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This section concerns the epidemiology of cardiovascular disorders including but not limited to: cohort studies, genetic association studies, and prevalence studies.

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    Patient preferences are key parameters to evaluate benefit-harm balance of statins for primary prevention but they are not readily available to guideline developers and decision makers. Our study aimed to elic...

    Authors: Henock G. Yebyo, Hélène E. Aschmann, Tsung Yu and Milo A. Puhan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:97

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    The risk factors for peripheral artery disease (PAD) are more common in Indigenous than non-Indigenous Australians, however the presentation and outcome of PAD in Indigenous Australians has not been previously...

    Authors: Tejas P. Singh, Joseph V. Moxon, Genevieve N. Healy, Yvonne Cadet-James and Jonathan Golledge

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:94

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    The inter-relationships of atrial fibrillation (AF) to retinal vascular occlusions (whether retinal artery occlusion (RAO) or retinal venous occlusion (RVO)) remain unclear. It is unknown if a presentation of ...

    Authors: Christine Benn Christiansen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Jonas Bjerring Olesen, Gunnar Gislason, Morten Lamberts, Nicholas Carlson, Mathias Buron, Nikolai Juul and Gregory Y. H. Lip

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:91

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    Despite current interest in the unfavorable impact of nontraditional lipid profiles on cardiovascular disease, information regarding its relations to abnormal left ventricular (LV) geometry has not been system...

    Authors: Haoyu Wang, Zhao Li, Xiaofan Guo, Yintao Chen, Ye Chang, Shuang Chen and Yingxian Sun

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:88

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    Although rheumatic heart disease remains the leading cause of valve heart disease (VHD) in developing countries, other forms of valve disease have been over shadowed and not regarded as a public health problem...

    Authors: Joselyn Rwebembera, William Manyilirah, Zhang Wan Zhu, Juliet Nabbaale, Judith Namuyonga, Isaac Ssinabulya, Sulaiman Lubega, Peter Lwabi, John Omagino and Emmy Okello

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:82

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    Metabolic syndrome is associated with cardio-metabolic risk factors and lipid abnormalities. Previous studies evaluated the dietary habits and nutrient intakes among patients with metabolic syndrome; however t...

    Authors: Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi and Leila Jahangiry

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:68

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    There is a lack of information on the epidemiological data and risk factors associated with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in Chinese population. We reported the primary results from screening five-community ...

    Authors: Kun Li, Kewei Zhang, Tianxiao Li and Shuiting Zhai

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:60

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    Computed tomography (CT) biomarkers claim to improve cardiovascular risk stratification. This review focuses on significant differences in incremental measures between adequate and inadequate reporting practise.

    Authors: Chun Lap Pang, Nicola Pilkington, Yinghui Wei, Jaime Peters, Carl Roobottom and Chris Hyde

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:39

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    The carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) and carotid plaque score (cPS) are respective markers of early and late stage subclinical atherosclerosis. Relationships between some laboratory parameters and subclin...

    Authors: Javad Alizargar and Chyi-Huey Bai

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:21

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    Perception of low subjective social status (SSS) relative to others in society or in the community has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Our objectives were to determine whether lo...

    Authors: Karen L. Tang, Louise Pilote, Hassan Behlouli, Jenny Godley and William A. Ghali

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:22

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    Reducing women’s cardiovascular risk and the economic costs associated with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and diabetes (DM) continues to be a challenge. Whether a multifaceted CVD screening programme is benefi...

    Authors: Marie Dahl, Lars Frost, Rikke Søgaard, Ib Christian Klausen, Vibeke Lorentzen and Jes Lindholt

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:20

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    Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is a major barrier to sustainable human development, but its health burden and geographic distribution among provinces of China remain unclear. This study aimed to estimate IHD bu...

    Authors: Ganshen Zhang, Chuanhua Yu, Maigeng Zhou, Lu Wang, Yunquan Zhang and Lisha Luo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:18

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    Various anthropometric indices can be used to estimate obesity, and it is important to determine which one is the best in predicting the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and to define the optimal cut-off p...

    Authors: Fei Wang, Yintao Chen, Ye Chang, Guozhe Sun and Yingxian Sun

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:14

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    The single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs12040273, a variant of UDP-N–acetylgalactosamine, polypeptide GalNAc-transferase 2, has recently been reported to be significantly associated with development of caro...

    Authors: Bo Yang, Shan Yan, Jianjun Yan, Yafei Li, Mohammad Reeaze Khurwolah, Liansheng Wang and Zhong Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:10

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    Obesity is a major risk factor for hypertension, however, the physiologic mechanisms linking increased adiposity to elevations in blood pressure are not well described. An increase in resting energy expenditur...

    Authors: Chloe Creber, Richard S. Cooper, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Pascal Bovet, Estelle V. Lambert, Terrence E. Forrester, Dale Schoeller, Walter Riesen, Wolfgang Korte, Guichan Cao, Amy Luke and Lara R. Dugas

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:4

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    While data from primary care suggest an insufficient control of vascular risk factors, little is known about vascular risk factor control in the general population. We therefore aimed to investigate the adopti...

    Authors: Theresa Tiffe, Martin Wagner, Viktoria Rücker, Caroline Morbach, Götz Gelbrich, Stefan Störk and Peter U. Heuschmann

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:276

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    Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a genetic disorder with a high risk of developing premature coronary artery disease that should be diagnosed as early as possible. Several clinical diagnostic criteria fo...

    Authors: Suraya Abdul-Razak, Radzi Rahmat, Alicezah Mohd Kasim, Thuhairah Abdul Rahman, Suhaila Muid, Nadzimah Mohd Nasir, Zubin Ibrahim, Sazzli Kasim, Zaliha Ismail, Rohana Abdul Ghani, Abdul Rais Sanusi, Azhari Rosman and Hapizah Nawawi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:264

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    The importance of socioeconomic status (SES) for coronary heart disease (CHD)-morbidity is subject of ongoing scientific investigations. This study was to explore the association between SES in different city-...

    Authors: J. Schmucker, S. Seide, H. Wienbergen, E. Fiehn, J. Stehmeier, K. Günther, W. Ahrens, R. Hambrecht, H. Pohlabeln and A. Fach

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:254

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    Less intensive treatment for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) may be appropriate for patients in long-term care settings because of limited life expectancy, frailty, comorbidities, and emph...

    Authors: Emily B. Levitan, Melissa K. Van Dyke, Ligong Chen, Raegan W. Durant, Todd M. Brown, J. David Rhodes, Olusola Olubowale, Oluwole Muyiwa Adegbala, Meredith L. Kilgore, Justin Blackburn, Karen C. Albright and Monika M. Safford

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:249

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    Elevated resting heart rate (RHR) has been reported to be associated with metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. The aim of this study was to explore whether a positive relationship exists between RHR and imp...

    Authors: Zhen Yang, Weiwei Zhang, Lingfei Zhu, Ning Lin, Yixin Niu, Xiaoyong Li, Shuai Lu, Hongmei Zhang, Xuanchun Wang, Jie Wen, Guang Ning, Li Qin and Qing Su

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:246

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