Chu-min Ni

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Acute fulminant myocarditis (AFM) is a serious heart disease with limited treatment. This observational retrospective study aimed to investigate whether intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) was able to improve left ventricular function and reduce the episodes of arrhythmia in adult patients with AFM. The medical records of all patients with AFM who were(More)
A 90-year-old Chinese man was transferred to the Emergency Department of the Affiliated Shantou Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University for treatment of an acute myocardial infarction. He suffered chest pain with three days of cough, dyspnea and fever. A diagnosis of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy was made in normal coronary arteries from urgent coronary angiography(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the clinical value of plasma N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) detection in the diagnosis of diastolic heart dysfunction. METHODS Ninety patients with diastolic heart dysfunction and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)>or=45% were divided into 3 groups according to the findings by conventional echocardiography(More)
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