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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. 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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  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  11. 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. 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. 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. 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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  15. 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. 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. 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. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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