Coronary artery disease

Section edited by Fabrizio D'ascenzo
This section concerns all aspects of coronary artery disease including but not limited to: prevention, diagnosis and management, as well as related molecular genetics, and pathophysiology.

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  1. Research article

    Endothelial progenitor cells and plaque burden in stented coronary artery segments: an optical coherence tomography study six months after elective PCI

    Endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) are involved in neovascularization and endothelial integrity. They might be protective in atherosclerosis. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a precise intracoronary imagi...

    Sylvia Otto, Kristina Nitsche, Christian Jung, Aleh Kryvanos, Andrey Zhylka, Kerstin Heitkamp, Juan-Luis Gutiérrez-Chico, Björn Goebel, P. Christian Schulze, Hans R. Figulla and Tudor C. Poerner

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:103

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  2. Research article

    Outcomes following percutaneous coronary revascularization among South Asian and Chinese Canadians

    Previous data suggest significant ethnic differences in outcomes following percutaneous coronary revascularization (PCI), though previous studies have focused on subgroups of PCI patients or used administrativ...

    Martha H. Mackay, Robinder Singh, Robert H. Boone, Julie E. Park and Karin H. Humphries

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:101

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  3. Research article

    Does stress perfusion imaging improve the diagnostic accuracy of late gadolinium enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance for establishing the etiology of heart failure?

    Late gadolinium enhanced cardiovascular magnetic resonance (LGE-CMR) has excellent specificity, sensitivity and diagnostic accuracy for differentiating between ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) and non-ischemic di...

    Gaurav S. Gulsin, Abishek Shetye, Jeffrey Khoo, Daniel J. Swarbrick, Eylem Levelt, Florence Y. Lai, Iain B. Squire, Jayanth R. Arnold and Gerry P. McCann

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:98

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  4. Case report

    A case of successful reperfusion through a combination of intracoronary thrombolysis and aspiration thrombectomy in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction associated with an ectatic coronary artery

    Large thrombus burdens in ectatic coronary arteries that remain after aspiration thrombectomy can negatively impact outcomes following percutaneous coronary interventions in patients with acute myocardial infa...

    Yonggu Lee, Eunjin Kim, Bae Keun Kim and Jeong-Hun Shin

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:94

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  5. Research article

    Ticagrelor versus clopidogrel in real-world patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction: 1-year results by propensity score analysis

    European guidelines recommend the use of ticagrelor versus clopidogrel in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This recommendation is based on inconclusive results and subanalyses from cli...

    Matteo Vercellino, Federico Ariel Sànchez, Valentina Boasi, Dino Perri, Chiara Tacchi, Gioel Gabrio Secco, Stefano Cattunar, Gianfranco Pistis and Giovanni Mascelli

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:97

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  6. Case report

    Electrocardiographic changes mimicking acute coronary syndrome in a large intracranial tumour: A diagnostic dilemma

    ST elevation Myocardial infarction is a medical emergency. A variety of noncardiac conditions had been known to mimic the ECG changes that are seen in acute coronary syndrome. Although the common ECG changes t...

    Nilukshana Yogendranathan, H.M.M.T.B. Herath, S.P. Pahalagamage and Aruna Kulatunga

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:91

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  7. Research article

    Comparing Stent Thrombosis associated with Zotarolimus Eluting Stents versus Everolimus Eluting Stents at 1 year follow up: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 6 randomized controlled trials

    Two thousand fifteen has been a winning year for Drug Eluting Stents (DES). Increase in the number of patients with cardiovascular diseases treated by Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) has resulted to a...

    Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Chandra Mouli Yanamala and Wei-Qiang Huang

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:84

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  8. Research article

    Serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin has an advantage over serum cystatin C and glomerular filtration rate in prediction of adverse cardiovascular outcome in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

    The aim of this study was to assess significance of serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (sNGAL) and cystatin C (sCC) in prediction of adverse cardiovascular outcome after ST-segment elevation myoc...

