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BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 1/2016

Ausgabe 1/2016

Inhaltsverzeichnis ( 256 Artikel )

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Regulation of SCN3B/scn3b by Interleukin 2 (IL-2): IL-2 modulates SCN3B/scn3b transcript expression and increases sodium current in myocardial cells

Yuanyuan Zhao, Qiaobing Sun, Zhipeng Zeng, Qianqian Li, Shiyuan Zhou, Mengchen Zhou, Yumei Xue, Xiang Cheng, Yunlong Xia, Qing Wang, Xin Tu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Influence of smoking cessation drugs on blood pressure and heart rate in patients with cardiovascular disease or high risk score: real life setting

André Pacheco Silva, Jaqueline Scholz, Tania Ogawa Abe, Gabriela Gouveia Pinheiro, Patricia Viviane Gaya, Alexandre Costa Pereira, Paulo Caleb Junior Lima Santos

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Rapid predictors for the occurrence of reduced left ventricular ejection fraction between LAD and non-LAD related ST-elevation myocardial infarction

Zhang-Wei Chen, Zi-Qing Yu, Hong-Bo Yang, Ying-Hua Chen, Ju-Ying Qian, Xian-Hong Shu, Jun-Bo Ge

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Blood pressure variability and its association with echocardiographic parameters in hypertensive diabetic patients

Daniela Massierer, Liana Farias Leiria, Mateus Dorneles Severo, Priscila Dos Santos Ledur, Alexandre Dalpiaz Becker, Fernanda Mus Aguiar, Eliandra Lima, Valéria Centeno Freitas, Beatriz D. Schaan, Miguel Gus

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Resveratrol ameliorates myocardial fibrosis by inhibiting ROS/ERK/TGF-β/periostin pathway in STZ-induced diabetic mice

Han Wu, Guan-Nan Li, Jun Xie, Ran Li, Qin-Hua Chen, Jian-Zhou Chen, Zhong-Hai Wei, Li-Na Kang, Biao Xu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The association of reduced lung function with blood pressure variability in African Americans: data from the Jackson Heart Study

John N. Booth III, Nicole Redmond, Mario Sims, Daichi Shimbo, Paul Muntner

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The clinical impact of valvular heart disease in a population-based cohort of subjects aged 80 and older

Nawel Rezzoug, Bert Vaes, Christophe de Meester, Jan Degryse, Gijs Van Pottelbergh, Catharina Mathei, Wim Adriaensen, Agnes Pasquet, Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Incidence of peripheral arterial disease in the ARTPER population cohort after 5 years of follow-up

Ma. Teresa Alzamora, Rosa Forés, Guillem Pera, José Miguel Baena-Díez, Antonio Heras, Marta Sorribes, Marta Valverde, Laura Muñoz, Xavier Mundet, Pere Torán

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Validation of Omron HBP-1300 professional blood pressure monitor based on auscultation in children and adults

Linghui Meng, Di Zhao, Yan Pan, Wenqing Ding, Qing Wei, Hua Li, Pingjin Gao, Jie Mi

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Hyperhomocysteinemia is associated with decreased apolipoprotein AI levels in normal healthy people

Ying Wang, Jia Liu, Yuliang Jiang, Heng Zhang, Song Leng, Guang Wang

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Association of MMP-2 gene haplotypes with thoracic aortic dissection in chinese han population

Ou Liu, Jiachen Li, Yi Xin, Yanwen Qin, Haiyang Li, Ming Gong, Yuyong Liu, Xiaolong Wang, Jianrong Li, Hongjia Zhang

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prevalence of coronary artery disease and its risk factors in Kerala, South India: a community-based cross-sectional study

M. N. Krishnan, G. Zachariah, K. Venugopal, P. P. Mohanan, S. Harikrishnan, G. Sanjay, L. Jeyaseelan, K. R. Thankappan

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Clinical and economic burden associated with cardiovascular events among patients with hyperlipidemia: a retrospective cohort study

Kathleen M. Fox, Li Wang, Shravanthi R. Gandra, Ruben G. W. Quek, Lu Li, Onur Baser

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Cardiovascular risk associated with the use of glitazones, metformin and sufonylureas: meta-analysis of published observational studies

Manel Pladevall, Nuria Riera-Guardia, Andrea V Margulis, Cristina Varas-Lorenzo, Brian Calingaert, Susana Perez-Gutthann

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The relationship between snoring and left ventricular hypertrophy of China: a cross-sectional study

Naijin Zhang, Ning Ye, Yintao Chen, Xiaofan Guo, Guozhe Sun, Yingxian Sun

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Semaphorin 3A attenuates cardiac autonomic disorders and reduces inducible ventricular arrhythmias in rats with experimental myocardial infarction

Hesheng Hu, Yongli Xuan, Mei Xue, Wenjuan Cheng, Ye Wang, Xinran Li, Jie Yin, Xiaolu Li, Na Yang, Yugen Shi, Suhua Yan

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Did Dumbo suffer a heart attack? independent association between earlobe crease and cardiovascular disease

Marta Aligisakis, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Idris Guessous, Peter Vollenweider

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Clinical assessment of patients with chest pain; a systematic review of predictive tools

Luis Ayerbe, Esteban González, Valentina Gallo, Claire L. Coleman, Andrew Wragg, John Robson

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A hybrid approach for quantifying aortic valve stenosis using impedance cardiography and echocardiography

Yunis Daralammouri, Khubaib Ayoub, Najwan Badrieh, Bernward Lauer

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Differential impacts of cardiac and abdominal ectopic fat deposits on cardiometabolic risk stratification

Fu-Zong Wu, Carol C. Wu, Pei-Lun Kuo, Ming-Ting Wu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A novel model for evaluating thrombolytic therapy in dogs with ST-elevation myocardial infarction

Hong Zhang, Yong-chun Cui, Yi Tian, Wei-min Yuan, Jian-zhong Yang, Peng Peng, Kai Li, Xiao-peng Liu, Dong Zhang, Ai-li Wu, Zhou Zhou, Yue Tang

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Hypertension among adults in Bangladesh: evidence from a national cross-sectional survey

Muhammad Abdul Baker Chowdhury, Md. Jamal Uddin, Md. Rabiul Haque, Boubakari Ibrahimou

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Effects of non-supervised low intensity aerobic excise training on the microvascular endothelial function of patients with type 1 diabetes: a non-pharmacological interventional study

Roger de Moraes, Diogo Van Bavel, Marília de Brito Gomes, Eduardo Tibiriçá

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Statin use associated with a reduced risk of pneumonia requiring hospitalization in patients with myocardial infarction: a nested case-control study

Chao-Feng Lin, Ya-Hui Chang, Ju-Chi Liu, Ming-Tsang Chuang, Li-Nien Chien

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Left atrial appendage morphology, echocardiographic characterization, procedural data and in-hospital outcome of patients receiving left atrial appendage occlusion device implantation: a prospective observational study

Christian Fastner, Michael Behnes, Benjamin Sartorius, Mustafa Yildiz, Kambis Mashayekhi, Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Ralf Lehmann, Stefan Baumann, Tobias Becher, Martin Borggrefe, Ibrahim Akin

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Relationship between regulatory T cells subsets and lipid profile in dyslipidemic patients: a longitudinal study during atorvastatin treatment

Luigina Guasti, Andrea Maria Maresca, Laura Schembri, Emanuela Rasini, Francesco Dentali, Alessandro Squizzato, Catherine Klersy, Laura Robustelli Test, Christian Mongiardi, Leonardo Campiotti, Walter Ageno, Anna Maria Grandi, Marco Cosentino, Franca Marino

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Right ventricular systolic dysfunction and remodelling in Nigerians with peripartum cardiomyopathy: a longitudinal study

Kamilu Musa Karaye, Krister Lindmark, Michael Henein

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Efficacy and safety of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists for patients with heart failure and diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Meng-Die Chen, Si-Si Dong, Ning-Yu Cai, Meng-Di Fan, Su-Ping Gu, Jin-Jue Zheng, Hai-Min Yin, Xin-He Zhou, Liang-Xue Wang, Chun-Ying Li, Chao Zheng

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

In-hospital free fatty acids levels predict the severity of myocardial ischemia of acute coronary syndrome

Pei Ma, Lu Han, Zhihua Lv, Wei Chen, Hanning Hu, Jiancheng Tu, Xin Zhou, Song-Mei Liu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Screening for rheumatic heart disease: quality and agreement of focused cardiac ultrasound by briefly trained health workers

Daniel Engelman, Joseph H. Kado, Bo Reményi, Samantha M. Colquhoun, Jonathan R. Carapetis, Nigel J. Wilson, Susan Donath, Andrew C. Steer

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

An Australian longitudinal pilot study examining health determinants of cardiac outcomes 12 months post percutaneous coronary intervention

Karen-leigh Edward, John Stephenson, Jo-Ann Giandinoto, Andrew Wilson, Robert Whitbourn, Jack Gutman, Andrew Newcomb

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prevalence of heart failure in Australia: a systematic review

Berhe W. Sahle, Alice J. Owen, Mutsa P. Mutowo, Henry Krum, Christopher M. Reid

01.12.2016 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Theory and practical based approach to chronic total occlusions

