Karen J Friday

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BACKGROUND Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT), the most common form of supraventricular tachycardia, results from conduction through a reentrant circuit comprising fast and slow atrioventricular nodal pathways. Antiarrhythmic-drug therapy is not consistently successful in controlling this rhythm disturbance. Catheter ablation of the fast(More)
on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia, and Vasovagal Syncope Robert S. Sheldon, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FHRS (Chair), Blair P. Grubb II, MD, FACC (Chair), Brian Olshansky, MD, FHRS, FACC, FAHA, CCDS, Win-Kuang Shen, MD, FHRS, FAHA, FACC, Hugh Calkins, MD, FHRS, CCDS, Michele Brignole, MD, FESC, Satish R.(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical or catheter ablation of accessory pathways by means of high-energy shocks serves as definitive therapy for patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome but has substantial associated morbidity and mortality. Radiofrequency current, an alternative energy source for ablation, produces smaller lesions without adverse effects remote from the(More)
Up to one-third of subjects who have had bilateral adrenalectomy for treatment of Cushing's disease will develop Nelson's syndrome. To examine the value of pre-operative ACTH assays in predicting outcome, we have studied fifteen cases of Cushing's disease treated by bilateral adrenalectomy and pituitary irradiation. Three patients developed Nelson's(More)
The ability to record accessory atrioventricular (AV) pathway activation consistently may be uniquely beneficial in improving pathway localization, identifying anatomic relations, and providing insight into unusual conduction properties. For the purpose of recording left AV accessory pathway activation, an electrode catheter was specially designed for use(More)
A potential reduction in symptoms related to atrial fibrillation after treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms with proton pump inhibitor therapy has been previously described. However, illustration of this relationship by combined 24-hour pH and ambulatory Holter monitoring has not been performed. We report 3 patients with symptoms of both(More)
Diltiazem has electrophysiologic effects similar to those of verapamil. Its efficacy and safety in 4 doses for treatment of induced supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) were examined and compared with those of placebo in 87 patients (25 with atrioventricular [AV] nodal reentry tachycardia, 60 with AV reentry associated with an accessory AV connection, and 2(More)
We recorded a discrete 0.95 mV potential consistent with accessory atrioventricular pathway (AP) activation during serial electrophysiologic studies in a patient with Ebstein's anomaly and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Bipolar pacing from the catheter electrode in which the AP potential was recorded resulted in a stimulus-ventricle interval identical to(More)