Unformatted text preview: function. 3. Rationalize the special characteristics of cardiac muscle and the role of specialized conducting tissue. III. Sample Problems: 1. Why is it important for the contraction of the ventricles to start at the apex? 2. What would be the effect of a decrease in extracellular calcium on ventricular function? 3. What would happen if a pathology caused a reduction in the refractory period? 4. What would be the effect of an increase in extracellular sodium on ventricular function? file:///C|/WINWORD/COURSES/31107/Lec20-07.htm8/15/2007 10:16:53 AM...
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