Atrioventricular Nodal Supraventricular Tachycardia with 2:1 Block above the Bundle of His

CLAUS SCHMITT, JOHN M. MILLER, MARK E. JOSEPHSON

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Abstract

A patient with narrow complex supraventricular tachycardia underwent electrophysiological study at which time a tachycardia was initiated which had 2:1 AV conduction, with block occurring above the His bundle. The modes of tachycardia initiation, as well as the responses to atrial and ventricular premature depolarizations during tachycardia, made a diagnosis of atrioventricular nodal reentry as the tachycardia mechanism. The unusual finding of 2:1 supra‐His block suggests the presence of tissue situated between the tachycardia circuit and His bundle, and effectively excludes the possibility of a His‐atrial bypass tract as the retrograde limb of the tachycardia circuit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1018-1023
Number of pages6
JournalPacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume11
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1988

Keywords

  • AV nodal reentry
  • AV nodal supraventricular tachycardia
  • His bundle
  • His bundle electrophysiology
  • His‐atrial bypass tract
  • supraventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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