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To examine the clinical significance of ST-T isopotential maps, 87-lead body surface mapping was performed after treadmill exercise in 21 patients with effort angina pectoris, single-vessel disease, and normal ST-T waves on the resting electrocardiogram. Single-vessel disease was found in the left anterior descending artery (LAD) (nine patients), in the(More)
To determine the relationship between functional recovery and improvement in perfusion after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG), 49 patients were studied. Radionuclide angiography was performed before, 1 month after, and 6 to 12 months after CABG to evaluate regional wall motion. Exercise thallium-201 myocardial perfusion imaging was done before(More)
To investigate the significance and mechanism of dilatation of the left ventricular cavity on dipyridamole thallium-201 imaging, we performed both dipyridamole thallium-201 imaging and dipyridamole radionuclide angiography on 83 patients with known angiograms. The dipyridamole/delayed ratio of the left ventricular dimension from the thallium-201 image was(More)
We studied the effect of intravenous isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) on myocardial perfusion of patients with coronary artery disease, by using exercise thallium-201 (TI-201) myocardial scintigraphy. A control study was conducted initially to assess regional myocardial perfusion rate. Left ventricular myocardium was divided into six parts: anterior, lateral,(More)
To estimate the location and size of myocardial infarction (MI), an isointegral mapping technique was adopted from among various body surface electrocardiographic mapping techniques. QRS isointegral and departure maps were made in 35 patients with MI. These patients were separated into 3 groups, based on the location of MI: anterior, inferior, and anterior(More)
To investigate the clinical significance of exercise-induced ST changes, we performed exercise body surface mapping (87 leads) in 52 patients (one-vessel disease [1 VD] n = 12, multivessel disease [MVD] n = 40) with previous inferior myocardial infarction (MI). ST isointegral maps were constructed and the locations of ST changes were compared with the(More)
To investigate the sites of exercise-induced ST segment changes on the body surface in effort angina pectoris without myocardial infarction, we performed 87-lead ECG mapping in 61 patients before and 1.5 and 5 minutes after treadmill exercise. ST segment depression most often occurred in the left anterior chest leads and ST segment elevation developed(More)
In order to determine to what extent left ventriculographic abnormalities can be predicted from ECG changes in myocardial infarction (MI), 87 unipolar ECGs were simultaneously recorded in 22 patients with previous anterior MI with no conduction defects. We adopted a QRS isointegral mapping technique for analyzing body surface mapping data. Particular(More)
A quantitative index for describing the severity and extent of coronary artery disease has not been established yet, although it is certain that the stenosis causes myocardial ischemia induced by stress. To establish the most meaningful scoring system, we developed the grading of stenosis which is "critical" or significant in the single-, double-, and(More)
Effect of left ventricular (LV) volume on right ventricular (RV) end-systolic pressure-volume relation (ESPVR) was investigated, and the mechanism was examined from a standpoint of the alteration of RV free wall mean fiber length. Twelve cross-circulated isovolumically contracting canine hearts in which both ventricular volumes were controlled independently(More)