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Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm and Multiple Aortic Aneurysms Provoked by Viral Myocarditis.

Korean Circ J 2019 Feb;49(2):194-196

Department of Cardiology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6351280PMC
February 2019
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Infliximab, Is It Really a New Horizon for the Treatment of Kawasaki Disease?

Korean Circ J 2019 Feb;49(2):192-193

Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0460DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6351277PMC
February 2019
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Catheter Ablation of Long-standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation: a Reckless Challenge or a Way to Real Cure?

Authors:
Hui Nam Pak

Korean Circ J 2019 Feb;49(2):134-145

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea.

Long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (L-PeAF) is a category in which rhythm control is attempted while atrial fibrillation (AF) is maintained for more than 1 year. Because AF is a progressive disease and L-PeAF accompanies significant electrical and structural remodeling of atria, it is difficult to restore and maintain sinus rhythm in patients with L-PeAF. Nonetheless, the rhythm outcome is being increasingly improved by the development of sophisticated mapping devices, highly efficient catheters, and evidence-based ablation strategies, and the rational choice of patient selection criteria. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0418DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6351275PMC
February 2019
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Management of Arrhythmias Associated with Cardiac Sarcoidosis.

Korean Circ J 2019 Feb;49(2):119-133

Department of Cardiology, Kyorin University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disorder of unknown etiology. The annual incidence of systemic sarcoidosis is estimated at 10-20 per 100,000 individuals. Owing to the recent advances in imaging modalities, cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) is diagnosed more frequently. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0432DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6351276PMC
February 2019
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Clinical and Histological Response to Immunosuppressive Therapy in Giant Cell Myocarditis.

Korean Circ J 2019 Jan;49(1):115-117

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0305DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6331320PMC
January 2019
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KSHF Guidelines for the Management of Acute Heart Failure: Part III. Specific Management of Acute Heart Failure According to the Etiology and Co-morbidity.

Korean Circ J 2019 Jan;49(1):46-68

Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.

The prevalence of heart failure (HF) is on the rise due to the aging of society. Furthermore, the continuous progress and widespread adoption of screening and diagnostic strategies have led to an increase in the detection rate of HF, effectively increasing the number of patients requiring monitoring and treatment. Because HF is associated with substantial rates of mortality and morbidity, as well as high socioeconomic burden, there is an increasing need for developing specific guidelines for HF management. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0351DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6331326PMC
January 2019

KSHF Guidelines for the Management of Acute Heart Failure: Part II. Treatment of Acute Heart Failure.

Korean Circ J 2019 Jan;49(1):22-45

Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.

The prevalence of heart failure (HF) is on the rise due to the aging of society. Furthermore, the continuous progress and widespread adoption of screening and diagnostic strategies have led to an increase in the detection rate of HF, effectively increasing the number of patients requiring monitoring and treatment. Because HF is associated with substantial rates of mortality and morbidity, as well as high socioeconomic burden, there is an increasing need for developing specific guidelines for HF management. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0349DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6331324PMC
January 2019

KSHF Guidelines for the Management of Acute Heart Failure: Part I. Definition, Epidemiology and Diagnosis of Acute Heart Failure.

Korean Circ J 2019 Jan;49(1):1-21

Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.

The prevalence of heart failure (HF) is on the rise due to the aging of society. Furthermore, the continuous progress and widespread adoption of screening and diagnostic strategies have led to an increase in the detection rate of HF, effectively increasing the number of patients requiring monitoring and treatment. Because HF is associated with substantial rates of mortality and morbidity, as well as high socioeconomic burden, there is an increasing need for developing specific guidelines for HF management. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0373DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6331322PMC
January 2019

New Insight to the Pathogenetic Mechanism of Kawasaki Disease (KD): the Relationship between Clinical Diversity and Genetic Heterogeneity.

Authors:
Byung Won Yoo

Korean Circ J 2019 Jan 13;49(1):109-112. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Trial Center, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0365DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6331318PMC
January 2019

Beta-Blockers in Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: Results from The Korea Acute Heart Failure (KorAHF) Registry.

