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BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 1/2017

Ausgabe 1/2017

Inhaltsverzeichnis ( 303 Artikel )

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The burden of major adverse cardiac events in patients with coronary artery disease

I-Ting Tsai, Chao-Ping Wang, Yung-Chuan Lu, Wei-Chin Hung, Cheng-Ching Wu, Li-Fen Lu, Fu-Mei Chung, Chia-Chang Hsu, Yau-Jiunn Lee, Teng-Hung Yu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Atrial fibrillation in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction: analysis of the china acute myocardial infarction (CAMI) registry

Yan Dai, Jingang Yang, Zhan Gao, Haiyan Xu, Yi Sun, Yuan Wu, Xiaojin Gao, Wei Li, Yang Wang, Runlin Gao, Yuejin Yang, on behalf of the CAMI Registry study group

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Is the concomitant use of clopidogrel and Proton Pump Inhibitors still associated with increased adverse cardiovascular outcomes following coronary angioplasty?: a systematic review and meta-analysis of recently published studies (2012 – 2016)

Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Abhishek Rishikesh Teeluck, Akash Bhurtu, Wei-Qiang Huang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

High rate of in-stent restenosis after coronary intervention in carriers of the mutant mannose-binding lectin allele

Zsolt Bagyura, Loretta Kiss, Balázs Berta, Ágnes Szilágyi, Kristóf Hirschberg, Gábor Széplaki, Árpád Lux, Zsolt Szelid, Pál Soós, Béla Merkely

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Quality of care assessment and improvement in aortic stenosis - rationale and design of a multicentre registry (IMPULSE)

Norbert Frey, Richard P. Steeds, Antonio Serra, Eberhard Schulz, Stephan Baldus, Matthias Lutz, Christiane Pohlmann, Jana Kurucova, Peter Bramlage, David Messika-Zeitoun

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Admission hyperglycemia and adverse outcomes in diabetic and non-diabetic patients with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention

Yuanyuan Hao, Qun Lu, Tao Li, Guodong Yang, Peijing Hu, Aiqun Ma

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Comparison of global myocardial strain assessed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance tagging and feature tracking to infarct size at predicting remodelling following STEMI

Abhishek M. Shetye, Sheraz A. Nazir, Naveed A. Razvi, Nathan Price, Jamal N. Khan, Florence Y. Lai, Iain B. Squire, Gerald P. McCann, Jayanth R. Arnold

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Epidemiological characteristics and gender-specific differences of obstructive sleep apnea in a Chinese hypertensive population: a cross-sectional study

Anping Cai, Yingling Zhou, Jiawei Zhang, Qi Zhong, Rui Wang, Ling Wang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Is non-HDL-cholesterol a better predictor of long-term outcome in patients after acute myocardial infarction compared to LDL-cholesterol? : a retrospective study

Wanwarang Wongcharoen, Satjatham Sutthiwutthichai, Siriluck Gunaparn, Arintaya Phrommintikul

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Mercury exposure and risk of cardiovascular disease: a nested case-control study in the PREDIMED (PREvention with MEDiterranean Diet) study

Mary K. Downer, Miguel A. Martínez-González, Alfredo Gea, Meir Stampfer, Julia Warnberg, Miguel Ruiz-Canela, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Dolores Corella, Emilio Ros, Montse Fitó, Ramon Estruch, Fernando Arós, Miquel Fiol, José Lapetra, Lluís Serra-Majem, Monica Bullo, Jose V. Sorli, Miguel A. Muñoz, Antonio García-Rodriguez, Mario Gutierrez-Bedmar, Enrique Gómez-Gracia, PREDIMED Study Investigators

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Optimization of pressure settings during adaptive servo-ventilation support using real-time heart rate variability assessment: initial case report

Teruhiko Imamura, Daisuke Nitta, Koichiro Kinugawa

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Impact of diabetes and hypertension on cardiovascular outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease receiving percutaneous coronary intervention

Mao-Jen Lin, Chun-Yu Chen, Hau-De Lin, Han-Ping Wu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Endurance training significantly increases serum endocan but not osteoprotegerin levels: a prospective observational study

Michael Sponder, Ioana-Alexandra Campean, Michael Emich, Monika Fritzer-Szekeres, Brigitte Litschauer, Jutta Bergler-Klein, Senta Graf, Jeanette Strametz-Juranek

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Ticagrelor induced systemic inflammatory response syndrome

Philipp Krisai, Manuel Haschke, Peter T. Buser, Christian Mueller

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Bleeding outcomes associated with rivaroxaban and dabigatran in patients treated for atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Mohammad Zafooruddin Sani Soogund, Abhishek Rishikesh Teeluck, Manish Pursun, Akash Bhurtu, Wei-Qiang Huang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effect of diabetes mellitus on long-term outcomes after repeat drug-eluting stent implantation for in-stent restenosis

Lin Zhao, Weiwei Zhu, Xiaojiang Zhang, Dongfang He, Chengjun Guo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Development of an Australian cardiovascular disease mortality risk score using multiple imputation and recalibration from national statistics

Kathryn Backholer, Yoichiro Hirakawa, Andrew Tonkin, Graham Giles, Dianna J. Magliano, Stephen Colagiuri, Mark Harris, Paul Mitchell, Mark Nelson, Jonathan E. Shaw, David Simmons, Leon Simons, Anne Taylor, Jessica Harding, Bamini Gopinath, Mark Woodward

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Trend in young coronary artery disease in China from 2010 to 2014: a retrospective study of young patients ≤ 45

Xin Wang, Ming Gao, Shanshan Zhou, Jinwen Wang, Fang Liu, Feng Tian, Jing Jin, Qiang Ma, Xiaodi Xue, Jie Liu, Yuqi Liu, Yundai Chen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Gender differences in sudden cardiac death in the young-a nationwide study

Bo Gregers Winkel, Bjarke Risgaard, Thea Bjune, Reza Jabbari, Thomas Hadberg Lynge, Charlotte Glinge, Henning Bundgaard, Stig Haunsø, Jacob Tfelt-Hansen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Rheumatic heart disease in Uganda: predictors of morbidity and mortality one year after presentation

Emmy Okello, Chris T. Longenecker, Andrea Beaton, Moses R. Kamya, Peter Lwabi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Vector flow mapping analysis of left ventricular energetic performance in healthy adult volunteers

Koichi Akiyama, Sachiko Maeda, Tasuku Matsuyama, Atsushi Kainuma, Maki Ishii, Yoshifumi Naito, Mao Kinoshita, Saeko Hamaoka, Hideya Kato, Yasufumi Nakajima, Naotoshi Nakamura, Keiichi Itatani, Teiji Sawa

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Galectin-3 and fibulin-1 in systolic heart failure - relation to glucose metabolism and left ventricular contractile reserve

Pernille Holmager, Michael Egstrup, Ida Gustafsson, Morten Schou, Jordi S. Dahl, Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Jacob E. Møller, Christian Tuxen, Jens Faber, Caroline Kistorp

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Transradial versus transfemoral approach for coronary angiography and angioplasty – A prospective, randomized comparison

Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, Khalid Hamid Changal, Hameed Raina, Nisar Ahmad Tramboo, Hilal Ahmad Rather

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Gender-specific association of decreased estimated glomerular filtration rate and left vertical geometry in the general population from rural Northeast China

Dongxue Dai, Ye Chang, Yintao Chen, Shasha Yu, Xiaofan Guo, Yingxian Sun

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The safety of introducing a new generation TAVR device: one departments experience from introducing a second generation repositionable TAVR

Henrik Bjursten, Shahab Nozohoor, Malin Johansson, Igor Zindovic, Carl-Fredrik Appel, Johan Sjögren, Magnus Dencker, Göran Olivecrona, Jan Harnek, Sasha Koul, Ted Feldman, Michael J. Reardon, Matthias Götberg

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Atherosclerotic and thrombotic genetic and environmental determinants in Egyptian coronary artery disease patients: a pilot study

Manal S. Fawzy, Eman A. Toraih, Nagwa M. Aly, Abeer Fakhr-Eldeen, Dahlia I. Badran, Mohammad H. Hussein

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography for evaluation of dilative ascending aorta biomechanics

Monika Bieseviciene, Jolanta Justina Vaskelyte, Vaida Mizariene, Rasa Karaliute, Vaiva Lesauskaite, Raimonda Verseckaite

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Invasive Cardiac Lipoma: a case report and review of literature

Jason D’Souza, Rajesh Shah, Aamer Abbass, Jeremy R. Burt, Aditya Goud, Chanukya Dahagam

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Multiple focal and macroreentrant left atrial tachycardias originating from a spontaneous scar at the contiguous aorta-left atrium area in a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a case report

Kyoichiro Yazaki, Yoichi Ajiro, Fumiaki Mori, Masahiro Watanabe, Kei Tsukamoto, Takashi Saito, Keiko Mizobuchi, Kazunori Iwade

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The 100 most-cited articles on aortic dissection

Ping Lai, Yuan-hui Liu, Jin-hua Xue, Peng-cheng He, Yue-qun Qiu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Short-term blood pressure variability – variation between arm side, body position and successive measurements: a population-based cohort study

Maria Elena Lacruz, Alexander Kluttig, Oliver Kuss, Daniel Tiller, Daniel Medenwald, Sebastian Nuding, Karin Halina Greiser, Stefan Frantz, Johannes Haerting

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessment of the length of sick leave in patients with ischemic heart disease

Nausica Català Tella, Catalina Serna Arnaiz, Jordi Real Gatius, Oriol Yuguero Torres, Leonardo Galván Santiago

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prediction of ineffective elective cardioversion of atrial fibrillation: a retrospective multi-center patient cohort study

Tapio Hellman, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Tuija Vasankari, Ilpo Nuotio, Fausto Biancari, Aissa Bah, Juha Hartikainen, Marianne Mäkäräinen, K. E. Juhani Airaksinen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Can coefficient of variation of time-domain analysis be valuable for detecting cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy in young patients with type 1 diabetes: a case control study

Dovile Razanskaite-Virbickiene, Evalda Danyte, Giedre Mockeviciene, Rimante Dobrovolskiene, Rasa Verkauskiene, Rimantas Zalinkevicius

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Ventricular late potential in cardiac syndrome X compared to coronary artery disease

Mohamed Faisal Lutfi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Relationship key factor of inflammation and the development of complications in the late period of myocardial infarction in patients with visceral obesity

