The association of lipoprotein(a) and intraplaque neovascularization in patients with carotid stenosis: a retrospective study
We examined whether plasma lipoprotein(a) concentrations were associated... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - June 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Shuang Xia, Weida Qiu, Anping Cai, Bo Kong, Lan Xu, Zejia Wu and Liwen Li Tags: Research Source Type: research

The GEnetic Syntax Score: a genetic risk assessment implementation tool grading the complexity of coronary artery disease —rationale and design of the GESS study
This study is designed to identify, design, and ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - June 8, 2021 Category: Cardiology 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, Ana Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

A retrospective analysis of high sensitivity cardiac troponin-T ranges in non-myocardial infarction emergency department visits
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... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - June 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology 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 Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prognostic relevance of elevated plasma osmolality on admission in acute decompensated heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: insights from PURSUIT-HFpEF registry
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... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - June 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology 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 Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malignant mesothelioma associated with localized myocardial fibrosis: a case report
Left ventricular dysfunction is a common reason for patients ’ referral to cardiology departments for examination. Cardiac involvement is one of the possible yet rare presentations of malignant mesothelioma. We... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - June 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kristyna Vymetalova, Pavol Tomasov and Rostislav Polasek Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Aberrant expression of HDL-bound microRNA induced by a high-fat diet in a pig model: implications in the pathogenesis of dyslipidaemia
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... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - June 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Guoyuan Sui, Lianqun Jia, Nan Song, Dongyu Min, Si Chen, Yao Wu and Guanlin Yang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Intimal thickening and disruption of the media occur in the arterial walls of coronary arteries not associated with coronary arterial aneurysms in patients with Kawasaki disease
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... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - June 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tomoya Tsuchihashi, Nobuyuki Kakimoto, Takashi Takeuchi, Tomohiro Suenaga, Takayuki Suzuki, Shoichi Shibuta, Yasushi Ino, Takashi Kubo, Takashi Akasaka and Hiroyuki Suzuki Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prognostic value of D-dimer for adverse outcomes in patients with infective endocarditis: an observational study
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... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - June 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ying-Wen Lin, Mei Jiang, Xue-biao Wei, Jie-leng Huang, Zedazhong Su, Yu Wang, Ji-yan Chen and Dan-qing Yu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Different body parts ’ fat mass and corrected QT interval on the electrocardiogram: The Fasa PERSIAN Cohort Study
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... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - June 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mohammad Hosein Yazdanpanah, Ehsan Bahramali, Mohammad Mehdi Naghizadeh, Mojtaba Farjam, Maryam Mobasheri and Shiva Dadvand Tags: Research Source Type: research

Congenital coronary artery-to-pulmonary fistula with giant aneurysmal dilatation and thrombus formation: a case report and review of literature
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... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - June 4, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Xuanqi An, Shaoxian Guo, Huawei Dong, Yida Tang, Lin Li, Xuejing Duan and Shaodong Ye Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Chronotherapy for morning blood pressure surge in hypertensive patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis
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... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - June 4, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ziyan Xie, Jiahao Zhang, Chenyu Wang and Xiaowei Yan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The association between estrogen receptor 2 gene polymorphism and complexity of coronary artery disease: an analysis in elective percutaneous coronary intervention patients
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... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - June 4, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Farzaneh Foroughinia, Pooyan Dehghani, Mehdi Dianatpour, Arghavan Amiri, Iman Jamhiri and Parisa Ghasemiyeh Tags: Research Source Type: research

Clinical performance and exercise hemodynamics in patients with severe secondary tricuspid regurgitation and chronic atrial fibrillation
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). (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - June 4, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jesper K. Jensen, Tor S. Clemmensen, Christian A. Frederiksen, Joachim Schofer, Mads J. Andersen and Steen H. Poulsen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Rapid decline in cardiac function in diabetic patients with calcified coronary artery disease undergoing hemodialysis: two case reports
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... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - June 3, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hironobu Yamaoka, Taira Yamamoto, Daisuke Endo, Akie Shimada, Satoshi Matsushita, Tohru Asai and Atsushi Amano Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Impact of pericardial fluid glucose level and computed tomography attenuation values on diagnosis of malignancy-related pericardial effusion
We evaluated malignancy according to the characteristics of pericardial fluid in symptomatic Japanese patients undergoing pericardiocentesis and computed tomography (CT). (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - June 3, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Takashi Nakamura, Mana Okune, Masakazu Yasuda, Heitaro Watanabe, Masafumi Ueno, Kenji Yamaji, Kazuki Mizutani, Takashi Kurita and Gaku Nakazawa Tags: Research Source Type: research

