Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Cellular electrophysiology of rat pulmonary vein cardiomyocytes : a comparative study with left atrial cardiomyocytes
Author: Bond, Richard
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2015
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Although atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia, its pathophysiology is complex and remains poorly understood. Most episodes of AF are initiated by ectopic beats originating from the pulmonary veins (PVs). It has been suggested that the distinct electrophysiological properties of the PVs and their rich innervation by noradrenergic sympathetic fibres contribute to the susceptibility of this region to ectopic activity. This study aimed to determine whether the cellular electrophysiological responses to noradrenaline (NA) of card iomyocytes isolated from the PVs differed to those isolated from the left atrium (LA).
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available