• . Liang Zhao, T. Xu, H. Wang, P. Liu, . Jiayou Zhang, . Congxin Huang, . Dening Liao
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 6(1) pp. 76-80

    Abstract
    In our previous in vitro study mid-myocardial relative to epicardial pacing decreased transmural dispersion of depolarization (TDR) and prevented ventricular arrhythmia. We [...]

  • . Haroon Zafar, . Faisal Sharif, M. J. Leahy
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2014). Vol. 5 pp. 68-71

    Abstract
    The main objective of this study was to assess the blood flow rate and velocity in coronary artery stenosis using intracoronary frequency domain optical coherence tomography [...]

  • K. Zacharias, . Shahram Ahmadvazir, . Asrar Ahmed, B. N. Shah, . Dionisio Acosta, . Roxy Senior
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 7(1) pp. 124-130

    Abstract
    We hypothesised that stress echocardiography (SE), may be superior to exercise ECG (ExECG), for predicting CAD and outcome, and cost-beneficial, when performed as initial [...]

  • . Chaowu Yan, . Zhongying Xu, . Jinglin Jin, . Jianhua Lv, . Qiong Liu, . Zhenhui Zhu, . Kunjing Pang, . Yisheng Shi, W. Fang, . Yang Wang
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 9(7) pp. 22-27

    Abstract
    Transthoracic Doppler-echocardiography (TTE) can estimate mean pulmonary arterial pressure (MPAP) and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) reliably, and cardiac magnetic [...]

  • . Eiichiro Yamamoto, . Keisuke Ohba, . Yoshihiro Hirata, . Takanori Tokitsu, . Koichiro Fujisue, . Koichi Sugamura, . Koichi Kaikita, . Seiji Hokimoto, . Seigo Sugiyama, . Hisao Ogawa
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 128-130

  • . Fatih Yalçin, . Caner Topaloglu, . Nagehan Kuçukler, . Mehmet Ofgeli, T. P. Abraham
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 7(1) pp. 141-145

    Abstract
    Quantitative imaging analyses showed an earlier septal wall involvement in hypertension. We planned to determine the effect of hypertension on regional myocardial performance [...]

  • A. J. Weingarten, J. E. Loyd, T. P. Doyle
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016).

  • . Vassilis Voudris, P. Karyofyllis, C. Doulaptsis, . Ioannis Moukas, . Sofia Thomopoulou, D. V. Cokkinos
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2014). Vol. 5 pp. 57-62

    Abstract
    Dual antiplatelet treatment (DAPLT) for at least 12 months is recommended after drug eluting stent (DES) implantation, but concerns regarding the extended use of this treatment [...]

  • L. Baroncini, L. Sylvestre, R. Filho
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 9(7) pp. 48-51

    Abstract
    To assess the effects of each traditional cardiovascular risk factor (hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, and smoking), including the presence of coronary artery [...]

  • K. Kumar, Q. Zhao, X. Bai, A. Li, . Pandit Anjali, H. Yu, W. Zhu, T. Zou, . Yingtong Ma, X. Ma
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 73-74

  • . Takashi Ueda, . Shin-ichiro Miura, . Kanta Fujimi, . Toshihisa Ishida, . Takuro Matsuda, . Masaomi Fujita, . Yoshiyuki Ura, . Kouji Kaino, . Maya Sakamoto, . Tomoe Horita, . Tadaaki Arimura, . Yuhei Shiga, . Takashi Kuwano, . Ken Kitajima, . Keijiro Saku
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 12 pp. 63-67

    Abstract
    Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) improves cardiac function and exercise capacity in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Simpler techniques are needed for use by physicians [...]

  • G. Tse, J. Ming Yeo
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 9(7) pp. 75-82

    Abstract
    Ventricular arrhythmias arise from disruptions in the normal orderly sequence of electrical activation and recovery of the heart. They can be categorized into disorders affecting [...]

  • G. Tse, Y. Chan, . Wendy Keung, B. P Yan
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2017). Vol. 14 pp. 8-13

    Abstract
    The QT interval on the human electrocardiogram is normally in the order of 450 ms, and reflects the summated durations of action potential (AP) depolarization and repolarization [...]

  • . Jean-Noel Trochu, . Ryan Dillon, . Finn Gustafsson, S. A. Mitchell, . Veselin Mitrovic, . Ottavio Alfieri
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2014). Vol. 5 pp. 26-41

    Abstract
    The management of mitral regurgitation (MR) is challenging — patients may be asymptomatic, oligosymptomatic, older with comorbidities, or clinically symptomatic and not [...]

  • . George Touma, . David Ramsay, . James Weaver
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015).

    Abstract
    Chronic total occlusions (CTOs) of coronary arteries represent a common and significant challenge to interventional cardiology. Medical therapy is often regarded as an adequate [...]

  • I. Thomas, D. P. Cork, A. K. Bhatia, H. M. Nayak, M. C. Burke, J. D. Moss
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015).

    Abstract
    In patients with heart disease, the presence of a fragmented QRS complex (fQRS) on the surface electrocardiogram (ECG) is associated with an increased risk of mortality. We [...]

  • B. Fitzgerald, . John Bashford, . Katrina Newbigin, G. Scalia
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2017). Vol. 14 pp. 53-57

    Abstract
    AL amyloidosis and multiple myeloma result in extracellular deposition of insoluble fibrillary protein in tissue and organs. Untreated median survival is very poor, and even [...]

  • C. Macedo, T. Larocca, M. Noya-Rabelo, L. Correia, M. Moreira, A. Caldas, J. Torreão, B. Souza, R. Santos, M. Soares
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 75-80

    Abstract
    One of the most challenging issues of chronic Chagas disease is to provide earlier detection of heart involvement. Two-dimensional speckle tracking (2-D ST) echocardiography, [...]

  • . Tomohiko Teramoto, . Etsuo Tsuchikane, . Masanori Yamamoto, . Hitoshi Matsuo, . Yoshiaki Kawase, . Yoriyasu Suzuki, . Seiji Kanou, . Tetsurou Shimura, . Hirotomo Sato, . Maoto Habara, . Kenya Nasu, . Masashi Kimura, . Yoshihisa Kinoshita, . Mitsuyasu Terashima, . Tetsuo Matsubara, . Takahiko Suzuki
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2017). Vol. 14 pp. 28-32

    Abstract
    Following the development of breakthrough techniques for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the treatment of chronic total occlusions (CTO), the initial success rate [...]

  • H. Takeuchi
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 7(1)

  • H. Takeuchi
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 7(1) pp. 49-50

    Abstract
    Pulmonary vein thrombosis (PVT) is often not diagnosed because PVT has subtle symptoms and PVT is believed to be rare. The mechanism for the formation of PVT is unclear. In [...]

  • . Hidekazu Takeuchi
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 7(1)

  • H. Takeuchi
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 37-40

  • H. Takeuchi
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2014). Vol. 5 pp. 63-64

  • H. Takeuchi
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 6(1) pp. 32-34

    Abstract
    Few studies have reported the differences between transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and 64-slice multidetector CT (64-MDCT) in identifying left atrium (LA) thrombi. I report [...]

