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  1. This study aimed to compare the characteristics of carotid plaques between patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA) and ischemic stroke using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging.

    Authors: Mingming Lu, Lichen Zhang, Fei Yuan, Peng Peng, Hongtao Zhang, Shitong Liu, Yao He, Jianming Cai and Xihai Zhao
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:190
  2. Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and acute ischemic stroke (AIS) have common vascular risk factors; however, ICH often occurs in adults aged < 70 years. Intracerebral hemorrhage and AIS in adults aged < 70 years...

    Authors: Takahisa Mori, Kazuhiro Yoshioka, Yuhei Tanno and Shigen Kasakura
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:189
  3. To characterize surgical valvular heart diseases (VHDs) in China and disclose regional variations in VHD surgeries by analyzing the data derived from the Chinese Cardiac Surgery Registry (CCSR).

    Authors: Hongyuan Lin, Jianfeng Hou, Jiamiao Gong, Yongjian Wu and Zhe Zheng
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:188
  4. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of heavily calcified lesions (HCLs) is associated with higher complication rates and worse clinical outcomes. Cutting balloon (CB) has been widely used for HCLs, but pa...

    Authors: Wei Liu, Yutong Yao, Zhi Jiang, Longhai Tian, Bo Song, Hui Liu, Shiyan Deng, Rui Luo and Fang Wei
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:187
  5. Left ventricular structure and function abnormalities may be an early marker of cardiomyopathy among African Americans with diabetes (DM) even in the absence of coronary artery disease (CAD), arrhythmia, valvu...

    Authors: Chizobam Ani, David Shavlik, Synnove Knutsen, Islam Abudayyeh, Jimmie Banta, Emily O’Brien, Robert J. Mentz, Alain G. Bertoni and Gary Fraser
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:186
  6. Although short-term mortality of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has decreased dramatically in the past few decades, sudden cardiac arrest remains a serious complication. The aim of the study was to assess t...

    Authors: Taketo Sonoda, Hideki Wada, Manabu Ogita, Daigo Takahashi, Ryota Nishio, Kentaro Yasuda, Mitsuhiro Takeuchi, Shoichiro Yatsu, Jun Shitara, Shuta Tsuboi, Tomotaka Dohi, Satoru Suwa, Katsumi Miyauchi and Tohru Minamino
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:185
  7. To investigate the feasibility and accuracy of the Euro CTO (CASTLE)CTA score obtained on coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) for predicting the success of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and...

    Authors: Yan-tan Yu, Zhi-yi Sha, Shu-min Chang, Du-tian Zhai, Xiao-jiao Zhang, Ai-jie Hou, Wen-jie Feng, Dao-wei Li, Yong Wang and Bo Luan
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:184
  8. The influence of cutting the sub-diaphragmatic branch of the vagus nerve on heart rate variability (HRV) and inflammatory reaction to severe hemorrhagic shock has not been determined prior to this study.

    Authors: Fateme Khodadadi, Farzaneh Ketabchi, Zahra Khodabandeh, Alireza Tavassoli, Gregory F. Lewis and Aminollah Bahaoddini
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:181
  9. Quantitative RT-PCR is a valuable tool for assessing the gene expression in different human tissues, particularly due to its exceptional sensitivity, accuracy and reliability. However, the choice of adequate c...

    Authors: Zdenko Červenák, Filip Červenák, Adriana Adamičková, Barbara Šalingová, Andrea Gažová and Ján Kyselovič
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:180
  10. Ablation index (AI) is an effective ablation quality marker. Impedance is also an important factor for lesion formation. The present study evaluated the influence of the baseline impedance in the effect of abl...

    Authors: Yuanjun Sun, Xianjie Xiao, Xiaomeng Yin, Lianjun Gao, Xiaohong Yu, Rongfeng Zhang, Zhongzhen Wang, Shiyu Dai, Yanzong Yang and Yunlong Xia
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:179
  11. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is a cornerstone in the pre- transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI) assessment. We evaluated the diagnostic performance of CTA and coronary artery calcium score (CA...

    Authors: Daniel Malebranche, Maximilian K. M. Hoffner, Adrian T. Huber, Aleksandar Cicovic, Giancarlo Spano, Benedikt Bernhard, Joanna Bartkowiak, Taishi Okuno, Jonas Lanz, Lorenz Räber, Fabien Praz, Stefan Stortecky, Stephan Windecker, Thomas Pilgrim and Christoph Gräni
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:178
  12. Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) has been taken as a biomarker of inflammation in patients with acute coronary diseases. Regular exercise rehabilitation could attenuate inflammation and promot...

