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Cardiovascular surgery

This section concerns all aspects of cardiovascular surgery.

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  1. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has gained increasing acceptance for patients with aortic disease. Both transfemoral (TF-TAVR) and transapical (TA-TAVR) approach were widely adopted while their p...

    Authors: Ruikang Guo, Minghui Xie, Wai Yen Yim, Wenconghui Wu, Weiwei Jiang, Yin Wang and Xingjian Hu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:358

    Content type: Review

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  2. Catheter ablation is widely used in atrial fibrillation (AF) management. In this study, we are aimed to investigate the incidence of postprocedural cognitive decline in a larger population undergoing AF ablati...

    Authors: Jing Zhang, Shi-Jun Xia, Xin Du, Chao Jiang, Yi-Wei Lai, Yu-Feng Wang, Zhao-Xu Jia, Liu He, Ri-Bo Tang, Jian-Zeng Dong and Chang-Sheng Ma

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:341

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Isolated splenic artery dissection (SAD) is extremely rare, life-threatening, and particularly difficult to diagnose. Moreover, SAD presenting as digestive hemorrhage has not been reported.

    Authors: Jianjun Jiang, Yang Liu and Xiangjiu Ding

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:335

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Self-expanding nitinol stent (SENS) implantation is commonly oversized in the superficial femoral artery (SFA), and leads to chronic outward force (COF) and in-stent restenosis (ISR). This study aimed to inves...

    Authors: Hu Li, Seung-Woon Rha, Byoung Geol Choi, Se Yeon Choi, Sang Ki Moon, Won Young Jang, Woohyeun Kim, Ji Hun Ahn, Sang-Ho Park, Woong Gil Choi, Rui Feng Yang, Wen Wei Bai, Cheol Ung Choi, Yang gi Ryu, Man Jong Baek and Dong Joo Oh

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:323

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Primary cardiac tumors are rare, and approximately 90% of them are benign. Myxoma is the most common type of these tumors occurring in the left atrium in 75–85% of cases. The tumor can cause the left atrio-ven...

    Authors: Sadegh Shabab, Majid Erfanzadeh, Shamsa Ahmadian, Maryam Mahmoudabady and Naser Mazloum

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:225

    Content type: Case report

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  6. The dysfunction and injury of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) are key events of atherosclerosis (AS). Atorvastatin (ATV) has been shown to play a protective role on endothelial cells. However, ...

    Authors: Gang Su, Guangli Sun, Jian Lv, Weiwei Zhang, Hai Liu, Yajing Tang and Haoang Su

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:221

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Leriche syndrome is the triad of symptoms consisting of claudication, erectile dysfunction, and absence of femoral pulses. Inflammatory disease of the heart muscle, myocarditis, may occur because of immune sys...

    Authors: Abudi Mohamed, Gustav Mattsson and Peter Magnusson

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:220

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Antegrade cerebral perfusion (ACP) under moderate hypothermic circulatory arrest is used during total aortic arch replacement surgery (TARS) in patients with acute type A aortic dissection, but it is associate...

    Authors: Jing Lin, Zhen Qin, Xinhao Liu, Jiyue Xiong, Zhong Wu, Yingqiang Guo, Deying Kang and Lei Du

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:193

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Autologous pericardium is widely used as a plastic material in intracardiac structures, in the pulmonary artery, and in aortic valve leaflets. For aortic valve reconstruction (AVRec) using the Ozaki procedure,...

    Authors: Keitaro Okamoto, Tadashi Umeno, Takashi Shuto, Tomoyuki Wada, Hirofumi Anai, Haruto Nishida, Yasuhide Nakayama and Shinji Miyamoto

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:184

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Pericardial tamponade is a serious condition which may eventually lead to severe haemodynamic disturbances and cardiac arrest. It is most often caused by the accumulation of fluid inside the pericardium, as a ...

    Authors: Miklós Pólos, Dominika Domokos, Cristina-Maria Şulea, Kálmán Benke, Gergely Csikós, Andrea Nagy, Réka Skoda, András Szabó, Eperke Merkel, István Hartyánszky, Zoltán Szabolcs, Béla Merkely and Dávid Becker

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:143

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury (MIRI) is defined as tissue injury in the pathological process of progressive aggravation in ischemic myocardium after the occurrence of acute coronary artery occlusion. ...

    Authors: Yong Li, Hongbo Zhang, Zhanhu Li, Xiaoju Yan, Yuan Li and Shuai Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:121

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Organ malperfusion is a lethal complication in acute type B aortic dissection (ATBAD). The aim of present study is to develop a nomogram integrated with metabolic acidosis to predict in-hospital mortality and ...

