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  1. Atrial fibrillation is the most prevalent sustained cardiac arrhythmia. Electrical cardioversion, a well-established part of the rhythm control strategy, is probably underused in community settings. Here, we d...

    Authors: Artemiy Okhotin, Maxim Osipov, Vasilij Osipov and Anton Barchuk
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:213
  2. One of the pathogenic causes of thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA), a dangerous vascular condition that can cause aortic rupture, is autoimmune disorders. Currently, immune cell clustering is becoming more and mor...

    Authors: Guoli Liu, Sha Pan, Hongli Xia, Mincai Li and Ansen Wu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:212
  3. C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute inflammatory protein detected in obese patients with metabolic syndrome. Moreover, increased CRP levels have been linked with atherosclerotic disease, congestive heart fail...

    Authors: Ivana Nemeckova, Samira Eissazadeh, Jana Urbankova Rathouska, Jan Silhavy, Hana Malinska, Michal Pravenec and Petr Nachtigal
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:211
  4. Cardiovascular disease continues to be a leading cause of mortality worldwide, highlighting the need to explore innovative approaches to improve cardiovascular health outcomes. Time-restricted fasting (TRF) is...

    Authors: Zhengqi Qiu, Emma Yun Zhi Huang, Yufei Li, Ying Xiao, Yancheng Fu, Jun Du and Juntao Kan
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:210
  5. Regular transient limb ischemia (RTLI) can prevent atherosclerosis (AS) progression in hypercholesterolemic rabbits. This study aimed to investigate the minimum effective intensity and possible mechanisms of R...

    Authors: Nan-rong Zhang, Yi Wen, Jing Li, Wan-jun Zheng and San-qing Jin
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:209
  6. Obesity and hypertension are major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases that affect millions of people worldwide. Both conditions are associated with chronic low-grade inflammation, which is mediated by ad...

    Authors: Ou Wu, Xi Lu, Jianhang Leng, Xingyu Zhang, Wei Liu, Fenfang Yang, Hu Zhang, Jiajia Li, Saber Khederzadeh, Xiaodong Liu and Chengda Yuan
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:208
  7. This study aimed to investigate the serum levels of Peptidase M20 domain containing 1 (PM20D1) in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) patients and examine its association with lipid metabolism, e...

    Authors: Lin Wang, Jiaxiang Liu, Liufang Zhou and Qingmei Fu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:207
  8. COVID-19 has been associated with cardiac troponin T (cTnT) elevations and changes in cardiac structure and function, but the link between cardiac dysfunction and high-sensitive cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) in...

    Authors: Tarjei Øvrebotten, Albulena Mecinaj, Knut Stavem, Waleed Ghanima, Eivind Brønstad, Michael T Durheim, Tøri V. Lerum, Tony Josefsen, Jostein Grimsmo, Siri L. Heck, Torbjørn Omland, Charlotte B. Ingul, Gunnar Einvik and Peder L. Myhre
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:206
  9. Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a major cause of death across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In parallel, non-communicable disease and especially cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden has increased substantially in...

    Authors: Marcello S. Scopazzini, Pamela Chansa, Edith D. Majonga, Nina Bual, Albertus Schaap, Kondwelani J. Mateyo, Remmy Musukuma, Veronica Mweemba, Maina Cheeba, Chipili C. Mwila, Lucheka Sigande, Isabel Banda, Joseph Ngulube, Kwame Shanaube, Dominik Zenner, Helen Ayles…
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:205
  10. While coronary artery calcification (CAC) is recognized as a reliable marker for coronary atherosclerosis, the relationship between the concentration of C-reactive protein (CRP) and the incidence and progressi...

    Authors: Amirhossein Tajani, Masoumeh Sadeghi, Navid Omidkhoda, Amir Hooshang Mohammadpour, Sara Samadi and Vahid Jomehzadeh
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:204
  11. In patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), ischemic myocardial fibrosis assessed by late gadolinium enhancement (I-LGE) using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) have been reported. However, the c...

    Authors: Yang Zhi, Fu-dan Gui, Meng Xue, Yi-tian Long, Wen Miao, You Yi, Liang-chao Gao, Fu Bing and Shu-yue Pan
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:203
  12. The latest evidence indicates that ATP-binding cassette superfamily G member 2 (ABCG2) is critical in regulating lipid metabolism and mediating statin or cholesterol efflux. This study investigates whether the...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Yuan Chen, Baozhu Wei, Hang Li, Yuanyuan Peng and Zhi Luo
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:202
  13. Individuals with diabetes mellitus are at increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, which in turn are the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in the diabetic population. A peculiar feature of cardiov...

