Ki Chul Sung

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Affiliation: Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine
Country: Korea

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint C-reactive protein and risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in 268 803 East Asians
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University, School of Medicine, 108, Pyung Dong, Jongro Ku, Seoul 110 746, Republic of Korea
    Eur Heart J 35:1809-16. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Ability of the plasma concentration ratio of triglyceride/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol to identify increased cardio-metabolic risk in an east Asian population
    Ki Chul Sung
    Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea Electronic address
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 105:96-101. 2014
  3. pmc The effect of body mass index and fasting glucose on the relationship between blood pressure and incident diabetes mellitus: a 5-year follow-up study
    Won Young Lee
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Hypertens Res 34:1093-7. 2011
  4. pmc Metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and systemic inflammation as risk factors for reduced lung function in Korean nonsmoking males
    Seong Yong Lim
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 25:1480-6. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Development of new fatty liver, or resolution of existing fatty liver, over five years of follow-up, and risk of incident hypertension
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea Electronic address
    J Hepatol 60:1040-5. 2014
  6. doi request reprint Metabolically healthy obese subjects are at risk of fatty liver but not of pre-clinical atherosclerosis
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 108, Pyung Dong, Jongro Ku, Seoul 110 746, Republic of Korea Electronic address
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 24:256-62. 2014
  7. pmc Arterial stiffness, fatty liver and the presence of coronary artery calcium in a large population cohort
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 108, Pyung Dong, Jongro Ku, Seoul 110 746, Republic of Korea
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 12:162. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Relation of conjugated bilirubin concentrations to the presence of coronary artery calcium
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 112:1873-9. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Lipoprotein (a), metabolic syndrome and coronary calcium score in a large occupational cohort
    K C Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 108, Pyung Dong, Jongro Ku, 110 746 Seoul, Republic of Korea Electronic address
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 23:1239-46. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Controlling for apolipoprotein A-I concentrations changes the inverse direction of the relationship between high HDL-C concentration and a measure of pre-clinical atherosclerosis
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 108, Pyung Dong, Jongro Ku, Seoul 110 746, Republic of Korea Electronic address
    Atherosclerosis 231:181-6. 2013

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  1. ncbi request reprint C-reactive protein and risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in 268 803 East Asians
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University, School of Medicine, 108, Pyung Dong, Jongro Ku, Seoul 110 746, Republic of Korea
    Eur Heart J 35:1809-16. 2014
    ..This study aimed to determine the association between C-reactive protein and CVD and all-cause mortality in a large population of Koreans...
  2. ncbi request reprint Ability of the plasma concentration ratio of triglyceride/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol to identify increased cardio-metabolic risk in an east Asian population
    Ki Chul Sung
    Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea Electronic address
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 105:96-101. 2014
    ..The goal of this study was to see if this ratio would also have clinical utility in identifying cardio-metabolic risk in an East Asian population...
  3. pmc The effect of body mass index and fasting glucose on the relationship between blood pressure and incident diabetes mellitus: a 5-year follow-up study
    Won Young Lee
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Hypertens Res 34:1093-7. 2011
    ..18 vs. 1.00, P=0.83). We found that the significance of high BP in predicting incident DM was influenced by the baseline BMI and fasting glucose levels of the subjects...
  4. pmc Metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and systemic inflammation as risk factors for reduced lung function in Korean nonsmoking males
    Seong Yong Lim
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 25:1480-6. 2010
    ..These results indicate that MetS, IR, and systemic inflammation are important risk factors for reduced lung function in nonsmoking Korean males...
  5. ncbi request reprint Development of new fatty liver, or resolution of existing fatty liver, over five years of follow-up, and risk of incident hypertension
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea Electronic address
    J Hepatol 60:1040-5. 2014
    ..Our aim was to determine whether a change in fatty liver status (either development of new fatty liver, or resolution of existing fatty liver) over five years modified risk of incident hypertension at five year follow-up...
