A Special Approach in the Management of Re-Entry Tachycardias
In recent years programmed electrical stimulation of the heart and intracardiac recording techniques have demonstrated that a re-entry mechanism is the basis for many paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardias and that the site of re-entry is commonly within the A V node (1 ). In patients who have re-entry tachycardias of this type it is usually possible to terminate the tachycardia by correctly timed single or double atrial or ventricular premature beats (2).
KeywordsCardiac Cycle Refractory Period Supraventricular Tachycardia Ventricular Premature Beat Coupling Time
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