Seung Woon Rha

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Country: Korea

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Three-year follow-up after intravascular gamma-radiation for in-stent restenosis in saphenous vein grafts
    Seung Woon Rha
    Division of Cardiology, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, District of Columbia 20010, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 65:257-62. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Images in cardiovascular medicine. Successful percutaneous renal intervention in a patient with acute traumatic renal artery thrombosis
    Seung Woon Rha
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Circulation 114:e583-5. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Six-month comparison of coronary endothelial dysfunction associated with sirolimus-eluting stent versus Paclitaxel-eluting stent
    Jin Won Kim
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University, Guro Hospital, 97 Gurodong Gil, Guro Gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 1:65-71. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Impact of Statin Use on Development of New-Onset Diabetes Mellitus in Asian Population
    Seung Woon Rha
    Department of Cardiology, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 117:382-7. 2016
  5. ncbi request reprint Clinical outcomes of patients with critical limb ischemia who undergo routine coronary angiography and subsequent percutaneous coronary intervention
    Michael S Lee
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, 80, Gurodong, Guro Gu, Seoul, 152 703, Korea
    J Invasive Cardiol 27:213-7. 2015
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of diabetic and non-diabetic patients undergoing endovascular revascularization for peripheral arterial disease
    Michael S Lee
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, 80, Gurodong, Guro Gu, Seoul, 152 703, Korea
    J Invasive Cardiol 27:167-71. 2015
  7. pmc Efficacy of two different self-expanding nitinol stents for atherosclerotic femoropopliteal arterial disease (SENS-FP trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Sang Ho Park
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, 80 Guro dong, Guro Gu, Seoul 152 703, Republic of Korea
    Trials 15:355. 2014
  8. pmc Two different successful angioplasty methods in patients with stenotic coronary artery ectasia
    Suk Kyu Oh
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Chonnam Med J 48:185-9. 2012
  9. pmc Three-dimensional angiography-guided percutaneous transluminal angioplasty for distal aorta and bi-iliac chronic total occlusion
    Dong Hyeok Kim
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Korean Circ J 43:261-4. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Diabetes mellitus is not a risk factor for coronary artery spasm as assessed by an intracoronary acetylcholine provocation test: angiographic and clinical characteristics of 986 patients
    Yong Jian Li
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, 80, Guro Dong, Guro Gu, Seoul, 152 703, Korea
    J Invasive Cardiol 26:234-9. 2014

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  1. ncbi request reprint Three-year follow-up after intravascular gamma-radiation for in-stent restenosis in saphenous vein grafts
    Seung Woon Rha
    Division of Cardiology, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, District of Columbia 20010, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 65:257-62. 2005
    ..In SVG WRIST, patients with ISR treated with IRT had a marked reduction in the need for repeat TLR at 36 months, with sustained clinical benefit at 3 years despite late recurrences, which were more pronounced in the radiation group...
  2. ncbi request reprint Images in cardiovascular medicine. Successful percutaneous renal intervention in a patient with acute traumatic renal artery thrombosis
    Seung Woon Rha
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Circulation 114:e583-5. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Six-month comparison of coronary endothelial dysfunction associated with sirolimus-eluting stent versus Paclitaxel-eluting stent
    Jin Won Kim
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University, Guro Hospital, 97 Gurodong Gil, Guro Gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 1:65-71. 2008
    ..This study was designed to investigate whether endothelial dysfunction is related to drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation at 6 months after stenting...
  4. doi request reprint Impact of Statin Use on Development of New-Onset Diabetes Mellitus in Asian Population
    Seung Woon Rha
    Department of Cardiology, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 117:382-7. 2016
    ..40, 95% CI 0.19 to 0.85, p <0.001). In the present study, although the use of statins was associated with higher rate of new-onset DM, it markedly improved 3-year cardiovascular outcomes in Asian population...
  5. ncbi request reprint Clinical outcomes of patients with critical limb ischemia who undergo routine coronary angiography and subsequent percutaneous coronary intervention
    Michael S Lee
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, 80, Gurodong, Guro Gu, Seoul, 152 703, Korea
    J Invasive Cardiol 27:213-7. 2015
    ..We assessed the strategy of routine coronary angiography and subsequent coronary revascularization, if clinically indicated, in patients with CLI who underwent percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of diabetic and non-diabetic patients undergoing endovascular revascularization for peripheral arterial disease
    Michael S Lee
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, 80, Gurodong, Guro Gu, Seoul, 152 703, Korea
    J Invasive Cardiol 27:167-71. 2015
    ..Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is associated with poor outcomes. We assessed the clinical outcomes of diabetic versus non-diabetic patients with PAD who underwent peripheral transluminal angioplasty (PTA)...