Georgios Sianos, Nikolaos V. Konstantinidis, Carlo Di Mario, Haralambos Karvounis

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Long-term clinical outcomes of everolimus-eluting stent versus paclitaxel-eluting stent in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions: a meta-analysis

Min Meng, Bei Gao, Xia Wang, Zheng-gang Bai, Ri-na Sa, Bin Ge

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Incidence and timing of potentially high-risk arrhythmias detected through long term continuous ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring

Matthew D. Solomon, Jingrong Yang, Sue Hee Sung, Martha L. Livingston, George Sarlas, Judith C. Lenane, Alan S. Go

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Resting heart rate, physiological stress and disadvantage in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: analysis from a cross-sectional study

Alice Zhang, Jaquelyne T. Hughes, Alex Brown, Paul D. Lawton, Alan Cass, Wendy Hoy, Kerin O’Dea, Louise J. Maple-Brown

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Non alcoholic fatty liver disease increases the mortality from acute coronary syndrome: an observational study from Sri Lanka

Nilanka Perera, Jegarajah Indrakumar, Waruni Vijitha Abeysinghe, Vihangi Fernando, W. M. C. K. Samaraweera, Jayamal Sanjaya Lawrence

01.12.2016 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Bioresorbable scaffolds: a new paradigm in percutaneous coronary intervention

Erhan Tenekecioglu, Vasim Farooq, Christos V. Bourantas, Rafael Cavalcante Silva, Yoshinobu Onuma, Mustafa Yılmaz, Patrick W. Serruys

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Can BNP-guided therapy improve health-related quality of life, and do responders to BNP-guided heart failure treatment have improved health-related quality of life? Results from the UPSTEP study

Patric Karlström, Peter Johansson, Ulf Dahlström, Kurt Boman, Urban Alehagen

01.12.2016 | Reviewer acknowledgement | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders reviewer acknowledgement 2015

Tim Shipley

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Left ventricular deformation associated with cardiomyocyte Ca2+ transients delay in early stage of low-dose of STZ and high-fat diet induced type 2 diabetic rats

Xiao-Ying Liu, Fu-Cheng Liu, Chun-Yu Deng, Meng-Zhen Zhang, Min Yang, Ding-Zhang Xiao, Qiu-Xiong Lin, Shi-Ting Cai, Su-Juan Kuang, Jing Chen, Shao-Xian Chen, Jie-Ning Zhu, Hui Yang, Fang Rao, Yong-Heng Fu, Xi-Yong Yu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting with an improved rib spreader and a new-shaped cardiac stabilizer: results of 200 consecutive cases in a single institution

Yunpeng Ling, Liming Bao, Wei Yang, Yu Chen, Qing Gao

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Multivariable analysis of total cholesterol levels in male Swiss Armed Forces conscripts 2006-2012 (N = 174,872)

Marcel Bruggisser, Dieter Burki, Martin Haeusler, Frank J. Rühli, Kaspar Staub

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Decreasing incidence of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm already before start of screening

Sofia Nessvi Otterhag, Anders Gottsäter, Bengt Lindblad, Stefan Acosta

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Relationship and prognostic importance of thyroid hormone and N-terminal pro-B-Type natriuretic peptide for patients after acute coronary syndromes: a longitudinal observational study

Julija Brozaitiene, Narseta Mickuviene, Aurelija Podlipskyte, Julius Burkauskas, Robertas Bunevicius

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The natural history of latent rheumatic heart disease in a 5 year follow-up study: a prospective observational study

Liesl Zühlke, Mark E. Engel, Carolina E. Lemmer, Marnie van de Wall, Simpiwe Nkepu, Alet Meiring, Michael Bestawros, Bongani M. Mayosi

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Inotropic agents use in patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure: a retrospective analysis from a 22-year registry in a Middle-Eastern Country (1991–2013)

Amer H. S. Aljundi, Shaban F. K. Mohammed, Ashfaq Patel, Rajvir Singh, Abdulrahman Arabi, Hajar A. AlBinali, Jassim Al Suwaidi

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prostatic abscess in a patient with ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a case report

Yoshito Kadoya, Tsuneaki Kenzaka

01.12.2016 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Practical based approach to left main bifurcation stenting

Jung-Min Ahn, Pil Hyung Lee, Seung-Jung Park

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Measurement of pulse wave velocity in normal ageing: comparison of Vicorder and magnetic resonance phase contrast imaging

Jehill D. Parikh, Kieren G. Hollingsworth, Vijay Kunadian, Andrew Blamire, Guy A. MacGowan

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Diabetes, glucose tolerance, and the risk of sudden cardiac death

Antti Eranti, Tuomas Kerola, Aapo L. Aro, Jani T. Tikkanen, Harri A. Rissanen, Olli Anttonen, M. Juhani Junttila, Paul Knekt, Heikki V. Huikuri

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Estimating the extent of subclinical arteriosclerosis of persons with prediabetes and diabetes mellitus among Japanese urban workers and their families: a cross-sectional study

Tsukasa Namekata, Kohji Shirai, Naohito Tanabe, Kunio Miyanishi, Mitsuko Nakata, Kenji Suzuki, Chikao Arai, Norio Ishizuka

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prevalence of left atrial enlargement and its risk factors in general Chinese population

Qiaoyun Ou, Yintao Chen, Shasha Yu, Xiaofan Guo, Huijie Zhao, Yingxian Sun

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Weighted gene co-expression network analysis identifies specific modules and hub genes related to coronary artery disease

Jing Liu, Ling Jing, Xilin Tu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The relationship between sodium concentrations in spot urine and blood pressure increases: a prospective study of Japanese general population: the Circulatory Risk in Communities Study (CIRCS)

Mitsumasa Umesawa, Kazumasa Yamagishi, Hiroyuki Noda, Ai Ikeda, Shinobu Sawachi, Isao Muraki, Choy-Lye Chei, Renzhe Cui, Masanori Nagao, Tetsuya Ohira, Tomoko Sankai, Takeshi Tanigawa, Akihiko Kitamura, Masahiko Kiyama, Hiroyasu Iso, CIRCS Investigators

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Azilsartan compared to ACE inhibitors in anti-hypertensive therapy: one-year outcomes of the observational EARLY registry

Anselm K. Gitt, Peter Bramlage, Sebastian A. Potthoff, Peter Baumgart, Felix Mahfoud, Hartmut Buhck, Martina Ehmen, Taoufik Ouarrak, Jochen Senges, Roland E. Schmieder, for the EARLY Registry Group

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prevalence and associating factors of atrial fibrillation in patients with hypertension: a nation-wide study

Rungroj Krittayaphong, Ram Rangsin, Bandit Thinkhamrop, Cameron Hurst, Suthee Rattanamongkolgul, Nintita Sripaiboonkij, Ahthit Yindeengam

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Part 2 – Coronary angiography with gadofosveset trisodium: a prospective intra-subject comparison for dose optimization for 100 % efficiency imaging

Mark A. Ahlman, Fabio S. Raman, Jianing Pang, Filip Zemrak, Veit Sandfort, Scott R. Penzak, Zhaoyang Fan, Songtao Liu, Debiao Li, David A. Bluemke

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Postoperative glucocorticoid enhances recovery after endovascular aortic repair for chronic type B aortic dissection: a single-center experience

Mengtao Wu, Lei Zhang, Junmin Bao, Zhiqing Zhao, Qingsheng Lu, Rui Feng, Chao Song, Jian Zhou, Zaiping Jing

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Effectiveness comparison of cardio-selective to non-selective β-blockers and their association with mortality and morbidity in end-stage renal disease: a retrospective cohort study

Theresa I. Shireman, Jonathan D. Mahnken, Milind A. Phadnis, Edward F. Ellerbeck

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Association between atrial fibrillation, anticoagulation, risk of cerebrovascular events and multimorbidity in general practice: a registry-based study

Vigdis Vanbeselaere, Carla Truyers, Steven Elli, Frank Buntinx, Harrie De Witte, Jan Degryse, Séverine Henrard, Bert Vaes

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Impact of thrombus aspiration during ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: a six month composite endpoint and risk of stroke analyses of the TASTE trial

Göran K Olivecrona, Bo Lagerqvist, Ole Fröbert, Thórarinn Gudnason, Michael Maeng, Truls Råmunddal, Jan Haupt, Thomas Kellerth, Jason Stewart, Giovanna Sarno, Jens Jensen, Ollie Östlund, Stefan K James

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Quality of life after aortic valve repair is similar to Ross patients and superior to mechanical valve replacement: a cross-sectional study

Pavel Zacek, T. Holubec, M. Vobornik, J. Dominik, J. Takkenberg, J. Harrer, J. Vojacek

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Where is the exact origin of narrow premature ventricular contractions manifesting qR in inferior wall leads?

