Tortuocity effects on longitudinal and transverse plane wave propagation in a two-dimensional model of ventricular tissue

N. Maglaveras*, F. J L VanCapelle, M. Allessie, A. V. Sahakian, C. Pappas, M. Strintzis

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Abstract

Longitudinal and transverse plane waves were simulated in a two-dimensional model of the myocardium. Their interactions with barriers were studied. The mechanisms for conduction delay, conduction facilitation, and block received special attention. It is shown that for a funnel-like structure the critical opening for propagation to occur depends on the anisotropy ratio and the longitudinal and transverse length constants. A mechanism which converts the block to propagation through tortuocity by conveniently placing barriers was demonstrated for both longitudinal and transverse plane waves. It is shown that the myocardium is a very robust structure, since the plane wave recovers quickly after the delay regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputers in Cardiology
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages641-644
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)081862485X
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
EventProceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Computers in Cardiology - Venice, Italy
Duration: Sep 23 1991Sep 26 1991

Publication series

NameComputers in Cardiology
ISSN (Print)0276-6574

Other

OtherProceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Computers in Cardiology
CityVenice, Italy
Period9/23/919/26/91

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Maglaveras, N., VanCapelle, F. J. L., Allessie, M., Sahakian, A. V., Pappas, C., & Strintzis, M. (1992). Tortuocity effects on longitudinal and transverse plane wave propagation in a two-dimensional model of ventricular tissue. In Computers in Cardiology (pp. 641-644). (Computers in Cardiology). Publ by IEEE.