John E. Burnes

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BACKGROUND Dispersion of myocardial repolarization supports the development and maintenance of life-threatening arrhythmias. Current noninvasive approaches for detecting substrates with increased dispersion based on ECG measures (eg, QT dispersion) have shown limited success and inconsistencies. The companion article shows that, in contrast, epicardial(More)
BACKGROUND Body-surface ECG measures (QT dispersion [QTd], QRST integrals) have been used as indices of myocardial repolarization abnormalities with the goal of identifying patients at risk of fatal arrhythmias. The clinical utility of these measures has been questioned. We investigate the complex relationship between epicardial and body-surface potentials(More)
BACKGROUND The last decade witnessed an explosion of information regarding the genetic, molecular, and mechanistic basis of heart disease. Translating this information into clinical practice requires the development of novel functional imaging modalities for diagnosis, localization, and guided intervention. A noninvasive modality for imaging cardiac(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to experimentally evaluate a novel noninvasive electrocardiographic imaging modality during intramural reentrant ventricular tachycardia (VT). BACKGROUND Myocardial infarction and subsequent remodeling produce abnormal electrophysiologic substrates capable of initiating and maintaining reentrant arrhythmias. Existing(More)
BACKGROUND Myocardial infarction and subsequent remodeling create substrates with altered electrophysiological (EP) properties that are highly arrhythmogenic. Existing ECG methods cannot always detect the existence of such substrates nor provide any detailed information about their EP characteristics. A noninvasive method with such capabilities is greatly(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) applied by pacing the left and right ventricles (BiV) has been shown to provide synchronous left ventricular (LV) contraction in heart failure patients. CRT may also be accomplished through synchronization of a properly timed LV pacing impulse with intrinsically conducted activation wave fronts. Elimination(More)
INTRODUCTION Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) can improve left ventricular (LV) hemodynamics and function. Recent data suggest the energy cost of such improvement is favorable. The effects of sequential CRT on myocardial oxidative metabolism (MVO(2)) and efficiency have not been previously assessed. METHODS AND RESULTS Eight patients with NYHA(More)
Mapping of bioelectric potentials over a given surface (e.g., the torso surface, the scalp) often requires interpolation of potentials into regions of missing data. Existing interpolation methods introduce significant errors when interpolating into large regions of high potential gradients, due mostly to their incompatibility with the properties of the(More)
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