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Interatrial block in prediction of all-cause mortality after first-ever ischemic stroke.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Feb 11;19(1):37. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

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

Background: Interatrial block (IAB) is an ECG indicator of atrial fibrosis related to atrial remodeling and thrombus formation thus leading to embolic stroke and increasing mortality. We aimed to assess weather IAB predicted all-cause mortality during 10 years after ischemic stroke.

Methods: The study sample comprised 235 patients (median age 74 (interquartile range 25-75% 65-81) years, 95 female) included in the Lund Stroke Register in 2001-2002, who had sinus rhythm ECGs at stroke admission. Read More

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February 2019

Progression of coronary atherosclerotic plaque burden and relationship with adverse cardiovascular event in asymptomatic diabetic patients.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Feb 11;19(1):39. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Department of Cardiology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

Background: The heterogeneity of risk in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) is acknowledged in new guidelines promulgating different treatment recommendations for diabetics at low cardiac risk. We performed a retrospective longitudinal follow-up study to evaluate coronary plaque progression and its impact on cardiac events in asymptomatic diabetic patients.

Methods: Data of 197 asymptomatic patients (63. Read More

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February 2019
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Risk factors for medication non-adherence among atrial fibrillation patients.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Feb 11;19(1):38. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Department of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, 100 S. Los Robles Ave., 2nd floor, Pasadena, CA, 91101, USA.

Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) patients are routinely prescribed medications to prevent and treat complications, including those from common co-occurring comorbidities. However, adherence to such medications may be suboptimal. Therefore, we sought to identify risk factors for general medication non-adherence in a population of patients with atrial fibrillation. Read More

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February 2019
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The predictive value of the renal resistive index for contrast-induced nephropathy in patients with acute coronary syndrome.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Feb 11;19(1):36. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Southern Medical University , Guangzhou, 510515, China.

Background: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been associated with contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) at a rate that varies depending on the patient's risk factors. This study was conducted to evaluate the predictive value of the renal resistive index (RRI) for CIN in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) undergoing PCI.

Methods: This prospective study enrolled 146 consecutive patients with ACS. Read More

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February 2019

Association between coronary dominance and acute inferior myocardial infarction: a matched, case-control study.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Feb 4;19(1):35. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Department of Critical Care Medicine, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China.

Background: Previous studies have found a connection between left coronary artery dominance and worse prognoses in patient with acute coronary syndrome, which remains a predominant cause of morbidity and mortality globally. The aim of this study was to investigate whether coronary dominance is associated with the incidence of acute inferior myocardial infarction (MI).

Methods: Between January 2011 and November 2014, 265 patients with acute inferior MI and 530 age-matched and sex-matched controls were recruited for a case-control study in the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University in Xi'an, China. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6360684PMC
February 2019
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Correction to: "in-vitro examination of the positive inotropic effect of caffeine and taurine, the two most frequent active ingredients of energy drinks".

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Feb 4;19(1):33. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Langenbeckstr. 1, 55131, Mainz, Germany.

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February 2019

Serum IL8 is not associated with cardiovascular events but with all-cause mortality.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Feb 4;19(1):34. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Unit of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Background: The aim of this study is to investigate if IL8 levels were associated with incident cardiovascular (CV) events (CVE) and mortality (all-cause, CV, and cancer) in a cohort of 60 years old men and women from Stockholm (60YO).

Methods: The 60YO comprises 4232 participants; baseline period: 1997-1999. The cohort is matched annually to population registries to record deaths and incident CVE. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6360748PMC
February 2019
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Rationale and design of a prospective, randomised study of retrograde application of bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) through coronary sinus in patients with congestive heart failure of ischemic etiology (the RETRO study).

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 31;19(1):32. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Department of Science and Research, University Hospital Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Background: Heart failure (HF) is a major chronic illness and results in high morbidity and mortality. The most frequent cause of HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFREF) is coronary artery disease (CAD). Although revascularisation of ischemic myocardium lead to improvements in myocardial contractility and systolic function, it cannnot restore the viability of the already necrotic myocardium. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6357383PMC
January 2019
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Low expression of PRMT5 in peripheral blood may serve as a potential independent risk factor in assessments of the risk of stable CAD and AMI.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 31;19(1):31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Cardiology Department of the China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, 126, Xiantai Street, Changchun City, 130033, NO, China.

