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. Research article

    Evaluation of therapy management and outcome in Takotsubo syndrome

    To date there is no validated evidence for standardized treatment of patients with Takotsubo syndrome (TTS). Medication therapy after final TTS diagnosis remains unclear. Previous data on patient outcome is am...

    Nadine Abanador-Kamper, Lars Kamper, Judith Wolfertz, Witali Pomjanski, Anamaria Wolf-Pütz and Melchior Seyfarth

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:225

    Published on: 17 August 2017

  2. Research article

    Left ventricular contractile reserve by stress echocardiography as a predictor of response to cardiac resynchronization therapy in heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    The presence of left ventricular contractile reserve (LVCR) during stress echo (SE) may provide favorable response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in heart failure patients. The aim of the study was...

    Quirino Ciampi, Clara Carpeggiani, Claudio Michelassi, Bruno Villari and Eugenio Picano

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:223

    Published on: 16 August 2017

  3. Research article

    Integrative and quantitive evaluation of the efficacy of his bundle related pacing in comparison with conventional right ventricular pacing: a meta-analysis

    Long-term RVP could bring adverse problems to cardiac electro-mechanics and result in inter- and intra-ventricular asynchrony, impaired labor force, and aggravation of cardiac function. HBRP including direct H...

    Ziqing Yu, Ruizhen Chen, Yangang Su, Xueying Chen, Shengmei Qin, Minghui Li, Fei Han and Junbo Ge

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:221

    Published on: 11 August 2017

  4. Research article

    Effect of increased left ventricle mass on ischemia assessment in electrocardiographic signals: rabbit isolated heart study

    Detailed quantitative analysis of the effect of left ventricle (LV) hypertrophy on myocardial ischemia manifestation in ECG is still missing. The associations between both phenomena can be studied in animal mo...

    Marina Ronzhina, Veronika Olejnickova, Tibor Stracina, Marie Novakova, Oto Janousek, Jakub Hejc, Jana Kolarova, Miroslava Hlavacova and Hana Paulova

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:216

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  5. Research article

    Left ventricular systolic function changes in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients detected by the strain of different myocardium layers and longitudinal rotation

    Impairment of left ventricular (LV) longitudinal function has an important role in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). This research investigated an association between the longitudinal strain of different myoc...

    Jun Huang, Zi-Ning Yan, Li Fan, Yi-Fei Rui and Xiang-Ting Song

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:214

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  6. Debate

    Surface ECG interatrial block-guided treatment for stroke prevention: rationale for an attractive hypothesis

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia and is associated with stroke, cognitive impairment, and cardiovascular death. Some predisposing factors − as aging, diabetes, hypertension − in...

    Antoni Bayés de Luna, Manuel Martínez-Sellés, Antoni Bayés-Genís, Roberto Elosua and Adrian Baranchuk

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:211

    Published on: 31 July 2017

  7. Research article

    A comparison of the real world effectiveness of catheter ablation and drug therapy in atrial fibrillation patients in a Chinese setting

    Studies have demonstrated that catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is associated with better rhythm control than drug therapy. The present study aimed to assess the clinical outcomes and health-related qu...

    Xin Du, Lizhu Guo, Xiaonan He, Yu Jia, Jiahui Wu, Deyong Long, Ronghui Yu, Caihua Sang, Xiaohui Liu, Hongjun Yin, Jianwei Xuan, Jianzeng Dong and Changsheng Ma

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:204

    Published on: 27 July 2017

  8. Study protocol

    An exploratory study on the efficacy and safety of a BCAA preparation used in combination with cardiac rehabilitation for patients with chronic heart failure

    Sarcopenia is generally complicated with patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and its presence negatively affects the course of heart failure, however effective nutritional intervention had not been eluci...

    Munenori Takata, Eisuke Amiya, Masafumi Watanabe, Yumiko Hosoya, Atsuko Nakayama, Takayuki Fujiwara, Masanobu Taya, Gaku Oguri, Kanako Hyodo, Naoko Takayama, Nami Takano, Tomoe Mashiko, Yukari Uemura and Issei Komuro

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:205

    Published on: 27 July 2017

  9. Study protocol

    The value of a new cardiac magnetic resonance imaging protocol in Myocardial Infarction with Non-obstructive Coronary Arteries (MINOCA) – a case-control study using historical controls from a previous study with similar inclusion criteria

    Myocardial Infarction with Non-Obstructive Coronary Arteries (MINOCA) is common with a prevalence of 6% of all patients fulfilling the diagnosis of myocardial infarction. MINOCA should be considered a working ...

