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  1. Evidence-based recommendations about anticoagulation in acute type B aortic dissection (TBAD) are completely missing, but there is a diffuse conviction that it could prevent the healing process of the dissecte...

    Authors: Pier Paolo Bocchino, Ovidio De Filippo, Francesco Piroli, Paolo Scacciatella, Massimo Imazio, Fabrizio D’Ascenzo and Gaetano Maria De Ferrari

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:29

    Content type: Case report

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  2. TAB2 is an activator of MAP 3 K7/TAK1, which is required for the IL-1 induced signal pathway. Microdeletions encompassing TAB2 have been detected in various patients with congenital heart defects (CHD), indicatin...

    Authors: Jia Chen, Huizhen Yuan, Kang Xie, Xinrong Wang, Linglong Tan, Yongyi Zou, Yan Yang, Lu Pan, Junfang Xiao, Ge Chen and Yanqiu Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:27

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease that may affect the myocardium. This study evaluated the diagnostic and prognostic value of 2-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography in cardiac sarcoidosi...

    Authors: Cristina Di Stefano, Giulia Bruno, Maria C. Arciniegas Calle, Gayatri A. Acharya, Lynn M. Fussner, Patompong Ungprasert, Leslie T. Cooper Jr, Lori A. Blauwet, Jay H. Ryu, Patricia A. Pellikka, Eva M. Carmona Porquera and Hector R. Villarraga

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:21

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Acute heart failure is a rapid onset of new or worsening of signs and symptoms of heart failure that requires hospitalization or a visit to the emergency department. The aim of this study was to evaluate treat...

    Authors: Mulubirhan Tirfe, Teshome Nedi, Desalew Mekonnen and Alemseged Beyene Berha

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:16

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Both acute myocardial infarction and acute pulmonary embolism are distinct medical urgencies while they may conincide. Leriche’s syndrome is a relatively rare aortoiliac occlusive disease characterized by clau...

    Authors: Xuanqi An, Rui Fu, Zhihui Zhao, Xinhai Ni, Changming Xiong, Xiansheng Cheng and Zhihong Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:26

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Most reported cases of right anomalous coronary artery from the opposite sinus (R-ACAOS) have benign clinical outcomes. However, patients with left ACAOS (L-ACAOS) and some of the patients with R-ACAOS are mor...

    Authors: Kai-yue Diao, Qin Zhao, Yue Gao, Ke Shi, Min Ma, Hua-yan Xu, Ying-kun Guo and Zhi-gang Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:25

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  7. Longitudinal stent deformation (LSD) is an infrequent complication of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and it may lead to catastrophic clinical outcomes. However, reports of cardiac adverse events ass...

    Authors: Daoyuan Si, Yaliang Tong, Bo Yu, Yuquan He and Guohui Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:24

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) is a group of pathophysiological disorders affecting heart and kidneys.

    Authors: E. Hryniewiecka, T. Hryniewiecki, J. Różański, T. Pilecki, R. Zagożdżon, T. Orłowski, M. Gołębiowski, L. Pączek, K. Mucha and B. Foroncewicz

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:20

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who present to hospitals without interventional facilities frequently require transfer to another hospital equipped with a cardiac catheterization laboratory. This r...

    Authors: Michał Czapla, Dorota Zyśko, Tom Quinn and Piotr Karniej

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:19

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Radiofrequency catheter ablation is an established procedure with a high success rate for treating Wolff–Parkinson–White (WPW) syndrome. Rare complications post-ablation may nonetheless occur particularly asso...

    Authors: Mei-fang Zheng, Zhen Wang and Zheng-yu Bao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:18

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) can be associated with increased survival and neurologic benefits in selected patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). However, there remains ins...

    Authors: Kei Hayashida, Takahiro Kinoshita, Kazuma Yamakawa, Santiago J. Miyara, Lance B. Becker and Satoshi Fujimi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:23

    Content type: Correspondence

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  12. It has been reported that oral anticoagulation (OAC) is underused among Chinese patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC) have been recommended ...

    Authors: Ting Liu, Hui-li Yang, Lan Gu, Jie Hui, Ojo Omorogieva, Meng-xiao Ren and Xiao-hua Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:22

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Retrograde type A aortic dissection (RTAD) is a fatal aortic disease secondary to descending aortic dissection, and might be misdiagnosed due to its atypical symptoms lead to catastrophic outcomes.

