Preprint Papers

1.0 Cardiovascular Imaging


Assessment of Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity Using 4D Flow Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Methods Comparison
Sophia Houriez–Gombaud-Saintonge, Elie Mousseaux, Ioannis Bargiotas, Alain De Cesare, Thomas Dietenbeck, Kevin Bouaou, Alban Redheuil, Gilles Soulat, Umit Gencer, Damian Craiem, Yasmina Chenoune and Nadjia Kachenoura

Relative Aortic Blood Pressure Using 4D Flow MRI: Associations with Age and Aortic Tapering
Kevin Bouaou, Ioannis Bargiotas, Damian Craiem, Gilles Soulat, Thomas Dietenbeck, Sophia Houriez–Gombaud-Saintonge, Alain De Cesare, Umit Gencer, Alain Giron, Alban Redheuil, Didier Lucor, Elie Mousseaux and Nadjia Kachenoura

Lumen Border Segmentation at Intravascular Ultrasound Images Using Fuzzy Compound Approach
Mehdi Eslamizadeh, Gholamreza Attarodi, Nader Jafarnia Dabanloo, Javid Farhadi Sedehi and Seyed Kamaledin Setarehdan

A Platform for Quantifying Atrial Structural Remodelling
Orod Razeghi, Rashed Karim, John Whitaker, Catalina Tobon Gomez and Steven Niederer

Preliminary Computational Framework to Map MRI-Derived Markers to Predict Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Carolina Vallecilla, Martino Alessandrini, Claudio Fabbri, Corrado Tomasi, Cristiana Corsi and Stefano Severi

GPU Implementation of Levenberg-Marquardt Optimization for T1 Mapping
Shufang Liu, Aurélien Bustin, Darius Burschka, Anne Menini and Freddy Odille

2.1 Cardiac Resynchronization


The VED Meter – a New Tool to Measure the Ventricular Conduction Abnormalities in Heart Failure Patients
Filip Plesinger, Pavel Jurak, Josef Halamek, Pavel Leinveber, Scott McNitt, Arthur J. Moss, Wojciech Zareba and Jean-Pilippe Couderc

Integration of Electrical, Structural, and Anatomical Imaging for the Guidance of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Uyen Chau Nguyen, Matthijs Cluitmans, Casper Mihl, Justin J.G. Luermans, Bas L.J.H. Kietselaer, Sebastiaan C.A.M. Bekkers, Suzanne Gommers, Paul Volders, Frits W. Prinzen and Kevin Vernooy

2.2 Heart Failure


Semantic Biomarker Selection for Functional Genomics of Heart Failure Model Organisms
Ludwig Lausser, Steffen Just, Wolfgang Rottbauer and Hans Kestler

L1 Penalized Cox Regression to Characterize Cardiovascular Events in Hypertensive Patients
Rafael García-Carretero, Óscar Barquero-Pérez, Inmaculada Mora-Jiménez, Cristina Soguero-Ruiz, Rebeca Goya-Esteban, Antonio G. Marques and Javier Ramos

Classification of Congenital Heart Diseases By SVM-MFCC Using Phonocardiograph
Gholamreza Attarodi, Asghar Tareh, Nader Jafarnia Dabanloo and Ali Adeliansedehi

Diagnosis of Aortic Valve Stenosis Based on PCG Signal Using Wavelet Packet Decomposition (WPD) and Parametric Models
Pegah Derakhshan Mehr, Nader Jafarnia Dabanloo, Gholamreza Attarodi, Keivan Maghooli and Nazanin Hemmati

Progression towards Heart Failure after Myocardial Infarction Is Accompanied by a Change in the Spatial QRS-T Angle
Marjolein C. De Jongh, Agnese Sbrollini, Arie C. Maan, Enno T. Van der Velde, M.J. Schalij and Cees A. Swenne

2.3 Vascular Mechanics


Non-invasive Technique for Determining Local PWV in the Human Ascending Aorta
Madalina Negoita, Alun D Hughes, Kim H Parker and Ashraf W Khir

