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27.05.2020 | Original Research Open Access

Perceptions and Experiences of Atrial Fibrillation Patients on Their Condition and Oral Anticoagulant Treatment

The 2017 Dutch College of General Practitioners (NHG) guidelines for atrial fibrillation (AF) state that vitamin K antagonists (VKA) and direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) are equivalent alternatives. Following this AF guideline, Dutch general …

27.05.2020 | Case Report Open Access

Acute Myocarditis After Black Widow Spider Bite: A Case Report

The black widow spider (BWS) is a venomous spider whose bite can cause various clinical conditions that range from local damage to serious systemic complications, including death. Cases of myocarditis following a BWS bite are rare but they can be …

25.05.2020 | Review Open Access

Lipoprotein(a) and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention across Diverse Populations

Lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) is a highly proatherogenic lipid fraction that is genetically determined and minimally responsive to lifestyle or behavior changes. Mendelian randomization studies have suggested a causal link between elevated Lp(a) and …

21.05.2020 | Review Open Access

Sex-Based Differences in Coronary and Structural Percutaneous Interventions

In the current state of interventional cardiology, the ability to offer advanced therapies to patients who historically were not surgical candidates has grown exponentially in the last few decades. As therapies have expanded in complex coronary …

19.05.2020 | Original Research Open Access

Effectiveness of Trimetazidine in Patients with Stable Angina Pectoris of Various Durations: Results from ODA

Ischemic heart disease remains today a major cause of mortality for both sexes [ 1 , 2 ] and the incidence of stable angina pectoris (AP) has been reported to increase with age in both sexes [ 3 ]. Angina prevails over myocardial infarction and …

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Cardiology and Therapy is an international, open access, peer reviewed, rapid-publication (peer review in 2 weeks, published 3–4 weeks from acceptance) journal dedicated to the publication of high-quality preclinical, clinical (all phases), observational, real-world, and health outcomes research around the discovery, development, and use of cardiovascular therapies and interventions, including devices. Studies relating to diagnosis and diagnostics, pharmacoeconomics, public health, quality of life, as well as patient care, management and education are also encouraged.

Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, ischaemic heart disease and acute cardiac care, myocardial, valvular, pericardial and congenital heart disease, vascular and pulmonary disease (including hypertension), arrhythmias, heart failure, non-invasive diagnostic techniques, and invasive and interventional cardiology as well as cardiovascular surgery.

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