Orthodromic tachycardia initiation dependent on 1:2 atrioventricular conduction in the presence of a left lateral bypass tract.

This report describes a patient who presented with atrial fibrillation associated with a rapid ventricular response (270 bpm) and wide QRS complexes. At the time of electrophysiology study, a left lateral bypass tract with both anterograde and retrograde conduction was demonstrated. Orthodromic tachycardia with atrial premature impulses was initiated and… (More)