  7. pmc Efficacy of two different self-expanding nitinol stents for atherosclerotic femoropopliteal arterial disease (SENS-FP trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Sang Ho Park
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, 80 Guro dong, Guro Gu, Seoul 152 703, Republic of Korea
    Trials 15:355. 2014
    ..To date, there has been no randomized study comparing the safety and efficacy of two different antiplatelet regimens, clopidogrel and cilostazol, following successful femoropopliteal stenting...
  8. pmc Two different successful angioplasty methods in patients with stenotic coronary artery ectasia
    Suk Kyu Oh
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Chonnam Med J 48:185-9. 2012
    ..Six-month follow-up coronary angiography showed excellent patency of the previously implanted peripheral stent...
  9. pmc Three-dimensional angiography-guided percutaneous transluminal angioplasty for distal aorta and bi-iliac chronic total occlusion
    Dong Hyeok Kim
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Korean Circ J 43:261-4. 2013
    ..We report a successful revascularization case of stumpless distal aorta and bi-iliac CTO guided by this specialized imaging technique...
  10. ncbi request reprint Diabetes mellitus is not a risk factor for coronary artery spasm as assessed by an intracoronary acetylcholine provocation test: angiographic and clinical characteristics of 986 patients
    Yong Jian Li
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, 80, Guro Dong, Guro Gu, Seoul, 152 703, Korea
    J Invasive Cardiol 26:234-9. 2014
    ..Thus, a higher incidence of CAS is expected in diabetic patients (pts). We evaluated the impacts of DM and the status of blood sugar control on CAS with intracoronary acetylcholine (ACh) provocation test...
  11. pmc A novel technique for retrieval of a drug-eluting stent after catheter break and stent loss
    Sunil P Wani
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Korean Circ J 40:405-9. 2010
    ..Their apt use definitely allowed our patient to avoid undergoing emergency cardiovascular thoracic surgery...
  12. pmc Successful retrieval of a fractured and entrapped 0.035-inch terumo wire in the femoral artery using biopsy forceps
    Jun Hyuk Kang
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Korean Circ J 42:201-4. 2012
    ..We describe our experience of successfully retrieving a fractured 0.035-inch Terumo guide wire in the external iliac artery using a biopsy forcep...
  13. pmc A case of successful bare metal stenting for aortic coarctation in an adult
    Hyungdon Kook
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Korean Circ J 43:269-72. 2013
    ..Herein we present a 47-year-old typical aortic coarctation patient who was successfully treated with a bare metal stent...
  14. pmc Spontaneous partial regression of coronary artery fistula following optimal medical therapy in a patient who had combined significant coronary artery spasm
    Sunki Lee
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Korean Circ J 43:351-5. 2013
    ..Spontaneous regression of one of the fistulas was observed at 2-year angiography follow-up...
  15. pmc Impact of hypertension on coronary artery spasm as assessed with intracoronary acetylcholine provocation test
    K Y Chen
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    J Hum Hypertens 24:77-85. 2010
    ....
  16. pmc The impact of high sensitivity C-reactive protein level on coronary artery spasm as assessed by intracoronary acetylcholine provocation test
    Ji Young Park
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, 148 Gurodong ro, Guro Gu, Seoul 152 703, Korea
    Yonsei Med J 54:1299-304. 2013
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of elevated hs CRP on coronary artery spasm (CAS) as assessed by intracoronary acetylcholine (ACh) provocation test...
  17. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms responsible for the initiation and maintenance of atrial fibrillation assessed by non-contact mapping system
    Seung Woon Rha
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital 80, Guro Dong, Guro Gu, Seoul, Korea
    Int J Cardiol 124:218-26. 2008
    ..This study is aimed to assess the initiation and maintenance mechanisms of atrial fibrillation (AF) and their relationships with the anatomical structures of the left atrium (LA) and pulmonary veins (PVs)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Lack of clinical benefit of improved angiographic results with sirolimus-eluting stents compared with paclitaxel and zotarolimus-eluting stents in patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
    Cheol Ung Choi
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Circ J 73:2229-35. 2009
    ..There is limited information regarding the angiographic and clinical outcomes among the different drug-eluting stents (DESs) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
  19. doi request reprint Multivessel versus single vessel spasm, as assessed by the intracoronary acetylcholine provocation test, in Korean patients
    Ji Young Park
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 38:819-23. 2011
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  20. doi request reprint Final kissing ballooning and long-term clinical outcomes in coronary bifurcation lesions treated with 1-stent technique: results from the COBIS registry
    Hyeon Cheol Gwon
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Heart 98:225-31. 2012
    ..Whether final kissing ballooning (FKB) is mandatory in the 1-stent technique is uncertain...
  21. doi request reprint Outcomes after unrestricted use of everolimus-eluting and sirolimus-eluting stents in routine clinical practice: a multicenter, prospective cohort study
    Duk Woo Park
    Department of Cardiology, Center for Medical Research and Information, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv 5:365-71. 2012
    ..It remains unclear whether there are differences in the safety and efficacy outcomes between everolimus-eluting stents (EES) and sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) in contemporary practice...
