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  1. Content type: Research article

    Computed tomography (CT) biomarkers claim to improve cardiovascular risk stratification. This review focuses on significant differences in incremental measures between adequate and inadequate reporting practise.

    Authors: Chun Lap Pang, Nicola Pilkington, Yinghui Wei, Jaime Peters, Carl Roobottom and Chris Hyde

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:39

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  2. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the possibility of left atrial (LA) remodeling using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in patients with interatrial block (IAB).

    Authors: Juan Lacalzada-Almeida, María Manuela Izquierdo-Gómez, Carima Belleyo-Belkasem, Patricia Barrio-Martínez, Javier García-Niebla, Roberto Elosua, Alejandro Jiménez-Sosa, Luis Alberto Escobar-Robledo and Antonio Bayés de Luna

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:38

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  3. Content type: Case report

    In patients with triple valve replacement developing third-degree atrioventricular block (AVB), the most appropriate approach for permanent pacemaker implantation remains questionable.

    Authors: Cheng Zheng, Wei-Qian Lin, Yuan-Zheng Lin, Hao Lian, Zhi-Rui Liu, Jia-Hui Chen and Jia-Feng Lin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:37

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Exposure to cold weather is associated with infaust cardiovascular responses, including myocardial infarction and arrhythmias. However, the exact mechanisms of these adverse changes in the myocardium under col...

    Authors: Peifang Cong, Yunen Liu, Nannan Liu, Yubiao Zhang, Changci Tong, Lin Shi, Xuelei Liu, Xiuyun Shi, Ying Liu, Zhou Tong and Mingxiao Hou

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:36

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Homocysteine has been long considered a risk factor for atherosclerosis. However, cardiovascular events cannot be reduced through homocysteine lowering by B vitamin supplements. Although several association st...

    Authors: Ching-Yu Julius Chen, Tzu-Ching Yang, Christopher Chang, Shao-Chun Lu and Po-Yuan Chang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:33

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is an emerging cardio-metabolic risk factor and has been shown to correlate with adverse cardiovascular (CV) outcome; however the underlying pathophysiology of this link is not ...

    Authors: Shaween Al-Talabany, Ify Mordi, J. Graeme Houston, Helen M. Colhoun, Jonathan R. Weir-McCall, Shona Z. Matthew, Helen C. Looker, Daniel Levin, Jill J. F. Belch, Fiona Dove, Faisel Khan and Chim C. Lang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:31

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Molecular hydrogen has been shown to have antioxidant effect and have been used to prevent oxidative stress-related diseases. The goal of this study was to explore if hydrogen-rich saline (HRS) plays a cardiop...

    Authors: Zhixin Fan, Yufei Gao, Zhiwei Huang, Fenghua Xue, Shujing Wu, Jing Yang, Liqun Zhu and Lu Fu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:32

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Inconsistent conclusions have been reported for the genetic relationship between CYP4F2 (Cytochrome P450 Family 4 Subfamily F Member 2) polymorphisms and the susceptibility to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular d...

    Authors: Tao Zhang, Kuiying Yu and Xuhua Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:29

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Infective endocarditis (IE) is still a condition with high mortality and morbidity, especially in the elderly, and in patients with prosthetic valves. The concept of “time-to-therapy” plays a key role for the ...

    Authors: Alfonso Campanile, Guido Tavazzi, Francesco Caprioglio and Fausto Rigo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:28

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Oxidative stress has recently been shown to play an important role in the development of arteriosclerosis in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD); however, no study has investigated this association in early ch...

    Authors: Takamichi Ishikawa and Keigo Seki

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:30

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Large myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with adverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling (LVR). We studied the nature of LVR, with specific attention to non-transmural MIs, and the association of peak CK-M...

    Authors: Pauli Pöyhönen, Minna Kylmälä, Paula Vesterinen, Sari Kivistö, Miia Holmström, Kirsi Lauerma, Heikki Väänänen, Lauri Toivonen and Helena Hänninen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:27

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Xanthine oxidase inhibitors (XOI), classified as purine-like (allopurinol and oxypurinol) and non-purine (febuxostat and topiroxostat) XOI, present antioxidant properties by reducing the production of reactive...

