B R Mackenzie

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One hundred and twenty-lead body surface potential maps (BSPMs) were recorded at rest, at immediate cessation of exercise and after 1 (early) and 5 minutes (late) of recovery in 14 patients with isolated, critical, left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery stenosis. Exercise endpoints, at an average peak rate of 98 +/- 13, were usual pain worsening in(More)
The Halifax County MONICA database was used to estimate the gender bias in presentation, prehospital and in-hospital treatment, and 28-d mortality of patients suffering an episode of acute chest pain. The study population consisted of all county residents aged 25-74, admitted between 1984 and 1990 to a CCU, or suffering a myocardial infarction anywhere in a(More)
Despite the increasing incidence of acute non-Q-wave myocardial infarction, controversy remains regarding its validity as a distinct pathophysiologic physiologic and clinical entity. Review of the data indicates that the controversy is more apparent than real. The pathophysiologic factor discriminating best between non-Q-wave and Q-wave infarction is the(More)
Mortality from myocardial infarction (MI) has declined in many countries and the reasons for the decline have not been fully quantified. We used the database of the Halifax County MONICA Project to test the hypothesis that the decline of in-hospital mortality from MI can be explained by a trend toward less severe disease as opposed to improved treatment.(More)
Forty-five subjects, aged 2 weeks to 62 years, who presented with frequent (greater than 100/day) ventricular ectopic beats (VEBs) and without evidence of underlying cardiac disease were studied. The spectrum of ventricular dysrhythmia was assessed by 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiography and exercise tolerance test. Sinus rhythm was the prevailing rhythm(More)
Many Canadian communities rely on non-amalgamated ambulance services to respond to out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest victims. These pre-hospital care systems lack a central coordinating and dispatching facility, a publicized, easily-accessible telephone number (911) and vehicles equipped with monitor-defibrillators, and are generally staffed by(More)