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  1. Coronary artery fistula refers to an abnormal communication between a coronary artery and great vessel, a cardiac chamber or other structure. The left circumflex artery (LCX) pericardia fistula combined with h...

    Authors: Zhiyan Shen, Kun Xia, Xinfeng Liu and Rongpin Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:567

    Content type: Case report

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  2. Recent studies have focused on the potential role of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) in the development of coronary artery disease (CAD). ABCA1 and ABCG1 transporters regulate cell cholesterol content and reve...

    Authors: Valentina V. Miroshnikova, Alexandra A. Panteleeva, Irina A. Pobozheva, Natalia D. Razgildina, Ekaterina A. Polyakova, Anton V. Markov, Olga D. Belyaeva, Olga A. Berkovich, Elena I. Baranova, Maria S. Nazarenko, Valery P. Puzyrev and Sofya N. Pchelina

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:566

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The diagnosis of malignant pericardial effusion (MPE) is often associated with a poor prognosis, but due to the complexity and unspecific nature of MPE patients' clinical manifestations, imaging often performs...

    Authors: Shucai Wang, Jiazheng Zhao, Chanchan Wang and Ning Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:565

    Content type: Research

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  4. Although various studies have been conducted on the effects of seasonal climate changes or emotional variables on the risk of AMI, many of them have limitations to determine the predictable model. The currents...

    Authors: Hamid Sharif Nia, Ozkan Gorgulu, Navaz Naghavi, Erika Sivarajan Froelicher, Fatemeh Khoshnavay Fomani, Amir Hossein Goudarzian, Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Roghiyeh Pourkia and Ali Akbar Haghdoost

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:563

    Content type: Research

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  5. Aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) with associated Kommerell diverticulum (KD) is a rare congenital aortic disease. KD patients have a high risk of rupture, dissection, and compression of adjacent structu...

    Authors: Tieyan Li, Lin Zou, Yunzhen Feng, Guoliang Fan and Yuanfeng Xin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:562

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Constrictive pericarditis (CP) is characterized by scarring and loss of elasticity of the pericardium. This case demonstrates that mixed martial arts (MMA) is a previously unrecognized risk factor for CP, diag...

    Authors: Meganne N. Ferrel, Sentia Iriana, I. Raymond Thomason, Christy L. Ma, Katsiaryna Tsarova, Brent D. Wilson, Stephen H. McKellar and John J. Ryan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:561

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Takayasu arteritis is a chronic inflammatory disease involving the aorta and its major branches. Acute myocardial infarction rarely but not so much presents in patients with Takayasu arteritis, and the prefera...

    Authors: Shiqiang Zhou, Chao Gao and Fei Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:560

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Transcatheter valve replacement (TAVR) is an important therapeutic intervention for patients with aortic valve stenosis. As TAVR has become available to a broader population, there has been an increase in the ...

    Authors: Kriti Lnu, Shamim Ansari, Shantanu Mahto, Hemal Gada, Mubashir Mumtaz, David Loran, Nikhil J. Theckumparapil and Amit N. Vora

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:559

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Myocardial crypts are discrete, narrow, blood filled invaginations within the left ventricular myocardium and high-take-off coronary artery are rare manifestations where coronary arteries originate above the s...

    Authors: Özge Ozden Tok, Ignatios Ikonomidis, Konstantinos Papadopoulos, Ömer Göktekin, Gülsüm Bingöl and Giovanni Di Salvo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:557

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Our study aimed to determine the prevalence and prognosis of acute coronary syndrome with non-obstructive coronary artery (ACS-NOCA) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).

    Authors: Sarinya Puwanant, Angkawipa Trongtorsak, Chaisiri Wanlapakorn, Nattakorn Songsirisuk, Aekarach Ariyachaipanich and Smonporn Boonyaratavej

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:556

    Content type: Research

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  11. Chest pain remains one of the most challenging serious complaints in the emergency department (ED). A prompt and accurate risk stratification tool for chest pain patients is paramount to help physcian effectiv...

