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Unique electrocardiographic pattern "w" wave in lead I of idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias arising from the distal great cardiac vein.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Apr 15;19(1):90. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Cardiovascular Department, Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute, Guangdong General Hospital & Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, 510010, Guangdong, China.

Background: The ECG characteristics of the distal coronary venous system ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) share common features with VAs arising from the aortic cusps or the endocardial left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) beneath the cusps. The purpose of this study was to identify specific electrocardiographic and electrophysiological characteristics of VAs originating from the distal great cardiac vein (GCV).

Methods: Based on the successful ablation site, patients with idiopathic VAs from the distal GCV, left coronary cusp (LCC) or the subvalvular left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) area were included in the present study. Read More

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April 2019
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Effects of intravenous hydration on risk of contrast induced nephropathy and in-hospital mortality in STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Apr 8;19(1):87. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

The George Institute for Global Health, the University of Sydney, Camperdown, Australia.

Background: The role of intravenous hydration at the time of primary percutaneous intervention (PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains unclear. Guidelines are vague, supported by low level evidence, and hydration is used less often than other clinical settings.To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of all randomized controlled trials assessing intravenous hydration compared with non-hydration for prevention of contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) and In-hospital mortality in patients with STEMI undergoing primary PCI. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-019-1054-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6454772PMC
April 2019
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Modified balloon-stent kissing technique avoid side-branch compromise for simple true bifurcation lesions.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Apr 8;19(1):89. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Cardiology, The Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin, Heilongjiang, 150086, People's Republic of China.

Background: Coronary bifurcation remains one of the most challenging lesion subsets in interventinal cardiology. Provisional stenting (PS) is the dominate technique for bifurcation lesions, but the key problem is the deterioration of side branch. Balloon-stent kissing technique (BSKT) as a new systematic approach which is based on modified jailed balloon technique is applied to improve the procedure success. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-019-1052-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6454702PMC
April 2019
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Sedentary lifestyle and Framingham risk scores: a population-based study in Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Apr 8;19(1):88. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Family & Community Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Background: Studies from Saudi Arabia have reported a continued increase in the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases and their associated risk factors. The objective of this study was to measure the gender differences in the cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk based on Framingham risk scores (FRS) and to explore the association of FRS with sedentary life style including physical inactivity, sitting time and central obesity among Saudi adults.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted on 2997 Saudi adults (males = 968, females = 2029) selected from 18 primary health care centres in Riyadh city, from December 2014 to August 2015. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-019-1048-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6454662PMC
April 2019
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Regional variations in trajectories of long-term readmission rates among patients in England with heart failure.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Apr 6;19(1):86. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

Dr Foster Unit, Department of Public Health, Imperial College London, 3 Dorset Rise, London, EC4Y 8EN, UK.

Background: We aimed to compare the characteristics and types of heart failure (HF) patients termed "high-impact users", with high long-term readmission rates, in different regions in England. This will allow clinical factors to be identified in areas with potentially poor quality of care.

Methods: Patients with a primary diagnosis of heart failure (HF) in the period 2008-2009 were identified using nationally representative primary care data linked to national hospital data and followed up for 5 years. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-019-1057-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6451209PMC
April 2019
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Association of sex, age and education level with patient reported outcomes in atrial fibrillation.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Apr 5;19(1):85. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Background: In atrial fibrillation (AF), there are known sex and sociodemographic disparities in clinical outcomes such as stroke. We investigate whether disparities also exist with respect to patient-reported outcomes. We explored the association of sex, age, and education level with patient-reported outcomes (AF-related quality of life, symptom severity, and emotional and functional status). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-019-1059-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6451250PMC
April 2019
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Segment-specific association of carotid-intima-media thickness with cardiovascular risk factors - findings from the STAAB cohort study.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Apr 4;19(1):84. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Comprehensive Heart Failure Center Würzburg, University and University Hospital Würzburg, Straubmühlweg 15, 97080, Würzburg, Germany.

Background: The guideline recommendation to not measure carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) for cardiovascular risk prediction is based on the assessment of just one single carotid segment. We evaluated whether there is a segment-specific association between different measurement locations of CIMT and cardiovascular risk factors.

Methods: Subjects from the population-based STAAB cohort study comprising subjects aged 30 to 79 years of the general population from Würzburg, Germany, were investigated. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6449987PMC

Subclinical thyroid dysfunction is associated with adverse prognosis in heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Apr 4;19(1):83. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, No. 277 West Yanta Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710061, People's Republic of China.

