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We assess autonomic nervous system response during prolonged percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) using heart rate variability analysis with multifractal indices. These indices are used to evaluate the effects of the PTCA procedures at different arteries and locations. A total of 55 patients from the Staff3 database, with no prior history(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to identify optimal target propofol and remifentanil concentrations to avoid a gag reflex in response to insertion of an upper gastrointestinal endoscope. METHODS Patients presenting for endoscopy received target-controlled infusions (TCI) of both propofol and remifentanil for sedation-analgesia. Patients were(More)
This study aimed to develop a nonlinear support vector machine (SVM) model to detect ischemic events based on a dataset of QRS-derived and ST indices from non-ischemic and acute ischemic episodes. The study included 67 patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with 12-lead continuous and signal-averaged ECG recordings before and(More)
We present the estimation of a likelihood map for the location of the source of a chemical plume dispersed under atmospheric turbulence under uniform wind conditions. The main contribution of this work is to extend previous proposals based on Bayesian inference with binary detections to the use of concentration information while at the same time being(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe the changes in high-frequency QRS (HF-QRS) components due to myocardial ischemia provoked by prolonged artery occlusion during percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). Signal-averaged ECGs from 69 patients were obtained during PCI procedures and comparison of high-frequency components of the QRS at different(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the dynamics of the heart rate during myocardial ischemia produced by long PTCA procedures using multifractal signal properties. We found significant complex reactions due to the effects of coronary occlusion on the autonomic control of the cardiac rhythm which suggests that the multifractal indices may be a promising(More)
This paper presents the preliminary characterization results of a custom wind tunnel for designed for performing experiments on locating a volatile gas source with a mobile robot. Such experiments require a previous characterization of the wind tunnel as well as the definition of the configurable agents which are present during the experiments. This paper(More)
Myocardial ischemia may lead to significant changes in autonomic control of heart rate (HR) affecting its variability and alter beat-to-beat ventricular repolarization periods. We hypothesized that transient myocardial ischemia affects the complex dynamics of the HR and QT. The aim of this study was to assess the RR and QT interval time series complexity(More)
We assess the autonomic nervous system response during prolonged percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) by heart rate variability analysis using multifractal indices. These indices are also used to evaluate the effects of the PTCA at different arteries. The indices augmented significantly during transient ischemia and reperfusion periods(More)