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  1. High blood glucose impairs voltage-gated K+ (Kv) channel-mediated vasodilation in rat coronary artery smooth muscle cells (CSMCs) via oxidative stress. Advanced glycation end product (AGE) and receptor for AGE (R...

    Authors: Side Gao, Bing Hua, Qingbo Liu, Huirong Liu, Weiping Li and Hongwei Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:337

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  2. Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are at high risk of recurrent cardiovascular (CV) event. The European guidelines recommend low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels < 1.8 mmol/L and early ...

    Authors: Marie Skov Kristensen, Anders Green, Mads Nybo, Simone Møller Hede, Kristian Handberg Mikkelsen, Gunnar Gislason, Mogens Lytken Larsen and Annette Kjær Ersbøll

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:336

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  3. To detect the right atrial (RA) functions in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients by using volume-derived values and two-dimensional strain.

    Authors: Jun Huang, Chao Yang, Cai-Fang Ni, Zi-Ning Yan, Li Fan and Xiang-Ting Song

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:335

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  4. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality with incidence rates of 5–10 per 1000 person-years, according to primary prevention studies. To control hyperlipidemia—a major risk factor...

    Authors: Hsin-Yin Hsu, Chien-Ju Lin, Yu-Shan Lee, Ting-Hui Wu and Kuo-Liong Chien

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:334

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  5. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is associated with considerable mortality and morbidity worldwide. The present study explored the risk factors for arterial calcification among the different sections of the l...

    Authors: Hankun Yan, Zhihui Chang and Zhaoyu Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:333

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  6. As the need for health care services rise, alternative service delivery models such as student-led health interventions become attractive alternatives to alleviate the burden on healthcare. Predominantly, stud...

    Authors: Jenni Suen, Stacie Attrill, Jolene M. Thomas, Matilda Smale, Christopher L. Delaney and Michelle D. Miller

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:332

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  7. The activity of autonomic nervous system and its association with organ damage have not been entirely elucidated in hemorrhagic shock. The aim of this study was to investigate heart rate variability (HRV) and ...

    Authors: Fateme Khodadadi, Aminollah Bahaoddini, Alireza Tavassoli and Farzaneh Ketabchi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:331

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  8. Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is an angiographic finding of abnormal coronary dilatation. Inflammation plays a major role in all phases of atherosclerosis. We investigated the relationship between CAE and seru...

    Authors: Cheng-Hui Fan, Ying Hao, Yong-Hua Liu, Xiao-Lin Li, Zhen-Hao Huang, Yu Luo and Rui-Lin Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:330

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  9. Coronary interventions in patients of achondroplasia have been reported rarely in the medical literature. Due to short stature and kyphoscoliosis, endovascular access (Cannulation) of the coronary arteries is ...

    Authors: Mustafa Ibrahiem Mohammed Ali, Ahmed Abdalazim Dafallah Albashir, Omer Ali Mohamed Ahmed Elawad and Makram Aboali Ebied Mohamed

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:329

    Content type: Case report

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  10. As an inodilator, milrinone is commonly used for patients who undergo coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery because of its effectiveness in decreasing the cardiac index and mitral regurgitation. The aim ...

    Authors: Yu-shan Ren, Lan-fang Li, Tao Peng, Yu-jun Tan, Ying Sun, Guo-liang Cheng, Gui-min Zhang and Jie Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:328

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  11. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in India. Social and behavioural factors are strongly interrelated in the prevention and control of CVD. The ability to make lifestyle changes to ...

    Authors: Saju Madavanakadu Devassy, Martin Webber, Lorane Scaria, Jotheeswaran Amuthavalli Thiyagarajan, Meredith Fendt-Newlin, Jacques Joubert, Anuja Maria Benny, Anjana Nannatt and Lynette Joubert

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:327

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  12. Provisional 1-stent technique is currently regarded as the default approach for the majority of bifurcation lesions. Nonetheless, 2-stent techniques may be required for complex bifurcations with high compromis...

    Authors: Hongbo Yang, Juying Qian, Zheyong Huang and Junbo Ge

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:325

    Content type: Technical advance

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  13. Coronary artery disease (CAD) and atrial fibrillation (AF) frequently coexist in clinical practice, making it challenging for the treating physician to choose anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapies. The ai...

    Authors: Lili Wei, Enyong Su, Weili Liu, Wenlu Xing, Xinyun Liu, You Zhang, Shan Wang, Qianqian Cheng, Datun Qi and Chuanyu Gao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:323

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  14. The study aimed to evaluate the application of intra-renal Doppler flow indices for the prediction of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) during 24-month follow-up in patients with coronar...

    Authors: Maciej T. Wybraniec, Maria Bożentowicz-Wikarek, Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz, Jerzy Chudek and Katarzyna Mizia-Stec

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:322

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  15. Most previous research has studied the association of hypertension with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality by focusing on the transition from the initial state to a single outcome. We investi...