Background: Subclinical thyroid dysfunction whose typical patterns include subclinical hypothyroidism and subclinical hyperthyroidism, has been indicated to be associated with an increased risk of heart failure (HF). However, the relationship between subclinical thyroid dysfunction and the clinical outcomes of HF patients is uncertain. This meta-analysis was conducted to assess the association between subclinical thyroid dysfunction and the clinical outcomes of HF patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-019-1055-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6450005PMC
April 2019
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Left ventricular apical hypertrophy in a transplanted heart: a case report.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Apr 3;19(1):81. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Department of Cardiology, St Francis Hospital and Medical Center, 114 Woodland St, Hartford, CT, 06105, USA.

Background: Left ventricular apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a rare presentation of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy associated with thickening of the apical segment of the left ventricle. It was initially described in Japan in 1976 and is characterized by electrocardiogram findings showing giant T wave inversions in the precordial leads as well as a spade shaped appearance of the apical cavity on imaging (Abugroun et al., Cardiol Res 8:265-268, 2017). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6446306PMC
April 2019
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Left ventricular free-wall rupture, a potentially lethal mechanical complication of acute myocardial infarction: an unusual and illustrative case report.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Apr 3;19(1):80. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Departamento de Fisiología, Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Guadalajara, Sierra Mojada 950, Col. Independencia, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Background: There are three major mechanical complications after acute myocardial infarction: left ventricular free-wall rupture, ventricular septum rupture and acute mitral valve regurgitation. The left ventricular free-wall rupture is a serious and often lethal complication following an ST elevation myocardial infarction. However, very rarely this rupture can be contained by the pericardium, forming a pseudoaneurysm. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6446308PMC
April 2019
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Serum ferritin, an early marker of cardiovascular risk: a study in Chinese men of first-degree relatives with family history of type 2 diabetes.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Apr 3;19(1):82. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Department of Endocrinology, Qinhuangdao First Hospital, No.258 Wenhua Road, Qinhuangdao, 066000, Hebei Province, China.

Background: Ferritin is one of the key proteins that regulate iron homeostasis and is widely available clinical biomarker of iron status. This study aimed to discuss the influence of serum ferritin (SF) on cardiovascular risk factors in the first-degree relatives with family history of type 2 diabetes (FHD).

Methods: This cross-sectional study included 232 men. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6448272PMC
April 2019
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The safety of antithrombotic therapy in patients with cerebral microbleeds and cardiogenic cerebral embolism due to nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Apr 2;19(1):77. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Department of Cardiovascular, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, No. 119 South 4th Ring West Road, Beijing, 100070, Fengtai District, China.

Background: The impact of cerebral microbleeds on the safety of antithrombotic therapy has recently received considerable attention. We investigated the safety of antithrombotic therapy in patients with cerebral microbleeds and cardiogenic cerebral embolism caused by nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

Methods: This retrospective study enrolled patients with acute cardiogenic cerebral embolism due to nonvalvular atrial fibrillation in the stroke unit of the Department of Neurology at the Beijing Tiantan Hospital, the Capital Medical University, from January 2015 to January 2018. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6444618PMC
April 2019
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Regressed coronary ostial stenosis in a young female with Takayasu arteritis: a case report.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Apr 2;19(1):79. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Fukushima Medical University, 1 Hikarigaoka, Fukushima, Fukushima, 960-1295, Japan.

Background: Takayasu arteritis is a rare systemic vasculitis, which affects the aorta and its major branches, especially in young females. Diagnosis and treatment for Takayasu arteritis with coronary stenosis are important to prevent fatal complications. Immunosuppressive treatment such as corticosteroid is a common treatment for this condition. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-019-1066-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6446325PMC
April 2019
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Type D personality in Russian patients with cardiovascular disease: validity of the Russian DS14 (DS14-RU).

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Apr 2;19(1):78. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Laboratory of Instrumental Diagnostics, Tyumen Cardiology Research Center, Tomsk National Research Medical Center, Russian Academy of Science, 111, Melnikaite Str, 625026, Tyumen, Russia.

