Kwansong Ku

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The effect on myocardial reperfusion injury of reducing oxygen tension during reperfusion on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) was examined at the same time as the influence of diltiazem during CPB was evaluated. A prospective, randomized trial evaluated the hemodynamic and myocardial metabolic recovery in 3 groups of(More)
Recently, we have reported that a new synthetic compound, 1,2bis(nicotinamido)-propane (nicaraven), improved cardiac function following preservation and reperfusion. In this study, we investigated the efficacy of nicaraven as a radical scavenger by using an in vitro model of oxidative stress, to clarify mechanisms of the protective effect of this new(More)
 We assessed the effects of pressure on the release of prostacyclin (PGI2) from cultured endocardial endothelial cells (EECs) and vascular endothelial cells (VECs). EECs were harvested from the right ventricle (RV) and left ventricle (LV) of porcine hearts, and VECs from pulmonary artery (PA), aorta (Ao) and coronary artery (CA). Confluent EECs and VECs(More)
A case of hypervascular nodules in the liver, but without hepatitis B or C virus infection in a 38-year-old woman with a history of alcohol abuse is presented. An ultrasound disclosed 1-2-cm hypoechoic tumors in the right and left lobes. Magnetic resonance imaging showed high-intensity tumors at both the T1-weighted and T2-weighted sequences. Incremental(More)
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