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  1. The World Health Organization recommends consumption of a minimum of 400 g of fruits and vegetables per day for prevention of cardiovascular disease. Low fruit and vegetable intake is associated with an increa...

    Authors: Sajama Nepali, Anupa Rijal, Michael Hecht Olsen, Craig S. McLachlan, Per Kallestrup and Dinesh Neupane

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:425

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  2. Hypothyroidism is known to be associated with adverse clinical outcomes in heart failure. The association between hypothyroidism and cardiac resynchronization therapy outcomes in patients with severe heart fai...

    Authors: Mei Yang, Xuping Li, John C. Morris III, Jinjun Liang, Abhishek J. Deshmukh, David Hodge, Yigang Li and Yong-Mei Cha

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:424

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  3. Familial dilated cardiomyopathy (FDCM) is most commonly inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. The Lamin A/C (LMNA) gene variants have been identified to be associated with DCM, conductive system disorders, ty...

    Authors: Jing Huang, Qing Wan, Yu Zou, Lijie Wang and Yesheng Pan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:423

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  4. To determine whether intermittent hypoxia (IH) can reduce the infarct size (IS) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in rats.

    Authors: Ke Hu, Wei Deng, Jing Yang, Yu Wei, Chaolin Wen, Xingsheng Li, Qingwei Chen, Dazhi Ke and Guiqiong Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:422

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  5. End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients are at high cardiovascular risk, and myocardial fibrosis (MF) accounts for most of their cardiac events. The purpose of this study is to investigate the prognostic value...

    Authors: Hua-yan Xu, Zhi-gang Yang, Yi Zhang, Wan-lin Peng, Chun-chao Xia, Zhen-lin Li, Yong He, Rong Xu, Li Rao, Ying Peng, Yu-ming Li, Hong-ling Gao and Ying-kun Guo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:12

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:407

  6. World Health Organization (WHO) consultation experts recommend countries to have guidance to identify public health action points suitable for their country. The objective of the study was to evaluate differen...

    Authors: Befikadu Tariku Gutema, Adefris Chuka, Gistane Ayele, Nega Degefa Megersa, Muluken Bekele, Alazar Baharu and Mekdes Kondal Gurara

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:421

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  7. Effects of re-supplementation of a cholesterol-enriched diet (CEDrs) on size, cholesterol content and morphology of already existing plaques are not known to date.

    Authors: G. A. Bonaterra, K. Bender, B. Wilhelm, H. Schwarzbach, S. Metz, O. Kelber, D. Weiser, J. Metz and R. Kinscherf

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:420

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  8. We previously showed that the 10-year cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk threshold to initiate statins for primary prevention depends on the baseline CVD risk, age, sex, and the incidence of statin-related harm...

    Authors: Henock G. Yebyo, Sofia Zappacosta, Hélène E. Aschmann, Sarah R. Haile and Milo A. Puhan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:418

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  9. Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is one of the commonest inherited metabolic disorders. Abnormally high level of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in blood leads to premature atherosclerosis onset ...

    Authors: Dinghui Wang, Bin Liu, Tianhua Xiong, Wenlong Yu and Qiang She

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:419

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  10. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) comprises a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by joint hypermobility, connective tissue friability, and vascular fragility. Reliable prognostic factors predicting vascu...

    Authors: Maurice Roeder, Sira Thiel, Frederic Baumann, Noriane A. Sievi, Marianne Rohrbach, Malcolm Kohler and Thomas Gaisl

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:417

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  11. This article has been retracted. Please see the retraction notice for more detail: https://​doi.​org/​10.​1186/​s12872-019-01313-2.

    Authors: Hua-yan Xu, Zhi-gang Yang, Yi Zhang, Wan-lin Peng, Chun-chao Xia, Zhen-lin Li, Yong He, Rong Xu, Li Rao, Ying Peng, Yu-ming Li, Hong-ling Gao and Ying-kun Guo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:407

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    The original article was published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:12

  12. Low-dose dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) is indicated in patients with low flow (stroke volume index [SVi] < 35 ml/m2) low gradient (mean pressure gradient < 40 mmHg) and left ventricular ejection fracti...

    Authors: Sahrai Saeed, Joerg Kellermair, Jon Herstad and Øyvind Bleie

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:416

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  13. Methanol is widely used in industry; however, methanol poisoning is not common. In this regard, a number of outbreaks have been recently reported due to inappropriate processing of alcoholic beverages. Shiraz,...