3.0 Ambulatory ECG


Linking Changes in Heart Rate Variability to Mood Changes in Daily Life
Oliver Carr, Fernando Andreotti, Kate Saunders, Amy Bilderbeck, Guy Goodwin and Maarten De Vos

Arm-ECG Bipolar Leads Signal Recovery Methods for Wearable Long-term Heart Rate and Rhythm Monitoring
William David Lynn, Omar Escalona, Pedro Vizcaya and David McEneaney

3.1 Atrial Fibrillation


Stability of Conduction Patterns in Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
Pawel Kuklik, Benjamin Schäffer, Ruken Ö Akbulak, Mario Jularic, Christiane Jungen, Jana Nuehrich, Niklas Klatt, Christian Eickholt, Christian Meyer and Stephan Willems

The Combination of Pulmonary Vein Electrophysiology and Atrial Fibrosis Determines Driver Location
Caroline Roney, Jason Bayer, Rémi Dubois, Marianna Meo, Hubert Cochet, Pierre Jaïs and Edward Vigmond

Computational Evaluation of Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation Settings for Variable Atrial Tissue Depth and Blood Flow Conditions
Desmond Dillon-Murphy, David Nordsletten, Navjeevan Soor, Henry Chubb, Mark O’Neill, Adelaide de Vecchi and Oleg Aslanidi

A Predictive Personalised Model For The Left Atrium
Cesare Corrado, Steven Williams, Gernot Plank, Mark O’Neill and Steven Niederer

Validating Features for Atrial Fibrillation Detection from Photoplethysmogram under Hospital and Free-living Conditions
Linda M. Eerikäinen, Lukas Dekker, Alberto G. Bonomi, Rik Vullings, Fons Schipper, Jenny Margarito, Helma M. de Morree and Ronald M. Aarts

Identification of Atrial Fibrillation Episodes Using a Camera as Contactless Sensor
Valentina Corino, Luca Iozzia, Andrea Mariani, Giacomo D’Alessandro, Claudia D’Ettorre, Luca Cerina, Giorgio Scarpini, Federico Lombardi and Luca Mainardi

Noninvasive Characterization of Short- and Long-Term Recurrence of Atrial Signals During Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
Pietro Bonizzi, Stef Zeemering, Joël Karel, Muhammad Haziq Kamarul Azman, Theo Lankveld, Ulrich Schotten, Harry Crijns, Ralf Peeters and Olivier Meste

Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Hierarchical Activation: from Highest DF Sites to Wave Fractionation at the Boundaries
João Salinet, Fernando Schlindwein, Peter Stafford, Tiago Almeida, Xin Li, Frederique Vanheusden, Maria de la Salud Guillem Sánchez and G. André Ng

A Robust Detection Method of Short Atrial Fibrillation Episodes
Zouhair Haddi, Jean-François Pons, Stéphane Delliaux, Bouchra Ananou, Jean-Claude Deharo, Ahmed Charaï, Rachid Bouchakour and Mustapha Ouladsine

The Efficacy of Class III Anti-arrhythmic Drug Action in 3D Canine Atrial Models: Is the blockade of IKCa pro- or anti-arrhythmic?
Marta Varela, Purwa Dar, Jules Hancox and Oleg Aslanidi

Level-set Method for Robust Analysis of Optical Mapping Recordings of Fibrillation
Daniel Gurevich, Conner Herndon, Ilija Uzelac, Flavio Fenton and Roman Grigoriev

Photoplethysmogram Modeling During Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: Detector Evaluation
Andrius Solo_enko, Andrius Petr_nas, Vaidotas Marozas and Leif Sörnmo

Image-based Computational Evaluation of the Competing Effect of Atrial Wall Thickness and Fibrosis on Re-entrant Drivers for Atrial Arrhythmias
Aditi Roy, Marta Varela and Oleg Aslanidi

A High Resolution Bi-atrial Optical Mapping System for the Analysis of Arrhythmia in the Hypertensive Heart
Girish Ramlugun, Gregory Sands, Jichao Zhao, Ian LeGrice and Bruce Smaill

