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  1. The function of deiodinases – selenoproteins converting thyroid hormones may be disturbed by oxidative stress accompanying heart failure. Selenium (Se) may be used by glutathione peroxidase, leading to a lack ...

    Authors: Magdalena Fraczek-Jucha, Katarzyna Zbierska-Rubinkiewicz, Małgorzata Kabat, Krzysztof Plens, Radoslaw Rychlak, Jadwiga Nessler and Andrzej Gackowski

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:105

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:133

  2. Arrhythmic sudden cardiac death (SCD) represents a major worldwide public health problem accounting for 15–20% of deaths. Risk stratification to identify patients at risk of SCD is crucial in order to implemen...

    Authors: C. Balla, F. Vitali, A. Brieda, F. Gualandi, A. Ferlini, M. Bertini and R. Ferrari

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:104

    Content type: Review

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  3. Left ventricle mass (LVM) can be influenced by various conditions including hypertension and/or inherent cardiomyopathies. Dysglycemia is also thought to exert an anabolic effect on heart tissue by hyperinsuli...

    Authors: Gokulan Pararajasingam, Brian Bridal Løgstrup, Dan Eik Høfsten, Thomas Brøcher Christophersen, Søren Auscher, Jørgen Hangaard and Kenneth Egstrup

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:103

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  4. The diagnostic and prognostic utility of risk factors proposed by the 2012 American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology Foundation (AHA/ACCF) Scientific Statement on the cardiac assessment of ...

    Authors: Sarah Alexander, Meron Teshome, Hena Patel, Edie Y. Chan and Rami Doukky

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:102

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a fatal condition, with a subsequent variety of complications. Although rare, the ensuing presentation of atrial fibrillation (AF) secondary to PE is evident in the literature. Howev...

    Authors: Mohammad A. Abdulsalam, Mohammed N. Elganainy and Ahmad J. Abdulsalam

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:101

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a rare congenital vascular anomaly. Permanent pacemaker implantation (PPI) in patients with PLSVC can be challenging because of the venous anomalies. We reported a...

    Authors: Teng Li, Qiong Xu, Hong-tao Liao, Dimitrios Asvestas, Konstantinos P. Letsas and Yifu Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:100

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The association between dental health and coronary artery disease (CAD) remains a topic of debate. This study aimed to investigate the association between dental health and obstructive CAD using multiple denta...

    Authors: Ho Lee, Hack-Lyoung Kim, Kwang Nam Jin, Sohee Oh, Yoon-Sic Han, Da-Un Jung, Hye-Young Sim, Hee-Sun Kim, Woo-Hyun Lim, Jae-Bin Seo, Sang-Hyun Kim, Joo-Hee Zo and Myung-A Kim

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:98

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Sex-based differences in cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden are widely acknowledged, with male sex considered a risk factor in high-income settings. However, these relationships have not been examined in sub-...

    Authors: Itai M. Magodoro, Maggie Feng, Crystal M. North, Dagmar Vořechovská, John D. Kraemer, Bernard Kakuhikire, David Bangsberg, Alexander C. Tsai and Mark J. Siedner

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:96

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Depressive symptomatology may act as a barrier to enhance physical activity. This phenomenon is predominantly found in patients with an established cardiovascular disease (CVD) and in female patients. This cro...

    Authors: Retze Achttien, Jan van Lieshout, Michel Wensing, Maria Nijhuis van der Sanden and J. Bart Staal

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:95

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Oral anticoagulants can cause potentially serious adverse events. Therefore, before prescribing oral anticoagulants for ischemic stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), stroke risk assessm...

    Authors: Felix S. Wicke, Martin A. Schaller, Kateryna Karymova, Martin Beyer and Beate S. Müller

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:94

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for bifurcation lesions has often been challenging for Interventionists. Application of the correct intra-procedural technique is vital to generate beneficial outcomes ...

    Authors: Feng Huang and Zu-chun Luo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:93

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Heart failure (HF) is a common clinical syndrome, particularly in older people, and symptoms can develop gradually. The aim of this study was to explore the role of informal carers in the HF diagnostic process.

