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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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

  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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