Background: Protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) can catalyse the methylation of arginine and participate in many important cellular reaction processes. The purpose of this research is to determine whether the expression levels of the PRMT5 gene in peripheral blood can be used as a biomarker for predicting the risk of Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI).

Methods: In this research, peripheral blood was collected from 91 patients with AMI and 87 patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6357489PMC
January 2019

Assessment of hypertension management and control: a registry-based observational study in two municipalities in Cuba.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 30;19(1):29. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Ghent University, C. Heymanslaan 10, ingang 42, verdieping 5, 9000, Ghent, Belgium.

Background: To determine the prevalence of hypertension treatment and control among hypertensive patients in the Cuban municipalities of Cardenas and Santiago and to explore the main associated predictors.

Methods: Cross-sectional study, with multistage cluster sampling, conducted between February 2012 and January 2013 in two Cuban municipalities. We interviewed and measured blood pressure in 1333 hypertensive patients aged 18 years or older. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6354370PMC
January 2019

Trends in electrocardiographic abnormalities and risk of cardiovascular mortality in Lithuania, 1986-2015.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 30;19(1):30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Institute of Cardiology, Academy of Medicine, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Sukileliu av. 15, LT-50162, Kaunas, Lithuania.

Background: This study aimed to assess the trends in the prevalence of electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities from 1986 to 2015 and impact of ECG abnormalities on risk of death from cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in the Lithuanian population aged 40-64 years.

Methods: Data from four surveys carried out in Kaunas city and five randomly selected municipalities of Lithuania were analysed. A resting ECG was recorded and CVD risk factors were measured in each survey. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6354422PMC
January 2019

Extreme ST-segment elevations in seemingly no significant angiographic coronary artery abnormalities: a case report.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 29;19(1):28. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

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

Background: Obstructive coronary artery disease is found in approximately 97% of patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction and 92% of patients with non ST-elevation myocardial infarction (Bainey KR, Welsh RC, Alemayehu W, Westerhout CM, Traboulsi D, Anderson T, et al. Int J Cardiol 264: 12-17, 2018). Recent studies showed that myocardial infarction without obstructive coronary atherosclerosis (MINOCA) is also associated with a long-term risk of adverse events (Bainey KR, Welsh RC, Alemayehu W, Westerhout CM, Traboulsi D, Anderson T, et al. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6350352PMC
January 2019
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Genome-wide association study of myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation, acute stroke, acute kidney injury and delirium after cardiac surgery - a sub-analysis of the RIPHeart-Study.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 24;19(1):26. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy, University Hospital Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany.

Background: The aim of our study was the identification of genetic variants associated with postoperative complications after cardiac surgery.

Methods: We conducted a prospective, double-blind, multicenter, randomized trial (RIPHeart). We performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) in 1170 patients of both genders (871 males, 299 females) from the RIPHeart-Study cohort. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6345037PMC
January 2019
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Metabolic syndrome increases operative mortality in patients with impaired left ventricular systolic function who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting: a retrospective observational study.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 23;19(1):25. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Union Hospital, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, 350001, Fujian, China.

Background: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a prevalent risk factor for coronary artery disease progression. Past studies have shown that MetS and its components tends to increase mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), but data on the impact of MetS on postoperative outcome in patients with a left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) < 50% are still lacking.

Methods: Out of 2300 patients who underwent CABG between 2008 and 2018 in our center, 190 patients were identified as having impaired LV systolic function (EF < 50%). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6343347PMC
January 2019

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

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 21;19(1):24. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Glenfield Hospital, Groby Road, Leicester, LE3 9QP, UK.

Following publication of the original article [1], the author reported his name has erroneously spelled as Abishek Shetye. The correct name is Abhishek Shetye. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6340168PMC
January 2019

Association between transitional care factors and hospital readmission after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a retrospective observational cohort study.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 18;19(1):23. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Schulich Heart Centre, Division of Cardiology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5, Canada.

