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  1. Clinical phenotype and prognosis of heart failure (HF) may be variable among different racial populations. Therefore, a patient-level comparison of hospitalized HF patients in two university hospitals from Chi...

    Authors: Yizhou Feng, Xiaojing Chen, Maria Schaufelberger, Qing Zhang and Michael Fu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:91
  2. Left main coronary artery disease secondary to pulmonary artery compression related to Eisenmenger syndrome is an under-suspected condition that can cause fatal outcomes if left untreated. It presents with typ...

    Authors: Charlotte Johanna Cool, Fathy Fathini, Ibnu Adams, Aninka Saboe, Nuraini Yasmin Kusumawardhani, Astri Astuti and Achmad Fauzi Yahya
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:89
  3. The incidence of heart failure (HF) has declined in Europe during the past two decades. However, incidence estimates from registry-based studies may vary, partly because they depend on retrospective searches t...

    Authors: Kristina Malene Ødegaard, Sandre Svatun Lirhus, Hans Olav Melberg, Jonas Hallén and Sigrun Halvorsen
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:88
  4. Cardiac rehabilitation reduces mortality and morbidity rate of patients with coronary artery diseases (CAD); however, acute exercise stimulation may also increase the thrombotic risk through platelet activatio...

    Authors: Chun Yin, Yanhui Wang, Chunhua Mo, Zong Yue, Yihong Sun and Dayi Hu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:87
  5. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a ubiquitous cardiovascular disease ensuing adverse prognosis caused by myocardial necrosis. Effective and rapid diagnosis of AMI is essential to following treatment in cli...

    Authors: Jiajia Xie, Wenjun Liao, Wuqi Chen, Disheng Lai, Qidong Tang and Yuhui Li
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:86
  6. This study evaluated the effectiveness of treatment with an indapamide/amlodipine single-pill combination (SPC) in outpatients with uncontrolled isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) aged over 55 years in real-...

    Authors: Zh. D. Kobalava, Eteri L. Kolesnik, E. K. Shavarova, L. A. Goreva and L. V. Karapetyan
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:85
  7. The inflammation hypothesis of atherosclerosis has been put forward for more than 20 years. Although many animal experiments have suggested that anti-inflammatory therapy can inhibit the atherosclerotic proces...

    Authors: Ying Niu, Nan Bai, Ying Ma, Peng-Yu Zhong, Yao-Sheng Shang and Zhi-Lu Wang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:84
  8. Dissecting intramural hematoma is a rare complication of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and has been associated with increased mortality. There has been paucity of literature to establish protocols and guid...

    Authors: Hitesh Gurjar, Muhammad Saad, Nisha Ali, Sudiksha Regmi, Prakash Upreti, Sumit Karna, Sandhya K. Balaram, Gayathri Kamalakkannan and Timothy J. Vittorio
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:83
  9. Mortality following acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has decreased in western countries for decades; however, it remains unknown whether the decrease is distributed equally across the population independently...

    Authors: Niels Asp Fuglsang, Elisabeth Zinck, Annette Kjær Ersbøll, Bjarne Kjær Ersbøll, Gunnar Hilmar Gislason, Thora Majlund Kjærulff and Kristine Bihrmann
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:81
  10. Symptom-to-balloon time (SBT) represents the total ischemic time in ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) and is associated with poor long-term outcomes. The study aimed to explore the association between ...

    Authors: Nan Gao, Xiaoyong Qi, Yi Dang, Yingxiao Li, Gang Wang, Xiao Liu, Ning Zhu and Jinguo Fu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:80
  11. A significant number of chest pain patients had previous cardiac imaging tests (CIT) performed before being presented to the Emergency Department (ED). The HEART (history, electrocardiogram, age, risk factors,...

    Authors: Chet D. Schrader, Darren Kumar, Yuan Zhou, Stefan Meyering, Nicholas Saltarelli, Naomi Alanis, Chukwuagozie Iloma, Rebecca Smiley and Hao Wang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:79
  12. The aberrant distribution of peripheral B cell subsets is associated with the pathogenesis of a variety of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. However, the distribution of peripheral B cell subsets in patien...

    Authors: Quan Tang, Zhihong Cen, Jing Lu, Jingwei Dong, Lin Qin, Feiyu Lu and Weifeng Wu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:78
  13. Doxorubicin (DOX) has limited chemotherapy application for malignancies due to cardiotoxicity. The pathogenesis of DOX-induced cardiomyopathy (DiCM) is yet to be elucidated. Increasing studies proved that acti...

