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Occurrence of atrial fibrillation in patients with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia due to atrioventricular nodal reentry.
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PMID:  1695348     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The occurrence of atrial fibrillation in patients with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) has been well documented when PSVT is secondary to atrioventricular reentry, but not when PSVT is secondary to atrioventricular nodal reentry (AVNRT). Seventeen patients with AVNRT were followed using transtelephonic electrocardiogram monitoring to document symptomatic tachycardias. The median length of telephone monitor surveillance was 357 days. Fifteen of 17 patients transmitted electrocardiograms that showed PSVT. Three of 17 patients (18%) transmitted electrocardiograms that showed atrial fibrillation. A transition from PSVT into atrial fibrillation was not recorded, but all three did have PSVT recorded on other days of follow-up. We report the occurrence of atrial fibrillation in patients with AVNRT and that its incidence is higher than expected for the general population.
J L Hurwitz; L D German; D L Packer; J M Wharton; E A McCarthy; W E Wilkinson; E N Prystowsky; E L Pritchett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  1990 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-08-23     Completed Date:  1990-08-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  705-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / complications*,  diagnosis
Electrocardiography / methods
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Tachycardia, Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry / complications*,  diagnosis
Tachycardia, Supraventricular / complications*
Time Factors
Grant Support

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