Robert Biederman

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We investigate machine learning methods for diagnostic screening of heart disease. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, causing more deaths than all types of cancers combined. Early diagnosis of heart disease in women is harder than it is in men and typically requires the administration of several clinical tests on the patient.(More)
Giant cell myocarditis, but not cardiac sarcoidosis, is known to cause fulminant myocarditis resulting in severe heart failure. However, giant cell myocarditis and cardiac sarcoidosis are pathologically similar, and attempts at pathological differentiation between the two remain difficult. We are presenting a case of fulminant myocarditis that has(More)
A 46-year-old man was intubated because of congestive heart failure exacerbation, and was placed on dopamine/ dobutamine for persistent low systolic blood pressure (75 to 85 mm Hg). One year before his mitral valve was replaced, a pacemaker was placed, and he underwent tricuspid valvulo-plasty and coronary artery bypass grafting, all secondary to infective(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with newly diagnosed dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and advanced heart failure have a very high morbidity and mortality with an unpredictable clinical course. We investigated the role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging using late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) in this cohort of high-risk patients. We hypothesized that LGE has(More)
The use of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) for the interrogation of the cardiovascular system is well established. As surgical techniques evolve seeking to address ischemic cardiomyopathic patients with increasing levels of cardiac functional perturbations, an imaging technique that is sufficiently comprehensive to complement these approaches is(More)
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