Spread of Electrical Activity Through the Wall of the Ventricle
Multipolar recording technics have been employed to record the spread of excitation through the wall of the ventricle. The construction of isochronous planes in a block of tissue aids in visualizing the direction of spread. The results give direct support to the idea of fast endocardial spread followed by syncytial spread through the wall at a slower rate. No evidence is found that the impulse spreads through the individual cardiac muscle bundles.
- Received July 14, 1953.
- © 1953 American Heart Association, Inc.