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  1. The current management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and concomitant heart failure (HF) remains a significant challenge. Catheter ablation (CA) has been shown to improve left ventricular ejection f...

    Authors: Xinliang Zhao, Xiaoqin Hu, Wei Bao, Shuo Huang, Fei Li, Chen Liu, Liqi Ge, Quan Zhang, Chaoqun Zhang and Chengzong Li
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:178
  2. Estimated plasma volume status (ePVS) estimated by the Duarte formula is associated with clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure. It remains unclear the predictive value of the ePVS to the postoperati...

    Authors: Bo Shan, Jing Li, Zhangwei Shi, Chao Han, Juan Zhang, Jia Zhao, Rui Hu, Liwen Liu and Shengjun Ta
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:177
  3. The endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene deficiency is known to cause impaired coronary vasodilating capability in animal models. In the general clinical population, the eNOS gene polymorphisms, able ...

    Authors: Cecilia Vecoli, Chiara Caselli, Martina Modena, Giancarlo Todiere, Rosa Poddighe, Serafina Valente, Fabrizio Bandini, Andrea Natali, Lorenzo Ghiadoni, Aldo Clerico, Concetta Prontera, Simona Vittorini, Nicoletta Botto, Michele Emdin and Danilo Neglia
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:176
  4. Approximately 90% of intracardial thrombi originate from the left atrial appendage in non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients. Even with anticoagulant therapy, left atrial appendage thrombus (LAAT) still occ...

    Authors: Zixi Zhang, Jiabao Zhou, Qiuzhen Lin, Cancan Wang, Yunying Huang, Yongguo Dai, Wanyun Zuo, Na Liu, Yichao Xiao and Qiming Liu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:175
  5. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiac arrhythmia. The ratio of red cell distribution width (RDW) to albumin has been recognized as a reliable prognostic marker for poor outcomes in a variety of diseases...

    Authors: Li-ya Pan and Jing Song
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:174
  6. Recently, the impact of PM2.5 on human health has been intensively studied, especially the respiratory system. High-density lipoprotein plays a crucial role in removing excess cholesterol from cells and transport...

    Authors: Chaolin Liu and Yong Qiao
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:173
  7. Although APOE ε4 allele carriage confers a risk for coronary artery disease, its persistence in humans might be explained by certain survival advantages (antagonistic pleiotropy).

    Authors: Constantin-Cristian Topriceanu, Mit Shah, Matthew Webber, Fiona Chan, Hunain Shiwani, Marcus Richards, Jonathan Schott, Nishi Chaturvedi, James C. Moon, Alun D. Hughes, Aroon D. Hingorani, Declan P. O’Regan and Gabriella Captur
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:172
  8. Understanding the disease and its acceptance significantly influence adherence to prescribed medications, a critical aspect in managing coronary artery disease (CAD). This study is designed to explore the mult...

    Authors: Farzad Dugunchi, Shiv Kumar Mudgal, Zohreh Hosseini Marznaki, Hoda Shirafkan, Saeed Abrotan, Fateme Jafarian and Roghayeh Pourkia
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:171
  9. Cardiometabolic conditions are major contributors to the global burden of disease. An emerging body of evidence has associated access to and surrounding public open spaces (POS) and greenspace with cardiometab...

    Authors: Yasaman Sharifi, Sahar Sobhani, Nahid Ramezanghorbani, Moloud Payab, Behnaz Ghoreshi, Shirin Djalalinia, Zahra Nouri Ghonbalani, Mahbube Ebrahimpur, Maysa Eslami and Mostafa Qorbani
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:170
  10. Inflammation plays a key role in pathogenesis and rupture of aneurysms. Non-invasively and dynamically monitoring aneurysm inflammation is critical. This study evaluated myeloperoxidase (MPO) as an imaging bio...

    Authors: Xingchi Shi, Yuan Xue, Huiyu Wu, Chengyi Shen, Lei Zhong, Jun Lei, Zhiyang Xia, Ying Yang and Jiang Zhu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:169
  11. Insulin resistance (IR) may participate in the pathogenesis of hypertension by mediating low-grade systemic inflammation. The triglycerides-glucose (TyG) index has recently been suggested as a reliable alterna...

