546 results match your criteria Acta Cardiologica Sinica[Journal]


Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty in Chronic Pulmonary Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Mar;35(2):183-187

Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei.

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March 2019
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Blockade of Cardiac Proton Pump Impairs Ventricular Remodeling Through a Superoxide-DDAH-Dependent Pathway in Infarcted Rats.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Mar;35(2):165-178

Cardiovascular Institute.

Background: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are frequently used to prevent or treat peptic ulcers. Recently, PPIs have been shown to increase the risk of myocardial infarction. The purpose of this study was to determine whether PPIs adversely affect ventricular remodeling in infarcted rats. Read More

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March 2019
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Outcomes of Pulmonary Endarterectomy for Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension at a Single Center in Taiwan.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Mar;35(2):153-164

Department of Cardiology.

Background: Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is classified as group IV pulmonary hypertension. This study aimed to report our institutional experience in managing CTEPH.

Methods: We prospectively collected the data of 23 patients diagnosed with CTEPH between August 2001 and August 2017 in Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. Read More

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March 2019
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Effect of Radiofrequency-Based Renal Denervation: The Impact of Unplanned Medication Change from a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Mar;35(2):144-152

Cardiovascular Center, MacKay Memorial Hospital, Taipei.

Background: Catheter-based renal denervation (RDN) has emerged as a promising treatment option for hypertension. However, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have reported conflicting results on blood pressure (BP) reduction. Patient- and procedure-related confounders have been implied as the potential sources of inconsistent BP responses. Read More

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March 2019
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Acute Outcomes for Cryoablation in Pediatric Patients with Perinodal Tachyarrhythmia: Single Center Report.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Mar;35(2):134-143

Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei.

Background: Cryoablation is an alternative treatment for atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) and right anteroseptal and midseptal accessory pathways (APs) with a low complication rate. A high recurrence rate is still a concern in pediatric patients.

Methods: From February 2015 to March 2017, all consecutive patients who underwent cryoablation for supraventricular tachycardia were included in this study. Read More

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March 2019
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Impact of Transradial Catheterization on Vascular Function of the Brachial Artery Assessed by Flow-Mediated Dilatation.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Mar;35(2):126-133

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tsuchiura Kyodo General Hospital, Tsuchiura, Japan.

Background: Few studies have evaluated long-term vascular function after radial access catheterization. Furthermore, the impact of repeated catheterization remains unknown. We investigated flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) of the brachial artery after transradial catheterization. Read More

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March 2019
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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Pancreas Disease is Associated with Increased Epicardial Adipose Tissue and Aortic Intima-Media Thickness.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Mar;35(2):118-125

Department of Cardiology, Saglik Bilimleri Universitesi (University of Health Sciences), Samsun Education and Research Hospital, Samsun 55000 61040, Turkey.

Background: We aimed to investigate whether non-alcoholic fatty pancreas disease (NAFPD) is associated with epicardial adipose tissue (EAT), which is a kind of ectopic fat accumulation, and aortic intima-media thickness (aIMT), which is associated with subclinical atherosclerosis.

Methods: Fifty-four patients with NAFPD (22 men; mean age: 52 ± 10 years) and 49 without NAFPD (16 men; mean age: 49 ± 8 years) were included in this study. NAFPD and aIMT were evaluated using transabdominal ultrasonography (TUS). Read More

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The Utilization of Stress Tests Prior to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Stable Coronary Artery Disease in Taiwan.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Mar;35(2):111-117

Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Science and School of Medicine, College of Medicine, China Medical University.

Background: Ischemia shown in non-invasive tests is considered to be a fundamental requirement for treating patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) with a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In a nationwide cohort, we investigated the utilization of stress tests, including myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), treadmill exercise test (TET) and stress echocardiography (SE) prior to elective PCI.

Methods: This retrospective study used the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000 (LHID2000) of the National Health Insurance program in Taiwan. Read More

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March 2019
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Mutations of Voltage-Gated Ionic Channels and Risk of Severe Cardiac Arrhythmias.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Mar;35(2):99-110

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran.

Background: Arrhythmias as important malfunctions of heart are known as abnormal rhythm of heart. Several causes can make arrhythmias and most of them are related to generation and/or conduction of action potential in heart. Action potential in myocytes results from the sequential opening and closing of ion channel proteins that span the plasma membrane of individual myocytes. Read More

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March 2019
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Epicardial Fat Thickness is Associated with Abnormal Left Ventricle Geometry in Newly Diagnosed Hypertension.