Native T1 mapping and extracellular volume fraction for differentiation of myocardial diseases from normal CMR controls in routine clinical practice
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), ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - June 3, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Rawiwan Thongsongsang, Thammarak Songsangjinda, Prajak Tanapibunpon and Rungroj Krittayaphong Tags: Research Source Type: research

Diabetic microvascular complications are associated with reduced global longitudinal strain independent of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease in asymptomatic patients with diabetes mellitus: a cross-sectional study
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... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - June 2, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gokulan Pararajasingam, Laurits Juhl Heinsen, Johanna Larsson, Thomas Rueskov Andersen, Brian Bridal L øgstrup, Søren Auscher, Jørgen Hangaard, Rasmus Møgelvang and Kenneth Egstrup Tags: Research article Source Type: research

KLK11 promotes the activation of mTOR and protein synthesis to facilitate cardiac hypertrophy
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... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 31, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yi Wang, Hongjuan Liao, Yueheng Wang, Jinlin Zhou, Feng Wang, Yingxin Xie, Kun Zhao and Weinian Gao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cardiac thrombotic stability determined by contrast-enhanced echocardiography: investigative protocol and preliminary results
This study ’s intent was to test a new system for scoring cardiac thrombotic stability, based on contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 31, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ying Li, Xin Wang, Weidong Ren, Yangjie Xiao, Xiaona Yu and Xueying Tan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Cycle length of nonsustanied ventricular tachycardias among ICD patients: implications on subsequent appropriate therapies
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... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 31, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Javier Jim énez-Candil, Olga Duran, Armando Oterino, Jendri Pérez, Juan Carlos Castro, Jesús Hernández, José Moríñigo, Manuel Sánchez García and Pedro L. Sánchez Tags: Research Source Type: research

Reduced mechanical function of the left atrial predicts adverse outcome in pregnant women with clustering of metabolic risk factors
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... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Xiaoguang Ye, Zhitian Li, Yidan Li, Qizhe Cai, Lanlan Sun, Weiwei Zhu, Xueyan Ding, Dichen Guo, Yunyun Qin and Xiuzhang Lu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Association of epicardial fat thickness with left ventricular diastolic function parameters in a community population
We examined the relationship between epicardial fat thickness (EFT) measured by echocardiography and left ventricular diastolic function parameters in a Beijing community population. (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 28, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Wei Ma, Baowei Zhang, Ying Yang, Litong Qi, Jin Zhou, Min Li, Jia Jia, Yan Zhang and Huo Yong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Waist to height ratio is associated with an increased risk of mortality in Chinese patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
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... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 28, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jianqiao Chen, Man Li, Benchuan Hao, Yulun Cai, Huiying Li, Wenli Zhou, Yujian Song, Shiqi Wang and Hongbin Liu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Myocardial fibrosis combined with NT-proBNP improves the accuracy of survival prediction in ADHF patients
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 ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 28, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yiling Yao, Li Feng, Yanxiang Sun, Shifei Wang, Jie Sun and Bing Hu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Plasma uric acid is related to large arterial stiffness but not to other hemodynamic variables: a study in 606 normotensive and never-medicated hypertensive subjects
Elevated level of plasma uric acid (PUA) has been associated with cardiovascular disease, but whether uric acid is an independent risk factor or merely a marker remains controversial. (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Humam Hamid, Venla Kurra, Manoj Kumar Choudhary, Heidi Bouquin, Onni Niemel ä, Mika A. P. Kähönen, Jukka T. Mustonen, Ilkka H. Pörsti and Jenni K. Koskela Tags: Research Source Type: research

Current trends in optimal medical therapy after PCI and its influence on clinical outcomes in China
Limited data were available on the current trends in optimal medical therapy (OMT) after PCI and its influence on clinical outcomes in China. We aimed to evaluate the utilization and impact of OMT on the main ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jian Zhang, Jing-Yan Hao, Rui Jing, Jing-Jing Liu, Cheng-Ye Di, Yu-Jie Lu, Peng Gao, Ya-Jie Wang, Rui-Fei Yang and Wen-Hua Lin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Socioeconomic differentials in trends in the prevalence of hypertension and pre-hypertension and hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in rural Southwestern China
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. (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lu-Ming Fan, Fang Wang, Min Zhao, Wen-Long Cui and Le Cai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Pulmonary embolism originating from germ cell tumor causes severe left ventricular dysfunction in a healthy young adult with full recovery: a case report
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... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Khaled Elenizi, Rasha Alharthi and Michel Galinier Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Temporal trends in heart failure mortality in an integrated healthcare delivery system, California, and the US, 2001 –2017
In recent years, decreases in mortality rates attributable to cardiovascular diseases have slowed but mortality attributable to heart failure (HF) has increased. (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Matthew T. Mefford, Zimin Zhuang, Zhi Liang, Wansu Chen, Sandra Y. Koyama, Maria T. Taitano, Heather L. Watson, Ming-Sum Lee, Stephen Sidney and Kristi Reynolds Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Combined management can decrease blood pressure: an investigation of health-seeking behaviors among hypertensive patients in urban communities in China
Hypertensive patients can freely choose informal medical facilities, such as pharmacies, community health service centres, and cardiology clinics in secondary or tertiary hospitals, as routine places for medic... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 25, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Si Wang, Kai Liu, Xin Zhang, Qingtao Meng, Xinran Li, Runyu Ye, Zhipeng Zhang and Xiaoping Chen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Comparative efficacy of image-guided techniques in cardiac resynchronization therapy: a meta-analysis
Several studies have illustrated the use of echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging, and nuclear imaging to optimize left ventricular (LV) lead placement to enhance the response of cardiac resynchronizati... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Xiao Hu, Hai Xu, Shameer Raaj Avishkar Hassea, Zhiyong Qian, Yao Wang, Xinwei Zhang, Xiaofeng Hou and Jiangang Zou Tags: Research Source Type: research

