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  1. The large-scale changes in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programme delivery in response to COVID-19 has led to diminished provision. The influence of these service changes on the depression symptoms of patients ...

    Authors: Serdar Sever, Alexander Stephen Harrison and Patrick Doherty
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:427
  2. Heart failure (HF) is considered one of the main causes of morbidity and death among chronic diseases worldwide. Patients have increasingly reported chronic pain in long-standing heart failure as a disturbing ...

    Authors: Deema Mhesin, Hadeel Nazzal, Jalilah Amerah, Murad Azamtta, Yahia Ismail, Yunis Daralammouri, Mazen A. Abdalla, Mohammad M. Jaber, Amer A. Koni and Sa’ed H. Zyoud
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:426
  3. Isolated systolic hypertension (ISH), is the most common form of hypertension in older adults. However, the ISH prevalence is not well known in many developing countries such as Iran. This study was conducted ...

    Authors: Ali Hosseinzadeh, Hossein Ebrahimi, Ahmad Khosravi, Mohammad Hassan Emamian, Hassan Hashemi and Akbar Fotouhi
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:425
  4. The relationships between inflammatory indexes and atherosclerosis as well as those between blood lipid indexes and atherosclerosis have been widely studied, but the relationship between the neutrophil to high...

    Authors: Yaqing Zhou, Haijun Dan, Long Bai, Limei Jia, Baojin Lu and Wei Cui
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:424
  5. The characteristics of heart failure (HF) with mildly reduced ejection fraction (EF) (HFmrEF) overlap with those of HF with reduced EF (HFrEF) and HF with preserved EF (HFpEF) and need to be further explored. ...

    Authors: Yuliang Ma, Lan Wang, Wenying Jin, Tiangang Zhu, Jian Liu, Hong Zhao, Jing Wang, Mingyu Lu, Chengfu Cao and Bailin Jiang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:423
  6. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a common heritable cardiomyopath. Although considerable effort has been made to understand the pathogenesis of HCM, the mechanism of how long noncoding RNA (lncRNA)-associa...

    Authors: Jin-yan Chen, Zhang-xin Xie, Jia-zhen Dai, Jun-yong Han, Kun Wang, Li-hong Lu, Jing-jun Jin and Shi-jie Xue
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:422
  7. CZT-SPECT has good agreement in the evaluation of mechanical synchronization compared with conventional SPECT. The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between left ventricular mechanical contract...

    Authors: Qiting Sun, Ruiliang Huang, Songhai Fu, Chen Wu, Xuliang Guo, Tianliang Li, Yuehong Hou, Fei Wang, Rui Xi and Sijin Li
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:420
  8. Fear of recurrence is a common psychosocial sequela among patients with heart disease. Analyses of coronary heart disease, particularly in elderly patients, are relatively rare. This study aimed to investigate...

    Authors: Jing Zhen, Jing Wang, Yi-Lin Wang, Jin Jiao, Jing Li, Xiao-Jing Du and Yan-Ling Li
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:419
  9. Drug-related problems are associated with high mortality, complications, prolonged hospital stay, compromised quality of life, and increased healthcare costs. This problem is high in patients hospitalized with...

    Authors: Birbirsa Sefera, Mestawet Getachew, Yadeta Babu, Firomsa Bekele and Korinan Fanta
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:418
  10. As a near-physiological pacing innovation, left bundle branch area pacing (LBBAP) has drawn much attention recently. This study was aimed to investigate the electrophysiological characteristics, unipolar/bipol...

    Authors: Wenhua Li, Yu Ding, Chao Gong, Genqing Zhou, Xiaofeng Lu, Yong Wei, Shi Peng, Lidong Cai, Tianyou Yuan, Fangfang Li, Shaowen Liu and Songwen Chen
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:417
  11. Despite the recommendation of the current guidelines, intracoronary administration of nitroglycerine during coronary angiography is often neglected. We investigated the effect of intra-coronary nitroglycerin o...

    Authors: Amirhossein Nasiri-Partovi, Akbar Shafiee and Reza Rahmani
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:416
  12. Abdominal aortic aneurysms have a high mortality rate. While surgery is the preferred treatment method, the biological repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms is being increasingly studied. We performed cellular ...

