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  1. Content type: Research article

    Despite currently available treatments, the burden of myocardial infarction (MI) morbidity and mortality remains prominent. The aim of this was to investigate the risk of developing subsequent cardiovascular e...

    Authors: Ville Kytö, Tuire Prami, Houssem Khanfir, Pål Hasvold, Eeva Reissell and Juhani Airaksinen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:123

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    Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common complication in patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HOCM) who undergo surgical myectomy. POAF is associated with poor outcome. The role o...

    Authors: Changpeng Song, Shengwei Wang, Ying Guo, Xinxin Zheng, Jie Lu, Xiaonan Fang, Shuiyun Wang and Xiaohong Huang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:122

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    Despite the availability and improvement in diagnostic and therapeutic interventions with proven benefits in reducing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, control rates of hypertension remain poor and gross...

    Authors: Gebrewahd Bezabh Gebremichael, Kalayou Kidanu Berhe and Teklewoini Mariye Zemichael

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:121

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is caused by different mechanisms but current treatment strategies do not target these mechanisms. Stratified therapy based on mechanistic drivers and biomarkers of AF have the potenti...

    Authors: Winnie Chua, Christina L. Easter, Eduard Guasch, Alice Sitch, Barbara Casadei, Harry J. G. M. Crijns, Doreen Haase, Stéphane Hatem, Stefan Kääb, Lluis Mont, Ulrich Schotten, Moritz F. Sinner, Karla Hemming, Jonathan J. Deeks, Paulus Kirchhof and Larissa Fabritz

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:120

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Emerging evidence suggests that patients with coronary artery disease carry an increased risk of developing malignancy, with deleterious effects on long-term prognosis. Our aim was to ascertain whether baselin...

    Authors: Giuseppe Berton, Rocco Cordiano, Fiorella Cavuto, Francesco Bagato, Heba Talat Mahmoud and Mattia Pasquinucci

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:119

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury is a leading cause of death all over the world, so developing practical approaches to promote cardioprotection against IR injury is essential. Exercise training is a...

    Authors: Maral Ramez, Hamid Rajabi, Fatemeh Ramezani, Nasim Naderi, Amir Darbandi-Azar and Farinaz Nasirinezhad

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:118

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Postoperative bleeding in cardiovascular surgery is a frequent and complicated situation for the surgical team, and may also be responsible for significant hospital expenditures. Fibrin glue are indicated in s...

    Authors: Amine Cheikh, Mohamed Rida Ajaja, Hicham Rhazali, Mustapha Bouatia, Ali Benomar, Anas Slaoui, Yahia Cherrah, Redouane Abouqal, Amine El Hassani and Younes Cheikhaoui

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:117

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In recent years, studies have indicated that vitamin D [25(OH)D3] and other calcium-phosphate (Ca-P) metabolism parameters and their disturbances might be potential new factors that may influence health-related q...

    Authors: Olga Mozenska, Jacek Bil, Agnieszka Segiet and Dariusz A. Kosior

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:116

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies reported that low level of oestradiol (E2) was associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, little study examined the relationship between E2 and CVD in longevous wome...

    Authors: Qiao Zhu, Yao Yao, Chao-Xue Ning, Xiao-Ping Chen, Fu-Xin Luan, Liang Liu, Qiong Liu, Na Wang, Fu Zhang and Ya-Li Zhao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:115

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of pregnancy. There is limited data regarding the predictors of persistent left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction. R...

    Authors: Firdevs Aysenur Ekizler and Serkan Cay

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:114

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Warfarin is the standard of care and NOAC (Novel oral anticoagulants) are a group of newer drugs for such purposes. NOAC has a generally better profile (Clear interaction, less side effect, require less monito...

    Authors: Qiyu He, Chun-Yat Sze, Tin-Yau Shum, Guang Hao, Nga-Yin Belinda Wong, Tat-Hang Sin, Wei Wei and Sujian Xia

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:113

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Impaired renal function increases the bleeding risk, leading to a conservative prescription and frequent discontinuation of oral anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD...

