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Effects of adenosine triphosphate on ventriculoatrial conduction--usefulness and problems in assessment of catheter ablation of accessory pathways.
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PMID:  9152784     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effects of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) on ventriculoatrial (VA) conduction were examined before and after accessory pathway (AP) ablation, with emphasis on assessment of the complication of dual atrioventricular (AV) node pathway. By evaluating the differences in the response to ATP of APs and other pathways, we assessed the usefulness and problems of this method. Of 59 patients who underwent AP ablation, 31 showed pre-excitation and 28 had concealed APs. A dual AV node pathway was found in 9 patients (15.3%) before ablation. After ablation, a dual AV node pathway was newly found in 9 patients. Thus, the total number of patients with a dual AV node pathway was 18 (30.5%). VA conduction over APs was not blocked in 26 of 29 patients, but the remaining 3 APs were blocked transiently by ATP. ATP caused VA block over the AV node in 15 of 16 patients and a dual AV node pathway in all 11 patients. In contrast, VA conduction over the retrograde fast pathway was blocked in 9 of 14 patients with AV node re-entrant tachycardia. ATP has little effect on APs, so observation of the response to ATP provides a more reliable and useful means of evaluating successful ablation. With this method, however, it is important to consider the possibility of the presence of ATP-sensitive APs and ATP-resistant retrograde fast pathways. The influence of ablation-induced injury has not been fully clarified. It is therefore essential to take into account various data, including the comparison between data obtained before and after ablation.
A Miyata; Y Kobayashi; Y Jinbo; K Chiyoda; H Nakagawa; K Tanno; K Kurano; S Kikushima; T Baba; T Katagiri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese circulation journal     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0047-1828     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. Circ. J.     Publication Date:  1997 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-11     Completed Date:  1997-07-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806868     Medline TA:  Jpn Circ J     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Third Department of Internal Medicine, Showa University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Adenosine Triphosphate / therapeutic use*
Atrioventricular Node / drug effects*,  physiopathology
Catheter Ablation*
Middle Aged
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome / drug therapy*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
56-65-5/Adenosine Triphosphate

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