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BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 1/2014

Ausgabe 1/2014

Inhaltsverzeichnis ( 199 Artikel )

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Can cardiac computed tomography predict cardiovascular events in asymptomatic type-2 diabetics?: results of a long term follow-up

Ana Faustino, Rui Providência, Paula Mota, Sérgio Barra, Joana Silva, Andreia Fernandes, Rui Catarino, Susana Basso, Marco Costa, António Leitão-Marques

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Association of epicardial fat with left ventricular diastolic function in subjects with metabolic syndrome: assessment using 2-dimensional echocardiography

Hyo Eun Park, Su-Yeon Choi, Minkyung Kim

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Regional pulse wave velocities and their cardiovascular risk factors among healthy middle-aged men: a cross-sectional population-based study

Jina Choo, Chol Shin, Emma Barinas-Mitchell, Kamal Masaki, Bradley J Willcox, Todd B Seto, Hirotsugu Ueshima, Sunghee Lee, Katsuyuki Miura, Lakshmi Venkitachalam, Rachel H Mackey, Rhobert W Evans, Lewis H Kuller, Kim Sutton-Tyrrell, Akira Sekikawa

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Use of secondary prevention pharmacotherapy after first myocardial infarction in patients with diabetes mellitus

Casper H Jørgensen, Gunnar H Gislason, Ole Ahlehoff, Charlotte Andersson, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Peter R Hansen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Association of the RYR3 gene polymorphisms with atherosclerosis in elderly Japanese population

Chenxi Zhao, Shinobu Ikeda, Tomio Arai, Makiko Naka-Mieno, Noriko Sato, Masaaki Muramatsu, Motoji Sawabe

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Lipid, adipokine and ghrelin levels in myocardial infarction patients with insulin resistance

Olga Gruzdeva, Evgenya Uchasova, Ekaterina Belik, Yulia Dyleva, Ekaterina Shurygina, Olga Barbarash

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A Cross-sectional study of stand-alone Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in a Nigerian Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Adeyemi Johnson, Bode Falase, Ifeoluwa Ajose, Yemi Onabowale

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Strategy to recognize and initiate treatment of chronic heart failure in primary care (STRETCH): a cluster randomized trial

Evelien ES van Riet, Arno W Hoes, Alexander Limburg, Henk van der Hoeven, Marcel AJ Landman, Frans H Rutten

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Characterization of a calcified intra-cardiac pseudocyst of the mitral valve by magnetic resonance imaging including T1 and T2 mapping

Ursula Reiter, Gert Reiter, Martin Asslaber, Drago Dacar, Ralph Maderthaner, Josepha Binder, Andreas Greiser, Meinrad Beer, Michael Fuchsjäger

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Atrial fibrillation alters the microRNA expression profiles of the left atria of patients with mitral stenosis

Hai Liu, Guang-xian Chen, Meng-ya Liang, Han Qin, Jian Rong, Jian-ping Yao, Zhong-kai Wu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Self-reported recall and daily diary-recorded measures of weight monitoring adherence: associations with heart failure-related hospitalization

Christine D Jones, George M Holmes, Darren A DeWalt, Brian Erman, Jia-Rong Wu, Crystal W Cene, David W Baker, Dean Schillinger, Bernice Ruo, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Aurelia Macabasco-O’Connell, Victoria Hawk, Kimberly Broucksou, Michael Pignone

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Lactococcus garvieaeendocarditis presenting with subdural haematoma

Magnus Rasmussen, Josefin Björk Werner, Mikaela Dolk, Bertil Christensson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Impact of renal insufficiency on mortality in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention

Jonas Emil Sabroe, Per Thayssen, Lisbeth Antonsen, Mikkel Hougaard, Knud Nørregaard Hansen, Lisette Okkels Jensen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Aspirin use and knowledge in the community: a population- and health facility based survey for measuring local health system performance

Gregory A Roth, Catherine W Gillespie, Ali A Mokdad, Danny D Shen, David W Fleming, Andy Stergachis, Christopher JL Murray, Ali H Mokdad

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Continuing decrease in coronary heart disease mortality in Sweden

Johanna Berg, Lena Björck, Georgios Lappas, Martin O’Flaherty, Simon Capewell, Annika Rosengren

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Obstacles and alternative options for cardiac rehabilitation in Nanjing, China: an exploratory study

Hong Jin, Qin Wei, Long Chen, Qin Sun, Yun Zhang, Juan Wu, Genshan Ma, Naifeng Liu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Serum TGF-β1 and SMAD3 levels are closely associated with coronary artery disease

Can Chen, Wei Lei, Wenjiang Chen, Jianfeng Zhong, Xiaoxin Gao, Bo Li, Huailong Wang, Congxin Huang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Differential associations of central and brachial blood pressure with carotid atherosclerosis and microvascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes

Chan-Hee Jung, Sang-Hee Jung, Kyu-Jin Kim, Bo-Yeon Kim, Chul-Hee Kim, Sung-Koo Kang, Ji-Oh Mok

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Phenotype, origin and estimated prevalence of a common long QT syndrome mutation: a clinical, genealogical and molecular genetics study including Swedish R518X/KCNQ1families

Annika Winbo, Eva-Lena Stattin, Charlotte Nordin, Ulla-Britt Diamant, Johan Persson, Steen M Jensen, Annika Rydberg

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

C-reactive protein levels in patients at cardiovascular risk: EURIKA study

Julian PJ Halcox, Carine Roy, Florence Tubach, José R Banegas, Jean Dallongeville, Guy De Backer, Eliseo Guallar, Ogün Sazova, Jesús Medina, Joep Perk, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo, Claudio Borghi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Rheumatic heart disease in Uganda: the association between MHC class II HLA DR alleles and disease: a case control study

Emmy Okello, Andrea Beaton, Charles K Mondo, Paul Kruszka, Noah Kiwanuka, Richard Odoi-Adome, Juergen Freers

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Impact of self-management interventions on stable angina symptoms and health-related quality of life: a meta-analysis

Michael McGillion, Sheila O’Keefe-McCarthy, Sandra L Carroll, J Charles Victor, Tammy Cosman, Allison Cook, John G Hanlon, E Marc Jolicoeur, Noorin Jamal, Robert McKelvie, Heather M Arthur

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Routine angiography in survivors of out of hospital cardiac arrest with return of spontaneous circulation: a single site registry

Vishva A Wijesekera, Daniel V Mullany, Catherina A Tjahjadi, Darren L Walters

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Worsened arterial stiffness in high-risk cardiovascular patients with high habitual carbohydrate intake: a cross-sectional vascular function study

Hiu-Ting Chan, Yap-Hang Chan, Kai Hang Yiu, Sheung-Wai Li, Sidney Tam, Chu-Pak Lau, Hung-Fat Tse

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Manipulation of valve composition to elucidate the role of collagen in aortic valve calcification

Karien J Rodriguez, Laura M Piechura, Ana M Porras, Kristyn S Masters

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Duration of dual antiplatelet therapy following percutaneous coronary intervention on re-hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome

