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  1. Undertreated risk factors are major contributors to the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Those with arthritis have an increased prevalence of CVD risk factors. CVD risk factors are often asymptomatic, w...

    Authors: Julia Sewell, Sultana Monira Hussain, Yuanyuan Wang, Anita E. Wluka, Yuan Z. Lim, Melinda J. Carrington, Katherine Samaras and Flavia M. Cicuttini
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:232
  2. Left atrial (LA) size is often used as a surrogate marker of LA function in clinical practice, with larger atrial thought to represent a “dysfunctioning” atrium, since there is no accepted ‘gold’ standard to e...

    Authors: Chuyun Chen, Ying Yang, Wei Ma, Litong Qi, Baowei Zhang and Yan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:231
  3. Cardiovascular diseases are the most causes of mortality and morbidity among diabetes mellitus (DM) patients. Electrocardiographic (ECG) changes are common in the early course of the disease. Little is known a...

    Authors: Deresse Sinamaw, Mihret Getnet, Mohamed Abdulkadir, Kassa Abebaw, Mohammed Ebrahim, Mengistie Diress, Yonas Akalu, Adugnaw Ambelu and Baye Dagnew
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:230
  4. To evaluate the relationship between IL-1α -889C/T (rs1800587), IL-1β -511C > T (rs16944), TNFα -308G > A (rs1800629), TNFα -238G > A (rs361525), IL-6 -174G > C (rs1800795), and IL-6 -572G > C (rs1800796) poly...

    Authors: Latife Atasoy Karakas, Duygu Tugrul, Nihal Sahin Uysal, Sertac Esin, Niyazi Kursat Tokel and Yunus Kasim Terzi
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:229
  5. The percutaneous device closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is widely used in clinical practice, however full data on the changes in myocardial injury and systemic inflammatory markers’ levels after PDA ...

    Authors: Zeng-Rong Luo, Ling-Li Yu, Guo-Zhong Zheng and Zhong-Yao Huang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:228
  6. To investigate the prevalence of vascular calcification based on the ankle‐brachial index (ABI) value and analyse the risk factors for vascular calcification in the general population.

    Authors: Shengnan Chen, Ning Li, Yajuan Gao, Hongli Jiang and Yan Shen
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:227
  7. The purpose of the study was to investigate feasibility of infarct detection in segmental strain derived from non-contrast cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) cine sequences in patients with acute myocardial infa...

    Authors: Malgorzata Polacin, Mihaly Karolyi, Matthias Eberhard, Ioannis Matziris, Hatem Alkadhi, Sebastian Kozerke and Robert Manka
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:226
  8. Hypertension is strongly associated with cardiovascular events. Studies have shown that electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities were associated with increased risks for cardiovascular events. However local da...

    Authors: Yuen Ying Tin, Lit Ping Chan, Jonathan Gabriel Sung, Shuk Yun Leung, Eric Ming Tung Hui and Maria Kwan Wa Leung
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:225
  9. It is well established that left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD), as marked by reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), notably worsens the prognosis of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (ST...

    Authors: Marjan Mahdavi-Roshan, Zeinab Ghorbani, Mahboobeh Gholipour, Arsalan Salari, Amir Savar Rakhsh and Jalal Kheirkhah
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:224
  10. Some patients with chronic coronary syndromes undergo invasive procedures but the efficacy of such interventions remains to be robustly established by randomised sham-controlled trials (RCTs).

    Authors: Catarina Palma, Cláudio David, Ricardo M. Fernandes, Fausto J. Pinto, João Costa, Joaquim J. Ferreira and Daniel Caldeira
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:223
  11. Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a syndrome with a heterogeneous cluster of causes, including non-resolving inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and multi-organ defects. The present ...

    Authors: Nicholas W. Carris, Rahul Mhaskar, Emily Coughlin, Easton Bracey, Srinivas M. Tipparaju and Ganesh V. Halade
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:221
  12. Coronary distensibility index (CDI), as an early predictor of cardiovascular diseases, has the potential to complement coronary computed tomography angiography (cCTA)-derived fractional flow reserve (CT-FFR) f...

