Paradoxical Effects of Interatrial Conduction Delay in a Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patient in the Long-Term: Time is a Great Healer

Tamas Bauernfeind, Kadir Caliskan, Wim Vletter, Folkert ten Cate, Lara Dabiri Abkenari, Natasja de Groot, Luc Jordaens, T (Tamás) Szili-Torok

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Paradoxical Effects of Interatrial Conduction Delay. We present a unique case where early proarrhythmic and late antiarrhythmic characteristics of interatrial conduction delay were observed during the long-term progression of HCM. Occurrence of AT constantly increased as the interatrial conduction delay became more prominent, while the P-wave width in sinus rhythm and the AT cycle length both showed an instantaneous increase in parallel. As the interatrial delay reached a critical point, the right and left atrial P-wave became virtually separated, as demonstrated by the findings of ECGs and echocardiography. This phenomenon resulted in the complete cessation of tachycardias. (J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, Vol. 22, pp. 587-589 May 2011).
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Pages (from-to)587-589
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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