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  1. Content type: Research article

    Metabolic syndrome is associated with cardio-metabolic risk factors and lipid abnormalities. Previous studies evaluated the dietary habits and nutrient intakes among patients with metabolic syndrome; however t...

    Authors: Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi and Leila Jahangiry

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:68

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    N-terminal pro B-type peptide (NT-proBNP) has been associated with risk of myocardial infarction (MI), but less is known about the relationship between NT-proBNP and very small non ST-elevation MI, also known ...

    Authors: Madeline R. Sterling, Raegan W. Durant, Joanna Bryan, Emily B. Levitan, Todd M. Brown, Yulia Khodneva, Stephen P. Glasser, Joshua S. Richman, George Howard, Mary Cushman and Monika M. Safford

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:66

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    Maximal cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX) is the gold-standard for cardiorespiratory fitness assessment in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. However, high costs, required medical supervision, and safe...

    Authors: Gianni Mazzoni, Biagio Sassone, Giovanni Pasanisi, Jonathan Myers, Simona Mandini, Stefano Volpato, Francesco Conconi, Giorgio Chiaranda and Giovanni Grazzi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:67

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    A permanently indwelling filter in the inferior vena cava (IVC) may induce caval thrombosis, which could develop and evolve from an acute to a chronic phase. The differential diagnosis of acute and chronic thr...

    Authors: Liang Chen, Wanyin Shi, Jianping Gu, Xu He and Wensheng Lou

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:64

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    Despite current interest in the unfavorable impact of cardiometabolic index (CMI) and lipid accumulation product (LAP) on diabetes and cardiovascular risk, information regarding the relation of CMI and LAP to ...

    Authors: Haoyu Wang, Yingxian Sun, Zhao Li, Xiaofan Guo, Shuang Chen, Ning Ye, Yichen Tian and Lijun Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:62

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    Small conductance calcium-activated potassium channels (SK channels) play a critical role in action potential repolarization in cardiomyocytes. Recently, the potential anti-arrhythmic effect of metformin in di...

    Authors: Xi Fu, Yilong Pan, Qian Cao, Bin Li, Shuo Wang, Hongjiao Du, Na Duan and Xiaodong Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:63

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    There is a lack of information on the epidemiological data and risk factors associated with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in Chinese population. We reported the primary results from screening five-community ...

    Authors: Kun Li, Kewei Zhang, Tianxiao Li and Shuiting Zhai

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:60

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Heart failure (HF), the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the US, affects 6.6 million adults with an estimated additional 3 million people by 2030. More than 50% of HF patients have heart failure wit...

    Authors: Janet D. Pierce, Diane E. Mahoney, John B. Hiebert, Amanda R. Thimmesch, Francisco J. Diaz, Carol Smith, Qiuhua Shen, Dinesh Pal Mudaranthakam and Richard L. Clancy

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:57

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    The present study sought to explore the relationship of common cardiovascular disease risk factors and noncoding RNAs with essential hypertension (EH).

    Authors: Shiying Chen, Rong Chen, Tingxing Zhang, Shaowei Lin, Zhou Chen, Bi Zhao, Huangyuan Li and Siying Wu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:58

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    Cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of premature death world-wide with factors like abdominal obesity, hypertension and dyslipidemia being central risk factors in the etiology. The aim of the pre...

    Authors: Matthias Lidin, Mai-Lis Hellénius, Monica Rydell-Karlsson and Elin Ekblom-Bak

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:59

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  11. Content type: Research article

    To study the oxygen uptake efficiency and determine usefulness of submaximal parameters of oxygen uptake in systemic lupus erythematosus associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (SLE PAH) on performing a car...

    Authors: Bigyan Pudasaini, Guo-ling Yang, Chen Yang, Jian Guo, Ping Yuan, Yang Wen-lan, Rui Zhang, Lan Wang, Qin-Hua Zhao, Su-Gang Gong, Rong Jiang, Tian-Xiang Chen, Xiong Wei and Jin-Ming Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:56

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Severe aortic stenosis (AS) may lead to acute decompensated heart failure resistant to medical treatment. Here, we report a successful emergent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in a patient presen...

