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  1. Patients treated with drug-coated balloons (DCB) have the theoretical advantage of adopting a low-intensity antiplatelet regimen due to the absence of struts and polymers. Nevertheless, the optimal antiplatele...

    Authors: Chao Gao, Bin Zhu, Jianzheng Liu, Zhiwei Jiang, Tao Hu, Qiong Wang, Yi Liu, Ming Yuan, Fei Li, Ruining Zhang, Jielai Xia, Yoshinobu Onuma, Duolao Wang, Patrick Serruys and Ling Tao
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:62
  2. Several studies have examined the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and the proportion of untreated hypertension, but have produced conflicting findings. In addition, no study has been conducted t...

    Authors: Yuta Yokobori, Ami Fukunaga, Sumiyo Okawa, Masahiko Hachiya, Chau Que Nguyen, Thuy Phuong Thi Pham, Dong Van Hoang, Danh Cong Phan, Dong Van Huynh, Huy Xuan Le, Hung Thai Do, Tetsuya Mizoue and Yosuke Inoue
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:61
  3. The triglyceride glucose-body mass index (TyG-BMI index) has been suggested as a novel predictor of insulin resistance. However, its predictive value for slow coronary flow phenomenon (SCFP) in patients with i...

    Authors: Zhi-peng Li, Juan Chen, Qi Xin, Xiao-yang Pei, Hong-li Wu and Zhi-xu Tan
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:60
  4. The effect of different dual antiplatelet therapies on thrombotic events on the background of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance is unclear. We investigated whether ticagrelor can provide any additional ...

    Authors: Yinan Zhao, Yuxin Yang, Lei Guo, Dapeng Shen, Zhichao Dong, Yajuan Lin, Hao Liu, Yushan Wei and Bo Zhang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:58
  5. Platelet count is associated with cardiovascular risk and mortality in several cardiovascular diseases, but the association of the nadir platelet counts post-septal myectomy with the cardiovascular complicatio...

    Authors: Qianqian Fan, Zhihong Lu, Yonghui Wang, Lini Wang, Hui Zhang, Ziyu Zheng, Hailong Dong, Lize Xiong and Chong Lei
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:57
  6. Previous models for predicting delirium after cardiac surgery remained inadequate. This study aimed to develop and validate a machine learning-based prediction model for postoperative delirium (POD) in cardiac...

    Authors: Qiuying Li, Jiaxin Li, Jiansong Chen, Xu Zhao, Jian Zhuang, Guoping Zhong, Yamin Song and Liming Lei
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:56
  7. To analyse the relationship between the polymorphisms of the H-type hypertensive methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T gene and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) in early kidney inj...

    Authors: Chi Zhang, Qiu-Ping Xin, Yun-BO Xie, Xiang-Yu Guo, En-Hong Xing, Zhi-Jie Dou and Cui Zhao
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:55
  8. Inflammatory conditions and immune disorders may worsen the prognosis of chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of a new indicator, C-NLR, composed of ...

    Authors: Fazhi Yang, Lihua Zhang, Wei Huang, Dajin Liu, Yunhong Yang, Wenyi Gu, Tao Shi, Sirui Yang and Lixing Chen
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:54
  9. Preeclampsia is one of the leading causes of death in childbearing women worldwide. Hemodynamic changes in preeclampsia can trigger cardiac remodeling as indicated by increase of soluble-ST2 (sST2). Global lon...

    Authors: Hawani Sasmaya Prameswari, Cut Azlina Effendi, Achmad Fitrah Khalid, Setyorini Irianti, Ita Fatati and Mohammad Rizki Akbar
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:53
  10. The role of Serum uric acid (SUA) in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was controversial, which might be influenced by the renal clearance function of the patients. The present study aimed to explore the assoc...

    Authors: Lujing Jiang, JunGuo Jin, Xuyu He, Xiangming Hu, Lan Guo, Guo Chen and Yingling Zhou
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:52
  11. Mitral valve aneurysm (MVA) is characterized by a saccular outpouching of the mitral leaflet, and it represents a rare condition typically associated with aortic valve endocarditis. Three-Dimensional Transesop...

    Authors: Meriem Boumaaz, Mohamed Reda Lahjouji, Raid Faraj, Najat Mouine, Iliyasse Asfalou and Aatif Benyass
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:51
  12. Optimal utilization of cardiovascular drugs is crucial in reducing morbidity and mortality associated with cardiovascular diseases. However, the effectiveness of these drugs can be compromised by drug therapy ...