    Authors: Yilong Guo, Ren Wei, Yuan He, Hongpeng Zhang, Jianqing Deng and Wei Guo
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:415
  13. Right ventricular (RV) function is an important prognostic factor in heart failure. Patients with impaired right ventricular function have a poorer prognosis. The ratio between a tricuspid annular plane systol...

    Authors: Mohamed Naseem, Amr Alkassas and Ahmed Alaarag
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:414
  14. Being physically active is important for cardiovascular health. This study aimed to examine the trend in adherence to the physical activity guidelines (PAG) for aerobic activity among US adults with a history ...

    Authors: Yuhong Cheng, Lin Mou and Zhiliang Li
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:413
  15. Heart failure patients demonstrate reduced functional capacity, hemodynamic function, and quality of life (QOL) which are associated with high mortality and morbidity rate. The aim of the present study was to ...

    Authors: Serlie Fatrin, Nduka C. Okwose, Kristian Bailey, Lazar Velicki, Dejana Popovic, Arsen Ristic, Petar M. Seferovic, Guy A. MacGowan and Djordje G. Jakovljevic
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:412
  16. Hyperuricemia is associated with aortic dissection and cardiovascular diseases. The implication of high serum uric acid (UA) level after acute aortic dissection repair remains unknown. The aim of this study is...

    Authors: Shulun Ma, Qian Xu, Qinghua Hu, Lingjin Huang, Dongkai Wu, Guoqiang Lin, Xuliang Chen and Wanjun Luo
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:411
  17. Some coronary artery angiography (CAG) scores are associated with the no-reflow phenomenon after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEM...

    Authors: Ziwen Li, Hongbin Yin, Dehua Wang, Yayun Zhang, Yongli Feng, Yi Zhou and Ying Zhou
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:410
  18. Heart failure (HF) is one of the diseases that seriously threaten human health today and its mechanisms are very complex. Our study aims to confirm the optimal dose ISO-induced chronic heart failure mice model...

    Authors: Yujing Pan, Jin Gao, Renyun Gu, Wanzhen Song, Haoyang Li, Junpeng Wang, Yihuang Gu, Hao Chen and Hongru Zhang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:409
  19. Stent thrombosis (ST) is a serious complication; however, a method to prevent ST in patients with thrombophilic diseases has not been established.

    Authors: Hiroshi Kawahara, Nobuhide Watanabe, Akihiro Endo, Hiroyuki Yoshitomi and Kazuaki Tanabe
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:408
  20. Hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) plays a key role in modulating post-infarct healing after myocardial ischemic injury through transcriptional regulation of hundreds of genes involved in diverse cardiac remod...

    Authors: Tao Wang, Ying Xiao, Jingyao Zhang, Fujia Jing and Guodan Zeng
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:407
  21. Non-retrieved inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) is associated with some severe complications, such as filter thrombosis. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to evaluate the outcome of rivaroxaban for...

    Authors: Baoyan Wang, Chenxiao Jiang, Yepeng Zhang, Xiaoqiang Li and Hang Xu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:406
  22. Left ventricular hypertrophy is a common finding in patients with ischemic heart disease and is associated with mortality in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Metformin, an antidiabetic drug, has bee...

    Authors: Ahmed M. Kamel, Nirmeen Sabry and Samar Farid
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:405
  23. Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) has been reported in multiple heart diseases. Herein, we explored the prognostic effects of preoperative LDH on adverse outcomes in cardiac surgery patients.

    Authors: Yu Zeng, Yuhe Zhao, Shuren Dai, Yanyan Liu, Ruoyu Zhang, Hong Yan, Min Zhao and Yong Wang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:404
  24. Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a marker of increased risk in developing future life-threatening cardiovascular disease (CVD), however, it is unclear how CVD risk factors, such as obesity, blood pressure...

    Authors: Andrea Kolkenbeck-Ruh, Larske M. Soepnel, Simone H. Crouch, Sanushka Naidoo, Wayne Smith, Shane A. Norris, Justine Davies and Lisa J. Ware
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:403
  25. The precise clinical features and etiologic basis of Takotsubo syndrome remain unclear, although an association with emotional or stressful triggers has been recognized. Ventricular septal perforation is a ver...