  • H. Takeuchi
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 6(1) pp. 1-3

    Abstract
    Stroke remains a devastating complication following cardiac surgery. Pulmonary vein thrombi (PVT) are believed to be rare, but I have reported 37 cases of PVT in elderly patients [...]

  • . Nami Takano, . Haruhito Takano, . Taira Fukuda, . Hironobu Kikuchi, . Gaku Oguri, . Kazuya Fukumura, . Kuniaki Iwasawa, . Toshiaki Nakajima
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 6(1) pp. 12-18

    Abstract
    Chronotropic incompetence (CI), an attenuated heart rate (HR) response to exercise, is common in patients with cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to assess [...]

  • . Wataru Takabatake, . Takahisa Noma, . Yasuyoshi Iwado, . Shohei Ishikawa, . Atsushi Tobiume, . Yusuke Hasui, . Keiji Matsunaga, . Kaoru Mantani, . Kumi Konishi, . Ryo Kawakami, . Naoko Ishihara, . Yasuhiro Ishihara, . Makoto Ishizawa, . Kaori Ishikawa, . Kazushi Murakami, . Koji Ohmori, . Yoshihiro Nishiyama, . Masakazu Kohno
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 81-86

    Abstract
    The impact of nicorandil as adjunctive therapy for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is controversial. We [...]

  • . Catherine Szymanski, . Sylvestre Maréchaux, . Patrick Bruneval, . Michel Andréjak, V. Montpréville, . Emre Belli, C. Tribouilloy
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 9(7) pp. 67-69

    Abstract
    Patients exposed to benfluorex have an increased risk of restrictive organic valvular heart disease. Aortic and mitral regurgitations caused by fibrotic valve disease are [...]

  • . Kristina Svennerholm, . Pouria Rodsand, . Urban Hellman, . Marie Lundholm, . Anders Waldenström, . Björn Biber, . Gunnar Ronquist, . Michael Haney
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 62-67

    Abstract
    Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are thought to exert protective effects after ischemic and remote ischemic preconditioning. It is not well understood which EV content factors [...]

  • . Makoto Suzuki, . Atsushi Seki, . Itaru Takamisawa, . Tetsuya Tobaru, . Morimasa Takayama, . Tetsuya Sumiyoshi, . Hitonobu Tomoike
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 108-113

    Abstract
    We retrospectively investigated our hypothesis that pre-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedural therapeutic hypothermia may have clinical advantages in patients [...]

  • . Tomonori Sugiura, . Yasuaki Dohi, . Sumiyo Yamashita, . Soichiro Iwaki, . Shiori Ito, . Akimasa Sanagawa, . Nobuyuki Ohte, . Satoshi Fujii
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 7(1) pp. 83-87

    Abstract
    Cigarette smoking promotes vascular endothelial damage and accelerates progression of atherosclerosis. The purpose of this study was to examine whether the circulating level [...]

  • . Daisuke Sueta, . Seiji Hokimoto, . Ken Okamoto, . Hisayo Yasuda, . Hiroki Usuku, . Hirokazu Tazume, . Eiichiro Yamamoto, . Kenji Sakamoto, . Yasuhiro Izumiya, . Kenichi Tsujita, . Koichi Kaikita, . Hisashi Sakaguchi, . Toshihiro Fukui, . Hisao Ogawa
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 11 pp. 17-18

  • . Daisuke Sueta, . Eiichiro Yamamoto, . Tomoko Tanaka, . Yoshihiro Hirata, . Kenji Sakamoto, . Kenichi Tsujita, . Sunao Kojima, . Koichi Nishiyama, . Koichi Kaikita, . Seiji Hokimoto, . Hideaki Jinnouchi, . Hisao Ogawa
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 52-54

  • . Daisuke Sueta, . Seiji Hokimoto, . Takashi Miyazaki, . Kenji Sakamoto, . Kenichi Tsujita, . Eiichiro Yamamoto, . Noriaki Tabata, . Sunao Kojima, . Koichi Kaikita, . Hisao Ogawa
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 9(7) pp. 70-72

  • K. Siontis, . Malini Madhavan, . Suraj Kapa, S. J. Asirvatham, P. A. Noseworthy
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015).

  • K. Siontis, P. Chareonthaitawee
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 6(1) pp. 54-59

    Abstract
    Despite substantive growth in utilization of positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), evidence on its prognostic value is limited. We aimed to [...]

  • . Kazuki Shimizu, . Masanori Yamamoto, . Yutaka Koyama, . Atsuko Kodama, . Hirotomo Sato, . Seiji Kano, . Tomohiko Teramoto, . Masashi Kimura, . Koshi Sawada, . Yoshihiro Goto, . Shinji Ogawa, . Hiroshi Baba, . Etsuo Tsuchikane, . Yasuhide Okawa, . Takahiko Suzuki
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 9(7) pp. 95-99

    Abstract
    This study sought to investigate the clinical utility of aortic valve calcium score (AVCS) determined by using cardiac multislice computed tomography (MSCT). Data of 1315 [...]

  • M. Rahman, . Rajan Sharma, S. Brecker
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 9-18

    Abstract
    We investigated the effect of chronic kidney disease (CKD) on morbidity and mortality following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) including patients on haemodialysis, [...]

  • N. R. Shah, R. Al-Lamee, . Justin Davies
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2014). Vol. 5 pp. 20-25

    Abstract
    Fractional flow reserve (FFR) assessment provides anatomical and physiological information that is often used to tailor treatment strategies in coronary artery disease. Whilst [...]

  • . Nadim Shah, K. Soon, C. Wong, . Anne-Maree Kelly
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 6(1) pp. 60-65

    Abstract
    Deaths due to coronary heart disease (CHD) remain high worldwide, despite recent achievements. An effective screening strategy may improve outcomes further if implemented [...]

  • . Aravind Sekhar, B. S. Sutton, . Prafull Raheja, A. Mohsen, . Emily Anggelis, C. N. Anggelis, M. C. Keith, . Buddhadeb Dawn, . Samantha Straton, M. P. Flaherty
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016).

    Abstract
    This was a prospective, single-center study evaluating the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of early ambulation (within 30 min) following femoral artery closure with the ProGlide® [...]

  • . Akira Sato, . Kazutaka Aonuma
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 11 pp. 43-48

    Abstract
    Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) may be complicated by periprocedural myocardial infarction (PMI) as manifested by elevated cardiac biomarkers such as creatine kinase [...]

  • E. Saliba, Y. Sia, A. Dore, I. El Hamamsy
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 6(1) pp. 91-100

    Abstract
    Thoracic ascending aorta aneurysms (TAA) are an important cause of mortality in adults but are a relatively less studied subject compared to abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). [...]