    Authors: Azra Ramezankhani, Michael J. Blaha, Mohammad hassan Mirbolouk, Fereidoun Azizi and Farzad Hadaegh

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:321

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  16. There is a positive association between raised resting heart rate (RHR), and all causes of mortality and shorter life expectancy. Several serum biomarkers and some anthropometric factors can affect the resting...

    Authors: Yashar Goorakani, Massih Sedigh Rahimabadi, Azizallah Dehghan, Maryam Kazemi, Mahsa Rostami Chijan, Mostafa Bijani, Hadi Raeisi Shahraki, Ali Davoodi, Mojtaba Farjam and Reza Homayounfar

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:319

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  17. Physical activity has been associated with a significant reduction in risk of sudden cardiac death in epidemiological studies, however, the strength of the association needs clarification. We conducted a syste...

    Authors: Dagfinn Aune, Sabrina Schlesinger, Mark Hamer, Teresa Norat and Elio Riboli

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:318

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  18. Postcardiac injury syndrome (PCIS) is an inflammatory response syndrome characterized by pericardial effusion with or without pleural effusion; however, serious PCIS with peripheral hematoma of the ascending a...

    Authors: Yuan Wang, Wenkui Li, Chi Yuan and Hegui Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:317

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Left ventricular remodeling following ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is associated with poor outcome, including heart failure (HF). Neprilysin inhibition leads to improved outcome in patients with ...

    Authors: Damien Legallois, Clémence Macquaire, Amir Hodzic, Stéphane Allouche, Ismaïl El Khouakhi, Alain Manrique, Paul Milliez, Eric Saloux and Farzin Beygui

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:316

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  20. Loss-of-function mutations of human cardiac sodium channel gene SCN5A induce a wide range of arrhythmic disorders. Mutation carriers with co-existing conditions such as congenital heart diseases and histories of ...

    Authors: Koichi Kato, Tomoya Ozawa, Seiko Ohno, Yoshihisa Nakagawa and Minoru Horie

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:315

    Content type: Case report

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  21. Coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) is a potential cause of infarction. During the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), home isolation and activity reduction can lead to hypercoagulability. Here, we rep...

    Authors: Wenshuai Ma, Chunyu Li, Wei Zhang, Zhaole Ji and Yan Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:314

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Whether the underlying risk of high bleeding risk (HBR) influences the relationship of high thrombotic risk (HTR) features with adverse events after drug-eluting stent implantation remains unclear. The purpose...

    Authors: Hao-Yu Wang, Ke-Fei Dou, Dong Yin, Dong Zhang, Run-Lin Gao and Yue-Jin Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:313

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  23. An optimal donor work-up to exclude preexisting conditions is recommended, but urgency and technical equipment in donor centers must be considered. We report a case of two coronary stents present in the donor ...

    Authors: Frieda-Maria Kainz, Stephanie Wallner, Keziban Uyanik-Uenal, Martin Andreas and Andreas Zuckermann

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:312

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the main cause of death and comorbidities worldwide. It is estimated that three quarters of all deaths related to CVD occur in low and middle income countries such as Brazil. ...

    Authors: Luiza Gabriela de Araújo Fonseca, Illia Nadinne Dantas Florentino Lima and Lucien Peroni Gualdi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:311

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  25. Correct detection of human cardiomyocyte death is essential for definitive diagnosis and appropriate management of cardiovascular diseases. Although current strategies have proven utility in clinical cardiolog...

    Authors: Qin Liu, Jian Ma, Hua Deng, Shu-Jun Huang, Jiao Rao, Wei-Bin Xu, Jing-Si Huang, Shan-Quan Sun and Liang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:310

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  26. Atrioventricular plane displacement (AVPD) reflects longitudinal left ventricular (LV) systolic function, and wall thickening (WT) regional radial LV function. The temporal evolution of these measures after ST...

    Authors: Ulrika Pahlm, Ellen Ostenfeld, Felicia Seemann, Henrik Engblom, David Erlinge, Einar Heiberg, Håkan Arheden and Marcus Carlsson

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:309

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  27. Prourokinase is a single-chain plasminogen activator presenting with fewer hemorrhagic complications and reduced reocclusion rate compared with the conventional fibrinolytic agents in patients with coronary ar...

    Authors: Yanqiang Wu, Xianghua Fu, Qiang Feng, Xinshun Gu, Guozhen Hao, Weize Fan and Yunfa Jiang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:308

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  28. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been a favored option for the patient who suffered from symptomatic aortic stenosis. However, the efficacy and safety outcomes in novel oral anticoagulants (N...

    Authors: Hongbin Liang, Qiyu He, Qiuxia Zhang, Xuewei Liu, Kai Cui, Guojun Chen and Jiancheng Xiu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:307

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  29. Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (ApHCM) is a phenotypic variant of nonobstructive HCM. ApHCM is characterized by left ventricular hypertrophy involve the distal apex. The electrocardiographic character of A...

    Authors: Yirao Tao, Jing Xu, Samira Yerima Bako, Xiaobo Yao and Donghui Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:306

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  30. Left atrial appendage (LAA) closure has been well evaluated in the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. Device embolization remains one of the most common complications. To the best of ou...