    Authors: Mohammad Hossein Nikoo, Alireza Arjangzadeh, Maryam Pakfetrat, Shahrokh Sadeghi Boogar, Vahid Mohammadkarimi, Vahid Reza Ostovan, Zohre Khodamoradi, Jamshid Roozbeh, Mohammadreza Khalili, Farnaz Kamali Haghighi Shirazi, Paryia Kouhi and Seyed Taghi Heydari

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:415

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  14. Electrocardiogram (ECG) is widely used to screen cardiac diseases. To date, no large population study has provided estimates of the prevalences of ECG findings in China. We aim to investigate the prevalences a...

    Authors: Liping Yu, Xiaojun Ye, Zhaojun Yang, Wenying Yang and Bo Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:414

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  15. Atrial fibrillation and heart failure are common coexisting conditions requiring hospitalisation for heart failure and death. Pulmonary vein isolation is a well-established option for symptomatic atrial fibril...

    Authors: Toshiharu Koike, Fumiaki Mori, Ryozo Maeda, Ken Kobayashi, Masayuki Sakai, Kenjiro Oyabu, Yuko Matsui, Masafumi Yoshikawa, Kou Sugiyama, Yoichi Ajiro and Kazunori Iwade

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:413

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  16. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a rare, but serious complication of infective endocarditis, and diagnosis can be challenging given clinical overlap with other syndromes. A rare cause of ACS in infective endoc...

    Authors: Alexander Bolton, Georges Hajj, Laila Payvandi and Christopher Komanapalli

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:412

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  17. Factors affecting heart rate variability (HRV) in patients with atrial septal defect (ASD) have not been clarified. This study sought to identify those factors and establish a preliminary risk model.

    Authors: Zhenyang Su, Qing Cao, Hao Zhang, Wei Sun, Haifeng Zhang, Yanhui Sheng, Rong Yang and Xiangqing Kong

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:411

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  18. Premature coronary artery disease is one of the most pressing global issues in modern cardiology. The aim of the study was to investigate the role of family history of premature cardiovascular disease (CVD) in...

    Authors: Michał Ambroziak, Katarzyna Niewczas-Wieprzowska, Agnieszka Maicka and Andrzej Budaj

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:410

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  19. Cardiac rupture (CR) is a fatal complication of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) with its incidence markedly declined in the recent decades. However, clinical features of CR patients now and the effe...

    Authors: Qun Lu, Ping Liu, Jian-Hua Huo, Yan-Ni Wang, Ai-Qun Ma, Zu-Yi Yuan, Xiao-Jun Du and Ling Bai

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:409

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  20. Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is frequently complicated by pulmonary hypertension (PH). A pulmonary vascular contribution could be considered as a substantial therapeutic target in HFp...

    Authors: Evgeny Belyavskiy, Artem Ovchinnikov, Alexandra Potekhina, Fail Ageev and Frank Edelmann

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:408

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  21. N-acetylneuraminic acid (Neu5Ac) is a functional metabolite involved in coronary artery disease (CAD). We aimed to evaluate the relationship between serum Neu5Ac and the risk and prognosis of acute coronary sy...

    Authors: Miao-Nan Li, Shao-Huan Qian, Zhuo-Ya Yao, Sheng-Ping Ming, Xiao-Jun Shi, Ping-Fang Kang, Ning-Ru Zhang, Xiao-Jing Wang, Da-Sheng Gao, Qing Gao, Heng Zhang and Hong-Ju Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:404

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  22. Infectious aortic aneurysm, defined as a focal dilation of an infectious arterial wall, is an uncommon life-threatening disease. Compared with open surgery, endovascular repair yields acceptable clinical outco...

    Authors: Zhaoxiang Zeng, Zhenjiang Li, Yuxi Zhao, Junjun Liu, Jiaxuan Feng, Zaiping Jing and Rui Feng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:406

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  23. Adolescents’ health-related behavior varies from weekday to weekend. Only few studies, however, have examined to which degree such variation will affect markers of cardiometabolic health. Therefore, the primar...

    Authors: Louise Sølund Hansen, Marlene Rosager Lund Pedersen, Jakob Tarp, Anna Bugge, Niels Wedderkopp and Niels Christian Møller

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:405

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  24. Dysfunction in the late Endothelial Progenitor Cells (EPCs) is responsible for endothelial repair in patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), and the shear stress is beneficial for EPCs function. However, ...

    Authors: Hua Zhou, Qiang Tu, Yan Zhang, Hua Qiang Xie, Qing Yun Shuai, Xiao Chuan Huang, Jie Fu and Zheng Cao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:403

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  25. Asprosin is a novel fasting glucogenic adipokine discovered in 2016. Asprosin induces rapid glucose releases from the liver. However, its molecular mechanisms and function are still unclear. Adaptation of ener...

