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  1. Authors: Ioannis S. Vizirianakis, Fani Chatzopoulou, Andreas S. Papazoglou, Efstratios Karagiannidis, Georgios Sofdis, Nikolaos Stalikas, Christos Stefopoulos, Konstantinos A. Kyritsis, Nikolaos Mittas, Nikoleta F. Theodoroula, Aggeliki Lampri, Eleni Mezarli, Anastasios Kartas, Dimitrios Chatzidimitriou, Anna Papa-Konidari, Eleftherios Angelis…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:309

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    The original article was published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:284

  2. Circular RNA (circRNA) have been reported to play important roles in cardiovascular diseases including myocardial infarction and heart failure. However, the role of circRNA in atrial fibrillation (AF) has rare...

    Authors: Na Wu, Chengying Li, Bin Xu, Ying Xiang, Xiaoyue Jia, Zhiquan Yuan, Long Wu, Li Zhong and Yafei Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:308

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  3. Temporal trends in clinical composition and outcome in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) are largely unknown, despite considerable advances in heart failure management. We set out to study clinical characteristics ...

    Authors: Helen Sjöland, Jonas Silverdal, Entela Bollano, Aldina Pivodic, Ulf Dahlström and Michael Fu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:307

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  4. Conventional fluoroscopy guided catheter ablation (CA) is an established treatment option for ventricular arrhythmias (VAs). However, with the complex nature of most procedures, patients and staff bare an incr...

    Authors: Matevž Jan, David Žižek, Tine Prolič Kalinšek, Dimitrij Kuhelj, Primož Trunk, Tadeja Kolar, Juš Kšela, Martin Rauber and Mehmet Yazici

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:306

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  5. The primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) are a family of highly malignant tumors with a multidirectional differential potential. The tumors are characterized by aggressive small round tumor cells that orig...

    Authors: Jingjing Wang, Jing Li, Xiao Zhang, Xiaobo Zhang and Yueyong Xiao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:305

    Content type: Case report

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  6. This cross-sectional study aimed in the comparison of periodontal parameters, number of remaining teeth and oral behaviour between patients with ischemic- (ICM) and non-ischemic dilative cardiomyopathy (DCM).

    Authors: Dirk Ziebolz, Christian Binner, Florentine Reuschel, Mirjam Eisner, Justus Wagner, Tanja Kottmann, Christian D. Etz, Sven Lehmann, Jens Garbade and Gerhard Schmalz

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:304

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  7. Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) has recently been acknowledged as an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the characteristics of CAD in patients with SCH are not fully understoo...

    Authors: Xin-zhu Zhou, Rui Shi, Jin Wang, Ke Shi, Xi Liu, Yuan Li, Yue Gao, Ying-kun Guo and Zhi-gang Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:303

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  8. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) associated cardiomyopathy is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. In an in vitro DMD cardiomyocyte model, nicorandil reversed stress-induced cell injury through multiple ...

    Authors: Rachel T. Sullivan, Ngoc T. Lam, Margaret Haberman, Margaret J. Beatka, Muhammad Z. Afzal, Michael W. Lawlor and Jennifer L. Strande

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:302

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  9. Women are less likely to develop infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm; however, when they do, it is almost always associated with challenging anatomy, more rapid aneurysmal growth rate and earlier rupture. Wom...

    Authors: Naim Boran Tumer, Goktan Askin, Bekir Bogachan Akkaya, Isa Civelek, Ertekin Utku Unal and Hakki Zafer Iscan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:301

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  10. Despite significant progress in surgical treatment of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), its mortality and morbidity are still high. Little is known about the molecular abnormalities of the syndrome. In t...

    Authors: Xuelan Liu, Honglei Shang, Bin Li, Liyun Zhao, Ying Hua, Kaiyuan Wu, Manman Hu and Taibing Fan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:300

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  11. Oral antiplatelet therapy is the cornerstone of treatment for acute myocardial infaction (AMI). However, detailed usage data on oral antiplatelet therapy are lacking.

    Authors: Xiaofang Tang, Lifu Liu, Jingang Yang, Zhan Gao, Xueyan Zhao, Shubin Qiao, Runlin Gao, Zhifang Wang, Jinqing Yuan and Yuejin Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:299

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  12. Although many studies showed that the risk of congenital heart disease (CHD) was closely related to genetic factors, the exact pathogenesis is still unknown. Our study aimed to comprehensively assess the assoc...

