Accelerated idioventricular rhythm: history and chronology of the main discoveries

Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2010 Jan 7;10(1):40-8.


Accelerated Idioventricular Rhythm (AIVR) is a ventricular rhythm consisting of three or more consecutive monomorphic beats, with gradual onset and gradual termination. It can rarely manifest in patients with completely normal hearts or with structural heart disease. It is usually seen during acute myocardial infarction reperfusion. This manuscript aims to review the history of the main discoveries that lead to the identification and comprehension of this fascinating arrhythmia.

Keywords: Accelerated Idioventricular Rhythm; History and Chronology; Slow ventricular tachycardia.