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The Cardiac Conduction System: Generation and Conduction of the Cardiac Impulse

Kennedy, Alan, Finlay, Dewar, Guldenring, Daniel, Bond, Raymond, Moran, Kieran and McLaughlin, James (2016) The Cardiac Conduction System: Generation and Conduction of the Cardiac Impulse. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 28 (3). pp. 269-279. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0899588516300272

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.cnc.2016.04.001

Abstract

In this article, the authors outline the key components behind the automated generation of the cardiac impulses and the effect these impulses have on cardiac myocytes. Also, a description of the key components of the normal cardiac conduction system is provided, including the sinoatrial node, the atrioventricular node, the His bundle, the bundle branches, and the Purkinje network. Finally, an outline of how each stage of the cardiac conduction system is represented on the electrocardiogram is described, allowing the reader of the electrocardiogram to translate background information about the normal cardiac conduction system to everyday clinical practice.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Action potential, Cardiac conduction system, Electrocardiogram, ECG, Automaticity, Cardiac impulse
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
Computer Science Research Institute
ID Code:35155
Deposited By: Dr Raymond Bond
Deposited On:16 Nov 2016 09:29
Last Modified:06 Sep 2017 15:21

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