Liangping Zhao

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OBJECTIVE To explore the correlation of serum adropin level with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS According to coronary angiography, 356 consecutive patients with chest complaints from January 2011 to July 2012 were divided into 2 groups of CAD (n = 264, with CAD) and control (n = 92, without CAD). The serum adropin level and other CAD related(More)
There is growing evidence that oxidative stress plays critical roles in the pathogenesis of cardiac remodeling. In the present study, we established a rat model of passive smoking and investigated the antioxidant effects of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) on smoking-induced left ventricular remodeling. Cardiac structure and function were evaluated using(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to address the conflict over whether the underlying lesion that leads to acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is representative of low-grade or high-grade stenosis. Because the development of collateral vessels is an indication of ischemia, their presence was used as a surrogate marker for the existence of a high-grade lesion. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Mimecan plays an important role in endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cell integrity and may be involved the pathology of arterial stiffness. However, the role of mimecan in arterial stiffness in patients with hypertension is not well defined. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 116 hypertension patients and 54 healthy controls were enrolled in(More)
From the *Department of Cardiology, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, China; and the †Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Manuscript received May 3, 2011; revised manuscript received May 19, 2011, accepted May 31, 2011. A45-year-old man with hyperlipidemia was admitted to the(More)
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