Medium and long-term follow-up after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in a sub-Saharan Africa population: a prospective cohort study
Major in-hospital mortality rate in patients with ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) in Sub-Saharan Africa has been reported. Data on follow-up in these patients with STEMI are scarce. We aimed... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - March 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hermann Yao, Arnaud Ekou, Aurore Had éou, Jean-Jacques N’Djessan, Isabelle Kouamé and Roland N’Guetta Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Real-world adherence for direct oral anticoagulants in a newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation cohort: does the dosing interval matter?
Differences in adherence may represent drug properties (e.g. dosing interval) or patient experiences while on treatment. Adherence to direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - March 19, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Phuong N. Pham and Joshua D. Brown Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Associations between ADIPOQ polymorphisms and coronary artery disease: a meta-analysis
Whether adiponectin (ADIPOQ) polymorphisms are associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) remain controversial. Therefore, we performed this meta-analysis to better explore potential roles of ADIPOQ polymorphi... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - March 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Xia Zhang, Yan Jun Cao, Hong Yu Zhang, Hongliang Cong and Jian Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds for percutaneous treatment of chronic total coronary occlusions: a meta-analysis
BRS represent a new approach to treating coronary artery disease. Beneficial properties of BRS regarding the restoration of vasomotility after resorption make them attractive devices in CTO revascularization. ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - March 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Alberto Polimeni, Remzi Anadol, Thomas M ünzel, Martin Geyer, Salvatore De Rosa, Ciro Indolfi and Tommaso Gori Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Review of the cardiovascular safety of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors and the clinical relevance of the CAROLINA trial
Cardiovascular (CV) disease (CVD) is a well-recognized complication of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and there is a clinical need for glucose-lowering therapies that do not further increase CV risk in this p... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - March 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Marile Santamarina and Curt J. Carlson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Increases in statin eligibility to reduce cardiovascular risk according to the 2013 ACC/AHA cholesterol guidelines in the Africa Middle East region: a sub-analysis of the Africa Middle East Cardiovascular Epidemiological (ACE) study
With development of cholesterol management guidelines by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA), more individuals at risk of cardiovascular disease may be eligible for statin t... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - March 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Omar Hamoui, Mohamed I. Omar, Frederick J. Raal, Wafa Rashed, Abdoul Kane, Mohamed Alami, Paula Abreu, Walid Mashhoud and Alawi A. Alsheikh-Ali Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Long-term statin adherence in patients after hospital discharge for new onset of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: a population-based study of real world prescriptions in Taiwan
This study examined the rea... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - March 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Shu-ting Chen, Shih-ting Huang, Wen-Yi Shau, Chao-Lun Lai, Jim Z. Li, Selwyn Fung, Vicki C. Tse and Mei-Shu Lai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

MRI-detected brain lesions in AF patients without further stroke risk factors undergoing ablation - a retrospective analysis of prospective studies
Atrial fibrillation (AF) without other stroke risk factors is assumed to have a low annual stroke risk comparable to patients without AF. Therefore, current clinical guidelines do not recommend oral anticoagul... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - March 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Juliane Herm, Johannes Schurig, Martin R. Martinek, Reinhard H öltgen, Alexander Schirdewan, Paulus Kirchhof, Marcus Wieczorek, Helmut Pürerfellner, Peter U. Heuschmann, Jochen B. Fiebach and Karl Georg Haeusler Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The characteristics of two LDL-cholesterol level reduction treatment strategies, “treat-to-target” and “percent reduction”: an observational study without intervention
The 2014 ACC/AHA guidelines redefined the strategy for LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) treatment. According to data from evidence-based studies, the basis for earlier therapeutic recommendations for LDL-C target level... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - March 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Albert Cs ászár Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Acute effect of healthy walking on arterial stiffness in patients with type 2 diabetes and differences by age and sex: a pre-post intervention study
Daily aerobic exercise such as healthy walking could have an immediate effect on parameters of arterial stiffness; however, there is little evidence in the diabetic population. Our aim, therefore, is to evalua... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - March 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Rosario Alonso-Dom ínguez, José I. Recio-Rodríguez, Maria C. Patino-Alonso, Natalia Sánchez-Aguadero, Luis García-Ortiz and Manuel A. Gómez-Marcos Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hypercoagulability and the risk of recurrence in young women with myocardial infarction or ischaemic stroke: a cohort study
