Recording of Specialized Conducting Fibers (A-V Nodal, His Bundle, and Right Bundle Branch) in Man Using an Electrode Catheter Technic
Extracellular action potentials of the A-V node (N), His bundle (H), and right bundle branch (RB) were recorded in subjects with an electrode cardiac catheter which was fluoroscopically positioned across the tricuspid valve. The N potential is a slow diphasic wave occurring between the atrial electrogram (P) and the H potential. It is characterized by slurring or notching on the upstroke. The H potential, as previously described, is a biphasic or triphasic wave of 15 to 20-msec duration. The RB potential is a fast biphasic wave of 10 to 20-msec duration occurring between the H potential and the Q wave. During single atrial pacing and premature atrial stimulation, the A-V conduction delay could be localized to the N-H interval. Evidence suggests that during aberrant ventricular conduction of the right bundle-branch block type the impulse was blocked proximally in the right bundle. During concealed conduction the nonconducted impulse was completely blocked within the A-V node or the N-H interval.
- Premature atrial stimulation
- Temporal relationships of electrograms
- Heart rate
- Single atrial pacing
- Atrial electrogram
- Ventricular electrogram
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