Ruiqiang Guo

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Weyers acrofacial dysostosis (MIM 193530) is an autosomal dominant disorder clinically characterized by mild short stature, postaxial polydactyly, nail dystrophy and dysplastic teeth. Ellis–van Creveld syndrome (EvC, MIM 225500) is an autosomal recessive disorder with a similar, but more severe phenotype. Mutations in the EVC have been identified in both(More)
A number of studies have shown that the transplantation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) into the thinned infarct wall improves regional wall motion. In this study, we hypothesized that the injection of biomaterials and MSCs into the infarcted myocardium can preserve left ventricular (LV) function. To test this hypothesis, anterior(More)
Objective: To investigate the role of ORAI1 in the balloon injury-induced rat carotid artery neointimal formation and the relationship between ORAI1 and sodium and calcium exchanger(NCX)1. Methods: According to condition of carotid artery balloon injury and observation time, Sprague Dawley rats were divided into 3 groups including sham group, 7 days injury(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects and related mechanism of 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine(Aza) on endothelial function in Hyperhomocysteinemia rats. METHODS Adult male SD rats were divided into 3 groups (n=7 each): control group, hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) group and Aza group according to the random number table. Control group rats were fed with normal diet.(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate assessment of left atrial appendage (LAA) morphology is crucial in determining an LAA occlusion strategy. The aim of this study was to develop a novel echocardiographic volume-rendered imaging technique to visualize LAA morphology. METHODS This was a retrospective study. Forty patients with atrial fibrillation who underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the value of locating and defining severe stenosis of left anterior descending (LAD) with area strain imaging diastolic indexes (ASI-DI) derived from three dimensional speckle tracking imaging (3D-STI). METHODS A total of 92 suspected coronary heart disease patients with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≥ 50% and without(More)
Cardiac function improvement and chamber remodeling after the onset of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is crucial as it is closely related to the outcomes of patients. We sought to investigate the predictive value of left ventricular (LV) global and region of interest (ROI) assessment for prognosis of AMI patients by speckle tracking echocardiography(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that viable but stunned myocardium displays contractile reserve and exhibits cardiac cycle-dependent variations of integrated backscatter (CVIB), whereas infarcted myocardium does not. HYPOTHESIS This study was designed to clarify whether assessment of the acoustic properties of the myocardium can predict contractile(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine whether there is an association between mitral annular calcification (MAC), aortic valve annulus calcification (AVAC) and aortic valve calcification (AVC) with coronary artery disease (CAD) in subjects < or =65 years. METHODS 386 patients under 65 years of age underwent transthoracic echocardiography(More)
Left atrial appendage (LAA) closure is a new treatment option for the prevention of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF). Conventional 2-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (2D TEE) has some limitations in the imaging assessment of LAA closure. Real-time 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (RT-3D TEE) allows for(More)