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BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 1/2018

Ausgabe 1/2018

Inhaltsverzeichnis ( 241 Artikel )

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Comprehensive geriatric assessment in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation – results from the CGA-TAVI multicentre registry

Andrea Ungar, Giulio Mannarino, Nathalie van der Velde, Jan Baan, Marie-Pierre Thibodeau, Jean-Bernard Masson, Gennaro Santoro, Martijn van Mourik, Sofie Jansen, Cornelia Deutsch, Peter Bramlage, Jana Kurucova, Martin Thoenes, Stefania Maggi, Andreas W. Schoenenberger

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association of rs662799 in APOA5 with CAD in Chinese Han population

Hua Chen, Shifang Ding, Mi Zhou, Xiayin Wu, Xi Liu, Yun Wu, Dechao Liu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effect of intracoronary agents on the no-reflow phenomenon during primary percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a network meta-analysis

Xiaowei Niu, Jingjing Zhang, Ming Bai, Yu Peng, Shaobo Sun, Zheng Zhang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Independent association of resting energy expenditure with blood pressure: confirmation in populations of the African diaspora

Chloe Creber, Richard S. Cooper, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Pascal Bovet, Estelle V. Lambert, Terrence E. Forrester, Dale Schoeller, Walter Riesen, Wolfgang Korte, Guichan Cao, Amy Luke, Lara R. Dugas

01.12.2018 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Correction to: 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

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Early commitment of cardiovascular autonomic modulation in Brazilian patients with congenital generalized lipodystrophy

Clarisse Mourão Melo Ponte, Virgínia Oliveira Fernandes, Maria Helane Costa Gurgel, Izabella Tamira Galdino Farias Vasconcelos, Lia Beatriz de Azevedo Souza Karbage, Christiane Bezerra Rocha Liberato, Carlos Antônio Negrato, Marília de Brito Gomes, Ana Paula Dias Rangel Montenegro, Renan Magalhães Montenegro Júnior

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A simple prediction model to estimate obstructive coronary artery disease

Shiqun Chen, Yong Liu, Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, Hua Yao, Yingling Zhou, Ji-yan Chen, Qiang Li

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Blood lactate is a predictor of short-term mortality in patients with myocardial infarction complicated by heart failure but without cardiogenic shock

Grunde Gjesdal, Oscar Ö. Braun, J. Gustav Smith, Fredrik Scherstén, Patrik Tydén

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Oscillometric blood pressure by age and height for non overweight children and adolescents in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo

Emmanuel Kiyana Muyumba, Dophra Ngoy Nkulu, Clarence Kaut Mukeng, Jacques Mbaz Musung, Placide Kambola Kakoma, Christian Ngama Kakisingi, Oscar Numbi Luboya, Françoise Kaj Malonga, Justin Kalungwe Kizonde, Olivier Mukuku, Weili Yan

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A study of the association of rs12040273 with susceptibility and severity of coronary artery disease in a Chinese Han population

Bo Yang, Shan Yan, Jianjun Yan, Yafei Li, Mohammad Reeaze Khurwolah, Liansheng Wang, Zhong Chen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Better clinical outcome with direct oral anticoagulants in hospitalized heart failure patients with atrial fibrillation

Akiomi Yoshihisa, Yu Sato, Takamasa Sato, Satoshi Suzuki, Masayoshi Oikawa, Yasuchika Takeishi

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Cardiac valve calcification and risk of cardiovascular or all-cause mortality in dialysis patients: a meta-analysis

Zhe Wang, Aili Jiang, Fang Wei, Haiyan Chen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Left ventricular short-axis systolic function changes in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy detected by two-dimensional speckle tracking imaging

Jun Huang, Zi-Ning Yan, Yi-Fei Rui, Li Fan, Chang Liu, Jie Li

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

New anthropometric indices or old ones: which perform better in estimating cardiovascular risks in Chinese adults

Fei Wang, Yintao Chen, Ye Chang, Guozhe Sun, Yingxian Sun

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Endomyocardial biopsy guided by intracardiac echocardiography as a key step in intracardiac mass diagnosis

Marco Zanobini, Antonio Dello Russo, Matteo Saccocci, Sergio Conti, Elisa De Camilli, Giulia Vettor, Valentina Catto, Maurizio Roberto, Cesare Fiorentini, Giuseppe Viale, Claudio Tondo, Michela Casella

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Decreased global myocardial perfusion at adenosine stress as a potential new biomarker for microvascular disease in systemic sclerosis: a magnetic resonance study

Tom Gyllenhammar, Mikael Kanski, Henrik Engblom, Dirk M. Wuttge, Marcus Carlsson, Roger Hesselstrand, Håkan Arheden

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Heart rate in patients with reduced ejection fraction: relationship between single time point measurement and mean heart rate on prolonged implantable cardioverter defibrillator monitoring

Marlena V. Habal, Kumaraswamy Nanthakumar, Peter C. Austin, Cassandra Freitas, Christopher Labos, Douglas S. Lee

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Burden of Ischaemic heart disease and attributable risk factors in China from 1990 to 2015: findings from the global burden of disease 2015 study

Ganshen Zhang, Chuanhua Yu, Maigeng Zhou, Lu Wang, Yunquan Zhang, Lisha Luo

01.12.2018 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Should heart age calculators be used alongside absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment?

Carissa Bonner, Katy Bell, Jesse Jansen, Paul Glasziou, Les Irwig, Jenny Doust, Kirsten McCaffery

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A population-based screening study for cardiovascular diseases and diabetes in Danish postmenopausal women: acceptability and prevalence

Marie Dahl, Lars Frost, Rikke Søgaard, Ib Christian Klausen, Vibeke Lorentzen, Jes Lindholt

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Factors associated with carotid Intima media thickness and carotid plaque score in community-dwelling and non-diabetic individuals

Javad Alizargar, Chyi-Huey Bai

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

An exploration of the subjective social status construct in patients with acute coronary syndrome

Karen L. Tang, Louise Pilote, Hassan Behlouli, Jenny Godley, William A. Ghali, for the GENESIS-PRAXY investigators

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association between brain-derived neurotrophic factor and von Willebrand factor levels in patients with stable coronary artery disease

Hong Jin, Yifei Chen, Bilei Wang, Yi Zhu, Long Chen, Xiqiong Han, Genshan Ma, Naifeng Liu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Xanthine oxidase inhibitors for prevention of cardiovascular events: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Markus Bredemeier, Lediane Moreira Lopes, Matheus Augusto Eisenreich, Sheila Hickmann, Guilherme Kopik Bongiorno, Rui d’Avila, André Luis Bittencourt Morsch, Fernando da Silva Stein, Guilherme Gomes Dias Campos

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Smartphones in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a systematic review

Sandra J. Hamilton, Belynda Mills, Eleanor M. Birch, Sandra C. Thompson

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Assessment of blood pressure control in adult hypertensive patients in eastern Sudan

Saeed M. Omar, Osama Elnour, Gamal K. Adam, Osman E. Osman, Ishag Adam

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Peak CK-MB has a strong association with chronic scar size and wall motion abnormalities after revascularized non-transmural myocardial infarction – a prospective CMR study

Pauli Pöyhönen, Minna Kylmälä, Paula Vesterinen, Sari Kivistö, Miia Holmström, Kirsi Lauerma, Heikki Väänänen, Lauri Toivonen, Helena Hänninen

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Primary percutaneous coronary intervention during ST elevation myocardial infarction in prosthetic valve endocarditis: a case report

Alfonso Campanile, Guido Tavazzi, Francesco Caprioglio, Fausto Rigo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Cytochrome P450 family 4 subfamily F member 2 (CYP4F2) rs1558139, rs2108622 polymorphisms and susceptibility to several cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases

Tao Zhang, Kuiying Yu, Xuhua Li

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The association between oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction in early childhood patients with Kawasaki disease

Takamichi Ishikawa, Keigo Seki

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Epicardial adipose tissue is related to arterial stiffness and inflammation in patients with cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes

Shaween Al-Talabany, Ify Mordi, J. Graeme Houston, Helen M. Colhoun, Jonathan R. Weir-McCall, Shona Z. Matthew, Helen C. Looker, Daniel Levin, Jill J. F. Belch, Fiona Dove, Faisel Khan, Chim C. Lang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Protective effect of hydrogen-rich saline on pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophyin rats: possible role of JAK-STAT signaling

