Pathophysiology of supraventricular tachycardia.


Supraventricular tachycardia is due to altered automaticity, triggered activity or most commonly, reentry. Atrial flutter is most frequently due to reentry with counterclockwise activation in the right atrium with the left atrium acting as a bystander. The small wavefronts demonstrated during atrial fibrillation are less random than was previously thought… (More)