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A new generation of sub-second multi-slices computed tomography (MSCT) scanners, which allow a complete coronary coverage, is becoming widely available. Nevertheless, they need to be associated with 3D processing tools to quantify the coronary diseases. This study proposes to evaluate a new 3D moment-based method for the extraction of the coronary network(More)
This manuscript describes our recent developments towards better understanding of the mechanisms amenable to cardiac resynchronization therapy response. We report the results from a full multimodal dataset corresponding to eight patients from the euHeart project. The datasets include echocardiography, MRI and electrophysiological studies. We investigate two(More)
Fengabine is a new GABAmimetic compound active in animal models predictive of antidepressant activity. The present overview reports the results of 6 double-blind trials versus tricyclics (TCAs) (3 in outpatients and 3 in inpatients). Overall, 398 adult patients (149 males and 249 females) were treated; 194 with fengabine and 204 with TCAs (98 clomipramine,(More)
Patient-specific cardiac modeling can help in understanding pathophysiology and therapy planning. However it requires to combine functional and anatomical data in order to build accurate models and to personalize the model geometry, kinematics, electrophysiology and mechanics. Personalizing the electromechanical coupling from medical images is a challenging(More)
This paper aims to define and describe features of the motion of coronary arteries in two and three dimensions, presented as geometrical parameters that identify motion patterns. The main left coronary artery centerlines, obtained from digital subtraction angiography (DSA) image sequences, are first reconstructed. Thereafter, global and local motion(More)
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has been shown to improve cardiovascular function in specific patients suffering from heart failure. This procedure still needs to be optimized to overcome the high rate of implanted patients that do not respond to this therapy. We propose in this work a better characterization of the electro-mechanical (EM) coupling(More)
The goal of this work is to assess global cardiac function in terms of ventricular volume from Multi-Slice Computed Tomography dynamic dataset. We propose an approach for the segmentation of the left ventricle and the measurement of the ventricular volume along the whole cardiac cycle. It is based on the segmentation of the left cavities using a fuzzy(More)
This paper reports on a method for left ventricle three-dimensional (3-D) reconstruction from two orthogonal ventriculograms. The proposed algorithm is voxel-based and takes into account the conical projection geometry associated with the biplane image acquisition equipment. The reconstruction process starts with an initial ellipsoidal approximation derived(More)