Electrical Cell Coupling in Rabbit Sino Atrial Node and Atrium Experimental and Theoretical Evaluation

  • Feliksas F. Bukauskas
  • Aron M. Gutman
  • Klemensas J. Kisunas
  • Romualdas P. Veteikis
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 17)


Intercellular coupling has hitherto been scrutinized nearly in every myocardial structure and at many phylogenetic levels, the human heart being not excepted (Barr, 1969; Bonke, 1973; Bredikis et al., 1976, 1978; Bukauskas et al., 1977a, 1977b; De Mello, 1977; Johnson and Tille, 1961; Sakson et al., 1974; Seyama, 1976; Tanaka and Sasaki, 1966; Weidmann, 1970). The most popular approach in cell to cell coupling studies has been the measurement of passive electrical properties, viz. input resistance and space constant of electrotonic decay. To evaluate these parameters with regard to cell coupling theoretical models are needed which simulate the passive electrical properties and which take into account the actual build up of myocardial tissue as good as possible.


Input Resistance Sinoatrial Node Interatrial Septum Cell Coupling Space Constant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Feliksas F. Bukauskas
  • Aron M. Gutman
  • Klemensas J. Kisunas
  • Romualdas P. Veteikis

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