Negative filament tension at high excitability in a model of cardiac tissue
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics (AIP)
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One of the fundamental mechanisms for the onset of turbulence in 3D excitable media is negative filament tension. Thus far, negative tension has always been obtained in media under low excitability. For this reason, its application to normal (nonischemic) cardiac tissue has been questionable, as such cardiac turbulence typically occurs at high excitability. Here, we report expansion of scroll rings (low curvature negative filament tension) in a medium with high excitability by numerical integration of the Luo-Rudy model of cardiac tissue. We discuss the relation between negative tension and the meandering of 2D spiral waves and the possible applications to cardiac modeling.
CitationAlonso, S.; Panfilov, A. Negative filament tension at high excitability in a model of cardiac tissue. "Physical review letters", 28 Maig 2008, vol. 100, núm. 21, p. 218101-1-218101-4.