Adenosine can also improve the conduction between the superior vena cava and right atrium after isolation

Academic Article


  • A 64-year-old man with atrial tachycardia (AT) 3 years after a superior vena cava (SVC) isolation for atrial fibrillation underwent electrophysiologic testing. SVC mapping with a basket catheter revealed a more frequent activation in the SVC than in either of the atria during the AT and consequently the recovered conduction between the SVC and right atrium. The conduction improved from 3 or 4-1 conduction to 2-1 conduction after adenosine was administered. Ectopic firing in the SVC persisted even after restoration of sinus rhythm by the successful SVC isolation, which was confirmed by adenosine. © 2006 by Futura Publishing Company, Inc.
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    Author List

  • Yamada T; Murakami Y; Plumb VJ; Kay GN
  • Start Page

  • 1246
  • End Page

  • 1249
  • Volume

  • 17
  • Issue

  • 11