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The supraventricular tachycardias.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2453155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Most supraventricular tachycardias can be diagnosed confidently using the standard 12-lead electrocardiogram, the more so if such a tracing in sinus rhythm is also available. The underlying mechanisms may often be determined and these may have important therapeutic consequences. This chapter reviews the electrocardiographic appearances of the supraventricular arrhythmias. Extrasystoles are common but rarely require specific treatment. Automatic atrial tachycardias are common and usually amenable to simple management. Reentrant circuits related to atrial and atrioventricular tachycardias are also described, and where possible, treatment is related to underlying mechanisms.
K Robinson; D Krikler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annual review of medicine     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0066-4219     ISO Abbreviation:  Annu. Rev. Med.     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-06-13     Completed Date:  1988-06-13     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985151R     Medline TA:  Annu Rev Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  381-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / diagnosis
Atrial Flutter / diagnosis
Atrioventricular Node / physiopathology
Cardiac Complexes, Premature / diagnosis
Tachycardia, Supraventricular / diagnosis*
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome / diagnosis

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