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Hypertension and cardiovascular risk

This section concerns all aspects of hypertension and peripheral vascular disease including but not limited to: prevention, diagnosis and management, as well as related molecular genetics, and pathophysiology. This section also considers articles concerning patients at high cardiovascular risk, including but not limited to patients with metabolic syndrome and diabetes.

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  1. Heart failure (HF) is a major public health problem with increasing prevalence worldwide. It is associated with high mortality and poor quality of life due to recurrent and costly hospital admissions. Several ...

    Authors: Luciana Gioli-Pereira, Fabiana G. Marcondes-Braga, Sabrina Bernardez-Pereira, Fernando Bacal, Fábio Fernandes, Alfredo J. Mansur, Alexandre C. Pereira and José E. Krieger

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:251

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  2. There is a controversy about the association between vitamin D and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). The effect of serum 25-OH-vitD on the risk of CVDs was evaluated.

    Authors: Fatemeh Gholami, Ghobad Moradi, Bushra Zareei, Mohammad Aziz Rasouli, Bahram Nikkhoo, Daem Roshani and Ebrahim Ghaderi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:248

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  3. Secondary prevention after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) reduces morbidity and mortality, but suboptimal secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease is common. Therefore, the present study aimed to i...

    Authors: Maria Sakalaki, Salim Barywani, Annika Rosengren, Lena Björck and Michael Fu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:243

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  4. Hypertension (HTN) is major public health challenge. Data on HTN prevalence and associated risk factors is necessary to better control it. This study aimed at estimating the prevalence of HTN and associated an...

    Authors: Biniem Hassen and Hassen Mamo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:241

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  5. Hypertension management in rural, resource-poor settings is difficult. Detailed understanding of patient, clinician and logistic factors which pose barriers to effective blood pressure control could enable str...

    Authors: J. P. Sibomana, R. L. McNamara and T. D. Walker

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:231

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  6. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the most significant health challenges facing women today. Abuse is a serious gendered issue also affecting the health of women. Despite beginning evidence that abuse may...

    Authors: Kelly A. Scott-Storey, Marilyn Hodgins and Judith Wuest

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:224

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  7. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Some studies have suggested anassociation between serum uric acid levels and cardiovascular mortality; however, the results have not been s...

    Authors: Fatemeh Rahimi-Sakak, Mahsa Maroofi, Jamal Rahmani, Nick Bellissimo and Azita Hekmatdoost

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:218

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  8. Infantile hepatic hemangioma (IHH) is a rare endothelial cell neoplasm, which may be concurrent with severe complications and result in poor outcomes. Moreover, the coexistence of IHH and congenial heart disea...

    Authors: Xin-tong Zhang, Wei-dong Ren, Guang Song, Yang-jie Xiao, Fei-fei Sun and Nan Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:216

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) is a procedure applied in a limb for triggering endogenous protective pathways in distant organs, namely brain or heart. The underlying mechanisms of RIC are still not fully ...

    Authors: Daniel Noronha Osório, Ricardo Viana-Soares, João Pedro Marto, Marcelo D. Mendonça, Hugo P. Silva, Cláudia Quaresma, Miguel Viana-Baptista, Hugo Gamboa and Helena L. A. Vieira

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:211

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  10. Little was known about the different predictive power of blood pressure (BP) parameters (SBP, systolic BP; mean arterial pressure, MAP; pulse pressure, PP; and diastolic BP, DBP) and stroke incidence. This stu...

    Authors: Jia Zheng, Zhaoqing Sun, Xiaofan Guo, Yanxia Xie, Yingxian Sun and Liqiang Zheng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:206

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  11. Premature infants may present with damage to the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which may be related to poorer neurological development. Among the techniques used to evaluate the ANS, heart rate variability (...

    Authors: Luiz Fernando Martins de Souza Filho, Jordana Campos Martins de Oliveira, Mayara Kelly Alves Ribeiro, Marcelo Cozac Moura, Nelson David Fernandes, Rafael Dias de Sousa, Gustavo Rodrigues Pedrino and Ana Cristina Silva Rebelo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:198

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  12. Development of instruments capable of detecting early stage vascular disease has increased interest in employing arterial stiffness (e.g. pulse wave velocity (PWV), augmentation index (AIx)) and endothelial dy...

    Authors: Raissa Perrault, Alexander Omelchenko, Carla G. Taylor and Peter Zahradka

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:190

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  13. The patient self-management (PSM) is an effective approach for controlling the international normalized ratio, INR, within the therapeutic range. Nevertheless, most of the literature derives from randomized cl...