Background: Studies have shown that patients who undergo trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) have high rates of hospital readmission. Our objectives were to identify the causes of readmission after TAVR, determine whether transitional care factors were associated with a reduction in readmission and to identify other predictors that could be used to target quality improvement efforts.

Methods: We conducted a chart abstraction study that included all patients who underwent TAVR in Ontario, Canada between 2007 and 2013 and survived to hospital discharge. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6339340PMC
January 2019
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Clinical results of bioresorbable drug-eluting scaffolds in short and long coronary artery lesions using the PSP technique.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 18;19(1):22. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Department of Internal Medicine II, University Hospital of Ulm, Ulm, Germany.

Background: Data on bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) for the treatment of long lesions are limited. We studied the use of BVS-Absorb in routine clinical practice and compared the outcome of long lesions with short lesions. Implantation of drug-eluting scaffolds without PSP-technique (predilation, proper sizing and postdilation) is associated with an increased thrombotic risk. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6339442PMC
January 2019
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Phosphorylated proteomics analysis of human coronary artery endothelial cells stimulated by Kawasaki disease patients serum.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 17;19(1):21. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Key Laboratory of Functional Protein Research of Guangdong Higher Education Institutes, Institute of Life and Health Engineering, College of Life Science and Technology, Jinan University, No.601, West Huangpu Avenue, Guangzhou, 510632, Guangdong, China.

Background: Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute febrile childhood systemic vasculitis that disturbs coronary arteries. The pathogenesis remains unknown. The study of phosphorylated proteins helps to elucidate the relevant pathophysiological mechanisms of cardiovascular disease. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6337789PMC
January 2019
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Morbidity and mortality in a population of patients affected by heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an observational study.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 16;19(1):20. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Cardio-Thoracic-Vascular Department, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi, Università di Bologna, Via Albertoni 15, 40138, Bologna, Italy.

Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure (HF) often coexist. Moreover, elderly patients suffering from HF have a higher incidence of COPD, which further complicates their clinical condition. Indacaterol/glycopirronium has shown benefits in the treatment of COPD, with few cardiologic adverse effects. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6335816PMC
January 2019
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Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 15;19(1):18. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Division of Cardiology, McGill University Health Center, 1650 Cedar Ave, Room E5-200, Montreal, QC, H3G 1A4, Canada.

Background: Previous randomized controlled trials (RCT)s showed similar outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) treated with anti-arrhythmic drugs (AAD) compared to rate control therapy. We sought to evaluate whether catheter ablation is superior to medical therapy in patients with AF and HFrEF.

Methods: We searched electronic databases for all RCTs that compared catheter ablation and medical therapy (with or without use of AAD). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6332840PMC
January 2019
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Cardiovascular outcomes among elderly patients with heart failure and coronary artery disease and without atrial fibrillation: a retrospective cohort study.

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

New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.

Background: Coronary artery disease accelerates heart failure progression, leading to poor prognosis and a substantial increase in morbidity and mortality. This study was aimed to assess the impact of coronary artery disease on all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction (MI), and ischemic stroke (IS) among hospitalized newly-diagnosed heart failure (HF) patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD).

Methods: This retrospective cohort study included Medicare patients (aged ≥65 years) with ≥1 inpatient heart failure claim (index date = discharge date) during 01JAN2007-31DEC2013. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6334438PMC
January 2019
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Critical appraisal of international guidelines for the screening and treatment of asymptomatic peripheral artery disease: a systematic review.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 15;19(1):17. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Department of Vascular Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, No.58 Zhongshan Road 2, Guangzhou, China.

Background: Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is often asymptomatic but increases the risk of developing cardiovascular events. Due to the uncertainties regarding the quality of related guidelines and a lack of clear-cut evidence, we performed a systematic review and critical appraisal of these guidelines to evaluate their consistency of the recommendations in asymptomatic PAD population.

