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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: 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Content type: Research article

    The Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) is the most widely used measure of quality of life (QoL) in HF patients. This prospective study aimed to assess the relationship between QoL and ex...

    Authors: Artan Ahmeti, Michael Y. Henein, Pranvera Ibrahimi, Shpend Elezi, Edmond Haliti, Afrim Poniku, Arlind Batalli and Gani Bajraktari

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:268

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Tachyarrhythmia (TA) and bradyarrhythmia (BA) are cardiac rhythm disorders that result in the decline of quality of life. While patients with periodontitis are at a high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), l...

    Authors: Norio Aoyama, Jun-ichi Suzuki, Naho Kobayashi, Tomoya Hanatani, Norihiko Ashigaki, Asuka Yoshida, Yuka Shiheido, Hiroki Sato, Hidetoshi Kumagai, Yuichi Ikeda, Hiroshi Akazawa, Issei Komuro, Masato Minabe, Yuichi Izumi and Mitsuaki Isobe

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:267

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  6. 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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  7. Content type: Case report

    Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) are capable of effectively terminating malignant ventricular arrhythmia and are the most effective way to prevent sudden cardiac death. However, some evidences dem...

    Authors: Ye Zhu, Xiang Gu and Chao Xu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:265

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  8. Content type: Research article

    One of the most important challenges in public health is to improve the quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Depression, self-care capacity, and quality of life interact each other in ...

    Authors: Qiong Wang, Lini Dong, Zaijin Jian and Xianghua Tang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:262

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Non-compaction cardiomyopathy (NCCM) is characterized by prominent trabeculations, deep intertrabecular recesses, and a thick non-compacted endocardial myocardium. Prevalence in the general population remains ...

    Authors: Gustav Mattsson, Abdullah Baroudi, Hoshmand Tawfiq and Peter Magnusson

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:263

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Novel anticoagulations (NOACs) are increasingly prescribed for the prevention of stroke in premenopausal women with atrial fibrillation. Small studies suggest NOACs are associated with a higher risk of abnorma...

    Authors: Herbert J. A. Rolden, Angela H. E. M. Maas, Gert Jan van der Wilt and Janneke P. C. Grutters

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:260

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) carries a risk of sudden death. We aimed to assess whether vectorcardiographic (VCG) parameters directed toward the right heart and a measured...

    Authors: Daniel Cortez, Anneli Svensson, Jonas Carlson, Sharon Graw, Nandita Sharma, Francesca Brun, Anita Spezzacatene, Luisa Mestroni and Pyotr G. Platonov

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:261

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    There is an increasing trend towards shorter hospital stays after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), in particular for patients undergoing the procedure via transfemoral (TF) access. Preliminary d...

    Authors: Marco Barbanti, Jan Baan, Mark S. Spence, Fortunato Iacovelli, Gian Luca Martinelli, Francesco Saia, Alessandro Santo Bortone, Frank van der Kley, Douglas F. Muir, Cameron G. Densem, Marije Vis, Martijn S. van Mourik, Lenka Seilerova, Claudia M. Lüske, Peter Bramlage and Corrado Tamburino

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:259

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Heart failure (HF) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Multiple trials over the past several years have examined the effects of both angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and ang...

    Authors: Chenhui Tai, Tianyi Gan, Liling Zou, Yuxi Sun, Yi Zhang, Wei Chen, Jue Li, Jian Zhang, Yawei Xu, Huihe Lu and Dachun Xu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:257

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The presence of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) pocket infection is difficult to treat, causing serious clinical outcomes, but little is known for prevention. Results from some studies suggested...

    Authors: Feng-Guang Kang, Pei-Jian Liu, Li-Yi Liang, Yong-Qing Lin, Shuang-Lun Xie, Yi He, Bao-Shan Liang, Hai-Feng Zhang, Yang-Xin Chen and Jing-Feng Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:256

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  15. Content type: Correspondence

    Advanced glycation end products (AGE) have been implicated in diabetes associated complications. They have been suggested as potential mediators in the progression of diabetic heart failure and as a potential ...

    Authors: Michael Schwarzer, Michel Noutsias, Frank Spillmann, P. Christian Schulze, Torsten Doenst and Carsten Tschöpe

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:253

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Anemia is highly prevalent in heart failure (HF) patients. However, the prevalence, clinical impact and prognostic factor of anemia in heart failure patients is widely varies. The aim of this study was to eval...

    Authors: Tamrat Befekadu Abebe, Eyob Alemayehu Gebreyohannes, Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula, Yonas Getaye Tefera and Tadesse Melaku Abegaz

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:248

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome and idiopathic left ventricular tachycardia (ILVT) are rare and up to now the coexistence of both entities has rarely been reported.

    Authors: Florian Zauner, Jan-Thorben Sieweke, Stephan Hohmann, David Duncker, Christian Riehle, L. Christian Napp, Ulrike Flierl, Thorben König and Christian Veltmann

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:244

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) reduce the risk of stroke in moderate to high-risk patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). Yet, concerns remain regarding its routine use in real world pract...

    Authors: Ryan T. Borne, Colin O’Donnell, Mintu P. Turakhia, Paul D. Varosy, Cynthia A. Jackevicius, Lucas N. Marzec, Frederick A. Masoudi, Paul L. Hess, Thomas M. Maddox and P. Michael Ho

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:236

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Recently, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become the procedure of choice in high surgical risk patients with aortic stenosis (AS). However, its value is still debated in operable AS cases. We...

    Authors: Ahmed Elmaraezy, Ammar Ismail, Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abushouk, Moutaz Eltoomy, Soha Saad, Ahmed Negida, Osama Mahmoud Abdelaty, Ahmed Ramadan Abdallah, Ahmed Magdy Aboelfotoh, Hossam Mahmoud Hassan, Aya Gamal Elmaraezy, Mahmoud Morsi, Farah Althaher, Moath Althaher and Ammar M. AlSafadi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:234

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    Patients with diabetes have a two to fourfold increased risk for development of and death from cardiovascular disease [CVD]. The current oral hypoglycaemic agents result in limited reduction in this cardiovasc...

    Authors: Alexander J.M. Brown, Chim Lang, Rory McCrimmon and Allan Struthers

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:229

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