Ashish N. Doshi

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OBJECTIVE To compare the actions of fibroblast growth factor-basic (bFGF), insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), platelet derived growth factor-AB (PDGF-AB), and transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-beta1) on bovine meniscus tissue explants with and without static mechanical compression. DESIGN Meniscus tissue explants were cultured in a serum-free(More)
Myocardial conduction velocity is important for the genesis of arrhythmias. In the normal heart, conduction is primarily dependent on fiber direction (anisotropy) and may be discontinuous at sites with tissue heterogeneities (trabeculated or fibrotic tissue). We present a semi-automated method for the accurate measurement of conduction velocity based on(More)
Structural inhomogeneities in cardiac tissue have been associated with increased cellular repolarization alternans in animal experiments and increased T-wave alternans (TWA) in clinical studies. However, the effect of structural inhomogeneities on the relationship between cellular alternans and TWA has not been thoroughly investigated. We created(More)
T-wave alternans (TWA) is a useful marker of cardiac instability, but not much is known about the factors that affect its measurement, such as electrode placement. We used a 1-dimensional myocardial fiber computer model of alternans to investigate the effect of electrode position on TWA measurement. Results demonstrated that TWA amplitude and T-wave(More)
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