    Authors: Ming-Shien Wen, Chao-Yung Wang, Jih-Kai Yeh, Chun-Chi Chen, Ming-Lung Tsai, Ming-Yun Ho, Kuo-Chun Hung and I-Chang Hsieh

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:402

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  26. The monocyte/high-density lipoprotein ratio (MHR) has emerged as a promising alternative biomarker in the fields of cardiovascular disease and atrial fibrillation (AF). This retrospective study was aimed to ex...

    Authors: She-an Chen, Man-man Zhang, Meifang Zheng, Fei Liu, Lei Sun, Zheng-yu Bao, Fu-kun Chen, Hong-xiao Li and Xiang Gu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:401

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  27. Systolic dysfunction of the left ventricle is frequently associated with isolated left ventricular non-compaction (iLVNC). Clinically, the ejection fraction (EF) is the primary index of cardiac function. Howev...

    Authors: Jia Liu, Yumin Li, Yue Cui, Yukun Cao, Sheng Yao, Xiaoyue Zhou, Jens Wetzl, Wenjuan Zeng and Heshui Shi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:400

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  28. Risk stratification is recommended as the key step to prevent contrast-associated acute kidney injury (CA-AKI) among at-risk patients following coronary angiography (CAG) and/or percutaneous coronary intervent...

    Authors: Liwei Liu, Jin Liu, Li Lei, Bo Wang, Guoli Sun, Zhaodong Guo, Yibo He, Feier Song, Zhubin Lun, Bowen Liu, Guanzhong Chen, Shiqun Chen, Yongquan Yang, Yong Liu and Jiyan Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:399

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  29. Iatrogenic acute aortic dissection (AD) is an extremely rare but devastating complication during cardiac catheterization. It can be treated conservatively if it develops in a retrograde form or manifests as an...

    Authors: Kihyun Kim, Yeon Seong Kim, Yeongmin Woo and Sang-Yong Yoo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:398

    Content type: Case report

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  30. Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) is an established therapy. However, postoperative recurrence is a serious issue caused by the reconduction of the isolated pulmonary veins (PV) and the onset of n...

    Authors: Yusuke Sakamoto, Hiroyuki Osanai, Shotaro Hiramatsu, Hikari Matsumoto, Kensuke Tagahara, Hirotaka Hosono, Shun Miyamoto, Hiroto Uno, Hideki Kurokawa, Shun Kondo, Kotaro Tokuda, Takahiro Kanbara, Yoshihito Nakashima, Hiroshi Asano and Masayoshi Ajioka

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:397

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  31. This quantitative meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of drug-eluting balloon (DEB) vs. uncoated balloon (UCB) in patients with femoropopliteal arterial occlusive disease.

    Authors: Hai Feng, Xueming Chen, Xiaobo Guo, Zhe Zhang, Zhiwen Zhang, Bin Liu and Lishan Lian

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:395

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  32. Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is an emerging global health problem with less awareness. Renal dysfunction in HFpEF is associated with worse outcome. However, there is lack of rapid, no...

    Authors: Fei Guo, Xueting Qiu, Zhirong Tan, Zhenyu Li and Dongsheng Ouyang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:394

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  33. Although life-threatening complications of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are well described, non-life threatening complications are less known. Herein, we report a case of femoral neuropathy (FN) ...

    Authors: Albert Youngwoo Jang, Young Jun Oh, Seok In Lee, Oh Kyung Lim and Soon Yong Suh

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:393

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  34. Pericardial constriction is one of the complications of purulent pericarditis (PP). Most difficult to treat, which may develop both in early and in the late period of the disease, resulting in a very poor prog...

    Authors: Małgorzata Dybowska, Monika Szturmowicz, Lucyna Opoka, Piotr Rudziński and Witold Tomkowski

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:392

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  35. Suboptimal coronary blood flow after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a complex multifactorial phenomenon. Although extensively studied, defined modifiable risk factors and efficient managem...

    Authors: Karim Elakabawi, Xin Huang, Sardar Ali Shah, Hameed Ullah, Gary S. Mintz, Zuyi Yuan and Ning Guo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:391

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  36. Studies have demonstrated that seropositive patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are susceptible to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). In this study, we aimed to determine the association of autoantibodies wit...

    Authors: Somayye Norouzi, Ali Javinani, Arya Aminorroaya and Maryam Masoumi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:390

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  37. Fulminant (life-threatening) COVID-19 can be associated with acute respiratory failure (ARF), multi-system organ failure and cytokine release syndrome (CRS). We present a rare case of fulminant COVID-19 associ...

