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BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

Cardiovascular surgery

This section concerns all aspects of cardiovascular surgery.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Available cardiac surgery risk scores have not been validated in octogenarians. Our objective was to compare the predictive ability of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) score, EuroSCORE I, and EuroSCORE I...

    Authors: Jessica G. Y. Luc, Michelle M. Graham, Colleen M. Norris, Sadek Al Shouli, Yugmel S. Nijjar and Steven R. Meyer

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:275

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    This study aimed to assessed whether Talin-1 is involved in the pathogenesis of aortic dissection via regulating vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) biological function.

    Authors: Xiaolong Wei, Yudong Sun, Yani Wu, Jiang Zhu, Bin Gao, Han Yan, Zhiqing Zhao, Jian Zhou and Zaiping Jing

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:162

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) systems are life-saving devices used for treating patients with severe cardiopulmonary failure. In this study, we implemented a rat model of ECLS without the administration o...

    Authors: Ru-Wen Chang, Chien-Ming Luo, Hsi-Yu Yu, Yih-Sharng Chen and Chih-Hsien Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:123

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The right-sided aortic arch (RAA) is a rare congenital defect of the aorta. The aim of the study was to assess the occurrence of RAA in diagnoses performed by the University Radiology Department and analyze th...

    Authors: Agata Arazińska, Michał Polguj, Konrad Szymczyk, Magdalena Kaczmarska, Łukasz Trębiński and Ludomir Stefańczyk

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:102

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The inflammatory process in aortic valvular stenosis persists after surgery to replace the valve in almost half of the patients. No association has been found to its persistence. The main objective of this stu...

    Authors: Maria Elena Soto, Jose Luis Salas, Jesus Vargas-Barron, Ricardo Marquez, Alejandra Rodriguez-Hernandez, Rafael Bojalil-Parra, Israel Pérez-Torres and Veronica Guarner-Lans

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:100

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Serum paraoxonase 1 (PON1), an enzyme associated with high – density lipoproteins (HDL) particles, inhibits the oxidation of serum lipoproteins and cell membranes. PON1 activity is lower in patients with ather...

    Authors: Anna Wysocka, Marek Cybulski, Henryk Berbeć, Andrzej Wysokiński, Janusz Stążka, Jadwiga Daniluk and Tomasz Zapolski

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:92

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to compare treatment of moderate to severe symptomatic mitral regurgitation (MR) with either conventional surgery or the mitral valve edge-to-edge device (MitraClip®) in very elderly ...

    Authors: Anthony Alozie, Liliya Paranskaya, Bernd Westphal, Alexander Kaminski, Mohammad Sherif, Magnus Sindt, Stephan Kische, Jochen Schubert, Doreen Diedrich, Hüseyin Ince, Gustav Steinhoff and Alper Öner

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:85

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Intensivists and cardiothoracic surgeons are commonly worried about surgical site infections (SSIs) due to increasing length of stay (LOS), costs and mortality. The antimicrobial prophylaxis is one of the most...

    Authors: Paolo Cotogni, Cristina Barbero, Roberto Passera, Lucina Fossati, Giorgio Olivero and Mauro Rinaldi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:73

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The diagnosis of Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease (IgG4-RD), in general, depends on serum IgG4 concentrations and histopathological findings; therefore, diagnosis of IgG4-RD in cardiovascular organs/ti...

    Authors: Ryoto Hourai, Satomi Kasashima, Koichi Sohmiya, Yohei Yamauchi, Hideki Ozawa, Yoshinobu Hirose, Yasuhiro Ogino, Takahiro Katsumata, Masahiro Daimon, Shu-ichi Fujita, Masaaki Hoshiga and Nobukazu Ishizaka

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:52

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In the evolving field of transcatheter aortic valve replacements a new generation of valves have been introduced to clinical practice. With the complexity of the TAVR procedure and the unique aspects of each T...

