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Cardiovascular Disorders

  1. Content type: Case Report

    In the setting of an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), although the most common etiology of a left ventricular (LV) mass identified on multimodality cardiovascular imaging is a thrombus, other possibilities i...

    Authors: Rajat Sharma, Mehrdad Golian, Pallav Shah, Davinder S. Jassal and Nasir Shaikh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:25

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Hypertension is as prevalent in many developing countries, as in the developed world and is the leading cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in Africa. The control of hypertension in this resource l...

    Authors: Isaac Ssinabulya, Yvonne Nabunnya, Brian Kiggundu, Charles Musoke, Michael Mungoma and James Kayima

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:487

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Arterial hypertension is a major cause of death worldwide. For the most part, treatment for hypertension can be performed on an outpatient basis. However, some patients also require inpatient treatment, and th...

    Authors: Carsten P. Bramlage, Mina Nasiri-Sarvi, Joan Minguet, Peter Bramlage and Gerhard Anton Müller

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:480

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  4. Content type: Research article

    In patients with cardiomyopathy of unknown origin, endomyocardial biopsy provides the possibility of improved diagnosis and tailored treatment. Specific guidance has been developed based on cardiovascular cent...

    Authors: Ulrich Tebbe, Karin Bramlage, Fiete John, Dirk Härtel, Ralf Felgendreher, Kathrin Machalke, Reinhard Kandolf and Peter Bramlage

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:459

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  5. Content type: Case Report

    Infection of cardiac implantable electronic devices is a serious cardiovascular disease and it is associated with a high mortality. Mycobacterium species may rarely cause cardiac implantable electronic devices in...

    Authors: Bandar Al-Ghamdi, Hassan El Widaa, Maie Al Shahid, Mohammed Aladmawi, Jawaher Alotaibi, Aly Al Sanei and Magid Halim

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:414

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  6. Content type: Case Report

    Massive pulmonary embolism (PE) is associated with significant mortality, especially if compounded by haemodynamic instability, right ventricular (RV) dysfunction and right atrial (RA) thrombus. Thrombolysis c...

    Authors: Sahela Nasrin, Fathima Aaysha Cader, Md. Salahuddin, Tahera Nazrin and Masuma Jannat Shafi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:371

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) has been used as a predictor of cardiovascular events, but it remains unclear whether CIMT can change over the short term. We evaluated changes of CIMT in patie...

    Authors: Ayumi Tenjin, Yoshio Nagai, Sayaka Yuji, Satoshi Ishii, Hiroyuki Kato, Akio Ohta and Yasushi Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:281

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  8. Content type: Case Report

    Acute aortic dissection (AAD) is a highly lethal and prevalent cardiovascular emergency. AAD can develop into atrioventricular conductivity disorders caused by coronary artery dissection, with acute myocardial...

    Authors: Moacyr Magno Palmeira, Hellen Yuki Umemura Ribeiro, Yan Garcia Lira, Fernando Octávio Machado Jucá Neto, Ivone Aline da Silva Rodrigues, Maitê Silva Martins Gadelha and Yuri Santana do Carmo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:257

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Despite the fact that heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often exist together and have serious clinical and economic implications, they have mostly been studied separately. Our aim ...

    Authors: Elzbieta Kaszuba, Håkan Odeberg, Lennart Råstam and Anders Halling

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:215

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Adolescents with type 1 diabetes and obesity present higher cardiovascular risk and ambulatory blood pressure measurements (ABPM) has been shown to predict vascular events, especially by identifying the nondip...

    Authors: Valentina Giacchi, Tiziana Timpanaro, Donatella Lo Presti, Stefano Passanisi, Carmine Mattia, Pasqua Betta, Chiara Grasso, Manuela Caruso and Pietro Sciacca

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:122

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Cardiovascular disease has become a leading global health challenge representing the largest cause of mortality in adults worldwide. Non communicable diseases are neglected in Uganda over infectious diseases. ...

