Coronary artery disease

Section edited by Fabrizio D'ascenzo
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. Research article

    Comparison of circulating dendritic cell and monocyte subsets at different stages of atherosclerosis: insights from optical coherence tomography

    While specific patterns of circulating dendritic cells (DCs) and monocytes are associated with the incidence of coronary artery disease, the characterization of circulating DC and monocyte subsets in patients ...

    Jianhui Zhuang, Yang Han, Dachun Xu, Guofu Zhu, Shekhar Singh, Luoman Chen, Mengyun Zhu, Wei Chen, Yawei Xu and Xiankai Li

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:270

    Published on: 18 October 2017

  2. Research article

    Circulating adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein is a predictor of cardiovascular events in patients with stable angina undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention

    Adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein (A-FABP) is expressed in both adipocytes and macrophages. Recent studies have shown that A-FABP is secreted by adipocytes and that the A-FABP concentration is associated wi...

    Wataru Takagi, Toru Miyoshi, Masayuki Doi, Keisuke Okawa, Kazumasa Nosaka, Tomoyuki Nishibe, Naoaki Matsuo, Satoshi Hirohata and Hiroshi Ito

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:258

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  3. Research article

    Aqua walking as an alternative exercise modality during cardiac rehabilitation for coronary artery disease in older patients with lower extremity osteoarthritis

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of aqua walking (AW) on coronary artery disease (CAD) and cardiorespiratory fitness in older adults with osteoarthritis in the lower extremity and compare i...

    Jong-Young Lee, Kee-Chan Joo and Peter H. Brubaker

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:252

    Published on: 21 September 2017

  4. Research article

    Financial burden of survivors of medically-managed myocardial infarction and its association with selected social determinants and quality of life in a lower middle income country

    Burden from ischemic heart disease is rising in Sri Lanka due to the demographic and epidemiological transitions. Documented literature is scarce on quality of life, financial burden and its determinants in relat...

    P. K. B. Mahesh, M. W. Gunathunga, S. Jayasinghe, S. M. Arnold, D. S. V. Mallawarachchi, S. K. Perera and U. A. D. Wijesinghe

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:251

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  5. Research article

    The association of sleep disordered breathing with left ventricular remodeling in CAD patients: a cross-sectional study

    There is still insufficient knowledge on the potential effect of mild to moderate sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) that is widely prevalent, often asymptomatic, and largely undiagnosed in patients with stable ...

    Audrius Alonderis, Nijole Raskauskiene, Vaidute Gelziniene, Narseta Mickuviene and Julija Brozaitiene

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:250

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  6. Research article

    Nutrition in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular risk in the continental and Mediterranean regions of Croatia

    The aim of this observational study was to evaluate the effect of Mediterranean and continental nutrition on cardiovascular risk in patients with acute and chronic coronary heart disease in Croatia.

    Jozica Sikic, Mira Stipcevic, Hrvoje Vrazic, Jasna Cerkez Habek, Eduard Margetic and Dario Gulin

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:247

    Published on: 16 September 2017

  7. Research article

    Determination of risk factors affecting the in-hospital prognosis of patients with acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction after percutaneous coronary intervention

    To determine the factors affecting the in-hospital prognosis of patients with acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and to establish its progn...

    Rui Wang, Biqi Mei, Xinlong Liao, Xia Lu, Lulu Yan, Man Lin, Yao Zhong, Yili Chen and Tianhui You

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:243

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  8. Research article

    Long-term outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting versus stent-PCI for unprotected left main disease: a meta-analysis

    Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery has traditionally represented the standard of care for left main coronary artery (LMCA) disease. However, percutaneous coronary intervention with stent implantation ...

    Salvatore De Rosa, Alberto Polimeni, Jolanda Sabatino and Ciro Indolfi

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:240

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  9. Research article

    Medical and sociodemographic factors predict persistent smoking after coronary events

    Understanding the determinants of persistent smoking after a coronary event constitutes the basis of modelling interventions of smoking cessation in secondary prevention programs. We aim to identify the potent...