Shih-Chin Chen, Fei-Yuan Hsiao, Chii-Ming Lee, William Wei-Yuan Hsu, Churn-Shiouh Gau

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Association between serum uric acid levels and cardiovascular disease in middle-aged and elderly Chinese individuals

Li Qin, Zhen Yang, Hongxia Gu, Shuai Lu, Qun Shi, Yin Xing, Xiaoyong Li, Rui Li, Guang Ning, Qing Su

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Pattern of blood pressure distribution and prevalence of hypertension and prehypertension among adults in Northern Ethiopia: disclosing the hidden burden

Mekoya D Mengistu

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Solitary accessory and papillary muscle hypertrophy manifested as dynamic mid-wall obstruction and symptomatic heart failure: diagnostic feasibility by multi-modality imaging

Kuo-Tzu Sung, Chun-Ho Yun, Charles Jia-Yin Hou, Chung-Lieh Hung

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Validation of continuous clinical indices of cardiometabolic risk in a cohort of Australian adults

Suzanne J Carroll, Catherine Paquet, Natasha J Howard, Robert J Adams, Anne W Taylor, Mark Daniel

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparative effects of recombinant human brain natriuretic peptide and dobutamine on acute decompensated heart failure patients with differsent blood BNP levels

Hai-Yan Pan, Jian-Hua Zhu, Yong Gu, Xiao-Hong Yu, Min Pan, Hong-Yin Niu

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Genetic and ElectroNic medIcal records to predict oUtcomeS in Heart Failure patients (GENIUS-HF) - design and rationale

Luciana Gioli-Pereira, Sabrina Bernardez-Pereira, Fabiana Goulart Marcondes-Braga, Joceli Mabel Rocha Spina, Rafael Muniz Miranda da Silva, Noely Evangelista Ferreira, Fernando Bacal, Fábio Fernandes, Alfredo José Mansur, José Eduardo Krieger, Alexandre Costa Pereira

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Acute oxygenation changes on ischemic foot of a novel intermittent pneumatic compression device and of an existing sequential device in severe peripheral arterial disease

Fabio Manfredini, Anna Maria Malagoni, Michele Felisatti, Simona Mandini, Nicola Lamberti, Roberto Manfredini, Francesco Mascoli, Nino Basaglia, Paolo Zamboni

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

British randomised controlled trial of AV and VV optimization (“BRAVO”) study: rationale, design, and endpoints

Zachary I Whinnett, S M Afzal Sohaib, Siana Jones, Andreas Kyriacou, Katherine March, Emma Coady, Jamil Mayet, Alun D Hughes, Michael Frenneaux, Darrel P Francis

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Diagonal earlobe crease and coronary artery disease in a Chinese population

Xing-li Wu, Ding-you Yang, Yu-sheng Zhao, Wen-hui Chai, Ming-lei Jin

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Point of care platelet activity measurement in primary PCI [PINPOINT-PPCI]: a protocol paper

Thomas W Johnson, Debbie Marsden, Andrew Mumford, Katie Pike, Stuart Mundell, Mark Butler, Julian W Strange, Ruth Bowles, Chris Rogers, Andreas Baumbach, Barnaby C Reeves

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Determining the prevalence and predictors of sleep disordered breathing in patients with chronic heart failure: rationale and design of the SCHLA-HF registry

Holger Woehrle, Olaf Oldenburg, Michael Arzt, Andrea Graml, Erland Erdmann, Helmut Teschler, Karl Wegscheider, the SCHLA-HF Investigators

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Possible extracardiac predictors of aortic dissection in Marfan syndrome

Bence Ágg, Kálmán Benke, Bálint Szilveszter, Miklós Pólos, László Daróczi, Balázs Odler, Zsolt B Nagy, Ferenc Tarr, Béla Merkely, Zoltán Szabolcs

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Gender-dependent associations between socioeconomic status and metabolic syndrome: a cross-sectional study in the adult Saudi population

Nasser M Al-Daghri, Khalid M Alkharfy, Omar S Al-Attas, Nasiruddin Khan, Hanan A Alfawaz, Saad A Alghanim, Mansour A Al-Yousef, Abdulrahman S M Al-Ajlan, Majed S Alokail

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Major adverse cardiovascular events in adult congenital heart disease: a population-based follow-up study from Taiwan

Yu-Sheng Lin, Pi-Hua Liu, Lung-Sheng Wu, Yu-Ming Chen, Chee-Jen Chang, Pao-Hsien Chu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Urine π-Glutathion S-transferase but not Tamm-Horsfall protein correlates with Carotid artery intima media thickness in childhood type1 diabetes

Peter Holmquist, Petru Liuba

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Intermittent short ECG recording is more effective than 24-hour Holter ECG in detection of arrhythmias

Tijn Hendrikx, Mårten Rosenqvist, Per Wester, Herbert Sandström, Rolf Hörnsten

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Prognostic significance of heart rate turbulence parameters in patients with chronic heart failure

De-Chun Yin, Zhao-Jun Wang, Shuai Guo, Hong-Yu Xie, Lin Sun, Wei Feng, Wei Qiu, Xiu-Fen Qu

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The silent and apparent neurological injury in transcatheter aortic valve implantation study (SANITY): concept, design and rationale

Jonathon P Fanning, Allan J Wesley, David G Platts, Darren L Walters, Eamonn M Eeles, Michael Seco, Oystein Tronstad, Wendy Strugnell, Adrian G Barnett, Andrew J Clarke, Judith Bellapart, Michael P Vallely, Peter J Tesar, John F Fraser

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Circulating CD36 and oxLDL levels are associated with cardiovascular risk factors in young subjects

Luz E Ramos-Arellano, José F Muñoz-Valle, Ulises De la Cruz-Mosso, Aralia B Salgado-Bernabé, Natividad Castro-Alarcón, Isela Parra-Rojas

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Microvascular obstruction assessed by 3-tesla magnetic resonance imaging in acute myocardial infarction is correlated with plasma troponin I levels

Karine Pernet, Fiona Ecarnot, Romain Chopard, Marie-France Seronde, Philoktimon Plastaras, Francois Schiele, Nicolas Meneveau

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Transfers to metropolitan hospitals and coronary angiography for rural Aboriginal and non‐Aboriginal patients with acute ischaemic heart disease in Western Australia

Derrick Lopez, Judith M Katzenellenbogen, Frank M Sanfilippo, John A Woods, Michael ST Hobbs, Matthew W Knuiman, Tom G Briffa, Peter L Thompson, Sandra C Thompson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Efficacy of N-acetylcysteine in preventing atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: a meta-analysis of published randomized controlled trials

Xue-Hui Liu, Chun-Yan Xu, Guang-Hui Fan

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

RETRACTED ARTICLE: Cardioprotective activity of placental growth factor in a rat model of acute myocardial infarction: nanoparticle-based delivery versus direct myocardial injection

