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Coronary artery disease

This section concerns all aspects of coronary artery disease including but not limited to: prevention, diagnosis and management, as well as related molecular genetics, and pathophysiology.

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  1. Lp(a) and LDL-C are both risk factors of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). But there was a contradiction point in LDL-C and Lp(a) control. The appropriate level of LDL-C and Lp(a) in the preventi...

    Authors: Chuang Li, Qiwen Chen, Mei Zhang, Yin Liu, Yushun Chu, Fanpeng Meng, Jianyu Wang, Jie Tang, Jian Luo, Xiulong Niu and Maoti Wei

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:41

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  2. A simple and accurate scoring system to guide perioperative blood transfusion in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing cardiac surgery is lacking. The trigger point for blood transfusions for ...

    Authors: Hai-Ping Ma, Lei Zhang, Chun-ling Chen, Jin Li, Zhi Tong Ma, Qiao Qiao Jiang, Yuan Yuan Liang, Shan Shan Li, Fei Long and Hong Zheng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:40

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  3. Primary care physicians (PCP) play an important role in detecting Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) early. However, knowledge, awareness and practice (KAP) regarding FH among Malaysian PCP are not well estab...

    Authors: Ahmad Baihaqi Azraii, Anis Safura Ramli, Zaliha Ismail, Suraya Abdul-Razak, Siti Fatimah Badlishah-Sham, Noor Alicezah Mohd-Kasim, Norsiah Ali, Gerald F. Watts and Hapizah Nawawi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:39

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  4. Due to the limited number of studies with long term follow-up of patients undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), we investigated the occurrence of Major Adverse Cardiac and Cerebrovascular Events...

    Authors: Maryam Farhadian, Sahar Dehdar Karsidani, Azadeh Mozayanimonfared and Hossein Mahjub

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:38

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  5. Up to over half of the patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are reported to undergo spontaneous reperfusion without therapeutic interventions. Our objective was to evaluate the appl...

    Authors: Abdolmohammad Ranjbar, Bahram Sohrabi, Seyyed-Reza Sadat-Ebrahimi, Samad Ghaffari, Babak Kazemi, Naser Aslanabadi, Babak Seyvani and Reza Hajizadeh

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:27

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  6. The present study aimed to assess the correlation of fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-23 expression with clinical characteristics, then further explore its value in predicting 2-year in-stent restenosis (ISR) ri...

    Authors: Tingting Song, Yang Fu, Yanbo Wang, Wei Li, Jiayu Zhao, Xun Wang, Haiyan Wang, Ying Zhao and Xianghua Fu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:24

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  7. One in five patients with ischaemic heart disease (IHD) develop comorbid depression or anxiety. Depression is associated with risk of non-adherence to cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and dropout, inadequate risk f...

    Authors: Susanne S. Pedersen, Christina M. Andersen, Robert Ahm, Søren J. Skovbakke, Robin Kok, Charlotte Helmark, Uffe K. Wiil, Thomas Schmidt, Kim Rose Olsen, Jacob Hjelmborg, Ann-Dorthe Zwisler and Lisbeth Frostholm

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:20

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  8. The relationship between IL-35 genes polymorphism and susceptibility to coronary heart disease has not been tested in the largest Han population in China. The aim of this study was to explore the effect of sin...

    Authors: Hu Li, Ying-Xue Liu, Jin-Yan Huang, Yu-Feng Zhu and Kui Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:6

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  9. Angiography is a highly effective invasive method for diagnosing coronary artery diseases but can lead to certain psychological problems such as stress, anxiety, and depression. This study aimed to compare the...

    Authors: Camellia Torabizadeh, Sara Rousta, Sakineh Gholamzadeh, Javad Kojouri, Kavoos Jamali and Mohammad Mahdi Parvizi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:3

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  10. To explore the clinical benefits of revascularization in patients with different levels of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) from the perspective of quantitative flow ratio (QFR).

    Authors: Jiaxin Zhong, Qin Chen, Long Chen, Zhen Ye, Huang Chen, Jianmin Sun, Juchang Hong, Mingfang Ye, Yuanming Yan, Lianglong Chen and Yukun Luo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:523

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  11. The The Roadmap Using Story Telling project used a narrative medicine (NM) framework to assess the perspectives of people with heart failure (HF), their informal caregivers and HF specialists of the impact of ...

