Electrophysiological evaluation of the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome: problems in assessing antegrade and retrograde conduction over the accessory pathway.
The effect of atrial pacing and recording site and ventricular pacing site on assessment of conduction over the accessory pathway (AP) was examined in a group of patients with the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. The importance of initial localization of the AP by recording the sequence of retrograde atrial activation during circus movement tachycardia is demonstrated. Inability to record or pace near the AP may lead to significant errors in the assessment of the antegrade and retograde conduction properties of the AP. During ventricular pacing, retrograde atrial fusion was consistently demonstrated with laterally located APs.
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