Cheng Zheng, Jin Li, Jia-Xuan Lin, Lu-Ping Wang, Jia-Feng Lin

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Regular physical activity and cardiovascular biomarkers in prevention of atherosclerosis in men: a 25-year prospective cohort study

Magdalena Kwaśniewska, Tomasz Kostka, Anna Jegier, Elżbieta Dziankowska-Zaborszczyk, Joanna Leszczyńska, Ewa Rębowska, Milena Orczykowska, Wojciech Drygas

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Barnidipine compared to lercanidipine in addition to losartan on endothelial damage and oxidative stress parameters in patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus

Giuseppe Derosa, Amedeo Mugellini, Rosa Maria Pesce, Angela D’Angelo, Pamela Maffioli

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prevalence of arrhythmias among children below 15 years of age with congenital heart diseases attending Mulago National Referral Hospital, Uganda

Anthony Batte, Peter Lwabi, Sulaiman Lubega, Sarah Kiguli, Violette Nabatte, Charles Karamagi

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Systematic review and meta-analysis of music interventions in hypertension treatment: a quest for answers

Anne Y. R. Kühlmann, Jonathan R. G. Etnel, Jolien W. Roos-Hesselink, Johannes Jeekel, Ad J. J. C. Bogers, Johanna J. M. Takkenberg

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Peripheral artery disease and exertional leg symptoms in diabetes patients in Ghana

Kwame Yeboah, Peter Puplampu, Joana Ainuson, Josephine Akpalu, Ben Gyan, Albert G. B. Amoah

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Urine proteomics in the diagnosis of stable angina

Ulf Neisius, Thomas Koeck, Harald Mischak, Sabrina H. Rossi, Erin Olson, David M. Carty, Jane A. Dymott, Anna F. Dominiczak, Colin Berry, Keith G. Oldroyd, Christian Delles

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Acute myocardial infarction with “wrap around” right coronary artery mimicking Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: a case report

Hiroki Shibutani, Yuzo Akita, Kotaro Yutaka, Satoshi Yamamoto, Yumie Matsui, Masahiro Yoshinaga, Masahiro Karakawa, Yasukiyo Mori

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Tissue Doppler imaging is a sensitive echocardiographic technique to detect subclinical systolic and diastolic dysfunction of both ventricles in type 1 diabetes mellitus

David Suran, Andreja Sinkovic, Franjo Naji

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Bleeding complications during cardiac electronic device implantation in patients receiving antithrombotic therapy: is there any value of local tranexamic acid?

Osman Beton, Ersin Saricam, Hakki Kaya, Hasan Yucel, Orhan Dogdu, Okan Onur Turgut, Ocal Berkan, Izzet Tandogan, Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Unmet need in the hyperlipidaemia population with high risk of cardiovascular disease: a targeted literature review of observational studies

S. Mitchell, S. Roso, M. Samuel, M. Pladevall-Vila

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Association of silent hypoglycemia with cardiac events in non-diabetic subjects with acute myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous coronary interventions

Jian-wei Zhang, Yu-jie Zhou

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Inverted stress- induced cardiomyopathy as a unusual variant of acute heart failure after cesarean delivery- a case report

Anna Ledakowicz-Polak, Jarosław Bartodziej, Agata Majos, Marzenna Zielińska

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Implementation of a new guideline in cardiovascular secondary preventive care: subanalysis of a randomized controlled trial

Stina Jakobsson, Daniel Huber, Fredrik Björklund, Thomas Mooe

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Computed tomography coronary angiography in patients with acute myocardial infarction and normal invasive coronary angiography

Georgios Panayi, Wouter G. Wieringa, Joakim Alfredsson, Jörg Carlsson, Jan-Erik Karlsson, Anders Persson, Jan Engvall, Gabija Pundziute, Eva Swahn

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Troponin I levels in permanent atrial fibrillation—impact of rate control and exercise testing

Anja Wiedswang Horjen, Sara Reinvik Ulimoen, Steve Enger, Jon Norseth, Ingebjørg Seljeflot, Harald Arnesen, Arnljot Tveit

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Association of serum leptin levels with central arterial stiffness in coronary artery disease patients

Jen-Pi Tsai, Ji-Hung Wang, Mei-Ling Chen, Chiu-Fen Yang, Yu-Chih Chen, Bang-Gee Hsu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Ambulatory (24 h) blood pressure and arterial stiffness measurement in Marfan syndrome patients: a case control feasibility and pilot study

Matthias Hillebrand, Ghazaleh Nouri, Bernhard Hametner, Stephanie Parragh, Jelena Köster, Kai Mortensen, Achim Schwarz, Yskert von Kodolitsch, Siegfried Wassertheurer

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Growth differentiation factor–15 predicts the prognoses of patients with acute coronary syndrome: a meta-analysis

Shangshi Zhang, Dongjun Dai, Xian Wang, Hongyan Zhu, Hongchuan Jin, Ruochi Zhao, Liting Jiang, Qi Lu, Fengying Yi, Xiangxiang Wan, Hanbin Cui

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Familial hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy with the GLA E66Q mutation and zebra body

Masayoshi Oikawa, Nobuo Sakamoto, Atsushi Kobayashi, Satoshi Suzuki, Akiomi Yoshihisa, Takayoshi Yamaki, Kazuhiko Nakazato, Hitoshi Suzuki, Shu-ichi Saitoh, Yuichirou Kiko, Hajime Nakano, Takeharu Hayashi, Akinori Kimura, Yasuchika Takeishi

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Long-term vitamin K antagonists treatment patterns of Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation (NVAF): a population-based cohort study

Christel Renoux, Janie Coulombe, Samy Suissa

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Overweight modifies the longitudinal association between uric acid and some components of the metabolic syndrome: The Tromsø Study

Jon V. Norvik, Hilde M. Storhaug, Kirsti Ytrehus, Trond G. Jenssen, Svetlana N. Zykova, Bjørn O. Eriksen, Marit D. Solbu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Factors associated with parasympathetic activation following exercise in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study

Ahmad Osailan, George S. Metsios, Peter C. Rouse, Nikos Ntoumanis, Joan L. Duda, George D. Kitas, Jet J. C. S. Veldhuijzen van Zanten

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Psychometric evaluation of the Polish adaptation of the Hill-Bone Compliance to High Blood Pressure Therapy Scale

Izabella Uchmanowicz, Beata Jankowska-Polańska, Anna Chudiak, Anna Szymańska-Chabowska, Grzegorz Mazur

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

R-wave peak time at lead II in Chinese healthy adults

Jinhua Deng, Tingting Chen, Chujuan Zeng, Nan Lu, Lihong Zhou, Xuerui Tan, Min Yu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Assessment of aortic valve in regard to its anatomical variants morphology in 2053 patients using 64-slice CT retrospective coronary angiography

Konrad Szymczyk, Michał Polguj, Ewa Szymczyk, Leopold Bakoń, Ryszard Pacho, Ludomir Stefańczyk

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Screening for asymptomatic coronary artery disease in patients with diabetes mellitus: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials

Christophe Bauters, Gilles Lemesle

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists and heart failure in type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized and observational studies

Ling Li, Sheyu Li, Jiali Liu, Ke Deng, Jason W. Busse, Per Olav Vandvik, Evelyn Wong, Zahra N. Sohani, Malgorzata M. Bala, Lorena P. Rios, German Malaga, Shanil Ebrahim, Jiantong Shen, Longhao Zhang, Pujing Zhao, Qunfei Chen, Yingqiang Wang, Gordon H. Guyatt, Xin Sun

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Serum levels of C1q/TNF-related protein-1 (CTRP-1) are closely associated with coronary artery disease

Huizhong Wang, Ru Wang, Dayong Du, Fangliang Li, Yuntian Li

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Pre-hospital delay in patients with first time myocardial infarction: an observational study in a northern Swedish population

Gunnar Nilsson, Thomas Mooe, Lars Söderström, Eva Samuelsson

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Blood pressure changes during 22-year of follow-up in large general population - the HUNT Study, Norway

Jostein Holmen, Turid Lingaas Holmen, Aage Tverdal, Oddgeir Lingaas Holmen, Erik R. Sund, Kristian Midthjell

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Vascular structure and function and their relationship with health-related quality of life in the MARK study

Luis García-Ortiz, José I. Recio-Rodríguez, Sara Mora-Simón, John Guillaumet, Ruth Martí, Cristina Agudo-Conde, Emiliano Rodriguez-Sanchez, Jose A. Maderuelo-Fernandez, Rafel Ramos-Blanes, Manuel A. Gómez-Marcos, the MARK Group

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Two parameters reflect lipid-driven inflammatory state in acute coronary syndrome: atherogenic index of plasma, neutrophil–lymphocyte ratio

Youqin Zhan, Tan Xu, Xuerui Tan

01.12.2016 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Does thrombo-aspiration still have a place in the treatment of myocardial infarction?

