Phillip Hess

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Properties of cardiac Ca channels have come into sharper focus with the advent of single cell preparations and suction pipette recording methods. We briefly summarize our present picture of the gating and permeation properties of the conventional, dihydrophyridine-sensitive type of Ca channel (L-type). Distincitive features of a second type of voltage-gated(More)
SBIR RIGHTS NOTICE (MAR 94) These SBIR data are furnished with SBIR rights under Grant No. 1R43 EB00365-01. For a period of 4 years after acceptance of all items to be delivered under this contract, the Government agrees to use these data for Government purposes only, and they shall not be disclosed outside the Government (including disclosure for(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the determination of stroke volume (SV) and cardiac output (CO) using 2-dimensional (2D) versus 3-dimensional (3D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Tertiary care university hospital. PARTICIPANTS 35 patients without structural valve abnormalities undergoing isolated coronary(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether a transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) simulator with motion analysis can be used to impart proficiency in TEE in an integrated curriculum-based model. DESIGN A prospective cohort study. SETTING A tertiary-care university hospital. PARTICIPANTS TEE-naïve cardiology fellows. INTERVENTIONS Participants underwent an(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of preemptive ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral block versus intercostal block on postoperative respiratory function and pain control in patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. SUBJECTS 50 consecutive patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic(More)