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  1. Aortic intramural hematoma is a life-threatening condition reported with increasing frequency. It can be classified into Stanford type A or B depending on whether the ascending or descending aorta are involved...

    Authors: Kai Zhang, Song-Bo Dong, Xu-Dong Pan and Li-Zhong Sun

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:162

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  2. Catheter ablation (CA) has emerged as an effective treatment for symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF). However practice patterns and patient factors associated with referral for CA within the first 12 months a...

    Authors: Robert N. D’Angelo, Rahul Khanna, Robert W. Yeh, Laura Goldstein, Iftekhar Kalsekar, Stephen Marcello, Patricia Tung and Peter J. Zimetbaum

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:161

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Previous studies have reported that being overweight, obese, or underweight is a risk factor for ischemic cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, CVD also occurs in subjects with ideal body mass index (BMI). Re...

    Authors: Yuji Nishizaki, Kazunori Shimada, Shigemasa Tani, Takayuki Ogawa, Jiro Ando, Masao Takahashi, Masato Yamamoto, Tomohiro Shinozaki, Tetsuro Miyazaki, Katsumi Miyauchi, Ken Nagao, Atsushi Hirayama, Michihiro Yoshimura, Issei Komuro, Ryozo Nagai and Hiroyuki Daida

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:160

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  4. The target of this study was to explore the outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in diabetic versus non-diabetic patients with prior coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery.

    Authors: Xiaolong Ma, Ran Dong, Pengfei Chen, Yichen Zhao, Caiwu Zeng, Meng Xin, Qing Ye and Jiangang Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:159

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  5. Aim of the study was to find predictors of allocating patients after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) to geriatric (GR) or cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and describe this new patient group based on...

    Authors: Sarah Eichler, Heinz Völler, Rona Reibis, Karl Wegscheider, Christian Butter, Axel Harnath and Annett Salzwedel

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:158

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  6. We studied the course of plasma concentrations of 4 cardiovascular biomarkers: natriuretic peptides (BNP, NT-proBNP; mid-regional (MR) pro-atrial NP); and soluble endothelial CD146 (sCD146), in patients with s...

    Authors: Marc Badoz, Mattia Arrigo, Anne-Claire Mogenet, Malha Sadoune, Nicolas Meneveau, Alexandre Mebazaa and Marie-France Seronde

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:157

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  7. Danon disease (OMIM 300257) is an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder, characterized by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), skeletal myopathy, variable intellectual disability, and other minor clinical features.

    Authors: Valeria Novelli, Antonio Bisignani, Gemma Pelargonio, Guido Primiano, Maria Lucia Narducci, Vincenzo Palmieri, Francesco Danilo Tiziano, Paolo Zeppilli, Serenella Servidei, Filippo Crea and Maurizio Genuardi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:156

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) is one of the leading causes of maternal and neonatal mortality, increasing the long-term incidence of cardiovascular diseases. Preeclampsia and gestational hypertensi...

    Authors: Yamin Hou, Lin Yun, Lihua Zhang, Jingru Lin and Rui Xu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:155

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  9. Globally, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have continued to ravage the human existence through the premature deaths of its workforce. Despite this burden, many studies in Nigeria have focused on determining the...

    Authors: Olaniyan Akintunde Babatunde, Sunday Olakunle Olarewaju, Adeleye Abiodun Adeomi, Joel Olufunminiyi Akande, Adebobola Bashorun, Chukwuma David Umeokonkwo and James Olusegun Bamidele

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:154

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  10. Studies have not demonstrated consistent outcomes following thrombus aspiration in Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI). We investigated the relationship between thrombus aspiration and microvascu...

    Authors: Doni Firman, Amir Aziz Alkatiri, Imammurahman Taslim, Surya Buana Wangi and Raymond Pranata

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:153

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  11. Tobacco smoking is one of the most important risk factors of coronary heart disease (CHD). Hence, smoking cessation is considered pivotal in the prevention of CHD. The current study aimed to evaluate smoking c...

