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The Effect of Shen-Yuan-Dan Capsule on Autophagy-Related Gene Atg13 Promoter Methylation and Genomic Methylation Levels in Atherosclerotic Mice.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 May;36(3):260-267

Department of Cardiovascular, Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Capital Medical University.

Background: Moderate autophagy plays a positive role in the prevention of atherosclerosis. Aberrant promoter methylation of autophagic genes can affect autophagy. Shen-Yuan-Dan Capsule (SYDC), a traditional Chinese medicine, can prevent atherosclerosis in high-fat-fed mice. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7220961PMC

Comparison of Arrhythmia Detection by 24-Hour Holter and 14-Day Continuous Electrocardiography Patch Monitoring.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 May;36(3):251-259

School of Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City.

Background: Although 24-hour Holter monitoring is routinely used for patients with suspected paroxysmal arrhythmia, its sensitivity in detecting such arrhythmias is insufficient.

Methods: We compared a 14-day electrocardiography (ECG) monitor patch - a single-use, noninvasive, waterproof, continuous monitoring patch - with a 24-hour Holter monitor in 32 consecutive patients with suspected arrhythmia.

Results: The 14-day ECG patch was well tolerated, and its rates of detection of relevant arrhythmias on days 1, 3, 7, and 14 were 13%, 28%, 47%, and 66%, respectively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.6515/ACS.202005_36(3).20190903ADOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7220965PMC

One-Year Mortality Risk Stratification in Patients Hospitalized for Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Construction of TSOC-HFrEF Risk Scoring Model.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 May;36(3):240-250

Chang Gung University Medical School.

Background: Most previous risk prediction models in patients hospitalized for heart failure (HF) are derived from populations in Western countries, and it is unclear whether these models are applicable to Asian populations. This study aimed to construct a risk score system for predicting one-year mortality risk in Asian patients and to compare the applicability of this risk score system with the 3C-HF score system.

Methods: We used the population in the Taiwan Society of Cardiology-Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (TSOC-HFrEF) registry, which is a prospective cohort of patients admitted for acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) in Taiwan. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.6515/ACS.202005_36(3).20190826BDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7220968PMC

The Use and Clinical Outcomes of Single-Burr Rotational Atherectomy: The Experience of a Local Hospital in Taiwan.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 May;36(3):233-239

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taitung MacKay Memorial Hospital, Taitung.

Background: Treating heavily calcified lesions is a challenge and is associated with high re-stenosis and target lesion revascularization (TLR). Before stent implantation, lesions must be adequately prepared using rotational atherectomy (RA), which has shown favorable results. The study aims to report our hospital's clinical outcomes when using rotational atherectomy on complex and heavily calcified coronary lesions with a single-burr strategy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.6515/ACS.202005_36(3).20190922ADOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7220959PMC
May 2020
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Impact of Acute Kidney Injury and Baseline Renal Impairment on Prognosis Among Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

Authors:
Ming-Yan Jiang

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 May;36(3):223-232

Division of Nephrology, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan.

Background: Both chronic kidney disease (CKD) and acute kidney injury (AKI) are associated with adverse consequences among patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, it remains undetermined whether the impact of CKD and post-PCI AKI are similar. We aimed to discriminate between the impact of CKD and post-PCI AKI on short- and long-term outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.6515/ACS.202005_36(3).20190920ADOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7220960PMC

Impact of Apelin-13 on the Development of Coronary Artery Ectasia.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 May;36(3):216-222

Department of Cardiology, Tianjin Union Medical Center, Tianjin, China.

Background: Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is the limitation or diffuse expansion of the epicardial coronary artery. In most cases, the pathological basis of CAE is considered to be coronary atherosclerosis. Previous studies have confirmed the association between Apelin and arterial atherosclerosis. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7220970PMC

Apnea Hypopnea Index is an Independent Predictor of Coronary Microcirculatory Dysfunction in Stable Angina Pectoris Patients with a Single Borderline Lesion.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 May;36(3):207-215

Department of Cardiology, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University.

