Junfeng Yan

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Thoracic aortic dilation is the most common malformation of the proximal aorta and is responsible for 1%-2% of all deaths in industrialized countries. In approximately 50% of patients with a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), dilation of any or all segments of the aorta occurs. BAV patients with aortic dilation show an increased incidence of cultured vascular(More)
Dilatation of the ascending aorta is a common occurrence in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). The aim of the current study was to characterize collagen content in advanced glycation end products (AGEs) of dilated aortic tissue from two distinct areas, concave and convex aortic sites in patients with BAV and TAV. Collagen contents extracted from 100(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory mediators play an important role in the pathogenesis of chronic heart failure (CHF). Methotrexate (MTX) is used in the treatment of inflammatory-mediated diseases (eg, rheumatoid arthritis) because it modulates the expression of numerous inflammatory cytokines. However, no studies have assessed the effects of MTX on plasma levels of(More)
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