Introduction to the Electrophysiology of Cardiac Tissue, IIIi

Tuesday, March 10, 1998 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Keller 3-180
James Keener (The University of Utah)
The purpose of these three lectures (9:30 and 2:00 Monday and 11:00 Tuesday) is to give an introduction to and overview of the electrophysiology of the heart and the mathematical modelling thereof, with the goal of preparing participants for the workshop to follow. No previous background in cardiology will be assumed.

Topics will include an introduction to the electrocardiogram and vectorgrams (a quick survey of how to read an ecg), ionic models for single cells, modelling of intact cardiac tissue, propagation and propagation failure, cardiac arrhythmias (their initiation, dynamics and elimination or control), calcium dynamics and excitation-contraction coupling.