Brief Review of the Anatomy, Electrophysiology and Pathophysiology of the Cardiac Conduction System

  • Wilhelm Fischer
  • Philippe Ritter


The formation and propagation of the electrical signal which signals the contraction of the heart muscle, stems from the activity of nodal tissue, made of distinct myocardial cells, organized within specialized anatomical structures (Figs. 1.1, 1.2).


Refractory Period Right Bundle Branch Block Atrioventricular Node Conduction Disorder Chronotropic Incompetence 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wilhelm Fischer
    • 1
  • Philippe Ritter
    • 2
  1. 1.Innere AbteilungKrankenhaus PeißenbergPeißenbergDeutschland
  2. 2.Dept. de Stimulation Cardiaque d’ÉlectrophysiologieCentre Chirurgical Val d’OrSaint CloudFrankreich

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