Wen-juan Cheng

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BACKGROUND Neural remodeling is part of the pathophysiology of ventricular arrhythmias after myocardial infarction (MI). In this study, we developed a rabbit model of MI to investigate the effect of the beta-blocker metoprolol on ventricular neural remodeling and susceptibility to ventricular arrhythmias. METHODS MI was induced by ligation of the left(More)
BACKGROUND Abnormal sympathetic innervation underlies both long-term hyperglycemia and myocardial infarction (MI). The incidence of ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) after MI is higher in diabetic than in nondiabetic patients. However, the exact mechanism remains unclear. In this study, we aimed to explore sympathetic neural remodeling after MI in diabetic(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetic cardiac autonomic neuropathy (DCAN) may cause fatal ventricular arrhythmias and increase mortality in diabetics. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can secrete various cytokines and growth factors exerting neurosupportive effects. In this study, we investigated the effect of MSC on DCAN in diabetic rats. METHODS Forty rats were divided into(More)
OBJECTIVES Systemic or local inflammation causes cardiac nerve sprouting and consequent arrhythmia. Metoprolol can prevent sympathetic nerve remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI), but the underlying mechanism is unclear. In this study, we evaluated the role of metoprolol in ameliorating sympathetic sprouting. METHODS Rabbits underwent ligation of(More)
Sixty-three episodes of isthmus-dependent atrial flutter (AFL) in 55 patients were studied to characterize variations in flutter wave morphology and to investigate the mechanisms of the atypical flutter waves on surface ECG. The activation patterns of coronary sinus (CS) and their relationship with flutter wave morphology on the ECG were analyzed. In 46(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the influence of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) on cardiac innervation and inducible ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) in healed myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS Left anterior descending coronary artery was ligated to induce MI in 30 rabbits. After oral captopril (10mg/kg/d) for 8 weeks, electrophysiological study was(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the value of changes in P wave morphology and duration detected by surface electrocardiogram (ECG) during proximal coronary sinus (PCS) and low lateral right atrial (LLRA) stimulation as a marker for complete bidirectional isthmus conduction block in the procedure of typical atrial flutter ablation. METHODS Morphology, duration,(More)
Diabetic cardiac autonomic neuropathy (DCAN) may cause fatal ventricular arrhythmias and increase mortality in diabetics. However, limited data are available with regard to the precise changes in cardiac autonomic denervation after diabetes onset. In this study, we dynamically observed the progression of DCAN and its relationship with the inducibility of(More)
OBJECTIVES Diabetic cardiac autonomic neuropathy can lead to an increased incidence of ventricular arrhythmias (VAs). However, few data are available regarding the pathogenesis and therapy of the VAs accompanying diabetic cardiac autonomic neuropathy. We aimed to explore whether or not exogenous nerve growth factor (NGF) can reduce the sympathetic(More)
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