Hae-Ok Jung

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INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to investigate the role of Doppler-derived left ventricular (LV) -dP/dt in predicting atrial fibrillation (AF) or ischemic stroke in patients with moderate to severe degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR). METHODS Doppler-derived LV -dP/dt was determined from the continuous-wave Doppler spectrum of the MR jet (-dP/dt(More)
After successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), unpredictable coronary events occur that are caused by in-stent restenosis and the progression of preexisting nonculprit coronary lesions. However, little is known about the long-term clinically driven PCI rates for the progression of nonculprit coronary lesions discovered during culprit-lesion PCI(More)
Increasing evidence indicates that nocturnal blood pressure level and/or loss of nocturnal blood pressure dips are sensitive markers of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Several studies have suggested that blunted heart rate variability and nocturnal decline in heart rate are also associated with target organ damage. These phenomena occur relatively(More)
To evaluate the relation between peripheral vascular endothelial function and coronary flow reserve (CFR), we assessed flow mediated dilation (FMD) of brachial artery and the intima-media thickness (IMT) of the carotid artery in 32 subjects (mean age 58+/-9 years, M/F=9:23 ) with chest pain and normal coronary angiogram. The subjects were divided into 2(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare coronary flow reserve (CFR) capacity of penetrating intramyocardial coronary artery (PICA) using transthoracic Doppler echocardiography and biochemical marker of myocardial fibrosis in hypertension (HTN). METHODS In 58 patients (male:female ratio = 31:27; mean age 47 +/- 9 years) with chest pain and(More)
BACKGROUND Vasospastic angina (VA) can occasionally cause acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS AND RESULTS From January 2003 to June 2005, coronary spastic angina was diagnosed in 292 patients by performing spasm provocation tests. Among the 292 patients, 21 (7.2% of all the VA patients) had an AMI. There were 20 patients who initially visited the(More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) has been known as an important predictor of prognosis of cardiovascular disease. Carboxy-terminal propeptide of procollagen type I (PIP) is related with myocardial fibrosis. We sought to analyze the differences in the characteristics of LVH, myocardial fibrosis, and LV functions among hypertension (HBP),(More)
Pericardial effusion can develop from any pericardial disease, including pericarditis and several systemic disorders, such as malignancies, pulmonary tuberculosis, chronic renal failure, thyroid diseases, and autoimmune diseases. The causes of large pericardial effusion requiring invasive pericardiocentesis may vary according to the time, country, and(More)
BACKGROUNDS B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal pro-BNP (NTproBNP) levels showed frequent discrepancies in individual patients. OBJECTIVES The aims were 1) to compare the abilities of BNP and NTproBNP for the detection of left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) or diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) in the symptomatic patients, and 2) to assess(More)
Stress-induced cardiomyopathy is a unique reversible cardiovascular disease precipitated by acute emotional or physical stress. It is associated with a high prevalence of chronic anxiety disorder that precedes the onset of cardiomyopathy, as well as comorbid cardiovascular risk factors that are similar to the ST segment elevation of myocardial infarction. A(More)