Prevalence of retrograde accessory pathway conduction during atrial fibrillation.

@article{Ong1997PrevalenceOR,
  title={Prevalence of retrograde accessory pathway conduction during atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Jean L J Ong and Jolene M Kriett and Gregory K. Feld and P S Chen},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={377-87}
}
INTRODUCTION Although atrial fibrillation occurs frequently in patients with the preexcitation syndrome, its pathogenesis remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that retrograde conduction over the accessory pathway occurs during atrial fibrillation and can serve as an important source of new wavefronts in atrial fibrillation. METHODS AND RESULTS Eight patients undergoing surgical division of their accessory pathway(s) were studied. A plaque electrode array… CONTINUE READING