    Authors: Mengting Sun, Tingting Wang, Peng Huang, Jingyi Diao, Senmao Zhang, Jinqi Li, Liu Luo, Yihuan Li, Letao Chen, Yiping Liu, Jianhui Wei, Xinli Song, Xiaoqi Sheng and Jiabi Qin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:298

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  13. The impact of acute total occlusion (TO) of the culprit artery in non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) is not fully established. We aimed to evaluate the clinical and angiographic phenotype ...

    Authors: Michał Terlecki, Wiktoria Wojciechowska, Dariusz Dudek, Zbigniew Siudak, Krzysztof Plens, Tomasz J. Guzik, Tomasz Drożdż, Jan Pęksa, Stanisław Bartuś, Wojciech Wojakowski, Marek Grygier and Marek Rajzer

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:297

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  14. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Giuseppe Berton, Rocco Cordiano, Fiorella Cavuto, Francesco Bagato, Heba Talat Mahmoud and Mattia Pasquinucci

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:296

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    The original article was published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:119

  15. Although systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) can affect the cardiovascular system in many ways with diverse presentations, a severe cardiogenic shock secondary to SLE myocarditis is infrequently described in th...

    Authors: Jaydeep J. Raval, Christina Rodriguez Ruiz, James Heywood and Jason J. Weiner

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:294

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Dietary phytochemical index (DPI) is useful and inexpensive method to identify the role of phytochemicals on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. This study aimed to assess the relationship between DPI a...

    Authors: Saeideh Delshad Aghdam, Fereydoun Siassi, Ensieh Nasli Esfahani, Mostafa Qorbani, Asadollah Rajab, Zahra Sajjadpour, Anahita Bashiri, Maryam Aghayan and Gity Sotoudeh

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:293

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  17. Despite the advances of potent oral P2Y12 inhibitors, their onset of action is delayed, which might have a negative impact on clinical outcome in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Tria...

    Authors: A. Selvarajah, A. H. Tavenier, W. L. Bor, V. Houben, S. Rasoul, E. Kaplan, K. Teeuwen, S. H. Hofma, E. Lipsic, G. Amoroso, M. A. H. van Leeuwen, J. M. ten Berg, A. W. J. van ‘t Hof and R. S. Hermanides

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:292

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  18. Few studies have compared bioelectrical body and visceral fat indices with anthropometric measures, or evaluated their optimal cutoffs in relation to hypertension among Asians. We compared the efficiencies of ...

    Authors: Binbin Zhang, Yaqi Fan, Yuxue Wang, Li Zhang, Chunjun Li, Jiangshan He, Pei Guo, Mianzhi Zhang and Minying Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:291

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  19. To compare the effect and outcomes of optical coherence tomography (OCT)-guided rotational atherectomy (RA) with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided RA in the treatment of calcified coronary lesions.

    Authors: Weili Teng, Qi Li, Yuliang Ma, Chengfu Cao, Jian Liu, Hong Zhao, Mingyu Lu, Chang Hou and Weimin Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:290

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  20. Nationwide data on the prevalence of atrioventricular (AV) block are currently unavailable in China. Thus, we aimed to assess the prevalence and risk factors of AV block among Chinese health examination adults.

    Authors: Ruiqi Shan, Yi Ning, Yuan Ma, Siliang Liu, Jing Wu, Xiaohan Fan, Jun Lv, Bo Wang, Shijun Li and Liming Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:289

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  21. Atrioventricular (AV) delay could affect AV and ventricular synchrony in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Strategies to optimize AV delay according to optimal AV synchrony (AVopt-AV) or ventricular synchr...

    Authors: Jie Li, Yuegang Wang, Jingting Mai, Shilan Chen, Menghui Liu, Chen Su, Xumiao Chen, Huiling Huang, Yuedong Ma, Chong Feng, Jingzhou Jiang, Jun Liu, Jiangui He, Anli Tang, Yugang Dong, Xiaobo Huang…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:288

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  22. Despite the increasing availability of clinical data due to the digitalisation of healthcare systems, data often remain inaccessible due to the diversity of data collection systems. In the Netherlands, Cardiol...

    Authors: Sophie H. Bots, Klaske R. Siegersma, N. Charlotte Onland-Moret, Folkert W. Asselbergs, G. Aernout Somsen, Igor I. Tulevski, Hester M. den Ruijter and Leonard Hofstra

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:287

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  23. The proper therapeutic management for acute type A aortic intramural hematoma (IMH) is still controversial. The purpose of this study was to compare the outcomes following emergency surgery or conservative tre...

    Authors: Jue Yang, Changjiang Yu, Xin Li, Juntao Kuang, Zerui Chen, Fei Xiao, Tucheng Sun, Miaoxian Fang and Ruixin Fan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:286

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  24. Lipoprotein(a) is genetically determined and increasingly recognized as a major risk factor for arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease. We examined whether plasma lipoprotein(a) concentrations were associated...

