Pei Ying Pai

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BACKGROUND Sporadic cases of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) are often seen in central Taiwan. Though trace elements may play a role in the pathogenesis of idiopathic DCM, there are no reports concerning study of Taiwan's population in relation to trace elements in patients with DCM. METHODS Serum selenium, zinc, copper and iron concentrations and blood(More)
Exposure to tobacco smoke has epidemiologically been linked to the occurrence of cardiovascular disease among nonsmokers but the associated molecular events are not well elucidated yet. When Sprague Dawley rats were exposed to second-hand tobacco cigarette smoke twice a day for a 30 days period at an exposure rate of 10 cigarettes/30 min, they showed(More)
BACKGROUND Target organ damage by hypertension should be related to the daily duration of blood pressure elevation. METHODS Thirty-six previously untreated patients with mild to moderate hypertension were examined by 2-D, M-mode, Doppler echocardiography and with 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. The resulting parameters were compared with(More)
Defective Wnt/β-Catenin signaling, activated under various pathological conditions, can result in cardiac and vascular abnormalities. In the present study, the possible role of β-catenin over expression during cardiac hypertrophy was investigated. Ten samples from hearts of human patients with acute infarction, and granulation tissue from 20 patients and 10(More)
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