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  1. Content type: Case report

    Anthracyclines are highly effective anticancer medication prescribed for the treatment of breast cancer. Nevertheless, the use of anthracyclines as chemotherapeutic agents involves a risk for development of ca...

    Authors: Jock Chichaco Kuruc, Armando A. Durant-Archibold, Jorge Motta, K. S. Rao, Barry Trachtenberg, Carlos Ramos, Hongyu Wang, David Gorenstein, Fredrik Vannberg and King Jordan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:169

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The prognostic implication of statin in tolerance (SI) in those with stable CAD remains unclear. We hypothesized that SI is of higher prognostic significance in stable CAD patients with elevated high-sensitive...

    Authors: Jo-Jo Hai, Yuen-Kwun Wong, Chun-Ka Wong, Ka-Chun Un, Pak-Hei Chan, Chung-Wah Siu, Kai-Hang Yiu, Chu-Pak Lau and Hung-Fat Tse

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:168

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), are associated with thrombosis and atherosclerosis. Presence of lupus anticoagulant is an independent risk factor for atherosclerotic diseases.

    Authors: Kota Murai, Kenji Sakata, Tadatsugu Gamou, Yoji Nagata, Hayato Tada, Masaya Shimojima, Hirofumi Okada, Kenshi Hayashi and Masa-aki Kawashiri

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:167

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Despite of the established effectiveness, the acceptance and adherence of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) remains sub-optimal. Mobile technologies are increasingly used in promoting CR without any firm evidence of...

    Authors: Linqi Xu, Feng Li, Changli Zhou, Jinwei Li, Chengcheng Hong and Qian Tong

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:166

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Non-vitamin K antagonist (VKA) oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have substantially improved anticoagulation therapy for prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The avai...

    Authors: Raffaele De Caterina, Peter Kelly, Pedro Monteiro, Jean Claude Deharo, Carlo de Asmundis, Esteban López-de-Sá, Thomas W. Weiss, Johannes Waltenberger, Jan Steffel, Joris R. de Groot, Pierre Levy, Ameet Bakhai, Wolfgang Zierhut, Petra Laeis, Michael Kerschnitzki, Paul-Egbert Reimitz…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:165

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Microparticles are procoagulant membrane vesicles that play role in endothelium dysfunction pathogenesis and are increased in hypertension, acute/chronic vascular pathological events. Here; we aimed to compare...

    Authors: Hanife Usta Atmaca, Feray Akbas and Hale Aral

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:164

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) often accompanied by admission hyperglycemia, which usually predicts a poor clinical outcomes for non-diabetes mellitus. Appropriate cut-point to identify high r...

    Authors: Xiao Song Ding, Shan Shan Wu, Hui Chen, Xue Qiao Zhao and Hong Wei Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:163

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Massive hemoptysis is a life-threatening condition. Massive hemoptysis caused by pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) after radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) is rare. However, bilateral lu...

    Authors: Dong Yu, Bing Jie, Ling-Ling Li and Sen Jiang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:162

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Infarct evolution rate and response to acute reperfusion therapy may differ between patients, which is important to consider for accurate management and treatment of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infar...

    Authors: David Nordlund, Henrik Engblom, Jean-Louis Bonnet, Henrik Steen Hansen, Dan Atar, David Erlinge, Ulf Ekelund, Einar Heiberg, Marcus Carlsson and Håkan Arheden

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:161

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is one of major and serious complications in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). It is unknown whether increased urinary adiponectin (UAPN), a sensi...

    Authors: Jun-yi Zhang, Qiong Wang, Ru-tao Wang, Fei Li, He-xiang Cheng, Kun Lian, Yi Liu and Ling Tao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:160

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Non-traumatic chest pain (NTCP) is a common reason for emergency department (ED) attendance in high-income countries, with the primary concern focused on life threatening cardiovascular diseases. There is gene...

    Authors: Amour S. Mohamed, Hendry R. Sawe, Biita Muhanuzi, Nafsa R. Marombwa, Kilalo Mjema and Ellen J. Weber

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:158

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) and related atrial tachyarrhythmias (AT), including type I atrial flutter (AFL) are frequently observed in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH). Their relationship to hemodynamic ...