Zhe-xin Lu, Li-li Mao, Feng Lian, Jun He, Wen-tian Zhang, Chen-yang Dai, Song Xue, Wei-gen Lu, Hong-sheng Zhu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Predictors of positive response to cardiac resynchronization therapy

Diana Rinkuniene, Silvija Bucyte, Kristina Ceseviciute, Silvijus Abramavicius, Kristina Baronaite-Dudoniene, Jolanta Laukaitiene, Tomas Kazakevicius, Vytautas Zabiela, Vytautas Sileikis, Aras Puodziukynas, Renaldas Jurkevicius

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The relation of location-specific epicardial adipose tissue thickness and obstructive coronary artery disease: systemic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Fu-Zong Wu, Kang-Ju Chou, Yi-Luan Huang, Ming-Ting Wu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Financial impact of adopting implantable loop recorder diagnostic for unexplained syncope compared with conventional diagnostic pathway in Portugal

Rui Providência, Rui Candeias, Carlos Morais, Hipólito Reis, Luís Elvas, Vitor Sanfins, Sara Farinha, Simon Eggington, Stelios Tsintzos

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Chemerin and CMKLR1 expression in human arteries and periadventitial fat: a possible role for local chemerin in atherosclerosis?

Christos G Kostopoulos, Sofia G Spiroglou, John N Varakis, Efstratios Apostolakis, Helen H Papadaki

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Usefulness of the heart-rate variability complex for predicting cardiac mortality after acute myocardial infarction

Tao Song, Xiu Fen Qu, Ying Tao Zhang, Wei Cao, Bai He Han, Yang Li, Jing Yan Piao, Lei Lei Yin, Heng Da Cheng

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Distal end side-to-side anastomoses of sequential vein graft to small target coronary arteries improve intraoperative graft flow

Haitao Li, Baodong Xie, Chengxiong Gu, Mingxin Gao, Fan Zhang, Jiayang Wang, Longsheng Dai, Yang Yu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Right ventricular dysfunction as an echocardiographic prognostic factor in hemodynamically stable patients with acute pulmonary embolism: a meta-analysis

Jae Hyung Cho, Gurusaravanan Kutti Sridharan, Seon Ha Kim, Roop Kaw, Triveni Abburi, Affan Irfan, Abraham G Kocheril

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Association of body mass index with risk of acute myocardial infarction and mortality in Norwegian male and female patients with suspected stable angina pectoris: a prospective cohort study

Heidi Borgeraas, Jens Kristoffer Hertel, Gard Frodahl Tveitevåg Svingen, Reinhard Seifert, Eva Kristine Ringdal Pedersen, Hall Schartum-Hansen, Jøran Hjelmesæth, Ottar Nygård

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A comparison of risk factors for mortality from heart failure in Asian and non-Asian populations: An overview of individual participant data from 32 prospective cohorts from the Asia-Pacific Region

Rachel R Huxley, Federica Barzi, Jean Woo, Graham Giles, Tai Hing Lam, Kazem Rahimi, Suma Konety, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Sun Ha Jee, Xianghua Fang, Mark Woodward, Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Rhabdomyomas and Tuberous sclerosis complex: our experience in 33 cases

Pietro Sciacca, Valentina Giacchi, Carmine Mattia, Filippo Greco, Pierluigi Smilari, Pasqua Betta, Giuseppe Distefano

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Plasma NT pro-BNP, hs-CRP and big-ET levels at admission as prognostic markers of survival in hospitalized patients with dilated cardiomyopathy: a single-center cohort study

Xiaoping Li, Chengzhi Chen, Feng Gan, Yang Wang, Ligang Ding, Wei Hua

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Birth weight and the risk of atrial fibrillation in whites and African Americans: the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities (ARIC) study

Sherifat O Lawani, Ellen W Demerath, Faye L Lopez, Elsayed Z Soliman, Rachel R Huxley, Kathryn M Rose, Alvaro Alonso

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comorbidity profiles and inpatient outcomes during hospitalization for heart failure: an analysis of the U.S. Nationwide inpatient sample

Christopher S Lee, Christopher V Chien, Julie T Bidwell, Jill M Gelow, Quin E Denfeld, Ruth Masterson Creber, Harleah G Buck, James O Mudd

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Prevalence of lower extremity Peripheral artery disease among adult diabetes patients in Southwestern Uganda

Samson Okello, Alexander Millard, Rogers Owori, Stephen Bambeiha Asiimwe, Mark Jacob Siedner, Joselyn Rwebembera, Laurence Anthony Wilson, Christopher Charles Moore, Brian Herb Annex

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Percutaneous closure of large VSD using a home-made fenestrated atrial septal occluder in 18-year-old with pulmonary hypertension

Hacer Kamali, Turkay Saritas, Abdullah Erdem, Celal Akdeniz, Volkan Tuzcu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Do gender differences in primary PCI mortality represent a different adherence to guideline recommended therapy? a multicenter observation

Ralf Birkemeyer, Henrik Schneider, Andreas Rillig, Juliane Ebeling, Ibrahim Akin, Stefan Kische, Liliya Paranskaya, Werner Jung, Hueseyin Ince, Christoph A Nienaber

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effect of seasonal variation on hospital admission due to cardiovascular disease - findings from an observational study in a divisional hospital in Bangladesh

Ranjit Chandra Khan, Debabrata Halder

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The impact of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation on the incidence of cardiovascular events and complications in peripheral arterial disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Jennifer E Enns, Azadeh Yeganeh, Ryan Zarychanski, Ahmed M Abou-Setta, Carol Friesen, Peter Zahradka, Carla G Taylor

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

High-sensitive Troponin T assay for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction: an economic evaluation

Anil Vaidya, Johan L Severens, Brenda WC Bongaerts, Kitty BJM Cleutjens, Patty J Nelemans, Leonard Hofstra, Marja van Dieijen-Visser, Erik AL Biessen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Acute effects of using an electronic nicotine-delivery device (electronic cigarette) on myocardial function: comparison with the effects of regular cigarettes

Konstantinos E Farsalinos, Dimitris Tsiapras, Stamatis Kyrzopoulos, Maria Savvopoulou, Vassilis Voudris

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Cardiac tamponade and para-aortic hematoma post elective surgical myocardial revascularization on a beating heart – a possible complication of the Lima-stitch and sequential venous anastomosis

Anna Marcinkiewicz, Ryszard Jaszewski, Katarzyna Piestrzeniewicz, Radosław Zwoliński

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Impact of adiposity on cardiac structure in adult life: the childhood determinants of adult health (CDAH) study

Robyn J Tapp, Alison Venn, Quan L Huynh, Olli T Raitakari, Obioha C Ukoumunne, Terence Dwyer, Costan G Magnussen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effects of weight management by exercise modes on markers of subclinical atherosclerosis and cardiometabolic profile among women with abdominal obesity: a randomized controlled trial

Jina Choo, Juneyoung Lee, Jeong-Hyun Cho, Lora E Burke, Akira Sekikawa, Sae Young Jae

