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In the early part of the century, the vast menagerie of rhythm disorders disclosed by the electrocardiogram directed the attention of cardiac electrophysiologists to the abnormal as well as to the normal. In the two decades following the introduction of the ultramicroelectrode into cardiac cells, exploration of the normal with this new tool was by far the dominant preoccupation. In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in the abnormal. Frustrated by persistent gaps in the understanding of arrhythmias and in the mechanism of action of therapy for arrhythmias, electrophysiologists have been tenderly probing sick cells with the
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Conduction of the Cardiac Impulse. The Slow Response and Cardiac Arrhythmias.. Ann Intern Med. 1976;84:234–235. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-2-234_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(2):234-235.
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