The Cardiac Conduction System: Generation and Conduction of the Cardiac Impulse

Alan Kennedy, Dewar Finlay, Daniel Guldenring, Raymond Bond, Kieran Moran, James McLaughlin

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Abstract

In this article, the authors outline the key components behind the automated generation of the cardiac impulses and the effect these impulses have on cardiac myocytes. Also, a description of the key components of the normal cardiac conduction system is provided, including the sinoatrial node, the atrioventricular node, the His bundle, the bundle branches, and the Purkinje network. Finally, an outline of how each stage of the cardiac conduction system is represented on the electrocardiogram is described, allowing the reader of the electrocardiogram to translate background information about the normal cardiac conduction system to everyday clinical practice.
LanguageEnglish
Pages269-279
JournalCritical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
Volume28
Issue number3
Early online date22 Jun 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

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Electrocardiography
Bundle of His
Atrioventricular Node
Sinoatrial Node
Cardiac Myocytes

Keywords

  • Action potential
  • Cardiac conduction system
  • Electrocardiogram
  • ECG
  • Automaticity
  • Cardiac impulse

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