  22. doi request reprint Clinical characteristics and mid-term outcomes of acute myocardial infarction patients with prior cerebrovascular disease in an Asian population: Lessons from the Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry
    Yong Jian Li
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul 152 703, Korea
    Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 37:581-6. 2010
    ..Given the poorer mid-term clinical outcomes, more intensive and aggressive management shouldis recommended for patients with prior CVD to improve their long-term clinical outcome...
  23. doi request reprint Impact of low-dose aspirin on coronary artery spasm as assessed by intracoronary acetylcholine provocation test in Korean patients
    Ji Young Park
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Cardiology Department, Eulji University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    J Cardiol 60:187-91. 2012
    ..LDA was more frequently associated with CAS and ischemic symptoms, as well as severe and multivessel spasm, suggesting the patients who have received LDA would require more intensive medical therapies and close follow up...
  24. pmc Different impact of diabetes mellitus on in-hospital and 1-year mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction who underwent successful percutaneous coronary intervention: results from the Korean Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry
    Keun Ho Park
    Cardiovascular Center, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, Korea
    Korean J Intern Med 27:180-8. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of diabetes mellitus (DM) on in-hospital and 1-year mortality in patients who suffered acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and underwent successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
  25. doi request reprint Effects of iatrogenic myocardial injury on coronary microvascular function in patients undergoing radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Hong Euy Lim
    Cardiovascular Center, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 6:318-26. 2013
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of nonischemic myocardial damage on coronary microvascular function in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation...
  26. doi request reprint Multicenter randomized trial evaluating the efficacy of cilostazol on ischemic vascular complications after drug-eluting stent implantation for coronary heart disease: results of the CILON-T (influence of CILostazol-based triple antiplatelet therapy ON is
    Jung Won Suh
    Cardiovascular Center, Seoul National University Hospital, Korea
    J Am Coll Cardiol 57:280-9. 2011
    ..We aimed to test whether cilostazol has beneficial effects in the real-world patients treated with intracoronary drug-eluting stents (DES)...
  27. doi request reprint Angiographic and clinical characteristics according to intracoronary acetylcholine dose in patients with myocardial bridge
    Sung Il Im
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Cardiology 125:250-7. 2013
    ..It is well known that myocardial bridge (MB) is a risk factor of vasospastic angina. However, clinical and angiographic characteristics according to different acetylcholine (ACh) dose in patients with MB are not clarified yet...
  28. doi request reprint Low molecular weight heparin versus unfractionated heparin in patients with acute non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents
    Yong Jian Li
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    J Cardiol 59:22-9. 2012
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Impact of female gender on bleeding complications after transradial coronary intervention (from the Korean Transradial Coronary Intervention registry)
    Jeoung Sook Shin
    Department of Cardiology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea
    Am J Cardiol 113:2002-6. 2014
    ..264, 95% CI 2.369 to 12.276) were independent predictors of major bleeding. In conclusion, the female gender had a tendency for more bleeding complications than male gender after TRI without difference in the clinical outcome...
  30. doi request reprint A comparison between central blood pressure values obtained by the Gaon system and the SphygmoCor system
    Jun Hyuk Kang
    Cardiovascular Center, Korean University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Hypertens Res 35:329-33. 2012
    ..As even a slight change in pulse waveforms may result in a large difference in estimations, parameters, including Aix@HR75, ED and SEVR, should be carefully interpreted by experienced clinicians...
  31. doi request reprint Peripheral arterial disease is associated with coronary artery spasm as assessed by an intracoronary acetylcholine provocation test
    Kang Yin Chen
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Guro Gu, Seoul, Korea
    Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 36:e78-82. 2009
    ..54; P = 0.014). 4. In patients with chest pain, the presence of arterial disease at another site should still push the clinician towards treating the chest pain as angina, even if the coronary anatomy is normal on a coronary angiogram...
  32. doi request reprint A simplified method to determine left atrial volume and transport function using multi-slice computed tomography in patients with atrial fibrillation: comparison with transthoracic echocardiography
    Seung Yong Shin
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, 80, Guro 2 dong, Guro Gu, Seoul 152 703, Republic of Korea
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 28:1205-16. 2012
    ..Our results indicate that in the context of MSCT, fixed-phase analysis is a simple and reliable method to determine LAVs and function in patients with AF...
  33. doi request reprint 'Smoker's paradox' in young patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Kang Yin Chen
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 39:630-5. 2012
    ..47; 95% CI 0.23-0.97; P = 0.041). 4. Current smoking seems to be associated with better clinical outcomes in young patients with AMI, suggesting the existence of the 'smoker's paradox' in this particular subset of patients...