Atrial Electro-anatomic Mapping with a Novel Noncontact Approach
Shu Meng, Jichao Zhao, Nigel Lever, Gregory Sands, Laura Bear, Anne Gillis and Bruce Smaill

3.2 Bedside and Long-Term Monitoring


Non-Invasive Detection of Intracranial Hypertension using Random Forests
Federico Wadehn, Thomas Heldt, Dario Walser, Marek Czosnyka and Michal Bohdanowicz

Wrist and Arm Body Surface Bipolar ECG Leads Signal and Sensor Study for Long-term Rhythm Monitoring
Omar Escalona, Louise McFrederick, Maira Borges, Pedro Linares, Ricardo Villegas, Gilberto Perpiñan, James McLaughlin and David McEneaney

3.3 Conduction Disorders and Pacemakers


Design and Presenting of a Novel Algorithm Using Anfis for New Generation of Cardiac Pacemakers
Asghar Dabiri Aghdam, Nader Jafarnia Dabanloo, Gholamreza Attarodi, Mohammad Sattari and Nazanin Hemmati

3.4 Sudden Death and Defibrillation


Removing Piston-driven Mechanical Chest Compression Artefacts from the ECG
Iraia Isasi, Unai Irusta, Elisabete Aramendi, Unai Ayala, Erik Alonso, Jo Kramer-Johansen and Trygve Eftestol

An Investigation into the Use of the Impedance Cardiogram as a Predictor of Manual Chest Compression Efficacy
Olibhéar McAlister, Dewar D. Finlay, Raymond R. Bond, Daniel Guldenring, Ben McCartney, Laura Davis, Hannah Torney, Paul Crawford, Frances Denny, Rebecca Funston and David McEneaney

3.5 Ventricular Arrhythmias


Spiral-wave Instability in a Medium with a Gradient in the Fibroblast Density: a Computational Study
Soling Zimik and Rahul Pandit

Optimisation of the Global Re-entry Vulnerability Index to Minimise Cycle Length Dependency and Prediction of Ventricular Arrhythmias During Human Epicardial Sock Mapping
Michele Orini, Peter Taggart, Martin Hayward and Pier Lambiase

Prediction of the Exit Site of Ventricular Tachycardia Based on Different ECG Lead Systems
Micha_ Kania, Yves Coudière, Hubert Cochet, Michel Haïssaguerre, Pierre Jaïs and Mark Potse

Prediction of Ventricular Fibrillation from HRV Signals Using Combination of Genetic Algorithm and Neural Networks
Javid Farhadi Sedehi, Nader Jafarnia Dabanloo, Gholamreza Attarodi and Mehdi Eslamizadeh

Evaluating the Risks of Arrhythmia through Big Data: Automatic Processing and Neural Networks to Classify Epicardial Electrograms
Carlos Ledezma, Benjamin Kappler, Veronique Meijborg, Bas Boukens, Marco Stijnen, PJ Tan and Vanessa Diaz-Zuccarini

Prediction of Ventricular Tachycardia Using Nonlinear Features of Heart Rate Variability and Artificial Neural Network Classifier
Nastaran Ehtiati, Gholamreza Attarodi, Nader Jafarnia Dabanloo, Javid Farhadi Sedehi and Ali Moti Nasrabadi

Computational Study of the Effect of KCNJ2 E299V Mutation on Ventricular Arrhythmogenesis and Electromechanics
Jiyeong Lee, Yoo Seok Kim and Ki Moo Lim

Influence of KCNQ1 S140G Mutation on Human Ventricular Arrhythmogenesis and Pumping Performance
Daun Jeong and Ki Moo Lim

Automatic Coordinate Prediction of the Exit of Ventricular Tachycardia from 12-Lead Electrocardiogram
Prashnna Gyawali, Shuhang Chen, Huafeng Liu, B. Milan Horacek, John L. Sapp and Linwei Wang

4.0 Automated ECG Analysis and Signal Processing


Pathline Strategy for Reconstructing Coherent Conduction Velocity Maps During Arrhythmias
Ismael Hernández-Romero, Alejandro Liberos, Miguel Rodrigo, Carlos Figuera, Maria de la Salud Guillem Sánchez, Francisco Fernández-Avilés, Ángel Arenal, Felipe Atienza and Andreu M. Climent

