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An impressive and efficient improvement in the classical scale-space analysis was proposed by Perona and Malik (1990) where they describe the diffusion process known as the Perona-Malik (PM) equation. Despite the illposed nature of the PM equation, many of its applications could be carried with success in the signal processing field. On the other hand(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to clarify which recumbent position is preferred by patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) and to evaluate whether cardiac autonomic nervous activity is different among three recumbent positions (supine, left lateral decubitus, right lateral decubitus) in patients with CHF. BACKGROUND It remains unclear whether cardiac autonomic(More)
Mechanisms related to alterations in the diastolic properties of the left ventricle during angina were studied in seven patients with coronary artery disease. Single plane left ventriculograms were obtained using a high fidelity micromanometer-tipped catheter in both the resting state and immediately after rapid cardiac pacing. In all patients, typical(More)
The progression of regional dysfunction during angina pectoris was studied in eight patients with coronary artery disease. Single plane left ventriculograms were obtained using a high fidelity micromanometer-tipped catheter both at rest and immediately after rapid cardiac pacing. Each image of the left ventriculogram was digitized and transferred to a(More)
We propose an algorithm of blood vessel segmentation for MRA data in this paper. The generic region growing, as well as thresholding, is not appropriate to extract the whole part of the vessels on MRA data. This is because of the image property of the MRA, where the intensity of each pixel on the blood area depends on the amount of blood flow. Moreover,(More)
We investigated which recumbent position is preferred by patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and whether sympathetic nervous modulation differs in three recumbent positions. We assessed 12 patients with CHF by spectral analysis of heart-rate variability and measurement of plasma norepinephrine concentrations. The right lateral decubitus position was(More)
BACKGROUND It remains unclear whether circadian variation (CV) of cardiac autonomic nervous activity (CANA) is preserved in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) as in healthy subjects. We have demonstrated that CANA in CHF patients is largely affected by patient recumbent position. METHODS We studied eight mild to moderate CHF patients and eight age,(More)