atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia
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Related to atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia: atrioventricular node, atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia
atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardiaAVNRT Cardiology The most common form of paroxysmal SVT Treatment Antiarrhythmics are rarely successful; catheter ablation of the fast P wave causes complete heart block in 10%, requiring pacemaker placement; selective catheter ablation of the atrial end of the slow PW using radiofrequency current may eliminate AVNRT with little risk of AV block. See Supraventricular tachycardia.
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atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardiaAbbreviation: AVNRT
The most common supraventricular tachycardia, resulting from abnormal conduction of electrical impulses through a self-sustaining circuit in the atrioventricular node. It occurs more often in women than in men, often in their twenties. The heart rate is usually between 150 and 250 bpm.Synonym: junctional reciprocating tachycardia See: re-entry
See also: tachycardia
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