Christine Robertson

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Heart rate variability (HRV) is the temporal variation between sequences of consecutive heartbeats. On a standard electrocardiogram (ECG), the maximum upwards deflection of a normal QRS complex is at the peak of the R wave (Figure 1), and the duration between two adjacent R wave peaks is termed the R-R interval. The ECG signal requires editing before HRV(More)
The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) last issued guidelines for Basic Life Support (BLS) in 1998 [1]. These were based on the 1997 International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) Advisory Statements [2]. In 1999 and 2000 representatives of ILCOR, at the invitation of the American Heart Association, met on a number of occasions in Dallas to(More)
Active compression-decompression cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ACD-CPR) has been evaluated in animal cardiac arrest models and in human outcome studies. Blood flow to the brain and heart is significantly increased during ACD-CPR compared to standard CPR. Transoesophageal Doppler analysis indicates that ACD-CPR increases left ventricular blood volume,(More)
INTRODUCTION Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a significant cause of death and severe neurological disability. The only post-return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) therapy shown to increase survival is mild therapeutic hypothermia (MTH). The relationship between esophageal temperature post OHCA and outcome is still poorly defined. METHODS(More)
We report a new method of interrogating the surface ECG signal using techniques developed in the field of wavelet transform analysis. Previously unreported structure within the ECG during ventricular fibrillation (VF) is found using a high-resolution decomposition of the signal employing the continuous wavelet transform. We believe that wavelet transform(More)