Monophasic Action Potentials: Bridging Cell and Bedside

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Michael R. Franz
Wiley, Apr 14, 2000 - Medical - 884 pages
MAPs have undergone a fascinating history, beginning with injury potentials in 1883, and undergoing a remarkable renaissance over the last 30 years in many areas of electrophysiology research, both basic and clinical. Since 1986, the contact electrode technique has provided a unique means to test basic research concepts in the intact or in vivo human heart. Even so, observations in clincal elctrophysiology still warrant further exploration in basic science.

Scientific experts in the field have contributed to this volume their latest data on myocardial repolarization and the many factors that modulate normal and abnormal repolorization, to the benefit of electrophysiologists, cardiologists, clinicians as well as pharmaceutical researchers involved in the development of aniarrhythmic drugs. By concentrating on the electrical activity of the in situ heart, this timely and informative reference brings to light information that cannot be obtained by any other means.

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