David E. Mann

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We examined the effects of left ventricular dilatation on epicardial pacing threshold, conduction velocity, and effective refractory period (ERP) in the isolated, retrograde perfused rabbit heart. Left ventricular size was modified by acutely changing the volume of a fluid-filled balloon anchored within the vented left ventricle. Increases in left(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to analyze defibrillation conversion data from the Low Energy Safety Study (LESS) to determine how implant criteria that use fewer inductions of ventricular fibrillation (VF) correlate with outcome and, in particular, to assess the reliability of using a single VF induction and test shock at 14 J. BACKGROUND A(More)
This paper traces the development of a Common Enumeration of Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) that standardizes and lists vulnerabilities and security exposures to facilitate data sharing and comparison across computer vulnerability databases, such as those produced by security tools and academic research. The MITRE Corporation is building a syste m that(More)
Capacitor charging accounts for most of the delay between arrhythmia detection and therapy delivery in ICDs. Long capacitor charge times may increase the risk of syncope in patients with poorly tolerated arrhythmias. To determine if there are clinically important differences in charge time among currently available devices, we analyzed charge times at(More)
This investigation revealed that cocaine hydrochloride was teratogenic when administered in nontoxic doses to gravid CF-1 mice on Days 7-12 of gestation. The teratogenic susceptibility of the CF-1 mouse fetus to cocaine hydrochloride was evident throughout this portion of the gestation period. The early appearance of eye defects and the occurrence of(More)
Potassium depletion has been implicated in the genesis of ventricular arrhythmias, especially in patients with congestive heart failure, but the nature of this interaction is unknown. We studied the electrophysiological effects of varying concentrations of extracellular K+ in 24 isolated, retrogradely perfused rabbit hearts. The left ventricular cavity was(More)
Studies on full-term human placentas were conducted to determine whether the vasogenic actions of certain agents on perfused placental vasculature are due to histamine release. Compound 48/80 and morphine were selected because they liberate the autacoid via different mechanisms. Initially, a control effluent was collected prior to each drug challenge and(More)
The effects of lidocaine, tocainide and mexiletine were examined in 17 patients with coronary artery disease and chronic, recurrent, sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation and inducible VT. Eleven patients presented with sustained VT; 6 patients had had an episode of sudden death from which they had been resuscitated. All(More)