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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. Neprilysin has an essential role in regulating fluid balance and vascular resistance, and neprilysin inhibitors have shown beneficial effects in patients with heart failure. However, the potential predictive v...

    Authors: Ik Jun Choi, Sungmin Lim, Youngdeok Hwang, Dongjae Lee, Won Jik Lee, Kwan Yong Lee, Mi-Jeong Kim and Doo Soo Jeon

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:360

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  2. Transradial access (TRA) has been considered as the default choice in cardiac catheterization. Although infrequent, vascular complications of this approach remain. Recently, the distal transradial approach (dT...

    Authors: Gaojun Cai, Haomin Huang, Feng Li, Ganwei Shi, Xiaolong Yu and Lei Yu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:356

    Content type: Review

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  3. While single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is a well-established noninvasive procedure for the evaluation of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), it is ...

    Authors: Ronen Goldkorn, Alexey Naimushin, Eli Rozen and Dov Freimark

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:354

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  4. Self-care behavior has been reported to be below optimum in persons with heart failure, while the underlying decision making is not well understood. The Hot/Cool System model is a psychological model that may ...

    Authors: Mohammed Munther Al-Hammouri, Jehad A. Rababah, Lynne A. Hall, Debra K. Moser, Zainab Dawood, Wa’ed Jawhar and Ayat Alawawdeh

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:349

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  5. The no-reflow phenomenon (NRP) is a serious complication of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) and is an independent predictor of poor prognosis. We aimed to find a simple but effective risk str...

    Authors: Qin-Yao Zhang, Shu-Mei Ma and Jia-Ying Sun

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:346

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  6. Evaluating knowledge in patients with coronary artery disease requires a specific measure. The aim of the present study was to translate and evaluate the CADE-Q in patients with coronary artery disease in Iran.

    Authors: Zahra Marofi, Razieh Bandari, Majideh Heravi-Karimooi, Nahid Rejeh and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:345

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  7. De Winter syndrome accounts for approximately 2% of all patients with acute anterior myocardial infarction admitted to the emergency department, and is characterized by severe stenosis of the left anterior des...

    Authors: Bo Lu, Deyu Fu, Xunjie Zhou, Mingtai Gui, Lei Yao and Jianhua Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:342

    Content type: Case report

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  8. The relationships of renal dysfunction (RD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) with prognosis have been well established among non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) patients who receive percutaneou...

    Authors: Wei Chen, Pengyuan Chen, Zhonghan Ni, Yuanhui Liu, Wei Guo, Lei Jiang, Xuebiao Wei, Jiyan Chen, Ning Tan, Pengcheng He and Yansong Guo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:341

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  9. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a complex disease resulting from the cumulative and interactive effects of large number of genes along with environmental exposure. Therefore, the present study was envisaged a...

    Authors: Jyotdeep Kour Raina, Minakashee Sharma, Rakesh Kumar Panjaliya, Vikas Dogra, Ashok Bakaya and Parvinder Kumar

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:340

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  10. The association between the lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) and prognosis in the patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is not fully understood. We performed this systematic review and meta-analysis to...

    Authors: Xiao-Qing Quan, Run-Chang Wang, Qing Zhang, Cun-Tai Zhang and Lei Sun

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:338

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  11. High blood glucose impairs voltage-gated K+ (Kv) channel-mediated vasodilation in rat coronary artery smooth muscle cells (CSMCs) via oxidative stress. Advanced glycation end product (AGE) and receptor for AGE (R...

    Authors: Side Gao, Bing Hua, Qingbo Liu, Huirong Liu, Weiping Li and Hongwei Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:337

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  12. Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are at high risk of recurrent cardiovascular (CV) event. The European guidelines recommend low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels < 1.8 mmol/L and early ...

    Authors: Marie Skov Kristensen, Anders Green, Mads Nybo, Simone Møller Hede, Kristian Handberg Mikkelsen, Gunnar Gislason, Mogens Lytken Larsen and Annette Kjær Ersbøll

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:336

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  13. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is associated with considerable mortality and morbidity worldwide. The present study explored the risk factors for arterial calcification among the different sections of the l...

    Authors: Hankun Yan, Zhihui Chang and Zhaoyu Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:333

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  14. Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is an angiographic finding of abnormal coronary dilatation. Inflammation plays a major role in all phases of atherosclerosis. We investigated the relationship between CAE and seru...

    Authors: Cheng-Hui Fan, Ying Hao, Yong-Hua Liu, Xiao-Lin Li, Zhen-Hao Huang, Yu Luo and Rui-Lin Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:330

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  15. Coronary interventions in patients of achondroplasia have been reported rarely in the medical literature. Due to short stature and kyphoscoliosis, endovascular access (Cannulation) of the coronary arteries is ...

