Electrophysiological basis of the electrocardiogram
The electrocardiogram (ECG) is a very useful tool to investigate the electrical activity of the heart. Electrical activity of cells generates short-circuit currents in the extra-and intracellular environment. According to Ohm’s law such short-circuit currents cause electrical potential differences also in the extracellular environment. Studying these potentials can give important information about the underlying processes.
KeywordsAction Potential Duration Brugada Syndrome Dipole Vector Purkinje System Transmural Dispersion
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