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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. Previous studies have reported that being overweight, obese, or underweight is a risk factor for ischemic cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, CVD also occurs in subjects with ideal body mass index (BMI). Re...

    Authors: Yuji Nishizaki, Kazunori Shimada, Shigemasa Tani, Takayuki Ogawa, Jiro Ando, Masao Takahashi, Masato Yamamoto, Tomohiro Shinozaki, Tetsuro Miyazaki, Katsumi Miyauchi, Ken Nagao, Atsushi Hirayama, Michihiro Yoshimura, Issei Komuro, Ryozo Nagai and Hiroyuki Daida

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:160

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  2. The target of this study was to explore the outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in diabetic versus non-diabetic patients with prior coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery.

    Authors: Xiaolong Ma, Ran Dong, Pengfei Chen, Yichen Zhao, Caiwu Zeng, Meng Xin, Qing Ye and Jiangang Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:159

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  3. Studies have not demonstrated consistent outcomes following thrombus aspiration in Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI). We investigated the relationship between thrombus aspiration and microvascu...

    Authors: Doni Firman, Amir Aziz Alkatiri, Imammurahman Taslim, Surya Buana Wangi and Raymond Pranata

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:153

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  4. Where each patient has all three conduits of internal mammary artery (IMA), saphenous vein graft (SVG) and radial artery (RA), most confounders affecting comparison between conduits can be mitigated. Additiona...

    Authors: Alistair Royse, William Pamment, Zulfayandi Pawanis, Sandy Clarke-Errey, David Eccleston, Andrew Ajani, William Wilson, David Canty and Colin Royse

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:148

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  5. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) has been recognised as a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension and cardiovascular events such as acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Since it is also known to r...

    Authors: Michael R. Le Grande, Alison Beauchamp, Andrea Driscoll and Alun C. Jackson

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:147

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  6. In bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVSs), there is some concern about a possible increase in the rate of scaffold thromboses (ScTs). Although several characteristics similarly contribute to the development o...

    Authors: Cheol Hyun Lee, Yun-Kyeong Cho, Hyuck-Jun Yoon and Seung-Ho Hur

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:146

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  7. Previous epidemiological evidence has identified many risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD). Pulse pressure (PP) was reported to be associated with CAD. However, more attention was paid to aortic PP t...

    Authors: Jin Li, Yangpei Peng and Kangting Ji

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:143

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  8. Depression has been recognized as an independent risk factor of coronary heart disease (CHD). Moreover, there is interrelationship of both depression and CHD. However, the potential pathophysiological mechanis...

    Authors: Li-Jun Zhang, Xian-Tao Zeng, Ming-Juan Zhao, Dong-Fang He, Jian-Yang Liu and Mei-Yan Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:141

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  9. Ticagrelor and prasugrel are two third-generation oral P2Y12 inhibitors which are more commonly used in clinical practice. However, dyspnea has been consecutively reported in patients using third-generation oral ...

    Authors: Na Zhang, Weisen Xu, Ou Li and Bing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:140

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  10. Coronary artery fistula (CAF) is an abnormal connection between a coronary artery and either a cardiac chamber or the great vessels. Although most patients are asymptomatic, potential complications such as hea...

    Authors: Zhuoxuan Yang, Liang Zhang, Jin Gao, Jingang Cui, Jiansong Yuan, Shengwen Liu, Yue Zhou and Shubin Qiao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:136

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  11. Previous studies have indicated that the JAK/STAT signaling pathway is involved in modulating arterial adventitia inflammation response. In this study, we designed experiments to further investigate the effect...

    Authors: Xilan Yang, Jian Jia, Zhen Yu, Zheng Duanmu, Huiwei He, Sen Chen and Chen Qu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:133

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  12. The incidence of Kawasaki disease (KD) is increasing. Indeed, KD has become the most common cause of acquired heart disease in children. Previous studies have well summarized the acute phase left ventricular (...