Olga Gruzdeva, Evgenya Uchasova, Yulia Dyleva, Olga Akbasheva, Vera Matveeva, Victoria Karetnikova, Alexander Kokov, Olga Barbarash

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Serum high concentrations of homocysteine and low levels of folic acid and vitamin B12 are significantly correlated with the categories of coronary artery diseases

Yan Ma, Duanliang Peng, Chenggui Liu, Chen Huang, Jun Luo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effect of Erythropoietin in patients with acute myocardial infarction: five-year results of the REVIVAL-3 trial

Birgit Steppich, Philip Groha, Tareq Ibrahim, Heribert Schunkert, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Martin Hadamitzky, Adnan Kastrati, Ilka Ott, for the Regeneration of Vital Myocardium in ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction by Erythropoietin (REVIVAL-3) Study Investigators

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Team-based care for improving hypertension management among outpatients (TBC-HTA): study protocol for a pragmatic randomized controlled trial

Valérie Santschi, Grégoire Wuerzner, Arnaud Chiolero, Bernard Burnand, Philippe Schaller, Lyne Cloutier, Gilles Paradis, Michel Burnier

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Unfavourable risk factor control after coronary events in routine clinical practice

Elise Sverre, Kari Peersen, Einar Husebye, Erik Gjertsen, Lars Gullestad, Torbjørn Moum, Jan Erik Otterstad, Toril Dammen, John Munkhaugen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The ratio of serum n-3 to n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids is associated with diabetes mellitus in patients with prior myocardial infarction: a multicenter cross-sectional study

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

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Identification of new biosignatures for clinical outcomes in stable coronary artery disease - The study protocol and initial observations of a prospective follow-up study in Taiwan

Hsin-Bang Leu, Wei-Hsian Yin, Wei-Kung Tseng, Yen-Wen Wu, Tsung-Hsien Lin, Hung-I Yeh, Kuan-Cheng Chang, Ji-Hung Wang, Chau-Chung Wu, Jaw-Wen Chen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Association of serum transaminases with short- and long-term outcomes in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention

Ming Gao, Yi Cheng, Yang Zheng, Weihua Zhang, Lin Wang, Ling Qin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Red blood cell distribution width and carotid intima-media thickness in patients with metabolic syndrome

Dongdong Ren, Juan Wang, Hua Li, Yanyan Li, Zhanzhan Li

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The Relationship between Pulse Wave Velocity and Coronary Artery Stenosis and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: a retrospective observational study

Hyung Joon Joo, Sang-A Cho, Jae-Young Cho, Jae Hyoung Park, Soon Jun Hong, Cheol Woong Yu, Do-Sun Lim

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effects of cardiac telerehabilitation in patients with coronary artery disease using a personalised patient-centred web application: protocol for the SmartCare-CAD randomised controlled trial

Rutger W. M. Brouwers, Jos J. Kraal, Simone C. J. Traa, Ruud F. Spee, Laurence M. L. C. Oostveen, Hareld M. C. Kemps

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Correlations of serum cystatin C and glomerular filtration rate with vascular lesions and severity in acute coronary syndrome

Jinjin Zhang, Xianhao Wu, Peizhen Gao, Pingping Yan

01.12.2017 | Commentary | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Comorbidity “depression” in heart failure — Potential target of patient education and self-management

Renato De Vecchis, Athanassios Manginas, Ewa Noutsias, Carsten Tschöpe, Michel Noutsias

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Vitamin C for preventing atrial fibrillation in high risk patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Harri Hemilä, Timo Suonsyrjä

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The association between periodontal disease and the risk of myocardial infarction: a pooled analysis of observational studies

Shuai Xu, Mingbao Song, Yu Xiong, Xi Liu, Yongming He, Zhexue Qin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Does improvement in self-management skills predict improvement in quality of life and depressive symptoms? A prospective study in patients with heart failure up to one year after self-management education

Gunda Musekamp, Michael Schuler, Bettina Seekatz, Jürgen Bengel, Hermann Faller, Karin Meng

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

IgG4-positive cell infiltration in various cardiovascular disorders - results from histopathological analysis of surgical samples

Ryoto Hourai, Satomi Kasashima, Koichi Sohmiya, Yohei Yamauchi, Hideki Ozawa, Yoshinobu Hirose, Yasuhiro Ogino, Takahiro Katsumata, Masahiro Daimon, Shu-ichi Fujita, Masaaki Hoshiga, Nobukazu Ishizaka

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Mortality and morbidity trends after the first year in survivors of acute myocardial infarction: a systematic review

Saga Johansson, Annika Rosengren, Kate Young, Em Jennings

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Secondary prevention strategies after an acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in the AMI code era: beyond myocardial mechanical reperfusion

Núria Ribas, Cosme García-García, Oona Meroño, Lluís Recasens, Silvia Pérez-Fernández, Víctor Bazán, Neus Salvatella, Julio Martí-Almor, Jordi Bruguera, Roberto Elosua

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Measurement of blood pressure for the diagnosis and management of hypertension in different ethnic groups: one size fits all

Paramjit Gill, M. Sayeed Haque, Una Martin, Jonathan Mant, Mohammed A. Mohammed, Gurdip Heer, Amanpreet Johal, Ramandeep Kaur, Claire Schwartz, Sally Wood, Sheila M. Greenfield, Richard J. McManus

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Early detection of myocardial infarction following blunt chest trauma by computed tomography: a case report

Thung-Lip Lee, Chin-Feng Hsuan, Chen-Hsiang Shih, Huai-Wen Liang, Hsing-Shan Tsai, Wei-Kung Tseng, Kwan-Lih Hsu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Association in a Chinese population of a genetic variation in the early B-cell factor 1 gene with coronary artery disease

Yafei Li, Zhiyong Xie, Lei Chen, Jianjun Yan, Yao Ma, Liansheng Wang, Zhong Chen

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Telemonitoring and/or self-monitoring of blood pressure in hypertension (TASMINH4): protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Marloes Franssen, Andrew Farmer, Sabrina Grant, Sheila Greenfield, Carl Heneghan, Richard Hobbs, James Hodgkinson, Susan Jowett, Jonathan Mant, Una Martin, Siobhan Milner, Mark Monahan, Emma Ogburn, Rafael Perera-Salazar, Claire Schwartz, Ly-Mee Yu, Richard J. McManus

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cardiorenal Anemia Syndrome and Survival among Heart Failure Patients in Tanzania: A Prospective Cohort Study

Pedro Pallangyo, Francis Fredrick, Smita Bhalia, Paulina Nicholaus, Peter Kisenge, Benjamin Mtinangi, Mohamed Janabi, Stephen Humphrey

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessment of increasing intravenous adenosine dose in fractional flow reserve

David Sparv, Matthias Götberg, Jan Harnek, Tobias Persson, Bjarne Madsen Hardig, David Erlinge

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Exploring the impact of financial barriers on secondary prevention of heart disease

Kirnvir K. Dhaliwal, Kathryn King-Shier, Braden J. Manns, Brenda R. Hemmelgarn, James A. Stone, David J. T. Campbell

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Aortic stiffening precedes onset of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction in patients with asymptomatic diastolic dysfunction

Ilya Karagodin, Omer Aba-Omer, Rodney Sparapani, Jennifer L. Strande

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Variability of radiation doses of cardiac diagnostic imaging tests: the RADIO-EVINCI study (RADIationdOse subproject of the EVINCI study)

Clara Carpeggiani, Eugenio Picano, Marco Brambilla, Claudio Michelassi, Juhani Knuuti, Philipp Kauffman, S. Richard Underwood, Danilo Neglia, for the EVINCI Study Investigators

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Arterial access-site complications after use of a vascular closure device related to puncture height

Benjamin Sartorius, Michael Behnes, Melike Ünsal, Ursula Hoffmann, Siegfried Lang, Kambis Mashayekhi, Martin Borggrefe, Ibrahim Akin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effects of renal denervation on cardiac oxidative stress and local activity of the sympathetic nervous system and renin-angiotensin system in acute myocardial infracted dogs

Qiaoli Feng, Chengzhi Lu, Li Wang, Lijun Song, Chao Li, Ravi Chandra Uppada

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effectiveness and safety of a home-based cardiac rehabilitation programme of mixed surveillance in patients with ischemic heart disease at moderate cardiovascular risk: A randomised, controlled clinical trial

Raquel Bravo-Escobar, Alicia González-Represas, Adela María Gómez-González, Angel Montiel-Trujillo, Rafael Aguilar-Jimenez, Rosa Carrasco-Ruíz, Pablo Salinas-Sánchez

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Findings of transoesophageal echocardiogram in appropriately anticoagulated patients with persistent atrial fibrillation prior to planned cardioversion

Jūratė Barysienė, Aistė Žebrauskaitė, Dovilė Petrikonytė, Germanas Marinskis, Sigita Aidietienė, Audrius Aidietis

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Gender based differences in drug eluting stent implantation - data from the German ALKK registry suggest underuse of DES in elderly women

Martin A. Russ, Christian Wackerl, Uwe Zeymer, Matthias Hochadel, Sebastian Kerber, Ralf Zahn, Bernhard Zrenner, Hubert Topp, Volker Schächinger, Michael A. Weber, for the ALKK-Study Group

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Impact of multi-vessel therapy to the risk of periprocedural myocardial injury after elective coronary intervention: exploratory study

Zhang-Wei Chen, Hong-Bo Yang, Ying-Hua Chen, Jian-Ying Ma, Ju-Ying Qian, Jun-Bo Ge

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Left atrial appendage morphology and risk of stroke following pulmonary vein isolation for drug-refractory atrial fibrillation in low CHA2DS2Vasc risk patients

Faith R. Kelly, Robert A. Hull, Takor B. Arrey-Mbi, Michael U. Williams, Joshua S. Lee, Ahmad M. Slim, Dustin M. Thomas

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

High levels of serum β2-microglobulin predict severity of coronary artery disease

Ling You, Ruiqin Xie, Haijuan Hu, Guoqiang Gu, Hongmei Zheng, Jidong Zhang, Xiaohong Yang, Ximiao He, Wei Cui

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Incidence of cardiovascular events and associated risk factors in kidney transplant patients: a competing risks survival analysis

