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

    Individualized dual antiplatelet therapy based on platelet function testing in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

    High on-treatment platelet reactivity (HPR) represents a strong risk factor for thrombotic events after PCI. We aim to evaluate the efficacy and safety of individualizing intensified dual antiplatelet therapy ...

    Yijiang Zhou, Yanwei Wang, Yutao Wu, Chaoyang Huang, Hui Yan, Weiguo Zhu, Weiwei Xu, Li Zhang and Jianhua Zhu

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:157

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  2. Research article

    Exploration of the methodological quality and clinical usefulness of a cross-sectional sample of published guidance about exercise training and physical activity for the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease

    Clinicians are encouraged to use guidelines to assist in providing evidence-based secondary prevention to patients with coronary heart disease. However, the expanding number of publications providing guidance ...

    Bridget Abell, Paul Glasziou and Tammy Hoffmann

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:153

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Regional and hospital variations in the extent of decline in the proportion of percutaneous coronary interventions performed for nonacute indications – a nationwide population-based study

    The volume and percentage of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) performed for nonacute indications have declined in the United States since 2007. However, little is known if similar trends occurred in ...

    Fu-Wen Liang, Tsung-Hsueh Lu, Hsin-Min Wu, Jo-Chi Lee and Wei-Hsian Yin

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:149

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Long-term outcome of bioresorbable vascular scaffolds for the treatment of coronary artery disease: a meta-analysis of RCTs

    Coronary bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) were developed to overcome the limitations of standard metallic stents, especially to address late events after percutaneous coronary interventions. The aim of this meta-...

    Alberto Polimeni, Remzi Anadol, Thomas Münzel, Ciro Indolfi, Salvatore De Rosa and Tommaso Gori

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:147

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  5. Research article

    Volume-time curve of cardiac magnetic resonance assessed left ventricular dysfunction in coronary artery disease patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

    Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) may induce epicardial coronary artery diseases and left ventricular myocardial damaging as well. Left ventricular dysfunction was found in DM2. In this research, we compared the ...

    Hua-yan Xu, Zhi-gang Yang, Ying-kun Guo, Ke Shi, Xi Liu, Qin Zhang, Li Jiang and Lin-jun Xie

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:145

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  6. Research article

    Deactivation vs. asynchronous pacing - prospective evaluation of a protocol for rhythm management in patients with magnetic resonance conditional pacemakers undergoing adenosine stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging

    Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) imaging with adenosine stress is an important diagnostic tool in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the method is not yet establish...

    Oliver Klein-Wiele, Marietta Garmer, Gianluca Barbone, Rhyan Urbien, Martin Busch, Kaffer Kara, Harald Schäfer, Michael Schulte-Hermes, Birgit Hailer and Dietrich Grönemeyer

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:142

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  7. Research article

    Macrophage migration inhibitory factor promoter polymorphisms (−794 CATT5–8): Relationship with soluble MIF levels in coronary atherosclerotic disease subjects

    We analyzed the relationship of −794 CATT5–8 MIF polymorphisms with soluble MIF in Coronary Atherosclerotic Disease (CAD) patients.

    Lu Qian, Xiao-Yan Wang, Saroj Thapa, Lu-yuan Tao, Shao-Ze Wu, Gao-Jiang Luo, Lu-Ping Wang, Jiao-Ni Wang, Jie Wang, Ji Li, Ji-Fei Tang and Kang-Ting Ji

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:144

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  8. Research article

    In-hospital prognosis and long-term mortality of STEMI in a reperfusion network. “Head to head” analisys: invasive reperfusion vs optimal medical therapy

    ST Segment Elevation Acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) preferred treatment is culprit artery reperfusion with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). We ought to analyze the benefit of early reper...

    C . García-García, N. Ribas, L. L. Recasens, O. Meroño, I. Subirana, A. Fernández, A. Pérez, F. Miranda, H. Tizón-Marcos, J. Martí-Almor, J. Bruguera and R. Elosua

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:139

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  9. Study protocol

    The role of a behavioural medicine intervention in physiotherapy for the effects of rehabilitation outcomes in exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (ECRA) – the study protocol of a randomised, controlled trial

    To help patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) benefit from the positive health effects attained by exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR), adherence to these programmes according to international gui...

    Sabina Borg, Birgitta Öberg, Lennart Nilsson, Anne Söderlund and Maria Bäck

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:134

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  10. Research article

    Serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin levels predict the neurological outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims

    Serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a well-known biomarker of acute kidney injury. Serum NGAL was recently proposed as a potential predictor of mortality in post cardiac arrest syndrome ...

    Tadashi Kaneko, Motoki Fujita, Yasuaki Ogino, Takahiro Yamamoto, Ryosuke Tsuruta and Shunji Kasaoka

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:111

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  11. Research article

    Choosing between Enoxaparin and Fondaparinux for the management of patients with acute coronary syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis

    Enoxaparin and Fondaparinux are potential anticoagulants which are used peri-operatively in the management of patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). We aimed to compare the adverse clinical outcomes whic...

    Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Musaben Shaik and Jun Yuan

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:116

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  12. Research article

    Mediterranean dietary quality index and dietary phytochemical index among patients candidate for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery

    The aim of the present research was to evaluate the relationship between Mediterranean dietary quality index (Med-DQI) and dietary phytochemical index (DPI) with metabolic risk factors of cardiovascular diseas...

    Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Mahdi Najafi, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi and Leila Jahangiry

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:114

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  13. Research article

    Effect of ivabradine on cardiovascular outcomes in patients with stable angina: meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials

    Although there are established drugs for treatment of cardiovascular diseases, due to adverse effects these drugs may not be clinically applicable to all patients. Recent trends have seen the emergence of drug...

    Hayelom Gebrekirstos Mengesha, Berhe Weldearegawi, Pammala Petrucka, Tadese Bekele, Mala George Otieno and Abraha Hailu

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:105

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

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