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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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to investigate long-term clinical outcomes following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with unprotected left main disease (ULMD). BACKGROUND PCI has been increasingly used as an alternative mode of revascularization for ULMD. However, there are limited data comparing(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)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to compare midterm clinical outcomes of 1-stop hybrid coronary revascularization (HCR) with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for the treatment of multivessel coronary artery disease. BACKGROUND One-stop HCR has emerged to be a feasible and attractive alternative to CABG and(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)
Hybrid coronary revascularization (HCR) combines bypass grafting of the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of non-LAD vessels. HCR has been performed as an alternative to CABG or multi-vessel PCI in thousands of patients since the late 1990s. In this review article, we provide an overview on patient(More)