Alberto Radaelli

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SUMMARY The ability of automatically reconstructing physiological shapes, of generating computational meshes, and of calculating flow solutions from medical images is enabling the introduction of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques as an additional tool to aid clinical practice. This article presents a set of procedures for the shape(More)
The aim of this paper is to highlight the aspects of the baroreflex control of the cardiovascular system that could be relevant to the analysis and modelling of cardiovascular oscillations and regulation. In particular, complex and/or controversial issues of the baroreflex control are addressed on the basis of results obtained in previous studies by others(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanisms underlying impaired baroreflex sensitivity in congestive heart failure (CHF) are incompletely understood. The purpose of the present study was to test the hypothesis that this alteration depends on the marked degree of sympathetic overactivity known to characterize the CHF syndrome. METHODS AND RESULTS Eight-week-old rats were(More)
BACKGROUND On-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery triggers an inflammatory response (IR) which may impair revascularization. The study aimed at (1) characterizing the temporal profile of the IR by assaying appropriate markers in both systemic and coronary blood, and (2) determining whether (and which doses of) cardiovascular drugs known to have(More)
Heart rate variability (HRV) allows risk stratification in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients, but only few works evaluated HRV in CAD patients with preserved ejection fraction. Aim of this work is to describe spectral and fractal structures of HRV in CAD patients with normal ejection fraction. We recorded R-R intervals for 15 minutes in 10 CAD patients(More)
Fractal analysis is a promising tool for assessing autonomic influences on heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) variability. The temporal spectrum of scale coefficients, α(t), was recently proposed to describe the cardiovascular fractal dynamics. Aim of our work is to evaluate sympathetic influences on cardiovascular variability analyzing α(t) and(More)
C-arm based tomographic 3D imaging is applied in an increasing number of minimal invasive procedures. Due to the limited acquisition speed for a complete projection data set required for tomographic reconstruction, breathing motion is a potential source of artifacts. This is the case for patients who cannot comply breathing commands (e.g. due to(More)
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