Dec 22, 1999

A noninvasive method for the detection of dual atrioventricular node physiology in chronic atrial fibrillation

The American Journal of Cardiology
S RokasS Stamatelopoulos


Considering the electrophysiologic study as a reference, the RR interval distribution analysis is a sensitive (88%) and specific (80%) noninvasive method for detecting dual atrioventricular (AV) node physiology. This method may prove useful in selecting patients with atrial fibrillation who are considered appropriate candidates for radiofrequency modification of AV nodal conduction as opposed to AV nodal ablation.

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Mentioned in this Paper

Chronic Disease
Atrial Fibrillation
Holter Electrocardiography
Electrophysiologic Follow-up Study With Pacing and Recording to Test Effectiveness of Therapy, Including Induction or Attempted Induction of Arrhythmia
Signal Processing, Digital
Structure of Atrioventricular Node
NODAL gene
Entire Atrioventricular Node
Electroversion Therapy
Chronic Atrial Fibrillation

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