    Authors: Kexin Yang, Xinghui LI, Ping Xie, Xiang Zhong, Yifan Zhang, Chenmeng Xiao, Xiaotao Yao, Jia Cai and Meng Lin
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:402
  26. Blood pressure (BP) exhibits seasonal variations, with peaks reported in winter. However, the association between seasonal variations and blood pressure variability in patients with new-onset essential hyperte...

    Authors: Long Tang, Jingshui Zhang, Yanan Xu, Tingting Xu, Yi Yang and Jun Wang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:401
  27. Early recurrence (ER) after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) has been considered as a common phenomenon but its mechanism and implication in long-term outcome has not been fully elucidated. We ai...

    Authors: Yue Wei, Yangyang Bao, Changjian Lin, Yun Xie, Qingzhi Luo, Ning Zhang and Liqun Wu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:400
  28. The present study aimed to investigate whether different preoperative left atrial appendage emptying speeds (LAAEVs) have an effect on left atrial function in patients with sinus arrhythmia after left atrial a...

    Authors: Chao Yang, Jing Yang, Qian Liu, Ling You, Jinglan Wu, Yanan Zhang, Lianxia Wang and Ruiqin Xie
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:399
  29. A key outcome in coronary heart disease (CHD) is Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL), and family functioning is important in the management of CHD. But few studies have examined both together, and little is...

    Authors: Hongchen Zhang, Yanhong Wang, Xiaoqing Cai, Nan Tang, Siqi Wei and Yanwei Yang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:397
  30. Myocarditis is a highly heterogeneous disorder with a challenging diagnostic work-up. We aimed to focus on the possible diagnostic workup for this condition in settings where endomyocardial biopsy as a gold st...

    Authors: Shimaa S. Khidr, Mohamed Ahmed El-Mokhtar, Shery Refaat Asaad, Helal F. Hetta, Mona Hussein Abdel-Rahim, Amr Ahmed Aly Youssef and Ayman K. M. Hassan
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:396
  31. Refractory cardiogenic shock is still a major clinical challenge with high mortality rates, although several devices can be used to conquer this event. These devices have different advantages and disadvantages...

    Authors: Marcell Székely, Tamás Ruttkay, Ferenc Imre Suhai, Áron Bóna, Béla Merkely and László Székely
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:395
  32. As patient exposure to ionizing radiation raises concern about malignancy risks, this study evaluated the effect of ionizing radiation on patients undergoing myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) using the comet ...

    Authors: Anna Paula Arpini, Andrea De Lorenzo, Aniele Moritz, Julia Passarelli Pereira and Glauber Monteiro Dias
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:394
  33. Infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is associated with higher risk for myocardial disease despite modern combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). Factors contributing to this excess risk, howev...

    Authors: Tess E. Peterson, Christian Landon, Sabina A. Haberlen, Fiona Bhondoekhan, Michael W. Plankey, Frank J. Palella, Damani A. Piggott, Joseph B. Margolick, Todd T. Brown, Wendy S. Post and Katherine C. Wu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:393
  34. New-onset atrial fibrillation (NOAF) is a common complication in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) during hospitalization. Galectin-3 (Gal-3) is a novel inflammation marker that is significantly ...

    Authors: Qianhui Wang, Wei Huai, Xiaoguang Ye, Yuxia Pan, Xinchun Yang, Mulei Chen, Qing-Bian Ma, Yuanfeng Gao and Yuan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:392
  35. Lower urinary sodium concentrations (UNa) may be a biomarker for poor prognosis in chronic heart failure (HF). However, no data exist to determine its prognostic association over the long-term. We investigated wh...

    Authors: Anand Ganes, Jessica A. Davis, Jyrki K. Virtanen, Ari Voutilainen, Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen, John J. Atherton, John Amerena, Andrea Driscoll, Dave L. Hare, Gary Wittert, Anu Ruusunen, Wolfgang Marx, Mohammadreza Mohebbi and Adrienne O’Neil
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:391
  36. We sought to clarify the electrophysiological (EP) characteristics of premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) with acute successful radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) near the atrioventricular node (AVN).

