Idiosyncracies of Cardiac Tissue as an Excitable Medium

  • A. V. Holden
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Cardiac muscle is an excitable medium that is accurately described by empirical, nonlinear partial differential equations. Travelling wave phenomena are vital in its normal (and underly pathological) behaviour: some peculiarities of cardiac muscle, that complicate numerical investigations, are discussed.


Hopf Bifurcation Cardiac Tissue Travel Wave Solution Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equation Sinoatrial Node 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Holden
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  1. 1.Department of Physiology and Centre for Nonlinear StudiesThe UniversityLeedsUK

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