    Elise Sverre, Jan Erik Otterstad, Erik Gjertsen, Lars Gullestad, Einar Husebye, Toril Dammen, Torbjørn Moum and John Munkhaugen

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:241

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  10. Research article

    PR interval prolongation in coronary patients or risk equivalent: excess risk of ischemic stroke and vascular pathophysiological insights

    Whether PR prolongation independently predicts new-onset ischemic events of myocardial infarction and stroke was unclear. Underlying pathophysiological mechanisms of PR prolongation leading to adverse cardiova...

    Yap-Hang Chan, Jo Jo Hai, Kui-Kai Lau, Sheung-Wai Li, Chu-Pak Lau, Chung-Wah Siu, Kai-Hang Yiu and Hung-Fat Tse

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:233

    Published on: 24 August 2017

  11. Research article

    2-Dimensional Speckle Tracking Echocardiography predicts severe coronary artery disease in women with normal left ventricular function: a case-control study

    Women who have coronary artery disease (CAD) often present with atypical symptoms that may lead to misdiagnosis. We assessed strain, systolic strain rate and left ventricular dyssynchrony with 2- dimensional- ...

    Ryan T. Hubbard, Maria C. Arciniegas Calle, Sergio Barros-Gomes, Joyce A. Kukuzke, Patricia A. Pellikka, Rajiv Gulati and Hector R. Villarraga

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:231

    Published on: 24 August 2017

  12. Research article

    miR-941 as a promising biomarker for acute coronary syndrome

    Circulating miRNAs can function as biomarkers for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases. However, it is unclear whether miRNAs can be used as biomarkers for acute coronary syndrome (ACS). To this en...

    Ruina Bai, Qiaoning Yang, Ruixi Xi, Lizhi Li, Dazhuo Shi and Keji Chen

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:227

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  13. Research article

    Patients with symptoms and characteristics consistent with obstructive sleep apnea are at a higher risk for acute and subacute stent thrombosis after percutaneous coronary stent implantation: a single-center case–control study

    To determine if obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a risk factor for early stent thrombosis (EST; within 30 days) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

    Yanhua Li, Shanshan Yang, Si Chen, Xinhong Guo and Yundai Chen

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:226

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  14. Research article

    Left ventricular longitudinal function assessment in rabbits after acute occlusion of left anterior descending coronary artery by two-dimensional speckle tracking imaging

    To evaluate the left ventricular (LV) longitudinal function changes in rabbits after acute occlusion of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) by two-dimensional speckle tracking imaging (2D–STI).

    Jun Huang, Zi-Ning Yan, Li Fan, Yi-Fei Rui and Xiang-Ting Song

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:219

    Published on: 8 August 2017

  15. Research article

    The cost-utility of point-of-care troponin testing to diagnose acute coronary syndrome in primary care

    The added value of using a point-of-care (POC) troponin test in primary care to rule out acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is debated because test sensitivity is inadequate early after symptom onset. This study in...

    Michelle M. A. Kip, Hendrik Koffijberg, Marco J. Moesker, Maarten J. IJzerman and Ron Kusters

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:213

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  16. Research article

    Antithrombotic treatment during coronary angioplasty after failed thrombolysis: strategies and prognostic implications. Results of the RESPIRE registry

    Thrombolysis is still used when primary angioplasty is delayed for a long time, but 25%–30% of patients require rescue angioplasty (RA). There are no established recommendations for antithrombotic management i...

    José M. De la Torre Hernández, Mario Sadaba Sagredo, Miren Telleria Arrieta, Federico Gimeno de Carlos, Elena Sanchez Lacuesta, Juan A. Bullones Ramírez, Javier Pineda Rocamora, Victoria Martin Yuste, Tamara Garcia Camarero, Mariano Larman and Jose R. Rumoroso

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:212

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  17. Research article

    Longitudinal shortening remains the principal component of left ventricular pumping in patients with chronic myocardial infarction even when the absolute atrioventricular plane displacement is decreased

    The majority (60%) of left ventricular (LV) stroke volume (SV) is generated by longitudinal shortening causing apical atrioventricular plane displacement (AVPD) in systole. The remaining SV is caused by radial...

    Daniel Asgeirsson, Erik Hedström, Jonas Jögi, Ulrika Pahlm, Katarina Steding-Ehrenborg, Henrik Engblom, Håkan Arheden and Marcus Carlsson

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:208

    Published on: 28 July 2017

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