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Acta Cardiologica Sinica

Armin Attar, Kamran Aghasadeghi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
Yusuf Ziya Şener, Cem Çöteli, Metin Okşul
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
Osman Kayapinar, Cem Ozde, Esra Koc Ay, Muhammed Keskin, Adnan Kaya
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July 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
Rami M Abazid, Osama A Smettei, Akram F Eldesoky, Hanaa Al Saqqah, Habiba S Alenzi, Nora A Altorbak, Sarah S Altorbak, Mehboob Ali Dar
Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) presents a potential challenge when performing coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA). To date, there is no ideal protocol for CTA in patients with AF. We sought to design a protocol for single-heartbeat coronary CTA in patients with AF. Methods: We enrolled 32 patients with AF and a very low probability of coronary artery disease who were referred for CTA to assess pulmonary vein anatomy for catheter ablation. A 256-slice scanner was used...
July 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
Abdullah Nabi Aslan, Serdal Baştuğ, Hacı Ahmet Kasapkara, Murat Can Güney, Serkan Sivri, Engin Bozkurt
Background: Ischemia of the atria and conductive system of the heart results in greater atrial electrophysiological changes and propensity for atrial fibrillation. P wave duration and dispersion have been proposed to be useful for the prediction of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). This study aimed to investigate the effect of coronary artery dominance on P wave duration and dispersion. Methods: The study population included 194 patients with left dominant circulation (LDC) and 200 age- and gender-matched controls with right dominant circulation (RDC) and without coronary artery disease based on invasive coronary angiography findings...
July 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
Sevket Balli, Mehmet Kucuk, Mustafa Orhan Bulut, Ilker Kemal Yucel, Ahmet Celebi
Background: Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is one of the most common supraventricular tachycardia substrates. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the excellent outcomes of cryoablation without fluoroscopy in pediatric patients with AVNRT. Methods: From September 2015 to October 2016, a transcatheter cryoablation procedure was performed in 109 patients using the EnSite® system. After electrophysiologic studies, a cryoablation catheter was advanced for the purpose of ablation of the slow pathway...
July 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
Ming-Yuan Kang, Shih-Rong Hsieh, Hung-Wen Tsai, Hao-Ji Wei, Chung-Chi Wang, Chu-Leng Yu, Chung-Lin Tsai
Background: Neurological complications are an important concern in the repair of type A aortic dissection. Supra-aortic involvement is considered to be an important risk factor for neurological injuries. However, the optimal brain protection strategy still remains controversial. The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy and short-term results of retrograde cerebral protection techniques in the treatment of acute type A aortic dissection. Methods: Between 2005 and 2013, 185 patients who underwent repair of acute type A aortic dissection were enrolled in this study, all of whom received retrograde cerebral perfusion...
July 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
Sukru Cetin, Alper Gündüz, Ayşe Şabablı Çetin, Ahmet Gurdal, Mutlu Çağan Sümerkan, Süleyman Sezai Yıldız, Nuray Uzun, Kadriye Orta Kilickesmez
Background: Although left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) is a major cause of morbidity in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients, there is limited data on cardiac functions of these patients. Compared to the conventional echocardiography, the global longitudinal strain (GLS) can detect subclinical myocardial dysfunction at an earlier stage. Objectives: In our study, we aimed to evaluate left ventricular systolic functions using the GLS in HIV-infected patients and to investigate the effect of cluster of differentiation 4 T-cell values on LVSD...
July 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
Tai-Wei Chen, Chun-Yang Huang, Po-Lin Chen, Chiu-Yang Lee, Chun-Che Shih, I-Ming Chen
Background: Treatment for extensive aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD) includes endovascular interventions, hybrid procedures and surgical reconstruction. This study evaluated the short-term outcomes of endovascular and hybrid procedures in patients with Trans-Atlantic Inter-Society Consensus II (TASC-II) D AIOD lesions. Materials and Methods: From January 2013 to June 2015, 41 patients with TASC-II D AIOD lesions who underwent revascularization at our institute were retrospectively included...
