What are possible outcomes of atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia (AVRT) in Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome treated with adenosine?

Updated: Jan 08, 2017
  • Author: Christopher R Ellis, MD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Mikhael F El-Chami, MD  more...
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Most cases of regular wide-complex AVRT (AV reentry tachycardia) associated with WPW syndrome that are treated with adenosine consequently are converted to sinus rhythm, though adenosine may induce atrial fibrillation, and DC cardioversion equipment should be available.


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