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  1. Some studies have reported that nitrate intake from vegetables was inversely associated with many vascular diseases, but few studies have paid attention to the relationship between urinary nitrate and cardiova...

    Authors: Zhuo Wu, Ting Tian, Wang Ma, Wen Gao and Ninghong Song

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:498

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  2. Systematic investigation and analysis of cardiovascular health status (CVHS) of Chinese women is rare. This study aimed to assess CVHS and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) burden in the Chinese w...

    Authors: Tian-Wen Han, Yu-Qi Liu, Wei Dong, Xiao-Juan Bai, Yu-Yang Liu, Xi Su, Yu-Ming Li, Ju-Ying Qian, Mei-Xiang Xiang, Lin Cai, Qian Lin, Jing-Bo Hou, Jie Yang, Dan-Dan Li, Huan-Wan Yang, Shan-Shan Zhou…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:497

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  3. To evaluate the prognostic value of peak serum lactate and lactate clearance at several time points in cardiogenic shock treated with temporary mechanical circulatory support (MCS) using veno-arterial extracor...

    Authors: Fernando Luís Scolari, Daniel Schneider, Débora Vacaro Fogazzi, Miguel Gus, Marciane Maria Rover, Marcely Gimenes Bonatto, Gustavo Neves de Araújo, André Zimerman, Daniel Sganzerla, Lívia Adams Goldraich, Cassiano Teixeira, Gilberto Friedman, Carisi Anne Polanczyk, Luis Eduardo Rohde, Regis Goulart Rosa and Rodrigo Vugman Wainstein

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:496

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  4. Fear of movement (kinesiophobia) after an acute cardiac hospitalization (ACH) is associated with reduced physical activity (PA) and non-adherence to cardiac rehabilitation (CR).

    Authors: P. Keessen, C. H. M. Latour, I. C. D. van Duijvenbode, B. Visser, A. Proosdij, D. Reen and W. J. M. Scholte op Reimer

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:495

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  5. Infective endocarditis has a relevant clinical impact due to its high morbidity and mortality rates. Right-sided endocarditis has lower complication rates than left-sided endocarditis. Common complications are...

    Authors: Rubi Stephani Hellwege and Meinrad Gawaz

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:494

    Content type: Case report

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  6. QT dispersion (QTD) represents inhomogeneous ventricular repolarization such that an increased QTD may predispose the heart to malignant ventricular arrhythmias (VAs). This study was conducted to compare QTD i...

    Authors: Abbas Valizadeh, Sahar Soltanabadi, Saeed Koushafar, Maryam Rezaee and Reza Jahankhah

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:493

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  7. Clinic blood pressure measurement (CBPM) is currently the most commonly used form of screening for hypertension, however it might have a problem detecting white coat hypertension (WCHT) and masked hypertension...

    Authors: Auttakiat Karnjanapiboonwong, Thunyarat Anothaisintawee, Usa Chaikledkaew, Charungthai Dejthevaporn, John Attia and Ammarin Thakkinstian

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:491

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  8. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is a widely accepted indicator of renal function. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between eGFR and 3-year clinical outcomes among Chinese pati...

    Authors: Huaibin Wan, Juan Wang, Yanmin Yang, Xin Fan, Dongdong Chen and Ning Bian

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:490

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  9. Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the commonest birth defect. Studies estimating the prevalence of CHD in school-age children could therefore contribute to quantifying unmet health needs for diagnosis and trea...

    Authors: Yingjuan Liu, Sen Chen, Liesl Zühlke, Sonya V. Babu-Narayan, Graeme C. Black, Mun-kit Choy, Ningxiu Li and Bernard D. Keavney

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:488

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  10. To explore potential value of guard-wire technology during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with ostial coronary lesions.

    Authors: Xiaoqiong Wang, Xuemei Zong, Bingqiang Li, Zhanying Han, Xinjie Duan, Ying Li, Jing Zhang, Yaohui Wang and Yaoli Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:487

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  11. Several biomarkers have been proposed as independent predictors of poor outcomes in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We investigated whether adding information obtained from routine blood te...