Background: To investigate the effect and possible mechanism of obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome on coronary microcirculation in stable angina pectoris (SAP) patients with a single borderline lesion.

Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 102 SAP patients with a single critical lesion [fractional flow reserve > 0.80] who were divided into an abnormal microcirculatory function group [index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) ≥ 25, n = 52] and normal microcirculatory function (NMF) group (IMR < 25, n = 50). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7220967PMC

Safety and Cumulative Incidence of Major Cardiovascular Events with Ticagrelor in Taiwanese Patients with Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A 12-Month, Prospective, Phase IV, Multicenter, Single-Arm Study.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 May;36(3):195-206

Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.

Background: Ticagrelor, an oral, direct-acting, and reversible P2Y receptor antagonist, inhibits platelet activation and aggregation. This phase IV, single-arm study analyzed the safety and tolerability of ticagrelor in Taiwanese patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) during 1 year of follow-up.

Methods: Patients aged ≥ 20 years with an index event of NSTEMI received ticagrelor (180 mg loading and 90 mg doses twice daily thereafter) plus low-dose aspirin (100 mg/day) for up to 1 year. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7220962PMC

Endothelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition in Calcific Aortic Valve Disease.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 May;36(3):183-194

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Shandong Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University.

Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) represents a significant threat to cardiovascular health worldwide, and the incidence of this sclerocalcific valve disease has rapidly increased along with a rise in life expectancy. Compelling evidence has suggested that CAVD is an actively and finely regulated pathophysiological process even though it has been referred to as "degenerative" for decades. A striking similarity has been noted in the etiopathogenesis between CAVD and atherosclerosis, a classical proliferative sclerotic vascular disease. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7220963PMC

Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibitors and COVID-19: Potential Therapeutics Rather Than Perpetrators.

Authors:
Tzung-Dau Wang

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 May;36(3):179-182

Cardiovascular Center and Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7220966PMC

Additional Prognostic Factors Other Than Therapeutic Hypothermia in Patients with Cardiac Arrest.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 Mar;36(2):171

Department of Cardiology, Hacettepe Unıversity Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7062807PMC

Immediate Results and Long-Term Outcomes Following Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation of Unilateral Aldosterone-Producing Adenoma.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 Mar;36(2):160-167

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine.

Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate early and long-term clinical and laboratory findings in patients with resistant hypertension secondary to aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA) treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA).

Methods: From July 2009 to September 2017, eight adult patients underwent percutaneous computed tomography (CT)-guided RFA for APA. The safety, efficacy and complications of the procedure were determined. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7062809PMC

Beneficial Effects of Hydroalcoholic Extract from Tratt Fruit on Hyperlipidemia in High-Fat-Fed Rats.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 Mar;36(2):148-159

Department of Cardiology, Taiwan Adventist Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

Background: Rosa roxburghii Tratt fruit is extensively used as a medicinal and edible resource in China due to its unique bioactivities. In this research, we aimed to characterize its phenolic acid composition and investigate the potential hypolipidemic effect of this plant in a rat model of hyperlipidemia.

Methods: We evaluated the effects of hydroalcoholic extract of Rosa roxburghii Tratt fruit (HRT) on serum lipids, body weight, activities of lipoprotein metabolism and antioxidant enzymes, and gene expression of lipid metabolism in hyperlipidemic rats. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.6515/ACS.202003_36(2).20190709ADOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7062811PMC

Temporal Change in Paravalvular Leakage after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement with a Self-Expanding Valve: Impact of Aortic Valve Calcification.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 Mar;36(2):140-147

Department of Internal Medicine.

Background: In patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), the severity of paravalvular leakage (PVL) may change during follow-up, however its mechanism is poorly understood. We aimed to explore temporal changes in PVL and possible predictors following TAVR.

Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed of all patients who had received a self-expanding valve. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7062810PMC

Olfactory Dysfunction in Patients with Ischemic Heart Failure.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 Mar;36(2):133-139

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University Faculty of Medicine, Canakkale, Turkey.

