Conduzione atrioventricolare prima e dopo ablazione transcatetere mediante radiofrequenza di circuito di tachicardia reciprocante nodale.

Translated title of the contribution: Atrioventricular conduction before and after the radiofrequency catheter ablation of a nodal reentry tachycardia circuit

C. Pappone, A. De Simone, G. Stabile, G. Senatore, F. Lamberti, F. Solimene, P. Turco, M. Santomauro, M. Chiariello

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Abstract

Aim of our study was to retrospectively evaluate atrioventricular conduction 24 hours after selective radiofrequency catheter ablation of the fast pathway or after selective ablation of the slow pathway of the atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia circuit. Electrophysiologic modifications were retrospectively analyzed in 47/48 patients successfully submitted to fast pathway ablation and in 90/93 patients successfully submitted to slow pathway ablation. The atrioventricular conduction intervals (P-Q and A-H), both anterograde and retrograde Wenckebach point, the effective refractory period of atrioventricular node and the atrioventricular node function curve were evaluated before and after selective radiofrequency catheter ablation of slow and fast pathway. We identified the fast pathway ablation potential as: A:V ratio > or = 2:1, His electrogram <or = 150 microV. The slow pathway potential was identified as the widest, sharpest and latest atrial electrogram recorded during sinus rhythm in the posteroseptal region of the atrioventricular junction or as the widest, sharpest and earliest observed during retrograde conduction. We observed a significant increase in the P-Q and A-H intervals in patients submitted to fast pathway ablation, while no significant modification of these parameters was appreciated in patients submitted to slow pathway ablation. No significant modification of anterograde Wenckebach point (NS) was observed in patients submitted to successfully ablation of fast pathway while a statistically significant increase in anterograde Wenckebach point (p = 0.03) was observed in patients submitted to slow pathway ablation. After selective fast pathway ablation, retrograde conduction was absent in 82.9% of patients submitted to ablation; in the remaining 17.1% a significant increase of retrograde Wenckebach point was observed.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

Translated title of the contributionAtrioventricular conduction before and after the radiofrequency catheter ablation of a nodal reentry tachycardia circuit
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)565-575
Number of pages11
JournalCardiologia
Volume39
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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