    Olga L. Barbarash, Irina S. Bykova, Vasiliy V. Kashtalap, Mikhail V. Zykov, Oksana N. Hryachkova, Victoria V. Kalaeva, Kristina S. Shafranskaya, Victoria N. Karetnikova and Anton G. Kutikhin

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:81

    Published on: 15 March 2017

  9. Research article

    Important aspects in relation to patients’ attendance at exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation – facilitators, barriers and physiotherapist’s role: a qualitative study

    In order to improve attendance at exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR), a greater insight into patients’ perspectives is necessary. The aim of the study was to explore aspects that influence patients’ at...

    Maria Bäck, Birgitta Öberg and Barbro Krevers

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:77

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  10. Research article

    Gender differences in all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer mortality during long-term follow-up after acute myocardial infarction; a prospective cohort study

    Gender differences in short-term mortality in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) have been studied extensively, whereas gender differences in long-term mortality and cause of death largely remain unknown. The a...

    Kristin Marie Kvakkestad, Morten Wang Fagerland, Jan Eritsland and Sigrun Halvorsen

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:75

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  11. Research article

    High levels of serum β2-microglobulin predict severity of coronary artery disease

    The identification of new risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD) is increasingly sought in an effort to tackle this threatening disease. β2-microglobulin (B2M) is reported to associate with peripheral ...

    Ling You, Ruiqin Xie, Haijuan Hu, Guoqiang Gu, Hongmei Zheng, Jidong Zhang, Xiaohong Yang, Ximiao He and Wei Cui

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:71

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  12. Research article

    Gender based differences in drug eluting stent implantation - data from the German ALKK registry suggest underuse of DES in elderly women

    Observational studies suggest there are gender based differences in the treatment of coronary artery disease, with women receiving evidence based therapy less frequently than suggested by current guidelines. T...

    Martin A. Russ, Christian Wackerl, Uwe Zeymer, Matthias Hochadel, Sebastian Kerber, Ralf Zahn, Bernhard Zrenner, Hubert Topp, Volker Schächinger and Michael A. Weber

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:68

    Published on: 27 February 2017

  13. Research article

    Effectiveness and safety of a home-based cardiac rehabilitation programme of mixed surveillance in patients with ischemic heart disease at moderate cardiovascular risk: A randomised, controlled clinical trial

    Previous studies have documented the feasibility of home-based cardiac rehabilitation programmes in low-risk patients with ischemic heart disease, but a similar solution needs to be found for patients at moder...

    Raquel Bravo-Escobar, Alicia González-Represas, Adela María Gómez-González, Angel Montiel-Trujillo, Rafael Aguilar-Jimenez, Rosa Carrasco-Ruíz and Pablo Salinas-Sánchez

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:66

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  14. Research article

    Effects of renal denervation on cardiac oxidative stress and local activity of the sympathetic nervous system and renin-angiotensin system in acute myocardial infracted dogs

    This study sought to evaluate the therapeutic effects of renal denervation (RDN) on acute myocardial infarction (MI) in canines and explore its possible mechanisms of action.

    Qiaoli Feng, Chengzhi Lu, Li Wang, Lijun Song, Chao Li and Ravi Chandra Uppada

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:65

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  15. Research article

    Arterial access-site complications after use of a vascular closure device related to puncture height

    To analyze differences of access-site complications related to the height of femoral arterial puncture and the use of a vascular closure device (VCD) following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

    Benjamin Sartorius, Michael Behnes, Melike Ünsal, Ursula Hoffmann, Siegfried Lang, Kambis Mashayekhi, Martin Borggrefe and Ibrahim Akin

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:64

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  16. Research article

    Variability of radiation doses of cardiac diagnostic imaging tests: the RADIO-EVINCI study (RADIationdOse subproject of the EVINCI study)

    Patients with coronary artery disease can accumulate significant radiation dose through repeated exposures to coronary computed tomographic angiography, myocardial perfusion imaging with single photon emission...

    Clara Carpeggiani, Eugenio Picano, Marco Brambilla, Claudio Michelassi, Juhani Knuuti, Philipp Kauffman, S. Richard Underwood and Danilo Neglia

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:63

    Published on: 16 February 2017

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