François Schiele, Fiona Ecarnot

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Acute heart failure with and without acute coronary syndrome: clinical correlates and prognostic impact (From the HEARTS registry)

Hussam AlFaleh, Abdelfatah A. Elasfar, Anhar Ullah, Khalid F. AlHabib, Ahmad Hersi, Layth Mimish, Ali Almasood, Saleh Al Ghamdi, Abdullah Ghabashi, Asif Malik, Gamal A. Hussein, Mushabab Al-Murayeh, Ahmed Abuosa, Waleed Al Habeeb, Tarek S. Kashour

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Association of HbA1c with hospitalization and mortality among patients with heart failure and diabetes

Saul Blecker, Hannah Park, Stuart D. Katz

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Recurrent pulseless electrical activity in a patient with coronary vasospasm and supravalvular aortic stenosis: a case report

Achim Lother, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Hans H. Osterhues, Christoph Bode, Tobias Wengenmayer

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The type of the functional cardiovascular response to upright posture is associated with arterial stiffness: a cross-sectional study in 470 volunteers

Anna M. Tahvanainen, Antti J. Tikkakoski, Jenni K. Koskela, Klaus Nordhausen, Jani M. Viitala, Miia H. Leskinen, Mika A. P. Kähönen, Tiit Kööbi, Marko T. Uitto, Jari Viik, Jukka T. Mustonen, Ilkka H. Pörsti

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A comparative study of time-specific oxidative stress after acute myocardial infarction in patients with and without diabetes mellitus

Daisuke Kitano, Tadateru Takayama, Koichi Nagashima, Masafumi Akabane, Kimie Okubo, Takafumi Hiro, Atsushi Hirayama

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Early reduced myocardial diastolic function in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus a population-based study

Leif Brunvand, Drude Fugelseth, Knut Håkon Stensaeth, Knut Dahl-Jørgensen, Hanna Dis Margeirsdottir

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Mechanical properties of the everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold compared to the metallic everolimus-eluting stent

Daniel Dalos, Clemens Gangl, Christian Roth, Lisa Krenn, Sabine Scherzer, Markus Vertesich, Irene Lang, Gerald Maurer, Thomas Neunteufl, Rudolf Berger, Georg Delle-Karth

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Short-term predictive ability of selected cardiovascular risk prediction models in a rural Bangladeshi population: a case-cohort study

Kaniz Fatema, Bayzidur Rahman, Nicholas Arnold Zwar, Abul Hasnat Milton, Liaquat Ali

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

High circulating osteoprotegerin levels are associated with non-zero blood groups

Elod Erno Nagy, Timea Varga-Fekete, Attila Puskas, Piroska Kelemen, Zoltan Brassai, Katalin Szekeres-Csiki, Timea Gombos, Maria Csilla Csanyi, Jolan Harsfalvi

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Primary skeletal muscle myoblasts from chronic heart failure patients exhibit loss of anti-inflammatory and proliferative activity

Tahnee Sente, An M. Van Berendoncks, An I. Jonckheere, Richard J. Rodenburg, Patrick Lauwers, Viviane Van Hoof, An Wouters, Filip Lardon, Vicky Y. Hoymans, Christiaan J. Vrints

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Symptoms and delay times during myocardial infarction in 694 patients with and without diabetes; an explorative cross-sectional study

Karin Hellström Ängerud, Ingela Thylén, Sofia Sederholm Lawesson, Mats Eliasson, Ulf Näslund, Christine Brulin, on behalf of the SymTime Study Group

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Sex differences in in-hospital mortality following a first acute myocardial infarction: symptomatology, delayed presentation, and hospital setting

George Mnatzaganian, George Braitberg, Janet E. Hiller, Lisa Kuhn, Rose Chapman

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Required temporal resolution for accurate thoracic aortic pulse wave velocity measurements by phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging and comparison with clinical standard applanation tonometry

Karolina Dorniak, Einar Heiberg, Marcin Hellmann, Dorota Rawicz-Zegrzda, Maria Wesierska, Rafal Galaska, Agnieszka Sabisz, Edyta Szurowska, Maria Dudziak, Erik Hedström

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Case control feasibility study assessing the association between severity of coronary artery disease with Glutathione Peroxidase-1 (GPX-1) and GPX-1 polymorphism (Pro198Leu)

Dinushka Wickremasinghe, Hemantha Peiris, Lal Gotabhaya Chandrasena, Vajira Senaratne, Rasika Perera

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Intensive plaque modification with rotational atherectomy and cutting balloon before drug-eluting stent implantation for patients with severely calcified coronary lesions: a pilot clinical study

Qiyong Li, Yong He, Li Chen, Mao Chen

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Safety and efficacy of vernakalant for the conversion of atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm; a phase 3b randomized controlled trial

Gregory N. Beatch, Brian Mangal

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Geometrical and functional changes of left heart in adults with prehypertension and hypertension: a cross-sectional study from China

Tan Li, Jun Yang, Xiaofan Guo, Shuang Chen, Yingxian Sun

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Initiation of and long-term adherence to secondary preventive drugs after acute myocardial infarction

Sigrun Halvorsen, Jarle Jortveit, Pål Hasvold, Marcus Thuresson, Erik Øie

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Optical coherence tomography visualization of stent deformation with subsequent thrombus adhesion at very early phase after everolimus-eluting stent implantation: a case report

Satoru Yamamura, Koichiro Fujisue, Kenichi Tsujita, Kenji Sakamoto, Yuji Miyazaki, Koichi Kaikita, Seiji Hokimoto, Hisao Ogawa

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Galectin 3: association to neurohumoral activity, echocardiographic parameters and renal function in outpatients with heart failure

Freja Stoltze Gaborit, Helle Bosselmann, Caroline Kistorp, Kasper Iversen, Thomas Kumler, Finn Gustafsson, Jens P. Goetze, György Sölétormos, Niels Tønder, Morten Schou

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Neuroticism, depression and anxiety in takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Thomas Emil Christensen, Lia E. Bang, Lene Holmvang, Philip Hasbak, Andreas Kjær, Per Bech, Søren Dinesen Østergaard

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Cardioprotection provided by Echinatin against ischemia/reperfusion in isolated rat hearts

Xing-han Tian, Chao-liang Liu, Hai-Li Jiang, Yan Zhang, Ji-chun Han, Ju Liu, Meng Chen

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Use of diagnostic coronary angiography in women and men presenting with acute myocardial infarction: a matched cohort study

Louise Hougesen Bjerking, Kim Wadt Hansen, Mette Madsen, Jan Skov Jensen, Jan Kyst Madsen, Rikke Sørensen, Søren Galatius

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Aspiration thrombectomy prior to percutaneous coronary intervention in ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Regina El Dib, Frederick Alan Spencer, Erica Aranha Suzumura, Huda Gomaa, Joey Kwong, Gordon Henry Guyatt, Per Olav Vandvik

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Pharmacological treatment of hypertension and hyperlipidemia in Izhevsk, Russia

Marta Cybulsky, Sarah Cook, Anna V. Kontsevaya, Maxim Vasiljev, David A. Leon

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The values of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio and platelet to lymphocyte ratio in predicting 30 day mortality in patients with acute pulmonary embolism

Yaqing Ma, Yimin Mao, Xuegai He, Yuxia Sun, Shenshen Huang, Jiayong Qiu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Re-interventions after endovascular aortic repair for infrarenal abdominal aneurysms: a retrospective cohort study

Håkan Roos, Henrik Djerf, Ludvig Brisby Jeppsson, Victoria Fröjd, Tomas Axelsson, Anders Jeppsson, Mårten Falkenberg

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prolonged and intensive medication use are associated with the obesity paradox after percutaneous coronary intervention: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 12 studies

Xiao-Feng Tan, Jia-Xin Shi, and Meng-Hua Chen

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Intraprocedural left ventricular free wall rupture diagnosed by left ventriculogram in a patient with infero-posterior myocardial infarction and severe aortic stenosis

Takao Konishi, Naohiro Funayama, Tadashi Yamamoto, Hiroshi Nishihara, Daisuke Hotta, Kenjiro Kikuchi, Hideo Yokoyama, Katsumi Ohori

01.12.2016 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A cluster randomized trial of a transition intervention for adolescents with congenital heart disease: rationale and design of the CHAPTER 2 study

Andrew S. Mackie, Gwen R. Rempel, Adrienne H. Kovacs, Miriam Kaufman, Kathryn N. Rankin, Ahlexxi Jelen, Cedric Manlhiot, Samantha J. Anthony, Joyce Magill-Evans, David Nicholas, Renee Sananes, Erwin Oechslin, Dimi Dragieva, Sonila Mustafa, Elina Williams, Michelle Schuh, Brian W. McCrindle

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Arterial stiffness in patients with coronary artery disease: relation with in-stent restenosis following percutaneous coronary intervention

Zrinko Prskalo, Ivica Brizić, Darko Markota, Ivica Markota, Mladen Boban, Monika Tomic, Boris Starcevic

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Diagnostic accuracy of cardiovascular magnetic resonance for patients with suspected cardiac amyloidosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Lei Zhao, Zhuang Tian, Quan Fang

01.12.2016 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Rationale and design of the Chinese Atrial Fibrillation Registry Study

Xin Du, Changsheng Ma, Jiahui Wu, Songnan Li, Man Ning, Ribo Tang, Xueyuan Guo, Deyong Long, Ronghui Yu, Caihua Sang, Chenxi Jiang, Ting Zhang, Jianhong Pan, Xiaohui Liu, Jianzeng Dong, Gregory Y. H. Lip, on behalf of the CAFR Investigators

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Central wave reflection is associated with peripheral arterial resistance in addition to arterial stiffness in subjects without antihypertensive medication

