Ying-Fu Chen


Kaohsiung, Taiwan.


Dr. Ying-Fu Chen is a Professor of Surgery and Graduate Institute of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
He has authored over 70 peer-reviewed medical publications. He has served as editorships of 2 books and authorships for several book chapters and is also to be as an editorial member of several national and international journals.
Currently, he is also served as a managing editor of Frontiers of Bioscience and as a senior editor of Chronicles of Surgery.
His major research interests include inflammation and stem cells in basic studies and thoracic aorta aneurysms/dissections and aortic valve disease in clinical fields.


Area of Interest

*Aorta diseases,
Acute aortic dissections
Valvular heart diseases,
Aortic valve diseases,
Bicuspid aortic valve disease
*Coronary anomalies
*Ischemic heart disease
Cardiopulmonary bypass-derived systemic inflammatory response syndrome  
*Myocardial protection  
*Endothelial biology 
*Molecular mechanisms of aorta disease  
*Stem cells

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1. Chen YF*, Lin YT, Kao EL. Bacteriologic study on central venous catheters. J Surg Assoc ROC 1979; 12:59-84.

2. Lin YT, Chen YF*. Ultrastructural studies on human atrial myocardium after prolonged hypothermic anoxic arrest in cardiac operation. J Formosan Med Assoc 1983; 82:727-736.

3. Lai CS, Chen YF*, Howng SL, Lin TY. Spinal epidural hematoma in a patient on anticoagulant therapy and epidural anesthesia -- case report. J Surg Assoc ROC 1983; 16:361-365.

4. Wu JR, Huang TY, Wang JZ, Chen YF, Lin YT. Tricuspid bacterial endocarditis in a case of ventricular and atrial septal defect diagnosed by M-mode echocardiogram and confirmed by surgery. Acta Paediat Sinica 1983; 24:45-51.

5. Chen YF*, Lin YT. Ultrastructural change of microvasculature in ischemic myocardium during open heart surgery. J Formosan Med Assoc 1984; 83:885-895.

6. Wang JJ, Chen YF*, Lin YT. Deep vein thrombosis: report of 74 cases and their follow-up. China Med J 1984; 33: 122-128.

7. Chen YF*, Lin YT. Comparison of blood cardioplegia and electrolyte cardioplegia in myocardial preservation. Southeast Asian J Surg 1985; 8:97-100.

8. Chen YF*, Lin YT, Huang YS, Yang MC, Yen JY, Hou MF. Venous bypass surgery for chronic deep vein thrombosis. J Formosan Med Assoc 1985; 84: 494-499.

9. Lin YT, Chen YF*. Quantitative evaluation of mitochondrial ultrastructure under myocardial preservation during open heart surgery. Southeast Asian J Surg 1985; 8: 106-110.

10. Chen YF*, Lin YT. Comparison of blood cardioplegia to electrolyte cardioplegia on the effectiveness of preservation of right atrial myocardium: mitochondrial morphometric study. Ann Thorac Surg 1985; 39: 134-138.

11. Chen YF*, Lin YT. Comparison of the effectiveness of myocardial preservation in right atrium and left ventricle. Ann Thorac Surg 1985; 40:25-30.

12. Silva R, Chen YF, Sell TL, Low JE, Jones RH. Recongnition of reversible and irreversible myocardial injury using technetium pyrophosphate kinetics. Circulation 1985; 72 (Suppl III):III-128.

13. Lin YT, Chiu CC, Chen YF, Kao EL, Yang MC. Surgical treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm comparison between elective operation and emergency operation. Kaohsiung J Med Sci 1986; 2:453-459.

14. Silva R, Chen YF, Sell TL, Lowe JE, Jones RH. Recongnition of reversible and irreversible myocardial injury by technetium pyrophosphate extraction kinetics. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1987; 94:104-109.

15. Wu JR, Huang TY, Chen YF, Lin YT, Roan HR. Aortico-left ventricuolar tunnel: Two-dimentional echocardiographic and angiocardiographic features. Am Heart J 1989; 117:697-699.

16. Chen YF*, Chan HM, Chou SH, Chiu CC, Lin YT, Wu JR, Huang TY. A simple and rapid method for obliteration of patent ductus arteriosus in the small infant. Kaohsiung J Med Sci 1989; 5: 241-243.

17. Chen YF*, Lin YT. The superiority of blood over electrolyte cardioplegia in prevention of supraventricular arrhythmias and conduction disturbances following open heart surgery. Kaohsiung J Med Sci 1989; 5: 548-555.

18.Huang SL, Chen YF*, Lee ZF, Chan HM, Lin TJ, Chiu CC,Lin YT. Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene graft fistula for chronic hemodialysis. J Surg Assoc ROC 1989; 22: 395-399.

19. Wu JR, Huang TY, Chien CH, Lin YT, Chen YF. Hemodynamic and pathologic correlative studies in patent ductus arteriosus. Acta Cardiol Sin 1989; 5: 165-170.

20. Chou SH, Chen YF*, Chiu CC, Kao EL, Lin YT. Acute cervicothoracic vascular injuries. J Surg Assoc ROC 1990; 23: 294-300.

21. Chen YF*, Chen JS, Wang JR, Chiu CC, Lin YT. Uneven myocardial hypothermia among cardiac chambers during hypothermic myocardial preservation. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 1990; 4: 618-623.

22. Yang CC, Wu CC, Sheu SH, Chang JS, Lai WT Chen YF. Stress thallium-201 myocardial perfusion imaging using intravenous dipyridamole for detection of coronary artery disease. Ann Nucl Med Sci 1991;4:149-157.

23. Chen YF*, Lin YT, Wu SC. Inconsistent effectiveness of myocardial preservation among cardiac chambers during hypothermic cardioplegia. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1991; 102: 684-687.

24. Chen YF*, Chiu CC, Che JS, Lin YT. Successful surgical correction of acute ascending aortic dissection---A case report. Kaohsiung J Med Sci 1992; 8:185-188.

25. Chen YF*. Myocardial ischemic injury and myocardial preservation during cardiac surgery. Dissertation of Doctor of Philosophy. 1992; pp:1-171.