Arrhythmias Originating in the Atria

Fabio Leonelli, Giuseppe Bagliani, Giuseppe Boriani, Luigi Padeletti

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Abstract

Atrial flutter, atrial tachycardias, and atrial fibrillation are the main sustained atrial tachycardias. Reentry, increased automaticity, and triggered activity are atrial arrhythmia's main mechanisms. Atrial flutter is the clinical and theoretical model of reentry. Its classification is based on the atrial chamber involved and the arrhythmia's anatomic path. Ablative procedures for atrial fibrillation have created several new reentrant tachycardias. Electrocardiography (ECG) identifies the site of origin of focal atrial tachycardias and the mechanism of these arrhythmias. ECG is fundamental in the diagnosis of atrial fibrillation and often allows understanding of its mechanism of origin and maintenance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-409
Number of pages27
JournalCardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2017

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Tachycardia
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Electrocardiography
Theoretical Models
Maintenance

Keywords

  • Atrial arrhythmias
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Atrial tachycardia
  • ECG
  • Scar-related arrhythmias

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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Leonelli, F., Bagliani, G., Boriani, G., & Padeletti, L. (2017). Arrhythmias Originating in the Atria. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics, 9(3), 383-409. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccep.2017.05.002

Arrhythmias Originating in the Atria. / Leonelli, Fabio; Bagliani, Giuseppe; Boriani, Giuseppe; Padeletti, Luigi.

In: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics, Vol. 9, No. 3, 01.09.2017, p. 383-409.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Leonelli, F, Bagliani, G, Boriani, G & Padeletti, L 2017, 'Arrhythmias Originating in the Atria', Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 383-409. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccep.2017.05.002
Leonelli F, Bagliani G, Boriani G, Padeletti L. Arrhythmias Originating in the Atria. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics. 2017 Sep 1;9(3):383-409. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccep.2017.05.002
Leonelli, Fabio ; Bagliani, Giuseppe ; Boriani, Giuseppe ; Padeletti, Luigi. / Arrhythmias Originating in the Atria. In: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics. 2017 ; Vol. 9, No. 3. pp. 383-409.
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