Young-Hak Kim

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OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) minimal lumen area (MLA) for functionally significant left main coronary artery (LMCA) stenosis using fractional flow reserve (FFR) as the standard. BACKGROUND The evaluation of significant LMCA stenosis remains challenging. METHODS We identified 112 patients with isolated(More)
The advent of three-dimensional printing (3DP) technology has enabled the creation of a tangible and complex 3D object that goes beyond a simple 3D-shaded visualization on a flat monitor. Since the early 2000s, 3DP machines have been used only in hard tissue applications. Recently developed multi-materials for 3DP have been used extensively for a variety of(More)
PURPOSE To assess the diagnostic accuracy of stress myocardial perfusion computed tomography (CT) by using visual and quantitative analytic methods in patients with coronary artery disease, with fractional flow reserve (FFR) as a reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS The institutional review board approved the study, and written informed consent was(More)
Aims To compare the diagnostic accuracy of on-site computed tomography (CT)-derived fractional flow reserve (FFR) and stress CT myocardial perfusion (CTP) in patients with coronary artery disease. Methods and results Using a prospective CTP registry, 72 patients with invasive FFR were enrolled. CT-derived FFR was computed on-site using rest-phase CTP(More)
Lesion morphology poorly predicts functional significance of intermediate coronary artery stenosis. The aim of this study was to determine whether a coronary artery-based myocardial segmentation method that quantifies subtended myocardium can improve the diagnostic accuracy of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-derived parameters for detecting(More)
The lack of practical method for quantifying myocardial territories has made it difficult to link anatomic lesion morphology to the hemodynamic significance of coronary artery stenosis. The aim of this study was to develop and validate mathematically derived morphologic criteria for predicting fractional flow reserve (FFR) <0.80 using intravascular(More)
To validate 4D flow MRI in a flow phantom using a flowmeter and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) as reference. Validation of 4D flow MRI was performed using flow phantoms with 75 % and 90 % stenosis. The effect of spatial resolution on flow rate, peak velocity and flow patterns was investigated in coronal and axial scans. The accuracy of flow rate with 4D(More)
PURPOSE The present study aims to improve precision of four-dimensional (4D) phase-contrast (PC) MRI technique by using multiple velocity encoding (VENC) parameters. THEORY AND METHODS The 3D flow fields in an in vitro stenosis phantom and an in vivo ascending aorta were determined using a 4D PC-MRI sequence with multiple VENC values. The velocity field(More)
CONTEXT Although the prevalence of both metabolic syndrome (MetS) and fractures increases with advancing age, studies on possible associations between these conditions in men are limited and the results are inconsistent. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to clarify the impact of MetS on the male risk of incident fractures. DESIGN AND SETTING This(More)
There are limited data regarding the role of coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. We analyzed 557 asymptomatic type 2 diabetic patients who underwent CCTA. Cardiac event was defined as a composite of cardiac death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndrome requiring(More)