Quantifying ventricular fibrillation: in silico research and clinical implications

Alexander V Panfilov, Peter L M Kerkhof, Alberto V Panfilov

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    Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in otherwise healthy humans. In particular, most cases of sudden cardiac death occur as a result of failure of the mechanical function of the heart which is triggered by a turbulent pattern of electrical excitation of the heart e.g., ventricular fibrillation (VF). Although the exact mechanisms of VF remain unknown, increasing evidence indicates that it is organized by multiple reentrant sources (wavelets).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)195-6
    Number of pages2
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004


    • Heart Conduction System/physiopathology
    • Heart Ventricles/physiopathology
    • Humans
    • Models, Cardiovascular
    • Research Design
    • Research/trends
    • Ventricular Fibrillation/diagnosis

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