    Authors: Pyung Chun Oh, Young Sil Eom, Jeonggeun Moon, Ho-Jun Jang, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jon Suh, Min Gyu Kong, Sang-Don Park, Sung Woo Kwon, Soon Yong Suh, Kyounghoon Lee, Seung Hwan Han, Taehoon Ahn and Woong Chol Kang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:486

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  12. The definitions of contrast-associated acute kidney injury (CA-AKI) are diverse and have different predictive effects for prognosis, which are adverse for clinical practice. Few articles have discussed the rel...

    Authors: Zhubin Lun, Li Lei, Dianhua Zhou, Ming Ying, Liwei Liu, Guanzhong Chen, Jin Liu, Yibo He, Huanqiang Li, Zhidong Huang, Yongquan Yang, Jianfeng Ye and Yong Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:485

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  13. Transcatheter closure (TCC) and surgical closure (SC) are the two main approaches for congenital coronary artery fistula (CCAF), but data on the comparisons of the efficacy and safety of these two approaches a...

    Authors: Xiaoyong Wang, Chengcheng Pang, Xiaobing Liu, Shushui Wang, Zhiwei Zhang, Jimei Chen, Jian Zhuang and Chengbin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:484

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  14. Lung tumor embolization leading to acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is rare. Previouscases of lung tumor embolization were reported in the coronary artery. We describe here a case of lung tumor embolization l...

    Authors: Jichun Liu, Hao Chen, Xiangrong Xie, Yuwen Yang and Shengxing Tang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:482

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Keshan disease is an endemic cardiomyopathy of undefined causes. Being involved in the unclear pathogenesis of Keshan disease, a clear diagnosis, and effective treatment cannot be initiated. However, the rapid...

    Authors: Zhenzhen Li, Jin Wei, Yanping Zhang, Gaopeng Li, Huange Zhu, Na Lei, Qian He, Yan Geng and Jianhong Zhu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:481

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. Ipsilateral branches of the deep femoral artery (DFA) are qualitatively identified as collateral arteries based on angiography after internal iliac artery (IIA) interruption. The purpose of this study was to q...

    Authors: Satoshi Nishi, Shogo Hayashi, Takuya Omotehara, Shinichi Kawata, Yoshihiro Suematsu and Masahiro Itoh

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:480

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  17. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become a global pandemic. Studies showed COVID-19 affected not only the lung but also other organs. In this study, we aimed to explore the cardiac damage in patients wit...

    Authors: Jing Li, Yinghua Zhang, Fang Wang, Bing Liu, Hui Li, Guodong Tang, Zhigang Chang, Aihua Liu, Chunyi Fu, You Lv, Jing Gao and Jing Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:479

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  18. The prognostic significance of diabetic retinopathy (DR) for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) remained unclear. Therefore, we performed this meta-analysis to assess whether DR predicted CVD mortality in diabetic ...

    Authors: Xiao-Hong Xu, Bo Sun, Shan Zhong, Dong-Dong Wei, Ze Hong and Ai-Qiang Dong

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:478

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  19. Hemoglobin glycation index (HGI) is considered to be a convenient measurable indicator to assess the inter-individual variation of HbA1c. In the present study, we tested the relationship between HGI and risk o...

    Authors: Jing Mi, Jian Song, Yingying Zhao and Xuesen Wu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:477

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  20. BRD4 and PIN1 have been described to be involved in inflammation and vascular endothelial cell dysfunction, which in turn may increase pulse pressure.

    Authors: Jin-jia Qiu, Rui-zhi Yang, Yi-jie Tang, Ying-yi Lin, Hao-jie Xu, Na Zhang, Min Liang, Hong-da Cai, Kai Zeng and Xiao-dan Wu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:475

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  21. Leptin can have a direct effect on endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cells and high level of leptin is involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. This study aimed to determine the relationship betwe...

