Learn More
The purpose of this study was to assess whether physiologic changes in canine myocardium due to coronary blood flow reduction, ischemia, and infarction could be detected by changes in dielectrical properties. Measurements were made in the frequency range of 0.2–6.0 GHz. Percent coronary blood flow reduction was linearly related to the decrease in ∈′′ at(More)
This report describes a catheter technique for ablating the His bundle and its application in nine patients with recurrent supraventricular tachycardia that was unresponsive to medical management. A tripolar electrode catheter was positioned in the region of the His bundle, and the electrode recording a large unipolar His-bundle potential was identified. In(More)
Commercially obtained phytohemagglutinin (PHAP) derived from Phaseolus vulgaris contains 17 different protein bands when analyzed by acrylamide gel electrophoresis. When it is subjected to CM-Sephadex chromatography followed by molecular sieving on Sephadex G150, several species of potent mitogenic proteins, which differ greatly in their hemagglutinating(More)
The effect of atrial pacing and recording site and ventricular pacing site on assessment of conduction over the accessory pathway (AP) was examined in a group of patients with the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. The importance of initial localization of the AP by recording the sequence of retrograde atrial activation during circus movement tachycardia is(More)
Microwave tomographic imaging is one of the new technologies which has the potential for important applications in medicine. Microwave tomographically reconstructed images may potentially provide information about the physiological state of tissue as well as the anatomical structure of an organ. A two-dimensional (2-D) prototype of a quasi real-time(More)
Laser photocoagulation of the myocardium effectively destroys arrhythmogenic foci. The purpose of this study was 1) to compare the optical properties of canine myocardium before and after photocoagulation, 2) to compare the canine model with clinical cases by measuring the optical properties of human myocardium, and 3) to assess the optical properties of(More)
BACKGROUND Directed surgery for the definitive treatment of drug resistant ventricular tachycardia (VT) due to coronary artery disease carries a significant operative mortality. Surgical failure to cure VT remains a problem, especially in patients without anterior left ventricular myocardial infarcts and aneurysms. A method has been developed in which(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate systematically the effects of the adenosine antagonist aminophylline on resuscitation outcome in a canine model of postcardioversion nonperfusing rhythm. BACKGROUND Theoretic considerations and experimental studies indicate that myocardial adenosine accumulation during prolonged ventricular fibrillation(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical evidence suggests that poor vascular runoff reduces the long-term success rate of femoral angioplasty procedures. The purpose of this experimental study was to examine myointimal hyperplasia of dog femoral arteries after balloon denudation, thermal laser arterial injury, or sham operation in normal and reduced vascular runoff conditions.(More)
Physiological studies of the type we have described, when performed in patients with the WPW syndrome, can yield diagnostic information regarding the mechanism of arrhythmia, demonstrate functional properties of therapeutic import, facilitate therapeutic decision-making about drug regimens and presumptively localize the site of pre-excitation as a basis for(More)