Wenming Yao

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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of qili qiangxin capsules in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). BACKGROUND Qili qiangxin capsules are a traditional Chinese medicine that has been approved in China for the treatment of CHF, but the evidence supporting its efficacy remains unclear. METHODS A total of 512 patients(More)
Emerging evidence suggests that increased superoxide production is responsible for a significant proportion of endothelial dysfunction. The relationship between variants of the CYBA gene and cardiovascular diseases is currently debated. In the present study, we investigated the influence of CYBA polymorphisms (rs1049255 and rs7195830) on arterial elasticity(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between arterial stiffness, as measured by brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV), and the presence of the metabolic syndrome (MS) in a Chinese population. A total of 4,445 subjects were enrolled. The prevalence of MS in our study population was 21.7%, 17.2% and 25.6% for the general population,(More)
Qiliqiangxin (QLQX), a traditional Chinese herbs medication, exerted protective effect in chronic heart failure patients in a multicenter randomized double-blind study. QLQX has also been found to improve cardiac function and reduce cardiac fibrosis in spontaneously hypertension animal model. However, the effect of longterm treatment with QLQX in such a(More)
To investigate parameters which were related with long-term mortality in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure (AHF).A total of 287 patients with AHF presenting to the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University were enrolled into the registry from April 2012 to January 2015. The primary endpoint was all-cause mortality within 1 year;(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Irisin is a peptide hormone cleaved from a plasma membrane protein fibronectin type III domain containing protein 5 (FNDC5). Emerging studies have indicated association between serum irisin and many major chronic diseases including cardiovascular diseases. However, the role of serum irisin as a predictor for mortality risk in acute heart(More)
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