The Sinus Node as a nonlinear dynamic system

A. Rabinovitch, M. Gutman, I. Aviram

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Abstract

The Sinus Node (SN) of the heart is the natural pacemaker driving electrical impulses into the atria, an ordinary excitable medium. In order to avoid wave interference, the SN operation must be of such a nature that no reflections from the atria should occur. It is shown that such a behavior is achieved when the SN operates in a nonlinear dynamical regime situated away from relaxation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)713-719
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Biological Physics
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2002

Keywords

  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Relaxation regime
  • Sinus Node

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