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Cardiovascular surgery

This section concerns all aspects of cardiovascular surgery.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is an effective therapeutic strategy for coronary heart disease (CHD). Myocardial longitudinal strain echocardiography with 2D speckle tracking could obtain ventricu...

    Authors: Anna Gozdzik, Krzysztof Letachowicz, Barbara Barteczko Grajek, Tomasz Plonek, Marta Obremska, Marek Jasinski and Waldemar Gozdzik

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:189

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Cardiac haemangiomas are exceptionally rare. They are usually solitary growths. Cardiac haemangiomas can be classified as capillary, cavernous, or arteriovenous in nature. They can occur in any chambers of the...

    Authors: Mahmoud Yousef Ibrahim Abuharb, Xiao Ming Bian and Jian He

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:179

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  3. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) without balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) in a real-world setting through a patient-level meta-analysis.

    Authors: Jannik Ole Ashauer, Nikolaos Bonaros, Markus Kofler, Gerhard Schymik, Christian Butter, Mauro Romano, Vinayak Bapat, Justus Strauch, Holger Schröfel, Andreas Busjahn, Cornelia Deutsch, Peter Bramlage, Jana Kurucova, Martin Thoenes, Stephan Baldus and Tanja K. Rudolph

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:172

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Massive hemoptysis is a life-threatening condition. Massive hemoptysis caused by pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) after radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) is rare. However, bilateral lu...

    Authors: Dong Yu, Bing Jie, Ling-Ling Li and Sen Jiang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:162

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is one of major and serious complications in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). It is unknown whether increased urinary adiponectin (UAPN), a sensi...

    Authors: Jun-yi Zhang, Qiong Wang, Ru-tao Wang, Fei Li, He-xiang Cheng, Kun Lian, Yi Liu and Ling Tao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:160

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Postoperative atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia seen after cardiac surgery. We aimed to determine the effect of obesity and metabolic syndrome on postoperative atrial fibrillation, whether they...

    Authors: Ünsal Vural and Ahmet Arif Ağlar

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:147

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Guidelines recommend tight systolic blood pressure (SBP) control for favorable outcomes of type B aortic dissection (BAD) but are still limited by the optimal cut-off value of SBP. The purpose of this study wa...

    Authors: Nan Lu, Xiaojing Ma, Tan Xu, Zhuoqiao He, Bayi Xu, Qingfeng Xiong and Xuerui Tan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:124

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Content type: Case report

    With the rising utilization of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs), infections secondary to device implantation are increasingly encountered. Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphyl...

    Authors: Jun Zhu, Qingluan Yang, Junjie Pan, Haiming Shi, Bo Jin and Qiying Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:53

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  13. Content type: Technical advance

    Recently introduced fast strain-encoded (SENC) cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging (fast-SENC) provides real-time acquisition of myocardial performance in a single heartbeat. We aimed to test the ability ...

    Authors: Tomas Lapinskas, Victoria Zieschang, Jennifer Erley, Lukas Stoiber, Bernhard Schnackenburg, Christian Stehning, Rolf Gebker, Amit R. Patel, Keigo Kawaji, Henning Steen, Remigijus Zaliunas, Sören J. Backhaus, Andreas Schuster, Marcus Makowski, Sorin Giusca, Grigorious Korosoglou…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:52

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The aim of our study was the identification of genetic variants associated with postoperative complications after cardiac surgery.

    Authors: Sabine Westphal, Christian Stoppe, Matthias Gruenewald, Berthold Bein, Jochen Renner, Jochen Cremer, Mark Coburn, Gereon Schaelte, Andreas Boening, Bernd Niemann, Frank Kletzin, Jan Roesner, Ulrich Strouhal, Christian Reyher, Rita Laufenberg-Feldmann, Marion Ferner…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:26

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Studies have shown that patients who undergo trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) have high rates of hospital readmission. Our objectives were to identify the causes of readmission after TAVR, determ...

    Authors: Andrew Czarnecki, Peter C. Austin, Stephen E. Fremes, Jack V. Tu, Harindra C. Wijeysundera and Dennis T. Ko

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:23

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Chronic Mitral Valve disease is strongly associated with Left atrial enlargement; the condition has a high mortality risk. Clinical manifestations include atrial fibrillation, pulmonary hypertension, thromboem...

    Authors: Zan Mitrev, Milka Klincheva, Tanja Anguseva, Igor Zdravkovski and Rodney Alexander Rosalia

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:239

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The association of sodium intake with the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality is inconsistent. Thus, the present meta-analysis was conducted to summarize the strength of association between sodium i...