Impact of diurnal temperature range on cardiovascular disease hospital admissions among Chinese farmers in Dingxi (the Northwest China)
Diurnal temperature range (DTR) has been widely applied in exploring its effect on cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, few studies have investigated the correlations between DTR and CVD in poor rural areas ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Guangyu Zhai, Jintao Qi and Guorong Chai Tags: Research Source Type: research

A prognostic nomogram for long-term major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndrome after percutaneous coronary intervention
Accurate prediction of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) is very important for the management of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. We aimed to construct an effective prognostic nomogram for ind... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Shuting Kong, Changxi Chen, Gaoshu Zheng, Hui Yao, Junfeng Li, Hong Ye, Xiaobo Wang, Xiang Qu, Xiaodong Zhou, Yucheng Lu and Hao Zhou Tags: Research article Source Type: research

High prevalence of non-dipping patterns among Black Africans with uncontrolled hypertension: a secondary analysis of the CREOLE trial
Dipping of blood pressure (BP) at night is a normal physiological phenomenon. However, a non-dipping pattern is associated with hypertension mediated organ damage, secondary forms of hypertension and poorer lo... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Prossie Merab Ingabire, Dike B. Ojji, Brian Rayner, Elijah Ogola, Albertino Damasceno, Erika Jones, Anastase Dzudie, Okechukwu S. Ogah, Neil Poulter, Mahmoud U. Sani, Felix Ayub Barasa, Grace Shedul, John Mukisa, David Mukunya, Bonnie Wandera, Charles Bat Tags: Research Source Type: research

Interleukin-17 aggravates right ventricular remodeling via activating STAT3 under both normoxia and hypoxia
This study was designed to explore the role of IL-17 played in the pathogenesis of right ven... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jing Huang, Wei Zhang, Cai-lian Zhang and Lei Wang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Transradial versus transfemoral access for cardiac catheterization: a nationwide pilot study of training preferences and expertise in The United States
The objective was to assess current training preferences, expertise, and comfort with transfemoral access (TFA) and transradial access (TRA) amongst cardiovascular training fellows and teaching faculty in the ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Khalid Changal, Mubbasher Ameer Syed, Ealla Atari, Salik Nazir, Sameer Saleem, Sajjad Gul, F. N. U. Salman, Asad Inayat and Ehab Eltahawy Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association of arterial stiffness with incident atrial fibrillation: a cohort study
Stiff arteries increase left ventricular (LV) end-systolic workload, leading over time to left atrial and ventricular remodeling, and providing the substrate for atrial fibrillation (AF) development. We invest... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 20, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zakaria Almuwaqqat, J. ’Neka S. Claxton, Faye L. Norby, Pamela L. Lutsey, Jingkai Wei, Elsayed Z. Soliman, Lin Y. Chen, Kunihiro Matsushita, Gerardo Heiss and Alvaro Alonso Tags: Research Source Type: research

Long non-coding RNA MIAT regulates ox-LDL-induced cell proliferation, migration and invasion by miR-641/STIM1 axis in human vascular smooth muscle cells
This study aimed to reveal the biological roles of lncR... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 20, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gang Ma, Shuting Bi and Pengfei Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Severe, but not mild to moderate, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease associated with increased risk of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with high risk of cardiovascular disease. The prevalence is increasing to 45 –65% in the general population with routine health check-up, and most subject... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Chia-Chi Hsiao, Pai-Hsueh Teng, Yun-Ju Wu, Yi-Wen Shen, Guang-Yuan Mar and Fu-Zong Wu Tags: Research Source Type: research

