Soo Hee Choi

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Flash pulmonary edema typically exhibits sudden onset and resolves rapidly. It generally is associated with bilateral renal artery stenosis or unilateral stenosis in conjunction with a single functional kidney. We describe a patient who presented with flash pulmonary edema treated by percutaneous therapy with stent implantation. Our case is unique in that(More)
BACKGROUND Noninvasively measured left ventricular stroke work index (LVSWI) may be an ideal indicator that can provide more relevant information about cardiac performance in severe mitral regurgitation (MR). We sought to correlate the noninvasive LVSWI with invasive measure of LVSWI and validate its clinical usefulness by comparing the noninvasive LVSWI(More)
Deglutition syncope is a situational syncope that is diagnosed only by a detailed history. We report deglutition syncope in a 62-year-old man, who had permanent atrial fibrillation. The patient had no structural or functional abnormalities of the esophagus. During syncopal attacks, his electrocardiography showed ventricular asystole that was sustained for(More)
Intramural hematoma formation is not a well-studied complication of percutaneous coronary intervention. We describe a patient with stable angina who developed an intramural hematoma during elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the right coronary artery (RCA). Total occlusion with dense dye staining developed a long way from the distal RCA,(More)
OBJECTIVE Most patients with schizophrenia suffer from various types of hallucinations, which commonly produce distress, functional disability or behavioral dyscontrol. The neural process of adapting to hallucinations in patients with schizophrenia remains unknown. METHODS Functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) responses to an unusual threatening(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate preoperative clinical and echocardiographic characteristics and N-terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels as prognostic factors for regression of the left ventricular (LV) mass after valvular surgery in patients with chronic severe mitral regurgitation (MR). METHODS One hundred(More)
Tuberculosis generally affects the respiratory tract. In developing nations, the pericardium is the most common location of extrapulmonary tuberculosis; however, tuberculous pericarditis rarely appears as a localized mass or tuberculoma. We present here a case of a 62-year-old woman with pericardial tuberculoma. She had a history of effusive tuberculous(More)
BACKGROUND Arterial stiffness is increased in hypertension, even at an earlier stage. The blood pressure (BP) response to exercise reflects the future risk of developing hypertension. We investigated the relationship between the pulse wave velocity (PWV) and the BP response to exercise to evaluate whether arterial stiffness is increased in normotensive(More)
Entire anatomic area involved in the bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease has not been studied well, especially in Asian populations. We investigated prevalence and vascular characteristics of the BAV disease in a Korean population. In a health screening program from 2005 through 2010, 38 BAV patients (BAV group, 0.16 %, 35 males) were isolated among a total(More)
A retrograde approach through the collateral channels was recently proposed as one of the most promising current techniques for percutaneous coronary intervention of chronic total occlusion in coronary arteries (CTO). This report describes the case of a 68-year-old man in whom CTO was successfully crossed with a wire by the retrograde approach using septal(More)
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