Bekki-Nozaki hole in traveling excited waves on human cardiac interventricular septum

Naoaki Bekki, Yoshifumi Harada, Hiroshi Kanai

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We observe some phase singularities in traveling excited waves noninvasively measured by a novel ultrasonic method, on a human cardiac interventricular septum (IVS) for a healthy young male. We present a possible physical model explaining a part of one-dimensional cardiac dynamics of the observed phase defects on the IVS. We show that at least one of the observed phase singularities in the excited waves on the IVS can be explained by the Bekki-Nozaki hole solution in the complex Ginzburg-Landau equation, although the creation and annihilation of phase singularities on the IVS give birth to a variety of complex patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Article number073801
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul


  • Bekki-Nozaki hole
  • Cardiac dynamics
  • Phase singularity
  • Traveling excited waves


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