Background: Type D personality is associated with unfavorable outcomes in patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVD). However, there is no valid Type D Scale in Russian language. The purpose of the study was to examine the factor structure of a new Russian version of 14-item Type D Scale (DS14-RU), and to evaluate the reliability and construct validity of the DS14-RU in clinical research. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-019-1056-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6444517PMC

Prevalence and determinants of Hyperpolypharmacy in adults with heart failure: an observational study from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Apr 1;19(1):76. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Division of General Internal Medicine/Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, 525 East 68th Street, F-2010, New York, NY, 10021, USA.

Background: While an expanding armamentarium of pharmacologic therapies has contributed to improved outcomes among adults with heart failure (HF) over the past two decades, this has also been accompanied by an increase in the number of medications taken by adults with HF. The use of at least 10 medications, defined as hyperpolypharmacy, is particularly notable given its association with adverse outcomes. We aimed to assess the prevalence and identify determinants of hyperpolypharmacy among adults with HF. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6444677PMC
April 2019
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The association of religious affiliation with cholesterol levels among South Asians: the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America study.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 29;19(1):75. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 550 16th St, San Francisco, CA, 94158, USA.

Background: South Asians have disproportionately high rates of cardiovascular disease. Dyslipidemia, a contributing factor, may be influenced by lifestyle, which can vary by religious beliefs. Little is known about South Asian religions and associations with dyslipidemia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6441170PMC
March 2019
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Long-term survival and quality of life in Jehovah's witnesses after cardiac surgery: a case control study.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 29;19(1):73. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, CHU Brugmann, Place A van Gehuchten, 1020, Brussels, Belgium.

Background: We previously analyzed morbidity and mortality in Jehovah's Witnesses patients after cardiac surgery compared to control population patients. Patients who were Jehovah's Witnesses were operated in accordance with their philosophical convictions and in respect of their refusal of transfusions. We propose to assess long-term survival and quality of life in the patients of this preliminary study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6440098PMC

Unsatisfactory risk factor control and high rate of new cardiovascular events in patients with myocardial infarction and prior coronary artery disease.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 28;19(1):71. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Department of Heart Diseases, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway.

Background: Patients with established coronary artery disease (CAD) have an increased risk of new cardiovascular events. An underuse of secondary preventive drugs has been observed, and many patients may not attain the treatment goals for secondary prevention. The aims of the present nationwide register-based cohort study were to assess the degree of risk factor control and long-term outcomes in patients < 80 years with Type 1 myocardial infarction (MI) with and without prior CAD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-019-1062-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6437860PMC

The interaction effects between TLR4 and MMP9 gene polymorphisms contribute to aortic aneurysm risk in a Chinese Han population.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 29;19(1):72. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Tumor Etiology and Screening Department of Cancer Institute and General Surgery, The First Hospital of China Medical University, No.155 Nanjing Bei Street, Heping District, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, People's Republic of China, 110001.

Background: A cross-talk between Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) plays a vital role in aortic pathophysiology. The objective of this study was to evaluate the interactions between TLR4 and MMP9 polymorphisms in the risk of aortic aneurysm (AA) and its subtypes.

Methods: KASP method was used to detect polymorphisms of TLR4 (rs11536889 and rs1927914) and MMP9 (rs17576) in 472 AA patients and 498 controls. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-019-1049-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6439981PMC
March 2019
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CHA2DS2-VASC score as a preprocedural predictor of contrast-induced nephropathy among patients with chronic total occlusion undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: a single-center experience.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 29;19(1):74. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Department of Cardiology, The Peple's Hospital of China Medical University, The Peple's Hospital of Liaoning Province, No. 33, Wenyi road, Shenhe District, Shenyang City, 110016, Liaoning Province, China.

Background: The usefulness of the CHA2DS2-VASC risk score (CVRS) in predicting the occurrence of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) among patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains unclear.

Method: A total of 239 patients with CTO who underwent PCI were included in this study. They were divided into 3 groups according to the CVRS: low-risk group (1 point, n = 64), intermediate-risk group (2 points, n = 135), and high-risk group (≥3 points, n = 40). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-019-1060-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6440000PMC
March 2019
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Correction to: Extreme ST-segment elevations in seemingly no significant angiographic coronary artery abnormalities: a case report.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 26;19(1):70. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+), P. Debyelaan 25, 6229HX, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6434883PMC

Good safety practice in a randomized controlled trial (CadColdEx) involving increased cardiac workload in patients with coronary artery disease.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 25;19(1):69. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 5000, FI-90014, Oulu, Finland.

Background: Methodological information acknowledging safety of cardiac patients in controlled medical experiments are lacking. The descriptive report presents one good practice for considering safety in a randomized controlled study involving augmented cardiovascular strain among persons with coronary artery disease (CAD).

