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

    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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Research article

    Assessment of increasing intravenous adenosine dose in fractional flow reserve

    Effects of increased adenosine dose in the assessment of fractional flow reserve (FFR) were studied in relation to FFR results, hemodynamic effects and patient discomfort. FFR require maximal hyperemia mediate...

    David Sparv, Matthias Götberg, Jan Harnek, Tobias Persson, Bjarne Madsen Hardig and David Erlinge

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:60

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  12. Research article

    Exploring the impact of financial barriers on secondary prevention of heart disease

    Patients with coronary artery disease experience various barriers which impact their ability to optimally manage their condition. Financial barriers may result in cost related non-adherence to medical therapie...

    Kirnvir K. Dhaliwal, Kathryn King-Shier, Braden J. Manns, Brenda R. Hemmelgarn, James A. Stone and David J. T. Campbell

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:61

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  13. Research article

    Association in a Chinese population of a genetic variation in the early B-cell factor 1 gene with coronary artery disease

    Early B-cell factor 1 (EBF1) is a transcription factor expressed primarily during early B cell development. Previous studies have shown EBF1 regulates blood glucose and lipid metabolism in mice with diabetes a...

    Yafei Li, Zhiyong Xie, Lei Chen, Jianjun Yan, Yao Ma, Liansheng Wang and Zhong Chen

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:57

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  14. Case report

    Early detection of myocardial infarction following blunt chest trauma by computed tomography: a case report

    Blunt cardiac trauma encompasses a wide range of clinical entities, including myocardial contusion, cardiac rupture, valve avulsion, pericardial injuries, arrhythmia, and even myocardial infarction. Acute myoc...

    Thung-Lip Lee, Chin-Feng Hsuan, Chen-Hsiang Shih, Huai-Wen Liang, Hsing-Shan Tsai, Wei-Kung Tseng and Kwan-Lih Hsu

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:56

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  15. Research article

    Secondary prevention strategies after an acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in the AMI code era: beyond myocardial mechanical reperfusion

    The AMI code is a regional network enhancing a rapid and widespread access to reperfusion therapy (giving priority to primary angioplasty) in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)...

    Núria Ribas, Cosme García-García, Oona Meroño, Lluís Recasens, Silvia Pérez-Fernández, Víctor Bazán, Neus Salvatella, Julio Martí-Almor, Jordi Bruguera and Roberto Elosua

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:54

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  16. Study protocol

    Effects of cardiac telerehabilitation in patients with coronary artery disease using a personalised patient-centred web application: protocol for the SmartCare-CAD randomised controlled trial

    Cardiac rehabilitation has beneficial effects on morbidity and mortality in patients with coronary artery disease, but is vastly underutilised and short-term improvements are often not sustained. Telerehabilit...

    Rutger W. M. Brouwers, Jos J. Kraal, Simone C. J. Traa, Ruud F. Spee, Laurence M. L. C. Oostveen and Hareld M. C. Kemps

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:46

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  17. Research article

    The Relationship between Pulse Wave Velocity and Coronary Artery Stenosis and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: a retrospective observational study

    Arterial stiffness has been suggested as a valuable predictor of coronary artery stenosis (CAS). However, little data are available on aortic stiffness and CAS in patients who have previously undergone percuta...

    Hyung Joon Joo, Sang-A Cho, Jae-Young Cho, Jae Hyoung Park, Soon Jun Hong, Cheol Woong Yu and Do-Sun Lim

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:45

    Published on: 31 January 2017

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