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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. The pathophysiology of isolated coronary artery ectasia (CAE) with the coronary slow flow (CSF) phenomenon is still unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the risk factors for isolated CAE compl...

    Authors: Zhuoxuan Yang, Jiansong Yuan, JinGang Cui, Hao Guan and Shubin Qiao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:156

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  2. In China, there has been a precipitous increase in the number of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) conducted. We sought to characterize the clinical and psychosocial trajectory of PCI patients from the...

    Authors: Xia Liu, Adeleke Fowokan, Sherry L. Grace, Biao Ding, Shu Meng, Xiu Chen, Yinghua Xia and Yaqing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:148

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  3. The recreational drugs cannabis and nitrous oxide (N2O) are known for pro-atherogenic effects and are associated with an elevated risk of myocardial infarction. These cardiovascular effects might be underestimate...

    Authors: Sarah Bär, Fabien Praz and Lorenz Räber

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:147

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  4. The PEGASUS-TIMI 54 trial inclusion criteria effectively identified high-risk patients with recent myocardial infarction (MI) who would benefit from continuing dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with ticagrelor ...

    Authors: Federico Sanchez, Valentina Boasi, Matteo Vercellino, Chiara Tacchi, Pierpaolo Cannarile, Nicoletta Pingelli, Dino Perri, Laura Gomez, Stefano Cattunar and Giovanni Mascelli

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:144

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  5. Kounis syndrome is an acute coronary syndrome that appears in the setting of anaphylactic reaction or hypersensitivity. Many drugs and environmental exposures have been identified as potential offenders, and d...

    Authors: Hui-zhu Liang, Hong Zhao, Jian Gao, Cheng-fu Cao and Wei-min Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:133

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  6. Whether very elderly women with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) should receive aggressive percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is still controversial. We assessed the effectiveness and long-term clinical ou...

    Authors: Jia-li Wang, Chun-yan Guo, Hui Chen, Hong-wei Li, Xue-qiao Zhao and Shu-mei Zhao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:122

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  7. Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a relatively rare systemic necrotizing vasculitis that typically affects medium-sized arteries. Although myocardial ischemia may occur due to involvement of the coronary arteries,...

    Authors: Hong Huang, Yanjun Gong, Li Guo and Zhuoli Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:115

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  8. Aerobic exercise improves endothelial function and arterial stiffness after myocardial infarction (MI), but the effects of isometric exercise on cardiovascular parameters are still uncertain. We aimed to asses...

    Authors: Daniel P. Kollet, Ana Beatriz Marenco, Nathan L. Bellé, Eduardo Barbosa, Liliana Boll, Bruna Eibel, Gustavo Waclawovsky and Alexandre Machado Lehnen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:101

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  9. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) are associated with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). High-sensitive cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) has been evidenced to enhance the early diagnostic accuracy of AMI, but hs-cTn level...

    Authors: Daijin Ren, Tianlun Huang, Xin Liu and Gaosi Xu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:100

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  10. The impact of reduction in glycemic excursion on coronary plaques remains unknown. This study aimed to elucidate whether a dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitor could reduce the glycemic excursion and stabilize the...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Akihide Konishi, Toshiro Shinke, Hiromasa Otake, Masaru Kuroda, Tsuyoshi Osue, Takahiro Sawada, Tomofumi Takaya, Hiroya Kawai, Naoko Hashimoto, Takeshi Ohara, Yushi Hirota, Kazuhiko Sakaguchi, Takashi Omori, Wataru Ogawa and Ken-ichi Hirata

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:92

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  11. Coronary artery disease (CAD) remains one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. As oxygen and nutrient supply to the myocardium significantly decrease during ischemic periods, important c...

    Authors: Efstratios Karagiannidis, Georgios Sofidis, Andreas S. Papazoglou, Olga Deda, Eleftherios Panteris, Dimitrios V. Moysidis, Nikolaos Stalikas, Anastasios Kartas, Anastasios Papadopoulos, Leandros Stefanopoulos, Haralambos Karvounis, Helen Gika, Georgios Theodoridis and Georgios Sianos

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:79

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  12. Serum microRNAs (miRNAs) have been used as novel biomarkers for various diseases, including acute coronary syndrome (ACS). This study aimed to investigate the expression and clinical significance of microRNA-3...

