Rachel Mittleman

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BACKGROUND Obesity is rapidly becoming the most common chronic medical condition affecting children. To address this crisis, an Albuquerque, New Mexico, elementary school partnered with University of New Mexico researchers and conducted a Walking School Bus (WSB). The purpose of this article is to examine the feasibility of implementing a WSB. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND More than 200,000 permanent pacemakers will be implanted in the United States in 2000 at a cost of more than $2 billion. Sick sinus syndrome (SSS) will likely account for approximately half of all cases necessitating implantation. Pacemaker technology permits the selection of ventricular (single-chamber) or dual-chamber devices. However, clinical(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine if atrial pacing is effective in reducing postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF). BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a common problem for which medical management has been disappointing. Atrial-based pacing has become an attractive nonpharmacologic therapy(More)
Radiofrequency catheter ablation of the atrioventricular junction is usually achieved from either the right or left atrioventricular junction. We describe a new approach in which the atrioventricular junction was successfully ablated from the supravalvular region of the noncoronary cusp of the aortic valve in an unusual patient in whom conventional(More)
A healthy 37-year-old male presented with a history of frequent palpitations and sustained wide QRS complex tachycardia with a right bundle branch block and left axis morphology. Serial electrophysiological studies revealed two inducible tachycardias, which were shown to represent atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia and idiopathic left ventricular(More)
We assessed the usefulness of routine follow-up electrophysiologic studies after successful catheter ablation for supraventricular tachycardia and the role of event monitoring as an alternative modality in 310 patients at 11 centers using an investigational catheter ablation system with closed-loop temperature control. A routine follow-up electrophysiologic(More)
Spectral temporal mapping is a new form of analysis for signal-averaged electrocardiography, which has the goal of improving the sensitivity and specificity of traditional time domain analysis. Our objective in this study was to determine the effectiveness of one form of spectral temporal mapping, in the face of conflicting results that have so far been(More)
The results of surgical therapy performed in 51 consecutive patients with ventricular tachycardia were reviewed to determine short- and long-term predictors of success of such therapy in preventing recurrences of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. Of 41 patients (80%) who survived surgery, 40 had postoperative programmed stimulation and, of these(More)