provided assistance in the development of the analysis software and data verification. Summary This document describes the initial formulation (Version 1.0.0) of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program satellite data analysis procedures. Techniques are presented for calibrating geostationary satellite data with Sun synchronous satellite… (More)
BACKGROUND Glucose is a more efficient substrate for ATP production than free fatty acid (FFA). Insulin resistance (IR) results in higher FFA concentrations and impaired myocardial glucose use, potentially worsening ischemia. We hypothesized that metabolic manipulation with a hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp (HEC) would affect a greater improvement in left… (More)
An elegant solution to a fun problem is presented as a way to introduce dynamic programming. This problem, the Nine Tails, can be used as an introductory supplement to the traditional examples offered in many textbooks which cover dynamic programming.
BACKGROUND Enhancement of myocardial glucose uptake may reduce fatty acid oxidation and improve tolerance to ischemia. Hyperglycemia, in association with hyperinsulinemia, stimulates this metabolic change but may have deleterious effects on left ventricular (LV) function. The incretin hormone, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), also has favorable… (More)
BACKGROUND It remains to be determined whether patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) benefit from the addition of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). METHODS AND RESULTS We performed a literature search looking for studies of patients implanted with CRTs. Comparisons were performed between patients receiving… (More)
Background—Myocyte necrosis as a result of elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) occurs in approximately one third of cases and is associated with subsequent cardiovascular events. This study assessed the ability of remote ischemic preconditioning (IPC) to attenuate cardiac troponin I (cTnI) release after elective PCI. Methods and Results—Two… (More)