Korean Circ J 2018 Nov 12. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Background And Objectives: Beta-blockers are indicated in patients with heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction. However, their efficacy in patients with HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is uncertain. We investigated the hypothesis that beta-blockers are associated with reduced adverse events in patients with HFpEF. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0259DOI Listing
November 2018
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Cost-Effectiveness of Rivaroxaban Compared to Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation.

Korean Circ J 2018 Nov 14. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute of Human Complexity and Systems Science, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Background And Objectives: Rivaroxaban is noninferior to warfarin for preventing stroke or systemic embolism in patients with high-risk atrial fibrillation (AF) and is associated with a lower rate of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). We assessed the cost-effectiveness of rivaroxaban compared to adjusted-dose warfarin for the prevention of stroke in patients with nonvalvular AF.

Methods: We built a Markov model using the Korean Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service database. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0220DOI Listing
November 2018
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Recent Advances in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Korean Circ J 2019 Feb 20;49(2):146-159. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Division of Cardiology, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea.

Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging provides accurate anatomic information and advanced soft contrast, making it the reference standard for assessing cardiac volumes and systolic function. In this review, we summarize the recent advances in CMR sequences. New technical development has widened the use of CMR imaging beyond the simple characterization of myocardial scars and assessment of contractility. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0246DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6351278PMC
February 2019
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Ovoid-shaped Left Main Coronary Calcified Aneurysm Leading to Unstable Angina Requiring Surgical Intervention.

Korean Circ J 2019 Jan 12;49(1):113-114. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dongguk University College of Medicine and Dongguk University Medical Center, Goyang, Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0243DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6331325PMC
January 2019
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Computed Tomography for Assessment of Left Atrial Appendage Function.

Authors:
Jin Joo Park

Korean Circ J 2019 Feb 7;49(2):181-182. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0355DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6351284PMC
February 2019

Natural History Data in Symptomatic Severe Aortic Stenosis Alerts Cardiologists to the Dangers of No Action.

Korean Circ J 2019 Feb 7;49(2):170-172. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Section of Cardiovascular Imaging, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Center, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0344DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6351281PMC
February 2019
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Stent Selection in Complex Coronary Interventions: Thinking Complex?

Korean Circ J 2019 Jan 19;49(1):81-83. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Department of Cardiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0285DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6331323PMC
January 2019

Safety and Efficacy of Biodegradable Polymer-biolimus-eluting Stents (BP-BES) Compared with Durable Polymer-everolimus-eluting Stents (DP-EES) in Patients Undergoing Complex Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

Korean Circ J 2019 Jan 24;49(1):69-80. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Heart Vascular Stroke Institute, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Background And Objectives: There are no data comparing clinical outcomes of complex percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) between biodegradable polymer-biolimus-eluting stents (BP-BES) and durable polymer-everolimus-eluting stents (DP-EES). We sought to evaluate the safety and efficacy of BP-BES compared with DP-EES in patients undergoing complex PCI.

Methods: Patients enrolled in the SMART-DESK registry were stratified into 2 categories based on the complexity of PCI. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0097DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6331317PMC
January 2019
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Comparison between Right and Left Upper Arms in Detection of Hypertension.

Korean Circ J 2018 Oct 23. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Center of Biomedical Data Science, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.

Background And Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the right-left arm difference in detection of hypertension in the general Korean population.

Methods: This study analyzed data from the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease Etiology Research Center cohort. Study population was 2,103 people who were aged 30 to 64 years old, without history of major cardiovascular diseases, and did not use antihypertensive medication. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0147DOI Listing
October 2018
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Non-fluoroscopic Catheter Tracking System for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation.

Authors:
Jun Kim

Korean Circ J 2019 Jan 23;49(1):97-98. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Department of Cardiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0319DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6331327PMC
January 2019
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Infliximab Treatment for Intravenous Immunoglobulin-resistant Kawasaki Disease: a Multicenter Study in Korea.

Korean Circ J 2019 Feb 8;49(2):183-191. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Department of Pediatrics, Inje University, Busan Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea.

Background And Objectives: We investigated the status of infliximab use in intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)-resistant Kawasaki disease (KD) patients and the incidence of coronary artery aneurysms (CAAs) according to treatment regimens.

