Advanced Concepts of Atrioventricular Nodal Electrophysiology: Observations on the Mechanisms of Atrioventricular Nodal Reciprocating Tachycardias

Giuseppe Bagliani, Fabio M. Leonelli, Roberto De Ponti, Luigi Padeletti

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Abstract

Atrioventricular node reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is a supraventricular arrhythmia easily diagnosed by 12-lead electrocardiogram. What is far more challenging, is the understanding of the reentrant circuit in its typical and atypical presentations. The function of the atrioventricular node is still incomplete and this knowledge gap is reflected in the reconstruction of the pathways used by AVNRT in its multiform presentations. This article illustrates the heterogeneous electrocardiographic manifestations of AVNRT. We reconstruct the reentrant circuits involved using more recent understanding of the anatomic and electrophysiologic characteristics of the atrioventricular node.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
EditorsPierre COLINET, Pierre LAMBERT
PublisherW.B. Saunders Ltd
Pages277-297
Number of pages21
Volume10
Edition2
ISBN (Print)9780323610520
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2018

Keywords

  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrioventricular node
  • Electrophysiology
  • Reentrant tachycardia
  • Supraventricular tachycardias

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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