Fine Tuning of the Dynamic Low-pass Filter for Electromyographic Noise Suppression in Electrocardiograms
Ivaylo Christov, Tatiana Neycheva and Ramun Schmid

Quantitative Measurement of Respiratory Split in the Second Heart Sound
Hong Tang, Huaming Chen and Ting Li

Beyond HRV: Analysis of ECG Signals using Attractor Reconstruction
Jane Lyle, Peter Charlton, Esther Bonet-Luz, Gary Chaffey, Mark Christie, Manasi Nandi and Philip Aston

A Four-Lead Real Time Arrhythmia Analysis Algorithm
Jianwei Su, Jian Dai, Zehong Guan, Zehui SUN, Wenyu Ye and Cadathur Rajagopalan

Arrhythmia Classification in Long-Term Data Using Relative RR Intervals
Marcus Vollmer

A Group Lasso Based Method for Automatic Physiological Rhythm Analysis
Rebeca Goya-Esteban, Óscar Barquero-Pérez, Carlos Figuera, Arcadi García-Alberola and Jose Luis Rojo-Alvarez

An ECG Web Services Portal for Standard and Serial ECG Analysis with Enhanced 3D Graphical Capabilities
Jocelyne Fayn and Paul Rubel

“Comparative Study of Lossless ECG Signal Compression Techniques for Wireless Networks”
Rupali Tornekar and Suhas Gajre

Morphology Based Detection of Premature Ventricular Contractions
Rohit Hadia, Daniel Guldenring, Dewar Finlay, Alan Kennedy, Ghalib Janjua, Raymond Bond and James McLaughlin

Spatial Distribution and Orientation of a Single Moving Dipole Computed in 12-Lead ECGs in a Healthy Population Using a Spherically Bounded Model
Vito Starc and Cees A. Swenne

Human Activity Recognition for Physical Rehabilitation Using Wearable Sensors Fusion and Artificial Neural Networks
Eliasz Kantoch

ECG as a Tool to Estimate Potassium and Calcium Concentrations in the Extracellular Space
Nicolas Pilia, Olaf Doessel, Gustavo Lenis and Axel Loewe

AThrIA: a New Adaptive Threshold Identification Algorithm for Electrocardiographic P Waves
Agnese Sbrollini, Sofia Mercanti, Angela Agostinelli, Micaela Morettini, Francesco Di Nardo, Sandro Fioretti and Laura Burattini

4.1 Body Surface Mapping and Inverse Solution


Analyzing Source Sampling to Reduce Error in ECG Forward Simulations
Jess Tate, Karli Gillette, Brett Burton, Wilson Good, Jaume Coll-Font, Dana Brooks and Rob MacLeod

How Accurately Can the Method of Fundamental Solutions Solve the Inverse Problem of Electrocardiology?
Peter Johnston

Including a Priori Knowledge in the Solution of the Inverse Problem During Atrial Fibrillation
Víctor Suárez-Gutiérrez, Miguel Ángel Cámara, Óscar Barquero-Pérez, Ismael Hernández-Romero, Maria de la Salud Guillem Sánchez, Andreu M. Climent, Felipe Alonso-Atienza and Carlos Figuera

A Novel Method for Deriving the 12-Lead ECG from Body Surface Potential Maps
Laura Bear, Peter Huntjens, Mark Potse, Josselin Duchateau, Sylvain Ploux and Remi Dubois

Exploring Possible Choices of the Tikhonov Regularization Parameter for the Method of Fundamental Solution in Electrocardiography
Judit Chamorro-Servent, Rémi Dubois and Yves Coudière

Effect of the Geometric Inaccuracy in MARS-based Inverse ECG Solution Approach
Önder Nazım Onak, Ye_im Serina_ao_lu Do_rusöz and Gerhard Wilhelm Weber