Zhixin Fan, Yufei Gao, Zhiwei Huang, Fenghua Xue, Shujing Wu, Jing Yang, Liqun Zhu, Lu Fu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Homocysteine is a bystander for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: a case-control study

Ching-Yu Julius Chen, Tzu-Ching Yang, Christopher Chang, Shao-Chun Lu, Po-Yuan Chang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Screening key genes for abdominal aortic aneurysm based on gene expression omnibus dataset

Li Wan, Jingyong Huang, Haizhen Ni, Guanfeng Yu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effects of procyanidin on cardiomyocyte apoptosis after myocardial ischemia reperfusion in rats

Dan Liu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Cold exposure induced oxidative stress and apoptosis in the myocardium by inhibiting the Nrf2-Keap1 signaling pathway

Peifang Cong, Yunen Liu, Nannan Liu, Yubiao Zhang, Changci Tong, Lin Shi, Xuelei Liu, Xiuyun Shi, Ying Liu, Zhou Tong, Mingxiao Hou

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Case presentation: implantation of cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker via the coronary sinus in a patient with triple valve replacement

Cheng Zheng, Wei-Qian Lin, Yuan-Zheng Lin, Hao Lian, Zhi-Rui Liu, Jia-Hui Chen, Jia-Feng Lin

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Interatrial block and atrial remodeling assessed using speckle tracking echocardiography

Juan Lacalzada-Almeida, María Manuela Izquierdo-Gómez, Carima Belleyo-Belkasem, Patricia Barrio-Martínez, Javier García-Niebla, Roberto Elosua, Alejandro Jiménez-Sosa, Luis Alberto Escobar-Robledo, Antonio Bayés de Luna

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A methodology review on the incremental prognostic value of computed tomography biomarkers in addition to Framingham risk score in predicting cardiovascular disease: the use of association, discrimination and reclassification

Chun Lap Pang, Nicola Pilkington, Yinghui Wei, Jaime Peters, Carl Roobottom, Chris Hyde

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Is there a C-reactive protein value beyond which one should consider infection as the cause of acute heart failure?

Joana Pereira, Ana Ribeiro, João Ferreira-Coimbra, Isaac Barroso, João-Tiago Guimarães, Paulo Bettencourt, Patrícia Lourenço

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Genomic analysis in patients with myxomatous mitral valve prolapse: current state of knowledge

S. Gasser, H. Reichenspurner, E. Girdauskas

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Acute coronary syndrome secondary to allergic coronary vasospasm (Kounis Syndrome): a case series, follow-up and literature review

Jing Li, Jingang Zheng, Yifeng Zhou, Xiaofei Liu, Wenhua Peng

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Curcumin prevents strokes in stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats by improving vascular endothelial function

Cong Lan, Xinjian Chen, Yuxun Zhang, Wei Wang, Wei Eric Wang, Yukai Liu, Yue Cai, Hongmei Ren, Shuo Zheng, Lin Zhou, Chunyu Zeng

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Combined value of left ventricular ejection fraction and the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score for predicting mortality in patients with acute coronary syndrome who were undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention

Tuncay Kırıs, Eyüp Avcı, Aykan Çelik

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Percutaneous closure versus medical therapy for stroke with patent foramen Ovale: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Xin-Lin Zhang, Li-Na Kang, Lian Wang, Biao Xu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Comparison of drug-eluting balloon versus drug-eluting stent for treatment of coronary artery disease: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Lulu Liu, Bin Liu, Jiajun Ren, Gang Hui, Chao Qi, Junnan Wang

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

CMR stress testing in a patient with morbid obesity (BMI 58 kg/m2) and suspected coronary artery disease

Lukas Stoiber, Bernhard Schnackenburg, Rolf Gebker, Hanane Hireche-Chikaoui, Burkert Pieske, Sebastian Kelle

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A case of anterior spinal cord syndrome in a patient with unruptured thoracic aortic aneurysm with a mural thrombus

Nilukshana Yogendranathan, H. M. M. T. B. Herath, W. D. Jayamali, Anne Thushara Matthias, Aruna Pallewatte, Aruna Kulatunga

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association of urinary sodium excretion with blood pressure and risk factors associated with hypertension among Cameroonian pygmies and bantus: a cross-sectional study

Daniel Lemogoum, William Ngatchou, Claude Bika Lele, Cecile Okalla, Marc Leeman, Jean-Paul Degaute, Philippe van de Borne

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association between admission anemia 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

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Cryoballoon ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in a case of persistent left superior vena cava

Shiwei Huang, Binglin Pan, He Zou, Wei Lin

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Therapy optimization in patients with heart failure: the role of the wearable cardioverter-defibrillator in a real-world setting

Susanne Röger, Stefanie L. Rosenkaimer, Anna Hohneck, Siegfried Lang, Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Boris Rudic, Erol Tülümen, Ksenija Stach, Jürgen Kuschyk, Ibrahim Akin, Martin Borggrefe

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Comprehensive microRNA profiling reveals potential augmentation of the IL1 pathway in rheumatic heart valve disease

Qiyu Lu, Yi Sun, Yuyin Duan, Bin Li, Jianming Xia, Songhua Yu, Guimin Zhang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Clinical outcomes associated with catecholamine use in patients diagnosed with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Uzair Ansari, Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Christian Fastner, Michael Behnes, Katherine Sattler, Aydin Huseynov, Stefan Baumann, Erol Tülümen, Martin Borggrefe, Ibrahim Akin

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Emergency transcatheter aortic valve replacement for a patient with decompensated severe aortic stenosis accompanied by cardiorenal syndrome: a case report

Hongju Kim, Jung-Hee Lee

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Characteristics of exercise capacity in female systemic lupus erythematosus associated pulmonary arterial hypertension patients

Bigyan Pudasaini, Guo-ling Yang, Chen Yang, Jian Guo, Ping Yuan, Yang Wen-lan, Rui Zhang, Lan Wang, Qin-Hua Zhao, Su-Gang Gong, Rong Jiang, Tian-Xiang Chen, Xiong Wei, Jin-Ming Liu

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Study protocol, randomized controlled trial: reducing symptom burden in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction using ubiquinol and/or D-ribose

Janet D. Pierce, Diane E. Mahoney, John B. Hiebert, Amanda R. Thimmesch, Francisco J. Diaz, Carol Smith, Qiuhua Shen, Dinesh Pal Mudaranthakam, Richard L. Clancy

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Relationship of cardiovascular disease risk factors and noncoding RNAs with hypertension: a case-control study

Shiying Chen, Rong Chen, Tingxing Zhang, Shaowei Lin, Zhou Chen, Bi Zhao, Huangyuan Li, Siying Wu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Long-term effects on cardiovascular risk of a structured multidisciplinary lifestyle program in clinical practice

Matthias Lidin, Mai-Lis Hellénius, Monica Rydell-Karlsson, Elin Ekblom-Bak

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Primary results of abdominal aortic aneurysm screening in the at-risk residents in middle China

Kun Li, Kewei Zhang, Tianxiao Li, Shuiting Zhai

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

In-flight angina pectoris; an unusual presentation

Firas Al-Janabi, Regina Mammen, Grigoris Karamasis, John Davies, Thomas Keeble

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Gender-specific contribution of cardiometabolic index and lipid accumulation product to left ventricular geometry change in general population of rural China

Haoyu Wang, Yingxian Sun, Zhao Li, Xiaofan Guo, Shuang Chen, Ning Ye, Yichen Tian, Lijun Zhang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Metformin restores electrophysiology of small conductance calcium-activated potassium channels in the atrium of GK diabetic rats

Xi Fu, Yilong Pan, Qian Cao, Bin Li, Shuo Wang, Hongjiao Du, Na Duan, Xiaodong Li

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Atrophic inferior vena cava is a marker of chronicity of intra-filter and inferior vena cava thrombosis: based on CT findings

Liang Chen, Wanyin Shi, Jianping Gu, Xu He, Wensheng Lou

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Increased circulating chemerin in patients with advanced carotid stenosis

Adrian Kammerer, Holger Staab, Maria Herberg, Christine Kerner, Nora Klöting, Gabriela Aust

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide and microsize myocardial infarction risk in the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke study

Madeline R. Sterling, Raegan W. Durant, Joanna Bryan, Emily B. Levitan, Todd M. Brown, Yulia Khodneva, Stephen P. Glasser, Joshua S. Richman, George Howard, Mary Cushman, Monika M. Safford

