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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: 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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Content type: Research article

    Due to limitations associated with clopidogrel following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), other newer oral anti-platelet agents are being studied. We aimed to systematically carry out a direct compari...

    Authors: Pravesh Kumar Bundhun and Feng Huang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:78

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  15. 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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  16. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to evaluate the impact of thrombus aspiration (TA) during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (P-PCI) in ‘real-world’ settings.

    Authors: Hélder Pereira, Daniel Caldeira, Rui Campante Teles, Marco Costa, Pedro Canas da Silva, Vasco da Gama Ribeiro, Vítor Brandão, Dinis Martins, Fernando Matias, Francisco Pereira-Machado, José Baptista, Pedro Farto e Abreu, Ricardo Santos, António Drummond, Henrique Cyrne de Carvalho, João Calisto…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:69

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  17. Content type: Research article

    N-terminal pro B-type peptide (NT-proBNP) has been associated with risk of myocardial infarction (MI), but less is known about the relationship between NT-proBNP and very small non ST-elevation MI, also known ...

    Authors: Madeline R. Sterling, Raegan W. Durant, Joanna Bryan, Emily B. Levitan, Todd M. Brown, Yulia Khodneva, Stephen P. Glasser, Joshua S. Richman, George Howard, Mary Cushman and Monika M. Safford

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:66

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  18. Content type: Case report

    An unusual case of typical angina which occurred on a long haul flight is presented. This case is notable as this was the index presentation, with no previous symptoms prior to this. Physiological changes at a...

    Authors: Firas Al-Janabi, Regina Mammen, Grigoris Karamasis, John Davies and Thomas Keeble

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:61

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of premature death world-wide with factors like abdominal obesity, hypertension and dyslipidemia being central risk factors in the etiology. The aim of the pre...

    Authors: Matthias Lidin, Mai-Lis Hellénius, Monica Rydell-Karlsson and Elin Ekblom-Bak

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:59

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Valvular heart disease is a leading cause of cardiovascular mortality, especially in China. More than a half of valvular heart diseases are caused by acute rheumatic fever. microRNA is involved in many physiol...

    Authors: Qiyu Lu, Yi Sun, Yuyin Duan, Bin Li, Jianming Xia, Songhua Yu and Guimin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:53

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have shown that the presence of anemia is associated with increased short- and long-term outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This study aims at examining the impact of...

    Authors: Miriam Giovanna Colombo, Inge Kirchberger, Ute Amann, Margit Heier, Christian Thilo, Bernhard Kuch, Annette Peters and Christa Meisinger

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:50

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Severe obesity is asscociated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) but non-invasive cardiac imaging modalities have important technical limits.

    Authors: Lukas Stoiber, Bernhard Schnackenburg, Rolf Gebker, Hanane Hireche-Chikaoui, Burkert Pieske and Sebastian Kelle

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:47

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Drug-eluting balloons (DEB) have significant value for treating coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the merits of using DEB versus drug-eluting stents (DES) to treat CAD remain controversial. Herein, we co...

    Authors: Lulu Liu, Bin Liu, Jiajun Ren, Gang Hui, Chao Qi and Junnan Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:46

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of the study was to investigate whether the addition of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) to the MELD score enhances the prediction of mortality in patients with acute coronary syndrome (AC...

    Authors: Tuncay Kırıs, Eyüp Avcı and Aykan Çelik

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:44

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  25. 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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  26. Content type: Research article

    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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. Content type: Research article

    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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this observational study was to evaluate the effect of Mediterranean and continental nutrition on cardiovascular risk in patients with acute and chronic coronary heart disease in Croatia.

    Authors: Jozica Sikic, Mira Stipcevic, Hrvoje Vrazic, Jasna Cerkez Habek, Eduard Margetic and Dario Gulin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:247

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  44. Content type: Research article

    To determine the factors affecting the in-hospital prognosis of patients with acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and to establish its progn...

    Authors: Rui Wang, Biqi Mei, Xinlong Liao, Xia Lu, Lulu Yan, Man Lin, Yao Zhong, Yili Chen and Tianhui You

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:243

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the determinants of persistent smoking after a coronary event constitutes the basis of modelling interventions of smoking cessation in secondary prevention programs. We aim to identify the potent...

    Authors: Elise Sverre, Jan Erik Otterstad, Erik Gjertsen, Lars Gullestad, Einar Husebye, Toril Dammen, Torbjørn Moum and John Munkhaugen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:241

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery has traditionally represented the standard of care for left main coronary artery (LMCA) disease. However, percutaneous coronary intervention with stent implantation ...

    Authors: Salvatore De Rosa, Alberto Polimeni, Jolanda Sabatino and Ciro Indolfi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:240

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  47. Content type: Case report

    Anaphylaxis is an acute, potentially fatal medical emergency. Myocardial injury or infarction in the setting of an anaphylaxis can be due the anaphylaxis itself, when it is known as Kounis syndrome or it can a...

    Authors: W. D. Jayamali, H. M. M. T. B. Herath and Aruna Kulathunga

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:237

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