Global variation of risk thresholds for initiating statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a benefit-harm balance modelling study
We previously showed that the 10-year cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk threshold to initiate statins for primary prevention depends on the baseline CVD risk, age, sex, and the incidence of statin-related harm... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - September 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Henock G. Yebyo, Sofia Zappacosta, H élène E. Aschmann, Sarah R. Haile and Milo A. Puhan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of cholesterol re-supplementation and atorvastatin on plaque composition in the thoracic aorta of New Zealand white rabbits
Effects of re-supplementation of a cholesterol-enriched diet (CEDrs) on size, cholesterol content and morphology of already existing plaques are not known to date. (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - September 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: G. A. Bonaterra, K. Bender, B. Wilhelm, H. Schwarzbach, S. Metz, O. Kelber, D. Weiser, J. Metz and R. Kinscherf Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Investigation of the underlying genes and mechanism of familial hypercholesterolemia through bioinformatics analysis
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is one of the commonest inherited metabolic disorders. Abnormally high level of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in blood leads to premature atherosclerosis onset ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dinghui Wang, Bin Liu, Tianhua Xiong, Wenlong Yu and Qiang She Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Increased augmentation index in patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) comprises a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by joint hypermobility, connective tissue friability, and vascular fragility. Reliable prognostic factors predicting vascu... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - September 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Maurice Roeder, Sira Thiel, Frederic Baumann, Noriane A. Sievi, Marianne Rohrbach, Malcolm Kohler and Thomas Gaisl Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Retraction Note: Prognostic value of heart failure in hemodialysis-dependent end-stage renal disease patients with myocardial fibrosis quantification by extracellular volume on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - September 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology 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 Tags: Retraction Note Source Type: research

Electrocardiographic findings of methanol toxicity: a cross-sectional study of 356 cases in Iran
Methanol is widely used in industry; however, methanol poisoning is not common. In this regard, a number of outbreaks have been recently reported due to inappropriate processing of alcoholic beverages. Shiraz,... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - September 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mohammad Hossein Nikoo, Alireza Arjangzadeh, Maryam Pakfetrat, Shahrokh Sadeghi Boogar, Vahid Mohammadkarimi, Vahid Reza Ostovan, Zohre Khodamoradi, Jamshid Roozbeh, Mohammadreza Khalili, Farnaz Kamali Haghighi Shirazi, Paryia Kouhi and Seyed Taghi Heydar Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The clinical significance of the incorporation of tissue Doppler imaging into low-dose Dobutamine stress echocardiography in patients with aortic stenosis prior to Transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Low-dose dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) is indicated in patients with low flow (stroke volume index [SVi]   (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - September 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sahrai Saeed, Joerg Kellermair, Jon Herstad and Øyvind Bleie Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Younger age of patients with myocardial infarction is associated with a higher number of relatives with a history of premature atherosclerosis
Premature coronary artery disease is one of the most pressing global issues in modern cardiology. The aim of the study was to investigate the role of family history of premature cardiovascular disease (CVD) in... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - September 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Micha ł Ambroziak, Katarzyna Niewczas-Wieprzowska, Agnieszka Maicka and Andrzej Budaj Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Early changes in ambulatory electrocardiography after transcatheter closure in patients with atrial septal defect and factors affecting heart rate variability
This study sought to identify those factors and establish a preliminary risk model. (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - September 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zhenyang Su, Qing Cao, Hao Zhang, Wei Sun, Haifeng Zhang, Yanhui Sheng, Rong Yang and Xiangqing Kong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

ST segment elevation caused by ostial right coronary artery obstruction in infective endocarditis: a case report
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a rare, but serious complication of infective endocarditis, and diagnosis can be challenging given clinical overlap with other syndromes. A rare cause of ACS in infective endoc... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - September 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Alexander Bolton, Georges Hajj, Laila Payvandi and Christopher Komanapalli Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Semi-urgent pulmonary vein isolation using cryoballoon for haemodynamically unstable atrial fibrillation storm in a patient with low cardiac output syndrome: a case report
