Prithwish Banerjee

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Recent epidemiological studies suggest that 30% to 50% of patients with heart failure (HF) have preserved left ventricular (LV) systolic function. These patients, often presumed to have diastolic heart failure (DHF), appear to have lower short-term but similar long-term mortality when compared to patients with HF and LV systolic dysfunction. Rates of(More)
Coronary artery aneurysms are commonly of atherosclerotic origin and are frequently asymptomatic. However, they may have varied presentations including angina, myocardial infarction, and sudden death. A case of a giant right coronary artery aneurysm presenting with acute myocardial infarction is presented, where the aneurysm appeared to be a mediastinal(More)
This investigation evaluated training responses to prolonged electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) in sedentary adults. Fifteen healthy subjects (10 men, 5 women) with a sedentary lifestyle completed a 6-wk training program during which they completed an average of 29 1-h EMS sessions. The form of EMS used by the subjects was capable of eliciting a(More)
Conventional exercise training has been shown conclusively to improve exercise capacity, quality of life, and even reduce mortality in chronic heart failure. Unfortunately, not all heart failure patients are suitable for conventional exercise programs for various reasons. The exciting new technique of electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) of large groups of(More)
Heart failure with normal systolic function has been equated to diastolic heart failure (DHF). DHF appears to be quite common in the elderly, especially in elderly women with hypertension. Recent epidemiologic studies suggest that 30%-50% of patients with heart failure may have DHF. Morbidity for DHF is considerable and comparable to that of heart failure(More)
Heart failure with preserved systolic function is considered by some to be synonymous with diastolic heart failure (DHF). Although recent epidemiological studies have suggested that DHF constitutes 30-50% of all patients with heart failure, many cardiologists dealing with ambulant heart failure patients on a daily basis find that the vast majority of heart(More)
In this work multiwavelength digital holography is applied to calculate the volume displacement of various topographic surface features. To accurately measure the volume displacement of macroscopic features, long synthetic wavelengths up to several millimeters are generated using tunable IR laser sources. Practical methods of implementation are considered,(More)
Intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP) are commonly used in the setting of an acute myocardial infarction that is complicated by cardiogenic shock or mechanical complications such as a ventricular septal defect or papillary muscle rupture. IABP has also been shown to be useful in patients with refractory and hemodynamically unstable ventricular arrhythmias and(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombolysis is still the first line of treatment for acute myocardial infarction in the United Kingdom. In a significant proportion of these patients thrombolytic therapy fails to restore patency of the occluded artery or is followed by early re-infarction. The best management of this group of patients is not clear although repeat doses of(More)