Regular and alternant spiral waves of contractile motion on rat ventricle cell cultures

Seong Min Hwang, Kwon Hae Yea, Kyoung J. Lee

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Abstract

We demonstrate that meandering as well as regular spiral waves can form in a well-controlled culture layer of rat ventricle cells and that the meandering spiral wave, in particular, can generate an alternant rhythm. These observations are made possible by a newly developed, noninvasive phase contrast macro-optics that is simple but highly effective in visualizing the contractile motion of the populations of cardiac cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198103
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume92
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May 14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy

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