John R. Windle

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Vasovagal syncope is the most common cause of syncope, but its risk for driving remains uncertain. We analyzed the clinical characteristics of patients who had syncope during driving and subsequently underwent the head-up tilt test (HUTT). Of the 245 consecutive patients undergoing HUTT, 23 (9%) had > or =1 episode of syncope during driving. HUTT was(More)
UNLABELLED ICDs can affect a patient's perceived quality-of-life (QOL). This article describes the QOL in patients who participated in The CABG Patch Trial. This trial evaluated the potential benefit of empiric ICD implantation in patients with an increased risk of arrhythmic cardiac death as determined by reduced ejection fraction (<0.36) and an abnormal(More)
We have previously proposed two novel solutions to the inverse problem of electrocardiography, the generalized eigensystem technique (GES) and the modified generalized eigensystem technique (tGES), and have compared these techniques with other numerical techniques using both homogeneous and inhomogeneous eccentric spheres model problems. In those studies we(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to assess the relation between myocardial ischemia during stress echocardiography and major events in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). BACKGROUND The association of myocardial ischemia with subsequent ICD therapy and mortality is unknown. METHODS We studied 90 patients (age 65 +/- 13 years, 27 women) with(More)
Signal-averaged electrocardiograms (X, Y and Z leads) were acquired from 24 patients with coronary artery disease and recurrent ventricular tachycardia, 24 control patients with coronary artery disease and 23 normal subjects to assess the discriminant value of fast Fourier transformation of the entire late potential period of the QRS complex. Analysis of(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of life-threatening arrhythmias with amiodarone or an implantable cardioverter/defibrillator prolongs patient survival but with significant comorbidity. Previous studies have shown diminished health status and increased psychologic distress and inferred a diminished quality of life; however, a multidimensional analysis of quality of(More)
In this paper, we present a method for incorporating temporal smoothing (TS) into the estimate of epicardial potentials from body surface potential data. Our algorithm employs a different spatial smoothing parameter, chosen by the composite residual error and smoothing operator criteria, at each time step in the sequence. The total spatial smoothing term is(More)
Understanding physician cognitive workflow while using Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and how the user interface interaction can support cognitive workflow is essential to premium patient care. One way to further understand the relationship between physician cognitive workflow and the user interface is through usability evaluations. The purpose of this(More)
BACKGROUND We conducted a study of chronic therapy with flecainide versus placebo in a small group of LQT-3 patients with the DeltaKPQ deletion to evaluate the safety and efficacy of flecainide in this genetic disorder. In vitro studies have shown that flecainide provides correction of the impaired inactivation associated with the DeltaKPQ deletion. (More)
BACKGROUND The Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) is a genetic channelopathy with life-threatening implications. The LQT3 form of this disease is caused by mutations of the SCN5A sodium-channel gene. A specific mutation, SCN5A:DeltaKPQ, is associated with repetitive reopenings of the sodium channel and prolonged inward current. This dominant inward current is manifest(More)