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Radiofrequency Ablation of Atrioventricular Node Reentrant Tachycardias: Which Results and Predictors of Success and Recurrence?

  • P. Delise
  • S. Themistoclakis
  • L. Corò
  • R. Mantovan
  • A. Bonso
  • A. Vaglio
  • A. Raviele
  • G. Gasparini
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Abstract

Atrioventricular (AV) node reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is the most common cause of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (1). Many electrophysiologic data suggest that the reentry circuit in AVNRT contains, as its critical components, a “fast” AV nodal pathway connecting the atrium to the His bundle and a “slow” pathway with a longer conduction time (1, 2). In the common variety (slow-fast), AVNRT the slow pathway provides the anterograde limb of the circuit and the fast pathway the retrograde limb. In the uncommon variety (fast-slow) the fast pathway provides the anterograde limb of the circuit and the slow pathway the retrograde limb.

Keywords

Catheter Ablation Versus Node Slow Pathway Reentrant Tachycardia Versus Block 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Delise
  • S. Themistoclakis
    • 1
  • L. Corò
    • 1
  • R. Mantovan
    • 1
  • A. Bonso
    • 1
  • A. Vaglio
    • 1
  • A. Raviele
    • 1
  • G. Gasparini
    • 1
  1. 1.Divisione di CardiologiaOspedale Umberto IMestre-VeniceItaly

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