A Study of the Autowave Mechanisms of Cardiac Arrhythmias

  • V. Krinsky
  • A. Pertsov
  • V. Fast
  • V. Biktashev
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 244)


It has been shown by multielectrode electrophysiological mapping that many types of cardiac arrhythmias are based on re-entry, i.e. excitation wave circulation along a closed circuit. On the other hand, rotating waves of excitation have long been studied by physical methods. They constitute an important class of strongly nonlinear waves, the so-called autowave vortices.


Cardiac Arrhythmia Vortex Ring Excitable Medium Spiral Wave Sodium Bromate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Krinsky
    • 1
  • A. Pertsov
    • 1
  • V. Fast
    • 1
  • V. Biktashev
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Biological Physics, USSR Academy of SciencePushchino Moscow RegionUSSR
  2. 2.Research Computing Centre, USSR Academy of SciencePushchino Moscow RegionUSSR

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