Cui-zhen Pan

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BACKGROUND Emerging evidence suggests that stem cells can be used to improve cardiac function in patients after acute myocardial infarction. In this randomized trial, we aimed to use Doppler tissue tracking and strain imaging to assess left ventricular segmental function after intracoronary transfer of autologous bone-marrow stem cells (BMCs) for 6 months'(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies showed that preservation of microvascular integrity after myocardial ischemia was associated with myocardial viability. Real-time myocardial contrast echocardiography (RT-MCE) is a promising modality for non-invasive evaluation of microcirculation perfusion. Thus, it provides a unique tool to detect myocardial viability. We(More)
A 50-year-old female, who received an operation 35 years ago to repair a secundum atrial septal defect, has been suffering from shortness of breath for half a year. Transthoracic echocardiography was performed and revealed dilation of right heart and moderate pulmonary hypertension. Careful exploration showed no resident shunt around the patch. However, the(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluation of left ventricular (LV) function and dyssynchrony is of vital importance. A newly-developed three-dimensional (3D) speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) has the potential to circumvent limitations of two-dimensional STE. Our study was to evaluate LV function and dyssynchrony by 3D-STE. METHODS AND RESULTS Fifty-two non-ischaemic(More)
BACKGROUND Recent advances in real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) offer the potential to assess the left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony simultaneously by analyzing the 17 segments time-volume curves. The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility and accuracy of RT3DE for quantitative evaluation of left ventricular systolic(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to identify short-term result of cell transplantation in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC) patients who were treated by intracoronary transplantation of autologous mononuclear bone marrow cells (BMCs) in addition to standard therapy. METHODS Based on given standard therapy, eighteen patients with idiopathic dilated(More)
There is a paucity of data regarding trends in the incidence of heart disease in China during recent years. Using a large echocardiography database in our center, we analyzed trends in the prevalence of several common heart diseases from Dec. 2003. This study retrospectively analyzed the echocardiographic database in our Department from 2003 to 2012. A(More)
BACKGROUND Quantitatively assessing myocardial perfusion and its reserve is of great importance for the diagnosis and stratification of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), and represents an important goal of myocardial contrast echocardiography. In this study we sought to test the usefulness of low dose dobutamine stress real-time myocardial(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the value of quantitative real-time myocardial contrast echocardiography (RT-MCE) combined with low dose dobutamine stress test in the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD), and to assess the contribution of collateral blood flow (CBF) to myocardial perfusion. METHODS Twenty-six hospitalized patients referred for coronary(More)