  • B. Andrea, . Jacob Atié, . Steffen Desh, . Phillip Lurz, . Gerhard Hindricks
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 11 pp. 35-42

    Abstract
    To evaluate in vivo the feasibility and safety of renal sympathetic denervation (RSD) with different catheters and various radiofrequency protocols. Twenty-two pigs were included. [...]

  • R. E. Redgrave, . Simon Tual-Chalot, B. J. Davison, . Elizabeth Greally, . Mauro Santibanez-Koref, J. E. Schneider, A. M. Blamire, H. M. Arthur
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016).

    Abstract
    Mice are frequently used in research to examine outcomes of myocardial infarction (MI) and to investigate therapeutic interventions at an early pre-clinical stage. The MI [...]

  • . Madhab Ray, . Robin Ruthazer, J. R. Beshansky, D. M. Kent, J. T. Mukherjee, . Hadeel Alkofide, H. P. Selker
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015).

    Abstract
    The IMMEDIATE Trial of emergency medical service use of intravenous glucose–insulin–potassium (GIK) very early in acute coronary syndromes (ACS) showed benefit for the [...]

  • Q. de Hemptinne, D. de Cannière, . Jean-Luc Vandenbossche, . Philippe Unger
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 7(1) pp. 1-5

    Abstract
    Calcified amorphous tumor (CAT) of the heart is a rare non-neoplastic intracavitary cardiac mass. Several case reports have been published but large series are lacking. To [...]

  • . Hai-Ying Qi, . Ru-Yan Ma, . Li-Xia Jiang, . Shu-Ping Li, S. Mai, . Hong Chen, M. Ge, . Mei-Ying Wang, . Hai-Ning Liu, . Yue-Hong Cai, S. Xu, J. Li
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 7(1) pp. 158-164

    Abstract
    Altitude-hypoxia induces pulmonary arterial hypertension and altered cardiac morphology and function, which is little known in healthy children at high altitude. We compared [...]

  • S. P. Ponamgi, C. DeSimone, C. J. Lenz, . Megan Coylewright, S. J. Asirvatham, D. R. Holmes, D. L. Packer
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015).

    Abstract
    Fibrosing mediastinitis (FM) is a rare but fatal disease characterized by an excessive fibrotic reaction in the mediastinum, which can lead to life-threatening stenosis of [...]

  • . Johan Petrini, . Mohamed Yousry, . Per Eriksson, H. M. Björk, . Anette Rickenlund, . Anders Franco-Cereceda, . Kenneth Caidahl, M. J. Eriksson
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 11 pp. 74-79

    Abstract
    A bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is associated with accelerated aortic valve disease (AVD) and abnormalities in aortic elasticity. We investigated the intima-media thickness [...]

  • . Elisabetta Palmerini, . Henrik Antti, . Dmitry Shungin, . Stefan Soderberg, . Sergio Mondillo, M. Y. Henein
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 9(7) pp. 109-114

    Abstract
    Exertional angina in patients with no coronary flow limiting lesions remains a clinical puzzle. We aimed to assess the extent of coronary artery calcification (CAC) and its [...]

  • . Filomena Pacelli, . Antonio Rapacciuolo, . Alessandra Giamundo, . Grazia Canciello, . Anna Franzone, . Massimo Imbriaco, . Bruno Trimarco, . Maria-Angela Losi
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2017). Vol. 14 pp. 20-22

  • C. Nwakile, . Bhaskar Purushottam, . Jeong Yun, . Vikas Bhalla, D. Lynn Morris, V. Figueredo
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2014). Vol. 5 pp. 42-44

  • . Romina Navarri, . Stefano Lunghetti, . Matteo Cameli, . Sergio Mondillo, . Roberto Favilli, . Francesca Scarpini, . Luca Puccetti
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 7(1) pp. 153-157

    Abstract
    Levosimendan improves clinical and hemodynamic parameters exerting an anti-inflammatory and antiapoptotic effect in decompensated heart failure. The aim of this study was [...]

  • N. Nair, . A.A. Schmitt, E. Rau, S. Anders, . D. Sandler, . T.B. Icenogle
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 11 pp. 49-54

    Abstract
    With continued increase in the use of mechanical circulatory support, the incidence of device thrombus remains a challenge. This study is a retrospective analysis of data [...]

  • . Pajaree Mongkhon, P. Dilokthornsakul, . Kanokkorn Tepwang, . Kannika Tapanya, C. Sopitprasan, . Pitchapat Chaliawsin, . Surasak Saokaew
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2017). Vol. 15 pp. 9-14

    Abstract
    Accessibility of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in primary care settings is limited. [...]

  • . Polona Mlakar, . Barbara Salobir, . Nusret Čobo, . Janja Strašek, . Marija Prezelj, . Ana Debevc, . Borut Jug, . Marjeta Terčelj, . Mišo Šabovič
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 7(1) pp. 40-48

    Abstract
    Chronic inflammation, the fundamental pathogenetic process of atherosclerosis, can be modified by pharmacological and non-pharmacological measures as a part of secondary prevention [...]

  • . Olga McLeod, . Pontus Dunér, . Ann Samnegård, . Per Tornvall, . Jan Nilsson, . Anders Hamsten, . Eva Bengtsson
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 6(1) pp. 42-47

    Abstract
    Collagen type IV is the major constituent of basement membranes underlying endothelial cells and is important for endothelial cell attachment and function. Autoantibodies [...]

  • . J. Mazhar, E. Shaw, . U.K. Allahwala, . G.A. Figtree, . R. Bhindi
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 7(1) pp. 14-17

    Abstract
    There is limited data on how well 2D-QCA and OCT agree with each other for measurement of coronary artery lumen dimensions. We aimed to assess the agreement between the two [...]

  • . Alfonso Mayorga-Bajo, R. Estévez-Loureiro, A. Prado, . David Alonso, . Felipe Fernández-Vázquez
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2014). Vol. 5 pp. 65-67

  • . Violeta Mattea, . Carsten Salomon, . Niels Menck, . Philipp Lauten, F. Malur, . Anja Schade, . Frank Steinborn, . Lisa Costello-Boerrigter, . Axel Neumeister, . Harald Lapp
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2017). Vol. 14 pp. 46-52

    Abstract
    Transradial artery (TRA) left heart catheterization is an increasingly used technique for both diagnostic and interventional coronary procedures. This study evaluates the [...]

  • . N.M. Malara, . V. Trunzo, . G. Musolino, . S. Aprigliano, G. Rotta, . L. Macrina, . T. Limongi, . S. Gratteri, E. Di Fabrizio, . A. Renzulli, M. Fini, . V. Mollace
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 6(1) pp. 48-53

    Abstract
    Consistent expansion of primary human endothelial cells in vitro is critical in the development of engineered tissue. A variety of complex culture media and techniques developed [...]

  • . Ciara Mahon, . David Keane, . John Erwin
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 95-97

    Abstract
    Left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombus is an accepted risk factor for ischemic stroke. Following a literature review we were unable to identify a study that determined the incidence [...]

