Clinical Impact of Beta-blockers in the Revascularization Era.
Authors: Kang SJ PMID: 32419403 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

External Electrical Cardioversion is an Easy and Safe Intervention for Rhythm Control in Persistent Atrial Fibrillation.
Authors: Kwon CH PMID: 32419404 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

The Long Journey of Cardiac Lymphoma Follow-up.
Authors: Lee JC, Huang YTT, Huang YT, Chong JW, Chik WW PMID: 32419405 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Author's reply to The Long Journey of Cardiac Lymphoma Follow-up.
Authors: Kim S, Kim YR, Choi Y, Kim SH, Oh YS PMID: 32419406 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Updated Reasons and Clinical Implications of New Korean Hypertension Guidelines for Cardiologists.
Authors: Shin J, Cho MC Abstract Leaving behind substantial reflections or skepticisms on the shortage of evidences about blood pressure (BP) thresholds for antihypertensive drug therapy and target BPs, major hypertensive guidelines including Korean hypertension guidelines were recently updated for earlier and more intensive control of BP. Because hypertension is one of the major risk factors for death, stroke, cardiovascular (CV) disease, heart failure, and cognitive impairment, substantial improvement of hypertension management is necessary to reduce disease and socioeconomic burdens and to promote CV health. The...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - April 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Comparison of New-Onset Diabetes Mellitus among Patients with Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter.
The objective was to compare the rate of onset of diabetes mellitus (DM) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) as compared with atrial flutter (AFL). METHODS: The incidence of DM through the national cohort registry in 14,014 newly diagnosed AF and 14,014 newly diagnosed AFL was investigated. Propensity score matching was used to optimize comparability between these 2 groups. Further analysis with Cox model, Kaplan-Meier methods and competing risk analysis were used to compare the incidence of DM in patients with AF and AFL. RESULTS: The overall incidence of diabetes was higher among cases in AF cohort (1,653 d...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - April 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

A 2020 Vision of Hypertension.
Authors: Cheung BMY, Or B, Fei Y, Tsoi MF Abstract Hypertension is a common chronic disease affecting a large section of the general population. Hypertension is highly prevalent in the elderly because blood pressure (BP) rises with age. The risk of developing hypertension increases with predisposing genes, intrauterine growth retardation, prematurity and childhood obesity. BP is easier to control in the young. Non-pharmacological treatment through lifestyle changes, such as weight control and leisure-time physical activity, is more likely to be successful in young people. Hypertension in older adults is more diffic...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - April 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Sinus of Valsalva Thrombosis Detected on Computed Tomography after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.
CONCLUSIONS: Cardiac CT after TAVR can detect sinus of Valsalva thrombosis, and attention should be paid to this potential source of subsequent systemic embolization. PMID: 32281322 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - April 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Sodium Intake, Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Disease.
In conclusion, the study shows that positive associations exist between sodium intake and BP, CV outcomes, and mortality, and that the argument that reducing sodium intake is dangerous is invalid. Sodium intake reduction should be recommended to all, and not limited to patients with hypertension or CV disease. PMID: 32281323 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - April 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

A Close Relationship between Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Marker and New-Onset Hypertension in Healthy Korean Adults.
Authors: Roh JH, Park JH, Lee H, Yoon YH, Kim M, Kim YG, Park GM, Lee JH, Seong IW Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an excessive accumulation of fat into the liver as a result of increased inflammation and insulin resistance. Although there can be common pathogenic mechanisms for NAFLD and hypertension associated with the development of cardiovascular diseases, little data are showing the association between NAFLD and hypertension in a large-scale cohort study. Thus, we evaluated the ability of the fatty liver index (FLI), a surrogate marker of NAFLD, to predict the de...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - April 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Successful Culotte Stenting for Unprotected Left Main Trifurcation Disease: Insights from Optical Coherence Tomography.
Authors: Kim Y, Kim BK, Hong SJ, Kim JS, Cho DK, Choi D, Hong MK, Jang Y PMID: 32281325 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - April 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