    Authors: Frances Bell-Davies, Clare Goyder, Nicola Gale, F. D. Richard Hobbs and Clare J. Taylor

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:92

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The best strategy for the treatment of the non-infarct artery in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and multivessel disease (MVD) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PC...

    Authors: Haiyan Xu, Xiwen Zhang, Jiangjin Li, Hailang Liu, Xiao Hu and Jing Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:91

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The ECG characteristics of the distal coronary venous system ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) share common features with VAs arising from the aortic cusps or the endocardial left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) ...

    Authors: Teng Li, Qiong Xu, Xian-zhang Zhan, Yu-mei Xue, Hong-tao Liao, Yi-fu Li, Konstantinos P. Letsas and Shu-lin Wu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:90

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Coronary bifurcation remains one of the most challenging lesion subsets in interventinal cardiology. Provisional stenting (PS) is the dominate technique for bifurcation lesions, but the key problem is the dete...

    Authors: Wen-Bo Qu, Wei Zhang, Jun-Yan Liu, Fan Zhang, Shuai-Nan Mu, Sheng-Ming Zhang, Hao Tang, Xi-Qian Liu, Xue-Qi Li and Bing-Chen Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:89

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  16. Studies from Saudi Arabia have reported a continued increase in the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases and their associated risk factors. The objective of this study was to measure the gender differences in...

    Authors: AlJohara M. AlQuaiz, Amna Rehana Siddiqui, Ambreen Kazi, Mohammad Ali Batais and Ali M. Al-Hazmi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:88

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  17. The role of intravenous hydration at the time of primary percutaneous intervention (PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains unclear. Guidelines are vague, supported by low level evi...

    Authors: Yong Liu, Daqing Hong, Amanda Ying Wang, Rui Guo, Brendan Smyth, Jin Liu, Guoli Sun, Shiqun Chen, Ning Tan, Meg Jardine, David Brieger, Ahmed Shaman, Shariful Islam, Jiyan Chen and Martin Gallagher

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:87

    Content type: Research article

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  18. We aimed to compare the characteristics and types of heart failure (HF) patients termed “high-impact users”, with high long-term readmission rates, in different regions in England. This will allow clinical fac...

    Authors: Ahsan Rao, Dani Kim, Ara Darzi, Azeem Majeed, Paul Aylin and Alex Bottle

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:86

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  19. In atrial fibrillation (AF), there are known sex and sociodemographic disparities in clinical outcomes such as stroke. We investigate whether disparities also exist with respect to patient-reported outcomes. W...

    Authors: Kelly T. Gleason, Cheryl R. Dennison Himmelfarb, Daniel E. Ford, Harold Lehmann, Laura Samuel, Hae Ra Han, Sandeep K. Jain, Gerald V. Naccarelli, Vikas Aggarwal and Saman Nazarian

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:85

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  20. The guideline recommendation to not measure carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) for cardiovascular risk prediction is based on the assessment of just one single carotid segment. We evaluated whether there is...

    Authors: Lara Müller-Scholden, Jan Kirchhof, Caroline Morbach, Margret Breunig, Rudy Meijer, Viktoria Rücker, Theresa Tiffe, Tino Yurdadogan, Martin Wagner, Götz Gelbrich, Michiel L. Bots, Stefan Störk and Peter U. Heuschmann

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:84

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  21. Subclinical thyroid dysfunction whose typical patterns include subclinical hypothyroidism and subclinical hyperthyroidism, has been indicated to be associated with an increased risk of heart failure (HF). Howe...

    Authors: Guodong Yang, Ya Wang, Aiqun Ma and Tingzhong Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:83

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Ferritin is one of the key proteins that regulate iron homeostasis and is widely available clinical biomarker of iron status. This study aimed to discuss the influence of serum ferritin (SF) on cardiovascular ...

    Authors: Jun-Ru Liu, Yang Liu, Fu-Zai Yin and Bo-Wei Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:82

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  23. There are three major mechanical complications after acute myocardial infarction: left ventricular free-wall rupture, ventricular septum rupture and acute mitral valve regurgitation. The left ventricular free-...

