Cheng-Sheng Lin

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The case of a 43-year-old Taiwanese man who presented with spinal epidural hematoma following intravenous administration of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rTPA) and heparin therapy for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is reported. Upper back pain and progressive neurological dysfunction ensued, secondary to spinal epidural hematoma with spinal(More)
A case of acute aortic dissection complicating acute inferior myocardial infarction diagnosed by accidentally inserting the catheters into the false lumen during the emergency cardiac catheterization is reported. Although the incidence of acute aortic dissection developing acute myocardial infarction is not very rare, an aortogram and coronary angiogram via(More)
Clopidogrel is a new oral antiplatelet agent with structure and mechanism of action similar to ticlopidine. It has replaced ticlopidine for many years due to significantly lower side effects and simpler dosing regimen. Cases of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) associated with clopidogrel were reported in recent(More)
A case of right branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO) due to cholesterol-containing embolus following transfemoral cardiac catheterization is reported. It is extremely rare, however, cardiologists should be alert to any thromboembolic complications during and following cardiac catheterization and choose the suitable approach (either upper extremity or(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Hypertension is very prevalent in the Chinese population in Taiwan. Chinese people frequently experience bothersome cough when receiving angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and angiotensin II (AT(1)) receptor antagonists are thus relatively more frequently used in this context. In this trial we studied the effectiveness(More)
Background: Nattokinase is a fibrinolytic enzyme isolated from the vegetable cheese natto. Although research suggests that nattokinase has beneficial effects on lipid metabolism, there is no clinical data on its effects in human patients with hypercholesterolemia. Methods: Thirty patients with primary hypercholesterolemia given instruction on a low(More)
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