Mahaim Accessory Pathways

Demosthenes G. Katritsis*, Hein J. Wellens, Mark E. Josephson

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Abstract

The term Mahaim conduction is conventionally used to describe decrementally conducting connections between the right atrium or the AV node and the right ventricle in or close to the right bundle branch. Although such pathways are rare, their unique properties make their diagnosis and treatment cumbersome. In this article we review the published evidence, and discuss the electrocardiographic and electrophysiological characteristics as well as the anatomy and origin of these fibres.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-32
Number of pages4
JournalArrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Mahaim
  • accessory
  • pathway
  • RADIOFREQUENCY CATHETER ABLATION
  • SINUS RHYTHM
  • TRICUSPID ANNULUS
  • FIBERS
  • TACHYCARDIA
  • CONDUCTION
  • PREEXCITATION
  • ELECTROCARDIOGRAM
  • POTENTIALS
  • PATTERN

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