    Authors: Dulman O. Pineda-De Paz, Jorge E. Hernández-del Rio, Christian González-Padilla, Ramón M. Esturau-Santaló, Joseph Romero-Palafox, Fernando Grover-Paez and David Cardona-Muller

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:80

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Takayasu arteritis is a rare systemic vasculitis, which affects the aorta and its major branches, especially in young females. Diagnosis and treatment for Takayasu arteritis with coronary stenosis are importan...

    Authors: Tetsuro Yokokawa, Hiroyuki Kunii, Takashi Kaneshiro, Shohei Ichimura, Akiomi Yoshihisa, Makiko Yashiro Furuya, Tomoyuki Asano, Kazuhiko Nakazato, Takafumi Ishida, Kiyoshi Migita and Yasuchika Takeishi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:79

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Type D personality is associated with unfavorable outcomes in patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVD). However, there is no valid Type D Scale in Russian language. The purpose of the study was to examine t...

    Authors: Georgiy Pushkarev, Johan Denollet, Vadim Kuznetsov, Viola Spek and Elena Yaroslavskaya

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:78

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The impact of cerebral microbleeds on the safety of antithrombotic therapy has recently received considerable attention. We investigated the safety of antithrombotic therapy in patients with cerebral microblee...

    Authors: Jiayu Wang, Jia Zhang, Yuan Shen and Xiaowei Xu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:77

    Content type: Research article

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  27. While an expanding armamentarium of pharmacologic therapies has contributed to improved outcomes among adults with heart failure (HF) over the past two decades, this has also been accompanied by an increase in...

    Authors: Peter J. Kennel, Jerard Kneifati-Hayek, Joanna Bryan, Samprit Banerjee, Irina Sobol, Mark S. Lachs, Monika M. Safford and Parag Goyal

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:76

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  28. South Asians have disproportionately high rates of cardiovascular disease. Dyslipidemia, a contributing factor, may be influenced by lifestyle, which can vary by religious beliefs. Little is known about South ...

    Authors: Grishma Hirode, Eric Vittinghoff, Nazleen H. Bharmal, Namratha R. Kandula and Alka M. Kanaya

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:75

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  29. The usefulness of the CHA2DS2-VASC risk score (CVRS) in predicting the occurrence of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) among patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO) undergoing percutaneous coronary interv...

    Authors: Yong Wang, Hong-wei Zhao, Xiao-jiao Zhang, Bao-jun Chen, Guo-ning Yu, Ai-jie Hou and Bo Luan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:74

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  30. We previously analyzed morbidity and mortality in Jehovah’s Witnesses patients after cardiac surgery compared to control population patients. Patients who were Jehovah’s Witnesses were operated in accordance w...

    Authors: Pierre Wauthy, Charalampos Pierrakos, Louis Chebli and Redente Tortora

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:73

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  31. A cross-talk between Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) plays a vital role in aortic pathophysiology. The objective of this study was to evaluate the interactions between TLR4 an...

    Authors: Tan Li, Xu Zhang, Liang Sang, Xin-tong Li, Hai-yang Sun, Jun Yang and Yuan Yuan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:72

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  32. Patients with established coronary artery disease (CAD) have an increased risk of new cardiovascular events. An underuse of secondary preventive drugs has been observed, and many patients may not attain the tr...

    Authors: Jarle Jortveit, Sigrun Halvorsen, Anete Kaldal, Are Hugo Pripp, Ragna Elise S. Govatsmark and Jørund Langørgen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:71

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  33. Methodological information acknowledging safety of cardiac patients in controlled medical experiments are lacking. The descriptive report presents one good practice for considering safety in a randomized contr...

    Authors: Tiina M. Ikäheimo, Miia Länsitie, Rasmus Valtonen, Heidi E. Hintsala, Niilo Ryti, Juha Perkiömäki, Matti Mäntysaari, Arto J. Hautala and Jouni J. K. Jaakkola

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:69

    Content type: Technical advance

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  34. Myocardial flow reserve (MFR, stress/rest myocardial blood flow) is a strong marker of myocardial vasomotor function. MFR is a predictor of adverse cardiac events in patients with non-ischemic systolic heart f...

