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Mechanisms of focal ventricular tachycardia in humans.
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PMID:  19541549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In classifying ventricular arrhythmias, a fundamental distinction is made between focal and macroreentrant mechanisms. Focal arrhythmias demonstrate early activation at a particular site with centrifugal spread of the impulse from this site of origin. In contrast, macroreentrant rhythms involve contiguous but spatially distributed areas of activation. Despite advances in multielectrode and electroanatomical mapping, the distinction of a focal from a macroreentrant mechanism is sometimes problematic.
Steven M Markowitz; Bruce B Lerman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-03-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1556-3871     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Rhythm     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-27     Completed Date:  2010-02-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101200317     Medline TA:  Heart Rhythm     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S81-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York 10021, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Electrocardiogram Pattern
Tachycardia, Ventricular / physiopathology*

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