Optical Mapping

Omer Berenfeld, Igor Efimov*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Optical mapping of electrical activity in the heart is based on voltage-sensitive and lipophilic fluorescence dyes. Optical signals recorded from cardiac cells correlate well with their transmembrane potentials. High spatiotemporal resolution, wide field mapping, and high sensitivity to transmembrane potential enable detailed characterization of action potential initiation and propagation. Optical mapping is used to study complex patterns of excitation propagation, including propagation across the sinoatrial and atrioventricular nodes and during atrial and ventricular arrhythmias.Optical mapping is used to study the role of reentrant activity in atrial and ventricular fibrillation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-510
Number of pages16
JournalCardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2019


  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Optical mapping
  • Ventricular fibrillation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)


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