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This paper presents the results of the crowd image analysis challenge of the PETS2010 workshop. The evaluation was carried out using a selection of the metrics developed in the Video Analysis and Content Extraction (VACE) program and the CLassification of Events, Activities, and Relationships (CLEAR) consortium. The PETS 2010 evaluation was performed using(More)
The proposal that diastolic coronary flow is regulated by an intramyocardial "back-pressure" that substantially exceeds coronary venous and ventricular diastolic pressures has been examined in an open-chest canine preparation in which instantaneous left circumflex pressure and flow could be followed to cessation of inflow during prolonged diastoles. Despite(More)
This study sought to identify differences in coronary anatomic pathology in patients with unstable angina and elevated versus nonelevated serum troponin T values. Previous studies have shown a worse prognosis in unstable angina patients with elevated serum troponin T values. Consecutive patients (n = 117) with Braunwald class IIIB angina were included in(More)
Calcium channel blockers suppress early ischemic arrhythmias, possibly by diminishing intracellular calcium overload and its effect on the ventricular action potential. To explore this, we compared the effects of diltiazem on ischemic "injury" potentials and ventricular fibrillation during serial coronary artery occlusions in dogs. Injury potentials and(More)
The interpretation of a change in coronary flow that accompanies administration of a calcium-entry blocker or other pharmacologic agent remains complicated by the variety of factors potentially altered by the agent that can themselves affect flow. These factors are reviewed in the context of steady-state coronary pressure-flow relationships, emphasizing the(More)
Myoglobin is an intracardiac protein that is released into the blood after myocardial injury and is then cleared rapidly by the kidneys. This study was undertaken to determine whether successful reperfusion of damaged myocardium could be assessed by examination of blood myoglobin concentration-time patterns. After release of a 2 hr occlusion of the mid left(More)
To better define the usefulness of blood myoglobin measurements in evaluating the effectiveness of attempted thrombolysis, we studied the kinetics of myoglobin entry into and removal from the circulation after coronary artery reperfusion and the relation between directly measured depletion of myocardial myoglobin after coronary occlusion and reperfusion and(More)
Myoglobin (Mb) is a protein that enters rapidly and is rapidly cleared from plasma after coronary reperfusion. We sought to determine the accuracy with which a rapid rise in plasma [Mb] could predict successful coronary artery reopening in patients undergoing coronary arteriography in conjunction with attempted reperfusion in acute myocardial infarction. In(More)