    Authors: Bárbara Menéndez-Jándula, José Antonio García-Erce, Clara Zazo and Luis Larrad-Mur

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:186

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  14. Atrial fibrillation (AF) significantly increases the risk of ischemic stroke depending on various risk factors. The CHA2DS2-VASc score is used widely to improve stratification of AF-related stroke to identify for...

    Authors: Chen-Di Cheng, Xiang Gu, Hong-Xiao Li, Ruo-Yu Duan, Lei Sun, Yi Zhang, Zheng-Yu Bao, Jian-Hua Shen, Fu-Kun Chen and Ye Zhu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:178

    Content type: Case report

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  15. With aging of the population, screening and prevention health programs for blood donors will increasingly be a priority. We aimed at: assessing the 10 year-cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in blood donors, ac...

    Authors: Francesco Vadini, Francesca Santilli, Giuseppe Casalini, Mario dell’Isola, Ornella Iuliani, Damiano D’Ardes, Luisa Lattanzio, Marta Di Nicola, Giancarlo Di Iorio and Patrizia Accorsi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:177

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  16. An estimated 55% of older adults in Africa have systemic hypertension, a major risk factor for stroke, heart failure and dementia in the region. The risk factors associated with hypertension in this population...

    Authors: William Kofi Bosu, Justice Moses Kwaku Aheto, Eugenio Zucchelli and Siobhan Theresa Reilly

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:173

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  17. Improving clinical practice aimed at controlling hypertension is a pending issue in health systems. One of the methods currently used for this purpose is self blood pressure measurement (SBPM) whose use increa...

    Authors: Arleen De León-Robert, Juan José Gascón-Cánovas, José Joaquín Antón-Botella, Isabel María Hidalgo-García, Carmen López-Alegría, Yoalys Dilvani Pérez-Cabrera and Heidy Merari Campusano-Castellanos

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:171

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  18. Microparticles are procoagulant membrane vesicles that play role in endothelium dysfunction pathogenesis and are increased in hypertension, acute/chronic vascular pathological events. Here; we aimed to compare...

    Authors: Hanife Usta Atmaca, Feray Akbas and Hale Aral

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:164

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  19. Non-traumatic chest pain (NTCP) is a common reason for emergency department (ED) attendance in high-income countries, with the primary concern focused on life threatening cardiovascular diseases. There is gene...

    Authors: Amour S. Mohamed, Hendry R. Sawe, Biita Muhanuzi, Nafsa R. Marombwa, Kilalo Mjema and Ellen J. Weber

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:158

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  20. Genetic and environment play a significant role in the etiology of essential hypertension (EH). Recently STK39 rs3754777, ATP2B1 rs2681472 and rs17249754 have been associated with BP variation and hypertension. I...

    Authors: Herman Karim Sombié, Jonas Koudougou Kologo, Daméhan Tchelougou, Serge Yannick Ouédraogo, Abdoul Karim Ouattara, Tegwindé Rebecca Compaoré, Bolni Marius Nagalo, Abel Pegdwendé Sorgho, Issoufou Nagabila, Serge Théophile Soubeïga, Florencia Wendkuuni Djigma, Albert Théophane Yonli, Patrice Zabsonré, Hassanata Millogo and Jacques Simporé

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:155

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  21. We investigated changes of cortical thickness and its association with cognitive performance in patients with high-grade carotid artery stenosis without ischemic brain lesions.

    Authors: Alina Nickel, Simon Kessner, Andreas Niebuhr, Julian Schröder, Caroline Malherbe, Felix Fischer, Marlene Heinze, Bastian Cheng, Jens Fiehler, Hans Pinnschmidt, Axel Larena-Avellaneda, Christian Gerloff and Götz Thomalla

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:154

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  22. Fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4) (also known as adipocyte FABP or adipocyte P2) is expressed in adipocytes, macrophages, and capillary endothelial cells. Previous studies have shown associations among plas...

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

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:153

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  23. Although invasively measured blood pressure (invBP) is regarded as a “gold standard” in critically ill cardiac patients, the non-invasive BP is still widely used, at least at the initiation of medical care. Th...

    Authors: Jitka Seidlerová, Pavlína Tůmová, Richard Rokyta and Milan Hromadka

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:150

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  24. CD36 is associated with regulation of lipid metabolism, atherosclerosis, and blood pressure. Moreover, its variation may be involved in the development of hypertension and/or coronary artery disease (CAD). The...