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Cardioprotection afforded by exercise training prior to myocardial infarction is associated with autonomic function improvement

Fernando Rodrigues, Daniele Jardim Feriani, Catarina Andrade Barboza, Marcos Elias Vergilino Abssamra, Leandro Yanase Rocha, Nicolle Martins Carrozi, Cristiano Mostarda, Diego Figueroa, Gabriel Inacio Honorato Souza, Kátia De Angelis, Maria Cláudia Irigoyen, Bruno Rodrigues

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Cholesterol efflux is LXRα isoform-dependent in human macrophages

A Zhi Sha Ma, Zhi Yuan Song, Qian Zhang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Early decrease in carotid plaque lipid content as assessed by magnetic resonance imaging during treatment of rosuvastatin

Ruixue Du, Jianming Cai, Xue-Qiao Zhao, Qing-Jun Wang, Dan-Qing Liu, Wen-Xiu Leng, Peng Gao, Hong-Mei Wu, Lin Ma, Ping Ye

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Myocardial fibrosis as the first sign of cardiac involvement in a male patient with Fabry disease: report of a clinical case and discussion on the utility of the magnetic resonance in Fabry pathology

Annalisa Sechi, Gaetano Nucifora, Gianluca Piccoli, Andrea Dardis, Bruno Bembi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Scarcity of atrial fibrillation in a traditional African population: a community-based study

Jacob JE Koopman, David van Bodegom, Rudi GJ Westendorp, Johan Wouter Jukema

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

ACTN3R577X polymorphism and long-term survival in patients with chronic heart failure

Sabrina Bernardez-Pereira, Paulo Caleb Junior Lima Santos, Jose Eduardo Krieger, Alfredo Jose Mansur, Alexandre Costa Pereira

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Prevalence of cardiovascular health risk behaviors in a remote rural community of Sindhuli district, Nepal

Raja Ram Dhungana, Surya Devkota, Mahesh Kumar Khanal, Yadav Gurung, Rajendra Kumar Giri, Ram Krishna Parajuli, Anup Adhikari, Suira Joshi, Barsha Hada, Arun Shayami

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Congenital coronary anomalies detected by coronary computed tomography compared to invasive coronary angiography

Jelena R Ghadri, Egle Kazakauskaite, Stefanie Braunschweig, Irene A Burger, Michelle Frank, Michael Fiechter, Catherine Gebhard, Tobias A Fuchs, Christian Templin, Oliver Gaemperli, Thomas F Lüscher, Christian Schmied, Philipp A Kaufmann

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Statins and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus: cohort study using the UK clinical practice pesearch datalink

Ana Filipa Macedo, Ian Douglas, Liam Smeeth, Harriet Forbes, Shah Ebrahim

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Resistance to cardiomyocyte hypertrophy in ae3 −/− mice, deficient in the AE3 Cl−/HCO3 −exchanger

Daniel Sowah, Brittany F Brown, Anita Quon, Bernardo V Alvarez, Joseph R Casey

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Optimal cutoff of the waist-to-hip ratio for detecting cardiovascular risk factors among Han adults in Xinjiang

Shuang-Shuang Li, Shuo Pan, Yi-Tong Ma, Yi-Ning Yang, Xiang Ma, Xiao-Mei Li, Zhen-Yan Fu, Xiang Xie, Fen Liu, You Chen, Bang-Dang Chen, Zi-Xiang Yu, Chun-Hui He, Ying-Ying Zheng, Nuremanguli Abudukeremu, Jialin Abuzhalihan, Yong-Tao Wang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Increased myocardial dysfunction, dyssynchrony, and epicardial fat across the lifespan in healthy males

Edward Crendal, Fred Dutheil, Geraldine Naughton, Tracey McDonald, Philippe Obert

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Genetic deletion in uncoupling protein 3 augments 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose cardiac uptake in the ischemic heart

Sara Gargiulo, Maria Piera Petretta, Adelaide Greco, Mariarosaria Panico, Michele Larobina, Matteo Gramanzini, Gabriele G Schiattarella, Giovanni Esposito, Mario Petretta, Arturo Brunetti, Alberto Cuocolo

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Using the LACE index to predict hospital readmissions in congestive heart failure patients

Hao Wang, Richard D Robinson, Carlos Johnson, Nestor R Zenarosa, Rani D Jayswal, Joshua Keithley, Kathleen A Delaney

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparisons of home and daytime ambulatory blood pressure measurements

Sigrun Chrubasik-Hausmann, Cosima Chrubasik, Brigitte Walz, Jürgen Schulte Mönting, Paul Erne

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Managing lifestyle change to reduce coronary risk: a synthesis of qualitative research on peoples’ experiences

Felicity Astin, Judith Horrocks, S Jose Closs

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The preventive effect of atorvastatin on atrial fibrillation: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Qian Yang, Xiaoyong Qi, Yingxiao Li

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Clopidogrel discontinuation within the first year after coronary drug-eluting stent implantation: an observational study

Troels Thim, Martin Berg Johansen, Gro Egholm Chisholm, Morten Schmidt, Anne Kaltoft, Henrik Toft Sørensen, Leif Thuesen, Steen Dalby Kristensen, Hans Erik Bøtker, Lars Romer Krusell, Jens Flensted Lassen, Per Thayssen, Lisette Okkels Jensen, Hans-Henrik Tilsted, Michael Maeng

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Factors affecting diagnosis and management of hypertension in Mazowe District of Mashonaland Central Province in Zimbabwe: 2012

More Mungati, Portia Manangazira, Lucia Takundwa, Notion T Gombe, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Mufuta Tshimanga

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Treatment patterns and their outcomes of acute aortic intramural hematoma in real world: multicenter registry for aortic intramural hematoma

Yoon-Jung Choi, Jang-Won Son, Sang-Hee Lee, Ung Kim, Dong-Gu Shin, Young-Jo Kim, Seung-Ho Hur, Chang-Wook Nam, Yun-Kyeong Cho, Bong-Ryul Lee, Byung-Chun Jeong, Jin-Bae Lee, Jae-Kean Ryu, Hun-Sik Park, Jang-Hoon Lee, Se-Yong Jang, Jong-Seon Park

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Quantifying late gadolinium enhancement on CMR provides additional prognostic information in early risk-stratification of nonischemic cardiomyopathy: a cohort study

Pauli Pöyhönen, Sari Kivistö, Miia Holmström, Helena Hänninen

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comprehensive three-dimensional analysis of right-sided aortic arch with multiple vascular anomalies

Chan-Hee Lee, Jang-Won Son, Jong-Seon Park

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Differential association between metabolic syndrome and coronary artery disease evaluated with cardiac computed tomography according to the presence of diabetes in a symptomatic Korean population

Ki-Bum Won, Hyuk-Jae Chang, Jimin Sung, Sanghoon Shin, In-Jeong Cho, Chi-Young Shim, Geu-Ru Hong, Young Jin Kim, Byung-Wook Choi, Namsik Chung