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A moderate 500-m treadmill walk for estimating peak oxygen uptake in men with NYHA class I-II heart failure and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction

Gianni Mazzoni, Biagio Sassone, Giovanni Pasanisi, Jonathan Myers, Simona Mandini, Stefano Volpato, Francesco Conconi, Giorgio Chiaranda, Giovanni Grazzi

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Dietary diversity score is associated with cardiovascular risk factors and serum adiponectin concentrations in patients with metabolic syndrome

Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Leila Jahangiry

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Thrombus aspiration in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction: results of a national registry of interventional cardiology

Hélder Pereira, Daniel Caldeira, Rui Campante Teles, Marco Costa, Pedro Canas da Silva, Vasco da Gama Ribeiro, Vítor Brandão, Dinis Martins, Fernando Matias, Francisco Pereira-Machado, José Baptista, Pedro Farto e Abreu, Ricardo Santos, António Drummond, Henrique Cyrne de Carvalho, João Calisto, João Carlos Silva, João Luís Pipa, Jorge Marques, Paulino Sousa, Renato Fernandes, Rui Cruz Ferreira, Sousa Ramos, Eduardo Infante Oliveira, Manuel de Sousa Almeida, on behalf of the investigators of Portuguese Registry on Interventional Cardiology (Registo Nacional de Cardiologia de Intervenção)

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prediction of clinical outcome in patients treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy - the role of NT-ProBNP and a combined response score

Z. Bakos, N. C. Chatterjee, C. Reitan, J. P. Singh, R. Borgquist

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Periprocedural anticoagulation during left atrial ablation: interrupted and uninterrupted vitamin K-antagonists or uninterrupted novel anticoagulants

Maria Brinkmeier-Theofanopoulou, Panagiotis Tzamalis, Susan Wehrkamp-Richter, Andrea Radzewitz, Matthias Merkel, Gerhard Schymik, Gesine van Mark, Peter Bramlage, Claus Schmitt, Armin Luik

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

SHP2 inhibitor PHPS1 protects against atherosclerosis by inhibiting smooth muscle cell proliferation

Jia Chen, Zhiyong Cao, Jingshu Guan

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association between anthropometric measures and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in Hainan centenarians: investigation based on the Centenarian’s health study

Qiao Zhu, Xiao-Bing Wang, Yao Yao, Chao-Xue Ning, Xiao-Ping Chen, Fu-Xin Luan, Ya-Li Zhao

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Cost-of-illness studies in heart failure: a systematic review 2004–2016

Wladimir Lesyuk, Christine Kriza, Peter Kolominsky-Rabas

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Predictive value of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio in patients with acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction after percutaneous coronary intervention: a meta-analysis

Sai Zhang, Jun Diao, Chunmei Qi, Jingjing Jin, Li Li, Xingjuan Gao, Lei Gong, Weiheng Wu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Three-dimensional thoracic aorta principal strain analysis from routine ECG-gated computerized tomography: feasibility in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Alessandro Satriano, Zachary Guenther, James A. White, Naeem Merchant, Elena S. Di Martino, Faisal Al-Qoofi, Carmen P. Lydell, Nowell M. Fine

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

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

Marion Fournier, Rémi Radel, Laurent Bailly, Christian Pradier, Roxane Fabre, Alain Fuch, Philippe Mossé, Jean-Jacques Domerego, Jocelyn Gal, Fabienne d’Arripe-Longueville

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Post percutaneous coronary interventional adverse cardiovascular outcomes and bleeding events observed with prasugrel versus clopidogrel: direct comparison through a meta-analysis

Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Feng Huang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Regional myocardial motion in patients with mild cognitive impairment: a pilot study

Heng Ma, Jun Yang, Haizhu Xie, Jing Liu, Fang Wang, Xiao Xu, Wei Bai, Kai Lin

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Signs, symptoms, and treatment patterns across serial ambulatory cardiology visits in patients with heart failure: insights from the NCDR PINNACLE® registry

Larry A. Allen, Fengming Tang, Philip Jones, Tracie Breeding, Angelo Ponirakis, Stuart J. Turner

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A new method for the assessment of endothelial function with peripheral arterial volume

Daoyuan Si, Lujia Ni, Yunfei Wang, Jinsha Liu, Jining Yang, Ping Yang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence and characteristics of primary left-sided valve disease in a cohort of 15,000 patients undergoing echocardiography studies in a tertiary hospital in Uganda

Joselyn Rwebembera, William Manyilirah, Zhang Wan Zhu, Juliet Nabbaale, Judith Namuyonga, Isaac Ssinabulya, Sulaiman Lubega, Peter Lwabi, John Omagino, Emmy Okello

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The comorbidity of increased arterial stiffness and microalbuminuria in a survey of middle-aged adults in China

Rujia Miao, Liuxin Wu, Ping Ni, Yue Zeng, Zhiheng Chen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effect of blood pressure and total cholesterol measurement on risk prediction using the Systematic COronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE)

Sabina Ulbricht, Stefan Gross, Eva Brammen, Franziska Weymar, Ulrich John, Christian Meyer, Marcus Dörr

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Safety of cilostazol in peripheral artery disease: a cohort from a primary healthcare electronic database

Jordi Real, M Catalina Serna, Maria Giner-Soriano, Rosa Forés, Guillem Pera, Esther Ribes, Maite Alzamora, Josep Ramon Marsal, Antonio Heras, Rosa Morros

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Renal denervation improves cardiac function by attenuating myocardiocyte apoptosis in dogs after myocardial infarction

Li Wang, Lijun Song, Chao Li, Qiaoli Feng, Mengping Xu, Zhuqing Li, Chengzhi Lu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Novel functional advanced echocardiography for the assessment of myocardial mechanics in children with neurocardiogenic syncope – a blinded prospective speckle tracking head-up tilt-table challenge study

Kai O. Hensel, Markus Roskopf, Francisca Abellan Schneyder, Andreas Heusch

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The impact of nontraditional lipid profiles on left ventricular geometric abnormalities in general Chinese population

Haoyu Wang, Zhao Li, Xiaofan Guo, Yintao Chen, Ye Chang, Shuang Chen, Yingxian Sun

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association between skeletal muscle mass to visceral fat area ratio and arterial stiffness in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Jing Xu, Xiaoyan Pan, Haili Liang, Yi Lin, Yilian Hong, Qiya Si, Feixia Shen, Xuejiang Gu

01.12.2018 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A novel ultrafast-low-dose computed tomography protocol allows concomitant coronary artery evaluation and lung cancer screening

Carlo Gaudio, Gennaro Petriello, Francesco Pelliccia, Alessandra Tanzilli, Alberto Bandiera, Gaetano Tanzilli, Francesco Barillà, Vincenzo Paravati, Massimo Pellegrini, Enrico Mangieri, Paolo Barillari

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Risk of incident atrial fibrillation in patients presenting with retinal artery or vein occlusion: a nationwide cohort study

Christine Benn Christiansen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Jonas Bjerring Olesen, Gunnar Gislason, Morten Lamberts, Nicholas Carlson, Mathias Buron, Nikolai Juul, Gregory Y. H. Lip

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Three-years outcomes of diabetic patients treated with coronary bioresorbable scaffolds

Remzi Anadol, Katharina Schnitzler, Liv Lorenz, Melissa Weissner, Helen Ullrich, Alberto Polimeni, Thomas Münzel, Tommaso Gori

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Systolic characteristics and dynamic changes of the mitral valve in different grades of ischemic mitral regurgitation – insights from 3D transesophageal echocardiography

Caroline Morbach, Diego Bellavia, Stefan Störk, Lissa Sugeng

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Presentation and outcomes of indigenous Australians with peripheral artery disease

Tejas P. Singh, Joseph V. Moxon, Genevieve N. Healy, Yvonne Cadet-James, Jonathan Golledge

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Comparison of outcomes in emergency department patients with suspected cardiac chest pain: two-centre prospective observational study in Southern China

Huilin Jiang, Yunmei Li, Junrong Mo, Xiaohui Chen, Min Li, Peiyi Lin, Kevin K. C. Hung, Timothy H. Rainer, Colin A. Graham

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Impact of VKORC1, CYP4F2 and NQO1 gene variants on warfarin dose requirement in Han Chinese patients with catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation

Jiao Li, Wenlong Yang, Zhonghui Xie, Kun Yu, Yuhua Chen, Kaijun Cui

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Should statin guidelines consider patient preferences? Eliciting preferences of benefit and harm outcomes of statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in the sub-Saharan African and European contexts

Henock G. Yebyo, Hélène E. Aschmann, Tsung Yu, Milo A. Puhan

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Physical activity intervention for elderly patients with reduced physical performance after acute coronary syndrome (HULK study): rationale and design of a randomized clinical trial

Elisabetta Tonet, Elisa Maietti, Giorgio Chiaranda, Francesco Vitali, Matteo Serenelli, Giulia Bugani, Gianni Mazzoni, Rossella Ruggiero, Jonathan Myers, Giovanni Quinto Villani, Ursula Corvi, Giovanni Pasanisi, Simone Biscaglia, Rita Pavasini, Giulia Ricci Lucchi, Gianluigi Sella, Roberto Ferrari, Stefano Volpato, Gianluca Campo, Giovanni Grazzi

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effects of the cardiac myosin activator Omecamtiv-mecarbil on severe chronic aortic regurgitation in Wistar rats

Bachar El-Oumeiri, Kathleen Mc Entee, Filippo Annoni, Antoine Herpain, Frédéric Vanden Eynden, Pascal Jespers, Guido Van Nooten, Philippe van de Borne

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Preexcitation syndrome: experimental study on the electrocardiogram of antegradely conducting accessory pathway

Zhaolong Xu, Renguang Liu, Qinghua Chang, Changjun Li

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effect of the patient education - Learning and Coping strategies - in cardiac rehabilitation on return to work at one year: a randomised controlled trial show (LC-REHAB)

Birgitte Laier Bitsch, Claus Vinther Nielsen, Christina Malmose Stapelfeldt, Vibeke Lynggaard

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Correlation of increased corrected TIMI frame counts and the topographical extent of isolated coronary artery ectasia

Wei Wu, Shuyang Zhang, Yuchao Guo, Ruifeng Liu, Zhujun Shen, Xueqing Zhu, Zhenyu Liu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Relationship between high platelet reactivity on clopidogrel and long-term clinical outcomes after drug-eluting stents implantation (PAINT-DES): a prospective, propensity score-matched cohort study

Xiao-Fei Gao, Shu Lu, Zhen Ge, Guang-Feng Zuo, Zhi-Mei Wang, Feng Wang, Xiang-Quan Kong, Da-Yang Chai, Shao-Liang Chen, Jun-Jie Zhang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Plasma levels of free fatty acid differ in patients with left ventricular preserved, mid-range, and reduced ejection fraction

Ning Zhu, Wenbing Jiang, Yi Wang, Youyang Wu, Hao Chen, Xuyong Zhao

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A potential protective element of myocardial bridge against severe obstructive atherosclerosis in the whole coronary system

Lisheng Jiang, Min Zhang, Hong Zhang, Lan Shen, Qin Shao, Linghong Shen, Ben He

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Long-term clinical outcomes of catheter ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation predisposing to tachycardia-bradycardia syndrome: a long pause predicts implantation of a permanent pacemaker

Dong-Hyeok Kim, Jong-Il Choi, Kwang No Lee, Jinhee Ahn, Seung Young Roh, Dae In Lee, Jaemin Shim, Jin Seok Kim, Hong Euy Lim, Sang Weon Park, Young-Hoon Kim

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Occult constrictive pericardial disease emerging 40 years after chest radiation therapy: a case report

Chiaki Goten, Hisayoshi Murai, Shin-ichiro Takashima, Takeshi Kato, Soichiro Usui, Hiroshi Furusho, Takahiro Saeki, Satoru Sakagami, Hirofumi Takemura, Shuichi Kaneko, Masayuki Takamura

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The association of neck circumference with incident congestive heart failure and coronary heart disease mortality in a community-based population with or without sleep-disordered breathing

Jingjing Zhang, Qi Guo, Liyuan Peng, Jiamei Li, Ya Gao, Bin Yan, Bangjiang Fang, Gang Wang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Is single-child family associated with cardio-metabolic risk factors: the CASPIAN-V study

Roya Kelishadi, Mostafa Qorbani, Fatemeh Rezaei, Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh, Shirin Djalalinia, Hasan Ziaodini, Majzoubeh Taheri, Fatemeh Ochi, Gita Shafiee, Tahereh Aminaei, Armita Mahdavi Gorabi, Ramin Heshmat

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Living with a pacemaker: patient-reported outcome of a pacemaker system

Peter Magnusson, Per Liv

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Right-sided infective endocarditis with coronary sinus vegetation

Guang Song, Jing Zhang, Xintong Zhang, Huan Yang, Wanying Huang, Ming Du, Ke Zhou, Weidong Ren

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effects of the concomitant administration of xanthine oxidase inhibitors with zofenopril or other ACE-inhibitors in post-myocardial infarction patients: a meta-analysis of individual data of four randomized, double-blind, prospective studies

Claudio Borghi, Stefano Omboni, Giorgio Reggiardo, Stefano Bacchelli, Daniela Degli Esposti, Ettore Ambrosioni, on behalf of the SMILE Working Project

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Primary aortoduodenal fistula associated with abdominal aortic aneurysm with presentation of gastrointestinal bleeding: a case report

Tzu-Chieh Lin, Chung-Lin Tsai, Yao-Tien Chang, Sung-Yuan Hu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Impact of hyperuricemia on clinical outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention for in-stent restenosis

Hyung Joon Joo, Han Saem Jeong, Hyungdon Kook, Seung Hun Lee, Jae Hyoung Park, Soon Jun Hong, Cheol Woong Yu, Do-Sum Lim

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Meta-analysis and systematic review of intravascular ultrasound versus angiography-guided drug eluting stent implantation in left main coronary disease in 4592 patients

Yue Wang, Gary S. Mintz, Zhichun Gu, Yue Qi, Yue Wang, Mengru Liu, Xiaofan Wu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

In-hospital major arrhythmias, arrhythmic death and resuscitation after successful primary percutaneous intervention for acute transmural infarction: a retrospective single-centre cohort study

Marco Albanese, Korhan Alpaslan, Taoufik Ouarrak, Peter Merguet, Steffen Schneider, Wolfgang Schöls

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Temporarily increased stroke rate after Takotsubo syndrome: need for an anticoagulation?

Nadine Abanador-Kamper, Lars Kamper, Judith Wolfertz, Marc Vorpahl, Patrick Haage, Melchior Seyfarth

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Acute myocardial infarction after blunt chest wall trauma with underlying coronary aneurysm: a case report

Xu Guo, Xiaoou Wang, Xinzhong Zhang, Ahmed O. Ahmed, David H. Hsi, Daqing Zhang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Maternal and fetal prognosis of subsequent pregnancy in black African women with peripartum cardiomyopathy

Nobila Valentin Yaméogo, André Koudnoaga Samadoulougou, Larissa Justine Kagambèga, Koudougou Jonas Kologo, Georges Rosario Christian Millogo, Anna Thiam, Charles Guenancia, Patrice Zansonré

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein-guided Clopidogrel maintenance therapy reduces cardiovascular events in atrial fibrillation patients requiring anticoagulation therapy and scheduled for percutaneous coronary intervention: a prospective cohort study

Chaoyue Hu, Xumin Zhang, Yonghua Liu, Yang Gao, Xiaohong Zhao, Hua Zhou, Yu Luo, Yaling Liu, Xiaodong Wang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The predictive role of aortic propagation velocity for coronary artery disease

Fereshteh Ghaderi, Hossein Samim, Faeze Keihanian, Seyed Ali Danesh Sani

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

From debulking to delivery: sequential use of rotational atherectomy and Guidezilla™ for complex saphenous vein grafts intervention

Mariano Pellicano, Vincent Floré, Emanuele Barbato, Bernard De Bruyne

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Gender differences of aortic wave reflection and influence of menopause on central blood pressure in patients with arterial hypertension

Valeria Aparecida Costa-Hong, Henrique Cotchi Simbo Muela, Thiago Andrade Macedo, Allan Robson Kluser Sales, Luiz Aparecido Bortolotto

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Predictors of aortic dilation in patients with coarctation of the aorta: evaluation with dual-source computed tomography