Methods: The patients were pre-selected by a cardiologist according to strictly defined selection criteria. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-019-1051-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6434847PMC

Acute changes in morphology and renal vascular relaxation function after renal denervation using temperature-controlled radiofrequency catheter.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 22;19(1):67. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Department of Cardiology, Zhengzhou University People's Hospital, No.7 Weiwu road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou, 450003, China.

Background: Resistant hypertension and renal sympathetic hyperactivity are closely linked, and catheter-based renal denervation (RDN) is regarded as a new treatment strategy. However, the acute changes in vascular morphology and relaxation function have yet to be evaluated, and these may be important for the efficacy and safety of the procedure. In this study, we explored these questions by conventional temperature-controlled cardiac radiofrequency catheter-based RDN in a pig model. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-019-1053-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6431051PMC
March 2019
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Impaired myocardial perfusion is associated with increasing end-systolic- and end-diastolic volumes in patients with non-ischemic systolic heart failure: a cross-sectional study using Rubidium-82 PET/CT.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 22;19(1):68. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, 9441, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100-Cph, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Background: Myocardial flow reserve (MFR, stress/rest myocardial blood flow) is a strong marker of myocardial vasomotor function. MFR is a predictor of adverse cardiac events in patients with non-ischemic systolic heart failure and previous studies using different methods have found association between myocardial blood flow and left ventricular dilatation. The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is an association between increasing end-systolic- and end-diastolic volumes (ESV and EDV) and MFR in these patients measured with Rubidium-82 positron emission tomography computed tomography (Rb-PET/CT) as a quantitative myocardial perfusion gold-standard. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6431039PMC

Identification of hypertriglyceridemia based on bone density, body fat mass, and anthropometry in a Korean population.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 22;19(1):66. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Future Medicine Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, 1672 Yuseongdae-ro, Yuseong-gu, Deajeon, 305-811, Republic of Korea.

Background: Hypertriglyceridemia is strongly associated with the risks of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and metabolic syndrome. The relationship between hypertriglyceridemia or high triglyceride levels and bone mineral density remains controversial. Furthermore, to date, no study has simultaneously examined the association among hypertriglyceridemia, bone area, bone mineral content, bone mineral density, body fat mass, and anthropometrics. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6431057PMC
March 2019
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Medium and long-term follow-up after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in a sub-Saharan Africa population: a prospective cohort study.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 20;19(1):65. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Intensive Care Unit, Abidjan Heart Institute, 01 BPV 206 Abidjan, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Background: Major in-hospital mortality rate in patients with ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) in Sub-Saharan Africa has been reported. Data on follow-up in these patients with STEMI are scarce. We aimed to assess medium and long-term prognosis in patients with STEMI admitted to Abidjan Heart Institute. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-019-1043-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6425633PMC
March 2019
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Real-world adherence for direct oral anticoagulants in a newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation cohort: does the dosing interval matter?

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 19;19(1):64. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida College of Pharmacy, 1225 Center Drive, HPNP #3320, Gainesville, FL, 32610, USA.

Background: Differences in adherence may represent drug properties (e.g. dosing interval) or patient experiences while on treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-019-1033-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6423818PMC
March 2019
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Associations between ADIPOQ polymorphisms and coronary artery disease: a meta-analysis.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 18;19(1):63. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Orthopaedics, Baodi Clinical College of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China.

Background: Whether adiponectin (ADIPOQ) polymorphisms are associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) remain controversial. Therefore, we performed this meta-analysis to better explore potential roles of ADIPOQ polymorphisms in CAD.

Methods: PubMed, Web of Science, Embase and CNKI were searched for eligible studies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-019-1041-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6421689PMC
March 2019
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Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds for percutaneous treatment of chronic total coronary occlusions: a meta-analysis.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 15;19(1):59. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Kardiologie I, Zentrum für Kardiologie, University Medical Center Mainz and DZHK Standort Rhein-Main, Mainz, Germany.

Background: BRS represent a new approach to treating coronary artery disease. Beneficial properties of BRS regarding the restoration of vasomotility after resorption make them attractive devices in CTO revascularization. However, experience in this setting is limited. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-019-1042-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6419823PMC

Long-term statin adherence in patients after hospital discharge for new onset of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: a population-based study of real world prescriptions in Taiwan.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 15;19(1):62. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, No. 17, Xu-Zhou Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan, 10055.