    Authors: Yu Qi, Jianzhou Chen, Junfeng Duan, Lina Kang, Kun Wang, Ziwei Chen, Biao Xu and Rong Gu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:77
  14. The ideal treatment strategy for stable three-vessel coronary artery disease (CAD) patients are difficult to determine and for patients undergoing conservative treatment, imaging evidence of coronary atheroscl...

    Authors: Yu Sun, Xiao-gang Li, Kai Xu, Jie Hou, Hong-rui You, Rong-rong Zhang, Miao Qi, Li-bo Zhang, Li-sheng Xu, Stephen E. Greenwald and Ben-qiang Yang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:76
  15. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is generally regarded as one the treatment options for coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with diabetes. In recent years, with the advent of drug-eluting stents (DES)...

    Authors: Arezo Arabi, Behshad Naghshtabrizi, Hamid Reza Baradaran, Yousef Moradi, Mohsen Asadi-Lari and Ali Mehrakizadeh
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:75
  16. This study investigated the safety and efficacy of coronary angiography (CAG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) via distal transradial artery access (d-TRA).

    Authors: Feng Li, Gan-Wei Shi, Xiao-Long Yu, Rui-Xiao Song, Jian-Qiang Xiao, Hao-Min Huang, La-Mei Li, Liu-Yan Zhang, Chun Gong and Gao-Jun Cai
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:74
  17. Mitral annuloplasty rings restore annular dimensions to increase leaflet coaptation, serving a fundamental component in mitral valve repair. However, biomechanical evaluations of annuloplasty rings are lacking...

    Authors: Yuanjia Zhu, Annabel M. Imbrie-Moore, Robert J. Wilkerson, Michael J. Paulsen, Matthew H. Park and Y. Joseph Woo
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:73
  18. Coronary angiographies (CAs) are among the most common diagnostic procedures carried out in German hospitals, and substantial regional differences in their frequency of use have been documented. Given the hete...

    Authors: Julia Frank-Tewaag, Julian Bleek, Christian Günster, Udo Schneider, Dirk Horenkamp-Sonntag, Ursula Marschall, Sebastian Franke, Kathrin Schlößler, Norbert Donner-Banzhoff and Leonie Sundmacher
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:72
  19. Subintimal hematoma remains a major challenge associated with unnecessary technical complexity, failure of the antegrade approach or imperfection of revascularization in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI...

    Authors: Yanzhuo Ma, Xinxing Song, Lingfeng Kong, Gang Wang, Xiaoye Wang and Leisheng Ru
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:71
  20. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Early identification of the cardiovascular risk factors (CRF) among youths assists in determining the high-risk gr...

    Authors: Noor Shafina Mohd Nor, Yung-An Chua, Suraya Abdul Razak, Zaliha Ismail and Hapizah Nawawi
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:70
  21. Myocarditis is a cardiomyopathy associated with the inflammatory response. Rosuvastatin (RS) demonstrates cardioprotective effect in the clinical setting, although its cellular and molecular mechanisms in amel...

    Authors: Jiawei Zhuang, Gangyi Cheng, Jian Huang, Hongwei Guo, Yiquan Lai, Jiamao Wang, Zhonggui Shan and Shaoyi Zheng
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:69
  22. Complications related to femoral artery access for coronary angiography (CAG) is a safety concern. Vascular closure devices (VCDs) have been developed to reduce the rate of complications after femoral artery a...

    Authors: Lars Jakobsen, Niels R. Holm, Michael Maeng, Troels Thim, Steen D. Kristensen, Lone H. Mogensen and Evald H. Christiansen
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:68
  23. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is currently a common treatment in high-risk aortic stenosis patients, but the impact of hepatic insufficiency on prognosis after TAVI is debatable and whether TA...

    Authors: Wenkai Jiang, Zeyi Cheng, Shiyan Tu, Xing Wang, Caifei Xiang, Wence Zhou and Lin Chen
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:67
  24. Coronary artery perforation is a rare but potentially lethal complication of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with an associated mortality of 7–17%. We report the case of coronary artery perforation co...