    Authors: Jitao Liu, Weijie Liu, Wentao Ma, Lyufan Chen, Hong Liang, Ruixin Fan, Hongke Zeng, Qingshan Geng, Fan Yang and Jianfang Luo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:120

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Thoracic aortic endovascular repair (TEVAR) of uncomplicated type B aortic dissection (uTBAD) has favorable long-term outcomes but higher early adverse events compared with the optimal medical treatment. Recen...

    Authors: Hongqiao Zhu, Lei Zhang, Taiping Liang, Yiming Li, Jian Zhou and Zaiping Jing

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:95

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Fluid overload is related to the development and prognosis of cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI). The study is to investigate the influence of serum creatinine (SCr) corrected by fluid ba...

    Authors: Jifu Jin, Jiarui Xu, Sujuan Xu, Jiachang Hu, Wuhua Jiang, Bo Shen, Chunsheng Wang, Jie Teng and Xiaoqiang Ding

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:61

    Content type: Research article

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  15. To identify the association between tricuspid annular circumference and secondary tricuspid regurgitation and analyze the risk factors of recurrent tricuspid regurgitation after concomitant tricuspid annulopla...

    Authors: JinGuo Xu, Jie Han, Haibo Zhang, Fei Meng, Tiange Luo, BaiYu Tian, JianGang Wang, YuQing Jiao, HuiMei Yu and Xu Meng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:50

    Content type: Research article

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  16. To compare the diagnostic accuracy of Doppler ultrasound (DUS) with contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for detection of iliac vein stent stenosis using multidetector computed tomography venography (MDCTV) as ...

    Authors: Hong Liu, Jing Wang, Yu Zhao, Zheng Chen, Dong Wang, Miao Wei, Fajin Lv and Xiaoping Ye

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:42

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Del Nido cardioplegia (DNC) has been proven safe and effective in pediatric patients. However, the use of DNC in adult undergoing cardiovascular surgery lacks support with substantial evidence. This study aime...

    Authors: Chang Shu, Liang Hong, Xiao Shen, Wenhao Zhang, Yongsheng Niu, Xiaochun Song, Jie Kong and Cui Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:32

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) is a congenital heart defect. Reports of repair and treatment in pediatric cases have been published, but incidence of PAPVR in adults is not common. To our kn...

    Authors: Ismael A. Salas de Armas, Manish K. Patel, Bindu Akkanti, Jorge Salazar, Biswajit Kar and Igor D. Gregoric

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:8

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Heart failure (HF) is a global health issue, and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is one of the most effective surgical treatments for HF with coronary artery disease. Unfortunately, the incidence of postop...

    Authors: Hongyuan Lin, Jianfeng Hou, Hanwei Tang, Kai Chen, Hansong Sun, Zhe Zheng and Shengshou Hu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:517

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a common treatment for patients with coronary heart disease, and intra-stent restenosis (ISR) is a serious complication after PCI. It’s necessary to identify the pot...

    Authors: Pengfei Wang, Haixia Qiao, RuiJuan Wang, Ruitian Hou and Jingtao Guo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:510

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Acute aortic dissection type A is a life-threatening disease required emergency surgery during acute phase. Different clinical manifestations, laboratory tests, and imaging features of patients with acute aort...

    Authors: Juntao Kuang, Jue Yang, Qiuji Wang, Changjiang Yu, Ying Li and Ruixin Fan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:508

    Content type: Research article

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  22. To explore potential value of guard-wire technology during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with ostial coronary lesions.

    Authors: Xiaoqiong Wang, Xuemei Zong, Bingqiang Li, Zhanying Han, Xinjie Duan, Ying Li, Jing Zhang, Yaohui Wang and Yaoli Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:487

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Ipsilateral branches of the deep femoral artery (DFA) are qualitatively identified as collateral arteries based on angiography after internal iliac artery (IIA) interruption. The purpose of this study was to q...

    Authors: Satoshi Nishi, Shogo Hayashi, Takuya Omotehara, Shinichi Kawata, Yoshihiro Suematsu and Masahiro Itoh

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:480

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) is a rare cardiovascular disease in which some patients exhibit aortic valve insufficiency. SVA repair and valve replacement are usually required for treatment. Here, ...

    Authors: Qian Xue, Chun Yang and Xiu Han

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:473

    Content type: Case report

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  25. To investigate the midterm postoperative prognosis of patients with severe left heart valvular disease combined with moderate or severe pulmonary hypertension (PAH) using subcutaneous injection of treprostinil.

    Authors: Ning Xu, Shu-Ting Huang, Kai-Peng Sun, Zeng-Chun Wang, Hua Cao and Qiang Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:472

    Content type: Research article

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  26. To explore the lesion outline and thermal field distribution of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and laser ablation (LA) in myocardial ablation in vitro.

    Authors: Wei Li, Jia Liu, Tong-yi Huang, Xian Zhong, Dao-peng Yang, Xiao-hua Xie, Dong-hong Liu, Xiao-yan Xie and Bo-wen Zhuang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:454

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The iliac occlusive disease is usually treated with endovascular procedures in recent years. The effectiveness of different crossing approaches for these occlusions is not precisely known. We performed a retro...

