Pathophysiology of re-entrant dysrhythmias.

@article{Olsson1984PathophysiologyOR,
  title={Pathophysiology of re-entrant dysrhythmias.},
  author={S. Bertil Olsson},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={1984},
  volume={5 Suppl B},
  pages={19-23}
}
Re-entry was demonstrated as a self-perpetuating mechanism as early as 1906. It may lead to single-cycle electrocardiographic phenomena as well as reciprocating tachycardias. Factors favouring re-entry are as follows. Unidirectional or temporary local block of conduction, a mechanism always involved in initiation of reciprocating rhythms but also of… CONTINUE READING