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Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has been implicated in the pathology of cerebral ischemia. Apoptotic cell death occurs during prolonged period of stress or when the adaptive response fails. Hypothermia blocked the TNF or Fas-mediated extrinsic apoptosis pathway and the mitochondria pathway of apoptosis, however, whether hypothermia can block endoplasmic(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the myocardial protective effect of electroacupuncture (EA) at Neiguan (PC 6) in the patients with valve replacement via extracorporeal circulation. METHODS Fifty patients of rheumatic cardiac disease planned for valve replacement were graded as II or III level according to America Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and were(More)
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