Richard Millis

Associate ProfessorHoward UniversityUnited States of America

The author teaches physiology at The Howard University College of Medicine. He has authored/co-authored more than 70 scientific articles. His research on obesity,identified physiological correlates of heart rate variability. His report on nicotine was of great help with developing the first smoke-free workplace in the US federal government. He developed the first database on antidotes to chemical and biological warfare agents, the first curriculum used to train physicians on chemical casualty care for the Persian Gulf War,and the first minority neuroscience fellowship program sponsored by the international Society for Neuroscience. He served as an evaluator for the National Institute of Mental Health’s Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness program, and as a consultant at the National Institute of Drug Abuse on AIDS cofactors. He also helped with the development of the first doctor assistant training program in sub-Saharan Africa,Ethiopia, as well as biomedical curricula for the National University of Rwanda after the execution of many of it’s professors during the Rwandan genocide.

2books edited

4chapters authored

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Electrocardiograms are one of the most widely used methods for evaluating the structure-function relationships of the heart in health and disease. This book is the first of two volumes which reviews recent advancements in electrocardiography. This volume lays the groundwork for understanding the technical aspects of these advancements. The five sections of this volume, Cardiac Anatomy, ECG Technique, ECG Features, Heart Rate Variability and ECG Data Management, provide comprehensive reviews of advancements in the technical and analytical methods for interpreting and evaluating electrocardiograms. This volume is complemented with anatomical diagrams, electrocardiogram recordings, flow diagrams and algorithms which demonstrate the most modern principles of electrocardiography. The chapters which form this volume describe how the technical impediments inherent to instrument-patient interfacing, recording and interpreting variations in electrocardiogram time intervals and morphologies, as well as electrocardiogram data sharing have been effectively overcome. The advent of novel detection, filtering and testing devices are described. Foremost, among these devices are innovative algorithms for automating the evaluation of electrocardiograms.

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