    Authors: Xiangyang Liu, Wanming Zhou, Wenmao Fan, Aihua Li, Jungang Pang, Zefang Chen, Xiangmei Li, Xiulian Hu, Yanmin Zeng and Liangqiu Tang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:177
  13. Few studies with large sample sizes are available regarding patients with Wellens’ syndrome. Therefore, we sought to assess the current incidence, risk factors, clinical presentation and long-term outcomes of ...

    Authors: Li Zhou, Xuhe Gong, Tianhui Dong, He-he Cui, Hui Chen and Hongwei Li
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:176
  14. Light-chain amyloidosis is a plasma cell disorder associated with poor outcomes, especially when the heart is involved. The characteristics of left atrial (LA) function and its prognostic implications in cardi...

    Authors: Xiao-hang Liu, Jia-yu Shi, Ding-ding Zhang, Fu-wei Jia, Xue Lin, Yan-lin Zhu, Jun-ling Zhuang, Li-gang Fang and Wei Chen
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:175
  15. Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (V-A ECMO) with femoral access has gained wide acceptance in the treatment of critically ill patients. Since the patient´s cardiac output (CO) can compete with ...

    Authors: Fabian Edinger, Emmanuel Schneck, Charlotte Schulte, Goetz Schmidt, Johannes Gehron, Michael Sander and Christian Koch
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:174
  16. Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common congenital anomaly at birth, affecting approximately 1% of live births. In recent decades great medical and surgical advances have significantly increased life...

    Authors: Giulia Amodeo, Benedetta Ragni, Giulio Calcagni, Simone Piga, Salvatore Giannico, Marie Laure Yammine, Fabrizio Drago, Marta Luisa Ciofi degli Atti, Angela Rossi, Simona De Stasio and Teresa Grimaldi Capitello
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:173
  17. To evaluate the specificity of the expression patterns of microRNAs (miRNAs) in circulating CD4+ T cells in aged patients with atherosclerosis obliterans (ASO).

    Authors: Siwen Wang, Suiting Jiang, Ruijia Feng, Jiawei Liu, Longshan Liu, Jin Cui, Yi Shi, Junjie Ning, Benyuan Jia, Zuojun Hu and Shenming Wang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:172
  18. Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] elevation is an important risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the correlation between Lp(a) elevations and the risk of recurrent cardiovascular events in patients wit...

    Authors: Lijun Zhu, Jiamin Zheng, Beibei Gao, Xiangbo Jin, Ying He, Liang Zhou and Jinyu Huang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:171
  19. The C-reactive protein (CRP) is an important biomarker for atherosclerosis and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the CRP locus have been associated with altered CRP levels and associated with risk for car...

    Authors: Karin Fransén, Carolina Pettersson and Anita Hurtig-Wennlöf
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:170
  20. Radiofrequency ablation has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment for scar-related ventricular arrhythmias (VA). Recent preliminary studies have shown that real time integration of late gadolinium en...

    Authors: Alessio Lilli, Matteo Parollo, Lorenzo Mazzocchetti, Francesco De Sensi, Andrea Rossi, Pasquale Notarstefano, Amato Santoro, Giovanni Donato Aquaro, Alberto Cresti, Federica Lapira, Lorenzo Faggioni, Carlo Tessa, Luca Pauselli, Maria Grazia Bongiorni, Antonio Berruezo and Giulio Zucchelli
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:169
  21. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with extreme hypertrophy, biventricular obstruction and diffuse myocardial fibrosis complicated by myocardial infarction in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease (MINOC...

    Authors: Yunhong Wang, Xuemei Zhao, Mei Zhai, Yan Huang, Qiong Zhou, Yuhui Zhang, Yi Mao and Jian Zhang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:168
  22. Vascular calcification (VC) is a strong predictor of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality in cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Renal dysfunction is closely related to VC. Serum creatinine, as an importan...

    Authors: Feifei Zhang, Nannan Hao, Lei Wang, Guoming Sun, Xiaoke Feng, Chunjian Li, Wenfeng Tan and Fang Wang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:167
  23. Perioperative coronary artery spasm (CAS) following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a severe or lethal condition that is rarely reported. In addition, rare cases with CAS following CABG in the non-ma...