    Authors: Mustafa Ibrahiem Mohammed Ali, Ahmed Abdalazim Dafallah Albashir, Omer Ali Mohamed Ahmed Elawad and Makram Aboali Ebied Mohamed

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:329

    Content type: Case report

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  16. As an inodilator, milrinone is commonly used for patients who undergo coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery because of its effectiveness in decreasing the cardiac index and mitral regurgitation. The aim ...

    Authors: Yu-shan Ren, Lan-fang Li, Tao Peng, Yu-jun Tan, Ying Sun, Guo-liang Cheng, Gui-min Zhang and Jie Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:328

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  17. Provisional 1-stent technique is currently regarded as the default approach for the majority of bifurcation lesions. Nonetheless, 2-stent techniques may be required for complex bifurcations with high compromis...

    Authors: Hongbo Yang, Juying Qian, Zheyong Huang and Junbo Ge

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:325

    Content type: Technical advance

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  18. Coronary artery disease (CAD) and atrial fibrillation (AF) frequently coexist in clinical practice, making it challenging for the treating physician to choose anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapies. The ai...

    Authors: Lili Wei, Enyong Su, Weili Liu, Wenlu Xing, Xinyun Liu, You Zhang, Shan Wang, Qianqian Cheng, Datun Qi and Chuanyu Gao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:323

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  19. The study aimed to evaluate the application of intra-renal Doppler flow indices for the prediction of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) during 24-month follow-up in patients with coronar...

    Authors: Maciej T. Wybraniec, Maria Bożentowicz-Wikarek, Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz, Jerzy Chudek and Katarzyna Mizia-Stec

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:322

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  20. Postcardiac injury syndrome (PCIS) is an inflammatory response syndrome characterized by pericardial effusion with or without pleural effusion; however, serious PCIS with peripheral hematoma of the ascending a...

    Authors: Yuan Wang, Wenkui Li, Chi Yuan and Hegui Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:317

    Content type: Case report

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  21. Left ventricular remodeling following ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is associated with poor outcome, including heart failure (HF). Neprilysin inhibition leads to improved outcome in patients with ...

    Authors: Damien Legallois, Clémence Macquaire, Amir Hodzic, Stéphane Allouche, Ismaïl El Khouakhi, Alain Manrique, Paul Milliez, Eric Saloux and Farzin Beygui

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:316

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  22. Coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) is a potential cause of infarction. During the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), home isolation and activity reduction can lead to hypercoagulability. Here, we rep...

    Authors: Wenshuai Ma, Chunyu Li, Wei Zhang, Zhaole Ji and Yan Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:314

    Content type: Case report

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  23. Whether the underlying risk of high bleeding risk (HBR) influences the relationship of high thrombotic risk (HTR) features with adverse events after drug-eluting stent implantation remains unclear. The purpose...

    Authors: Hao-Yu Wang, Ke-Fei Dou, Dong Yin, Dong Zhang, Run-Lin Gao and Yue-Jin Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:313

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  24. Atrioventricular plane displacement (AVPD) reflects longitudinal left ventricular (LV) systolic function, and wall thickening (WT) regional radial LV function. The temporal evolution of these measures after ST...

    Authors: Ulrika Pahlm, Ellen Ostenfeld, Felicia Seemann, Henrik Engblom, David Erlinge, Einar Heiberg, Håkan Arheden and Marcus Carlsson

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:309

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  25. Prourokinase is a single-chain plasminogen activator presenting with fewer hemorrhagic complications and reduced reocclusion rate compared with the conventional fibrinolytic agents in patients with coronary ar...

    Authors: Yanqiang Wu, Xianghua Fu, Qiang Feng, Xinshun Gu, Guozhen Hao, Weize Fan and Yunfa Jiang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:308

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  26. The study was conducted to evaluate the outcomes of different onset stage of cardiogenic shock (CS) in the patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).

    Authors: Shuaihua Qiao, Jingmei Zhang, Zhenzhen Kong, Han Wu, Rong Gu, Hongyan Zheng, Biao Xu and Zhonghai Wei

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:302

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  27. Coronary artery disease (CAD) remains one of the major causes of death in humans. Genetic testing may allow early detection and prevention of this disease. This study aimed to investigate the association betwe...

    Authors: De-Yang Li, Jin-Yu Zhang, Qing-Jie Chen, Fen Liu, Qian Zhao, Xiao-Ming Gao, Xiao-Mei Li and Yi-Ning Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:300

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  28. The level of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (LP-PLA2) in serum is independently correlated to coronary artery diseases (CAD). The aim of the study was to determine whether LP-PLA2 activity is positive...

    Authors: Hao Zhang, Yang Gao, Dan Wu and Dingguo Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:295

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  29. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a group of clinical syndromes associated with substantial morbidity and mortality rate. SYNTAX and SYNTAX II score used to be a reference for surgical selection of coronary rev...