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Assessment of coronary artery intimal thickening in patients with a previous diagnosis of Kawasaki disease by using high resolution transthoracic echocardiography: our experience

Valentina Giacchi, Pietro Sciacca, Ileana Stella, Martina Filippelli, Patrizia Barone, Mario La Rosa, Salvatore Leonardi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Whole-exome sequencing in an extended family with myocardial infarction unmasks familial hypercholesterolemia

Ingrid Brænne, Benedikt Reiz, Anja Medack, Mariana Kleinecke, Marcus Fischer, Salih Tuna, Christian Hengstenberg, Panos Deloukas, Jeanette Erdmann, Heribert Schunkert, Cardiogenics consortium

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Blood pressure values and depression in hypertensive individuals at high cardiovascular risk

Cilia Mejia-Lancheros, Ramón Estruch, Miguel Angel Martínez-González, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Dolores Corella, Enrique Gómez-Gracia, Miquel Fiol, José Manuel Santos, Montse Fitó, Fernando Arós, Lluis Serra-Majem, Xavier Pintó, Josep Basora, José Vicente Sorlí, Miguel-Angel Muñoz, the PREDIMED Study Investigators

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Treatment with betablockers is associated with higher grey-scale median in carotid plaques

Giuseppe Asciutto, Nuno V Dias, Ana Persson, Jan Nilsson, Isabel Gonçalves

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparison of various formulae for estimating low-density lipoprotein cholesterol by a combination of ages and genders in Taiwanese adults

Chung-Huang Tsai, Hsin-Hung Wu, Shao-Jen Weng

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Low fasting plasma insulin is associated with atrial fibrillation in men from a cohort study - the Malmö preventive project

Linda SB Johnson, Tord Juhlin, Gunnar Engström, Peter M Nilsson

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Use of drug-eluting balloon coronary intervention prior to living donor kidney transplantation

Tobias Kammerer, Andres Beiras-Fernandez, Markus Rehm, Manfred Stangl, Markus Guba, Christian Kupatt-Jeremias, Florian Weis

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effects of reduced β2-glycoprotein I on the expression of aortic matrix metalloproteinases and tissue inhibitor matrix metalloproteinases in diabetic mice

Jun Xu, Penghua Wang, Tong Wang, Meijun Wang, Sisi Chen, Pei Yu, Demin Yu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Trends in treatment delays for patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention

Salla Helve, Juho Viikilä, Mika Laine, Jyrki Lilleberg, Ilkka Tierala, Tuomo Nieminen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Preoperative risk factor analysis of postoperative stroke after Cox-maze procedure with mitral valve repair

Jun Seok Kim, Song Am Lee, Jae Bum Park, Hyun Keun Chee, Jin Woo Chung

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Preoperative serum h-FABP concentration is associated with postoperative incidence of acute kidney injury in patients undergoing cardiac surgery

Mehmet Oezkur, Armin Gorski, Jennifer Peltz, Martin Wagner, Maria Lazariotou, Christoph Schimmer, Peter U Heuschmann, Rainer G Leyh

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Regional wall function before and after acute myocardial infarction; an experimental study in pigs

Ulrika S Pahlm, Joey FA Ubachs, Einar Heiberg, Henrik Engblom, David Erlinge, Matthias Götberg, Håkan Arheden

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Contractile properties of the right atrial myofilaments in patients with myxomatous mitral valve degeneration

Constanze Bening, Uwe Mehlhorn, Lars Oliver Conzelmann, Nicole Stumpf, Anjuli Sikand, Christian-Friedrich Vahl

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Assessment of left ventricular preload by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging predicts exercise capacity in adult operated tetralogy of Fallot: a retrospective study

Jonathan Yap, Ju Le Tan, Thu Thao Le, Fei Gao, Liang Zhong, Reginald Liew, Swee Yaw Tan, Ru San Tan

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A retrospective, cross-sectional study of real-world values of cardiovascular risk factors using a healthcare database in Japan

Daisuke Shima, Yoichi Ii, Yuji Yamamoto, Satoshi Nagayasu, Yumiko Ikeda, Yoko Fujimoto

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Age-related differences in factors associated with the underuse of recommended medications in acute coronary syndrome patients at least one year after hospital discharge

Hong Jin, Chengchun Tang, Qin Wei, Long Chen, Qin Sun, Genshan Ma, Naifeng Liu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparison of lower extremity atherosclerosis in diabetic and non-diabetic patients using multidetector computed tomography

Ci He, Jin-gang Yang, Yun-ming Li, Jian Rong, Fei-zhou Du, Zhi-gang Yang, Ming Gu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Strategies to reduce hospital 30-day risk-standardized mortality rates for patients with acute myocardial infarction: a cross-sectional and longitudinal survey

Elizabeth H Bradley, Heather Sipsma, Amanda L Brewster, Harlan M Krumholz, Leslie Curry

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Chronic high-fat diet-induced obesity decreased survival and increased hypertrophy of rats with experimental eccentric hypertrophy from chronic aortic regurgitation

Wahiba Dhahri, Marie-Claude Drolet, Elise Roussel, Jacques Couet, Marie Arsenault

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Utility of NT-proBNP as a rule-out test for left ventricular dysfunction in very old people with limiting dyspnoea: the Newcastle 85+ Study

Joanna Collerton, Andrew Kingston, Fahad Yousaf, Karen Davies, Antoinette Kenny, Dermot Neely, Carmen Martin-Ruiz, Guy MacGowan, Louise Robinson, Thomas BL Kirkwood, Bernard Keavney

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Vagal baroreflex activation resulting in acute coronary stent thrombus associated with myocardial infarction: a case report

Yan-Yan Jing, De-Cai Luan, Liu-Dong Li

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Efficacy and safety of alirocumab, a fully human PCSK9 monoclonal antibody, in high cardiovascular risk patients with poorly controlled hypercholesterolemia on maximally tolerated doses of statins: rationale and design of the ODYSSEY COMBO I and II trials

Helen M Colhoun, Jennifer G Robinson, Michel Farnier, Bertrand Cariou, Dirk Blom, Dean J Kereiakes, Christelle Lorenzato, Robert Pordy, Umesh Chaudhari

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Association and predictive value analysis for metabolic syndrome on systolic and diastolic heart failure in high-risk patients

Zi-Hui Tang, Lin Wang, Fangfang Zeng, Keqin Zhang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Association of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) with subclinical atherosclerosis: a systemic review and meta-analysis

Jing-Wei Li, Si-Yi He, Peng Liu, Lin Luo, Liang Zhao, Ying-Bin Xiao

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Smoking status and survival: impact on mortality of continuing to smoke one year after the angiographic diagnosis of coronary artery disease, a prospective cohort study

Fadi Hammal, Justin A Ezekowitz, Colleen M Norris, T Cameron Wild, Barry A Finegan, for the APPROACH Investigators