Methods: Guidelines in English between January 1st, 2000 to December 31th, 2017 were screened in databases including Medline via PubMed, EMBASE, the G-I-N International Guideline Library, the National Guidelines Clearinghouse, the Canadian Medication Association Infobase and the National Library for Health. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6332557PMC
January 2019
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A case of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy combined with muscular ventricular septal defect and abnormal origin of right coronary artery.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 14;19(1):16. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Department of ultrasound, Renmin Hospital, Hubei University of Medicine, Shiyan, 442000, Hubei, China.

Background: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a myocardial disease. However, the coexistence of HCM with muscular ventricular septal defect (VSD), especially those with both incomplete spontaneous closure and coronary abnormal origin, is relatively rare.

Case Presentation: We report herein a unique case of HCM accompanied with incomplete spontaneous closure of muscular VSD and abnormal origin of right coronary artery (RCA) in a 26-year-old man, which was diagnosed by combination of transthoracic 2-dimensional (2D), color Doppler, Contrast-enhanced echocardiography and computed tomography angiography (CTA). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6332565PMC
January 2019
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Usefulness of apical area index to predict left ventricular thrombus in patients with systolic dysfunction: a novel index from cardiac magnetic resonance.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 11;19(1):15. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, 2 Wanglang Road, Bangkoknoi, Bangkok, 1070, Thailand.

Background: LV systolic dysfunction presents an elevated risk of thromboembolism. Previous studies demonstrated low left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), ischemic cardiomyopathy and increased myocardial scarring as independent risk factors for LV thrombus formation. Structural changes that alter the size and shape of LV apex may have a significant role in predicting LV thrombus, but there is no definite evidence exists in this entity. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6330414PMC
January 2019
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Long-term treatment effect and adverse events of a modified jailed-balloon technique for side branch protection in patients with coronary bifurcation lesions.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 10;19(1):12. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Department of Cardiology, National Center of Gerontology, China, Beijing Hospital, NO.1 DaHua Road, Dong Dan, Beijing, 100730, People's Republic of China.

Background: Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) of bifurcation lesions is technically challenging and associated with lower success rates and higher frequency of adverse outcomes. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the immediate and long-term treatment effect and adverse events of a new modified jailed-balloon technique on side branch (SB) during PCI on coronary bifurcation lesions.

Methods: This was a prospective study of 60 patients (49 males, 11 females, mean age 66 ± 10 years) with coronary bifurcation lesions treated at the Beijing Hospital between September 2014 and October 2015. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6327459PMC
January 2019
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Why complicate an important task? An orderly display of the limb leads in the 12-lead electrocardiogram and its implications for recognition of acute coronary syndrome.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 10;19(1):13. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Skane University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.

Background: In the standard ECG display, limb leads are presented in a non-anatomical sequence: I, II, III, aVR, aVL, aVF. The Cabrera system is a display format which instead presents the limb leads in a cranial/left-to-caudal/right sequence, i.e. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6329183PMC
January 2019
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In-hospital and post-discharge outcomes of pediatric acute myocarditis underwent after high-dose steroid or intravenous immunoglobulin therapy.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 9;19(1):10. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Department of Cardiology, Chiayi Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, No. 6, Sec. West, Chai-Pu Road, Pu-TZ City, Chai Yi Hsien, Taiwan.

Background: High-dose steroids and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) are controversial treatments for pediatric patients with acute myocarditis. This study aimed to investigate their efficacies in the Taiwanese pediatric population.

Methods: This study evaluated 5563 acute myocarditis patients from the Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database and identified 1542 pediatric patients hospitalized for acute myocarditis between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2011. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6325679PMC
January 2019
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Effect of using cardiovascular risk scoring in routine risk assessment in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: an overview of systematic reviews.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 9;19(1):11. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Department of Family Medicine, Chair of Internal Medicine and Gerontology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, 4 Bochenska Street, 31-061, Krakow, Poland.

Background: Our objectives were to critically appraise and summarise the current evidence for the effectiveness of using cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk scoring (total risk assessment - TRA) in routine risk assessment in primary prevention of CVD compared with standard care with regards to patients outcomes, clinical risk factor levels, medication prescribing, and adverse effects.

Methods: We carried out an overview of existing systematic reviews (SRs). Presentation of the results aligned guidelines from the PRISMA statement. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6327540PMC
January 2019
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First cardiovascular event in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus of a cardiovascular risk management program of a poor Colombian population: a cohort study.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 8;19(1). Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Universidad de Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia.