  • D. H. MacIver, . Ismail Adeniran, . Henggui Zhang
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 7(1) pp. 113-118

    Abstract
    The purpose of this study was to determine the mathematical relationship between left ventricular ejection fraction and global myocardial strain. A reduction in myocardial [...]

  • . Patricia Lounsbury, A. S. Elokda, . Darin Gylten, . Ross Arena, . William Clarke, E. E.I. Gordon
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 7(1) pp. 170-175

    Abstract
    Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation (OP-CR) is a highly beneficial program but vastly under utilized. The efficacy of a text-messaging program was analyzed to determine if implementation [...]

  • H. Li, J. Ge
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 6(1) pp. 25-31

    Abstract
    Despite revolutionary advancement in medicine over the past century, cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death and disability in the world. Likewise, [...]

  • S. Li, . Clifford Browning, J. Popkin
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2014). Vol. 5 pp. 72-73

  • . Yen-Wen Liu, . Chin-Chung Tseng, . Chi-Ting Su, . Yu-Tzu Chang, . Ju-Yi Chen, . Li-Yin Chen, . Liang-Miin Tsai, . Jyh-Hong Chen, . Ming-Cheng Wang, . Wei-Chuan Tsai
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2014). Vol. 5 pp. 1-8

    Abstract
    Although left ventricular (LV) global systolic longitudinal strain (GLS) reliably and accurately assesses LV systolic function and is also a powerful prognostic predictor, [...]

  • . Yiyun Lin, . Zhinong Wang, J. He, . Zhiyun Xu, . Jian Xiao, . Yufeng Zhang, H. Peng
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2014). Vol. 5 pp. 15-19

    Abstract
    Functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) is frequent in patients with mitral valve disease. Untreated tricuspid regurgitation (TR) may cause poor clinical outcomes. The surgical [...]

  • S. Lee, . Wei-Chun Huang, . Nan-Jing Peng, C. Hu
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2017). Vol. 14 pp. 14-19

    Abstract
    Dipyridamole-induced stress myocardial perfusion scans (MPS) has been widely used for management of coronary artery disease. The adverse effects of dipyridamole and other [...]

  • D. Lee, D. Li, . Borut Jug, . Jenny Papazian, . Matthew Budoff
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 42-46

    Abstract
    Detecting coronary artery disease (CAD) is pivotal in etiologic assessment and management of left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction. Only a limited number of studies have [...]

  • . S. Laudari, . G. Subramanyam
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2017). Vol. 15 pp. 26-30

    Abstract
    Rheumatic heart disease is one of the most common cause for heart failure and associated mortalities/morbidities in the young population in developing countries like Nepal [...]

  • B. A. Lara, . Fujian Qu, E. Kevin Heist, B. B. Pavri, A. Bakel, J. M. Herre, P. F. Binkley
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015).

    Abstract
    A significant proportion of patients admitted for acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) that undergo volume reduction therapy are discharged with unchanged or increased [...]

  • . Subhrajit Lahiri, B. Gulman, J. Gutierrez, . Athena Pefkarou
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2017). Vol. 15 pp. 24-25

  • S. A. LaHaye, J. B. Olesen, S. P. Lacombe
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015).

    Abstract
    With the publication of the 2014 Focused Update of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society [...]

  • . Jacek Kurzawski, A. Janion-Sadowska, M. Sadowski
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2017). Vol. 14 pp. 33-40

    Abstract
    The diagnosis of thrombus in the left atrium in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) and may be inconsistent because of variability in thrombus morphology. In [...]

  • . Muneo Kurokawa, . Shiro Uemura, . Makoto Watanabe, . Yoko Dote, . Yu Sugawara, . Yutaka Goryo, . Tomoya Ueda, . Satoshi Okayama, . Michinori Kayashima, . Yoshihiko Saito
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 122-127

    Abstract
    In optical coherence tomography (OCT)-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), stent size is usually determined according to the pre-PCI lumen size of either the distal [...]

  • . Satoshi Kurisu, . Toshitaka Iwasaki, . Noriaki Watanabe, . Hiroki Ikenaga, . Takashi Shimonaga, . Tadanao Higaki, . Ken Ishibashi, . Yoshihiro Dohi, . Yukihiro Fukuda, . Yasuki Kihara
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 7(1) pp. 106-109

    Abstract
    Regeneration of R-wave or disappearance of Q-wave sometimes occurs after myocardial infarction (MI) especially in the coronary intervention era. We assessed the impact of [...]

  • . Satoshi Kurisu, . Toshitaka Iwasaki, . Hiroki Ikenaga, . Noriaki Watanabe, . Tadanao Higaki, . Takashi Shimonaga, . Ken Ishibashi, . Naoya Mitsuba, . Yoshihiro Dohi, . Yasuki Kihara
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2014). Vol. 5 pp. 74-78

    Abstract
    Aortic valve stenosis (AS) is characterized by chronic left ventricular pressure overload, leading to left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). We assessed correlations in left [...]

  • . Tadashi Kumai, . Joji Inamasu, . Eiichi Watanabe, . Keiko Sugimoto, . Yuichi Hirose
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 11 pp. 99-103

    Abstract
    Both Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) and reverse TTC (r-TTC) are characterized by reversible regional wall motion abnormalities of the heart unrelated to coronary artery pathology. [...]

  • . Madhumita Kuila, R. Sharma
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 6(1) pp. 81-84

  • . Karen Kuehl, . Alicia Tucker, . Munziba Khan, . Paula Goldberg, E. Anne Greene, . Megan Smith
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 9(7) pp. 28-31

    Abstract
    Overweight (OW) and obesity (OB) are endemic in the United States and affect adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD). Defining the burden of excess weight [...]

  • T. Kudaiberdiev, . Seitkhan Joshibayev, . Gulzada Imanalieva, A. Beishenaliev, A. Ashinaliev, T. Baisekeev, . Sergei Chinaliev
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016).

    Abstract
    The aim of our study was to define predictors of cardiac compression development including clinical, electrocardiographic, echocardiographic, chest-X-ray and perioperative [...]

  • . Jun Koyama, . Masatoshi Minamisawa, . Yoshiki Sekijima, . Shu-ichi Ikeda, . Ayako Kozuka, . Soichirou Ebisawa, . Takashi Miura, . Hirohiko Motoki, . Ayako Okada, . Atsushi Izawa, . Uichi Ikeda
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 9(7) pp. 1-10

    Abstract
    Mutated transthyretin-associated (ATTRm) amyloidosis with heart failure is associated with decreased longitudinal left ventricular (LV) myocardial contraction, as measured [...]

  • IJC Heart & Vasculature (2017). Vol. 15 pp. 1-8

    Abstract
    Reperfusion of ischemic myocardium is crucial for salvaging myocardial cells from ischemic cell death. However, reperfusion itself induces various deleterious effects on the [...]

