Introduction: Detailed electrophysiologic study of AV nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) with 2:1 AV block has been limited. Methods and Results: Six hundred nine consecutive patients with AVNRT underwent electrophysiologic study and radiofrequency catheter ablation of the slow pathway. Twenty-six patients with 2:1 AV block during AVNRT were designated as group I, and those without this particular finding were designated as group II. The major findings of the present study were: (1) group I patients had better anterograde and retrograde AV nodal function, shorter tachycardia cycle length (during tachycardia with 1:1 conduction) (307 ± 30 vs 360 ± 58 msec, P <0.001), and higher incidence of transient bundle branch block during tachycardia (18/26 vs 43/609, P <0.001) than group II patients; (2) 21 (80.8%) group I patients had alternans of AA intervals during AVNRT with 2:1 AV block. Longer AH intervals (264 ± 26 vs 253 ± 27 msec, P = 0.031) were associated with the blocked beats. However, similar HA intervals (51 ± 12 vs 50 ± 12 msec, P = 0.363) and similar HV intervals (53 ± 11 vs 52 ± 12, P = 0.834) were found in the blocked and conducted beats; (3) ventricular extrastimulation before or during the His-bundle refractory period bundle could convert 2:1 AV block to 1:1 AV conduction. Conclusions: Fast reentrant circuit, rather than underlying impaired conduction of the distal AV node or infranodal area, might account for second-degree AV block during AVNRT. Slow pathway ablation is safe and effective in patients who have AVNRT with 2:1 AV block.
|頁（從 - 到）||502-511|
|期刊||Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine