Atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, and other primary atrial tachycardias.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Traditional classifications of atrial tachycardias include not only rhythm disturbances arising primarily within the atria, but also dysrhythmias in which it is now recognized that participation of both atrial and non-atrial tissue is required. We prefer to consider those arrhythmias in which the atria are the principal site of electrophysiologic disturbance as "primary" atrial tachyarrhythmias. The mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of these "primary" atrial tachycardias are the subject of this article.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Benditt, DG; Benson, DW; Dunnigan, A; Gornick, CC; Anderson, RW

Published Date

  • July 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 68 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 895 - 918

PubMed ID

  • 6381928

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0025-7125

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0025-7125(16)31105-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States