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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

    European guidelines recommend the use of ticagrelor versus clopidogrel in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This recommendation is based on inconclusive results and subanalyses from cli...

    Authors: Matteo Vercellino, Federico Ariel Sànchez, Valentina Boasi, Dino Perri, Chiara Tacchi, Gioel Gabrio Secco, Stefano Cattunar, Gianfranco Pistis and Giovanni Mascelli

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:97

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  2. Content type: Case report

    ST elevation Myocardial infarction is a medical emergency. A variety of noncardiac conditions had been known to mimic the ECG changes that are seen in acute coronary syndrome. Although the common ECG changes t...

    Authors: Nilukshana Yogendranathan, H.M.M.T.B. Herath, S.P. Pahalagamage and Aruna Kulatunga

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:91

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    Two thousand fifteen has been a winning year for Drug Eluting Stents (DES). Increase in the number of patients with cardiovascular diseases treated by Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) has resulted to a...

    Authors: Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Chandra Mouli Yanamala and Wei-Qiang Huang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:84

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to assess significance of serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (sNGAL) and cystatin C (sCC) in prediction of adverse cardiovascular outcome after ST-segment elevation myoc...

    Authors: Olga L. Barbarash, Irina S. Bykova, Vasiliy V. Kashtalap, Mikhail V. Zykov, Oksana N. Hryachkova, Victoria V. Kalaeva, Kristina S. Shafranskaya, Victoria N. Karetnikova and Anton G. Kutikhin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:81

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In order to improve attendance at exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR), a greater insight into patients’ perspectives is necessary. The aim of the study was to explore aspects that influence patients’ at...

    Authors: Maria Bäck, Birgitta Öberg and Barbro Krevers

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:77

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    Few studies, if any, have examined cardiovascular outcomes in patients with diabetes and gout. Both diabetes and gout are risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The objective of this study was to examine the...

    Authors: Jasvinder A. Singh, Rekha Ramachandaran, Shaohua Yu and Jeffrey R. Curtis

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:76

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Gender differences in short-term mortality in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) have been studied extensively, whereas gender differences in long-term mortality and cause of death largely remain unknown. The a...

    Authors: Kristin Marie Kvakkestad, Morten Wang Fagerland, Jan Eritsland and Sigrun Halvorsen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:75

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    The identification of new risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD) is increasingly sought in an effort to tackle this threatening disease. β2-microglobulin (B2M) is reported to associate with peripheral ...

    Authors: Ling You, Ruiqin Xie, Haijuan Hu, Guoqiang Gu, Hongmei Zheng, Jidong Zhang, Xiaohong Yang, Ximiao He and Wei Cui

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:71

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Observational studies suggest there are gender based differences in the treatment of coronary artery disease, with women receiving evidence based therapy less frequently than suggested by current guidelines. T...

    Authors: Martin A. Russ, Christian Wackerl, Uwe Zeymer, Matthias Hochadel, Sebastian Kerber, Ralf Zahn, Bernhard Zrenner, Hubert Topp, Volker Schächinger and Michael A. Weber

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:68

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have documented the feasibility of home-based cardiac rehabilitation programmes in low-risk patients with ischemic heart disease, but a similar solution needs to be found for patients at moder...

    Authors: Raquel Bravo-Escobar, Alicia González-Represas, Adela María Gómez-González, Angel Montiel-Trujillo, Rafael Aguilar-Jimenez, Rosa Carrasco-Ruíz and Pablo Salinas-Sánchez

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:66

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  11. Content type: Research article

    This study sought to evaluate the therapeutic effects of renal denervation (RDN) on acute myocardial infarction (MI) in canines and explore its possible mechanisms of action.

    Authors: Qiaoli Feng, Chengzhi Lu, Li Wang, Lijun Song, Chao Li and Ravi Chandra Uppada

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:65

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  12. Content type: Research article

    To analyze differences of access-site complications related to the height of femoral arterial puncture and the use of a vascular closure device (VCD) following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

    Authors: Benjamin Sartorius, Michael Behnes, Melike Ünsal, Ursula Hoffmann, Siegfried Lang, Kambis Mashayekhi, Martin Borggrefe and Ibrahim Akin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:64

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Patients with coronary artery disease can accumulate significant radiation dose through repeated exposures to coronary computed tomographic angiography, myocardial perfusion imaging with single photon emission...

