Frandics P Chan

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OBJECTIVES The objective of this work is to evaluate the hemodynamic performance of a new Y-graft modification of the extracardiac conduit Fontan operation. The performance of the Y-graft design is compared to two designs used in current practice: a t-junction connection of the venae cavae and an offset between the inferior and superior venae cavae. (More)
Conventional sensitivity encoding (SENSE) reconstruction is based on equations in the complex domain. However, for many MRI applications only the magnitude is relevant. If there exists an estimate of the underlying phase information, a magnitude-only phase-constrained reconstruction can help to improve the conditioning of the SENSE reconstruction problem.(More)
In planning operations for patients with cardiovascular disease, vascular surgeons rely on their training, past experiences with patients with similar conditions, and diagnostic imaging data. However, variability in patient anatomy and physiology makes it difficult to quantitatively predict the surgical outcome for a specific patient a priori. We have(More)
INTRODUCTION Despite an abundance of prior Fontan simulation articles, there have been relatively few clinical advances that are a direct result of computational methods. We address a few key limitations of previous Fontan simulations as a step towards increasing clinical relevance. Previous simulations have been limited in scope because they have primarily(More)
BACKGROUND We assessed whether cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) of peri-infarct ischemia provides prognostic information in severe ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) patients referred for revascularization. METHODS Twenty-one patients with severe ICM were recruited prospectively for combined stress adenosine perfusion, late gadolinium(More)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) causes changes in the right ventricle (RV), affecting RV size and function, ultimately leading to death. These changes have been evaluated by cardiac MRI (CMR) in adults with PAH, but not in children. Using CMR in pediatric patients with PAH, we examined how RV size and function (1) compare to normal data, (2) change(More)
  • Alexander Semyon Sherstinsky, Bea Bailey, Molly, Laurie Pillsbury, Laureen Fletcher, Chap-Man +46 others
  • 1994
This research begins with reaction-diiusion, rst proposed by Alan Turing in 1952 to account for morphogenesis { the formation of hydranth tentacles, leopard spots, zebra stripes, etc. Reaction-diiusion systems have been researched primarily by biologists working on theories of natural pattern formation and by chemists mod-eling dynamics of oscillating(More)
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