    Authors: Marco Testa, Antonietta Cappuccio, Maura Latella, Silvia Napolitano, Massimo Milli, Massimo Volpe and Maria Giulia Marini

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:522

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  12. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death and years of life lost worldwide. While effective treatments are available for both acute and chronic disease stages there are unmet needs for effecti...

    Authors: Christoph Herrmann-Lingen, Christian Albus, Martina de Zwaan, Franziska Geiser, Katrin Heinemann, Martin Hellmich, Matthias Michal, Monika Sadlonova, Ralf Tostmann, Rolf Wachter and Birgit Herbeck Belnap

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:520

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  13. It has been noted that there is an increase in the incidence of acute cardiovascular events (CVEs) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) during an acute exacerbation (AE), thereby causi...

    Authors: Wei-ping Hu, Tsokyi Lhamo, Feng-ying Zhang, Jing-qing Hang, Yi-hui Zuo, Jian-lan Hua, Shan-qun Li and Jing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:518

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  14. Currently, how to accurately determine the patient prognosis after a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains unclear and may vary among populations, hospitals, and datasets. The aim of this study was ...

    Authors: Nan Gao, Xiaoyong Qi, Yi Dang, Yingxiao Li, Gang Wang, Xiao Liu, Ning Zhu and Jinguo Fu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:513

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  15. Inflammation is involved in the pathogenesis and progression of coronary artery diseases (CADs), including acute coronary syndrome. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been identified as a novel marke...

    Authors: Yi Yang, Yanan Xu, Jun Wang, Xueqin Zhai and Haibing Jiang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:500

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  16. Several biomarkers have been proposed as independent predictors of poor outcomes in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We investigated whether adding information obtained from routine blood te...

    Authors: Pyung Chun Oh, Young Sil Eom, Jeonggeun Moon, Ho-Jun Jang, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jon Suh, Min Gyu Kong, Sang-Don Park, Sung Woo Kwon, Soon Yong Suh, Kyounghoon Lee, Seung Hwan Han, Taehoon Ahn and Woong Chol Kang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:486

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  17. The definitions of contrast-associated acute kidney injury (CA-AKI) are diverse and have different predictive effects for prognosis, which are adverse for clinical practice. Few articles have discussed the rel...

    Authors: Zhubin Lun, Li Lei, Dianhua Zhou, Ming Ying, Liwei Liu, Guanzhong Chen, Jin Liu, Yibo He, Huanqiang Li, Zhidong Huang, Yongquan Yang, Jianfeng Ye and Yong Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:485

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  18. Lung tumor embolization leading to acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is rare. Previouscases of lung tumor embolization were reported in the coronary artery. We describe here a case of lung tumor embolization l...

    Authors: Jichun Liu, Hao Chen, Xiangrong Xie, Yuwen Yang and Shengxing Tang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:482

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  19. Leptin can have a direct effect on endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cells and high level of leptin is involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. This study aimed to determine the relationship betwe...

    Authors: Asghar Rahmani, Yaser Toloueitabar, Yousef Mohsenzadeh, Roholla Hemmati, Kourosh Sayehmiri and Khairollah Asadollahi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:474

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  20. Studies have been performed to identify the association between ABO blood groups and coronary artery disease. However, data is scarce about the impact of ABO blood groups on heart rupture (HR) after acute myoc...

    Authors: Yuan Fu, Mulei Chen, Hao Sun, Zongsheng Guo, Yuanfeng Gao, Xinchun Yang, Kuibao Li and Lefeng Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:471

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  21. Total leukocyte and differential Leukocyte counts are prognostic indictors in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). However, there is no data available regarding their prognostic utility in very old pat...

    Authors: Xiao-Ni Yan, Jing-Lu Jin, Meng Zhang, Li-Feng Hong, Yuan-Lin Guo, Na-Qiong Wu, Cheng-Gang Zhu, Qian Dong and Jian-Jun Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:465

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  22. Preoperative risk evaluation systems are significant and important to the allocation of medical resources and the communication between doctors and patients. The European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Eval...