    Authors: Clara Carpeggiani, Eugenio Picano, Marco Brambilla, Claudio Michelassi, Juhani Knuuti, Philipp Kauffman, S. Richard Underwood and Danilo Neglia

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:63

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Patients with coronary artery disease experience various barriers which impact their ability to optimally manage their condition. Financial barriers may result in cost related non-adherence to medical therapie...

    Authors: Kirnvir K. Dhaliwal, Kathryn King-Shier, Braden J. Manns, Brenda R. Hemmelgarn, James A. Stone and David J. T. Campbell

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:61

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Effects of increased adenosine dose in the assessment of fractional flow reserve (FFR) were studied in relation to FFR results, hemodynamic effects and patient discomfort. FFR require maximal hyperemia mediate...

    Authors: David Sparv, Matthias Götberg, Jan Harnek, Tobias Persson, Bjarne Madsen Hardig and David Erlinge

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:60

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Early B-cell factor 1 (EBF1) is a transcription factor expressed primarily during early B cell development. Previous studies have shown EBF1 regulates blood glucose and lipid metabolism in mice with diabetes a...

    Authors: Yafei Li, Zhiyong Xie, Lei Chen, Jianjun Yan, Yao Ma, Liansheng Wang and Zhong Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:57

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Blunt cardiac trauma encompasses a wide range of clinical entities, including myocardial contusion, cardiac rupture, valve avulsion, pericardial injuries, arrhythmia, and even myocardial infarction. Acute myoc...

    Authors: Thung-Lip Lee, Chin-Feng Hsuan, Chen-Hsiang Shih, Huai-Wen Liang, Hsing-Shan Tsai, Wei-Kung Tseng and Kwan-Lih Hsu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:56

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The AMI code is a regional network enhancing a rapid and widespread access to reperfusion therapy (giving priority to primary angioplasty) in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)...

    Authors: Núria Ribas, Cosme García-García, Oona Meroño, Lluís Recasens, Silvia Pérez-Fernández, Víctor Bazán, Neus Salvatella, Julio Martí-Almor, Jordi Bruguera and Roberto Elosua

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:54

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Most studies of outcomes after myocardial infarction (MI) focus on the acute phase after the index event. We assessed mortality and morbidity trends after the first year in survivors of acute MI, by conducting...

    Authors: Saga Johansson, Annika Rosengren, Kate Young and Em Jennings

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:53

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of cystatin C (CysC) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) regarding vascular lesions and their severity in patients with acute coronary syn...

    Authors: Jinjin Zhang, Xianhao Wu, Peizhen Gao and Pingping Yan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:47

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Cardiac rehabilitation has beneficial effects on morbidity and mortality in patients with coronary artery disease, but is vastly underutilised and short-term improvements are often not sustained. Telerehabilit...

    Authors: Rutger W. M. Brouwers, Jos J. Kraal, Simone C. J. Traa, Ruud F. Spee, Laurence M. L. C. Oostveen and Hareld M. C. Kemps

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:46

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Arterial stiffness has been suggested as a valuable predictor of coronary artery stenosis (CAS). However, little data are available on aortic stiffness and CAS in patients who have previously undergone percuta...

    Authors: Hyung Joon Joo, Sang-A Cho, Jae-Young Cho, Jae Hyoung Park, Soon Jun Hong, Cheol Woong Yu and Do-Sun Lim

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:45

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Alanine transaminase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) are referred to as liver transaminases. Although used routinely in clinical practice for decades, their role as predictors of mortality has not b...

    Authors: Ming Gao, Yi Cheng, Yang Zheng, Weihua Zhang, Lin Wang and Ling Qin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:43

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  24. Content type: Study protocol

    Either classic or novel biomarkers have not been well investigated for clinical outcomes of coronary artery disease (CAD) in Asian people especially ethnic Chinese. We reported here a prospective national-base...

