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  1. Content type: Case report

    Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is an inherited myocardial disease characterized by fibrofatty replacement and ventricular arrhythmias. ARVC is believed to be a disease of the young, wit...

    Authors: Yusuke Adachi, Takekuni Hayashi, Takeshi Mitsuhashi, Kenichi Sakakura, Yoko Yamada, Yuko Wada, Minoru Horie, Shin-ichi Momomura and Hideo Fujita

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:41

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Structural remodeling is critical to the initiation and maintenance of atrial fibrillation (AF). IGF1, insulin like growth factor 1, has been recognized as contributor to fibrosis. However, the roles and mecha...

    Authors: Jiangrong Wang, Zhan Li, Juanjuan Du, Jianhua Li, Yong Zhang, Jing Liu and Yinglong Hou

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:40

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The heterogeneity of risk in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) is acknowledged in new guidelines promulgating different treatment recommendations for diabetics at low cardiac risk. We performed a retrospect...

    Authors: Junjie Yang, Guanhua Dou, Christian Tesche, Carlo N. De Cecco, Brian E. Jacobs, U. Joseph Schoepf and Yundai Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:39

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) patients are routinely prescribed medications to prevent and treat complications, including those from common co-occurring comorbidities. However, adherence to such medications may be ...

    Authors: Stephanie R. Reading, Mary Helen Black, Daniel E. Singer, Alan S. Go, Margaret C. Fang, Natalia Udaltsova, Teresa N. Harrison, Rong X. Wei, In-Lu Amy Liu and Kristi Reynolds

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:38

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Interatrial block (IAB) is an ECG indicator of atrial fibrosis related to atrial remodeling and thrombus formation thus leading to embolic stroke and increasing mortality. We aimed to assess weather IAB predic...

    Authors: M. A. Baturova, A. Lindgren, Y. V. Shubik, J. Carlson and P. G. Platonov

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:37

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been associated with contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) at a rate that varies depending on the patient’s risk factors. This study was conducted to evaluate the pred...

    Authors: Zheng-rong Xu, Jun Chen, Yuan-hui Liu, Yong Liu and Ning Tan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:36

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  7. Content type: Meeting Report

    Authors: Uma Chandrasekaran, Daniel Burkhoff, Kiyotake Ishikawa, Lija Swain, Kenji Sunagawa, Jacob Møller, Carlos Santos-Gallego, Shiva Annamalai, James Udelson, Ralf Westenfeld, Navin Kapur, Xiaoying Qiao, Julian Wiora, Andreas Schäfer, Alexander Bernhardt, Ajar Kochar…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19(Suppl 2):27

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 2

  8. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have found a connection between left coronary artery dominance and worse prognoses in patient with acute coronary syndrome, which remains a predominant cause of morbidity and mortality globall...

    Authors: Li Wang, Jiamei Li, Ya Gao, Ruohan Li, Jingjing Zhang, Dan Su, Tao Wang, Guang Yang and Xiaochuang Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:35

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study is to investigate if IL8 levels were associated with incident cardiovascular (CV) events (CVE) and mortality (all-cause, CV, and cancer) in a cohort of 60 years old men and women from Sto...

    Authors: Ilais Moreno Velásquez, Ashwini Gajulapuri, Karin Leander, Anita Berglund, Ulf de Faire and Bruna Gigante

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:34

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Heart failure (HF) is a major chronic illness and results in high morbidity and mortality. The most frequent cause of HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFREF) is coronary artery disease (CAD). Although revasc...

    Authors: L. Pleva, P. Kukla, K. Vítková and V. Procházka

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:32

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) can catalyse the methylation of arginine and participate in many important cellular reaction processes. The purpose of this research is to determine whether the expr...

    Authors: Buchuan Tan, Qian Liu, Liping Yang, Yushuang Yang, Dongna Liu, Long Liu and Fanbo Meng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:31

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  12. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to assess the trends in the prevalence of electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities from 1986 to 2015 and impact of ECG abnormalities on risk of death from cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in the ...

