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  1. Computed tomography feature tracking (CT-FT) has emerged as a valuable method for the assessment of cardiac function. However, no studies have investigated the usefulness of CT-derived assessments of left vent...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Han, Yukun Cao, Zhiguo Ju, Jia Liu, Na Li, Yumin Li, Tong Liu, Heshui Shi and Jin Gu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:362

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  2. To investigate the relationship between an increase in the pre- and post-operative mean platelet volume (MPV) and superficial femoral artery in-stent restenosis (ISR) rate.

    Authors: Yao Bo Yang, Jing Shen, Sheng Hai Wang, Jian Bo Song, Fangfang Ge, Jia Pei Xie, Jiang Shuai Qu, Xin Zu Mao, Zhao Cheng Kuang, Nan Shang, Xiang Wang, Ye Jun Wu, Fan Yang, Yue Yuan, Hongxin Wang, Jun Sun…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:361

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  3. Neprilysin has an essential role in regulating fluid balance and vascular resistance, and neprilysin inhibitors have shown beneficial effects in patients with heart failure. However, the potential predictive v...

    Authors: Ik Jun Choi, Sungmin Lim, Youngdeok Hwang, Dongjae Lee, Won Jik Lee, Kwan Yong Lee, Mi-Jeong Kim and Doo Soo Jeon

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:360

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  4. Cardiac tamponade is a potentially fatal complication after catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias. It often happens during or shortly after the procedure and needs urgent treatment. Here, we present a v...

    Authors: Xiaoyong Xu, Xianghong Meng and Fusheng Ma

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:359

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Increased urinary excretion of IgM and low-grade albuminuria are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between...

    Authors: Per Swärd, Rafid Tofik, Omran Bakoush, Ole Torffvit, Peter M. Nilsson and Anders Christensson

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:358

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  6. Cigarette smoking is an important risk factor for cardiac diseases. In the current study, we sought to assess the effect of electronic cigarette extract (ECE) and conventional cigarette smoke extract (CSE) on ...

    Authors: Hesham Basma, Swetha Tatineni, Kajari Dhar, Fang Qiu, Stephen Rennard and Brian D. Lowes

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:357

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  7. Transradial access (TRA) has been considered as the default choice in cardiac catheterization. Although infrequent, vascular complications of this approach remain. Recently, the distal transradial approach (dT...

    Authors: Gaojun Cai, Haomin Huang, Feng Li, Ganwei Shi, Xiaolong Yu and Lei Yu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:356

    Content type: Review

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  8. Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) experience abnormality of intracardiac blood flow status during early-stages of disease. Left ventricular energy loss (EL) derived from vector flow mapping (VFM) repr...

    Authors: Xiaoxue Chen, Yueheng Wang, Wei Wang, Lijun Yuan, Zhengqin Qi and Degang Song

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:355

    Content type: Research article

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  9. While single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is a well-established noninvasive procedure for the evaluation of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), it is ...

    Authors: Ronen Goldkorn, Alexey Naimushin, Eli Rozen and Dov Freimark

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:354

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Determining the risk factors for brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) may help to identify people susceptible to diabetic atherosclerosis and could prevent diabetic macrovascular complications in the ear...

    Authors: Kuo Liu, Junfeng Xu, Lixin Tao, Kun Yang, Yang Sun and Xiuhua Guo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:353

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  11. To investigate the clinical value of heart failure echocardiography index (HFEI) in evaluating the cardiac function and predicting the prognosis of patients with different types of heart failure (HF).

    Authors: Jian-Shu Chen, Ying Pei, Cai-e Li, Ning-yin Li, Tao Guo and Jing Yu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:351

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  12. Self-care behavior has been reported to be below optimum in persons with heart failure, while the underlying decision making is not well understood. The Hot/Cool System model is a psychological model that may ...

    Authors: Mohammed Munther Al-Hammouri, Jehad A. Rababah, Lynne A. Hall, Debra K. Moser, Zainab Dawood, Wa’ed Jawhar and Ayat Alawawdeh

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:349

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  13. There is uncertain evidence in the dose-response association between overall physical activity levels and clustering of cardiovascular diseases modifiable risk factors (CVDMRF) in Chinese adults. This study ex...

    Authors: Rui Shi, Yamei Cai, Rui Qin, Yang Yan and Dahai Yu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:347

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  14. The no-reflow phenomenon (NRP) is a serious complication of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) and is an independent predictor of poor prognosis. We aimed to find a simple but effective risk str...

    Authors: Qin-Yao Zhang, Shu-Mei Ma and Jia-Ying Sun

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:346

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  15. Evaluating knowledge in patients with coronary artery disease requires a specific measure. The aim of the present study was to translate and evaluate the CADE-Q in patients with coronary artery disease in Iran.

    Authors: Zahra Marofi, Razieh Bandari, Majideh Heravi-Karimooi, Nahid Rejeh and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:345

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  16. The clinical symptoms and adverse events caused by pacemaker battery depletion are not uncommon, but it is easy to miss or misdiagnose them clinically. To raise the level of awareness towards this clinical sit...

