Wenckebach's periods or alternating Wenckebach's periods during 4

1 atrioventricular block?

Agustin Castellanos, Jorge Diaz, Alberto Interian, Robert J Myerburg

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Abstract

This article deals with the tracings of a patient having episodes of atrial flutter with 4:1 atrioventricular (AV) block increasing to 8:1 AV block. This phenomenon was attributed to the coexistence of 3-level block due to transverse dissociation with 2:1 AV block in the most proximal level, or first level as well as in the second level coexisting with a Wenckebach's period in the most distal, or third level. It is suggested that perhaps the term Wenckebach's periods during progression of 4:1 AV block best describes this arrhythmia so as to maintain the term alternating Wenckebach's periods only to those occurring when 2:1 block increases to higher degrees of AV block.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-159
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Electrocardiology
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005

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Keywords

  • Alternating Wenckebach's periods
  • Atrial flutter
  • Atrioventricular block
  • Transverse dissociation
  • Wenckebach's periods

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Wenckebach's periods or alternating Wenckebach's periods during 4 : 1 atrioventricular block? / Castellanos, Agustin; Diaz, Jorge; Interian, Alberto; Myerburg, Robert J.

In: Journal of Electrocardiology, Vol. 38, No. 2, 01.04.2005, p. 157-159.

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Castellanos, Agustin ; Diaz, Jorge ; Interian, Alberto ; Myerburg, Robert J. / Wenckebach's periods or alternating Wenckebach's periods during 4 : 1 atrioventricular block?. In: Journal of Electrocardiology. 2005 ; Vol. 38, No. 2. pp. 157-159.
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