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BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

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

    Large myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with adverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling (LVR). We studied the nature of LVR, with specific attention to non-transmural MIs, and the association of peak CK-M...

    Authors: Pauli Pöyhönen, Minna Kylmälä, Paula Vesterinen, Sari Kivistö, Miia Holmström, Kirsi Lauerma, Heikki Väänänen, Lauri Toivonen and Helena Hänninen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:27

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    Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a neurotrophin involved in angiogenesis and maintenance of endothelial integrity. Whether circulating BDNF levels are associated with von Willebrand factor (vWF) lev...

    Authors: Hong Jin, Yifei Chen, Bilei Wang, Yi Zhu, Long Chen, Xiqiong Han, Genshan Ma and Naifeng Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:23

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Vascular calcification is a risk factor for the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease and mortality in dialysis patients. Nevertheless, the association between cardiac valve calcification (CVC) and the outcom...

    Authors: Zhe Wang, Aili Jiang, Fang Wei and Haiyan Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:12

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Despite the restoration of epicardial flow after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI), myocardial reperfusion remains impaired in a significant proportion of patients. We performed a network meta-...

    Authors: Xiaowei Niu, Jingjing Zhang, Ming Bai, Yu Peng, Shaobo Sun and Zheng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:3

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    The benefits of physical activity and cardiovascular rehabilitation on the reduction of cardiovascular risk are well documented. Despite this, significant barriers and challenges remain in optimizing patient r...

    Authors: Jason Nogic, Paul Min Thein, James Cameron, Sam Mirzaee, Abdul Ihdayhid and Arthur Nasis

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:303

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction occurs earlier in the ischemic cascade than LV systolic dysfunction and electrocardiographic changes. Diastolic wall strain (DWS) has been proposed as a marker of LV...

    Authors: Jaehuk Choi, Min-Kyung Kang, Chaehoon Han, Sang Muk Hwang, Sung Gu Jung, Han-Kyul Kim, Kwang Jin Chun, Seonghoon Choi, Jung Rae Cho and Namho Lee

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:301

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Biomechanical factors influence stress in the aortic wall. The aim of this study was to assess how the diameter and shape of the vessel, blood pressure and longitudinal systolic aortic stretching (SAS) caused ...

    Authors: Tomasz Plonek, Malgorzata Zak, Karolina Burzynska, Bartosz Rylski, Anna Gozdzik, Wojciech Kustrzycki, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Marek Jasinski and Jaroslaw Filipiak

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:297

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The value of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) after a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke is untested despite these conditions sharing similar pathology and risk factors to coronary heart disease. We a...

    Authors: Neil Heron, Frank Kee, Jonathan Mant, Philip M. Reilly, Margaret Cupples, Mark Tully and Michael Donnelly

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:290

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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    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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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