Background: Despite the recommendations of statins treatment for secondary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), treatment adherence and persistence are still a concern. This study examined the real world practice of long-term adherence and persistence to statins treatment initiated after hospital discharge for ASCVD, and their associated factors in a nationwide cohort.

Methods: Post discharge statin prescriptions between 2006 and 2012 were extracted from the Taiwan National Health Insurance claims database. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-019-1032-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6420763PMC
March 2019
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Review of the cardiovascular safety of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors and the clinical relevance of the CAROLINA trial.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 15;19(1):60. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Gregory School of Pharmacy, Palm Beach Atlantic University, 901 South Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL, 33416, USA.

Background: Cardiovascular (CV) disease (CVD) is a well-recognized complication of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and there is a clinical need for glucose-lowering therapies that do not further increase CV risk in this population. Although sulfonylureas (SUs) may be used as second-line therapy for patients requiring additional therapy after first-line metformin to improve glycemic control, their long-term effects on CV outcomes remain uncertain, and a wide range of alternative agents exist including dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors.

Methods: Literature searches in PubMed (2013-2018) were conducted with terms for DPP-4 inhibitors combined with CV terms, with preference given to cardiovascular outcomes trials (CVOTs). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6419798PMC

Increases in statin eligibility to reduce cardiovascular risk according to the 2013 ACC/AHA cholesterol guidelines in the Africa Middle East region: a sub-analysis of the Africa Middle East Cardiovascular Epidemiological (ACE) study.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 15;19(1):61. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

College of Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Background: With development of cholesterol management guidelines by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA), more individuals at risk of cardiovascular disease may be eligible for statin therapy. It is not known how this affects statin eligibility in the Africa and Middle East Region.

Methods: Data were used from the Africa Middle East Cardiovascular Epidemiological (ACE) study. Read More

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MRI-detected brain lesions in AF patients without further stroke risk factors undergoing ablation - a retrospective analysis of prospective studies.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 12;19(1):58. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Neurology, Universitätsklinikum Würzburg, Josef-Schneider-Str. 11 97080, Würzburg, Germany.

Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) without other stroke risk factors is assumed to have a low annual stroke risk comparable to patients without AF. Therefore, current clinical guidelines do not recommend oral anticoagulation for stroke prevention of AF in patients without stroke risk factors. We analyzed brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) imaging to estimate the rate of clinically inapparent ("silent") ischemic brain lesions in these patients. Read More

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The characteristics of two LDL-cholesterol level reduction treatment strategies, "treat-to-target" and "percent reduction": an observational study without intervention.

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Albert Császár

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 11;19(1):57. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Military Hospital Department of Internal Medicine II, Hungarian Defense Forces Medical Center, H-1062 Podmaniczky u, Budapest, 111, Hungary.

Background: The 2014 ACC/AHA guidelines redefined the strategy for LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) treatment. According to data from evidence-based studies, the basis for earlier therapeutic recommendations for LDL-C target levels (2.6 and 1. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6413439PMC
March 2019
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Acute effect of healthy walking on arterial stiffness in patients with type 2 diabetes and differences by age and sex: a pre-post intervention study.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 8;19(1):56. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

The Alamedilla Institute of Biomedical Research of Salamanca (IBSAL), Primary Health Care Research Unit, La Alamedilla Health Center, Salamanca, Spain.

Background: Daily aerobic exercise such as healthy walking could have an immediate effect on parameters of arterial stiffness; however, there is little evidence in the diabetic population. Our aim, therefore, is to evaluate the association between healthy walking and acute effects on the parameters of arterial stiffness in subjects with type 2 diabetes.

Methods: The Effectiveness of a multifactorial intervention in diabetics study (EMID), is a study based on an application for smartphones, healthy walking and a nutritional workshop in patients with type 2 diabetes in primary care, is a randomized controlled trial of two parallel groups. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6408776PMC
March 2019
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Hypercoagulability and the risk of recurrence in young women with myocardial infarction or ischaemic stroke: a cohort study.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 7;19(1):55. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Background: We aimed to investigate the role of hypercoagulability on the risk of lifetime cardiovascular recurrences after myocardial infarction or ischaemic stroke.