Atrial fibrillation and heart failure are common coexisting conditions requiring hospitalisation for heart failure and death. Pulmonary vein isolation is a well-established option for symptomatic atrial fibril... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - September 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Toshiharu Koike, Fumiaki Mori, Ryozo Maeda, Ken Kobayashi, Masayuki Sakai, Kenjiro Oyabu, Yuko Matsui, Masafumi Yoshikawa, Kou Sugiyama, Yoichi Ajiro and Kazunori Iwade Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Prevalences and associated factors of electrocardiographic abnormalities in Chinese adults: a cross-sectional study
Electrocardiogram (ECG) is widely used to screen cardiac diseases. To date, no large population study has provided estimates of the prevalences of ECG findings in China. We aim to investigate the prevalences a... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - September 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Liping Yu, Xiaojun Ye, Zhaojun Yang, Wenying Yang and Bo Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correlation of serum N-Acetylneuraminic acid with the risk and prognosis of acute coronary syndrome: a prospective cohort study
N-acetylneuraminic acid (Neu5Ac) is a functional metabolite involved in coronary artery disease (CAD). We aimed to evaluate the relationship between serum Neu5Ac and the risk and prognosis of acute coronary sy... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - September 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Miao-Nan Li, Shao-Huan Qian, Zhuo-Ya Yao, Sheng-Ping Ming, Xiao-Jun Shi, Ping-Fang Kang, Ning-Ru Zhang, Xiao-Jing Wang, Da-Sheng Gao, Qing Gao, Heng Zhang and Hong-Ju Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor sildenafil in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and combined pre- and postcapillary pulmonary hypertension: a randomized open-label pilot study
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is frequently complicated by pulmonary hypertension (PH). A pulmonary vascular contribution could be considered as a substantial therapeutic target in HFp... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - September 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Evgeny Belyavskiy, Artem Ovchinnikov, Alexandra Potekhina, Fail Ageev and Frank Edelmann Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cardiac rupture complicating acute myocardial infarction: the clinical features from an observational study and animal experiment
Cardiac rupture (CR) is a fatal complication of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) with its incidence markedly declined in the recent decades. However, clinical features of CR patients now and the effe... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - September 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Qun Lu, Ping Liu, Jian-Hua Huo, Yan-Ni Wang, Ai-Qun Ma, Zu-Yi Yuan, Xiao-Jun Du and Ling Bai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The preablation monocyte/ high density lipoprotein ratio predicts the late recurrence of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation after radiofrequency ablation
The monocyte/high-density lipoprotein ratio (MHR) has emerged as a promising alternative biomarker in the fields of cardiovascular disease and atrial fibrillation (AF). This retrospective study was aimed to ex... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - September 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: She-an Chen, Man-man Zhang, Meifang Zheng, Fei Liu, Lei Sun, Zheng-yu Bao, Fu-kun Chen, Hong-xiao Li and Xiang Gu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The role of Asprosin in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy
Asprosin is a novel fasting glucogenic adipokine discovered in 2016. Asprosin induces rapid glucose releases from the liver. However, its molecular mechanisms and function are still unclear. Adaptation of ener... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - September 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ming-Shien Wen, Chao-Yung Wang, Jih-Kai Yeh, Chun-Chi Chen, Ming-Lung Tsai, Ming-Yun Ho, Kuo-Chun Hung and I-Chang Hsieh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Shear stress improves the endothelial progenitor cell function via the CXCR7/ERK pathway axis in the coronary artery disease cases
Dysfunction in the late Endothelial Progenitor Cells (EPCs) is responsible for endothelial repair in patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), and the shear stress is beneficial for EPCs function. However, ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - September 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hua Zhou, Qiang Tu, Yan Zhang, Hua Qiang Xie, Qing Yun Shuai, Xiao Chuan Huang, Jie Fu and Zheng Cao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Weekly variation in markers of cardiometabolic health – the possible effect of weekend behavior – a cross-sectional study