We aimed to investigate the role of hypercoagulability on the risk of lifetime cardiovascular recurrences after myocardial infarction or ischaemic stroke. (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - March 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Alberto Maino, Ale Algra, Flora Peyvandi, Frits Richard Rosendaal and Bob Siegerink Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Strain-encoded cardiac magnetic resonance imaging: a new approach for fast estimation of left ventricular function
Recently introduced fast strain-encoded (SENC) cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging (fast-SENC) provides real-time acquisition of myocardial performance in a single heartbeat. We aimed to test the ability ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - March 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tomas Lapinskas, Victoria Zieschang, Jennifer Erley, Lukas Stoiber, Bernhard Schnackenburg, Christian Stehning, Rolf Gebker, Amit R. Patel, Keigo Kawaji, Henning Steen, Remigijus Zaliunas, S ören J. Backhaus, Andreas Schuster, Marcus Makowski, Sorin Gius Tags: Technical advance Source Type: research

Cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator pocket infection caused by Mycobacterium fortuitum: a case report and review of the literature
With the rising utilization of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs), infections secondary to device implantation are increasingly encountered. Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphyl... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - March 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jun Zhu, Qingluan Yang, Junjie Pan, Haiming Shi, Bo Jin and Qiying Chen Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Treatment of aortic thrombosis with retrievable stent filter and thrombolysis: a case report
In this study, the RSF was implanted to treat aortic thrombosis and then withdrawn. (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - March 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yonghua Bi, Hongmei Chen, Wenguang Zhang, Jianzhuang Ren and Xinwei Han Tags: Case report Source Type: research

The combination of nonthyroidal illness syndrome and renal dysfunction further increases mortality risk in patients with acute myocardial infarction: a prospective cohort study
Both nonthyroidal illness syndrome and renal dysfunction are associated with increased mortality risk in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, it is unclear whether combined NTIS and renal dysfunction fu... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - March 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jun-Wei Wang, Ying Ren, Zhi-Gang Lu, Jing Gao, Cui-Chun Zhao, Lian-Xi Li and Meng Wei Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Increase in ticagrelor use over time is associated with lower rates of ischemic stroke following myocardial infarction
To evaluate the impact of a rapid change in preferred treatment from clopidogrel to ticagrelor on the risk of ischemic stroke following acute myocardial infarction (AMI). (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - March 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Robin Henriksson, Anders Ulvenstam, Lars S öderström and Thomas Mooe Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Fractional flow reserve-guided complete revascularization versus culprit-only revascularization in acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and multi-vessel disease patients: a meta-analysis and systematic review
Approximately 30 –50% patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STMEI) were found to have non-infarct-related coronary artery (IRA) disease, which was significantly associated with worse p... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - March 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Li-jie Wang, Shuo Han, Xiao-Hong Zhang and Yuan-Zhe Jin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Nepal Pioneer Worksite Intervention Study to lower cardio-metabolic risk factors: design and protocol
To increase cardiovascular disease prevention efforts, worksite interventions can promote healthy food choices, facilitate health education, increase physical activity and provide social support. This pioneer ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - February 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Archana Shrestha, Dipesh Tamrakar, Biraj Man Karmacharya, Abha Shrestha, Rajeev Shrestha, Rajendra Dev Bhatta, Prajjwal Pyakurel, Polyna Khudyakov, Vasanti Malik, Josiemer Mattei and Donna Spiegelman Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

A risk score for predicting atrial fibrillation in individuals with preclinical diastolic dysfunction: a retrospective study in a single large urban center in the United States
Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction has been shown to associate with increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF). We aimed to examine the predictors of AF in individuals with preclinical diastolic dysfunctio... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - February 27, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dan L. Li, Renato Quispe, Nidhi Madan, Lili Zhang and Cynthia C. Taub Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Impact of timing on in-patient outcomes of complete repair of tetralogy of Fallot in infancy: an analysis of the United States National Inpatient 2005 –2011 database
This study aimed to investigate whether age at complete repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) impacts postoperative morbidity and length of hospital stay in infants less than 365  days of age. (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - February 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Shihai Yang, Linlin Wen, Shuguang Tao, Jiangrong Gu, Jiangang Han, Junping Yao and Jianming Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Sociodemographic factors and choice of oral anticoagulant in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation in Sweden: a population-based cross-sectional study using data from national registers