  • A. Kouloubinis, . Sofia Sofroniadou, V. Panoulas, K. Makaritsis, . Ioanna Revela, . George Karavolias, . Vasileios Voudris, . Stamatios Adamopoulos
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 6(1) pp. 85-90

    Abstract
    Anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity typically presents as congestive heart failure (CHF). As immuno-inflammatory activation and apoptosis are important mechanisms in the [...]

  • . Mária Kohári, D. R. Okada, . Larraitz Gaztanaga, . Erica Zado, F. Marchlinski, D. J. Callans, Y. Han
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015).

    Abstract
    Detection of concurrent diastolic dysfunction (DD) may be beneficial in patients with persistent and longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). The role of transthoracic [...]

  • . Hiroto Kinutani, . Toshiro Shinke, . Kazuhiko Nakayama, . Yu Taniguchi, . Hiromasa Otake, T. Takaya, T. Osue, . Akihide Konishi, . Noriaki Emoto, . Ken-ichi Hirata
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 11 pp. 1-6

    Abstract
    Clinical efficacy of balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) to the patients with non-operable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) for improving pulmonary hemodynamics [...]

  • Y. Kim, . Pierre Deharo, . David Adlam, . Andreas Baumbach, T. W Johnson
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2017). Vol. 14 pp. 6-7

  • J. Jensen, . Per Thayssen, . Lisbeth Antonsen, . Mikkel Hougaard, . Anders Junker, K. Erik Pedersen, L. Jensen
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 6(1) pp. 19-24

    Abstract
    Cardiogenic shock is a serious complication of a ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We compared short- and long-term mortality among (1) STEMI patients with [...]

  • . Yasser Khalil, M. H. Schwartz, P. S. Pandey, M. Latif, M. E. Matsumura
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015).

    Abstract
    To determine the outcomes of patients with chest pain (CP) and prior history of coronary artery disease (CAD) managed with observation followed by outpatient stress myocardial [...]

  • . Stefanie Keymel, D. In Shin, . Stephan Steiner
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015).

  • J. Ker
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 9(7) pp. 63-64

  • . Prathap Kanagala, I. B. Squire, L. Ng, G. P. McCann
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015).

    Abstract
    Existing diagnostic guidelines for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) primarily comprise natriuretic peptides and echocardiographic assessment, highlighting [...]

  • S. Sriram, B. Venkata, T. Sadagopan, M. Ramamurthy
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 6(1) pp. 66-70

    Abstract
    Percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC) is one of the nonsurgical commissurotomy in patients with hemodynamically significant mitral stenosis. The aim of the [...]

  • J. Berge, . Karolijn Dulfer, E. Utens, E. M.J. Hartman, . Joost Daemen, R. Geuns, R. van Domburg
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 11 pp. 19-23

    Abstract
    Subjective health status is an increasingly important parameter to assess the effect of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in clinical practice. Aim of this study was [...]

  • . Yasuhiro Izumiya, . Masatoshi Jinnn, . Yuichi Kimura, . Zhongzhi Wang, . Yoshiro Onoue, . Shinsuke Hanatani, . Satoshi Araki, . Hironobu Ihn, . Hisao Ogawa
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 98-102

    Abstract
    Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a serious complication in patients with systemic scleroderma (SSc), therefore it is important to identify the factors that could predict the [...]

  • M. Ishii, . Koichi Kaikita, . Koji Sato, . Kenshi Yamanaga, . Takashi Miyazaki, . Tomonori Akasaka, . Noriaki Tabata, . Yuichiro Arima, . Daisuke Sueta, . Kenji Sakamoto, . Eiichiro Yamamoto, . Kenichi Tsujita, . Megumi Yamamuro, . Sunao Kojima, . Hirofumi Soejima, . Seiji Hokimoto, . Kunihiko Matsui, . Hisao Ogawa
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 12 pp. 85-87

  • M. Iacoviello, . Annalisa Doronzo, . Valeria Paradies, . Valeria Antoncecchi, . Francesco Monitillo, . Gaetano Citarelli, . Marta Leone, . Agata Puzzovivo, . Loreto Gesualdo, M. Ciccone
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 7(1) pp. 119-123

    Abstract
    In chronic heart failure (CHF) patients there is a wide variability in the minimal effective diuretic dose. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether renal resistance index [...]

  • . Olivier Huttin, . Clément Venner, . Zied Frikha, . Damien Voilliot, . Pierre-Yves Marie, . Etienne Aliot, . Nicolas Sadoul, . Yves Juillière, B. Brembilla-Perrot, C. Selton-Suty
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2014). Vol. 5 pp. 9-14

    Abstract
    Left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction is the most frequent initial presentation of patient with LV noncompaction (NC). Our objectives were to evaluate myocardial contraction [...]

  • . Adriana Huertas-Vazquez, C. Nelson, J. S. Sinsheimer, . Kyndaron Reinier, . Audrey Uy-Evanado, . Carmen Teodorescu, J. Ayala, A. S. Hall, . Karen Gunson, . Jonathan Jui, N. J. Samani, S. S. Chugh
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015).

    Abstract
    Genome-wide association studies and candidate-gene based approaches have identified multiple common variants associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). [...]

  • . Steve Huang, H. Li, J. Ge
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 7(1) pp. 51-57

    Abstract
    Traditionally, hydrogen sulfide (H2S) was simply considered as a toxic and foul smelling gas, but recently H2S been brought into the spot light of cardiovascular research [...]

  • . Melanie Horita, C. Bueno, A. R Horimoto, P. A Lemos, A. Morandini-Filho, J. E Krieger, P. L Santos, A. C Pereira
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2017). Vol. 14 pp. 1-5

    Abstract
    Differences in the distribution of the MTRR rs326119 polymorphism (c.56 + 781 A > C) between patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) and controls have been described [...]

  • . Miho Honma, . Fumitaka Tanaka, . Kenyu Sato, . Toshiyuki Onoda, . Toshiaki Sakai, . Osamu Nishiyama, . Tatsuya Matsumoto, . Masayuki Onodera, . Kiyomi Sakata, . Motoyuki Nakamura
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 9(7) pp. 15-21

    Abstract
    Sex specific temporal trends in the incidence and prevalence of hospitalization for heart failure (HF), particularly in conjunction with reduced and preserved left ventricular [...]

  • . Hirofumi Hioki, . Takashi Miura, . Yusuke Miyashita, . Hirohiko Motoki, . Kentaro Shimada, . Masanori Kobayashi, . Hiroyuki Nakajima, . Hikaru Kimura, . Eiichiro Mawatari, . Hiroshi Akanuma, . Toshio Sato, . Souichirou Ebisawa, . Uichi Ikeda
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 7(1) pp. 76-81

    Abstract
    CHADS2 or CHA2DS2-VASc score is used for prediction of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Recently, CHADS2 score is reported to have prognostic value in acute [...]

  • M. Y. Henein, . Tarek Bengrid, . Rachel Nicoll, . Ying Zhao, . Bengt Johansson, . Axel Schmermund
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2017). Vol. 14 pp. 41-45

    Abstract
    The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between coronary artery calcification (CAC) assessed by multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) and myocardial perfusion [...]

