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Establishment of functional and stable collaterals in the ischemic myocardium is crucial to restoring cardiac function after myocardial infarction. Here, we show that only dual delivery of a combination of angiogenic and arteriogenic factors to the ischemic myocardium could significantly reestablish stable collateral networks and improve myocardial(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing evidences show that disruption of carotid plaque followed by arterio-arterial thromboembolism is an important mechanism in the generation of ischemic stroke. Inflammatory mechanisms play a key role in transforming structurally vulnerable plaques into functionally unstable ones. The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the roles(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that the transmural variation of the longitudinal myocardial peak systolic strain (Sp) and strain rate (SRp) can predict the transmural distribution of myocardial blood flow (MBF) in a pig model of acute myocardial infarction. METHODS The longitudinal Sp and SRp were measured by echocardiography in both subendocardium(More)
The cardiotonic pill (CP), consisting of a mixture of Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae, Radix Notoginseng, and Borneolum Syntheticum, has been widely used in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Adhesion molecules, including intercellular cell adhesion molecule-1 and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1, are involved in the development of(More)
In this paper is presented the research and development of a new myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE)-based quantitative analysis system for myocardial microcirculation. The system can measure the values of A, beta, A x beta, A-EER (endo-epi ratio of A), beta-EER and A x beta-EER from the signal intensity of real-time 2-D grayscale images and power(More)
This article reports a quantitative analysis software system for myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE). It can measure the signal intensity of grayscale images and power Doppler images, draw the time-intensity curves of variations on the intensity of microbubbles scattering in subendocardial layer and subepicardial layer with the pulsing intervals, and(More)
The combined use of organic amendment-assisted phytoextraction and electrokinetic remediation to decontaminate Cd-polluted soil was demonstrated in a laboratory-scale experiment. The plant species selected was the hyperaccumulator Sedum alfredii. Prior to the pot experiment, the loamy soil was treated with 15 g kg-1 of pig manure compost, 10 g kg-1 of humic(More)
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