Chaiyasith Wongvipaporn

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BACKGROUND Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a well-known complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc). Doppler echocardiographic screening for the detection of PAH (by measuring right ventricular systolic pressure [RVSP]) is therefore recommended for all patients with SSc. However, the validity of RVSP as a predictor of mortality in patients with SSc is(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac troponin T level (cTnT) is commonly increased in end stage chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the absence of acute myocardial infarction. There are few data available on serum cTnT concentration in patients with pre-end stage CKD. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the correlation of cTnT level and severity of kidney disease in patients with CKD stage(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to develop a prognostic model to predict the disappearance of left atrial thrombi (LAT) among candidates for percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC). BACKGROUND Complete LAT resolution can be achieved with oral anticoagulation, allowing a number of patients to safely undergo PTMC. METHODS We randomly allocated 108 PTMC(More)
BACKGROUND Resolution of left atrial thrombus after long-term oral anticoagulation enhances safe percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC); however, the short-term benefit has not been defined. OBJECTIVES To estimate the resolution rate of left atrial thrombus among PTMC candidates after 6 months of oral anticoagulation and to determine its(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS OF THE STUDY Little is known of the fate of left atrial thrombus (LAT) among candidates for percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC) after oral anticoagulation (OA) therapy. The aim of this study was to estimate the resolution rate of documented LAT, and to determine its significant predictors among this population. (More)
BACKGROUND The American Diabetic Association recommends type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) to take aspirin therapy as a primary preventive way. It should be implemented in cases that are aged over 40 with at least one additional risk such as hypertension, obesity, dyslipidemia. Urine microalbumin now also ranks as a major risk factor for atherosclerosis. (More)
BACKGROUND Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of death in elderly because aging is the important non-modifiable risk factors of atherosclerosis and also a predictor of poor outcomes. Underuse of guideline directed therapy may contribute to suboptimal risk factor control and worse outcomes in the elderly. We aimed to explore the management of(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the contributions of non-genetic and genetic factors on the variability of stable warfarin doses in Thai patients. A total of 250 Thai patients with stable warfarin doses were enrolled in the study. Demographics and clinical data, e.g., age, body mass index, indications for warfarin and concomitant medications, were(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an important lethal manifestation of systemic sclerosis (SSc). Evidence of an association between peripheral and pulmonary arterial vasculopathy in SSc has been demonstrated. We hypothesized that peripheral arterial stiffness could predict PH in SSc. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional study among patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine baseline prognostic factors of in-hospital mortality in Thai patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS). MATERIAL AND METHOD Among 5,537 NSTE-ACS patients enrolled in Thai Acute Coronary Syndrome Registry, a univariate analysis and multivariate analysis were used to estimate the relationship of baseline(More)