    Authors: D. Chen, R. Gadeley, A. Wang and N. Jepson
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:66
  25. The aim of the present study is to investigate the possible correlation between heart rate variability (HRV), epicardial fat thickness (EFT), visfatin and AF recurrence post radiofrequency ablation.

    Authors: Bin Jian, Zhen Li, Jianing Wang and Chuanlin Zhang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:65
  26. Globally the burden of heart failure is rising. Hospitalisation is one of the main contributors to the burden of heart failure and unfortunately, the majority of heart failure patients will experience multiple...

    Authors: Andrea Driscoll, Lan Gao and Jennifer J. Watts
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:64
  27. Primary malignant tumors of the heart are rare. Although preoperative histological diagnosis is difficult, it has paramount value in therapeutic strategy development and prognostic estimation. Herein, we repor...

    Authors: Lei Chang, Chenyi Gong, Haitao Lu, Yihai Liu, Lina Kang, Jianzhou Chen, Lian Wang and Biao Xu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:63
  28. To evaluate the effect of stent boost subtract (SBS) imaging on stent underexpansion during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) by...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Duan, Limin Jing, Shi Pan, Sujuan Yan, Fang Wang, Hong Yu, Beibei Zhang, Guangsheng Wei, Ming Zhang and Jiao Zhang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:62
  29. Myocardial infarction (MI) represents a severe cardiovascular disease with limited therapeutic agents. This study was aimed to elucidate the role of the exosomes derived from human placental mesenchymal stem c...

    Authors: Libo Yang, Ting Wang, Xiaoxia Zhang, Hua Zhang, Ning Yan, Guoshan Zhang, Ru Yan, Yiwei Li, Jingjing Yu, Jun He, Shaobin Jia and Hao Wang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:61
  30. Coronary artery aneurysms after drug eluting stents are rare. We present a case series of type II coronary aneurysms after implantation of Everolimus eluting stents including patients developing giant aneurysm...

    Authors: Raghav Sharma, Aditya Vikram Ruia and Tek Singh Mahant
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:60
  31. A noninvasive left ventricular (LV) pressure-strain loop (PSL) provides a new method to quantify myocardial work (MW) by combining global longitudinal strain (GLS) and LV pressure, which exerts potential advan...

    Authors: Lisi Liao, Bobo Shi, Zhimin Ding, Lixin Chen, Fajin Dong, Jian Li, Yulin Zhong and Jinfeng Xu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:59
  32. The present study aimed to comprehensively investigate the occurrence and risk factors of adverse events (AEs) or adverse drug reactions (ADRs) (especially for thrombocytopenia and bleeding) in Chinese female ...

    Authors: Fan Wu, Xueying Liu, Huazhong Ran, Qiwei Tang, Cheng Zhong, Yanqing Wu and Jun Xiao
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:58
  33. Left atrial roof-dependent tachycardias (LARTs) are common macroreentrant atrial tachycardias (ATs). We sought to characterize clinical LARTs using an ultra-high resolution mapping system.

    Authors: Shinsuke Miyazaki, Kanae Hasegawa, Kazuya Yamao, Eri Ishikawa, Moe Mukai, Daisetsu Aoyama, Minoru Nodera, Junya Yamaguchi, Yuichiro Shiomi, Naoto Tama, Hiroyuki Ikeda, Yoshitomo Fukuoka, Kentaro Ishida, Hiroyasu Uzui, Yoshito Iesaka and Hiroshi Tada
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:57
  34. There is no generally accepted comprehensive risk prediction model cooperating risk factors associated with heart failure and pulmonary hemodynamics for patients with pulmonary hypertension due to left heart d...

    Authors: Ruilin Quan, Shian Huang, Lingpin Pang, Jieyan Shen, Weifeng Wu, Fangming Tang, Xiulong Zhu, Weiqing Su, Jingzhi Sun, Zaixin Yu, Lemin Wang, Xianyang Zhu, Changming Xiong and Jianguo He
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:56
  35. To investigate the prevalence of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and explore left ventricular geometry in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients, and to explore the risk factors of LVH which is an importan...

    Authors: Xinju Zhao, Li Zhu, Wenying Jin, Bing Yang, Yan Wang, Mengfan Ni, Yuchao Zhao, Liangying Gan and Li Zuo
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:55
  36. Extracorporeal left ventricular assist device is often required for acute myocardial infarction patients in cardiogenic shock when temporary mechanical circulatory support fails to provide hemodynamic stabiliz...

