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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: Study protocol

    Heart failure (HF) is a highly prevalent chronic disease, for which there is no cure available. Therefore, improving disease management is crucial, with mobile health (mHealth) being a promising technology. Th...

    Authors: Anneleen Baert, Els Clays, Larissa Bolliger, Delphine De Smedt, Mitja Lustrek, Aljoša Vodopija, Marko Bohanec, Paolo Emilio Puddu, Maria Costanza Ciancarelli, Michele Schiariti, Jan Derboven, Gennaro Tartarisco and Sofie Pardaens

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:186

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) may result in procedure cancellations and emergency department (ED) referrals for patients presenting for outpatient GI endoscopic procedures. Such cancellations and referrals delay pa...

    Authors: Joseph Longino, Ashish Chaddha, Matthew M. Kalscheur, Anne M. Rikkers, Deepak V. Gopal, Michael E. Field and Jennifer M. Wright

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:179

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Anticoagulation therapy is a standard treatment for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) that have risk factors for stroke. However, anticoagulant increases the risk of bl...

    Authors: Rungroj Krittayaphong, Arjbordin Winijkul, Komsing Methavigul, Wattana Wongtheptien, Chaiyasith Wongvipaporn, Treechada Wisaratapong, Rapeephon Kunjara-Na-Ayudhya, Smonporn Boonyaratvej, Chulalak Komoltri, Pontawee Kaewcomdee, Ahthit Yindeengam and Piyamitr Sritara

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:174

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS) is a serious complication after renal transplantation, leading to hypertension, deterioration in renal function, and/or graft loss. The incidence of TRAS reportedly vari...

    Authors: Yoshito Kadoya, Kan Zen and Satoaki Matoba

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:172

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The interventional left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) is a guideline-conform alternative to oral anticoagulation (OAC) in non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients with OAC ineligibility. It was aimed to dir...

    Authors: Christian Fastner, Lea Hoffmann, Mohamed Aboukoura, Michael Behnes, Siegfried Lang, Martin Borggrefe, Ibrahim Akin and Christoph A. Nienaber

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:171

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI), a cornerstone for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF), remains a complex and time-consuming procedure. Present study introduces a novel, circular-irrigated, deca-chann...

    Authors: Xiang-Fei Feng, Mu Chen, Jian Sun, Jie Sun, Bo Liang, Yi-Yong Sun and Yi-Gang Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:168

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  7. Content type: Research article

    There is a little evidence for the effects of catheter ablation (CA) on hard endpoints in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF).

    Authors: Yingxu Ma, Fan Bai, Fen Qin, Yixi Li, Tao Tu, Chao Sun, Shenghua Zhou and Qiming Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:165

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  8. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to evaluate cost-utility of baroreflex activation therapy (BAT) using the Barostim neo™ device (CVRx Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA) compared with optimized medical management in patients with advanc...

    Authors: Oleg Borisenko, Jochen Müller-Ehmsen, JoAnn Lindenfeld, Erik Rafflenbeul and Christian Hamm

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:163

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Left atrial appendage morphology has been proved to be an important predictor of left atrial thrombus (LAT) and left atrial spontaneous echo contrast (LASEC) and stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fib...

    Authors: Fan Wang, Mengyun Zhu, Xiaoyu Wang, Wei Zhang, Yang Su, Yuyan Lu, Xin Pan, Di Gao, Xianling Zhang, Wei Chen, Yawei Xu, Yuxi Sun and Dachun Xu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:153

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Recent clinical trials have shown that pulmonary artery pressure-guided therapy via the CardioMEMS™ system reduces the risk of recurrent hospitalizations in chronic heart failure (HF) patients. The CardioMEMS™...

    Authors: Carsten Tschöpe, Alessio Alogna, Frank Spillmann, Alessandro Faragli, Gunther Schmidt, Florian Blaschke, Uwe Kühl, Ewa Hertel, Monika Willner, Daniel Morris, Heiner Post, Michel Noutsias, Burkert Pieske and Florian Krackhardt

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:155

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Lipomatous hypertrophy of the atrial septum (LHAS) is an anomaly of the heart. It is characterized by an infiltration of adipocytes into myocytes of the interatrial septum, sparing the fossa ovalis, which give...

    Authors: Grzegorz Bielicki, Marceli Lukaszewski, Kinga Kosiorowska, Jacek Jakubaszko, Rafal Nowicki and Marek Jasinski

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:152

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  12. Content type: Case report

    In patients with Noonan syndrome (NS), cardiac disorders such as pulmonary valve stenosis (PS) or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) are common. While some patients can develop heart failure associated with HCM...

    Authors: Yoshito Kadoya, Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Yohei Oda and Satoaki Matoba

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:148

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Extent of myocardial fibrosis (MF) determined using late gadolinium enhanced (LGE) predicts outcomes, but gadolinium is contraindicated in advanced renal disease. We assessed the ability of native T1-mapping t...

    Authors: M. P. Graham-Brown, A. S. Singh, G. S. Gulsin, E. Levelt, J. A. Arnold, D. J. Stensel, J. O. Burton and G. P. McCann

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:145

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  14. Content type: Research article

    It has been suggested that changes in pulmonary veins (PV) and left atrium (LA) anatomy may have an influence on initiating atrial fibrillation (AF) and the effectiveness of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in p...