    Authors: Wenqing Zhang, Guannan Chang, Liya Cao and Gang Ding

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:74

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  13. Left ventricular negative remodelling after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is considered as the major cause for the poor prognosis. But the predisposing factors and potential mechanisms of ...

    Authors: Shuai Meng, Yong Zhu, Kesen Liu, Ruofei Jia, Jing Nan, Maolin Chen, Xuan Lei, Kaiyuan Zou and Zening Jin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:72

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  14. Risk stratification of patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) is an important clinical method, but long-term studies on patients subjected to all-treatment strategies are lacking. Th...

    Authors: Ivica Kristić, Nikola Crnčević, Frane Runjić, Vesna Čapkun, Ozren Polašek, Andrija Matetic and Mislav Vrsalovic

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:70

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  15. This meta-analysis based on prospective cohort studies aimed to evaluate the associations of lipid profiles with the risk of major adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD).

    Authors: Xiangmei Zhao, Dongying Wang and Lijie Qin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:69

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  16. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is characterized by narrowing/ blockade of coronary arteries that is mainly caused by atherosclerotic plaques. Considering the involvement of platelet abnormalities, such as defec...

    Authors: Farideh Malakootikhah, Hossein Naghavi, Negar Firouzabadi, Mohsen Maadani, Massoumeh Shafiei and Nader Tajik

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:68

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  17. Radial artery occlusion is a common complication after coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention via the transradial access. In recent years, coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary in...

    Authors: Feng Li, Gan-Wei Shi, Bi-Feng Zhang, Xiao-Long Yu, Hao-Min Huang, Jian-Qiang Xiao and Gao-Jun Cai

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:67

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  18. Atherosclerosis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disorder. The aim of our study was to explore the role of circular RNA (circRNA) transmembrane 7 superfamily member 3 (circTM7SF3) in AS progression.

    Authors: Xiaojuan Wang and Ming Bai

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:51

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  19. While developments in oncology have lengthened survival in patients with cancer, such patients often develop cardiovascular diseases. Thus, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is frequently undertaken in ...

    Authors: Keisuke Shoji, Kan Zen, Takashi Ookura, Kenji Yanishi and Satoaki Matoba

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:60

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  20. To investigate the long-term outcome of patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and a chronic total occlusion (CTO) in a non-infarct-related artery (IRA) and the risk factors for...

    Authors: Yu Liu, Le-Feng Wang, Xin-Chun Yang, Chang-Lin Lu, Kui-Bao Li, Mu-Lei Chen, Na Li, Hong-Shi Wang, Jiu-Chang Zhong, Li Xu, Zhu-Hua Ni, Wei-Ming Li, Kun Xia, Da-Peng Zhang, Hao Sun, Zong-Sheng Guo…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:59

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  21. Pericardiocentesis is frequently performed when fluid needs to be removed from the pericardial sac, for both therapeutic and diagnostic purposes, however, it can still be a high-risk procedure in inexperienced...

    Authors: Daisuke Kanda, Takuro Takumi, Takeshi Sonoda, Ryo Arikawa, Kazuhiro Anzaki, Yuichi Sasaki and Mitsuru Ohishi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:55

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  22. The model for end-stage liver disease excluding international normalized ratio (MELD-XI) is a simple score for risk assessment. However, the prognostic role of MELD-XI and its additional value to current risk ...

    Authors: Song-jian He, Jian-xin Weng, Hai-jun Chen, Hua-qiu Li, Wen-qin Guo, Qian Cao, Shuai Xu, Hong-bing Yan and Chang-nong Peng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:53

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  23. Adherence to clinical practice guidelines for coronary heart disease (CHD) reduces morbidity, mortality and treatment costs. We aimed to describe and compare adherence to prescription guidelines for persons wi...

    Authors: Elisabeth Pedersen, Beate Hennie Garcia, Kjell H. Halvorsen, Anne Elise Eggen, Henrik Schirmer and Marit Waaseth

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:44

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  24. Light-chain (AL) amyloidosis is the most common type of systemic amyloidosis with poor prognosis. Currently, the predictors of cardiac involvement and prognostic staging systems are primarily based on conventi...