    Authors: Zdenka Fingrova, Stepan Havranek, David Ambroz, Pavel Jansa and Ales Linhart

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:157

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) can lead to premature coronary heart disease. Anticardiolipin antibody may be a contributor for thrombosis. Here, we report an adult with possible FH suffered from premature ...

    Authors: Xin Su, Aqian Wang, Hai Zhu, Hongling Su, Yichao Duan, Shanlian Wu, Min Zhang, Yan Huang, Xing Zhou and Yunshan Cao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:156

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Genetic and environment play a significant role in the etiology of essential hypertension (EH). Recently STK39 rs3754777, ATP2B1 rs2681472 and rs17249754 have been associated with BP variation and hypertension. I...

    Authors: Herman Karim Sombié, Jonas Koudougou Kologo, Daméhan Tchelougou, Serge Yannick Ouédraogo, Abdoul Karim Ouattara, Tegwindé Rebecca Compaoré, Bolni Marius Nagalo, Abel Pegdwendé Sorgho, Issoufou Nagabila, Serge Théophile Soubeïga, Florencia Wendkuuni Djigma, Albert Théophane Yonli, Patrice Zabsonré, Hassanata Millogo and Jacques Simporé

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:155

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  15. Content type: Research article

    We investigated changes of cortical thickness and its association with cognitive performance in patients with high-grade carotid artery stenosis without ischemic brain lesions.

    Authors: Alina Nickel, Simon Kessner, Andreas Niebuhr, Julian Schröder, Caroline Malherbe, Felix Fischer, Marlene Heinze, Bastian Cheng, Jens Fiehler, Hans Pinnschmidt, Axel Larena-Avellaneda, Christian Gerloff and Götz Thomalla

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:154

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4) (also known as adipocyte FABP or adipocyte P2) is expressed in adipocytes, macrophages, and capillary endothelial cells. Previous studies have shown associations among plas...

    Authors: Chao-Ping Wang, Chia-Chang Hsu, Wei-Chin Hung, Teng-Hung Yu, Cheng-Ching Wu, I-Ting Tsai, Wei-Hua Tang, Fu-Mei Chung, Jer-Yiing Houng, Yau-Jiunn Lee and Yung-Chuan Lu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:153

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is common after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and always leads to a poor prognosis. Compared with conventional detection methods, either high-sensitivity C-reactiv...

    Authors: Guoqiang Gu, Xuechao Yuan, Yaqing Zhou, Demin Liu and Wei Cui

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:152

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) improve survival and morbidity in patients with stage D heart failure. Management of LVADs for longer durations is necessary in some clinical settings, a...

    Authors: Chie Bujo, Eisuke Amiya, Masaru Hatano, Masaki Tsuji, Hisataka Maki, Yumiko Hosoya, Emi Fujii, Tatsuya Kamon, Toshiya Kojima, Kan Nawata, Osamu Kinoshita, Mitsutoshi Kimura, Minoru Ono and Issei Komuro

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:151

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Although invasively measured blood pressure (invBP) is regarded as a “gold standard” in critically ill cardiac patients, the non-invasive BP is still widely used, at least at the initiation of medical care. Th...

    Authors: Jitka Seidlerová, Pavlína Tůmová, Richard Rokyta and Milan Hromadka

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:150

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between Talin-1 and stability of carotid atherosclerosis plaque and also find out the role of miRNA, as an upstream regulator, in regulating the expres...

    Authors: Xiaolong Wei, Yudong Sun, Tonglei Han, Jiang Zhu, Yongfu Xie, Shiying Wang, Yani Wu, Yinxing Fan, Xiuli Sun, Jian Zhou, Zhiqing Zhao and Zaiping Jing

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:149

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality worldwide; however, the epidemiology of CVD among nationals from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) remains unknown. This study aimed to estimate the ...

    Authors: Saif Al-Shamsi, Dybesh Regmi and Romona D. Govender

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:148

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Postoperative atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia seen after cardiac surgery. We aimed to determine the effect of obesity and metabolic syndrome on postoperative atrial fibrillation, whether they...

    Authors: Ünsal Vural and Ahmet Arif Ağlar

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:147

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the ICD performance using enhanced detection algorithms in unselected, non-trial patients. Performance of recent generation ICD equipped with SmartShock™ technology (SST) for detection an...