    Authors: M. Skowerski, I. Wozniak-Skowerska, A. Hoffmann, S. Nowak, T. Skowerski, M. Sosnowski, A. M. Wnuk-Wojnar and K. Mizia-Stec

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:146

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Intracardiac invasion of head and neck cancer is extremely rare. Here, we report a case of recurred oral cavity cancer presenting with complete atrioventricular (AV) block caused by cardiac metastasis.

    Authors: Jae Yeong Cho, Kye Hun Kim, Hyukjin Park, Hyun Ju Yoon and Jong Chun Park

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:142

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Viral myocarditis presents with various symptoms, including fatal arrhythmia and cardiogenic shock, and may develop into chronic myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy in some patients. We report a case of vir...

    Authors: Tetsuya Yamamoto, Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Masanori Matsumoto, Ryo Nishio, Satoru Kawasaki and Hozuka Akita

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:134

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  17. Content type: Research article

    In heart failure (HF) patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) or cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillators (CRT-D), remote monitoring has been shown to result in at least non-inferio...

    Authors: Claudius Hansen, Christian Loges, Karlheinz Seidl, Frank Eberhardt, Herbert Tröster, Krum Petrov, Gerian Grönefeld, Peter Bramlage, Frank Birkenhauer and Christian Weiss

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:131

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) comprises nearly half of prevalent HF, yet is challenging to curate in a large database of electronic medical records (EMR) since it requires both ac...

    Authors: Yash R. Patel, Jeremy M. Robbins, Katherine E. Kurgansky, Tasnim Imran, Ariela R. Orkaby, Robert R. McLean, Yuk-Lam Ho, Kelly Cho, J. Michael Gaziano, Luc Djousse, David R. Gagnon and Jacob Joseph

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:128

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    A previous retrospective cohort study established the relationship between perioperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) and subsequent mortality and stroke. However, the details regarding the cause of death and et...

    Authors: Satoshi Higuchi, Yusuke Kabeya, Kenichi Matsushita, Keisei Tachibana, Riken Kawachi, Hidefumi Takei, Yutaka Suzuki, Nobutsugu Abe, Yorihisa Imanishi, Kiyoshi Moriyama, Tomoko Yorozu, Koichiro Saito, Masanori Sugiyama, Haruhiko Kondo and Hideaki Yoshino

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:127

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Coarctation of aorta (CoA) may progressively develop aortic dilation at other site of the aorta and can lead to fatal aortic diseases. We aimed to evaluate the occurrence of aortic dilation and related predict...

    Authors: Qin Zhao, Ke Shi, Zhi-gang Yang, Kai-yue Diao, Hua-yan Xu, Xi Liu and Ying-kun Guo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:124

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to describe maternal and fetal outcomes after pregnancy complicated by peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM).

    Authors: Nobila Valentin Yaméogo, André Koudnoaga Samadoulougou, Larissa Justine Kagambèga, Koudougou Jonas Kologo, Georges Rosario Christian Millogo, Anna Thiam, Charles Guenancia and Patrice Zansonré

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:119

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have reported slightly higher stroke rates in Takotsubo Syndrome compared to acute myocardial infarction. Our goal was to evaluate the temporal course of stroke rates and left ventricular reco...

    Authors: Nadine Abanador-Kamper, Lars Kamper, Judith Wolfertz, Marc Vorpahl, Patrick Haage and Melchior Seyfarth

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:117

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  23. Content type: Case report

    The main etiology of constrictive pericarditis (CP) has changed from tuberculosis to therapeutic mediastinal radiation and cardiac surgery. Occult constrictive pericardial disease (OCPD) is a covert disease in...

    Authors: Chiaki Goten, Hisayoshi Murai, Shin-ichiro Takashima, Takeshi Kato, Soichiro Usui, Hiroshi Furusho, Takahiro Saeki, Satoru Sakagami, Hirofumi Takemura, Shuichi Kaneko and Masayuki Takamura

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:107

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  24. Content type: Research article

    There is a controversy as to whether catheter ablation should be the first-line therapy for tachycardia-bradycardia syndrome (TBS) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).

    Authors: Dong-Hyeok Kim, Jong-Il Choi, Kwang No Lee, Jinhee Ahn, Seung Young Roh, Dae In Lee, Jaemin Shim, Jin Seok Kim, Hong Euy Lim, Sang Weon Park and Young-Hoon Kim

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:106

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Free fatty acids (FFAs) predicted the risk of heart failure (HF) and were elevated in HF with very low left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) compared to healthy subjects. The aim of this study was to inves...

    Authors: Ning Zhu, Wenbing Jiang, Yi Wang, Youyang Wu, Hao Chen and Xuyong Zhao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:104

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  26. 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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  27. Content type: Research article

    Preexcitation syndrome is characterized by a dominant delta wave on the baseline electrocardiogram (ECG), resulting from the change in QRS initial vector by the accessory pathway (AP). This study is to explore...

    Authors: Zhaolong Xu, Renguang Liu, Qinghua Chang and Changjun Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:100

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  28. Content type: Research article

    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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  29. Content type: Research article

    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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  30. Content type: Research article

    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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  31. 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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  32. Content type: Research article

    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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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