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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: 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Content type: Research article

    Mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has improved substantially with modern therapy including percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) but remains high in certain subgroups such as pat...

    Authors: Grunde Gjesdal, Oscar Ö. Braun, J. Gustav Smith, Fredrik Scherstén and Patrik Tydén

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:8

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Metabolic abnormalities in congenital generalized lipodystrophy (CGL) are associated with microvascular complications. However, the evaluation of different types of neuropathy in these patients, including the ...

    Authors: Clarisse Mourão Melo Ponte, Virgínia Oliveira Fernandes, Maria Helane Costa Gurgel, Izabella Tamira Galdino Farias Vasconcelos, Lia Beatriz de Azevedo Souza Karbage, Christiane Bezerra Rocha Liberato, Carlos Antônio Negrato, Marília de Brito Gomes, Ana Paula Dias Rangel Montenegro and Renan Magalhães Montenegro Júnior

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:6

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Heart valve surgery outcomes are unknown in middle-income countries and thus cannot be used in health system decision making processes. This study estimated in-hospital mortality and medium and long-term survi...

    Authors: Regina Maria de Aquino Xavier, Vitor Manuel Pereira Azevedo, Paulo Henrique Godoy, Arn Migowski, Antonio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro, Rogério Brant Martins Chaves, Marcelo Goulart Correia, Carolina de Aquino Xavier, Lucas de Aquino Hashimoto, Clara Weksler and Nelson Albuquerque Souza e Silva

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:302

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been demonstrated to be an established therapy for high-risk, inoperable patients with severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis. For patients with moderate sur...

    Authors: Joerg Herold, Vasiliki Herold-Vlanti, Mohammad Sherif, Blerim Luani, Christin Breyer, Klaus Bonaventura and Ruediger Braun-Dullaeus

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:298

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  14. Content type: Correspondence

    Takotsubo syndrome, a form of acutely decompensated heart failure, has drawn interest because of its intriguing pathophysiology and therapeutic dilemmas. In their recent work in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, A...

    Authors: Athanassios Manginas, Angelos G. Rigopoulos, Boris Bigalke, Stefanos Sakellaropoulos, Muhammad Ali, Sophie Mavrogeni and Michel Noutsias

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:296

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Despite advances in medical knowledge, technology and antimicrobial therapy, infective endocarditis (IE) is still associated with devastating outcomes. No reviews have yet assessed the outcomes of IE patients ...

    Authors: Tadesse Melaku Abegaz, Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula, Eyob Alemayehu Gebreyohannes, Alemayehu B. Mekonnen and Tamrat Befekadu Abebe

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:291

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:5

  16. Content type: Research article

    Interventional closure of the left atrial appendage (LAA) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, high thromboembolic and bleeding risk or bleeding history is an alternative therapeutic strategy to ...

    Authors: Blerim Luani, Thomas Groscheck, Conrad Genz, Ivan Tanev, Thomas Rauwolf, Joerg Herold, Senad Medunjanin, Alexander Schmeisser and Rüdiger C. Braun-Dullaeus

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:294

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Ganglionated plexuses (GP) are terminal parts of cardiac autonomous nervous system (ANS). Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) possibly affects GP. Changes in heart rate variability (HRV)...

    Authors: Vilius Kviesulaitis, Aras Puodziukynas, Dainius Haroldas Pauza, Vytautas Zabiela, Tomas Kazakevicius, Raimundas Vaitkevicius, Evaldas Diržinauskas, Vytenis Semaška, Antanas Strazdas, Ruta Unikaite, Kristina Rysevaite, Neringa Pauziene and Remigijus Zaliunas

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:292

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Atrial fibrillatory cycle length has been considered one of the indices of atrial electrical remodelling during atrial fibrillation (AF), which can be assessed from surface ECG by computer-assisted calculation...

    Authors: Eva Z. Hesselkilde, Helena Carstensen, Maria M. Haugaard, Jonas Carlson, Steen Pehrson, Thomas Jespersen, Rikke Buhl and Pyotr G. Platonov

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:289

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  19. Content type: Research article

    There are still ambiguities existing in regard to left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) diagnostic imaging. The aim of our study was to analyze diagnostic potential of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and ve...

    Authors: Marko Boban, Vladimir Pesa, Ivo Darko Gabric, Sime Manola, Viktor Persic, Helena Antic-Kauzlaric, Marinko Zulj and Aleksandar Vcev

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:286

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