    Authors: Abdonas Tamosiunas, Janina Petkeviciene, Ricardas Radisauskas, Gailute Bernotiene, Dalia Luksiene, Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, Irena Milvidaitė and Dalia Virviciute

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:30

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  13. Content type: Research article

    To determine the prevalence of hypertension treatment and control among hypertensive patients in the Cuban municipalities of Cardenas and Santiago and to explore the main associated predictors.

    Authors: Esteban Londoño Agudelo, Armando Rodríguez Salvá, Addys Díaz Piñera, René García Roche, Pol De Vos, Tullia Battaglioli and Patrick Van der Stuyft

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:29

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Obstructive coronary artery disease is found in approximately 97% of patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction and 92% of patients with non ST-elevation myocardial infarction (Bainey KR, Wels...

    Authors: M. Piels, T. Faes and J. Vainer

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:28

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The aim of our study was the identification of genetic variants associated with postoperative complications after cardiac surgery.

    Authors: Sabine Westphal, Christian Stoppe, Matthias Gruenewald, Berthold Bein, Jochen Renner, Jochen Cremer, Mark Coburn, Gereon Schaelte, Andreas Boening, Bernd Niemann, Frank Kletzin, Jan Roesner, Ulrich Strouhal, Christian Reyher, Rita Laufenberg-Feldmann, Marion Ferner…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:26

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a prevalent risk factor for coronary artery disease progression. Past studies have shown that MetS and its components tends to increase mortality after coronary artery bypass graft...

    Authors: Shuangkun Chen, Jiahui Li, Qianzhen Li, Zhihuang Qiu, Xijie Wu and Liangwan Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:25

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  17. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the author reported his name has erroneously spelled as Abishek Shetye. The correct name is Abhishek Shetye.

    Authors: Gaurav S. Gulsin, Abhishek Shetye, Jeffrey Khoo, Daniel J. Swarbrick, Eylem Levelt, Florence Y. Lai, Iain B. Squire, Jayanth R. Arnold and Gerry P. McCann

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:24

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    The original article was published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:98

  18. Content type: Research article

    Studies have shown that patients who undergo trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) have high rates of hospital readmission. Our objectives were to identify the causes of readmission after TAVR, determ...

    Authors: Andrew Czarnecki, Peter C. Austin, Stephen E. Fremes, Jack V. Tu, Harindra C. Wijeysundera and Dennis T. Ko

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:23

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Data on bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) for the treatment of long lesions are limited. We studied the use of BVS-Absorb in routine clinical practice and compared the outcome of long lesions with short l...

    Authors: Christine Reichart, Jochen Wöhrle, Sinisa Markovic, Wolfgang Rottbauer and Julia Seeger

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:22

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute febrile childhood systemic vasculitis that disturbs coronary arteries. The pathogenesis remains unknown. The study of phosphorylated proteins helps to elucidate the relevant p...

    Authors: Shui-Ming Li, Wan-Ting Liu, Fang Yang, Qi-Jian Yi, Shuai Zhang and Hong-Ling Jia

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:21

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure (HF) often coexist. Moreover, elderly patients suffering from HF have a higher incidence of COPD, which further complicates their clinical conditi...

    Authors: Eugenio Roberto Cosentino, Matteo Landolfo, Crescenzio Bentivenga, Luca Spinardi, Daniela Degli Esposti, Arrigo Francesco Cicero, Rinaldo Miceli, Virna Bui, Emanuela Berardi and Claudio Borghi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:20

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Coronary artery disease accelerates heart failure progression, leading to poor prognosis and a substantial increase in morbidity and mortality. This study was aimed to assess the impact of coronary artery dise...

    Authors: Qi Zhao, Li Wang, Paul A. Kurlansky, Jeff Schein, Onur Baser and Jeffrey S. Berger

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:19

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Previous randomized controlled trials (RCT)s showed similar outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) treated with anti-arrhythmic drugs (AAD) ...

    Authors: Ahmed AlTurki, Riccardo Proietti, Ahmed Dawas, Hasan Alturki, Thao Huynh and Vidal Essebag

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:18

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is often asymptomatic but increases the risk of developing cardiovascular events. Due to the uncertainties regarding the quality of related guidelines and a lack of clear-cut ev...