    Authors: Blerim Luani, Conrad Genz, Joerg Herold, Andreas Mitrasch, Julius Mitusch, Marcus Wiemer, Alexander Schmeißer, Rüdiger C. Braun-Dullaeus and Thomas Rauwolf

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:112

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Inflammation in myocardial infarction has a complex immunogenic origin and is suspected to be closely involved in its aetio-pathogenesis as well as outcome. In this study the objective was to further elucidate...

    Authors: Mitrakrishnan Rayno Navinan, Sepalika Mendis, Sumudu Wickramasinghe, Ambiga Kathirgamanathan, Tharanga Fernando and Jevon Yudhisdran

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:111

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The rational length of stay following non-complicated percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for Non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients remains controversial. Few studies have examined the ...

    Authors: Guozhong Wang, Quanming Zhao, Qing Cheng, Xiaoxia Zhang, Lei Tian and Xiaofan Wu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:109

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is associated with poorer outcomes after aortic valve replacement (AVR). For high-risk patients with complex CAD, combined transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) plus off-p...

    Authors: Hardy Baumbach, Eva R. Schairer, Kristina Wachter, Christian Rustenbach, Samir Ahad, Alina Stan, Stephan Hill, Peter Bramlage, Ulrich F. W. Franke and Tim Schäufele

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:108

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies have indicated that monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) plays an important role in the initiation and progression of ischaemic heart disease. However, no previous research has investigate...

    Authors: Yong Zhu, Chengping Hu, Yu Du, Jianwei Zhang, Jinxing Liu, Hongya Han and Yingxin Zhao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:107

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Parathyroidectomy has ameliorated cardiovascular risk factors in patients with hypercalcemic primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), but the effect of parathyroidectomy on normocalcemic PHPT is not exactly known. ...

    Authors: Selvihan Beysel, Mustafa Caliskan, Muhammed Kizilgul, Mahmut Apaydin, Seyfullah Kan, Mustafa Ozbek and Erman Cakal

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:106

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The function of deiodinases – selenoproteins converting thyroid hormones may be disturbed by oxidative stress accompanying heart failure. Selenium (Se) may be used by glutathione peroxidase, leading to a lack ...

    Authors: Magdalena Fraczek-Jucha, Katarzyna Zbierska-Rubinkiewicz, Małgorzta Kabat, Krzysztof Plens, Radoslaw Rychlak, Jadwiga Nessler and Andrzej Gackowski

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:105

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  19. Content type: Review

    Arrhythmic sudden cardiac death (SCD) represents a major worldwide public health problem accounting for 15–20% of deaths. Risk stratification to identify patients at risk of SCD is crucial in order to implemen...

    Authors: C. Balla, F. Vitali, A. Brieda, F. Gualandi, A. Ferlini, M. Bertini and R. Ferrari

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:104

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Left ventricle mass (LVM) can be influenced by various conditions including hypertension and/or inherent cardiomyopathies. Dysglycemia is also thought to exert an anabolic effect on heart tissue by hyperinsuli...

    Authors: Gokulan Pararajasingam, Brian Bridal Løgstrup, Dan Eik Høfsten, Thomas Brøcher Christophersen, Søren Auscher, Jørgen Hangaard and Kenneth Egstrup

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:103

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The diagnostic and prognostic utility of risk factors proposed by the 2012 American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology Foundation (AHA/ACCF) Scientific Statement on the cardiac assessment of ...

    Authors: Sarah Alexander, Meron Teshome, Hena Patel, Edie Y. Chan and Rami Doukky

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:102

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a fatal condition, with a subsequent variety of complications. Although rare, the ensuing presentation of atrial fibrillation (AF) secondary to PE is evident in the literature. Howev...

    Authors: Mohammad A. Abdulsalam, Mohammed N. Elganainy and Ahmad J. Abdulsalam

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:101

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a rare congenital vascular anomaly. Permanent pacemaker implantation (PPI) in patients with PLSVC can be challenging because of the venous anomalies. We reported a...

    Authors: Teng Li, Qiong Xu, Hong-tao Liao, Dimitrios Asvestas, Konstantinos P. Letsas and Yifu Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:100

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The association between dental health and coronary artery disease (CAD) remains a topic of debate. This study aimed to investigate the association between dental health and obstructive CAD using multiple denta...