    Authors: Yirga Legesse Niriayo, Roba Kifle, Solomon Weldegebreal Asgedom and Kidu Gidey
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:50
  13. Uterine leiomyosarcoma is a rare and aggressive tumour with a poor prognosis. Its metastases to the heart are even rarer, especially to the epicardium. The majority of reported cardiac metastases of uterine le...

    Authors: Kristina Krzelj, Ante Lekic, Vlatka Reskovic Luksic, Davor Milicic, Ivana Ilic, Luka Simetic, Zrinka Starcevic Dzepina, Hrvoje Gasparovic, Bojan Biocina and Ivica Safradin
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:49
  14. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) has become a major health concern with an increasing prevalence and is now one of the leading attributable causes of death globally. T2DM and cardiovascular disease are strongly...

    Authors: Sara Soflaei Saffar, Eisa Nazar, Toktam Sahranavard, Farzad Fayedeh, AmirAli Moodi Ghalibaf, Mahmoud Ebrahimi, Hedieh Alimi, Bahram Shahri, Azadeh Izadi-Moud, Gordon A. Ferns, Alireza Ghodsi, Saeed Mehrabi, Milad Tarhimi, Habibollah Esmaily, Mohsen Moohebati and Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:48
  15. There is a growing body of evidence supporting the significant involvement of both ceramides and pro-inflammatory cytokines in the occurrence and progression of acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

    Authors: Huiqing Liang, Fangjiang Li, Liang Zhang, Lin Li and Bingyan Guo
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:47
  16. Sex disparities in the association between epicardial adipose tissue volume (EATV) and cardiovascular disease have been reported. The sex-dependent effects of EATV on left atrial (LA) size have not been elucid...

    Authors: Satoshi Yamaguchi, Minetaka Maeda, Kageyuki Oba, Gulinu Maimaituxun, Osamu Arasaki, Shusuke Yagi, Kenya Kusunose, Takeshi Soeki, Hirotsugu Yamada, Daiju Fukuda, Hiroaki Masuzaki, Masataka Sata and Michio Shimabukuro
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:46
  17. Heart failure (HF) is a widespread ailment and is a primary contributor to hospital admissions. The focus of this study was to identify factors affecting the extended-term survival of patients with HF, anticip...

    Authors: Solmaz Norouzi, Ebrahim Hajizadeh, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi and Saeideh Mazloomzadeh
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:45
  18. Although chest trauma happens very often, accompanying tricuspid valve injuries occur rarely and may be manifested by scarce symptoms and signs. Pericardial rupture with cardiac herniation is even a bigger rar...

    Authors: Nebojsa Radovanovic, Maja Prodanovic, Mina Radosavljevic-Radovanovic, Ilija Bilbija, Olga Petrovic, Nina Lojovic, Emilija Kecman, Aleksandar Djekic, Milos Radovanovic and Dragan Matic
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:44
  19. Cardiac masses can encompass a variety of conditions, such as tumors, thrombi, vegetations, calcific lesions, and other rare diseases. Treatment and management of these types of cardiac masses differ considera...

    Authors: Qingtao Wang, Bing Wang, Xiaofeng Zhang, Xin Zhong, Shuai Chang, Jinbo Yang, Jian Liang, Qiangqiang You, Heng Zhou and Jiaqi Zhang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:43
  20. The muscle artifacts, caused by prominent muscle contractions, mimicking cardiac arrhythmias, might compromise the ECG signal quality and the implantable loop recorder memory capacity in patients with epilepsy...

    Authors: Karapet Davtyan, Svetlana Serdyuk, Arpi Topchyan, Georgiy Simonyan, Maria Kharlap and Sergey Burd
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:42
  21. Different causes have been described for secondary lymphedema as reported in this article. A 75-year-old man was diagnosed with lymphedema about one decade after saphenous harvesting for coronary artery bypass...

    Authors: Seyed Mohsen Mirhosseini, Masood Soltanipur, Hossein Yarmohammadi, Mahdi Rezaei and Zahra Sheikhi
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:41
  22. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), as a gold and standard treatment for fatal cardiac arrhythmia, may lead to some physical and psychological problems for the patients. Therefore, performing some i...

    Authors: Masoume Rambod, Samira Rohaninasab, Nilofar Pasyar and Mohammad Hossein Nikoo
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:40
  23. Being the most common type of arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation (AF) is progressively increasing with an annual rate of 5 million new cases. Recent guidelines highlight the importance of using collaborative mult...

