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OBJECTIVES To clarify the prevalence and mechanism of supraventricular tachycardia in patients with right atrial isomerism. BACKGROUND Paired SA and dual atrioventricular (AV) nodes have been described in patients with right atrial isomerism. However, the clinical significance remains unclear. METHODS From 1987 to 1996, a total of 101 patients (61 male,(More)
Permanent coronary occlusion produces time-dependent changes in surviving subendocardial cellular properties. We compared the functional alterations in Purkinje (P) and ventricular muscle (VM) activation early (24 hr) and late (4 weeks or greater) after permanent coronary occlusion in an in vitro preparation of canine papillary muscle. High-density(More)
1. The electrophysiological effects of dicentrine, an aporphine alkaloid isolated from the root of Lindera megaphylla, were examined in the Langendorff perfused rabbit heart and rabbit isolated cardiac cells. 2. Standard electrophysiological characters were measured in the Langendorff perfused rabbit heart (control study) and after 5 min exposure to 1, 3(More)
1. A satisfactory antiarrhythmic potential of N-allylsecoboldine, a synthetic derivative of secoaporphine, has been documented. Its effects on the ionic currents of cardiac myocytes and the influence on the electrophysiological properties of the conduction system in Langendorff perfused hearts were investigated. 2. Ionic currents were studied by voltage(More)
Head-up tilt test has been useful in evaluating children with neurocardiac syncope. In this study patients with positive baseline and isoproterenol tests had repeat tilt testing done after normal saline infusion. If the symptoms persisted, the test was then repeated with phenylephrine infusion. Of the 101 patients studied, 58 (57%) had a positive tilt sign.(More)
There are reports that in right atrial isomerism the conduction system has paired sinus nodes and paired atrioventricular nodes. Electrophysiological studies were performed in two patients with right atrial isomerism. One patient had a delta wave on the surface electrocardiogram without tachycardia attacks. The other, who did not have manifest(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relationship between early discharge, breast feeding, and other factors on hospital readmission of newborns. DESIGN Retrospective record review. SETTING An urban, private community hospital. PATIENTS All newborns born over a 1-year period who were readmitted to the hospital within the first 3 weeks of life (n=117). The control(More)
In adults, the effective refractory period of the atrioventricular (AV) node is lengthened, whereas that of the atrium, His-Purkinje system or ventricular myocardium is shortened with a shorter atrial pacing cycle length. However, in children, the effective refractory period of the AV node at shorter cycle lengths is also shortened. Based on Rosenblueth's(More)
An isolated perfused heart model was used to assess the effects of hypoxia and adenosine on the adult and neonatal (1-5 days) rabbit atrioventricular (AV) node. The AV nodal function was assessed by the A-H interval at a constant atrial pacing cycle length and by the longest pacing cycle length resulting in Wenckebach periodicity. We defined the pacing(More)