  34. doi request reprint Standard versus high loading doses of clopidogrel in Asian ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: insights from the Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry
    Cheol Ung Choi
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
    Am Heart J 161:373-382.e1-3. 2011
    ..We compared bleeding, vascular complications, and midterm outcomes of a 300-mg versus a 600-mg loading dose of clopidogrel in a large series of Korean patients with STEMI undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Comparison of frequency of coronary spasm in Korean patients with versus without myocardial bridging
    Jin Won Kim
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University, Guro Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Am J Cardiol 100:1083-6. 2007
    ..001). In conclusion, the results of this study showed that myocardial bridging increased the risk of coronary spasm by endothelial dysfunction in the bridging segment...
  36. doi request reprint Effects of celecoxib on restenosis after coronary intervention and evolution of atherosclerosis (Mini-COREA) trial: celecoxib, a double-edged sword for patients with angina
    Hyun Jae Kang
    Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Eur Heart J 33:2653-61. 2012
    ..We aimed to confirm the effects of 3-month celecoxib in patients receiving drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation in the larger prospective, randomized trial...
  37. doi request reprint Extracellular fluid adjusted for body size is contracted in hypertension
    Hong Seog Seo
    Cardiovascular Center, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Hypertens Res 36:916-21. 2013
    ..The ECF with regard to the body size was contracted in hypertensives and independently associated with hypertension, whereas the absolute ECF volume was not...
  38. doi request reprint Low-molecular-weight heparin versus unfractionated heparin in acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents
    Yong Jian Li
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Am Heart J 159:684-690.e1. 2010
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Inhibitory interaction between calcium channel blocker and clopidogrel. -Efficacy of cilostazol to overcome it-
    Seung Pyo Lee
    Cardiovascular Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital
    Circ J 75:2581-9. 2011
    ..The clinical effect of, and additive measures to overcome the possible inhibitory calcium channel blocker (CCB)-clopidogrel interaction in Asian patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention is unknown...
  40. doi request reprint Comparison of 5-year clinical outcomes between sirolimus-versus paclitaxel-eluting stent: Korean multicenter network analysis of 9000-patient cohort
    Kyungil Park
    Cardiovascular Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv 5:174-84. 2012
    ..The long-term effectiveness of DES in unselected people with diabetes is also currently unclear. Moreover, the possibility of late catch-up is suggested in the DES population...
  41. doi request reprint Impaired transport function of the left atrium and left atrial appendage in cryptogenic stroke patients with atrial septal aneurysm and without patent foramen ovale
    Jin Oh Na
    Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Eur J Echocardiogr 12:140-7. 2011
    ..The aims of this study were to assess transport functions of the left atrium (LA) and left atrial appendage (LAA), and to evaluate their relationship in CS subjects with ASA alone...
  42. doi request reprint Can mean platelet volume predict coronary vasospasm?
    Cheol Ung Choi
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University, Guro Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
    Platelets 22:173-8. 2011
    ..002). In multivariate analysis, MPV independently predicted Ach-induced coronary vasospasm (OR = 1.188, p = 0.018). This study identified high MPV as an independent risk factor for Ach-induced coronary vasospasm...
  43. doi request reprint Coronary endothelial dysfunction associated with a depressive mood in patients with atypical angina but angiographically normal coronary artery
    Ji Hoon Kim
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, 97, Guro Dong, Guro Gu, Seoul, 152 703, Republic of Korea
    Int J Cardiol 143:154-7. 2010
    ..This study investigated whether depressive symptomatology is associated with coronary endothelial dysfunction in patients without coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  44. doi request reprint Everolimus-eluting stent implantation for unprotected left main coronary artery stenosis. The PRECOMBAT-2 (Premier of Randomized Comparison of Bypass Surgery versus Angioplasty Using Sirolimus-Eluting Stent in Patients with Left Main Coronary Artery Disea
    Young Hak Kim
    University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 5:708-17. 2012
    ..This study sought to evaluate the safety and efficacy of second-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) for patients with unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA) stenosis...
  45. doi request reprint A prospective, randomized, 6-month comparison of the coronary vasomotor response associated with a zotarolimus- versus a sirolimus-eluting stent: differential recovery of coronary endothelial dysfunction
    Jin Won Kim
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University, Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    J Am Coll Cardiol 53:1653-9. 2009
    ..We prospectively compared coronary endothelial dysfunction in patients with zotarolimus-eluting stent (ZES) versus sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) implantation at 6-month follow-up...
  46. doi request reprint Clinical outcomes of acute myocardial infarction with occluded left circumflex artery
    Sung Soo Kim
    Department of Internal Medicine, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
    J Cardiol 57:290-6. 2011
    ..These results suggest that clinical physicians should be careful with patients presenting with chest pain but apparently normal ECG and must rule out LCX occlusion...
  47. doi request reprint Differing effects of aging on central and peripheral blood pressures and pulse wave velocity: a direct intraarterial study
    Cheol Ung Choi
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
    J Hypertens 28:1252-60. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of aging on arterial hemodynamics in central and peripheral arteries using an invasive method...
