Role of inward rectifier potassium current on drug therapy of atrial fibrillation

Cheng Jeng Tai, Wen Hung Chao, Shih ann Chen, John K.J. Li, Po Min Chen, Jui chien Hsieh

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An S1-S2 stimulus protocol was used to test membrane threshold and subthreshold inactivation in relationship to prematurity and the conductance of IK1 (gk1). Results indicated that (1) required charge threshold for S2 was exponentially related to gk1 regardless of coupling interval both of normal and of fibrillation-induced cells; and (2) peak of sodium currents initiated by S2 was parabolically related to baseline gk1 with 70% maximum sodium currents occurring at 33% reduced gk1 in the fibrillation induced model cell only.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S-57
JournalAnnals of Biomedical Engineering
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society - Washington, WA, USA
Duration: Oct 12 2000Oct 14 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering


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