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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

    Whether PR prolongation independently predicts new-onset ischemic events of myocardial infarction and stroke was unclear. Underlying pathophysiological mechanisms of PR prolongation leading to adverse cardiova...

    Authors: Yap-Hang Chan, Jo Jo Hai, Kui-Kai Lau, Sheung-Wai Li, Chu-Pak Lau, Chung-Wah Siu, Kai-Hang Yiu and Hung-Fat Tse

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:233

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    Women who have coronary artery disease (CAD) often present with atypical symptoms that may lead to misdiagnosis. We assessed strain, systolic strain rate and left ventricular dyssynchrony with 2- dimensional- ...

    Authors: Ryan T. Hubbard, Maria C. Arciniegas Calle, Sergio Barros-Gomes, Joyce A. Kukuzke, Patricia A. Pellikka, Rajiv Gulati and Hector R. Villarraga

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:231

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    Circulating miRNAs can function as biomarkers for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases. However, it is unclear whether miRNAs can be used as biomarkers for acute coronary syndrome (ACS). To this en...

    Authors: Ruina Bai, Qiaoning Yang, Ruixi Xi, Lizhi Li, Dazhuo Shi and Keji Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:227

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  4. Content type: Research article

    To determine if obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a risk factor for early stent thrombosis (EST; within 30 days) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

    Authors: Yanhua Li, Shanshan Yang, Si Chen, Xinhong Guo and Yundai Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:226

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  5. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the left ventricular (LV) longitudinal function changes in rabbits after acute occlusion of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) by two-dimensional speckle tracking imaging (2D–STI).

    Authors: Jun Huang, Zi-Ning Yan, Li Fan, Yi-Fei Rui and Xiang-Ting Song

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:219

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The added value of using a point-of-care (POC) troponin test in primary care to rule out acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is debated because test sensitivity is inadequate early after symptom onset. This study in...

    Authors: Michelle M. A. Kip, Hendrik Koffijberg, Marco J. Moesker, Maarten J. IJzerman and Ron Kusters

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:213

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Thrombolysis is still used when primary angioplasty is delayed for a long time, but 25%–30% of patients require rescue angioplasty (RA). There are no established recommendations for antithrombotic management i...

    Authors: José M. De la Torre Hernández, Mario Sadaba Sagredo, Miren Telleria Arrieta, Federico Gimeno de Carlos, Elena Sanchez Lacuesta, Juan A. Bullones Ramírez, Javier Pineda Rocamora, Victoria Martin Yuste, Tamara Garcia Camarero, Mariano Larman and Jose R. Rumoroso

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:212

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies have demonstrated that complement C1q tumor necrosis factor related proteins (CTRPs) have diverse biological influences on the cardiovascular system. CTRP 3 is a member of the CTRP superfamily, ...

    Authors: Shuhong Wang, Yuan Ling, Wei Liang and Linhui Shen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:210

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Vascular endothelial growth factor is well known for its angiogenesis potential. The study was performed to determine the possible pro-angiogenic role of magnetic nanoparticles coupled to VEGF in vitro and the...

    Authors: Mark Christopher Arokiaraj

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:209

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The majority (60%) of left ventricular (LV) stroke volume (SV) is generated by longitudinal shortening causing apical atrioventricular plane displacement (AVPD) in systole. The remaining SV is caused by radial...

    Authors: Daniel Asgeirsson, Erik Hedström, Jonas Jögi, Ulrika Pahlm, Katarina Steding-Ehrenborg, Henrik Engblom, Håkan Arheden and Marcus Carlsson

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:208

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Scientific reports have shown Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) to be independently associated with adverse outcomes following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). However, gender difference has also often ...

    Authors: Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Manish Pursun and Feng Huang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:207

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), a common complication of acute coronary syndromes (ACS), is associated with higher mortality and longer hospital stays. The role of cytokines and other mediators is unknown in AKI in...

