Detection of atrial vulnerability by transesophageal atrial pacing and the relation of symptoms in children with Wolff-Parkinsonwhite Syndrome and in a symptomatic control group

Fabrizio Drago, Attilio Turchetta, Armando Calzolari, Paolo Guccione, Antonella Santilli, Emanuela Pompei, Pietro Ragonese, Frank M. Galioto

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Abstract

In pediatric patients with a structurally normal heart, atrial fibrillation (AF) is a rare arrhythmia.1-3 In children with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome, AF at electrophysiologic study can be induced in 20% to 50% of patients.4-5 This present study determines if the atria of pediatric patients with WPW are more vulnerable to AF than those of pediatric patients without WPW using transesophageal atrial pacing (TAP) to induce the AF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)400-401
Number of pages2
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume74
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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