The Role of Invasive Electrophysiologic Studies in Preexcitation Syndromes

  • Lawrence D. German
  • Marcel R. Gilbert
  • Jackie H. Kasell


Invasive electrophysiologic studies have made important contributions toward our understanding of the preexcitation syndrome. Among these have been the elucidation of both the physiologic basis for preexcitation [1–17] and the mechanisms of the various associated arrhythmias [18–46]. Demonstration of accessory pathway participation in arrhythmia has made certain forms of therapy possible [1,47–52]. For example, the effects of specific anti-arrhythmic drugs on accessory pathway function can be assessed in individual patients [53–56]. Furthermore, potential adverse drug effects can be studied, and patients who are potentially at risk for lethal arrhythmias can be identified [29,31,41,52,54].


Atrial Fibrillation Coronary Sinus Accessory Pathway White Syndrome Versus Pathway 
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  • Lawrence D. German
  • Marcel R. Gilbert
  • Jackie H. Kasell

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