    Authors: Mohamed Hassene Khalil, Adel Sekma, Hajer Yaakoubi, Khaoula Bel Haj Ali, Mohamed Amine Msolli, Kaouthar Beltaief, Mohamed Habib Grissa, Hamdi Boubaker, Mohamed Sassi, Hamadi Chouchene, Youssef Hassen, Houda Ben Soltane, Zied Mezgar, Riadh Boukef, Wahid Bouida and Semir Nouira

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:555

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  12. Atherosclerosis is a vital cause of cardiovascular diseases. The correlation between proteinuria and atherosclerosis, however, has not been confirmed. This study aimed to assess whether there is a relationship...

    Authors: Wencai Jiang, Meixiang Chen, Jianyu Huang, Yu Shang, Changyu Qin, Zheng Ruan, Shuang Li, Ruixin Wang, Pengfei Li, Yuekang Huang, Jianxiong Liu and Lin Xu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:554

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  13. Novel circulating biomarkers may help in understanding the underlying mechanisms of atrial fibrillation (AF), a challenge for AF management and prevention of cardiovascular (CV) events. Whether glycosylation a...

    Authors: Lidia Staszewsky, Jennifer M. T. A. Meessen, Deborah Novelli, Ursula-Henrike Wienhues-Thelen, Marcello Disertori, Aldo P. Maggioni, Serge Masson, Gianni Tognoni, Maria Grazia Franzosi, Donata Lucci and Roberto Latini

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:553

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  14. The use of preoperative beta-blockers has been accepted as a quality standard for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. However, conflicting results from recent studies have raised q...

    Authors: Hanwei Tang, Kai Chen, Jianfeng Hou, Xiaohong Huang, Sheng Liu and Shengshou Hu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:552

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  15. To evaluate the value of Glasgow Aneurysm Score (GAS) in predicting long-term mortality and survival in patients who have undergone endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).

    Authors: Anıl Özen, Metin Yılmaz, Görkem Yiğit, İsa Civelek, Mehmet Ali Türkçü, Ferit Çetinkaya, Ertekin Utku Ünal and Hakkı Zafer İşcan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:551

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  16. When compared with older reports of untreated symptomatic aortic valve stenosis (AoS), urgent transcatheter aortic valve implantation (u-TAVI) seems to improve mortality rates. We performed a single centre, re...

    Authors: Arpad Lux, Leo F. Veenstra, Suzanne Kats, Wim Dohmen, Jos G. Maessen, Arnoud W. J. van ’t Hof and Bart Maesen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:550

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  17. Our aim was to comprehensively review published evidence on the association between having a congenital heart disease (CHD) compared with not, on educational attainment (i.e. not obtaining a university degree,...

    Authors: Lucia Cocomello, Arnaldo Dimagli, Giovanni Biglino, Rosie Cornish, Massimo Caputo and Deborah A. Lawlor

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:549

    Content type: Research

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  18. Advanced age is associated with both left bundle branch block (LBBB) and hypertension and the usefulness of ECG criteria to detect left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in patients with LBBB is still unclear. The...

    Authors: Caio Assis Moura Tavares, Nelson Samesima, Felippe Lazar Neto, Ludhmila Abrahão Hajjar, Lucas C. Godoy, Eduardo Messias Hirano Padrão, Mirella Facin, Wilson Jacob Filho, Michael E. Farkouh and Carlos Alberto Pastore

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:547

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  19. An association has been identified between mitral valve prolapse (MVP) and sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), and ventricular arrhythmias (VA). This study aimed to elucidate predictive factors for SCA or VA in MVP p...

    Authors: Jae-Hyuk Lee, Jae-Sun Uhm, Young Joo Suh, Min Kim, In-Soo Kim, Moo-Nyun Jin, Min Soo Cho, Hee Tae Yu, Tae-Hoon Kim, Yoo Jin Hong, Hye-Jeong Lee, Chi Young Shim, Young Jin Kim, Jun Kim, Jong-Youn Kim, Boyoung Joung…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:546

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Transcatheter coil occlusion has been the treatment of choice for closure of small patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). In spite of its safety, complications such as hemolysis still occasionally occur. And the hemo...

    Authors: Mao-Sheng Hwang, Ching-Chia Kuo, Hung-Tao Chung, Hsin-Mao Hsu, Jaw-Ji Chu and Chao-Jan Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:545

    Content type: Case report

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  21. We report a rare case of concomitant inferior left ventricular aneurysm and ventricular septal rupture in a patient presenting with chronic heart failure.