Matias Wilenius, Antti J. Tikkakoski, Anna M. Tahvanainen, Antti Haring, Jenni Koskela, Heini Huhtala, Mika Kähönen, Tiit Kööbi, Jukka T. Mustonen, Ilkka H. Pörsti

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Osteopontin is elevated in patients with mitral annulus calcification independent from classic cardiovascular risk factors

Michael Sponder, Christian Reuter, Monika Fritzer-Szekeres, Brigitte Litschauer, Thomas Binder, Jeanette Strametz-Juranek

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Correlation between impedance cardiography and 6 min walk distance in atrial fibrillation patients

Ling Ding, Xiao-Qing Quan, Shu Zhang, Lei Ruan, Le Zhang, Kai Zheng, Wei-Wei Yu, Xiao-Fen Wu, Tao Mi, Cun-Tai Zhang, Hong-Lian Zhou

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Cardiovascular function is not associated with creatine kinase activity in a black African population: The SABPA study

Catharina M. C. Mels, Caitlynd van Zyl, Hugo W. Huisman

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Improved hyponatremia after pericardial drainage in patients suffering from cardiac tamponade

Bor-Hsin Jong, Cheng-Chun Wei, Kou-Gi Shyu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Effects of ventricular conduction block patterns on mortality in hospitalized patients with dilated cardiomyopathy: a single-center cohort study

Xiaoping Li, Rong Luo, Wei Fang, Xiaolei Xu, Guodong Niu, Yixian Xu, Michael Fu, Wei Hua, Xiushan Wu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Diagnostic accuracy of resting left ventricular akinesia/hypokinesia in predicting abnormal coronary angiography

Mohamed Faisal Lutfi

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Dynamics and prognostic role of galectin-3 in patients with advanced heart failure, during left ventricular assist device support and following heart transplantation

Ellie Coromilas, Em-Claire Que-Xu, D’Vesharronne Moore, Tomoko S. Kato, Christina Wu, Ruiping Ji, Raymond Givens, Ulrich P. Jorde, Hiroo Takayama, Yoshifumi Naka, Isaac George, Donna Mancini, P. Christian Schulze

01.12.2016 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Erratum to: The relationship between sodium concentrations in spot urine and blood pressure increases: a prospective study of Japanese general population: the Circulatory Risk in Communities Study (CIRCS)

Mitsumasa Umesawa, Kazumasa Yamagishi, Hiroyuki Noda, Ai Ikeda, Shinobu Sawachi, Isao Muraki, Choy-Lye Chei, Renzhe Cui, Masanori Nagao, Tetsuya Ohira, Tomoko Sankai, Takeshi Tanigawa, Akihiko Kitamura, Masahiko Kiyama, Hiroyasu Iso, CIRCS Investigators

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Incidence and impact on prognosis of peri-procedural myocardial infarction in 2760 elective patients with stable angina pectoris in a historical prospective follow-up study

Martin Kirk Christensen, Hui Huang, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Torleif Trydal, Jan Ravkilde

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Left atrial volume index as an independent determinant of pulmonary hypertension in patients with chronic organic mitral regurgitation

Nithima Ratanasit, Khemajira Karaketklang, Rungroj Krittayaphong

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Effects of atorvastatin on atrial remodeling in a rabbit model of atrial fibrillation produced by rapid atrial pacing

Qian Yang, Xiaoyong Qi, Yi Dang, Yingxiao Li, Xuelian Song, Xiao Hao

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Association between the docosahexaenoic acid to arachidonic acid ratio and acute coronary syndrome: a multicenter observational study

Yuji Nishizaki, Kazunori Shimada, Shigemasa Tani, Takayuki Ogawa, Jiro Ando, Masao Takahashi, Masato Yamamoto, Tomohiro Shinozaki, Tetsuro Miyazaki, Katsumi Miyauchi, Ken Nagao, Atsushi Hirayama, Michihiro Yoshimura, Issei Komuro, Ryozo Nagai, Hiroyuki Daida

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Effects of a nurse-coordinated prevention programme on health-related quality of life and depression in patients with an acute coronary syndrome: results from the RESPONSE randomised controlled trial

Harald T. Jørstad, Madelon Minneboo, Harold J. M. Helmes, Nick D. Fagel, Wilma J. Scholte op Reimer, Jan G. P. Tijssen, Ron J. G. Peters

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Evaluation of the left and right ventricular systolic and diastolic function in asthmatic children

Esra Akyüz Özkan, Hashem E. Khosroshahi

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics and statin medication in patients with myocardial infarction: a Swedish nationwide follow-up study

Per-Ola Forsberg, Xinjun Li, Kristina Sundquist

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Young smoker “ABCD” vascular assessment: a four-step ultrasound examination for detecting peripheral, extra and intra-cranial early arterial damage

Chiara Mozzini, Alder Casadei, Giuseppe Roscia, Luciano Cominacini

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The effectiveness of intra-aortic balloon pump for myocardial infarction in patients with or without cardiogenic shock: a meta-analysis and systematic review

Xiao-yun Zheng, Yi Wang, Yi Chen, Xi Wang, Lei Chen, Jun Li, Zhi-gang Zheng

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Adipo/cytokines in atherosclerotic secretomes: increased visfatin levels in unstable carotid plaque

Teresa Auguet, Gemma Aragonès, Esther Guiu-Jurado, Alba Berlanga, Marta Curriu, Salomé Martinez, Ajla Alibalic, Carmen Aguilar, María-Luisa Camara, Esteban Hernández, Xavier Ruyra, Vicente Martín-Paredero, Cristóbal Richart

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Cardiac Rehabilitation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Western Australia

Sandra Hamilton, Belynda Mills, Shelley McRae, Sandra Thompson

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Predictors of non-invasive therapy and 28-day-case fatality in elderly compared to younger patients with acute myocardial infarction: an observational study from the MONICA/KORA Myocardial Infarction Registry

Ute Amann, Inge Kirchberger, Margit Heier, Christian Thilo, Bernhard Kuch, Annette Peters, Christa Meisinger

01.12.2016 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A single-center randomized, controlled trial investigating the efficacy of a mHealth ECG technology intervention to improve the detection of atrial fibrillation: the iHEART study protocol

Kathleen T. Hickey, Nicole R. Hauser, Laura E. Valente, Teresa C. Riga, Ashton P. Frulla, Ruth Masterson Creber, William Whang, Hasan Garan, Haomiao Jia, Robert R. Sciacca, Daniel Y. Wang

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The role of atorvastatin on the restenosis process post-PTA in a diabetic rabbit model

Xiaojun Zhou, Yaru Mou, Xue Shen, Tianshu Yang, Ju Liu, Fupeng Liu, Jianjun Dong, Lin Liao

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Safety of the primary percutaneous coronary intervention strategy combining pre-hospital prasugrel, enoxaparin and in-hospital bivalirudin in acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

Juho Viikilä, Tuomo Nieminen, Ilkka Tierala, Mika Laine

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Effects of HeartWare ventricular assist device on the von Willebrand factor: results of an academic Belgian center

Fatemeh Esmaeilzadeh, Aurélien Wauters, Walter Wijns, Jean-François Argacha, Philippe van de Borne

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Relationship between fasting glucose levels and in-hospital mortality in Chinese patients with acute myocardial infarction and diabetes mellitus: a retrospective cohort study

Hao Liang, Yi Chen Guo, Li Ming Chen, Min Li, Wei Zhong Han, Xu Zhang, Shi Liang Jiang

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Instructive percutaneous coronary intervention to avoid the risk of side branch occlusion at a lesion with a lotus root appearance: a case report

Tetsuya Nomura, Taku Kato, Hiroshi Kubota, Daisuke Miyawaki, Ryota Urata, Takeshi Sugimoto, Yusuke Higuchi, Natsuya Keira, Tetsuya Tatsumi

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Association of affective temperaments with blood pressure and arterial stiffness in hypertensive patients: a cross-sectional study

Andrea László, Ádám Tabák, Beáta Kőrösi, Dániel Eörsi, Péter Torzsa, Orsolya Cseprekál, András Tislér, György Reusz, Zsófia Nemcsik-Bencze, Xénia Gonda, Zoltán Rihmer, János Nemcsik

01.12.2016 | STUDY PROTOCOL | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The RHESA-CARE study: an extended baseline survey of the regional myocardial infarction registry of Saxony-Anhalt (RHESA) design and objectives

Katharina Hirsch, Stefanie Bohley, Wilfried Mau, Andrea Schmidt-Pokrzywniak

01.12.2016 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Protocol of the “As du Coeur” study: a randomized controlled trial on physical activity maintenance in cardiovascular patients

Marion Fournier, Rémi Radel, Karim Tifratene, Christian Pradier, Alain Fuch, Philippe Mossé, Jean-Jacques Domerego, Jocelyn Gal, Fabienne d’Arripe-Longueville

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Should a prolonged duration of dual anti-platelet therapy be recommended to patients with diabetes mellitus following percutaneous coronary intervention? A systematic review and meta-analysis of 15 studies

Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Chandra Mouli Yanamala, Feng Huang

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Pericardial tamponade due to haemorrhagic pericardial effusion as a complication of prasugrel: a case report