Methods: Between March 2010 and February 2017, 16 hospitals participated in this study. A total of 102 (32. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0214DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6351283PMC
February 2019
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Benefit of Four-Dimensional Computed Tomography Derived Ejection Fraction of the Left Atrial Appendage to Predict Thromboembolic Risk in the Patients with Valvular Heart Disease.

Korean Circ J 2019 Feb 5;49(2):173-180. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Division of Cardiology, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Background And Objectives: Decreased left atrial appendage (LAA) emptying velocity in transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is related with higher incidence of thrombus and increased risk of stroke. Patients with valve disease are at higher risk of thrombus formation before and after surgery. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of 4-dimensional cardiac computed tomography (4DCT) to predict the risk of thrombus formation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0152DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6351282PMC
February 2019
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Long-term Survival in Korean Elderly Patients with Symptomatic Severe Aortic Stenosis Who Refused Aortic Valve Replacement.

Korean Circ J 2019 Feb 26;49(2):160-169. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Department of Cardiology in Internal Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.

Background And Objectives: Aortic valve replacement (AVR) is the treatment of choice in severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) patients. However, a substantial number of elderly patients refuse AVR and treated medically. We investigated their long-term prognosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0208DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6351279PMC
February 2019
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Assessment of the Clinical Heterogeneity of Kawasaki Disease Using Genetic Variants of and .

Korean Circ J 2019 Jan 19;49(1):99-108. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Asan Institute for Life Sciences, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Background And Objectives: Patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) are clinically heterogeneous because its diagnosis is based solely on clinical observation and there are no definitive biomarkers. We dissected the clinical heterogeneity of KD patients using the KD-associated genetic variants.

Methods: We performed a genetic association analysis in several KD subgroups categorized by clinical characteristics using the KD-associated variants of the B lymphoid tyrosine kinase (; rs6993775) and Fc gamma receptor II a (; rs1801274) in a large number of case (n=1,011) and control (n=4,533) samples. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0224DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6331319PMC
January 2019
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The Accuracy and Clinical Applicability of a Sensor Based Electromagnetic Non-fluoroscopic Catheter Tracking System.

Korean Circ J 2019 Jan 31;49(1):84-96. Epub 2018 Aug 31.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

Background And Objectives: The differences between electromagnetic-based mapping (EM) and impedance-based mapping (IM) in 3D anatomical reconstruction have not been fully clarified. We aimed to investigate the anatomical accuracy between EM (MediGuide™) and IM (EnSite Velocity™) systems.

Methods: We investigated 15 consecutive patients (10 males, mean age 58±9 years) who underwent pulmonary veins (PVs) isolation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0195DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6331321PMC
January 2019
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Adrenal Insufficiency in a Patient with Acute Myocardial Infarction Plus Shock.

Korean Circ J 2018 Dec;48(12):1163-1164

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0145DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6221872PMC
December 2018
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The Role of Transthoracic Echocardiography in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke: We Should Pay More Attention to Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction.

Authors:
Hack Lyoung Kim

Korean Circ J 2018 Dec;48(12):1157-1159

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Boramae Medical Center, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6221871PMC
December 2018
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Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Predicts Poststroke Cardiovascular Events and Mortality in Patients without Atrial Fibrillation and Coronary Heart Disease.

Korean Circ J 2018 Dec;48(12):1148-1156

Department of Neurology, Soonchunhyang University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Background And Objectives: It is controversial that decreased left ventricular function could predict poststroke outcomes. The purpose of this study is to elucidate whether left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) can predict cardiovascular events and mortality in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) without atrial fibrillation (AF) and coronary heart disease (CHD).

Methods: Transthoracic echocardiography was conducted consecutively in patients with AIS or transient ischemic attack at Soonchunhyang University Hospital between January 2008 and July 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0115DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6221865PMC
December 2018
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New Therapeutic Target for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.

Authors:
Kyung Lim Yoon

Korean Circ J 2018 Dec;48(12):1145-1147

Department of Pediatrics, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, Seoul, Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0250DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6221863PMC
December 2018

Protective Effect of Right Ventricular Mitochondrial Damage by Cyclosporine A in Monocrotaline-induced Pulmonary Hypertension.

Korean Circ J 2018 Dec;48(12):1135-1144

Department of Anatomy, Dongguk University School of Medicine, Gyeongju, Korea.