    Authors: Qinchang Chen, Lingling Li, Qingui Chen, Xixia Lin, Yonghui Li, Kai Huang and Chen Yao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:17

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  25. Content type: Case report

    Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a myocardial disease. However, the coexistence of HCM with muscular ventricular septal defect (VSD), especially those with both incomplete spontaneous closure and coronary ...

    Authors: Guang-mei Zheng, Jiao Bai, Jun-ming Tang, Fang-cheng Zhu and Hong-xia Jing

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:16

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  26. Content type: Research article

    LV systolic dysfunction presents an elevated risk of thromboembolism. Previous studies demonstrated low left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), ischemic cardiomyopathy and increased myocardial scarring as i...

    Authors: Yodying Kaolawanich and Thananya Boonyasirinant

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:15

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  27. Content type: Debate

    In the standard ECG display, limb leads are presented in a non-anatomical sequence: I, II, III, aVR, aVL, aVF. The Cabrera system is a display format which instead presents the limb leads in a cranial/left-to-...

    Authors: T. Lindow, Y. Birnbaum, K. Nikus, A. Maan, U. Ekelund and O. Pahlm

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:13

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) of bifurcation lesions is technically challenging and associated with lower success rates and higher frequency of adverse outcomes. In the present study, we aimed to e...

    Authors: Wenduo Zhang, Fusui Ji, Xue Yu and Xinyue Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:12

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Our objectives were to critically appraise and summarise the current evidence for the effectiveness of using cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk scoring (total risk assessment - TRA) in routine risk assessment i...

    Authors: Krzysztof Studziński, Tomasz Tomasik, Janusz Krzysztoń, Jacek Jóźwiak and Adam Windak

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:11

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  30. Content type: Research article

    High-dose steroids and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) are controversial treatments for pediatric patients with acute myocarditis. This study aimed to investigate their efficacies in the Taiwanese pediatric ...

    Authors: Ming-Shyan Lin, Yu-Hsiang Tseng, Mei-Yen Chen, Chang-Min Chung, Ming-Horng Tsai, Po-Chang Wang, Jung-Jung Chang, Tien-Hsing Chen and Yu-Sheng Lin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:10

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  31. Content type: Case report

    Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a brief ventricular dysfunction that usually occurs after emotional or physical stress. Here, we report a patient who underwent cardiac surgery and then developed TCM during t...

    Authors: Jia-Hui Zeng, Wei Li, Feng-Juan Yao, Dong-Hong Liu, Cui-Ling Li, Yan-Qiu Liu, Rui Fan, Min Ye and Hong Lin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:9

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  32. Content type: Research article

    According to several studies in population of high-income countries (HIC), patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) have a considerably higher risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, it is ...

    Authors: Pablo Miranda-Machado, Fernando Salcedo-Mejía, Justo Paz Wilches, Juan Fernandez-Mercado, Fernando De la Hoz-Restrepo and Nelson Alvis-Guzmán

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:8

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  33. Content type: Review

    Advances in the medical and surgical management of Tetralogy of Fallot have led to marked increase of the number and age of survivors. Imaging in patients with Tetralogy of Fallot plays a crucial role in the d...

    Authors: Sotiria C. Apostolopoulou, Athanassios Manginas, Nikolaos L. Kelekis and Michel Noutsias

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:7

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies revealed a high rate of abnormal exercise test (ET) results in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) in asymptomatic athletes. The physiological background of this phenomeno...

    Authors: Danny A. J. P. van de Sande, Jan Hoogsteen, Pieter A. Doevendans and Hareld M. C. Kemps

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:6

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Elevated serum uric acid (SUA) is associated with poor prognosis in patients with cardiovascular disease, yet it is still not decided whether the role of SUA is causal or only reflects an underlying disease. T...

    Authors: Viera Stubnova, Ingrid Os, Aud Høieggen, Marit D. Solbu, Morten Grundtvig, Arne S. Westheim, Dan Atar and Bård Waldum-Grevbo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:4

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Elevated plasma triglycerides (TGs) are widely used as a major cardiovascular risk predictor and are thought to play an important role in the progression of coronary heart disease (CHD). It has been demonstrat...

