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  1. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) remodeling and adipocytokines are associated with structural remodeling in atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the role of omentin-1, a novel adipocytokine, in structural remodel...

    Authors: Yubin Chen, Fen Liu, Fei Han, Lizhi Lv, Can-e Tang, Zhongshang Xie and Fanyan Luo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:214

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  2. There is a paucity of evidence on the combination of the SYNTAX score II (SSII) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) in assessing the long-term prognosis of patients with ST-elevated myocardial infarction ...

    Authors: Chuang Li, Qian Zhang, Qianhui Wang, Jiuchang Zhong, Lefeng Wang, Kuibao Li and Xinchun Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:213

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  3. We aimed to investigate the natural course of coronary artery calcium progression in an Asian population with a baseline coronary artery calcium (CAC) score of zero, and to determine subclinical coronary ather...

    Authors: Yi-Wen Shen, Yun-Ju Wu, Yi-Chi Hung, Chia-Chi Hsiao, Shan-Ho Chan, Guang-Yuan Mar, Ming-Ting Wu and Fu-Zong Wu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:212

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  4. Aortic stenosis (AS) is a common cardiac condition whose prevalence increases with age. The symptom burden associated with severe aortic stenosis (AS) can introduce significant lifestyle disruptions and if lef...

    Authors: Rima Styra, Michelle Dimas, Kathy Svitak, Mamta Kapoor, Mark Osten, Maral Ouzounian, Gerald Devins, Amy Deckert and Eric Horlick

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:209

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  5. Early reperfusion of the coronary artery has become the first choice for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). How to deal with patients who miss the time window for early reperfusi...

    Authors: Qixin Guo, Jinyu Huang, Yong Shen, Guoxin Tong, Hong Li and Shasha Meng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:207

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  6. In recent years, the field of cardio-oncology has grown worldwide, bringing benefits to cancer patients in terms of survival and quality of life. This study reports the experience of a pioneer cardio-oncology ...

    Authors: Isabela B. S. da S. Costa, Cristina S. Bittar, Silvia M. R. Fonseca, Carolina M. P. D. e Silva, Marilia H. H. dos Santos Rehder, Stéphanie I. Rizk, Cecilia B. B. V. Cruz, Clara S. Figueiredo, Fernanda T. de A. Andrade, Ludmila de A. Barberino, Fernanda A. de S. Costa, Letticya P. Machado, Thalita B. González, Marcel P. C. Almeida, Julia T. Fukushima, Roberto Kalil Filho…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:206

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  7. Non-ischemic cardiomyopathy (NICM) has been associated with a better left ventricle reverse remodeling response and improved clinical outcomes after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). The aims of our stu...

    Authors: Shengwen Yang, Zhimin Liu, Yiran Hu, Ran Jing, Min Gu, Hongxia Niu, Ligang Ding, Anlu Xing, Shu Zhang and Wei Hua

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:205

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  8. Heart failure (HF) is relatively common cardiovascular disease with high mortality and morbidity. Although it is associated with many cardiovascular risk factors, the association between nonalcoholic fatty liv...

    Authors: Jae-Hyung Roh, Jae-Hyeong Park, Hanbyul Lee, Yong-Hoon Yoon, Minsu Kim, Yong-Giun Kim, Gyung-Min Park, Jae-Hwan Lee and In-Whan Seong

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:204

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  9. The effectiveness of a 2015–17 community intervention to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) risk factors is assessed in a Sri Lanka adult population, using a before-and-after study ...

    Authors: L. Gamlath, S. Nandasena, P. de Silva, S. Morrell, C. Linhart, S. Lin, A. Sharpe, S. Nathan and R. Taylor

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:203

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  10. Heart failure (HF) represents an accumulated burden of systemic vascular damage and is the fastest growing form of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Due to increasing HF-attributable mortality rates, we sought to ...

    Authors: Alexander C. Razavi, Kaitlin S. Potts, Tanika N. Kelly, Jiang He, Camilo Fernandez, Marie Krousel-Wood, Amanda H. Anderson, Joshua Bundy, Seamus P. Whelton, Roger S. Blumenthal, Donald Lloyd-Jones and Lydia A. Bazzano

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:202

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  11. Statin remains a mainstay in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Statin utilization has evolved over time in many countries, but data on this topic from China are quite limited. This study...