Authors:
Taner Şeker

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Jan;35(1):91

Department of Cardiology, Osmaniye State Hospital, Osmaniye, Turkey.

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January 2019

Factors Related with Both Epicardial Fat Thickness and Left Ventricular Geometry.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Jan;35(1):90

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

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January 2019
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CHADS-VASc Score in STEMI Patients: Should We Use It Really?

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Jan;35(1):89

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

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January 2019

Evaluation of Erectile Dysfunction and Left Ventricular Diastolic Parameters in Lead Exposed Workers.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Jan;35(1):75-84

Department of Cardiology, Memorial Ankara Hospital.

Background: Lead exposure causes a wide range of vascular diseases through oxidative stress, sympathetic hyperactivity and impairment in nitric oxide bioavailability. In this study, the association between the effects of lead exposure on left ventricular diastolic indices and erectile function were assessed.

Methods: A total of 94 lead-exposed workers without known cardiovascular diseases or risk factors and 30 healthy subjects were enrolled. Read More

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January 2019
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Inhibitory Effect of Photodynamic Therapy with Indocyanine Green on Rat Smooth Muscle Cells.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Jan;35(1):65-74

Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Background: Vascular smooth muscle cells play a critical role in the intimal hyperplasia of restenosis. A previous study of a rat balloon injury model demonstrated that photodynamic therapy (PDT) using indocyanine green (ICG) and near-infrared (NIR) light irradiation reduced intimal hyperplasia in carotid arteries. However, the effect of ICG-PDT on smooth muscle cells remains unclear. Read More

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January 2019

Comprehensive Exercise Capacity and Quality of Life Assessments Predict Mortality in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Jan;35(1):55-64

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Background: The 6-minute walk test (6MWT) and cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) are exercise tests associated with physical function, quality of life and hemodynamic data in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This study was conducted to assess correlations between exercise capacity, quality of life and disease functional classification, and to analyze the value of comprehensive assessments in predicting mortality in patients with PAH.

Methods: Fifty-four patients with PAH were enrolled. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6342835PMC
January 2019
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Direct Comparison of Low-Dose Dabigatran and Rivaroxaban for Effectiveness and Safety in Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Jan;35(1):42-54

Department of Internal Medicine.

Background: We aimed to examine the comparative effectiveness and safety between low-dose dabigatran and rivaroxaban in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients.

Methods: Using the National Health Insurance claims database in Taiwan, we conducted head-to-head comparisons among adult non-valvular AF patients prescribed with dabigatran 110 mg or rivaroxaban 15 mg between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2015. A propensity score was derived using logistic regression to model the probability of receiving different non-VKA oral anticoagulants (NOACs) as a function of potential confounders, and an inverse-probability- of-treatment-weighted (IPTW) pseudo-cohort was created. Read More

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January 2019
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Epicardial Adipose Tissue Predicts Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Independently of Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 01;35(1):32-41

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Rize.

Background: Visceral obesity is strongly associated with atherosclerosis. Even though waist circumference (WC) is the most common assessment method of total visceral adipose tissue and cardiometabolic risk, this method lacks direct measurement of adipose tissue and has better correlation to subcutaneous fat rather than visceral fat. We intended to investigate whether epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is clinically superior to body mass index (BMI) and WC in predicting Framingham risk score (FRS) and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT). Read More

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January 2019
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Evaluation of Radiation Exposure on Physicians During Angioplasty for Hemodialysis Access Dysfunction.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Jan;35(1):27-31

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

Background: Percutaneous interventions help patients with various cardiovascular diseases, however radiation exposure is a safety concern for both patients and health care providers. We previously reported that dose area product (DAP) is apparently different in central body and upper-limb areas during percutaneous transluminal angioplasty for arteriovenous shunt dysfunction. In this study, we investigated the precise radiation dose at the patients' back and at the non-targeted organs of the operators. Read More

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January 2019
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The Relationship between Blood Viscosity and Isolated Coronary Artery Ectasia.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Jan;35(1):20-26

Department of Cardiology, Elazığ Training and Research Hospital, Elazığ, Turkey.

Background: It is unclear whether isolated coronary artery ectasia (iCAE) is associated with whole blood viscosity (WBV). In the present study, we investigated WBV in coronary artery ectasia (CAE) patients.

