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Chi-Hang Lee - Top 30 Publications

Assessment of left atrial appendage function by transthoracic pulsed Doppler echocardiography: Comparing against transesophageal interrogation and predicting echocardiographic risk factors for stroke.

Transesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) findings of left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombus, spontaneous echo contrast (SEC), and LAA dysfunction are established risk factors of cardioembolic stroke. The semi-invasive nature of TEE limits its utility as a routine risk stratification tool. We aim to correlate TEE and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) pulsed Doppler measurements of LAA flow velocities and use TTE measurements to predict TEE findings.

Novel Index of Maladaptive Myocardial Remodeling in Hypertension.

Hypertensive left ventricular hypertrophy (HTN-LVH) is a leading cause of heart failure. Conventional patterns of cardiac geometry do not adequately risk-stratify patients with HTN-LVH. Using cardiovascular magnetic resonance, we developed a novel Remodeling Index (RI) that was designed to detect an exaggerated hypertrophic response to hypertension and tested its potential to risk-stratify hypertensive patients.

Reply by authors: sleep apnea awareness among Latin-Americans.

Cardiac Troponin Values in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome and Sleep Apnea: A Pilot Study.

An analysis of cardiac injury markers in patients with OSA who sustain an episode of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may contribute to a better understanding of the interactions and impact of OSA in subjects with ACS. We compared peak cardiac troponin I (cTnI) levels in patients with OSA and patients without OSA who were admitted for ACS.

Awareness and knowledge of obstructive sleep apnea among the general population.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an increasingly prevalent condition that remains largely undiagnosed. We aimed to assess the level of awareness and knowledge of OSA among the general population.

Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the Assessment of Coronary Risk.

There is increasing awareness that health screening may prevent some acute coronary events. Yet, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is seldom screened for and its relation with coronary risk markers is not well established. Consecutive adults (n = 696) enrolled in a cardiovascular health screening program were approached to determine the feasibility of incorporating OSA screening. Screening included questionnaires and a home-based sleep study. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein was the primary coronary risk marker, and other laboratory- and exercise treadmill-based markers were also reported. Two thirds of the participants (66%) agreed to undergo OSA screening and most (78%) successfully completed the sleep study. The prevalence of OSA (apnea-hypopnea index ≥15/hour) was 38.0%. The Berlin Questionnaire (53%) and Epworth Sleepiness Scale (26%) had low sensitivity in identifying OSA. After full adjustment for age, gender, body mass index, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus, OSA remained an independent predictor of serum levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (relative mean difference 1.29, 95% CI 1.03 to 1.62; p = 0.025), triglyceride (relative mean difference 1.15, 95% CI 1.03 to 1.28; p = 0.014), and exercise time (mean difference -26.4 seconds; 95% CI -51.6 to -1.2; p = 0.04). The INTERHEART Risk Score analysis suggested more participants with (31%) than without (14%, p <0.001) OSA will develop future cardiovascular events. In conclusion, based on the acceptance for OSA screening, high prevalence of OSA and independent associations between OSA and coronary risk markers, incorporation of sleep studies into cardiovascular health screening programs appears feasible.

Validation of NoSAS score for screening of sleep-disordered breathing in a multiethnic Asian population.

The NoSAS score was developed to identify subjects at high risk of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). We aimed to validate the NoSAS score in a multiethnic Asian cohort and compare its performance to the STOP-Bang and Berlin questionnaires.

Effects of Ethnicity on the Prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Pooled Analysis of the ISAACC Trial and Sleep and Stent Study.

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is an emerging risk factor for acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We sought to determine the effects of ethnicity on the prevalence of OSA in patients presenting with ACS who participated in an overnight sleep study.

Predicting obstructive sleep apnea using the STOP-Bang questionnaire in the general population.

The STOP-Bang questionnaire was developed as a quick and simple screening tool for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in preoperative clinics. We aimed to evaluate the validity of the STOP-Bang questionnaire to predict moderate-to-severe and severe OSA in the general population.

Using the Berlin Questionnaire to Predict Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the General Population.

The Berlin questionnaire is a self-administered questionnaire that was developed to identify subjects with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in primary care settings. This study evaluated the performance of the questionnaire to predict OSA in the general population.

Adaptive servoventilation for central sleep apnoea in heart failure: a broken dream.

Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with visit-to-visit variability in low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol in patients with coronary artery disease.

Visit-to-visit variability in low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) was found to be a novel predictor of adverse cardiac events. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), an emerging cardiovascular risk factor, is characterized by sympathetic activation and increased oxidative stress which are regulators of LDL-C metabolism. We hypothesized that OSA was associated with LDL-C variability.

