Richard F. Kehoe

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The safety and efficacy of oral sotalol, an investigational beta-adrenergic blocker with class III antiarrhythmic drug properties, were examined in a multicenter study in 236 patients with sustained ventricular tachyarrhythmias. In 104 patients, the index arrhythmia was a cardiac arrest, and all patients had undergone at least 3 previous unsuccessful(More)
BACKGROUND Early manic relapse following lithium discontinuation offers an important opportunity to investigate the relationship between symptoms, effects of treatment and regional brain activation in bipolar affective disorder. METHOD Fourteen stable bipolar patients on lithium were examined with neuropsychological measures, clinical ratings and single(More)
A total of 40 patients with drug-refractory, life-threatening cardiac rhythm disturbances--ventricular tachycardia in 23 patients and ventricular fibrillation in 17 patients--underwent extended endocardial resection (EER) of scar tissue. Scarring was due to myocardial infarction in 38 patients, to previous congenital heart operation in 1 patient, and to(More)
The safety and efficacy of oral sotalol were evaluated in 481 patients with drug-refractory sustained ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VT) in an open-label multicenter study. After drug-free baseline evaluations, therapy was initiated at 80 mg every 12 hours, with upward dose titrations of 160 mg/day being allowed at intervals of 72 hours to a maximum dose of(More)
Dofetilide is currently recommended as second-tier therapy to maintain sinus rhythm in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) and normal left ventricular function, yet limited data support this recommendation. We examined the safety and efficacy of dofetilide in this setting through a retrospective chart review. We evaluated patients who had(More)
Right coronary artery (RCA) occlusion and acute myocardial infarction are rare during radiofrequency (RF) ablation of the cavotricuspid isthmus. Ventricular fibrillation (VF) or cardiac arrest in the periprocedural period may be the initial or only clinical manifestation. Septal or lateral RF delivery may increase the risk. We report 2 cases of RCA(More)
A patient who presented with a new apparent seizure was found to have abnormal electrocardiographic findings, with classic features of the Brugada syndrome. He had spontaneous episodes of nonsustained ventricular tachycardia, easily inducible ventricular fibrillation at electrophysiological study in the absence of structural heart disease, and a negative(More)
Our results indicate the following. 1. HRV is markedly depressed in inducible SCD survivors, a group at high risk of a subsequent episode of SCD. 2. Studies on patients who developed SCD during Holter monitoring indicate that HRV is depressed prior to SCD. 3. HRV is markedly depressed in inducible "asymptomatic ventricular ectopy" patients, with the degree(More)
Oral administration of a 1.5-gm dose of N-acetylprocainamide (NAPA) to 9 patients with premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) confirmed previous indirect evidence that this metabolite of procainamide has antiarrhythmic efficacy and potency comparable to those of procainamide. Although the mechanism by which NAPA acts as an antiarrhythmic drug is not(More)