Non-coronary artery cardiac disease

Section edited by Michel Noutsias

This section concerns all aspects of non-coronary artery cardiac disease including but not limited to: arrhythmias, congenital cardiac disease and cardiomyopathies. The section considers articles concerning the prevention, diagnosis and management, as well as related molecular genetics, and pathophysiology.

Previous Page Page 1 of 10 Next Page
  1. Research article

    Findings of transoesophageal echocardiogram in appropriately anticoagulated patients with persistent atrial fibrillation prior to planned cardioversion

    To evaluate a diagnostic value of transoesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) in appropriately anticoagulated patients with a non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and to establish possible additional indications fo...

    Jūratė Barysienė, Aistė Žebrauskaitė, Dovilė Petrikonytė, Germanas Marinskis, Sigita Aidietienė and Audrius Aidietis

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:67

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  2. Commentary

    Comorbidity “depression” in heart failure — Potential target of patient education and self-management

    The progress of the pharmacological and device treatment of heart failure (HF) has led to a substantial improvement of mortality and rehospitalization. Further potential for improvement may be heralded in the ...

    Renato De Vecchis, Athanassios Manginas, Ewa Noutsias, Carsten Tschöpe and Michel Noutsias

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:48

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  3. Research article

    Does improvement in self-management skills predict improvement in quality of life and depressive symptoms? A prospective study in patients with heart failure up to one year after self-management education

    Heart failure (HF) patient education aims to foster patients’ self-management skills. These are assumed to bring about, in turn, improvements in distal outcomes such as quality of life. The purpose of this stu...

    Gunda Musekamp, Michael Schuler, Bettina Seekatz, Jürgen Bengel, Hermann Faller and Karin Meng

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:51

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  4. Research article

    Aortic stiffening precedes onset of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction in patients with asymptomatic diastolic dysfunction

    Identifying which patients with diastolic dysfunction will progress to heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) remains challenging. The goal of this study is to determine whether increased vascu...

    Ilya Karagodin, Omer Aba-Omer, Rodney Sparapani and Jennifer L. Strande

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:62

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  5. Research article

    Can coefficient of variation of time-domain analysis be valuable for detecting cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy in young patients with type 1 diabetes: a case control study

    Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) increases morbidity and mortality in diabetes through association with a high risk of cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death, possibly related to silent myocardial ische...

    Dovile Razanskaite-Virbickiene, Evalda Danyte, Giedre Mockeviciene, Rimante Dobrovolskiene, Rasa Verkauskiene and Rimantas Zalinkevicius

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:34

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  6. Research article

    Prediction of ineffective elective cardioversion of atrial fibrillation: a retrospective multi-center patient cohort study

    Elective cardioversion (ECV) of atrial fibrillation (AF) is a standard procedure to restore sinus rhythm. However, predictors for ineffective ECV (failure of ECV or recurrence of AF within 30 days) are unknown.

    Tapio Hellman, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Tuija Vasankari, Ilpo Nuotio, Fausto Biancari, Aissa Bah, Juha Hartikainen, Marianne Mäkäräinen and K. E. Juhani Airaksinen

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:33

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  7. Case report

    Multiple focal and macroreentrant left atrial tachycardias originating from a spontaneous scar at the contiguous aorta-left atrium area in a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a case report

    Spontaneous scar-related left atrial tachycardia (AT) is a rare arrhythmia. We describe a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) who developed multiple, both focal and macroreentrant left ATs associate...

    Kyoichiro Yazaki, Yoichi Ajiro, Fumiaki Mori, Masahiro Watanabe, Kei Tsukamoto, Takashi Saito, Keiko Mizobuchi and Kazunori Iwade

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:29

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  8. Research article

    The 100 most-cited articles on aortic dissection

    To identify and characterize the most frequently cited articles that have been published on aortic dissection.

    Ping Lai, Yuan-hui Liu, Jin-hua Xue, Peng-cheng He and Yue-qun Qiu

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:30

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  9. Case report

    Invasive Cardiac Lipoma: a case report and review of literature

    Cardiac lipomas are rare benign tumors of the heart. They are usually asymptomatic and are thus most often diagnosed on autopsies. Symptoms, when present, depend upon the location within the heart. Typical loc...