    Authors: Junpeng Liu, Li Wen, Simin Yao, Peipei Zheng, Shuang Zhao and Jiefu Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:344

    Content type: Case report

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  17. There are few reports in the literature of device closure of residual shunts following initial surgical closure of an atrial septal defect (ASD). This case study reports one such case. We describe here a case ...

    Authors: Xicheng Deng, Taoyue Yao, Yefeng Wang, Guangxian Yang, Wenjuan Chen, Peng Huang and Zhi Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:343

    Content type: Case report

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  18. De Winter syndrome accounts for approximately 2% of all patients with acute anterior myocardial infarction admitted to the emergency department, and is characterized by severe stenosis of the left anterior des...

    Authors: Bo Lu, Deyu Fu, Xunjie Zhou, Mingtai Gui, Lei Yao and Jianhua Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:342

    Content type: Case report

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  19. The relationships of renal dysfunction (RD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) with prognosis have been well established among non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) patients who receive percutaneou...

    Authors: Wei Chen, Pengyuan Chen, Zhonghan Ni, Yuanhui Liu, Wei Guo, Lei Jiang, Xuebiao Wei, Jiyan Chen, Ning Tan, Pengcheng He and Yansong Guo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:341

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a complex disease resulting from the cumulative and interactive effects of large number of genes along with environmental exposure. Therefore, the present study was envisaged a...

    Authors: Jyotdeep Kour Raina, Minakashee Sharma, Rakesh Kumar Panjaliya, Vikas Dogra, Ashok Bakaya and Parvinder Kumar

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:340

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  21. The efficacy and safety of ambrisentan has been previously evaluated in Chinese patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This post-hoc analysis assessed the efficacy and safety of ambrisentan in a ...

    Authors: Mengtao Li, Zhi-Cheng Jing, Yang Li, Yong Huo, Zaixin Yu, Gangcheng Zhang, Ping Zhu, Jinming Liu, Qiushang Ji, Bingxiang Wu, Jinhua Zhong, Pingping Wang, Wenjing Zhu and Xiaofeng Zeng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:339

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  22. The association between the lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) and prognosis in the patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is not fully understood. We performed this systematic review and meta-analysis to...

    Authors: Xiao-Qing Quan, Run-Chang Wang, Qing Zhang, Cun-Tai Zhang and Lei Sun

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:338

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  23. High blood glucose impairs voltage-gated K+ (Kv) channel-mediated vasodilation in rat coronary artery smooth muscle cells (CSMCs) via oxidative stress. Advanced glycation end product (AGE) and receptor for AGE (R...

    Authors: Side Gao, Bing Hua, Qingbo Liu, Huirong Liu, Weiping Li and Hongwei Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:337

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  24. Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are at high risk of recurrent cardiovascular (CV) event. The European guidelines recommend low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels < 1.8 mmol/L and early ...

    Authors: Marie Skov Kristensen, Anders Green, Mads Nybo, Simone Møller Hede, Kristian Handberg Mikkelsen, Gunnar Gislason, Mogens Lytken Larsen and Annette Kjær Ersbøll

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:336

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  25. To detect the right atrial (RA) functions in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients by using volume-derived values and two-dimensional strain.

    Authors: Jun Huang, Chao Yang, Cai-Fang Ni, Zi-Ning Yan, Li Fan and Xiang-Ting Song

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:335

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  26. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality with incidence rates of 5–10 per 1000 person-years, according to primary prevention studies. To control hyperlipidemia—a major risk factor...

    Authors: Hsin-Yin Hsu, Chien-Ju Lin, Yu-Shan Lee, Ting-Hui Wu and Kuo-Liong Chien

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:334

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  27. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is associated with considerable mortality and morbidity worldwide. The present study explored the risk factors for arterial calcification among the different sections of the l...

    Authors: Hankun Yan, Zhihui Chang and Zhaoyu Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:333

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  28. As the need for health care services rise, alternative service delivery models such as student-led health interventions become attractive alternatives to alleviate the burden on healthcare. Predominantly, stud...

    Authors: Jenni Suen, Stacie Attrill, Jolene M. Thomas, Matilda Smale, Christopher L. Delaney and Michelle D. Miller

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:332

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  29. The activity of autonomic nervous system and its association with organ damage have not been entirely elucidated in hemorrhagic shock. The aim of this study was to investigate heart rate variability (HRV) and ...

    Authors: Fateme Khodadadi, Aminollah Bahaoddini, Alireza Tavassoli and Farzaneh Ketabchi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:331

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  30. Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is an angiographic finding of abnormal coronary dilatation. Inflammation plays a major role in all phases of atherosclerosis. We investigated the relationship between CAE and seru...

    Authors: Cheng-Hui Fan, Ying Hao, Yong-Hua Liu, Xiao-Lin Li, Zhen-Hao Huang, Yu Luo and Rui-Lin Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:330

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  31. Coronary interventions in patients of achondroplasia have been reported rarely in the medical literature. Due to short stature and kyphoscoliosis, endovascular access (Cannulation) of the coronary arteries is ...

