Figure 3. Example of "stretch-independent" vagal atrial fibrillation initiation.

Figure 3

Example of "stretch-independent" vagal atrial fibrillation initiation. The simultaneous recording of bipolar electrogram from right atrial appendage (EG), blood pressure in right atrium (RAP), arterial blood pressure (ABP) and a lead II electrocardiogram are presented. The moment of AF initiation on a large scale is presented on the right panel. Note that the first ventricular excitation was happened after 3.6 sec AF beginning. A1, A2, A3 – initial atrial beats of AF. (Modified from Fedorov VV et al. [24], with permission).

From: The Role of Mechano-Electrical Feedback in the Cholinergic Atrial Fibrillation Initiation

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Mechanosensitivity in Cells and Tissues.
Kamkin A, Kiseleva I, editors.
Moscow: Academia; 2005.
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