    Authors: Jorge Ortega-Hernández, Rashidi Springall, Fausto Sánchez-Muñoz, Julio-C. Arana-Martinez, Héctor González-Pacheco and Rafael Bojalil

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:202

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Conflicting with clinical practice guidelines, recent studies demonstrated that serum potassium concentrations (SPC) of ≥4.5 mEq/l were associated with increased mortality in patients with acute myocardial inf...

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

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:198

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  14. Content type: Research article

    During acute myocardial infarction, phosphorylated TnI levels, Ca2+ sensitivity and ATPase activity are decreased in the myocardium, and the subsequent elevation in Ca2+ levels activates protease I (caplain I), l...

    Authors: Xhevdet Krasniqi, Blerim Berisha, Masar Gashi, Dardan Koçinaj, Fisnik Jashari and Josip Vincelj

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:195

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The efficacy and safety of polymer-free stent (PFS) versus permanent polymer drug-eluting stent (PPDES) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remain controversial. Our meta-analysis w...

    Authors: Kang Gao, Yiguang Sun, Ming Yang, Ling Han, Liwei Chen, Wenze Hu, Ping Chen and Xiaohong Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:194

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The long-term downward national U.S. trend in heart disease-related mortality slowed substantially during 2011–2014 before turning upward in 2015. Examining mortality trends in the major subgroups of heart dis...

    Authors: Stephen Sidney, Charles P. Quesenberry Jr, Marc G. Jaffe, Michael Sorel, Alan S. Go and Jamal S. Rana

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:192

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  17. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to systematically compare Major Adverse Cardiac Events (MACEs) and mortality following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) in patients with and without Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COP...

    Authors: Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Chakshu Gupta and Guang Ma Xu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:191

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  18. Content type: Research article

    A direct link between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients and the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) has been shown in recent scientific research. However, this issue is controversial since...

    Authors: Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Manish Pursun and Wei-Qiang Huang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:190

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) is the main physiological inhibitor of TF-induced blood coagulation process, and may play essential roles in the pathogenesis of major adverse cardiac events. This study ...

    Authors: Ying Zhao, Yanbo Yu, Maowei Shi, Xi Yang, Xueqi Li, Feng Jiang, Yundai Chen and Xiaoli Tian

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:188

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  20. Content type: Case report

    An aberrant origin of the left coronary artery (LCA) from the right coronary cusp (RCC) is an extremely rare congenital anomaly. We here report on successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a patie...

    Authors: Jung-Hee Lee and Jong-Seon Park

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:186

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Unhealthy lifestyle factors such as smoking, obesity, inactivity and type 2 diabetes are endemic in the Middle East. The public health consequences might be detrimental; however, local studies on risk factors ...

    Authors: Abdel-Ellah Al-Shudifat, Asgeir Johannessen, Mohammed Azab, Amjad Al-Shdaifat, Suhad Sameer AbuMweis, Lana M. Agraib and Reema F. Tayyem

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:183

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Coronary artery disease is the most prevalent cardiovascular disease. In the United States, 7% of adults over 20 years of age are estimated to have coronary artery disease. In Brazil, a prevalence of 5 to 8% h...

    Authors: Rosane Paixão Schlatter, Vânia Naomi Hirakata and Carisi Anne Polanczyk

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:180

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR), an indirect inflammatory biomarker, has been recently demonstrated to be associated with severity of coronary artery disease. In the present study, we sought to investig...

    Authors: Xuedong Wang, Zulong Xie, Xinxin Liu, Xingtao Huang, Jiale Lin, Dan Huang, Bo Yu and Jingbo Hou

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:175

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Numerous recent studies suggest the potential of circulating MicroRNAs (miRs) in peripheral blood samples as diagnostic or prognostic markers for coronary artery disease (CAD), acute coronary syndrome (ACS) an...

    Authors: Agnė Šatrauskienė, Rokas Navickas, Aleksandras Laucevičius and Heinrich J. Huber

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:173

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Patients with chest pain, elevated troponin, and unobstructed coronary disease present a clinical dilemma. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incremental diagnostic value of cardiovascular magnet...