    Authors: D. Goettler, M. Wagner, H. Faller, K. Kotseva, D. Wood, R. Leyh, G. Ertl, W. Karmann, P. U. Heuschmann and S. Störk

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:152

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  12. This study aimed to determine whether a focused 2-day cardiac ultrasound training course could enable physicians to obtain and interpret focused cardiac ultrasound (FCU) images from critically ill patients.

    Authors: Hongmin Zhang, Wei He, Hui Lian, Xiukai Chen, Xiaoting Wang, Yangong Chao and Dawei Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:151

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  13. miR-92a-3p and oxidative stress are reportedly associated with venous thrombosis. However, the role of miR-92a-3p and oxidative stress in catheter-related thrombosis (CRT) remains ambiguous. Herein, we studied...

    Authors: Xiao Gan, Huihan Zhao, Yan Wei, Qingjuan Jiang, Cui Wen and Yanping Ying

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:150

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  14. Where each patient has all three conduits of internal mammary artery (IMA), saphenous vein graft (SVG) and radial artery (RA), most confounders affecting comparison between conduits can be mitigated. Additiona...

    Authors: Alistair Royse, William Pamment, Zulfayandi Pawanis, Sandy Clarke-Errey, David Eccleston, Andrew Ajani, William Wilson, David Canty and Colin Royse

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:148

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  15. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) has been recognised as a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension and cardiovascular events such as acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Since it is also known to r...

    Authors: Michael R. Le Grande, Alison Beauchamp, Andrea Driscoll and Alun C. Jackson

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:147

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  16. In bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVSs), there is some concern about a possible increase in the rate of scaffold thromboses (ScTs). Although several characteristics similarly contribute to the development o...

    Authors: Cheol Hyun Lee, Yun-Kyeong Cho, Hyuck-Jun Yoon and Seung-Ho Hur

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:146

    Content type: Case report

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  17. We hypothesized that discriminating the early subclinical organ damage would serve as a great opportunity for prevention against atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Brachial-ankle pulse wave veloci...

    Authors: Qiaowei Li, Fan Lin, Zhonghai Gao, Feng Huang and Pengli Zhu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:145

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  18. Previous epidemiological evidence has identified many risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD). Pulse pressure (PP) was reported to be associated with CAD. However, more attention was paid to aortic PP t...

    Authors: Jin Li, Yangpei Peng and Kangting Ji

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:143

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  19. Ascending aortic aneurysms are one of the major causes of mortality. In recent years, there is a growing interest of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) and related diseases. The aim of this study was to investiga...

    Authors: Onur Argan, Eyup Avci, Tarik Yildirim and Ozgen Safak

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:142

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  20. Depression has been recognized as an independent risk factor of coronary heart disease (CHD). Moreover, there is interrelationship of both depression and CHD. However, the potential pathophysiological mechanis...

    Authors: Li-Jun Zhang, Xian-Tao Zeng, Ming-Juan Zhao, Dong-Fang He, Jian-Yang Liu and Mei-Yan Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:141

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  21. Ticagrelor and prasugrel are two third-generation oral P2Y12 inhibitors which are more commonly used in clinical practice. However, dyspnea has been consecutively reported in patients using third-generation oral ...

    Authors: Na Zhang, Weisen Xu, Ou Li and Bing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:140

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  22. The incidence of CHD is the highest among birth defects and is increasing year to year. CHD seriously harms the health of infants and young children and presents a large economic burden to families and society...

    Authors: Lin Na, Bai Q, Zhao Xiumei, Zhuang Lingzi, He Deqin, Zhuang Xuanxuan, Guo Huanhuan, Lin Yuan and Chen Xiujuan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:139

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  23. Few reports are available on the contribution of general and abdominal obesity to the progression of carotid atherosclerosis in late adulthood. This study investigated the impact of four simple anthropometric ...

    Authors: Yume Imahori, Ellisiv B. Mathiesen, Katy E. Morgan, Chris Frost, Alun D. Hughes, Laila A. Hopstock, Stein Harald Johnsen, Nina Emaus and David A. Leon

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:138

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  24. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a rare but devastating congenital heart defect (CHD) accounting for 25% of all infant deaths due to a CHD. The etiology of HLHS remains elusive, but there is increasin...

