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OBJECTIVE Poor sleep quality and stress status have previously been shown to be closely associated with higher activation of the sympathetic nervous system and to be independent predictors of nondipping hypertension. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of the non-hypotensive sedative zolpidem on sleep quality, stress status, and nondipping(More)
BACKGROUND Studies of prehypertension and mortality are controversial after adjusting for other cardiovascular risk factors. This meta-analysis sought to evaluate the association of prehypertension with all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality. METHODS The PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library databases, and conference proceedings were searched for(More)
OBJECTIVES Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) is considered to be a key factor of initiating and accelerating atherosclerosis. The objective of this study was to investigate the role of ox-LDL in young patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS 128 consecutive angiographically proven young CAD patients (aged ⩽ 55 years) were enrolled, and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Young Chinese male adults have faced increasing psychological stress. Whether this is associated with the increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) in young Chinese males remains unclear. This study aimed to evaluate the correlation and underlying mechanisms of perceived stress and CAD in young male patients. METHODS A total(More)
OBJECTIVE It has been reported that poor sleep quality is associated with nondipping hypertension, but the underlying mechanisms were not reported. This study was carried out to evaluate whether poor sleep quality is associated with stress status and sympathetic nervous system activation in nondippers. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 307 Chinese(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the correlation of the occurrence and prognosis of coronary slow flow phenomenon (CSF) with blood homocysteine (Hcy) levels in patients receiving emergency percutaneous coronary intervention therapy (PCI). METHODS From January, 2010 to December, 2011, 138 patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction received emergency(More)
To the Editor, We have read Zhang’s et al. [1] newly published paper with great interest, which found a strong positive correlation between oxidized low-density lipoprotein (Ox-LDL) and C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). This study brings new insights that Ox-LDL and CRP may play a direct role in promoting the(More)
We read the van der Hoeven Review (van der Hoeven, B. L. et al. Multimodality imaging in interventional cardiology. Nat. Rev. Cardiol. 9, 333–346 [2012])1 with great interest. We wish to discuss the important role of multimodality imaging in the management of patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). With the rising prevalence of CAD and the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the diagnostic value of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) in patients with acute viral myocarditis. METHODS Thirty patients with suspected acute viral myocarditis admitted in first people's hospital of Shunde from June 2011 to June 2013 were included in this prospective study. The diagnostic sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive(More)