Jeong-Sook Seo

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES A higher neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been associated with poor clinical outcomes in various cardiac diseases. However, the clinical availability of NLR in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has not been known. We evaluated the(More)
Traumatic tricuspid regurgitation is a rare complication of blunt chest trauma. With the increase in the number of automobile accidents, traumatic tricuspid regurgitation has become an important problem after blunt chest trauma. It has been reported more frequently because of better diagnostic procedures and a better understanding of the pathology. The(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Increased bleeding rates with standard dose prasugrel have led to increased questions about the effectiveness and safety of the lower maintenance dose. We compared platelet inhibitory efficacy between low dose prasugrel and standard dose clopidogrel in patients on maintenance dose dual antiplatelet therapy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Basal septal thinning or localized aneurysmal dilatation without coronary artery disease has been described as a characteristic finding suggestive of cardiac sarcoidosis. We sought to assess the prevalence of this characteristic echocardiographic finding in patients with pacemaker (PM) or implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD). (More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricle (LV) in patients with aortic stenosis (AS) faces a double hemodynamic load incorporating both valvular stenosis and reduced systemic arterial compliance (SAC). This study aimed to evaluate the impact of global LV afterload on LV hypertrophy (LVH) before and after aortic valve replacement (AVR). METHODS The study cohort included(More)
A 75-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with syncope. Electrocardiogram showed complete atrioventricular block and bradycardia with the minimum heart rate of 22 beats/ min. There was a possible indication for temporary cardiac pacemaker implantation. Laboratory data on admission revealed high TSH level with low free T4 level. To rule out functional(More)
Hemangioma of the heart, presenting as a primary cardiac tumor is extremely rare; it accounts for approximately 2% of all primary resected heart tumors. In our patient, the tumor was located in the orifice of the right lower pulmonary vein. Few cases of cardiac hemangiomas have been reported to arise from the left atrial (LA) wall. Left atrial hemangiomas,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Plaque composition rather than degree of luminal narrowing may be predictive of future coronary events in high risk patients. The purpose of this study was to compare degree of plaque burden and composition with multislice computed tomography (MSCT) angiography between diabetic and non-diabetic patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided percutaneous coronary intervention frequently results in unnecessary stenting due to the low positive predictive value of IVUS-derived minimal lumen area (MLA) for identification of functionally significant coronary stenosis. We appraised the diagnostic accuracy of IVUS-derived MLA compared(More)
The unicuspid aortic valve is an extremely rare congenital anomaly. It usually presents with aortic stenosis and/or aortic regurgitation. Other cardiovascular complications, such as aortic dilatation and left ventricular hypertrophy can accompany it. Herein, we present a case report of a 50-year-old asymptomatic male patient with unicuspid aortic valve,(More)