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Alternans in human atrial monophasic action potenial.
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PMID:  588384     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes the case of a patient with a supraventricular tachycardia with a ventricular rate of 109/min and no visible P waves in the electrocardiogram. The recording of the monophasic action potential of the right atrium disclosed an atrial tachycardia with a rate of 218/min. There was an alternans of the phase 2 of repolarisation in the action potential. This report emphasises the fact that the phenomenon of alternans occurs in man, as in the experimental animal, at a cellular level.
T Pop; D Fleischmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British heart journal     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0007-0769     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Heart J     Publication Date:  1977 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-02-18     Completed Date:  1978-02-18     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370634     Medline TA:  Br Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1273-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Action Potentials
Atrial Fibrillation / physiopathology
Digoxin / adverse effects
Heart Atria / physiopathology
Heart Block / chemically induced,  physiopathology*
Tachycardia / chemically induced,  physiopathology*
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