CARDIOLOGY

Ablation of Scar-Related Ventricular Tachycardia

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Ablation of Scar-Related Ventricular Tachycardia Introduction In addition to the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, catheter ablation plays an important role in the treatment of patients with scar-related ventricular tachycardia (VT). The purpose…

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Unusual Electrophysiologic Phenomena

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Unusual Electrophysiologic Phenomena Introduction Electrophysiology has many peculiar arrhythmias and patterns of conduction. One of them is the unexpected conduction of a premature impulse. This is manifested as either the…

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Idiopathic Ventricular Tachycardia and Fibrillation

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Idiopathic Ventricular Tachycardia and Fibrillation Introduction Idiopathic ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF) can occur in the absence of structural heart disease. Two anatomic sites showing a predilection for…

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Wide Complex Tachycardias

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Wide Complex Tachycardias Introduction The major differential diagnoses of a regular wide complex tachycardia (WCT) are 1) ventricular tachycardia (VT), 2) supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) with aberration or bundle branch block…

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Preexcited Tachycardias

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Preexcited Tachycardias Introduction Preexcited tachycardias refer collectively to tachycardias associated with antegrade conduction over an accessory pathway (AP). The AP can either 1) be a passive bystander serving a subsidiary…

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Atrial Fibrillation

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Atrial Fibrillation Introduction Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia and causes rapid, chaotic, and uncoordinated contraction of the atria. It can be classified by presentation as 1) paroxysmal (≥2…

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Bundle Branch Reentrant Tachycardia

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Bundle Branch Reentrant Tachycardia Introduction Bundle branch reentrant tachycardia (BBRT) (“bundle to bundle” tachycardia) is a macroreentrant ventricular tachycardia (VT) that utilizes both right bundle (RB) and left bundle (LB)…

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Atrial Flutter

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Atrial Flutter Introduction Atrial flutter is a macroreentrant atrial tachycardia that can be categorized by the location of its reentrant circuit and the protected isthmus of slow conduction. The most…

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Sinus Node and Atrio-ventricular Junction Modification/Ablation

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Sinus Node and Atrio-ventricular Junction Modification/Ablation Introduction Inappropriate sinus tachycardia (IAST) is an uncommon entity that can cause debilitating symptoms and even a tachycardia-mediated cardiomyopathy.1,2,3 Generally, it is a diagnosis…

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Atrial Tachycardia

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Atrial Tachycardia Introduction Atrial tachycardia (AT) can be categorized into two general types: focal and macroreentrant. Focal ATs arise from a “point source” with centrifugal spread to the rest of…

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