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Visualization of simulated arrhythmias due to gap junctions

  • Authors: Ienna, Antonio; Migliore, Michele; Valenti, Cesare
  • Publication year: 2018
  • Type: Contributo in atti di convegno pubblicato in volume
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New computational models are able to simulate details of cardiac cell networks. Their results allow a better understanding of the functionality of the heart and suggest possible actions to reduce non-fatal premature beats that can give rise to serious diseases. We developed a user-friendly interface to organize Neuron simulations and to present in real-time a three-dimensional representation of the electrical activity due to the gap junctions which interconnect the cells inside cardiac tissues. All physiological parameters were set according to real experimental observations and compared against different types of arrhythmias, retrieved from the Physionet Data Base.