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The prognosis of patients with myocardial infarction (MI) and resultant chronic heart failure remains extremely poor despite advances in optimal medical therapy and interventional procedures. Animal experiments and clinical trials using adult stem cell therapy following MI have shown a global improvement of myocardial function. Bone marrow-derived(More)
Transplantation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is safe and may improve cardiac function and structural remodelling in patients following myocardial infarction (MI). Cardiovascular cell differentiation and paracrine effects to promote endogenous cardiac regeneration, neovascularization, anti-inflammation, anti-apoptosis,(More)
Renal impairment is a frequent accompaniment post-myocardial infarction (MI) heart failure. However, the mechanisms and predictors are yet poorly understood. The present study aimed to explore early markers for renal impairment and to test the hypothesis that angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) blocker exerted renoprotection by regulating local(More)
The prognosis of patients with myocardial infarction (MI) and resultant chronic heart failure remains extremely poor despite continuous advancements in optimal medical therapy and interventional procedures. Animal experiments and clinical trials using adult stem cell therapy following MI have shown a global improvement of myocardial function. The emergence(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize unknown glycometabolic state in patients with essential hypertension (EHT) and normotensive patients and determine which EHT patients are candidates for oral glucose tolerance tests (OGTTs). METHODS This cross-sectional study consecutively recruited 895 EHT patients and 486 normotensive patients. The data including blood glucose,(More)
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