Xin-sheng Huang

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BACKGROUND It is generally believed that three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography can provide unique en face views of atrial septal defects (ASDs), whereas conventional two-dimensional (2D) transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) cannot. The purpose of this study was to develop a special 2D TTE-based en face view of ASDs. METHODS En face views of ASDs on 2D(More)
ILLUMINATE Investigators. Effects of tor-cetrapib in patients at high risk for coronary events. Peterson ED. Recent trends in the care of patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes: insights from the CRUSADE initiative. The above article uses a new reference style being piloted by the EHJ that shall soon be used for all articles. A(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to detect whether the systolic dyssynchrony index (SDI) assessed by real-time 3D echocardiography (RT3DE) could predict clinical outcomes of patients with ventricular aneurysm in response to surgical ventricular reconstruction (SVR). METHODS In total, 120 individuals underwent RT3DE, including 30 healthy volunteers and(More)
A method of analyzing the observable degree of time-varying linear systems as piece-wise constant systems(PWCS) is applied to the analysis of in-flight alignment(IFA) of inertial navigation systems(INS) whose estimability is known to be enhanced by maneuvers. It is shown that through the method based on mutual information, we can not only determine which(More)
The volume-time curve change in patients with normal left ventricular (LV) diastolic function and diastolic dysfunction was evaluated by real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE). LV diastolic dysfunction was defined by E'<A' in pulse-wave tissue Doppler for inter-ventricular septal (IVS) of mitral annulus. In 24 patients with LV diastolic(More)
BACKGROUND Transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a well established procedure and an accepted treatment modality for small to moderate-sized PDA. This study aimed to evaluate the immediate and follow-up results of transcatheter closure of large PDAs with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in adults. METHODS After a complete(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the echocardiographic features of cardiomyopathies with predominant right ventricular involvement. METHODS Echocardiography was used for diagnosis of cardiomyopathies with predominant right ventricular involvement in 13 cases. RESULTS Obvious right atrial enlargement was observed in 11 patients, and all the 13 patients had(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to review our experience with modified De Vega tricuspid annuloplasty versus ring annuloplasty for treating functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR). METHODS In all, 448 consecutive patients undergoing tricuspid annuloplasty with concomitant procedures between 2000 and 2012 were included. Modified De Vega(More)
BACKGROUND There is an ongoing debate whether the tricuspid valve (TV) should be repaired with a suture annuloplasty or a prosthetic ring. METHODS Two hundred thirty-seven patients underwent a modified De Vega tricuspid annuloplasty for tricuspid regurgitation (TR) as part of the cardiac surgical procedure. Follow-up information was obtained for 230(More)