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02.07.2020 | Original Paper

The impact of SSRIs on mortality and cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease and depression: systematic review and meta-analysis

Depression and depressive symptoms are relatively common in patients after acute coronary syndromes (ACS) [ 1 – 3 ] and have been associated with poorer cardiovascular prognosis, with increased mortality and morbidity [ 4 – 8 ], increasing …

01.07.2020 | Original Paper

Different vasoreactivity of arterial bypass grafts versus native coronary arteries in response to acetylcholine

Coronary vasomotor abnormalities such as epicardial and microvascular coronary artery spasm have been described as the cause for angina in patients with as well as without obstructive epicardial coronary artery disease (CAD). Recently, we were …

25.06.2020 | Original Paper

Response to beta-blockers and natriuretic peptide level in acute heart failure: analysis of data from the Korean acute heart failure registry

Current guidelines for the management of patients with heart failure (HF) rely heavily on the classification of patients by left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Depending on the level of LVEF, HF is classified into HF with reduced ejection …

24.06.2020 | Original Paper

Machine learning-based risk prediction of intrahospital clinical outcomes in patients undergoing TAVI

Over the last years, risk stratification of patients has borrowed some of the scores used to perceive operative aortic valve replacement risk such as the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ Risk Score (STS score) [ 1 – 11 ]. The predictive power of the …

22.06.2020 | Original Paper

Five-year results of heart rate control with ivabradine or metoprolol succinate in patients after heart transplantation

Elevated resting heart rates have been associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients with heart failure as well as in the general population without known heart disease [ 1 – 8 ]. Patients after heart transplantation (HTX) often …

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International journal for clinical cardiovascular research. It provides a forum for original and review articles as well as clinical correspondence and critical perspective articles. Articles are only accepted if they meet stringent scientific standards and have undergone peer review. The journal regularly receives articles from the field of clinical cardiology, angiology, as well as heart and vascular surgery. As the official journal of the German Cardiac Society, it gives a current and competent survey on the diagnosis and therapy of heart and vascular diseases. Supplemental issues are published in Clinical Research of Cardiology Supplements.


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  •  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pädiatrische Kardiologie (DGPK)
  •  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Prävention und Rehabilitation von Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen 
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