    Authors: Roman Panovský, Júlia Borová, Martin Pleva, Věra Feitová, Petr Novotný, Vladimír Kincl, Tomáš Holeček, Jaroslav Meluzín, Ondřej Sochor and Radka Štěpánová

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:170

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Since the introduction of high-sensitivity troponin assays a greater proportion of atrial fibrillation (AF) patients present with dynamic troponin elevations. We hypothesize that significant coronary artery di...

    Authors: Johan Thelin and Olle Melander

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:169

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Our study aimed to compare the efficacy of seal-wing paclitaxel-eluting balloon catheters (PEB) with iopromide-coated PEB and everolimus-eluting stents (EES) for treating bare metal stent restenosis (BMS-ISR).

    Authors: Leos Pleva, Pavel Kukla, Jana Zapletalova and Ota Hlinomaz

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:168

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  28. Content type: Research article

    High on-treatment platelet reactivity (HPR) represents a strong risk factor for thrombotic events after PCI. We aim to evaluate the efficacy and safety of individualizing intensified dual antiplatelet therapy ...

    Authors: Yijiang Zhou, Yanwei Wang, Yutao Wu, Chaoyang Huang, Hui Yan, Weiguo Zhu, Weiwei Xu, Li Zhang and Jianhua Zhu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:157

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Clinicians are encouraged to use guidelines to assist in providing evidence-based secondary prevention to patients with coronary heart disease. However, the expanding number of publications providing guidance ...

    Authors: Bridget Abell, Paul Glasziou and Tammy Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:153

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The volume and percentage of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) performed for nonacute indications have declined in the United States since 2007. However, little is known if similar trends occurred in ...

    Authors: Fu-Wen Liang, Tsung-Hsueh Lu, Hsin-Min Wu, Jo-Chi Lee and Wei-Hsian Yin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:149

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Coronary bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) were developed to overcome the limitations of standard metallic stents, especially to address late events after percutaneous coronary interventions. The aim of this meta-...

    Authors: Alberto Polimeni, Remzi Anadol, Thomas Münzel, Ciro Indolfi, Salvatore De Rosa and Tommaso Gori

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:147

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) may induce epicardial coronary artery diseases and left ventricular myocardial damaging as well. Left ventricular dysfunction was found in DM2. In this research, we compared the ...

    Authors: Hua-yan Xu, Zhi-gang Yang, Ying-kun Guo, Ke Shi, Xi Liu, Qin Zhang, Li Jiang and Lin-jun Xie

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:145

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  33. Content type: Research article

    We analyzed the relationship of −794 CATT5–8 MIF polymorphisms with soluble MIF in Coronary Atherosclerotic Disease (CAD) patients.

    Authors: Lu Qian, Xiao-Yan Wang, Saroj Thapa, Lu-yuan Tao, Shao-Ze Wu, Gao-Jiang Luo, Lu-Ping Wang, Jiao-Ni Wang, Jie Wang, Ji Li, Ji-Fei Tang and Kang-Ting Ji

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:144

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) imaging with adenosine stress is an important diagnostic tool in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the method is not yet establish...

    Authors: Oliver Klein-Wiele, Marietta Garmer, Gianluca Barbone, Rhyan Urbien, Martin Busch, Kaffer Kara, Harald Schäfer, Michael Schulte-Hermes, Birgit Hailer and Dietrich Grönemeyer

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:142

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  35. Content type: Research article

    ST Segment Elevation Acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) preferred treatment is culprit artery reperfusion with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). We ought to analyze the benefit of early reper...

    Authors: C . García-García, N. Ribas, L. L. Recasens, O. Meroño, I. Subirana, A. Fernández, A. Pérez, F. Miranda, H. Tizón-Marcos, J. Martí-Almor, J. Bruguera and R. Elosua

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:139

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    To help patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) benefit from the positive health effects attained by exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR), adherence to these programmes according to international gui...