    Authors: Yongle Ruan, Zhiwei Wang, Zhiyong Wu, Wei Ren, Zongli Ren, Anfeng Yu and Mohamed Rahouma

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:17

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Platelets in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) are characterized by increased activation and aggregation, which tends to be associated with a high morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular disea...

    Authors: Ai-ming Zhou, Yi-jia Xiang, En-qian Liu, Chang-hong Cai, Yong-hui Wu, Le-bing Yang and Chun-lai Zeng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:15

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  15. This study aims to evaluate the ADL(activity of daily living) of patients with acute cerebral infarction through BI scoring, in order to observe its predictive value in the prognosis of these patients.

    Authors: Qun-Xi Li, Xiao-Jing Zhao, Yan Wang, Da-Li Wang, Jiang Zhang, Tie-Jun Liu, Yan-Bo Peng, Hai-Yan Fan and Fu-Xia Zheng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:14

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  16. Liver disorders may be associated with normal pulmonary hemodynamic, hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS), or portopulmonary hypertension (POPH). In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of the severity of ...

    Authors: Ali Sepehrinezhad, Amirreza Dehghanian, Ali Rafati and Farzaneh Ketabchi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:13

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  17. End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients are at high cardiovascular risk, and myocardial fibrosis (MF) accounts for most of their cardiac events. The purpose of this study is to investigate the prognostic value...

    Authors: Hua-yan Xu, Zhi-gang Yang, Yi Zhang, Wan-lin Peng, Chun-chao Xia, Zhen-lin Li, Yong He, Rong Xu, Li Rao, Ying Peng, Yu-ming Li, Hong-ling Gao and Ying-kun Guo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:12

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  18. Perioperative bleeding during cardiac surgery are known to make patients susceptible to adverse outcomes and several bleeding classifications have been developed to stratify the severity of bleeding events. Fu...

    Authors: Ziwei Xi, Yanan Gao, Zhenxian Yan, Yu-Jie Zhou and Wei Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:3

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  19. This study investigated the value of layer-specific strain analysis by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) for evaluating left ventricular (LV) systolic function and synchrony in mainten...

    Authors: Chang Liu, Zi-Ning Yan, Li Fan, Jun Huang, Dan Shen and Xiang-Ting Song

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:1324

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  20. Postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock (PCS) that is refractory to inotropic support remains a major concern in cardiac surgery and is almost universally fatal unless treated with mechanical support. While reported ...

    Authors: Mariusz Kowalewski, Giuseppe Maria Raffa, Kamil Zieliński, Musab Alanazi, Martijn Gilbers, Sam Heuts, Ehsan Natour, Elham Bidar, Rick Schreurs, Thijs Delnoij, Rob Driessen, Jan-Willem Sels, Marcel van de Poll, Paul Roekaerts, Paolo Meani, Jos Maessen…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:10

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  21. Inflammatory reaction is an essential factor in the occurrence, development and prognosis of femoropopliteal disease (FPD). The ratio of platelets to lymphocytes (PLR) is a new indicator reflecting platelet ag...

    Authors: Yanhua Zhen, Zhihui Chang, Zhaoyu Liu and Jiahe Zheng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:9

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  22. Ischemic cardiomyopathy is a high-cost, resource-intensive public health burden that is associated with a 1-year mortality rate of about 16% in western population. Different in patient ethnicity and pattern of...

    Authors: Nattawut Wongpraparut, Sarawut Siwamogsatham, Tomorn Thongsri, Pornchai Ngamjanyaporn, Arintaya Phrommintikul, Kompoj Jirajarus, Tarinee Tangcharoen, Kid Bhumimuang, Pinij Kaewsuwanna, Rungroj Krittayaphong, Rungtiwa Pongakasira and Harvey D. White

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:8

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  23. Previous clinical studies have suggested that trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) could contribute to the development of atherosclerosis cardiovascular disease. However, the synthetic analysis in coronary heart dise...

