Provocation of atrioventricular reentry tachycardia: A paradoxical effect of adenosine

A. H. Dougherty, J. K. Gilman, S. Wiggins, S. Jalal, Gerald Naccarelli

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Abstract

Adenosine has been used to diagnose latent preexcitation in patients with the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. A case is reported in which intermittent preexcitation had been previously observed, however only retrograde accessory pathway conduction was documented at the time of invasive electrophysiological study. Administration of intravenous adenosine during sinus rhythm resulted in provocation of orthodromic atrioventricular reentry tachycardia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-12
Number of pages5
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume16
Issue number1 I
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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