Methods: Seventy-eight patients with iCAE and 83 controls with normal coronary arteries were selected from 12290 patients who underwent coronary angiography between January 2014 and December 2017. Read More

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January 2019

Relationship between ST-Segment Shifts in Lead aVR and Coronary Complexity in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Jan;35(1):11-19

Department of Cardiology, Karabuk University, Faculty of Medicine, Karabuk, Turkey.

Background: ST-segment shifts in lead aVR are associated with increased coronary atherosclerosis. However, there is insufficient data about the relationship between ST-segment shifts in lead aVR and coronary complexity. The aim of this study was to investigate this relationship. Read More

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January 2019
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Changing Practice Pattern of Acute Coronary Syndromes in Taiwan from 2008 to 2015.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2019 Jan;35(1):1-10

College of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan.

Background: Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), including ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST segment elevation (NSTE)-ACS have a significant risk of morbidity and mortality. This study evaluated the practice patterns of ACS care in Taiwan from 2005 to 2018.

Methods: Data from two nationwide ACS registries (2008-2010 and 2012-2015) were used. Read More

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January 2019
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Migration of a Pacemaker Lead to an Unusual Site.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Nov;34(6):539-540

Department of Cardiology, Division of Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, University of Health Sciences, Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

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November 2018
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Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Tortuous Left Anterior Descending Artery with Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold via the Transradial Approach.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Nov;34(6):530-532

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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November 2018
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A Reliable Method: Purse-String Hemostasis for Arteriovenous Fistula or Arteriovenous Graft Cannulation after Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Nov;34(6):526-529

Cardiovascular Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Jen-Ai Hospital, Dali Branch, Taichung, Taiwan.

Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is the most common therapy used to treat dialysis patients with an occluded arteriovenous fistula (AVF) or arteriovenous graft (AVG). AVF or AVG hemostasis after PTA is time consuming, and it may be complicated with acute thrombosis of the AVF or AVG and re-bleeding from the puncture site. In this study, we prospectively studied 145 hemodialysis patients with occluded AVF or AVG using a modified purse-string suture with short tubing tourniquet technique for hemostasis following PTA, during which we used heparin and urokinase infusion. Read More

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November 2018
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Bendopnea and Its Clinical Importance in Outpatient Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Nov;34(6):518-525

Department of Cardiology.

Purpose: Bendopnea is a recently reported novel symptom in patients with heart failure (HF) defined as shortness of breath when bending forward. It has been demonstrated that bendopnea is associated with advanced symptoms and worse outcomes. The aim of this study was to assess the presence of bendopnea and its clinical importance with regards to functional status, hemodynamic and echocardiographic characteristics in outpatient pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients. Read More

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November 2018
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MicroRNA-21 is Associated with the Severity of Right Ventricular Dysfunction in Patients with Hypoxia-Induced Pulmonary Hypertension.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Nov;34(6):511-517

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

Background: The outcome of pulmonary hypertension (PH) mainly depends on the development of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction, and survival among patients with different etiologies of PH varies. Chronic hypoxia is a major cause of secondary PH, however the mechanisms of its associated RV dysfunction are largely unknown. Herein, we studied the role of microRNA-21 (miR-21) in hypoxia-induced RV dysfunction. Read More

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November 2018
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Efficacy of Antihypertensive Therapy in the Acute Stage of Cerebral Infarction - A Prospective, Randomized Control Trial.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Nov;34(6):502-510

Department of Neurology, The First People's Hospital of Zhaoqing, Guangdong Province, China.

Background: This study investigated whether patients in the acute stage of cerebral infarction (ACI) might benefit from single-drug antihypertensive therapy (AT) without the use of preset target levels.

Methods: A total of 320 ACI patients were randomly divided into an AT group and a control group (group C) (160 patients in each group). The AT group received single antihypertensive drug treatment after the first 48 hours of onset with 5 mg of amlodipine besylate or 150 mg of irbesartan once a day. Read More

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November 2018
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Association between Fragmented QRS and Left Ventricular Systolic Function in Patients with Erectile Dysfunction.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Nov;34(6):496-501

Department of Cardiology, Ordu University, Ordu.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between fragmented QRS and left ventricular (LV) systolic function in patients with erectile dysfunction (ED).