    Authors: Asghar Rahmani, Yaser Toloueitabar, Yousef Mohsenzadeh, Roholla Hemmati, Kourosh Sayehmiri and Khairollah Asadollahi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:474

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  22. Ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) is a rare cardiovascular disease in which some patients exhibit aortic valve insufficiency. SVA repair and valve replacement are usually required for treatment. Here, ...

    Authors: Qian Xue, Chun Yang and Xiu Han

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:473

    Content type: Case report

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  23. To investigate the midterm postoperative prognosis of patients with severe left heart valvular disease combined with moderate or severe pulmonary hypertension (PAH) using subcutaneous injection of treprostinil.

    Authors: Ning Xu, Shu-Ting Huang, Kai-Peng Sun, Zeng-Chun Wang, Hua Cao and Qiang Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:472

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  24. Studies have been performed to identify the association between ABO blood groups and coronary artery disease. However, data is scarce about the impact of ABO blood groups on heart rupture (HR) after acute myoc...

    Authors: Yuan Fu, Mulei Chen, Hao Sun, Zongsheng Guo, Yuanfeng Gao, Xinchun Yang, Kuibao Li and Lefeng Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:471

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  25. Candida prosthetic endocarditis is associated with high mortality rates and valve replacement surgery, together with antifungal treatment, play a major role in eradicating the fungal infection. Valve reoperati...

    Authors: Antonio de Santis, Guilherme Moratti Gilberto, Sandrigo Mangini, Adalberto Batalha Megale, Fabio Antonio Gaiotto, Ricardo Mingarini Terra and Rodrigo Gobbo Garcia

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:469

    Content type: Case report

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  26. This study aimed to evaluate atrium extracellular matrix remodeling in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with severe aortic stenosis, through histological fibrosis quantification and extracellular matrix gene ...

    Authors: Mariana Fragão-Marques, I. Miranda, D. Martins, I. Barroso, C. Mendes, A. Pereira-Neves, I. Falcão-Pires and A. Leite-Moreira

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:468

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  27. Tolvaptan significantly increases urine volume in acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF); serum sodium level increases due to aquaresis in almost all cases. We aimed to elucidate clinical factors associated ...

    Authors: Hidetada Fukuoka, Koichi Tachibana, Yukinori Shinoda, Tomoko Minamisaka, Hirooki Inui, Keisuke Ueno, Soki Inoue, Kentaro Mine, Kumpei Ueda and Shiro Hoshida

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:467

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  28. Amyloidosis is a rare systemic disease due to the extracellular tissue deposition of a fibrillar-shaped misfolded protein, called amyloid. Only two types of proteins commonly affect the heart leading to an inf...

    Authors: Nicolò Martini, Stefania Rizzo, Cristiano Sarais and Alberto Cipriani

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:466

    Content type: Case report

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  29. Total leukocyte and differential Leukocyte counts are prognostic indictors in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). However, there is no data available regarding their prognostic utility in very old pat...

    Authors: Xiao-Ni Yan, Jing-Lu Jin, Meng Zhang, Li-Feng Hong, Yuan-Lin Guo, Na-Qiong Wu, Cheng-Gang Zhu, Qian Dong and Jian-Jun Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:465

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  30. Previous studies on radiofrequency catheter ablation of premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) arising from the left ventricle (LV) papillary muscles (PM) show a modest procedural success rate with higher recu...

    Authors: Chi Cai, Jing Wang, Hongxia Niu, Wei Hua, Jianmin Chu and Shu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:464

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  31. Preoperative risk evaluation systems are significant and important to the allocation of medical resources and the communication between doctors and patients. The European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Eval...

    Authors: Xiang Li, Lingtong Shan, Mengwei Lv, Zhi Li, Chunyan Han, Ban Liu, Wen Ge and Yangyang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:463

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  32. Growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15), a stress responsive cytokine, belongs to transforming growth factor β cytokine superfamily. Some evidence support that it’s involved in inflammation, coagulation, oxi...