    Authors: Ho Lee, Hack-Lyoung Kim, Kwang Nam Jin, Sohee Oh, Yoon-Sic Han, Da-Un Jung, Hye-Young Sim, Hee-Sun Kim, Woo-Hyun Lim, Jae-Bin Seo, Sang-Hyun Kim, Joo-Hee Zo and Myung-A Kim

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:98

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Sex-based differences in cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden are widely acknowledged, with male sex considered a risk factor in high-income settings. However, these relationships have not been examined in sub-...

    Authors: Itai M. Magodoro, Maggie Feng, Crystal M. North, Dagmar Vořechovská, John D. Kraemer, Bernard Kakuhikire, David Bangsberg, Alexander C. Tsai and Mark J. Siedner

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:96

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Depressive symptomatology may act as a barrier to enhance physical activity. This phenomenon is predominantly found in patients with an established cardiovascular disease (CVD) and in female patients. This cro...

    Authors: Retze Achttien, Jan van Lieshout, Michel Wensing, Maria Nijhuis van der Sanden and J. Bart Staal

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:95

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Oral anticoagulants can cause potentially serious adverse events. Therefore, before prescribing oral anticoagulants for ischemic stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), stroke risk assessm...

    Authors: Felix S. Wicke, Martin A. Schaller, Kateryna Karymova, Martin Beyer and Beate S. Müller

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:94

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for bifurcation lesions has often been challenging for Interventionists. Application of the correct intra-procedural technique is vital to generate beneficial outcomes ...

    Authors: Feng Huang and Zu-chun Luo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:93

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Heart failure (HF) is a common clinical syndrome, particularly in older people, and symptoms can develop gradually. The aim of this study was to explore the role of informal carers in the HF diagnostic process.

    Authors: Frances Bell-Davies, Clare Goyder, Nicola Gale, F. D. Richard Hobbs and Clare J. Taylor

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:92

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The best strategy for the treatment of the non-infarct artery in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and multivessel disease (MVD) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PC...

    Authors: Haiyan Xu, Xiwen Zhang, Jiangjin Li, Hailang Liu, Xiao Hu and Jing Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:91

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The ECG characteristics of the distal coronary venous system ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) share common features with VAs arising from the aortic cusps or the endocardial left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) ...

    Authors: Teng Li, Qiong Xu, Xian-zhang Zhan, Yu-mei Xue, Hong-tao Liao, Yi-fu Li, Konstantinos P. Letsas and Shu-lin Wu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:90

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Coronary bifurcation remains one of the most challenging lesion subsets in interventinal cardiology. Provisional stenting (PS) is the dominate technique for bifurcation lesions, but the key problem is the dete...

    Authors: Wen-Bo Qu, Wei Zhang, Jun-Yan Liu, Fan Zhang, Shuai-Nan Mu, Sheng-Ming Zhang, Hao Tang, Xi-Qian Liu, Xue-Qi Li and Bing-Chen Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:89

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Studies from Saudi Arabia have reported a continued increase in the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases and their associated risk factors. The objective of this study was to measure the gender differences in...

    Authors: AlJohara M. AlQuaiz, Amna Rehana Siddiqui, Ambreen Kazi, Mohammad Ali Batais and Ali M. Al-Hazmi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:88

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The role of intravenous hydration at the time of primary percutaneous intervention (PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains unclear. Guidelines are vague, supported by low level evi...

    Authors: Yong Liu, Daqing Hong, Amanda Ying Wang, Rui Guo, Brendan Smyth, Jin Liu, Guoli Sun, Shiqun Chen, Ning Tan, Meg Jardine, David Brieger, Ahmed Shaman, Shariful Islam, Jiyan Chen and Martin Gallagher

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:87

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  35. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to compare the characteristics and types of heart failure (HF) patients termed “high-impact users”, with high long-term readmission rates, in different regions in England. This will allow clinical fac...

    Authors: Ahsan Rao, Dani Kim, Ara Darzi, Azeem Majeed, Paul Aylin and Alex Bottle

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:86

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  36. Content type: Research article

    In atrial fibrillation (AF), there are known sex and sociodemographic disparities in clinical outcomes such as stroke. We investigate whether disparities also exist with respect to patient-reported outcomes. W...