Fathima Aaysha Cader, M. Maksumul Haq, Sahela Nasrin, Md. Rezaul Karim

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Ischemic aetiology, self-reported frailty, and gender with respect to cognitive impairment in chronic heart failure patients

María J González-Moneo, Gonzalo Sánchez-Benavides, José M Verdu-Rotellar, Mercé Cladellas, Jordi Bruguera, Sonia Quiñones-Ubeda, Cristina Enjuanes, Jordi Peña-Casanova, Josep Comín-Colet

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Risk of bleeding after hospitalization for a serious coronary event: a retrospective cohort study with nested case-control analyses

Antonio González-Pérez, María E. Sáez, Saga Johansson, Anders Himmelmann, Luis A. García Rodríguez

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Impact of clinical input variable uncertainties on ten-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk using new pooled cohort equations

Himanshu Gupta, Chun G. Schiros, Oleg F. Sharifov, Apurva Jain, Thomas S. Denney Jr

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Sharing success – understanding barriers and enablers to secondary prophylaxis delivery for rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

Jennifer Chamberlain-Salaun, Jane Mills, Priya M. Kevat, Marc G. W. Rémond, Graeme P. Maguire

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness analysis of left atrial appendage occlusion compared with pharmacological strategies for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation

Vivian Wing-Yan Lee, Ronald Bing-Ching Tsai, Ines Hang-Iao Chow, Bryan Ping-Yen Yan, Mehmet Gungor Kaya, Jai-Wun Park, Yat-Yin Lam

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Leg edema with (S)-amlodipine vs conventional amlodipine given in triple therapy for hypertension: a randomized double blind controlled clinical trial

Priyadarshani Galappatthy, Yasindu C. Waniganayake, Mohomad I. M. Sabeer, Thusitha J. Wijethunga, Gamini K. S. Galappatthy, Ruvan AI Ekanayaka

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Adverse clinical outcomes associated with a low dose and a high dose of aspirin following percutaneous coronary intervention: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Girish Janoo, Abhishek Rishikesh Teeluck, Wei-Qiang Huang

01.12.2016 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

SMARTphone-based, early cardiac REHABilitation in patients with acute coronary syndromes [SMART-REHAB Trial]: a randomized controlled trial protocol

Matias B. Yudi, David J. Clark, David Tsang, Michael Jelinek, Katie Kalten, Subodh Joshi, Khoa Phan, Arthur Nasis, John Amerena, Sandeep Arunothayaraj, Chris Reid, Omar Farouque

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Association between renin and atherosclerotic burden in subjects with and without type 2 diabetes

Isabel Gonçalves, Andreas Edsfeldt, Helen M. Colhoun, Angela C. Shore, Carlo Palombo, Andrea Natali, Gunilla Nordin Fredrikson, Harry Björkbacka, Maria Wigren, Eva Bengtsson, Gerd Östling, Kunihiko Aizawa, Francesco Casanova, Margaretha Persson, Kim Gooding, Phil Gates, Faisel Khan, Helen C. Looker, Fiona Adams, Jill Belch, Silvia Pinnola, Elena Venturi, Michaela Kozakova, Li-Ming Gan, Volker Schnecke, Jan Nilsson, on behalf of the SUMMIT consortium

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Crossed pulmonary arteries associated with single atrium in an adult: a case report

Fengli Fu, Jiahu Yang, Jianjun Zhang, Yue Feng

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Pre-operative echocardiography among patients with coronary artery disease in the United States Veterans Affairs healthcare system: A retrospective cohort study

Emily B. Levitan, Laura A. Graham, Javier A. Valle, Joshua S. Richman, Robert Hollis, Carla N. Holcomb, Thomas M. Maddox, Mary T. Hawn

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The serum heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (HFABP) levels can be used to detect the presence of acute kidney injury on admission in patients admitted to the non-surgical intensive care unit

Akihiro Shirakabe, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Noritake Hata, Takuro Shinada, Kazunori Tomita, Masafumi Tsurumi, Hirotake Okazaki, Masato Matsushita, Yoshiya Yamamoto, Shinya Yokoyama, Kuniya Asai, Wataru Shimizu

01.12.2016 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Rationale and design of a randomised clinical trial for an extended cardiac rehabilitation programme using telemonitoring: the TeleCaRe study

Johan A. Snoek, Esther P. Meindersma, Leonie F. Prins, Arnoud W. J. van’t Hof, Maria T. Hopman, Menko-Jan de Boer, Ed P. de Kluiver

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Effects of a home-based activation intervention on self-management adherence and readmission in rural heart failure patients: the PATCH randomized controlled trial

Lufei Young, Melody Hertzog, Susan Barnason

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Impact of impaired fractional flow reserve after coronary interventions on outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Mathias Wolfrum, Gregor Fahrni, Giovanni Luigi de Maria, Guido Knapp, Nick Curzen, Rajesh K. Kharbanda, Georg M. Fröhlich, Adrian P. Banning

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The utilization and prognostic impact of B-type Natriuretic Peptide in hospitalized acute decompensated heart failure in an Asian population

Li Juen Chen, Chung-Lieh Hung, Hung-I Yeh, Mei-Jy Jeng, Cheng-Huang Su, Te-Yu Wu, Shou-Chuan Shih, Cheng-Ho Tsai

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Transplantation of EPCs overexpressing PDGFR-β promotes vascular repair in the early phase after vascular injury

Hang Wang, Yang-Guang Yin, Hao Huang, Xiao-Hui Zhao, Jie Yu, Qiang Wang, Wei Li, Ke-Yin Cai, Shi-Fang Ding

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Oral anticoagulation with vitamin K inhibitors and determinants of successful self-management in primary care

E. Tamayo Aguirre, A. Galo-Anza, O. Dorronsoro-Barandiaran, E. Uranga-Saez del Burgo, A. Ostiza Irigoyen, A. Garcia-Carro, I. Lopez-Fernandez, N. Colera, P. Saez-Garbayo, I. Tamayo-Uria

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The effect of tolvaptan on renal excretion of electrolytes and urea nitrogen in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery

Tomoko S. Kato, Hiroshi Nakamura, Mai Murata, Kishio Kuroda, Hitoshi Suzuki, Yasutaka Yokoyama, Akie Shimada, Satoshi Matsushita, Taira Yamamoto, Atsushi Amano

01.12.2016 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Erratum to: Aspiration thrombectomy prior to percutaneous coronary intervention in ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Regina El Dib, Frederick Alan Spencer, Erica Aranha Suzumura, Huda Gomaa, Joey Kwong, Gordon Henry Guyatt, Per Olav Vandvik

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The interaction effects of risk factors for hypertension in adults: a cross-sectional survey in Guilin, China

Jian Yu, Di-sha Zou, Meng-ting Xie, Yao Ye, Tian-peng Zheng, Su-xian Zhou, Li-li Huang, Xiao-ling Liu, Jing-qiong Xun, Yan Zhou

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Relationship between hsTnI and coronary stenosis in asymptomatic women with rheumatoid arthritis

Milan Hromádka, Jitka Seidlerová, Jan Baxa, David Suchý, Daniel Rajdl, Jakub Šedivý, Richard Rokyta

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Wnt signaling contributes to vascular calcification by induction of matrix metalloproteinases

Christian Freise, Nadja Kretzschmar, Uwe Querfeld

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A potential marker of bare metal stent restenosis: monocyte count - to- HDL cholesterol ratio

Fatih Mehmet Ucar

01.12.2016 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Rationale and design of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) study ALTE1621: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial to determine if low-dose carvedilol can prevent anthracycline-related left ventricular remodeling in childhood cancer survivors at high risk for developing heart failure

Saro H. Armenian, Melissa M. Hudson, Ming Hui Chen, Steven D. Colan, Lanie Lindenfeld, George Mills, Aida Siyahian, Sarah Gelehrter, Ha Dang, Wendy Hein, Daniel M. Green, Leslie L. Robison, F. Lennie Wong, Pamela S. Douglas, Smita Bhatia

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Changes in selected metabolic parameters in patients over 65 receiving hydrochlorothiazide plus amiloride, atenolol or placebo in the MRC elderly trial

Damian J. Damian, Roseanne McNamee, Matthew Carr

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Culprit-only versus staged complete revascularization for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and Multivessel disease: a retrospective cohort study

Tongtong Yu, Yuanyuan Dong, Jiahe Zhu, Chunyang Tian, Zhijun Sun, Zhaoqing Sun

01.12.2016 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Rationale and Design of the CREDENCE Trial: computed TomogRaphic evaluation of atherosclerotic DEtermiNants of myocardial IsChEmia

Asim Rizvi, Bríain ó. Hartaigh, Paul Knaapen, Jonathon Leipsic, Leslee J. Shaw, Daniele Andreini, Gianluca Pontone, Subha Raman, Muhammad Akram Khan, Michael Ridner, Faisal Nabi, Alessia Gimelli, James Jang, Jason Cole, Ryo Nakazato, Christopher Zarins, Donghee Han, Ji Hyun Lee, Jackie Szymonifika, Millie J. Gomez, Quynh A. Truong, Hyuk-Jae Chang, Fay Y. Lin, James K. Min

