Learn More
Atrial fibrillation (AF) electrograms are characterized by varying morphologies, amplitudes, and cycle lengths (CLs), presenting a challenge for automated detection of individual activations and the activation rate. In this study, we evaluate an algorithm to detect activations and measure CLs from AF electrograms. This algorithm iteratively adjusts the(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to test the hypothesis that "virtual" electrophysiological studies (EPS) on an anatomic platform generated by 3-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging reconstruction of the left ventricle can reproduce the reentrant circuits of induced ventricular tachycardia (VT) in a porcine model of myocardial infarction. BACKGROUND(More)
BACKGROUND Early repolarization, indicated on the standard 12-lead ECG, has recently been associated with idiopathic ventricular fibrillation in patients without structural heart disease. It is unknown whether there is an association between early repolarization and ventricular arrhythmias in the coronary artery disease (CAD) population. METHODS AND(More)
Although the development of abnormal myocardial mechanics represents a key step during the transition from hypertension to overt heart failure (HF), the underlying ultrastructural and cellular basis of abnormal myocardial mechanics remains unclear. We therefore investigated how changes in transverse (T)-tubule organization and the resulting altered(More)
The object of this paper is to produce non-parametric maximum likelihood estimates of forecast distributions in a general non-Gaussian, non-linear state space setting. The transition densities that de…ne the evolution of the dynamic state process are represented in parametric form, but the conditional distribution of the non-Gaussian variable is estimated(More)
Social media companies operating in China face a complex array of regulations and are liable for content posted to their platforms. Through reverse engineering we provide a view into how keyword censorship operates on four popular social video platforms in China: YY, 9158, Sina Show, and GuaGua. We also find keyword surveillance capabilities on YY. Our(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the mechanomyographic (MMG) amplitude and mean power frequency (MPF) versus power output relationships for the vastus lateralis and rectus femoris muscles during incremental cycle ergometry between the piezoelectric contact sensor (HP) and the accelerometer (ACC) sensor. Nine men performed an incremental cycle(More)
Clustering is a term that describes the idea of linking together multiple low-cost, commercially available machines in order to achieve processing power of a magnitude impossible to otherwise obtain without the use of purpose-built supercomputers. A cluster of less individually capable machines can rival the performance of a supercomputer, while being more(More)
Atrial disease or myopathy forms the substrate for atrial fibrillation (AF) and underlies the potential for atrial thrombus formation and subsequent stroke. Current diagnostic approaches in patients with AF focus on identifying clinical predictors with the evaluation of left atrial size by echocardiography serving as the sole measure specifically evaluating(More)