Dual atrioventricular nodal pathways: A benign finding in arrhythmia-free children with heart disease

Alfonso Casta, Grace S. Wolff, Ashok V. Mehta, Dolores Tamer, Otto L. Garcia, Arthur S. Pickoff, Pedro L. Ferrer, Ruey J. Sung, Henry Gelband

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The incidence and significance of dual atrioventricular (A-V) nodal pathways are described in 78 children with associated congenital or acquired heart disease. None of these patients had clinical or electrocardiographic evidence of arrhythmia. Dual A-V nodal pathways were observed in 35 percent of the preoperative group and in 33 percent of the postoperative group. Despite this substrate for A-V nodal reentry, supraventricular tachycardia was neither induced during electrophysiologic evaluation nor did it develop clinically over a follow-up period of 1 month to 15 years. It is concluded that dual A-V nodal pathways are common and may be a benign finding in arrhythmia-free children with heart disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1013-1018
Number of pages6
JournalThe American journal of cardiology
Volume46
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Cardiac Arrhythmias
Heart Diseases
Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry Tachycardia
Supraventricular Tachycardia
Incidence

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Casta, A., Wolff, G. S., Mehta, A. V., Tamer, D., Garcia, O. L., Pickoff, A. S., ... Gelband, H. (1980). Dual atrioventricular nodal pathways: A benign finding in arrhythmia-free children with heart disease. The American journal of cardiology, 46(6), 1013-1018. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9149(80)90360-4

Dual atrioventricular nodal pathways : A benign finding in arrhythmia-free children with heart disease. / Casta, Alfonso; Wolff, Grace S.; Mehta, Ashok V.; Tamer, Dolores; Garcia, Otto L.; Pickoff, Arthur S.; Ferrer, Pedro L.; Sung, Ruey J.; Gelband, Henry.

In: The American journal of cardiology, Vol. 46, No. 6, 01.12.1980, p. 1013-1018.

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Casta, A, Wolff, GS, Mehta, AV, Tamer, D, Garcia, OL, Pickoff, AS, Ferrer, PL, Sung, RJ & Gelband, H 1980, 'Dual atrioventricular nodal pathways: A benign finding in arrhythmia-free children with heart disease', The American journal of cardiology, vol. 46, no. 6, pp. 1013-1018. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9149(80)90360-4
Casta, Alfonso ; Wolff, Grace S. ; Mehta, Ashok V. ; Tamer, Dolores ; Garcia, Otto L. ; Pickoff, Arthur S. ; Ferrer, Pedro L. ; Sung, Ruey J. ; Gelband, Henry. / Dual atrioventricular nodal pathways : A benign finding in arrhythmia-free children with heart disease. In: The American journal of cardiology. 1980 ; Vol. 46, No. 6. pp. 1013-1018.
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