    Authors: Miao-En Yao, Peng-Da Liao, Xu-Jie Zhao and Lei Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:7

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  24. Kidney transplant patients suffer from vascular abnormalities and high cardiovascular event rates, despite initial improvements post-transplantation. The nature of the progression of vascular abnormalities in ...

    Authors: Joey Junarta, Nina Hojs, Robin Ramphul, Racquel Lowe-Jones, Juan C. Kaski and Debasish Banerjee

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:6

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  25. Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm is a very rare complication following acute myocardial infarction, which results from a free wall rupture. Hemopericardium and cardiac tamponade caused by rupture of the free wa...

    Authors: Xin Li, Yu Wang, Dong Wang, Chaohui Lai and Chenxin Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:5

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Preclinical studies indicate iron deficiency (ID) plays an important role in cardiac remodelling. However, the relationship between ID and cardiac remodelling remains unknown in clinical setting. This retrospe...

    Authors: Yan Chen, Jing Wan, Haidan Xia, Ya Li, Yufeng Xu, Haiyan Lin and Hassah Iftikhar

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:4

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  27. While rheumatic mitral stenosis has been effectively treated percutaneously for more than 20 years, mitral and tricuspid regurgitation treatment appear as a contemporary unmet need. The advent of transcatheter...

    Authors: Pavel Overtchouk, Nicolo Piazza, Juan Granada, Osama Soliman, Bernard Prendergast and Thomas Modine

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:1

    Content type: Review

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  28. Chymase is the major angiotensin II (Ang II)-forming enzyme in cardiovascular tissue, with an important role in atrial remodeling. This study aimed to examine the association between chymase 1 gene (CMA1) polymor...

    Authors: Dongchen Zhou, Yuewei Chen, Jiaxin Wu, Jiabo Shen, Yushan Shang, Liangrong Zheng and Xudong Xie

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:321

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  29. A number of published literature has reported that, physiologically, heart rate variability (HRV) in patients with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) to be greatly confounded by age, sex, race, p...

    Authors: Joel Swai, Zixuan Hu, Xiexiong Zhao, Tibera Rugambwa and Gui Ming

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:320

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  30. Serum immunoglobulins (Igs) play a critical role in modulating the immune response by neutralizing pathogens, although little is known about the effect of Igs in development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular d...

    Authors: Dee Lin, Mary Barna Bridgeman and Luigi Brunetti

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:319

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  31. Ticagrelor and clopidogrel, P2Y12 receptor antagonists, can prevent thrombotic events and are used to treat cardiovascular diseases such as acute coronary syndrome and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, in wh...

    Authors: Zhuyin Jia, Yiwei Huang, Xiaojun Ji, Jiaju Sun and Guosheng Fu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:318

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  32. Non-cardiac surgery for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) is considered to require meticulous perioperative care. β-blockers are considered the first-line drugs for patients with HOCM, and they pl...

    Authors: Yoichi Imori, Hitoshi Takano, Hiroshi Mase, Junya Matsuda, Hideto Sangen, Yuki Izumi, Yukichi Tokita, Takeshi Yamamoto and Wataru Shimizu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:316

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  33. Transesophageal echocardiography may be used to assess pulmonary veins for atrial fibrillation ablation. No study focused on the role of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in evaluating the diameter and anat...

    Authors: Qing-Qing Dong, Wen-Yi Yang, Ya-Ping Sun, Qian Zhang, Guang Chu, Gen-Qing Zhou, Gang Chen, Song-Wen Chen, Shao-Wen Liu and Fang Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:315

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  34. Genetic susceptibility to the development of coronary artery disease (CAD) and myocardial infarction (MI) is well established. However, lack of replication, and difficulty in the identification of specific gen...

    Authors: Yi-Dan Hao, Bright Eric Ohene, Shi-Wei Yang and Yu-Jie Zhou

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:314

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Whipple’s disease is a clinically relevant multi-system disorder that is often undiagnosed given its elusive nature. We present an atypical case of Whipple’s disease involving pan-valvular endocarditis and con...

    Authors: Christina S. Thornton, Yinong Wang, Martin Köebel, Kathryn Bernard, Tamara Burdz, Andrew Maitland, Jose G. Ferraz, Paul L. Beck and Andre Ferland

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:312

    Content type: Case report

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  36. The most significant manifestation of heart failure is exercise intolerance. This systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to investigate whether dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors or glucagon-lik...

