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BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

Non-coronary artery cardiac disease

Section edited by Michel Noutsias

This section concerns all aspects of non-coronary artery cardiac disease including but not limited to: arrhythmias, congenital cardiac disease and cardiomyopathies. The section considers articles concerning the prevention, diagnosis and management, as well as related molecular genetics, and pathophysiology.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the possibility of left atrial (LA) remodeling using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in patients with interatrial block (IAB).

    Authors: Juan Lacalzada-Almeida, María Manuela Izquierdo-Gómez, Carima Belleyo-Belkasem, Patricia Barrio-Martínez, Javier García-Niebla, Roberto Elosua, Alejandro Jiménez-Sosa, Luis Alberto Escobar-Robledo and Antonio Bayés de Luna

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:38

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Infective endocarditis (IE) is still a condition with high mortality and morbidity, especially in the elderly, and in patients with prosthetic valves. The concept of “time-to-therapy” plays a key role for the ...

    Authors: Alfonso Campanile, Guido Tavazzi, Francesco Caprioglio and Fausto Rigo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:28

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Oxidative stress has recently been shown to play an important role in the development of arteriosclerosis in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD); however, no study has investigated this association in early ch...

    Authors: Takamichi Ishikawa and Keigo Seki

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:30

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Based on a plenty of different applications, intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) is now a well-established technology in complex electrophysiological procedures. Recently, ICE has become the most widely used u...

    Authors: Marco Zanobini, Antonio Dello Russo, Matteo Saccocci, Sergio Conti, Elisa De Camilli, Giulia Vettor, Valentina Catto, Maurizio Roberto, Cesare Fiorentini, Giuseppe Viale, Claudio Tondo and Michela Casella

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:15

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has improved substantially with modern therapy including percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) but remains high in certain subgroups such as pat...

    Authors: Grunde Gjesdal, Oscar Ö. Braun, J. Gustav Smith, Fredrik Scherstén and Patrik Tydén

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:8

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Metabolic abnormalities in congenital generalized lipodystrophy (CGL) are associated with microvascular complications. However, the evaluation of different types of neuropathy in these patients, including the ...

    Authors: Clarisse Mourão Melo Ponte, Virgínia Oliveira Fernandes, Maria Helane Costa Gurgel, Izabella Tamira Galdino Farias Vasconcelos, Lia Beatriz de Azevedo Souza Karbage, Christiane Bezerra Rocha Liberato, Carlos Antônio Negrato, Marília de Brito Gomes, Ana Paula Dias Rangel Montenegro and Renan Magalhães Montenegro Júnior

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:6

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Heart valve surgery outcomes are unknown in middle-income countries and thus cannot be used in health system decision making processes. This study estimated in-hospital mortality and medium and long-term survi...

    Authors: Regina Maria de Aquino Xavier, Vitor Manuel Pereira Azevedo, Paulo Henrique Godoy, Arn Migowski, Antonio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro, Rogério Brant Martins Chaves, Marcelo Goulart Correia, Carolina de Aquino Xavier, Lucas de Aquino Hashimoto, Clara Weksler and Nelson Albuquerque Souza e Silva

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:302

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been demonstrated to be an established therapy for high-risk, inoperable patients with severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis. For patients with moderate sur...

    Authors: Joerg Herold, Vasiliki Herold-Vlanti, Mohammad Sherif, Blerim Luani, Christin Breyer, Klaus Bonaventura and Ruediger Braun-Dullaeus

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:298

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  9. Content type: Correspondence

    Takotsubo syndrome, a form of acutely decompensated heart failure, has drawn interest because of its intriguing pathophysiology and therapeutic dilemmas. In their recent work in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, A...

    Authors: Athanassios Manginas, Angelos G. Rigopoulos, Boris Bigalke, Stefanos Sakellaropoulos, Muhammad Ali, Sophie Mavrogeni and Michel Noutsias

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:296

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Despite advances in medical knowledge, technology and antimicrobial therapy, infective endocarditis (IE) is still associated with devastating outcomes. No reviews have yet assessed the outcomes of IE patients ...

    Authors: Tadesse Melaku Abegaz, Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula, Eyob Alemayehu Gebreyohannes, Alemayehu B. Mekonnen and Tamrat Befekadu Abebe

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:291

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:5

  11. Content type: Research article

    Interventional closure of the left atrial appendage (LAA) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, high thromboembolic and bleeding risk or bleeding history is an alternative therapeutic strategy to ...

    Authors: Blerim Luani, Thomas Groscheck, Conrad Genz, Ivan Tanev, Thomas Rauwolf, Joerg Herold, Senad Medunjanin, Alexander Schmeisser and Rüdiger C. Braun-Dullaeus

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:294

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Ganglionated plexuses (GP) are terminal parts of cardiac autonomous nervous system (ANS). Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) possibly affects GP. Changes in heart rate variability (HRV)...

    Authors: Vilius Kviesulaitis, Aras Puodziukynas, Dainius Haroldas Pauza, Vytautas Zabiela, Tomas Kazakevicius, Raimundas Vaitkevicius, Evaldas Diržinauskas, Vytenis Semaška, Antanas Strazdas, Ruta Unikaite, Kristina Rysevaite, Neringa Pauziene and Remigijus Zaliunas

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:292

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Atrial fibrillatory cycle length has been considered one of the indices of atrial electrical remodelling during atrial fibrillation (AF), which can be assessed from surface ECG by computer-assisted calculation...

    Authors: Eva Z. Hesselkilde, Helena Carstensen, Maria M. Haugaard, Jonas Carlson, Steen Pehrson, Thomas Jespersen, Rikke Buhl and Pyotr G. Platonov

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:289

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  14. Content type: Research article

    There are still ambiguities existing in regard to left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) diagnostic imaging. The aim of our study was to analyze diagnostic potential of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and ve...

    Authors: Marko Boban, Vladimir Pesa, Ivo Darko Gabric, Sime Manola, Viktor Persic, Helena Antic-Kauzlaric, Marinko Zulj and Aleksandar Vcev

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:286

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  15. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the diagnostic value of dual-source computed tomography (DSCT) in the evaluation of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)-associated extracardiac vascular abnormalities in pediatric patients compared with t...

    Authors: Bi-yue Hu, Ke Shi, Yu-Ping Deng, Kai-Yue Diao, Hua-Yan Xu, Rui Li, Zhi-Gang Yang and Ying-Kun Guo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:285

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    The optimal management of chronic severe primary degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR) is to repair the valve but identification of the optimal timing of surgery remains challenging. Current guidelines sugges...

    Authors: Boyang Liu, Nicola C. Edwards, Desley A. H. Neal, Christopher Weston, Gerard Nash, Nicolas Nikolaidis, Thomas Barker, Ramesh Patel, Moninder Bhabra and Richard P. Steeds

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:282

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Population based studies showed an association of early repolarization in the electrocardiogram (ECG) and a higher rate of sudden cardiac death presumably due to ventricular fibrillation. The triggers for vent...

    Authors: Patrick Badertscher, Michael Kuehne, Beat Schaer, Christian Sticherling, Stefan Osswald and Tobias Reichlin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:277

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Vitamin D status may influence heart failure (HF) patient outcomes by affecting b-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), parathyroid hormone (PTH), and enhancing cardiac contractility. Vitamin D deficiency is associa...

    Authors: Heidi D. Moretti, Vincent J. Colucci and Bradley D. Berry

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:274

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a form of stress-induced cardiomyopathy featured by the dilatation of the apex of the left ventricle during systole. Whereas the pathogenesis of this disorder is not well unde...

    Authors: Chen-Yu C. Guo and Nan-Sung Chou

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:266

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