    Authors: Andrew Cheng, Whitney Neufeld-Kaiser, Peter H. Byers and Yajuan J. Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:137

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Coronary artery fistula (CAF) is an abnormal connection between a coronary artery and either a cardiac chamber or the great vessels. Although most patients are asymptomatic, potential complications such as hea...

    Authors: Zhuoxuan Yang, Liang Zhang, Jin Gao, Jingang Cui, Jiansong Yuan, Shengwen Liu, Yue Zhou and Shubin Qiao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:136

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  26. Uncontrolled hypertension is a major cardiovascular risk factor. We examined uncontrolled hypertension and differences in treatment regimens between a high-risk country, Russia, and low-risk Norway to gain bet...

    Authors: Jakob Petersen, Sofia Malyutina, Andrey Ryabikov, Anna Kontsevaya, Alexander V. Kudryavtsev, Anne Elise Eggen, Martin McKee, Sarah Cook, Laila A. Hopstock, Henrik Schirmer and David A. Leon

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:135

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  27. The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) is an alternative to the transvenous implantable cardioverter defibrillator for the prevention of sudden cardiac death. Here, we report a rare ca...

    Authors: Yasuhisa Nakao, Kazuyoshi Suenari, Kohei Yamashiro, Hiroshi Nakagawa and Nobuo Shiode

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:134

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  28. Previous studies have indicated that the JAK/STAT signaling pathway is involved in modulating arterial adventitia inflammation response. In this study, we designed experiments to further investigate the effect...

    Authors: Xilan Yang, Jian Jia, Zhen Yu, Zheng Duanmu, Huiwei He, Sen Chen and Chen Qu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:133

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  29. Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) participates in the degradation of components of the extracellular matrix and it is involved in vascular remodeling and vasomotor changes. The aim of this study was to invest...

    Authors: Flavia Mariana Valente, Days Oliveira de Andrade, Luciana Neves Cosenso-Martin, Cláudia Bernardi Cesarino, Sérgio Mussi Guimarães, Victor Beneditti Guimarães, Riccardo Lacchini, José Eduardo Tanus-Santos, Juan Carlos Yugar-Toledo and José Fernando Vilela-Martin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:132

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  30. The incidence of Kawasaki disease (KD) is increasing. Indeed, KD has become the most common cause of acquired heart disease in children. Previous studies have well summarized the acute phase left ventricular (...

    Authors: Zhou Lin, Jingjing Zheng, Weiling Chen, Tingting Ding, Wei Yu and Bei Xia

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:131

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  31. For patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), the efficacy and safety of novel P2Y12 antagonists, including prasugrel or ticagrelor, has...

    Authors: Zhe Wang, Da-Yan Zhou, Yong Su, Liang-Yi Si and Qiang Xu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:130

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  32. Uncontrolled hypertension is one of the major risk factors of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. The prevalence of hypertension in Ethiopia is expected to reach up to 30%. The aim of this study was t...

    Authors: Firehiwot Amare, Bisrat Hagos, Mekonnen Sisay and Bereket Molla

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:129

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  33. Hypertension is a major contributing factor to cardiovascular disease and is a leading cause of death in the world. The association between hepatic enzymes and hypertension has been reported in limited studies...

    Authors: Sadaqur Rahman, Shiful Islam, Tangigul Haque, Rahanuma Raihanu Kathak and Nurshad Ali

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:128

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  34. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is the most serious type of coronary heart disease and is a global medical burden. The pathogenesis of ACS is very complex and still poorly understood. Epidemiologic studies have ...

    Authors: Jingyuan Hou, Zhixiong Zhong, Qiaoting Deng, Lifang Lin and Xing Zeng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:127

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  35. Although the presence of thrombus in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has been linked to adverse outcomes, routine thrombus aspiration has not been proven effective. A potential explana...

    Authors: Efstratios Karagiannidis, Nikolaos V. Konstantinidis, Georgios Sofidis, Evangelia Chatzinikolaou and Georgios Sianos

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:125

    Content type: Study protocol

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  36. Heparin-binding protein (HBP), a potent inducer of increased vascular permeability, is a potentially useful biomarker for predicting outcomes in patients with postoperative myocardial injury-related cardiogeni...