    Authors: Tigist Seleshi, Theodros Alemneh, Dufera Mekonnen, Demu Tesfaye, Sura Markos, Yitagesu Getachew, Konno Taddese and Senbeta Guteta
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:201
  14. IgG4-related disease is a fibro-inflammatory disorder with an unknown etiology, which can affect multiple organ systems, including the cardiovascular system. While most reported cases of cardiovascular involve...

    Authors: Golnaz Houshmand, Najme-Sadat Moosavi, Amirhossein Shahbazkhani and Hamidreza Pouraliakbar
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:200
  15. The study set out to develop an accurate and clinically valuable prognostic nomogram to assess the risk of in-hospital death in patients with acute decompensated chronic heart failure (ADCHF) and diabetes.

    Authors: Linlin Liu, Lei Feng, Cheng Lu, Jiehan Zhang, Ya Zhao and Lin Che
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:199
  16. Migraine is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Several retrospective studies have suggested that the closure of the Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) may provide relief from migraines. However, three randomized...

    Authors: Yang Zi-yang, Li Hezhi, Luo Dongling, Wang Ximeng and Zhang Caojin
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:198
  17. An increasing body of evidence suggests that serum albumin levels play a role in cardiovascular diseases. However, the specific causal relationship between serum albumin levels and cardiovascular disease remai...

    Authors: Taoke Huang, Zhifeng An, Ziru Huang, Weiyang Gao, Benchuan Hao and Juan Xu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:196
  18. Using the cardiac surgery database is of high importance in referral centers and can lead to a better quality of care for patients. Tehran Heart Center (THC) is a cardiovascular referral center that was inaugu...

    Authors: Masih Tajdini, Amir Hossein Behnoush, Mina Pashang, Mana Jameie, Amirmohammad Khalaji, Saeed Sadeghian, Ali Vasheghani-Farahani, Hamidreza Poorhosseini, Farzad Masoudkabir, Kaveh Hosseini, Saeed Davoodi, Mohammad Sahebjam, Khosro Barkhordari, Haleh Ashraf, Akbar Shafiei and Abbasali Karimi
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:195
  19. High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is shown to be an independent protective factor against coronary artery diseases (CAD). Yet there are limited studies focusing on the association between HDL-C and ...

    Authors: Sara Montazeri Namin, Ali Moradi, Hamed Tavolinejad, Ali Vasheghani-Farahani, Arash Jalali, Mina Pashang, Saeed Sadeghian, Jamshid Bagheri, Soheil Mansourian, Mehdi Mehrani, Kaveh Hosseini, Sina Rashedi and Masih Tajdini
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:194
  20. This study explores the intricate relationship between smoking, cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and their combined impact on overall CVD risk, utilizing data from NHANES 2011–2018.

    Authors: Athumani Mambo, Yulu Yang, Emmerenceana Mahulu and Zhou Zihua
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:193
  21. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) accounts for coronary artery disease (CAD) –related morbidity and mortality. There has been growing concern about the rising incidence of ACS among young individuals globally both...

    Authors: Nadeem Kassam, Mzee Ngunga, Mohamed Varwani, Miriam Msunza and Mohamed Jeilan
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:192
  22. To examine the prognostic value of superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity for monitoring reduced left ventricular ejection fraction(LVEF)in the patients with type 2 diabetes and acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

    Authors: Xiu-Yun Jiang, Qing Chen, Xiao-Yu Chen, Qiu-Ying Sun, Fei Jing, Hai-Qing Zhang, Jin Xu, Xiao-Hong Li and Qing-Bo Guan
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:191
  23. Polyarteritis Nodosa (PAN) is a systemic vasculitis (SV) historically thought to spare the coronary arteries. Coronary angiography and contemporary imaging reveal coronary stenosis and dilation, which are asso...

    Authors: Dylan J. Walter, Grace E. Bigham, Steven Lahti and Syed W. Haider
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:190
  24. The Systemic Immune-Inflammation Index (SII), a novel marker of inflammation based on neutrophil, platelet, and lymphocyte counts, has demonstrated potential prognostic value in patients undergoing percutaneou...

    Authors: Chunyu Zhang, Minghao Li, Lin Liu, Li Deng, Xie Yulei, Yi Zhong, Bin Liao, Lu Yu and Jian Feng
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:189
  25. Double chambered right ventricle is a rare congenital heart disease that is characterised by the presence of an anomalous muscle bundle that divides the right ventricle into a low pressure superior (distal) ch...