    Authors: Yunpeng Bai, Yiming Bai, Nan Jiang, Qingliang Chen and Zhigang Guo
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:166
  24. The potential prognostic role of total bilirubin (TBIL) in patients with new-onset non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) is not fully understood. This study aims to evaluate the potential predictive ...

    Authors: Yi Yang, Jun Wang, A Ji Gu Li Wai Si Ding, Yanan Xu, Haibing Jiang, Kezhong Ma and Tongjian Zhu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:165
  25. Unlike N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), which have been extensively studied, little is known about the role of N-terminal pro-C-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proCNP) for predicting surviva...

    Authors: Po Hu, Han Chen, Li-Han Wang, Ju-Bo Jiang, Jia-Min Li, Meng-Yao Tang, Yu-Chao Guo, Qi-Feng Zhu, Zhao-Xia Pu, Xin-Ping Lin, Stella Ng, Xian-Bao Liu and Jian-An Wang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:164
  26. To investigate the impact of hyperoxia that developed immediately after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) on patients’ short-term neurological outcomes af...

    Authors: Masahiro Kashiura, Hideto Yasuda, Yuki Kishihara, Keiichiro Tominaga, Masaaki Nishihara, Ken-ichi Hiasa, Hiroyuki Tsutsui and Takashi Moriya
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:163
  27. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) continues to be the first cause of mortality globally. Effective preventive strategies require focused efforts to clarify ASCVD risk factors in different subgroup...

    Authors: Fatemeh Zibaeenejad, Seyyed Saeed Mohammadi, Mehrab Sayadi, Fatemeh Safari and Mohammad Javad Zibaeenezhad
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:162
  28. We aimed to compare the rate of stroke, transient ischemic attack, and cerebrovascular disease diagnoses across groups of patients based on their orthostatic blood pressure response in a transients ischemic at...

    Authors: Farzaneh Barzkar, Phyo K. Myint, Chun Shing Kwok, Anthony Kneale Metcalf, John F. Potter and Hamid Reza Baradaran
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:161
  29. Impairment of left atrial (LA) function is linked to left ventricle (LV) mechanics in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). In this study, we set forth to determine the differen...

    Authors: Thammarak Songsangjinda and Rungroj Krittayaphong
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:160
  30. Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) is a rare congenital disease that can cause severe clinical presentations when the aneurysm ruptures. Here, we report a rare case of a noncoronary sinus of Valsalva aneurysm wi...

    Authors: Kunfeng Jiang, Jingyu Chen, Xu Zhu, Huan Xiao, Tingting Ran, Yi Tang and Xiaojuan Ji
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:158
  31. Aortic stiffness shares a similar profile of risk factors with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and can also lead to LVH by itself. Published data have demonstrated the correlation between aortic stiffness a...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Kai Xu, Shaohui Wu, Mu Qin and Xu Liu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:157
  32. Our study aimed to assess the association between serum cystatin C levels and prognosis in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients after coronary reconstructive surgery.

    Authors: Jun Chen, Yang Yang, Chuxing Dai, Yimin Wang, Rui Zeng and Qiang Liu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:156
  33. The SYNTAX score affects clinical outcomes in early studies. However, the prognostic value of the SYNTAX Score for long-term outcomes and differences by SYNTAX score risk stratification in long-term prognosis ...

    Authors: Min Xu, Hui Chen and Hong-Wei Li
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:155
  34. To explore the potential heterogeneity of acute kidney injury (AKI) and evaluate the prognostic differences among AKI subphenotypes in critically ill patients with cardiovascular diseases.

    Authors: Yongqing Huang, Zhanchao Xiao, Yong Xie, Shaoxin Zheng, Taihui Yu, Zhixuan Guo, Dan Su, Anqi Song, Yangxin Chen, Shuxian Zhou, Qi Guo and Jingfeng Wang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:154
  35. Nerve injury-induced protein 1 (Ninj1) is elevated in various inflammatory diseases. The soluble form of Ninj1 yield by matrix metalloproteinase cleavage is a secreted protein and inhibits cell adhesion and in...

    Authors: Chen Fang, Kaicheng Jiao, Kun Zuo and Xinchun Yang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:153
  36. Metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT1) participates in the occurrence and development of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases such as stroke and coronary heart disease by regula...

