Model of the heart's conduction system using a self-similar (fractal) structure

Dan Eylon*, Dror Sadeh, Yacov Kantor, Shimon Abboud

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A model of the heart's ventricles which consists of a conduction system and muscle cells is described. A self-similar bifurcating fractal structure simulates the conduction system of the heart (bundle branches and Purkinje fibers). The model is used to describe a normal heart's ventricles and a defective heart with a damaged mass of ventricular tissue. The damaged tissues are regions of cells having a substantially lower conduction velocity with delayed activity. As the model is activated, a dipole potential is generated and a simulated QRS complex is obtained. Using the computer model, a normal QRS complex and late potentials at the end of or after the QRS complex in a defective heart can be simulated. This model can be used as an investigative tool to study pathological phenomena in the heart.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-402
Number of pages4
JournalComputers in Cardiology
StatePublished - Sep 1988
EventComputers in Cardiology 1988 - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: 25 Sep 198828 Sep 1988


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