Adolescents ’ health-related behavior varies from weekday to weekend. Only few studies, however, have examined to which degree such variation will affect markers of cardiometabolic health. Therefore, the primar... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - September 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Louise S ølund Hansen, Marlene Rosager Lund Pedersen, Jakob Tarp, Anna Bugge, Niels Wedderkopp and Niels Christian Møller Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Endovascular repair combined with staged drainage for the treatment of infectious aortic aneurysm: a case report
Infectious aortic aneurysm, defined as a focal dilation of an infectious arterial wall, is an uncommon life-threatening disease. Compared with open surgery, endovascular repair yields acceptable clinical outco... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - September 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zhaoxiang Zeng, Zhenjiang Li, Yuxi Zhao, Junjun Liu, Jiaxuan Feng, Zaiping Jing and Rui Feng Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Quantification of myocardial strain in patients with isolated left ventricular non-compaction and healthy subjects using deformable registration algorithm: comparison with feature tracking
Systolic dysfunction of the left ventricle is frequently associated with isolated left ventricular non-compaction (iLVNC). Clinically, the ejection fraction (EF) is the primary index of cardiac function. Howev... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - September 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jia Liu, Yumin Li, Yue Cui, Yukun Cao, Sheng Yao, Xiaoyue Zhou, Jens Wetzl, Wenjuan Zeng and Heshui Shi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of efficacy and safety of drug-eluting versus uncoated balloon angioplasty for femoropopliteal arterial occlusive disease: a meta-analysis
This quantitative meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of drug-eluting balloon (DEB) vs. uncoated balloon (UCB) in patients with femoropopliteal arterial occlusive disease. (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hai Feng, Xueming Chen, Xiaobo Guo, Zhe Zhang, Zhiwen Zhang, Bin Liu and Lishan Lian Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Intraventricular muscle bundle as a novel cause of left ventricular aneurysm
There are a variety of causes of left ventricular aneurysm, but it is rarely due to a disturbance in intraventricular hemodynamics. To the best of our knowledge, there have been no reports of ventricular aneur... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Junyu Pei, Xiaoyan Zheng, Yuting Liu, Daoquan Peng and Bilian Yu Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Efficacy of isoproterenol in the evaluation of dormant conduction and arrhythmogenic foci identification in atrial fibrillation ablation
Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) is an established therapy. However, postoperative recurrence is a serious issue caused by the reconduction of the isolated pulmonary veins (PV) and the onset of n... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yusuke Sakamoto, Hiroyuki Osanai, Shotaro Hiramatsu, Hikari Matsumoto, Kensuke Tagahara, Hirotaka Hosono, Shun Miyamoto, Hiroto Uno, Hideki Kurokawa, Shun Kondo, Kotaro Tokuda, Takahiro Kanbara, Yoshihito Nakashima, Hiroshi Asano and Masayoshi Ajioka Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Aortic dissection extending from the brachiocephalic artery during transradial coronary catheterization: a case report
Iatrogenic acute aortic dissection (AD) is an extremely rare but devastating complication during cardiac catheterization. It can be treated conservatively if it develops in a retrograde form or manifests as an... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kihyun Kim, Yeon Seong Kim, Yeongmin Woo and Sang-Yong Yoo Tags: Case report Source Type: research

A prediction model of contrast-associated acute kidney injury in patients with hypoalbuminemia undergoing coronary angiography
Risk stratification is recommended as the key step to prevent contrast-associated acute kidney injury (CA-AKI) among at-risk patients following coronary angiography (CAG) and/or percutaneous coronary intervent... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Liwei Liu, Jin Liu, Li Lei, Bo Wang, Guoli Sun, Zhaodong Guo, Yibo He, Feier Song, Zhubin Lun, Bowen Liu, Guanzhong Chen, Shiqun Chen, Yongquan Yang, Yong Liu and Jiyan Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Plasma trimethylamine n-oxide is associated with renal function in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is an emerging global health problem with less awareness. Renal dysfunction in HFpEF is associated with worse outcome. However, there is lack of rapid, no... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fei Guo, Xueting Qiu, Zhirong Tan, Zhenyu Li and Dongsheng Ouyang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Predictors of suboptimal coronary blood flow after primary angioplasty and its implications on short-term outcomes in patients with acute anterior STEMI
Suboptimal coronary blood flow after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a complex multifactorial phenomenon. Although extensively studied, defined modifiable risk factors and efficient managem... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Karim Elakabawi, Xin Huang, Sardar Ali Shah, Hameed Ullah, Gary S. Mintz, Zuyi Yuan and Ning Guo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Intrapericardial recombinant tissue plasminogen activator in purulent pericarditis- case series