    Authors: Zhou Lin, Jingjing Zheng, Weiling Chen, Tingting Ding, Wei Yu and Bei Xia

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:131

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  13. For patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), the efficacy and safety of novel P2Y12 antagonists, including prasugrel or ticagrelor, has...

    Authors: Zhe Wang, Da-Yan Zhou, Yong Su, Liang-Yi Si and Qiang Xu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:130

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  14. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is the most serious type of coronary heart disease and is a global medical burden. The pathogenesis of ACS is very complex and still poorly understood. Epidemiologic studies have ...

    Authors: Jingyuan Hou, Zhixiong Zhong, Qiaoting Deng, Lifang Lin and Xing Zeng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:127

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  15. Although the presence of thrombus in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has been linked to adverse outcomes, routine thrombus aspiration has not been proven effective. A potential explana...

    Authors: Efstratios Karagiannidis, Nikolaos V. Konstantinidis, Georgios Sofidis, Evangelia Chatzinikolaou and Georgios Sianos

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:125

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  16. Evidence on access to reperfusion therapy for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and associated mortality in developing countries is scarce. This study determined time trends in t...

    Authors: Chulaporn Limwattananon, Jiraphan Jaratpatthararoj, Jutatip Thungthong, Phumtham Limwattananon and Amnat Kitkhuandee

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:121

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  17. The management of diagonal branch (D) occlusion is still controversary. The association between the flow loss of D and the prognosis remains unclear. We aim to detect the impact of D flow on cardiac function a...

    Authors: Shuning Zhang, Xin Deng, Wenlong Yang, Liping Xia, Kang Yao, Hao Lu, Lei Ge, Li Shen, Aijun Sun, Yunzeng Zou, Juying Qian and Junbo Ge

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:108

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  18. Few studies examined the effect of long-acting nitrates on renal function in chronic heart failure (CHF). Thus, we aimed to investigate the effect of long-acting nitrate on the expression of adrenoceptors (AR)...

    Authors: Yubo Peng, Yanfang Li, Mengmeng Chen, Junying Song, Zhili Jiang and Shutian Shi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:99

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  19. We aim to find out the relationship between random blood glucose (RBG), fasting blood glucose (FBG) and in-hospital adverse events in ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. We evalu...

    Authors: Yuhan Qin, Gaoliang Yan, Yong Qiao, Dong Wang, Erfei Luo, Jiantong Hou and Chengchun Tang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:95

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  20. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with high-grade atrioventricular block (HAVB) still has a poor mortality risk, even in the current percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) era. However, early PCI for ACS with HA...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Sueyoshi, Yuzo Akita, Yohei Oishi, Yu Mukai, Tomoko Hagino, Kotaro Yutaka, Yumie Matsui, Masahiro Yoshinaga, Masahiro Karakawa and Yasukiyo Mori

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:89

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  21. The current guidelines recommend both repeat stenting and drug-coated balloons (DCB) for in-stent restenosis (ISR) lesions, if technically feasible. However, real-world clinical data on the interventional stra...

    Authors: Hyungdon Kook, Hyung Joon Joo, Jae Hyoung Park, Soon Jun Hong, Cheol Woong Yu and Do-Sun Lim

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:83

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  22. Coronary microembolization (CME) has a poor prognosis, with ventricular arrhythmia being the most serious consequence. Understanding the underlying mechanisms could improve its management. We investigated the ...

    Authors: Weiwei Wang, Shuhua Ye, Lutao Zhang, Qiong Jiang, Jianhua Chen, Xuehai Chen, Feilong Zhang and Hangzhou Wu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:85

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  23. Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a disorder, characterized by clusters of cardiovascular risk factors such as central obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and hypertension. Patients with MS may have a higher pl...

    Authors: Xu Yang, Wei Luo, Shan Han, Lei Zha, Jing Zhang, Xiaowei Li, Hui Zhao, Shuo Liang and Ru Zhao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:73

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  24. Adherence to medication regimens is essential for preventing and reducing adverse outcomes among patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Greater understanding of the relation between negative illness perc...

