Mechanoelectrical interactions and their role in electrical function of the heart
Jeremy Rice J., Kohl P.
The heart is an electrically controlled and chemically powered mechanical pump. There are complex interactions between cardiac electrophysiology, metabolism, and mechanics, with a multitude of interdigitating regulatory loops. This chapter will focus on the cross-talk between electrical and mechanical activity of the heart, and in particular its relevance for heart rhythm. © 2008 Springer-Verlag London Limited.