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Concealed extrasystoles due to Wenckebach conduction delay within the reentry loop.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  92383     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Long electrocardiographic strips were analyzed from an aged patient whose heart rhythm had periods of unifocal ventricular extrasystoles with fixed coupling intervals. Periods of gradual prolongation of the coupling interval finally led to omission of a ventricular premature beat. This sequence was repetitive and is considered to be the results of reentrant extrasystoles with a 3:2 Wenckebach type of conduction delay within the reentry loop. The mechanism of concealed conduction due to overlong propagation within the reentry loop is discussed.
Authors:
N Z Kerin; M N Levy; L B Goldberg; M Rubenfire
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cardiology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0160-9289     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  1979 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-02-15     Completed Date:  1980-02-15     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903272     Medline TA:  Clin Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  217-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis*
Cardiac Complexes, Premature / etiology*
Electrocardiography*
Heart Block / diagnosis
Humans
Male

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