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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

    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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    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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    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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