Background: According to several studies in population of high-income countries (HIC), patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) have a considerably higher risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, it is not clear if the magnitude of this association can be widespread in other populations. The objective of this study was to determine the independent association between Type 2 DM and first cardiovascular event in Colombian Caribbean poor population with no records of previous cardiovascular events reported. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6323759PMC
January 2019
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Myocardial contrast echocardiography in the diagnosis of postoperative takotsubo myocardiopathy: case report and literature review.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 8;19(1). Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Department of Medical Ultrasonics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, No. 58, Zhongshan Road 2, Guangzhou, 510080, People's Republic of China.

Background: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a brief ventricular dysfunction that usually occurs after emotional or physical stress. Here, we report a patient who underwent cardiac surgery and then developed TCM during the postoperative period.

Case Presentation: A 51-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital complaining of chest tightness, palpitations and dyspnoea after activity. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6325870PMC
January 2019
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Cardiovascular imaging approach in pre and postoperative tetralogy of Fallot.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 7;19(1). Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Mid-German Heart Center, Department of Internal Medicine III (KIM-III), Division of Cardiology, Angiology and Intensive Medical Care, University Hospital Halle, Martin-Luther-University Halle, Ernst-Grube-Strasse 40, D-06120, Halle (Saale), Germany.

Advances in the medical and surgical management of Tetralogy of Fallot have led to marked increase of the number and age of survivors. Imaging in patients with Tetralogy of Fallot plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and follow up, and essentially guides management and intervention in this entity. This study systematically reviews the imaging modalities used in patients with Tetralogy of Fallot in the evaluation of preoperative and postoperative anatomic and hemodynamic lesions, as well as disease progression in this diagnosis. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6323806PMC
January 2019
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The influence of LV geometry on the occurrence of abnormal exercise tests in athletes.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 6;19(1). Epub 2019 Jan 6.

Department of Cardiology, Máxima Medical Center, De Run 4600, 5504, DB, Veldhoven, The Netherlands.

Background: Previous studies revealed a high rate of abnormal exercise test (ET) results in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) in asymptomatic athletes. The physiological background of this phenomenon is not well established. In particular, it is unclear whether sports-induced morphological cardiac adaptations are determinants of abnormal ET results. Read More

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January 2019
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Circulating microRNA-1 in the diagnosis and predicting prognosis of patients with chest pain: a prospective cohort study.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 5;19(1). Epub 2019 Jan 5.

Department of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, 215006, Jiangsu, China.

Background: To investigate the early diagnostic and prognostic value of microRNA-1 in patients with acute chest pain.

Methods: This study enrolled 341 patients attacked by chest pain within 3 h, and another 100 volunteers as control group. Circulating microRNA-1 was collected and determined by real-time quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6321730PMC
January 2019
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Ablation of unmappable ventricular parasystole originating from the right ventricular outflow tract: a case report.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 5;19(1). Epub 2019 Jan 5.

Department of Cardiology, Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital, Hangzhou, 310014, China.

Background: When the coupling interval is matched, ventricular parasystole can form a stable fusion QRS complex with sinus rhythm. Ablation of a fusion QRS complex has been rarely reported and is unexpectedly difficult.

Case Presentation: We describe a case of ventricular parasystole from muscle sleeves of the right ventricular outflow tract. Read More

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January 2019
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Gender differences in association between uric acid and all-cause mortality in patients with chronic heart failure.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 5;19(1). Epub 2019 Jan 5.

Department of Nephrology, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål, Oslo, Norway.

Background: Elevated serum uric acid (SUA) is associated with poor prognosis in patients with cardiovascular disease, yet it is still not decided whether the role of SUA is causal or only reflects an underlying disease. The purpose of the study was to investigate if SUA was an independent predictor of 5-year all-cause mortality in a propensity score matched cohort of chronic heart failure (HF) outpatients. Furthermore, to assess whether gender or renal function modified the effect of SUA. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6321661PMC
January 2019
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Modes of death and clinical outcomes in adult patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in Thailand.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 3;19(1). Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Rama IV Road, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand.