Qin Zhao, Ke Shi, Zhi-gang Yang, Kai-yue Diao, Hua-yan Xu, Xi Liu, Ying-kun Guo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Admission homocysteine is an independent predictor of spontaneous reperfusion and early infarct-related artery patency before primary percutaneous coronary intervention in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

Jing Li, Ying Zhou, Yaowen Zhang, Jingang Zheng

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Selection of essential medicines for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases in low and middle income countries

Y. T. Bazargani, M. Ugurlu, A. de Boer, H. G. M. Leufkens, A. K. Mantel-Teeuwisse

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The study protocol for PREDICT AF RECURRENCE: a PRospEctive cohort stuDy of surveIllanCe for perioperaTive Atrial Fibrillation RECURRENCE in major non-cardiac surgery for malignancy

Satoshi Higuchi, Yusuke Kabeya, Kenichi Matsushita, Keisei Tachibana, Riken Kawachi, Hidefumi Takei, Yutaka Suzuki, Nobutsugu Abe, Yorihisa Imanishi, Kiyoshi Moriyama, Tomoko Yorozu, Koichiro Saito, Masanori Sugiyama, Haruhiko Kondo, Hideaki Yoshino

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Development and validation of a heart failure with preserved ejection fraction cohort using electronic medical records

Yash R. Patel, Jeremy M. Robbins, Katherine E. Kurgansky, Tasnim Imran, Ariela R. Orkaby, Robert R. McLean, Yuk-Lam Ho, Kelly Cho, J. Michael Gaziano, Luc Djousse, David R. Gagnon, Jacob Joseph

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Evaluating the effect of magnesium supplementation and cardiac arrhythmias after acute coronary syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Shirvan Salaminia, Fatemeh Sayehmiri, Parvin Angha, Koroush Sayehmiri, Morteza Motedayen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The natural course of nonculprit coronary artery lesions; analysis by serial quantitative coronary angiography

Jeehoon Kang, Kyung Woo Park, Michael S. Lee, Chengbin Zheng, Jung-Kyu Han, Han-Mo Yang, Hyun-Jae Kang, Bon-Kwon Koo, Hyo-Soo Kim

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

INvestigation on Routine Follow-up in CONgestive HearT FAilure Patients with Remotely Monitored Implanted Cardioverter Defibrillators SysTems (InContact)

Claudius Hansen, Christian Loges, Karlheinz Seidl, Frank Eberhardt, Herbert Tröster, Krum Petrov, Gerian Grönefeld, Peter Bramlage, Frank Birkenhauer, Christian Weiss

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Numerical analysis of the impact of flow rate, heart rate, vessel geometry, and degree of stenosis on coronary hemodynamic indices

Zbigniew Malota, Jan Glowacki, Wojciech Sadowski, Marcin Kostur

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Telmisartan protects chronic intermittent hypoxic mice via modulating cardiac renin-angiotensin system activity

Wanyu Wang, Ailing Song, Yiming Zeng, Xiaoyang Chen, Yixiang Zhang, Yonghong Shi, Yihua Lin, Wen Luo

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A case report of myocarditis combined with hepatitis caused by herpes simplex virus

Tetsuya Yamamoto, Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Masanori Matsumoto, Ryo Nishio, Satoru Kawasaki, Hozuka Akita

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence of rheumatic heart disease in Zambian school children

John Musuku, Mark E. Engel, Patrick Musonda, Joyce Chipili Lungu, Elizabeth Machila, Sherri Schwaninger, Agnes Mtaja, Evans Mulendele, Dorothy Kavindele, Jonathan Spector, Brigitta Tadmor, Marcelo M. Gutierrez, Joris Van Dam, Laurence Colin, Aidan Long, Mark C. Fishman, Bongani M. Mayosi, Liesl J. Zühlke

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effectiveness of a comprehensive interactive eHealth intervention on patient-reported and clinical outcomes in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator [ACQUIRE-ICD trial]: study protocol of a national Danish randomised controlled trial

Susanne S. Pedersen, Søren J. Skovbakke, Uffe K. Wiil, Thomas Schmidt, Rene dePont Christensen, Carl J. Brandt, Jan Sørensen, Michael Vinther, Charlotte E. Larroudé, Thomas M. Melchior, Sam Riahi, Kim G. E. Smolderen, John A. Spertus, Jens B. Johansen, Jens C. Nielsen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Whole-exome sequencing identifies R1279X of MYH6 gene to be associated with congenital heart disease

Ehsan Razmara, Masoud Garshasbi

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association between increased serum alkaline phosphatase and the coronary slow flow phenomenon

Yong Wang, Mou-jie Liu, Hui-min Yang, Chun-yan Ma, Peng-yu Jia, Da-lin Jia, Ai-jie Hou

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Predictors of high-cost hospitalization in the treatment of acute coronary syndrome in Asia: findings from EPICOR Asia

Stephen Jan, Stephen W-L. Lee, Jitendra P. S. Sawhney, Tiong K. Ong, Chee Tang Chin, Hyo-Soo Kim, Rungroj Krittayaphong, Vo T. Nhan, Stuart J. Pocock, Ana M. Vega, Nobuya Hayashi, Yong Huo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Metabolically healthy and metabolically unhealthy obese children both have increased carotid intima-media thickness: a case control study

Giovanni Farello, Annarita Antenucci, Stefano Stagi, Chiara Mazzocchetti, Franco Ciocca, Alberto Verrotti

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association between periodontitis and peripheral artery disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Shuo Yang, Li Sheng Zhao, Chuan Cai, Quan Shi, Ning Wen, Juan Xu

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Complete atrioventricular block as an initial manifestation of recurred oral cavity cancer: a case report

Jae Yeong Cho, Kye Hun Kim, Hyukjin Park, Hyun Ju Yoon, Jong Chun Park

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A meta-analysis of the efficacy of allopurinol in reducing the incidence of myocardial infarction following coronary artery bypass grafting

Tejas P. Singh, Tristan Skalina, Daniel Nour, Aarya Murali, Sean Morrison, Joseph V. Moxon, Jonathan Golledge

01.12.2018 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Deleterious effects of catecholamine administration in acute heart failure caused by unrecognized Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Michael Dandel, Roland Hetzer

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Defining myocardial fibrosis in haemodialysis patients with non-contrast cardiac magnetic resonance

M. P. Graham-Brown, A. S. Singh, G. S. Gulsin, E. Levelt, J. A. Arnold, D. J. Stensel, J. O. Burton, G. P. McCann

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Pulmonary vein anatomy variants as a biomarker of atrial fibrillation – CT angiography evaluation

M. Skowerski, I. Wozniak-Skowerska, A. Hoffmann, S. Nowak, T. Skowerski, M. Sosnowski, A. M. Wnuk-Wojnar, K. Mizia-Stec

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and subclinical atherosclerosis: a cross-sectional study on population over 40 years old

Jilin Zheng, Yong Zhou, Kuo Zhang, Yu Qi, Shimin An, Siyuan Wang, Xingquan Zhao, Yi-Da Tang

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Fatal heart failure caused by severe pulmonary regurgitation, tricuspid regurgitation and late-onset mitral stenosis in an adult patient with Noonan syndrome: a case report

Yoshito Kadoya, Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Yohei Oda, Satoaki Matoba

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Metabolic syndrome among type 2 diabetic patients in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Mequanent Kassa Birarra, Dessalegn Asmelashe Gelayee

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Non-adherence to antihypertensive pharmacotherapy in Buea, Cameroon: a cross-sectional community-based study

Nkengla Menka Adidja, Valirie Ndip Agbor, Jeannine A. Aminde, Calypse A. Ngwasiri, Kathleen Blackett Ngu, Leopold Ndemnge Aminde

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence and associated factors of ischemic heart disease (IHD) among patients with diabetes mellitus: a nation-wide, cross-sectional survey

Boonsub Sakboonyarat, Ram Rangsin

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Lipomatous hypertrophy of the atrial septum – a benign heart anomaly causing unexpected surgical problems: a case report

Grzegorz Bielicki, Marceli Lukaszewski, Kinga Kosiorowska, Jacek Jakubaszko, Rafal Nowicki, Marek Jasinski

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Predictive value of left atrial appendage lobes on left atrial thrombus or spontaneous echo contrast in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation

Fan Wang, Mengyun Zhu, Xiaoyu Wang, Wei Zhang, Yang Su, Yuyan Lu, Xin Pan, Di Gao, Xianling Zhang, Wei Chen, Yawei Xu, Yuxi Sun, Dachun Xu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The evaluation of the aortic annulus displacement during cardiac cycle using magnetic resonance imaging