  • K. Haji, . Vanessa Heron, R. Davis, . Dee Nandurkar, . Anthony Kelman, . Alistair Miller
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 12 pp. 82-84

  • N. Haas, C. Happel, . Maria Mauti, . Cherif Sahyoun, L. Z. Tebart, . Deniz Kececioglu, K. Thorsten Laser
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015).

    Abstract
    Pediatric catheterization exposes patients to varying radiation doses. Concerns over the effects of X-ray radiation dose on the patient population have increased in recent [...]

  • R. Gorantla, . Saeed Ahmed, . Dinesh Voruganti, D. Menzies
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 9(7) pp. 43-47

    Abstract
    We hypothesized that among patients presenting with dyspnea on exertion (DOE), those who were found to have hyperdynamic left ventricle (i.e. LVEF ≥ 70%) on stress radionuclide [...]

  • . Cosmo Godino, . Anna Salerno, . Michela Cera, . Eustachio Agricola, . Gabriele Fragasso, . Isabella Rosa, . Michele Oppizzi, . Alberto Monello, . Andrea Scotti, . Valeria Magni, . Matteo Montorfano, . Alberto Cappelletti, . Alberto Margonato, . Antonio Colombo
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 11 pp. 90-98

    Abstract
    Right ventricular dysfunction (RVdysf) is a predictor of poor outcome in patients with heart failure and valvular disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the evolution [...]

  • . Abdul Ghani, P. Delnoy, . Ahmet Adiyaman, J. Paul Ottervanger, A. Misier, J. J. Smit, . Arif Elvan
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015).

    Abstract
    Septal rebound stretch (SRSsept) reflects an inefficient deformation of the septum during systole and is a potential new echocardiographic tool to predict response to Cardiac [...]

  • . Javier García-Seara, F. Sampedro, J. Sande, X. López, M. Mañero, L. Melchor, B. Alvarez, D. Alvarez, J. Juanatey
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 12 pp. 88-94

    Abstract
    We determined the effectiveness of the HATCH score in patients with typical atrial flutter (AFl) undergoing cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI) ablation to predict long-term atrial [...]

  • . Pim Gal, J. J. Smit, . Ahmet Adiyaman, A. Misier, P. Delnoy, . Arif Elvan
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 68-72

    Abstract
    Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for atrial fibrillation (AF) is performed with the endoscopically assisted laser balloon ablation system (EAS). We hypothesized that placement [...]

  • P. Gal, J. F.W. Ooms, J. Paul Ottervanger, J. J. Smit, . Ahmet Adiyaman, A. Misier, P. Delnoy, P. L. Jager, . Arif Elvan
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015).

    Abstract
    We hypothesized that pulmonary vein (PV) orientation influences tissue contact of the contact force (CF) sensing radiofrequency ablation catheter (CFC) and therefore atrial [...]

  • . Niranjan Gaikwad, T. Butler, R. Maxwell, E. Shaw, W. E. Strugnell, J. Chan, G. A. Figtree, R. E. Slaughter, C. Hamilton-Craig
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016).

    Abstract
    Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) has been recommended to distinguish Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) from either acute myocardial [...]

  • . Takaaki Furihata, . Shintaro Kinugawa, . Shingo Takada, . Arata Fukushima, . Masashige Takahashi, . Tsuneaki Homma, . Yoshihiro Masaki, . Masaya Tsuda, . Junichi Matsumoto, . Wataru Mizushima, . Shouji Matsushima, . Takashi Yokota, . Hiroyuki Tsutsui
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 11 pp. 24-28

    Abstract
    Transverse aortic constriction (TAC) operation is used as an experimental model of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy and LV failure in mice. The severity of LV remodeling [...]

  • . Matteo Fronza, . Claudia Raineri, . Adele Valentini, E. Maria Bassi, . Laura Scelsi, M. Laura Buscemi, . Annalisa Turco, . Grazia Castelli, . Stefano Ghio, L. Visconti
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 11 pp. 7-11

    Abstract
    Q waves and negative T waves are common electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities in patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). Several studies correlated ECG findings [...]

  • F. W. Friedrich, . Hannieh Sotoud, . Birgit Geertz, . Silvio Weber, . Frederik Flenner, . Silke Reischmann, . Thomas Eschenhagen, . Lucie Carrier, . Ali El-Armouche
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 87-94

    Abstract
    Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is characterized by left ventricular hypertrophy, diastolic dysfunction and increased interstitial fibrosis. Current treatment is based on [...]

  • . Jennifer Franke, . Christian Zugck, . Matthias Hochadel, . Anna Hack, . Lutz Frankenstein, J. Zhao, . Philipp Ehlermann, . Manfred Nelles, . Uwe Zeymer, . Ralph Winkler, . Ralf Zahn, H. A. Katus, . Jochen Senges
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 7(1) pp. 61-68

    Abstract
    We sought to identify prognostic factors of long-term mortality, specific for the underlying etiology of chronic systolic heart failure (CHF). Between 1995 and 2009 baseline [...]

  • . Eduardo Franco, E. Domingo, V. Val, L. Silva, M. Marín, A. Ruiz, . Fernando Villagrá, F. Aguado
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 138-146

    Abstract
    Different percutaneous interventional procedures are needed to reach and maintain adequate anatomical and physiological conditions for the Fontan circulation. We aim to describe [...]

  • R. Estévez-Loureiro, . Carlos Cuellas, . Javier Gualis, A. Prado, . Mario Castaño, . Carlos Soria, . David Alonso, . Carmen Garrote, M. Rodríguez, F. Fernández-Vázquez
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 7(1) pp. 58-60

    Abstract
    An 83-year-old high-risk gentleman diagnosed with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis was scheduled for TAVR. A 31 mm CoreValve was implanted but severe paravalvular leak was [...]

  • C. Schmidt, . Luciano Pastori, . Gerald Pekler, . Ferdinand Visco, . Savi Mushiyev
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 167-169

    Abstract
    The most common symptom of cocaine abuse is chest pain. Cocaine induced chest pain (CICP) shares patho-physiological pathways with the acute coronary syndromes (ACS). A key [...]

  • E. van Oosten, A. H. Boag, . Kris Cunningham, . John Veinot, . Andrew Hamilton, . Dimitri Petsikas, . Darrin Payne, W. M. Hopman, D. P. Redfearn, . WonJu Song, . Shawn Lamothe, . Shetuan Zhang, . Adrián Baranchuk
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015).

    Abstract
    Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) results in intermittent hypoxia leading to atrial remodeling, which, among other things, facilitates development of atrial fibrillation. While [...]

  • J. Epps, G. Dieberg, . N.A. Smart
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 11 pp. 55-58

    Abstract
    Single exposure to remote ischaemic pre-conditioning (RIPC) has been shown to be effective in reducing major adverse events during cardiac surgery. We evaluated the efficacy [...]

