Kun Lung Hsu

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BACKGROUND The mechanisms of blood flow during closed-chest cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in humans have been debated since the technique was first described in 1960. Two competing models, the cardiac pump theory and the thoracic pump theory, have been proposed, and some investigators have used mitral valve position during the downstroke of chest(More)
To examine the association between insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism of the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) gene and essential hypertension in a Chinese population, a case-control study was conducted using 157 hypertensive and 115 normotensive subjects. The I/D polymorphism of the ACE gene was identified by polymerase chain reaction. Plasma ACE(More)
The objective of the present study was to investigate the characteristics of body surface potential map (BSPM) findings during ventricular repolarization in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). A total of 108 consecutive patients, 99 men and 9 women with angina pectoris and positive treadmill exercise test results as well as angiographically(More)
We studied 25 patients who underwent percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) to determine the association of sympathovagal imbalance and the outcome of coronary angioplasty. We examined the profiles of heart rate variability (HRV) using echocardiography, stress thallium scanning and radionuclide angiography before, immediately after and 1(More)
A male patient aged 41 years had dialysis pericarditis with massive pericardial effusion in his 6-year on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Intensive hemodialysis failed to resolve the pericardial effusion. Pericardiocentesis via a subxiphoid approach was performed with placement of a pigtail catheter for drainage. A communication between(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association of the molecular variants of the angiotensinogen (AGT) gene with essential hypertension in Taiwanese. METHODS We conducted a case-control study concerning 151 subjects, 102 hypertensives and 49 normotensives. We created a rapid mini-sequencing method based on dye-terminator cycle sequencing to simultaneously detect the(More)
A 62-year-old woman who had coronary artery disease and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy received percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and endomyocardial biopsy. She withstood the procedure well. However, delayed pericardial tamponade occurred 2 hours after discharge from the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Despite pericardial drainage with a(More)
A case-control study was carried out on 272 Chinese subjects over 40 years of age, including 157 hypertensives and 115 normotensives, to examine the association between angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism and blood pressure (BP) status. The I/D polymorphism of the ACE gene was identified by polymerase chain(More)