A Case of Successful MitraClip for Severe Mitral Regurgitation with Left Ventricular Dysfunction in Korea.
Authors: Cha JJ, Hong SJ, Kim JS, Seo J, Lee SH, Lee S, Shim CY, Hong GR PMID: 32281326 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - April 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Comparison and Implication of the Contemporary Blood Pressure Guidelines on Korean Population.
CONCLUSIONS: The lowered BP threshold, 130/80 mmHg, by the 2017 ACC/AHA guideline, in conjuncture with 10-year risk calculation largely driven by age, would increase pharmacological treatment preferentially in very old individuals, while increasing prevalence and uncontrolled rate mostly in younger subgroups. Adoption of lower BP cutoff to the KSH guideline would require validated cardiovascular disease risk assessment tools accounting for risk distributions specific to Korean population. PMID: 32212423 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - March 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Acute Localized Myocarditis: Role of Speckle Tracking Echocardiography.
Authors: Kim MJ, Hong GR, Ha JW, Shim CY PMID: 32212424 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - March 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Efficacy and Safety of Outpatient Clinic-based Elective External Electrical Cardioversion in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation.
Authors: Son NKL, Park JW, Kim M, Yang SY, Yu HT, Kim TH, Uhm JS, Joung B, Lee MH, Pak HN Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the outcomes of outpatient clinic-based elective external cardioversion (OPC-ECV) for persistent atrial fibrillation (PeAF). We investigated the acute, short-term, and long-term elective external cardioversion (ECV) outcomes. METHODS: We included 1,718 patients who underwent OPC-ECV (74% male, 61.1±11.0 years old, 90.9% long-standing PeAF, 9.1% after atrial fibrillation [AF] ablation) after excluding patients with atrial tachycardia or inappropriate antiarrhy...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - March 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Recent Surgical Outcomes of Congenital Heart Disease according to Korea Heart Foundation Data.
CONCLUSIONS: More neonatal surgeries (491 vs. 74 patients) were performed than those in the past (1984-1999). The surgical outcomes were much better than before. Our surgical outcomes revealed that the Republic of Korea has been transformed from a country receiving help to a country that helps other low socioeconomic status countries. PMID: 32212426 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - March 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Low Awareness of Heart Failure in the General Population of Korea.
This study was conducted to find out which demographic features would be associated with low HF awareness in the general population of Korea. METHODS: A telephone interview was conducted with 1,032 adults (58 years and 50.6% were male) across the country. Based on answer to 15 questions about HF, we scored from 0 to 15 points (mean, 7.53±2.75; median, 8; interquartile range, 6-9). A score of
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - March 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Mitochondrial Quality Control in the Heart: New Drug Targets for Cardiovascular Disease.
Authors: Oh CM, Ryu D, Cho S, Jang Y Abstract Despite considerable efforts to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease (CVD), it has become the leading cause of death worldwide. Cardiac mitochondria are crucial cell organelles responsible for creating energy-rich ATP and mitochondrial dysfunction is the root cause for developing heart failure. Therefore, maintenance of mitochondrial quality control (MQC) is an essential process for cardiovascular homeostasis and cardiac health. In this review, we describe the major mechanisms of MQC system, such as mitochondrial unfolded protein response and mitophagy. Moreover, we...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - March 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Revisiting Application of Exercise Electrocardiography in Patients with Stable Ischemic Heart Disease.
Authors: Oh JH PMID: 32216175 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - March 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Editorial: Simple Maneuver for Estimating the Depth of the Focal Activation Source in Myocardium.
Authors: Park KM PMID: 32216176 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - March 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Off-target Effects of Sodium-glucose Cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) Inhibitor in Cardiovascular Disease.
Authors: Hwang J, Kim DB, Park HJ PMID: 32216177 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - March 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Anti-Inflammatory Effect for Atherosclerosis Progression by Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) Inhibitor in a Normoglycemic Rabbit Model.
Authors: Lee SG, Lee SJ, Lee JJ, Kim JS, Lee OH, Kim CK, Kim D, Lee YH, Oh J, Park S, Jeon OH, Hong SJ, Ahn CM, Kim BK, Ko YG, Choi D, Hong MK, Jang Y Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We sought to investigate an anti-atherosclerotic and anti-inflammatory effect of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors in normoglycemic atherosclerotic rabbit model. METHODS: Male New Zealand white rabbits (n=26) were fed with a 1% high-cholesterol diet for 7 weeks followed by normal diet for 2 weeks. After balloon catheter injury, the rabbits were administered with the Dapagliflozin (1mg/kg/day) or control-medium ...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - March 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Image of Statin-Induced Rhabdomyolysis.
Authors: Kim MC, Ahn Y, Cho KH, Sim DS, Hong YJ, Kim JH, Jeong MH PMID: 32153146 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - March 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Sodium Intake Reduction in Real World.
Authors: Rhee MY PMID: 32153147 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - March 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation.
Authors: Giugno L, Faccini A, Carminati M Abstract Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) is recognized as a feasible and low risk alternative to surgery to treat dysfunctional right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) in usually pluri-operated patients. Evolving technology allowed to develop different kind of prosthesis and to go from an initial treatment exclusively of stenotic conduit to an actual approach extended also to wide native RVOT. The Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) and the Edwards Sapien valve are nowadays the most commonly implanted prostheses. However, other devices have been devel...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - March 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Can Genoss DES ™ Stand Out in the Crowd of Stents?
Can Genoss DES™ Stand Out in the Crowd of Stents? Korean Circ J. 2020 Apr;50(4):328-329 Authors: Lee JH, Park JH PMID: 32157832 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - March 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Catheter Ablation is Effective for Recovery from Sinus Node Dysfunction in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation, But Close Monitoring is Still Needed.
Authors: Park SJ PMID: 32157833 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - March 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Smoking Cessation as a Target of Arterial Destiffening.
Authors: Park JS PMID: 32157834 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - March 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Role of Carotid Artery Stenting in Prevention of Stroke for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis: Bayesian Cross-Design and Network Meta-Analyses.
CONCLUSIONS: A similar risk for periprocedural MI between CEA and CAS in NRCSs suggested that concerns about periprocedural MI accompanied by CEA might not matter in real-world practice when preoperative evaluation and management are working. Maybe the benefits of CAS over MT have been overestimated considering advances in medical therapy within10-year gap between CEA-versus-MT and CEA-versus-CAS studies. PMID: 32096354 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - February 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Clinical Impact of Beta Blockers in Patients with Myocardial Infarction from the Korean National Health Insurance Database.
Authors: Won H, Suh Y, Kim GS, Ko YG, Hong MK Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Whether beta blockers favorably impact the clinical outcome in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remains in debate. We investigated the impact of beta blocker on major clinical outcomes during 2 years after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with AMI. METHODS: All patients with the first AMI treated with PCI for the period of 2005 to 2014 from the Korean National Health Insurance Service claims database were enrolled. We defined the regular user as medication possession ratio (MPR) ≥80% and non-u...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - February 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Simple Maneuver for Estimating the Depth of the Focal Activation Source in Myocardium.
Authors: Oh S Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: It is difficult to estimate the depth of the focal source by activation mapping. The present study was performed to demonstrate the usefulness of a simple maneuver in estimating the depth of the focal activation source (S). METHODS: A total of 44 sites (15 shallow, depth5.5 mm) were analyzed in 3 canine left ventricles under general anesthesia. A custom-made bipolar needle electrode was used to simulate a focal activation source. A mapping catheter with an electrode tip size of 2 mm, band electrode size of 1 mm, and inter-electrode spacing of 2-10-2 mm was place...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - February 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Unmasked Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy after Mitral Valve Repair for Severe Mitral Regurgitation.
Authors: Kim D, Shim CY, Hong GR, Chang BC PMID: 32096357 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - February 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

