Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome

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Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome

 [lown´gah-nong´ lĕ-vēn´]
an electrocardiographic abnormality consisting of a short PR interval and normal QRS complex associated with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. Called also short PR syndrome.

Lown-Gan·ong-Le·vine syn·drome

(lown gan'ang lĕ-vīn'),
electrocardiographic syndrome of a short PR interval with normal duration of the QRS complex; it lacks the slurred delta wave of the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, but resembles it in its frequent (controversial) association with paroxysmal tachycardia which qualifies it as a syndrome; otherwise short PR may occur in otherwise normal individuals.

Lown-Ganong-Levine (LGL) syndrome

[loun′ gənong′ ləvēn′]
Etymology: Bernard Lown, American physician, b. 1921; William F. Ganong, American physiologist, b. 1924; S.A. Levine, American physician, 1891-1966
a disorder of the atrioventricular (AV) conduction system marked by ventricular preexcitation. Part or all of the AV nodal connection is bypassed by an abnormal connection between the atria and the bundle of His. The condition may be discovered by routine electrocardiogram or may be seen in association with paroxysmal atrial arrhythmias, supraventricular tachycardia, atrial flutter, and fibrillation. Treatments include the use of antiarrhythmic drugs such as quinidine sulfate, procainamide, and propranolol; surgical interruption of the abnormal pathway; and implantation of a pacemaker. Also called short-PR-normal-QRS syndrome. Compare Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.

Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome

Cardiology A cardiopathy defined by EKG–atrial tachycardia, short PR and normal QRS


William F., U.S. physiologist, 1924–.
Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome - see under Lown


Samuel A., U.S. cardiologist, 1891-1966.
Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome - see under Lown


Bernard, U.S. cardiologist, 1921–.
Lown cardioverter
Lown technique
Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome - electrocardiographic syndrome of a short P-R interval with normal duration of the QRS complex.

Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome

a pre-excitation syndrome, similar to Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.