The relationship between the atherogenic index of plasma and arterial stiffness in essential hypertensive patients from China: a cross-sectional study
The atherogenic index of plasma (AIP) always remains in a potential association with arterial stiffness, however, this association has not been fully discovered and needs to be studied in depth in large hypert... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Juan Yin, Minghui Li, Lingling Yu, Feng Hu, Yu Yu, Longlong Hu, Huihui Bao and Xiaoshu Cheng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluating daily profile of central aortic pressure and reflected pulse wave parameters in climacteric women
Structural and functional changes of the vascular wall in women occur already at the very early stages of reproductive aging. An emergence of applanation tonometry made it possible to evaluate arterial stiffne... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sergey N. Tolstov, Igor A. Salov, Anton R. Kiselev and Andrey P. Rebrov Tags: Research Source Type: research

Natural history and prognostic implications of left ventricular end-diastolic pressure in reperfused ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: an analysis of the thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) II randomized controlled trial
The aim of the current study is to assess the natural history and prognostic value of elevated left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 17, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Arshad A. Khan, Mohammed S. Al-Omary, Nicholas J. Collins, John Attia and Andrew J. Boyle Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Reduced plasma level of basic fibroblast growth factor is associated with incomplete device endothelialization at six months following left atrial appendage closure
To investigate whether inflammatory and growth factors (IGFs) were associated with incomplete device endothelialization (IDE) at 6 months after successful left atrial appendage closure (LAAC). (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jing Xu, Xin Gong, Chuanzhi Chen, Jun Xing, Qi Wang, Weifeng Shen and Qi Zhang Tags: Research Source Type: research

The relationship of coffee consumption and CVD risk factors in elderly patients with T2DM
Clinical studies suggest increasing prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and diabetes among the elderly. Meanwhile, some food compounds, such as coffee, can also have beneficial effects on C... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hossein Sayed Ghavami, Mehran Khoshtinat, Sepehr Sadeghi-Farah, Arman Bayati Kalimani, Suzie Ferrie and Hossein Faraji Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effect of short-term smoking & L-arginine on coronary endothelial function assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance cold pressor testing: a pilot study
The effect of smoking on coronary vasomotion has been investigated in the past with various imaging techniques in both short- and long-term smokers. Additionally, coronary vasomotion has been shown to be norma... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Andreas M. Weng, Herbert K östler, Thorsten A. Bley and Christian O. Ritter Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Echocardiographic left ventricular geometry profiles for prediction of stroke, coronary heart disease and all-cause mortality in the Chinese community: a rural cohort population study
This study aimed to evaluate the over... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tan Li, Guangxiao Li, Xiaofan Guo, Zhao Li and Yingxian Sun Tags: Research Source Type: research

Feasibility of point-of-care cardiac ultrasound performed by clinicians at health centers in Tanzania
Point-of-care cardiac ultrasound (cardiac POCUS) has potential to become a useful tool for improving cardiovascular care in Tanzania. We conducted a pilot program to train clinicians at peripheral health cente... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Delilah Kimambo, Samuel Kennedy, Engerasiya Kifai, Neema Kailembo, Christie Eichberg, Sarah Markosky, Ishan Shah, Eric Powers, Peter Zwerner, Susan E. Dorman, Mohamed Janabi and Richard Bayer Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genome-wide analysis of DNA methylation and risk of cardiovascular disease in a Chinese population
Systemic studies of association of genome-wide DNA methylated sites with cardiovascular disease (CVD) in prospective cohorts are lacking. Our aim was to identify DNA methylation sites associated with the risk ... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yan Gao, Huifang Pang, Bowang Chen, ChaoQun Wu, Yanping Wang, Libo Hou, Siming Wang, Dianjianyi Sun and Xin Zheng Tags: Research Source Type: research

Association between smoking and in-hospital mortality in patients with left ventricular dysfunction undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery: a propensity-matched study
Data on the effect of smoking on In-hospital outcome in patients with left ventricular dysfunction undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery are limited. We sought to determine the influence of sm... (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hanwei Tang, Jianfeng Hou, Kai Chen, Xiaohong Huang, Sheng Liu and Shengshou Hu Tags: Research Source Type: research

The effects of interventional mitral valve repair using the MitraClip System on the results of pulmonary function testing, pulmonary pressure and diffusing capacity of the lung
The study analyzes changes in lung function, pulmonary pressure and diffusing capacity of the lung in patients with mitral valve regurgitation (MR) treated by MitraClip implantation. (Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders)
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - May 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lucie Kretzler, Stephan Gro ße, Stephan Wiedemann, Carsten Wunderlich, Chris Nowak, Christian Riedel, Tomáš Sieger and Steffen Schoen Tags: Research article Source Type: research