Experimental control of cardiac muscle alternans

Journal Article

The experimental results of suppression of cardiac muscle alternans in small pieces of in vitro paced bullfrog cardiac muscle were demonstrated using a simple self-referencing scheme. A large range of physiological conditions over many animals, control was made possible and the self-referencing control protocol was automatically adjusted to changes in paceing interval. The feasibility of developing low-energy methods for maintaining normal cardiac function were suggested by the results.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hall, GM; Gauthier, DJ

Published Date

  • 2002

Published In

  • Physical Review Letters

Volume / Issue

  • 88 / 19

Start / End Page

  • 1981021 - 1981024