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Prevalence and risk factors of abnormal left ventricular geometrical patterns in untreated hypertensive patients

Hui Li, Fei Pei, Liying Shao, Jingzhou Chen, Kai Sun, Xinyu Zhang, Channa Zhang, Jibing Liu, Chuanshi Xiao, Rutai Hui

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The relation between neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and coronary chronic total occlusions

Kenan Demir, Ahmet Avci, Bulent Behlul Altunkeser, Ahmet Yilmaz, Fikret Keles, Ahmet Ersecgin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A review of valve surgery for rheumatic heart disease in Australia

Elizabeth Anne Russell, Lavinia Tran, Robert A Baker, Jayme S Bennetts, Alex Brown, Christopher Michael Reid, Robert Tam, Warren Frederick Walsh, Graeme Paul Maguire

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Impact of psychosocial factors on cardiovascular morbimortality: a prospective cohort study

Cília Mejía-Lancheros, Ramón Estruch, Miguel-Angel Martínez-González, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Olga Castañer, Dolores Corella, Fernando Arós, Enrique Gómez-Gracia, Miquel Fiol, José Lapetra, Lluís Serra-Majem, Xavier Pintó, Emilio Ros, Javier Díez-Espino, Josep Basora, José-V Sorlí, Rosa-Maria Lamuela-Raventos, Valentina Ruiz-Gutiérrez, Miguel-Ángel Muñoz

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Association between appropriateness of coronary revascularization and quality of life in patients with stable ischemic heart disease

Harindra C Wijeysundera, Feng Qiu, Paul Fefer, Maria C Bennell, Peter C Austin, Dennis T Ko

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Speckle tracking echocardiography in the diagnosis of early left ventricular systolic dysfunction in type II diabetic mice

Rong-juan Li, Jiao Yang, Ya Yang, Ning Ma, Bo Jiang, Qi-wei Sun, Yi-jia Li

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

An intervention to reassure patients about test results in rapid access chest pain clinic: a pilot randomised controlled trial

Kathryn Hicks, Kim Cocks, Belen Corbacho Martin, Peter Elton, Anita MacNab, Wendy Colecliffe, Gill Furze

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Sex-dependent association between coronary vessel dominance and cardiac syndrome X: a case-control study

Zorin Makarovic, Sandra Makarovic, Ines Bilic-Curcic

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Lower serum triglyceride level is a risk factor for in-hospital and late major adverse events in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention- a cohort study

Yu-Tsung Cheng, Tsun-Jui Liu, Hui-Chin Lai, Wen-Lieng Lee, Hung-Yun Ho, Chieh-Shou Su, Chia-Ning Liu, Kuo-Yang Wang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Sudden cardiac death in the young (5-39 years) in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland

Fanny Hofer, Florence Fellmann, Jürg Schläpfer, Katarzyna Michaud

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effect of atorvastatin on the expression of gamma-glutamyl transferase in aortic atherosclerotic plaques of apolipoprotein E–knockout mice

Gang Li, Xiao-wei Wu, Wei-hua Lu, Rong Ai, Fang Chen, Zhong-zhi Tang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Prevalence, associated factors and management implications of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction in takotsubo cardiomyopathy: a two-year, two-center experience

Ole De Backer, Philippe Debonnaire, Sofie Gevaert, Luc Missault, Peter Gheeraert, Luc Muyldermans

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection to superior vena cava that overrides across the intact atrial septum and has bi-atrial connection in a 75-year-old female presenting with pulmonary hypertension

Hong Wang, Hanxiong Guan, Dao Wen Wang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effects of ACEI/ARB in hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies

Guang Hao, Zengwu Wang, Rui Guo, Zuo Chen, Xin Wang, Linfeng Zhang, Wei Li

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Hypovolaemia was associated with clustering of major cardiovascular risk factors in general population

Xianglei Kong, Xiaojing Ma, Jing Yao, Shuting Zheng, Meiyu Cui, Dongmei Xu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Relationships between obesity, glycemic control, and cardiovascular risk factors: a pooled analysis of cross-sectional data from Spanish patients with type 2 diabetes in the preinsulin stage

Luis A Vázquez, Ángel Rodríguez, Javier Salvador, Juan F Ascaso, Helmut Petto, Jesús Reviriego

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

High prevalence of overweight, obesity, and hypertension with increased risk to cardiovascular disorders among adults in northwest Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Beyene Moges, Bemnet Amare, Bereket Fantahun, Afework Kassu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

I(f) current channel inhibitor (ivabradine) deserves cardioprotective effect via down-regulating the expression of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and attenuating apoptosis in diabetic mice

Shao-Liang Chen, Zuo-Ying Hu, Guang-Feng Zuo, Ming-Hui Li, Bin Li

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A randomized control trial to assess the impact of vitamin D supplementation compared to placebo on vascular stiffness in chronic kidney disease patients

Adeera Levin, Taylor Perry, Prathibha De Zoysa, Mhairi K Sigrist, Karin Humphries, Mila Tang, Ognjenka Djurdjev

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Contrasting clinical evidence for market authorisation of cardio-vascular devices in Europe and the USA: a systematic analysis of 10 devices based on Austrian pre-reimbursement assessments

Claudia Wild, Judit Erdös, Ingrid Zechmeister

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Assessment of vitamin D and its association with cardiovascular disease risk factors in an adult migrant population: an audit of patient records at a Community Health Centre in Kensington, Melbourne, Australia

Thilanga Ruwanpathirana, Christopher M Reid, Alice J Owen, David P S Fong, Usha Gowda, Andre M N Renzaho

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Association between serum free fatty acid levels and possible related factors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and acute myocardial infarction

Zhi-Hua Lv, Pei Ma, Wan Luo, Hui Xiong, Lu Han, Si-Wei Li, Xin Zhou, Jian-Cheng Tu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Mapping of a blood pressure QTL on chromosome 17 in American Indians of the strong heart family study

Nora Franceschini, Ran Tao, Lan Liu, Sue Rutherford, Karin Haack, Laura Almasy, Harald HH Göring, Sandra Laston, Elisa T Lee, Lyle G Best, Richard Fabsitz, Shelley A Cole, Kari E North

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A new method of building permanent A-V block model: ablating his-bundle potential through femoral artery with pre-implanted biventricular pacemaker

Zheng Cheng, Ye Hai-ge, Li Jin, Ye Wan-chun, Wang Lu-ping, Li Yue-chun, Lin Jia-Feng

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Validation of the pooled cohort risk score in an Asian population – a retrospective cohort study

Yook Chin Chia, Hooi Min Lim, Siew Mooi Ching

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The risk of heart failure associated with the use of noninsulin blood glucose-lowering drugs: systematic review and meta-analysis of published observational studies

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

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Cigarette smoke increases cardiomyocyte ceramide accumulation and inhibits mitochondrial respiration

Trevor S Tippetts, Duane R Winden, Adam C Swensen, Michael B Nelson, Mikayla O Thatcher, Rex R Saito, Tyler B Condie, Kurtis J Simmons, Allan M Judd, Paul R Reynolds, Benjamin T Bikman