Methods: Young women (< 50 years) with either myocardial infarction (n = 197) or ischaemic stroke (n = 107) were followed between 1995 and 2012 in the RATIO follow-up study. To determine whether hypercoagulability affects the risk or recurrence, a coagulation score based on acquired and inherited markers was compiled and used in a quartile analysis. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6407236PMC
March 2019
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Treatment of aortic thrombosis with retrievable stent filter and thrombolysis: a case report.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 5;19(1):54. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Department of Interventional Radiology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, No.1, East Jian She Road, Zhengzhou, 450052, China.

Background: The retrievable stent filter (RSF) has been previously used for the treatment of vena cava thrombosis. In this study, the RSF was implanted to treat aortic thrombosis and then withdrawn.

Case Presentation: A 47-years-old woman presented with severe abdominal pain and fever. Read More

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Cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator pocket infection caused by Mycobacterium fortuitum: a case report and review of the literature.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 5;19(1):53. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Department of Cardiology, Huashan Hospital of Fudan University, 12 Wulumuqi Zhong Road, Shanghai, 200040, China.

Background: With the rising utilization of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs), infections secondary to device implantation are increasingly encountered. Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci are usually the predominant causative organisms. A CIED infection due to non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is extremely rare. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6402086PMC
March 2019
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Strain-encoded cardiac magnetic resonance imaging: a new approach for fast estimation of left ventricular function.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 5;19(1):52. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Department of Internal Medicine / Cardiology, German Heart Center Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353, Berlin, Germany.

Background: Recently introduced fast strain-encoded (SENC) cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging (fast-SENC) provides real-time acquisition of myocardial performance in a single heartbeat. We aimed to test the ability and accuracy of real-time strain-encoded CMR imaging to estimate left ventricular volumes, ejection fraction and mass.

Methods: Thirty-five subjects (12 healthy volunteers and 23 patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease) were investigated. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6402124PMC
March 2019
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The combination of nonthyroidal illness syndrome and renal dysfunction further increases mortality risk in patients with acute myocardial infarction: a prospective cohort study.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 4;19(1):50. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Department of Cardiology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, 600 Yishan Road, Shanghai, 200233, China.

Background: Both nonthyroidal illness syndrome and renal dysfunction are associated with increased mortality risk in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, it is unclear whether combined NTIS and renal dysfunction further increase mortality risk. Therefore, our aim is to investigate whether combined NTIS and renal dysfunction further increases mortality risk in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6398216PMC
March 2019
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Increase in ticagrelor use over time is associated with lower rates of ischemic stroke following myocardial infarction.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 4;19(1):51. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.

Objectives: To evaluate the impact of a rapid change in preferred treatment from clopidogrel to ticagrelor on the risk of ischemic stroke following acute myocardial infarction (AMI).

Methods: Data for AMI patients treated with either clopidogrel or ticagrelor were obtained from the Swedish Register of Information and Knowledge about Swedish Heart Intensive Care Admissions (RIKS-HIA). Patients were divided into two cohorts, each covering a two-year time period; the initial prescription of ticagrelor (20 Dec 2011) was used as a cut-off point. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6399852PMC
March 2019
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Fractional flow reserve-guided complete revascularization versus culprit-only revascularization in acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and multi-vessel disease patients: a meta-analysis and systematic review.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Mar 1;19(1):49. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Department of Cardiology, the fourth Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, 110032, Liaoning, China.

Background: Approximately 30-50% patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STMEI) were found to have non-infarct-related coronary artery (IRA) disease, which was significantly associated with worse prognosis. However, challenges still remain for these patients: which non-infarct-related lesion should be treated and when should the procedure be performed? The present study aims to investigate Fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided complete revascularization (CR) in comparison to culprit-only revascularization (COR) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and multi-vessel disease (MVD).

Methods: Three appropriate randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were selected from the PubMed/Medline, EMBASE, and the Cochrane library /CENTRAL databases. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6397458PMC
March 2019
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Nepal Pioneer Worksite Intervention Study to lower cardio-metabolic risk factors: design and protocol.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Feb 28;19(1):48. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Department of Epidemiology, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Boston, USA.

Background: To increase cardiovascular disease prevention efforts, worksite interventions can promote healthy food choices, facilitate health education, increase physical activity and provide social support. This pioneer study will measure the effectiveness of a cafeteria and a behavioral intervention on cardio-metabolic risk in a worksite in Nepal.

