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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. Content type: Case report

    Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) of old calcified saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) is challenging and is associated with a considerably high risk of adverse ischemic events in the short- and long-term as ...

    Authors: Mariano Pellicano, Vincent Floré, Emanuele Barbato and Bernard De Bruyne

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:122

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  2. Content type: Research article

    It is well recognized that cardio- vascular risk factors lead to histological and functional changes in aorta, and aortic stiffness is the best predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. In this stud...

    Authors: Fereshteh Ghaderi, Hossein Samim, Faeze Keihanian and Seyed Ali Danesh Sani

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:121

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  3. Content type: Research article

    In a previous study, we found that titrating clopidogrel maintenance doses (MDs) according to vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP) monitoring minimised the rate of major adverse cardiovascular and cere...

    Authors: Chaoyue Hu, Xumin Zhang, Yonghua Liu, Yang Gao, Xiaohong Zhao, Hua Zhou, Yu Luo, Yaling Liu and Xiaodong Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:120

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Kawasaki disease is an acute febrile disease with mucocutaneous and cardiovascular involvement affecting infants and young children. Though coronary artery abnormalities are common in Kawasaki disease, no cons...

    Authors: Xu Guo, Xiaoou Wang, Xinzhong Zhang, Ahmed O. Ahmed, David H. Hsi and Daqing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:118

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Transmural acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is associated with a high risk for ventricular arrhythmia before, during and after treatment. Consequently, it is recommended that patients diagnosed with transmura...

    Authors: Marco Albanese, Korhan Alpaslan, Taoufik Ouarrak, Peter Merguet, Steffen Schneider and Wolfgang Schöls

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:116

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Although several meta-analyses have demonstrated the utility of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in guiding drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation compared to angiography-guidance, there has been a dearth of evi...

    Authors: Yue Wang, Gary S. Mintz, Zhichun Gu, Yue Qi, Yue Wang, Mengru Liu and Xiaofan Wu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:115

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  7. Content type: Research article

    There have been limited data on the impact of hyperuricemia on long-term clinical outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for in-stent restenosis (ISR).

    Authors: Hyung Joon Joo, Han Saem Jeong, Hyungdon Kook, Seung Hun Lee, Jae Hyoung Park, Soon Jun Hong, Cheol Woong Yu and Do-Sum Lim

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:114

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Oxidative stress is increased in hyperuricemic patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Use of sulfhydryl ACE-inhibitors (ACEIs), such as zofenopril or captopril, plus xanthine oxidase inhibitors (XOIs), ...

    Authors: Claudio Borghi, Stefano Omboni, Giorgio Reggiardo, Stefano Bacchelli, Daniela Degli Esposti and Ettore Ambrosioni

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:112

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Myocardial bridge (MB) is generally described as a congenital benign variation. Previous studies have suggested that MB prevents atherosclerotic plaques from accumulating within the bridge segment but promotes...

    Authors: Lisheng Jiang, Min Zhang, Hong Zhang, Lan Shen, Qin Shao, Linghong Shen and Ben He

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:105

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between platelet reactivity and long-term clinical outcomes remains controversial. The present prospective study was designed to explore the association between high platelet reactivity (HPR) ...

    Authors: Xiao-Fei Gao, Shu Lu, Zhen Ge, Guang-Feng Zuo, Zhi-Mei Wang, Feng Wang, Xiang-Quan Kong, Da-Yang Chai, Shao-Liang Chen and Jun-Jie Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:103

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The precise relationship between increased thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) frame counts and the topographical extent of isolated coronary artery ectasia (CAE) has not been fully explained. New par...

    Authors: Wei Wu, Shuyang Zhang, Yuchao Guo, Ruifeng Liu, Zhujun Shen, Xueqing Zhu and Zhenyu Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:102

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Reduced physical performance and impaired mobility are common in elderly patients after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and they represent independent risk factors for disability, morbidity, hospital readmission...

    Authors: Elisabetta Tonet, Elisa Maietti, Giorgio Chiaranda, Francesco Vitali, Matteo Serenelli, Giulia Bugani, Gianni Mazzoni, Rossella Ruggiero, Jonathan Myers, Giovanni Quinto Villani, Ursula Corvi, Giovanni Pasanisi, Simone Biscaglia, Rita Pavasini, Giulia Ricci Lucchi, Gianluigi Sella…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:98

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Personal resources are identified as important for the ability to return to work (RTW) for patients with ischaemic heart disease (IHD) or heart failure (HF) undergoing cardiac rehabilitation (CR). The patient ...

    Authors: Birgitte Laier Bitsch, Claus Vinther Nielsen, Christina Malmose Stapelfeldt and Vibeke Lynggaard

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:101

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Hong Kong (HK) and Guangzhou (GZ) are cities in China with different healthcare systems. This study aimed to compare 30-day and 6-month mortality and characteristics of patients with suspected cardiac chest pa...

    Authors: Huilin Jiang, Yunmei Li, Junrong Mo, Xiaohui Chen, Min Li, Peiyi Lin, Kevin K. C. Hung, Timothy H. Rainer and Colin A. Graham

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:95

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Diabetes is among the strongest predictors of outcome after coronary artery stenting and the incidence of negative outcomes is still high in this specific group. Data of long-term outcomes comparing diabetic p...

    Authors: Remzi Anadol, Katharina Schnitzler, Liv Lorenz, Melissa Weissner, Helen Ullrich, Alberto Polimeni, Thomas Münzel and Tommaso Gori

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:92

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Mitral regurgitation in ischemic heart disease (IMR) is a strong predictor of outcome but until now, pathophysiology is not sufficiently understood and treatment is not satisfying. We aimed to systematically e...

    Authors: Caroline Morbach, Diego Bellavia, Stefan Störk and Lissa Sugeng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:93

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  17. Content type: Technical advance

    Cardiac computed tomography (CT) is often performed in patients who are at high risk for lung cancer in whom screening is currently recommended. We tested diagnostic ability and radiation exposure of a novel u...

    Authors: Carlo Gaudio, Gennaro Petriello, Francesco Pelliccia, Alessandra Tanzilli, Alberto Bandiera, Gaetano Tanzilli, Francesco Barillà, Vincenzo Paravati, Massimo Pellegrini, Enrico Mangieri and Paolo Barillari

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:90

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Myocardial apoptosis is important in the pathogenesis and progression of myocardial infarction-induced heart failure (MI-HF). Renal sympathetic denervation (RDN) has become a promising therapeutic strategy for...

    Authors: Li Wang, Lijun Song, Chao Li, Qiaoli Feng, Mengping Xu, Zhuqing Li and Chengzhi Lu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:86

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Currently, many methodological approaches have been developed to assess peripheral endothelial function. However, a development of the noninvasive and automated technique for routinely assessing endothelial fu...

    Authors: Daoyuan Si, Lujia Ni, Yunfei Wang, Jinsha Liu, Jining Yang and Ping Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:81

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an indicator of systemic inflammation and a prognostic marker in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). This study aims to investigate the value of NLR to pred...

    Authors: Sai Zhang, Jun Diao, Chunmei Qi, Jingjing Jin, Li Li, Xingjuan Gao, Lei Gong and Weiheng Wu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:75

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