Chong Hyun Park

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Pericardial cysts are rare mediastinal abnormalities, which are usually congenital but may also be acquired after cardiothoracic surgery. Cysts frequently occur in the right cardiophrenic angle and their diagnosis is usually suspected after an abnormal chest X ray is obtained. The presence of a pericardial cyst in this typical location or, less frequently,(More)
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in pregnancy is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Management of these patients can be challenging as little is known about the optimal management strategy. Medications routinely used may have harmful effects on the pregnancy outcome. In addition, AMI could occur in the absence of atherosclerotic disease. We(More)
Coronary spasm may present as acute coronary syndrome (ACS), "which can be an ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), non-STEMI, or unstable angina." However, the prevalence of coronary spasm in patients with ACS remains unknown due to scarcity of data. Concomitant coronary spasm may mask the true atherosclerosis burden in such cases, posing(More)
In order to remain profitable in the highly competitive global market, a manufacturing enterprise is expected to proactively adapt itself in anticipation of unplanned, but foreseeable high impact events. This paper presents a decision model for optimal adaptation of product and supply chain systems subject to sudden, severe changes in the operating(More)
Multiple clinical studies have failed to establish the role of routine use of thrombectomy in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. There is a paucity of data on the impact of thrombectomy in unselected STEMI patients outside clinical trials. We sought to evaluate the clinical variables and outcomes associated with the performance of(More)
Tetralogy of Fallot is the most common cyanotic congenital heart defect during infancy. It is composed of a ventricular septal defect, an overriding aorta, obstruction of right ventricular outflow, and right ventricular hypertrophy. Most patients experience cyanosis at birth and die in childhood without surgical intervention. The rate of survival at 40(More)
Penetrating chest wounds leading to damage of thoracic structures are common. A rare sequelae of chest trauma is a contained rupture of the left ventricle of the heart leading to the development of a pseudoaneurysm. This complication needs prompt recognition and repair because of the high likelihood of rupture and death. We report the case of a 47-year-old(More)
Coronary artery fistula (CAF) is the most common congenital anomaly of coronary arteries. Management strategies for CAF causing symptoms and large shunting are well described. With growing use of noninvasive imaging modalities, the diagnosis of asymptomatic CAF has increased. This poses challenge on the management of CAF with high-risk features as(More)
BACKGROUND Rheolytic thrombectomy has been used successfully to treat acutely occluded lower-limb vessels, dialysis grafts, intrahepatic portosystemic shunts, and diseased native coronary vessels and saphenous vein grafts. Few studies, however, have examined the efficacy of rheolytic thrombectomy in the acute myocardial infarction (AMI) setting. We sought(More)
Asian-Indians have high rates of coronary artery disease (CAD), which also occurs at an earlier age, with 50% of all heart attacks occurring in patients <55 years old and 25% in those <40 years old. Previous studies have cited structural factors in Asian-Indians, specifically smaller coronary arteries, as the cause of increased CAD in this population. We(More)