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Astragaloside is one of the most common traditional Chinese medicines and is derived from Astragalus membranaceus. Astragaloside IV (AsIV) is a monomer located in an extract of astragaloside. The current study investigated the protective effects of AsIV against hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced injury in cardiocytes and elucidated the mechanisms responsible(More)
A 47-year-old woman presented with shortness of breath and edema of lower limbs for 3 months. Echocardiography showed an iso-echoic lesion in the right atrium and IVC (Fig. 1a), while CT revealed an intensely enhanced mass in the region above (Fig. 1b and c). Debulking was successfully completed and histo-pathologic diagnosis is consistent with angiofibroma(More)
Objective: To determine the association between heart rate variability (HRV) and hypertension in Chinese children. Methods: The study was conducted in First Hospital of Jilin University, China. A total of 101 children were recruited in this study. They were divided into a high systolic blood pressure (SBP) group (HS group) and normal SBP group (NS group)(More)
A 29-year old female with a history of isolated patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) ligation 14 years back, complained of increasing shortness of breath on exertion and hoarseness for 6 years. Chest radiography revealed a widened mediastinum (Fig. 1A). Computed tomography (CT) angiography showed a ductal pseu-doaneurysm and pulmonary arterial dilatation (Fig. 1B(More)
BACKGROUND Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is the most frequent type of congenital heart disease. Conventional methods to evaluate VSD size and severity are both invasive and cumbersome to perform. We investigated whether the ratio between the diameter of the defect and the aortic root diameter (DVSD/DAR) would accurately reflect the degree of shunted blood(More)
In this study, we report one case of a three-year-old boy infected with Mycoplasma pneumonia (MP) and presenting concomitant multiple organ damage of the heart, kidney, lung and liver, among others, together with a brief review for the diagnosis and treatment of MP infection with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS).
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