  6. doi request reprint Metabolically healthy obese subjects are at risk of fatty liver but not of pre-clinical atherosclerosis
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 108, Pyung Dong, Jongro Ku, Seoul 110 746, Republic of Korea Electronic address
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 24:256-62. 2014
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  7. pmc Arterial stiffness, fatty liver and the presence of coronary artery calcium in a large population cohort
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 108, Pyung Dong, Jongro Ku, Seoul 110 746, Republic of Korea
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 12:162. 2013
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  8. doi request reprint Relation of conjugated bilirubin concentrations to the presence of coronary artery calcium
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 112:1873-9. 2013
    ..The mechanism behind this association is not clear and may not be causal, but the effects of glucuronidation on cardiovascular disease risk should be tested. ..
  9. ncbi request reprint Lipoprotein (a), metabolic syndrome and coronary calcium score in a large occupational cohort
    K C Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 108, Pyung Dong, Jongro Ku, 110 746 Seoul, Republic of Korea Electronic address
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 23:1239-46. 2013
    ..The association between Lp(a), MetS and a measure of pre-clinical atherosclerosis was studied in a large Asian cohort...
  10. ncbi request reprint Controlling for apolipoprotein A-I concentrations changes the inverse direction of the relationship between high HDL-C concentration and a measure of pre-clinical atherosclerosis
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 108, Pyung Dong, Jongro Ku, Seoul 110 746, Republic of Korea Electronic address
    Atherosclerosis 231:181-6. 2013
    ..We investigated whether the inverse association between HDL-C concentration and a measure of preclinical atherosclerosis was modified by other risk factors...
  11. doi request reprint Resolution of fatty liver and risk of incident diabetes
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 108, Pyung Dong, Jongro Ku, Seoul 110 746, Republic of Korea
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 98:3637-43. 2013
    ..Fatty liver is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, but whether an increased risk remains in people in whom fatty liver resolves over time is not known...
  12. pmc Relationship between insulin resistance and coronary artery calcium in young men and women
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    PLoS ONE 8:e53316. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between insulin resistance and the presence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) to identify risk factors that may predispose young men and women to CVD...
  13. doi request reprint Prevalence of low LDL-cholesterol levels and elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels in apparently healthy Korean adults
    K C Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 22:1061-6. 2012
    ..The aims of this study were to determine the proportion of "JUPITER-eligible" Korean adults and to describe their characteristics...
  14. pmc Predicting incident fatty liver using simple cardio-metabolic risk factors at baseline
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    BMC Gastroenterol 12:84. 2012
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  15. doi request reprint Ferritin is independently associated with the presence of coronary artery calcium in 12,033 men
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 32:2525-30. 2012
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  16. pmc Fatty liver, insulin resistance, and features of metabolic syndrome: relationships with coronary artery calcium in 10,153 people
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Diabetes Care 35:2359-64. 2012
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  17. pmc Combined influence of insulin resistance, overweight/obesity, and fatty liver as risk factors for type 2 diabetes
    Ki Chul Sung
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Diabetes Care 35:717-22. 2012
    ..Our aim was to 1) quantify risk of incident diabetes at follow-up with different combinations of these risk factors at baseline and 2) determine whether each is an independent risk factor for diabetes...
  18. pmc Elevated fasting insulin predicts the future incidence of metabolic syndrome: a 5-year follow-up study
    Ki Chul C Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 10:108. 2011
    ..We aimed to assess whether the baseline insulin levels could predict the development of MS in a well characterised cohort of otherwise healthy adults who were followed over a five year period...
  19. ncbi request reprint Relationships between estimates of adiposity, insulin resistance, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in a large group of nondiabetic Korean adults
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University, Pyung Dong, Jongro Ku, Seoul, Korea 110 746
    Diabetes Care 30:2113-8. 2007
    ..Insulin resistance and abdominal and overall adiposity are closely associated with NAFLD; however, the interplay between them in the relationship with NAFLD is unclear, especially in nondiabetic individuals...