    Authors: Mohammad Amin Momeni-Moghaddam, Gholamreza Asadikaram, Hamed Akbari, Moslem Abolhassani, Mohammad Masoumi, Zahra Nadimy and Mohammad Khaksari

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:140

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  25. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the most prevalent cardiac and cerebrovascular risk factors. The study aimed to find a new way to investigate left ventricle (LV) systolic dysfunction in T2DM patients...

    Authors: Jun Huang, Hai-Ling Hu, Zi-Ning Yan, Li Fan, Yi-Fei Rui, Dan Shen and Jie Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:137

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  26. Effects of β-blockers on outcomes in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and atrial fibrillation (AF) is still in controversy.

    Authors: Tianyu Xu, Yuli Huang, Haobin Zhou, Yujia Bai, Xingfu Huang, Yunzhao Hu, Dingli Xu, Yuhui Zhang and Jian Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:135

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  27. Bone morphogenetic protein9 (BMP9) has been reported to have a role in vascular development. However, there is still a lack of information regarding the association between circulating BMP9 levels and cardiova...

    Authors: Rui Liu, Wenjing Hu, Xiaoqiang Li, Danlan Pu, Gangyi Yang, Hua Liu, Minghong Tan and Danping Zhu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:131

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  28. Despite the availability and improvement in diagnostic and therapeutic interventions with proven benefits in reducing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, control rates of hypertension remain poor and gross...

    Authors: Gebrewahd Bezabh Gebremichael, Kalayou Kidanu Berhe and Teklewoini Mariye Zemichael

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:121

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  29. Previous studies reported that low level of oestradiol (E2) was associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, little study examined the relationship between E2 and CVD in longevous wome...

    Authors: Qiao Zhu, Yao Yao, Chao-Xue Ning, Xiao-Ping Chen, Fu-Xin Luan, Liang Liu, Qiong Liu, Na Wang, Fu Zhang and Ya-Li Zhao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:115

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  30. Parathyroidectomy has ameliorated cardiovascular risk factors in patients with hypercalcemic primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), but the effect of parathyroidectomy on normocalcemic PHPT is not exactly known. ...

    Authors: Selvihan Beysel, Mustafa Caliskan, Muhammed Kizilgul, Mahmut Apaydin, Seyfullah Kan, Mustafa Ozbek and Erman Cakal

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:106

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  31. Left ventricle mass (LVM) can be influenced by various conditions including hypertension and/or inherent cardiomyopathies. Dysglycemia is also thought to exert an anabolic effect on heart tissue by hyperinsuli...

    Authors: Gokulan Pararajasingam, Brian Bridal Løgstrup, Dan Eik Høfsten, Thomas Brøcher Christophersen, Søren Auscher, Jørgen Hangaard and Kenneth Egstrup

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:103

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  32. Studies from Saudi Arabia have reported a continued increase in the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases and their associated risk factors. The objective of this study was to measure the gender differences in...

    Authors: AlJohara M. AlQuaiz, Amna Rehana Siddiqui, Ambreen Kazi, Mohammad Ali Batais and Ali M. Al-Hazmi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:88

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  33. Ferritin is one of the key proteins that regulate iron homeostasis and is widely available clinical biomarker of iron status. This study aimed to discuss the influence of serum ferritin (SF) on cardiovascular ...

    Authors: Jun-Ru Liu, Yang Liu, Fu-Zai Yin and Bo-Wei Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:82

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  34. Type D personality is associated with unfavorable outcomes in patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVD). However, there is no valid Type D Scale in Russian language. The purpose of the study was to examine t...

    Authors: Georgiy Pushkarev, Johan Denollet, Vadim Kuznetsov, Viola Spek and Elena Yaroslavskaya

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:78

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  35. Resistant hypertension and renal sympathetic hyperactivity are closely linked, and catheter-based renal denervation (RDN) is regarded as a new treatment strategy. However, the acute changes in vascular morphol...

    Authors: Enyong Su, Linwei Zhao, Chuanyu Gao, Wen Zhao, Xianpei Wang, Datun Qi, Lijie Zhu, Xiaohang Yang, Binbin Zhu and Yahui Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:67

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  36. With development of cholesterol management guidelines by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA), more individuals at risk of cardiovascular disease may be eligible for statin t...