    Authors: Zhonghui Hu, Yunsheng Jiang and Su Wang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:390
  37. This study aimed to use the hybrid method based on an adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) and particle swarm optimization (PSO) to predict the long term occurrence of major adverse cardiac and cerebr...

    Authors: Sahar Dehdar Karsidani, Maryam Farhadian, Hossein Mahjub and Azadeh Mozayanimonfared
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:389
  38. Using the nomogram to intuitively predict atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting. Identify high-risk patients with atrial fibrillation and provide preoperative protective therapy.

    Authors: Jingshuai Gong, Yangyan Wei, Qian Zhang, Jiwen Tang and Qing Chang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:388

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:421

  39. Hypoalbuminemia is linked to the emergence of cardiovascular events. However, there is an unclear association between serum albumin (ALB) and gender in paroxysmal AF patients. This retrospective study aimed to...

    Authors: Xia Zhong, Huachen Jiao, Dongsheng Zhao and Jing Teng
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:387
  40. To develop and validate clinical evaluators that predict adverse left ventricular remodeling (ALVR) in non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients after primary percutaneous coronary intervention ...

    Authors: Lili Wang, Tao Liu, Chaofan Wang, Haochen Xuan, Xianzhi Xu, Jie Yin, Xiaoqun Li, Junhong Chen, Dongye Li and Tongda Xu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:386
  41. Congenital Generalized Lipodystrophy (CGL) is an ultra-rare disease characterized by metabolic disorders. However, the evaluation of functional exercise capacity, cardiovascular (CV) response to exercise, and ...

    Authors: Jorge Luiz Dantas de Medeiros, Bruno Carneiro Bezerra, Helen Rainara Araújo Cruz, Katarina Azevedo de Medeiros, Maria Eduarda Cardoso de Melo, Aquiles Sales Craveiro Sarmento, Marcela Abbott Galvão Ururahy, Lucymara Fassarella Agnez Lima, Alcebíades José dos Santos Neto, Josivan Gomes Lima, Vanessa Resqueti, Lucien Peroni Gualdi, Guilherme Fregonezi and Julliane Tamara Araújo de Melo Campos
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:384
  42. This study investigated the impact of coronary angiography on outcomes of emergency operation in acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) patients who were initially misdiagnosed as an acute coronary syndrome.

    Authors: Hao Peng, Wei Liu, Kai-Tao Jian, Yu Xia, Jian-Shi Liu, Li-Zhong Sun and Yun-Qing Mei
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:383
  43. Authors: Mohammadreza Edraki, Mohammadjavad Nobakhti, Amir Naghshzan, Hamid Amoozgar, Ahmadali Amirghofran, Bahram Ghasemzadeh, Elahe Nirooie, Nima Mehdizadegan, Hamid Mohammadi and Kambiz Keshavarz
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:382

    The original article was published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:315

  44. To evaluate ventricular synchronization and function in patients with right bundle-branch block after left bundle-branch-area pacing (LBBAP) by echocardiography.

    Authors: Ruohan Zhao, Feng Xiong, Xiaoqi Deng, Shuzhen Wang, Chunxia Liu, Min Xu, Kunyue Tan and Xiuxiu Wang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:380
  45. Numerous studies have reported clinical endpoints following coronary revascularization using bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS), while information about the impact on health-related quality of life is spar...

    Authors: Kathrin Pahmeier, Silke Neusser, Christian Hamm, Johannes Kastner, Jochen Wöhrle, Ralf Zahn, Stephan Achenbach, Julinda Mehilli, Tommaso Gori, Christoph Naber, Holger Nef, Till Neumann, Gert Richardt, Axel Schmermund, Christoph Claas, Thomas Riemer…
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:379
  46. Insulin resistance is one of the major mechanisms for cardiovascular events. Estimated glucose disposal rate(eGDR) has been demonstrated as a simple, accurate, and cost-effective estimator of insulin resistanc...

    Authors: Jin Xuan, Du Juan, Niu Yuyu and Ji Anjing
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:378

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