    Authors: Patricia Thomson, Gordon F. Rushworth, Federico Andreis, Neil J. Angus, Andrea R. Mohan and Stephen J. Leslie

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:71

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  25. Prediction of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) may offer great benefits for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Von Willebrand factor (vWF) is stored in endothelial cells and released into ...

    Authors: Mengge Fan, Xia Wang, Xun Peng, Shuo Feng, Junyu Zhao, Lin Liao, Yong Zhang, Yinglong Hou and Ju Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:72

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  26. Malignant ventricular arrhythmia (VA) is the most common cause of death associated with acute myocardial infarction (MI). Recent studies have revealed direct involvement of the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) in...

    Authors: Meng Gao, Dechun Yin, Jugang Chen and Xiufen Qu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:60

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  27. The ‘My Experience of Taking Medicines’ (MYMEDS) questionnaire is a self-reporting tool for identifying modifiable adherence barriers among individuals prescribed post-myocardial infarction (MI) secondary prev...

    Authors: Rani Khatib, Nasrin Patel and Alistair S. Hall

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:46

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  28. Endothelial dysfunction may play a key role in non-obstructive coronary artery atherosclerosis. Our study aimed to evaluate the vascular endothelial function and its influencing factors in patients with non-ob...

    Authors: Yin-Ping Li, Zhen-Xing Fan, Jing Gao, Xi-Peng Sun, Guo-Hua Zhu, Ying-Hua Zhang, Jin Si, Xue-Bing Zuo, Zhi Liu, Qi Hua and Jing Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:40

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  29. Patients with cancer admitted for an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and/or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) represent a growing and high-risk population. The influence of co-existing cancer on mortality...

    Authors: Vincent Roule, Laurine Verdier, Katrien Blanchart, Pierre Ardouin, Adrien Lemaitre, Mathieu Bignon, Rémi Sabatier, Joachim Alexandre and Farzin Beygui

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:38

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  30. The combined effects of diabetes mellitus (DM), admission plasma glucose (APG), and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels on predicting long-term clinical outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial...

    Authors: Yan Li, Xiaowen Li, Yinhua Zhang, Leimin Zhang, Qingqing Wu, Zhaorun Bai, Jin Si, Xuebing Zuo, Ning Shi, Jing Li and Xi Chu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:36

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  31. Most reported cases of right anomalous coronary artery from the opposite sinus (R-ACAOS) have benign clinical outcomes. However, patients with left ACAOS (L-ACAOS) and some of the patients with R-ACAOS are mor...

    Authors: Kai-yue Diao, Qin Zhao, Yue Gao, Ke Shi, Min Ma, Hua-yan Xu, Ying-kun Guo and Zhi-gang Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:25

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  32. Longitudinal stent deformation (LSD) is an infrequent complication of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and it may lead to catastrophic clinical outcomes. However, reports of cardiac adverse events ass...

    Authors: Daoyuan Si, Yaliang Tong, Bo Yu, Yuquan He and Guohui Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:24

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  33. Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who present to hospitals without interventional facilities frequently require transfer to another hospital equipped with a cardiac catheterization laboratory. This r...

    Authors: Michał Czapla, Dorota Zyśko, Tom Quinn and Piotr Karniej

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:19

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  34. Radiofrequency catheter ablation is an established procedure with a high success rate for treating Wolff–Parkinson–White (WPW) syndrome. Rare complications post-ablation may nonetheless occur particularly asso...

    Authors: Mei-fang Zheng, Zhen Wang and Zheng-yu Bao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:18

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  35. Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) can be associated with increased survival and neurologic benefits in selected patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). However, there remains ins...

    Authors: Kei Hayashida, Takahiro Kinoshita, Kazuma Yamakawa, Santiago J. Miyara, Lance B. Becker and Satoshi Fujimi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:23

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  36. This study aims to evaluate the ADL(activity of daily living) of patients with acute cerebral infarction through BI scoring, in order to observe its predictive value in the prognosis of these patients.