    Authors: Kelly T. Gleason, Cheryl R. Dennison Himmelfarb, Daniel E. Ford, Harold Lehmann, Laura Samuel, Hae Ra Han, Sandeep K. Jain, Gerald V. Naccarelli, Vikas Aggarwal and Saman Nazarian

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:85

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The guideline recommendation to not measure carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) for cardiovascular risk prediction is based on the assessment of just one single carotid segment. We evaluated whether there is...

    Authors: Lara Müller-Scholden, Jan Kirchhof, Caroline Morbach, Margret Breunig, Rudy Meijer, Viktoria Rücker, Theresa Tiffe, Tino Yurdadogan, Martin Wagner, Götz Gelbrich, Michiel L. Bots, Stefan Störk and Peter U. Heuschmann

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:84

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Subclinical thyroid dysfunction whose typical patterns include subclinical hypothyroidism and subclinical hyperthyroidism, has been indicated to be associated with an increased risk of heart failure (HF). Howe...

    Authors: Guodong Yang, Ya Wang, Aiqun Ma and Tingzhong Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:83

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Ferritin is one of the key proteins that regulate iron homeostasis and is widely available clinical biomarker of iron status. This study aimed to discuss the influence of serum ferritin (SF) on cardiovascular ...

    Authors: Jun-Ru Liu, Yang Liu, Fu-Zai Yin and Bo-Wei Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:82

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  40. Content type: Case report

    There are three major mechanical complications after acute myocardial infarction: left ventricular free-wall rupture, ventricular septum rupture and acute mitral valve regurgitation. The left ventricular free-...

    Authors: Dulman O. Pineda-De Paz, Jorge E. Hernández-del Rio, Christian González-Padilla, Ramón M. Esturau-Santaló, Joseph Romero-Palafox, Fernando Grover-Paez and David Cardona-Muller

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:80

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  41. Content type: Case report

    Takayasu arteritis is a rare systemic vasculitis, which affects the aorta and its major branches, especially in young females. Diagnosis and treatment for Takayasu arteritis with coronary stenosis are importan...

    Authors: Tetsuro Yokokawa, Hiroyuki Kunii, Takashi Kaneshiro, Shohei Ichimura, Akiomi Yoshihisa, Makiko Yashiro Furuya, Tomoyuki Asano, Kazuhiko Nakazato, Takafumi Ishida, Kiyoshi Migita and Yasuchika Takeishi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:79

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Type D personality is associated with unfavorable outcomes in patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVD). However, there is no valid Type D Scale in Russian language. The purpose of the study was to examine t...

    Authors: Georgiy Pushkarev, Johan Denollet, Vadim Kuznetsov, Viola Spek and Elena Yaroslavskaya

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:78

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The impact of cerebral microbleeds on the safety of antithrombotic therapy has recently received considerable attention. We investigated the safety of antithrombotic therapy in patients with cerebral microblee...

    Authors: Jiayu Wang, Jia Zhang, Yuan Shen and Xiaowei Xu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:77

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  44. Content type: Research article

    While an expanding armamentarium of pharmacologic therapies has contributed to improved outcomes among adults with heart failure (HF) over the past two decades, this has also been accompanied by an increase in...

    Authors: Peter J. Kennel, Jerard Kneifati-Hayek, Joanna Bryan, Samprit Banerjee, Irina Sobol, Mark S. Lachs, Monika M. Safford and Parag Goyal

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:76

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The usefulness of the CHA2DS2-VASC risk score (CVRS) in predicting the occurrence of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) among patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO) undergoing percutaneous coronary interv...

    Authors: Yong Wang, Hong-wei Zhao, Xiao-jiao Zhang, Bao-jun Chen, Guo-ning Yu, Ai-jie Hou and Bo Luan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:74

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  46. Content type: Research article

    We previously analyzed morbidity and mortality in Jehovah’s Witnesses patients after cardiac surgery compared to control population patients. Patients who were Jehovah’s Witnesses were operated in accordance w...

    Authors: Pierre Wauthy, Charalampos Pierrakos, Louis Chebli and Redente Tortora

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:73

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