María Teresa Seoane-Pillado, Salvador Pita-Fernández, Francisco Valdés-Cañedo, Rocio Seijo-Bestilleiro, Sonia Pértega-Díaz, Constantino Fernández-Rivera, Ángel Alonso-Hernández, Cristina González-Martín, Vanesa Balboa-Barreiro

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Violation of prophylactic vancomycin administration timing is a potential risk factor for rate of surgical site infections in cardiac surgery patients: a prospective cohort study

Paolo Cotogni, Cristina Barbero, Roberto Passera, Lucina Fossati, Giorgio Olivero, Mauro Rinaldi

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Multiparametric cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) for the diagnosis of Loeffler’s endocarditis: a case report

Mareike Gastl, Patrick Behm, Christoph Jacoby, Malte Kelm, Florian Bönner

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Gender differences in all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer mortality during long-term follow-up after acute myocardial infarction; a prospective cohort study

Kristin Marie Kvakkestad, Morten Wang Fagerland, Jan Eritsland, Sigrun Halvorsen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Allopurinol use and the risk of acute cardiovascular events in patients with gout and diabetes

Jasvinder A. Singh, Rekha Ramachandaran, Shaohua Yu, Jeffrey R. Curtis

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Important aspects in relation to patients’ attendance at exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation – facilitators, barriers and physiotherapist’s role: a qualitative study

Maria Bäck, Birgitta Öberg, Barbro Krevers

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Association of global and disease-specific health status with outcomes following continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation

Kelsey M. Flint, John A. Spertus, Fengming Tang, Philip Jones, Timothy J. Fendler, Larry A. Allen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Low adiponectin is associated with diastolic dysfunction in women: a cross-sectional study from the Tromsø Study

Jon V. Norvik, Henrik Schirmer, Kirsti Ytrehus, Trond G. Jenssen, Svetlana N. Zykova, Anne E. Eggen, Bjørn O. Eriksen, Marit D. Solbu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

High serum resistin levels are associated with peripheral artery disease in the hypertensive patients

Bang-Gee Hsu, Chung-Jen Lee, Chiu-Fen Yang, Yu-Chih Chen, Ji-Hung Wang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin has an advantage over serum cystatin C and glomerular filtration rate in prediction of adverse cardiovascular outcome in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

Olga L. Barbarash, Irina S. Bykova, Vasiliy V. Kashtalap, Mikhail V. Zykov, Oksana N. Hryachkova, Victoria V. Kalaeva, Kristina S. Shafranskaya, Victoria N. Karetnikova, Anton G. Kutikhin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Electrocardiogram: his bundle potentials can be recorded noninvasively beat by beat on surface electrocardiogram

Gaopin Wang, Renguang Liu, Qinghua Chang, Zhaolong Xu, Yingjie Zhang, Dianzhu Pan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Bleeding events associated with a low dose (110 mg) versus a high dose (150 mg) of dabigatran in patients treated for atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Nabin Chaudhary, Jun Yuan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Comparing Stent Thrombosis associated with Zotarolimus Eluting Stents versus Everolimus Eluting Stents at 1 year follow up: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 6 randomized controlled trials

Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Chandra Mouli Yanamala, Wei-Qiang Huang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Clinical outcomes of conventional surgery versus MitraClip® therapy for moderate to severe symptomatic mitral valve regurgitation in the elderly population: an institutional experience

Anthony Alozie, Liliya Paranskaya, Bernd Westphal, Alexander Kaminski, Mohammad Sherif, Magnus Sindt, Stephan Kische, Jochen Schubert, Doreen Diedrich, Hüseyin Ince, Gustav Steinhoff, Alper Öner

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cardiac amyloidosis mimicking severe aortic valve stenosis – a case report demonstrating diagnostic pitfalls and role of dobutamine stress echocardiography

Tim Salinger, Kai Hu, Dan Liu, Sebastian Herrmann, Kristina Lorenz, Georg Ertl, Peter Nordbeck

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Auscultatory versus oscillometric blood pressure measurement in patients with atrial fibrillation and arterial hypertension

Aistėja Šelmytė–Besusparė, Jūratė Barysienė, Dovilė Petrikonytė, Audrius Aidietis, Germanas Marinskis, Aleksandras Laucevičius

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

miR-21 enhances cardiac fibrotic remodeling and fibroblast proliferation via CADM1/STAT3 pathway

Wei Cao, Peng Shi, Jian-Jun Ge

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia skin infiltration mimicking an ICD pocket infection: a case report

M. Snorek, A. Bulava, I. Vonke

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Monocyte/lymphocyte ratio predicts the severity of coronary artery disease: a syntax score assessment

Hanhua Ji, Yang Li, Zeyuan Fan, Bo Zuo, Xinwen Jian, Li Li, Tao Liu

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Electrocardiographic changes mimicking acute coronary syndrome in a large intracranial tumour: A diagnostic dilemma

Nilukshana Yogendranathan, H.M.M.T.B. Herath, S.P. Pahalagamage, Aruna Kulatunga

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Dynamic changes of paraoxonase 1 activity towards paroxon and phenyl acetate during coronary artery surgery

Anna Wysocka, Marek Cybulski, Henryk Berbeć, Andrzej Wysokiński, Janusz Stążka, Jadwiga Daniluk, Tomasz Zapolski

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Metabolomic profiling in patients undergoing Off-Pump or On-Pump coronary artery bypass surgery

H. Kirov, M. Schwarzer, S. Neugebauer, G. Faerber, M. Diab, T. Doenst

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A case of successful reperfusion through a combination of intracoronary thrombolysis and aspiration thrombectomy in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction associated with an ectatic coronary artery

Yonggu Lee, Eunjin Kim, Bae Keun Kim, Jeong-Hun Shin

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Coronary sinus aneurysm associated with multiple venous anomalies

Guang Song, Ming Du, Weidong Ren, Ke Zhou, Lu Sun

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Thiazolidinedione use and atrial fibrillation in diabetic patients: a meta-analysis

Zhiwei Zhang, Xiaowei Zhang, Panagiotis Korantzopoulos, Konstantinos P. Letsas, Gary Tse, Mengqi Gong, Lei Meng, Guangping Li, Tong Liu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Ticagrelor versus clopidogrel in real-world patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction: 1-year results by propensity score analysis

Matteo Vercellino, Federico Ariel Sànchez, Valentina Boasi, Dino Perri, Chiara Tacchi, Gioel Gabrio Secco, Stefano Cattunar, Gianfranco Pistis, Giovanni Mascelli

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Does stress perfusion imaging improve the diagnostic accuracy of late gadolinium enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance for establishing the etiology of heart failure?

Gaurav S. Gulsin, Abishek Shetye, Jeffrey Khoo, Daniel J. Swarbrick, Eylem Levelt, Florence Y. Lai, Iain B. Squire, Jayanth R. Arnold, Gerry P. McCann

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Global Bi-ventricular endocardial distribution of activation rate during long duration ventricular fibrillation in normal and heart failure canines

Qingzhi Luo, Qi Jin, Ning Zhang, Yanxin Han, Yilong Wang, Shangwei Huang, Changjian Lin, Tianyou Ling, Kang Chen, Wenqi Pan, Liqun Wu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Pre- and post-surgical evaluation of the inflammatory response in patients with aortic stenosis treated with different types of prosthesis

Maria Elena Soto, Jose Luis Salas, Jesus Vargas-Barron, Ricardo Marquez, Alejandra Rodriguez-Hernandez, Rafael Bojalil-Parra, Israel Pérez-Torres, Veronica Guarner-Lans

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Outcomes following percutaneous coronary revascularization among South Asian and Chinese Canadians

Martha H. Mackay, Robinder Singh, Robert H. Boone, Julie E. Park, Karin H. Humphries

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Right aortic arch analysis – Anatomical variant or serious vascular defect?

Agata Arazińska, Michał Polguj, Konrad Szymczyk, Magdalena Kaczmarska, Łukasz Trębiński, Ludomir Stefańczyk

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Endothelial progenitor cells and plaque burden in stented coronary artery segments: an optical coherence tomography study six months after elective PCI

Sylvia Otto, Kristina Nitsche, Christian Jung, Aleh Kryvanos, Andrey Zhylka, Kerstin Heitkamp, Juan-Luis Gutiérrez-Chico, Björn Goebel, P. Christian Schulze, Hans R. Figulla, Tudor C. Poerner

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Change in renin, cardiovascular and inflammatory markers over three years in a black and white population: the SABPA study

Rijané Swart, Johannes M. van Rooyen, Catharina M. C. Mels

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effect of ivabradine on cardiovascular outcomes in patients with stable angina: meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials

Hayelom Gebrekirstos Mengesha, Berhe Weldearegawi, Pammala Petrucka, Tadese Bekele, Mala George Otieno, Abraha Hailu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Time-cumulated blood pressure exposure and incident impairment of glucose tolerance and diabetes mellitus

Yun Tao Wu, Lu Song, Xiao Xue Liu, Jing Sheng Gao, Xiao Ming Zheng, Chun Yu Ruan, Hai Yan Zhao, Shuo Hua Chen, Wen Yuan Gao, Jost B. Jonas, Shou Ling Wu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Income-related inequality in smoking cessation among adult patients with cardiovascular disease: a 5-year follow-up of an angiography intervention in Luxembourg

Anastase Tchicaya, Nathalie Lorentz, Stefaan Demarest

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Heart failure in patients with coronary heart disease: Prevalence, characteristics and guideline implementation – Results from the German EuroAspire IV cohort

Caroline Morbach, Martin Wagner, Stefan Güntner, Carolin Malsch, Mehmet Oezkur, David Wood, Kornelia Kotseva, Rainer Leyh, Georg Ertl, Wolfgang Karmann, Peter U Heuschmann, Stefan Störk

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Very early recurrence predicts long-term outcome in patients after atrial fibrillation catheter ablation: a prospective study

Yangjing Xue, Xiaoning Wang, Saroj Thapa, Luping Wang, Jiaoni Wang, Zhiqiang Xu, Shaoze Wu, Luyuan Tao, Guoqiang Wang, Lu Qian, Lianming Liao, Baohua Liu, Kangting Ji

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Association of cumulative social risk with mortality and adverse cardiovascular disease outcomes

Sebhat Erqou, Justin B. Echouffo-Tcheugui, Kevin E. Kip, Aryan Aiyer, Steven E. Reis

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin levels predict the neurological outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims

