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Supraventricular tachycardia: mechanisms and treatment.
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PMID:  7438145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Supraventricular tachycardia is a very commonly encountered cardiac arrhythmia in clinical practice. The term "supraventricular tachycardia" refers to a rapid dysrhythmia which originates at or above the level of the His bundle of the atrioventricular (AV) conduction system. Characteristically, except for tachycardia-related bundle branch block, the QRS complex during supraventricular tachycardia is identical to that seen in sinus rhythm. By using intracardiac recordings along with electrical stimulation, various mechanisms of supraventricular tachycardia have recently been delineated electrophysiologically in man. Understanding of these mechanisms provides a rational approach to the management of each specific variety of supraventricular tachycardia.
R J Sung; A Castellanos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular clinics     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0069-0384     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Clin     Publication Date:  1980  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-02-19     Completed Date:  1981-02-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0213744     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Clin     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / diagnosis
Atrioventricular Node / physiopathology
Tachycardia / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  physiopathology*,  therapy
Tachycardia, Paroxysmal / diagnosis
Valsalva Maneuver
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome / diagnosis

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