Card Electrophysiol Clin 2017 09 27;9(3):453-460. Epub 2017 Jun 27.
Heart and Vessels Department, University of Florence, Largo Brambilla, 3, 50134 Florence, Italy; IRCCS Multimedica, Cardiology Department, Via Milanese, 300, 20099 Sesto San Giovanni, Italy.
The ventricular conduction system starts below the His bundle, where it bifurcates into the right and left bundle branches that taper out to the subendocardial Purkinje network, which activates the ventricular myocardium. This system is responsible for the synchronized and almost simultaneous activation of both ventricles. On the surface electrocardiogram, the ventricular conduction system lies in the terminal portion of the PR interval, whereas the QRS complex composed of the electrical currents originating from ventricular depolarization. Read More