    Authors: Xiaotong Wang, Zhongyu Wang, Bing Li and Ping Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:293

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  30. Data was limited on the rates of in-hospital and 30-days composite outcomes between male and female patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

    Authors: Juan Long, Fanfang Zeng, Lili Wang, Chen Yi, Qiying Chen and Honglei Zhao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:280

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  31. The association of rs28362491 polymorphism in NF-κB1 gene and coronary artery disease (CAD) risk was reported in several studies with inconsistent outcomes. This study aimed to comprehensively collect and synthes...

    Authors: Yanwei Wang, Bianwen Wu, Muqing Zhang, Huawei Miao and Jiaan Sun

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:278

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  32. Most electrocardiogram (ECG) studies still take advantage of traditional statistical functions, and the results are mostly presented in tables, histograms, and curves. Few papers display ECG data by visual mea...

    Authors: Haisen Guo, Weidai Zhang, Chumin Ni, Zhixiong Cai, Songming Chen and Xiansheng Huang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:277

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  33. Trimetazidine is a metabolic anti-ischemic agent, which increases the tolerance of cardiomyocytes to ischemia. However, few studies have explored the effect of trimetazidine on ventricular remodeling in corona...

    Authors: Lili Wu, Yi Luan, Ya Li, Min Wang, Jialin He, Chongying Jin and Wenbin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:273

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. Visfatin is an adipokine that related with the inflammation in atherosclerosis and the destabilization of atherosclerotic plaque. The aim of this study was to observe the relationship between visfatin and majo...

    Authors: Meifan Zheng, Nan Lu, Meixia Ren and Haifeng Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:271

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  35. To evaluate the association between apolipoprotein B gene polymorphism and coronary heart disease in some populations at home and abroad by means of meta-analysis.

    Authors: Ya Yun Feng, Lu Yang Chen, Yang Liu, Meng Luo, Tian Tian Yang, Yu Hao Hu, Jing Chang and Min Mao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:265

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  36. Isolated coronary Takayasu arteritis is a rare form of ischemic heart disease that typically appears as an aorto-ostial lesion. Although several vascular imaging modalities including ultrasonography, computed ...

    Authors: Takeshi Shimizu, Akihiko Sato, Keiji Sakamoto, Yoshitane Seino, Mikihiro Kijima, Toshiharu Matsumoto and Yasuchika Takeishi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:260

    Content type: Case report

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  37. Reported effects of obesity on the extent of angiographic coronary artery disease(CAD) have been inconsistent. The present study aimed to investigate the relationships between the indices of obesity and other ...

    Authors: Maryam Nabati, Mahmood Moosazadeh, Ehsan Soroosh, Hanieh Shiraj, Mahnaneh Gholami and Ali Ghaemian

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:257

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  38. The growing population of cancer survivors and their high frequency of cardiovascular disease have resulted in a dramatic increase in cancer patients requiring cardiovascular intervention. However, there is a ...

    Authors: Alexandra C. Murphy, Anoop N. Koshy and Matias B. Yudi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:254

    Content type: Commentary

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  39. Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are widely used in cancer patients for administering chemotherapy drugs, antibiotics, and nutrients. PICC-related thrombi are not uncommon and may result in pulm...

    Authors: Yu Lan Luo, Jinmei Zhang and Menglin Tang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:252

    Content type: Case report

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  40. Coronary slow flow (CSF) is characterized by delayed opacification of distal epicardial coronary arteries without significant coronary stenosis. In addition, The changes of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase...

    Authors: Yao-dong Ding, Yu-qiang Pei, Rui Wang, Jia-xing Yang, Yin-xin Zhao, Xiao-li Liu, Hua Shen, Qian Ma, Shuo Zhang and Hai-long Ge

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:248

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  41. Although timely coronary intervention can result in markedly improved clinical outcomes of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), non-ST-elevation (NSTE)-ACS is sometimes difficult to accurately diagnose.

    Authors: Tetsuya Nomura, Satoshi Tasaka, Kenshi Ono, Yu Sakaue, Naotoshi Wada, Natsuya Keira and Tetsuya Tatsumi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:244

    Content type: Case report

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  42. Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is the leading cause of premature death which poses public health challenges worldwide. Previous studies focused on the overall population in China. However, variations in temporal...

    Authors: Chenran Wang, Chunping Wang, Mi Liu, Zhe Chen and Shiwei Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:243

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  43. This study aimed to investigate the regulatory effect of rno-microRNA-30c-5p (rno-miR-30c-5p) on myocardial ischemia reperfusion (IR) injury in rats and the underlying molecular mechanisms.

    Authors: Jianfeng Chen, Mingming Zhang, Shouyan Zhang, Junlong Wu and Shufeng Xue

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:240

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  44. Prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors are increasing in developing countries. The present study aimed to assess the prevalence of self-reported CHD and evaluate the role of various risk facto...

    Authors: Ali Ghaemian, Maryam Nabati, Majid Saeedi, Motahareh Kheradmand and Mahmood Moosazadeh

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:238

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