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  1. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  7. 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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    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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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