Background: Heart failure (HF) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the elderly. Early recognition, treatment, and elimination of potentially modifiable risk factors for HF are crucial for improving both survival and health-related life quality in those with HF. We aimed to investigate whether or not there is an association between olfactory function and the presence and severity of ischemic HF. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7062812PMC

Sacubitril/Valsartan Improves Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction and Reverses Cardiac Remodeling in Taiwanese Patients with Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 Mar;36(2):125-132

Tainan Municipal Hospital (Managed by Show Chwan Medical Care Coporation).

Background: The angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor sacubitril/valsartan is known to improve outcomes of cardiac death and hospitalization due to heart failure in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). However, data on improvements in ejection fraction after using sacubitril/valsartan are still lacking in Taiwan.

Methods: We conducted this prospective, single armed, observation cohort study to evaluate changes in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in patients with heart failure and reduced LVEF treated with sacubitril/valsartan. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7062818PMC

Chronic Femoropopliteal Occlusions: Comparison of Drug-Eluting Balloon Angioplasty with or without Prior Rotational Thrombectomy.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 Mar;36(2):118-124

Department of Cardiology, Yüzyıl Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: The aim of this study was to compare drug eluting balloon (DEB) angioplasty with and without mechanical thrombectomy system in patients with chronic (> 6 months) femoropopliteal occlusions.

Methods: We retrospectively identified patients from May 2012 to September 2014 at our clinic with severely diseased femoropopliteal arteries treated by endovascular approach with or without adjunctive thrombectomy system. All patients had ankle-brachial index (ABI) measured before and after the intervention, and regular clinical follow-up with Doppler ultrasonography performed at 1 month, 6 months and 1 year. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.6515/ACS.202003_36(2).20170504BDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7062816PMC

Serum Endocan Levels Predict Drug-Eluting Stent Restenosis in Patients with Stable Angina Pectoris.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 Mar;36(2):111-117

University of Medical Sciences Sultan Abdulhamid Han Training and Research Hospital.

Background: Endothelial cell-specific molecule 1 (ESM-1 or endocan) is an immunoinflammatory marker strongly associated with inflammation, vascular endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis. We explored the relationship between serum endocan concentrations and coronary in-stent restenosis (ISR).

Methods: Fifty consecutive patients with ISR and 50 control subjects were included in this study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.6515/ACS.202003_36(2).20190731ADOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7062819PMC

The Effectiveness and Safety between Monoplane and Biplane Imaging During Coronary Angiographies.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 Mar;36(2):105-110

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chi-Mei Medical Center.

Background: Avoiding unnecessary radiation exposure is the main issue during coronary angiography. Herein, we aimed to investigate whether performing coronary angioplasties with monoplane or biplane imaging most effectively reduces radiation load and shortens the procedure time.

Methods: We retrospectively enrolled 294 patients who required either coronary angiography or coronary angioplasty. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7062813PMC

Comparison of 9-Month Angiographic Follow-Up and Long-Term Clinical Outcomes of Biodegradable Polymer Drug-Eluting Stents and Second-Generation Durable Polymer Drug-Eluting Stents in Patients Undergoing Single Coronary Artery Stenting.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 Mar;36(2):97-104

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital; Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

Background: The durable polymers (DP) used in first-generation drug-eluting stents (DESs) were associated with long-term cardiovascular events, and thus biodegradable polymer DESs (BP-DESs) and second-generation DP-DESs were designed to overcome this problem. In this study, we compared angiographic follow-up and long-term clinical outcomes between patients who received BP-DESs or second-generation DP-DESs.

Methods: We enrolled 436 patients with single coronary lesions who received a second-generation DP-DES or BP-DES between June 2009 and October 2012. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7062815PMC
March 2020
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Considering ISCHEMIA in the Context of FAME and FAME 2: A Call for the Universal Adoption of Invasive Ischemia-Guided Coronary Intervention Approach in Chronic Coronary Syndrome.