    Authors: Hsin-Bang Leu, Wei-Hsian Yin, Wei-Kung Tseng, Yen-Wen Wu, Tsung-Hsien Lin, Hung-I Yeh, Kuan-Cheng Chang, Ji-Hung Wang, Chau-Chung Wu and Jaw-Wen Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:42

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  25. Content type: Research article

    In prior myocardial infarction (PMI) patients, diabetes mellitus (DM), dyslipidemia, and hypertension increase the risk of secondary cardiovascular events. Although a decreased ratio of serum eicosapentaenoic ...

    Authors: Masao Takahashi, Jiro Ando, Kazunori Shimada, Yuji Nishizaki, Shigemasa Tani, Takayuki Ogawa, Masato Yamamoto, Ken Nagao, Atsushi Hirayama, Michihiro Yoshimura, Hiroyuki Daida, Ryozo Nagai and Issei Komuro

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:41

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Risk factor control after a coronary event in a recent European multi-centre study was inadequate. Patient selection from academic centres and low participation rate, however, may underscore failing risk facto...

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

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:40

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Erythropoietin (EPO) has been suggested to promote cardiac repair after MI. However, the randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled REVIVAL-3 trial showed that short term high dose EPO in timely reperfused m...

    Authors: Birgit Steppich, Philip Groha, Tareq Ibrahim, Heribert Schunkert, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Martin Hadamitzky, Adnan Kastrati and Ilka Ott

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:38

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Homocysteine (Hcy) has been considered as an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). Folic acid and vitamin B12 are two vital regulators in Hcy metabolic process. We evaluated the correlations ...

    Authors: Yan Ma, Duanliang Peng, Chenggui Liu, Chen Huang and Jun Luo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:37

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Cytokines play an significant role in regulating non-specific inflammatory response involved in many pathological processes. The current study tested the hypothesis that myocardial infarction in patients with ...

    Authors: Olga Gruzdeva, Evgenya Uchasova, Yulia Dyleva, Olga Akbasheva, Vera Matveeva, Victoria Karetnikova, Alexander Kokov and Olga Barbarash

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:36

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Multiple genetic variants in combination with various environmental risk factors have been implicated. This study aimed ...

    Authors: Manal S. Fawzy, Eman A. Toraih, Nagwa M. Aly, Abeer Fakhr-Eldeen, Dahlia I. Badran and Mohammad H. Hussein

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:26

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  31. Content type: Research article

    PCI has been done traditionally through transfemoral route. But now transradial and transbrachial routes are also coming up in practice. We compared transradial versus transfemoral routes for ease of operabili...

    Authors: Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, Khalid Hamid Changal, Hameed Raina, Nisar Ahmad Tramboo and Hilal Ahmad Rather

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:23

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of young coronary heart disease (CHD, ≤45 years) in China is increasing. Secondary prevention to counter this trend is an important contemporary public health issure.

    Authors: Xin Wang, Ming Gao, Shanshan Zhou, Jinwen Wang, Fang Liu, Feng Tian, Jing Jin, Qiang Ma, Xiaodi Xue, Jie Liu, Yuqi Liu and Yundai Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:18

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Whether diabetes mellitus (DM) is a predictor of long-term adverse clinical outcomes after repeat drug eluting stent (DES) implantation for DES in-stent restenosis (ISR) remains controversial. We sought to eva...

    Authors: Lin Zhao, Weiwei Zhu, Xiaojiang Zhang, Dongfang He and Chengjun Guo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:16

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  34. Content type: Case report

    Ticagrelor is a reversible and direct-acting oral antagonist of the adenosine diphosphate receptor P2Y12. Possible adenosine-mediated effects of ticagrelor on inflammation are complex and incompletely understo...

    Authors: Philipp Krisai, Manuel Haschke, Peter T. Buser and Christian Mueller

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:14

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Endocan (EN) was suggested a potential inflammatory and cardiovascular disease (CVD) marker which might also be involved in renal failure and/or renal failure-associated vascular events. It is not clear whethe...

    Authors: Michael Sponder, Ioana-Alexandra Campean, Michael Emich, Monika Fritzer-Szekeres, Brigitte Litschauer, Jutta Bergler-Klein, Senta Graf and Jeanette Strametz-Juranek

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:13

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a necessary procedure commonly performed for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the impact of diabetes and hypertension on long-term outcomes of p...

