Anthony N. Damato

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OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, a number of clinical studies have been reported in which atrial pacing techniques were used.1Although episodes of atrial fibrillation have previously been noted during atrial pacing studies in man,2 no demonstration of the mode of onset of these arrhythmias has been published. It is the purpose of this communicationi to report the(More)
Of 104 consecutive patients studied in our laboratory with His bundle electrograms, atrial and ventricular pacing and the atrial and ventricular extrastimulus techniques, 18 patients in whom the existence and utilization of ventriculoatrial (V-A) bypass tracts were excluded demonstrated evidence for fixed and rapid retrograde conduction in the region of the(More)
The mechanism of the AV nodal Wenckebach phenomenon was studied in 25 dogs by multiple atrial and His bundle electrogram (HBE) recordings. During ventricular stimulation with 1:1 retrograde conduction, the interval from the stimulus artifact to the retrograde His deflection (S-H interval) remained constant. Decreasing the cycle length of stimulation (CLS)(More)
The effects of isoproternol (ISOP) on the functional properties of the A-V conduction system were studied in 16 patients using His-bundle recordings and the atrial extrastimulus technique. In all patients, ISOP at an infusion rate of 1 mcg. per minute resulted in sinus acceleration and enhancement of A-V nodal conduction, but had no effect on His-Purkinje(More)
In a patient with the Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome we observed atrial fibrillation and three distinct paroxysmal re-entrant tachycardias. Intracardiac electrograms obtained during the tachycardias showed the mechanisms to be A-V nodal, accessory pathway and sinus node re-entry. When P wave morphology, R-P relationship and QRS configuration are considered,(More)
was used as a measure of A-V conduction and the interval from the His bundle electrogram to the S wave (H-S interval) was used as a measure of intraventricular conduction. Propranolol significantly prolonged the P-H interval in every patient at all paced heart rates, and it had no effect on the H-S interval. In two patients propranolol prolonged the(More)
Patterns of antegrade and retrograde conduction and refractory periods were studied using His bundle electrogram recordings, incremental atrial and ventricular pacing and the extrastimulus technique. In 36/50 patients antegrade conduction was "better" than retrograde conduction (group I), as evidenced by a) onset of retrograde atrioventricular (A-V) nodal(More)