    Authors: Masashi Kawamura, Osamu Monta, Kana Shibata and Yasushi Tsutsumi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:544

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality among young men is very high and the prevention methods usable in family practice (FP) settings are limited (1,2). The objectives of this study were to investigate the ca...

    Authors: Liina Kask-Flight, Koray Durak, Kadri Suija, Anneli Rätsep and Ruth Kalda

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:543

    Content type: Research article

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  23. High levels of arterial oxygen pressures (PaO2) have been associated with increased mortality in extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR), but there is limited information regarding possible mechanisms...

    Authors: Jean Bonnemain, Marco Rusca, Zied Ltaief, Aurélien Roumy, Piergiorgio Tozzi, Mauro Oddo, Matthias Kirsch and Lucas Liaudet

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:542

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  24. The increased risk for cardiovascular events in diabetics is heterogeneous and contemporary clinical risk score calculators have limited predictive value. We therefore examined the additional value of coronary...

    Authors: Barak Zafrir, Walid Saliba, Rachel Shay Li Widder, Razi Khoury, Elad Shemesh and David A. Halon

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:541

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  25. There is no data specific to the addition of renal dysfunction and age 50–64 years as risk parameters to the CHA2DS2-VA score, which is known as the R2CHA2DS2-VA score, among NVAF patients. Accordingly, the aim o...

    Authors: Komsing Methavigul, Poom Sairat and Rungroj Krittayaphong

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:540

    Content type: Research

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  26. The accurate and independent measurement of blood pressure (BP) by patients is essential for home BP monitoring (HBPM) and determining the quality of hypertension (HTN) control. This study aimed to evaluate t...

    Authors: Katarzyna Nessler, Anna Krztoń-Królewiecka, Anna Suska, Mitchell R. Mann, Michał B. Nessler and Adam Windak

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:539

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  27. Macro-reentrant atrial tachycardias (MATs) are a common complication after cardiac valve surgery. The MAT types and the effectiveness of MAT ablation might differ after different valve surgery. Data comparing ...

    Authors: Xin-hua Wang, Ling-cong Kong, Tian Shuang, Zheng Li and Jun Pu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:538

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  28. To evaluate the 3-year clinical outcomes of a polymer-free sirolimus-eluting, Nano plus stent for the treatment of coronary artery disease in the NANO multicenter Registry.

    Authors: Yi Dai, Rutao Wang, Fengying Chen, Yaojun Zhang, Yi Liu, He Huang, Ping Yang, Ruining Zhang, Bo Zheng, Chao Gao, Yundai Chen and Ling Tao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:537

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  29. Although coronary events (CE) and ischemic stroke share many risk factors, there are also some important differences. The aim of this paper was to assess the association of risk factors in relation to incident...

    Authors: Iram Faqir Muhammad, Yan Borné, Suneela Zaigham, Martin Söderholm, Linda Johnson, Margaretha Persson, Olle Melander and Gunnar Engström

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:536

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  30. Education can contribute to promotion of the quality of life and reduction of heart anxiety in patients with heart failure, so it is important to find a suitable educational method for these patients. Therefor...

    Authors: Fateme Mohammadi, Mitra Sadeghi Jahromi, Mostafa Bijani, Shanaz Karimi and Azizallah Dehghan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:535

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  31. Although renal insufficiency and dyslipidemia are known to be closely associated, the effect of kidney function on the size and clinical value of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles remains largely unknow...

    Authors: Long Jieni, Xue Yazhi, Zeng Xiaorong, Liu Dan, Ma Yusheng, Rao Jiahuan, Zhang Bin, Li Li and Guo Zhigang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:534

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  32. The CADILLAC risk score was developed to identify patients at low risk for adverse cardiovascular events following ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary percutaneous coronary interven...

    Authors: Ryan S. Wilson, Peter Malamas, Brent Dembo, Sumeet K. Lall, Ninad Zaman and Brandon R. Peterson

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:533

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  33. The cardioprotective ability of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) is controversial. Most studies suggest a specific role for PUFAs in cardioprotection from ischemic heart disease (IHD). However, few stud...

    Authors: Bayi Xu, Zhixia Xu, Duanmin Xu and Xuerui Tan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:532

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  34. The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation between fasting blood glucose and new-onset hypertension and examine any synergistically effect modification with multiple risk factors.