Authors:
Tzung-Dau Wang

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 Mar;36(2):93-96

Cardiovascular Center and Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.6515/ACS.202003_36(2).20200303ADOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7062808PMC

Riociguat Improves Pulmonary Hemodynamics in Patients with Inoperable Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 Jan;36(1):64-71

Department of Internal Medicine.

Background: Few studies have investigated the effects of riociguat on pulmonary hemodynamics in Asian patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). In this study, we evaluated the effects of riociguat on pulmonary hemodynamics in inoperable CTEPH patients.

Methods: We retrospectively collected the clinical data of 11 inoperable CTEPH patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6933484PMC
January 2020
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Health Economics of Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 Jan;36(1):62-63

General Clinical Research Center, Taipei Veterans General Hospital.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6933487PMC
January 2020

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Oral Anticoagulants in Stroke Prevention among Patients with Atrial Fibrillation in Taiwan.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 Jan;36(1):50-61

Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Chi Mei Medical Center.

Background: Non-vitamin K oral antagonist anticoagulants (NOACs) have been widely used in stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (SPAF). The aim of this study was to compare the pharmacoeconomic impact of oral anticoagulants (OACs) including warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban in SPAF in Taiwan.

Methods: A decision tree, Markov model, and multiple sensitivity analyses were used to project the lifetime costs and quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) of OACs. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6933494PMC
January 2020

Incidence and Time Course of Symptomatic Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia During Pregnancy: A Nation-Wide Database Study.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 Jan;36(1):44-49

Cardiovascular Department.

Background: Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) is a common arrhythmia. However, its incidence and time course in pregnant women are unclear. This study was conducted to determine the incidence of PSVT in pregnant women by trimester. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.6515/ACS.202001_36(1).20190707ADOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6933493PMC
January 2020

Echocardiographic Evaluation of Left Atrial Function to Discriminate Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation Development in Patients with Apical Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 Jan;36(1):33-43

Section of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine.

Background: Data is limited on baseline left atrial (LA) myocardial mechanics between apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (ApHCM) patients who develop non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) during follow-up and those who do not.

Methods: This retrospective study investigated the clinical outcomes of consecutive patients newly diagnosed with ApHCM between August 2011 and July 2014 who were followed-up for at least 3 years. The patients underwent 12-lead surface electrocardiography and/or 24-hour Holter electrocardiography at least once a year. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6933495PMC
January 2020

Chronic Superantigen Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin-1 Exposure Accelerates the Progression of Atherosclerosis in Rabbits.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 Jan;36(1):24-32

Department of Clinical Laboratory.

Background: It has been reported that infectious agents contribute to the atherosclerotic process. However, it is unclear whether superantigen (SAg) toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1) has an effect on atherosclerosis progression. The present study was designed to investigate the pathogenic role of TSST-1 exposure in the atherosclerotic process in rabbits. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6933490PMC
January 2020

Clinical Impact of High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T on the Chronic Phase of Stable Angina after a Successful Initial Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 Jan;36(1):16-23

Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan.

Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical significance of elevated plasma high-sensitivity troponin T (hs-TnT) in the chronic phase in patients with stable angina pectoris (SAP) who underwent a successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

Methods: This study enrolled 158 consecutive SAP patients who underwent routine follow-up coronary angiography 9 months after a successful PCI with the implantation of a second-generation drug-eluting stent. Patients with previous coronary artery bypass graft and renal dysfunction were excluded. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6933491PMC
January 2020

Switching from Ticagrelor to Clopidogrel in Asian Patients with ST-Elevated Myocardial Infarction - A Time Dependent Analysis Study.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 Jan;36(1):8-15

Department of Gastroenterology, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore.