    Authors: Changhui Lei, Xiaoli Zhu, David H. Hsi, Jing Wang, Lei Zuo, Shengjun Ta, Qianli Yang, Lei Xu, Xueli Zhao, Yan Wang, Shiren Sun and Liwen Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:43

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  25. Lp(a) and LDL-C are both risk factors of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). But there was a contradiction point in LDL-C and Lp(a) control. The appropriate level of LDL-C and Lp(a) in the preventi...

    Authors: Chuang Li, Qiwen Chen, Mei Zhang, Yin Liu, Yushun Chu, Fanpeng Meng, Jianyu Wang, Jie Tang, Jian Luo, Xiulong Niu and Maoti Wei

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:41

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  26. A simple and accurate scoring system to guide perioperative blood transfusion in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing cardiac surgery is lacking. The trigger point for blood transfusions for ...

    Authors: Hai-Ping Ma, Lei Zhang, Chun-ling Chen, Jin Li, Zhi Tong Ma, Qiao Qiao Jiang, Yuan Yuan Liang, Shan Shan Li, Fei Long and Hong Zheng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:40

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  27. Primary care physicians (PCP) play an important role in detecting Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) early. However, knowledge, awareness and practice (KAP) regarding FH among Malaysian PCP are not well estab...

    Authors: Ahmad Baihaqi Azraii, Anis Safura Ramli, Zaliha Ismail, Suraya Abdul-Razak, Siti Fatimah Badlishah-Sham, Noor Alicezah Mohd-Kasim, Norsiah Ali, Gerald F. Watts and Hapizah Nawawi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:39

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  28. Due to the limited number of studies with long term follow-up of patients undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), we investigated the occurrence of Major Adverse Cardiac and Cerebrovascular Events...

    Authors: Maryam Farhadian, Sahar Dehdar Karsidani, Azadeh Mozayanimonfared and Hossein Mahjub

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:38

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  29. Up to over half of the patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are reported to undergo spontaneous reperfusion without therapeutic interventions. Our objective was to evaluate the appl...

    Authors: Abdolmohammad Ranjbar, Bahram Sohrabi, Seyyed-Reza Sadat-Ebrahimi, Samad Ghaffari, Babak Kazemi, Naser Aslanabadi, Babak Seyvani and Reza Hajizadeh

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:27

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  30. The present study aimed to assess the correlation of fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-23 expression with clinical characteristics, then further explore its value in predicting 2-year in-stent restenosis (ISR) ri...

    Authors: Tingting Song, Yang Fu, Yanbo Wang, Wei Li, Jiayu Zhao, Xun Wang, Haiyan Wang, Ying Zhao and Xianghua Fu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:24

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  31. One in five patients with ischaemic heart disease (IHD) develop comorbid depression or anxiety. Depression is associated with risk of non-adherence to cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and dropout, inadequate risk f...

    Authors: Susanne S. Pedersen, Christina M. Andersen, Robert Ahm, Søren J. Skovbakke, Robin Kok, Charlotte Helmark, Uffe K. Wiil, Thomas Schmidt, Kim Rose Olsen, Jacob Hjelmborg, Ann-Dorthe Zwisler and Lisbeth Frostholm

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:20

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  32. The relationship between IL-35 genes polymorphism and susceptibility to coronary heart disease has not been tested in the largest Han population in China. The aim of this study was to explore the effect of sin...

    Authors: Hu Li, Ying-Xue Liu, Jin-Yan Huang, Yu-Feng Zhu and Kui Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:6

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  33. Angiography is a highly effective invasive method for diagnosing coronary artery diseases but can lead to certain psychological problems such as stress, anxiety, and depression. This study aimed to compare the...

    Authors: Camellia Torabizadeh, Sara Rousta, Sakineh Gholamzadeh, Javad Kojouri, Kavoos Jamali and Mohammad Mahdi Parvizi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:3

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  34. To explore the clinical benefits of revascularization in patients with different levels of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) from the perspective of quantitative flow ratio (QFR).