    Authors: Hongju Kim and Jung-Hee Lee

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:55

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    Recent hypotheses have suggested the pathophysiological role of catecholamines in the evolution of the Takotsubo syndrome (TTS). The extent of cardiac and circulatory compromise dictates the use of some form o...

    Authors: Uzair Ansari, Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Christian Fastner, Michael Behnes, Katherine Sattler, Aydin Huseynov, Stefan Baumann, Erol Tülümen, Martin Borggrefe and Ibrahim Akin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:54

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    Valvular heart disease is a leading cause of cardiovascular mortality, especially in China. More than a half of valvular heart diseases are caused by acute rheumatic fever. microRNA is involved in many physiol...

    Authors: Qiyu Lu, Yi Sun, Yuyin Duan, Bin Li, Jianming Xia, Songhua Yu and Guimin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:53

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    The wearable cardioverter-defibrillator (WCD) has emerged as a valuable tool to temporarily protect patients at risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD). The aim of this study was to determine the value of the WCD ...

    Authors: Susanne Röger, Stefanie L. Rosenkaimer, Anna Hohneck, Siegfried Lang, Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Boris Rudic, Erol Tülümen, Ksenija Stach, Jürgen Kuschyk, Ibrahim Akin and Martin Borggrefe

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:52

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) usually originates from pulmonary veins (PVs) but can also be caused by pulmonary veins outside, such as the coronary sinus (CS), the superior vena cava (SVC), and the ligament of Mars...

    Authors: Shiwei Huang, Binglin Pan, He Zou and Wei Lin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:51

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    Previous studies have shown that the presence of anemia is associated with increased short- and long-term outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This study aims at examining the impact of...

    Authors: Miriam Giovanna Colombo, Inge Kirchberger, Ute Amann, Margit Heier, Christian Thilo, Bernhard Kuch, Annette Peters and Christa Meisinger

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:50

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    High salt intake increases blood pressure (BP) and hypertension risk. This study aimed to examine association of urinary sodium excretion with BP and hypertension correlates among Cameroonian pygmies under hun...

    Authors: Daniel Lemogoum, William Ngatchou, Claude Bika Lele, Cecile Okalla, Marc Leeman, Jean-Paul Degaute and Philippe van de Borne

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:49

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Spinal cord infarction is an uncommon condition. Anterior cord syndrome present with paraparesis or quadriparesis with sparing of vibration and proprioceptive senses. The common causes of anterior cord syndrom...

    Authors: Nilukshana Yogendranathan, H. M. M. T. B. Herath, W. D. Jayamali, Anne Thushara Matthias, Aruna Pallewatte and Aruna Kulatunga

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:48

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Severe obesity is asscociated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) but non-invasive cardiac imaging modalities have important technical limits.

    Authors: Lukas Stoiber, Bernhard Schnackenburg, Rolf Gebker, Hanane Hireche-Chikaoui, Burkert Pieske and Sebastian Kelle

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:47

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    Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure has emerged as a secondary prevention option in patients with PFO and cryptogenic stroke. However, the comparative efficacy and safety of percutaneous closure and medical the...

    Authors: Xin-Lin Zhang, Li-Na Kang, Lian Wang and Biao Xu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:45

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of the study was to investigate whether the addition of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) to the MELD score enhances the prediction of mortality in patients with acute coronary syndrome (AC...

    Authors: Tuncay Kırıs, Eyüp Avcı and Aykan Çelik

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:44

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Drug-eluting balloons (DEB) have significant value for treating coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the merits of using DEB versus drug-eluting stents (DES) to treat CAD remain controversial. Herein, we co...

    Authors: Lulu Liu, Bin Liu, Jiajun Ren, Gang Hui, Chao Qi and Junnan Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:46

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    Antioxidants have shown great promise in stroke prevention. Diarylheptanoids (also known as diphenylheptanoids) are a small class of plant secondary metabolites that possess antioxidant activity greater than t...

    Authors: Cong Lan, Xinjian Chen, Yuxun Zhang, Wei Wang, Wei Eric Wang, Yukai Liu, Yue Cai, Hongmei Ren, Shuo Zheng, Lin Zhou and Chunyu Zeng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:43

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