    Authors: Xingcai Yu, Jun Xu and Min Lei
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:39
  24. The pathogenesis of cardiac arrhythmias is multifaceted, encompassing genetic, environmental, hemodynamic, and various causative factors. Emerging evidence underscores a plausible connection between gut flora,...

    Authors: Kaiyuan Li, Peng Liu, Miao Liu, Jun Ye and Li Zhu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:38
  25. Catheter ablation is recommended in patients with frequent and symptomatic ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) in an otherwise normal heart. Right or left outflow tract (OT) are the most common origins, and catheter...

    Authors: Dian Cheng, Jinbo Yu, Kanghui Chen, Xiaorong Li, Fengxiang Zhang, Weizhu Ju, Hongwu Chen, Gang Yang, Mingfang Li, Kai Gu, Xuecheng Wang, Xin Xie, Yizhang Wu, Jian Zhou, Xiaoqian Zhou, Pipin Kojodjojo…
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:37
  26. Authors: Ahmed Abdelaziz, Abdelrahman Hafez, Karim Atta, Hanaa Elsayed, Mohamed Abdelaziz, Ahmed Elaraby, Hallas Kadhim, Ahmed Mechi, Mahmoud Ezzat, Ahmed Fadel, Ahmed Nasr, Ali Bakr and Hazem S. Ghaith
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:36

    The original article was published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2023 23:605

  27. Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) has been demonstrated to improve outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, the optimal CR initiation time ...

    Authors: Peiyu Zhang, Chaofeng Niu, Lijing Zhang, Haixia Lai, Birong Liu, Diyang Lv, Rui Zhuang, Yong Liu, Di Xiao, Liyong Ma and Meng Li
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:35
  28. Coronary heavy calcification (HC) poses a sturdy challenge to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Scores considering calcification length, thickness, or circumferential extent, are widely accepted to dic...

    Authors: Ahmad Samir
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:34
  29. To investigate the association between circulating secretoneurin (SN) and angiographic coronary collateralization in stable angina patients with chronic coronary total occlusion (CTO).

    Authors: Zhi Ming Wu, Ke Huang, Yang Dai, Shuai Chen, Xiao Qun Wang, Chen Die Yang, Le Ying Li, Jing Meng Liu, Lin Lu, Rui Yan Zhang, Wei Feng Shen, Ying Shen and Feng Hua Ding
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:33
  30. Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is a multisystemic autoimmune disorder which affects many organs or systems; however, coronary artery is relatively less frequently involved.

    Authors: Mingqiang Fu, Shufu Chang, Jianying Ma and Junbo Ge
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:32
  31. Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly, mortality rates in infancy reach approximately 90%, with only a small number of patients su...

    Authors: Hao Luo, Ofe Eugene Kwaku, Yinglong Lai and Rongchuan Yue
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:31
  32. Recent studies have shown that increases in serum UA levels are associated with adverse clinical outcomes in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF); the aim of this study was to determine the relationship b...

    Authors: Maryam Chenaghlou, Fatemeh Abedi mahzoon, Sina Hamzehzadeh, Ali Norouzi, Hadi Sahrai, Nasibeh Mohammadi, Negin Khadem haghighi, Mirsaeed Abdollahi, Mohammadreza Taban Sadeghi and Erfan Banisefid
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:30
  33. This retrospective study aimed to compare the outcomes of sutureless aortic valve replacement (su-AVR) and conventional bioprosthetic sutured AVR (cAVR) in high-risk patients undergoing redo surgery.

    Authors: Ian Cummings, M Yousuf Salmasi, Halil Ibrahim Bulut, Alicja Zientara, Mahmoud AlShiekh and George Asimakopoulos
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:28
  34. Automated measurement of blood pressure (BP) in designated BP kiosks have in recent years been introduced in primary care. If kiosk blood pressure (BP) monitoring provides results equivalent to in-office BP or...

    Authors: Gunnar Nilsson and Anna Lindam
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:27
  35. Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), a “gold standard” for the assessment of glycemic control, was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary artery calcification. However, its effects on abdo...

    Authors: Can Cai, Lingsong Wang, Quanyao Chen, Min Lin, Xiuming Pan, Weida Chen, Danni Shi and Yao Chen
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:26
  36. Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a heterogenous multi-system syndrome with limited efficacious treatment options. The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes (T2D) continues to rise and predispo...