    Authors: Christina Byrne, Philip Hasbak, Andreas Kjaer, Jens Jakob Thune and Lars Køber

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:68

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  35. Resistant hypertension and renal sympathetic hyperactivity are closely linked, and catheter-based renal denervation (RDN) is regarded as a new treatment strategy. However, the acute changes in vascular morphol...

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

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:67

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  36. Hypertriglyceridemia is strongly associated with the risks of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and metabolic syndrome. The relationship between hypertriglyceridemia or high triglyceride levels a...

    Authors: Jeong Hee Chi, Moon Sun Shin and Bum Ju Lee

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:66

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Major in-hospital mortality rate in patients with ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) in Sub-Saharan Africa has been reported. Data on follow-up in these patients with STEMI are scarce. We aimed...

    Authors: Hermann Yao, Arnaud Ekou, Aurore Hadéou, Jean-Jacques N’Djessan, Isabelle Kouamé and Roland N’Guetta

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:65

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  38. Differences in adherence may represent drug properties (e.g. dosing interval) or patient experiences while on treatment. Adherence to direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF...

    Authors: Phuong N. Pham and Joshua D. Brown

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:64

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  39. Whether adiponectin (ADIPOQ) polymorphisms are associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) remain controversial. Therefore, we performed this meta-analysis to better explore potential roles of ADIPOQ polymorphi...

    Authors: Xia Zhang, Yan Jun Cao, Hong Yu Zhang, Hongliang Cong and Jian Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:63

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  40. Despite the recommendations of statins treatment for secondary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), treatment adherence and persistence are still a concern. This study examined the rea...

    Authors: Shu-ting Chen, Shih-ting Huang, Wen-Yi Shau, Chao-Lun Lai, Jim Z. Li, Selwyn Fung, Vicki C. Tse and Mei-Shu Lai

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:62

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  41. With development of cholesterol management guidelines by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA), more individuals at risk of cardiovascular disease may be eligible for statin t...

    Authors: Omar Hamoui, Mohamed I. Omar, Frederick J. Raal, Wafa Rashed, Abdoul Kane, Mohamed Alami, Paula Abreu, Walid Mashhoud and Alawi A. Alsheikh-Ali

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:61

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  42. Cardiovascular (CV) disease (CVD) is a well-recognized complication of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and there is a clinical need for glucose-lowering therapies that do not further increase CV risk in this p...

    Authors: Marile Santamarina and Curt J. Carlson

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:60

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  43. BRS represent a new approach to treating coronary artery disease. Beneficial properties of BRS regarding the restoration of vasomotility after resorption make them attractive devices in CTO revascularization. ...

    Authors: Alberto Polimeni, Remzi Anadol, Thomas Münzel, Martin Geyer, Salvatore De Rosa, Ciro Indolfi and Tommaso Gori

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:59

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  44. Atrial fibrillation (AF) without other stroke risk factors is assumed to have a low annual stroke risk comparable to patients without AF. Therefore, current clinical guidelines do not recommend oral anticoagul...

    Authors: Juliane Herm, Johannes Schurig, Martin R. Martinek, Reinhard Höltgen, Alexander Schirdewan, Paulus Kirchhof, Marcus Wieczorek, Helmut Pürerfellner, Peter U. Heuschmann, Jochen B. Fiebach and Karl Georg Haeusler

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:58

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  45. The 2014 ACC/AHA guidelines redefined the strategy for LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) treatment. According to data from evidence-based studies, the basis for earlier therapeutic recommendations for LDL-C target level...

    Authors: Albert Császár

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:57

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  46. Daily aerobic exercise such as healthy walking could have an immediate effect on parameters of arterial stiffness; however, there is little evidence in the diabetic population. Our aim, therefore, is to evalua...

    Authors: Rosario Alonso-Domínguez, José I. Recio-Rodríguez, Maria C. Patino-Alonso, Natalia Sánchez-Aguadero, Luis García-Ortiz and Manuel A. Gómez-Marcos

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:56

    Content type: Research article

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