  48. pmc Comparing two-stent strategies for bifurcation coronary lesions: which vessel should be stented first, the main vessel or the side branch?
    Dong Ho Shin
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Center, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 26:1031-40. 2011
    ..1% vs 15.9%, retrospectively; P = 0.011). In conclusion, 'A-family' seems preferable to 'S-family' if both approaches are feasible. When two-stent strategy is used, every effort should be made to perform FKI, especially in 'S-family'...
  49. doi request reprint Sirolimus- versus paclitaxel-eluting stents for the treatment of coronary bifurcations results: from the COBIS (Coronary Bifurcation Stenting) Registry
    Young Bin Song
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:1743-50. 2010
    ..We aimed to compare the long-term clinical outcomes of patients treated with sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) or paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES) for coronary bifurcation lesions...
  50. doi request reprint Effect of StentBoost imaging guided percutaneous coronary intervention on mid-term angiographic and clinical outcomes
    Dong Joo Oh
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University, Guro Hospital, 97 Guro dong, Guro Gu, Seoul 152 703, South Korea
    Int J Cardiol 168:1479-84. 2013
    ..StentBoost is a new imaging technique that improves fluoroscopy-based assessments of stent expansion. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of StentBoost imaging-guided PCI on mid-term angiographic and clinical outcomes...
  51. doi request reprint Triple versus dual antiplatelet therapy in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention
    Kang Yin Chen
    Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Circulation 119:3207-14. 2009
    ....
  52. doi request reprint Gender differences in clinical features and in-hospital outcomes in ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction: from the Korean Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry (KAMIR) study
    Jong Seon Park
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yeungnam University Hospital, Daegu, Korea
    Clin Cardiol 33:E1-6. 2010
    ..Studies have suggested that women are biologically different and that female gender itself is independently associated with poor clinical outcome after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  53. pmc Statins do not decrease small, dense low-density lipoprotein
    Cheol Ung Choi
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul 152 703, Republic of Korea
    Tex Heart Inst J 37:421-8. 2010
    ..If and when our observation proves to be reproducible in subsequent large-scale studies, it should provide new insights into small, dense LDL and its actual role in atherogenesis or the progression of atherosclerosis...
  54. doi request reprint Improved endothelial function in patients with atrial fibrillation through maintenance of sinus rhythm by successful catheter ablation
    Seung Yong Shin
    Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Guro Gu, Seoul, Korea
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:376-82. 2011
    ..The aims of this study are to determine if the degree of ED predicts the outcome of AF ablation and to evaluate whether ED can be improved through restoring sinus rhythm (SR) by successful CA...
  55. doi request reprint Total and interatrial epicardial adipose tissues are independently associated with left atrial remodeling in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Seung Yong Shin
    Department of Radiology, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University of College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:647-55. 2011
    ..The aims of this study were to determine whether the amount and regional distribution of EAT are related to the chronicity of atrial fibrillation (AF) and left atrial (LA) remodeling...
  56. doi request reprint Bare-metal stents versus drug-eluting stents in large (≥3.5mm) single coronary artery: angiographic and clinical outcomes at 6 months
    Jin Oh Na
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, 97 Gurodong Gil, Guro Gu, Seoul 152 703, Republic of Korea
    J Cardiol 54:108-14. 2009
    ..We compared the angiographic and clinical outcomes of DES versus BMS in large arteries (> or = 3.5 mm)...
  57. doi request reprint Pharmacoinvasive Strategy Versus Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients With ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A Propensity Score-Matched Analysis
    Doo Sun Sim
    From the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, Republic of Korea D S S, M H J, Y A Division of Cardiology, Yeungnam University Hospital, Daegu, Republic of Korea Y J K Division of Cardiology, Kyungpuk National University Hospital, Daegu, Republic of Korea S C C Department of Cardiology, Busan National University Hospital, Republic of Korea T J H Department of Cardiology, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejon, Republic of Korea I W S Department of Cardiology, Chunbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Republic of Korea J K C Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kyung Hee University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea C J K Department of Cardiology, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Cheongju, Republic of Korea M C C Department of Cardiology, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul S W R Division of Cardiology, Konyang University Hospital, Daejon, Republic of Korea J H B Division of Cardiology, Catholic University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea K B S and Department of Cardiology, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea S J P
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv 9:. 2016
    ..We sought to assess the clinical impact of pharmacoinvasive strategy compared with PPCI in real-world patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction...
  58. doi request reprint Predictors for Side Branch Failure During Provisional Strategy of Coronary Intervention for Bifurcation Lesions (from the Korean Bifurcation Registry)
    Jae Bin Seo
    Department of Internal Medicine, Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
    Am J Cardiol 118:797-803. 2016
    ....
  59. pmc Interatrial septal thickness as a marker of structural and functional remodeling of the left atrium in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Hong Euy Lim
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Korean J Intern Med 30:808-20. 2015
    ..This study was performed to investigate whether IAS thickness determined by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) represents the amount of left atrium (LA) structural and functional remodeling...