Tadashi Kaneko, Motoki Fujita, Yasuaki Ogino, Takahiro Yamamoto, Ryosuke Tsuruta, Shunji Kasaoka

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Hypertension in Cameroon associated with high likelihood of obstructive sleep apnea: a pilot study

Alfred Kongnyu Njamnshi, Michel Karngong Mengnjo, Eta Ngole Mbong, Samuel Kingue, Julius Yundze Fonsah, Andreas Ateke Njoh, Leonard Njamnshi Nfor, Leonard Ngarka, Samuel Eric Chokote, Felicien Enyime Ntone

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The changing epidemiology and clinical features of infective endocarditis: A retrospective study of 196 episodes in a teaching hospital in China

Wan Zhu, Qian Zhang, Jingping Zhang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Mediterranean dietary quality index and dietary phytochemical index among patients candidate for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery

Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Mahdi Najafi, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Leila Jahangiry

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Dramatic and early response to low-dose steroid in the treatment of acute eosinophilic myocarditis: a case report

Yu-Wei Chen, Yu-Cheng Chang, Chieh-Shou Su, Wei-Chun Chang, Wen-Lieng Lee, Chih-Hung Lai

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Choosing between Enoxaparin and Fondaparinux for the management of patients with acute coronary syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Musaben Shaik, Jun Yuan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The role of vaspin as a predictor of coronary angiography result in SCAD (stable coronary artery disease) patients

Matej Stančík, Ivana Ságová, Ema Kantorová, Marián Mokáň

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effects of inaccuracies in arterial path length measurement on differences in MRI and tonometry measured pulse wave velocity

Jonathan R Weir-McCall, Faisel Khan, Deirdre B Cassidy, Arsh Thakur, Jennifer Summersgill, Shona Z Matthew, Fiona Adams, Fiona Dove, Stephen J Gandy, Helen M Colhoun, Jill JF Belch, J Graeme Houston

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

MiR-486 regulates cardiomyocyte apoptosis by p53-mediated BCL-2 associated mitochondrial apoptotic pathway

Yuhan Sun, Qiang Su, Lang Li, Xiantao Wang, Yuanxi Lu, Jiabao Liang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Dual-time-point myocardial 18F-FDG imaging in the detection of coronary artery disease

Ke-Fei Dou, Xiao-Jin Gao, Bo-Qia Xie, Yan Li, Zuo-Xiang He, Min-Fu Yang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Living with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and an implantable defibrillator

Peter Magnusson, Jessica Jonsson, Stellan Mörner, Lennart Fredriksson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The clinical epidemiology of fatigue in newly diagnosed heart failure

Brent A. Williams

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Investigation of the pathophysiology of cardiopulmonary bypass using rodent extracorporeal life support model

Ru-Wen Chang, Chien-Ming Luo, Hsi-Yu Yu, Yih-Sharng Chen, Chih-Hsien Wang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Origins location of the outflow tract ventricular arrhythmias exhibiting qrS pattern or QS pattern with a notch on the descending limb in lead V1

Cong Lin, Cheng Zheng, De-Pu Zhou, Xiao-Wei Li, Shu-Jie Wu, Jia-Feng Lin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Fasting levels of growth hormone are associated with carotid intima media thickness but are not affected by fluvastatin treatment

Erik Hallengren, Peter Almgren, Maria Rosvall, Gerd Östling, Margaretha Persson, Andreas Bergmann, Joachim Struck, Gunnar Engström, Bo Hedblad, Olle Melander

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

AT1-receptor response to non-saturating Ang-II concentrations is amplified by calcium channel blockers

Kristoffer Bernhem, Kalaiselvan Krishnan, Alexander Bondar, Hjalmar Brismar, Anita Aperia, Lena Scott

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Red yeast rice induces less muscle fatigue symptom than simvastatin in dyslipidemic patients: a single center randomized pilot trial

Yangjing Xue, Luyuan Tao, Shaoze Wu, Guoqiang Wang, Lu Qian, Jiwu Li, Lianming Liao, Jifei Tang, Kangting Ji

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Left ventricular mural thrombus and dual coronary embolization associated with hyperthyroid cardiomyopathy and atrial fibrillation: a case report

Guohui Liu, Ping Yang, Yuquan He

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Clinical evaluation of myocardial involvement in acute myopericarditis in young adults

Ersin Saricam, Yasemin Saglam, Tuncay Hazirolan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A retrospective cohort study on the risk of stroke in relation to a priori health knowledge level among people with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Taiwan

Yun-Ju Lai, Hsiao-Yun Hu, Ya-Ling Lee, Po-Wen Ku, Yung-Feng Yen, Dachen Chu

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The use of Macitentan in Fontan circulation: a case report

Polyvios Demetriades, Amir Aziz, Robin Condliffe, Sarah E. Bowater, Paul F. Clift

01.12.2017 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The emerging role of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in the evaluation of hypertensive heart disease

Sophie Mavrogeni, Vasiliki Katsi, Vasiliki Vartela, Michel Noutsias, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Genovefa Kolovou, Athanasios Manolis

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Advanced glycation end products in children with type 1 diabetes and early reduced diastolic heart function

Leif Brunvand, Martin Heier, Cathrine Brunborg, Kristian F. Hanssen, Drude Fugelseth, Knut Haakon Stensaeth, Knut Dahl-Jørgensen, Hanna Dis Margeirsdottir

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The role of a behavioural medicine intervention in physiotherapy for the effects of rehabilitation outcomes in exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (ECRA) – the study protocol of a randomised, controlled trial

Sabina Borg, Birgitta Öberg, Lennart Nilsson, Anne Söderlund, Maria Bäck

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cryoballoon vs. open irrigated radiofrequency ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: long-term FreezeAF outcomes

Armin Luik, Kevin Kunzmann, Patrick Hörmann, Kerstin Schmidt, Andrea Radzewitz, Peter Bramlage, Thomas Schenk, Gerhard Schymik, Matthias Merkel, Meinhard Kieser, Claus Schmitt

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Impaired chronotropic response to physical activities in heart failure patients

Hong Shen, Jianrong Zhao, Xiaohong Zhou, Jingbo Li, Qing Wan, Jing Huang, Hui Li, Liqun Wu, Shungang Yang, Ping Wang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors associated with length of stay following trans-catheter aortic valve replacement - a multicenter study

Yaron Arbel, Nevena Zivkovic, Dhruven Mehta, Sam Radhakrishnan, Stephen E. Fremes, Effat Rezaei, Asim N. Cheema, Sami Al-Nasser, Ariel Finkelstein, Harindra C. Wijeysundera

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence of arterial hypertension in the Krasnoyarsk Krai (Siberia, Russia)

I. P. Artyukhov, Yu. I. Grinshtein, M. M. Petrova, V. V. Shabalin, R. R. Ruf

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

In-hospital prognosis and long-term mortality of STEMI in a reperfusion network. “Head to head” analisys: invasive reperfusion vs optimal medical therapy

C . García-García, N. Ribas, L. L. Recasens, O. Meroño, I. Subirana, A. Fernández, A. Pérez, F. Miranda, H. Tizón-Marcos, J. Martí-Almor, J. Bruguera, R. Elosua

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Approach selection of radiofrequency catheter ablation for ventricular arrhythmias originating from the left ventricular summit: potential relevance of Pseudo Delta wave, Intrinsicoid deflection time, maximal deflection index

Cheng Zheng, Jin Li, Jia Li, De-Pu Zhou, Xiao-Wei Li, Shu-Jie Wu, Jia-Feng Lin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Decreased cardiac mortality with nicorandil in patients with ischemic heart failure

Akiomi Yoshihisa, Yu Sato, Shunsuke Watanabe, Tetsuro Yokokawa, Takamasa Sato, Satoshi Suzuki, Masayoshi Oikawa, Atsushi Kobayashi, Yasuchika Takeishi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Deactivation vs. asynchronous pacing - prospective evaluation of a protocol for rhythm management in patients with magnetic resonance conditional pacemakers undergoing adenosine stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging

Oliver Klein-Wiele, Marietta Garmer, Gianluca Barbone, Rhyan Urbien, Martin Busch, Kaffer Kara, Harald Schäfer, Michael Schulte-Hermes, Birgit Hailer, Dietrich Grönemeyer

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Aeroembolism in left atrium during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in a patient with dextrocardia: a case report and review of the literature

Yun-fan Wang, Xue-jiang Cen, Jian-wu Yu, Bai-ming Qu, Li-hong Wang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Macrophage migration inhibitory factor promoter polymorphisms (−794 CATT5–8): Relationship with soluble MIF levels in coronary atherosclerotic disease subjects

Lu Qian, Xiao-Yan Wang, Saroj Thapa, Lu-yuan Tao, Shao-Ze Wu, Gao-Jiang Luo, Lu-Ping Wang, Jiao-Ni Wang, Jie Wang, Ji Li, Ji-Fei Tang, Kang-Ting Ji

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Volume-time curve of cardiac magnetic resonance assessed left ventricular dysfunction in coronary artery disease patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Hua-yan Xu, Zhi-gang Yang, Ying-kun Guo, Ke Shi, Xi Liu, Qin Zhang, Li Jiang, Lin-jun Xie

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Does the presence of cardiovascular disease risk factors or established disease influence the dietary intake of affected adults and their children residing in the same household? A secondary analysis of the Australian Health Survey (2011–2013)

Jolene Thomas, Lily Chan, Amanda Wray, Jacqueline Miller, Kaye Mehta, Alison Yaxley, Kacie Dickinson, Louisa Matwiejczyk, Kathryn Jackson, Michelle Miller

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Long-term outcome of bioresorbable vascular scaffolds for the treatment of coronary artery disease: a meta-analysis of RCTs

Alberto Polimeni, Remzi Anadol, Thomas Münzel, Ciro Indolfi, Salvatore De Rosa, Tommaso Gori

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Design and rationale for the WARFA trial: a randomized controlled cross-over trial testing the therapeutic equivalence of branded and generic warfarin in atrial fibrillation patients in Brazil

Carolina Gomes Freitas, Michael Walsh, Álvaro Nagib Atallah

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Regional and hospital variations in the extent of decline in the proportion of percutaneous coronary interventions performed for nonacute indications – a nationwide population-based study

Fu-Wen Liang, Tsung-Hsueh Lu, Hsin-Min Wu, Jo-Chi Lee, Wei-Hsian Yin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Pulmonary hemodynamics and effects of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibition in heart failure: a meta-analysis of randomized trials

