Yong-hong Yong

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AIM To investigate the possible effects of telmisartan and losartan on cardiac function in adriamycin (ADR)-induced heart failure in rats, and to explore the changes in plasma level of angiotensin-(1-7)[Ang-(1-7)] and myocardial expression of angiotensin II type 1/2 receptors (AT(1)R / AT(2)R) and Mas receptor caused by the two drugs. METHODS Male(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of cardiomyocyte proliferation induced by human hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in pigs with chronic myocardial infarction (CMI). METHODS A steerable, deflectable 7F catheter incorporating a 27-guage needle was advanced percutaneously to the left ventricular myocardium of 18 pigs with CMI. Pigs were randomized (1:1:1) to(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is one of the major angiogenic factors being studied for the treatment of ischemic heart diseases. Our previous study demonstrated adenovirus-HGF was effective in myocardial ischemia models. The first clinical safety study showed a positive effect in patients with severe and diffused triple coronary disease. (More)
OBJECTIVES To systematically review the effects of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) on left atrial (LA) size, volumes and function in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, ScienceDirect, Highwire, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and the reference lists of(More)
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