An efficient technique for determining the steady-state membrane potential profile in tissues with multiple cell types

Journal Article

Most simulations of cardiac electrophysiology use the steady state as initial condition. Spatial variations in steady-state membrane potential may arise due to ischemia, coupling with fibroblasts, or local changes in intrinsic resting potential. In large scale models, simulating free evolution until the steady-state is reached may be computationally expensive when long time constants or slow concentration drifts are involved in the cell models. This paper describes a dedicated Newton-based root-finding solver to determine the steady state of a tissue in which two or more cell types coexist in the monodomain framework. This approach was applied to a 2D microstructural tissue model in which myocytes were coupled to fibroblasts, leading to an inhomogeneous elevation of the myocyte resting potential.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jacquemet, V; Henriquez, CS

Published Date

  • December 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 /

Start / End Page

  • 113 - 116

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0276-6574

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/CIC.2007.4745434

Citation Source

  • Scopus