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

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

Peter Bramlage, Justus Strauch, Holger Schröfel

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Idiopathic left ventricular outflow tract ectopy: a single focus with extremely divergent breakouts

Sherif Gouda, Dan Wichterle, Petr Peichl, Josef Kautzner

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Clinical course and outcomes of type-2 diabetic patients after treatment intensification for insufficient glycaemic control - results of the 2 year prospective DiaRegis follow-up

Peter Bramlage, Anselm K Gitt, Steffen Schneider, Evelin Deeg, Diethelm Tschöpe, the DiaRegis Study Group

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Stable phase post-MI patients have elevated VEGF levels correlated with inflammation markers, but not with atherosclerotic burden

Barbara Eržen, Mira Šilar, Mišo Šabovič

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Increased expression of NF-AT3 and NF-AT4 in the atria correlates with procollagen I carboxyl terminal peptide and TGF-β1 levels in serum of patients with atrial fibrillation

Fei Zhao, ShiJiang Zhang, YiJiang Chen, WeiDong Gu, BuQing Ni, YongFeng Shao, YanHu Wu, JianWei Qin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Glucose–insulin–potassium therapy in patients with acute coronary syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Pei-Yin Jin, Hai-San Zhang, Xiao-Yan Guo, Wei-Fang Liang, Qin-Fu Han

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Interaction of type 2 diabetes mellitus with Chromosome 9p21 rs10757274 polymorphism on the risk of myocardial infarction: a case–control study in Chinese population

Liu-wei Zhang, Jian-ping Li, Fang-fang Duan, Zhi-ke Liu, Si-yan Zhan, Yong-hua Hu, Jie Jiang, Yan Zhang, Yong Huo, Da-fang Chen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Self-rated health is associated with the length of stay at the intensive care unit and hospital following cardiac surgery

Zsuzsanna Cserép, Eszter Losoncz, Roland Tóth, Attila Tóth, Boglárka Juhász, Piroska Balog, Péter Vargha, János Gál, Richard J Contrada, Paul RJ Falger, Andrea Székely

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Trial of a family-based education program for heart failure patients in rural Thailand

Nittaya Srisuk, Jan Cameron, Chantal F Ski, David R Thompson

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Biatrial myxoma and multiple organ infarctions combined with Leriche syndrome in a female patient

Seung Yeon Min, Young-Hyo Lim, Hyung Tak Lee, Jinho Shin, Kyung-Soo Kim, Hyuck Kim

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Population risk factor estimates for abdominal aortic aneurysm from electronic medical records: a case control study

Diane T Smelser, Gerard Tromp, James R Elmore, Helena Kuivaniemi, David P Franklin, H Lester Kirchner, David J Carey

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Finger volume pulse waveforms facilitate reliable assessment of heart rate variability, but not blood pressure variability or baroreflex function

Jonathan R Linder, Harald M Stauss, Holly Gindes, Gary L Pierce, Nicholas H Von Bergen, William G Haynes, Jess G Fiedorowicz

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Retrospective review of superficial femoral artery stenting in diabetic patients: thiazolidinedione use may decrease reinterventions

Karen L Walker, Daniel B Walsh, Philip P Goodney, Samantha A Connell, David H Stone, Richard J Powell, Eva M Rzucidlo

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Revisiting the J shaped curve, exploring the association between cardiovascular risk factors and concurrent depressive symptoms in patients with cardiometabolic disease: Findings from a large cross-sectional study

Bhautesh Dinesh Jani, Jonathan Cavanagh, Sarah JE Barry, Geoff Der, Naveed Sattar, Frances S Mair

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparison of clinical outcomes in patients undergoing mitral valve replacement with mechanical or biological substitutes: a 20 years cohort

Angela Henrique Silva Ribeiro, Orlando Carlos Belmonte Wender, Adriana Silveira de Almeida, Luciana Eltz Soares, Paulo Dornelles Picon

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Transaortic transcatheter aortic valve implantation - rationale and design of the multicenter, multinational prospective ROUTE registry

Peter Bramlage, Mauro Romano, Nikolaos Bonaros, Ricardo Cocchieri, Dariusz Jagielak, Derk Frank, Vinayak Bapat

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Analysis of risk factors of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in young patients

Wang Yunyun, Li Tong, Liu Yingwu, Liu Bojiang, Wang Yu, Hu Xiaomin, Li Xin, Peng Wenjin, JinFang Li

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Implication of plasma intermedin levels in patients who underwent first-time diagnostic coronary angiography: a single centre, cross-sectional study

Aylin Hatice Yamac, Ahmet Bacaksiz, Ziya Ismailoglu, Sitki Kucukbuzcu, Emrah Sevgili, Emin Asoglu, Muharrem Nasifov, Parviz Jafarov, Ercan Erdogan, Omer Goktekin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The correlation between serum lipid profile with carotid intima-media thickness and plaque

Caie Yang, Zhiqiang Sun, Yunpeng Li, Junping Ai, Qiyu Sun, Yaping Tian

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Echocardiographic evaluation of thalassemia intermedia patients in Duhok, Iraq

Ameen Mosa Mohammad

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Metabolic syndrome among hypertensive patients at University of Gondar Hospital, North West Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Belaynesh Tachebele, Molla Abebe, Zelalem Addis, Nebiyu Mesfin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Visit-to-visit blood pressure variability is a marker of cardiac diastolic function and carotid atherosclerosis

Rieko Okada, Akira Okada, Takashi Okada, Mamoru Nanasato, Kenji Wakai

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A pharmacodynamic comparison of 5 anti-platelet protocols in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary PCI

Sasha Koul, Pontus Andell, Andreas Martinsson, J Gustav Smith, Fredrik Scherstén, Jan Harnek, Matthias Götberg, Eva Norström, Sven Björnsson, David Erlinge

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Metformin use in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with reduced risk of deep vein thrombosis: a non-randomized, pair-matched cohort study

Dai-Yin Lu, Chin-Chou Huang, Po-Hsun Huang, Chia-Min Chung, Shing-Jong Lin, Jaw-Wen Chen, Wan-Leong Chan, Hsin-Bang Leu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction and oxidative stress induced by fructose overload in an experimental model of hypertension and menopause

Filipe Fernandes Conti, Janaina de Oliveira Brito, Nathalia Bernardes, Danielle da Silva Dias, Iris Callado Sanches, Christiane Malfitano, Susana Francisca Llesuy, Maria-Claudia Irigoyen, Kátia De Angelis

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Endurance training or beta-blockade can partially block the energy metabolism remodeling taking place in experimental chronic left ventricle volume overload

Dominic Lachance, Wahiba Dhahri, Marie-Claude Drolet, Élise Roussel, Suzanne Gascon, Otman Sarrhini, Jacques A Rousseau, Roger Lecomte, Marie Arsenault, Jacques Couet

