Incidence

The true incidence of preexcitation is unknown but varies from one to three per thousand populations. As preexci-tation on the ECG is often concealed it is felt the true incidence of preexcitation is grossly underestimated.

is anticipated as the accessory pathway is often concealed, it may be necessary to do an intracardiac electrophysio-logical study. Premature atrial stimulation is performed to induce supraventricular tachycardia which would indicate the presence of an accessory pathway. Termination of the supraventricular tachycardia by single premature impulse is further evidence of an accessory pathway. The other procedure that helps to make the diagnosis is the administration of procainamide, which inhibits the accessory pathway inducing conduction through the normal AV nodal system resulting in normalization of the electrocardiogram. The presence of a family history is highly suggestive and the disease can be confirmed by myocar-dial biopsy showing the characteristic phenotype of excessive glycogen deposition if mutations in the AMPK gene are responsible for the disease.

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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