    Authors: Kanchan Maggo, Aanchal Bhayana, Pranav Gupta, Vidushi Gupta, Animesh Verma and Amita Malik
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:188
  26. A coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) is an abnormal dilation of a coronary artery segment often accompanied by coronary artery fistula (CAF), leading to communication between a coronary artery and a cardiac chambe...

    Authors: A. Vassilikou, MP Xenitopoulou, K. Ziampa, AP Evangeliou, S. Mitsiadis, A. Syrnioti, G. Petrakis, P. Tossios, V. Vassilikos and S. Tzikas
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:187
  27. The cardiometabolic index (CMI) is a new metric derived from the triglyceride-glucose index and body mass index and is considered a potential marker for cardiovascular risk assessment. This study aimed to exam...

    Authors: Chaoyan Tang, Tianjiao Pang, Chaozhi Dang, Hui Liang, Junfeng Wu, Xiaofang Shen, Lielin Wang, Ruiqiong Luo, Haiyun Lan and Ping Zhang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:186
  28. Downregulated expression of cold-inducible RNA binding protein (CIRP), a stress-response protein, has been demonstrated in the hearts of patients with heart failure (HF). However, whether CIRP plays a critical...

    Authors: Jingjing Zhang, Tao Liu, Yanzhao Wei, Jianye Peng, Gaofeng Zeng and Peng Zhong
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:185
  29. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are common chronic conditions that lead to morbidity and mortality worldwide. However, there are no recent national or regional reports about CVDs in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, thi...

    Authors: Bader A. Alqahtani and Aqeel M. Alenazi
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:184
  30. Myocardial ischemia is a prevalent cardiovascular disorder associated with significant morbidity and mortality. While prompt restoration of blood flow is essential for improving patient outcomes, the subsequen...

    Authors: Zhian Chen, Tianying Liu, Hao Yuan, Han Sun, Sitong Liu, Shuai Zhang, Li Liu, Shuang Jiang, Yong Tang and Zhi Liu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:183
  31. To evaluate the early and mid-term outcomes of open repair in patients with thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR).

    Authors: Ji Lin, Wei Liu, Cheng-Wei Yang, Kaitao Jian, Yu Xia, Hao Peng, Bin You and Li-Zhong Sun
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:182
  32. Adults with congenital heart defects (ACHD) globally constitute a notably medically underserved patient population. Despite therapeutic advancements, these individuals often confront substantial physical and p...

    Authors: Sebastian Freilinger, Harald Kaemmerer, Robert D. Pittrow, Stefan Achenbach, Stefan Baldus, Oliver Dewald, Peter Ewert, Annika Freiberger, Matthias Gorenflo, Frank Harig, Christopher Hohmann, Stefan Holdenrieder, Jürgen Hörer, Michael Huntgeburth, Michael Hübler, Niko Kohls…
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:181
  33. Acute type A aortic dissection (AAAD) is a devastating disease. Human aortic smooth muscle cells (HASMCs) exhibit decreased proliferation and increased apoptosis, and integrin α5β1 and FAK are important proang...

    Authors: Mingming Xue, Lingyu Xing, Yilin Yang, Mian Shao, Fengqing Liao, Feixiang Xu, Yumei Chen, Sheng Wang, Bin Chen, Chenling Yao, Guorong Gu and Chaoyang Tong
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:180
  34. The aim of this study is to develop a nomogram model for predicting the occurrence of intramyocardial hemorrhage (IMH) in patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) following Percutaneous Coronary Interve...

    Authors: Yin-shuang Yang, De-yang Xi, Yang Duan, Miao Yu, Kai Liu, Yan-kai Meng, Chun-feng Hu, Shu-guang Han and Kai Xu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:179
  35. The current management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and concomitant heart failure (HF) remains a significant challenge. Catheter ablation (CA) has been shown to improve left ventricular ejection f...

    Authors: Xinliang Zhao, Xiaoqin Hu, Wei Bao, Shuo Huang, Fei Li, Chen Liu, Liqi Ge, Quan Zhang, Chaoqun Zhang and Chengzong Li
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:178
  36. Estimated plasma volume status (ePVS) estimated by the Duarte formula is associated with clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure. It remains unclear the predictive value of the ePVS to the postoperati...

    Authors: Bo Shan, Jing Li, Zhangwei Shi, Chao Han, Juan Zhang, Jia Zhao, Rui Hu, Liwen Liu and Shengjun Ta
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:177
  37. The endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene deficiency is known to cause impaired coronary vasodilating capability in animal models. In the general clinical population, the eNOS gene polymorphisms, able ...