    Authors: Sabina Borg, Birgitta Öberg, Lennart Nilsson, Anne Söderlund and Maria Bäck

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:134

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  37. Content type: Case report

    The majority of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) events are caused by thrombotic occlusion of the coronary artery, secondary to atherosclerotic plaque erosion or rupture. However, coronary embolism (CE), whil...

    Authors: Guohui Liu, Ping Yang and Yuquan He

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:128

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Myocardial 18F-deoxyglucose (18F-FDG) uptake has been observed to be enhanced in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) under fasting conditions. However, whether the increased 18F-FDG is induced by myocardi...

    Authors: Ke-Fei Dou, Xiao-Jin Gao, Bo-Qia Xie, Yan Li, Zuo-Xiang He and Min-Fu Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:120

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The role of vaspin in the pathogenesis of stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) have been repeatedly addressed in clinical studies. However, from the point of view of clinical practice, the results of earlier ...

    Authors: Matej Stančík, Ivana Ságová, Ema Kantorová and Marián Mokáň

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:117

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Enoxaparin and Fondaparinux are potential anticoagulants which are used peri-operatively in the management of patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). We aimed to compare the adverse clinical outcomes whic...

    Authors: Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Musaben Shaik and Jun Yuan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:116

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the present research was to evaluate the relationship between Mediterranean dietary quality index (Med-DQI) and dietary phytochemical index (DPI) with metabolic risk factors of cardiovascular diseas...

    Authors: Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Mahdi Najafi, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi and Leila Jahangiry

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:114

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a well-known biomarker of acute kidney injury. Serum NGAL was recently proposed as a potential predictor of mortality in post cardiac arrest syndrome ...

    Authors: Tadashi Kaneko, Motoki Fujita, Yasuaki Ogino, Takahiro Yamamoto, Ryosuke Tsuruta and Shunji Kasaoka

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:111

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Although there are established drugs for treatment of cardiovascular diseases, due to adverse effects these drugs may not be clinically applicable to all patients. Recent trends have seen the emergence of drug...

    Authors: Hayelom Gebrekirstos Mengesha, Berhe Weldearegawi, Pammala Petrucka, Tadese Bekele, Mala George Otieno and Abraha Hailu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:105

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) are involved in neovascularization and endothelial integrity. They might be protective in atherosclerosis. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a precise intracoronary imagi...

    Authors: Sylvia Otto, Kristina Nitsche, Christian Jung, Aleh Kryvanos, Andrey Zhylka, Kerstin Heitkamp, Juan-Luis Gutiérrez-Chico, Björn Goebel, P. Christian Schulze, Hans R. Figulla and Tudor C. Poerner

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:103

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Previous data suggest significant ethnic differences in outcomes following percutaneous coronary revascularization (PCI), though previous studies have focused on subgroups of PCI patients or used administrativ...

    Authors: Martha H. Mackay, Robinder Singh, Robert H. Boone, Julie E. Park and Karin H. Humphries

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:101

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Late gadolinium enhanced cardiovascular magnetic resonance (LGE-CMR) has excellent specificity, sensitivity and diagnostic accuracy for differentiating between ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) and non-ischemic di...

    Authors: Gaurav S. Gulsin, Abishek Shetye, Jeffrey Khoo, Daniel J. Swarbrick, Eylem Levelt, Florence Y. Lai, Iain B. Squire, Jayanth R. Arnold and Gerry P. McCann

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:98

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:24

  47. Content type: Case report

    Large thrombus burdens in ectatic coronary arteries that remain after aspiration thrombectomy can negatively impact outcomes following percutaneous coronary interventions in patients with acute myocardial infa...

    Authors: Yonggu Lee, Eunjin Kim, Bae Keun Kim and Jeong-Hun Shin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:94

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Coronary artery bypass surgery can be performed without (Off-Pump) or with cardiopulmonary bypass (On-Pump). Extracorporeal circulation and cardioplegic arrest may cause alterations in the plasma metabolome. W...

    Authors: H. Kirov, M. Schwarzer, S. Neugebauer, G. Faerber, M. Diab and T. Doenst

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:93

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