    Authors: Kenneth V. Nyombi, Samuel Kizito, David Mukunya, Angella Nabukalu, Martin Bukama, Joseph Lunyera, Martha Asiimwe, Ivan Kimuli and Robert Kalyesubula

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:110

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Ranolazine is a new anti-anginal drug that acts via late sodium current inhibition, and has been shown to improve diastolic dysfunction in isolated myocytes. Diastolic dysfuntion is common in patients with ao...

    Authors: Anvesha Singh, Christopher D. Steadman, Jamal N. Khan, Giorgio Reggiardo and Gerry P. McCann

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:64

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Acute cholecystitis sometimes displays symptoms and electrocardiographic changes mimicking cardiovascular problems. It may also coexist with cardiovascular disorders. We analyzed the clinical characteristic of...

    Authors: Michishige Ozeki, Yoshihiro Takeda, Hideaki Morita, Masatoshi Miyamura, Koichi Sohmiya, Masaaki Hoshiga and Nobukazu Ishizaka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:805

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Shift work has been implicated in cardiovascular disease (CVD), a major cause of death globally. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk of developing CVD in shift work.

    Authors: Henry Asare-Anane, Adams Abdul-Latif, Emmanuel Kwaku Ofori, Mubarak Abdul-Rahman and Seth D. Amanquah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:798

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF), the commonest restrictive cardiomyopathy worldwide, is characterized by inflammation and fibrosis of the endocardium. Inflammation in other parts of the body such as the peritone...

    Authors: Yvonne Brenda Nabunnya, James Kayima, Chris T. Longenecker, Richard A. Josephson and Juergen Freers

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:783

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Hypertension is a multifactorial disease caused by the interaction between genetic and environmental factors. Mutations in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene (MTHFR) have been known to be associated ...

    Authors: Sanaa Nassereddine, Yaya Kassogue, Farah Korchi, Rachida Habbal and Sellama Nadifi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:775

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Acute ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) is seen in patients with myocardial infarction and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The optimal treatment strategy of this condition however, is no...

    Authors: Wissam A. Alajaji, Elie A. Akl, Aida Farha, Wael A. Jaber and Wael A. AlJaroudi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:712

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Sympathetic activation and renin-angiotensin system are essential for development and sustenance of hypertension. However, the status of these systems has not been well evaluated among patients in an African s...

    Authors: Jonathan Mayito, Michael Mungoma, Barbara Kakande, Dove Clement Okello, Humphrey Wanzira, James Kayima and Charles Kiiza Mondo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:586

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  19. Content type: Short Report

    We investigated, previously, the mechanism by which extracellular acidification promotes relaxation in rat thoracic aorta. These studies suggested that extracellular acidosis promotes vasodilation mediated by ...

    Authors: Andrea Carla Celotto, Verena Kise Capellini, Agnes Afrodite Sumarelli Albuquerque, Luciana Garros Ferreira, Ana Paula Cassiano Silveira, Tales Rubens de Nadai and Paulo Roberto Barbosa Evora

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:462

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Risk estimates for the same patient can vary substantially among cardiovascular risk calculators and the reasons are not fully explained. We compared the relative risk increases for consistent risk factors cha...

    Authors: G. Michael Allan, Faeze Nouri, Christina Korownyk, Michael R. Kolber, Ben Vandermeer and James McCormack

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:417

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Microalbuminuria (MAU) is defined as an urinary albumin excretion rate between 20–200 mg/l or 30–300 mg/day. It is a surrogate marker for endothelial dysfunction and is independently associated with atheroscle...

    Authors: Hilal Bahjet Al-Saffar, Hussein Nassir, Anna Mitchell and Sebastian Philipp

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:371

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The 12-lead electrocardiographic screening for the prevention of sudden cardiac death in young competitive athletes is not cost-effective and thus not routinely recommended. We investigate whether a less expen...