    Per Tornvall, E. B. Brolin, K. Caidahl, K. Cederlund, O. Collste, M. Daniel, C. Ekenbäck, J. Jensen, S. Y-Hassan, L. Henareh, C. Hofman-Bang, P. Lyngå, E. Maret, N. Sarkar, J. Spaak, M. Sundqvist…

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:199

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  10. Research article

    Cardiac profile of asymptomatic children with Becker and Duchenne muscular dystrophy under treatment with steroids and with/without perindopril

    To evaluate cardiovascular function in boys with Duchenne (DMD) and Becker (BMD) muscular dystrophy, using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR).

    Sophie Mavrogeni, Aikaterini Giannakopoulou, Antigoni Papavasiliou, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Roser Pons, Evangelos Karanasios, Michel Noutsias, Genovefa Kolovou and George Papadopoulos

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:197

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  11. Research article

    Atrial time and voltage dispersion are both needed to predict new-onset atrial fibrillation in ischemic stroke patients

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a known risk factor for ischemic stroke. Electrocardiographic predictors of AF in population studies such as the Framingham Heart Study, as well as in hypertensive patients have dem...

    Daniel Cortez, Maria Baturova, Arne Lindgren, Jonas Carlson, Yuri V. Shubik, Bertil Olsson and Pyotr G. Platonov

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:200

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  12. Case report

    Marfan syndrome and cardiovascular complications: results of a family investigation

    Cardiovascular complications in Marfan syndrome (MFS) make all its seriousness. Taking as a basis the Ghent criteria, we conducted a family screening from an index case. The objective was to describe the clini...

    Simon Antoine Sarr, Siddikatou Djibrilla, Fatou Aw, Malick Bodian, Kana Babaka, Aliou Alassane Ngaidé, Momar Dioum and Serigne Abdou Ba

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:193

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  13. Research article

    Plasma homocysteine levels associated with a corrected QT interval

    Little is known about the relationship between homocysteine (Hcy) levels and the QT interval. We examined the association of different Hcy levels with corrected QT (QTc) intervals in a general population.

    Zhao Li, Xiaofan Guo, Guozhe Sun, Liqiang Zheng, Yingxian Sun, Yamin Liu and Maria Roselle Abraham

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:182

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  14. Case report

    “Pseudo aortoiliac bifurcation” leading to significant plaque shifting in the endovascular treatment of an aortoiliac bifurcation lesion: a case report

    Plaque shifting is a serious complication of endovascular treatment (EVT) for aortoiliac bifurcation lesions. It is challenging to predict the occurrence of unfavorable plaque shifting correctly. ...

    Yoshito Kadoya, Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Daisuke Naito, Kan Zen and Satoaki Matoba

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:179

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  15. Case report

    Takotsubo cardiomyopathy complicated with apical thrombus formation on first day of the illness: a case report and literature review

    Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is characterized by transient systolic dysfunction of the apical and mid segments of the left ventricle in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. Intraventricular thrombus...

    H. M. M. T. B. Herath, S. P. Pahalagamage, Laura C. Lindsay, S. Vinothan, Sampath Withanawasam, Vajira Senarathne and Milinda Withana

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:176

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  16. Research article

    Transesophageal vs. intracardiac echocardiographic screening in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation with uninterrupted rivaroxaban

    Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) routinely undergo different imaging modalities for the evaluation of the left atrial (LA) appendage to rule out thrombus prior to the AF ablation procedure. Recently, uni...

    A. Tsyganov, A. Shapieva, V. Sandrikov, S. Fedulova, S. Mironovich, A. Dzeranova and E. Lyan

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:171

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  17. Research article

    Expression levels of atherosclerosis-associated miR-143 and miR-145 in the plasma of patients with hyperhomocysteinaemia

    An elevated level of homocysteine (Hcy) in the blood is designated hyperhomocysteinaemia (Hhcy) and is regarded as a strong risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis (ATH), although the association re...

    Kejian Liu, Saiyare Xuekelati, Yue Zhang, Yin Yin, Yue Li, Rui Chai, Xinwei Li, Yi Peng, Jiangdong Wu and Xiaomei Guo

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:163

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  18. Research article

    Cardiac tissue oxidative stress and inflammation after vitamin D administrations in high fat- diet induced obese rats

    Obesity is associated with numerous metabolic and inflammatory disorders. The current study was aimed to evaluate the effects of vitamin D administration on the markers of oxidative stress and inflammation in ...

    Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Ghazaleh Nameni, Ghazaleh Hajiluian and Mehran Mesgari-Abbasi

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:161

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  19. Research article

    DNA methylation dysregulations in rheumatic heart valve disease

    The epigenetic changes underlying the development of rheumatic heart valve disease (RHVD) remain incompletely understood. Limited evidence suggests that abnormal DNA methylation might be involved in the pathog...

    Kangjun Shen, Hui Liu, Ran Jing, Jiangfeng Yi and Xinmin Zhou

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:159

    Published on: 17 June 2017

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