Atrial induction of ventricular tachycardia: Reentry versus triggered automaticity

Douglas P. Zipes, Peter R. Foster, Paul J. Troup, Donal H. Pedersen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

249 Scopus citations


Atrial stimulation induced a sustained ventricular tachycardia in two patients with mitral valve prolapse and in one patient who had mild hypertension without cardiac abnormalities. Exercise-Induced sinus tachycardia also started the ventricular tachycardia in one patient. Evidence is presented to suggest that the mechanism of ventricular tachycardia in one patient was reentrant excitation and in another patient triggered automaticlty. It is likely that the origin of the ventricular tachycardia was confined to a relatively protected small area near the posteroinferior portion of the left ventricle and was not due to macroreentry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalThe American journal of cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Atrial induction of ventricular tachycardia: Reentry versus triggered automaticity'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this