Methods: A total of 106 patients with ED and without a history of coronary artery disease (CAD) were compared with 54 age- and gender-matched healthy controls. LV systolic function was evaluated using speckle tracking echocardiography via global longitudinal strain (GLS) and global circumferential strain (GCS). Read More

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November 2018
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Fingertip Reactive Hyperemia Peripheral Arterial Tonometry Score Predicts Response to Biventricular Pacing.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Nov;34(6):488-495

Department of Cardiology, Memorial Ankara Hospital, Ankara.

Purpose: The objectives of this study were to: (i) evaluate endothelial function via fingertip reactive hyperemia peripheral arterial tonometry (RH-PAT) among heart failure (HF) patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), (ii) assess the effects of CRT on RH-PAT score, and (iii) investigate whether RH-PAT score can identify CRT response.

Methods: A total of 63 patients (61.8 ± 10. Read More

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November 2018
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Cardiac Catheterization in the Early Post-Operative Period after Congenital Heart Surgery.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Nov;34(6):481-487

Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Istanbul Saglik Bilimleri University, Istanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Education and Research Hospital.

Background: The number of diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization procedures are increasing in the post-operative period of congenital heart diseases (CHD). The aim of this study was to evaluate data of patients who underwent cardiac catheterization in the early post-operative period after congenital heart surgery (CHS).

Methods: We retrospectively evaluated the data of patients who underwent cardiac catheterization within 30 days after CHS. Read More

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November 2018
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Improvement of Pituitary Function after Carotid Revascularization in Patients with Abnormal Cerebral Perfusion - A Pilot Study.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Nov;34(6):472-480

Division of Cardiology.

Background: Brain ischemia may affect hypothalamic-pituitary axis function, which may influence the outcomes of patients with internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis/occlusion. The objective of this study was to determine the influence of successful carotid revascularization on pituitary function in patients with severe ICA stenosis/occlusion.

Methods: This study was conducted from April 2009 to December 2014. Read More

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November 2018
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Advantages of Transradial Rotational Atherectomy versus Transfemoral Approach in Elderly Patients with Hard-Handling Calcified Coronary Lesions - A Single Center Experience.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Nov;34(6):464-471

Division of Cardiology, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China.

Background: Balloons cannot pass through severely calcified coronary lesion (SCCL), and sometimes they cannot be opened at a high pressure even if they can pass through the lesion. There are limited data on rotational atherectomy (RA) via transradial access (TRA) in this setting. The aim of this study was to evaluate in-hospital and 1-year outcomes in elderly patients with SCCL who underwent RA via TRA. Read More

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November 2018
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Hyperhomocysteinemia Predicts the Severity of Coronary Artery Disease as Determined by the SYNTAX Score in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Nov;34(6):458-463

Department of Cardiology, Ankara Education and Research Hospital, Altındag 06230, Ankara, Turkey.

Background: Hyperhomocysteinemia is a known risk factor for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and is related with the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD). Previous studies have used less quantifiable scoring systems for assessing the severity of CAD. Therefore, we aimed to assess the relationship between homocysteine levels and SYNTAX score (SXscore), which is currently more widely used to grade the severity of CAD. Read More

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November 2018
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Brain Perfusion Matters: From Pituitary Function to Blood Pressure Control during Acute Ischemic Stroke.

Authors:
Tzung-Dau Wang

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Nov;34(6):455-457

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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November 2018

Theophylline-Induced Left Ventricular Relaxation Disturbance in Magnesium-Deficient Rats: Improvement by K201, a Novel 1,4-Benzothiazepine Derivative.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Sep;34(5):432-439

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Dokkyo Medical University, School of Medicine, Mibu, Tochigi, Japan.

Background: Although magnesium deficiency induces left ventricular dysfunction, it is not known whether both systolic and diastolic functions are altered to the same extent. In this study, we investigated the effects of theophylline on left ventricular function in rats fed a normal diet or a magnesium-deficient diet for 1 month, and determined whether K201, a multi-channel blocker, modulated the effects of theophylline.

Methods: Theophylline was infused at 5 mg/kg/min for 15 min in 6 control rats and 6 magnesium-deficient rats, and hemodynamic measurements were performed. Read More

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September 2018
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Melatonin Protects Against Hypoxia/Reoxygenation-Induced Dysfunction of Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells Through Inhibiting Reactive Oxygen Species Generation.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Sep;34(5):424-431

Department of Physiology, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 211166.

