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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. We investigated the effects of uncoupling protein 3 (UCP3) genetic deletion on 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) cardiac uptake by positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) dedicated animal system af...

    Authors: Sara Gargiulo, Maria Piera Petretta, Adelaide Greco, Mariarosaria Panico, Michele Larobina, Matteo Gramanzini, Gabriele G Schiattarella, Giovanni Esposito, Mario Petretta, Arturo Brunetti and Alberto Cuocolo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:98

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  2. Coronary heart disease is an incurable condition. The only approach known to slow its progression is healthy lifestyle change and concordance with cardio-protective medicines. Few people fully succeed in these...

    Authors: Felicity Astin, Judith Horrocks and S Jose Closs

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:96

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  3. L-carnitine supplementation has been associated with a significant reduction in all-cause mortality, ventricular arrhythmia, and angina in the setting of acute myocardial infarction (MI). However, on account o...

    Authors: Ruiping Shang, Zhiqi Sun and Hui Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:88

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  4. It has been suggested that exercise training (ET) protects against the pathological remodeling and ventricular dysfunction induced by myocardial infarction (MI). However, it remains unclear whether the positiv...

    Authors: Fernando Rodrigues, Daniele Jardim Feriani, Catarina Andrade Barboza, Marcos Elias Vergilino Abssamra, Leandro Yanase Rocha, Nicolle Martins Carrozi, Cristiano Mostarda, Diego Figueroa, Gabriel Inacio Honorato Souza, Kátia De Angelis, Maria Cláudia Irigoyen and Bruno Rodrigues

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:84

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  5. As coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) has emerged as a non-invasive alternative for evaluation of coronary anatomy with a lower referral threshold than invasive coronary angiography (ICA), the pre...

    Authors: Jelena R Ghadri, Egle Kazakauskaite, Stefanie Braunschweig, Irene A Burger, Michelle Frank, Michael Fiechter, Catherine Gebhard, Tobias A Fuchs, Christian Templin, Oliver Gaemperli, Thomas F Lüscher, Christian Schmied and Philipp A Kaufmann

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:81

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  6. Delayed diagnosis and treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) has a major adverse impact on prognosis in terms of both morbidity and mortality. Since conventional cardiac Troponin assays have a low sens...

    Authors: Anil Vaidya, Johan L Severens, Brenda WC Bongaerts, Kitty BJM Cleutjens, Patty J Nelemans, Leonard Hofstra, Marja van Dieijen-Visser and Erik AL Biessen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:77

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  7. It is uncertain whether gender differences in outcome after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are only attributable to different baseline characteristics or additional factors.

    Authors: Ralf Birkemeyer, Henrik Schneider, Andreas Rillig, Juliane Ebeling, Ibrahim Akin, Stefan Kische, Liliya Paranskaya, Werner Jung, Hueseyin Ince and Christoph A Nienaber

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:71

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  8. There is growing evidence about the importance of epicardial adiposity on cardiometabolic risk. However, the relation of location-specific epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) thickness to coronary atherosclerotic ...

    Authors: Fu-Zong Wu, Kang-Ju Chou, Yi-Luan Huang and Ming-Ting Wu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:62

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  9. Conflicting results currently exist on the effects of LDL-C levels and statins therapy on coronary atherosclerotic plaque, and the target level of LDL-C resulting in the regression of the coronary atherosclero...

    Authors: Wen-Qian Gao, Quan-Zhou Feng, Yu-Feng Li, Yuan-Xin Li, Ya Huang, Yan-Ming Chen, Bo Yang and Cai-Yi Lu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:60

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  10. Microvascular obstruction (MVO) at the acute phase of myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with poor prognosis. We aimed to evaluate the correlation between plasma cardiac troponin I (cTnI) at the acute ph...

    Authors: Karine Pernet, Fiona Ecarnot, Romain Chopard, Marie-France Seronde, Philoktimon Plastaras, Francois Schiele and Nicolas Meneveau

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:57

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  11. Depending on their anatomical location, different fat depots have a different capacity to produce bioactive peptides, called adipokines. Adipokines produced by periadventitial fat have been implicated in the p...

    Authors: Christos G Kostopoulos, Sofia G Spiroglou, John N Varakis, Efstratios Apostolakis and Helen H Papadaki

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:56

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  12. To comparatively evaluate the cardioprotective activity of placental growth factor (PGF) delivered through direct injection and a nanoparticle-based system respectively and to study the underlying mechanisms i...

    Authors: Zhe-xin Lu, Li-li Mao, Feng Lian, Jun He, Wen-tian Zhang, Chen-yang Dai, Song Xue, Wei-gen Lu and Hong-sheng Zhu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:53

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2015 15:27

  13. Optimal treatment of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) involves rapid diagnosis, and transfer to a cardiac centre capable of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for immediate mechanical rev...

