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The era of gene discovery and molecular medicine has had a significant impact on clinical practice. Knowledge of specific genetic findings causative for or associated with human disease may enhance diagnostic accuracy and influence treatment decisions. In cardiovascular disease, gene discovery for inherited arrhythmia syndromes has advanced most rapidly.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare outcomes of extracardiac conduit and lateral tunnel Fontan connections in a single institution over a concurrent time period. METHODS Between January 1994 and September 1998, 60 extracardiac conduit and 47 lateral tunnel total cavopulmonary connections were performed. Age, sex, and weight did not differ between the 2 groups. Compared(More)
Tidal ventilation causes within-breath oscillations in alveolar oxygen concentration, with an amplitude which depends on the prevailing ventilator settings. These alveolar oxygen oscillations are transmitted to arterial oxygen tension, PaO2, but with an amplitude which now depends upon the magnitude of venous admixture or true shunt, QS/QT. We investigated(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to define the incidence and risk factors for atrial tachyarrhythmias after the Fontan operation. BACKGROUND Atrial tachyarrhythmias cause morbidity after the Fontan operation. Causative factors may be affected by the type of systemic to pulmonary connection. METHODS The Fontan operation was performed in 270(More)
BACKGROUND Focal atrial tachycardia (FAT) is an uncommon cause of supraventricular tachycardia in children. Incessant FAT can lead to tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy. There is limited information regarding the clinical course and management of FAT. This study characterizes current management strategies for FAT in children including the prevalence of(More)
RATIONALE The myosin-binding protein C isoform 3 (MYBPC3) variant Arg502Trp has been identified in multiple hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) cases, but compelling evidence to support or refute the pathogenicity of this variant is lacking. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence, origin and clinical significance of the MYBPC3 Arg502Trp variant. METHODS(More)
Electrocardiograms taken at rest of 2 children with transplacental exposure to anti-Ro antibody but 1:1 atrioventricular conduction demonstrated sinus node disease. Treadmill exercise testing of 28 patients with congenital complete heart block found 3 patients with chronotropic incompetence of the sinus node.
Expressed sequence tags (ESTs) provide a rapid and reliable method for gene discovery as well as a resource for the large-scale analysis of gene expression of known and unknown genes. Here we describe a normalized cDNA library developed from a 10-day-old White Leghorn chicken whole embryo. The utility of the library was evaluated by partial sequencing of 99(More)