Aldo Casaleggio

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Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) can store intracardiac electrograms (EGMs) in sinus rhythm (SR), at the onset of spontaneous ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VT) or during their course. This allows the investigation of unknown features of the heart electrical activity associated with different cardiac rhythms. In this study we propose a non(More)
Cardiac morbidity and mortality increases with the population age. To investigate the underlying pathological mechanisms, and suggest new ways to reduce clinical risks, computational approaches complementing experimental and clinical investigations are becoming more and more important. Here we explore the possible processes leading to the occasional onset(More)
Aim of this paper is to study unexpected electrical activities seldom observed during the diastolic interval of intracardiac electrograms (EGM) retrieved from patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD). Five patients are considered. From them 29 EGM are retrieved in different cardiac conditions: 18 immediately before ventricular(More)
Mechanisms involved in the initiation of fibrillation and defibrillation are complex and still not totally understood. This paper computationally investigated the effect of monophasic, biphasic and reversed biphasic stimuli on single cardiomyocyte, with a modified Ten Tusscher model of human ventricular action potential (AP) and calcium dynamics. Three(More)
The high frequency dielectric constant of poly-adenine (poly-A) was measured between 1 MHz and 1 GHz. The purpose of these experiments was to investigate the state of water molecules that are bound to the charged groups of the poly-A molecule. Analysis of the data using the Maxwell's mixture equation revealed the dielectric constant of bound water higher(More)
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