Oct 1, 1989

Localization of accessory pathways in the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE
T SzaboA D Sharma


Operative and ablative therapy in the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome requires accurate localization of accessory atrioventricular pathways. A reasonable first approximation to pathway location can be obtained by noninvasive techniques, the 12-lead electrocardiogram being the most readily available of these. Accurate characterization of the number and anatomic localization of accessory pathways still requires invasive electrophysiological assessment. The most useful technique for accessory pathway localization remains endocardial atrial mapping of the tricuspid and mitral (via the coronary sinus) ring during atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia and ventricular pacing. Other techniques provide important confirmatory evidence and may be the only guides to accessory pathway location in selected individuals.

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Establishment and Maintenance of Localization
Biochemical Pathway
Coronary Sinus Structure
Accessory Atrioventricular Bundle
Accessory Atrioventricular Bundle (Body Structure)
12 Lead ECG
Cardiac Conduction System
Structure of Atrioventricular Node
Electrophysiology (Science)

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