    Authors: Xiang Li, Lingtong Shan, Mengwei Lv, Zhi Li, Chunyan Han, Ban Liu, Wen Ge and Yangyang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:463

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  23. The population of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) is growing, and increasingly more patients with CHD reach older ages. Patients with CHD are at an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) with ...

    Authors: Maria Fedchenko, Zacharias Mandalenakis, Görel Hultsberg-Olsson, Helena Dellborg, Peter Eriksson and Mikael Dellborg

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:460

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  24. No-reflow occurs in 3–4% of all percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) and has a strong negative impact on clinical outcomes of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Therefore, the discovery of a biomarker that c...

    Authors: Nian-Peng Song, Xiao-Wen Zhen, Liu-dong Li, Lin Zhong, Hua Wang and Yi An

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:443

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  25. Myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging with stress is a useful examination for detecting coronary artery disease. Since the presence of artifacts is remaining challenge...

    Authors: Yukinori Shinoda, Koichi Tachibana, Tomoko Minamisaka, Hidetada Fukuoka, Hirooki Inui, Keisuke Ueno, Soki Inoue, Kentaro Mine, Kumpei Ueda and Shiro Hoshida

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:438

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  26. To evaluate the coronary plaque characteristics of coronary arteries using computed tomography angiography (CTA) in order to assess the risk of coronary artery disease and the relevance of high sensitivity C r...

    Authors: Hai-Ting Zhou, De-Li Zhao, Guo-Kun Wang, Tian-Zuo Wang, Hong-Wei Liang and Jin-Ling Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:435

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  27. This meta-analysis aimed to compare the effects of prasugrel and ticagrelor on high (HTPR) and low on-treatment platelet reactivity (LTPR) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

    Authors: Mingxiang Wen, Yaqi Li, Xiang Qu, Yanyan Zhu, Lingfang Tian, Zhongqin Shen, Xiulin Yang and Xianqing Shi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:430

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  28. This study was to explore the influencing factors of atherosclerotic plaque formation and stability in patients with asymptomatic carotid atherosclerotic plaques, so as to identify the vulnerable plaques at ea...

    Authors: Yungen Jiao, Yahong Qin, Zhengang Zhang, Hao Zhang, Haiwei Liu and Chen Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:429

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  29. The predictors of left ventricular thrombus (LVT) formation are not well defined in the contemporary era, especially in those patients at high risk. We aimed to evaluate whether the platelet/lymphocyte ratio (...

    Authors: Qian Zhang, Daoyuan Si, Zhongfan Zhang, Chengbing Wang, Haikuo Zheng, Shouping Li, Shijian Huang and Wenqi Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:428

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  30. Previous studies focus on one or several serum biomarkers and the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study aims to investigate the association of multiple serum biomarkers and the risk of CVD and evalu...

    Authors: Huichen Yao, Chenyang Hou, Weihua Liu, Jihu Yi, Wencong Su and Qingzhi Hou

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:426

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  31. To determine whether intermittent hypoxia (IH) can reduce the infarct size (IS) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in rats.

    Authors: Ke Hu, Wei Deng, Jing Yang, Yu Wei, Chaolin Wen, Xingsheng Li, Qingwei Chen, Dazhi Ke and Guiqiong Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:422

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  32. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a rare, but serious complication of infective endocarditis, and diagnosis can be challenging given clinical overlap with other syndromes. A rare cause of ACS in infective endoc...

    Authors: Alexander Bolton, Georges Hajj, Laila Payvandi and Christopher Komanapalli

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:412

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  33. Premature coronary artery disease is one of the most pressing global issues in modern cardiology. The aim of the study was to investigate the role of family history of premature cardiovascular disease (CVD) in...

    Authors: Michał Ambroziak, Katarzyna Niewczas-Wieprzowska, Agnieszka Maicka and Andrzej Budaj

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:410

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  34. Cardiac rupture (CR) is a fatal complication of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) with its incidence markedly declined in the recent decades. However, clinical features of CR patients now and the effe...

    Authors: Qun Lu, Ping Liu, Jian-Hua Huo, Yan-Ni Wang, Ai-Qun Ma, Zu-Yi Yuan, Xiao-Jun Du and Ling Bai

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:409

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  35. N-acetylneuraminic acid (Neu5Ac) is a functional metabolite involved in coronary artery disease (CAD). We aimed to evaluate the relationship between serum Neu5Ac and the risk and prognosis of acute coronary sy...