    Authors: Fahad Faqihi, Abdulrahman Alharthy, Rayan Alshaya, John Papanikolaou, Demetrios J. Kutsogiannis, Peter G. Brindley and Dimitrios Karakitsos

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:389

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  38. A cardiologist-only approach to procedural sedation with midazolam in the setting of elective cardioversion (DCC) for AF has already been proven as safe as sedation with propofol and anaesthesiologist assistan...

    Authors: Giulia Stronati, Alessandro Capucci, Antonio Dello Russo, Erica Adrario, Andrea Carsetti, Michela Casella, Abele Donati and Federico Guerra

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:388

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  39. Platelet activation plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease (CAD). Platelet P-selectin (CD62P) is a classic platelet activation indicator on the platelet surface, and soluble TREM-l...

    Authors: Li Shen, Tianlun Yang, Ke Xia, Zhiqiang Yan, Juanjuan Tan, Lei Li, Yingchun Qin and Wei Shi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:387

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  40. Hypokalemia is common in patients treated with antihypertensive drugs, but the impact of correcting hypokalemia is insufficiently studied. We examined the consequences of hypokalemia and borderline hypokalemia...

    Authors: Maria Lukács Krogager, Peter Søgaard, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Henrik Bøggild, Christina Ji-Young Lee, Anders Bonde, Jesper Q. Thomassen, Gunnar Gislason, Manan Pareek and Kristian Kragholm

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:386

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  41. Myocardial bridge (MB) often an inoffensive condition that goes in one or more of the coronary arteries through the heart muscle instead of lying on its surface. MBs sometimes leads to myocardial ischemic symp...

    Authors: Xingwei He, Zakarya Ahmed, Xin Liu, Chang Xu and Hesong Zeng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:385

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  42. Smoking cessation is one of the most effective secondary prevention measures after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, around 50% of smokers do not quit smoking after AMI. The aim of the present study ...

    Authors: Jens Höpner, Udo Junge, Andrea Schmidt-Pokrzywniak, Christian Fischer and Rafael Mikolajczyk

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:384

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  43. Variability in the anatomy and orientation of the triangle of Koch (TK) complicates ablation procedures involving the atrioventricular (AV) node. We used CT angiography (CTA) to assess the anatomical TK orient...

    Authors: Yanjing Wang, Lin Liu, Robert Lakin, Nazari Polidovitch, Guohui Liu, Hongliang Yang, Ming Yu, Mingzhou Yan, Dong Zhao, Peter H. Backx, Huan Sun, Yuquan He and Ping Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:383

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  44. Early risk stratification applying cardiac biomarkers may prove useful in sudden cardiac arrest patients. We investigated the prognostic utility of early-on levels of high sensitivity cardiac troponin-T (hs-cT...

    Authors: Reidun Aarsetøy, Torbjørn Omland, Helge Røsjø, Heidi Strand, Thomas Lindner, Hildegunn Aarsetøy, Harry Staines and Dennis W. T. Nilsen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:382

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  45. Evidence has shown that serum uric acid (UA) is associated with cognitive function, but this finding remains debatable. Serum UA is commonly elevated in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF), especially in...

    Authors: Weihua Niu, Huifeng Yang and Chengzhi Lu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:381

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  46. The discrepancy between glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and fasting plasma glucose (FPG) in clinical practice may be related to factors such as acute stress, renal dysfunction, and anemia, and its relationship wi...

    Authors: Nan Ye, Lijiao Yang, Guoqin Wang, Weijing Bian, Fengbo Xu, Changsheng Ma, Dong Zhao, Jing Liu, Yongchen Hao, Jun Liu, Na Yang and Hong Cheng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:380

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  47. Preoperative low left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) has been reported as an independent risk factor for in-hospital mortality. However, there were few studies evaluating the long-term mortality in these...

    Authors: Fu-Dong Fan, Hai-Tao Zhang, Tuo Pan, Xin-Long Tang and Dong-Jin Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:379

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  48. Maximum oxygen uptake is an established measurement of diagnosing chronic heart failure and underlies various central and peripheral factors. However, central and peripheral factors are little investigated, be...

    Authors: Joana Brochhagen, Michael Thomas Coll Barroso, Christian Baumgart, Jürgen Freiwald and Matthias Wilhelm Hoppe

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:378

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  49. Recently, left bundle branch area pacing (LBBAP) has been shown to be feasible. However, the right ventricular (RV) implantation site for LBBAP remains elusive. We believe that the RV implantation site should ...

    Authors: Xiang-Fei Feng, Peng-Pai Zhang, Bo Liu, Yan Zhao, Qiu-Fen Lu and Yi-Gang Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:377

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