I M Scimone

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A 45-year-old patient free of any heart disease was admitted to the hospital with an electrocardiographic pattern of ventricular parasystole. The parasystolic rhythm was relatively fast, such that several consecutive ectopic complexes manifested. A later tracing reflected only isolated parasystolic complexes with long and fixed coupling intervals. The(More)
An electrocardiogram was obtained that was characterized by sinus rhythm with progressive prolongation of the PR interval not followed by a blocked sinus impulse. After a critically long PR interval, the QRS complex was followed by a premature P' wave, representing an echo beat, a manifest reentry in the atrioventricular (AV) node. The pause, occasioned by(More)
This presentation reflects a case of phase-3 left bundle branch block (LBBB). Analysis reveals that relatively early QRS complexes are wide, whereas beats occurring later than a critical time are narrow. There are, however, two unexpected phenomena: (1) an overlap occurs between the range of R-R intervals resulting in normal intraventricular conduction and(More)
This presentation reports an electrocardiogram showing first degree A-V block with a very prolonged P-R interval of 0.80 sec. On several occasions an arrhythmia occurred, characterized by what looked like an A-V junctional escape rhythm with A-V dissociation. This was suggested by a variable and, at first glance, haphazard relationship between QRS complexes(More)
The assessment of A-V conduction in the presence of atrial fibrillation is based upon analysis of the R-R intervals. This is because in atrial fibrillation it is impossible both to identify the impulse that has been conducted to the ventricles, and to measure the A-V conduction time. The first step is, therefore, to evaluate whether the QRS complexes are(More)
Sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia is usually regular; that is, it is associated with constant R-R intervals. In several cases, however, the cycles of ventricular tachycardia are more or less variable. Fifty-four cases of sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia were evaluated in order to assess whether tachycardia was regular. Nine cases(More)
Electrocardiographic tracings of ventricular tachycardia were recorded from 34 patients with old myocardial infarction. The diagnostic criteria of ventricular tachycardia were carefully assessed in each tracing. The most commonly observed signs were: 1) QRS duration greater than 140 msec; 2) a prevalent negative deflection in Lead V6; 3) an interval from(More)
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