Barry L . Alpert

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Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) is a problematic clinical arrhythmia that is usually symptomatic. Unfortunately, few adequate trials and trial methods are available for assessment of the value of therapy, and traditional treatment has often been ineffective or associated with unacceptable side effects. Transtelephonic monitoring is a new method that(More)
Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) is a problematic clinical arrhythmia that is usually symptomatic. Unfortunately, few adequate trials and trial methods are available for assessment of the value of therapy, and traditional treatment has often been ineffective or associated with unacceptable side effects. Transtelephonic monitoring is a new method that(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether symptoms recorded at the time of transtelephonic ECG monitoring (TTEM) correlate with attacks of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) or paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). We studied 113 patients with these arrhythmias who made a total of 3319 TTEM calls during their participation in(More)
A second-generation implantable pacemaker-cardioverter-defibrillator was evaluated in 200 patients with sustained ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation or prior cardiac arrest. The device permits demand ventricular pacing for bradyarrhythmias and for long QT interval or tachycardia suppression, uses programmable (3 to 30 J) energy shocks for(More)
Oral flecainide acetate was administered to 34 patients with documented symptomatic paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) with a double-blind, placebo-controlled, 8-week crossover trial design. PSVT was defined as a regular tachycardia of at least 120 beats/min without evidence of atrioventricular dissociation. The study required considerable(More)
A patient with a right atriofascicular (Mahaim) tachycardia was found to have inducible antidromic supraventricular tachycardia, but atrial premature beats from the right atrial free wall failed to reset the tachycardia. An interesting transition from AV nodal reentry tachycardia to Mahaim tachycardia is also presented.
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