  • . Frederic Emschermann, C. S. Zuern, . Johannes Patzelt, K. Rizas, . Günter Jäger, . Christian Eick, S. G. Meuth, . Meinrad Gawaz, . Axel Bauer, H. F. Langer
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016).

    Abstract
    Factors causing resistance to renal denervation (RDN) for treatment of arterial hypertension are not known. In the current study, we sought to determine mechanisms involved [...]

  • I. A. Elfigih, M. Y. Henein
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2014). Vol. 5 pp. 51-56

    Abstract
    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most prevalent and single most common cause of morbidity and mortality [1] with the resulting left ventricular (LV) dysfunction an important [...]

  • S. Ebisawa, . Atsushi Izawa, . Yasushi Ueki, . Hirofumi Hioki, . Masatoshi Minamisawa, . Naoto Hashizume, . Naoyuki Abe, . Yuichiro Kashima, . Takashi Miura, . Takahiro Takeuchi, . Hirohiko Motoki, . Ayako Okada, . Yusuke Miyashita, . Jun Koyama, . Uichi Ikeda
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 154-160

    Abstract
    Little is known concerning the effect of ezetimibe for secondary prevention in post-myocardial infarction (MI) patients. In this study, we investigated the secondary prevention [...]

  • . Federica DeVecchi, . Emanuela Facchini, . Anna Degiovanni, . Chiara Sartori, . Chiara Cavallino, . Matteo Santagostino, V. Di Ruocco, . Andrea Magnani, . Eraldo Occhetta, P. Marino
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 11 pp. 66-73

    Abstract
    It has been reported that contractility, as assessed using dobutamine infusion, is independently associated with reverse remodeling after CRT. Controversy, however, exists [...]

  • A. Bruaene, . Guido Claessen, A. La Gerche, . Ethan Kung, . Alison Marsden, P. De Meester, . Sarah Devroe, . Jan Bogaert, . Piet Claus, . Hein Heidbuchel, . Werner Budts, . Marc Gewillig
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 9(7) pp. 100-108

    Abstract
    Due to the absence of a sub-pulmonary ventricle, the Fontan circulation is sensitive to respiration-induced changes in intrathoracic pressure. However, the importance of a [...]

  • . David Corcoran, . Patrick Grant, . Colin Berry
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 131-137

    Abstract
    Undifferentiated chest pain is one of the most common reasons for emergency department attendance and admission to hospitals. Non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) [...]

  • B. Cools, . Werner Budts, . Ruth Heying, . Derize Boshoff, . Benedicte Eyskens, . Stefan Frerich, . Els Troost, . Marc Gewillig
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 7(1) pp. 92-97

    Abstract
    Data on long term function of the Melody valve are scarce. Patients and methods: single institution, results of percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) from 2006 [...]

  • A. Alencar-Filho, J. Ferreira, J. Luis Salinas, . Camila Fabbri, W. Monteiro, A. Siqueira, . Katashi Okoshi, M. Lacerda, M. Okoshi
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 11 pp. 12-16

    Abstract
    Cardiovascular system involvement in patients with Plasmodium vivax malaria has been poorly addressed. The aim of this study was to evaluate cardiac structures and function, [...]

  • J. S. Choy, T. Luo, . Yunlong Huo, . Thomas Wischgoll, . Kyle Schultz, S. D. Teague, . Michael Sturek, G. S. Kassab
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015).

    Abstract
    Studies in human and non-human primates have confirmed the compensatory enlargement or positive remodeling (Glagov phenomenon) of coronary vessels in the presence of focal [...]

  • . Joseph Chiha, . Paul Mitchell, . Bamini Gopinath, . George Burlutsky, . Pramesh Kovoor, . Aravinda Thiagalingam
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2017). Vol. 14 pp. 23-27

    Abstract
    Little is known about the significance of severe coronary tortuosity (SCT) despite it being a relatively common finding on coronary angiography. We examined whether the presence [...]

  • . Joseph Chiha, . Paul Mitchell, . Bamini Gopinath, A. J.H. Plant, . Pramesh Kovoor, . Aravinda Thiagalingam
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 161-166

    Abstract
    To investigate whether women presenting with suspected angina would show less severe coronary artery disease in than men as determined by the extent score. We examined 994 [...]

  • M. Chen, . Xiangfei Feng, J. Sun, . Qunshan Wang, . Pengpai Zhang, J. Wang, . Yi-Gang Li
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 7(1) pp. 69-75

    Abstract
    Patients with manifest atrioventricular accessory pathways (mAPs) have a greater tendency to develop atrial fibrillation (AF) compared with patients with concealed atrioventricular [...]

  • C. Chen, . Yung-Tzi Chen, . Kuang-Te Wang, . Shou-Chuan Shih, . Chuan-Chuan Liu, . Jen-Yuan Kuo, C. Hou, . Yih-Jer Wu, . Chung-Lieh Hung, . Hung-I Yeh
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 114-121

    Abstract
    Advanced age is associated with left ventricular (LV) remodeling and impaired diastole. The association among aging, mitral leaflet closure (EF slope), cardiac structures, [...]

  • . Huang-Chung Chen, . Wei-Chieh Lee, . Shu-Kai Hsueh, . Cheng-I Cheng, . Chien-Jen Chen, . Cheng-Hsu Yang, . Chih-Yuan Fang, . Chi-Ling Hang, . Hon-Kan Yip, . Chiung-Jen Wu, . Hsiu-Yu Fang
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 6(1) pp. 35-41

    Abstract
    Our aim was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of routine transradial approach (TRA) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesions [...]

  • . Kelly Casós, . María-Llanos Pérez, . Arnau Blasco-Lucas, . Gemma Ferrer-Curriu, J. Gracia-Baena, . Carlos Sureda, . Eduard Permanyer, . Alberto Igual, . Manuel Galiñanes
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 55-61

    Abstract
    Ischemic postconditioning (IPostC), has been proposed as a useful approach to reduce infarct size in all species, but its clinical utility remains unclear. To investigate [...]

  • . Dario Buccheri, . Patrizia Carità, . Michele Carella, . Davide Piraino, P. Rosa Chirco, . Giuseppe Andolina
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015).

  • . Usama Boles, . Chris Simpson, E. E. Gul, . Cortney Kiss, . Andres Enriquez, . Zongchao Jia, . Adrián Baranchuk, J. S. Walia
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2017). Vol. 15 pp. 21-23

  • . Abhishek Bhaskaran, . William Chik, . Stuart Thomas, . Pramesh Kovoor, . Aravinda Thiagalingam
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 8(1) pp. 147-153

    Abstract
    In light of recent reports showing high incidence of silent cerebral infarcts and organized atrial arrhythmias following radiofrequency (RF) atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation, [...]

  • R. Nunes, L. Barroso, A. Pereira, M. Rondon, C. Negrão, J. Krieger, A. Mansur
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 13 pp. 14-18

    Abstract
    Muscle vasodilatation during exercise has been associated with cardiovascular health and may be influenced by genetic variability. The purpose of this study was to evaluate [...]

