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A model for left ventricular diastolic mechanics is formulated that takes into account noneligible wall thickness, incompressibility, finite deformation, nonlinear elastic effects, and the known fiber architecture of the ventricular wall. The model consists of a hollow cylindrical mass of muscle bound between two plates of negligible mass. The wall contains(More)
Left ventricular function was evaluated by single pass Tc-99m radionuclide ventriculography when potassium cardioplegia was combined with hypothermia. In 35 patients undergoing myocardial revascularization (3 CABG/patient) in which potassium cardioplegia at 4 degrees C was used, no patient developed a myocardial infarction either by electrocardiogram or(More)
The purpose of this prospective study was to determine the accuracy of ultrasonography in detecting radiolucent foreign bodies and to compare the performance of three newly trained emergency physicians with two experienced ultrasound technologists and one radiologist. One hundred-four chicken thighs were penetrated with a needle-driver, half of them(More)
In the study at hand, the authors pose the question how people are influenced by olfactory stimulation while solving an economic problem? The economic problem involves managing a strategic planning simulation experiment. To demonstrate the fundamental task of economic decisions, the authors run experiments in the laboratory. The purpose of this paper is to(More)
A previously existing model of cross-bridge kinetics is modified to make it applicable to cardiac muscle and incorporated into a macroscopic model of isolated heart muscle. Equations are formulated which describe the responses of this model during simulated isometric and isotonic contractions. These equations allow one to calculate the time variation of the(More)
Five patients with impaired left ventricular function (LV) and implanted AV sequential pacemakers underwent serial radionuclide angiograms. The goal was a non-invasive evaluation of the rapid changes in left ventricular performance elicited by rate, pacing mode and AV interval manipulation. End diastolic volume, end systolic volume, stroke volume and(More)
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