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BACKGROUND In the experimental setting, it has been demonstrated that preconditioning myocardium before prolonged occlusion with brief ischemic episodes affords substantial protection to the cells by delaying lethal injury, thereby limiting infarct size. Whether the same occurs in humans remains unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS This study was undertaken to(More)
Multimodal authentication systems represent an emerging trend for information security. These systems could replace conventional mono-modal biometric methods using two or more features for robust biometric authentication tasks. They employ unique combinations of measurable physical characteristics: fingerprint, facial features, iris of the eye, voice print,(More)
Computer graphics applications require efficient tools to model geometric objects. The traditional approach based on compute-intensive matrix calculations is error-prone due to a lack of integration between geometric reasoning and matrix-based algorithms. Clifford algebra offers a solution to these issues since it permits specification of geometry at a(More)
One hundred seventy-two patients with 1-vessel disease documented at predischarge angiography who had been followed for 43 +/- 30 months after an initial Q-wave acute myocardial infarction were retrospectively evaluated to investigate the prognostic value of infarct-related artery patency and left ventricular (LV) function. Multiple logistic regression(More)
In this paper a novel embedded fingerprints authentication system based on core and delta singularity points detection is proposed. Typical fingerprint recognition systems use core and delta singularity points for classification tasks. On the other hand, the available optical and photoelectric sensors give high quality fingerprint images with well defined(More)