J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2020 06 24;31(6):1420-1429. Epub 2020 Apr 24.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan.
Introduction: Electrophysiological properties of reentry circuits of fast-slow atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (F/S-AVNRT) may contribute to cyclic variability after atrial induction.
Methods: In 156 atrial inductions of 33 patients with F/S-AVNRT, we measured the atrio-His (AH) and His-atrial (HA) intervals in the first cycle after the induction (AH and HA, respectively), those in the second cycle (AH  and HA , respectively), and those during tachycardia that maintained a stable cycle length AH[T] and HA[T], respectively), and calculated the value of AH(1) minus AH(T) [ΔAH] and the value of HA(1) minus HA(T) [ΔHA] in each induction. According to the sum of ΔAH and ΔHA, tachycardia variability was classified as incremental (<-20), balanced (-20 to 20), or decremental (>20). Read More