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The feasibility and diagnostic accuracy by multiple cardiac biomarkers in emergency chest pain patients: a clinical analysis to compare 290 suspected acute coronary syndrome cases stratified by age and gender in Taiwan

Chung-Lieh Hung, Ding-Kuo Chien, Shou-Chuan Shih, Wen-Han Chang

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Pulmonary artery denervation improves pulmonary arterial hypertension induced right ventricular dysfunction by modulating the local renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system

Chen Liu, Xiao-Min Jiang, Juan Zhang, Bing Li, Jing Li, Du-Jiang Xie, Zuo-Ying Hu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

RhoA/rock signaling mediates peroxynitrite-induced functional impairment of Rat coronary vessels

Zhijun Sun, Xing Wu, Weiping Li, Hui Peng, Xuhua Shen, Lu Ma, Huirong Liu, Hongwei Li

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The relationship between sodium excretion and blood pressure, urine albumin, central retinal arteriolar equivalent

Feng Huang, Peng Yu, Yin Yuan, Qiaowei Li, Fan Lin, Zhonghai Gao, Falin Chen, Pengli Zhu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

What is the impact of systems of care for heart failure on patients diagnosed with heart failure: a systematic review

Andrea Driscoll, Sharon Meagher, Rhoda Kennedy, Melanie Hay, Jayant Banerji, Donald Campbell, Nicholas Cox, Debra Gascard, David Hare, Karen Page, Voltaire Nadurata, Rhonda Sanders, Harry Patsamanis

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Do heart failure status and psychosocial variables moderate the relationship between leisure time physical activity and mortality risk among patients with a history of myocardial infarction?

Rony Oosterom-Calo, Saskia J. te Velde, Wim Stut, Yaacov Drory, Johannes Brug, Yariv Gerber

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Sex differences in volume overload in skinned fibers

C. Bening, K. Hamouda, R. Leyh

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Assessment of the longitudinal changes in infarct heterogeneity post myocardial infarction

Idan Roifman, Nilesh R. Ghugre, Tasnim Vira, Mohammad I. Zia, Anna Zavodni, Mihaela Pop, Kim A. Connelly, Graham A. Wright

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Serum insulin-like growth factor-1 and its binding protein-7: potential novel biomarkers for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

Michael Coll Barroso, Frank Kramer, Stephen J. Greene, Daniel Scheyer, Till Köhler, Martin Karoff, Melchior Seyfarth, Mihai Gheorghiade, Wilfried Dinh

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Autonomic remodeling may be responsible for decreased incidence of aortic dissection in STZ-induced diabetic rats via down-regulation of matrix metalloprotease 2

Rui Hu, Zhiwei Wang, Zongli Ren, Min Liu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Evaluation of efficacy, safety and tolerability of Ambrisentan in Chinese adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension: a prospective open label cohort study

Y. Huo, Z. C. Jing, X. F. Zeng, J. M. Liu, Z. X. Yu, G. C. Zhang, Y. Li, Y. Wang, Q. S. Ji, P. Zhu, B. X. Wu, Y. Zheng, P. P. Wang, J. Li

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Diastolic versus systolic ankle-brachial pressure index using ultrasound imaging & automated oscillometric measurement in diabetic patients with calcified and non-calcified lower limb arteries

Akram M. Asbeutah, Abdullah A. AlMajran, Sami K. Asfar

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Association between markers of glycemia and carotid intima-media thickness: the MARK study

Manuel A. Gomez-Marcos, Leticia Gomez-Sanchez, Maria C. Patino-Alonso, Jose I. Recio-Rodriguez, Natividad Garcia Regalado, Rafel Ramos, Ruth Marti, Cristina Agudo-Conde, Emiliano Rodriguez-Sanchez, Jose A. Maderuelo-Fernandez, Luis Garcia-Ortiz, for the MARK Group

01.12.2016 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The Sphinx’s riddle: cardiovascular involvement in autoimmune rheumatic disease

Sophie Mavrogeni, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Genovefa Kolovou

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Myocardial lipid content in Fabry disease: a combined 1H-MR spectroscopy and MR imaging study at 3 Tesla

B. Petritsch, H. Köstler, A. M. Weng, M. Horn, T. Gassenmaier, A. S. Kunz, F. Weidemann, C. Wanner, T. A. Bley, M. Beer

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Pulmonary artery compression by a localized epicardial hematoma in a patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura after percutaneous coronary intervention: a case report

Satoshi Kawaguchi, Toshiharu Takeuchi, Naoyuki Hasebe

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Hyperuricemia and coronary heart disease mortality: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies

Tian Zuo, Xuehui Liu, Lu Jiang, Shuai Mao, Xin Yin, Liheng Guo

01.12.2016 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Hypertension and cognitive dysfunction in elderly: blood pressure management for this global burden

Marijana Tadic, Cesare Cuspidi, Dagmara Hering

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Electrocardiographic and Echocardiographic predictors of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation detected after ischemic stroke

Maria A. Baturova, Seth H. Sheldon, Jonas Carlson, Peter A. Brady, Grace Lin, Alejandro A. Rabinstein, Paul A. Friedman, Pyotr G. Platonov

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Association between autonomic nervous dysfunction and cellular inflammation in end-stage renal disease

Eric Seibert, Kristina Zohles, Christof Ulrich, Alexander Kluttig, Sebastian Nuding, Jan A. Kors, Cees A. Swenne, Karl Werdan, Roman Fiedler, Matthias Girndt

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Association between novel arterial stiffness indices and risk factors of cardiovascular disease

Masaki Okamoto, Fumiaki Nakamura, Terunaga Musha, Yasuki Kobayashi

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The prognostic utility of GRACE risk score in predictive cardiovascular event rate in STEMI patients with successful fibrinolysis and delay intervention in non PCI-capable hospital: a retrospective cohort study

Yotsawee Chotechuang, Arintaya Phrommintikul, Roungtiva Muenpa, Jayanton Patumanond, Tuanchai Chaichuen, Srun Kuanprasert, Noparat Thanachikun, Thanawat Benjanuwatra, Apichard Sukonthasarn

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Lipoprotein(a) and lipid profiles of patients awaiting coronary artery bypass graft; a cross sectional study

E. M. S. Bandara, S. Ekanayake, C. A. Wanigatunge, A. Kapuruge

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Evidence-based interventions in primary care following acute coronary syndrome in Australia and New Zealand: a systematic scoping review

Manavi M. Bhagwat, John A. Woods, Mithilesh Dronavalli, Sandra J. Hamilton, Sandra C. Thompson

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prevalence and socio-economic burden of heart failure in an aging society of South Korea

Hankil Lee, Sung-Hee Oh, Hyeonseok Cho, Hyun-Jai Cho, Hye-Young Kang

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Type 2 diabetes compromises the value of non-invasively measured augmentation index in predicting the severity of coronary artery disease: a hospital-based observational study

Sijing Wu, Yujie Zhou, Yueping Li, Yuyang Liu, Dongmei Shi, Xiaoli Liu, Wei Liu, Yi Yu, Shuo Jia

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Mid-term results of interventional closure of patent foramen ovale with the Occlutech Figulla® Flex II Occluder

Jonas Neuser, Muharrem Akin, Udo Bavendiek, Tibor Kempf, Johann Bauersachs, Julian D. Widder

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The association of functional polymorphisms in genes encoding growth factors for endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells with the severity of coronary artery disease

Tadeusz Osadnik, Joanna Katarzyna Strzelczyk, Andrzej Lekston, Rafał Reguła, Kamil Bujak, Martyna Fronczek, Marcin Gawlita, Małgorzata Gonera, Jarosław Wasilewski, Bożena Szyguła-Jurkiewicz, Marek Gierlotka, Mariusz Gąsior

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Alcohol consumption and mortality in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)-a register-based cohort study

Mads Phillip Kofoed Grabas, Steen Møller Hansen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Henrik Bøggild, Line Rosenkilde Ullits, Ulrik Deding, Berit Jamie Nielsen, Per Føge Jensen, Charlotte Overgaard

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Impact of carotid atherosclerosis detection on physician and patient behavior in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a prospective, observational, multicenter study

In-Kyung Jeong, Sin-Gon Kim, Dong Hyeok Cho, Chong Hwa Kim, Chul Sik Kim, Won-Young Lee, Kyu-Chang Won, Doo-Man Kim

01.12.2016 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Can cardiovascular disease guidelines that advise treatment decisions based on absolute risk be improved?

