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Electrophysiologic characteristics and radiofrequency catheter ablation of fast-slow form atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia

  • Yu Wen-Chung
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    From the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, School of Medicine, and Veterans General Hospital-Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
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  • Chen Shih-Ann
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    From the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, School of Medicine, and Veterans General Hospital-Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
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  • Tai Ching-Tai
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    From the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, School of Medicine, and Veterans General Hospital-Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
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  • Lee Shih-Huang
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    From the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, School of Medicine, and Veterans General Hospital-Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
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  • Chiang Chern-En
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    From the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, School of Medicine, and Veterans General Hospital-Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
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  • Wen Zu-Chin
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    From the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, School of Medicine, and Veterans General Hospital-Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
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  • Chiou Chuen-Wang
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    From the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, School of Medicine, and Veterans General Hospital-Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
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  • Ueng Kwo-Chang
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    From the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, School of Medicine, and Veterans General Hospital-Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
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  • Author Footnotes
    1 Dr. Chen's address is: Division of Cardiology, Veterans General Hospital-Taipei, 201 Sec 2, Shih-Pai Road, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.
    Chen Yi-Jen
    Footnotes
    1 Dr. Chen's address is: Division of Cardiology, Veterans General Hospital-Taipei, 201 Sec 2, Shih-Pai Road, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.
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    From the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, School of Medicine, and Veterans General Hospital-Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
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  • Huang Jin-Long
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    From the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, School of Medicine, and Veterans General Hospital-Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
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  • Chang Mau-Song
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    From the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, School of Medicine, and Veterans General Hospital-Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
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  • Author Footnotes
    1 Dr. Chen's address is: Division of Cardiology, Veterans General Hospital-Taipei, 201 Sec 2, Shih-Pai Road, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.
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      Abstract

      We concluded that electrophysiologic characteristics of the fast-slow form of AV nodal reentrant tachycardia significantly differed from those of the slow-fast form. However, radiofrequency catheter ablation is a safe and effective treatment modality for patients with this form of tachycardia.
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