Background/Aims: In multicenter clinical trials, laboratory tests are performed in the laboratory of each center, mostly using different measuring methodologies. The purpose of this study was to evaluate coefficients of variation (CVs) of laboratory results produced by various measuring methods and ..
Inna Kim, Min Chul Kim, Keun Ho Park, Doo Sun Sim, Young Joon Hong, Ju Han Kim, Myung Ho Jeong, Jeong Gwan Cho, Jong Chun Park, Myeong Chan Cho, Jong Jin Kim, Young Jo Kim, Youngkeun Ahn; the Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry Investigators
Korean J Intern Med. 2018;33(6):1111-1118. Published online November 10, 2017
Background/Aims: Chest pain is an essential symptom in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). One-third of patients with ACS present atypically, which can influence their receiving timely lifesaving therapy.
Methods: A total of 617 NSTEMI patients from the Korea Acute MI Registry (KAMIR) ..
Background/Aims: Compared with metallic drug-eluting stents (DES), bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) may further improve long-term outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with coronary artery disease. We report our early experience with BVS in Korea.
Methods: We evalu..
Background/Aims: Fluid retention occurs in patients with heart failure, accounting for dyspnea. We investigated the diagnostic implication of body fluid status, assessed by bio-impedance analysis (BIA), in acute heart failure (AHF) among patients who presented with dyspnea.
Methods: A total of 100 ..
Background/Aims: Some observational epidemiologic studies have reported conflicting results on the relationship between hypnotics use and the risk of developing and/or dying from heart disease. We investigated these associations using a meta-analysis of available literatures.
Methods: We searched t..
Hu Li, Seung-Woon Rha, Byoung Geol Choi, Min Suk Shim, Se Yeon Choi, Cheol Ung Choi, Eung Ju Kim, Dong Joo Oh, Byung Ryul Cho, Moo Hyun Kim, Doo-Il Kim, Myung-Ho Jeong, Sang Yong Yoo, Sang-Sik Jeong, Byung Ok Kim, Min Su Hyun, Young-Jin Youn, Junghan Yoon
Korean J Intern Med. 2018;33(4):716-726. Published online July 7, 2017
Background/Aims: Transradial intervention (TRI) is becoming the preferred method over transfemoral intervention (TFI) because TRI is associated with lower incidence of major bleeding and vascular complications. However, there has been limited published data regarding the clinical outcomes of TRI ver..
Background/Aims: Although epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is found in high contents in the dried leaves of green tea, has been reported to have an anti-platelet effect, synergistic effects of EGCG in addition to current anti-platelet medications remains to be elucidated.
Methods: Blood sam..
Background/Aims: Although a low triiodothyronine (T3) state is closely associated with heart failure (HF), it is uncertain whether total T3 levels on admission is correlated with the clinical outcomes of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The aim of this study is to investigate the prognostic value..
Background/Aims: Scrub typhus is known as a self-limited infectious disease. Cardiac complication is uncommon and usually not life-threatening. Until now, few cases of fulminant myocarditis by scrub typhus have been reported. So, we investigated incidence and predictors of acute myocarditis in sever..
Background/Aims: NADPH (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate) oxidase (NOX)-mediated oxidative stress plays a key role in promotion of oxidative injury in the cardiovascular system. The aim of this study is to evaluate the status of NOX in endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) of hyperlipidemic..
Background/Aims: Currently, office blood pressure (OBP) is the most widely used method of measuring blood pressure (BP) in daily clinical practice. However, data on the diagnostic accuracy of OBP in reference to ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) are scarce in Korea.
Methods: In retrospective and prospec..
Background/Aims: The aim of our study was to compare the characteristics of nosocomial infective endocarditis (NIE) with community-acquired infective endocarditis (CIE) and to determine independent risk factors for in-hospital death.
Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 560 ..
Background/Aims: Fimasartan is an angiotensin type 1 receptor blocker (ARB) which has comparable efficacy and tolerability with other ARBs. The aim of this study was to evaluate 24-hour blood pressure (BP) lowering efficacy and the tolerability of the low dose fimasartan compared with valsartan in p..
Background/Aims: Although lipoprotein lipase (LPL) gene Pvu II polymorphism has been associated with an increased risk of hypertriglyceridemia (HT), there is no clear consensus within the scientific community.
Methods: A meta-analysis of 1,640 subjects from six individual studies was conduct..
Background/Aims: To evaluate the geographic and demographic variabilities of the quantitative parameters of computed tomography perfusion (CTP) of the left ventricular (LV) myocardium in patients with normal coronary artery on computed tomography angiography (CTA).
Methods: From a multicenter CTP r..
Ki Hong Lee, Hyung Wook Park, Jeong Nam Eun, Jeong Gwan Cho, Nam Sik Yoon, Mi Ran Kim, Yo Han Ku, Hyukjin Park, Seung Hun Lee, Jeong Han Kim, Min Chul Kim, Woo Jin Kim, Hyun Kuk Kim, Jae Yeong Cho, Keun-Ho Park, Doo Sun Sim, Hyun Ju Yoon, Kye Hun Kim, Young Joon Hong, Ju Han Kim, Youngkeun Ahn, Myung Ho Jeong, Jong Chun Park
Korean J Intern Med. 2017;32(5):836-846. Published online August 11, 2017
Background/Aims: Coronary vasospasms are one of the important causes of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Provocation of coronary vasospasms can be useful, though some results may lead to false positives, with patients potentially experiencing recurrent SCD despite appropriate medical treatments. We hypot..
The introduction of drug-eluting stents (DES) in the practice of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has substantially reduced angiographic and clinical restenosis but is associated with an increasing propensity for very late stent thrombosis (ST). Among several clinical, lesion, or procedure-r..
Background/Aims: Recent studies have shown an association of epicardial fat thickness with diabetes and hypertension (HTN) in asymptomatic populations. However, there is lack of information as to whether there is similar association between pericoronary adipose tissue (PAT) and HTN in the patients w..
Background/Aims: We evaluated the efficacy and safety and influence on glucose tolerance by different doses of pitavastatins in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients.
Methods: Consecutive 1,101 AMI patients who were enrolled in Livalo in Acute Myocardial Infarction Study (LAMIS)-II were random..
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is now more common in adults than in children due to improvements in fetal echo, neonatal and pediatric care, and surgical techniques leading to dramatically increased survivability into adulthood. Adult patients with CHD, regardless of prior cardiac surgery, experienc..