Independent predictors of physical health in community-dwelling patients with coronary heart disease in Singapore.

Patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) experienced poor physical health which was found to be associated with higher hospital readmission rates and increased mortality. The study aimed to identify the independent predictors of physical health in Singaporean patients with CHD.

Obstructive sleep apnea affects the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

There is a paucity of evidence regarding the association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for coronary artery disease. We sought to investigate whether OSA affects the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing PCI.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Events After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

There is a paucity of data from large cohort studies examining the prognostic significance of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients with coronary artery disease. We hypothesized that OSA predicts subsequent major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCEs) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

ABSORB bioresorbable vascular scaffold vs. everolimus-eluting metallic stent in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (BVS EXAMINATION study): 2-Year results from a propensity score matched comparison.

Optimal Body Mass Index Cut-offs for Identification of Patients with Coronary Artery Disease at High Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.

We sought to evaluate the relationship between Body Mass Index (BMI) and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in Chinese patients hospitalised with coronary artery disease, and to determine the optimal BMI cut-off for prediction of OSA.

Prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing in a multiethnic Asian population in Singapore: A community-based study.

Limited data exist on the prevalence variation in sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) across different Asian ethnicities. This population study aimed to estimate the prevalence of SDB in Singapore, a multiethnic nation, and to quantify the prevalence variation among Chinese, Malays and Indians.

Sleep-disordered Breathing in Cardiac Rehabilitation: Prevalence, Predictors, and Influence on the Six-Minute Walk Test.

Identification of non-traditional risk factors is an important component of cardiac rehabilitation (CR). However, the prevalence and predictors of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and its influence on exercise performance in patients attending CR remain poorly described.

Screening questionnaires for sleep-disordered breathing and six-minute walk test in patients attending cardiac rehabilitation.

Reply to "How delineate OSA and CPAP link in postoperative atrial fibrillation conundrum?".

Visit-to-visit variability in LDL- and HDL-cholesterol is associated with adverse events after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: A 5-year follow-up study.

We evaluated the relationship between visit-to-visit low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) variability and 5-year clinical outcomes in patients who presented with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).

Sleep apnoea is a risk factor for acute kidney injury after coronary artery bypass grafting.

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in patients who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Sleep apnoea is associated with sympathetic activation, inflammatory reaction and plaque burden. The possible status of sleep apnoea as a risk factor for AKI after CABG has not been studied.

Sleep apnea is associated with new-onset atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting.

New-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) remains a prevalent problem. We investigated the relationship between sleep apnea and new-onset post-CABG AF during inhospital stay.

Long-term Outcomes of Medical Therapy Versus Coronary Revascularisation in Patients with Intermediate Stenoses Guided by Pressure Wire.

This study aimed to examine the long-term clinical outcomes of coronary fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a real-world population in an Asian tertiary centre.

Sleep apnoea and unscheduled re-admission in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery.

Although it has been recognised as a cardiovascular risk factor, data on sleep apnoea screening before coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) are scarce. This study sought to determine the prevalence, predictors and effects of sleep apnoea on re-admission in patients undergoing CABG.

Ethnicity Modifies Associations between Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Disease Severity in Parallel Dutch and Singapore Coronary Cohorts.

In 2020 the largest number of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) will be found in Asia. Published epidemiological and clinical reports are overwhelmingly derived from western (White) cohorts and data from Asia are scant. We compared CAD severity and all-cause mortality among 4 of the world's most populous ethnicities: Whites, Chinese, Indians and Malays.

High-grade culprit lesions are a common cause of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.

Conventional knowledge holds that the majority of ruptured atherosclerotic plaques causing ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are found in moderate stenoses that produce < 50% loss of arterial diameter. This study aimed to analyse the culprit lesions in patients who presented with STEMI and underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) at our institution.

Usefulness of combined intravascular ultrasound parameters to predict functional significance of coronary artery stenosis and determinants of mismatch.

Efficacy of combined intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) parameters in functional significance prediction and discrepancy between IVUS and fractional flow reserve (FFR) have not been well defined. This study therefore aimed to: 1) evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of combined IVUS parameters, namely minimal lumen area (MLA) and percent plaque burden (%PB), in functional significance prediction of coronary artery stenosis; and 2) define factors that affect the relation between FFR value and IVUS parameters.

Cardiac Rehabilitation After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in a Multiethnic Asian Country: Enrollment and Barriers.

To determine the enrollment or barriers to cardiac rehabilitation (CR) among Asian patients who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).