    Authors: Xiao-long Zhu, Zhi-ying Pang, Wei Jiang and Ting-yu Dong
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:220
  13. Current prognostic risk scoring systems and biomarkers are routinely used as non-invasive methods for assessing late recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients who have undergone radiofrequency cathete...

    Authors: Qinghui Tang, Xiao-Gang Guo, Qi Sun and Jian Ma
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:219
  14. Left ventricular myocardial work (MW) assessed by echocardiography has recently been introduced as a new index of global and regional myocardial performance. The presence of microvascular obstruction after rev...

    Authors: Wenying Jin, Lan Wang, Tiangang Zhu, Yuliang Ma, Chao Yu and Feng Zhang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:218
  15. To evaluate the circulating levels of remodeling biomarkers procollagen type 1 C-terminal propeptide (PICP), human cartilage glycoprotein-39 (YKL-40), plasma renin activity (PRA), aldosterone (Aldo) as well as...

    Authors: Giovanni Battista Bolla, Antonella Fedele, Andrea Faggiano, Carla Sala, Gloria Santangelo and Stefano Carugo
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:217
  16. In patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), lengthy treatment and long-term steroid use are the main risk factors for developing aortic aneurysms or aortic dissections. In patients with cardiac tampon...

    Authors: Taira Yamamoto, Daisuke Endo, Akie Shimada, Satoshi Matsushita, Tohru Asai and Atsushi Amano
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:216
  17. This study aimed to explore clinical value and expression of Homer 1, S-adenosyl-l-homocysteine (SAH), homocysteine (Hcy), fibroblast growth factors (FGF) 23 in coronary heart disease (CHD).

    Authors: Zhixin Zhang, Lin Wang, Yu Zhan, Cui Xie, Yang Xiang, Dan Chen and You Wu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:215
  18. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) brings high mortality and economic burden to patients, especially in rural areas. Simple, low-cost abdominal adiposity measures may help identify individuals with increased CVD ris...

    Authors: Shu Zhang, Xin Fu, Zhi Du, Xiaofan Guo, Zhao Li, Guozhe Sun, Ying Zhou, Hongmei Yang, Shasha Yu, Liqiang Zheng, Yingxian Sun and Xingang Zhang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:214
  19. Bone-related proteins (such as sclerostin and osteoprotegerin [OPG]) are involved in the development of atherosclerosis. However, the relationship between bone-related proteins and acute myocardial infarction ...

    Authors: Xing Shui, Ruimin Dong, Zhen Wu, Zefeng Chen, Zheqi Wen, Leile Tang, Xujing Xie and Lin Chen
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:213
  20. Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are prone to develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). We aimed to investigate whether the resveratrol supplementation i...

    Authors: Abbas Ali Sangouni, Shima Abdollahi and Hassan Mozaffari-Khosravi
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:212
  21. With advancements in cancer treatment, the life expectancy of oncology patients has improved. Thus, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) may be considered as a feasible option for oncology patients wi...

    Authors: Muhammad Umer Siddiqui, Omar Yacob, Joey Junarta, Ahmed K. Pasha, Farouk Mookadam, Mamas A. Mamas and David L. Fischman
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:210
  22. Trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) is a circulating biomarker associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Production of TMAO is facilitated by gut microbiota and dependent on micronutrients such as choline, betai...

    Authors: Lamuel D. Bean, Jeffrey J. Wing, Randall E. Harris, Suzanne M. Smart, Subha V. Raman and M. Wesley Milks
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:209
  23. Glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) is considered reliable for diagnosing and monitoring diabetes mellitus (DM). It also indicates cardiovascular complications related to DM. However, only a few studies have been...

    Authors: Saeed M. Omar, Imad R. Musa, Omer Abdelbagi, Manal E. Sharif and Ishag Adam
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:208
  24. Compared to simple percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), complex PCI is associated with higher bleeding and thrombotic risk. No previous study has evaluated the use of protamine after PCI with contemporary...

    Authors: Jin Hee Choi, Kook Jin Chun, Soon Myung Jung, Soo Yong Lee, Min Ku Chon, Sang Hyun Lee, Ki Won Hwang, Jeong Su Kim, Yong-Hyun Park and June Hong Kim
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:207
  25. Simultaneous thrombosis in more than one coronary artery is an uncommon angiographic finding in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. It is difficult to identify using 12-lead electro...