  20. pmc Interrelationship between fatty liver and insulin resistance in the development of type 2 diabetes
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 96:1093-7. 2011
    ..Although fatty liver and insulin resistance are known to be associated, the relationship between the two in the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is unclear...
  21. pmc Utility of homeostasis model assessment of beta-cell function in predicting diabetes in 12,924 healthy Koreans
    Ki Chul Sung
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
    Diabetes Care 33:200-2. 2010
    ..It is unclear how well homeostasis model assessment of beta-cell function (HOMA-beta) predicts diabetes development beyond its components, especially glucose...
  22. ncbi request reprint An elevated apolipoprotein B/AI ratio is independently associated with microalbuminuria in male subjects with impaired fasting glucose
    K C Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 21:610-6. 2011
    ..This study was performed to assess a possible association between the apo B/AI ratio and microalbuminuria in male subjects with impaired fasting glucose (IFG)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Relationship of cardiovascular risk factors and serum ferritin with C-reactive protein
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Arch Med Res 38:121-5. 2007
    ..An increase of the inflammatory marker, C-reactive protein (CRP), is a risk factor for future cardiac events. Hence, we examined the association of the cardiovascular disease risk factors and serum ferritin with CRP...
  24. doi request reprint The severity of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with increased cardiovascular risk in a large cohort of non-obese Asian subjects
    Ki Chul Sung
    Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Pyung Dong, Jongro Ku, Seoul, South Korea
    Atherosclerosis 203:581-6. 2009
    ..We aimed to study the severity of NAFLD in a well characterized non-obese population and to compare this to prevalence of CVD risk factors and Framingham risk score...
  25. ncbi request reprint An association of a variety of cardiovascular risk factors with low grade albuminuria in Korean men
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Pyung Dong, Jongro Ku, Seoul, 110 746, Korea
    Atherosclerosis 196:320-6. 2008
    ..Therefore, we investigated the relationship between albuminuria below 17 microg/mg and other cardiovascular risk factors in apparently healthy Korean men...
  26. doi request reprint A comparison of the prevalence of the MS and its complications using three proposed definitions in Korean subjects
    Ki Chul Sung
    Department of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Am J Cardiol 103:1732-5. 2009
    ..The effect of the diagnosis of the MS in terms of cardiovascular risk varies significantly according to the criteria used. In conclusion, a universally accepted definition of the MS is needed for clinical and population-based studies...
  27. ncbi request reprint Association between insulin resistance and apolipoprotein B in normoglycemic Koreans
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Pyung Dong, Jongro Ku, Seoul 110 746, Republic of Korea
    Atherosclerosis 180:161-9. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the association of the serum Apo B and Apo A1/Apo B ratio, with insulin resistance in apparently healthy normoglycemic Koreans...
  28. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variation of C-reactive protein in apparently healthy Koreans
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Pyung Dong, Jongro Ku, Seoul 110 746, Republic of Korea
    Int J Cardiol 107:338-42. 2006
    ..Here, we investigated seasonal CRP variations using a high-sensitivity immunoradiometric assay in apparently healthy Koreans...
  29. ncbi request reprint Sex difference in the relationship between insulin resistance and corrected QT interval in non-diabetic subjects
    Hun Sub Shin
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Circ J 69:409-13. 2005
    ..However, the relationship between insulin resistance and QTc is not clarified in non-diabetic healthy people. The present study was performed to observe the association between QTc and insulin resistance in Korean non-diabetic subjects...
  30. ncbi request reprint Comparison of insulin resistance and serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels according to the fasting blood glucose subgroups divided by the newly recommended criteria for fasting hyperglycemia in 10059 healthy Koreans
    Eun Jung Rhee
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul 110 746, South Korea
    Metabolism 55:183-7. 2006
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Relationship between metabolic syndrome categorized by newly recommended by International Diabetes Federation criteria with plasma homocysteine concentration
    Eun Jung Rhee
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University, School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
    Endocr J 54:995-1002. 2007
    ..In multiple regression analysis, age, sex and systolic blood pressure were the independent determinants of tHcy level. In conclusion, tHcy level was not associated with metabolic syndrome defined by either criteria in Korean subjects...
