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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. Content type: Research article

    There is little information about the prognostic value of double product (DP) for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The aim of this study was to inve...

    Authors: Tan Xu, Youqin Zhan, Nan Lu, Zhuoqiao He, Xi Su and Xuerui Tan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:284

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Percutaneous coronary interventions of chronic total occlusion represent one of the most challenging issues in interventional cardiology. A Caucasian patient with dextrocardia presented with an in-stent chroni...

    Authors: Johannes Wild, Tommaso Gori, Thomas Münzel and Philip Wenzel

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:281

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative effects. The aim of the study was to evaluate long-term effects of ARBs on morphologic characteristics of stent r...

    Authors: Jae Young Cho, Soon Jun Hong and Do-Sun Lim

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:278

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Atherosclerosis is associated with disturbed blood flow characterized by low and oscillatory shear stress (SS), however, few study directly links SS to neointimal hyperplasia in animal model. This study was fo...

    Authors: Jinxue Liu, Yucheng Peng, Junxing Lai, Weidong Gao, Anjian Song and Gaoxing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:273

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Myocardial apoptosis is closely related to myocardial injury caused by coronary microembolization (CME).Nuclear factor erythroid 2-like (Nrf2) has been taken into account as an inhibitor of apoptosis in variou...

    Authors: Jiabao Liang, Lang Li, Yuhan Sun, Wenkai He, Xiantao Wang and Qiang Su

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:272

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  6. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:270

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  7. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:258

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:252

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  9. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:251

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:250

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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.

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

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:247

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:243

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:240

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:241

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Anaphylaxis is an acute, potentially fatal medical emergency. Myocardial injury or infarction in the setting of an anaphylaxis can be due the anaphylaxis itself, when it is known as Kounis syndrome or it can a...

    Authors: W. D. Jayamali, H. M. M. T. B. Herath and Aruna Kulathunga

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:237

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:233

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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- ...

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

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:231

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:227

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  19. Content type: Research article

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

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

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:226

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  20. Content type: Research article

    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).

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

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:219

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