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Cardiac Tamponade after Removal of a Temporary Pacing Wire for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: A Case Report.

Ying-Hsiang Wang, Hung-Yen Ke, Cheng-Chung Cheng, Tzu-Chiao Lin, Chien-Sung Tsai, Chih-Yuan Lin,

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(3):276-278]

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

Su-Kiat Chua, Lung-Ching Chen, Li-Ming Lien, Huey-Ming Lo, Zhen-Yu Liao, Shu-Ping Chao, Cheng-Yen Chuang, Chiung-Zuan Chiu,

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. ... Read more >>

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(3):251-259]

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

Xiaohui Wang, Wei You, Zhiming Wu, Xiangqi Wu, Fei Ye,

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 ... Read more >>

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(3):207-215]

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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.

Xiaolei Lai, Ying Zhang, Mengjie Li, Juju Shang, Weihong Liu, Mingxue Zhou, Hongxu Liu,

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. However, its precise mechanism remains unclear. This study investigated the mechanism of SYDC in ameliorating atherosclerosis in ... Read more >>

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(3):260-267]

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

Xusen Sun, Yufan Zhang, Xin Qi, Liping Wei,

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. Apelin-13 (AP-13) is the main serum Apelin subtype in healthy ... Read more >>

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(3):216-222]

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Clipping Severe Functional Mitral Regurgitation in a Failing Heart under Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support.

Ching-Wei Lee, Shih-Hsien Sung, Wei-Ming Huang, Yi-Lin Tsai, Chiao-Po Hsu,

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(3):268-271]

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Impact of Acute Kidney Injury and Baseline Renal Impairment on Prognosis Among Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

Ming-Yan Jiang,

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- ... Read more >>

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(3):223-232]

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

Tzung-Dau Wang,

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(3):179-182]

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Concurrence of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn, Myocardial Ischemia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, and Congestive Heart Failure as a Harbinger of Neonatal Graves' Disease.

Meng-Luen Lee, Yu-Mei Wang, Ming-Che Chang,

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(3):272-275]

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

Wei-Ru Chiou, Feng-Ching Liao, Min-I Su, Hsiao-Yang Cheng, Yun-Tzy Chen, Wen-Hsiung Lin, Ying-Hsiang Lee, Po-Lin Lin, Kuang-Te Wang,

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 ... Read more >>

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(3):233-239]

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

Xiaochun Ma, Diming Zhao, Peidong Yuan, Jinzhang Li, Yan Yun, Yuqi Cui, Tao Zhang, Jiwei Ma, Liangong Sun, Huibo Ma, Yuman Zhang, Haizhou Zhang, Wenlong Zhang, Junjie Huang, Chengwei Zou, Zhengjun Wang,

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 ... Read more >>

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(3):183-194]

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

Wei-Kai Hung, Hao-Tien Liu, Chun-Chieh Wang, Chung-Chuan Chou, Ming-Shien Wen, Po-Cheng Chang,

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 ... Read more >>

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(3):240-250]

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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.

Guang-Yuan Mar, Wilhelm Ridderstråle, Jianxin Wei, Chun-Peng Liu,

Background:Ticagrelor, an oral, direct-acting, and reversible P2Y12 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 ... Read more >>

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(3):195-206]

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

Chien-Hsien Lo, Yeu-Sheng Tyan, Kwo-Chang Ueng,

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 ... Read more >>

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(2):160-167]

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

Burak Teymen, Süleyman Aktürk,

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 ... Read more >>

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(2):118-124]

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Cardiac Tumor Presenting as Acute Right Hemiparesis in a 13-Year-Old Boy.

Chun-Yu Chen, Yu-Chieh Chen, Kuang-Jen Chien, Chu-Chuan Lin, Kai-Sheng Hsieh, Ken-Pen Weng,

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(2):168-170]

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

Li-Wei Liu, Po-Ching Wu, Mei-Ya Chiu, Pei-Fen Tu, Ching-Chang Fang,

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, ... Read more >>

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(2):125-132]

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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.

Tzung-Dau Wang,

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(2):93-96]

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The Beneficial Effect of Therapeutic Hypothermia to Improve the Survival of Patients with Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest.

Po-Yen Ko, Chih-Ping Chang, Ling-Ling Wang, Yi-Jiun Chou, Jeffrey J P Tsai, Su-Hua Huang, Yi-Tzone Shiao, Jen-Jyh Lin,

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(2):172-173]

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

Yusuf Ziya Şener,

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(2):171]

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Olfactory Dysfunction in Patients with Ischemic Heart Failure.

Ercan Akşıt, Özge Çağlar Çıl,

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 ... Read more >>

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(2):133-139]

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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.

Ming-Lung Tsai, Ming-Jer Hsieh, Chun-Chi Chen, Shang-Hung Chang, Chao-Yung Wang, Dong-Yi Chen, Chia-Hung Yang, Jih-Kai Yeh, Ming-Yun Ho, I-Chang Hsieh,

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. ... Read more >>

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(2):97-104]

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

Tsung-Yu Ko, Hsien-Li Kao, Yi-Chang Chen, Lung-Chun Lin, Ying-Ju Liu, Chih-Fan Yeh, Ching-Chang Huang, Ying-Hsien Chen, Yih-Sharng Chen, Mao-Shin Lin,

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 ... Read more >>

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(2):140-147]

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

Chon-Seng Hong, Zhih-Cherng Chen, Kuo-Ting Tang, Wei-Ting Chang,

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. They were ... Read more >>

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(2):105-110]

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

Pin-Hsin Wu, Samuel Chieng-Haw Han, Meng-Hsiu Wu,

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 ... Read more >>

Acta Cardiol Sin (Acta Cardiologica Sinica)
[2020, 36(2):148-159]

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