    Authors: Huan Zhang, Xiangtao Li, Luyuan Niu, Yaping Feng, Xiaoyun Luo, Changming Zhang and Fuxian Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:431

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Infectious aortic aneurysm, defined as a focal dilation of an infectious arterial wall, is an uncommon life-threatening disease. Compared with open surgery, endovascular repair yields acceptable clinical outco...

    Authors: Zhaoxiang Zeng, Zhenjiang Li, Yuxi Zhao, Junjun Liu, Jiaxuan Feng, Zaiping Jing and Rui Feng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:406

    Content type: Case report

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  29. This quantitative meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of drug-eluting balloon (DEB) vs. uncoated balloon (UCB) in patients with femoropopliteal arterial occlusive disease.

    Authors: Hai Feng, Xueming Chen, Xiaobo Guo, Zhe Zhang, Zhiwen Zhang, Bin Liu and Lishan Lian

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:395

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Preoperative low left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) has been reported as an independent risk factor for in-hospital mortality. However, there were few studies evaluating the long-term mortality in these...

    Authors: Fu-Dong Fan, Hai-Tao Zhang, Tuo Pan, Xin-Long Tang and Dong-Jin Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:379

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  31. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common arrhythmia, which brings huge burden to the individual and the society. However, the mechanism of AF is not clear. This paper aims at screening the key differ...

    Authors: Yueheng Liu, Rui Tang, Ye Zhao, Xuan Jiang, Yuchao Wang and Tianxiang Gu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:363

    Content type: Research article

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  32. There are few reports in the literature of device closure of residual shunts following initial surgical closure of an atrial septal defect (ASD). This case study reports one such case. We describe here a case ...

    Authors: Xicheng Deng, Taoyue Yao, Yefeng Wang, Guangxian Yang, Wenjuan Chen, Peng Huang and Zhi Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:343

    Content type: Case report

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  33. 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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  34. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  37. 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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  38. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Thromboembolic ischemic stroke (IS) is one of the most feared complications of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement and represents a challenge to surgical management because of concomitant anticoagu...

    Authors: Walid Oulehri, Mircea Cristinar, Gharib Ajob, Sandrine Marguerite, Bob Heger, Hélène Cebula, Michel Kindo and Paul Michel Mertes

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:281

    Content type: Case report

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  40. Adverse cardiac remodeling with a myocardial fibrosis as a key pathophysiologic component may be associated to worse survival in aortic stenosis (AS) patients. Therefore, with the application of advanced cardi...

    Authors: Giedrė Balčiūnaitė, Darius Palionis, Edvardas Žurauskas, Viktor Skorniakov, Vilius Janušauskas, Aleksejus Zorinas, Tomas Zaremba, Nomeda Valevičienė, Audrius Aidietis, Pranas Šerpytis, Kęstutis Ručinskas, Peter Sogaard and Sigita Glaveckaitė

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:275

    Content type: Study protocol

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  41. Preventive intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) for high-risk patients with stable hemodynamics is controversial, and its definition of high-risk is still unclear. This study aimed to investigate the effect of pro...

    Authors: Ju-Bing Zheng, Kun Hua, Kui Zhang, Shao-You Zhou, Shi-Jun Xu, Juan-Juan Sheng and Ran Dong

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:266

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Spontaneous isolated superior mesenteric artery dissection (SISMAD) is a rare vascular disorder, and the treatment strategies remain controversial. This study aimed to compare outcomes of conservative and endo...

    Authors: Leyin Xu, Jiang Shao, Daming Zhang, Chenyang Qiu, Jingjing Wang, Kang Li, Lijing Fang, Xin Zhang, Jinsong Lei, Zhichao Lai, Jiangyu Ma, Yanying Yu, Xiaoxi Yu, Fenghe Du, Wanting Qi, Junye Chen…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:256

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  43. Most of the studies of obesity and postoperative outcome have looked predominantly at coronary artery bypass grafting with fewer focused on valvular disease. The purpose of this study was to compare the outcom...

    Authors: Keir Forgie, Sabin J. Bozso, Yongzhe Hong, Colleen M. Norris, Abdullah Ishaque, Richdeep S. Gill, Darren H. Freed, Michael C. Moon, Jayan Nagendran and Jeevan Nagendran

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:255

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  44. Cortisol is the main stress hormone mobilised during surgery to establish homeostasis. Our current understanding of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis physiology in children undergoing cardiopulmonary byp...

    Authors: Daniel Paul Fudulu, Gianni Davide Angelini, Fani Fanoula Papadopoulou, Jonathan Evans, Terrie Walker-Smith, Ido Kema, Martijn van Faassen, Serban Stoica, Massimo Caputo, Stafford Lightman and Benjamin Gibbison

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:245

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:276

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