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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 731386, 15 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/731386
Research Article

A Computer Simulation Study of Anatomy Induced Drift of Spiral Waves in the Human Atrium

1College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QF, UK
2Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool, Liverpool LS9 3BX, UK
3Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University of Karlsruhe (TH), 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
4Biological Physics Group, Department of Physics, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK

Received 31 October 2014; Accepted 9 December 2014

Academic Editor: Michael Gotzmann

Copyright © 2015 Sanjay R. Kharche et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

The supplementary material consists of 11 animations. The animations illustrate the movement of of scroll waves in realistic or idealised geometries. Each animation shows 60 s of simulated electrical activity in the realistic atria (animations S1 to S4), or in idealised geometries (animations S5 to S11). The spiral wave filament trajectory on the surface of each anatomical model is shown as a solid black line. The electrical wave’s propagating front is shown as red whereas resting atrial tissue is shown as blue. Each frame in the animation was stroboscopically recorded as described in the main manuscript.

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