Background And Objectives: Mitochondria play a key role in the pathophysiology of heart failure and mitochondrial permeability transition pore (MPTP) play a critical role in cell death and a critical target for cardioprotection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective effects of cyclosporine A (CsA), one of MPTP blockers, and morphological changes of mitochondria and MPTP related proteins in monocrotaline (MCT) induced pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

Methods: Eight weeks old Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized to control, MCT (60 mg/kg) and MCT plus CsA (10 mg/kg/day) treatment groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0061DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6221864PMC
December 2018
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Distal Radial Approach through the Anatomical Snuff Box for Coronary Angiography and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

Korean Circ J 2018 Dec;48(12):1131-1134

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0293DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6221869PMC
December 2018

Triglyceride-Rich Lipoproteins and Novel Targets for Anti-atherosclerotic Therapy.

Authors:
Željko Reiner

Korean Circ J 2018 Dec;48(12):1097-1119

Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, School of Medicine University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.

Although elevated serum low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) is without any doubts accepted as an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the role of elevated triglycerides (TGs)-rich lipoproteins as an independent risk factor has until recently been quite controversial. Recent data strongly suggest that elevated TG-rich lipoproteins are an independent risk factor for CVD and that therapeutic targeting of them could possibly provide further benefit in reducing CVD morbidity, events and mortality, apart from LDL-C lowering. Today elevated TGs are treated with lifestyle interventions, and with fibrates which could be combined with omega-3 fatty acids. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0343DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6221868PMC
December 2018
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Unsolved Questions on the Anatomy of the Ventricular Conduction System.

Korean Circ J 2018 Dec;48(12):1081-1096

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

We reviewed the anatomical characteristics of the conduction system in the ventricles of human and ungulate hearts and then raised some questions to be answered by clinical and anatomical studies in the future. The ventricular conduction system is a 3-dimensional structure as compared to the 2-dimensional character of the atrial conduction system. The proximal part consisting of the atrioventricular node, the bundle of His and fascicles are groups of conducting cells surrounded by fibrous connective tissue so as to insulate from the underlying myocardium. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0335DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6221866PMC
December 2018
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2018 Korean Guideline of Atrial Fibrillation Management.

Korean Circ J 2018 Dec;48(12):1033-1080

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia in the general population. The Korean Heart Rhythm Society organized a Korean AF Management Guideline Committee and analyzed all available studies regarding the management of AF, including studies on Korean patients. This guideline is based on recent data of the Korean population and the recent guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, American Heart Association, and Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0339DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6221873PMC
December 2018
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Optical Coherence Tomography-guided Treatment of Multiple Stent Fracture in Patients with Overlapping Drug-eluting Stents.

Korean Circ J 2018 Nov;48(11):1030-1031

Division of Cardiology, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0138DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6196154PMC
November 2018

Defining Coronary Artery Perforation with Ultrasound Contrast Agent.

Korean Circ J 2018 Nov;48(11):1028-1029

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Calhoun Cardiovascular Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0179DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6196160PMC
November 2018

Prolonged Intensive Exercise: When the Right Ventricle Goes Wrong.

Korean Circ J 2018 Nov;48(11):1025-1027

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0218DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6196152PMC
November 2018
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Exercise induced Right Ventricular Fibrosis is Associated with Myocardial Damage and Inflammation.

Korean Circ J 2018 Nov;48(11):1014-1024

School of Kinesiology, Shanghai University of Sport, Shanghai, China.

Background And Objectives: Intense exercise (IE) induced myocardial fibrosis (MF) showed contradictory findings in human studies, making the relationship between IE and the development of MF unclear. This study aims to demonstrate exercise induced MF is associated with cardiac damage, and inflammation is essential to the development of exercise induced MF.

Methods: Sprague-Dawley rats were submitted to daily 60-minutes treadmill exercise sessions at vigorous or moderate intensity, with 8-, 12-, and 16-week durations; time-matched sedentary rats served as controls. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0084DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6196150PMC
November 2018

Left Axis Deviation in Patients with Acute Heart Failure with Left Bundle Branch Block: Does It Really Matter?

