Yung-Ping Chen

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Ventricular free wall rupture (VFWR) is the second most common cause of death in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Nevertheless, few reports have investigated the factors, including different treatment strategies, associated with VFWR in Taiwanese patients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the risk of VFWR in(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to describe our experience with myocardial infarction with normal coronary arteries (MINCA) with regards to the prevalence, clinical characteristics, possible underlying etiologies (including Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, TCM) and the short- and long-term outcomes associated with this condition. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence and possible differences between typical and atypical Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) in Taiwanese patients have not yet been assessed. METHODS We reviewed the records of 2171 patients who underwent left heart catheterization for suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) between January 2003 and March 2011 to identify TTC.(More)
Ventricular free wall rupture (VFWR) is the second most common cause of death in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Nevertheless, few reports have investigated the factors, including different treatment strategies, associated with VFWR in Taiwanese patients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the risk of VFWR in(More)
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