Feng-juan Yao

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OBJECTIVE Myocardial injury during cardiac surgery is a major cause of perioperative morbidity and mortality. We determined whether perioperative statin therapy is cardioprotective in patients undergoing noncoronary artery cardiac surgery and the potential mechanisms. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred fifty-one patients undergoing noncoronary artery cardiac(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the effects and mechanisms of Nardostachys chinensis (NC) on spontaneous ventricular arrhythmias in rats with hyper-acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS Seventy-two rats were randomly divided into the control group (n = 24), metoprolol group (n = 24), and the NC group (n = 24). Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs),(More)
BACKGROUND Large cohort studies provide conflicting evidence regarding the potential for oral macrolide antibiotics to increase the risk of serious cardiac events. OBJECTIVES This study performed a meta-analysis to examine the link between macrolides and risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) or ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VTA), cardiovascular death, and(More)
1. Previously, we showed that long-term treatment of rats after myocardial infarction (MI) with B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) prevented ventricular remodelling. However, it is unclear whether long-term BNP treatment affects cardiac hypertrophy and, if so, its mechanism of action. In the present study, we investigated the effects of long-term BNP(More)
1. Metformin is an activator of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK). Recent studies suggest that pharmacological activation of AMPK inhibits cardiac hypertrophy. In the present study, we examined whether long-term treatment with metformin could attenuate ventricular hypertrophy in a rat model. The potential involvement of nitric oxide (NO) in the effects of(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking is a well-established risk factor for atherosclerotic disease, but its role as an independent risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains controversial. We conducted a meta-analysis to summarize all published prospective studies and case-control studies to update the risk for VTE in smokers and determine whether a dose-response(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic importance of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) or N-terminal pro BNP (NT-proBNP) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) remains controversial. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We conducted an unrestricted search from the MEDLINE and EMBASE in all languages that were published between 1966 and Augest2013. Twenty-seven(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether smoking affects the endothelial function of young ED patients with no cardiovascular disease. METHODS This study included 69 ED patients (21 smokers and 48 non-smokers) and 16 age-matched normal healthy controls. All underwent measurement of brachial artery flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) and examinations of blood pressure,(More)
BACKGROUND Endurance capacity, assessed by 1000-meter (1000 m) run of male university students, is an indicator of cardiovascular fitness in Chinese students physical fitness surveillance. Although cardiovascular fitness is related to endothelial function closely in patients with cardiovascular diseases, it remains unclear whether endurance capacity(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the correlation between risk factors of vascular endothelial dysfunction and erectile dysfunction(ED). METHODS The case history records levels of cholesterol,triglyceride and testicle, endothelial functions detected by using Doppler ultrasound and the risk factors of 134 ED patients were analyzed with those of 15 healthy men as the(More)