  32. ncbi request reprint The differential effects of age on the association of KLOTHO gene polymorphisms with coronary artery disease
    Eun Jung Rhee
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Jongro Ku, Seoul 110 746, South Korea
    Metabolism 55:1344-51. 2006
    ..The KL-VS variant seems to be rarely found in the Korean population. These results infer the possibility of the KLOTHO gene being a candidate gene of atherosclerosis in humans, and further research on this topic needs to be done...
  33. ncbi request reprint In normoglycemic Koreans, insulin resistance and adipocity are independently correlated with high blood pressure
    Ki Chul Sung
    Divisions of Cardiology, Sungkyunkwan University, School of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Circ J 68:898-902. 2004
    ..The present study investigated the relationships between IR, body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference and BP in normoglycemic Koreans...
  34. ncbi request reprint Associations between two single nucleotide polymorphisms of adiponectin gene and coronary artery diseases
    Chan Hee Jung
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
    Endocr J 53:671-7. 2006
    ..955). Our study showed that SNP +276G>T and +45T>G in adiponectin gene were not associated with the presence of CAD. Further studies will be necessary to confirm the role of SNP 276G>T and 45T>G in the development of CAD...
  35. pmc Reduced lung function is independently associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes in Korean men
    Chang Hee Kwon
    Department of Cardiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 11:38. 2012
    ..Reduced lung function is associated with incident insulin resistance and diabetes. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between lung function and incident type 2 diabetes in Korean men...
  36. doi request reprint Impact of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease on insulin resistance in relation to HbA1c levels in nondiabetic subjects
    Ji Cheol Bae
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Am J Gastroenterol 105:2389-95. 2010
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Relationship between serum uric acid concentration and insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome
    Tae Woo Yoo
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Circ J 69:928-33. 2005
    ..The present study examined a Korean adult population with respect to the relationships between serum uric acid concentrations and hypertension, insulin resistance, and the risk factors of metabolic syndrome...
  38. doi request reprint Serum phosphate levels and the risk of cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome: a double-edged sword
    Wan Park
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 83:119-25. 2009
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  39. ncbi request reprint No association of Pro12Ala polymorphism of PPAR-gamma gene with coronary artery disease in Korean subjects
    Eun Jung Rhee
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Circ J 71:338-42. 2007
    ..Whether the prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) is associated with Pro12Ala polymorphism in exon B of PPAR-gamma was investigated in Korean adults...
  40. pmc Estimation of plasma apolipoprotein B concentration using routinely measured lipid biochemical tests in apparently healthy Asian adults
    Dong Sik Cho
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 108, Pyung Dong, Seoul, Jongro Ku 110 746, Republic of Korea
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 11:55. 2012
    ..Apolipoprotein B (apo B) is the major apolipoprotein contained within atherogenic lipoproteins such as LDL, and apo B is a more reliable indicator of cardiovascular risk than LDL concentration...
  41. doi request reprint Which metabolic syndrome criteria best predict the presence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?
    Hyun Il Seo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 95:19-24. 2012
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  42. ncbi request reprint Thyroid dysfunction and their relation to cardiovascular risk factors such as lipid profile, hsCRP, and waist hip ratio in Korea
    Chan Hee Jung
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Pyung Dong, Jongro Gu, Seoul
    Korean J Intern Med 18:146-53. 2003
    ..So, we undertook this study to investigate the prevalence of overt and subclinical thyroid disorders and their associations with cardiovascular risk factors...