    Authors: Omar Hamoui, Mohamed I. Omar, Frederick J. Raal, Wafa Rashed, Abdoul Kane, Mohamed Alami, Paula Abreu, Walid Mashhoud and Alawi A. Alsheikh-Ali

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:61

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  37. Cardiovascular (CV) disease (CVD) is a well-recognized complication of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and there is a clinical need for glucose-lowering therapies that do not further increase CV risk in this p...

    Authors: Marile Santamarina and Curt J. Carlson

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:60

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  38. Daily aerobic exercise such as healthy walking could have an immediate effect on parameters of arterial stiffness; however, there is little evidence in the diabetic population. Our aim, therefore, is to evalua...

    Authors: Rosario Alonso-Domínguez, José I. Recio-Rodríguez, Maria C. Patino-Alonso, Natalia Sánchez-Aguadero, Luis García-Ortiz and Manuel A. Gómez-Marcos

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:56

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  39. To evaluate the impact of a rapid change in preferred treatment from clopidogrel to ticagrelor on the risk of ischemic stroke following acute myocardial infarction (AMI).

    Authors: Robin Henriksson, Anders Ulvenstam, Lars Söderström and Thomas Mooe

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:51

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  40. To increase cardiovascular disease prevention efforts, worksite interventions can promote healthy food choices, facilitate health education, increase physical activity and provide social support. This pioneer ...

    Authors: Archana Shrestha, Dipesh Tamrakar, Biraj Man Karmacharya, Abha Shrestha, Rajeev Shrestha, Rajendra Dev Bhatta, Prajjwal Pyakurel, Polyna Khudyakov, Vasanti Malik, Josiemer Mattei and Donna Spiegelman

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:48

    Content type: Study protocol

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  41. Although the link between elevated uric acid and metabolic syndrome has been reported in some studies; the relationship of serum uric acid (SUA) with lipid profile has not well studied or little is known so fa...

    Authors: Nurshad Ali, Sadaqur Rahman, Shiful Islam, Tangigul Haque, Noyan Hossain Molla, Abu Hasan Sumon, Rahanuma Raihanu Kathak, Md Asaduzzaman, Farjana Islam, Nayan Chandra Mohanto, Mohammad Abul Hasnat, Shaikh Mirja Nurunnabi and Shamim Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:42

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  42. Protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) can catalyse the methylation of arginine and participate in many important cellular reaction processes. The purpose of this research is to determine whether the expr...

    Authors: Buchuan Tan, Qian Liu, Liping Yang, Yushuang Yang, Dongna Liu, Long Liu and Fanbo Meng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:31

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  43. To determine the prevalence of hypertension treatment and control among hypertensive patients in the Cuban municipalities of Cardenas and Santiago and to explore the main associated predictors.

    Authors: Esteban Londoño Agudelo, Armando Rodríguez Salvá, Addys Díaz Piñera, René García Roche, Pol De Vos, Tullia Battaglioli and Patrick Van der Stuyft

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:29

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  44. Our objectives were to critically appraise and summarise the current evidence for the effectiveness of using cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk scoring (total risk assessment - TRA) in routine risk assessment i...

    Authors: Krzysztof Studziński, Tomasz Tomasik, Janusz Krzysztoń, Jacek Jóźwiak and Adam Windak

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:11

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  45. Previous studies revealed a high rate of abnormal exercise test (ET) results in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) in asymptomatic athletes. The physiological background of this phenomeno...

    Authors: Danny A. J. P. van de Sande, Jan Hoogsteen, Pieter A. Doevendans and Hareld M. C. Kemps

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:6

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  46. Most patients with antihypertensive medication do not achieve their blood pressure (BP) target. The most important factor behind this failure is poor medication adherence. However, non-adherence to therapy doe...

    Authors: Aapo Tahkola, Päivi Korhonen, Hannu Kautiainen, Teemu Niiranen and Pekka Mäntyselkä

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:240

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  47. Our previous study showed that metformin regulates the mRNA and protein levels of type 2 small conductance calcium-activated potassium channel (SK2) and type 3 small conductance calcium-activated potassium cha...

    Authors: Chang-He Liu, Na Hua, Xi Fu, Yi-Long Pan, Bin Li and Xiao-Dong Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:236

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  48. Chest compression is a decisive element of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). By applying a mechanical CPR device, compression interruptions can be minimised. We examined the efficiency of manual and device...

    Authors: Dóra Ujvárosy, Veronika Sebestyén, Tamás Pataki, Tamás Ötvös, István Lőrincz, György Paragh and Zoltán Szabó

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:227

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