Cardiac Purkinje cells

Penelope A. Boyden, Masanori Hirose, Wen Dun

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Purkinje cells are specialized for rapid propagation in the heart. Furthermore, Purkinje fibers as the source as well as the perpetuator of arrhythmias is a familiar finding. This is not surprising considering their location in the heart and their unique cell ultrastructure, cell electrophysiology, and mode of excitation-contraction coupling. This review touches on each of these points as we outline what is known today about Purkinje fibers/cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-135
Number of pages9
JournalHeart Rhythm
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan


  • Arrhythmia
  • Calcium
  • Ion channel
  • Pacemaker activity
  • Purkinje cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)


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