    Authors: Tong Zhang, Jun-Yi Luo, Fen Liu, Xue-He Zhang, Fan Luo, Yi-Ning Yang and Xiao-Mei Li
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:152
  37. Papillary muscle rupture is a rare condition. Its clinical presentation, diagnosis and management can be very challenging for the clinician.

    Authors: Ioannis Milioglou, Matthew R. Janko, Hafeez ul Hassan, Mohammed ElHaq, Steven J. Filby and Marc P. Pelletier
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:151
  38. De Winter electrocardiograph (ECG) pattern is an atypical presentation of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) due to severe stenosis of the left anterior descending (LAD). Complications of acute aortic dissectio...

    Authors: Qing Zhang, Dong-dong Yang, Yi-fei Xu, Yuan-gang Qiu and Zhuo-yi Zhang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:150
  39. High-output heart failure is a rare condition that occurs when the heart is unable to respond to a sustained increase in blood demand. On echocardiography, a cardiac index of > 4 L/min/m2 (or 6 L/min) is a clear ...

    Authors: Rémy Hamdan, Vincent Petit, Sylvie Zanetta, Jean-Christophe Eicher and Mathieu Mourot
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:149
  40. The present study is a part of the major project on coronary artery disease (CAD) carried out at Indian Statistical Institute, Hyderabad to investigate the pattern of association of SNPs selected from the CAD ...

    Authors: Manjula Gorre, Pranavchand Rayabarapu, Sriteja Reddy Battini, Kumuda Irgam and Mohan Reddy Battini
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:148
  41. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) became a tremendous public health burden in the last decades. Store-operated calcium entry (SOCE) is a unique mechanism that causes a calcium influx, which is triggered by calcium sto...

    Authors: Aysegul Durak, Yusuf Olgar, Kardelen Genc, Erkan Tuncay, Fırat Akat, Sinan Degirmenci and Belma Turan
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:147
  42. Eosinophils are pro-inflammatory cells involved in thrombosis and have been proposed as a prognosis marker in acute ischemic stroke and ST-elevation myocardial Infarction. Here, we sought to clarify the progno...

    Authors: Yue Shao, Liu Ye, Hao-ming Shi, Xin-mei Wang, Jun Luo, Lu Liu and Qing-chen Wu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:146
  43. Diabetes is increasingly becoming a public health problem in developing countries like The Gambia. Prevention of diabetes and appropriate management of the disease largely depends on correct knowledge of the r...

    Authors: Owen Nkoka, Peter A. M. Ntenda, Yohane V. A. Phiri, Gugulethu N. Mabuza and Sihle A. Dlamini
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:145
  44. Data on the clinical characteristics, electrocardiogram (ECG) findings and outcomes of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) due to total unprotected left main (ULM) artery occlusion is limited.

    Authors: Chunwei Liu, Fan Yang, Jingxia Zhang, Yuecheng Hu, Jianyong Xiao, Mingdong Gao, Le Wang, Ximing Li, Zhigang Guo, Hongliang Cong and Yin Liu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:144
  45. The purpose of this study is to dynamically monitor the myocardial structure and function changes in diabetic mini-pigs by 1.5 T cardiac magnetic resonance.

    Authors: Guozhu Shao, Yukun Cao, Yue Cui, Xiaoyu Han, Jia Liu, Yumin Li, Na Li and Heshui Shi
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:143
  46. The life course accumulation of overt and subclinical myocardial dysfunction contributes to older age mortality, frailty, disability and loss of independence. The Medical Research Council National Survey of He...

    Authors: Matthew Webber, Debbie Falconer, Mashael AlFarih, George Joy, Fiona Chan, Clare Davie, Lee Hamill Howes, Andrew Wong, Alicja Rapala, Anish Bhuva, Rhodri H. Davies, Christopher Morton, Jazmin Aguado-Sierra, Mariano Vazquez, Xuyuan Tao, Gunther Krausz…
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:140
  47. An aortic graft implantation is an effective therapeutic method for various aortic diseases. However, it is known that sometimes these implanted grafts can be the foci of infections. Here we report a rare case...

    Authors: Ayami Tano, Koichi Kato, Yoshimasa Seike, Hitoshi Matsuda, Takashi Suzue, Yoshihiro Kaneko, Misato Kodama, Yuichi Sawayama, Akashi Miyamoto, Noriaki Yagi and Yoshihisa Nakagawa
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:138

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