    Authors: François Regoli, Denis Graf, Beat Schaer, Firat Duru, Peter Ammann, Lorenza Mangoni di S. Stefano, Barbara Naegli, Haran Burri, Rainer Zbinden, Nazmi Krasniqi and Martin Fromer

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:146

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between vitamin D levels and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) remains unclear. We assessed the association of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels with the prevalence of PAD in patients...

    Authors: Jing Yuan, Pu Jia, Lin Hua, Zhong Xin and Jin-Kui Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:145

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Using the current meta-analysis as well as systematic review, to determine the curative effect of Nicorandil in comparison of no Nicorandil after elective percutaneous coronary intervention(PCI) on patients.

    Authors: Xiao-Tao Zhao, Chun-Fei Zhang and Qing-Jie Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:144

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Cardiovascular diseases remain the top global killer, with nearly 80% of related mortalities occurring in developing countries. Over half of cardiovascular diseases’ mortality is due to coronary heart disease,...

    Authors: Mohannad Eid AbuRuz

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:143

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Clinical trials have demonstrated that direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are at least non-inferior to warfarin in reducing the risk of stroke/systemic embolism (SE) among patients with non-valvular atrial fib...

    Authors: Kiran Gupta, Jeffrey Trocio, Allison Keshishian, Qisu Zhang, Oluwaseyi Dina, Jack Mardekian, Anagha Nadkarni and Thomas C Shank

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:142

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  28. Content type: Research article

    CD36 is associated with regulation of lipid metabolism, atherosclerosis, and blood pressure. Moreover, its variation may be involved in the development of hypertension and/or coronary artery disease (CAD). The...

    Authors: Mohammad Amin Momeni-Moghaddam, Gholamreza Asadikaram, Hamed Akbari, Moslem Abolhassani, Mohammad Masoumi, Zahra Nadimy and Mohammad Khaksari

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:140

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Biochemical marker has revolutionized the approach to the diagnosis of heart failure. However, it remains difficult to assess stability of the patient. As such, novel means of stratifying disease severity are ...

    Authors: Chao Gao, Shasha Zhao, Kun Lian, Baibing Mi, Rui Si, Zhijun Tan, Feng Fu, Shuai Wang, Rutao Wang, Xinliang Ma and Ling Tao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:139

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Catheter ablation (CA) and left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) have been combined into a novel one-stop procedure for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, postoperative complications are relativel...

    Authors: Zhonglin Han, Xiang Wu, Zheng Chen, Wengqing Ji, Xuehua Liu, Yu Liu, Wencheng Di, Xiaohong Li, Hongsong Yu, Xinlin Zhang, Biao Xu, Rong Fang Lan and Wei Xu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:138

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the most prevalent cardiac and cerebrovascular risk factors. The study aimed to find a new way to investigate left ventricle (LV) systolic dysfunction in T2DM patients...

    Authors: Jun Huang, Hai-Ling Hu, Zi-Ning Yan, Li Fan, Yi-Fei Rui, Dan Shen and Jie Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:137

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this review is to examine the effect of Omega-3 Fatty acids on mortality, morbidity, and adverse events in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI).

    Authors: Federico Popoff, Giselle Balaciano, Ariel Bardach, Daniel Comandé, Vilma Irazola, Hugo Norberto Catalano and Ariel Izcovich

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:136

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Effects of β-blockers on outcomes in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and atrial fibrillation (AF) is still in controversy.

    Authors: Tianyu Xu, Yuli Huang, Haobin Zhou, Yujia Bai, Xingfu Huang, Yunzhao Hu, Dingli Xu, Yuhui Zhang and Jian Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:135

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Treating patients in cardiac arrest (CA) with mechanical chest compressions (MCC) during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is now routine in many coronary catheterization laboratories (cath-lab) and mor...

    Authors: Bjarne Madsen Hardig, Karl B. Kern and Henrik Wagner

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:134

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  35. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1], the authors have notified us of a typing error in spelling Dr. Kabat’s name. The original publication has been corrected.

    Authors: Magdalena Fraczek-Jucha, Katarzyna Zbierska-Rubinkiewicz, Małgorzata Kabat, Krzysztof Plens, Radoslaw Rychlak, Jadwiga Nessler and Andrzej Gackowski

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:133

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    The original article was published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:105

  36. Content type: Technical advance

    Historically, the majority of insertable cardiac monitor (ICM) procedures were performed in the cardiac catheterization (cath) lab, electrophysiology (EP) lab, or operating room (OR). The miniaturization of IC...

