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Alternating atrial and ventricular tachycardia.
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PMID:  465249     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient with alternating atrial and ventricular tachycardia is described. He had an acute myocardial infarction and was taking digitalis. The atrial tachycardia, which was occasionally associated with aberrant ventricular conduction, was able to interrupt the ventricular tachycardia though the reverse was not true, suggesting a retrograde conduction block. This patient shows that atrial and ventricular arrhythmias can alternate and, since tachycardia with aberrant ventricular conduction can closely resemble ventricular tachycardia, intra-atrial electrocardiography may be necessary to establish an accurate diagnosis.
R M Jordan; J H McAnulty; L Ritzmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British heart journal     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0007-0769     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Heart J     Publication Date:  1979 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-10-24     Completed Date:  1979-10-24     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370634     Medline TA:  Br Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  734-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Digoxin / therapeutic use
Heart Atria / physiopathology
Heart Ventricles / physiopathology
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / complications,  drug therapy
Tachycardia / diagnosis*,  etiology,  physiopathology
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