In-Chang Hwang, Yong-Jin Kim, Jun-Bean Park, Yeonyee E. Yoon, Seung-Pyo Lee, Hyung-Kwan Kim, Goo-Yeong Cho, Dae-Won Sohn

01.12.2017 | Software | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Unlocking echocardiogram measurements for heart disease research through natural language processing

Olga V. Patterson, Matthew S. Freiberg, Melissa Skanderson, Samah J. Fodeh, Cynthia A. Brandt, Scott L. DuVall

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Normal limits of the electrocardiogram derived from a large database of Brazilian primary care patients

Daniel M. F. Palhares, Milena S. Marcolino, Thales M. M. Santos, José L. P. da Silva, Paulo R. Gomes, Leonardo B. Ribeiro, Peter W. Macfarlane, Antonio L. P. Ribeiro

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Exploration of the methodological quality and clinical usefulness of a cross-sectional sample of published guidance about exercise training and physical activity for the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease

Bridget Abell, Paul Glasziou, Tammy Hoffmann

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The influence of dehydration on the prognosis of acute ischemic stroke for patients treated with tissue plasminogen activator

Fei-Fan Wu, Yen-Chu Hung, Y. H. Tsai, Jen-Tsung Yang, Tsong-Hai Lee, Chia-Wei Liow, Jiann-Der Lee, Chung-Jen Lin, Tsung-I Peng, Leng-Chieh Lin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Incidence of acute pulmonary embolism, related comorbidities and survival; analysis of a Swedish national cohort

Therese Andersson, Stefan Söderberg

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Understanding heart failure; explaining telehealth – a hermeneutic systematic review

Trisha Greenhalgh, Christine A’Court, Sara Shaw

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Individualized dual antiplatelet therapy based on platelet function testing in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Yijiang Zhou, Yanwei Wang, Yutao Wu, Chaoyang Huang, Hui Yan, Weiguo Zhu, Weiwei Xu, Li Zhang, Jianhua Zhu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Trends in mortality rates by subtypes of heart disease in Mississippi, 1980–2013

Vincent L. Mendy, Rodolfo Vargas, Marinelle Payton

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

DNA methylation dysregulations in rheumatic heart valve disease

Kangjun Shen, Hui Liu, Ran Jing, Jiangfeng Yi, Xinmin Zhou

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence and treatment of atherogenic dyslipidemia in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in Europe: EURIKA, a cross-sectional observational study

Julian P. Halcox, José R. Banegas, Carine Roy, Jean Dallongeville, Guy De Backer, Eliseo Guallar, Joep Perk, David Hajage, Karin M. Henriksson, Claudio Borghi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cardiac tissue oxidative stress and inflammation after vitamin D administrations in high fat- diet induced obese rats

Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Ghazaleh Nameni, Ghazaleh Hajiluian, Mehran Mesgari-Abbasi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Downregulation of Talin-1 expression associates with increased proliferation and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells in aortic dissection

Xiaolong Wei, Yudong Sun, Yani Wu, Jiang Zhu, Bin Gao, Han Yan, Zhiqing Zhao, Jian Zhou, Zaiping Jing

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Expression levels of atherosclerosis-associated miR-143 and miR-145 in the plasma of patients with hyperhomocysteinaemia

Kejian Liu, Saiyare Xuekelati, Yue Zhang, Yin Yin, Yue Li, Rui Chai, Xinwei Li, Yi Peng, Jiangdong Wu, Xiaomei Guo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effects of Tolvaptan in patients with acute heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Chunbin Wang, Bo Xiong, Lin Cai

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Aging and obesity are associated with undiagnosed hypertension in a cohort of males in the Central Province of Sri Lanka: a cross-sectional descriptive study

N. W. I. A. Jayawardana, W. A. T. A. Jayalath, W. M. T. Madhujith, U. Ralapanawa, R. S. Jayasekera, S. A. S. B. Alagiyawanna, A. M. K. R. Bandara, N. S. Kalupahana

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Statin use reduces cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality amongst Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a 5-year cohort study

Colman Siu Cheung Fung, Eric Yuk Fai Wan, Anca Ka Chun Chan, Cindy Lo Kuen Lam

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio on admission is a good predictor for all-cause mortality in hypertensive patients over 80 years of age

Xiaonan Sun, Leiming Luo, Xiaoqian Zhao, Ping Ye, Ruixue Du

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Efficacy of a seal-wing paclitaxel-eluting balloon catheters in the treatment of bare metal stent restenosis

Leos Pleva, Pavel Kukla, Jana Zapletalova, Ota Hlinomaz

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Dynamic high-sensitivity troponin elevations in atrial fibrillation patients might not be associated with significant coronary artery disease

Johan Thelin, Olle Melander

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The unique value of cardiovascular magnetic resonance in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome and culprit-free coronary angiograms

Roman Panovský, Júlia Borová, Martin Pleva, Věra Feitová, Petr Novotný, Vladimír Kincl, Tomáš Holeček, Jaroslav Meluzín, Ondřej Sochor, Radka Štěpánová

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Transesophageal vs. intracardiac echocardiographic screening in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation with uninterrupted rivaroxaban

A. Tsyganov, A. Shapieva, V. Sandrikov, S. Fedulova, S. Mironovich, A. Dzeranova, E. Lyan

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: Vector flow mapping analysis of left ventricular energetic performance in healthy adult volunteers

Koichi Akiyama, Sachiko Maeda, Tasuku Matsuyama, Atsushi Kainuma, Maki Ishii, Yoshifumi Naito, Mao Kinoshita, Saeko Hamaoka, Hideya Kato, Yasufumi Nakajima, Naotoshi Nakamura, Keiichi Itatani, Teiji Sawa

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Identifying differential miR and gene consensus patterns in peripheral blood of patients with cardiovascular diseases from literature data

Agnė Šatrauskienė, Rokas Navickas, Aleksandras Laucevičius, Heinrich J. Huber

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effects of AMPD1 gene C34T polymorphism on cardiac index, blood pressure and prognosis in patients with cardiovascular diseases: a meta-analysis

Ai-Fang Feng, Zhong-Hui Liu, Shu-Long Zhou, Shi-Yuan Zhao, Yan-Xin Zhu, Huai-Xin Wang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Association of Platelet to lymphocyte ratio with non-culprit atherosclerotic plaque vulnerability in patients with acute coronary syndrome: an optical coherence tomography study

Xuedong Wang, Zulong Xie, Xinxin Liu, Xingtao Huang, Jiale Lin, Dan Huang, Bo Yu, Jingbo Hou

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy complicated with apical thrombus formation on first day of the illness: a case report and literature review

H. M. M. T. B. Herath, S. P. Pahalagamage, Laura C. Lindsay, S. Vinothan, Sampath Withanawasam, Vajira Senarathne, Milinda Withana

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Efficacy and safety of oral sildenafil in children with Down syndrome and pulmonary hypertension

Maurice Beghetti, Andrzej Rudzinski, Min Zhang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Pro-Adrenomedullin predicts 10-year all-cause mortality in community-dwelling patients: a prospective cohort study

Jonas Odermatt, Marc Meili, Lara Hersberger, Rebekka Bolliger, Mirjam Christ-Crain, Matthias Briel, Heiner C. Bucher, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

“Pseudo aortoiliac bifurcation” leading to significant plaque shifting in the endovascular treatment of an aortoiliac bifurcation lesion: a case report

Yoshito Kadoya, Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Daisuke Naito, Kan Zen, Satoaki Matoba

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Estimating the direct costs of ischemic heart disease: evidence from a teaching hospital in BRAZIL, a retrospective cohort study

Rosane Paixão Schlatter, Vânia Naomi Hirakata, Carisi Anne Polanczyk

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Conditions of gestation, childbirth and childhood associated with C-peptide in young adults in the 1982 Birth Cohort in Pelotas-RS; Brazil

Romildo Luiz Monteiro Andrade, Denise Petrucci Gigante, Isabel Oliveira de Oliveira, Bernardo Lessa Horta

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Plasma homocysteine levels associated with a corrected QT interval

Zhao Li, Xiaofan Guo, Guozhe Sun, Liqiang Zheng, Yingxian Sun, Yamin Liu, Maria Roselle Abraham

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Risk factors for coronary artery disease in patients undergoing elective coronary angiography in Jordan

Abdel-Ellah Al-Shudifat, Asgeir Johannessen, Mohammed Azab, Amjad Al-Shdaifat, Suhad Sameer AbuMweis, Lana M. Agraib, Reema F. Tayyem

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Introduction of a novel service model to improve uptake and adherence with cardiac rehabilitation within Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Fiona McCartan, Nicola Bowers, Jack Turner, Mirren Mandalia, Nayan Kalnad, Anna Bishop-Bailey, Jiayu Fu, Piers Clifford

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effect of neuroticism on risk of cardiovascular disease in depressed persons - a Swedish population-based cohort study

Aysha Almas, Jette Moller, Romaina Iqbal, Yvonne Forsell

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Successful percutaneous coronary intervention in the setting of an aberrant left coronary artery arising from the right coronary cusp in a patient with acute coronary syndrome: a case report

Jung-Hee Lee, Jong-Seon Park

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Silent myocarditis in systemic sclerosis detected by cardiovascular magnetic resonance using Lake Louise criteria

Sophie Mavrogeni, Loukia Koutsogeorgopoulou, Georgia Karabela, Efthymios Stavropoulos, Gikas Katsifis, John Raftakis, Sotiris Plastiras, Michel Noutsias, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Genovefa Kolovou

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Association study to evaluate TFPI gene in CAD in Han Chinese

Ying Zhao, Yanbo Yu, Maowei Shi, Xi Yang, Xueqi Li, Feng Jiang, Yundai Chen, Xiaoli Tian

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Potentially inappropriate home medications among older patients with cardiovascular disease admitted to a cardiology service in USA

Marwan Sheikh-Taha, Hani Dimassi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Does infection with human immunodeficiency virus have any impact on the cardiovascular outcomes following percutaneous coronary intervention?: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Manish Pursun, Wei-Qiang Huang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Major adverse cardiac events and mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease following percutaneous coronary intervention: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Chakshu Gupta, Guang Ma Xu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Heterogeneity in national U.S. mortality trends within heart disease subgroups, 2000–2015