    Authors: Markus Bredemeier, Lediane Moreira Lopes, Matheus Augusto Eisenreich, Sheila Hickmann, Guilherme Kopik Bongiorno, Rui d’Avila, André Luis Bittencourt Morsch, Fernando da Silva Stein and Guilherme Gomes Dias Campos

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:24

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) and secondary prevention are effective components of evidence-based management for cardiac patients, resulting in improved clinical and behavioural outcomes. Mobile health (mHealth)...

    Authors: Sandra J. Hamilton, Belynda Mills, Eleanor M. Birch and Sandra C. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:25

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The rate of blood pressure (BP) control in adult hypertensive patients is poor and the reasons for poor control of BP pressure are not fully understood globally. This study aimed to assess the rate and factors...

    Authors: Saeed M. Omar, Osama Elnour, Gamal K. Adam, Osman E. Osman and Ishag Adam

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:26

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  15. Content type: Debate

    National estimates of ‘heart age’ by government health organisations in the US, UK and China show most people have an older heart age than current age. While most heart age calculators are promoted as a commun...

    Authors: Carissa Bonner, Katy Bell, Jesse Jansen, Paul Glasziou, Les Irwig, Jenny Doust and Kirsten McCaffery

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:19

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) and carotid plaque score (cPS) are respective markers of early and late stage subclinical atherosclerosis. Relationships between some laboratory parameters and subclin...

    Authors: Javad Alizargar and Chyi-Huey Bai

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:21

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Perception of low subjective social status (SSS) relative to others in society or in the community has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Our objectives were to determine whether lo...

    Authors: Karen L. Tang, Louise Pilote, Hassan Behlouli, Jenny Godley and William A. Ghali

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:22

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a neurotrophin involved in angiogenesis and maintenance of endothelial integrity. Whether circulating BDNF levels are associated with von Willebrand factor (vWF) lev...

    Authors: Hong Jin, Yifei Chen, Bilei Wang, Yi Zhu, Long Chen, Xiqiong Han, Genshan Ma and Naifeng Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:23

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Reducing women’s cardiovascular risk and the economic costs associated with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and diabetes (DM) continues to be a challenge. Whether a multifaceted CVD screening programme is benefi...

    Authors: Marie Dahl, Lars Frost, Rikke Søgaard, Ib Christian Klausen, Vibeke Lorentzen and Jes Lindholt

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:20

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is a major barrier to sustainable human development, but its health burden and geographic distribution among provinces of China remain unclear. This study aimed to estimate IHD bu...

    Authors: Ganshen Zhang, Chuanhua Yu, Maigeng Zhou, Lu Wang, Yunquan Zhang and Lisha Luo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:18

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Heart rate (HR) is a prognostic marker that is increasingly used as a therapeutic target in patients with cardiovascular disease. The association between resting and mean HR remains unclear. We therefore set o...

    Authors: Marlena V. Habal, Kumaraswamy Nanthakumar, Peter C. Austin, Cassandra Freitas, Christopher Labos and Douglas S. Lee

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:17

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic disease was characterised by left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), myocardial fibrosis, fiber disarray. The short-axis systolic function is important in left ventri...

    Authors: Jun Huang, Zi-Ning Yan, Yi-Fei Rui, Li Fan, Chang Liu and Jie Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:13

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Based on a plenty of different applications, intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) is now a well-established technology in complex electrophysiological procedures. Recently, ICE has become the most widely used u...

    Authors: Marco Zanobini, Antonio Dello Russo, Matteo Saccocci, Sergio Conti, Elisa De Camilli, Giulia Vettor, Valentina Catto, Maurizio Roberto, Cesare Fiorentini, Giuseppe Viale, Claudio Tondo and Michela Casella

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:15

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