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BACKGROUND Cheyne-Stokes respiration with central sleep apnea (CSR-CSA) is associated with a poor prognosis in patients with heart failure (HF). However, some patients do not respond to continuous(More)
Twenty-five heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemic patients treated with LDL-apheresis and drugs and 11 patients treated with drugs underwent follow-up angiography 2.3 years later. One-hundred(More)
BACKGROUND The outcome of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been reported to be poor in hemodialysis (HD) patients even in the drug-eluting stent era. We have reported relatively poor(More)
The underlying pathophysiology of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is still unclear. positron emission tomography is a suitable and promising technique for the detection of possible metabolic(More)