Mahn Won Park

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BACKGROUND A low level of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is strongly associated with cardiovascular events. However, the significance of HDL-C after statin therapy on the outcome of patients who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug eluting stents (DES) is unclear. OBJECTIVES To investigate the significance of(More)
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a rare clinical finding in adult patients. Considering the increase in cases of PDA discovered incidentally on echocardiograms at young ages, and the life-shortening effect of PDA, it is rare to diagnose PDA in old patients. We report a case of an 80-year-old patient who experienced symptoms of congestive heart failure(More)
BACKGROUND Limited data are available regarding the direct comparison of angiographic and clinical outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DESs) for chronic total occlusion (CTO). METHODS AND RESULTS A prospective, randomized, multicenter trial was conducted to evaluate the non-inferiority of a zotarolimus-eluting(More)
Stent length has been considered an important predictor of adverse events after percutaneous coronary intervention, even with the first-generation drug-eluting stents (DESs). The introduction of newer-generation DES has further reduced the rates of adverse clinical events such as restenosis, myocardial infarction, and stent thrombosis. The aim of this study(More)
BACKGROUND There have been few randomized control trials comparing the incidence of stent fracture and primary patency among different self-expanding nitinol stents to date. The SMART™ CONTROL stent (Cordis Corp, Miami Lakes, Florida, United States) has a peak-to-valley bridge and inline interconnection, whereas the COMPLETE™-SE stent (Medtronic Vascular,(More)
BACKGROUND Combined interpretation of late diastolic mitral annulus velocity (A') with left atrial volume index (LAVi) may have additional benefits in the assessment of diastolic dysfunction. HYPOTHESIS The LAVi/A' ratio may be useful in the identifying advanced diastolic dysfunction (ADD) and predicting clinical outcomes in patients with dyspnea. (More)
Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is a rare disease in which the third portion of the duodenum is compressed by SMA. There are many causes leading to the SMA syndrome, however it's extremely rare that aortic aneurysm causes a SMA syndrome. We report a case of a successfully treated SMA syndrome due to an abdominal aortic aneurysm in a renal(More)
PURPOSE The association between the red cell distribution width (RDW) and vasospastic angina (VSA) has not been elucidated. We investigated the association of the RDW with the incidence and angiographic subtypes of VSA in Korean patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 460 patients who underwent intracoronary ergonovine provocation tests were(More)
BACKGROUND The levels of soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE) may reflect the activity of the advanced glycation end products-RAGE axis, which has been proposed as a potential mechanism of vascular inflammation in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, the role of sRAGE in in-stent restenosis (ISR) is not yet known in patients(More)
A 51-year-old man was being admitted to the emergency department with chest pains. He had a history of acute myocardial infarction (MI) on two prior occasions and was successfully treated with drug eluting stents. He was diagnosed with 3 consecutive events of acute MI in 3 different vessels. The consecutive events of acute MI in different vessels are a very(More)