Authors:
Eue Keun Choi

Korean Circ J 2018 Nov;48(11):1012-1013

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0222DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6196151PMC
November 2018

Prognostic Significance of Left Axis Deviation in Acute Heart Failure Patients with Left Bundle branch block: an Analysis from the Korean Acute Heart Failure (KorAHF) Registry.

Korean Circ J 2018 Nov;48(11):1002-1011

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center, Daegu, Korea.

Background And Objectives: The prognostic impact of left axis deviation (LAD) on clinical outcomes in acute heart failure syndrome (AHFS) with left bundle branch block (LBBB) is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic significance of axis deviation in acute heart failure patients with LBBB.

Methods: Between March 2011 and February 2014, 292 consecutive AHFS patients with LBBB were recruited from 10 tertiary university hospitals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0048DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6196157PMC
November 2018
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Treat or Not to Treat Non-culprit Coronary Artery with Significant Stenosis during Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

Korean Circ J 2018 Nov;48(11):1000-1001

Division of Cardiology, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6196159PMC
November 2018
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Complete Versus Culprit-Only Revascularization for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction and Multivessel Disease in the 2 Generation Drug-Eluting Stent Era: Data from the INTERSTELLAR Registry.

Korean Circ J 2018 Nov;48(11):989-999

Department of Cardiology, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.

Background And Objectives: We aimed to compare outcomes of complete revascularization (CR) versus culprit-only revascularization for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and multivessel disease (MVD) in the 2 generation drug-eluting stent (DES) era.

Methods: From 2009 to 2014, patients with STEMI and MVD, who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using a 2 generation DES for culprit lesions were enrolled. CR was defined as PCI for a non-infarct-related artery during the index admission. Read More

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November 2018
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Cardiac Regeneration with Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes.

Korean Circ J 2018 Nov;48(11):974-988

Biomedical Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which are collectively called pluripotent stem cells (PSCs), have emerged as a promising source for regenerative medicine. Particularly, human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hPSC-CMs) have shown robust potential for regenerating injured heart. Over the past two decades, protocols to differentiate hPSCs into CMs at high efficiency have been developed, opening the door for clinical application. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6196153PMC
November 2018

Early Surgery in Valvular Heart Disease.

Korean Circ J 2018 Nov;48(11):964-973

Division of Cardiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

The burden of valvular heart disease (VHD) is increasing with age, and the elderly patients with moderate or severe VHD are notably common. When to operate in asymptomatic patients with VHD remains controversial. The controversy is whether early surgical intervention should be preferred, or a watchful waiting approach should be followed. Read More

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November 2018
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Functional Implications of HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibition on Glucose Metabolism.

Authors:
Ki Hoon Han

Korean Circ J 2018 Nov;48(11):951-963

Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine Ulsan University, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, i.e. statins, are effective in reducing cardiovascular disease events but also in cardiac-related and overall mortality. Read More

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November 2018
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Cardiac Sarcoidosis Presenting as Complete Atrioventricular Block: Findings on PET/MRI.

Korean Circ J 2018 Oct;48(10):947-948

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Daegu, Korea.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6158450PMC
October 2018
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A New Era of Targeting Pathogenic Immune Mechanisms in Cardiovascular Disease.

Korean Circ J 2018 Oct;48(10):944-946

Division of Cardiology, Hallym University Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Hwaseong, Korea.

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October 2018
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Treatment with 3-Bromo-4,5-Dihydroxybenzaldehyde Improves Cardiac Function by Inhibiting Macrophage Infiltration in Mice.

Korean Circ J 2018 Oct;48(10):933-943

Department of Cardiology, Yiwu Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University (Yiwu Central Hospital), Yiwu, China.

Background And Objectives: Appropriate inflammatory response is necessary for cardiac repairing after acute myocardial infarction (MI). Three-Bromo-4,5-dihydroxybenzaldehyde (BDB) is a potent antioxidant and natural bromophenol compound derived from red algae. Although BDB has been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect, it remains unclear whether BDB affects cardiac remolding after MI. Read More

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October 2018
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Soluble ST2 in Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: a New Biomarker that Predicts Recurrence?

Authors:
Ahmed AlTurki

Korean Circ J 2018 Oct;48(10):930-932

Division of Cardiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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October 2018
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