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Conduction system of the heart

Conduction system of the heart


The intrinsic conduction system sets the basic rhythm of the beating heart by generating impulses which stimulate the heart to contract.

Review Date 5/5/2016

Updated by: Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.