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Accurate assessment of coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesion is essential to design an appropriate procedural strategy before revascularization. The present study aims to evaluate the significance of a single multislice computed tomography (MSCT) examination in patients with CTO lesion. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 23 CTO lesions(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a highly prevalent cardiac arrhythmia disease, which widely leads to exacerbate heart failure and ischemic stroke in elder world. Recently, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), a subclass of noncoding RNAs, have been reported to play critical roles in pathophysiology of cardiac heart. However, little is known of their role in cardiac(More)
The Ca2+-sensitive cardiac troponin (cTn) is a hetero-trimer complex consisting of three subunits cTnC, cTnI, and cTnT, which has been recognized as an important biomarker and a potential target of cardiovascular diseases. Previously, several small-molecule agents such as levosimendan and pimobendan have been successfully developed to target this protein(More)
Background—Pathological studies suggest that calcified coronary nodules are a rare cause of thrombotic events. The frequency, distribution, predictors, and outcomes of calcified nodules have never been described. Methods and Results—After successful stenting in 697 patients (167 female; median age, 58.1 years) with acute coronary syndromes, 3-vessel(More)
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