Bulg. J. Phys. vol.27 no.S3 (2000), pp. 231-234

An Application in Biology of Coupled Electrical Circuits

V.M. Cosma1, M. Lozovan2, M. Cosma3, D.A. Hagianu1
1T.U. "Gh. Asachi" Iasi, Romania
2N.I. R & D for Technical Physics-IFT Iasi, Romania
3CHUV Lausanne, Switzerland
Abstract. The aim of this paper is to study a new electrical model of the human cardiac oscillator. The analyzed electrical model is composed as a system of three breaking circuits corresponding to the sino-atrial (SA) node, the atrio-ventricular (AV) node and the His bundle (HB). The breaking circuit is composed by three (Rn1, Rn2, and Rn3) non-linear resistors with dynatron characteristics. By reproducing the activity of the SA node, AV node and HB of the human heart with the above-mentioned electrical model, we described the possibility of synchronized and nonsinchronized interactions. This simple model is thus able to reproduce some patterns of physiological and pathological heart rhythms.

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