Woo Seung Shin

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BACKGROUND The roles of soluble and endogenous secretory receptors for advanced glycation endproducts (sRAGE and esRAGE, respectively) in plaque vulnerability are unknown in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS AND RESULTS We enrolled 54 patients with AMI (27 patients had type 2 diabetes mellitus [DM]) who had undergone primary(More)
BACKGROUND Inadequate myocardial tissue perfusion after successful revascularization in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is associated with worse clinical outcomes. We investigated whether the plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) level on admission could predict the status of myocardial tissue perfusion in patients who underwent primary(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated whether the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) promoter (-1562C>T) is a significant risk factor for an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and if SNPs affect the transcription of the gene that elevates the MMP-9 expression level. METHODS A polymerase chain reaction, followed by a(More)
Pneumopericardium is a rare complication of pericardiocentesis, occurring either as a result of direct pleuro-pericardial communication or a leaky drainage system. Air-fluid level surrounding the heart shadow within the pericardium on a chest X-ray is an early observation at diagnosis. This clinical measurement and process is variable, depending on the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Although there have been so many reports of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) with magnetic navigation system (MNS), it is not necessarily obvious that MNS is more effective than conventional ablation. We performed AF ablation with MNS and compared the clinical outcomes and radiofrequency ablation parameters with those(More)
INTRODUCTION The synchrony of the pacing heart can be affected by the right ventricular (RV) pacing site and is crucial to cardiac function in pacemaker recipients. We evaluated the acute changes in cardiac synchrony according to the RV pacing sites in normal systolic functioning subjects with normal QRS. METHODS We conducted this study with 30 patients(More)
BACKGROUND The levels of soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE) may reflect the activity of the advanced glycation end products-RAGE axis, which has been proposed as a potential mechanism of vascular inflammation in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, the role of sRAGE in in-stent restenosis (ISR) is not yet known in patients(More)
In radiofrequency (RF) ablation for idiopathic left ventricular tachycardia (ILVT), the termination of tachycardia during RF ablation is considered a hallmark of success. However, in cases of patients with difficulty of induction of ventricular tachycardia (VT), the evaluation of procedural success can be problematic. We have observed thermal responses(More)
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