    Authors: Jiaxin Zhong, Qin Chen, Long Chen, Zhen Ye, Huang Chen, Jianmin Sun, Juchang Hong, Mingfang Ye, Yuanming Yan, Lianglong Chen and Yukun Luo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:523

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  35. The The Roadmap Using Story Telling project used a narrative medicine (NM) framework to assess the perspectives of people with heart failure (HF), their informal caregivers and HF specialists of the impact of ...

    Authors: Marco Testa, Antonietta Cappuccio, Maura Latella, Silvia Napolitano, Massimo Milli, Massimo Volpe and Maria Giulia Marini

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:522

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  36. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death and years of life lost worldwide. While effective treatments are available for both acute and chronic disease stages there are unmet needs for effecti...

    Authors: Christoph Herrmann-Lingen, Christian Albus, Martina de Zwaan, Franziska Geiser, Katrin Heinemann, Martin Hellmich, Matthias Michal, Monika Sadlonova, Ralf Tostmann, Rolf Wachter and Birgit Herbeck Belnap

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:520

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  37. It has been noted that there is an increase in the incidence of acute cardiovascular events (CVEs) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) during an acute exacerbation (AE), thereby causi...

    Authors: Wei-ping Hu, Tsokyi Lhamo, Feng-ying Zhang, Jing-qing Hang, Yi-hui Zuo, Jian-lan Hua, Shan-qun Li and Jing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:518

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  38. Currently, how to accurately determine the patient prognosis after a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains unclear and may vary among populations, hospitals, and datasets. The aim of this study was ...

    Authors: Nan Gao, Xiaoyong Qi, Yi Dang, Yingxiao Li, Gang Wang, Xiao Liu, Ning Zhu and Jinguo Fu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:513

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  39. Inflammation is involved in the pathogenesis and progression of coronary artery diseases (CADs), including acute coronary syndrome. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been identified as a novel marke...

    Authors: Yi Yang, Yanan Xu, Jun Wang, Xueqin Zhai and Haibing Jiang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:500

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  40. Several biomarkers have been proposed as independent predictors of poor outcomes in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We investigated whether adding information obtained from routine blood te...

    Authors: Pyung Chun Oh, Young Sil Eom, Jeonggeun Moon, Ho-Jun Jang, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jon Suh, Min Gyu Kong, Sang-Don Park, Sung Woo Kwon, Soon Yong Suh, Kyounghoon Lee, Seung Hwan Han, Taehoon Ahn and Woong Chol Kang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:486

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  41. The definitions of contrast-associated acute kidney injury (CA-AKI) are diverse and have different predictive effects for prognosis, which are adverse for clinical practice. Few articles have discussed the rel...

    Authors: Zhubin Lun, Li Lei, Dianhua Zhou, Ming Ying, Liwei Liu, Guanzhong Chen, Jin Liu, Yibo He, Huanqiang Li, Zhidong Huang, Yongquan Yang, Jianfeng Ye and Yong Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:485

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  42. Lung tumor embolization leading to acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is rare. Previouscases of lung tumor embolization were reported in the coronary artery. We describe here a case of lung tumor embolization l...

    Authors: Jichun Liu, Hao Chen, Xiangrong Xie, Yuwen Yang and Shengxing Tang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:482

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  43. Leptin can have a direct effect on endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cells and high level of leptin is involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. This study aimed to determine the relationship betwe...

    Authors: Asghar Rahmani, Yaser Toloueitabar, Yousef Mohsenzadeh, Roholla Hemmati, Kourosh Sayehmiri and Khairollah Asadollahi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:474

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  44. Studies have been performed to identify the association between ABO blood groups and coronary artery disease. However, data is scarce about the impact of ABO blood groups on heart rupture (HR) after acute myoc...

    Authors: Yuan Fu, Mulei Chen, Hao Sun, Zongsheng Guo, Yuanfeng Gao, Xinchun Yang, Kuibao Li and Lefeng Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:471

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  45. Preoperative risk evaluation systems are significant and important to the allocation of medical resources and the communication between doctors and patients. The European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Eval...

    Authors: Xiang Li, Lingtong Shan, Mengwei Lv, Zhi Li, Chunyan Han, Ban Liu, Wen Ge and Yangyang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:463

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