Sung-A Chang

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BACKGROUND The efficacy of intracoronary infusion of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) mobilized peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) has not been compared between patients with acute (AMI) versus old myocardial infarction (OMI). In addition, the potential risk of restenosis associated with G-CSF-based stem cell therapy has not been evaluated in(More)
Singleton-Merten syndrome (SMS) is an autosomal-dominant multi-system disorder characterized by dental dysplasia, aortic calcification, skeletal abnormalities, glaucoma, psoriasis, and other conditions. Despite an apparent autosomal-dominant pattern of inheritance, the genetic background of SMS and information about its phenotypic heterogeneity remain(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of occult coronary artery disease (CAD) with coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) to characterize plaque composition and to evaluate the potential of this new technology to impact risk stratification in asymptomatic middle-aged subjects. BACKGROUND There is a paucity of(More)
BACKGROUND Early detection of atherosclerosis in individuals with diabetes is important because of high cardiovascular mortality in this population. We performed multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) in asymptomatic individuals to investigate the status of coronary artery stenosis and plaque characteristics depending on the glucose level. METHODS(More)
We sought to evaluate the effects and reversibility of different locations of accessory pathways (AP) on left ventricular dyssynchrony (LVdys). The acute and chronic effects of AP were evaluated in a canine model (n = 11) and in patients with pre-excitation syndrome (n = 25). Pre-excitation was simulated in the canine model by applying VDD-type epicardial(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to assess the diagnostic performance of adenosine-stress dual-energy myocardial computed tomography perfusion (DECTP) imaging using 128-slice dual-source computed tomography (CT) for the detection of myocardial perfusion defects in comparison with stress-perfusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS This prospective study(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of an automated computer-assisted detection (CAD) algorithm to detect coronary artery stenosis on coronary CT angiography (CTA). MATERIALS AND METHODS We investigated 128 consecutive patients (76 men, 52 women; mean [SD] age, 64 ± 11 years) who had acute chest pain and underwent 128-slice(More)
BACKGROUND Despite complete interruption of antegrade coronary artery flow in the setting of a chronic total occlusion (CTO), clinical recognition of myocardial infarction is often challenging. Using cardiac MRI, we investigated the frequency and extent of myocardial infarction in patients with CTO, and assessed their relationship with regional systolic(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to determine whether a 600-mg loading dose of clopidogrel reduces myocardial infarct size compared with a 300-mg dose using contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS In 198 patients undergoing(More)
BACKGROUND Due to the lower level of the traditional lipid profiles in Koreans than in the series of patients from the western countries, the need to investigate other lipid parameters to help identify the individuals at high risk of CAD has been emphasized. AIM AND METHODS To investigate whether apolipoprotein B (apo B), apolipoprotein A-I (apo A-I) and(More)