    Authors: Emer M. Brady, Thong H. Cao, Alastair J. Moss, Lavanya Athithan, Sarah L. Ayton, Emma Redman, Stavroula Argyridou, Matthew P. M. Graham-Brown, Colleen B. Maxwell, Donald J. L. Jones, Leong Ng, Thomas Yates, Melanie J Davies, Gerry P. McCann and Gaurav S. Gulsin
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:25
  37. Severe pulmonary hypertension (PH) in childhood is rare and can manifest as a life-threatening episode. We present 2 children with restrictive dietary habits with severe pulmonary hypertension secondary to scu...

    Authors: Marin Satawiriya, Apichai Khongphatthanayothin and Alisa Limsuwan
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:24
  38. Coronary microembolization(CME)is a common complication in acute coronary syndrome and percutaneous coronary intervention, which is closely related to poor prognosis. Pyroptosis, as an inflammatory programmed ...

    Authors: Hongqing Li, Huafeng Yang, Zhenbai Qin, Qiang Wang and Lang Li
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:23
  39. We aimed to identify the ideal chest compression site for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in patients with a single ventricle with dextrocardia corrected by Fontan surgery.

    Authors: Jin Hee Kim, Jae Yun Jung, Sangyun Lee, Soyun Hwang, Joong Wan Park, Eui Jun Lee, Ha Ni Lee, Do Kyun Kim and Young Ho Kwak
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:22
  40. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have been associated with worse outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). With TAVR indications extending to a wider range of...

    Authors: Marta Lorente-Ros, Subrat Das, Aaqib Malik, Francisco Jose Romeo, Jose S. Aguilar-Gallardo, Maya Fakhoury and Amisha Patel
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:21
  41. The key complication of myocardial infarction therapy is myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury (MI/RI), and there is no effective treatment. The present study elucidates the mechanism of action of lncRNA KCNQ...

    Authors: Tongcai Tan, Liang Tu, Yanmei Yu, MinJie He, Xingchao Zhou and Lei Yang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:19
  42. Many studies have found that miR-26a-5p plays an essential role in the progression of pathological cardiac hypertrophy, however, there is still no evidence on whether miR-26a-5p is related to the activation of...

    Authors: Li-qun Tang, Wei Wang, Qi-feng Tang and Ling-ling Wang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:18
  43. Several studies have investigated the correlation between phosphodiesterase 4D (PDE4D) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs918592 and the risk of ischemic stroke (IS) in Chinese populations. But the results we...

    Authors: Xinrui Yu, Guiying Zhang, Xuelei Tang and Rong Lin
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:17
  44. The purpose of this study was to develop a Nomogram model to identify the risk of all-cause mortality during hospitalization in patients with heart failure (HF).

    Authors: Dabei Cai, Qianwen Chen, Xiaobo Mu, Tingting Xiao, Qingqing Gu, Yu Wang, Yuan Ji, Ling Sun, Jun Wei and Qingjie Wang
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:16
  45. Patients with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot (rTOF) often develop pulmonary regurgitation (PR) and right ventricle (RV) dysfunction, experiencing increased mortality and morbidity rates in adulthood. Pulmonary v...

    Authors: Paola Franceschi, A. Balducci, E. Nardi, F. Niro, D. Attinà, V. Russo, A. Donti, E. Angeli, G. D. Gargiulo and L. Lovato
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:15
  46. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is a rare and important cause of myocardial infarction, especially in young women without other coronary artery disease. This arterial dissection can occur within or betw...

    Authors: Raheleh Kavyani, Soheila Salari, Zeinab Norozi, Saeid Hosseini, Saifullah Abdi, Alireza Rai and Majid Maleki
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:14
  47. Despite an increase in parathyroid hormone (PTH) has been reported to be associated with a higher risk of hypertension and type 2 diabetes (T2D), the comprehensive evaluation of the dose-response relationship ...

    Authors: Mingming Feng, Mengqi Xu, Qing Wang, Shicui Xia, Cheng Yu, Min Li and Yafeng Liu
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:13
  48. Atherosclerosis is a progressive disease characterized by the build-up of lipids and connective tissue in the large arteries. Some patients experience chronic total occlusion (CTO). I...

    Authors: Fenandri Fadillah Fedrizal, Ika Prasetya Wijaya, Murdani Abdullah and Muhammad Yamin
    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2024 24:12

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