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BACKGROUND Evidence about the efficacy and safety of statin treatment in high-risk patients with hypercholesterolemia is available for some populations, but not for ethnic Chinese. To test the hypothesis that treatment with pitavastatin (2 mg/day) is not inferior to treatment with atorvastatin (10 mg/day) for reducing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol(More)
INTRODUCTION "Takotsubo cardiomyopathy" is characterized by transient LV dysfunction and mimicking acute myocardial infarction. CASE PRESENTATION We reported a case with atypical presentation of "takotsubo cardiomyopathy" without ST segment elevation, but with severe transient left ventricular dysfunction. CONCLUSION Diagnosis of "takotsubo(More)
BACKGROUND Compliance index derived from digital volume pulse (CI-DVP), measuring the relationship between volume and pressure changes in fingertip, is a surrogate marker of peripheral arterial stiffness. This study investigated if CI-DVP can predict renal function deterioration, cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease(More)
Pulse wave velocity (PWV) is the most popular index to assessment the arterial stiffness. Currently, several non-invasive examination methods with single channel for PWV are announced. This paper proposes a non-invasive digital volume pulse (DVP) measuring system using a dual channel simultaneous measurement method try to meet the demands for home(More)
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