Figure 3: Initiation of ventricular tachycardia in patients 1 and 2. | Nature Communications

Figure 3: Initiation of ventricular tachycardia in patients 1 and 2.

From: Arrhythmia risk stratification of patients after myocardial infarction using personalized heart models

Figure 3

Shown are patient heart geometries and transmembrane potential maps at three time points. White arrows show direction of propagation. The time instant below each map is counted from the delivery of the last pacing stimulus. In patient 1, conduction block occurs in a GZ region located in the anterior portion of the ventricles. The wavefront propagates around that GZ region and forms a figure-of-8 re-entrant circuit. In patient 2, unidirectional block occurs in GZ region located in the septum. The wavefront re-enters via an isthmus of excitable myocardium and forms a re-entrant circuit that eventually anchors to intramural scar. See Supplementary Movies 1 and 2 for corresponding movies of the VT initiation and resulting VTs.

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