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  1. 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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  2. Content type: Research article

    Our study aims to explore the association of rs7025486 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in DAB2IP and rs1333049 on chromosome 9p21.3 with the coronary artery disease in Chinese population.

    Authors: Qi Li, Wenhui Peng, Hailing Li, Jianhui Zhuang, Xuesheng Luo and Yawei Xu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:255

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The importance of socioeconomic status (SES) for coronary heart disease (CHD)-morbidity is subject of ongoing scientific investigations. This study was to explore the association between SES in different city-...

    Authors: J. Schmucker, S. Seide, H. Wienbergen, E. Fiehn, J. Stehmeier, K. Günther, W. Ahrens, R. Hambrecht, H. Pohlabeln and A. Fach

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:254

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  4. 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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  5. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of aqua walking (AW) on coronary artery disease (CAD) and cardiorespiratory fitness in older adults with osteoarthritis in the lower extremity and compare i...

    Authors: Jong-Young Lee, Kee-Chan Joo and Peter H. Brubaker

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:252

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Burden from ischemic heart disease is rising in Sri Lanka due to the demographic and epidemiological transitions. Documented literature is scarce on quality of life, financial burden and its determinants in relat...

    Authors: P. K. B. Mahesh, M. W. Gunathunga, S. Jayasinghe, S. M. Arnold, D. S. V. Mallawarachchi, S. K. Perera and U. A. D. Wijesinghe

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:251

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  7. Content type: Research article

    There is still insufficient knowledge on the potential effect of mild to moderate sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) that is widely prevalent, often asymptomatic, and largely undiagnosed in patients with stable ...

    Authors: Audrius Alonderis, Nijole Raskauskiene, Vaidute Gelziniene, Narseta Mickuviene and Julija Brozaitiene

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:250

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Less intensive treatment for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) may be appropriate for patients in long-term care settings because of limited life expectancy, frailty, comorbidities, and emph...

    Authors: Emily B. Levitan, Melissa K. Van Dyke, Ligong Chen, Raegan W. Durant, Todd M. Brown, J. David Rhodes, Olusola Olubowale, Oluwole Muyiwa Adegbala, Meredith L. Kilgore, Justin Blackburn, Karen C. Albright and Monika M. Safford

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:249

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  9. 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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  10. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this observational study was to evaluate the effect of Mediterranean and continental nutrition on cardiovascular risk in patients with acute and chronic coronary heart disease in Croatia.

    Authors: Jozica Sikic, Mira Stipcevic, Hrvoje Vrazic, Jasna Cerkez Habek, Eduard Margetic and Dario Gulin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:247

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Elevated resting heart rate (RHR) has been reported to be associated with metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. The aim of this study was to explore whether a positive relationship exists between RHR and imp...

    Authors: Zhen Yang, Weiwei Zhang, Lingfei Zhu, Ning Lin, Yixin Niu, Xiaoyong Li, Shuai Lu, Hongmei Zhang, Xuanchun Wang, Jie Wen, Guang Ning, Li Qin and Qing Su

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:246

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  12. Content type: Research article

    To determine the factors affecting the in-hospital prognosis of patients with acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and to establish its progn...

    Authors: Rui Wang, Biqi Mei, Xinlong Liao, Xia Lu, Lulu Yan, Man Lin, Yao Zhong, Yili Chen and Tianhui You

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:243

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Elimination of modifiable risk factors including unhealthy lifestyle has the potential for prevention of 80% of cardiovascular disease cases. The present study focuses on disclosing barriers for maintaining sp...

    Authors: Jesper Bo Nielsen, Anja Leppin, Dort e Gyrd-Hansen, Dorte Ejg Jarbøl, Jens Søndergaard and Pia Veldt Larsen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:245

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  14. 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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  15. Content type: Research article

    The effect of diabetes mellitus (DM) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) on long-term outcomes in patients receiving percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is unclear.

    Authors: Mao-Jen Lin, Jung Lee, Chun-Yu Chen, Chia-Chen Huang and Han-Ping Wu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:242

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery has traditionally represented the standard of care for left main coronary artery (LMCA) disease. However, percutaneous coronary intervention with stent implantation ...

    Authors: Salvatore De Rosa, Alberto Polimeni, Jolanda Sabatino and Ciro Indolfi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:240

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the determinants of persistent smoking after a coronary event constitutes the basis of modelling interventions of smoking cessation in secondary prevention programs. We aim to identify the potent...

    Authors: Elise Sverre, Jan Erik Otterstad, Erik Gjertsen, Lars Gullestad, Einar Husebye, Toril Dammen, Torbjørn Moum and John Munkhaugen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:241

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Rivaroxaban is an oral anticoagulant approved in the US for prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). We determined the effectiveness and associated r...

    Authors: Faye L. Norby, Lindsay G.S. Bengtson, Pamela L. Lutsey, Lin Y. Chen, Richard F. MacLehose, Alanna M. Chamberlain, Ian Rapson and Alvaro Alonso

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:238

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Anaphylaxis is an acute, potentially fatal medical emergency. Myocardial injury or infarction in the setting of an anaphylaxis can be due the anaphylaxis itself, when it is known as Kounis syndrome or it can a...

    Authors: W. D. Jayamali, H. M. M. T. B. Herath and Aruna Kulathunga

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:237

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  20. 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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  21. Content type: Research article

    Hemoconcentration has been proposed as surrogate for changes in volume status among patients hospitalized with acute heart failure (AHF) and is associated with a favorable outcome. However, there is a dearth o...

    Authors: Haobin Zhou, Tianyu Xu, Yuli Huang, Qiong Zhan, Xingfu Huang, Qingchun Zeng and Dingli Xu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:235

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  22. 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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  23. Content type: Research article

    Women who have coronary artery disease (CAD) often present with atypical symptoms that may lead to misdiagnosis. We assessed strain, systolic strain rate and left ventricular dyssynchrony with 2- dimensional- ...

    Authors: Ryan T. Hubbard, Maria C. Arciniegas Calle, Sergio Barros-Gomes, Joyce A. Kukuzke, Patricia A. Pellikka, Rajiv Gulati and Hector R. Villarraga

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:231

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Limited studies have evaluated the medication-taking behavior in very elderly hypertensive patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the persistence and adherence with antihypertensive agents in treatmen...

    Authors: Kyung Hee Choi, Yun Mi Yu, Young-Mi Ah, Min Jung Chang and Ju-Yeun Lee

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:232

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