Tomasz Plonek, Mikolaj Berezowski, Jacek Kurcz, Przemyslaw Podgorski, Marek Sąsiadek, Bartosz Rylski, Andrzej Mysiak, Marek Jasinski

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

High-sensitivity troponin T release profile in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting patients with normal postoperative course

Wen Ge, Chang Gu, Chao Chen, Wangwang Chen, Zhengqiang Cang, Yuliang Wang, Chennan Shi, Yangyang Zhang

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The CardioMEMS system in the clinical management of end-stage heart failure patients: three case reports

Carsten Tschöpe, Alessio Alogna, Frank Spillmann, Alessandro Faragli, Gunther Schmidt, Florian Blaschke, Uwe Kühl, Ewa Hertel, Monika Willner, Daniel Morris, Heiner Post, Michel Noutsias, Burkert Pieske, Florian Krackhardt

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Long-term prognosis of unheralded myocardial infarction vs chronic angina; role of sex and coronary atherosclerosis burden

Clara Carpeggiani, Claudio Michelassi, Patrizia Landi, Antonio L’Abbate

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Profile of patients with hypertensive urgency and emergency presenting to an urban emergency department of a tertiary referral hospital in Tanzania

Patrick J. Shao, Hendry R. Sawe, Brittany L. Murray, Juma A. Mfinanga, Victor Mwafongo, Michael S. Runyon

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A multicenter prospective cohort study to develop frailty-based prognostic criteria in heart failure patients (FLAGSHIP): rationale and design

Sumio Yamada, Takuji Adachi, Hideo Izawa, Toyoaki Murohara, Takaaki Kondo, on behalf of the FLAGSHIP collaborators

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Managing patients with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes after coronary events: individual tailoring needed - a cross-sectional study

John Munkhaugen, Jøran Hjelmesæth, Jan Erik Otterstad, Ragnhild Helseth, Stina Therese Sollid, Erik Gjertsen, Lars Gullestad, Joep Perk, Torbjørn Moum, Einar Husebye, Toril Dammen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A genetic variant near adaptor-related protein complex 2 alpha 2 subunit gene is associated with coronary artery disease in a Chinese population

Sibo Wang, Zhihui Ma, Yongjun Zhang, Yankui Ding, Zhong Chen, Liansheng Wang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association of glycemic status and segmental left ventricular wall thickness in subjects without prior cardiovascular disease: a cross-sectional study

Susanne Rospleszcz, Anina Schafnitzel, Wolfgang Koenig, Roberto Lorbeer, Sigrid Auweter, Cornelia Huth, Wolfgang Rathmann, Margit Heier, Birgit Linkohr, Christa Meisinger, Holger Hetterich, Fabian Bamberg, Annette Peters

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

An early analysis of cost-utility of baroreflex activation therapy in advanced chronic heart failure in Germany

Oleg Borisenko, Jochen Müller-Ehmsen, JoAnn Lindenfeld, Erik Rafflenbeul, Christian Hamm

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Assessment of barriers and facilitators in the implementation of appropriate use criteria for elective percutaneous coronary interventions: a qualitative study

Anne Lambert-Kerzner, Charles Maynard, Marina McCreight, Amy Ladebue, Katherine M. Williams, Kelty B. Fehling, Steven M. Bradley

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Catheter ablation for treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Yingxu Ma, Fan Bai, Fen Qin, Yixi Li, Tao Tu, Chao Sun, Shenghua Zhou, Qiming Liu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Role of elevated red cell distribution width on acute kidney injury patients after cardiac surgery

Zhouping Zou, Yamin Zhuang, Lan Liu, Bo Shen, Jiarui Xu, Wuhua Jiang, Zhe Luo, Jie Teng, Chunsheng Wang, Xiaoqiang Ding

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Tailored nurse-led cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction results in better risk factor control at one year compared to traditional care: a retrospective observational study

Halldora Ögmundsdottir Michelsen, Marie Nilsson, Fredrik Scherstén, Ingela Sjölin, Alexandru Schiopu, Margret Leosdottir

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Development, safety and efficacy of a novel circular-irrigated deca-channel mapping and ablation catheter for pulmonary vein isolation

Xiang-Fei Feng, Mu Chen, Jian Sun, Jie Sun, Bo Liang, Yi-Yong Sun, Yi-Gang Li

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Plasma levels of soluble VEGF receptor isoforms, circulating pterins and VEGF system SNPs as prognostic biomarkers in patients with acute coronary syndromes

Edward C. A. Marks, Tom M. Wilkinson, Chris M. Frampton, Lorraine Skelton, Anna P. Pilbrow, Tim G. Yandle, Chris J. Pemberton, Robert N. Doughty, Gillian A. Whalley, Chris J. Ellis, Richard W. Troughton, Maurice C. Owen, Neil R. Pattinson, Vicky A. Cameron, A. Mark Richards, Steven P. Gieseg, Barry R. Palmer

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Safety and efficacy of ultrathin strut biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stent versus durable polymer drug-eluting stents: a meta-analysis of randomized trials

Ping Zhu, Xin Zhou, Chenliang Zhang, Huakang Li, Zhihui Zhang, Zhiyuan Song

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Real-world experience comparing two common left atrial appendage closure devices

Christian Fastner, Lea Hoffmann, Mohamed Aboukoura, Michael Behnes, Siegfried Lang, Martin Borggrefe, Ibrahim Akin, Christoph A. Nienaber

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Endovascular treatment of transplant renal artery stenosis based on hemodynamic assessment using a pressure wire: a case report

Yoshito Kadoya, Kan Zen, Satoaki Matoba

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Impact of clinical presentation and presence of coronary sclerosis on long-term outcome of patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease

Christine K. Kissel, Guanmin Chen, Danielle A. Southern, P. Diane Galbraith, Todd J. Anderson, for the APPROACH investigators

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Risk profiles and pattern of antithrombotic use in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation in Thailand: a multicenter study

Rungroj Krittayaphong, Arjbordin Winijkul, Komsing Methavigul, Wattana Wongtheptien, Chaiyasith Wongvipaporn, Treechada Wisaratapong, Rapeephon Kunjara-Na-Ayudhya, Smonporn Boonyaratvej, Chulalak Komoltri, Pontawee Kaewcomdee, Ahthit Yindeengam, Piyamitr Sritara, for the COOL-AF Investigators

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effect of serum electrolytes within normal ranges on QTc prolongation: a cross-sectional study in a Chinese rural general population

Yintao Chen, Xiaofan Guo, Guozhe Sun, Zhao Li, Liqiang Zheng, Yingxian Sun

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Coronary calcium score improves the estimation for pretest probability of obstructive coronary artery disease and avoids unnecessary testing in individuals at low extreme of traditional risk factor burden: validation and comparison of CONFIRM score and genders extended model

Minghui Wang, Yujie Liu, Xiujun Zhou, Jia Zhou, Hong Zhang, Ying Zhang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The safety of catheter ablation for premature ventricular contractions in patients without structural heart disease

Jin-sheng Wang, Yi-gen Shen, Ri-peng Yin, Saroj Thapa, Yang-pei Peng, Kang-ting Ji, Lian-ming Liao, Jia-feng Lin, Yang-jing Xue

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Hyperuricemia and smoking in young adults suspected of coronary artery disease ≤ 35 years of age: a hospital-based observational study

Sai Lv, Wei Liu, Yujie Zhou, Yuyang Liu, Dongmei Shi, Yingxin Zhao, Xiaoli Liu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Impact of a novel protocol for atrial fibrillation management in outpatient gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures: a retrospective cohort study

Joseph Longino, Ashish Chaddha, Matthew M. Kalscheur, Anne M. Rikkers, Deepak V. Gopal, Michael E. Field, Jennifer M. Wright

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Mortality and cardiovascular disease burden of uncontrolled diabetes in a registry-based cohort: the ESCARVAL-risk study

Jorge Navarro-Pérez, Domingo Orozco-Beltran, Vicente Gil-Guillen, Vicente Pallares, Francisco Valls, Antonio Fernandez, Ana María Perez-Navarro, Carlos Sanchis, Alejandro Dominguez-Lucas, Jose M. Martin-Moreno, Josep Redon, Maria Tellez-Plaza, on behalf of the ESCARVAL STUDY GROUP

