Jong Bum Kwon

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BACKGROUND The risk of excessive bleeding prompts physicians to stop multiple antiplatelet agents before minor surgery, which puts coronary stenting patients at risk for adverse thrombotic events. HYPOTHESIS We hypothesized that most dental extractions can be carried out safely without stopping multiple antiplatelet agents. METHODS All dental extraction(More)
BACKGROUND Reexpansion pulmonary edema (REPE) is known as a rare and fatal complication after tube thoracostomy. OBJECTIVES We investigated the risk factors for the development of REPE in patients with spontaneous pneumothorax. METHODS We selected patients who were diagnosed with spontaneous pneumothorax and were initially treated with tube thoracostomy(More)
Calcified amorphous tumor (CAT) of the heart is an extremely rare cardiac mass. We describe a case of cardiac CAT in a 70-year-old Korean female who presented with acute onset dysarthria and right side weakness. Echocardiography and chest computed tomography revealed a left atrial mass that originated from the interatrial septum. The patient underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the increasing incidence of ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms, their pathogenesis and molecular mechanisms remain unknown. The aim of this study was to identify the biological pathways of genes that are expressed differentially in ascending aortic aneurysms. METHODS Aneurysm wall tissues were obtained from thoracic aortic aneurysms(More)
We report a case of 46-year-old male with simultaneous bilateral spontaneous tension pneumothorax. Severe reexpansion pulmonary edema developed after bilateral tube thoracoscomy, but he was recovered after 2 days ventilator care. After bilateral wedge resection and talc pleurodesis, he was discharged without complications and had remained well and without(More)
a Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea b Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Daejeon St. Mary’s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea c Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, St(More)
Chylopericardium usually occurs secondary to trauma, cardiothoracic surgery, radiation therapy, or neoplasm of the mediastinum. Idiopathic chylopericardium is extremely rare. We report a case of primary chylopericardium in a 79-year-old male patient. Although pericardial window and thoracic duct ligation are the treatment of choice, the patient has been(More)
An 86-year-old man with a history of hypertension and cerebrovascular accident was admitted to the emergency room and presented with fever and purulent sputum. Chest x-ray showed cardiomegaly and increased haziness of both lungs, suggesting bilateral pleural effusion and pulmonary oedema. Ventricular tachycardia developed after examination of chest CT. He(More)