    Authors: Chengcong Chen, Ying Huang, Yongmei Zeng, Xiyan Lu and Guoqing Dong

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:311

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  37. Coronary artery disease (CAD) and plasma lipid levels are highly correlated, indicating the presence of common pathways between them. Nevertheless, the molecular pathways underlying the pathogenic comorbiditie...

    Authors: Liuying Chen, Yinghao Yao, Chaolun Jin, Shen Wu, Qiang Liu, Jingjing Li, Yunlong Ma, Yizhou Xu and Yigang Zhong

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:310

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  38. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Due to increased CAD risk factors in Saudi Arabia, research on more feasible and predictive biomarkers is needed. We aimed t...

    Authors: Mohammed Ewid, Hossam Sherif, Syed Muhammad Baqui Billah, Nazmus Saquib, Wael AlEnazy, Omer Ragab, Saed Enabi, Tawfik Rajab, Zaki Awad and Rami Abazid

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:309

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  39. The optimal level of heart rate (HR) control in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is unknown. To assess the effect of rate control on cardiopulmonary exercise capacity and quality of life (QoL) in permane...

    Authors: Fei She, Yuan Ma, Yi Li, Lei Li, Weixian Xu, Hongyan Wang and Ming Cui

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:308

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  40. Resting heart rate (RHR) is an obtainable, inexpensive, non-invasive test, readily available on any medical document. RHR has been established as a risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity, is related to other...

    Authors: Michal Ehrenwald, Asaf Wasserman, Shani Shenhar-Tsarfaty, David Zeltser, Limor Friedensohn, Itzhak Shapira, Shlomo Berliner and Ori Rogowski

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:307

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  41. Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) is an atheroinflammatory process; finally it leads to progressive calcification of the valve. There is no effective pharmacological treatment for CAVD and many of the under...

    Authors: Jonna Weisell, Pauli Ohukainen, Juha Näpänkangas, Steffen Ohlmeier, Ulrich Bergmann, Tuomas Peltonen, Panu Taskinen, Heikki Ruskoaho and Jaana Rysä

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:306

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  42. Coronary artery spasm (CAS) is an underdiagnosed disease especially in heart transplant patients, and in those patients the etiology and pathophysiology remain largely unknown, although it has been associated ...

    Authors: M. Pagnoni, J. Regamey, J. Adjedj, G. Rogati, O. Muller and P. Tozzi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:305

    Content type: Case report

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  43. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with risk of poor adult health, including cardiometabolic diseases. Little is known about the correlates of ACEs for adults who have already developed cardio...

    Authors: Robert G. Maunder, David W. Tannenbaum, Joanne A. Permaul, Melissa Nutik, Cleo Haber, Mira Mitri, Daniela Costantini and Jonathan J. Hunter

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:304

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  44. Due to epidemiological transitions, Sub-Saharan Africa is facing a growing burden of non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Among their risk factors, hypertension is a major deter...

    Authors: Ileana Desormais, Salimanou Ariyoh Amidou, Yessito Corine Houehanou, Stephan Dismand Houinato, Gwladys Nadia Gbagouidi, Pierre Marie Preux, Victor Aboyans and Philippe Lacroix

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:303

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  45. Endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) represents the most common cause of restrictive cardiomyopathy worldwide. Despite a high prevalence in tropical regions, it occasionally occurs in patients who have never visited ...

    Authors: Gernot Wagner, Markus Haumer, Gerhard Poelzl, Dominik Wiedemann, Andreas Kliegel, Robert Ullrich, Gerald Gartlehner, Andreas Zuckermann, Ludwig Müller, Harald Mayr and Deddo Moertl

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:302

    Content type: Case report

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  46. Cardiovascular disease has become a serious public health problem in recent years in China. The aim of the study was to examine sex differences in cardiovascular risk factors and 10-year ischemic cardiovascula...

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

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:301

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  47. Most coronary spastic angina patients are responsive to coronary vasodilators therapy, and stent implantation is not recommended for regular use. We reported the angiographic and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS...

    Authors: Haoran Wang, Geng Peng, Yancai Dong and Dongliang Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:300

    Content type: Case report

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