Atrial Tachycardia Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 16, 2019
  • Author: Bharat K Kantharia, MD, FRCP, FAHA, FACC, FESC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is included in the workup of atrial tachycardia?

What is atrial tachycardia?

What are the signs and symptoms of atrial tachycardia?

How is atrial tachycardia treated?

How is multifocal atrial tachycardia treated?

How is atrial tachycardia defined?

How is atrial tachycardia classified?

How is atrial tachycardia diagnosed and treated?

Which cardiac anatomy is relevant to atrial tachycardia?

Which anatomic abnormalities may be present at the site of atrial tachycardia?

How are the pathophysiologic mechanisms of atrial tachycardia differentiated?

What is the role of enhanced automaticity in the pathophysiology of atrial tachycardia?

What is the role of triggered activity in the pathophysiology of atrial tachycardia?

What is the role of pulmonary vein tachycardias in atrial tachycardia?

What is the pathophysiology of intra-atrial reentry tachycardia?

What is the pathophysiologic classification of atrial tachycardia?

What causes atrial tachycardia?

What is the prevalence of atrial tachycardia?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of atrial tachycardia?

What is the prognosis of atrial tachycardia?

What is the prognosis of multifocal atrial tachycardia?

What is included in patient education about atrial tachycardia?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of atrial tachycardia?

What is the focus of the clinical history to evaluate for atrial tachycardia?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of multifocal atrial tachycardia?

Which physical findings are characteristic of atrial tachycardia?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of atrial tachycardia?

What is the role of ECG analysis in differentiating atrial tachycardia from other diagnoses?

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of atrial tachycardia with short RP interval SVT?

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of atrial tachycardia with long RP interval SVT?

What is required to diagnose atrial tachycardia?

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of multifocal atrial tachycardia?

How is atrial tachycardia differentiated from inappropriate sinus tachycardia?

What are the differential diagnoses for Atrial Tachycardia?

Workup

Which tests are initially performed in the workup of atrial tachycardia?

Which lab tests are performed in the workup of atrial tachycardia?

Which cardiac tests may be beneficial in the workup of atrial tachycardia?

How are systemic disorders excluded in the workup of atrial tachycardia?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of atrial tachycardia?

What is the role of ECG in the workup of atrial tachycardia?

What is the role of ECG in the workup of multifocal atrial tachycardia?

What is the role of echocardiography in the workup of atrial tachycardia?

What is the role of electrophysiology studies in the workup of atrial tachycardia?

Which electrophysiology findings are used to differentiate inappropriate sinus tachycardia from atrial tachycardia?

What is the role of endocardial mapping in the workup of reentrant sinoatrial tachycardia?

What is the role of endocardial mapping in the workup of focal atrial tachycardia?

What is the role of home telemetry in the workup of atrial tachycardia?

Treatment

What is the primary treatment during an episode of atrial tachycardia?

What is the role of cardioversion in the treatment of atrial tachycardia?

Which medications are used in the treatment of atrial tachycardia?

What is the role of class Ia and Ic antiarrhythmics in the treatment of atrial tachycardia?

What is the role of class III antiarrhythmics in the treatment of atrial tachycardia?

How is digitalis intoxication treated in patients with atrial tachycardia?

How is multifocal atrial tachycardia treated?

How is multifocal atrial tachycardia treated in the emergency department (ED)?

What is the role of catheter ablation in the treatment of atrial tachycardia?

How is atrial fibrillation treated in atrial tachycardia?

What is the role of catheter ablation in the treatment of reentrant atrial tachycardia?

How is congenital heart disease treated in patients with atrial tachycardia?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with atrial tachycardia?

Guidelines

Which guidelines have been issued on the treatment of atrial tachycardia?

Which medications were omitted from the 2019 revision of the ESC/AEPC atrial tachycardia guidelines?

What are the new recommendations in the 2019 revision of the ESC/AEPC atrial tachycardia guidelines?

What are the EHRA treatment guidelines for sinus tachycardia?

What are the EHRA treatment guidelines for focal atrial tachycardia?

What are the EHRA guidelines on the treatment of atrial flutter (AFL)/ macroreentrant tachycardia (MRT)?

What are the EHRA guidelines on the treatment of AV nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT)?

What are the EHRA guidelines on the treatment of AV nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) due to concealed accessory pathways?

What are the EHRA guidelines on the treatment of atrial tachycardia during pregnancy?

Which organizations have endorsed the 2017 EHRA guidelines on atrial tachycardia?

What are the EHRA guidelines on acute management of atrial tachycardia?

What are the EHRA guidelines on the treatment of SVTs with adult congenital heart disease?

What are the EHRA guidelines on the treatment of focal junctional tachycardia?

What are the EHRA guidelines on the treatment of asymptomatic preexcitation?

What are the ACC/AHA/HRS guidelines on the treatment of acute atrial tachycardia?

What are the ACC/AHA/HRS guidelines on the treatment of ongoing atrial tachycardia?

What are the ACC/AHA/HRS guidelines on the treatment of multifocal atrial tachycardia?

Where are guidelines on atrial tachycardia found online?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of atrial tachycardia?

Which medications in the drug class Antidysrhythmics, V are used in the treatment of Atrial Tachycardia?

Which medications in the drug class Calcium Channel Blockers are used in the treatment of Atrial Tachycardia?

Which medications in the drug class Antidysrhythmics, Ic are used in the treatment of Atrial Tachycardia?

Which medications in the drug class Antidysrhythmics, Ia are used in the treatment of Atrial Tachycardia?

Which medications in the drug class Antidysrhythmics, III are used in the treatment of Atrial Tachycardia?

Which medications in the drug class Beta Blockers, Nonselective are used in the treatment of Atrial Tachycardia?

Which medications in the drug class Beta-Blockers, Beta-1 Selective are used in the treatment of Atrial Tachycardia?

Which medications in the drug class Beta Blockers, Intrinsic Sympathomimetic are used in the treatment of Atrial Tachycardia?