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Termination of a long RP supraventricular tachycardia by carotid sinus massage



Termination of a long RP supraventricular tachycardia by carotid sinus massage



Journal of Electrocardiology 50(6): 975-977



Carotid sinus massage is a useful diagnostic and therapeutic maneuver in patients with supraventricular tachycardia. Abrupt tachycardia termination with carotid sinus massage typically indicates a mechanism dependent on the atrioventricular node. Here, we present the case of a 79-year-old patient presenting with a long-RP supraventricular tachycardia terminated with carotid sinus massage that was proven invasively to be due to a focal atrial tachycardia. We discuss mechanistic explanations for this unusual phenomenon and review the literature.

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PMID: 28751013

DOI: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2017.06.021


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