Miroslav J Munclinger

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BACKGROUND Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a heritable disorder characterized by progressive degeneration of right ventricular myocardium, arrhythmias and an increased risk of sudden death at a young age. By linkage analysis, ARVC type 6 was previously mapped to a 10.6 cM region on chromosome 10p12-p14 in a large North American(More)
OBJECTIVE The enlargement of data on the natural course and management of patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D). DESIGN Retrospective and partly prospective observational study. SETTING Cardiac Unit, Wentworth Hospital, Durban--the only unit in KwaZulu-Natal providing an arrhythmia and electrophysiology(More)
Percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty using the Inoue technique was complicated by the failure to pass the dilator or balloon catheter above the vertebral level of L5 due to compression of the right common iliac vein by the right common iliac artery. The procedure was accomplished when a long sheath was used to pass the Inoue balloon catheter beyond the(More)
Long-term outcomes of single-lead VDD pacing were studied retrospectively and partly prospectively. Records were analysed of 81 patients out of 133 in whom a single-lead VDD pacemaker was implanted between January 1993 and December 1997 and who attended a follow-up clinic more than two years after the implant. Forty-eight of them attended a prospective(More)
Early electrocardiographic diagnosis of acute coronary ischaemia on the paced electrocardiogram is possible [H. Kilic, E. Atalar, N. Ozer, K. Ovunc, S. Aksoyek, F. Ozmen, R. Akdemir. Early electrocardiographic diagnosis of acute coronary ischaemia on the paced electrocardiogram. Int J Cardiol 2008; 130: 14-18.] and could be helpful in an increasing number(More)
AIM The exact mechanisms whereby biventricular pacing enables cardiac resynchronisation are not completely understood. This study looked at the effect of biventricular pacing on interventricular asynchrony in patients submitted to biventricular pacing. METHODS A prospective series of 13 consecutive patients were selected from those referred for(More)