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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 epsilon"(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)
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)
Right bundle branch block with coved ST-segment elevation in leads V1 through V3 is the electrocardiographic (ECG) marker of the Brugada syndrome. We describe a healthy young man with a normal baseline ECG in whom a transient Brugada pattern was observed repeatedly after recreational cocaine use. Intravenous administration of procainamide and subsequent(More)
The technique presented in this paper is based on the authors' previous observations in which they found that artificial decrease of blood flow to a portion of the heart muscle leads to an immediate and proportional drop in the regional myocardial temperature. It appeared to the authors as a logical next step to apply the thermographic camera to a monitor(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate prospectively the efficacy and safety of mobile cardiac catheterization. Mobile cardiac catheterization was introduced into clinical practice in 1989, but there has been no systematic study of its performance and safety. A registry was established in 1989 to monitor outcomes with mobile cardiac catheterization and(More)
BACKGROUND Conventionally, monomorphic sustained ventricular tachycardia in patients with remote myocardial infarction is believed to originate from the subendocardium. In a previous study, we demonstrated that electrical activation patterns during ventricular tachycardia occasionally suggest a subepicardial rather than subendocardial reentry. METHODS AND(More)
Electrical activation-guided laser photocoagulation was used intraoperatively to terminate ventricular tachycardia in patients with ischemic heart disease. During ventricular tachycardia, laser irradiation was delivered to mapped sites with local diastolic activation. In 30 long-term survivors, 85 ventricular tachycardia configurations were terminated by(More)