Springer Theses

Mechanisms of Atrial Arrhythmias

Insights from the Development of a Biophysically Detailed Model of the Human Atria

Authors: Colman, Michael A.

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Manchester, UK
  • Elucidates the mechanisms underlying atrial fibrillation
  • May assist in the prevention and treatment of atrial fibrillation
  • Provides detailed, multi-scale model of the heterogeneous human atria and torso
  • Provides models of anatomically accurate and electrophysiologically detailed pacemaker structures
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This thesis describes the development of biophysically detailed computer models of the human atria and torso to study the underlying mechanisms of cardiac diseases, some of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality. This is a cross-disciplinary project, involving fundamentals of cardiac electrophysiology, physics of excitable media, applied mathematics and high performance scientific computing and visualisation. The author uses computer models to provide insights into the underlying mechanisms of the genesis of atrial fibrillation and develops novel techniques for the monitoring of atrial tachycardia.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Colman, Michael A.

    Pages 1-7

  • Background

    Colman, Michael A.

    Pages 9-55

  • Development of a New Model for Simulating the Electrical Action Potentials of Human Atrial Myocytes

    Colman, Michael A.

    Pages 59-85

  • Development of a Family of Regional Cell Models

    Colman, Michael A.

    Pages 87-114

  • Autonomic Regulation and Pathophysiological Remodelling

    Colman, Michael A.

    Pages 115-155

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01643-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01642-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 6, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34877-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mechanisms of Atrial Arrhythmias
Book Subtitle
Insights from the Development of a Biophysically Detailed Model of the Human Atria
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01643-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01643-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01642-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34877-3
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 256
Number of Illustrations and Tables
95 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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