    Authors: Prashanthan Sanders, Christopher Piorkowski, Johannes A. Kragten, Grahame K. Goode, Satish R. Raj, Trang Dinh, M. Rizwan Sohail, Rishi Anand, Angel Moya-Mitjans, Noreli Franco, Kurt Stromberg and John D. Rogers

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:132

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Bone morphogenetic protein9 (BMP9) has been reported to have a role in vascular development. However, there is still a lack of information regarding the association between circulating BMP9 levels and cardiova...

    Authors: Rui Liu, Wenjing Hu, Xiaoqiang Li, Danlan Pu, Gangyi Yang, Hua Liu, Minghong Tan and Danping Zhu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:131

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) is a new predictor of cardiovascular diseases. In this study, we aimed to determine its association with ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator ...

    Authors: You Zhou, Shuang Zhao, Keping Chen, Wei Hua and Shu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:129

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The association between mean platelet volume (MPV) and coronary plaque vulnerability in patients with non-ST-elevation ACS (NSTE-ACS) has not been investigated. We performed a retrospective study to evaluate t...

    Authors: Jun Wang, Xing Li, Jun Pu, Siyu Jin, Lu Jia, Xiaomei Li, Fen Liu and Yining Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:128

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Loop diuretics are recommended by clinical practice guidelines to treat volume overload in acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). The effectiveness of switching furosemide to torsemide versus optimizing the...

    Authors: Alaa Rahhal, Mohamed Omar Saad, Kawthar Tawengi, Abed Al Raouf Assi, Masa Habra and Dalia Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:127

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Information on the role of intermittent fasting (IF) on pathologic cardiac remodeling is scarce. We compared the effects of IF before and after myocardial infarction (MI) on rat cardiac remodeling and survival.

    Authors: K. Okoshi, M. D. M. Cezar, M. A. M. Polin, J. R. Paladino Jr, P. F. Martinez, S. A. Oliveira Jr, A. R. R. Lima, R. L. Damatto, S. A. R. Paiva, L. A. M. Zornoff and M. P. Okoshi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:126

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are assumed to be prognostic factors in many diseases such as inflammatory diseases, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. However, NLR...

    Authors: Lishan Wu, Shan Zou, Cantian Wang, Xuerui Tan and Min Yu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:125

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Guidelines recommend tight systolic blood pressure (SBP) control for favorable outcomes of type B aortic dissection (BAD) but are still limited by the optimal cut-off value of SBP. The purpose of this study wa...

    Authors: Nan Lu, Xiaojing Ma, Tan Xu, Zhuoqiao He, Bayi Xu, Qingfeng Xiong and Xuerui Tan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:124

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Despite currently available treatments, the burden of myocardial infarction (MI) morbidity and mortality remains prominent. The aim of this was to investigate the risk of developing subsequent cardiovascular e...

    Authors: Ville Kytö, Tuire Prami, Houssem Khanfir, Pål Hasvold, Eeva Reissell and Juhani Airaksinen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:123

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common complication in patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HOCM) who undergo surgical myectomy. POAF is associated with poor outcome. The role o...

    Authors: Changpeng Song, Shengwei Wang, Ying Guo, Xinxin Zheng, Jie Lu, Xiaonan Fang, Shuiyun Wang and Xiaohong Huang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:122

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Despite the availability and improvement in diagnostic and therapeutic interventions with proven benefits in reducing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, control rates of hypertension remain poor and gross...

    Authors: Gebrewahd Bezabh Gebremichael, Kalayou Kidanu Berhe and Teklewoini Mariye Zemichael

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:121

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  47. Content type: Study protocol

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is caused by different mechanisms but current treatment strategies do not target these mechanisms. Stratified therapy based on mechanistic drivers and biomarkers of AF have the potenti...

    Authors: Winnie Chua, Christina L. Easter, Eduard Guasch, Alice Sitch, Barbara Casadei, Harry J. G. M. Crijns, Doreen Haase, Stéphane Hatem, Stefan Kääb, Lluis Mont, Ulrich Schotten, Moritz F. Sinner, Karla Hemming, Jonathan J. Deeks, Paulus Kirchhof and Larissa Fabritz

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:120

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