    Authors: Zhuo Wang, Fangkun Yang, Menghuai Ma, Qinyi Bao, Jinlian Shen, Feiming Ye and Xiaojie Xie

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:462

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  33. The population of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) is growing, and increasingly more patients with CHD reach older ages. Patients with CHD are at an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) with ...

    Authors: Maria Fedchenko, Zacharias Mandalenakis, Görel Hultsberg-Olsson, Helena Dellborg, Peter Eriksson and Mikael Dellborg

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:460

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  34. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of regularity in treatment follow-up appointments on treatment outcomes among hypertensive patients attending different healthcare settings in Islamabad, Pakistan...

    Authors: Sajid Mahmood, Zahraa Jalal, Muhammad Abdul Hadi and Kifayat Ullah Shah

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:458

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  35. We studied the efficacy and safety of selenium supplementation in patients who had peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) and selenium deficiency.

    Authors: Kamilu M. Karaye, Hadiza Sa’idu, Suleiman A. Balarabe, Naser A. Ishaq, Bushra Sanni, Haruna Abubakar, Baba Lawan Mohammed, Tijjani Abdulsalam, Jamilu Tukur and Idris Y. Mohammed

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:457

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  36. An Advanced Care Planning (ACP) program of health decisions is the result of a process of reflection and relationship-building between the patient, their relatives and health professionals. It is based on resp...

    Authors: Beatriz Sánchez, Carlos Guijarro, María Velasco, María Jesús Vicente, Miguel Galán and Benjamín Herreros

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:456

    Content type: Study protocol

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  37. There is clear evidence that patients with prior myocardial infarction and a reduced ejection fraction benefit from implantation of a cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). It is unclear whether this benefit is alt...

    Authors: Ahmad Alkharaza, Mousa Al-Harbi, Ihab El-sokkari, Steve Doucette, Ciorsti MacIntyre, Christopher Gray, Amir Abdelwahab, John L. Sapp, Martin Gardner and Ratika Parkash

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:455

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  38. To explore the lesion outline and thermal field distribution of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and laser ablation (LA) in myocardial ablation in vitro.

    Authors: Wei Li, Jia Liu, Tong-yi Huang, Xian Zhong, Dao-peng Yang, Xiao-hua Xie, Dong-hong Liu, Xiao-yan Xie and Bo-wen Zhuang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:454

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  39. An increased osteoprotegerin (OPG) level has been reported in both type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and cardiovascular diease (CVD) that are linked to sympathovagal imbalance (SVI). We explored the link of oste...

    Authors: M. R. Jasmine, Nivedita Nanda, Jayaprakash Sahoo, S. Velkumary and G. K. Pal

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:453

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  40. The 2020 annual Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) was the first ever to be held virtually. Under the spotlight of ‘the cutting edge of cardiology’, exciting and ground-breaking cardiovascula...

    Authors: Enrique Gallego-Colon, Aldo Bonaventura, Alessandra Vecchié, Antonio Cannatà and Ciarán Martin Fitzpatrick

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:448

    Content type: Editorial

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  41. Epinephrine, in all modes of use, may pose a wide range of cardiotoxic events, ranging from sinus tachycardia to heart failure, life threatening arrhythmias, and even death. Because of daily and extensive use ...

    Authors: Sari Naddaf, Scott Ehrenberg, Rony Hakim, Muhamad Mahamid, Yoav Turgeman and Ofir Koren

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:452

    Content type: Case report

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  42. Cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ, including the heart and lungs. A comprehensive assessment of both cardiac and respiratory function is necessary for evaluating the direct effects of tobacco on the h...

    Authors: Yusuke Watanabe, Kazuko Tajiri, Atsuko Suzuki, Hiroyuki Nagata and Masayuki Kojima

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:451

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  43. Cardiovascular (CV) disease is the leading cause of death among United States women. Rural residence and ethnic-minority status are individually associated with increased CV mortality. Managing dyslipidemia is...

    Authors: Erin R. Weeda, Kinfe G. Bishu, Ralph Ward, R. Neal Axon, David J. Taber and Mulugeta Gebregziabher

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:449

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