Eui - Young Choi

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to determine the test-retest reliability of the measurement of regional myocardial function by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) tagging using spatial modulation of magnetization. METHODS Twenty-five participants underwent CMR tagging twice over 12 ± 7 days. To assess the role of slice orientation on strain(More)
OBJECTIVE Cardiomyopathy, a popular diagnosis that always obscures more than it reveals, nevertheless has several characteristic histological features. These prominently include widespread focal myocardial fibrosis and associated hypertrophy of surviving cardiac myocyte. In fact, focal noninflammatory degeneration (not necrosis) has been demonstrated as a(More)
Since B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) concentration has been shown by recent studies to be elevated in patients presenting acute coronary syndrome (ACS) even in the absence of overt heart failure, other mechanisms for elevating plasma BNP (p-BNP) concentrations may be suggested to exist. We have studied the correlation between p-BNP level and the extent of(More)
BACKGROUND Non-dippers are known to carry a high risk of cardiovascular complications due to higher cumulative 24-h pressure load over time. In this study, we hypothesized that non-dippers would be associated with adverse cardiac remodeling and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in treated hypertensive patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 150(More)
Neonatal rats were reared using an artificial feeding technique from postnatal day 4 through 18. On postnatal day 4 through 7, some animals were given ethanol in their milk formula with the remaining animals serving as controls. The ethanol was given in amounts that have been shown to induce microcephaly when animals are examined at 18 days after birth. In(More)
Chlamydia pneumoniae infection implicated as an important etiologic factor of atherosclerosis, especially in coronary artery disease (CAD), was found in vitro to be associated with the induction of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). An extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (EMMPRIN)/ membrane-type 1 matrix metalloproteinase (MT1-MMP) system which(More)
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is associated with a reduction of subendocardial coronary flow reserve, which may be associated with abnormal myocardial longitudinal function during exercise. To test this hypothesis, 182 hypertensive patients underwent multistage supine bicycle exercise testing. Patients were classified as follows: patients with normal(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and is associated with both cardiovascular and cerebrovascular morbidity and mortality. According to a population-based study, it is estimated that >2 million US adults have been diagnosed with AF, and by 2050, this number is expected to increase to 5.6 million. Given the high prevalence of AF,(More)
OBJECTIVE Home blood pressure (HBP) measurements are known as an important adjunct to office blood pressure (OBP) measurements in clinical practice. But little is known about the relationship between HBP and subclinical target organ damage (TOD) other than left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). So we investigated the relationship of HBP measurements with(More)
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