Editorial

Hypertension is the Most Serious Global Health Problem

More than a quarter of the world’s adult population has hypertension.

Published 03 May, 2018


Short Communication

Atrial Septal Aneurysm

Atrial septal aneurysm is defined as area of excessive mobility of interatrial septum at least 10mm in width and moving away from the normal plane of the septum by at least 10 mm.

Published 01 Mar, 2018


Clinical Image

The Cardiac Origin of an Imminent Cerebral Embolization

A 72-year-old man suffering from severe aortic stenosis and persistent atrial fibrillation was scheduled for surgical ortic valve replacement (SAVR) and arrhythmia surgery.

Published 20 Feb, 2018


Case Report

Congenital Absence of Left Atrial Appendage: A Multimodality Evaluation

Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) contributes toward LA reservoir and contractile functions. However, the LAA is also the most common site for thrombus formation in Atrial Fibrillation (AF).

Published 15 Feb, 2018


Review Article

Patent Foramen Ovale and Stroke

Stroke is defined as ‘’cryptogenic’’ when a cause can not determined in the diagnostic work-up. It has been demonstrated that cryptogenic strokes account approximately 25% of ischemic strokes.

Published 01 Feb, 2018


Editorial

It’s Time for the Next Paradigm Shift in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Management?

In ARUBA, the annual hemorrhage rate of unruptured AVMs was found to be 2.2% [1], while the re hemorrhage rate according to other studies is 6%–15% for the first year [2-6].

Published 01 Feb, 2018


Research Article

Endovascular Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms Associated with Arteriovenous Malformations

Background: Brain arteriovenous malformations (AVM) are frequently associated with the presence of intracranial arterial aneurysms (AA), which increase the hemorrhage rate and therefore are associated with more unfavorable outcomes.

Published 30 Jan, 2018


Editorial

Metabolic Syndrome: Practice Essentials, Background, Pathophysiology

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of metabolic disorders and diagnosed with increased blood pressure, raised blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels.

Published 12 Jan, 2018


Editorial

Subclinical Atrial Fibrillation – A Review of Present Knowledge

Clinical atrial fibrillation (AF) is defined by symptoms of AF and its documentation on surface electrocardiogram.

Published 11 Dec, 2017


Case Report

When is a Stroke Really Cryptogenic? A Multidisciplinary Approach to a Complex Case

Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a congenital heart defect, resulting from the incomplete closure of a communication in the interatrial septum at the level of the fossa ovalis, which physiologically allow blood flowing from the right to the left atrium during foetal circulation.

Published 04 Dec, 2017


Editorial

How Appropriate is the Patient Referral to a Specialized Clinical Centre in Hypertensive Patients?

Recommendations for referral of hypertensive population are not homogeneous among the different international guidelines.

Published 03 Nov, 2017


Short Communication

Detection of Chronic Kidney Disease at Early Stage Prevents Kidney and Heart Failure

The early detection of chronic kidney disease can prevent damage of kidney as well as myocardial infarction.

Published 25 Sep, 2017


Editorial

Research Direction at Our Lab

At our cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging lab we have a clinical throughput that exceeding 1000 studies a year.

Published 04 Sep, 2017


Editorial

A Brief History of Emergency Intervention for Acute Myocardial Infarction

Enhancements in the management of acute and chronic disease typically evolve over time. Sporadically, a quantum leap in the management of a malady can result in a significant improvement in outcomes.

Published 10 Aug, 2017


Case Report

ST Segment Elevation during Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) – An Enigma!

Atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) represents one of the most common arrhythmias in emergency cardiology.

Published 03 Jul, 2017


Review Article

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Use in Patients with Different Types of Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy: Weighing the Evidence

Consensus guidelines recommend implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) placement in those with symptomatic heart failure and persistent, reduced left ventricular systolic function despite optimal medical therapy, independent of the etiology of underlying heart failure.

Published 29 Jun, 2017


Editorial

A Multidisciplinary Team Approach for a Successful STEMI Program in a Public Hospital System with Limited Resources

Over the past several years the care of STEMI patients has been focused on early intervention with a goal of a door to balloon time (DTBT) of less than 90 min.

Published 28 Jun, 2017


Review Article

The Brain Hemostasis: Implications for Stroke Pathology and New Therapeutic Strategies

It is well documented that the hemostatic response has been shown to vary between organs and blood vessels.

Published 27 Jun, 2017


Review Article

Searching for New Therapeutic Approaches for Heart Failure

Heart failure (HF) is a major health burden in worldwide. As the end point of numerous cardiovascular diseases, HF is the main cause of disability and death, and its five-year mortality is even higher than that of malignant tumor.

Published 23 Jun, 2017


Editorial

Current Status of Endovascular Therapy of Cerebral Berry Aneurysms

Autopsy reports have shown that cerebral aneurysms are present in roughly 5% of population [1-3].

Published 16 Jun, 2017


Case Report

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy and an Acute Stroke: What is the Role of Anticoagulation?

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM), also known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy or transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome, is characterized by reversible left ventricular (LV) dysfunction that is frequently precipitated by a stressful event.

Published 15 Jun, 2017


Editorial

Research Statement

Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability and fifth leading cause of death in the U.S [1].

Published 14 Jun, 2017


Review Article

Intoxication Digitalique

Despite being very familiar with digitalis, its use always asks for particular attention. Therapeutic index is narrow increasing the risk of intoxication.

Published 13 Jun, 2017


Case Report

Residual Subclinical Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction in an Adolescent Patient with Primary Hypothyroidism and Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy is a rare complication of hypothyroidism. Studies with standard echocardiography have established that compromised left ventricular systolic dysfunction associated with hypothyroidism is reversible after hormone replacement therapy.

Published 29 May, 2017


Case Report

Non-STEMI from a Hypoplastic Left Anterior Descending Coronary: Earlier Assessment by Transthoracic Coronaryultrasound Evaluation

Trans thoracic echocardiography study of the coronaries is a potentially important diagnostic tool for coronary evaluation, both as a preliminary to an invasive procedure

Published 12 May, 2017


Editorial

The Role of Saturated Fats in Coronary Heart Disease

The role of saturated fatty acids (SFA) in coronary heart disease (CHD) is widely debated in both the scientific literature and in the public arena [1-27].

Published 28 Apr, 2017


Review Article

A New Approach to Thrombolysis

For more than 25 years thrombolysis has been synonymous with the administration of tPA.

Published 28 Apr, 2017


Research Article

Lacunar Infarcts: Clinical and Risk Factors in 864 Patients

Background: To assess the clinical features and incidence rate of lacunar infarcts.

Published 25 Apr, 2017


Review Article

Myocardial Adaptation as a Novel Approach to Reduce a Risk of Heart Failing Using Clinically Relevant Methods

Despite the progress in pharmacotherapy, interventional cardiology (PPCI) and cardiac surgery of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), gradual post-AMI progression of myocardial dysfunction leads to heart failure (HF).

Published 20 Apr, 2017


Research Article

Vascular Calcification in Chronic Kidney Disease: An Updated Physiopathology Approach

Introduction: Vascular calcification (VC) is a physiopathological process of utmost importance at the clinic nowadays, being a cardiovascular risk factor and closely correlated with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Published 25 Mar, 2017





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