    Authors: Yujuan Liu, Xiaoqun Lv, Ning Xie, Zhonghong Fang, Weifang Ren, Yuan Gong, Yan Jin and Jun Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:201

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  12. Exercise intolerance is a common finding in heart failure that generates a vicious cycle in which the individual starts to limit his activities even more due to progressive fatigue. Regular physical exercise c...

    Authors: Daniela Meirelles do Nascimento, Karina Costa Machado, Patrícia Martins Bock, Marco Aurélio Lumertz Saffi, Livia Adams Goldraich, Anderson Donelli Silveira, Nadine Clausell and Beatriz D. Schaan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:200

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  13. The Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) score is recommended for stratifying chest pain. However, there are six formulas used to calculate the GRACE score for different outcomes of acute coronary ...

    Authors: Wen Zheng, Guangmei Wang, Jingjing Ma, Shuo Wu, He Zhang, Jiaqi Zheng, Feng Xu, Jiali Wang and Yuguo Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:199

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  14. Heat shock protein 27 (HSP27) has been proposed as a vital protective factor in atherosclerosis. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the association between circulating HSP27 and carotid intima–...

    Authors: Xinru Wang, Jie Shi, Bin Lu, Weiwei Zhang, Yehong Yang, Jie Wen, Renming Hu, Zhen Yang and Xuanchun Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:198

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  15. Previous studies have found that impaired global myocardial systolic strain is associated with cardiovascular events in T2DM patients. However, the effect of hypertension (HT) on left atrial (LA), right ventri...

    Authors: Guozhu Shao, Yukun Cao, Yue Cui, Xiaoyu Han, Jia Liu, Yumin Li, Na Li, Tong Liu, Jie Yu and Heshui Shi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:196

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  16. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are associated with aging, diabetes mellitus (DM), and other chronic diseases. Recently, the accumulation of AGEs can be evaluated by skin autofluorescence (SAF). However...

    Authors: Mitsuhiro Kunimoto, Kazunori Shimada, Miho Yokoyama, Tomomi Matsubara, Tatsuro Aikawa, Shohei Ouchi, Megumi Shimizu, Kosuke Fukao, Tetsuro Miyazaki, Tomoyasu Kadoguchi, Kei Fujiwara, Abidan Abulimiti, Akio Honzawa, Miki Yamada, Akie Shimada, Taira Yamamoto…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:195

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  17. Childhood hypertension is a predictor of later diseases, increases the risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in adulthood and results in major economic burdens.

    Authors: Pooneh Angoorani, Shayan Mostafaei, Toktam Kiani, Hanieh-Sadat Ejtahed, Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh, Gita Shafiee, Armita Mahdavi Gorabi, Mostafa Qorbani, Ramin Heshmat and Roya Kelishadi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:193

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  18. The condition of anomalous aortic origin of the right coronary artery (AAORCA) with an interarterial course leads to few, if any, clinical problems. Malignant presentation of the often non-significant AAORCA a...

    Authors: Snehasis Pradhan, Kciku Gresa and Hans-Joachim Trappe

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:192

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) after radiofrequency ablation for non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) is an uncommon but serious complication. PVS stenting can rapidly restore pulmonary flow and improve sympto...

    Authors: Yan-Jie Li, Xin Pan, Cheng Wang and Ben He

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:191

    Content type: Case report

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  20. Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a variant of cardiovascular (CV) autonomic disorder of unknown etiology characterized by an excessive heart rate increase on standing and orthostatic intoler...

    Authors: Jasmina Medic Spahic, Fabrizio Ricci, Nay Aung, Erik Hallengren, Jonas Axelsson, Viktor Hamrefors, Olle Melander, Richard Sutton and Artur Fedorowski

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:190

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  21. Early recognition and risk stratification are crucial in cardiogenic shock (CS). A lower adherence to recommendations has been described in women with cardiovascular diseases. Little information exists about d...

    Authors: Elena Collado-Lledó, Isaac Llaó, Mercedes Rivas-Lasarte, Victor González-Fernández, Francisco J. Noriega, Francisco José Hernández-Perez, Oriol Alegre, Alessandro Sionis, Rosa M. Lidón, Ana Viana-Tejedor, Javier Segovia-Cubero and Albert Ariza-Solé

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:189

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  22. Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are commonly used as a treatment for many cardiovascular diseases, but their safety has been called into question. The VALUE trial found an increased risk of myocardial inf...

