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We evaluated the impact of triple antiplatelet therapy on platelet reactivity, reducing cardiovascular events and the safety in obese patients undergoing coronary stenting. Obese patients (n = 428) undergoing coronary stenting were randomly assigned to 2 groups: standard dual group (clopidogrel plus aspirin, n = 215) and triple group (n = 213); adjunctive(More)
To evaluate the diagnostic performance of computed tomography (CT) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and suspected coexistent coronary artery diseases (CADs). Sixty patients were enrolled in this study. Cardiac CT examination included CT coronary angiography (CTCA) and delayed enhancement CT. CT performance in evaluation of the coronary(More)
We evaluated the relationship between plasma inflammation markers and clopidogrel resistance in patients after stent implantation. The plasma levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), P-selectin, platelet soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L), interleukin 6 (IL-6) and platelet aggregation were measured in 352 patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) at(More)
Although drug-eluting stents (DESs) can decrease the risk of restenosis, this benefit is tempered by a possible increased risk of in-stent thrombosis. We assessed the effects of rapamycin on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) to identify the alterations in gene expression associated with thrombosis. Expression of tissue plasminogen activator(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to compare anti-inflammatory and intimal hyperplasia inhibiting efficacy between the Firebird rapamycin drug-eluting stent and a bare metal stent in a porcine coronary injury model. METHODS Twelve rapamycin drug-eluting stents (Firebird), and 12 bare metal stents (BMS) were deployed with the oversizing method into(More)
BACKGROUND Periprocedural myocardial infarction (PMI) may occur in approximately 5% to 30% of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Whether the morphology of coronary plaque calcium affects the occurrence of PMI is unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 616 subjects with stable angina and normal baseline cardiac troponin I levels who(More)
Little is known about clinically driven percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) rates and predictors for progression of nontarget lesions in diabetic patients who have undergone drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical and angiographic data of 2187 diabetic patients undergoing DES implantation. The cumulative rate of(More)
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