Background: There are limited data about modes of death and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in South East Asian population. The aim of the study was to examine modes of death and clinical outcomes in Thai patients with HCM.

Methods: Between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2013, 166 consecutive patients with HCM diagnosed in our institution were evaluated. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6318850PMC
January 2019
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A genetic variant c.553G > T (rs2075291) in the apolipoprotein A5 gene is associated with altered triglycerides levels in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients with lipid lowering drug.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2019 Jan 3;19(1). Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Division of Human Genetics and Genome Research, Department of Molecular Genetics and human Enzymology, National Research Centre, 33Bohouth St. Dokki, Giza, Egypt.

Background: Elevated plasma triglycerides (TGs) are widely used as a major cardiovascular risk predictor and are thought to play an important role in the progression of coronary heart disease (CHD). It has been demonstrated that lipid lowering was associated with lower mortality in patients with CHD. The present study therefore aimed to investigate the consequences of the genetic variant c. Read More

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January 2019
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Use of speckle-tracking echocardiography-derived strain and systolic strain rate measurements to predict rejection in transplant hearts with preserved ejection fraction.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2018 Dec 22;18(1):241. Epub 2018 Dec 22.

Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN, 55905, USA.

Background: Noninvasive diagnosis of allograft rejection in heart transplant recipients is challenging. The utility of 2-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) to predict severe rejection in heart transplant recipients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) was evaluated.

Methods: Adult heart transplant patients with preserved LVEF (> 55%) and severe rejection by biopsy (Rejection Grade ≥ 2R) or no rejection between 1997 and 2011 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota were evaluated. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6303897PMC
December 2018
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Feasibility of a checklist in treating hypertension in primary care - base line results from a cluster-randomised controlled trial (check and support).

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2018 Dec 19;18(1):240. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland.

Background: Most patients with antihypertensive medication do not achieve their blood pressure (BP) target. The most important factor behind this failure is poor medication adherence. However, non-adherence to therapy does not concern only patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6299921PMC
December 2018
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Cardiac autotransplantation and ex vivo surgical repair of giant left atrium: a case presentation.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2018 Dec 18;18(1):239. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Zan Mitrev Clinic, Bledski Dogovor 8, Skopje, 1000, Republic of Macedonia.

Background: Chronic Mitral Valve disease is strongly associated with Left atrial enlargement; the condition has a high mortality risk. Clinical manifestations include atrial fibrillation, pulmonary hypertension, thromboembolic events, and in cases of Giant Left Atrium (GLA) and a distorted cardiac silhouette. Full sternotomy, conventional open-heart surgery, reductive atrioplasty and atrioventricular valve repair are required to resolve symptoms. Read More

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December 2018
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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.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2018 Dec 17;18(1):238. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Department of Critical Care Medicine, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, 169 Dong'hu Road, Wuhan, 430071, Hubei, People's Republic of China.

Background: Behcet's disease (BD) is a systemic vasculitis characterized by oral and genital aphthosis, and ocular and skin lesions. The disease is involved in vascular, gastrointestinal, and central nervous systems. Vasculitis may exacerbate fatal problems, such as anastomotic pseudoaneurysms. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6296136PMC
December 2018
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Association of Klotho gene polymorphism with hypertension and coronary artery disease in an Iranian population.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2018 Dec 14;18(1):237. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Cardiovascular Research Center, Institute of Basic and Clinical Physiology Sciences, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

Background: Klotho, possibly an age-regulating protein, is considered an important factor contributing to the lifespan and pathophysiology of hypertension and coronary artery disease (CAD). The present study was carried out aiming to investigate the association of Klotho-rs564481 (C1818T) gene polymorphism with hypertension and CAD.

Methods: A total of 286 CAD-suspicious subjects were entered into this case-control study. Read More

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December 2018
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Metformin regulates atrial SK2 and SK3 expression through inhibiting the PKC/ERK signaling pathway in type 2 diabetic rats.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2018 Dec 13;18(1):236. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Cardiology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, No. 36 Sanhao Street, Heping District, Shenyang, 110004, People's Republic of China.

