Jen-Te Hsu

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PURPOSE The severity of residual stenosis (RS) sometimes cannot be accurately measured by angiography during central vein intervention. This study evaluated the role of pullback pressure measurement during central vein stenosis (CVS) intervention. METHODS A retrospective review enrolled 94 consecutive dialysis patients who underwent CVS interventions but(More)
INTRODUCTION The association between the arterial stiffness and the severity of left ventricular (LV) diastolic function in hypertension has not been fully evaluated. This study was conducted to evaluate the relationship of aortic stiffness by brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) to parameters reflecting the atherosclerosis and the severity of LV(More)
BACKGROUND Low ankle-arm systolic blood pressure index is strongly correlated with various cardiovascular risk factors. However, although the potential hazards of resulting coronary artery disease (CAD) are well established, no data is available regarding how ankle-arm index (AAI) and CAD severity are related. METHODS This study enrolled 477 patients and(More)
INTRODUCTION Accumulated evidence shows that erectile dysfunction (ED) may be a precursor of coronary artery disease (CAD). AIMS The purpose of this study was to explore the differences in coronary phenotypes between patients with ED and patients with angina pectoris. METHODS The study enrolled 30 ED patients (study group) and 120 age-matched angina(More)
INTRODUCTION Arterial stiffness may contribute to left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). This study was conducted to evaluate the independent factor of LVH and the quantification of LVH by electrocardiogram (ECG) to predict the degree of aortic stiffness using brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) in subjects with hypertension. MATERIALS AND METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Although a low ankle-arm index (AAI) has been reported to be associated with increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in several populations, no data exist concerning the impact of AAI for outpatients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) in the clinical setting. METHODS AND RESULTS The present study enrolled 840 outpatients (age range(More)
BACKGROUND Neck circumference (NC) is an anthropometric measure of obesity for upper subcutaneous adipose tissue distribution which is associated with cardiometabolic risk. This study investigated whether NC is associated with indicators of chronic kidney disease (CKD) for high cardiometabolic risk patients. METHODS A total of 177 consecutive patients who(More)
There are many published articles on the effects of the antithrombolytic function of platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors (GP IIb/IIIa inhibitors) in myocardial infarction. However, few studies have explored the effects and optimal concentration of tirofibans in diminishing the extent of myocardial reperfusion injury (RI).Rats received 120 minutes of(More)
BACKGROUND Resistant hypertension (RH) is a common clinical condition associated with increased cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in older patients. Several factors and conditions interfering with blood pressure (BP) control, such as excess sodium intake, obesity, diabetes, older age, kidney disease, and certain identifiable causes of hypertension are(More)
BACKGROUND The progression of atherosclerosis leads to increased arterial stiffness. The present study used brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) to evaluate the connection between arterial stiffness in patients with chest pain and the presence and extent of coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS On a retrospective basis, we analyzed the data of 703(More)