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Value of the fT3/fT4 ratio and its combination with the GRACE risk score in predicting the prognosis in euthyroid patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: a prospective cohort study

Tongtong Yu, Chunyang Tian, Jia Song, Dongxu He, Jiake Wu, Zongyu Wen, Zhijun Sun, Zhaoqing Sun

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Risk factors for prehypertension and their interactive effect: a cross- sectional survey in China

Jian Song, Xue Chen, Yingying Zhao, Jing Mi, Xuesen Wu, Huaiquan Gao

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Evaluation of health status and its predictor among university staff in Nigeria

Elizabeth M. Joseph-Shehu, Busisiwe P. Ncama

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Outcomes of STEMI patients with chronic kidney disease treated with percutaneous coronary intervention: the Malaysian National Cardiovascular Disease Database – Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (NCVD-PCI) registry data from 2007 to 2014

Muhammad Dzafir Ismail, Maisarah Jalalonmuhali, Zaid Azhari, Jeevitha Mariapun, Zhen-Vin Lee, Imran Zainal Abidin, Wan Azman Wan Ahmad, Ahmad Syadi Mahmood Zuhdi, On behalf of NCVD-PCI investigators

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A rare case of a right common iliac venous aneurysm imitating a neoplastic tumour

Marcin Warot, Tomasz Synowiec, Błażej Kuffel, Patryk Szwarckopf, Maciej Micker, Paweł Chęciński

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A Personal Decision Support System for Heart Failure Management (HeartMan): study protocol of the HeartMan randomized controlled trial

Anneleen Baert, Els Clays, Larissa Bolliger, Delphine De Smedt, Mitja Lustrek, Aljoša Vodopija, Marko Bohanec, Paolo Emilio Puddu, Maria Costanza Ciancarelli, Michele Schiariti, Jan Derboven, Gennaro Tartarisco, Sofie Pardaens, on behalf of the HeartMan consortium

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Relationship of ideal cardiovascular health metrics with retinal vessel calibers and retinal nerve fiber layer thickness: a cross-sectional study

Qian Zhang, Dandan Wang, Anxin Wang, Shufeng Zhang, Yuesong Pan, Yang Li, Shengyun Chen, Shouling Wu, Wenbin Wei, Xingquan Zhao

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The value of shock index in prediction of cardiogenic shock developed during primary percutaneous coronary intervention

Zhonghai Wei, Jian Bai, Qing Dai, Han Wu, Shuaihua Qiao, Biao Xu, Lian Wang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Using an introduced index to assess the association between food diversity and metabolic syndrome and its components in Chinese adults

Wenzhi Zhao, Jian Zhang, Ai Zhao, Meichen Wang, Wei Wu, Shengjie Tan, Mofan Guo, Yumei Zhang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Comparative evaluation of cannabinoid receptors, apelin and S100A6 protein in the heart of women of different age groups

Irena Kasacka, Żaneta Piotrowska, Anna Filipek, Wojciech Lebkowski

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Impact of cardiac catheterization timing and contrast media dose on acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery

Wuhua Jiang, Jiawei Yu, Jiarui Xu, Bo Shen, Yimei Wang, Zhe Luo, Chunsheng Wang, Xiaoqiang Ding, Jie Teng

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association of sodium intake and major cardiovascular outcomes: a dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies

Yaobin Zhu, Jing Zhang, Zhiqiang Li, Yang Liu, Xing Fan, Yaping Zhang, Yanbo Zhang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Intra-coronary morphine versus placebo in the treatment of acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: the MIAMI randomized controlled trial

Philippe Le Corvoisier, Romain Gallet, Pierre-François Lesault, Etienne Audureau, Muriel Paul, Julien Ternacle, Saïd Ghostine, Stéphane Champagne, Raphaele Arrouasse, Dalila Bitari, Gauthier Mouillet, Jean-Luc Dubois-Randé, Alain Berdeaux, Bijan Ghaleh, Jean-François Deux, Emmanuel Teiger

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Treatment adherence and blood pressure outcome among hypertensive out-patients in two tertiary hospitals in Sokoto, Northwestern Nigeria

Rasaq Adisa, Olumide Ayodeji Ilesanmi, Titilayo Oyelola Fakeye

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Native valve endocarditis due to Escherichia coli infection: a case report and review of the literature

Nobuhiro Akuzawa, Masahiko Kurabayashi

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Receptor tyrosine kinase profiling of ischemic heart identifies ROR1 as a potential therapeutic target

Juho Heliste, Anne Jokilammi, Ilkka Paatero, Deepankar Chakroborty, Christoffer Stark, Timo Savunen, Maria Laaksonen, Klaus Elenius

01.12.2018 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Current status and strategies of long noncoding RNA research for diabetic cardiomyopathy

Tarun Pant, Anuradha Dhanasekaran, Juan Fang, Xiaowen Bai, Zeljko J. Bosnjak, Mingyu Liang, Zhi-Dong Ge

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Incidence of new onset cancer in patients with a myocardial infarction – a nationwide cohort study

Morten Malmborg, Christine Benn Christiansen, Michelle D. Schmiegelow, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Gunnar Gislason, Morten Schou

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association between the intima-media thickness of the extracranial carotid arteries and metabolic syndrome in ethnic Kyrgyzs

Alina S. Kerimkulova, Olga S. Lunegova, Aibek E. Mirrakhimov, Saamay S. Abilova, Malik P. Nabiev, Ksenia V. Neronova, Erkaiym E. Bektasheva, Ulan M. Toktomamatov, Jyldyz E. Esenbekova, Erkin M. Mirrakhimov

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Acute pericarditis following treatment of a metastatic liver tumor with radiofrequency ablation: a case report

Jung-Chi Hsu, Han-Lin Tsai, Yu-Ling Lin, Rei-Yeuh Chang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effect of tailored use of tirofiban in patients with Non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: a randomized controlled trial

Wonjae Lee, Jung-Won Suh, Jin Joo Park, Chang-Hwan Yoon, Young-Seok Cho, Tae-Jin Youn, In-Ho Chae

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The association between diabetes mellitus and reduction in myocardial glucose uptake: a population-based 18F-FDG PET/CT study

Lijun Hu, Chun Qiu, Xiaosong Wang, Mei Xu, Xiaoliang Shao, Yuetao Wang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Serum matrix metalloproteinase-9 is a valuable biomarker for identification of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysm: a case-control study

Tan Li, Bo Jiang, Xuan Li, Hai-yang Sun, Xin-tong Li, Jing-jing Jing, Jun Yang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Factors associated with door-in to door-out delays among ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients transferred for primary percutaneous coronary intervention: a population-based cohort study in Ontario, Canada

Oumin Shi, Anam M. Khan, Mohammad R. Rezai, Cynthia A. Jackevicius, Jafna Cox, Clare L. Atzema, Dennis T. Ko, Thérèse A. Stukel, Laurie J. Lambert, Madhu K. Natarajan, Zhi-jie Zheng, Jack V. Tu

01.12.2018 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Oral anticoagulation in high risk Takotsubo syndrome: when should it be considered and when not?

