Esophageal Electrocardiography

Electrophysiologic study of concealed accessory A-V pathway.

Guo CY, Sun RL, Chen X. Chung Hua Nei Ko Tsa Chih 1989 Feb;28(2):85-8, 126. The presence of concealed accessory A-V pathways (CAP) was demonstrated in 14 out of 18 (78%) patients with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) and narrow QRS complexes. Such a high percentage of CAP mediated AVRT is a quite unique finding. The importance of a standard programmed electrical stimulation protocol in documenting CAP is emphasized. Careful atrial mapping and premature ventricular stimulation during SVT are very helpful for diagnosis and localization of CAP. We considered that a V-A interval of 75 ms or more on intracardiac electrogram or a R-P interval of 85 ms or more on esophageal electrogram is a good criterion for AVRT utilizing an accessory pathway.

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