  43. ncbi request reprint C-reactive protein concentrations are related to insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome as defined by the ATP III report
    Won Young Lee
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 108 Pyung dong, Jongro Ku, Seoul 110 746, South Korea
    Int J Cardiol 97:101-6. 2004
    ..We observed the association between CRP, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome as defined by the ATP III report, and thus identified the role of CRP in the relation to insulin resistance...
  44. ncbi request reprint Should the lower limit of impaired fasting glucose be reduced from 110 mg/dL in Korea?
    Seungho Ryu
    Department of Family Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University, School of Medicine, Seoul 110 746, South Korea
    Metabolism 55:489-93. 2006
    ..9 mg/dL. Lowering the lower limit of impaired fasting glucose to 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L) would optimize its sensitivity and specificity for predicting the future onset of diabetes in Korea...
  45. doi request reprint Effect of N-acetylcysteine on cystatin C-based renal function after elective coronary angiography (ENABLE Study): a prospective, randomized trial
    Byung Jin Kim
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 108 Pyung dong, Jongro Gu, Seoul, 110 746 Republic of Korea
    Int J Cardiol 138:239-45. 2010
    ..This study was designed to examine the incidence of cystatin C-based CIN and investigate the effect of N-acetylcysteine on the prevention of CIN after coronary angiography (CAG)...
  46. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the relationships between serum apolipoprotein B and serum lipid distributions
    Byung Jin Kim
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan, University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Clin Chem 51:2257-63. 2005
    ..The objectives of this study were to evaluate concordances/discordances between cholesterol indices and apo B and to assess the factors that influence them...
  47. ncbi request reprint Higher serum free thyroxine levels are associated with coronary artery disease
    Chan Hee Jung
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
    Endocr J 55:819-26. 2008
    ..Also, this study suggests that elevated serum FT(4) levels even within normal range could be a risk factor for CAD. Further studies will be necessary to confirm the relationship of thyroid function and CAD...
  48. ncbi request reprint Comparison of microalbuminuria in 2 blood pressure categories of prehypertensive subjects
    Byung Jin Kim
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Circ J 71:1283-7. 2007
    ..In the present study the prevalence of microalbuminuria and cardiovascular risk factors, as well as factors that influence microalbuminuria, were assessed in 2 groups of subjects with prehypertension...
  49. ncbi request reprint Relationship of serum osteoprotegerin levels with coronary artery disease severity, left ventricular hypertrophy and C-reactive protein
    Eun Jung Rhee
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Pyung Dong, Seoul 110 746, South Korea
    Clin Sci (Lond) 108:237-43. 2005
    ..LV mass indices showed no significant correlation with OPG levels. The precise mechanism for the role of OPG in atherosclerosis needs to be investigated further...
  50. ncbi request reprint Spectrum of insulin sensitivity in the Korean population
    Seungho Ryu
    Department of Occupational Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, School of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul 110 746, South Korea
    Metabolism 54:1644-51. 2005
    ..These findings may be useful for evaluating insulin resistance, particularly in epidemiological studies...
  51. ncbi request reprint Plasma CRP, apolipoprotein A-1, apolipoprotein B and Lpa levels according to thyroid function status
    Won Young Lee
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Arch Med Res 35:540-5. 2004
    ..To better understand the effects of thyroid dysfunction on the development of atherosclerosis, we investigated plasma CRP and lipid profiles such as apoA1, apoB, and Lp(a) in cases with differing severities of thyroid dysfunction...
  52. doi request reprint Associations of plasma homocysteine levels with arterial stiffness in prehypertensive individuals
    Byung Jin Kim
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Clin Exp Hypertens 33:411-7. 2011
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint The sequential changes in the fasting plasma glucose levels within normoglycemic range predict type 2 diabetes in healthy, young men
    Yong Woo Park
    Department of Family Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Jongno gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 73:329-35. 2006
    ..We assessed whether the increased sequential changes in the fasting plasma glucose level (FPG) that is still within the normoglycemic range could be a predictor for future diabetes...
