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

    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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Research article

    Are women with type 2 diabetes mellitus more susceptible to cardiovascular complications following coronary angioplasty?: a meta-analysis

    Scientific reports have shown Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) to be independently associated with adverse outcomes following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). However, gender difference has also often ...

    Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Manish Pursun and Feng Huang

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:207

    Published on: 27 July 2017

  7. Research article

    Acute coronary syndrome and acute kidney injury: role of inflammation in worsening renal function

    Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), a common complication of acute coronary syndromes (ACS), is associated with higher mortality and longer hospital stays. The role of cytokines and other mediators is unknown in AKI in...

    Jorge Ortega-Hernández, Rashidi Springall, Fausto Sánchez-Muñoz, Julio-C. Arana-Martinez, Héctor González-Pacheco and Rafael Bojalil

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:202

    Published on: 26 July 2017

  8. Research article

    Admission serum potassium concentration and long-term mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction: results from the MONICA/KORA myocardial infarction registry

    Conflicting with clinical practice guidelines, recent studies demonstrated that serum potassium concentrations (SPC) of ≥4.5 mEq/l were associated with increased mortality in patients with acute myocardial inf...

    Miriam Giovanna Colombo, Inge Kirchberger, Ute Amann, Margit Heier, Christian Thilo, Bernhard Kuch, Annette Peters and Christa Meisinger

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:198

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  9. Research article

    Influence of apelin-12 on troponin levels and the rate of MACE in STEMI patients

    During acute myocardial infarction, phosphorylated TnI levels, Ca2+ sensitivity and ATPase activity are decreased in the myocardium, and the subsequent elevation in Ca2+ levels activates protease I (caplain I), l...

    Xhevdet Krasniqi, Blerim Berisha, Masar Gashi, Dardan Koçinaj, Fisnik Jashari and Josip Vincelj

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:195

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  10. Research article

    Efficacy and safety of polymer-free stent versus polymer-permanent drug-eluting stent in patients with acute coronary syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized control trials

    The efficacy and safety of polymer-free stent (PFS) versus permanent polymer drug-eluting stent (PPDES) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remain controversial. Our meta-analysis w...

    Kang Gao, Yiguang Sun, Ming Yang, Ling Han, Liwei Chen, Wenze Hu, Ping Chen and Xiaohong Li

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:194

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  11. Research article

    Heterogeneity in national U.S. mortality trends within heart disease subgroups, 2000–2015

    The long-term downward national U.S. trend in heart disease-related mortality slowed substantially during 2011–2014 before turning upward in 2015. Examining mortality trends in the major subgroups of heart dis...

    Stephen Sidney, Charles P. Quesenberry Jr, Marc G. Jaffe, Michael Sorel, Alan S. Go and Jamal S. Rana

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:192

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  12. Research article

    Association study to evaluate TFPI gene in CAD in Han Chinese

    Tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) is the main physiological inhibitor of TF-induced blood coagulation process, and may play essential roles in the pathogenesis of major adverse cardiac events. This study ...

    Ying Zhao, Yanbo Yu, Maowei Shi, Xi Yang, Xueqi Li, Feng Jiang, Yundai Chen and Xiaoli Tian

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:188

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  13. Research article

    Major adverse cardiac events and mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease following percutaneous coronary intervention: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    We aimed to systematically compare Major Adverse Cardiac Events (MACEs) and mortality following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) in patients with and without Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COP...

    Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Chakshu Gupta and Guang Ma Xu

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:191

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  14. Research article

    Does infection with human immunodeficiency virus have any impact on the cardiovascular outcomes following percutaneous coronary intervention?: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    A direct link between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients and the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) has been shown in recent scientific research. However, this issue is controversial since...

    Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Manish Pursun and Wei-Qiang Huang

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:190

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  15. Research article

    Risk factors for coronary artery disease in patients undergoing elective coronary angiography in Jordan

    Unhealthy lifestyle factors such as smoking, obesity, inactivity and type 2 diabetes are endemic in the Middle East. The public health consequences might be detrimental; however, local studies on risk factors ...

    Abdel-Ellah Al-Shudifat, Asgeir Johannessen, Mohammed Azab, Amjad Al-Shdaifat, Suhad Sameer AbuMweis, Lana M. Agraib and Reema F. Tayyem

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:183

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  16. Case report

    Successful percutaneous coronary intervention in the setting of an aberrant left coronary artery arising from the right coronary cusp in a patient with acute coronary syndrome: a case report

    An aberrant origin of the left coronary artery (LCA) from the right coronary cusp (RCC) is an extremely rare congenital anomaly. We here report on successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a patie...

    Jung-Hee Lee and Jong-Seon Park

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:186

    Published on: 11 July 2017

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