    Authors: Neda M. Bogari, Ashwag Aljohani, Amr A. Amin, Faisal A. Al-Allaf, Anas Dannoun, Mohiuddin M. Taher, Atalla Elsayed, Dareen ibrahim Rednah, Osama Elkhatee, Massimo Porqueddu, Francesco Alamanni, Soud Abdulraof A. Khogeer and Ahmed Fawzy

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:2

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  37. Content type: Research article

    There are limited data about modes of death and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in South East Asian population. The aim of the study was to examin...

    Authors: Nattakorn Songsirisuk, Veraprapas Kittipibul, Nilubon Methachittiphan, Vorawan Charoenattasil, Nath Zungsontiporn, Ittikorn Spanuchart, Saranya Buppajarntham, Charoen Mankongpaisarnrung, Sudarat Satitthummanid, Suphot Srimahachota, Pairoj Chattranukulchai, Smonporn Boonyaratavej Songmuang and Sarinya Puwanant

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:1

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Noninvasive diagnosis of allograft rejection in heart transplant recipients is challenging. The utility of 2-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) to predict severe rejection in heart transpla...

    Authors: Andrew S. Tseng, Umama S. Gorsi, Sergio Barros-Gomes, Fletcher A. Miller, Patricia A. Pellikka, Alfredo L. Clavell and Hector R. Villarraga

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:241

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Most patients with antihypertensive medication do not achieve their blood pressure (BP) target. The most important factor behind this failure is poor medication adherence. However, non-adherence to therapy doe...

    Authors: Aapo Tahkola, Päivi Korhonen, Hannu Kautiainen, Teemu Niiranen and Pekka Mäntyselkä

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:240

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  40. Content type: Case report

    Chronic Mitral Valve disease is strongly associated with Left atrial enlargement; the condition has a high mortality risk. Clinical manifestations include atrial fibrillation, pulmonary hypertension, thromboem...

    Authors: Zan Mitrev, Milka Klincheva, Tanja Anguseva, Igor Zdravkovski and Rodney Alexander Rosalia

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:239

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  41. Content type: Case report

    Behcet’s disease (BD) is a systemic vasculitis characterized by oral and genital aphthosis, and ocular and skin lesions. The disease is involved in vascular, gastrointestinal, and central nervous systems. Vasc...

    Authors: Fang Jiang, Hui Xiang and Zhi-Yong Peng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:238

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Klotho, possibly an age-regulating protein, is considered an important factor contributing to the lifespan and pathophysiology of hypertension and coronary artery disease (CAD). The present study was carried o...

    Authors: Hamed Akbari, Gholamreza Asadikaram, Hamid Aria, Saba Fooladi, Sina Vakili and Mohammad Masoumi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:237

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Our previous study showed that metformin regulates the mRNA and protein levels of type 2 small conductance calcium-activated potassium channel (SK2) and type 3 small conductance calcium-activated potassium cha...

    Authors: Chang-He Liu, Na Hua, Xi Fu, Yi-Long Pan, Bin Li and Xiao-Dong Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:236

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Sleep-related investigations in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients are rare. The aim of this study was to examine sex-specific associations of patient-reported sleep disturbances within 4 weeks before ...

    Authors: Franziska Nairz, Christa Meisinger, Inge Kirchberger, Margit Heier, Christian Thilo, Bernhard Kuch, Annette Peters and Ute Amann

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:235

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  45. Content type: Case report

    In the era of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI), the incidence of post-cardiac injury syndrome (PCIS) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) following PPCI has become less common. H...

    Authors: Yan Gao, Nanette H. Bishopric, Hong-wei Chen, Jiang-tao Li, Yu-lang Huang and He-xun Huang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:234

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  46. Content type: Study protocol

    Plaque composition and morphologic characteristics identified by virtual histology intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) can determine plaques at increased risk of clinical events following percutaneous coronary ...

    Authors: Yin Liu, Hai-Bo Wang, Xiang Li, Jian-Yong Xiao, Ji-Xiang Wang, Kathleen H. Reilly, Bo Sun and Jing Gao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:233

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