    Authors: Mao-Jen Lin, Chun-Yu Chen, Hau-De Lin and Han-Ping Wu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:12

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  37. Content type: Research article

    It has recently been shown that non-high density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) may be a better predictor of cardiovascular risk than low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). Based on known ethic diff...

    Authors: Wanwarang Wongcharoen, Satjatham Sutthiwutthichai, Siriluck Gunaparn and Arintaya Phrommintikul

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:10

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The association between admission hyperglycemia and adverse outcomes in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has not been we...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Hao, Qun Lu, Tao Li, Guodong Yang, Peijing Hu and Aiqun Ma

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:6

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  39. Content type: Research article

    In-stent restenosis occurs in 10–30% of patients following bare metal stent (BMS) implantation and has various risk factors. Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) is known to have effect on the progression of atheroscl...

    Authors: Zsolt Bagyura, Loretta Kiss, Balázs Berta, Ágnes Szilágyi, Kristóf Hirschberg, Gábor Széplaki, Árpád Lux, Zsolt Szelid, Pál Soós and Béla Merkely

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:4

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Controversies were previously observed with the concomitant use of clopidogrel and Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), especially omeprazole, following coronary angioplasty. Even though several studies showed no in...

    Authors: Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Abhishek Rishikesh Teeluck, Akash Bhurtu and Wei-Qiang Huang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:3

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Patients with a history of cardiovascular disease are at high risk of developing secondary major adverse cardiac events (MACE). This study aimed to identify independent predictors of MACE after hospital admiss...

    Authors: I-Ting Tsai, Chao-Ping Wang, Yung-Chuan Lu, Wei-Chin Hung, Cheng-Ching Wu, Li-Fen Lu, Fu-Mei Chung, Chia-Chang Hsu, Yau-Jiunn Lee and Teng-Hung Yu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:1

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  42. Content type: Research article

    It remained unclear whether the combination of the Canada Acute Coronary Syndrome Risk Score (CACS-RS) and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) could have a better performance in predicting cl...

    Authors: Peng-cheng He, Chong-yang Duan, Yuan-hui Liu, Xue-biao Wei and Shu-guang Lin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:255

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Platelet aggregation monitoring in diabetic patients treated with coronary interventions (PCI) for an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a promising way of optimizing treatment and outcomes in this high risk gro...

    Authors: K. Kukula, M. Klopotowski, P. K. Kunicki, J. Jamiolkowski, A. Debski, P. Bekta, M. Polanska-Skrzypczyk, Z. Chmielak and A. Witkowski

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:252

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The 2013 ACC/AHA guideline recommended either no statin therapy or moderate-intensity statin therapy (MST) for intermediate risk patients—those with 5–7.5% 10-year risk and without cardiovascular disease (CVD)...

    Authors: Dov Shiffman, Andre R. Arellano, Michael P. Caulfield, Judy Z. Louie, Lance A. Bare, James J. Devlin and Olle Melander

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:251

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Recently published randomized controlled trials have shown different results compared to the Fraction Flow Reserve Versus Angiography for Multi-vessel Evaluation (FAME) study. Therefore, this current analysis ...

    Authors: Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Chandra Mouli Yanamala and Feng Huang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:249

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Given the ongoing burden of cardiovascular disease and an ageing population, physical activity in patients with coronary artery disease needs to be emphasized. This study assessed whether sedentary behaviour a...

    Authors: Sarah J. Charman, Vincent T. van Hees, Louise Quinn, Joseph R. Dunford, Bilal Bawamia, Murugapathy Veerasamy, Michael I. Trenell, Djordje G. Jakovljevic and Vijay Kunadian

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:248

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  47. Content type: Research article

    The correct understanding of the biochemical and metabolic interactions between coronary risk factors contribute to the exploration of cardiovascular pathophysiology and improves therapeutic care.

    Authors: Abdelkader Chalghoum, Yosri Noichri, Azza Dandana, Bruno Baudin, Abdelhédi Miled and Salima Ferchichi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:244

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