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OBJECTIVE The European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE) model is a widely used risk prediction algorithm for cardiac surgery in China due to lack of a local model, although its validation has never been tested. The aim of this study was to assess the performance of the logistic EuroSCORE when applied in the Chinese Coronary Artery(More)
Cardiac fibrosis after myocardial infarction (MI) has been identified as a key factor in the development of heart failure. Although dysregulation of microRNA (miRNA) is involved in various pathophysiological processes in the heart, the role of miRNA in fibrosis regulation after MI is not clear. Previously we observed the correlation between fibrosis and the(More)
BACKGROUND Complications after cardiac surgery are common and lead to substantial increases in morbidity and mortality. Meta-analyses of small randomized trials have suggested that perioperative statin therapy can prevent some of these complications. METHODS We randomly assigned 1922 patients in sinus rhythm who were scheduled for elective cardiac surgery(More)
BACKGROUND Our preliminary study suggested that patients with chronic myocardial infarction (MI) and heart failure could potentially benefit from CABG combined with aBM-MNC by improving global left ventricular (LV) function. The purpose of this sub-study was to quantitatively evaluate the effectiveness of aBM-MNC transplantation during CABG in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies indicated that microRNAs (miRNAs, miRs) were important for many biological and pathological processes, and they might be potential biomarkers for cardiovascular diseases. The present study aims to determine the release patterns of miRNAs in cardiac surgery and to analyze the ability of miRs to provide early prediction of(More)
Recent studies demonstrated that the mammalian heart possesses some capacity to proliferate. We observed cardiomyocyte proliferation within 4 weeks of age (P4W) in rats. We found 95 microRNAs that are differentially expressed in P4W cardiomyocytes. MicroRNA-29a was among the most highly up-regulated microRNAs in P4W cardiomyocytes. Overexpression of(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is a developing therapeutic stratagem for obstructive hydrocephalus (OH). The aim of this study was to determine the relevance of third ventricle diagnostic imaging by three-dimensional constructive inference in steady state (3D CISS) MRI in patients with OH and to access the preoperative and postoperative(More)
BACKGROUND 'Conditioning' [ischemic preconditioning (IPC), ischemic postconditioning (IPO) and remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC)] the heart to render it more resistant to an episode of acute myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is an endogenous cardioprotective strategy. There are several mechanisms proposed for 'conditioning', such as(More)
AIMS We sought to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the potential factors affecting ischaemic postconditioning (IPoC) for patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS AND RESULTS Ten randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on IPoC reporting(More)