    Authors: Shuang Xia, Weida Qiu, Anping Cai, Bo Kong, Lan Xu, Zejia Wu and Liwen Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:285

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  25. Coronary artery disease (CAD) remains one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide and is associated with multiple inherited and environmental risk factors. This study is designed to identify, design, and ...

    Authors: Ioannis S. Vizirianakis, Fani Chatzopoulou, Andreas S. Papazoglou, Efstratios Karagiannidis, Georgios Sofidis, Nikolaos Stalikas, Christos Stefopoulos, Konstantinos A. Kyritsis, Nikolaos Mittas, Nikoleta F. Theodoroula, Aggeliki Lampri, Eleni Mezarli, Anastasios Kartas, Dimitrios Chatzidimitriou, Anna Papa-Konidari, Eleftherios Angelis…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:284

    Content type: Study protocol

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:309

  26. Current evidence suggests that high sensitivity cardiac troponin-T (hs-cTnT) values differ based on sex, race, age, and kidney function. However, most studies examining the relationship of hs-cTnT and these in...

    Authors: Nathan Kong, Rhys F. M. Chua, Stephanie A. Besser, Louise Heelan, Sandeep Nathan, Thomas F. Spiegel, Xander M. R. van Wijk and Corey E. Tabit

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:283

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  27. Complicated pathophysiology makes it difficult to identify the prognosis of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). While plasma osmolality has been reported to have prognostic importance, main...

    Authors: Akito Nakagawa, Yoshio Yasumura, Chikako Yoshida, Takahiro Okumura, Jun Tateishi, Junichi Yoshida, Shunsuke Tamaki, Masamichi Yano, Takaharu Hayashi, Yusuke Nakagawa, Takahisa Yamada, Daisaku Nakatani, Shungo Hikoso and Yasushi Sakata

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:281

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  28. A high-fat diet can affect lipid metabolism and trigger cardiovascular diseases. A growing body of studies has revealed the HDL-bound miRNA profiles in familial hypercholesterolaemia; in sharp contrast, releva...

    Authors: Guoyuan Sui, Lianqun Jia, Nan Song, Dongyu Min, Si Chen, Yao Wu and Guanlin Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:280

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  29. Increased D-dimer levels have been shown to correlate with adverse outcomes in various clinical conditions. However, few studies with a large sample size have been performed thus far to evaluate the prognostic...

    Authors: Ying-Wen Lin, Mei Jiang, Xue-biao Wei, Jie-leng Huang, Zedazhong Su, Yu Wang, Ji-yan Chen and Dan-qing Yu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:279

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  30. Coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) is an important complication of Kawasaki disease (KD) that is associated with arterial structure damage. However, few studies have examined structural changes in coronary arterie...

    Authors: Tomoya Tsuchihashi, Nobuyuki Kakimoto, Takashi Takeuchi, Tomohiro Suenaga, Takayuki Suzuki, Shoichi Shibuta, Yasushi Ino, Takashi Kubo, Takashi Akasaka and Hiroyuki Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:278

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  31. Previous studies suggested that obesity and fat mass are associated with QT interval prolongation, but the role of different body parts' fat mass is unclear. The associations between total and regional fat mas...

    Authors: Mohammad Hosein Yazdanpanah, Ehsan Bahramali, Mohammad Mehdi Naghizadeh, Mojtaba Farjam, Maryam Mobasheri and Shiva Dadvand

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:277

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  32. The study aimed to investigate the functional capacity and hemodynamics at rest and during exercise in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation and severe functional symptomatic tricuspid regurgitation (AF-FTR).

    Authors: Jesper K. Jensen, Tor S. Clemmensen, Christian A. Frederiksen, Joachim Schofer, Mads J. Andersen and Steen H. Poulsen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:276

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  33. One of the most common causes of death in the world is coronary artery disease (CAD). Estrogen, the most important early sex hormones in women, plays an important role in the risk reduction of cardiovascular d...

    Authors: Farzaneh Foroughinia, Pooyan Dehghani, Mehdi Dianatpour, Arghavan Amiri, Iman Jamhiri and Parisa Ghasemiyeh

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:275

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  34. The morning blood pressure surge (MBPS) is related to an exaggerated risk of cardiovascular diseases and mortality. With increasing attention on circadian change in blood pressure and extensive use of ambulato...

    Authors: Ziyan Xie, Jiahao Zhang, Chenyu Wang and Xiaowei Yan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:274

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  35. Coronary artery-to-pulmonary artery fistula is a rare disorder characterized by abnormal vascular communication between the coronary artery and pulmonary artery. While most patients remain asymptomatic, some m...