Methods: The Nepal Pioneer Worksite Intervention Study is a two-step intervention study conducted in Dhulikhel Hospital in eastern Nepal. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6393979PMC
February 2019
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A risk score for predicting atrial fibrillation in individuals with preclinical diastolic dysfunction: a retrospective study in a single large urban center in the United States.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Feb 27;19(1):47. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Cardiology, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jack D. Weiler Hospital, 1825 Eastchester Rd, Bronx, NY, 10461, USA.

Background: Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction has been shown to associate with increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF). We aimed to examine the predictors of AF in individuals with preclinical diastolic dysfunction (PDD) - diastolic dysfunction without clinical heart failure - and develop a risk score in this population.

Methods: Patients underwent echocardiogram from December 2009 to December 2015 showing left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≥ 50% and grade 1 diastolic dysfunction, without clinical heart failure, valvular heart disease or AF were included. Read More

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February 2019
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Impact of timing on in-patient outcomes of complete repair of tetralogy of Fallot in infancy: an analysis of the United States National Inpatient 2005-2011 database.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Feb 26;19(1):46. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Department of cardiac surgery, Children's hospital in Hebei province, 133 Jianhua Nan Avenue, Shijiazhuang, 050200, Hebei province, China.

Background: This study aimed to investigate whether age at complete repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) impacts postoperative morbidity and length of hospital stay in infants less than 365 days of age.

Methods: The United States Nationwide Inpatient Sample was searched for infants 0-365 days of age that underwent complete repair of TOF between 2005 and 2011. Patients were categorized based on age at time of repair: 0-30 days; 31-90 days; 91-180 days; > 180 days. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6391785PMC
February 2019
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Gender differences in plaque characteristics of nonculprit lesions in patients with coronary artery disease.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Feb 26;19(1):45. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Key Laboratory of Myocardial Ischemia, Chinese Ministry of Education, Harbin, China.

Background: Although numerous reports suggest sex-related differences in atherosclerosis, limited data describing gender-associated differences in plaque morphology and composition are currently available. The aim of the present study was to compare coronary nonculprit plaque characteristics in women and men with coronary artery disease (CAD) by optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Methods: This was a retrospective study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390304PMC
February 2019
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Sociodemographic factors and choice of oral anticoagulant in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation in Sweden: a population-based cross-sectional study using data from national registers.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Feb 26;19(1):43. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Department of Clinical Sciences at Danderyd Hospital, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

Background: The Swedish healthcare system aims to provide equal access to care to all residents yet evidence suggests that patients with low socioeconomic status are less likely to receive new drugs. Associations between sociodemographics and prescription of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) as an alternative to warfarin in Sweden have not been investigated.

Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study using linked national registers in Sweden. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390327PMC
February 2019
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Single-center evaluation of a next generation fully repositionable and retrievable transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Feb 26;19(1):44. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Department of Cardiology, Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Skane University Hospital, 221-85, Lund, SE, Sweden.

Background: The mechanically expandable Lotus Valve System is a fully repositionable and retrievable valve with an adaptive seal to minimize paravalvular leak (PVL). The aim of this study was to evaluate the short- and long-term safety and efficacy of the new device with focus on a new implantation technique to reduce the need for a permanent pacemaker (PPM) post procedure.

Methods: We performed a prospective single-center, non-randomized evaluation of the Lotus Valve System. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390309PMC
February 2019

The relationship between serum uric acid and lipid profile in Bangladeshi adults.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Feb 21;19(1):42. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, 3114, Bangladesh.

Background: Although the link between elevated uric acid and metabolic syndrome has been reported in some studies; the relationship of serum uric acid (SUA) with lipid profile has not well studied or little is known so far. This study was conducted to assess the relationship between SUA and lipid profile among the general adults in Bangladesh.

Methods: In total, 280 blood samples were collected from general adult participants (male, n = 150 and female, n = 130) and analyzed for serum lipid profile (TC, TG, HDL and LDL) and SUA levels. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6385393PMC
February 2019
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Late presentation of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy in an octogenarian associated with a pathogenic variant in the plakophilin 2 gene: a case report.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Feb 19;19(1):41. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University, 1-847 Amanuma, Omiya, Saitama, 330-8503, Japan.

Background: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is an inherited myocardial disease characterized by fibrofatty replacement and ventricular arrhythmias. ARVC is believed to be a disease of the young, with most cases being diagnosed before the age of 40 years. We report here a case of newly diagnosed ARVC in an octogenarian associated with a pathogenic variant in the plakophilin 2 gene (PKP2). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6381698PMC
February 2019
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