Duncan J. Campbell

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Endomyocardial biopsy via the femoral access - still safe and valuable diagnostic tool

Sylwia Sławek, Aleksander Araszkiewicz, Agnieszka Gaczkowska, Justyna Koszarska, Damian Celiński, Marek Grygier, Maciej Lesiak, Stefan Grajek

01.12.2016 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Balloon expandable transcatheter aortic valve implantation via the transfemoral route with or without pre-dilation of the aortic valve – rationale and design of a multicentre registry (EASE-IT TF)

Christian Butter, Peter Bramlage, Tanja Rudolph, Claudius Jacobshagen, Jürgen Rothe, Hendrik Treede, Sebastian Kerber, Derk Frank, Lenka Seilerova, Gerhard Schymik

01.12.2016 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Evaluation of a pharmacogenetic-based warfarin dosing algorithm in patients with low time in therapeutic range – study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Leiliane Rodrigues Marcatto, Luciana Sacilotto, Carolina Tosin Bueno, Mirella Facin, Celia Maria Cassaro Strunz, Francisco Carlos Costa Darrieux, Maurício Ibrahim Scanavacca, Jose Eduardo Krieger, Alexandre Costa Pereira, Paulo Caleb Junior Lima Santos

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Trimetazidine attenuates pressure overload-induced early cardiac energy dysfunction via regulation of neuropeptide Y system in a rat model of abdominal aortic constriction

Ailan Chen, Wanglin Li, Xinyu Chen, Yuechun Shen, Wenjun Dai, Qi Dong, Xinchun Li, Caiwen Ou, Minsheng Chen

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Long-term secondary prevention of acute myocardial infarction (SEPAT) – guidelines adherence and outcome

Constantinos Ergatoudes, Erik Thunström, Annika Rosengren, Lena Björck, Kristina Bengtsson Boström, Kristin Falk, Michael Fu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Effects of lifestyle intervention using patient-centered cognitive behavioral therapy among patients with cardio-metabolic syndrome: a randomized, controlled trial

Ying Zhang, Songli Mei, Rui Yang, Ling Chen, Hang Gao, Li Li

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity and metabolic syndrome in general population: the APAC study

Anxin Wang, Zhaoping Su, Xiaoxue Liu, Yuling Yang, Shuohua Chen, Suzhen Wang, Yanxia Luo, Xiuhua Guo, Xingquan Zhao, Shouling Wu

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness of workplace wellness to prevent cardiovascular events among U.S. firefighters

P. Daniel Patterson, Kenneth J. Smith, David Hostler

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

A unique association of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia and acute myocarditis, as assessed by cardiac MRI: a case report

Andrea Ponsiglione, Marta Puglia, Carmine Morisco, Luigi Barbuto, Antonio Rapacciuolo, Mario Santoro, Letizia Spinelli, Bruno Trimarco, Alberto Cuocolo, Massimo Imbriaco

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Left ventricle remodeling predicts the recurrence of ventricular tachyarrhythmias in implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients for secondary prevention

Wei-Chieh Lee, Huang-Chung Chen, Yung-Lung Chen, Tzu-Hsien Tsai, Kuo-Li Pan, Yu-Sheng Lin, Mien-Cheng Chen

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Patients with HFpEF and HFrEF have different clinical characteristics but similar prognosis: a retrospective cohort study

Tamrat Befekadu Abebe, Eyob Alemayehu Gebreyohannes, Yonas Getaye Tefera, Tadesse Melaku Abegaz

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Biomarkers of cardiovascular injury and stress are associated with increased frequency of ventricular ectopy: a population-based study

Julia Brox Skranes, Gunnar Einvik, Silje Kjeka Namtvedt, Anna Randby, Harald Hrubos-Strøm, Jon Brynildsen, Tor-Arne Hagve, Virend K. Somers, Helge Røsjø, Torbjørn Omland

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Severe mitral regurgitation due to mitral leaflet aneurysm diagnosed by three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography: a case report

Takao Konishi, Naohiro Funayama, Tadashi Yamamoto, Daisuke Hotta, Kenjiro Kikuchi, Katsumi Ohori, Hiroshi Nishihara, Shinya Tanaka

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

In Vivo optical coherence tomography visualization of intraplaque neovascularization at the site of coronary vasospasm: a case report

Kenichi Tsujita, Koichi Kaikita, Satoshi Araki, Toshihiro Yamada, Suguru Nagamatsu, Kenshi Yamanaga, Kenji Sakamoto, Sunao Kojima, Seiji Hokimoto, Hisao Ogawa

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The potential hazard of drug-eluting stent-induced coronary vasospasm causing subacute stent thrombosis: a case report

Hiroki Shibutani, Yuzo Akita, Yumie Matsui, Masahiro Yoshinaga, Masahiro Karakawa

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Carotid arterial wall inflammation in peripheral artery disease is augmented by type 2 diabetes: a cross-sectional study

Sophie J. Bernelot Moens, Robert M. Stoekenbroek, Fleur M. van der Valk, Simone L. Verweij, Mark J. W. Koelemay, Hein J. Verberne, Max Nieuwdorp, Erik S. G. Stroes

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Comparing the adverse clinical outcomes in patients with non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes mellitus and patients without type 2 diabetes mellitus following percutaneous coronary intervention: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Nuo Li, Ye-Gui Yang, Meng-Hua Chen

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Multimarker approach for the prediction of microvascular obstruction after acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: a prospective, observational study

Hans-Josef Feistritzer, Sebastian Johannes Reinstadler, Gert Klug, Martin Reindl, Sebastian Wöhrer, Christoph Brenner, Agnes Mayr, Johannes Mair, Bernhard Metzler

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

High platelet reactivity affects the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention

Jun-Jie Zhang, Xiao-Fei Gao, Zhen Ge, Nai-Liang Tian, Zhi-Zhong Liu, Song Lin, Fei Ye, Shao-Liang Chen

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Optical coherence tomography findings after longitudinal ablation for an underexpanded stent in a heavily calcified lesion: a case report

Masahiro Koide, Keiji Inoue, Akiko Matsuo, Hiroshi Fujita

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Silent diabetic cardiomyopathy in everyday practice: a clinical and echocardiographic study

Brane Loncarevic, Danijela Trifunovic, Ivan Soldatovic, Bosiljka Vujisic-Tesic

01.12.2016 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysms and its relation with cardiovascular risk stratification: protocol of the Risk of Cardiovascular diseases and abdominal aortic Aneurysm in Varese (RoCAV) population based study

F. Gianfagna, G. Veronesi, L. Bertù, M. Tozzi, A. Tarallo, M. M. Ferrario, P. Castelli, RoCAV Project Investigators

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Pathological interactions between the endothelin-1 and the angiotensin- converting enzyme among Tunisian coronary patients

Abdelkader Chalghoum, Yosri Noichri, Azza Dandana, Bruno Baudin, Abdelhédi Miled, Salima Ferchichi

01.12.2016 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Gastric dilatation and intestinal obstruction mimicking acute coronary syndrome with dynamic electrocardiographic changes

H. M. M. T. B. Herath, Anne thushara Matthias, B. S. D. P. Keragala, W. A. E. Udeshika, Aruna Kulatunga

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists for heart failure: systematic review and meta-analysis

Nicolas M. Berbenetz, Marko Mrkobrada

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Age and sex-specific associations of anthropometric measures of adiposity with blood pressure and hypertension in India: a cross-sectional study

Kevin Y. Taing, Michael E. Farkouh, Rahim Moineddin, Jack V. Tu, Prabhat Jha

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The effect of percutaneous coronary intervention on habitual physical activity in older patients

Sarah J. Charman, Vincent T. van Hees, Louise Quinn, Joseph R. Dunford, Bilal Bawamia, Murugapathy Veerasamy, Michael I. Trenell, Djordje G. Jakovljevic, Vijay Kunadian

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Comparing the adverse clinical outcomes associated with fraction flow reserve-guided versus angiography-guided percutaneous coronary intervention: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Chandra Mouli Yanamala, Feng Huang

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

The feasibility and safety of a through-and-through wire technique for central venous occlusion in dialysis patients

Yonghui Huang, Bing Chen, Guosheng Tan, Gang Cheng, Yi Zhang, Jiaping Li, Jianyong Yang

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Use of low density lipoprotein particle number levels as an aid in statin treatment decisions for intermediate risk patients: a cost-effectiveness analysis

Dov Shiffman, Andre R. Arellano, Michael P. Caulfield, Judy Z. Louie, Lance A. Bare, James J. Devlin, Olle Melander

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Platelet aggregation and risk of stent thrombosis or bleeding in interventionally treated diabetic patients with acute coronary syndrome

K. Kukula, M. Klopotowski, P. K. Kunicki, J. Jamiolkowski, A. Debski, P. Bekta, M. Polanska-Skrzypczyk, Z. Chmielak, A. Witkowski

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Postprocedural radial artery occlusion rate using a sheathless guiding catheter for left ventricular endomyocardial biopsy performed by transradial approach

Behrouz Kherad, Clemens Köhncke, Frank Spillmann, Heiner Post, Michel Noutsias, Burkert Pieske, Florian Krackhardt, Carsten Tschöpe

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Thromboembolic events, bleeding, and drug discontinuation in patients with atrial fibrillation on anticoagulation: a prospective hospital-based registry

Oliver Königsbrügge, Alexander Simon, Hans Domanovits, Ingrid Pabinger, Cihan Ay

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide improves the C-ACS risk score prediction of clinical outcomes in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction

Peng-cheng He, Chong-yang Duan, Yuan-hui Liu, Xue-biao Wei, Shu-guang Lin

01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Asymptomatic hyperuricemia is not an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events or overall mortality in the general population of the Busselton Health Study

Johannes Nossent, Warren Raymond, Mark Divitini, Matthew Knuiman

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