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  1. Content type: Case report

    Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) of old calcified saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) is challenging and is associated with a considerably high risk of adverse ischemic events in the short- and long-term as ...

    Authors: Mariano Pellicano, Vincent Floré, Emanuele Barbato and Bernard De Bruyne

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:122

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  2. Content type: Research article

    It is well recognized that cardio- vascular risk factors lead to histological and functional changes in aorta, and aortic stiffness is the best predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. In this stud...

    Authors: Fereshteh Ghaderi, Hossein Samim, Faeze Keihanian and Seyed Ali Danesh Sani

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:121

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Evidences suggest that central hemodynamics indexes are independent predictors of future cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality. Multiple factors have been pointed to have potential influence on central...

    Authors: Valeria Aparecida Costa-Hong, Henrique Cotchi Simbo Muela, Thiago Andrade Macedo, Allan Robson Kluser Sales and Luiz Aparecido Bortolotto

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:123

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  4. Content type: Research article

    In a previous study, we found that titrating clopidogrel maintenance doses (MDs) according to vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP) monitoring minimised the rate of major adverse cardiovascular and cere...

    Authors: Chaoyue Hu, Xumin Zhang, Yonghua Liu, Yang Gao, Xiaohong Zhao, Hua Zhou, Yu Luo, Yaling Liu and Xiaodong Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:120

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to describe maternal and fetal outcomes after pregnancy complicated by peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM).

    Authors: Nobila Valentin Yaméogo, André Koudnoaga Samadoulougou, Larissa Justine Kagambèga, Koudougou Jonas Kologo, Georges Rosario Christian Millogo, Anna Thiam, Charles Guenancia and Patrice Zansonré

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:119

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Kawasaki disease is an acute febrile disease with mucocutaneous and cardiovascular involvement affecting infants and young children. Though coronary artery abnormalities are common in Kawasaki disease, no cons...

    Authors: Xu Guo, Xiaoou Wang, Xinzhong Zhang, Ahmed O. Ahmed, David H. Hsi and Daqing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:118

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have reported slightly higher stroke rates in Takotsubo Syndrome compared to acute myocardial infarction. Our goal was to evaluate the temporal course of stroke rates and left ventricular reco...

    Authors: Nadine Abanador-Kamper, Lars Kamper, Judith Wolfertz, Marc Vorpahl, Patrick Haage and Melchior Seyfarth

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:117

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Transmural acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is associated with a high risk for ventricular arrhythmia before, during and after treatment. Consequently, it is recommended that patients diagnosed with transmura...

    Authors: Marco Albanese, Korhan Alpaslan, Taoufik Ouarrak, Peter Merguet, Steffen Schneider and Wolfgang Schöls

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:116

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Although several meta-analyses have demonstrated the utility of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in guiding drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation compared to angiography-guidance, there has been a dearth of evi...

    Authors: Yue Wang, Gary S. Mintz, Zhichun Gu, Yue Qi, Yue Wang, Mengru Liu and Xiaofan Wu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:115

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  10. Content type: Research article

    There have been limited data on the impact of hyperuricemia on long-term clinical outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for in-stent restenosis (ISR).

    Authors: Hyung Joon Joo, Han Saem Jeong, Hyungdon Kook, Seung Hun Lee, Jae Hyoung Park, Soon Jun Hong, Cheol Woong Yu and Do-Sum Lim

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:114

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Primary aortoduodenal fistula (ADF) is a rare cause of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding and is difficult to diagnose as the clinical presentation is subtle. Clinicians should keep a high level of suspicion for a...

    Authors: Tzu-Chieh Lin, Chung-Lin Tsai, Yao-Tien Chang and Sung-Yuan Hu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:113

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Oxidative stress is increased in hyperuricemic patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Use of sulfhydryl ACE-inhibitors (ACEIs), such as zofenopril or captopril, plus xanthine oxidase inhibitors (XOIs), ...

    Authors: Claudio Borghi, Stefano Omboni, Giorgio Reggiardo, Stefano Bacchelli, Daniela Degli Esposti and Ettore Ambrosioni

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:112

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Infective endocarditis (IE) is a rare disease with high mortality. Right-sided IE accounts for 5–10% of cases of IE. The tricuspid valve is most commonly affected, oppositely in coronary sinus (CS). The diagno...