    Authors: Yaobin Zhu, Jing Zhang, Zhiqiang Li, Yang Liu, Xing Fan, Yaping Zhang and Yanbo Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:192

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Patients with frequent premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) are often symptomatic. Catheter ablation was usually indicated to eliminate symptoms in patients with PVCs-induced cardiomyopathy. Currently, PV...

    Authors: Jin-sheng Wang, Yi-gen Shen, Ri-peng Yin, Saroj Thapa, Yang-pei Peng, Kang-ting Ji, Lian-ming Liao, Jia-feng Lin and Yang-jing Xue

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:177

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study was to explore associations between elevated red cell distribution width (RDW) and acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients undergoing cardiac surgery (CS-AKI).

    Authors: Zhouping Zou, Yamin Zhuang, Lan Liu, Bo Shen, Jiarui Xu, Wuhua Jiang, Zhe Luo, Jie Teng, Chunsheng Wang and Xiaoqiang Ding

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:166

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study was to investigate the high-sensitivity troponin T (hs-TnT) release profile in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) patients with normal postoperative course.

    Authors: Wen Ge, Chang Gu, Chao Chen, Wangwang Chen, Zhengqiang Cang, Yuliang Wang, Chennan Shi and Yangyang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:157

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The stress in the ascending aorta results from many biomechanical factors including the geometry of the vessel and its maximum dimensions, arterial blood pressure and longitudinal systolic stretching due to he...

    Authors: Tomasz Plonek, Mikolaj Berezowski, Jacek Kurcz, Przemyslaw Podgorski, Marek Sąsiadek, Bartosz Rylski, Andrzej Mysiak and Marek Jasinski

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:154

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Primary aortoduodenal fistula (ADF) is a rare cause of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding and is difficult to diagnose as the clinical presentation is subtle. Clinicians should keep a high level of suspicion for a...

    Authors: Tzu-Chieh Lin, Chung-Lin Tsai, Yao-Tien Chang and Sung-Yuan Hu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:113

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Infective endocarditis (IE) is a rare disease with high mortality. Right-sided IE accounts for 5–10% of cases of IE. The tricuspid valve is most commonly affected, oppositely in coronary sinus (CS). The diagno...

    Authors: Guang Song, Jing Zhang, Xintong Zhang, Huan Yang, Wanying Huang, Ming Du, Ke Zhou and Weidong Ren

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:111

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Functional impairment of the aorta is a recognized complication of aortic and aortic valve disease. Aortic strain measurement provides effective quantification of mechanical aortic function, and 3-dimenional (...

    Authors: Alessandro Satriano, Zachary Guenther, James A. White, Naeem Merchant, Elena S. Di Martino, Faisal Al-Qoofi, Carmen P. Lydell and Nowell M. Fine

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:76

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  25. Content type: Research article

    There is a lack of data on anticoagulation requirements during ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). This study compares different oral anticoagulation (OAC) strategies to evaluate risk of bleeding and thrombo...

    Authors: Maria Brinkmeier-Theofanopoulou, Panagiotis Tzamalis, Susan Wehrkamp-Richter, Andrea Radzewitz, Matthias Merkel, Gerhard Schymik, Gesine van Mark, Peter Bramlage, Claus Schmitt and Armin Luik

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:71

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  26. Content type: Research article

    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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  27. Content type: Case report

    In patients with triple valve replacement developing third-degree atrioventricular block (AVB), the most appropriate approach for permanent pacemaker implantation remains questionable.

    Authors: Cheng Zheng, Wei-Qian Lin, Yuan-Zheng Lin, Hao Lian, Zhi-Rui Liu, Jia-Hui Chen and Jia-Feng Lin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:37

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  28. Content type: Research article

    In older patients with aortic stenosis (AS) undergoing TAVI, the potential role of prior CGA is not well established. To explore the value of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) for predicting mortality a...

    Authors: Andrea Ungar, Giulio Mannarino, Nathalie van der Velde, Jan Baan, Marie-Pierre Thibodeau, Jean-Bernard Masson, Gennaro Santoro, Martijn van Mourik, Sofie Jansen, Cornelia Deutsch, Peter Bramlage, Jana Kurucova, Martin Thoenes, Stefania Maggi and Andreas W. Schoenenberger

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:1

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  29. 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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  30. Content type: Research article

    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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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

  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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