The Clinical Course of Tuberculous Pericarditis in Immunocompetent Hosts Based on Serial Echocardiography.
CONCLUSIONS: Tuberculous pericarditis with pericardial effusion without constrictive physiology is unlikely to develop into constrictive pericarditis in immunocompetent hosts, if treated with optimal anti-tuberculous medication and steroid therapy. Even though there were hemodynamic feature of constrictive pericarditis, more than 80% of the patients were improved from constrictive pericarditis. PMID: 32096358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - February 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction Caused by the Fistula from the Aortic Graft Pseudoaneurysm to the Left Ventricle.
Authors: Balaban İ, Karaduman A, Keskin B, Kalkan S, Ceneli D, Kafkas C, Havan N, Kahveci G PMID: 32096359 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - February 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Infolding Distortion of Evolut R Valve after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.
Authors: Kim MC, Kim JH, Cho KH, Sim DS, Hong YJ, Ahn Y, Jeong MH PMID: 32096360 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - February 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Comparison of Exercise Performance and Clinical Outcome Between Functional Complete and Incomplete Revascularization.
This study aimed to investigate changes in exercise duration after PCI according to functional completeness of revascularization by comparing pre- and post-PCI exercise stress test (EST). METHODS: Patients with SIHD were enrolled from a prospective PCI registry, and divided into 2 groups: 1) functional complete revascularization (CR) group had a positive EST before PCI and negative EST after PCI, 2) functional incomplete revascularization (IR) group had positive EST before and after PCI. Primary outcome was change in exercise duration after PCI and secondary outcome was major adverse cardiac events (MACE, a composite o...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - February 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Metabolic Crosstalk between the Heart and Fat.
Authors: Ferrero KM, Koch WJ Abstract It is now recognized that the heart can behave as a true endocrine organ, which can modulate the function of other tissues. Emerging evidence has shown that visceral fat is one such distant organ the heart communicates with. In fact, it appears that bi-directional crosstalk between adipose tissue and the myocardium is crucial to maintenance of normal function in both organs. In particular, factors secreted from the heart are now known to influence the metabolic activity of adipose tissue and other organs, as well as modulate the release of metabolic substrates and signaling mol...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - February 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Self-Reported Diet Management and Adherence to Dietary Guidelines in Korean Adults with Hypertension.
Authors: Shim JS, Oh K, Jung SJ, Kim HC Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although dietary management is strongly recommended in patients with hypertension, little is known about how many manage their diet and follow the guidelines for hypertension. We investigated the prevalence of dietary management among adults with known hypertension and evaluated their compliance to the dietary guidelines. METHODS: Data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2013-2016 were used. Among 15,870 adults aged 30-79 years, 4,162 reported a physician-diagnosed hypertension. Diet management behavior was d...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - February 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Reassembling Evidence for Treatment in Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis.
Authors: Kim HO, Kim W PMID: 32096364 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - February 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Weeping Heart: Regrowing Thrombus at Basal Left Ventricle in Acute Stroke.
Authors: Jung SM, Park YH, Lee SH, Lee SY, Park KP, Kim JH PMID: 32096365 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - February 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

