Jan 1, 1986

Application of the Rosenblueth hypothesis to assess atrioventricular nodal behavior

The American Journal of Cardiology
M L YoungH Gelband

Abstract

Based on the Rosenblueth hypothesis, atrioventricular nodal behavior is evaluated using a method involving the coupling interval at the level of the atrioventricular nodal step delay. If the sum of the coupling interval at the level of step delay and the resultant step delay is greater than the atrial coupling interval, Wenckebach periodicity results; if the sum is less than the atrial coupling interval, the reverse Wenckebach phenomenon occurs; and if both are equal, steady state conduction is reached.

Mentioned in this Paper

Study, Methodological
Periodicity
Refractory Period, Electrophysiological
Right Atrial Structure
Cardiac Conduction System
Structure of Atrioventricular Node
NODAL gene
Heart Atrium
Cardiac Conduction
Use-Effectiveness

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