Donald G Rubenstein

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BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown the effectiveness of tilt table testing in establishing the diagnosis of neurocardiogenic syncope and in dictating therapy in patients with syncope of unknown origin. Most studies have been limited by small numbers of patients and brief follow-up. Tilt table testing was performed with and without isoproterenol(More)
The safety of transporting acutely ill cardiac patients for cardiac catheterization has not been established. We describe 755 consecutive patients sent by ambulance from community hospitals to a tertiary center during an 18-month period. Eighty-seven percent of the patients were class III or IV New York Heart Association classification for angina. At(More)
Implantation of a left ventricular pacing lead via the coronary sinus to deliver cardiac resynchronization therapy has become standard therapy for patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV heart failure and significant intraventricular conduction delay. Biventricular pacing has been shown to provide both symptomatic and mortality(More)
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