Pericardial constriction is one of the complications of purulent pericarditis (PP). Most difficult to treat, which may develop both in early and in the late period of the disease, resulting in a very poor prog... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ma łgorzata Dybowska, Monika Szturmowicz, Lucyna Opoka, Piotr Rudziński and Witold Tomkowski Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Femoral neuropathy following venoarterial-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy: a case report
Although life-threatening complications of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are well described, non-life threatening complications are less known. Herein, we report a case of femoral neuropathy (FN) ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Albert Youngwoo Jang, Young Jun Oh, Seok In Lee, Oh Kyung Lim and Soon Yong Suh Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Reverse takotsubo cardiomyopathy in fulminant COVID-19 associated with cytokine release syndrome and resolution following therapeutic plasma exchange: a case-report
We present a rare case of fulminant COVID-19 associ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fahad Faqihi, Abdulrahman Alharthy, Rayan Alshaya, John Papanikolaou, Demetrios J. Kutsogiannis, Peter G. Brindley and Dimitrios Karakitsos Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Anti-modified citrullinated vimentin antibody: a novel biomarker associated with cardiac systolic dysfunction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
In this study, we aimed to determine the association of autoantibodies wit... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Somayye Norouzi, Ali Javinani, Arya Aminorroaya and Maryam Masoumi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Procedural sedation for direct current cardioversion: a feasibility study between two management strategies in the emergency department
A cardiologist-only approach to procedural sedation with midazolam in the setting of elective cardioversion (DCC) for AF has already been proven as safe as sedation with propofol and anaesthesiologist assistan... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Giulia Stronati, Alessandro Capucci, Antonio Dello Russo, Erica Adrario, Andrea Carsetti, Michela Casella, Abele Donati and Federico Guerra Tags: Research article Source Type: research

N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide as a prognostic indicator for 30-day mortality following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a prospective observational study
Early risk stratification applying cardiac biomarkers may prove useful in sudden cardiac arrest patients. We investigated the prognostic utility of early-on levels of high sensitivity cardiac troponin-T (hs-cT... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Reidun Aarset øy, Torbjørn Omland, Helge Røsjø, Heidi Strand, Thomas Lindner, Hildegunn Aarsetøy, Harry Staines and Dennis W. T. Nilsen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Revisiting right anterior oblique projections for the triangle of Koch: implications from computed tomography
Variability in the anatomy and orientation of the triangle of Koch (TK) complicates ablation procedures involving the atrioventricular (AV) node. We used CT angiography (CTA) to assess the anatomical TK orient... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yanjing Wang, Lin Liu, Robert Lakin, Nazari Polidovitch, Guohui Liu, Hongliang Yang, Ming Yu, Mingzhou Yan, Dong Zhao, Peter H. Backx, Huan Sun, Yuquan He and Ping Yang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Determinants of persistent smoking after acute myocardial infarction: an observational study
Smoking cessation is one of the most effective secondary prevention measures after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, around 50% of smokers do not quit smoking after AMI. The aim of the present study ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jens H öpner, Udo Junge, Andrea Schmidt-Pokrzywniak, Christian Fischer and Rafael Mikolajczyk Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Recurrent attack of acute myocardial infarction complicated with ventricular fibrillation due to coronary vasospasm within a myocardial bridge: a case report
Myocardial bridge (MB) often an inoffensive condition that goes in one or more of the coronary arteries through the heart muscle instead of lying on its surface. MBs sometimes leads to myocardial ischemic symp... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Xingwei He, Zakarya Ahmed, Xin Liu, Chang Xu and Hesong Zeng Tags: Case report Source Type: research

P-selectin (CD62P) and soluble TREM-like transcript-1 (sTLT-1) are associated with coronary artery disease: a case control study
Platelet activation plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease (CAD). Platelet P-selectin (CD62P) is a classic platelet activation indicator on the platelet surface, and soluble TREM-l... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Li Shen, Tianlun Yang, Ke Xia, Zhiqiang Yan, Juanjuan Tan, Lei Li, Yingchun Qin and Wei Shi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluation of β-blocker therapy for long-term outcomes in patients with low ejection fraction after cardiac surgery
Preoperative low left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) has been reported as an independent risk factor for in-hospital mortality. However, there were few studies evaluating the long-term mortality in these... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fu-Dong Fan, Hai-Tao Zhang, Tuo Pan, Xin-Long Tang and Dong-Jin Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Admission fasting plasma glucose is associated with in-hospital outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome and diabetes: findings from the improving Care for Cardiovascular Disease in China - Acute Coronary Syndrome (CCC-ACS) project
