William G. Schmidt

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Thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction reduces early mortality, but full recovery of left ventricular function after reperfusion is delayed. Therefore, the relations among reperfusion, survival and the time course of left ventricular functional recovery were examined in 226 patients treated with intracoronary streptokinase; 77% (134 patients)(More)
The temporal evolution of left ventricular (LV) function after intracoronary streptokinase therapy for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was assessed from the data of 264 patients who had complete occlusion of either the left anterior descending or the right coronary artery before treatment. Angiography was performed immediately, and at 3 days and 6 months(More)
In a consecutive series of 56 patients with acute myocardial infarction, ST segment depression and elevation in the electrocardiographic limb leads I, II, and III were summated for each patient before and immediately after intracoronary streptokinase infusion and the results compared with the angiographic findings. Forty three patients had angiographically(More)
Between March 1980 and July 1984, coronary angiography was performed on 461 consecutive patients (no age limit) with acute myocardial infarction, and the partially or completely obstructing thrombus lysed by selective intracoronary infusion of streptokinase. At the time of first coronary angiography 96 patients (21%) had a high degree of stenosis but no(More)
Ninety-one patients with acute myocardial infarction were assigned to intravenous treatment with streptokinase or rt-PA as part of the randomized trial carried out by the European Study Group for Recombinant Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator (rt-PA). A patent coronary artery was found in 37 of 45 (82%) patients treated with rt-PA and in 27 of 46 (59%)(More)
Changes in QRS complexes and ST-T segments were measured in 70 patients after acute anterior-wall myocardial infarction. Intracoronary streptokinase infusion was undertaken in the acute phase in 58 patients, 12 other patients treated conventionally without infusion serving as controls. Precordial ECG mapping employed 48 unipolar precordial leads. If(More)
After successful lysis of a thrombotic coronary obstruction in acute myocardial infarction, both PTCA and bypass surgery can be useful in preventing reocclusion and providing long-term success in selected patients. One condition to perform such measures is a high degree of residual narrowing at the previous site of occlusion. Other investigations concerning(More)
There are generally considered to be four major types of digital circuit redundancy techniques in use today. They are the Shannon-Moore component redundancy method, the "quadded logic" approach suggested by Tryon,von Neumann's triplication and majority-voting technique, and the basic standby redundancy systems. When viewed in the light of design criteria(More)