Francesco Santoro, Thomas Stiermaier, Francesca Guastafierro, Nicola Tarantino, Ingo Eitel, Natale Daniele Brunetti

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Importance of iron deficiency in patients with chronic heart failure as a predictor of mortality and hospitalizations: insights from an observational cohort study

José González-Costello, Josep Comín-Colet, Josep Lupón, Cristina Enjuanes, Marta de Antonio, Lara Fuentes, Pedro Moliner-Borja, Nuria Farré, Elisabet Zamora, Nicolás Manito, Ramón Pujol, Antoni Bayés-Genis

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Left ventricular remodeling in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients with atrial fibrillation

Hongwei Tian, Jingang Cui, Chengzhi Yang, Fenghuan Hu, Jiansong Yuan, Shengwen Liu, Weixian Yang, Xiaowei Jiang, Shubin Qiao

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Trial of Exercise to Prevent HypeRtension in young Adults (TEPHRA) a randomized controlled trial: study protocol

Wilby Williamson, Odaro J. Huckstep, Eleni Frangou, Afifah Mohamed, Cheryl Tan, Maryam Alsharqi, Mariane Bertagnolli, Winok Lapidaire, Julia Newton, Henner Hanssen, Richard McManus, Helen Dawes, Charlie Foster, Adam J. Lewandowski, Paul Leeson

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Time trends in statin use and incidence of recurrent cardiovascular events in secondary prevention between 1999 and 2013: a registry-based study

Nele Laleman, Séverine Henrard, Marjan van den Akker, Geert Goderis, Frank Buntinx, Gijs Van Pottelbergh, Bert Vaes

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

An unusual presentation of prominent crista terminalis mimicking a right atrial mass: a case report

Jiang Wang, Gang Wang, Xiao Bi, Ran Zhang, Changfu Liu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Resource use and clinical outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation with ablation versus antiarrhythmic drug treatment

Julian W. E. Jarman, Wajid Hussain, Tom Wong, Vias Markides, Jamie March, Laura Goldstein, Ray Liao, Iftekhar Kalsekar, Abhishek Chitnis, Rahul Khanna

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Driving following defibrillator implantation: development and pilot results from a nationwide questionnaire

Jenny Bjerre, Simone Hofman Rosenkranz, Anne Mielke Christensen, Morten Schou, Christian Jøns, Gunnar Gislason, Anne-Christine Ruwald

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association of sleep problems with neuroendocrine hormones and coagulation factors in patients with acute myocardial infarction

Roland von Känel, Mary Princip, Jean-Paul Schmid, Jürgen Barth, Hansjörg Znoj, Ulrich Schnyder, Rebecca E. Meister-Langraf

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Serum levels of sclerostin as a potential biomarker in central arterial stiffness among hypertensive patients

Yu-Chi Chang, Bang-Gee Hsu, Hung-Hsiang Liou, Chung-Jen Lee, Ji-Hung Wang

01.12.2018 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Multi-arm multi-stage trials can improve the efficiency of finding effective treatments for stroke: a case study

Thomas Jaki, James M. S. Wason

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association between the reported intensity of an acute symptom at first prehospital assessment and the subsequent outcome: a study on patients with acute chest pain and presumed acute coronary syndrome

Mats Holmberg, Henrik Andersson, Karin Winge, Camilla Lundberg, Thomas Karlsson, Johan Herlitz, Birgitta Wireklint Sundström

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Compared efficacy of clopidogrel and ticagrelor in treating acute coronary syndrome: a meta-analysis

Dong Wang, Xiao-Hong Yang, Ji-Dong Zhang, Rui-Bin Li, Min Jia, Xiao-Ran Cui

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Cardiac late events in German breast cancer patients: a validation study on the agreement between patient self-reports and information from physicians

Hiltrud Merzenich, Maria Blettner, Dorothea Niehoff, Lukas Schwentner, Marcus Schmidt, Margit Schmitt, Daniel Wollschläger

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Serum levels of matrix metalloproteinase 9 and toll-like receptor 4 in acute aortic dissection: a case-control study

Tan Li, Jing-Jing Jing, Jun Yang, Li-Ping Sun, Yue-Hua Gong, Shi-Jie Xin, Yuan Yuan

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Dietary intervention with a specific micronutrient combination for the treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias: the impact on insulin resistance and left ventricular function

Elke Parsi, Norman Bitterlich, Anne Winkelmann, Daniela Rösler, Christine Metzner

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis: a systematic review on the role of imaging and biomarkers

Panagiota Kyriakou, Dimitrios Mouselimis, Anastasios Tsarouchas, Angelos Rigopoulos, Constantinos Bakogiannis, Michel Noutsias, Vasileios Vassilikos

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Internal mammary artery injury during percutaneous coronary intervention: a case report

Zhicong Zeng, Yaqin Chen, Yinzhi Song, Fengxia Lin

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The incidentally diagnosed adult congenital heart disease during routine medical health checkups in 27,897 Koreans at a single center over seven years

Eun Min Kwag, Ju Suk Lee, Sung Hoon Kim

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association of lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase activity and low-density lipoprotein heterogeneity with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk: a longitudinal pilot study

Katsuaki Yokoyama, Shigemasa Tani, Rei Matsuo, Naoya Matsumoto

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

“As du Coeur” study: a randomized controlled trial on quality of life impact and cost effectiveness of a physical activity program in patients with cardiovascular disease

Laurent Bailly, Philippe Mossé, Stéphane Diagana, Marion Fournier, Fabienne d’Arripe-Longueville, Odile Diagana, Jocelyn Gal, Jean Grebet, Mario Moncada, Jean-Jacques Domerego, Rémi Radel, Roxane Fabre, Alain Fuch, Christian Pradier

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prognostic value of rising mean platelet volume during hospitalization in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention

Eyup Avci, Tuncay Kiris, Aykan Çelik, Eser Variş, Fatma Kayaalti Esin, Diyar Köprülü, Hasan Kadi

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Cardiovascular risk factors differently affect the survival of patients undergoing manual or mechanical resuscitation

Dóra Ujvárosy, Veronika Sebestyén, Tamás Pataki, Tamás Ötvös, István Lőrincz, György Paragh, Zoltán Szabó

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A new technique to salvage myocardium following the failure of thrombus aspiration in acute myocardial infarction: a case report

Daoyuan Si, Guohui Liu, Yaliang Tong, Cheng Zhang, Yuquan He

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Takotsubo syndrome with pulmonary embolism: a case report and literature review

Qi Jin, Qin Luo, Zhihui Zhao, Qing Zhao, Xue Yu, Lu Yan, Liu Gao, Zhihong Liu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Factors associated with acute depressive symptoms in patients with comorbid depression attending cardiac rehabilitation

Serdar Sever, Su Golder, Patrick Doherty

01.12.2018 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Simplification and optimization of transcatheter aortic valve implantation – fast-track course without compromising safety and efficacy

Manik Chopra, Ngai H. V. Luk, Ole De Backer, Lars Søndergaard

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Validation of heart failure quality of life tool and usage to predict all-cause mortality in acute heart failure in Uganda: the Mbarara heart failure registry (MAHFER)

Samson Okello, Fardous Charles Abeya, Boniface Amanee Elias Lumori, Suzan Joan Akello, Christopher Charles Moore, Brian H. Annex, Andrew J. Buda

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Relationship between plaque composition by virtual histology intravascular ultrasound and clinical outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention in saphenous vein graft disease patients: study protocol of a prospective cohort study

Yin Liu, Hai-Bo Wang, Xiang Li, Jian-Yong Xiao, Ji-Xiang Wang, Kathleen H. Reilly, Bo Sun, Jing Gao

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Post-cardiac injury syndrome in acute myocardial infarction patients undergoing PCI: a case report and literature review

Yan Gao, Nanette H. Bishopric, Hong-wei Chen, Jiang-tao Li, Yu-lang Huang, He-xun Huang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association of sleep disturbances within 4 weeks prior to incident acute myocardial infarction and long-term survival in male and female patients: an observational study from the MONICA/KORA Myocardial Infarction Registry

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

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Metformin regulates atrial SK2 and SK3 expression through inhibiting the PKC/ERK signaling pathway in type 2 diabetic rats

Chang-He Liu, Na Hua, Xi Fu, Yi-Long Pan, Bin Li, Xiao-Dong Li

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association of Klotho gene polymorphism with hypertension and coronary artery disease in an Iranian population

Hamed Akbari, Gholamreza Asadikaram, Hamid Aria, Saba Fooladi, Sina Vakili, Mohammad Masoumi

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Incomplete intestinal obstruction as the possible main complaint in Behcet’s disease after surgery for recurrent abdominal aortic pseudoaneurysms: a case report and literature review

Fang Jiang, Hui Xiang, Zhi-Yong Peng

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Cardiac autotransplantation and ex vivo surgical repair of giant left atrium: a case presentation

Zan Mitrev, Milka Klincheva, Tanja Anguseva, Igor Zdravkovski, Rodney Alexander Rosalia

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Feasibility of a checklist in treating hypertension in primary care – base line results from a cluster-randomised controlled trial (check and support)

Aapo Tahkola, Päivi Korhonen, Hannu Kautiainen, Teemu Niiranen, Pekka Mäntyselkä

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Use of speckle-tracking echocardiography–derived strain and systolic strain rate measurements to predict rejection in transplant hearts with preserved ejection fraction

Andrew S. Tseng, Umama S. Gorsi, Sergio Barros-Gomes, Fletcher A. Miller, Patricia A. Pellikka, Alfredo L. Clavell, Hector R. Villarraga

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