Cardiac Activation Mapping: The Amsterdam Years [chapter]

Hein J. Wellens
Cardiac Mapping  
Starting in the late fifties of the last century professor Durrer and his cardiology group in Amsterdam developed a very strong base to expand our knowledge of electrocardiography and electrophysiology. It resulted in major accomplishments such as the unraveling of the complete excitation of the isolated perfused human heart and the introduction of programmed stimulation of the heart to induce and study clinically occurring cardiac arrhythmias. Deciding factors in these advances were the
more » ... e of a brilliant leader, an interested and motivated group of coworkers, and the constant support from the department of medical physics.
doi:10.1002/9781444303438.ch1 fatcat:uhalw3mvbncztm2uqt5qn62uye