Robert H. Svenson

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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 approach is proposed to detect and image breast cancers. Taking into account the big difference in dielectrical properties between normal and malignant tissues, we have proposed using the microwave tomographic method to image a human breast. Because of the anatomical features of the objects, this case has to be referred to the(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)
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)
Antegrade (AERPAP) and retrograde (RERPAP) effective refractory periods of the accessory pathway were measured at multiple cycle lengths in 47 patients with the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. In 20 patients the effect of changing cycle length on AERPAP could be determined. In 12 patients Aerpap decreased by 10-45 msec, in six it increased by 10-35 msec,(More)
The purpose of this study was to construct a microwave tomographic system capable of conducting experiments with whole scale biological objects and to demonstrate the feasibility of microwave tomography for imaging such objects using a canine model. Experiments were conducted using a three-dimensional (3-D) microwave tomographic system with working chamber(More)
The electrophysiologic effects of intravenously administered propranolol (0.1 mg/kg) on three parameters of sinus node function were examined in ten symptomatic patients with sinus node dysfunction. The patients ranged in age from 26 to 79 years. Symptoms ranged from fatigue to frank syncope. Sinoatrial (SA) block and sinus pauses were observed in one(More)
This study tested the feasibility of neodymium:YAG laser photocoagulation of selected sinus node areas to depress sinus rate responsiveness. In 14 open-chest dogs, origin of the sinus impulse (O point) was electrically mapped from the epicardium before and during isoproterenol infusion. Epicardial laser photocoagulation was applied to the O point observed(More)
In the open-chested dog, coronary flow reduction results in a decrese of regional myocardial temperature (T). We assessed the contribution of T decrease to changes in refractoriness and conduction delay attributed to ischemia. The independent effect of regional hypothermia on effective refractory period (ERP) was a linear function of the temperature (ERP =(More)