Soo-Joong Kim

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OBJECTIVE Experimental evidence suggests that exenatide, a glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor analogue, has significant cardiovascular protective effects in various conditions. We examined whether routine use of exenatide at the time of primary percutaneous coronary intervention would reduce infarct size in patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have reported development of neoatherosclerosis (NA) inside the stents several years after stent implantation. The aim of this study was to determine the predictors for NA using optical coherence tomography. METHODS AND RESULTS From a total of 1080 patients who underwent optical coherence tomography, we identified 179 stents in(More)
Glutathione S-transferase (GST) plays a key role in the detoxification of xenobiotic atherogen generated by smoking. To analyze the effect of GSTM1/T1 gene polymorphisms on the development of smoking-related coronary artery disease (CAD), 775 Korean patients who underwent coronary angiography were enrolled. The subjects were classified by luminal diameter(More)
Recent studies have reported the development of neoatherosclerosis inside stents and subsequent acute coronary syndrome secondary to disruption of neointimal hyperplasia. The aim of the study was to compare the characteristics of neointimal hyperplasia and its time course between bare metal stents (BMSs) and drug-eluting stents (DESs) using optical(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to compare the characteristics of nonculprit coronary plaques between diabetes mellitus (DM) and non-DM patients using 3-vessel optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging. BACKGROUND DM patients have a higher recurrent cardiovascular event rate. METHODS Patients who had undergone 3-vessel OCT imaging were(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) have a higher incidence of recurrent ischemic events. The aim of this study was to compare the plaque characteristics of nonculprit lesions between ACS and non-ACS patients using optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients who had 3-vessel OCT imaging were selected from(More)
The role of alpha-1 adrenoceptor antagonists (alpha-blockers) in the management of hypertension continues to evolve. Recent data support their use as add-on therapy in uncontrolled hypertension when used in combination with all other major classes of antihypertensive drug and there is increasing evidence suggesting that they have modest but significant(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to investigate the role of intraplaque neovascularisation (NV) in culprit lesions and non-culprit lesions of unstable angina pectoris (UAP) and in lesions of stable angina pectoris (SAP) using optical coherence tomography (OCT). DESIGN This study was a retrospective study. SETTING The significance of NV for culprit and(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) promotes the development of atherosclerosis and increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. The aim of the present study was to compare the coronary plaque characteristics of patients with and without CKD using optical coherence tomography. METHODS AND RESULTS We identified 463 nonculprit plaques from 287 patients(More)
BACKGROUND The pathophysiological basis for the association between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and coronary artery disease is not well understood. We sought to characterize coronary plaques in patients with MetS by using optical coherence tomography. METHODS AND RESULTS We identified 451 coronary plaques from 171 subjects who underwent optical coherence(More)