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BMC Cardiovascular Disorders


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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  1. Content type: Research article

    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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  6. Content type: Research article

    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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    Elimination of modifiable risk factors including unhealthy lifestyle has the potential for prevention of 80% of cardiovascular disease cases. The present study focuses on disclosing barriers for maintaining sp...

    Authors: Jesper Bo Nielsen, Anja Leppin, Dort e Gyrd-Hansen, Dorte Ejg Jarbøl, Jens Søndergaard and Pia Veldt Larsen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:245

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    Rivaroxaban is an oral anticoagulant approved in the US for prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). We determined the effectiveness and associated r...

    Authors: Faye L. Norby, Lindsay G.S. Bengtson, Pamela L. Lutsey, Lin Y. Chen, Richard F. MacLehose, Alanna M. Chamberlain, Ian Rapson and Alvaro Alonso

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:238

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    Hemoconcentration has been proposed as surrogate for changes in volume status among patients hospitalized with acute heart failure (AHF) and is associated with a favorable outcome. However, there is a dearth o...

    Authors: Haobin Zhou, Tianyu Xu, Yuli Huang, Qiong Zhan, Xingfu Huang, Qingchun Zeng and Dingli Xu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:235

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    Limited studies have evaluated the medication-taking behavior in very elderly hypertensive patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the persistence and adherence with antihypertensive agents in treatmen...

    Authors: Kyung Hee Choi, Yun Mi Yu, Young-Mi Ah, Min Jung Chang and Ju-Yeun Lee

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:232

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    Existing evidence suggests that the cardiovascular morbidities are increasing among pre-hypertensive individuals compared to normal. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of prehypertension, hyp...

    Authors: Karl Peltzer, Supa Pengpid, Vanphanom Sychareun, Alice Joan G. Ferrer, Wah Yun Low, Thang Nguyen Huu, Hla Hla Win, Erna Rochmawati and Niruwan Turnbull

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:230

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    B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) has prognostic significance in heart failure (HF), and reductions in BNP may predict clinical improvement. However, there are limited data regarding the prognostic value of BNP...

    Authors: Sayma Sabrina Khanam, Jung-Woo Son, Jun-Won Lee, Young Jin Youn, Junghan Yoon, Seung-Hwan Lee, Jang-Young Kim, Sung Gyun Ahn, Min-Soo Ahn and Byung-Su Yoo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:215

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    The use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) may pose more risks than benefits to patients and is a major factor contributing to the likelihood of serious adverse drug reactions and negative health ...

    Authors: Marwan Sheikh-Taha and Hani Dimassi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:189

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