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Percutaneous treatment of spontaneous left main coronary artery dissection using drug-eluting stent

Christos Graidis, Dimokritos Dimitriadis, Vasileios Karasavvidis, Georgios Dimitriadis, Efstathia Argyropoulou, Fotios Economou, George Spiromitros, Antonios Antoniou, Georgios Karakostas

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 expression is transiently up-regulated in the acute period of myocardial infarction in rat

Yan Zhang, Jun Liu, Sha Li, Rui-Xia Xu, Jing Sun, Yue Tang, Jian-Jun Li

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Prolonged P wave duration predicts stroke mortality among type 2 diabetic patients with prevalent non-major macrovascular disease

Teemu Vepsäläinen, Markku Laakso, Seppo Lehto, Auni Juutilainen, Juhani Airaksinen, Tapani Rönnemaa

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Study of adherence to exercise in heart failure: the HEART camp trial protocol

Bunny J Pozehl, Kathleen Duncan, Melody Hertzog, Rita McGuire, Joseph F Norman, Nancy T Artinian, Steven J Keteyian

01.12.2014 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Unanswered clinical questions in the management of cardiometabolic risk in the elderly: a statement of the Spanish society of internal medicine

Ricardo Gómez-Huelgas, Vicente Giner-Galvañ, José M Mostaza, José I Cuende, Jose M de Miguel-Yanes, Eduardo Rovira, Demetrio Sánchez-Fuentes, Carmen Suárez Fernández, Pilar Román Sánchez, the SEMI Working Group

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Left ventricular filling pressure assessed by exercise TDI was correlated with early HFNEF in patients with non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Guodong Ma, Ming Xu, Wei Gao, Zhaoping Li, Weihong Li, Baoxia Chen, Jieli Feng, Hongyan Wang, Wenying Ma, Hui Chen, Aidong Shen, Xinheng Feng, Yongzhen Zhang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Plasma calprotectin and its association with cardiovascular disease manifestations, obesity and the metabolic syndrome in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients

Lise Pedersen, Mads Nybo, Mikael Kjær Poulsen, Jan Erik Henriksen, Jordi Dahl, Lars Melholt Rasmussen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels are associated with carotid atherosclerosis in normotensive and euglycemic Chinese postmenopausal women: the Shanghai Changfeng study

Hui Ma, Huandong Lin, Yu Hu, Xiaoming Li, Wanyuan He, Xuejuan Jin, Jian Gao, Naiqing Zhao, Zhenqi Liu, Xin Gao

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Ability of ambulatory ECG-based T-wave alternans to modify risk assessment of cardiac events: a systematic review

Xiao-Qing Quan, Hong-Lian Zhou, Lei Ruan, Jia-Gao Lv, Ji-Hua Yao, Feng Yao, Kui Huang, Cun-Tai Zhang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Repeated epinephrine doses during prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation have limited effects on myocardial blood flow: a randomized porcine study

Henrik Wagner, Michael Götberg, Bjarne Madsen Hardig, Malin Rundgren, Jonas Carlson, Matthias Götberg, David Zughaft, David Erlinge, Göran K Olivecrona

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Should we look for silent pulmonary embolism in patients with deep venous thrombosis?

Maria José García-Fuster, Maria José Fabia, Elena Furió, Gernot Pichler, Josep Redon, Maria José Forner, Fernando Martínez

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

LC-REHAB: randomised trial assessing the effect of a new patient education method - learning and coping strategies – in cardiac rehabilitation

Vibeke Lynggaard, Ole May, Alison Beauchamp, Claus Vinther Nielsen, Inge Wittrup

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Metabolic syndrome is associated with a poor outcome in patients affected by outflow tract premature ventricular contractions treated by catheter ablation

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01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Secondhand smoke exposure toxicity accelerates age-related cardiac disease in old hamsters

Jia-Ping Wu, Cheng-Hong Hsieh, Tsung-Jung Ho, Wei-Wen Kuo, Yu-Lan Yeh, Chien-Chung Lin, Chia-Hua Kuo, Chih-Yang Huang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effect of statins on cardiovascular events in patients with mild to moderate chronic kidney disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials

Xiao Zhang, Chun Xiang, Yu-Hao Zhou, An Jiang, Ying-Yi Qin, Jia He

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Determinants of exercise peak arterial blood pressure, circulatory power, and exercise cardiac power in a population based sample of Finnish male and female aged 30 to 47 years: the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study

Janne Hulkkonen, Heikki Aatola, Kristiina Pälve, Terho Lehtimäki, Nina Hutri-Kähönen, Jorma SA Viikari, Olli T Raitakari, Mika Kähönen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Clinical predictors of a positive genetic test in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the Brazilian population

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01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Simvastatin down-regulates the production of Interleukin-8 by neutrophil leukocytes from dyslipidemic patients

Franca Marino, Andrea Maria Maresca, Luana Castiglioni, Marco Cosentino, Ramona C Maio, Laura Schembri, Catherine Klersy, Christian Mongiardi, Laura Robustelli Test, Anna Maria Grandi, Luigina Guasti

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A cross-sectional analysis of the relationship between uric acid and coronary atherosclerosis in patients with suspected coronary artery disease in China

Yujiao Sun, Xin Yu, Ying Zhi, Song Geng, Hua Li, Ting Liu, Ke Xu, Ling Chen, Chunwei Wu, Guoxian Qi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The prevalence of coronary anomalies in a single center of Korea: origination, course, and termination anomalies of aberrant coronary arteries detected by ECG-gated cardiac MDCT

June Namgung, Jeong A Kim

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Left ventricular torsional mechanics and myocardial iron load in beta-thalassaemia major: a potential role of titin degradation

Mei-pian Chen, Shu-na Li, Wendy WM Lam, Yuen-chi Ho, Shau-yin Ha, Godfrey CF Chan, Yiu-fai Cheung

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Systematic study of the effects of lowering low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol on regression of coronary atherosclerotic plaques using intravascular ultrasound

Wen-Qian Gao, Quan-Zhou Feng, Yu-Feng Li, Yuan-Xin Li, Ya Huang, Yan-Ming Chen, Bo Yang, Cai-Yi Lu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effective dosing of L-carnitine in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Ruiping Shang, Zhiqi Sun, Hui Li

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The Alberta Heart Failure Etiology and Analysis Research Team (HEART) study

Justin A Ezekowitz, Harald Becher, Israel Belenkie, Alexander M Clark, Henry J Duff, Matthias G Friedrich, Mark J Haykowsky, Jonathan G Howlett, Zamaneh Kassiri, Padma Kaul, Daniel H Kim, Merril L Knudtson, Peter E Light, Gary D Lopaschuk, Finlay A McAlister, Michelle L Noga, Gavin Y Oudit, D Ian Paterson, Hude Quan, Richard Schulz, Richard B Thompson, Sarah G Weeks, Todd J Anderson, Jason RB Dyck

01.12.2014 | Reviewer acknowledgement | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

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Tim Shipley

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

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