Experimental Animal Models of Atrial Fibrillation

Burst Fib Medtronic Plot Egm

Several experimental models of atrial fibrillation have been recently developed including the vagally mediated AFIB model in the dog 26-27 and the rapid atrial pacing-induced AFIB model in the goat 28-29 , The vagally mediated AFIB model in the dog is produced by high-frequency stimulation of the vagus nerve, which results in marked shortening and dispersion of atrial refractoriness 26,27 , During vagal stimulation AFIB can be easily induced by rapid atrial pacing 26-27 , Atrial fibrillation is...