In this article I’ll be describing the equations and intervals that I’ve derived for initiating tachycardia and initiating double-wave reentry.

Initiating Tachycardia

In the MATLAB simulation, tachycardia is initiated by a manually set premature impulse. This impulse has to come during a specific window defined by the ERPs of the nearby nodes and the rest time of the stimulated node. This window is often referred to as the tachycardia window in the primary literature. A diagram of the reentrant circuit is below for reference throughout this article.

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Currently, premature impulses are set to be delivered directly to node 1. …

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