    Authors: Tuo Pan, Guang-Feng Long, Cheng Chen, Hai-Tao Zhang, Jun-Xia Wang, Anshu Ahaskar, Hong-Bing Chen and Dong-Jin Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:124

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  37. Effective control of blood pressure is necessary to avert the risk of cardiovascular diseases from uncontrolled hypertension. Despite evidence on the benefits of hypertension control, rates of control in Ghana...

    Authors: Darlene Esinam Okai, Adom Manu, Emefa Modey Amoah, Amos Laar, Joseph Akamah and Kwasi Torpey

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:123

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  38. Evidence on access to reperfusion therapy for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and associated mortality in developing countries is scarce. This study determined time trends in t...

    Authors: Chulaporn Limwattananon, Jiraphan Jaratpatthararoj, Jutatip Thungthong, Phumtham Limwattananon and Amnat Kitkhuandee

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:121

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  39. Atherosclerosis (AS) is the basis of cardiovascular diseases, characterized by chronic inflammatory and lipid metabolism disorders. Although the anti-inflammatory effect of Klotho in AS has been clearly shown,...

    Authors: Wei Liu, Xiujuan Chen, Min Wu, Lin Li, Jiani Liu, Jing Shi and Tian Hong

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:120

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  40. A cardiac myxoma in a young person may pose a diagnostic challenge as symptoms may be variable and the differential diagnosis is wide. The differential diagnosis can include rheumatic mitral valve disease, pul...

    Authors: Jake Cho, Steven Quach, Justin Reed and Omeni Osian

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:119

    Content type: Case report

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  41. Sleep apnea and diabetes mellitus (DM) negatively impact cardiovascular health. One important indicator of cardiovascular health is the Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI). Either low ABI or high ABI are signs of perip...

    Authors: Mohammed M. Alshehri, Abdulfattah S. Alqahtani, Aqeel M. Alenazi, Monira Aldhahi, Shaima Alothman, Corey Gray, Bader Alqahtani, Kamlesh Khunti and Patricia Kluding

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:118

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  42. Left ventricular reverse remodeling (LVRR) has been detected in non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDCM) patients following optimal treatment. However, its prediction with only conventional modalities is of...

    Authors: Togo Iwahana, Sho Okada, Masato Kanda, Motohiko Oshima, Atsushi Iwama, Goro Matsumiya and Yoshio Kobayashi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:116

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  43. To date, the best adiposity index that predicts or associates strongly with hypertension remains controversial. Therefore, we aimed to compare the performance of different adiposity indices [BMI (body mass ind...

    Authors: Lihua Hu, Guiping Hu, Xiao Huang, Wei Zhou, Chunjiao You, Juxiang Li, Ping Li, Yanqing Wu, Qinghua Wu, Zengwu Wang, Runlin Gao, Huihui Bao and Xiaoshu Cheng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:115

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  44. Whether pre-diabetes in the absence of hypertension (HTN) or dyslipidemia (DLP) is a risk factor for occurrence of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) is not fully established. We investigated the effec...

    Authors: Nahid Hashemi Madani, Faramarz Ismail-Beigi, Hossein Poustchi, Mahdi Nalini, Sadaf G. Sepanlou, Mojtaba Malek, Mohammad Amin Abbasi, Alireza Khajavi, Mohammad E. Khamseh and Reza Malekzadeh

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:113

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  45. Point-of-care haemoglobin meters are attractive solutions to improve timely diagnosis of anaemia in resource-limited settings. However, concerns regarding the accuracy of these meters may affect their adoption...

    Authors: Simeon-Pierre Choukem, Colette Sih, Akondu Tontu Ntumsi, Christian Akem Dimala, Yannick Mboue-Djieka, Eveline D. T. Ngouadjeu and Andre-Pascal Kengne

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:111

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  46. Patients with coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) require effective antiplatelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Ticagrelor has more pronounced platelet inhibition than clopidogrel. ...

    Authors: Yong Wang, Hong-wei Zhao, Cheng-fu Wang, Xiao-jiao Zhang, Jie Tao, Chun-sheng Cui, Qing-kun Meng, Yu Zhu, De-feng Luo, Ai-jie Hou and Bo Luan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:109

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