    Authors: Thomas W Johnson, Debbie Marsden, Andrew Mumford, Katie Pike, Stuart Mundell, Mark Butler, Julian W Strange, Ruth Bowles, Chris Rogers, Andreas Baumbach and Barnaby C Reeves

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:44

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  14. The optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains uncertain. The objective of this study was to examine the association between duration of dual antiplate...

    Authors: Shih-Chin Chen, Fei-Yuan Hsiao, Chii-Ming Lee, William Wei-Yuan Hsu and Churn-Shiouh Gau

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:21

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  15. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, and cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is still not well developed in mainland China. The objective of this study is to investigate the barrie...

    Authors: Hong Jin, Qin Wei, Long Chen, Qin Sun, Yun Zhang, Juan Wu, Genshan Ma and Naifeng Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:20

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  16. Statins are commonly used to lower total cholesterol levels in the general population to prevent cardiovascular events. However, the effects of statins in patients with chronic kidney disease remain unclear. W...

    Authors: Xiao Zhang, Chun Xiang, Yu-Hao Zhou, An Jiang, Ying-Yi Qin and Jia He

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:19

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  17. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the most common diseases leading to mortality and morbidity worldwide. There is considerable debate on whether serum transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) levels are as...

    Authors: Can Chen, Wei Lei, Wenjiang Chen, Jianfeng Zhong, Xiaoxin Gao, Bo Li, Huailong Wang and Congxin Huang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:18

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  18. Chronic kidney disease is associated with increased risk of mortality. We examined the impact of moderate and severe renal insufficiency (RI) on short- and long-term mortality among unselected patients with ST...

    Authors: Jonas Emil Sabroe, Per Thayssen, Lisbeth Antonsen, Mikkel Hougaard, Knud Nørregaard Hansen and Lisette Okkels Jensen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:15

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  19. Chronic stable angina (CSA) has a major negative impact on health-related quality of life (HRQL) including poor general health status, psychological distress, and inability to self-manage.

    Authors: Michael McGillion, Sheila O’Keefe-McCarthy, Sandra L Carroll, J Charles Victor, Tammy Cosman, Allison Cook, John G Hanlon, E Marc Jolicoeur, Noorin Jamal, Robert McKelvie and Heather M Arthur

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:14

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  20. There is a paucity of diagnostic and therapeutic facilities in Nigeria to confirm coronary artery disease and offer appropriate interventional therapy. There is now a private cardiac catheterization laboratory...

    Authors: Adeyemi Johnson, Bode Falase, Ifeoluwa Ajose and Yemi Onabowale

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:8

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  21. Insulin resistance (IR) is a risk factor for ischaemic heart disease and myocardial infarction (MI). IR often manifests in MI and is regarded as an independent predictor of in-hospital mortality, which can pro...

    Authors: Olga Gruzdeva, Evgenya Uchasova, Ekaterina Belik, Yulia Dyleva, Ekaterina Shurygina and Olga Barbarash

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:7

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  22. Despite recommended pharmacotherapies the use of secondary prevention therapy after myocardial infarction (MI) remains suboptimal. Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) have worse prognosis after MI compared to...

    Authors: Casper H Jørgensen, Gunnar H Gislason, Ole Ahlehoff, Charlotte Andersson, Christian Torp-Pedersen and Peter R Hansen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:4

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  23. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is related with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) and poor cardiovascular outcome. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) thickness, measured by echocardiography, is increased in...

    Authors: Hyo Eun Park, Su-Yeon Choi and Minkyung Kim

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:3

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  24. Doubts remain about atherosclerotic disease and risk stratification of asymptomatic type-2 diabetic patients (T2DP). This study aims to evaluate the usefulness of calcium score (CS) and coronary computed tomog...

    Authors: Ana Faustino, Rui Providência, Paula Mota, Sérgio Barra, Joana Silva, Andreia Fernandes, Rui Catarino, Susana Basso, Marco Costa and António Leitão-Marques

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:2

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  25. Little is known on whether there are ethnic differences in outcomes following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...

    Authors: Danijela Gasevic, Nadia A Khan, Hong Qian, Shahzad Karim, Gerald Simkus, Hude Quan, Martha H Mackay, Blair J O’Neill and Amir F Ayyobi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:121

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  26. Ischemic preconditioning is a powerful mechanism of myocardial protection and in humans it can be evaluated by sequential exercise tests. Coronary Artery Disease in the presence of diabetes mellitus may be ass...

