Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry Tachycardia Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 19, 2019
  • Author: Brian Olshansky, MD, FESC, FAHA, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jose M Dizon, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

What is included in patient education about atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

What causes atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

What is the prevalence of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

What is the prognosis of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

What are the signs and symptoms of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

What conditions are caused by atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

DDX

How is automatic or triggered atrial tachycardia differentiated from atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

How is multifocal atrial tachycardia differentiated from atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

How is bypass tract-mediated macroreentrant tachycardia differentiated from atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

How is sinus node reentrant tachycardia differentiated from atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

How is intra-atrial reentry tachycardia differentiated from atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

How is the clinical presentation of atrial fibrillation differentiated from atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

How is atrial flutter differentiated from atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

How is automatic junctional tachycardia differentiated from atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry Tachycardia?

Workup

How is atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) diagnosed?

What is the role of echocardiography in the workup of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

What is the role of electrocardiography in the workup of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

What is the role of electrophysiology in the workup of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

Treatment

How is atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) treated?

What is the role of vagal maneuvers in the treatment of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

What is the role of DC cardioversion in the treatment of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

When is patient transfer considered for the treatment of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

Which medications are used in the treatment of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

What is the role of medications in the treatment of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

What is the role of medications in the prevention of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) recurrence?

What is the role of radiofrequency catheter ablation in the treatment of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

What is the role of cryoablation in the treatment of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

Guidelines

What are the 2015 ACC/AHA/HRS guidelines for the management of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)?

What are the 2019 ESC/AEPC guidelines for the management of supraventricular tachycardia?

What are the recommendations in the 2017 EHRA consensus document on the management of supraventricular arrhythmias?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)?

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

Which medications in the drug class Calcium Channel Blockers are used in the treatment of Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry Tachycardia?

Which medications in the drug class Cardiovascular, Other are used in the treatment of Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry Tachycardia?