volume 34, issue 3, P226-233 2018
DOI: 10.1590/2446-4740.180023
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Abstract: Introduction: Cardiovascular diseases represent a major cause of death worldwide and one of their greatest complications is the development of cardiac arrhythmias, in which ventricular fibrillation (VF) stands out as the most severe one. The only therapy that reverses VF is defibrillation. However defibrillatory shock is capable of killing heart cells and it is known that the orientation of the cell major axis with respect to the electrical field (E) direction is a determining factor for cellular excitation an…

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