LV Wall Fibre Pathways for Impulse Propagation

  • Daniel D. StreeterJr.
  • M. Alison Ross
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 2)


Pathways for depolarization in the heart wall tend to follow the principal muscle fibre pathways that imbricate gently through the wall in a figure of eight (1,2,3). Each pathway is remarkably close to a geodesic, as described by Clairaut’s theorem (4). All pathways in the LV wall lie in nested sets of toroidal shells that are crescentic in longitudinal section (5, 6).


Left Bundle Branch Block Fibre Pathway Sarcomere Length Helix Angle Intercalate Disc 
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  • Daniel D. StreeterJr.
  • M. Alison Ross

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