    Authors: Su Wang, Qian Wang and Xianliang Yan
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:168
  12. Paclitaxel is a chemotherapeutic agent commonly used for ovarian, lung, breast carcinoma, and Kaposi’s sarcoma. Its common side effects include hypersensitivity reaction, bone marrow suppression, and periphera...

    Authors: Gi Eun Kim, Ayman R. Ibrahim, Duha Shalatouni, Nadin H. Abouzeid and Fahmi Othman
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:167
  13. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one among the major causes of mortality all round the globe. Several anti-platelet regimens have been proposed following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In this analys...

    Authors: Chen Ning, Fang Ling, Deyi Liu and Zhang Zhi
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:166
  14. Hypertensive response to exercise (HRE) is related to the development of future hypertension, cardiovascular morbidity, and mortality, independent of resting blood pressure. We hypothesized that arterial stiff...

    Authors: C. Wuttichaipradit, C. Yodwut, P. Sukhum, K. Hengrussamee, M. Treesong, S. Thiangtham, B. Samut, A. Tunhasiriwet and T. Yingchoncharoen
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:165
  15. Aortic valve reconstruction using glutaraldehyde-treated autologous pericardium, also called Ozaki procedure, is a surgical procedure for patients with aortic valve disease. Gratifying results have been report...

    Authors: Zawadi Edward Kalezi, Alphonce Nsabi Simbila, Stella Mongella, Deogratias Nkya, Godwin Sharau, Felix Shonyela, Vivienne Mlawi and Naizihijwa Majani
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:163
  16. All-cause mortality and cardiovascular disease are increased in subjects with metabolic syndrome (MetS). Risk scores are used to predict individual risk of heart disease. We performed a long-term follow-up stu...

    Authors: Harri Juhani Saarinen, Jorma Lahtela, Päivi Mähönen and Ari Palomäki
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:162
  17. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), according to a number of recent observational studies, is connected to atherosclerosis (AS). However, the link between H. pylori and AS is debatable.

    Authors: Xueyi Zhang, Yue Shi, Tielin Li, Ke Chang, Yongyan Gan, Yue Feng and Xianhua Zhou
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:161
  18. Dyslipidemia is a co-existing problem in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and coronary artery disease (CAD), and apolipoprotein E (APOE) plays an important role in lipid metabolism. However, the relationsh...

    Authors: Wenhao Chen, Bin Li, Hao Wang, Guoliang Wei, Kehui Chen, Weihong Wang, Shen Wang and Yuanliang Liu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:160
  19. South Asian individuals have high risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Some investigators suggest smaller coronary artery size may be partially responsible.

    Authors: R. T. Short, F. Lin, S. Nair, J. G. Terry, J. J. Carr, N. R. Kandula, D. Lloyd-Jones and A. M. Kanaya
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:158
  20. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a leading cause of death, and survival outcomes vary across countries and regions. To improve survival, the European Resuscitation Council Guidelines encourage the impl...

    Authors: Camilla Allert, Bengt Nilsson, Anders Svensson and Ewa K. Andersson
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:157
  21. Hyperuricemia and low level of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) are both risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD). The uric acid to HDL-C ratio (UHR) has recently been identified as a new inf...

    Authors: Fuxue Deng, Fang Jia, Yang Sun, Lisha Zhang, Jie Han, Danni Li, Qiang Yang, Rongrong Hou and Wei Jiang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:155
  22. Purulent pericarditis (PP)— a purulent infection involving the pericardial space—requires a high index of suspicion for diagnosis as it often lacks characteristic signs of pericarditis and carries a mortality ...

    Authors: Lorraine Mascarenhas, Dzhalal Agakishiev, Morgan Freeman and Scott Hubers
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:154
  23. The current study was conducted aimed atexploring the effects of staged rehabilitation training on the levels of inflammatory factors and red blood cell distribution in patients who underwent cardiac valve rep...

