Cheng-Kang Chen

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A 74-year-old woman with a history of chronic hepatitis C and transcatheter arterial chemoembolization for an unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) 2 years previously presented with progressive exertional dyspnea of 1 month's duration. Two-dimensional echocardiography revealed a huge right ventricular mass with right atrial and right ventricular(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to describe our experience with myocardial infarction with normal coronary arteries (MINCA) with regards to the prevalence, clinical characteristics, possible underlying etiologies (including Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, TCM) and the short- and long-term outcomes associated with this condition. METHODS We(More)
Iatrogenic aortic dissection caused by coronary angiography or angioplasty is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication. Awareness of the complication and its prompt recognition are important. We describe a 78-year-old woman who underwent coronary angioplasty for acute non-ST elevation myocardial infarction. An ostial dissection of the right(More)
OBJECTIVES A single bout of t'ai chi (TC) exercise was previously found to be associated with a significant increase in post-exercise adiponectin levels in individuals with cardiovascular risk factors. The objective of this study was to examine the long-term effects of 24-month habitual TC exercise on adiponectin levels, glucose homeostasis, lipid profile,(More)