The Mechanisms of Ventricular Fibrillation

Lan S. Chen, Peng Sheng Chen, Moshe S. Swissa

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVentricular Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death
PublisherBlackwell Futura
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781405161145
StatePublished - Jan 23 2009


  • Autonomic nerve activity and long-term monitoring
  • Calcium dynamics, alternans, and VF
  • HASDA and epileptiform discharges
  • High amplitude spike discharge activity (HASDA) and low-amplitude burst discharge activity (LABDA)
  • Nerve growth factor (NGF)
  • Nerve sprouting and heterogeneous sympathetic hyperinnervation in diseased ventricles
  • Subthreshold electrical stimulation
  • Sudden cardiac death (SCD) - coronary artery diseases and myocardial infarction (MI)
  • Sympathetic stimulation and calcium dynamics
  • Ventricular fibrillation mechanisms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Chen, L. S., Chen, P. S., & Swissa, M. S. (2009). The Mechanisms of Ventricular Fibrillation. In Ventricular Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death (pp. 267-276). Blackwell Futura.