    Authors: Beibei Xing and Pujuan Liu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:153
  24. Acute heart failure (AHF) is a potentially life-threatening clinical syndrome, usually requiring hospital admission. Growth Differentiation Factor-15 (GDF-15) is a distant member of the transforming growth fac...

    Authors: Paisit Kosum, Noppachai Siranart, Natthinee Mattanapojanat, Somkiat Phutinart, Narisorn Kongruttanachok, Supanee Sinphurmsukskul, Sarawut Siwamogsatham, Sarinya Puwanant and Aekarach Ariyachaipanich
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:151
  25. The present study aimed to investigate the predictive ability of selected adiposity indices, such as body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), waist circumference (WC), and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR),...

    Authors: Rizki Amalia Gumilang, Yen-Chun Fan, Shang-Hao Wu and Chyi-Huey Bai
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:150
  26. Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is a prevalent disease that triggers systemic pathological changes including cardiac, respiratory, hepatic and digestive, hematopoietic, renal and skin issues. The burden of extra-...

    Authors: Xing-Yu Ji, Lei Zhu, Fei Chen, Fang-Lin Lu, Yuan Feng, Mao Chen and Tian-Yuan Xiong
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:149
  27. This study delves into the intricate landscape of atherosclerosis (AS), a chronic inflammatory disorder with significant implications for cardiovascular health. AS poses a considerable burden on global healthc...

    Authors: Fanli Bu, Xiao Qin, Tiantian Wang, Na Li, Man Zheng, Zixuan Wu and Kai Ma
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:148
  28. Postoperative delirium is a common and debilitating complication that significantly affects patients and their families. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether there is an effective sedative that ...

    Authors: Jin-Xiang Huang, Shan-Shan Zhang, Shu-Xian Wang, Da-Shuang Xi, Fang-Ru Luo, Cheng-Jiang Liu and Hong Li
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:147
  29. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between quantitative coronary flow reserve (CFR) and the blood uric acid/albumin ratio, as well as multiple clinical parameters, in order to assess the ...

    Authors: Jin Liu, Han Wei, Xuanzhi Zhu, Huangjun Liu and Lijun Jin
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:146
  30. The SelectSecure™ 3830 lead is an innovative, lumenless, and thin active fixed lead with a nonretractable screw-in tip and a diameter of 4.1 Fr, making it the thinnest pacing lead available. Its high anti-extr...

    Authors: Chuan Yang, Jing Qi, Mahmood Alam and Deling Zou
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:145
  31. Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an autosomal semi-dominant disease, characterized by markedly elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c) from conception and accelerated atheroscleroti...

    Authors: Huijuan Kou, Hongtao Wang, Peng Liu, Xin Wang, Wenjing Zhu, Wei Jiang, Xiaojun Hu and Jie Deng
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:144
  32. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Arterial hypertension is one of the main cardiovascular risk factors. Despite this, individuals with hypertension often f...

    Authors: Roberta Adorni, Francesco Zanatta, Erika Rosa Cappelletti, Andrea Greco, Patrizia Steca and Marco D’Addario
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:143
  33. Heart failure (HF) and diabetes are associated with increased incidence and worse prognosis of each other. The prognostic value of global longitudinal strain (GLS) measured by cardiovascular magnetic resonance...

    Authors: Nithin R. Iyer, Siew-Pang Chan, Oi Wah Liew, Jenny P.C. Chong, Jennifer A. Bryant, Thu-Thao Le, Chanchal Chandramouli, Patrick J. Cozzone, Frank Eisenhaber, Roger Foo, A. Mark Richards, Carolyn S.P. Lam, Martin Ugander and Calvin W-L. Chin
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:141
  34. In this cross-sectional study from Botswana, we investigated knowledge of myocardial infarction (MI) symptoms and risk factors among the general public and outpatients with MI risk factors based on age and li...

