Virtual Model for Cardiac Arrhythmias Being Developed

Scientists are developing a virtual model of the heart that could enable researchers to study its electrical activity and the process of formation of arrhythmias. The research was published in Scientific Reports. The heart constantly pumps blood to the rest of the body, right from birth till the last day of life, without any rest. The continuous contractions and relaxations are brought about by the well-coordinated passage of electrical impulses through the heart. The impulses are generated in an area of specialized tissue called the sinoatrial node. They are then transmitted to the atrioventricular node, and through fibers called Purkinje fibers to the rest of the heart muscles.

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