Yan-hai Meng

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BACKGROUND Reimplantation and remodeling procedure are two different techniques for valve-sparing aortic root surgery. A number of comparative series have been published but, to date, there has been no meta-analysis comparing outcomes following the two techniques. METHODS This meta-analysis was performed in accordance with the Cochrane Handbook for(More)
High fructose diet can cause cardiac hypertrophy and oxidative stress is a key mediator for myocardial hypertrophy. Disruption of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) leads to oxidative stress. This study aims to reveal mitochondrial oxidative stress-related signaling pathway in high fructose-induced cardiac hypertrophy. Mice were fed(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the risk factors for hospital mortality after operations for type A aortic dissection. METHODS Totally 766 consecutive patients (586 male and 180 female patient, aged (45±12) years, ranging from 16 to 78 years), who underwent surgery for type A aortic dissection from January 2001 to December 2010, were studied retrospectively.(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the expression of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) and its significance in sporadic ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm (AAA), and initially to investigate the mechanisms of pathological remodeling in AAA. METHODS AAA specimens were taken from 18 patients during elective surgical intervention, and 18 control specimens of ascending(More)
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