The ongoing trend of ECG monitoring techniques to become more ambulatory and less obtrusive generally comes at the expense of decreased signal quality. To enhance this quality, consecutive ECG complexes can be averaged triggered on the heartbeat, exploiting the quasi-periodicity of the ECG. However, this averaging constitutes a tradeoff between improvement… (More)
Over the last decade the level of interest in the field of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) has grown enormously to support various collaborative activities. Basically they all support argumentation in one or the other way. While many environments do support the process of bringing people into collaboration, the participants often fail to… (More)
PURPOSE In this study, the potential of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) sense for detection of atherosclerotic plaque instability was explored. Secondly, expression of MMPs by macrophage subtypes and smooth muscle cells (SMCs) was investigated. PROCEDURES Twenty-three consecutive plaques removed during carotid endarterectomy were incubated in MMPSense™ 680… (More)
Our case report describes the strong ability of noninvasive diagnostic techniques to detect cardiac involvement in advanced systemic amyloid light chain amyloidosis, which was confirmed at autopsy.