  60. doi request reprint Five-year clinical outcomes in patients with significant coronary artery spasm: A propensity score-matched analysis
    Byoung Geol Choi
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea Department of Medicine, Korea University Graduate School, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Int J Cardiol 184:533-9. 2015
    ..However, there is no currently available data with larger study population regarding long-term clinical outcomes of CAS in real world clinical practice...
  61. doi request reprint Does the amount of atrial mass reduction improve clinical outcomes after radiofrequency catheter ablation for long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation? Comparison between linear ablation and defragmentation
    Seong Woo Han
    Department of Cardiology, Hallym University Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, 94 200 Yeongdeungpo dong 2 ga, Yeongdeungpo gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Int J Cardiol 171:37-43. 2014
    ....
  62. doi request reprint One-year clinical outcomes of everolimus- versus sirolimus-eluting stents in patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Kang Yin Chen
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, 80, Guro Dong, Guro Gu, Seoul 152 703, Republic of Korea
    Int J Cardiol 176:583-8. 2014
    ....
  63. pmc Clinical benefit of low molecular weight heparin for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention with glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor
    Jung Sun Cho
    Cardiovascular Center, Seoul St Mary s Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 25:1601-8. 2010
    ..5%] vs 1/257 [0.4%], P=1.00). For patients with STEMI managed with a primary PCI and Gp IIb/IIIa inhibitor, LMWH is more beneficial than UFH...
  64. doi request reprint Association between aortic calcification and stable obstructive coronary artery disease
    Eung Ju Kim
    Cardiovascular Center, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
    Int J Cardiol 153:192-5. 2011
    ..This study aims to investigate whether AC predicts OCAD independent of CAC and its incremental value in predicting OCAD with CAC...
  65. doi request reprint The efficacy of adjunctive balloon postdilation at the overlapping site of drug-eluting stent in diffuse long coronary lesion
    Soon Yong Suh
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Coron Artery Dis 19:211-5. 2008
    ..This study was aimed to evaluate the efficacy of routine ABP to the overlapping DES sites in terms of clinical and angiographic outcomes...
  66. doi request reprint Relationship between lipoprotein(a) and spontaneous recanalization of infarct-related arteries in the early phase of acute myocardial infarction
    Jin Won Kim
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Clin Cardiol 31:211-6. 2008
    ..Lipoprotein(a) (Lp[a]) is known to inhibit the fibrinolysis system and promote thrombus formation...
  67. pmc Study design and rationale of 'Influence of Cilostazol-based triple anti-platelet therapy on ischemic complication after drug-eluting stent implantation (CILON-T)' study: A multicenter randomized trial evaluating the efficacy of Cilostazol on ischemic vas
    Seung Pyo Lee
    Cardiovascular Center, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Trials 11:87. 2010
    ..It is also controversial whether there is a significant interaction between lipophilic statin and clopidogrel...
  68. ncbi request reprint Impact of aortic stiffness on cardiovascular disease in patients with chest pain: assessment with direct intra-arterial measurement
    Cheol Ung Choi
    Cardiovascular Center, Guro Hospital, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
    Am J Hypertens 20:1163-9. 2007
    ..We investigated the association between aortic pulse-wave velocity (aPWV), using direct intra-arterial measurement and future CV events, in patients with chest pain...
  69. doi request reprint Impaired transport function of the left atrium in patients with lone paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
    Seung Yong Shin
    Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Echocardiography 28:44-51. 2011
    ....
  70. doi request reprint Does isolation of the left atrial posterior wall improve clinical outcomes after radiofrequency catheter ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation?: A prospective randomized clinical trial
    Jin Seok Kim
    Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Int J Cardiol 181:277-83. 2015
    ....
  71. pmc Clinical value of serum uric Acid in patients with suspected coronary artery disease
    Hong Euy Lim
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Guro Hospital, Korea University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Korean J Intern Med 25:21-6. 2010
    ..Although increased serum uric acid (SUA) concentrations are commonly encountered in patients with risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD), the clinical value of SUA has not been established...
  72. doi request reprint Impact of insulin resistance on 1-year clinical outcomes in non-diabetic patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents
    In Kyeom Hwang
    Department of Internal Medicine, Wonkwang University Sanbon Hospital, Gunpo, Republic of Korea
    J Cardiol 61:113-6. 2013
    ..We aimed to evaluate the impact of IR on 1-year clinical outcomes in non-diabetic CAD patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DESs)...
  73. ncbi request reprint Correlations between the level of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and cardiovascular risk factors in Korean adults with cardiovascular disease or diabetes mellitus: the CALLISTO study
    Suk Min Seo
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Seoul St Mary s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    J Atheroscler Thromb 20:616-22. 2013
    ..We assessed the relationship between the level of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and cardiovascular risk factors in Korean adults...