    Authors: Mohamad Jihad Mansour, Clément Bénic, Romain Didier, Antoine Noel, Martine Gilard and Jacques Mansourati

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:305

    Content type: Case report

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  31. Our retrospective single-center study aimed to evaluate the safety of the carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in comparison to patients with untreated asymptomatic carotid stenosis ≥60% before CABG.

    Authors: Mario Lescan, Mateja Andic, Oana Bartos, Christian Schlensak and Migdat Mustafi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:303

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  32. The study was conducted to evaluate the outcomes of different onset stage of cardiogenic shock (CS) in the patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).

    Authors: Shuaihua Qiao, Jingmei Zhang, Zhenzhen Kong, Han Wu, Rong Gu, Hongyan Zheng, Biao Xu and Zhonghai Wei

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:302

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  33. A key strategy for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the use of risk prediction algorithms. We aimed to investigate the predictive ability of SCORE (Systematic COronary Risk Estimation)...

    Authors: Cátia Santos-Ferreira, Rui Baptista, Manuel Oliveira-Santos, José Pereira Moura and Lino Gonçalves

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:301

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  34. Coronary artery disease (CAD) remains one of the major causes of death in humans. Genetic testing may allow early detection and prevention of this disease. This study aimed to investigate the association betwe...

    Authors: De-Yang Li, Jin-Yu Zhang, Qing-Jie Chen, Fen Liu, Qian Zhao, Xiao-Ming Gao, Xiao-Mei Li and Yi-Ning Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:300

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  35. Few studies have measured frailty as a potential reason for foregoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in older adults with severe aortic stenosis (AS). This study sought to determine the impact o...

    Authors: Julia Rodighiero, Nicolo Piazza, Giuseppe Martucci, Marco Spaziano, Kevin Lachapelle, Benoit de Varennes, Marie-Claude Ouimet and Jonathan Afilalo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:299

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  36. To investigate the relationship between fragmented QRS (fQRS) quantified by a new method and myocardial fibrosis (MF) and the diagnostic value of quantitative fQRS (Q-fQRS) to detect MF in hypertrophic obstruc...

    Authors: Xuanye Bi, Chengzhi Yang, Yunhu Song, Jiansong Yuan, Jingang Cui, Fenghuan Hu and Shubin Qiao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:298

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  37. To investigate the relationships of plasma renin, angiotensin, and aldosterone levels to blood pressure variability and target organ damage in children with essential hypertension.

    Authors: Yang Liu, Yao Lin, Ming-Ming Zhang, Xiao-Hui Li, Yan-Yan Liu, Jing Zhao and Lin Shi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:296

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  38. The level of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (LP-PLA2) in serum is independently correlated to coronary artery diseases (CAD). The aim of the study was to determine whether LP-PLA2 activity is positive...

    Authors: Hao Zhang, Yang Gao, Dan Wu and Dingguo Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:295

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  39. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has gained widespread acceptance for the treatment of critically ill patients suffering from cardiac and/or respiratory failure. Various animal models have been devel...

    Authors: Fabian Edinger, Emmanuel Schneck, Charlotte Schulte, Johannes Gehron, Sabrina Mueller, Michael Sander and Christian Koch

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:294

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  40. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a group of clinical syndromes associated with substantial morbidity and mortality rate. SYNTAX and SYNTAX II score used to be a reference for surgical selection of coronary rev...

    Authors: Xiaotong Wang, Zhongyu Wang, Bing Li and Ping Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:293

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  41. Evaluation of tissue fibrosis and myocardial hypertrophy in left ventricular (LV) remodeling is the basis of post-treatment evaluation of hypertensive heart disease (HHD). Extracellular volume (ECV) and myocar...

    Authors: Junqiao Niu, Mu Zeng, Yan Wang, Jun Liu, Hui Li, Shanshan Wang, Xiaoyue Zhou, Jia Wang, Yanyu Li, Feng Hou and Junwen Zhu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:292

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  42. Over the span of the last decade, medical research has been increasingly putting greater emphasis on the study of meteorological parameters due to their connection to cardiovascular diseases. The main goal of ...

    Authors: Brigitta Szilágyi, Márton Berczeli, Attila Lovas, Zoltán Oláh, Klára Törő and Péter Sótonyi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:291

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  43. Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is a common complication with poor outcomes following coronary angiography (CAG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, no study has explored the po...

    Authors: Li Lei, Yan Xue, Zhaodong Guo, Bowen Liu, Yibo He, Feier Song, Jin Liu, Guoli Sun, Liling Chen, Kaihong Chen, Zhiqi Su, Li Pan, Zhidong Huang, Yulu Huang, Xiuqiong Huang, Shiqun Chen…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:289

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  44. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a common reason for calls for intervention by emergency medical teams (EMTs) in Poland. Regardless of the mechanism, OHCA is a state in which the chance of survival is ...

    Authors: Michał Czapla, Marzena Zielińska, Anna Kubica-Cielińska, Dorota Diakowska, Tom Quinn and Piotr Karniej

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:288

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