  54. ncbi request reprint Lack of correlation between QTc dispersion and morning blood pressure surge in recently diagnosed essential hypertensive patients
    Min Woong Kim
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan, University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Circ J 71:1288-92. 2007
    ..Cardiovascular events are known to occur more frequently in patients with a high morning surge in blood pressure (BP), but the correlation between a morning BP surge and corrected QT dispersion (QTc) has not been confirmed to date...
  55. ncbi request reprint Relationship between peripheral leukocyte count and the severity of stable angina determined by coronary angiography
    Seung Ha Park
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Korean J Intern Med 19:99-103. 2004
    ..The present study analyzed the relationship of the peripheral leukocyte count to the severity of stable angina determined by coronary angiography...
  56. ncbi request reprint Relationship among alcohol, body weight, and cardiovascular risk factors in 27,030 Korean men
    Ki Chul Sung
    Department of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Diabetes Care 30:2690-4. 2007
    ..However, the validity of this relationship and its impact on the putative benefits of alcohol consumption on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk has not been well evaluated...
  57. doi request reprint Hyperinsulinemia and the development of nonalcoholic Fatty liver disease in nondiabetic adults
    Eun Jung Rhee
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Am J Med 124:69-76. 2011
    ..We performed a prospective study to analyze the associations of baseline and changes in fasting insulin levels with future development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in nondiabetic adults over a 5-year period...
  58. ncbi request reprint Presence and severity of coronary artery disease and changes in B-type natriuretic peptide levels in patients with a normal systolic function
    Bum Soo Kim
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Transl Res 148:188-95. 2006
    ..However, the relationship between these level changes and CAD severity requires further evaluation...
  59. pmc Association of smoking status, weight change, and incident metabolic syndrome in men: a 3-year follow-up study
    Byung Jin Kim
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
    Diabetes Care 32:1314-6. 2009
    ..We investigated the incidence of the metabolic syndrome and assessed the effect of smoking status and weight change on incident metabolic syndrome...
  60. ncbi request reprint Incidence and risk factors for metabolic syndrome in Korean male workers, ages 30 to 39
    Seungho Ryu
    Department of Occupational Medicine, Health Screening Center, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University, School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Ann Epidemiol 17:245-52. 2007
    ..There are few prospective data on the incidence of metabolic syndrome. The goals of this study were to define the incidence of and specific risk factors for metabolic syndrome (MetS) in Korean male workers 30 to 39 years of age...
  61. pmc The relationship between heart rate recovery and brain natruretic Peptide in patients with chest discomfort: a study for relationship between heart rate recovery and pre-exercise, post-exercise levels of brain natruretic Peptide in patients with normal sy
    Jae Eun Lee
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Korean Circ J 40:172-8. 2010
    ..We evaluated the association between heart rate recovery (HRR) representing autonomic dysfunction and three plasma BNP levels: pre-exercise, post-exercise, and change during exercise in patients with normal systolic function...
  62. ncbi request reprint High-sensitivity C-reactive protein is associated with the presence of coronary artery calcium in subjects with normal blood pressure but not in subjects with hypertension
    Joo Wook Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Arch Med Res 45:170-6. 2014
    ..Because hypertension may be an effect modifier of inflammation on CVD, our aim was to investigate the relationship between hs-CRP and pre-clinical atherosclerosis in subjects with normal blood pressure and hypertension...
  63. ncbi request reprint Insulin resistance, body mass index, waist circumference are independent risk factor for high blood pressure
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, School of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea
    Clin Exp Hypertens 26:547-56. 2004
    ..The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationships between blood pressure (BP), insulin resistance as determined by a homeostasis model (HOMA-IR), and body fat distribution...
  64. ncbi request reprint Hyperinsulinemia and homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance as predictors of hypertension: a 5-year follow-up study of Korean sample
    Ki Chul Sung
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Am J Hypertens 24:1041-5. 2011
    ....
