Chan Jun Kim

Catholic University of Korea, Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea

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Publications (3)7.26 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Stent length has been considered an important predictor of adverse events after percutaneous coronary intervention, even with the first-generation drug-eluting stents (DESs). The introduction of newer-generation DES has further reduced the rates of adverse clinical events such as restenosis, myocardial infarction, and stent thrombosis. The aim of this study was to compare the impact of stent length on the long-term clinical outcomes between first- and newer-generation DESs. The effects of stent length (≥32 vs <32 mm) on the clinical outcomes were evaluated in 8,445 patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention using either a first-generation DES (sirolimus- and paclitaxel-eluting stents, n = 6,334) or a newer-generation DES (everolimus- and zotarolimus-eluting stents, n = 2,111) from January 2004 to December 2009. The 3-year adverse outcomes (composite of all-cause death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, target vessel revascularization, and stent thrombosis) were compared using the inverse probability of treatment-weighted method according to the stent length. After adjustment for differences in the baseline risk factors, a stent length of ≥32 mm was significantly associated with higher cumulative rates of target vessel revascularization and stent thrombosis in the patients treated with a first-generation DES (adjusted hazard ratio 1.875, 95% confidence interval 1.531 to 2.297, p <0.001; adjusted hazard ratio 2.964, 95% confidence interval 1.270 to 6.917, p = 0.012), but it was not associated with the clinical outcomes in patients treated with a newer-generation DES. In conclusion, stent length might not be associated with long-term clinical outcomes in newer-generation DES era, whereas stent length might be associated with long-term clinical outcomes in the first-generation DESs.
    The American journal of cardiology 11/2013; · 3.58 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: For patients with variant angina it is very important to start medical therapy using calcium-channel blockers. However, the decision of physicians regarding whether to decrease the dose of the drug or discontinue it is controversial. We investigated whether the nature of spasm is remissive and whether the termination of medications is safe. The subjects studied were included in the Vasospastic Angina in Catholic Medical Center Registry from March 2001 to December 2009. We analyzed 37 patients (62 lesions) with variant angina, diagnosed using coronary angiography (CAG) and he acetylcholine provocation test, without any organic coronary stenosis, whose symptoms were well controlled after medication. The follow-up CAG with provocation test was performed at a median interval of 44 months. The characteristics of spasm were analyzed on each pair of CAGs. The study group consisted of 23 men (62.2 %) and 14 women (37.8 %) with a mean age of 59 ± 11.1 years. The follow-up CAG with provocation test showed that the characteristics of the spasmodic nature were consistent with the first test in all patients. Although the patients with variant angina had no chest pain after medical treatment, the spasmodic nature of coronary arteries still remained. We may decrease the drug dosage after carefully checking the patient's symptoms but recommend not discontinuing therapy, even if the patient is asymptomatic.
    Heart and Vessels 04/2012; 28(3). · 2.13 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Infarct-related left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD) is associated with an increased cardiac mortality in the setting of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, the prevalence and prognostic impact of significant (≥50% stenosis) non-infarct-related LMCAD in patients with AMI have not yet been elucidated. We prospectively analyzed 7655 AMI patients who had undergone a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry from November 2005 to January 2008. We compared major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) in AMI patients with non-infarct-related LMCAD and those without LMCAD. Of 99 (1.3%) non-infarct-related LMCAD patients, 40 patients had undergone PCI due to their lesions on the left main coronary artery. The incidences of all-cause death, cardiac death, recurrent myocardial infarction, and composite of MACE except repeat revascularization were higher in patients with non-infarct-related LMCAD at 12 months. In Cox proportional hazard analysis for the prediction of MACE at 12 months, the hazard ratio of LMCAD was 2.189 (95% confidence interval 1.230-3.896, P=0.008). In subgroup analysis, there was no significant cumulative difference between patients who had undergone non-infarct-related left main coronary artery PCI and those who did not undergo PCI at 1 and 12 months. The significant, non-infarct-related LMCAD in patients with AMI remains a major adverse prognostic indicator even after receiving optimal culprit-lesion PCI.
    Coronary artery disease 04/2012; 23(5):307-14. · 1.56 Impact Factor