On the Correctness of the Transmembrane Potential Based Inverse Problem of ECG
Vitaly Kalinin, Alexander Kalinin, Walther Schulze, Danila Potyagaylo and Alexander Shlapunov

L_0 Norm Based Sparse Regularization for Non-invasive Infarct Detection Using ECG Signal
Sandesh Ghimire and Linwei Wang

A 64-Lead Body Surface Potential Mapping System
João Salinet, Victor Gonçalves Marques, Marcelo Mazzeto, Erick Camargo, Carlos Pastore and Idágene Cestari

Solving Inaccuracies in the Heart Position and Orientation for Inverse Solution by Using Electrical Information
Miguel Rodrigo, Andreu M. Climent, Alejandro Liberos, Ismael Hernández-Romero, Angel Arenal, Javier Bermejo, Francisco Fernandez-Aviles, Felipe Atienza and Maria de la Salud Guillem Sánchez

ECG Imaging of Simulated Atrial Fibrillation: Imposing Epi-Endocardial Similarity Facilitates the Reconstruction of Transmembrane Voltages
Steffen Schuler, Danila Potyagaylo and Olaf Doessel

4.2 ECG Diagnostic Criteria and Risk Prediction


Electrocardiographic Parameters Indicative for Increased Risk of Adverse Events in Diabetics after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Dimiter Simov, Ivaylo Christov, Iana Simova, Mikhail Matveev and Ivo Petrov

Detecting ECG Limb Lead-wire Interchanges Involving the Right Leg Lead-wire
Richard Gregg, E. William Hancock and Saeed Babaeizadeh

Characterizing Electrocardiographic Changes During Pre-seizure Periods through Temporal and Spectral Features
Lucia Billeci and Maurizio Varanini

Modeling Cardiovascular Condition Evolution in Hypertensive Population Using Graph Signal Processing
Antonio G. Marques, Cristina Soguero-Ruiz, Javier Ramos, Inmaculada Mora-Jiménez, Rebeca Goya-Esteban, Rafael García-Carretero and Óscar Barquero-Pérez

4.3 ECG Repolarization


T-wave Morphology Restitution Dependency with Heart Rate Range and Its Association with Sudden Cardiac Death in Chronic Heart Failure
Julia Ramírez, Michele Orini, Esther Pueyo and Pablo Laguna

Second Heart Sound Onset to Identify T-Wave Offset
Agnese Sbrollini, Marta Beghella Bartoli, Angela Agostinelli, Micaela Morettini, Francesco Di Nardo, Sandro Fioretti and Laura Burattini

Assessment of Spatial Heterogeneity of Ventricular Repolarization after Quinidine in Healthy Subjects
Valentina Corino, Roberto Sassi, Luca Mainardi and Massimo Rivolta

Quantification of hERG Block from the ECG
Johan De Bie, Brian Chiu, David Mortara, Cristiana Corsi and Stefano Severi

Theoretical Assessment of a Repolarization Time Marker Based on the Intracardiac Bipolar Electrogram
Michele Orini, Stefan van Duijvenboden, Neil Srinivasan, Malcolm Finlay, Peter Taggart and Pier Lambiase

Comparison of ECG T-wave Duration and Morphology Restitution Markers for Sudden Cardiac Death Prediction in Chronic Heart Failure
Julia Ramírez, Michele Orini, Esther Pueyo and Pablo Laguna

Beat-to-beat T-peak-T-end Interval Duration Variability Assessed by RR-Interval Histogram Analysis in Healthy Sedentary and Athlete
Olivassé Nasario-Junior, Paulo Roberto Benchimol-Barbosa and Jurandir Nadal

4.4 Exercise ECG Testing


T-wave Alternans Presence in Young Competitive Athletes – to Be or Not to Be Accepted as a Prognostic Factor?
Iana Simova, Ivan Gruev, Giovanni Bortolan, Ivaylo Christov and Sofia Georgieva

4.5 Ischemia and Infarction


Using Generalised Polynomial Chaos to Examine Various Parameters in a Half-ellipsoidal Ventricular Model of Partial Thickness Ischaemia
Barbara Johnston and Peter Johnston

