Charles F. Wooley

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Eighteen patients with isolated left bundle branch block (LBBB) were compared with 10 normal control subjects. Apexcardiograms, phonocardiograms, electrocardiograms, two-dimensional and dual M-mode echocardiograms, and radionuclide ventriculograms (RNV) were performed. There were no differences in the timing of right ventricular events between LBBB and(More)
Aortic distensibility and aortic stiffness index were measured at the ascending aorta (3 cm above the aortic valve) and the mid-portion of the abdominal aorta from the changes in echocardiographic diameters and pulse pressure in 14 patients with the Marfan syndrome and 15 age- and gender-matched normal control subjects. The following formulas were used: 1)(More)
This study describes six generations of a family with autosomal dominant cardiac conduction system and myocardial disease with recognizable clinical stages. A 20 year follow-up of nine family members, a medical questionnaire of 196, electrocardiographic screening of 91, noninvasive testing of 20, and catheterization with endomyocardial biopsy of six are the(More)
Longitudinal evaluation of a seven generation kindred with an inherited conduction system defect and dilated cardiomyopathy demonstrated autosomal dominant transmission of a progressive disorder that both perturbs atrioventricular conduction and depresses cardiac contractility. To elucidate the molecular genetic basis for this disorder, a genome–wide(More)
With the exception of the pain of acute aortic dissection, the thoracic aorta is not usually considered as a pain-producing organ. However, nineteenth century clinicians considered the aorta as a source of cardiovascular pain in the presence of autopsy-documented inflammatory aortitis, aortic aneurysms, and arterial hypertension, whereas early in the(More)
Multidimensional left atrial (LA) performance indices have not been extensively studied in chronic mitral valve disease. LA maximal volume, stroke volume (LA volume at atrial systole minus LA minimal volume), LA ejection fraction (stroke volume/volume at atrial systole) and A-wave velocity, were measured in 14 patients with mitral stenosis (mean mitral(More)
Previous studies have shown that type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with cardiovascular abnormalities. Early detection and treatment of these abnormalities may help to prevent the natural progression of the disease. The present study was undertaken to define early cardiovascular abnormalities in children with type 1 DM. Simultaneous evaluation of(More)
In a combined retrospective and prospective study, 11 patients with adult polycystic kidney disease were found to have one or more cardiac or aortic lesions. Seven patients had primary dilatation of the aortic root and annulus with aortic regurgitation. The severity of the aortic regurgitation necessitated aortic valve replacement in 2. Mitral regurgitation(More)
OBJECTIVE An association between glycosylated hemoglobin (GHb) and cardiovascular mortality in nondiabetic individuals has recently been reported. Prompt detection of nondiabetic individuals with high-normal GHb and early cardiovascular involvement may be of value for preventive strategies. In this investigation, a possible relationship between GHb, aortic(More)