  65. ncbi request reprint Assessment of factors affecting plasma BNP levels in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation and preserved left ventricular systolic function
    Byung Jin Kim
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 108 Pyung dong, Jongro Gu, Seoul 100 634, Korea
    Int J Cardiol 118:145-50. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the factors influencing plasma BNP levels in patients with chronic AF and preserved left ventricular (LV) systolic function...
  66. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection and its association with cardiovascular risk factors in Korean adults
    Ki Chul Sung
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Pyung Dong, Jongro Ku, Seoul, Korea 110 746
    Int J Cardiol 102:411-7. 2005
    ..In 58981 subjects who participated in health screening program, the proportion of seropositive subjects for H. pylori and its association with cardiovascular risk factors was evaluated...
  67. ncbi request reprint High sensitivity C-reactive protein as an independent risk factor for essential hypertension
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University, School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
    Am J Hypertens 16:429-33. 2003
    ..However, the relationship between CRP and hypertension has not been well elucidated. The aim of this study is to assess whether circulating levels of CRP are independently related to essential hypertension...
  68. doi request reprint Plasma omentin-1 levels are reduced in non-obese women with normal glucose tolerance and polycystic ovary syndrome
    Ji Hun Choi
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul 110 746, Korea
    Eur J Endocrinol 165:789-96. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the metabolic parameters that influence plasma omentin-1 levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)...
  69. ncbi request reprint Relationship between obesity and several cardiovascular disease risk factors in apparently healthy Korean individuals: comparison of body mass index and waist circumference
    Ki Chul Sung
    Division of Cardiology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul 110 746, South Korea
    Metabolism 56:297-303. 2007
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Situational syncope induced by belching
    Byung Jin Kim
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Pyung Dong, Jongro Ku, Seoul, South Korea
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:458-60. 2005
    ..The patient showed severe syncope with a high-degree atrioventricular block just after belching, but has not experienced syncope or dizziness over a 3-month follow-up after permanent pacemaker implantation...
  71. pmc Effect of nonalcoholic Fatty liver disease on the development of type 2 diabetes in nonobese, nondiabetic korean men
    Chang Wook Chon
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Gut Liver 6:368-73. 2012
    ..We have a limited understanding of the effect of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) on the development of type 2 diabetes...
  72. pmc Serum uric Acid as a predictor for the development of nonalcoholic Fatty liver disease in apparently healthy subjects: a 5-year retrospective cohort study
    Jae Woong Lee
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Gut Liver 4:378-83. 2010
    ..This study evaluated the relationship between hyperuricemia and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by comparing the incidence rates of NAFLD in relation to serum uric acid levels in apparently healthy subjects during a 5-year period...
  73. pmc Saccular coronary artery aneurysm and fistula with organized thrombi
    Eun Haeng Jeong
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Korean Circ J 43:127-31. 2013
    ..The postoperative course was uneventful, and postoperative echocardiography and MDCT revealed patent bypass graft; however, a small fistula from proximal LAD across aneurysmal sac to pulmonary artery was observed...
  74. pmc Safety and efficacy of fimasartan in patients with arterial hypertension (Safe-KanArb study): an open-label observational study
    Jeong Bae Park
    Department of Medicine Cardiology, Cheil General Hospital, Kwandong University College of Medicine, 1 19 Mukjung Dong, Seoul 100 380, Korea
    Am J Cardiovasc Drugs 13:47-56. 2013
    ..Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) play a key role in hypertension therapy. Recently, fimasartan, the ninth ARB, was developed, but its safety and efficacy have not been well established...
  75. pmc Hypoxic regulation of VEGF, HIF-1(alpha) in coronary collaterals development
    Ki Chul Sung
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Korean J Intern Med 20:295-302. 2005
    ..To determine whether the hypoxic induction of VEGF is controlled by the transcription of HIF-1 (alpha), the VEGF and HIF-1 (alpha) m-RNA levels were correlated to hypoxia in monocytes harvested from patients with coronary artery disease...