Robert H. Svenson

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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 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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND Patients with the manifest Brugada syndrome have an inordinate risk of sudden death and are candidates for implantation of a defibrillator. The Brugada type electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormality (the "Brugada sign"), however, is known to be associated with a wide range of conditions, many of which may not pose such a threat. Clinicians need(More)
The usefulness and limitations of electrode catheter and epicardial mapping techniques in the evaluation of the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome are described. In one case epicardial surface mapping was unsuccessful in localizing the accessory connection. However, a septal location was suggested by catheter recording techniques and confirmed by the point at(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)