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Intravenous amiodarone was administered to 22 patients with recurrent ventricular tachycardia failing an average of 3.0 prior antiarrhythmic agents after a mean of 14.6 cardioversions per patient. Patients received a mean bolus of 239 mg amiodarone, and a constant infusion of 0.5 to 1.0 mg/ml was administered over a mean of 50.7 hours. Hypotension requiring(More)
The role of the signal-averaged electrocardiogram in predicting the induction of sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia in high risk patients was assessed prospectively in 100 consecutive patients. Presenting diagnoses were syncope (38 patients), nonsustained ventricular tachycardia (24 patients), sustained ventricular tachycardia (25 patients) and(More)
Our experience with amiodarone therapy in 145 consecutively referred patients with medically refractory sustained ventricular tachycardia and/or fibrillation treated for at least 3 years was reviewed. Ninety-seven had sustained ventricular tachycardia; the remaining 48 patients were survivors of sudden cardiac death. The patients had a mean of 3.7 +/- 1.4(More)
Although amiodarone is an effective drug for the treatment of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias, no standard oral loading dose protocol has been defined, and patients often undergo prolonged hospitalization for amiodarone loading. High dose (greater than 1,800 mg/day) oral loading has usually been reserved for unstable patients with incessant(More)
This study investigated the possibility of terminating reciprocating atrioventricular (AV) tachycardia using subthreshold atrial pacing. Ten patients with a left-sided accessory pathway and sustained AV tachycardia underwent subthreshold atrial pacing from the coronary sinus site closest to insertion of the accessory pathway. In seven of these patients, the(More)
Mining for frequent item sets can generate an overwhelming number of patterns, often exceeding the size of the original transactional database. One way to deal with this issue is to set filters and interestingness measures. Others advocate the use of constraints to apply to the patterns, either on the form of the patterns or on descriptors of the items in(More)
Amiodarone therapy for cardiac arrhythmias is increasingly being recognized to be associated with pulmonary toxicity. In this report, we describe the case histories of four patients with previously diagnosed amiodarone pulmonary toxicity in whom the adult respiratory distress syndrome developed after cardiothoracic operations for malignant ventricular(More)
Researchers often have non-privileged access to a variety of high-performance computer (HPC) systems in different administrative domains, possibly across a wide-area network. 1 Consequently, the security infrastructure becomes an important component of an overlay metacomputer: a user-level aggregation of HPC systems. The Trellis Security Infrastructure(More)
The utility of the signal-averaged electrocardiogram (SAECG) for predicting ventricular tachycardia (VT) induction in patients presenting with sustained VT or ventricular fibrillation (VF) while on an empirically chosen antiarrhythmic agent was assessed in 17 patients. At the time of presentation with a malignant arrhythmia, 12 patients were taking(More)