Elieser Kaplinsky

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The time course of ventricular arrhythmias in the early period (0--30 minutes) after ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery was studied in 41 open-chest mongrel dogs anesthetized with pentobarbital sodium (Nembutal). ECGs and seven single and composite electrograms from various regions in and around the ischemic zone were recorded(More)
This study analyzes the use of PAC in a registry comprising 5,841 hospitalized patients with AMI. A total of 371 patients received PAC. In-hospital mortality was higher in patients with CHF who received PAC, while there was no difference in patients with cardiogenic shock or persistent hypotension. Mortality in patients receiving PAC was higher irrespective(More)
The sensitivity and specificity of ST-segment elevation in the right precordial lead V4R as an early indicator of right ventricular infarction were examined in a consecutive series of 110 patients admitted for acute inferior myocardial infarction. The sensitivity was 82.7%, the specificity 76.9% and the positive predictive value 70% in 58 patients with(More)
The efficacy and safety of oral verapamil, 240 mg, with or without digoxin were studied in 52 patients with chronic atrial fibrillation at rest, and during mild and maximal exercise. Twenty-four patients were studied during the following therapeutic modalities: no therapy; digoxin, 0.25 mg and 0.5 mg daily; digoxin, 0.25 mg and verapamil; and verapamil(More)
Because the role of sodium channels in the initiation and maintenance of VF is not fully elucidated, we studied the significance of sodium channel activity in VF using sodium channel blockers. In nonischemic isolated feline hearts, the following electrophysiologic parameters were measured before and after application of tetrodotoxin (5 x 10(-7) M, n = 6) or(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was done to determine whether electrocardiographic (ECG) isolated ST-segment elevation (ST) in posterior chest leads can establish the diagnosis of acute posterior infarction in patients with ischemic chest pain and to describe the clinical and echocardiographic characteristics of these patients. BACKGROUND The absence of ST on the(More)
We examined the role of chronic (greater than 1 month) angina pectoris (AP) before acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in predicting hospital and long-term mortality rates among 4166 patients with first AMIs. The prevalence of AP in these patients was 43%. Chronic AP was more common in women (49%), patients with hypertension (49%), and diabetic patients (49%)(More)
OBJECTIVES This analysis sought to estimate the risk ratio for cancer incidence and cancer-related mortality associated with the use of calcium channel blocking agents (CCBs) in a large group of patients with chronic coronary heart disease (CHD). BACKGROUND Recent publications contend that the use of short-acting CCBs may double the risk of cancer(More)
The effect of verapamil on the pharmacokinetics of digoxin was studied in 49 patients with chronic atrial fibrillation. A dose of 240 mg/day of verapamil was given to the patients who were receiving a stable dose of digoxin. Serum digoxin levels rose from 0.76 +/- 0.54 ng/ml (mean +/- SD) to 1.31 +/- 0.54 ng/ml during verapamil treatment (p less than(More)