    Authors: Qun-Xi Li, Xiao-Jing Zhao, Yan Wang, Da-Li Wang, Jiang Zhang, Tie-Jun Liu, Yan-Bo Peng, Hai-Yan Fan and Fu-Xia Zheng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:14

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  37. Ischemic cardiomyopathy is a high-cost, resource-intensive public health burden that is associated with a 1-year mortality rate of about 16% in western population. Different in patient ethnicity and pattern of...

    Authors: Nattawut Wongpraparut, Sarawut Siwamogsatham, Tomorn Thongsri, Pornchai Ngamjanyaporn, Arintaya Phrommintikul, Kompoj Jirajarus, Tarinee Tangcharoen, Kid Bhumimuang, Pinij Kaewsuwanna, Rungroj Krittayaphong, Rungtiwa Pongakasira and Harvey D. White

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:8

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  38. Previous clinical studies have suggested that trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) could contribute to the development of atherosclerosis cardiovascular disease. However, the synthetic analysis in coronary heart dise...

    Authors: Miao-En Yao, Peng-Da Liao, Xu-Jie Zhao and Lei Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:7

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  39. Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm is a very rare complication following acute myocardial infarction, which results from a free wall rupture. Hemopericardium and cardiac tamponade caused by rupture of the free wa...

    Authors: Xin Li, Yu Wang, Dong Wang, Chaohui Lai and Chenxin Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:5

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  40. Ticagrelor and clopidogrel, P2Y12 receptor antagonists, can prevent thrombotic events and are used to treat cardiovascular diseases such as acute coronary syndrome and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, in wh...

    Authors: Zhuyin Jia, Yiwei Huang, Xiaojun Ji, Jiaju Sun and Guosheng Fu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:318

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  41. Genetic susceptibility to the development of coronary artery disease (CAD) and myocardial infarction (MI) is well established. However, lack of replication, and difficulty in the identification of specific gen...

    Authors: Yi-Dan Hao, Bright Eric Ohene, Shi-Wei Yang and Yu-Jie Zhou

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:314

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  42. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Due to increased CAD risk factors in Saudi Arabia, research on more feasible and predictive biomarkers is needed. We aimed t...

    Authors: Mohammed Ewid, Hossam Sherif, Syed Muhammad Baqui Billah, Nazmus Saquib, Wael AlEnazy, Omer Ragab, Saed Enabi, Tawfik Rajab, Zaki Awad and Rami Abazid

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:309

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  43. Coronary artery spasm (CAS) is an underdiagnosed disease especially in heart transplant patients, and in those patients the etiology and pathophysiology remain largely unknown, although it has been associated ...

    Authors: M. Pagnoni, J. Regamey, J. Adjedj, G. Rogati, O. Muller and P. Tozzi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:305

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  44. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with risk of poor adult health, including cardiometabolic diseases. Little is known about the correlates of ACEs for adults who have already developed cardio...

    Authors: Robert G. Maunder, David W. Tannenbaum, Joanne A. Permaul, Melissa Nutik, Cleo Haber, Mira Mitri, Daniela Costantini and Jonathan J. Hunter

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:304

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  45. Most coronary spastic angina patients are responsive to coronary vasodilators therapy, and stent implantation is not recommended for regular use. We reported the angiographic and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS...

    Authors: Haoran Wang, Geng Peng, Yancai Dong and Dongliang Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:300

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  46. Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is an uncommon finding in patients undergoing coronary angiography and acute myocardial infarction is an extremely uncommon condition in the presence of coronary artery ectasia. T...

    Authors: Mohammad Rafi Noori, Bo Zhang and Lifei Pan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:296

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  47. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common cause of mortality globally, yet mitochondrial genetic mutations associated with CHD development remain incompletely understood.

    Authors: Zhenxiao Zhang, Mingyang Liu, Jianshuai He, Xiaotian Zhang, Yuehua Chen and Hui Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:293

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