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BACKGROUND Almost all data on drug-eluting stents (DES) fracture have been derived from initial platform of first-generation DES such as Cypher Bx® (CBX) and Taxus Express®. However, incidence and clinical impact of fracture of newer DES platforms (including Cypher Select®, Taxus® Liberté™, Endeavor®, and Xience™ V) that have been used widely in current(More)
BACKGROUND There have been few randomized control trials comparing the incidence of stent fracture and primary patency among different self-expanding nitinol stents to date. The SMART™ CONTROL stent (Cordis Corp, Miami Lakes, Florida, United States) has a peak-to-valley bridge and inline interconnection, whereas the COMPLETE™-SE stent (Medtronic Vascular,(More)
To provide optimal cut-off values of anti-Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) serologic tests, we evaluated performance of ELISA IgG, ELISA IgA, IFA IgM, and IFA IgG using 138 serum samples of 49 MERS-CoV-infected patients and 219 serum samples of 219 rRT-PCR-negative MERS-CoV-exposed healthcare personnel and patients. The performance(More)
RESULTS There were 1,654 patients in the early discharge group. They were younger than the standard group (60 12 vs 63 13 years; p1⁄40.001) and more likely to be male (81% vs 59%; p1⁄40.001). The early group were less likely to have diabetes (14% vs 18%; p1⁄40.001), there Zwolle score was also less (2.1 1.9 vs 2.8 2.3; p1⁄40.001). The mean length of stay(More)
A 66-year-old man presented with exertional dyspnea. He was found to have an unruptured aneurysm of the right sinus of Valsalva causing significant right ventricular outflow obstruction. This aneurysm was diagnosed by transthoracic two-dimensional echocardiography, transthoracic three-dimensional echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, contrast(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed at comparing the clinical outcomes of the patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) due to left main coronary arteries (LMCA) and non-LMCA determining the predictors of mortality in the patients. BACKGROUND There are few data regarding the midterm prognosis of(More)
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