Charles L Witherell

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We report the case of a 4-month-old infant who was implanted with an epicardial ventricular pacing system at 6 days of age for the prolonged QT syndrome, who subsequently developed migration of the pulse generator to the pericardial space. Tracking of the pulse generator through the diaphragm and into the pericardium followed the route of the myocardial(More)
More than 110,000 men, women, and children receive permanent implanted pacemakers annually in the United States alone, and thousands more receive implantable cardioverter defibrillators; more still are treated for a brief period with temporary pacing in critical care settings. Because of the prevalence of rhythm disturbances and the growing use of devices(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the outcome of a group of closely followed-up pediatric patients who had undergone radiofrequency ablation for cardiac arrhythmias. BACKGROUND Although radiofrequency ablation in children has been shown to be effective and safe in the short term, results of longer term follow-up of these children must(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to review our current experience using a combination of beta-adrenergic blocking agents and long-term cardiac pacing to treat patients with the idiopathic long QT syndrome. BACKGROUND Patients with the idiopathic long QT syndrome are at high risk for sudden cardiac death. Before combination therapy, 20 of the 21(More)
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