    Authors: Henrik Bjursten, Shahab Nozohoor, Malin Johansson, Igor Zindovic, Carl-Fredrik Appel, Johan Sjögren, Magnus Dencker, Göran Olivecrona, Jan Harnek, Sasha Koul, Ted Feldman, Michael J. Reardon and Matthias Götberg

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:25

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Vector flow mapping, a novel flow visualization echocardiographic technology, is increasing in popularity. Energy loss reference values for children have been established using vector flow mapping, but those f...

    Authors: Koichi Akiyama, Sachiko Maeda, Tasuku Matsuyama, Atsushi Kainuma, Maki Ishii, Yoshifumi Naito, Mao Kinoshita, Saeko Hamaoka, Hideya Kato, Yasufumi Nakajima, Naotoshi Nakamura, Keiichi Itatani and Teiji Sawa

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:21

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:172

  12. Content type: Research article

    To retrospectively compare the operation time, success rate and efficacy between unidirectional and bidirectional procedures in the treatment of central venous occlusion diseases (CVOD), assess the advantages ...

    Authors: Yonghui Huang, Bing Chen, Guosheng Tan, Gang Cheng, Yi Zhang, Jiaping Li and Jianyong Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:250

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Transcatheter aortic valve implantation via the transfemoral route (TF-TAVI) is commonly performed as a treatment for severe aortic stenosis (AS) in patients at high surgical risk. Pre-deployment balloon aorti...

    Authors: Christian Butter, Peter Bramlage, Tanja Rudolph, Claudius Jacobshagen, Jürgen Rothe, Hendrik Treede, Sebastian Kerber, Derk Frank, Lenka Seilerova and Gerhard Schymik

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:223

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The impact of sex on cardiac morphology and function in chronic volume overload has been described in detail. However, the relation between sex and contractile properties at the actin-myosin level has not been...

    Authors: C. Bening, K. Hamouda and R. Leyh

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:197

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Adequate fluid management is an important component of patient care following cardiac surgery. Our aim in this study was to determine the benefits of tolvaptan, an oral selective vasopressin-2 receptor antagon...

    Authors: Tomoko S. Kato, Hiroshi Nakamura, Mai Murata, Kishio Kuroda, Hitoshi Suzuki, Yasutaka Yokoyama, Akie Shimada, Satoshi Matsushita, Taira Yamamoto and Atsushi Amano

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:181

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) is a promising therapy for patients with advanced heart failure (HF), but bleeding complications remain an important issue. Previous series show that acquired von Willebra...

    Authors: Fatemeh Esmaeilzadeh, Aurélien Wauters, Walter Wijns, Jean-François Argacha and Philippe van de Borne

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:155

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Early morbidity and mortality are generally lower after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR), than after open repair but re-interventions and late complications are more common. The aim of the present study was t...

    Authors: Håkan Roos, Henrik Djerf, Ludvig Brisby Jeppsson, Victoria Fröjd, Tomas Axelsson, Anders Jeppsson and Mårten Falkenberg

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:124

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  18. Content type: Research article

    In patients after aortic valve surgery, the quality of life is hypothesized to be influenced by the type of the valve procedure. A cross-sectional study on the postoperative quality of life was carried out in ...

    Authors: Pavel Zacek, T. Holubec, M. Vobornik, J. Dominik, J. Takkenberg, J. Harrer and J. Vojacek

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:63

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has been chosen as a less invasive alternative for type B aortic dissections (TBADs). However, the therapeutic effect of TEVAR has been challenged by postoperative a...

    Authors: Mengtao Wu, Lei Zhang, Junmin Bao, Zhiqing Zhao, Qingsheng Lu, Rui Feng, Chao Song, Jian Zhou and Zaiping Jing

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:59

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Performing minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) grafting via small chest incisions on a beating heart is challenging. We report our experiences of MIDCAB with the utilization of both an im...

    Authors: Yunpeng Ling, Liming Bao, Wei Yang, Yu Chen and Qing Gao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:42

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