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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

    Aortic regurgitation (AR) is a valvular disease that can lead to systolic heart failure. Treatment options besides cardiac surgery are limited and consequently severe AR is associated with higher mortality and...

    Authors: Bachar El-Oumeiri, Kathleen Mc Entee, Filippo Annoni, Antoine Herpain, Frédéric Vanden Eynden, Pascal Jespers, Guido Van Nooten and Philippe van de Borne

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:99

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    The anticoagulation of atrial fibrillation catheter ablation during the perioperative stage does matter and should be treated with discretion. We aimed to assess impact of three important genes participating i...

    Authors: Jiao Li, Wenlong Yang, Zhonghui Xie, Kun Yu, Yuhua Chen and Kaijun Cui

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:96

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    Cilostazol has been associated with spontaneous reports of cardiovascular adverse events and serious bleeding. The objective of this study is to determine the relative risk of cardiovascular adverse events or ...

    Authors: Jordi Real, M Catalina Serna, Maria Giner-Soriano, Rosa Forés, Guillem Pera, Esther Ribes, Maite Alzamora, Josep Ramon Marsal, Antonio Heras and Rosa Morros

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:85

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    Data on left ventricular (LV) function in patients with neurocardiogenic syncope (NS) is conflicting in adults and lacking in children. The aim of this study was to analyze LV myocardial performance in childre...

    Authors: Kai O. Hensel, Markus Roskopf, Francisca Abellan Schneyder and Andreas Heusch

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:87

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a risk factor for cognitive impairment in the elderly. Manifestations of subclinical CVDs can be found in patients with cognitive impairment. The aim of the present study was to...

    Authors: Heng Ma, Jun Yang, Haizhu Xie, Jing Liu, Fang Wang, Xiao Xu, Wei Bai and Kai Lin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:79

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    Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an established therapy for appropriately selected patients with heart failure. Response to CRT has been heterogeneously defined using both clinical and echocardiograp...

    Authors: Z. Bakos, N. C. Chatterjee, C. Reitan, J. P. Singh and R. Borgquist

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:70

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Maximal cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX) is the gold-standard for cardiorespiratory fitness assessment in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. However, high costs, required medical supervision, and safe...

    Authors: Gianni Mazzoni, Biagio Sassone, Giovanni Pasanisi, Jonathan Myers, Simona Mandini, Stefano Volpato, Francesco Conconi, Giorgio Chiaranda and Giovanni Grazzi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:67

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  8. Content type: Research article

    A permanently indwelling filter in the inferior vena cava (IVC) may induce caval thrombosis, which could develop and evolve from an acute to a chronic phase. The differential diagnosis of acute and chronic thr...

    Authors: Liang Chen, Wanyin Shi, Jianping Gu, Xu He and Wensheng Lou

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:64

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Despite current interest in the unfavorable impact of cardiometabolic index (CMI) and lipid accumulation product (LAP) on diabetes and cardiovascular risk, information regarding the relation of CMI and LAP to ...

    Authors: Haoyu Wang, Yingxian Sun, Zhao Li, Xiaofan Guo, Shuang Chen, Ning Ye, Yichen Tian and Lijun Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:62

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Small conductance calcium-activated potassium channels (SK channels) play a critical role in action potential repolarization in cardiomyocytes. Recently, the potential anti-arrhythmic effect of metformin in di...

    Authors: Xi Fu, Yilong Pan, Qian Cao, Bin Li, Shuo Wang, Hongjiao Du, Na Duan and Xiaodong Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:63

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Heart failure (HF), the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the US, affects 6.6 million adults with an estimated additional 3 million people by 2030. More than 50% of HF patients have heart failure wit...

    Authors: Janet D. Pierce, Diane E. Mahoney, John B. Hiebert, Amanda R. Thimmesch, Francisco J. Diaz, Carol Smith, Qiuhua Shen, Dinesh Pal Mudaranthakam and Richard L. Clancy

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:57

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Severe aortic stenosis (AS) may lead to acute decompensated heart failure resistant to medical treatment. Here, we report a successful emergent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in a patient presen...

    Authors: Hongju Kim and Jung-Hee Lee

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:55

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Recent hypotheses have suggested the pathophysiological role of catecholamines in the evolution of the Takotsubo syndrome (TTS). The extent of cardiac and circulatory compromise dictates the use of some form o...

    Authors: Uzair Ansari, Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Christian Fastner, Michael Behnes, Katherine Sattler, Aydin Huseynov, Stefan Baumann, Erol Tülümen, Martin Borggrefe and Ibrahim Akin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:54

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The wearable cardioverter-defibrillator (WCD) has emerged as a valuable tool to temporarily protect patients at risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD). The aim of this study was to determine the value of the WCD ...

    Authors: Susanne Röger, Stefanie L. Rosenkaimer, Anna Hohneck, Siegfried Lang, Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Boris Rudic, Erol Tülümen, Ksenija Stach, Jürgen Kuschyk, Ibrahim Akin and Martin Borggrefe

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:52

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) usually originates from pulmonary veins (PVs) but can also be caused by pulmonary veins outside, such as the coronary sinus (CS), the superior vena cava (SVC), and the ligament of Mars...

    Authors: Shiwei Huang, Binglin Pan, He Zou and Wei Lin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:51

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Spinal cord infarction is an uncommon condition. Anterior cord syndrome present with paraparesis or quadriparesis with sparing of vibration and proprioceptive senses. The common causes of anterior cord syndrom...

    Authors: Nilukshana Yogendranathan, H. M. M. T. B. Herath, W. D. Jayamali, Anne Thushara Matthias, Aruna Pallewatte and Aruna Kulatunga

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:48

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Heart Failure (HF) is a low grade inflammatory condition. High sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) is an established marker of inflammation. A cut-off value of hsCRP beyond which an infection should be soug...

    Authors: Joana Pereira, Ana Ribeiro, João Ferreira-Coimbra, Isaac Barroso, João-Tiago Guimarães, Paulo Bettencourt and Patrícia Lourenço

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:40

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Myxomatous mitral valve prolapse is a common cardiac abnormality. Morbus Barlow is characterized by excess myxomatous leaflet tissue, bileaflet prolapse or billowing, chordae elongation and annular dilatation ...

    Authors: S. Gasser, H. Reichenspurner and E. Girdauskas

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:41

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  19. 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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