    Authors: Paulo Cury Rezende, Rosa Maria Rahmi Garcia, Augusto Hiroshi Uchida, Leandro Menezes Alves Costa, Thiago Luis Scudeler, Rodrigo Morel Vieira Melo, Fernando Teiichi Costa Oikawa, Cibele Larrosa Garzillo, Eduardo Gomes Lima, Carlos Alexandre Wainrober Segre, Desiderio Favarato, Priscyla Girardi, Myrthes Takiuti, Celia Cassaro Strunz, Whady Hueb, José Antonio Franchini Ramires…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:117

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  27. Data regarding the association between red cell distribution width (RDW) values and mortality in patients with stable coronary artery disease are scarce. We aimed to investigate the link between mortality and ...

    Authors: Tadeusz Osadnik, Joanna Strzelczyk, Michał Hawranek, Andrzej Lekston, Jarosław Wasilewski, Anna Kurek, Aleksander Rafał Gutowski, Krzysztof Wilczek, Krzysztof Dyrbuś, Marek Gierlotka, Andrzej Wiczkowski, Mariusz Gąsior, Andrzej Szafranek and Lech Poloński

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:113

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  28. Cardiovascular-MR (CMR) is the gold standard for quantifying myocardial infarction using late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) technique. Both 2D- and 3D-LGE-sequences are used in clinical practise and in clinical...

    Authors: Robert Jablonowski, David Nordlund, Mikael Kanski, Joey Ubachs, Sasha Koul, Einar Heiberg, Henrik Engblom, David Erlinge, Håkan Arheden and Marcus Carlsson

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:110

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  29. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is accountable for more than 7 million deaths each year according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In a European population 80% of patients diagnosed with CAD are overweigh...

    Authors: Lene Rørholm Pedersen, Rasmus Huan Olsen, Marianne Frederiksen, Arne Astrup, Elizaveta Chabanova, Philip Hasbak, Jens Juul Holst, Andreas Kjær, John W Newman, Rosemary Walzem, Ulrik Wisløff, Ahmad Sajadieh, Steen Bendix Haugaard and Eva Prescott

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:106

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  30. The decreased number and senescence of circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are considered markers of vascular senescence associated with aging, atherosclerosis, and coronary artery disease (CAD) in...

    Authors: Kranthi Vemparala, Ambuj Roy, Vinay Kumar Bahl, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Neera Nath, Subrata Sinha, Pradipta Nandi, Ravindra Mohan Pandey, Kolli Srinath Reddy, Ajay Manhapra and Ramakrishnan Lakshmy

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:104

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  31. Depression and anxiety are highly prevalent and co-morbid in acute coronary syndrome patients. Somatic and cognitive subtypes of depression and anxiety in acute coronary syndrome have been shown to be associat...

    Authors: John C Oldroyd, Sheila Cyril, Bhanuja S Wijayatilaka, Adrienne O’Neil, Dean P McKenzie, Silva Zavarsek, Kristy Sanderson, David L Hare, Aaron J Fisher, Andrew B Forbes, C Barr Taylor, David M Clarke, Ian T Meredith and Brian Oldenburg

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:103

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  32. The purpose of the Occluded Artery Trial (OAT) Biomarker substudy was to evaluate the impact of infarct related artery (IRA) revascularization on serial levels of N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptid...

    Authors: Mariusz Kruk, Venu Menon, Jacek Kądziela, Zygmunt Sadowski, Witold Rużyłło, Jadwiga Janas, Marek Roik, Grzegorz Opolski, Krzysztof Zmudka, Piotr Czunko, Michal Kurowski, Benita Busz-Papież, Elzbieta Zinka, Wojciech Jablonski, Krystyna Jaworska, Anna Raczynska…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:91

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  33. Statins are effective for primary prevention of cardiovascular (CV) disease, the leading cause of death in the world. Multinational guidelines emphasize CV risk as an important factor for optimal statin prescr...

    Authors: Nishant K Sekaran, Jeremy B Sussman, Anna Xu and Rodney A Hayward

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:90

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  34. Although diabetes mellitus is an important risk factor of coronary artery disease (CAD), routine screening for CAD is not recommended for asymptomatic diabetic patients. We assessed the impact of chest pain on...

    Authors: Bo Kyung Koo, Yun Gi Kim, Kyong Soo Park and Min Kyong Moon

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:87

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  35. Mild to moderate cognitive impairment is common amongst long-term survivors of cardiac arrest. In the Target Temperature Management trial (TTM-trial) comatose survivors were randomized to 33°C or 36°C temperat...

    Authors: Gisela Lilja, Niklas Nielsen, Hans Friberg, Janneke Horn, Jesper Kjaergaard, Tommaso Pellis, Malin Rundgren, Jørn Wetterslev, Matt P Wise, Fredrik Nilsson and Tobias Cronberg

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:85

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  36. Physical training has beneficial effects on exercise capacity, quality of life and mortality in patients after a cardiac event or intervention and is therefore a core component of cardiac rehabilitation. Howev...