    Authors: Cecilia Vecoli, Chiara Caselli, Martina Modena, Giancarlo Todiere, Rosa Poddighe, Serafina Valente, Fabrizio Bandini, Andrea Natali, Lorenzo Ghiadoni, Aldo Clerico, Concetta Prontera, Simona Vittorini, Nicoletta Botto, Michele Emdin and Danilo Neglia
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:176
  38. Approximately 90% of intracardial thrombi originate from the left atrial appendage in non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients. Even with anticoagulant therapy, left atrial appendage thrombus (LAAT) still occ...

    Authors: Zixi Zhang, Jiabao Zhou, Qiuzhen Lin, Cancan Wang, Yunying Huang, Yongguo Dai, Wanyun Zuo, Na Liu, Yichao Xiao and Qiming Liu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:175
  39. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiac arrhythmia. The ratio of red cell distribution width (RDW) to albumin has been recognized as a reliable prognostic marker for poor outcomes in a variety of diseases...

    Authors: Li-ya Pan and Jing Song
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:174
  40. Recently, the impact of PM2.5 on human health has been intensively studied, especially the respiratory system. High-density lipoprotein plays a crucial role in removing excess cholesterol from cells and transport...

    Authors: Chaolin Liu and Yong Qiao
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:173
  41. Although APOE ε4 allele carriage confers a risk for coronary artery disease, its persistence in humans might be explained by certain survival advantages (antagonistic pleiotropy).

    Authors: Constantin-Cristian Topriceanu, Mit Shah, Matthew Webber, Fiona Chan, Hunain Shiwani, Marcus Richards, Jonathan Schott, Nishi Chaturvedi, James C. Moon, Alun D. Hughes, Aroon D. Hingorani, Declan P. O’Regan and Gabriella Captur
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:172
  42. Understanding the disease and its acceptance significantly influence adherence to prescribed medications, a critical aspect in managing coronary artery disease (CAD). This study is designed to explore the mult...

    Authors: Farzad Dugunchi, Shiv Kumar Mudgal, Zohreh Hosseini Marznaki, Hoda Shirafkan, Saeed Abrotan, Fateme Jafarian and Roghayeh Pourkia
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:171
  43. Cardiometabolic conditions are major contributors to the global burden of disease. An emerging body of evidence has associated access to and surrounding public open spaces (POS) and greenspace with cardiometab...

    Authors: Yasaman Sharifi, Sahar Sobhani, Nahid Ramezanghorbani, Moloud Payab, Behnaz Ghoreshi, Shirin Djalalinia, Zahra Nouri Ghonbalani, Mahbube Ebrahimpur, Maysa Eslami and Mostafa Qorbani
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:170
  44. Inflammation plays a key role in pathogenesis and rupture of aneurysms. Non-invasively and dynamically monitoring aneurysm inflammation is critical. This study evaluated myeloperoxidase (MPO) as an imaging bio...

    Authors: Xingchi Shi, Yuan Xue, Huiyu Wu, Chengyi Shen, Lei Zhong, Jun Lei, Zhiyang Xia, Ying Yang and Jiang Zhu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:169
  45. Paclitaxel is a chemotherapeutic agent commonly used for ovarian, lung, breast carcinoma, and Kaposi’s sarcoma. Its common side effects include hypersensitivity reaction, bone marrow suppression, and periphera...

    Authors: Gi Eun Kim, Ayman R. Ibrahim, Duha Shalatouni, Nadin H. Abouzeid and Fahmi Othman
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:167
  46. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one among the major causes of mortality all round the globe. Several anti-platelet regimens have been proposed following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In this analys...

    Authors: Chen Ning, Fang Ling, Deyi Liu and Zhang Zhi
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:166
  47. Hypertensive response to exercise (HRE) is related to the development of future hypertension, cardiovascular morbidity, and mortality, independent of resting blood pressure. We hypothesized that arterial stiff...

    Authors: C. Wuttichaipradit, C. Yodwut, P. Sukhum, K. Hengrussamee, M. Treesong, S. Thiangtham, B. Samut, A. Tunhasiriwet and T. Yingchoncharoen
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:165
  48. Aortic valve reconstruction using glutaraldehyde-treated autologous pericardium, also called Ozaki procedure, is a surgical procedure for patients with aortic valve disease. Gratifying results have been report...

    Authors: Zawadi Edward Kalezi, Alphonce Nsabi Simbila, Stella Mongella, Deogratias Nkya, Godwin Sharau, Felix Shonyela, Vivienne Mlawi and Naizihijwa Majani
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:163

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