    Authors: Ryuhei Saito, Kohei Koyama, Ken Kongoji and Kyoko Soejima
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:206
  26. Metachronous carcinoma presenting as a cardiac malignancy is rare, and timely diagnosis is critical. We report a patient with a primary cardiac tumor who eventually died and performed an imaging-related litera...

    Authors: Zihan Wang, Xiang Xiao, Shuying Lv, Chunyan Li and Hong Jiang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:205
  27. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac tachyarrhythmia and has a rising global prevalence. Given the increasing burden of AF-related symptoms and complications, new approaches to management are re...

    Authors: Nicole Hanna-Rivero, Samuel J. Tu, Adrian D. Elliott, Bradley M. Pitman, Celine Gallagher, Dennis H. Lau, Prashanthan Sanders and Christopher X. Wong
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:204
  28. There are limited data on the burden, characteristics, and outcomes of hospitalized heart failure (HF) patients in Thailand. The aim of this study was to investigate national trend in HF hospitalization rate, ...

    Authors: Satit Janwanishstaporn, Khemajira Karaketklang and Rungroj Krittayaphong
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:203
  29. Elderly patients with heart failure (HF) have been observed to decrease activities of daily living (ADL) during hospitalization. Prevention of ADL decline from shortening of hospital stays is especially import...

    Authors: Shunsuke Kiuchi, Shinji Hisatake, Takayuki Kabuki, Takashi Oka, Shintaro Dobashi, Yoshiki Murakami, Takahide Sano and Takanori Ikeda
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:202
  30. The clinical efficacy of the Impella for high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and cardiogenic shock remains under debate. We thus sought to investigate the protective effects on the heart with th...

    Authors: Daisuke Fukamachi, Akimasa Yamada, Akihito Ohgaku, Yutaka Koyama, Hidesato Fujito, Riku Arai, Yasunari Ebuchi, Suguru Migita, Tomoyuki Morikawa, Masaki Monden, Norio Takei, Takehiro Tamaki, Keisuke Kojima, Naotaka Akutsu, Nobuhiro Murata, Yuki Saito…
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:201
  31. The purpose of this research was to explore the application value of a three-dimensional (3D)-printed heart in surgery for left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction.

    Authors: Xianzhi Wang, Jixiang Liang, Cunfu Mu, Wenlin Zhang, Chunzhu Xue, Yang He, Gen Zhang and Dianyuan Li
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:200
  32. Little is known about the association between hyperuricemia and ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation (VT/VF) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutane...

    Authors: Xianqing Hu, Shenwen Fu and Saibin Wang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:199
  33. Hypertension remains the major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) worldwide with a prevalence and mortality in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) among the highest. The early detection of hyp...

    Authors: Evariste Ntaganda, Regine Mugeni, Emmanuel Harerimana, Gedeon Ngoga, Symaque Dusabeyezu, Francois Uwinkindi, Jean N. Utumatwishima, Eugene Mutimura, Victor G. Davila-Roman, Kenneth Schechtman, Aurore Nishimwe, Laurence Twizeyimana, Angela L. Brown, W. Todd Cade, Marcus Bushaku, Lisa de Las Fuentes…
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:197
  34. To evaluate the association of physical activity (PA) with atrial fibrillation (AF) incidence in an elderly population.

    Authors: Grace Fletcher, Aniqa B. Alam, Linzi Li, Faye L. Norby, Lin Y. Chen, Elsayed Z. Soliman and Alvaro Alonso
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:196
  35. Calcific aortic valve stenosis (CAVS) represents a serious health threat to elderly patients. Post-stenotic aortic dilation, a common feature in CAVS patients, might progress into aneurysm and even dissection,...

    Authors: Shanghao Chen, Zezhong Wu, Yan Yun, Hechen Shen, Diming Zhao, Yanwu Liu, Chengwei Zou, Haizhou Zhang, Zhengjun Wang and Xiaochun Ma
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:195
  36. COVID-19 affects healthcare resource allocation, which could lead to treatment delay and poor outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We assessed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on AMI...