    Authors: Yara Wanas, Rim Bashir, Nazmul Islam and Luis Furuya-Kanamori

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:188

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  23. Diabetes patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) scheduled for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have an increased risk of contrast induced-acute kidney injur...

    Authors: Qi Yu, Jia-Jia Zhu and Wen-Xian Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:187

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  24. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most prevalent sustained arrhythmia worldwide and it aggravates cardiovascular morbidity and mortality; however, this is largely under-diagnosed. Moreover, among end-stage renal...

    Authors: Izzat AlAwwa, Reham Al-Hindi, Nadeen Alfraihat, Ahmad Obeid, Sarah Ibrahim, Shatha Jallad, Ahmad Al-Awwa and Akram Saleh

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:186

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  25. It is increasingly recognized that a significant proportion of patients suffered from acute myocardial infraction (AMI) who did not have obstructive coronary artery disease (≥50% diameter stenosis). The term “...

    Authors: Menghuan Li, Yang Liu and Hui Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:185

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is the most common metabolic disorder that can occur during pregnancy and is associated with a long-term risk of both maternal and neonatal comorbidities. This study aimed t...

    Authors: Jing Liu, Guang Song, Tao Meng and Ge Zhao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:184

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  27. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether serum cystatin C could serve as a predictor of multivessel coronary artery disease identified by coronary angiography in type 2 diabetes patients with normal renal...

    Authors: Shaoyi Wang, Qiaohui Liu, Fangfang Guo, Xiaocong Zhou, Jie Shi and Qing Xie

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:183

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  28. Combined oral contraceptive pills are associated with an established risk for venous thrombosis; however, their risk for arterial thrombosis remains uncertain, especially with the development of low dose new g...

    Authors: Alaa Rahhal, Fadi Khir, Mohammad Adam, Amer Aljundi, Mohammed Khalil Mohsen and Jassim Al-Suwaidi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:182

    Content type: Case report

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  29. In population studies of heart failure (HF), diabetes has been shown to be an independent risk factor. However, the evidence evaluating diabetes mellitus (DM) as an independent risk factor in incident HF in pa...

    Authors: Senbeta Guteta Abdissa, Wakgari Deressa and Amit J. Shah

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:181

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  30. Elderly patients have a relatively high cardiovascular risk due to increased arterial stiffness, elevated blood pressure and decreased amounts of elastin in the arteries. The composition of the media layer in ...

    Authors: Ida Åström Malm, Urban Alehagen, Peter Blomstrand, Ulf Dahlström and Rachel De Basso

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:180

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  31. Heart failure is associated with ventricular dyssynchrony and energetic inefficiency, which can be alleviated by cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with approximately one-third of non-response rate. Thus ...

    Authors: Xue Gong, Zhonghan Sun, Zheyong Huang, Qian Zhou, Ziqing Yu, Xueying Chen, Wenqi Shao, Yan Zheng, Yixiu Liang, Shengmei Qin, Yangang Su and Junbo Ge

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:178

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  32. After the publication of the original article [1], we were notified that one of the corresponding author’s name and her related institution were wrongly spelled.

    Authors: Lihong Yang, Anne F. Fish, Yuanyuan Zhu, Xiaodan Yuan, Jianing Li, Xiaoyun Wang, Li Yuan, Zhumin Jia, Chao Liu, Chenyun Xu and Qingqing Lou

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:177

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    The original article was published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:301

  33. Renal denervation (RDN) targeting the sympathetic nerves in the renal arterial adventitia as a treatment of resistant hypertension can cause endothelial injury and vascular wall injury. This study aims to eval...

    Authors: Enyong Su, Linwei Zhao, Xiaohang Yang, Binbin Zhu, Yahui Liu, Wen Zhao, Xianpei Wang, Datun Qi, Lijie Zhu and Chuanyu Gao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:176

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  34. Human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) was proved to be a novel biomarker for left heart failure. The purpose of this exploratory study was to evaluate the role of HE4 in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial ...

    Authors: Qi Jin, Yi Tang, Zhihong Liu, Wenlin Xie, Qin Luo, Zhihui Zhao, Qing Zhao, Zhiwei Huang, Xue Yu, Lu Yan, Changming Xiong, Xinhai Ni and Yinkun Yan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:175

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  35. The purpose of the research was to explore the extent of interaction between triglycerides (TG) and serum uric acid (SUA) level with blood pressure (BP) in middle-aged and elderly individuals in China.

