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      Localization of Accessory Pathways in Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome by Phase Imaging

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          Phase image analysis of blood pool scintigrams was performed in 6 patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome to determine the relationship of phase changes and abnormalities of atrioventricular conduction. The site of preexcitation was located by invasive endocardial mapping. The phase advance generally correlated with the electrophysiologically determined location of the accessory pathway. Factors which increase or decrease the amount of preexcitation also increased or decreased the advance of mean phase angles. Phase imaging is a useful noninvasive means for tentative location of accessory pathways in WPW syndrome.

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          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1983
          1983
          07 November 2008
          : 70
          : 3
          : 138-144
          Affiliations
          Clinic of Cardiovascular Diseases and Clinic of Nuclear Medicine, University Clinical Center, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
          Article
          173583 Cardiology 1983;70:138–144
          10.1159/000173583
          6616508
          © 1983 S. Karger AG, Basel

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