Background: Hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) induces oxidative stress and eventually leads to vascular injury.

Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of melatonin on HUVECs injured by H/R and explore the underlying mechanisms.

Materials And Methods: A model of HUVECs under hypoxia/reoxygenation was established. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6160513PMC
September 2018
22 Reads

Blood Pressure Reactivity and Recovery to Anger Recall in Hypertensive Patients with Type D Personality.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Sep;34(5):417-423

Department of Psychology, National Cheng Chung University, Minxiong, Chiayi.

Background: Type D, otherwise known as distressed personality type, has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Blood pressure reactivity and recovery to stress could be a possible underlying pathway linking type D personality and cardiovascular events.

Methods: A total of 41 patients with hypertension were recruited from a regional hospital in southern Taiwan. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6160514PMC
September 2018
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Dynamic Electrocardiography is Useful in the Diagnosis of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Accompanied with Second-Degree Atrioventricular Block.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Sep;34(5):409-416

Department of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, 310003, China.

Background: Periodic electrocardiography (ECG) at every clinical visit is generally performed for heart rhythm surveillance, and 24-h Holter ECG is usually used as the gold standard. We aimed to investigate the electrocardiographic features of persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) accompanied with second-degree atrioventricular block (AVB).

Methods: From October 2012 to November 2015, 204 patients with an RR interval > 2. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6160510PMC
September 2018
5 Reads
0.840 Impact Factor

The Effects of High Mobility Group Box-1 Protein on Peripheral Treg/Th17 Balance in Patients with Atherosclerosis.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Sep;34(5):399-408

Department of Cardiology, The First College of Clinical Medical Sciences, China Three Gorges University.

Background: Atherosclerosis (AS) is defined as chronic inflammation of the vessel wall. The major objective of the this study was to explore the mechanism of Treg/Th17 imbalance and the role of high mobility group box-1 protein (HMGB1) on the balance in AS.

Methods: We detected the apoptotic ratios of Treg and Th17 cells in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from subjects with AS and normal coronary arteries (NCA) by flow cytometry. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6160517PMC
September 2018
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Comparison of Ultrasound Guidance and Conventional Method for Common Femoral Artery Cannulation: A Prospective Study of 939 Patients.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Sep;34(5):394-398

Department of Cardiology, Medicine Faculty of Sütçü İmam Üniversity, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey.

Background: Many techniques, methods and closure devices have been developed in order to reduce vascular complications that occur after coronary and peripheral interventions. The aim of the present study was to identify which method i.e. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6160509PMC
September 2018
2 Reads
0.845 Impact Factor

The Relationship between Nesfatin-1 Levels and SYNTAX Score in Patients with Non-ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Sep;34(5):386-393

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Sciences, Ankara, Turkey.

Objective: Nesfatin-1 is a novel anorectic neuropeptide with potent metabolic regulatory effects. It regulates blood pressure, heart rate, cardiomyocyte metabolism and permeability. SYNTAX score, which is an angiographic scoring system, defines the grade and complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6160508PMC
September 2018
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Serum Sphingosine 1 Phosphate Levels in Patients with and without Coronary Collateral Circulation.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Sep;34(5):379-385

Cardiology Department, Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara.

Background: Sphingosine 1 phosphate, an active sphingolipid metabolite, functions in both healthy and diseased cardiovascular systems. It has been reported to play a role in angiogenesis and arteriogenesis in various tissues, which are the proposed mechanisms for the development of coronary collateral circulation. To the best of our knowledge, no data exist regarding serum sphingosine 1 phosphate levels and the presence of coronary collateral circulation in the literature. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6160512PMC
September 2018

Lipid Lowering Therapy for Acute Coronary Syndrome and Coronary Artery Disease: Highlights of the 2017 Taiwan Lipid Guidelines for High Risk Patients.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Sep;34(5):371-378

Departments of Internal Medicine and Medical Research, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei.

Intensive lipid lowering therapy is important in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and stable coronary artery disease (CAD). The 2017 Taiwan Lipid Guidelines for High Risk Patients was recently published. The guideline suggests that low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) should be the primary target, and that the treatment goal of LDL-C is < 70 mg/dL for patients with ACS or stable CAD. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6160516PMC
September 2018
1 Read
0.845 Impact Factor