Stephen Sidney, Charles P. Quesenberry Jr, Marc G. Jaffe, Michael Sorel, Alan S. Go, Jamal S. Rana

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Marfan syndrome and cardiovascular complications: results of a family investigation

Simon Antoine Sarr, Siddikatou Djibrilla, Fatou Aw, Malick Bodian, Kana Babaka, Aliou Alassane Ngaidé, Momar Dioum, Serigne Abdou Ba

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Efficacy and safety of polymer-free stent versus polymer-permanent drug-eluting stent in patients with acute coronary syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized control trials

Kang Gao, Yiguang Sun, Ming Yang, Ling Han, Liwei Chen, Wenze Hu, Ping Chen, Xiaohong Li

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Influence of apelin-12 on troponin levels and the rate of MACE in STEMI patients

Xhevdet Krasniqi, Blerim Berisha, Masar Gashi, Dardan Koçinaj, Fisnik Jashari, Josip Vincelj

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Efficacy of coenzyme Q10 in patients with cardiac failure: a meta-analysis of clinical trials

Li Lei, Yan Liu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cardiac profile of asymptomatic children with Becker and Duchenne muscular dystrophy under treatment with steroids and with/without perindopril

Sophie Mavrogeni, Aikaterini Giannakopoulou, Antigoni Papavasiliou, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Roser Pons, Evangelos Karanasios, Michel Noutsias, Genovefa Kolovou, George Papadopoulos

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Admission serum potassium concentration and long-term mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction: results from the MONICA/KORA myocardial infarction registry

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

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The value of a new cardiac magnetic resonance imaging protocol in Myocardial Infarction with Non-obstructive Coronary Arteries (MINOCA) – a case-control study using historical controls from a previous study with similar inclusion criteria

Per Tornvall, E. B. Brolin, K. Caidahl, K. Cederlund, O. Collste, M. Daniel, C. Ekenbäck, J. Jensen, S. Y-Hassan, L. Henareh, C. Hofman-Bang, P. Lyngå, E. Maret, N. Sarkar, J. Spaak, M. Sundqvist, P. Sörensson, M. Ugander, S. Agewall

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Atrial time and voltage dispersion are both needed to predict new-onset atrial fibrillation in ischemic stroke patients

Daniel Cortez, Maria Baturova, Arne Lindgren, Jonas Carlson, Yuri V. Shubik, Bertil Olsson, Pyotr G. Platonov

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Complete ophthalmoplegia, complete ptosis and dilated pupil due to internal carotid artery dissection: as the first manifestation of Takayasu arteritis

H. M. M. T. B. Herath, S. P. Pahalagamage, D. Withana, Sunethra Senanayake

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Acute coronary syndrome and acute kidney injury: role of inflammation in worsening renal function

Jorge Ortega-Hernández, Rashidi Springall, Fausto Sánchez-Muñoz, Julio-C. Arana-Martinez, Héctor González-Pacheco, Rafael Bojalil

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Migraine and percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Yu-Jie Shi, Jun Lv, Xing-Ting Han, Guo-Gang Luo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A comparison of the real world effectiveness of catheter ablation and drug therapy in atrial fibrillation patients in a Chinese setting

Xin Du, Lizhu Guo, Xiaonan He, Yu Jia, Jiahui Wu, Deyong Long, Ronghui Yu, Caihua Sang, Xiaohui Liu, Hongjun Yin, Jianwei Xuan, Jianzeng Dong, Changsheng Ma

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

An exploratory study on the efficacy and safety of a BCAA preparation used in combination with cardiac rehabilitation for patients with chronic heart failure

Munenori Takata, Eisuke Amiya, Masafumi Watanabe, Yumiko Hosoya, Atsuko Nakayama, Takayuki Fujiwara, Masanobu Taya, Gaku Oguri, Kanako Hyodo, Naoko Takayama, Nami Takano, Tomoe Mashiko, Yukari Uemura, Issei Komuro

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Impact of hypertension with or without diabetes on left ventricular remodeling in rural Chinese population: a cross-sectional study

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

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Are women with type 2 diabetes mellitus more susceptible to cardiovascular complications following coronary angioplasty?: a meta-analysis

Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Manish Pursun, Feng Huang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Longitudinal shortening remains the principal component of left ventricular pumping in patients with chronic myocardial infarction even when the absolute atrioventricular plane displacement is decreased

Daniel Asgeirsson, Erik Hedström, Jonas Jögi, Ulrika Pahlm, Katarina Steding-Ehrenborg, Henrik Engblom, Håkan Arheden, Marcus Carlsson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A novel targeted angiogenesis technique using VEGF conjugated magnetic nanoparticles and in-vitro endothelial barrier crossing

Mark Christopher Arokiaraj

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Association of serum C1q/TNF-related protein-3 (CTRP-3) in patients with coronary artery disease

Shuhong Wang, Yuan Ling, Wei Liang, Linhui Shen

01.12.2017 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Surface ECG interatrial block-guided treatment for stroke prevention: rationale for an attractive hypothesis

Antoni Bayés de Luna, Manuel Martínez-Sellés, Antoni Bayés-Genís, Roberto Elosua, Adrian Baranchuk

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Antithrombotic treatment during coronary angioplasty after failed thrombolysis: strategies and prognostic implications. Results of the RESPIRE registry

José M. De la Torre Hernández, Mario Sadaba Sagredo, Miren Telleria Arrieta, Federico Gimeno de Carlos, Elena Sanchez Lacuesta, Juan A. Bullones Ramírez, Javier Pineda Rocamora, Victoria Martin Yuste, Tamara Garcia Camarero, Mariano Larman, Jose R. Rumoroso

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The cost-utility of point-of-care troponin testing to diagnose acute coronary syndrome in primary care

Michelle M. A. Kip, Hendrik Koffijberg, Marco J. Moesker, Maarten J. IJzerman, Ron Kusters

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Left ventricular systolic function changes in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients detected by the strain of different myocardium layers and longitudinal rotation

Jun Huang, Zi-Ning Yan, Li Fan, Yi-Fei Rui, Xiang-Ting Song

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prognostic value of short-term follow-up BNP in hospitalized patients with heart failure

Sayma Sabrina Khanam, Jung-Woo Son, Jun-Won Lee, Young Jin Youn, Junghan Yoon, Seung-Hwan Lee, Jang-Young Kim, Sung Gyun Ahn, Min-Soo Ahn, Byung-Su Yoo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effect of increased left ventricle mass on ischemia assessment in electrocardiographic signals: rabbit isolated heart study

Marina Ronzhina, Veronika Olejnickova, Tibor Stracina, Marie Novakova, Oto Janousek, Jakub Hejc, Jana Kolarova, Miroslava Hlavacova, Hana Paulova

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Models for improved diagnosis of left ventricular hypertrophy based on conventional electrocardiographic criteria

Nan Lu, Jin-Xiu Zhu, Pei-Xuan Yang, Xue-Rui Tan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Risk factors of metabolic syndrome among hypertensive patients at Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Southern Ethiopia

Agete Tadewos, Tariku Egeno, Antenah Amsalu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Left ventricular longitudinal function assessment in rabbits after acute occlusion of left anterior descending coronary artery by two-dimensional speckle tracking imaging

Jun Huang, Zi-Ning Yan, Li Fan, Yi-Fei Rui, Xiang-Ting Song

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

In-vitro examination of the positive inotropic effect of caffeine and taurine, the two most frequent active ingredients of energy drinks

R. Chaban, A. Kornberger, N. Branski, K. Buschmann, N. Stumpf, A. Beiras-Fernandez, C.F. Vahl

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Integrative and quantitive evaluation of the efficacy of his bundle related pacing in comparison with conventional right ventricular pacing: a meta-analysis

Ziqing Yu, Ruizhen Chen, Yangang Su, Xueying Chen, Shengmei Qin, Minghui Li, Fei Han, Junbo Ge

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Polymer-free dual drug-eluting stents evaluated in a porcine model

Bin Zhang, Bo Zheng, Xingang Wang, Qiuping Shi, Jia Jia, Yong Huo, Chunshui Pan, Jingyan Han, Ming Chen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Left ventricular contractile reserve by stress echocardiography as a predictor of response to cardiac resynchronization therapy in heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Quirino Ciampi, Clara Carpeggiani, Claudio Michelassi, Bruno Villari, Eugenio Picano

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Predicted impact of lipid lowering therapy on cardiovascular and economic outcomes of Swedish atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease guideline

Gunilla Journath, Kristina Hambraeus, Emil Hagström, Billie Pettersson, Mickael Löthgren

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluation of therapy management and outcome in Takotsubo syndrome

Nadine Abanador-Kamper, Lars Kamper, Judith Wolfertz, Witali Pomjanski, Anamaria Wolf-Pütz, Melchior Seyfarth

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Patients with symptoms and characteristics consistent with obstructive sleep apnea are at a higher risk for acute and subacute stent thrombosis after percutaneous coronary stent implantation: a single-center case–control study

Yanhua Li, Shanshan Yang, Si Chen, Xinhong Guo, Yundai Chen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

miR-941 as a promising biomarker for acute coronary syndrome

Ruina Bai, Qiaoning Yang, Ruixi Xi, Lizhi Li, Dazhuo Shi, Keji Chen

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Better Indigenous Risk stratification for Cardiac Health study (BIRCH) protocol: rationale and design of a cross-sectional and prospective cohort study to identify novel cardiovascular risk indicators in Aboriginal Australian and Torres Strait Islander adults

Marc G. W. Rémond, Simon Stewart, Melinda J. Carrington, Thomas H. Marwick, Bronwyn A. Kingwell, Peter Meikle, Darren O’Brien, Nathaniel S. Marshall, Graeme P. Maguire

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Does dapagliflozin regress left ventricular hypertrophy in patients with type 2 diabetes? A prospective, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled study

Alexander J.M. Brown, Chim Lang, Rory McCrimmon, Allan Struthers

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prehypertension and psychosocial risk factors among university students in ASEAN countries

Karl Peltzer, Supa Pengpid, Vanphanom Sychareun, Alice Joan G. Ferrer, Wah Yun Low, Thang Nguyen Huu, Hla Hla Win, Erna Rochmawati, Niruwan Turnbull

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

2-Dimensional Speckle Tracking Echocardiography predicts severe coronary artery disease in women with normal left ventricular function: a case-control study

