U Wave during Supraventricular Tachycardia: Simulation of a Long RP Tachycardia and Hiding the Common Type AVNRT

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Abstract

The main tool for the differentiation of supraventricular tachycardia is the 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). Especially differentiating the atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) from the atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia (AVRT) due to concealed accessory pathway or from an atrial tachycardia (AT) is very important for catheter setting and ablation approach in an electrophysiological study. In our case we saw the occurrence of a U wave during tachycardia—simulating a pseudo P wave. This mimicked a long RP-tachycardia, although it was a common type AVNRT.

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