The contemporary view of the cardiac conduction system


Authors: David Sedmera 1,2;  František Vostárek 2
Authors‘ workplace: Anatomický ústav 1. LF UK, Praha 1;  Fyziologický ústav AV ČR, Praha 2
Published in: Čas. Lék. čes. 2017; 156: 417-421
Category: Review Articles

Overview

Cardiac conduction system was described in its complete form in homeotherm vertebrates 110 years ago. Despite this fact, many new findings concerning its specification and development that have an impact on its pacemaking and conducting function appeared in the past decade. Conduction system disorders are associated with arrhythmias, and some of which have a developmental origin. Evolutionary view on this area is particularly useful for better understanding of the atrioventricular canal remodelling.

Keywords:
Purkinje fibers, bundle branches, AV bundle, AV node, SA node


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