Erik T Bieging

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OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS Vocal fold vibration is associated with four distinct vibratory patterns: those of the right-upper, right-lower, left-upper, and left-lower vocal fold lips. The purpose of this study was to propose a least squares method to quantify the vibratory properties of each of the four vocal fold lips via videokymography (VKG). STUDY DESIGN(More)
High-speed digital imaging can provide valuable information on disordered voice production in voice science. However, the large amounts of high-speed image data with limited image resolutions produce significant challenges for computer analysis, and thus effective and efficient image edge extraction methods allowing for the batch analysis of high-speed(More)
In this paper, we investigate the biomechanical applications of spatiotemporal analysis and nonlinear dynamic analysis to quantitatively describe regular and irregular vibrations of twelve excised larynges from high-speed image recordings. Regular vibrations show simple spatial symmetry, temporal periodicity, and discrete frequency spectra, while irregular(More)
Shape change of the left atrium (LA) and LA appendage in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients is hypothesized to be linked to AF pathology and to play a role in thrombogenesis; however, many aspects of shape variation in the heart are poorly understood. To date, studies of the LA shape in AF have been limited to empirical observation and summary metrics, such(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the prognostic significance of left ventricular late gadolinium enhancement (LV-LGE) incidentally found in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients who undergo ablation therapy. BACKGROUND LV-LGE provides prognostic information in patients with ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathies. However, data on the clinical(More)
Background It may be possible to more rapidly acquire cine, cardiac perfusion, and Late Gadolinium Enhancement (LGE) images for “free” with Simultaneous Multi-Slice (SMS) methods. With SMS imaging, multiple slices are simultaneously excited and acquired. Here we explore the application of an undersampled radial SMS approach termed Controlled Aliasing In(More)
Left ventricular (LV) scar identified by late gadolinium enhanced (LGE) cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is associated with adverse outcomes in coronary artery disease and cardiomyopathies. We sought to determine the prognostic significance of LV-LGE in atrial fibrillation (AF). We studied 778 consecutive patients referred for radiofrequency ablation of AF(More)
Background Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with increase in size of the left atrium (LA). Recent studies have shown that LA shape may be an earlier and independent marker of atrial remodeling in AF. However, previous studies have been limited to qualitative assessments of shape and parameters that do not fully characterize shape. In this study, we(More)
Background Left ventricular late gadolinium enhancement (LV-LGE) is a known incidental cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) finding in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients and has recently been associated with increased mortality [1]. While LV-LGE is an indicator of poor prognosis in patients with cardiomyopathy, data on the clinical significance of incidental(More)
Background Left atrial (LA) wall fibrosis has been demonstrated to play a major role in the pathogenesis and treatment response of atrial fibrillation (AF). The DECAAF study demonstrated that quantification of LA fibrosis by delayed-enhancement MRI (DE-MRI) predicts outcomes after AF catheter ablation. Currently, a number of catheter ablation methods(More)
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