    Authors: Jing Gao, Peng-Ju Lu, Chang-Ping Li, Hui Wang, Ji-Xiang Wang, Nan Zhang, Xiao-Wei Li, Hai-Wang Zhao, Jing Dou, Miao-Na Bai, Yu-Tian Shi, Jia Zhao, Chun Zan and Yin Liu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:194
  37. The role of beta-blockers in acute myocardial infarction patients without heart failure and with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF ≥ 50%) is unknown. Our study aimed to retrospectively analyze...

    Authors: Xue-song Wen, Rui Luo, Jie Liu, Qin Duan, Shu Qin, Jun Xiao and Dong-Ying Zhang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:193
  38. Cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) and giant cell myocarditis (GCM) are rare diseases that share some similarities, but also display different clinical and histopathological features. We aimed to compare the demographic...

    Authors: Emanuele Bobbio, Clara Hjalmarsson, Marie Björkenstam, Christian L. Polte, Anders Oldfors, Ulf Lindström, Pia Dahlberg, Sven-Erik Bartfay, Piotr Szamlewski, Amar Taha, Egidija Sakiniene, Kristjan Karason, Niklas Bergh and Entela Bollano
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:192
  39. To explore possible associations between glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) genetic polymorphisms in the patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) in Han and Uygur Chinese populations in Xinjiang, China.

    Authors: Fei Yu, Fen Liu, Xiao-Mei Li, Qian Zhao, Jun-Yi Luo, Jin-Yu Zhang and Yi-Ning Yang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:191
  40. This study aimed to compare the characteristics of carotid plaques between patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA) and ischemic stroke using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging.

    Authors: Mingming Lu, Lichen Zhang, Fei Yuan, Peng Peng, Hongtao Zhang, Shitong Liu, Yao He, Jianming Cai and Xihai Zhao
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:190
  41. Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and acute ischemic stroke (AIS) have common vascular risk factors; however, ICH often occurs in adults aged < 70 years. Intracerebral hemorrhage and AIS in adults aged < 70 years...

    Authors: Takahisa Mori, Kazuhiro Yoshioka, Yuhei Tanno and Shigen Kasakura
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:189
  42. To characterize surgical valvular heart diseases (VHDs) in China and disclose regional variations in VHD surgeries by analyzing the data derived from the Chinese Cardiac Surgery Registry (CCSR).

    Authors: Hongyuan Lin, Jianfeng Hou, Jiamiao Gong, Yongjian Wu and Zhe Zheng
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:188
  43. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of heavily calcified lesions (HCLs) is associated with higher complication rates and worse clinical outcomes. Cutting balloon (CB) has been widely used for HCLs, but pa...

    Authors: Wei Liu, Yutong Yao, Zhi Jiang, Longhai Tian, Bo Song, Hui Liu, Shiyan Deng, Rui Luo and Fang Wei
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:187
  44. Left ventricular structure and function abnormalities may be an early marker of cardiomyopathy among African Americans with diabetes (DM) even in the absence of coronary artery disease (CAD), arrhythmia, valvu...

    Authors: Chizobam Ani, David Shavlik, Synnove Knutsen, Islam Abudayyeh, Jimmie Banta, Emily O’Brien, Robert J. Mentz, Alain G. Bertoni and Gary Fraser
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:186
  45. To investigate the feasibility and accuracy of the Euro CTO (CASTLE)CTA score obtained on coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) for predicting the success of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and...

    Authors: Yan-tan Yu, Zhi-yi Sha, Shu-min Chang, Du-tian Zhai, Xiao-jiao Zhang, Ai-jie Hou, Wen-jie Feng, Dao-wei Li, Yong Wang and Bo Luan
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:184
  46. Ablation index (AI) is an effective ablation quality marker. Impedance is also an important factor for lesion formation. The present study evaluated the influence of the baseline impedance in the effect of abl...

    Authors: Yuanjun Sun, Xianjie Xiao, Xiaomeng Yin, Lianjun Gao, Xiaohong Yu, Rongfeng Zhang, Zhongzhen Wang, Shiyu Dai, Yanzong Yang and Yunlong Xia
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:179

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