Prevention of AV nodal reentry tachycardia by oral amiodarone: an alternative mechanism of action

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Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

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A 73-year-old man was noted to have atrioventricular (AV) nodal reentry tachycardia, which was induced during programmed electrical stimulation. After 1 month of oral amiodarone therapy, AV nodal reentry tachycardia was prevented by the prolongation of atrial refractoriness and not by direct action on the AV node itself.

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Citation: Tex Heart Inst J. 1987 Mar;14(1):99-101.

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Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital

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