Developmental Aspects and Natural History of Preexcitation Syndromes

  • Ann Dunnigan


As reviewed in the preceding chapter by Howard Burchell, our knowledge of preexcitation syndromes began retrospectively with the anatomic descriptions of Kent [1]. However, many years passed before a clinical application [2] and even longer before a functional-morphologic correlation [3–5] was made for these structures. Subsequently, morphologic descriptions of other potential substrates (i.e. nodoventricular connections, atriofascicular tracts, etc.) for ventricular preexcitation have also been made (Figure 2-1) [6–10].


Versus Connection Anulus Fibrosus Carotid Sinus Massage Paroxysmal Tachycardia Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia 
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