The Swedish healthcare system aims to provide equal access to care to all residents yet evidence suggests that patients with low socioeconomic status are less likely to receive new drugs. Associations between ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - February 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Venkatesh Kumar Gurusamy, Gunnar Brobert, Pareen Vora and Leif Friberg Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Single-center evaluation of a next generation fully repositionable and retrievable transcatheter aortic valve replacement
The mechanically expandable Lotus Valve System is a fully repositionable and retrievable valve with an adaptive seal to minimize paravalvular leak (PVL). The aim of this study was to evaluate the short- and lo... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - February 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Karolina Berntorp, Sasha Koul, Shahab Nozohoor, Jan Harnek, Henrik Bjursten and Matthias G ötberg Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Gender differences in plaque characteristics of nonculprit lesions in patients with coronary artery disease
Although numerous reports suggest sex-related differences in atherosclerosis, limited data describing gender-associated differences in plaque morphology and composition are currently available. The aim of the ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - February 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jiangtian Tian, Xuedong Wang, Jinwei Tian and Bo Yu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The relationship between serum uric acid and lipid profile in Bangladeshi adults
Although the link between elevated uric acid and metabolic syndrome has been reported in some studies; the relationship of serum uric acid (SUA) with lipid profile has not well studied or little is known so fa... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - February 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Nurshad Ali, Sadaqur Rahman, Shiful Islam, Tangigul Haque, Noyan Hossain Molla, Abu Hasan Sumon, Rahanuma Raihanu Kathak, Md Asaduzzaman, Farjana Islam, Nayan Chandra Mohanto, Mohammad Abul Hasnat, Shaikh Mirja Nurunnabi and Shamim Ahmed Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Late presentation of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy in an octogenarian associated with a pathogenic variant in the plakophilin 2 gene: a case report
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is an inherited myocardial disease characterized by fibrofatty replacement and ventricular arrhythmias. ARVC is believed to be a disease of the young, wit... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - February 19, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yusuke Adachi, Takekuni Hayashi, Takeshi Mitsuhashi, Kenichi Sakakura, Yoko Yamada, Yuko Wada, Minoru Horie, Shin-ichi Momomura and Hideo Fujita Tags: Case report Source Type: research

The expression profile analysis of atrial mRNA in rats with atrial fibrillation: the role of IGF1 in atrial fibrosis
Structural remodeling is critical to the initiation and maintenance of atrial fibrillation (AF). IGF1, insulin like growth factor 1, has been recognized as contributor to fibrosis. However, the roles and mecha... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - February 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jiangrong Wang, Zhan Li, Juanjuan Du, Jianhua Li, Yong Zhang, Jing Liu and Yinglong Hou Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The predictive value of the renal resistive index for contrast-induced nephropathy in patients with acute coronary syndrome
This study was conducted to evaluate the pred... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - February 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zheng-rong Xu, Jun Chen, Yuan-hui Liu, Yong Liu and Ning Tan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Risk factors for medication non-adherence among atrial fibrillation patients
Atrial fibrillation (AF) patients are routinely prescribed medications to prevent and treat complications, including those from common co-occurring comorbidities. However, adherence to such medications may be ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - February 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Stephanie R. Reading, Mary Helen Black, Daniel E. Singer, Alan S. Go, Margaret C. Fang, Natalia Udaltsova, Teresa N. Harrison, Rong X. Wei, In-Lu Amy Liu and Kristi Reynolds Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Interatrial block in prediction of all-cause mortality after first-ever ischemic stroke
Interatrial block (IAB) is an ECG indicator of atrial fibrosis related to atrial remodeling and thrombus formation thus leading to embolic stroke and increasing mortality. We aimed to assess weather IAB predic... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - February 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: M. A. Baturova, A. Lindgren, Y. V. Shubik, J. Carlson and P. G. Platonov Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Progression of coronary atherosclerotic plaque burden and relationship with adverse cardiovascular event in asymptomatic diabetic patients
The heterogeneity of risk in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) is acknowledged in new guidelines promulgating different treatment recommendations for diabetics at low cardiac risk. We performed a retrospect... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - February 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Junjie Yang, Guanhua Dou, Christian Tesche, Carlo N. De Cecco, Brian E. Jacobs, U. Joseph Schoepf and Yundai Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Proceedings of the 3rd annual Acute Cardiac Unloading and REcovery (A-CURE) symposium
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Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - February 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Uma Chandrasekaran, Daniel Burkhoff, Kiyotake Ishikawa, Lija Swain, Kenji Sunagawa, Jacob M øller, Carlos Santos-Gallego, Shiva Annamalai, James Udelson, Ralf Westenfeld, Navin Kapur, Xiaoying Qiao, Julian Wiora, Andreas Schäfer, Alexander Bernhardt, Aj Tags: Meeting Report Source Type: research

Association between coronary dominance and acute inferior myocardial infarction: a matched, case-control study
