Miguel A. Becerra

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Catheter ablation has become the main therapeutic strategy for the treatment of paroxysmal AF, however, results in permanent AF are not completely satisfactory; complex ablation patterns are needed, thus it is of great interest to look for an ideal pattern with a minimum number of lines.(More)
As cardiac murmurs do not generally appear in every area of auscultation, this paper presents an effective approach for cardiac murmur detection based on stochastic analysis of acoustic features derived from Empirical Mode Decomposition (EMD) and Hilbert-Huang Transform (HHT) of phonocardiographic (PCG) signals made up by the 4-Standard Auscultation Areas(More)
This paper presents an automatic detection system for the classification of phonocardiographic (PCG) signals using 4 standard auscultation areas (one of each cardiac valve) for heart murmur diagnosis. The database of 4-area PCG records belongs to the National University of Colombia. A set of 50 individuals were labeled as normal, while 98 were labeled as(More)
The atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia, which generates the highest costs on clinical systems. Theory of the rotor is one of the most recent approaches to explain the mechanisms that maintain AF. The most promising treatment is the ablation, whose success depends on rotor tip location. In a previous research, the approximate entropy(More)
2 Preface These proceedings contain the student papers presented as final projects for the Complex Adaptive Systems class (CAP 6675) that I taught at the University of Central Florida the Fall of 2012. All papers in this collection present original research in the area of Complex Adaptive Systems developed during the course of this class. Abstract—Phasor(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in clinical practice. Recently, a mechanism for maintaining the AF which consists of one or more rotors activating the tissue at high frequency has been proposed. Ablation is one of the treatments for AF whose effectiveness could depend on the localization of the rotor tip. In a previous research, the(More)
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