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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)
Ten patients with normal sinus node function were evaluated prospectively, to determine whether the decrease in blood pressure during rapid atrial pacing shortens the corrected sinus node recovery time. All patients had 30 seconds of atrial pacing at cycle lengths from 600 to 300 ms, with continuous arterial pressure monitoring, before and after intravenous(More)
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)
The role of the signal-averaged ECG was prospectively assessed in 517 patients in whom there was a suspicion for malignant ventricular arrhythmias. Patients were divided into Group I with a normal surface QRS width less than 120 ms (426 patients) and Group II with a prolonged QRS duration greater than or equal to 120 ms (91 patients). Late potentials were(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)
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)