    Authors: Jos J Kraal, Niels Peek, M Elske van den Akker-Van Marle and Hareld MC Kemps

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:82

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  37. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of deaths worldwide and the arterial reconstructive surgery remains the treatment of choice. Although large diameter vascular grafts have been widely used in clinica...

    Authors: Ruiming Liu, Yuansen Qin, Huijin Wang, Yong Zhao, Zuojun Hu and Shenming Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:79

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  38. Micro-albuminuria is a recognized predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with coronary artery disease. We have previously reported, in diabetic and non-diabetic patients, that an incre...

    Authors: Rafid Tofik, Ulf Ekelund, Ole Torffvit, Per Swärd, Bengt Rippe and Omran Bakoush

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:72

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  39. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an important outcome for patients diagnosed with coronary heart disease. This report describes predictors of physical and mental HRQoL at six months post-hospitalisati...

    Authors: Anna L Hawkes, Tania A Patrao, Robert Ware, John J Atherton, Craig B Taylor and Brian F Oldenburg

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:69

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  40. Currently, there is still a lack of an optimal treatment for no-reflow phenomenon (NR). The aim of this simple meta-analysis was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intracoronary (IC) administration of tiro...

    Authors: Tao Qin, Lu Xie and Meng-Hua Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:68

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  41. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major cause of death and disability worldwide. Depression has complex bidirectional adverse associations with CAD, although the mechanisms mediating these relationships remai...

    Authors: Robin R Bruchas, Lisa de las Fuentes, Robert M Carney, Joann L Reagan, Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi, Amy E Riek, Chi Charles Gu, Andrew Bierhals, Mario Schootman, Theodore K Malmstrom, Thomas E Burroughs, Phyllis K Stein, Douglas K Miller and Victor G Dávila-Román

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:66

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  42. Clinical outcomes of new-generation drug-eluting stents (DES), Everolimus-eluting stent (EES) or Resolute zotarolimus-eluting stent (R-ZES), have been reported. However, angiographic follow-up data of new-gene...

    Authors: Joo Myung Lee, Tae-Jin Youn, Jin Joo Park, Il-Young Oh, Chang-Hwan Yoon, Jung-Won Suh, Young-Seok Cho, Goo-Yeong Cho, In-Ho Chae and Dong-Ju Choi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:65

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  43. Ectonucleotidase plays an important role in the regulation of cardiac function by controlling extracellular levels of adenine nucleotides and adenosine. To determine the influence of ischemia-reperfusion injur...

    Authors: Kaoru Takahashi-Sato, Masahiro Murakawa, Junko Kimura, Masa-aki Ito and Isao Matsuoka

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:53

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  44. Management of cardiovascular risk factors includes commitment from patients to adhere to prescribed medications and adopt healthy lifestyles. Unfortunately many fail to take up and maintain the four key health...

    Authors: Jenni Murray, Grania Fenton, Stephanie Honey, Ana Claudia Bara, Kate Mary Hill and Allan House

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:48

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  45. The combination of the new high sensitivity troponin T (hsTnT) assays and copeptin, a biomarker of endogenous stress, has been suggested to have the potential of early rule-out of acute coronary syndrome (ACS)...

    Authors: Johan Thelin, Catharina Borna, David Erlinge and Bertil Öhlin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:42

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  46. In recent decades, several studies have assessed the value of cardiac rehabilitation as secondary prevention and have reported substantial reductions in readmissions. However, conclusive evidence is scarce. Th...

    Authors: Núria Santaularia, Josefina Caminal, Anna Arnau, Montserrat Perramon, Jesus Montesinos, Jaume Trapé, Montserrat Abenoza-Guardiola, Pere Guiteras-Val and Tiny Jaarsma

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:32

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  47. Treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions is a complex problem.

    Authors: Hubertus von Korn, Victor Stefan, Reyn van Ewijk, Kamalesh Chakraborty, Burkhard Sanwald, R Andel, Jan Hemker, Ulrich Hink, Marc Ohlow, Bernward Lauer and Thomas Muenzel

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:27

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  48. Ischemic postconditioning (PostC), reperfusion in brief cycles, is known to induce short-term reduction in infarct size in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), especially among those with ...

    Authors: Peder Sörensson, Lars Rydén, Nawsad Saleh, Per Tornvall, Håkan Arheden and John Pernow

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:22

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  49. Increased levels of cardio-enriched microRNAs (miRNAs) have been described in patients with myocardial infarction (MI). We wanted to evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic potential of cardio-enriched miRNAs i...

    Authors: Olof Gidlöf, J Gustav Smith, Kazuma Miyazu, Patrik Gilje, Anna Spencer, Sten Blomquist and David Erlinge

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:12

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