“Hidden” takotsubo cardiomyopathy in cardiac care unit

ConclusionTakotsubo cardiomyopathy may develop in critically ill cardiac diseases but are often underdiagnosed. Careful echocardiographic examination is needed to unveil these “hidden” TC.
Source: Journal of Echocardiography - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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In this paper we develop an adaptive transform-domain technique based on rational function systems. It is of general importance in several areas of signal theory, including filter design, transfer function approximation, system identification, control theory etc. The construction of the proposed method is discussed in the framework of a general mathematical model called variable projection. First we generalize this method by adding dimension type free parameters. Then we deal with the optimization problem of the free parameters. To this order, based on the well-known particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm, we develop ...
Source: IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
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Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: The Editors' Perspectives Source Type: research
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Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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