July 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
Zi-Wen Zhao, Yin-Gang Ren, Jun Liu
Background: Adropin is a peptide hormone expressed in coronary artery endothelial cells, which plays a potential endothelial protective role. We sought to assess whether serum adropin levels are correlated with the coronary slow flow phenomenon (CSFP). Methods: We enrolled 82 patients with angiographically confirmed CSFP and 184 age-matched controls. Serum adropin levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and coronary flow rate was assessed using thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) frame count (TFC)...
July 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
Yuansheng Xu, Qinkai Yu, Jianmin Yang, Fang Yuan, Yigang Zhong, Zhanlin Zhou, Ningfu Wang
Background: The aim of this study was to assess the acute hemodynamic effects of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) on coronary perfusion pressure and coronary collateral blood flow. Methods: A total of 17 patients with coronary heart disease with severe (70%-85%) stenosis in one or two vessels confirmed by angiography were enrolled into this study. They were randomly divided into the RIPC group (9 patients) and the control group (8 patients). Distal pressure of coronary artery stenosis before balloon dilation (non-occlusive pressure, Pn-occl ) and distal coronary artery occlusive pressure (Poccl ) during balloon dilation occlusion were measured in all patients...
July 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
Ruey-Hsing Chou, Po-Hsun Huang, Wei-Chieh Huang
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May 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
Cheng-Wei Liu, Yen-Wen Wu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
Debika Chatterjee, Pradeep Narayan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
Taner Şeker, Caner Türkoğlu, Hazar Harbalıoğlu, Mustafa Gür
Background: Epicardial adipose tissue is an emerging cardio metabolic risk factor. Although an association between epicardial fat thickness (EFT) and left ventricle (LV) hypertrophy in hypertensive patients is known, the relationship between abnormal LV geometric patterns and EFT has yet to be investigated. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between EFT and abnormal LV geometric patterns in hypertensive patients. Methods: Measurements were obtained from 343 patients with untreated essential hypertension (mean age 51...
May 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
Fa-Po Chung, Chin-Yu Lin, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Shih-Ann Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
Wasawat Vutthikraivit, Pattara Rattanawong, Prapaipan Putthapiban, Weera Sukhumthammarat, Prin Vathesatogkit, Tachapong Ngarmukos, Ammarin Thakkinstian
Background: Brugada syndrome (BrS) is considered to be an inherited arrhythmic disease associated with fatal complications and premature sudden unexpected death. The prevalence of the Brugada electrocardiogram pattern (BrP) has been reported in several countries. Nonetheless, the specific worldwide prevalence of BrS has not been reported. Objective: We estimated the worldwide prevalence of BrS and Type-2/3 BrP in general adult populations using a systematic review and meta-analysis of the existing literature...
May 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
Hakan Duman, Ilkay Bahçeci, Hikmet Hamur, Selami Demirelli, Aziz Ramazan Dilek, Turan Erdogan, Handan Duman, Ömer Şatıroğlu, Murtaza Emre Durakoğlugil
Background: Apelin, an endogenous peptide, has recently gained attention due to its positive inotropic effects in heart failure physiopathology. We investigated the relationship between serum apelin levels and the severity of calcific aortic stenosis (AS). Methods: A total of 68 consecutive patients diagnosed with calcific AS and a control group of 32 subjects were included in the study. The subjects were divided into three group as follows: the control group, the mild-moderate AS group and the severe AS group...
May 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
Sedat Taş, Ümmü Taş, Ebru Özpelit, Efe Edem, Bahri Akdeniz
Background: Resting heart rate (HR) is a strong predictor of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). However, the effects of HR-lowering therapy on diastolic function in HFrEF patients are not well described. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of lowering HR on diastolic function in HFrEF patients with sinus rhythm. Methods: Fifty patients with HFrEF with coexisting diastolic dysfunction and sinus rhythm with resting HR > 70 bpm were prospectively included in the study...
May 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
Ting-Tse Lin, Wei-Shun Yang, Mu-Yang Hsieh, Chih-Chen Wu, Lian-Yu Lin
Background: Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is prevalent in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and may be secondary to arterial stiffness and volume overload. It is unclear whether LVH is caused by autonomic nerve dysregulation (AND), a frequent condition in patients with ESRD that is characterized by sympathetic hyperactivity and vagal withdrawal. We hypothesized that AND estimated by heart rate variability (HRV) may be associated with LVH in patients with ESRD. Methods: We prospectively enrolled patients with ESRD undergoing hemodialysis...
May 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
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