  74. doi request reprint Association of beta-blocker therapy at discharge with clinical outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention
    Jeong Hoon Yang
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea Department of Critical Care Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 7:592-601. 2014
    ..This study sought to investigate the association of beta-blocker therapy at discharge with clinical outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
  75. doi request reprint Mid-term angiographic benefit of sirolimus-eluting stents compared with paclitaxel-eluting stents in patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Cheol Ung Choi
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    J Cardiol 54:80-5. 2009
    ..We compared angiographic and clinical outcomes among different drug-eluting stents (DESs) in Korean acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients...
  76. doi request reprint Paclitaxel- versus sirolimus-eluting stents for treatment of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: with analyses for diabetic and nondiabetic subpopulation
    Youngjin Cho
    Cardiovascular Center, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 3:498-506. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to determine which drug-eluting stent (DES) is preferable for the treatment of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and to elucidate the impact of diabetes mellitus on the outcome of each DES...
  77. pmc Impact of heterogeneous overlapping drug-eluting stents on the arterial responses of rabbit iliac arteries: a comparison with overlapping bare metal stents
    Seung Woon Rha
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Korean Circ J 42:397-405. 2012
    ....
  78. doi request reprint Unusual dominant course of left circumflex coronary artery to right coronary artery territory with absent right coronary artery
    Hae Yoon Choi
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, 80 Guro dong, Guro Gu, Seoul 152 703, Republic of Korea
    J Cardiol 55:117-9. 2010
    ..The incidence of the anomaly is uncertain, with few cases reported. We report the case of a 68-year-old female, in whom the RCA arises as an extension of the distal left circumflex coronary artery...
  79. ncbi request reprint Decrease in plasma adiponectin concentrations in patients with variant angina pectoris
    Soon Jun Hong
    Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul
    Circ J 70:414-8. 2006
    ..Plasma adiponectin concentrations between VAP and other coronary artery diseases was compared in the present study. The association between plasma adiponectin concentration and VAP was also investigated...
  80. pmc Telmisartan versus valsartan in patients with hypertension: effects on cardiovascular, metabolic, and inflammatory parameters
    Sung Yoon Lim
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Korean Circ J 41:583-9. 2011
    ..However, few comparative clinical studies have been conducted with different ARBs. We compared these effects in patients with uncomplicated hypertension who were receiving telmisartan or valsartan...
  81. doi request reprint Relation of ruptured plaque culprit lesion phenotype and outcomes in patients with ST elevation acute myocardial infarction
    Sang Wook Kim
    Chung Ang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Am J Cardiol 109:794-9. 2012
    ..Further study should identify additional factors causing plaque rupture...
  82. ncbi request reprint In vivo real-time vessel imaging and ex vivo 3D reconstruction of atherosclerotic plaque in apolipoprotein E-knockout mice using synchrotron radiation microscopy
    Jin Won Kim
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University, Guro Hospital, 80 Ga Guro Dong, Guro Gu, Seoul, 152 703, South Korea
    Int J Cardiol 114:166-71. 2007
    ..We used the unmonochromatized synchrotron X-ray to acquire in vivo real-time and ex vivo images of atherosclerotic lesions in apo E-knockout mice without contrast agents or staining...
  83. ncbi request reprint Unruptured left main coronary artery aneurysm presented with acute cerebral infarction
    Soon Yong Suh
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, 80, Guro Dong, Guro Gu, Seoul 152 703, Korea
    Eur Heart J 28:1792. 2007
  84. doi request reprint Impact of intravascular ultrasound guidance on long-term clinical outcomes in patients treated with drug-eluting stent for bifurcation lesions: data from a Korean multicenter bifurcation registry
    Jung Sun Kim
    Division of Cardiology, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Am Heart J 161:180-7. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of IVUS guidance on long-term clinical outcomes during drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation for bifurcation lesions...
  85. ncbi request reprint Acute and chronic effects of cigarette smoking on arterial stiffness
    Jin Won Kim
    Department of Cardiology, Korea University, Guro Hospital, Cardiovascular Center, Seoul, Korea
    Blood Press 14:80-5. 2005
    ..Smoking is reported to increase arterial stiffness. We examined the acute and chronic effects of smoking on arterial stiffness by measuring brachial--ankle PWV (baPWV) using an oscillometric method (VP 1000, Colin Co., Komaki, Japan)...
  86. ncbi request reprint Serially increasing change in lipoprotein(a) concentration has predictive value in acute vascular events
    Soon Jun Hong
    Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Hospital, 80 Guro dong, Guro Gu, Seoul 152 050, Korea
    Ann Clin Biochem 42:285-291. 2005
    ..We therefore investigated whether progressively increasing change in plasma Lp(a) concentration is associated with the development of AVE...