    Authors: Guang Song, Jing Zhang, Xintong Zhang, Huan Yang, Wanying Huang, Ming Du, Ke Zhou and Weidong Ren

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:111

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  14. Content type: Research article

    In the present study, the association of the cardio-metabolic risk factors and the status of single-child family were studied in a national representative sample of Iranian children and adolescents.

    Authors: Roya Kelishadi, Mostafa Qorbani, Fatemeh Rezaei, Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh, Shirin Djalalinia, Hasan Ziaodini, Majzoubeh Taheri, Fatemeh Ochi, Gita Shafiee, Tahereh Aminaei, Armita Mahdavi Gorabi and Ramin Heshmat

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:109

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Neck circumference (NC), representing upper body subcutaneous adipose tissue, may be correlated with increased risk of overweight/obesity, obstructive sleep apnoea, and metabolic and cardiovascular disease. Ho...

    Authors: Jingjing Zhang, Qi Guo, Liyuan Peng, Jiamei Li, Ya Gao, Bin Yan, Bangjiang Fang and Gang Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:108

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  16. Content type: Case report

    The main etiology of constrictive pericarditis (CP) has changed from tuberculosis to therapeutic mediastinal radiation and cardiac surgery. Occult constrictive pericardial disease (OCPD) is a covert disease in...

    Authors: Chiaki Goten, Hisayoshi Murai, Shin-ichiro Takashima, Takeshi Kato, Soichiro Usui, Hiroshi Furusho, Takahiro Saeki, Satoru Sakagami, Hirofumi Takemura, Shuichi Kaneko and Masayuki Takamura

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:107

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  17. Content type: Research article

    There is a controversy as to whether catheter ablation should be the first-line therapy for tachycardia-bradycardia syndrome (TBS) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).

    Authors: Dong-Hyeok Kim, Jong-Il Choi, Kwang No Lee, Jinhee Ahn, Seung Young Roh, Dae In Lee, Jaemin Shim, Jin Seok Kim, Hong Euy Lim, Sang Weon Park and Young-Hoon Kim

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:106

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Myocardial bridge (MB) is generally described as a congenital benign variation. Previous studies have suggested that MB prevents atherosclerotic plaques from accumulating within the bridge segment but promotes...

    Authors: Lisheng Jiang, Min Zhang, Hong Zhang, Lan Shen, Qin Shao, Linghong Shen and Ben He

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:105

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Free fatty acids (FFAs) predicted the risk of heart failure (HF) and were elevated in HF with very low left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) compared to healthy subjects. The aim of this study was to inves...

    Authors: Ning Zhu, Wenbing Jiang, Yi Wang, Youyang Wu, Hao Chen and Xuyong Zhao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:104

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between platelet reactivity and long-term clinical outcomes remains controversial. The present prospective study was designed to explore the association between high platelet reactivity (HPR) ...

    Authors: Xiao-Fei Gao, Shu Lu, Zhen Ge, Guang-Feng Zuo, Zhi-Mei Wang, Feng Wang, Xiang-Quan Kong, Da-Yang Chai, Shao-Liang Chen and Jun-Jie Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:103

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The precise relationship between increased thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) frame counts and the topographical extent of isolated coronary artery ectasia (CAE) has not been fully explained. New par...

    Authors: Wei Wu, Shuyang Zhang, Yuchao Guo, Ruifeng Liu, Zhujun Shen, Xueqing Zhu and Zhenyu Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:102

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    Reduced physical performance and impaired mobility are common in elderly patients after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and they represent independent risk factors for disability, morbidity, hospital readmission...

    Authors: Elisabetta Tonet, Elisa Maietti, Giorgio Chiaranda, Francesco Vitali, Matteo Serenelli, Giulia Bugani, Gianni Mazzoni, Rossella Ruggiero, Jonathan Myers, Giovanni Quinto Villani, Ursula Corvi, Giovanni Pasanisi, Simone Biscaglia, Rita Pavasini, Giulia Ricci Lucchi, Gianluigi Sella…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:98

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Personal resources are identified as important for the ability to return to work (RTW) for patients with ischaemic heart disease (IHD) or heart failure (HF) undergoing cardiac rehabilitation (CR). The patient ...

    Authors: Birgitte Laier Bitsch, Claus Vinther Nielsen, Christina Malmose Stapelfeldt and Vibeke Lynggaard

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:101

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Preexcitation syndrome is characterized by a dominant delta wave on the baseline electrocardiogram (ECG), resulting from the change in QRS initial vector by the accessory pathway (AP). This study is to explore...

    Authors: Zhaolong Xu, Renguang Liu, Qinghua Chang and Changjun Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:100

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