    Authors: Lin Zhang, Jin-long Li, Lei-lei Guo, Hong Li, Dan Li and Guang Xu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:174

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  36. In resource poor countries, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are common and form one of the deadly triads, along with hemorrhage and infection, which contribute greatly to maternal and fetal jeopardy.

    Authors: Mekoya D. Mengistu and Tilahun Kuma

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:173

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  37. Data of susceptible gene polymorphisms related to progression of coronary atherosclerosis in patients with three-vessel disease (TVD) is limited in China. This case-control study aimed to analyze the differenc...

    Authors: Ru Liu, Lei Song, Lin Jiang, Xiaofang Tang, Lianjun Xu, Zhan Gao, Xueyan Zhao, Jingjing Xu, Runlin Gao and Jinqing Yuan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:172

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  38. Insertable cardiac monitors are utilized for the diagnosis of arrhythmias and traditionally have been inserted within hospitals. Recent code updates allow for reimbursement of office-based insertions; however,...

    Authors: Khaled Awad, Raul Weiss, Asim Yunus, Jon M. Bittrick, Rajasekhar Nekkanti, Mahmoud Houmsse, Toshimasa Okabe, Teagan Adamson, Crystal Miller and Abdul K. Alawwa

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:171

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  39. Systemic inflammation is an important feature of post-cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS). This study was designed to determine whether the plasma concentrations of some circulating pro-inflammatory cytokines (inte...

    Authors: Yu-Gang Zhuang, Yuan-Zhuo Chen, Shu-Qin Zhou, Hu Peng, Yan-Qing Chen and Dong-Jie Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:170

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  40. To study the genetic forms and pathophysiology of arterial hypertension by evaluating plasma renin activity in the Shors, minor indigenous peoples inhabiting the south of Western Siberia.

    Authors: Tatyana Mulerova, Evgenya Uchasova, Michael Ogarkov and Olga Barbarash

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:169

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  41. Chest pain is one of the most common complaints among patients presenting to the emergency department (ED). Causes of chest pain can be benign or life threatening, making accurate risk stratification a critica...

    Authors: Nan Liu, Dagang Guo, Zhi Xiong Koh, Andrew Fu Wah Ho, Feng Xie, Takashi Tagami, Jeffrey Tadashi Sakamoto, Pin Pin Pek, Bibhas Chakraborty, Swee Han Lim, Jack Wei Chieh Tan and Marcus Eng Hock Ong

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:168

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  42. Short supraventricular tachycardias with atrial fibrillation (AF) characteristics are associated with an increased risk of developing AF over time. The aim of this study is to determine if presence of very sho...

    Authors: Tove Fredriksson, Katrin Kemp Gudmundsdottir, Viveka Frykman, Leif Friberg, Faris Al-Khalili, Johan Engdahl and Emma Svennberg

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:167

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  43. Patient self-management (PSM) of vitamin K antagonists (VKA) seems a very promising model of care for oral anticoagulation in terms of efficacy and safety. In comparison with other management models of VKA the...

    Authors: M. Corrochano, B. Jiménez, J. Millón, I. Gich, M. Rambla, E. Gil, P. Caparrós, R. Macho and J. C. Souto

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:166

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  44. Long term β-blocker therapy after myocardial infarction (MI) reduces mortality and recurrent MI but evidence for this treatment predates contemporary acute coronary care. β-blocker treatment is a key quality o...

    Authors: Tora Hagsund, Sven-Erik Olsson, J. Gustav Smith, Bjarne Madsen Hardig and Henrik Wagner

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:165

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  45. Several models have been developed to predict asymptomatic carotid stenosis (ACS), however these models did not pay much attention to people with lower level of stenosis (<50% or carotid plaques, especially in...

    Authors: Junxiong Yin, Chuanyong Yu, Hongxing Liu, Mingyang Du, Feng Sun, Cheng Yu, Lixia Wei, Chongjun Wang and Xiaoshan Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:164

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  46. The COngenital HeARt Disease in adult and Pulmonary Hypertension (COHARD-PH) registry is the first registry for congenital heart disease (CHD) and CHD-related pulmonary hypertension (PH) in adults in Indonesia...

    Authors: Lucia Kris Dinarti, Anggoro Budi Hartopo, Arditya Damar Kusuma, Muhammad Gahan Satwiko, Muhammad Reyhan Hadwiono, Aditya Doni Pradana and Dyah Wulan Anggrahini

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:163

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