Ryan T. Hubbard, Maria C. Arciniegas Calle, Sergio Barros-Gomes, Joyce A. Kukuzke, Patricia A. Pellikka, Rajiv Gulati, Hector R. Villarraga

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Persistence with antihypertensives in uncomplicated treatment-naïve very elderly patients: a nationwide population-based study

Kyung Hee Choi, Yun Mi Yu, Young-Mi Ah, Min Jung Chang, Ju-Yeun Lee

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

PR interval prolongation in coronary patients or risk equivalent: excess risk of ischemic stroke and vascular pathophysiological insights

Yap-Hang Chan, Jo Jo Hai, Kui-Kai Lau, Sheung-Wai Li, Chu-Pak Lau, Chung-Wah Siu, Kai-Hang Yiu, Hung-Fat Tse

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Efficacy and safety of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in aortic stenosis patients at low to moderate surgical risk: a comprehensive meta-analysis

Ahmed Elmaraezy, Ammar Ismail, Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abushouk, Moutaz Eltoomy, Soha Saad, Ahmed Negida, Osama Mahmoud Abdelaty, Ahmed Ramadan Abdallah, Ahmed Magdy Aboelfotoh, Hossam Mahmoud Hassan, Aya Gamal Elmaraezy, Mahmoud Morsi, Farah Althaher, Moath Althaher, Ammar M. AlSafadi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The top tertile of hematocrit change during hospitalization is associated with lower risk of mortality in acute heart failure patients

Haobin Zhou, Tianyu Xu, Yuli Huang, Qiong Zhan, Xingfu Huang, Qingchun Zeng, Dingli Xu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Adherence and outcomes to direct oral anticoagulants among patients with atrial fibrillation: findings from the veterans health administration

Ryan T. Borne, Colin O’Donnell, Mintu P. Turakhia, Paul D. Varosy, Cynthia A. Jackevicius, Lucas N. Marzec, Frederick A. Masoudi, Paul L. Hess, Thomas M. Maddox, P. Michael Ho

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Myocardial infarction during anaphylaxis in a young healthy male with normal coronary arteries- is epinephrine the culprit?

W. D. Jayamali, H. M. M. T. B. Herath, Aruna Kulathunga

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Comparative effectiveness of rivaroxaban versus warfarin or dabigatran for the treatment of patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation

Faye L. Norby, Lindsay G.S. Bengtson, Pamela L. Lutsey, Lin Y. Chen, Richard F. MacLehose, Alanna M. Chamberlain, Ian Rapson, Alvaro Alonso

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Sildenafil dosed concomitantly with bosentan for adult pulmonary arterial hypertension in a randomized controlled trial

Carmine Dario Vizza, Pavel Jansa, Simon Teal, Theresa Dombi, Duo Zhou

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Long-term outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting versus stent-PCI for unprotected left main disease: a meta-analysis

Salvatore De Rosa, Alberto Polimeni, Jolanda Sabatino, Ciro Indolfi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Medical and sociodemographic factors predict persistent smoking after coronary events

Elise Sverre, Jan Erik Otterstad, Erik Gjertsen, Lars Gullestad, Einar Husebye, Toril Dammen, Torbjørn Moum, John Munkhaugen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Chronic kidney disease and diabetes associated with long-term outcomes in patients receiving percutaneous coronary intervention

Mao-Jen Lin, Jung Lee, Chun-Yu Chen, Chia-Chen Huang, Han-Ping Wu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Determination of risk factors affecting the in-hospital prognosis of patients with acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction after percutaneous coronary intervention

Rui Wang, Biqi Mei, Xinlong Liao, Xia Lu, Lulu Yan, Man Lin, Yao Zhong, Yili Chen, Tianhui You

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

One symptom, two arrhythmias: the rare and the even rarer

Florian Zauner, Jan-Thorben Sieweke, Stephan Hohmann, David Duncker, Christian Riehle, L. Christian Napp, Ulrike Flierl, Thorben König, Christian Veltmann

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Barriers to lifestyle changes for prevention of cardiovascular disease – a survey among 40–60-year old Danes

Jesper Bo Nielsen, Anja Leppin, Dort e Gyrd-Hansen, Dorte Ejg Jarbøl, Jens Søndergaard, Pia Veldt Larsen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Resting heart rate and impaired glucose regulation in middle-aged and elderly Chinese people: a cross-sectional analysis

Zhen Yang, Weiwei Zhang, Lingfei Zhu, Ning Lin, Yixin Niu, Xiaoyong Li, Shuai Lu, Hongmei Zhang, Xuanchun Wang, Jie Wen, Guang Ning, Li Qin, Qing Su

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Nutrition in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular risk in the continental and Mediterranean regions of Croatia

Jozica Sikic, Mira Stipcevic, Hrvoje Vrazic, Jasna Cerkez Habek, Eduard Margetic, Dario Gulin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Anemia in severe heart failure patients: does it predict prognosis?

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

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Medical therapy following hospitalization for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and association with discharge to long-term care: a cross-sectional analysis of the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) population

Emily B. Levitan, Melissa K. Van Dyke, Ligong Chen, Raegan W. Durant, Todd M. Brown, J. David Rhodes, Olusola Olubowale, Oluwole Muyiwa Adegbala, Meredith L. Kilgore, Justin Blackburn, Karen C. Albright, Monika M. Safford

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The association of sleep disordered breathing with left ventricular remodeling in CAD patients: a cross-sectional study

Audrius Alonderis, Nijole Raskauskiene, Vaidute Gelziniene, Narseta Mickuviene, Julija Brozaitiene

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Financial burden of survivors of medically-managed myocardial infarction and its association with selected social determinants and quality of life in a lower middle income country

P. K. B. Mahesh, M. W. Gunathunga, S. Jayasinghe, S. M. Arnold, D. S. V. Mallawarachchi, S. K. Perera, U. A. D. Wijesinghe

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Aqua walking as an alternative exercise modality during cardiac rehabilitation for coronary artery disease in older patients with lower extremity osteoarthritis

Jong-Young Lee, Kee-Chan Joo, Peter H. Brubaker

01.12.2017 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Complexity of pathomechanisms leading to diastolic heart failure in diabetes mellitus - potential field for therapeutic interventions?

Michael Schwarzer, Michel Noutsias, Frank Spillmann, P. Christian Schulze, Torsten Doenst, Carsten Tschöpe

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Socially disadvantaged city districts show a higher incidence of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarctions with elevated cardiovascular risk factors and worse prognosis

J. Schmucker, S. Seide, H. Wienbergen, E. Fiehn, J. Stehmeier, K. Günther, W. Ahrens, R. Hambrecht, H. Pohlabeln, A. Fach

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Association of the single nucleotide polymorphism in chromosome 9p21 and chromosome 9q33 with coronary artery disease in Chinese population

Qi Li, Wenhui Peng, Hailing Li, Jianhui Zhuang, Xuesheng Luo, Yawei Xu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effect of pocket irrigation with antimicrobial on prevention of pacemaker pocket infection: a meta-analysis

Feng-Guang Kang, Pei-Jian Liu, Li-Yi Liang, Yong-Qing Lin, Shuang-Lun Xie, Yi He, Bao-Shan Liang, Hai-Feng Zhang, Yang-Xin Chen, Jing-Feng Wang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers on cardiovascular events in patients with heart failure: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Chenhui Tai, Tianyi Gan, Liling Zou, Yuxi Sun, Yi Zhang, Wei Chen, Jue Li, Jian Zhang, Yawei Xu, Huihe Lu, Dachun Xu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Circulating adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein is a predictor of cardiovascular events in patients with stable angina undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention

Wataru Takagi, Toru Miyoshi, Masayuki Doi, Keisuke Okawa, Kazumasa Nosaka, Tomoyuki Nishibe, Naoaki Matsuo, Satoshi Hirohata, Hiroshi Ito

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Feasibility and safety of early discharge after transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation – rationale and design of the FAST-TAVI registry

Marco Barbanti, Jan Baan, Mark S. Spence, Fortunato Iacovelli, Gian Luca Martinelli, Francesco Saia, Alessandro Santo Bortone, Frank van der Kley, Douglas F. Muir, Cameron G. Densem, Marije Vis, Martijn S. van Mourik, Lenka Seilerova, Claudia M. Lüske, Peter Bramlage, Corrado Tamburino

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Uncertainty on the effectiveness and safety of rivaroxaban in premenopausal women with atrial fibrillation: empirical evidence needed

Herbert J. A. Rolden, Angela H. E. M. Maas, Gert Jan van der Wilt, Janneke P. C. Grutters

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Right precordial-directed electrocardiographical markers identify arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy in the absence of conventional depolarization or repolarization abnormalities

Daniel Cortez, Anneli Svensson, Jonas Carlson, Sharon Graw, Nandita Sharma, Francesca Brun, Anita Spezzacatene, Luisa Mestroni, Pyotr G. Platonov

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effectiveness of a PRECEDE-based education intervention on quality of life in elderly patients with chronic heart failure

Qiong Wang, Lini Dong, Zaijin Jian, Xianghua Tang

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy with coronary artery anomaly complicated by ventricular tachycardia

Gustav Mattsson, Abdullah Baroudi, Hoshmand Tawfiq, Peter Magnusson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Diagnostic performance of various familial hypercholesterolaemia diagnostic criteria compared to Dutch lipid clinic criteria in an Asian population

Suraya Abdul-Razak, Radzi Rahmat, Alicezah Mohd Kasim, Thuhairah Abdul Rahman, Suhaila Muid, Nadzimah Mohd Nasir, Zubin Ibrahim, Sazzli Kasim, Zaliha Ismail, Rohana Abdul Ghani, Abdul Rais Sanusi, Azhari Rosman, Hapizah Nawawi

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

An inappropriate pacing threshold increase after repeated electrical storm in a patient with implantable cardioverter defibrillator

Ye Zhu, Xiang Gu, Chao Xu

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a patient with ileus: a case report

Chen-Yu C. Guo, Nan-Sung Chou

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Detrimental effects of specific Periodontopathic bacterial infection on tachyarrhythmia compared to Bradyarrhythmia

Norio Aoyama, Jun-ichi Suzuki, Naho Kobayashi, Tomoya Hanatani, Norihiko Ashigaki, Asuka Yoshida, Yuka Shiheido, Hiroki Sato, Hidetoshi Kumagai, Yuichi Ikeda, Hiroshi Akazawa, Issei Komuro, Masato Minabe, Yuichi Izumi, Mitsuaki Isobe

