Predicting the duration of chaotic transients in excitable media


The spatiotemporal dynamics of excitable media may exhibit chaotic transients. We investigate this transient chaos in the 2D Fenton–Karma model describing the propagation of electrical excitation waves in cardiac tissue and compute the average duration of chaotic transients in dependence on model parameter values. Furthermore, other characteristics like the dominant frequency, the size of the excitable gap, pseudo ECGs, the number of phase singularities and parameters characterizing the action potential duration restitution curve are determined and it is shown that these quantities can be used to predict the average transient time using polynomial regression.

Journal of Physics: Complexity 2: 035016