Previous studies have found a connection between left coronary artery dominance and worse prognoses in patient with acute coronary syndrome, which remains a predominant cause of morbidity and mortality globall... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - February 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Li Wang, Jiamei Li, Ya Gao, Ruohan Li, Jingjing Zhang, Dan Su, Tao Wang, Guang Yang and Xiaochuang Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Serum IL8 is not associated with cardiovascular events but with all-cause mortality
The aim of this study is to investigate if IL8 levels were associated with incident cardiovascular (CV) events (CVE) and mortality (all-cause, CV, and cancer) in a cohort of 60  years old men and women from Sto... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - February 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ilais Moreno Vel ásquez, Ashwini Gajulapuri, Karin Leander, Anita Berglund, Ulf de Faire and Bruna Gigante Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: “in-vitro examination of the positive inotropic effect of caffeine and taurine, the two most frequent active ingredients of energy drinks”
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Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - February 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: R. Chaban, A. Kornberger, N. Branski, K. Buschmann, N. Stumpf, A. Beiras-Fernandez and C. F. Vahl Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Rationale and design of a prospective, randomised study of retrograde application of bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) through coronary sinus in patients with congestive heart failure of ischemic etiology (the RETRO study)
Heart failure (HF) is a major chronic illness and results in high morbidity and mortality. The most frequent cause of HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFREF) is coronary artery disease (CAD). Although revasc... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - January 31, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: L. Pleva, P. Kukla, K. V ítková and V. Procházka Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Low expression of PRMT5 in peripheral blood may serve as a potential independent risk factor in assessments of the risk of stable CAD and AMI
Protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) can catalyse the methylation of arginine and participate in many important cellular reaction processes. The purpose of this research is to determine whether the expr... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - January 31, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Buchuan Tan, Qian Liu, Liping Yang, Yushuang Yang, Dongna Liu, Long Liu and Fanbo Meng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Assessment of hypertension management and control: a registry-based observational study in two municipalities in Cuba
To determine the prevalence of hypertension treatment and control among hypertensive patients in the Cuban municipalities of Cardenas and Santiago and to explore the main associated predictors. (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - January 30, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Esteban Londo ño Agudelo, Armando Rodríguez Salvá, Addys Díaz Piñera, René García Roche, Pol De Vos, Tullia Battaglioli and Patrick Van der Stuyft Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Trends in electrocardiographic abnormalities and risk of cardiovascular mortality in Lithuania, 1986 –2015
This study aimed to assess the trends in the prevalence of electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities from 1986 to 2015 and impact of ECG abnormalities on risk of death from cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in the ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - January 30, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Abdonas Tamosiunas, Janina Petkeviciene, Ricardas Radisauskas, Gailute Bernotiene, Dalia Luksiene, Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, Irena Milvidait ė and Dalia Virviciute Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Extreme ST-segment elevations in seemingly no significant angiographic coronary artery abnormalities: a case report
Obstructive coronary artery disease is found in approximately 97% of patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction and 92% of patients with non ST-elevation myocardial infarction (Bainey KR, Wels... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - January 29, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: M. Piels, T. Faes and J. Vainer Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Genome-wide association study of myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation, acute stroke, acute kidney injury and delirium after cardiac surgery – a sub-analysis of the RIPHeart-Study
The aim of our study was the identification of genetic variants associated with postoperative complications after cardiac surgery. (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - January 24, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sabine Westphal, Christian Stoppe, Matthias Gruenewald, Berthold Bein, Jochen Renner, Jochen Cremer, Mark Coburn, Gereon Schaelte, Andreas Boening, Bernd Niemann, Frank Kletzin, Jan Roesner, Ulrich Strouhal, Christian Reyher, Rita Laufenberg-Feldmann, Mar Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Metabolic syndrome increases operative mortality in patients with impaired left ventricular systolic function who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting: a retrospective observational study
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a prevalent risk factor for coronary artery disease progression. Past studies have shown that MetS and its components tends to increase mortality after coronary artery bypass graft... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - January 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Shuangkun Chen, Jiahui Li, Qianzhen Li, Zhihuang Qiu, Xijie Wu and Liangwan Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: does stress perfusion imaging improve the diagnostic accuracy of late gadolinium enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance for establishing the etiology of heart failure?
