Ramin Mazhari

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OBJECTIVE Impaired systolic function in the normally perfused myocardium adjacent to an ischemic region - the functional border zone - is thought to result from mechanical interactions across the perfusion boundary. We investigated how segment orientation and vessel involved affect regional strains in the functional border zone and whether altered stresses(More)
BACKGROUND Acute renal failure (ARF) occurs commonly in the intensive care unit (ICU), but predicting which patients will develop ARF is difficult. We set out to determine which risk factors would predict the development of ARF in critically ill patients who are admitted to the ICU without ARF. METHODS From August 2002 to April 2003, we enrolled(More)
Many cardiac disorders result in regionally altered myocardial mechanics. Although myocardial strain distributions can be measured experimentally and clinically, regional wall stresses must be computed from computational models. Combining these approaches can provide insight into the structural basis of regional dysfunction under conditions such as acute(More)
BACKGROUND Regional function in stunned myocardium is usually thought to be more depressed in the endocardium than the epicardium. This has been attributed to the greater loss of blood flow at the endocardium during ischemia. METHODS AND RESULTS We measured transmural distributions of 3D systolic strains relative to local myofiber axes in open-chest(More)
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