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Alternate ventriculoatrial Wenckebach conduction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7353256     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three cases are presented showing retrograde alternate Wenckebach periods. Retrograde alternate Wenckebach periods were defined as 2:1 ventriculoatrial (VA) block in which the conducted beats showed progressive prolongation of conduction (VA) time. The sequence terminates with two or three successively blocked ventricular beats. In one of the three cases the level of block was identified as being in the atrioventricular (AV) node. In the other two the level of block could not be clearly identified. This report provides further evidence for the concept of multilevel block within the AV node. Retrograde alternate Wenckebach periods may explain some instances of variation of atrial depolarization intervals during episodes of ventricular tachycardia and may be clinically significant.
S Levy; R Roudaut; E Bouvier; I W Obel; J Clementy; H Bricaud
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0009-7322     ISO Abbreviation:  Circulation     Publication Date:  1980 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-04-23     Completed Date:  1980-04-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0147763     Medline TA:  Circulation     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  648-52     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Atrioventricular Node / physiopathology*
Bundle of His / physiopathology
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial
Heart Aneurysm / physiopathology
Heart Block / physiopathology*
Heart Conduction System / physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / physiopathology
Sick Sinus Syndrome / physiopathology
Tachycardia / physiopathology

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