    Authors: Miao-Nan Li, Shao-Huan Qian, Zhuo-Ya Yao, Sheng-Ping Ming, Xiao-Jun Shi, Ping-Fang Kang, Ning-Ru Zhang, Xiao-Jing Wang, Da-Sheng Gao, Qing Gao, Heng Zhang and Hong-Ju Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:404

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  36. Dysfunction in the late Endothelial Progenitor Cells (EPCs) is responsible for endothelial repair in patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), and the shear stress is beneficial for EPCs function. However, ...

    Authors: Hua Zhou, Qiang Tu, Yan Zhang, Hua Qiang Xie, Qing Yun Shuai, Xiao Chuan Huang, Jie Fu and Zheng Cao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:403

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  37. Risk stratification is recommended as the key step to prevent contrast-associated acute kidney injury (CA-AKI) among at-risk patients following coronary angiography (CAG) and/or percutaneous coronary intervent...

    Authors: Liwei Liu, Jin Liu, Li Lei, Bo Wang, Guoli Sun, Zhaodong Guo, Yibo He, Feier Song, Zhubin Lun, Bowen Liu, Guanzhong Chen, Shiqun Chen, Yongquan Yang, Yong Liu and Jiyan Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:399

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  38. Iatrogenic acute aortic dissection (AD) is an extremely rare but devastating complication during cardiac catheterization. It can be treated conservatively if it develops in a retrograde form or manifests as an...

    Authors: Kihyun Kim, Yeon Seong Kim, Yeongmin Woo and Sang-Yong Yoo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:398

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  39. Suboptimal coronary blood flow after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a complex multifactorial phenomenon. Although extensively studied, defined modifiable risk factors and efficient managem...

    Authors: Karim Elakabawi, Xin Huang, Sardar Ali Shah, Hameed Ullah, Gary S. Mintz, Zuyi Yuan and Ning Guo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:391

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  40. Platelet activation plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease (CAD). Platelet P-selectin (CD62P) is a classic platelet activation indicator on the platelet surface, and soluble TREM-l...

    Authors: Li Shen, Tianlun Yang, Ke Xia, Zhiqiang Yan, Juanjuan Tan, Lei Li, Yingchun Qin and Wei Shi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:387

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  41. Myocardial bridge (MB) often an inoffensive condition that goes in one or more of the coronary arteries through the heart muscle instead of lying on its surface. MBs sometimes leads to myocardial ischemic symp...

    Authors: Xingwei He, Zakarya Ahmed, Xin Liu, Chang Xu and Hesong Zeng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:385

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  42. The discrepancy between glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and fasting plasma glucose (FPG) in clinical practice may be related to factors such as acute stress, renal dysfunction, and anemia, and its relationship wi...

    Authors: Nan Ye, Lijiao Yang, Guoqin Wang, Weijing Bian, Fengbo Xu, Changsheng Ma, Dong Zhao, Jing Liu, Yongchen Hao, Jun Liu, Na Yang and Hong Cheng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:380

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  43. The association of myocardial bridge (MB) with cardiovascular risk and the possible cardiovascular risk factors remain unclear. This study aimed to explore the clinical characteristics and related factors of c...

    Authors: Wen Gao, Jiaxi Zhang, Fei Duan, Shujun Guo, Chun Chen, Liping Du, Jianquan Zhao and Zhihong Zhou

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:371

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  44. Cardiac rehabilitation is effective after coronary heart disease (CHD). However, risk factors remain, and patients report fear for recurrence during recovery. Problem-based learning is a pedagogical method, wh...

    Authors: Anita Kärner Köhler, Tiny Jaarsma, Pia Tingström and Staffan Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:370

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  45. Computed tomography feature tracking (CT-FT) has emerged as a valuable method for the assessment of cardiac function. However, no studies have investigated the usefulness of CT-derived assessments of left vent...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Han, Yukun Cao, Zhiguo Ju, Jia Liu, Na Li, Yumin Li, Tong Liu, Heshui Shi and Jin Gu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:362

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