    Authors: Ookeditse Ookeditse, Kebadiretse K. Ookeditse, Thusego R. Motswakadikgwa, Gosiame Masilo, Yaone Bogatsu, Baleufi C. Lekobe, Mosepele Mosepele, Henrik Schirmer and Stein H. Johnsen
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:140
  35. In patients with stable hemodynamic status after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) after preoperative investigations can provide outcomes comparable to those of emergency...

    Authors: Ken Nakamura, Shusuke Arai, Kimihiro Kobayashi, Shingo Nakai, Ri Sho, Ai Ishizawa, Daisuke Watanabe, Shuto Hirooka, Eiichi Ohba, Masahiro Mizumoto, Yoshinori Kuroda, Cholsu Kim, Hideaki Uchino, Takao Shimanuki and Tetsuro Uchida
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:139
  36. Recent studies have indicated an association between intestinal flora and lipids. However, observational studies cannot indicate causality. In this study, we aimed to investigate the potentially causal relatio...

    Authors: Da Teng, Wenjuan Jia, Wenlong Wang, Lanlan Liao, Bowen Xu, Lei Gong, Haibin Dong, Lin Zhong and Jun Yang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:138
  37. The present study aimed to respond to clinical question, can prolonged P-R interval predict clinical outcomes in non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome patients?

    Authors: Mohammad Zareei, Hossein Zareiamand, Mahsa Kamali, Nasim Ardalani, Ata Ebrahimi and Maryam Nabati
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:137
  38. Malnutrition is severely associated with worst prognosis of patients with heart failure (HF). Malnourished patients with the metabolic syndrome (MS) can result in a double burden of malnutrition. We aimed to i...

    Authors: Xuehe Zhang, Chunfang Shan, Kaixuan Hu, Binbin Fang, Zhiyang Zhang, Qian Xie, Chang Liu, Xin An, Yining Yang and Xiaomei Li
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:136
  39. Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), commonly referred to as "broken heart syndrome," is a distinctive form of acute and reversible heart failure that primarily affects young to middle-aged individuals, particularly wome...

    Authors: Shuhao Li, Senyan Yang, Shujing Zhou, Shuang Zhang, Xueying Li, Haibo Zhang, Ping Ren, Yanwu Liu, Ying Liu and Yuanguo Chen
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:135
  40. Authors: Xiao-mei Huang, Jing-jing Li, Wang Yin, Hui-ling Fu, Fen Yu, Lian-qing Gu, Yi Zhang, Min Du, Zheng Ye and Li Xu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:134

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  41. There is a paucity of Chinese studies evaluating the quality of life (QoL) in young acute type A aortic dissection (AAAD) patients with Marfan syndrome.

    Authors: Xin-fan Lin, Lin-feng Xie, Zhao-feng Zhang, Jian He, Yu-ling Xie, Xiao-fu Dai and Liang-wan Chen
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:132
  42. This umbrella review synthesizes data from 17 meta-analyses investigating the comparative outcomes of catheter ablation (CA) and medical treatment (MT) for atrial fibrillation (AF). Outcomes assessed were mort...

    Authors: Anoop Titus, Sakil Syeed, Abiram Baburaj, Karan Bhanushali, Pramod Gaikwad, Mannil Sooraj, Anu Mariam Saji, Wasey Ali Yadullahi Mir, Pramukh Arun Kumar, Mahati Dasari, Mubashir Ayaz Ahmed, Mohammed Omer Khan, Aishwarya Titus, Janamjey Gaur, Dilanthy Annappah, Arjun Raj…
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:131
  43. We described a rare case of an adolescent girl with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation originating from the right atrial appendage diverticulum and successfully converted to sinus rhythm after surgical intervention.

    Authors: Li Cheng, Jianbo Hu, Yuanping Zhang, Zhaohua Geng and Bo Zhang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:130
  44. This study was aimed to identify the risk factors that influence the mortality risk in patients with acute aortic dissection (AAD) within one year after discharge, and aimed to construct a predictive model for...

    Authors: Ting Zhou, Jing-Xiao Li, Chao-Yong Zhang, Yu-Gui Li, Jun Peng, Chun-Lou Wei, Meng-Hua Chen and Hua-Fu Zhou
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:129

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