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Although the value of heart rate variability (HRV) for risk stratification after acute myocardial infarction has been demonstrated, the value of low HRV as a predictor of sudden cardiac death in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy has not been shown convincingly to date. We retrospectively analyzed electrocardiographic data from 179 patients in the(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to test a novel echocardiographic method based on contrast variability imaging (CVI), to quantify cardiac dyssynchrony and magnitude of resynchronization achieved by left ventricular (LV) and biventricular (BiV) pacing therapy. BACKGROUND Left ventricular or BiV pacing is a promising new therapy for patients with heart failure(More)
BACKGROUND Although there have been recent advances in echocardiography, many studies remain suboptimal due to poor image quality and unclear blood-myocardium border. We developed a novel image processing technique, cardiac variability imaging (CVI), based on the variance of pixel intensity values during passage of ultrasound microbubble contrast into the(More)
The objective of the study was to develop a non-invasive method for the quantitative evaluation of cardiovascular performance and ventricular-arterial (VA) coupling during varying physiological states. VA-coupling was represented by the ratio between the arterial and ventricular elastances — Ea/Ees. Approximate indices of the relative change of Ees and(More)
Beat-to-beat QT interval variability (QTV) quantifies lability in ventricular repolarization. We hypothesized that myocardial ischemia destabilizes ventricular repolarization and increases QTV. We analyzed 2-hour 2-lead digitized electrocardiogram records of 68 patients in the European ST-T Database. All patients had ischemic episodes during the 2-hour(More)
The left ventricular (LV) end-systolic pressure–volume relation (ESPVR) is a load-insensitive method for evaluating LV contractility, which needs invasive measurement. Some noninvasive methods substitute peak aortic pressure (P S) for end-systolic LV pressure by assuming there is no difference between these pressures. However, this assumption has not been(More)
Delays between tissue collection and tissue fixation result in ischemia and ischemia-associated changes in protein phosphorylation levels, which can misguide the examination of signaling pathway status. To identify a biomarker that serves as a reliable indicator of ischemic changes that tumor tissues undergo, we subjected harvested xenograft tumors to room(More)
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