The discrepancy between glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and fasting plasma glucose (FPG) in clinical practice may be related to factors such as acute stress, renal dysfunction, and anemia, and its relationship wi... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Nan Ye, Lijiao Yang, Guoqin Wang, Weijing Bian, Fengbo Xu, Changsheng Ma, Dong Zhao, Jing Liu, Yongchen Hao, Jun Liu, Na Yang and Hong Cheng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The relationship between serum uric acid and cognitive function in patients with chronic heart failure
Evidence has shown that serum uric acid (UA) is associated with cognitive function, but this finding remains debatable. Serum UA is commonly elevated in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF), especially in... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Weihua Niu, Huifeng Yang and Chengzhi Lu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Permanent left bundle branch area pacing utilizing intracardiac echocardiogram
Recently, left bundle branch area pacing (LBBAP) has been shown to be feasible. However, the right ventricular (RV) implantation site for LBBAP remains elusive. We believe that the RV implantation site should ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Xiang-Fei Feng, Peng-Pai Zhang, Bo Liu, Yan Zhao, Qiu-Fen Lu and Yi-Gang Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Non-invasively measured central and peripheral factors of oxygen uptake differ between patients with chronic heart failure and healthy controls
Maximum oxygen uptake is an established measurement of diagnosing chronic heart failure and underlies various central and peripheral factors. However, central and peripheral factors are little investigated, be... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Joana Brochhagen, Michael Thomas Coll Barroso, Christian Baumgart, J ürgen Freiwald and Matthias Wilhelm Hoppe Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Appropriate use of anti-thrombotic therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation at single-center experience, Northwest Ethiopia
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the commonest clinically significant ECG-evidenced sustained cardiac arrhythmia in clinical practice. Disability and mortality attributed to AF is high in low-income regions like su... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ermiyas Endewunet, Abilo Tadesse, Aynishet Adane and Mohamed Abdulkadir Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Congenital subclavian-superior vena cava arteriovenous fistula with initial stenosis in an adult: a case report
A subclavian-superior vena cava arteriovenous fistula is usually acquired and secondary to trauma or operations, while congenital causes are very rare. A congenital arteriovenous fistula leads to congestive he... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Geng Li, Xingjian Hu, Yin Wang and Si Chen Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Comparison of bailout and planned rotational atherectomy for severe coronary calcified lesions
To compare outcomes of bailout and planned rotational atherectomy (RA) in the treatment of severe calcified coronary lesions. (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Cheng-fu Cao, Yu-liang Ma, Qi Li, Jian Liu, Hong Zhao, Ming-yu Lu and Wei-min Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Discontinuation of aspirin before non-cardiac surgery causing ventricular mural thrombus for a patient with left ventricular aneurysm: a case report
Left ventricular mural thrombus (LVMT) is a life-threatening complication in patients with left ventricular dysfunction. (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Linger Huang, Kaili Wang, Shaojun Zhu, Kuirong Wang and Yanfeng Zhou Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Early L-T4 intervention improves fetal heart development in pregnant rats with subclinical hypothyroidism rats by activating BMP4/Smad4 signaling pathway
It is unclear whether the offspring of subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) pregnant rats still have abnormal cardiac development, and whether early intervention with L-T4 can improve the abnormality of these offs... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: D. Xue, J. L. Sun and J. Yang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics and factors associated with coronary stenosis proximal to a myocardial bridge: a retrospective study
This study aimed to explore the clinical characteristics and related factors of c... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Wen Gao, Jiaxi Zhang, Fei Duan, Shujun Guo, Chun Chen, Liping Du, Jianquan Zhao and Zhihong Zhou Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Changes in the prevalence of measures associated with hypertension among Iranian adults according to classification by ACC/AHA guideline 2017
Different definitions have been proposed to categorize hypertension. We aimed to investigate the difference in prevalence of measures associated with hypertension according to the American College of Cardiolog... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - August 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mohsen Mirzaei, Masoud Mirzaei, Mojtaba Mirzaei and Behnam Bagheri Tags: Research article Source Type: research