One-Year Clinical Outcomes between Single- versus Multi-Staged PCI for ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction with Multi-Vessel Coronary Artery Disease: from Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry-National Institute of Health (KAMIR-NIH).
CONCLUSIONS: SS PCI was associated with worse clinical outcomes compared with MS PCI. MS PCI for non-infarct-related artery could be a better option for patients with STEMI and MVCD, especially high-risk patients. PMID: 32100479 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - February 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Optimal Timing of Coronary Intervention in Non-Culprit Lesion in ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction with Multi-Vessel Disease.
Authors: Seo J, Kim JS PMID: 32100480 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - February 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

The Long and Winding Road: To the Proper Understanding of High-density Lipoprotein.
Authors: Sung J PMID: 32100481 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - February 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

A New Member of Myocardial Ischemia-Reperfusion (MI/R) Associated miRNAs, miR-484: Its Potential Cardiac Protection Role.
Authors: Seok H PMID: 32100482 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - February 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Social Inequalities of Oral Anticoagulation after the Introduction of Non-Vitamin K Antagonists in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation.
This study assessed overall rate and social inequalities of OAC usage after the introduction of NOAC in Korea. METHODS: Between January 2002 and December 2016, we identified 888,540 patients with AF in the Korea National Health Insurance system database. The change of OAC rate in different medical systems after the introduction of NOAC were evaluated. RESULTS: In all population, overall OAC use increased from 13.2% to 23.4% (p for trend
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - February 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

How to Overcome Social Inequalities of Oral Anticoagulation Usage in Korea?
Authors: Lee KH PMID: 32100484 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - February 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Aspirin Monotherapy beyond 12 Months of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: Oldies But Goodies?
Authors: Suh JW PMID: 31960632 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - January 22, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

The Operator Volume of Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Does Not Guarantee Its Quality in Korea.
Authors: Yoon CH PMID: 31960633 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - January 22, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Atrial Fibrillation as a Risk Factor for Major Adverse Cardiac and Cerebrovascular Events after Non-cardiac Surgery.
Authors: Shin DG, Lim HE PMID: 31960634 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - January 22, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Future Directions in Coronary CT Angiography: CT-Fractional Flow Reserve, Plaque Vulnerability, and Quantitative Plaque Assessment.
Authors: Kay FU, Canan A, Abbara S Abstract Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is a well-validated and noninvasive imaging modality for the assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with stable ischemic heart disease and acute coronary syndromes (ACSs). CCTA not only delineates the anatomy of the heart and coronary arteries in detail, but also allows for intra- and extraluminal imaging of coronary arteries. Emerging technologies have promoted new CCTA applications, resulting in a comprehensive assessment of coronary plaques and their clinical significance. The application of computational...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - January 22, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research