Background: Our previous study showed that metformin regulates the mRNA and protein levels of type 2 small conductance calcium-activated potassium channel (SK2) and type 3 small conductance calcium-activated potassium channels (SK3) in atrial tissue as well as the ion current of atrial myocytes in rats with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), but the underlying signaling mechanism is unknown. This study aimed to investigate whether metformin regulates atrial SK2 and SK3 protein expression in T2DM rats though the protein kinase C (PKC)/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling pathway.

Methods: A T2DM rat model was established using a high-fat and high-sugar diet combined with a low-dose intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (STZ). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6293565PMC
December 2018
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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.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2018 Dec 13;18(1):235. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Central Hospital of Augsburg, MONICA/KORA Myocardial Infarction Registry, Augsburg, Germany.

Background: Sleep-related investigations in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients are rare. The aim of this study was to examine sex-specific associations of patient-reported sleep disturbances within 4 weeks before AMI and long-term survival.

Methods: From a German population-based, regional AMI registry, 2511 men and 828 women, aged 28-74 years, hospitalized with a first-time AMI between 2000 and 2008 and still alive after 28 days, were included in the study (end of follow-up: 12/2011). Read More

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December 2018
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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.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2018 Dec 12;18(1):233. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Cardiovascular Institute, Tianjin Chest Hospital, No.261 Tai er zhuang Road, Jinnan District, Tianjin, 300222, People's Republic of China.

Background: Plaque composition and morphologic characteristics identified by virtual histology intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) can determine plaques at increased risk of clinical events following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) among coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. However, there have been few studies to investigate the relationship between plaque composition of saphenous vein graft (SVG) by VH-IVUS and clinical outcomes in patients with saphenous vein graft disease (SVGD) undergoing PCI. The purpose of this study is to determine whether plaque components and characteristics by VH-IVUS can predict major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) among SVGD patients undergoing PCI. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6291998PMC
December 2018
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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).

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2018 Dec 12;18(1):232. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

Background: The health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an important treatment goal that could serve as low-cost prognostication tool in resource poor settings. We sought to validate the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) and evaluate its use as a predictor of 3 months all-cause mortality among heart failure participants in rural Uganda.

Methods: The Mbarara Heart Failure Registry Cohort study observes heart failure patients during hospital stay and in the community in rural Uganda. Read More

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December 2018
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Post-cardiac injury syndrome in acute myocardial infarction patients undergoing PCI: a case report and literature review.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2018 Dec 12;18(1):234. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Shenzhen Shekou People's Hospital, Shenzhen, 518067, Guangdong, China.

Background: In the era of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI), the incidence of post-cardiac injury syndrome (PCIS) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) following PPCI has become less common. However, the intrinsic pathogenesis of this medical condition remains largely uncertain. Unlike the prior reports, the present paper provides new mechanistic clues concerning the pathogenesis of PCI-related PCIS. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6292035PMC
December 2018
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"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.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2018 Dec 6;18(1):225. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Département de Santé Publique, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice (Public Health Department University Hospital of Nice), F-06202, Nice, France.

Background: Physical activity programs (PAP) in patients with cardiovascular disease require evidence of cost-utility. To assess improvement in health-related quality of life (QoL) and reduction of health care consumption of patients following PAP, a randomized trial was used.

Methods: Patients from a health insurance company who had experienced coronary artery disease or moderate heart failure were invited to participate (N = 1891). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6284296PMC
December 2018
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Takotsubo syndrome with pulmonary embolism: a case report and literature review.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2018 Dec 10;18(1):229. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Center for Pulmonary Vascular Diseases, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, 167 Beilishi Road, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100037, China.

Background: Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is an acute cardiac condition with reversible heart failure which is often triggered by psychological and physical stressful events. Although pulmonary embolism (PE) was reported as a trigger for TTS, the concurrence of TTS and PE has been rarely reported, let alone that triggered by PE. Here we describe a case of a postmenopausal female presenting with symptoms similar to myocardial ischemia, which may be caused by PE, and review the available literature that may help clinicians with their practice to similar situations since no published guidelines are available. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6288948PMC
December 2018
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