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Quality of life questionnaire predicts poor exercise capacity only in HFpEF and not in HFrEF

Artan Ahmeti, Michael Y. Henein, Pranvera Ibrahimi, Shpend Elezi, Edmond Haliti, Afrim Poniku, Arlind Batalli, Gani Bajraktari

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Ideal cardiovascular health and the subclinical impairments of cardiovascular diseases: a cross-sectional study in central south China

Ya-Qin Wang, Chang-Fa Wang, Ling Zhu, Hong Yuan, Liu-Xin Wu, Zhi-Heng Chen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Comparison of circulating dendritic cell and monocyte subsets at different stages of atherosclerosis: insights from optical coherence tomography

Jianhui Zhuang, Yang Han, Dachun Xu, Guofu Zhu, Shekhar Singh, Luoman Chen, Mengyun Zhu, Wei Chen, Yawei Xu, Xiankai Li

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Deletion of the NR4A nuclear receptor NOR1 in hematopoietic stem cells reduces inflammation but not abdominal aortic aneurysm formation

Hua Qing, Karrie L. Jones, Elizabeth B. Heywood, Hong Lu, Alan Daugherty, Dennis Bruemmer

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The protective effect of activating Nrf2 / HO-1 signaling pathway on cardiomyocyte apoptosis after coronary microembolization in rats

Jiabao Liang, Lang Li, Yuhan Sun, Wenkai He, Xiantao Wang, Qiang Su

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Fluid upstream shear stress of rabbit aortic stenosis inhibits neointimal hyperplasia by promoting endothelization after balloon injury

Jinxue Liu, Yucheng Peng, Junxing Lai, Weidong Gao, Anjian Song, Gaoxing Zhang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Vitamin D3 repletion versus placebo as adjunctive treatment of heart failure patient quality of life and hormonal indices: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Heidi D. Moretti, Vincent J. Colucci, Bradley D. Berry

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Predicting operative mortality in octogenarians for isolated coronary artery bypass grafting surgery: a retrospective study

Jessica G. Y. Luc, Michelle M. Graham, Colleen M. Norris, Sadek Al Shouli, Yugmel S. Nijjar, Steven R. Meyer

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Control of cardiovascular risk factors and its determinants in the general population– findings from the STAAB cohort study

Theresa Tiffe, Martin Wagner, Viktoria Rücker, Caroline Morbach, Götz Gelbrich, Stefan Störk, Peter U. Heuschmann

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Case report: electrical storm during induced hypothermia in a patient with early repolarization

Patrick Badertscher, Michael Kuehne, Beat Schaer, Christian Sticherling, Stefan Osswald, Tobias Reichlin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effects of angiotensin receptor blockers on neointimal characteristics in angina patients requiring stent implantation: optical coherence tomography analysis

Jae Young Cho, Soon Jun Hong, Do-Sun Lim

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Long-term prognosis of patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction according to coronary arteries atherosclerosis extent on coronary angiography: a historical cohort study

Karam Sadoon Alzuhairi, Peter Søgaard, Jan Ravkilde, Aziza Azimi, Michael Mæng, Lisette Okkels Jensen, Christian Torp-Pedersen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Elevated exhaled acetone concentration in stage C heart failure patients with diabetes mellitus

Tetsuro Yokokawa, Takamasa Sato, Satoshi Suzuki, Masayoshi Oikawa, Akiomi Yoshihisa, Atsushi Kobayashi, Takayoshi Yamaki, Hiroyuki Kunii, Kazuhiko Nakazato, Hitoshi Suzuki, Shu-ichi Saitoh, Takafumi Ishida, Akito Shimouchi, Yasuchika Takeishi

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Successful percutaneous coronary intervention for an in-stent chronic total occlusion in a patient with dextrocardia: a case report

Johannes Wild, Tommaso Gori, Thomas Münzel, Philip Wenzel

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A prospective study examining the role of myocardial Fibrosis in outcome following mitral valve repair IN DEgenerative mitral Regurgitation: rationale and design of the mitral FINDER study

Boyang Liu, Nicola C. Edwards, Desley A. H. Neal, Christopher Weston, Gerard Nash, Nicolas Nikolaidis, Thomas Barker, Ramesh Patel, Moninder Bhabra, Richard P. Steeds

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Unloading shoes for intermittent claudication: a randomised crossover trial

Garry A. Tew, Ahmed Shalan, Alastair R. Jordan, Liz Cook, Elizabeth S. Coleman, Caroline Fairhurst, Catherine Hewitt, Stephen W. Hutchins, Andrew Thompson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Double product reflects the association of heart rate with MACEs in acute coronary syndrome patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention

Tan Xu, Youqin Zhan, Nan Lu, Zhuoqiao He, Xi Su, Xuerui Tan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessment of tetralogy of Fallot–associated congenital extracardiac vascular anomalies in pediatric patients using low-dose dual-source computed tomography

Bi-yue Hu, Ke Shi, Yu-Ping Deng, Kai-Yue Diao, Hua-Yan Xu, Rui Li, Zhi-Gang Yang, Ying-Kun Guo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Auxiliary diagnostic potential of ventricle geometry and late gadolinium enhancement in left ventricular non-compaction; non-randomized case control study

Marko Boban, Vladimir Pesa, Ivo Darko Gabric, Sime Manola, Viktor Persic, Helena Antic-Kauzlaric, Marinko Zulj, Aleksandar Vcev

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Association of 24 h–systolic blood pressure variability and cardiovascular disease in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

Xiao Ke, Yan Sun, Rongfeng Yang, Jiawen Liang, Shaoyun Wu, Chengheng Hu, Xing Wang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Orthogonal P-wave morphology is affected by intra-atrial pressures

Richard Petersson, J. Gustav Smith, David A. Larsson, Öyvind Reitan, Jonas Carlson, Pyotr Platonov, Fredrik Holmqvist

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effect of flecainide on atrial fibrillatory rate in a large animal model with induced atrial fibrillation

Eva Z. Hesselkilde, Helena Carstensen, Maria M. Haugaard, Jonas Carlson, Steen Pehrson, Thomas Jespersen, Rikke Buhl, Pyotr G. Platonov

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Stroke Prevention Rehabilitation Intervention Trial of Exercise (SPRITE) - a randomised feasibility study

Neil Heron, Frank Kee, Jonathan Mant, Philip M. Reilly, Margaret Cupples, Mark Tully, Michael Donnelly

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Short- and long-term outcomes in infective endocarditis patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Tadesse Melaku Abegaz, Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula, Eyob Alemayehu Gebreyohannes, Alemayehu B. Mekonnen, Tamrat Befekadu Abebe

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Heart rate variability after radiofrequency ablation of epicardial ganglionated plexuses on the ovine left atrium

Vilius Kviesulaitis, Aras Puodziukynas, Dainius Haroldas Pauza, Vytautas Zabiela, Tomas Kazakevicius, Raimundas Vaitkevicius, Evaldas Diržinauskas, Vytenis Semaška, Antanas Strazdas, Ruta Unikaite, Kristina Rysevaite, Neringa Pauziene, Remigijus Zaliunas

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Basal wall hypercontraction of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a patient who had been diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy: a case report

Noboru Ichihara, Shuichi Fujita, Yumiko Kanzaki, Tomohiro Fujisaka, Michishige Ozeki, Nobukazu Ishizaka

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Left atrial enlargement and clinical considerations in patients with or without a residual interatrial shunt after closure of the left atrial appendage with the WATCHMAN™-device

Blerim Luani, Thomas Groscheck, Conrad Genz, Ivan Tanev, Thomas Rauwolf, Joerg Herold, Senad Medunjanin, Alexander Schmeisser, Rüdiger C. Braun-Dullaeus

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Periprocedural heparin bridging in patients receiving oral anticoagulation: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Jing Wen Yong, Li Xia Yang, Bright Eric Ohene, Yu Jie Zhou, Zhi Jian Wang

01.12.2017 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Takotsubo syndrome – adding pieces to a complex puzzle

Athanassios Manginas, Angelos G. Rigopoulos, Boris Bigalke, Stefanos Sakellaropoulos, Muhammad Ali, Sophie Mavrogeni, Michel Noutsias

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The combined impact of mechanical factors on the wall stress of the human ascending aorta – a finite elements study

Tomasz Plonek, Malgorzata Zak, Karolina Burzynska, Bartosz Rylski, Anna Gozdzik, Wojciech Kustrzycki, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Marek Jasinski, Jaroslaw Filipiak

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Analysis of cardiovascular mortality, bleeding, vascular and cerebrovascular events in patients with atrial fibrillation vs. sinus rhythm undergoing transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVR)

Joerg Herold, Vasiliki Herold-Vlanti, Mohammad Sherif, Blerim Luani, Christin Breyer, Klaus Bonaventura, Ruediger Braun-Dullaeus

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis: myocardial thickening reversed by corticosteroids

Gustav Mattsson, Peter Magnusson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Retinal capillary rarefaction in patients with untreated mild-moderate hypertension

Agnes J. Bosch, Joanna M. Harazny, Iris Kistner, Stefanie Friedrich, Joanna Wojtkiewicz, Roland E. Schmieder

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Lower diastolic wall strain is associated with coronary revascularization in patients with stable angina

Jaehuk Choi, Min-Kyung Kang, Chaehoon Han, Sang Muk Hwang, Sung Gu Jung, Han-Kyul Kim, Kwang Jin Chun, Seonghoon Choi, Jung Rae Cho, Namho Lee

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Medium-term outcomes of 78,808 patients after heart valve surgery in a middle-income country: a nationwide population-based study

Regina Maria de Aquino Xavier, Vitor Manuel Pereira Azevedo, Paulo Henrique Godoy, Arn Migowski, Antonio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro, Rogério Brant Martins Chaves, Marcelo Goulart Correia, Carolina de Aquino Xavier, Lucas de Aquino Hashimoto, Clara Weksler, Nelson Albuquerque Souza e Silva

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The utility of personal activity trackers (Fitbit Charge 2) on exercise capacity in patients post acute coronary syndrome [UP-STEP ACS Trial]: a randomised controlled trial protocol

Jason Nogic, Paul Min Thein, James Cameron, Sam Mirzaee, Abdul Ihdayhid, Arthur Nasis

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