    Jason D’Souza, Rajesh Shah, Aamer Abbass, Jeremy R. Burt, Aditya Goud and Chanukya Dahagam

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:28

    Published on: 14 January 2017

  10. Research article

    Two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography for evaluation of dilative ascending aorta biomechanics

    Two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography is one of the most feasible, noninvasive methods for assessing the aortic diameter and biomechanical changes. We studied possible interfaces between noninvasive biomechani...

    Monika Bieseviciene, Jolanta Justina Vaskelyte, Vaida Mizariene, Rasa Karaliute, Vaiva Lesauskaite and Raimonda Verseckaite

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:27

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  11. Research article

    Galectin-3 and fibulin-1 in systolic heart failure - relation to glucose metabolism and left ventricular contractile reserve

    Heart failure (HF) patients with diabetes (DM) have an adverse prognosis and reduced functional capacity, which could be associated with cardiac fibrosis, increased chamber stiffness and reduced left ventricul...

    Pernille Holmager, Michael Egstrup, Ida Gustafsson, Morten Schou, Jordi S. Dahl, Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Jacob E. Møller, Christian Tuxen, Jens Faber and Caroline Kistorp

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:22

    Published on: 10 January 2017

  12. Research article

    Bleeding outcomes associated with rivaroxaban and dabigatran in patients treated for atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Warfarin is commonly used as a secondary prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, limitations have been observed even with the use of this medication. Recently, several newer di...

    Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Mohammad Zafooruddin Sani Soogund, Abhishek Rishikesh Teeluck, Manish Pursun, Akash Bhurtu and Wei-Qiang Huang

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:15

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  13. Case report

    Optimization of pressure settings during adaptive servo-ventilation support using real-time heart rate variability assessment: initial case report

    Adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) therapy is a recent non-invasive positive pressure ventilation therapy that was developed for patients with heart failure (HF) refractory to optimal medical therapy. However, i...

    Teruhiko Imamura, Daisuke Nitta and Koichiro Kinugawa

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:11

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  14. Study protocol

    Quality of care assessment and improvement in aortic stenosis - rationale and design of a multicentre registry (IMPULSE)

    Severe aortic stenosis (AS) is a common, serious valve disease in which no effective medical therapy is available and, if not treated by intervention, has a 5-year survival of only 40–60%. Despite the availabi...

    Norbert Frey, Richard P. Steeds, Antonio Serra, Eberhard Schulz, Stephan Baldus, Matthias Lutz, Christiane Pohlmann, Jana Kurucova, Peter Bramlage and David Messika-Zeitoun

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:5

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  15. Research article

    Atrial fibrillation in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction: analysis of the china acute myocardial infarction (CAMI) registry

    The incidence, clinical outcomes and antithrombotic treatment spectrum of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) have not been well studied in Chinese population.

    Yan Dai, Jingang Yang, Zhan Gao, Haiyan Xu, Yi Sun, Yuan Wu, Xiaojin Gao, Wei Li, Yang Wang, Runlin Gao and Yuejin Yang

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:2

    Published on: 4 January 2017

  16. Research article

    Thromboembolic events, bleeding, and drug discontinuation in patients with atrial fibrillation on anticoagulation: a prospective hospital-based registry

    The clinical practice of stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF) with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACS) differs from anticoagulation in randomized trial patients. We investigated the risk of thromboembo...

    Oliver Königsbrügge, Alexander Simon, Hans Domanovits, Ingrid Pabinger and Cihan Ay

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:254

    Published on: 9 December 2016

  17. Research article

    Postprocedural radial artery occlusion rate using a sheathless guiding catheter for left ventricular endomyocardial biopsy performed by transradial approach

    For coronary interventions the arterial access via the radial artery is associated with fewer vascular access site complications, and has been shown to reduce major bleeding when compared to the femoral approa...

    Behrouz Kherad, Clemens Köhncke, Frank Spillmann, Heiner Post, Michel Noutsias, Burkert Pieske, Florian Krackhardt and Carsten Tschöpe

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:253

    Published on: 8 December 2016

Previous Page Page 1 of 10 Next Page