    Authors: Xuanqi An, Shaoxian Guo, Huawei Dong, Yida Tang, Lin Li, Xuejing Duan and Shaodong Ye

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:273

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  36. We evaluated malignancy according to the characteristics of pericardial fluid in symptomatic Japanese patients undergoing pericardiocentesis and computed tomography (CT).

    Authors: Takashi Nakamura, Mana Okune, Masakazu Yasuda, Heitaro Watanabe, Masafumi Ueno, Kenji Yamaji, Kazuki Mizutani, Takashi Kurita and Gaku Nakazawa

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:272

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  37. Clinical symptoms of patients on dialysis do not match the signs of coronary disease progression, making the prediction of the true progression of their medical condition in clinical settings difficult. Emerge...

    Authors: Hironobu Yamaoka, Taira Yamamoto, Daisuke Endo, Akie Shimada, Satoshi Matsushita, Tohru Asai and Atsushi Amano

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:271

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  38. This study aimed to determine native T1 and extracellular volume fraction (ECV) in distinct types of myocardial disease, including amyloidosis, dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), ...

    Authors: Rawiwan Thongsongsang, Thammarak Songsangjinda, Prajak Tanapibunpon and Rungroj Krittayaphong

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:270

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  39. Reduced left ventricular function, assessed by global longitudinal strain (GLS), is sometimes observed in asymptomatic patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and is often present in patients with diabetes-relate...

    Authors: Gokulan Pararajasingam, Laurits Juhl Heinsen, Johanna Larsson, Thomas Rueskov Andersen, Brian Bridal Løgstrup, Søren Auscher, Jørgen Hangaard, Rasmus Møgelvang and Kenneth Egstrup

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:269

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  40. ICD patients with episodes of nonsustained ventricular tachycardias (NSVT) are at risk of appropriate therapies. However, the relationship between the cycle length (CL) of such NSVTs and the subsequent inciden...

    Authors: Javier Jiménez-Candil, Olga Duran, Armando Oterino, Jendri Pérez, Juan Carlos Castro, Jesús Hernández, José Moríñigo, Manuel Sánchez García and Pedro L. Sánchez

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:268

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  41. Cardiovascular diseases have become the leading cause of death worldwide, and cardiac hypertrophy is the core mechanism underlying cardiac defect and heart failure. However, the underlying mechanisms of cardia...

    Authors: Yi Wang, Hongjuan Liao, Yueheng Wang, Jinlin Zhou, Feng Wang, Yingxin Xie, Kun Zhao and Weinian Gao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:266

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  42. The left atrial (LA) strain and strain rate are sensitive indicators of LA function. However, they are not widely used for the evaluation of pregnant women with metabolic diseases. The aim of this study was to...

    Authors: Xiaoguang Ye, Zhitian Li, Yidan Li, Qizhe Cai, Lanlan Sun, Weiwei Zhu, Xueyan Ding, Dichen Guo, Yunyun Qin and Xiuzhang Lu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:265

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  43. Soluble suppression of tumorigenesis-2 (sST2), Procollagen Type III N-Terminal Peptid (PIIINP) and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) have been verified their role in predicting survival in ...

    Authors: Yiling Yao, Li Feng, Yanxiang Sun, Shifei Wang, Jie Sun and Bing Hu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:264

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  44. Abdominal obesity as a predominant comorbidity has played a key role in the incidence and worsening of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) behaves better th...

    Authors: Jianqiao Chen, Man Li, Benchuan Hao, Yulun Cai, Huiying Li, Wenli Zhou, Yujian Song, Shiqi Wang and Hongbin Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:263

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  45. We examined the relationship between epicardial fat thickness (EFT) measured by echocardiography and left ventricular diastolic function parameters in a Beijing community population.

    Authors: Wei Ma, Baowei Zhang, Ying Yang, Litong Qi, Jin Zhou, Min Li, Jia Jia, Yan Zhang and Huo Yong

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:262

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  46. Cancer associated thrombosis is recognized. However, pulmonary embolism (PE) from testicular cancer is rarely reported. Right ventricular (RV) function and PE are closely related. The RV cannot cope with a sud...

    Authors: Khaled Elenizi, Rasha Alharthi and Michel Galinier

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:260

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  47. This study examines the socioeconomic differentials in trends in the prevalence of hypertension and pre-hypertension and hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in rural Southwestern China.

    Authors: Lu-Ming Fan, Fang Wang, Min Zhao, Wen-Long Cui and Le Cai

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:259

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