The application and future of big database studies in cardiology: A single-center experience

Kuang Tso Lee, Ai Ling Hour, Ben Chang Shia, Pao Hsien Chu

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As medical research techniques and quality have improved, it is apparent that cardiovascular problems could be better resolved by more strict experiment design. In fact, substantial time and resources should be expended to fulfill the requirements of high quality studies. Many worthy ideas and hypotheses were unable to be verified or proven due to ethical or economic limitations. In recent years, new and various applications and uses of databases have received increasing attention. Important information regarding certain issues such as rare cardiovascular diseases, women’s heart health, post-marketing analysis of different medications, or a combination of clinical and regional cardiac features could be obtained by the use of rigorous statistical methods. However, there are limitations that exist among all databases. One of the key essentials to creating and correctly addressing this research is through reliable processes of analyzing and interpreting these cardiologic databases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-587
Number of pages7
JournalActa Cardiologica Sinica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2017


  • Big database
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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