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The incidence and prognostic significance of ventricular arrhythmias identified by 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiography (Holter) was prospectively assessed in 74 patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC). The criteria for diagnosis of IDC were based on clinical and cardiac catheterization findings. Holter monitoring was performed at the time(More)
The use of components significantly helps in development of real-time embedded systems. There have been a number of component frameworks developed for this purpose, and some of them have already became well established in this area. Even though these frameworks share the general idea of component-based development, they significantly differ in the range of(More)
Our undergraduate curriculum includes a one semester course on object-oriented programming in the C# language and the .NET platform. The course underwent a major change in its labs organization two years ago - an introduction of regular one-week lab assignments motivated by a need to enhance unsatisfactory skills of students attending the course. However(More)
UNLABELLED In 24 patients with aortic stenosis (13 men and 11 women, aged 47 to 80 years; mean age 67 years) a percutaneous angioplasty of the aortic valve was performed. The NYHA functional class improved in 20 patients. There was also a significant (p less than 0.01) decrease of the mean aortic gradient from 75.1 +/- 21.8 mm Hg to 45.3 +/- 11.7 mm Hg as(More)
In 162 patients with acute transmural myocardial infarction, combined intravenous and intracoronary thrombolytic therapy with streptokinase was initiated. In vessels that remained occluded, mechanical recanalization was performed with a 3F recanalization catheter (group I, n = 79) or a 4F Grüntzig balloon catheter (group II, n = 83). After reperfusion,(More)
The incidence and prognostic significance of electrically induced ventricular arrhythmias were prospectively assessed in 42 patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. All patients underwent 24-hour, long-term electrocardiographic (Holter) monitoring and 30 were analyzed by a signal-averaging vectorcardiographic procedure at entry into the study. Their(More)
A prospective study was conducted in 267 patients with angiographically defined coronary artery disease without documented ventricular tachycardia to determine the prognostic significance of repetitive ventricular response (RVR) after programmed electrical stimulation (PES). The patients were classified inducible if RVR with 3 or more echo beats (RVR(More)
The Holter tapes of 61 patients (46 men, mean age +/- standard deviation 65 +/- 11 years) with sudden cardiac death while being monitored were analyzed. Thirty-eight patients were known to have coronary artery disease, 5 had cardiomyopathy, and 7 had aortic valve disease. Etiology remained unknown in 11 patients. Mean New York Heart Association functional(More)
Strong pressure on deployment of embedded control systems on a low-cost hardware leads to the need of optimizing software architectures to minimize resource demands. Nevertheless, releasing the resources not needed in specific phases of system execution is only rarely supported by todays component frameworks, mainly since information about the system state(More)