By Philip Bittihn
This award-winning thesis investigates the mechanisms underlying cardiac arrhythmia improvement and termination from a wholly new point of view. through viewing the guts as a fancy process, the writer makes use of theoretical instruments from nonlinear dynamics mixed with numerical simulations and experiments to accomplish insights into the connection among its constitution and dynamics, thereby paving the best way in the direction of leading edge low-energy defibrillation ideas. The paintings tackles, between different issues: the influence of substrate heterogeneity at the spatial-temporal dynamics of cardiac arrhythmias and ways that susceptible pulsed electrical fields can be utilized to manage those dynamics in heterogeneous cardiac tissue. The long term imaginative and prescient of this learn is to interchange the present technique of utilizing painful and infrequently tissue destructive electrical surprise – presently the one trustworthy strategy to terminate life-threatening traumatic inflammation – by way of a extra sophisticated yet both powerful intervention. The e-book maps out a few promising study instructions for biophysicists and clinical researchers engaged on the origins and remedy of cardiac arrhythmias.
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Complex Structure and Dynamics of the Heart by Philip Bittihn