    Authors: Jing Liu, Nan N. Cheng, Zi Y. Zhou, Yue Zhang, Jie Yang, Li S. Liu, Yun Song, Xiao Huang, Gen F. Tang, Bin Y. Wang, Xian H. Qin, Xi P. Xu and Xiang Q. Kong

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:531

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  35. Estimated plasma volume status (ePVS) has been reported that associated with poor prognosis in heart failure patients. However, no researchinvestigated the association of ePVS and prognosis in patients with ac...

    Authors: Jun Chen, Jiayi Shen, Dongsheng Cai, Tiemin Wei, Renyi Qian, Chunlai Zeng and Lingchun Lyu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:530

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  36. Neutrophil–lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a valuable indicator for evaluating inflammation and adverse outcomes after cardiac surgery. The objective of this study was to evaluate the association of perioperative NL...

    Authors: Peng Gao, Jinping Liu, Xu Wang, Peiyao Zhang, Yu Jin, Liting Bai and Yixuan Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:529

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  37. The value of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) in cardiogenic shock, especially the combination of the ECMELLA approach (Impella combined with ECMO), remains controversial.

    Authors: Daniel Ebert, Nils Mungard, Alexander Mensch, Lorenz Homeister, Jan Willsch, Richard Ibe, Henning Baust, Markus Stiller, Artur Rebelo, Joerg Ukkat, Angelos G. Rigopoulos, Elke Weber, Michael Bucher and Michel Noutsias

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:528

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  38. Hypertension has always been a worldwide health concern. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control rates of hypertension among adult residents of northern C...

    Authors: Xiaoqian Xu, Han Bao, Zixuan Tian, Hao Zhu, Lige Zhu, Liwei Niu, Tao Yan, Hairong Dong, Xin Fang and Xingguang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:525

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  39. To explore the effects of cardiac exercise rehabilitation on peripheral blood endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) in elderly patients with chronic heart failure.

    Authors: Juming Chen, Shenhong Gu, Yanling Song, Xinbo Ji, Wangyuan Zeng, Xiaoxi Wang, Yachun Wang and Qingfeng Feng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:524

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  40. To explore the determinants of incident hypertension, and especially the impact of baseline blood pressure categories, in a representative Swedish population.

    Authors: Ulf Lindblad, Klara Lundholm, Jenny Eckner, Ying Li, Lennart Råstam, I. Margareta Hellgren and Bledar Daka

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:523

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  41. With the high prevalence of COVID-19 infections worldwide, the multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adults (MIS-A) is becoming an increasingly recognized entity. This syndrome presents in patients several week...

    Authors: Michael I. Gurin, Yue J. Lin, Samuel Bernard, Randal I. Goldberg, Navneet Narula, Robert T. Faillace, Carlos L. Alviar, Sripal Bangalore and Norma M. Keller

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:522

    Content type: Case report

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  42. aVR lead is often neglected in routine clinical practice largely because of its undefined clinical utility specifications. Nevertheless, positive T-wave in aVR lead has been reported to be associated with poor...

    Authors: Babak Kazemi, Seyyed-Reza Sadat-Ebrahimi, Abdolmohammad Ranjbar, Fariborz Akbarzadeh, M. Reza Sadaie, Naser Safaei, Mehdi Esmaeil zadeh-Saboor, Bahram Sohrabi and Samad Ghaffari

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:520

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  43. Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) restores ventricular synchrony and induces left ventricular (LV) reverse remodeling in patients with heart failure (HF) and dyssynchrony. However, 30% of treated patient...

    Authors: Björn Östenson, Ellen Ostenfeld, Anna Werther-Evaldsson, Anders Roijer, Zoltan Bakos, Mikael Kanski, Einar Heiberg, Håkan Arheden, Rasmus Borgquist and Marcus Carlsson

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:519

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  44. Atherosclerosis is the main cause of carotid artery stenosis (CAS) which mostly occurs in the elderly. In this paper, the expression level of miR-375-3p in asymptomatic CAS patients and its diagnostic value fo...

    Authors: Yuxia Yin, Zhen Cheng, Xiaoling Fu and Shishun Ji

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:518

    Content type: Research

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