    Authors: Jae Hyung Cho, Mats A Selen and Abraham G Kocheril

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:342

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Cost-effectiveness analyses provide insight in the use of lifestyle interventions. To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention compared to usual care in people with Familial Hypercholesterol...

    Authors: Karen Broekhuizen, Marieke F van Wier, Lando L J Koppes, Johannes Brug, Willem van Mechelen, Judith E Bosmans and Mireille N M van Poppel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:317

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  24. Content type: Research article

    There is a demand for a highly sensitive and specific point-of care test to detect acute myocardial infarction (AMI). It is unclear if a high-sensitivity troponin assay will have enough discriminative power to...

    Authors: Per O Andersson, Jan-Erik Karlsson, Eva Landberg, Karin Festin and Staffan Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:210

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  25. Content type: Research article

    High blood pressure levels have been associated with elevated atherogenic blood lipid fraction, but epidemiological surveys often give inconsistent results across population sub-groups. To determine the extent...

    Authors: Hadiza Saidu, Kamilu Musa Karaye and Basil N Okeahialam

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:930

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  26. Content type: Case Report

    Dilated cardiomyopathy is myocardial disease characterized by dilatation and impaired contraction of the left ventricle or both left and right ventricle. The majority of these cases are secondary to coronary a...

    Authors: Bassam Bulbanat, Dinu Antony, Kazem Behbehani, Osama Alsmadi, Daisy Thomas and Maisa Mahmoud Kamkar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:914

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The percentage of time during which the patients have the INR within the target values (i.e. Time in Therapeutic Range [TTR]) is a measure of anticoagulation quality with Vitamin K Antagonists (VKA). To evalua...

    Authors: Daniel Caldeira, Inês Cruz, Gonçalo Morgado, Bruno Stuart, Catarina Gomes, Cristina Martins, Isabel João and Hélder Pereira

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:891

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  28. Content type: Case Report

    Aggregatibacter bacteria are a rare cause of endocarditis in adults. They are part of a group of organisms known as HACEK – Haemophilus, Aggregatibacter, Cardiobacter, Eikenella, and Kingella. Among these organis...

    Authors: Sahil R Patel, Nishi H Patel, Amit Borah and Heath Saltzman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:885

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  29. Content type: Case Report

    Left ventricular non compaction is a relatively rare congenital disorder characterized by prominent trabeculations and intertrabecular recesses with the potential for thromboembolism, arrhythmias, and sudden c...

    Authors: Tamara Glavinovic, David YC Cheung, Francisco J Cordova Perez, Anita Soni, Brett Memauri and Davinder S Jassal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:787

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  30. Content type: Case Report

    The diagnosis of Marked First Degree Atrioventricular Block is made with electrocardiogram when PR interval ≥0.30 s. A PR interval of up to 0.48 s had been reported in literature. Data is sparse on an extremel...

    Authors: Oluwadare Ogunlade, Anthony O Akintomide, Olufemi E Ajayi and Omotayo A Eluwole

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:781

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  31. Content type: Short Report

    Pro-inflammatory molecules and low-density lipoproteins play essential roles in the atherosclerosis. The aim of our study was to establish an association among the cytokines secreted by peripheral blood mononu...

    Authors: Alejandra Madrid-Miller, Luis Chávez-Sánchez, Guillermo Careaga-Reyna, Gabriela Borrayo-Sánchez, Karina Chávez-Rueda, Silvestre Armando Montoya-Guerrero, Arturo Abundes Velazco, Mariano Ledesma-Velasco, María Victoria Legorreta-Haquet and Francisco Blanco-Favela

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:669

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  32. Content type: Research article

    A history of congestive heart failure has been used to determine the prognosis in patients with acute pulmonary embolism. Diastolic dysfunction is responsible for the half of congestive heart failure but has n...

    Authors: Jae Hyung Cho, Roop Kaw, Jatin Chhabra, Snigdha Kola, Indrajeet Mahata, Shobha Shahani and Abraham G Kocheril

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:610

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