Speech-induced atrial tachycardia: An unusual presentation of supraventricular tachycardia

Nada B. Memon, David F. Briceno, Diego Torres-Russotto, Jane Chen, Timothy W. Smith

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Speech-Induced Atrial Tachycardia A 63-year-old male radio announcer was admitted with a narrow complex, long RP tachycardia. While in the awake state, the patient spoke in his radio voice, initiating and maintaining the tachycardia. Three-dimensional electroanatomic mapping during electrophysiology study localized the tachycardia to the ostium of the right superior pulmonary vein. After single radiofrequency energy application, no further arrhythmias were inducible with speech. At more than 1 year of follow-up, the patient had no recurrences and continues to work as a radio announcer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1412-1415
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of cardiovascular electrophysiology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • atrial tachycardia
  • catheter ablation
  • parasympathetic nervous system
  • pulmonary vein
  • speech-induced SVT
  • vagus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)


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