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Bifurcations and Multistability in Periodically Stimulated Cardiac Cells

  • Elena SurovyatkinaEmail author
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Abstract

Application of fractal dimensions, Lyapunov exponents, and other measures from dynamical systems theory to characterize the function of the heart has led to extended and quite vivid discussions about how to interpret the observed irregularity of the human heart beat [10]. It is generally accepted that the heart rhythm tends to become more regular with age, but it is also clear that certain conditions that predispose a person for heart failure are reflected in particular patterns of irregular heart beat.

Keywords

Bifurcation Diagram Period Doubling Bifurcation Restitution Protocol Ionic Property Coupling Interval 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Space Dynamics and Data Analysis Department, Space Research InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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