Background: Ticagrelor is initially prescribed after an ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) and this may be followed by a switch to clopidogrel. However, studies involving antiplatelet switching have been conflicting and only assessed at a specific switch point. The objective of this study was to investigate switching from ticagrelor to clopidogrel in an Asian population, after accounting for various switch points as in a real-world environment. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6933492PMC
January 2020

Clinical, Demographic, and Biochemical Characteristics of Patients with Acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: An Analysis of Acute Coronary Syndrome Registry Data of a Single Medical Center from 2005 to 2016.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2020 Jan;36(1):1-7

Division of Cardiology, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

Background: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in developed countries. Therefore, understanding the prevalence and trends of major risk factors may facilitate primary and secondary prevention of STEMI.

Methods: In the present study, 2446 consecutive patients with STEMI admitted to Far Eastern Memorial Hospital from 2005 to 2016 were enrolled. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6933488PMC
January 2020

Factors Related with Both Atherosclerosis and Homocysteine Levels.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Nov;35(6):662

Cardiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Sıhhiye, Ankara, Turkey.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.6515/ACS.201911_35(6).20190108CDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6859109PMC
November 2019

Major Differences among Various Types of Remote Ischemic Conditioning.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Nov;35(6):660-661

Cardiology Division of Cardiovascular Medical Center, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.6515/ACS.201911_35(6).20181126BDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6859103PMC
November 2019

Ischemic Preconditioning and Coronary Collateral Blood Flow Increment: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Nov;35(6):659

Geriatric-Rehabilitative Department, Italian National Research Center on Aging (IRCCS-INRCA), Contrada Mossa 2, 63900 Fermo, Italy.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6859105PMC
November 2019

Acute Myocardial Infarction Involving Left Main Artery in a Patient with Antiphospholipid Syndrome.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Nov;35(6):655-658

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Wan-Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6859107PMC
November 2019

The Arrhythmogenic Effect of Protein-Bound Uremic Toxin -Cresylsulfate: An Study.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Nov;35(6):641-648

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Yang-Ming University Hospital, Yilan, Taiwan.

Background: -Cresylsulfate (PCS) is a protein-bound uremic toxin that accumulates in patients with chronic kidney disease. Previous studies have indicated that serum total PCS levels are significantly increased in the presence of abnormal corrected QT (QTc) intervals, and that they are associated with QTc prolongation. However, the QTc prolongation effect of PCS remains unclear. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6859092PMC
November 2019

Correlation between Gout and Coronary Heart Disease in Taiwan: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Nov;35(6):634-640

Department of Pharmacology, Chung Shan Medical University.

Background: Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis in adult males. Patients with gout are at a higher risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). This study aimed to investigate the correlation between gout and CHD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.6515/ACS.201911_35(6).20190403BDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6859095PMC
November 2019

Gabapentin Reduces Blood Pressure and Heart Rate through the Nucleus Tractus Solitarii.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Nov;35(6):627-633

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital.

Background: Oral and intravenous gabapentin can markedly attenuate blood pressure (BP) in hypertensive rats. The nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS) is the primary integrative center for cardiovascular control and other autonomic functions in the central nervous system. However, the signaling mechanisms involved in gabapentin-mediated cardiovascular effects in the NTS remain unclear. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6859102PMC
November 2019

Efficacy and Safety of Renal Denervation for Patients with Uncontrolled Hypertension in Taiwan: 3-Year Results From the Global SYMPLICITY Registry-Taiwan (GSR-Taiwan).

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Nov;35(6):618-626

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital and Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Background: It is unclear whether renal denervation (RDN) can safely result in blood pressure (BP) reductions in Asian hypertensive patients and whether such reductions would be sustainable. The study is to assess the safety and efficacy of RDN achieved by either main renal artery ablation using the Symplicity Flex catheter or main plus branch renal artery ablations using the Symplicity Spyral catheter in Taiwanese uncontrolled hypertensive patients enrolled in the Global SYMPLICITY Registry (GSR) with 3 years of follow-up.

Methods: The GSR is a prospective, open-label, and all-comer registry to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of RDN in patients with uncontrolled hypertension worldwide. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.6515/ACS.201911_35(6).20190826ADOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6859098PMC
November 2019
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