Following publication of the original article [1], the author reported his name has erroneously spelled as Abishek Shetye. The correct name is Abhishek Shetye. (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - January 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gaurav S. Gulsin, Abhishek Shetye, Jeffrey Khoo, Daniel J. Swarbrick, Eylem Levelt, Florence Y. Lai, Iain B. Squire, Jayanth R. Arnold and Gerry P. McCann Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Clinical results of bioresorbable drug-eluting scaffolds in short and long coronary artery lesions using the PSP technique
Data on bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) for the treatment of long lesions are limited. We studied the use of BVS-Absorb in routine clinical practice and compared the outcome of long lesions with short l... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Christine Reichart, Jochen W öhrle, Sinisa Markovic, Wolfgang Rottbauer and Julia Seeger Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association between transitional care factors and hospital readmission after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a retrospective observational cohort study
Studies have shown that patients who undergo trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) have high rates of hospital readmission. Our objectives were to identify the causes of readmission after TAVR, determ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Andrew Czarnecki, Peter C. Austin, Stephen E. Fremes, Jack V. Tu, Harindra C. Wijeysundera and Dennis T. Ko Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Phosphorylated proteomics analysis of human coronary artery endothelial cells stimulated by Kawasaki disease patients serum
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute febrile childhood systemic vasculitis that disturbs coronary arteries. The pathogenesis remains unknown. The study of phosphorylated proteins helps to elucidate the relevant p... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - January 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Shui-Ming Li, Wan-Ting Liu, Fang Yang, Qi-Jian Yi, Shuai Zhang and Hong-Ling Jia Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Morbidity and mortality in a population of patients affected by heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an observational study
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure (HF) often coexist. Moreover, elderly patients suffering from HF have a higher incidence of COPD, which further complicates their clinical conditi... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - January 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Eugenio Roberto Cosentino, Matteo Landolfo, Crescenzio Bentivenga, Luca Spinardi, Daniela Degli Esposti, Arrigo Francesco Cicero, Rinaldo Miceli, Virna Bui, Emanuela Berardi and Claudio Borghi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cardiovascular outcomes among elderly patients with heart failure and coronary artery disease and without atrial fibrillation: a retrospective cohort study
This study was aimed to assess the impact of coronary artery dise... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - January 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Qi Zhao, Li Wang, Paul A. Kurlansky, Jeff Schein, Onur Baser and Jeffrey S. Berger Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Critical appraisal of international guidelines for the screening and treatment of asymptomatic peripheral artery disease: a systematic review
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is often asymptomatic but increases the risk of developing cardiovascular events. Due to the uncertainties regarding the quality of related guidelines and a lack of clear-cut ev... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - January 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Qinchang Chen, Lingling Li, Qingui Chen, Xixia Lin, Yonghui Li, Kai Huang and Chen Yao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Previous randomized controlled trials (RCT)s showed similar outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) treated with anti-arrhythmic drugs (AAD) ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - January 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ahmed AlTurki, Riccardo Proietti, Ahmed Dawas, Hasan Alturki, Thao Huynh and Vidal Essebag Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A case of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy combined with muscular ventricular septal defect and abnormal origin of right coronary artery
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a myocardial disease. However, the coexistence of HCM with muscular ventricular septal defect (VSD), especially those with both incomplete spontaneous closure and coronary ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - January 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Guang-mei Zheng, Jiao Bai, Jun-ming Tang, Fang-cheng Zhu and Hong-xia Jing Tags: Case report Source Type: research