    Authors: Mustafa Ibrahiem Mohammed Ali, Ahmed Abdalazim Dafallah Albashir, Omer Ali Mohamed Ahmed Elawad and Makram Aboali Ebied Mohamed

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:329

    Content type: Case report

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  32. As an inodilator, milrinone is commonly used for patients who undergo coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery because of its effectiveness in decreasing the cardiac index and mitral regurgitation. The aim ...

    Authors: Yu-shan Ren, Lan-fang Li, Tao Peng, Yu-jun Tan, Ying Sun, Guo-liang Cheng, Gui-min Zhang and Jie Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:328

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  33. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in India. Social and behavioural factors are strongly interrelated in the prevention and control of CVD. The ability to make lifestyle changes to ...

    Authors: Saju Madavanakadu Devassy, Martin Webber, Lorane Scaria, Jotheeswaran Amuthavalli Thiyagarajan, Meredith Fendt-Newlin, Jacques Joubert, Anuja Maria Benny, Anjana Nannatt and Lynette Joubert

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:327

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  34. Provisional 1-stent technique is currently regarded as the default approach for the majority of bifurcation lesions. Nonetheless, 2-stent techniques may be required for complex bifurcations with high compromis...

    Authors: Hongbo Yang, Juying Qian, Zheyong Huang and Junbo Ge

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:325

    Content type: Technical advance

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  35. Coronary artery disease (CAD) and atrial fibrillation (AF) frequently coexist in clinical practice, making it challenging for the treating physician to choose anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapies. The ai...

    Authors: Lili Wei, Enyong Su, Weili Liu, Wenlu Xing, Xinyun Liu, You Zhang, Shan Wang, Qianqian Cheng, Datun Qi and Chuanyu Gao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:323

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  36. The study aimed to evaluate the application of intra-renal Doppler flow indices for the prediction of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) during 24-month follow-up in patients with coronar...

    Authors: Maciej T. Wybraniec, Maria Bożentowicz-Wikarek, Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz, Jerzy Chudek and Katarzyna Mizia-Stec

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:322

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  37. Most previous research has studied the association of hypertension with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality by focusing on the transition from the initial state to a single outcome. We investi...

    Authors: Azra Ramezankhani, Michael J. Blaha, Mohammad hassan Mirbolouk, Fereidoun Azizi and Farzad Hadaegh

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:321

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  38. There is a positive association between raised resting heart rate (RHR), and all causes of mortality and shorter life expectancy. Several serum biomarkers and some anthropometric factors can affect the resting...

    Authors: Yashar Goorakani, Massih Sedigh Rahimabadi, Azizallah Dehghan, Maryam Kazemi, Mahsa Rostami Chijan, Mostafa Bijani, Hadi Raeisi Shahraki, Ali Davoodi, Mojtaba Farjam and Reza Homayounfar

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:319

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  39. Physical activity has been associated with a significant reduction in risk of sudden cardiac death in epidemiological studies, however, the strength of the association needs clarification. We conducted a syste...

    Authors: Dagfinn Aune, Sabrina Schlesinger, Mark Hamer, Teresa Norat and Elio Riboli

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:318

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  40. Postcardiac injury syndrome (PCIS) is an inflammatory response syndrome characterized by pericardial effusion with or without pleural effusion; however, serious PCIS with peripheral hematoma of the ascending a...

    Authors: Yuan Wang, Wenkui Li, Chi Yuan and Hegui Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:317

    Content type: Case report

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  41. Left ventricular remodeling following ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is associated with poor outcome, including heart failure (HF). Neprilysin inhibition leads to improved outcome in patients with ...

    Authors: Damien Legallois, Clémence Macquaire, Amir Hodzic, Stéphane Allouche, Ismaïl El Khouakhi, Alain Manrique, Paul Milliez, Eric Saloux and Farzin Beygui

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:316

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  42. Loss-of-function mutations of human cardiac sodium channel gene SCN5A induce a wide range of arrhythmic disorders. Mutation carriers with co-existing conditions such as congenital heart diseases and histories of ...

    Authors: Koichi Kato, Tomoya Ozawa, Seiko Ohno, Yoshihisa Nakagawa and Minoru Horie

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:315

    Content type: Case report

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  43. Coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) is a potential cause of infarction. During the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), home isolation and activity reduction can lead to hypercoagulability. Here, we rep...

    Authors: Wenshuai Ma, Chunyu Li, Wei Zhang, Zhaole Ji and Yan Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:314

    Content type: Case report

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  44. Whether the underlying risk of high bleeding risk (HBR) influences the relationship of high thrombotic risk (HTR) features with adverse events after drug-eluting stent implantation remains unclear. The purpose...

    Authors: Hao-Yu Wang, Ke-Fei Dou, Dong Yin, Dong Zhang, Run-Lin Gao and Yue-Jin Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:313

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