    Authors: Chiho Tokunaga, Atsushi Iguchi, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Fumiya Chubachi, Yuto Hori, Akitoshi Takazawa, Jun Hayashi, Toshihisa Asakura and Akihiro Yoshitake
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:54
  37. Right heart catheterization (RHC) and echocardiography are both routinely used for pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) assessment in lung transplantation (LT) candidates, although this is not mandated by...

    Authors: Tal Abu, Amos Levi, David Hasdai, Mordechai R. Kramer, Tamir Bental, Tali Bdolah-Abram, Arthur Shyovich, Abed Samara, Hana Vaknin-Assa, Leor Perl, Dror Rosengarten, Yaron Shapira, Ran Kornowski and Keren Skalsky
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:53
  38. QT interval as an indicator of ventricular repolarization is a clinically important parameter on an electrocardiogram (ECG). QT prolongation predisposes individuals to different ventricular arrhythmias and sud...

    Authors: Mohammad Hosein Yazdanpanah, Mohammad Mehdi Naghizadeh, Sepideh Sayyadipoor and Mojtaba Farjam
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:52
  39. Little is known about the needs of permanent nursing home residents after a stroke; comprehensive descriptions of needs are rare. The Post-Stroke Checklist facilitates the identification of health problems. Th...

    Authors: Emma K. Kjörk, Martha Gustavsson, Nohad El-Manzalawy and Katharina S. Sunnerhagen
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:50
  40. In a Phase I study treatment with the serum amyloid P component (SAP) depleter miridesap followed by monoclonal antibody to SAP (dezamizumab) showed removal of amyloid from liver, spleen and kidney in patients...

    Authors: Ashutosh Wechalekar, Gunnar Antoni, Wasfi Al Azzam, Mats Bergström, Swethajit Biswas, Chao Chen, Joseph Cheriyan, Matthew Cleveland, Louise Cookson, Paul Galette, Robert L. Janiczek, Raymond Y. Kwong, Mary Ann Lukas, Helen Millns, Duncan Richards, Ian Schneider…
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:49
  41. Hyperlipidemia (HLP) and hypertension (HTN) are both independent risk factors for ischemic stroke. This study aimed to assess whether HTN and HLP have a synergistic effect on the risk of ischemic stroke.

    Authors: Chang Wang, Zhi Du, Ning Ye, Chuning Shi, Songyue Liu, Danxi Geng and Yingxian Sun
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:47
  42. Myocardial Ischemia with No Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease (MINOCA) is a common cause of type 2 acute myocardial infarction (AMI) which requires careful differential diagnosis. Coronary artery spasm (CAS)...

    Authors: Weiwei Chen, Beibei Du, Kun Liu, Zhixi Yu, Xingtong Wang and Ping Yang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:46
  43. Inflammation plays a key role in the initiation and progression of atrial fibrillation (AF). The systemic inflammation indexes are easily evaluated and predict AF development. However, it’s role in prediction ...

    Authors: Yu Luo, Jian Zhang, Tao Liu, Zongtao Yin, Yan Jin, Jinsong Han, Zhipeng Guo and Huishan Wang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:45
  44. Recent studies have raised concern about the association of fluoroquinolones with an increased risk of aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection. We aimed to evaluate such risk in a Korean population.

    Authors: Nayeong Son, Eunmi Choi, Soo Youn Chung, Soon Young Han and Bonggi Kim
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:44
  45. Acquired aortic stenosis (AS) increases with age and has high mortality without intervention. Factors predicting its development are unclear, although atherosclerotic factors are assumed to be involved. Our ai...

    Authors: Silvana Kontogeorgos, Erik Thunström, Georgios Lappas, Annika Rosengren and Michael Fu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:43
  46. Although the diagnostic method for coronary atherosclerosis heart disease (CAD) is constantly innovated, CAD in the early stage is still missed diagnosis for the absence of any symptoms. The gene expression le...

    Authors: Wenjuan Peng, Yuan Sun and Ling Zhang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:42
  47. Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (AC) is a rare, heritable myocardial disorder that is a leading cause of ventricular arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young people. Desmoplakin (DSP) mutations account fo...

    Authors: Cátia Santos-Ferreira, Rui Baptista, Tiago Teixeira and Lino Gonçalves
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2022 22:41

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