  • A. Banerjee, P. K. Ghoshal, . Kaushik Sengupta
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 7(1) pp. 99-105

    Abstract
    Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) is one of the most commonly encountered heart diseases reported globally. It is characterized by enlarged ventricles with impaired systolic and [...]

  • . Kattih Badder, . Jens Vogel-Claussen, . Udo Bavendiek, . Akin Muharrem, . Christian Kühn, . Johann Bauersachs, . Michael Brehm
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 9(7) pp. 32-36

  • . Stine Andersen, A. Andersen, J. Nielsen-Kudsk
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 11 pp. 59-65

    Abstract
    Adults with congenital heart disease represent a rapidly growing patient group. Dysfunction of the right ventricle is often present, and right heart failure constitutes the [...]

  • . Fadi Alattar, . Nashat Imran, . Fayez Shamoon
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2015). Vol. 9(7) pp. 11-14

    Abstract
    Fragmented QRS (FQRS) in 12 lead ECG was recently correlated with various outcomes in ischemic and non-ischemic heart disease. We studied the relationship between FQRS and [...]

  • F. Al Kandari, . Andrejs Erglis, . Raed Sweidan, . Ingrid Dannheimer, . Milan Sepsi, . Juan Bénézet, . Michal Padour, . Ajay Naik, . Jaime Escudero, . Teena West, . Reece Holbrook, . Faizel Lorgat
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2014).

  • . Tomonori Akasaka, . Daisuke Sueta, . Yuichiro Arima, . Noriaki Tabata, . Seiji Takashio, . Yasuhiro Izumiya, . Eiichiro Yamamoto, . Kenichi Tsujita, . Sunao Kojima, . Koichi Kaikita, . Ayami Kajiwara, . Kazunori Morita, . Kentaro Oniki, . Junji Saruwatari, . Kazuko Nakagawa, . Seiji Hokimoto
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2017). Vol. 15 pp. 15-20

    Abstract
    Categorization as a cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2C19 poor metabolizer (PM) is reported to be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) [...]

  • . Yoshiyasu Aizawa, . Seiji Takatsuki, . Yoshiaki Kaneko, . Takashi Noda, . Yoshinori Katsumata, . Takahiko Nishiyama, . Takehiro Kimura, . Nobuhiro Nishiyama, . Kotaro Fukumoto, . Shinichi Niwano, . Takashi Kurita, . Takeshi Mitsuhashi, . Shiro Kamakura, . Akihiko Shimizu, . Minoru Horie, . Yoshifusa Aizawa, . Keiichi Fukuda
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 11 pp. 104-110

    Abstract
    In patients with Brugada syndrome (BS), VF occurred predominantly during the nocturnal period. Some patients also developed ESs. In addition to the circadian rhythm, patients [...]

  • S. Ait Faqih, . Béfa Noto-Kadou-Kaza, L. Abouamrane, . Naoufal Mtiou, S. El Khayat, . Mohamed Zamd, . Ghislaine Medkouri, M. Benghanem, . Benyounes Ramdani
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 11 pp. 87-89

    Abstract
    Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), defined as a systolic pulmonary artery pressure above 35 mm Hg, is another vascular disease entity recently described in patients receiving [...]

  • M. Abdelzaher, W. Atteia
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2014). Vol. 5 pp. 45-50

    Abstract
    Many of the factors that are known to alter left atrial (LA) contractility are present in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM). Nevertheless, preservation of LA contractile [...]

  • S. Verma, B. Kumar, V. Bahl
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016).

    Abstract
    The risk factors along with demographic and angiographic features associated with aorto-ostial atherosclerotic coronary artery disease usually differ from that of non-aorto-ostial [...]

  • E. Schulz, A. Jabs, T. Gori, S. Bardeleben, U. Hink, W. Kasper-König, C. Vahl, T. Münzel
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 12 pp. 52-56

    Abstract
    The Medtronic Evolut R (EVR) is a novel transcatheter heart valve designed to allow precise implantation at the intended position and to minimize prosthesis dysfunction as [...]

  • S. Parasuraman, S. Walker, B. Loudon, N. Gollop, A. Wilson, C. Lowery, M. Frenneaux
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016).

    Abstract
    Pulmonary hypertension is a pathological haemodynamic condition defined as an increase in mean pulmonary arterial pressure ≥ 25 mmHg at rest, assessed using [...]

  • C. Hamilton-Craig, K. Stedman, R. Maxwell, B. Anderson, T. Stanton, J. Chan, A. Yamada, G. Scalia, D. Burstow
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016).

    Abstract
    Many echocardiographic parameters have been proposed to evaluate right ventricular (RV) systolic function. We comprehensively assessed a wide range of quantitative echocardiographic [...]

  • D. Gur, D. Kumbasar, R. Hüral, D. Oral, Ç. Erol
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 12 pp. 34-37

    Abstract
    Although drug eluting stents (DES) have documented convenience in bifurcation lesions, possible unfavorable effects on small side branch ostium (SBO) remain a question. We [...]

  • P. Gehle, P. Robinson, F. Heinzel, F. Edelmann, M. Yigitbasi, F. Berger, V. Falk, B. Pieske, E. Wellnhofer
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 12 pp. 15-20

    Abstract
    Subclinical diastolic dysfuntion in patients with preclinical heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) has been demonstrated in patients with Marfan syndrome [...]

  • A. Souza, A. Rocha, W. Castro, F. Ferreira, C. Gelape, D. Travassos, T. Silva
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016).

    Abstract
    Infective endocarditis (IE) is a serious disease that affects the surface of the endocardium. The spread of microorganisms from the oral cavity has been associated with the [...]

  • N. Corsten-Janssen, C. Ravenswaaij-Arts, L. Kapusta
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 12 pp. 21-25

    Abstract
    CHARGE syndrome is a complex multiple congenital malformation disorder with variable expression that is caused by mutations in the CHD7 gene. Variable heart defects occur [...]

  • L. Choy, J. Yeo, V. Tse, S. Chan, G. Tse
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 12 pp. 1-10

    Abstract
    The mouse is the second mammalian species, after the human, in which substantial amount of the genomic information has been analyzed. With advances in transgenic technology, [...]

  • M. Casale, F. Mangiacapra, E. Bressi, A. Pace, L. Sabatino, A. Moffa, A. Abbate, G. Sciascio, F. Salvinelli
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016). Vol. 12 pp. 32-33

    Abstract
    Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is the most common type of permanent hearing loss and it occurs when there is damage to the inner ear (cochlea), or to the nerve pathways [...]

  • T. Abd, A. Shafique, H. Yasir, J. Seo, R. George, R. Mittal, A. Lardo
    IJC Heart & Vasculature (2016).

    Abstract
    Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is obtained using peripheral intravenous iodinated contrast agents (ICA) injection. There is continuing attempts to derive [...]

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