  87. doi request reprint National Cholesterol Education Panel III guidelines performance role in preventing myocardial infarction in a large cohort without a history of coronary artery disease: Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry study
    Yeonyee E Yoon
    Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongam si, Gyeonggi Do, Korea
    Prev Cardiol 12:109-13. 2009
    ..NCEP-ATP III underestimates CHD risk in individuals of Asian descent. Further studies are needed to improve primary CHD prevention in this patient population...
  88. ncbi request reprint Entrapment of a drug-eluting stent in left anterior descending artery and left main artery leading to a life-threatening complication
    Sunil P Wani
    Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    J Invasive Cardiol 22:E90-2. 2010
    ..This was immediately rescued by direct stenting to the left main and circumflex arteries. The usage of snare device in this bail-out situation was successful, safe and prevented emergency bypass surgery...
  89. ncbi request reprint Correlates and long-term outcomes of angiographically proven stent thrombosis with sirolimus- and paclitaxel-eluting stents
    Pramod K Kuchulakanti
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC 20010, USA
    Circulation 113:1108-13. 2006
    ..Stent thrombosis (ST) is a serious complication of drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation regardless of the timing (acute, subacute, or late). The correlates of ST with DES are not yet completely elucidated...
  90. ncbi request reprint Impact of major side branch on periprocedural enzyme elevation and long-term outcome in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention and brachytherapy for in-stent restenosis
    Pramod Kuchulakanti
    Division of Cardiology, Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving Street NW, Washington, DC 20010, USA
    Am J Cardiol 93:1394-7, A9. 2004
    ....
  91. ncbi request reprint Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma; Its role in atherosclerosis and restenosis
    Rajbabu Pakala
    Cardiovascular Research Institute, Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving Street, NW, Suite 4B 1, Washington, DC 20010, USA
    Cardiovasc Radiat Med 5:44-8. 2004
    ....
  92. ncbi request reprint Addition of heparin to contrast media is associated with increased bleeding and peripheral vascular complications during percutaneous coronary intervention with bivalirudin and drug-eluting stents
    Seung Woon Rha
    Division of Cardiology, Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving Street, NW Suite 4B 1, Washington, DC 20010, USA
    Cardiovasc Radiat Med 5:64-70. 2004
    ..We aimed to evaluate the impact of adding heparin to the CM during PCI in patients (pts) who underwent sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) implantation when bivalirudin was utilized as the sole antithrombotic agent...
  93. ncbi request reprint Bivalirudin versus heparin as an antithrombotic agent in patients treated with a sirolimus-eluting stent
    Seung Woon Rha
    Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC 20010, USA
    Am J Cardiol 94:1047-50. 2004
    ....
  94. ncbi request reprint Safety of percutaneous coronary intervention alone in symptomatic patients with moderate and severe valvular aortic stenosis and coexisting coronary artery disease: analysis of results in 56 patients
    Pramod Kuchulakanti
    Division of Cardiology, Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving Street, N W, Suite 4B 1, Washington, DC 20010, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 16:688-91. 2004
    ..Our study suggests that PCI is safe in patients with moderate AS and coexisting CAD but is associated with poor outcomes in patients with severe AS...
  95. ncbi request reprint Selective versus exclusive use of sirolimus-eluting stent implantation in multivessel coronary artery disease
    William W Chu
    Division of Cardiology, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC 20010, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 65:473-7. 2005
    ....
  96. ncbi request reprint Bivalirudin versus heparin as an antithrombotic agent in patients who undergo percutaneous saphenous vein graft intervention with a distal protection device
    Seung Woon Rha
    Division of Cardiology, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:67-70. 2005
    ..We found that bivalirudin use is clinically safe and feasible, with fewer vascular and ischemic complications compared with heparin...
  97. ncbi request reprint Impact of sirolimus-eluting stents on outcomes of patients treated for acute myocardial infarction by primary angioplasty
    Edouard Cheneau
    Division of Cardiology, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC 20010, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 65:469-72. 2005
    ..14). SESs are safe and effective for the treatment of AMI by primary angioplasty. As compared to BMSs, SESs improve long-term outcome after AMI, mainly by reducing the need for repeat revascularization...
  98. ncbi request reprint Brachytherapy and bivalirudin evaluation study
    Pramod Kuchulakanti
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC 20010, USA
    Am Heart J 150:832-7. 2005
    ..This study aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of bivalirudin as a single antithrombotic agent in patients undergoing PCI and VBT...
  99. ncbi request reprint Impact of treatment of coronary artery disease with sirolimus-eluting stents on outcomes of diabetic and nondiabetic patients
    Pramod K Kuchulakanti
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:1100-6. 2005
    ..Careful surveillance is required in IDDM patients undergoing SES implantation...
  100. ncbi request reprint The usefulness of three-dimensional multidetector computed tomography to delineate pericardial calcification in constrictive pericarditis
    Soon Yong Suh
    Int J Cardiol 113:414-6. 2006
    ..We present a patient with typical severe extensive myopericardial calcifications visualized by 3-D multidetector CT who was successfully treated by pericardiectomy...