The STAFF III Database: ECGs Recorded During Acutely Induced Myocardial Ischemia
Juan Pablo Martínez, Olle Pahlm, Michael Ringborn, Stafford Warren, Pablo Laguna and Leif Sornmo

4.6 Other ECG


Attenuation of QRS Power in the Frequency Range from 0.05 to 1 kHz
Josef Halamek, Pavel Leinveber, Filip Plesinger, Magdalena Matejkova and Pavel Jurak

New Improved Methodology for ECG Signal Compression
Rupali Tornekar and Suhas Gajre

5.0 Cardiovascular Models


Statistical Variations of Heart Orientation in Healthy Adults
Freddy Odille, Shufang Liu, Peter van Dam and Jacques Felblinger

Sensitivity Analysis of the QT and JTpeak Intervals from a High-resolution Human Left-ventricular Wedge Model
Massimo W Rivolta, Roberto Sassi, Viatcheslav Gurev, John J Rice, Coeli M Lopes and Jean-Philippe Couderc

Application of Cardiac Impedance Signal in the Reservoir-Wave Model of Circulatory System in Humans
Marek _yli_ski, Wiktor Niewiadomski, Marta Sadowiec, Marcel M_y_czak and Gerard Cybulski

5.1 Ion Channels and Subcellular Models


Lead and Carbon Monoxide Effects on Human Atrial Action Potential. in Silico Study
Catalina Tobon, Diana C Pachajoa, Juan P Ugarte, Andres Orozco-Duque and Javier Saiz

5.2 Membrane and Cellular Models


One-dimensional Simulation of Alternating Conduction under Hyperkalaemic Conditions
Jiaqi Liu, Yuan Gao, Yinglan Gong, Ling Xia, Wenlong Xu, Mingfeng Jiang and Gangmin Ning

Using Populations of Models to Navigate Big Data in Electrophysiology: Evaluation of Parameter Sensitivity of Action Potential Models
Carlos Ledezma, Benjamin Kappler, Veronique Meijborg, Bas Boukens, Marco Stijnen, PJ Tan and Vanessa Diaz-Zuccarini

The Role of the Ina-Ik1 Complex on Human Ventricular Conduction Velocity
Peter Marinov, Alfonso Bueno-Orovio and Blanca Rodriguez

In Silico Analysis of the Effects of Fibroblasts Coupling to Atrial Myocytes under Conditions of Atrial Fibrillation Remodeling
Jorge Sánchez, Beatriz Trenor and Javier Saiz

A Big Data Approach to Myocyte Membrane Analysis: Using Populations of Models to Understand the Cellular Causes of Heart Failure
Carlos Ledezma, Benjamin Kappler, Veronique Meijborg, Bas Boukens, Marco Stijnen, PJ Tan and Vanessa Diaz-Zuccarini

Dimension Reduction for the Emulation of Cardiac Electrophysiology Models for Single Cells and Tissue
Brodie Lawson, Chris Drovandi, Pamela Burrage, Blanca Rodriguez and Kevin Burrage

5.3 Modeling Drug Effects and Mutations


In Silico Assessment of Nifedipine Effects on Human Heart Cells: Pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic Analyses at the Population Level
Mitra Abbasi and Sebastian Polak

IKs Computational Modeling to Enforce the Investigation of D242N, a KV7.1 LQTS Mutation
Chiara Bartolucci, Cristina Moreno, Anna Oliveras, Carmen Muñoz, Alicia de la Cruz, Diego A. Peraza, Juan R Gimeno, Mercedes Martín-Martínez, Stefano Severi, Antonio Felipe, Pier D Lambiase, Teresa Gonzalez and Carmen Valenzuela

5.4 Multiscale and Whole Heart Models


Maximization of Left Atrial Information through the Optimization of ECG Lead Systems
Axel Loewe, Sebastian Debatin, Gustavo Lenis and Olaf Doessel

A Three-dimensional Computational Model of Action Potential Propagation through a Network of Individual Cells.
Pierre-Elliott Bécue, Mark Potse and Yves Coudière