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The problem of synthesizing the standard 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) from the signals recorded using three special ECG leads is studied in detail. The implementation of that concept into the design of a new mobile ECG transtelephonic system is presented. The system has two separate units: a stationary diagnostic-calibration center and a mobile ECG(More)
Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) remains a leading cause of mortality in the United States. Finding accurate and cost effective solutions for AMI diagnosis in Emergency Departments (ED) is vital. Consecutive, or serial, ECGs, taken minutes apart, have the potential to improve detection of AMI in patients presented to ED with symptoms of chest pain. By(More)
BACKGROUND There are no established criteria to differentiate new from old left bundle branch block (LBBB). This complicates management of patients with LBBB and suspected acute coronary syndrome. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to develop electrocardiographic (ECG) criteria to differentiate new and old LBBB. METHODS All LBBB tracings (n =(More)
UNLABELLED Remote surveillance is important for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Atrial signal recognition with conventional monitoring devices is difficult; remote AF detection is predominantly accomplished by R-R interval analysis. Twelve lead ECG (12L) displays atrial activity and remains the gold standard for AF diagnosis. CardioBip is a portable(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac memory (CM) refers to persistent T-wave changes on resumption of normal conduction after a period of abnormal ventricular activation. Traditionally, to observe CM, normal ventricular activation had to be restored, limiting the exploration of this phenomenon in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE This study sought to prove that CM can be(More)
Non-invasive ventilation performed through an oronasal mask is a standard in clinical and homecare mechanical ventilation. Besides all its advantages, inevitable leaks through the mask cause errors in the feedback information provided by the airflow sensor and, hence, patient-ventilator asynchrony with multiple negative consequences. Here we investigate a(More)
INTRODUCTION The 12-lead ECG is useful for cardiac diagnosis but has limited sensitivity and specificity. To address this, we developed the Visual3Dx, a comprehensive method for describing cardiac electrical activity in time and space. The Visual3Dx transforms the ECG input into a time-variable heart vector, and normalizes each lead input to assure equal(More)
Respiratory-volume monitoring is an indispensable part of mechanical ventilation. Here we present a new method of the respiratory-volume measurement based on a single fibre-optical long-period sensor of bending and the correlation between torso curvature and lung volume. Unlike the commonly used air-flow based measurement methods the proposed sensor is(More)
CardioBip (CB) is a hand-held patient-activated device for recording and wireless transmission of reconstructed 12-lead ECG (12CB) based on patient specific matrices. It has 5 contact points: 3 precordial and 2 on the device top serving as limb leads when touched by index fingers. To determine whether CB could be used to monitor coronary disease (CAD)(More)