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Research Article

Acute Kidney Injury in Patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an important issue in patients hospitalized with ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI).

Published 17 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Anxiety is Related to Increased Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in Patients with First Acute Myocardial Infarction

Purpose: We examined the association of anxiety and depression with carotid intima media thickness in CAD patients during their hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction (MI).

Published 01 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Associations of Variants within the PHACTR1, WDR12 and ANRIL Genes with Coronary Artery Disease Severity

Objective: To conduct a stage I study to identify genetic predictors of coronary artery disease severity and develop genomic profiles for accurate classification of high- risk patients in a clinical cohort.

Published 16 Feb, 2017


Research Article

Telehealth Call Compliance of Older Veterans with Heart Failure

Background: In order to optimize one’s own health status, older adults with heart failure need to adhere to medication and lifestyle recommendations as well as recognize worsening dyspnea and fatigue.

Published 08 Feb, 2017


Case Report

Association of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor- Gamma2 Pro12Ala Gene Variants with Insulinoresistance in Coronary Heart Disease Patients

Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma2 (PPAR-γ2), a member of nuclear receptor super family, has a key role in the regulation of adipocyte differentiation, lipid and carbohydrates metabolism.

Published 07 Feb, 2017


Editorial

Stroke after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Where do we Stand?

Stroke is a devastating complication of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), because its consequences are decreased quality of life and excess mortality.

Published 06 Feb, 2017


Rapid Communication

Afterload – Mismatch: It’s Importance in Surgical Decision Making

In valvular heart disease, heart failure due to intrinsic myocardial damage causes surgical high mortality.

Published 30 Jan, 2017


Review Article

Management of Ventricular Tachycardia

Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Prognosis and management is dependent on the aetiology which can range from a normal heart to inherited cardiac channelopathies to structural heart disease including ischaemic heart disease, dilated cardiomyopathy or cardiac sarcoidosis.

Published 05 Jan, 2017


Case Report

Interrupted Inferior Vena Cava with Hemiazygous Continuation Causing Difficulty in Right Heart Access

Congenital interruption of inferior vena cava (IVC) is a rare developmental malformation. We hereby present a case of temporary pacemaker insertion where interrupted IVC was discovered following an unexpected difficulty in advancing the pacing lead.

Published 27 Dec, 2016


Case Report

Unforgettable Moments in Hypertension a Rare Case of Takayasu Disease

This report describes a unique case of a young Middle Eastern female presented with 3 - 4 years history of non specific complaints including headache, fatigue, dizziness, poor appetite, irregular menses, sense of suffocation, weight loss and transient right knee joint painful swelling.

Published 07 Dec, 2016


Review Article

Mitral Valve Repair for Barlow’s Disease: A Review of Repair Strategy Based on Long-Term Results

Barlow’s disease (BD) has a distinctive macroscopic appearance, which is characterized as an advanced stage of excess myxomatous degenerative leaflets, including bileaflet prolapse, billowing, chordal elongation, and considerable annular dilation with or without calcification.

Published 07 Dec, 2016


Case Report

Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia Induced by a Mediastinal Mass in Elderly Patients - Three Case Reports

Objective: To summarize the clinical features of paroxysmal supra ventricular tachycardia (PSVT) caused by the formation of a mediastinal mass (MM) to investigate possible mechanisms and to deepen the understanding of the inherent relationship between MM formation and PSVT.

Published 02 Dec, 2016


Research Article

Toll-Like Receptors in Stroke

Each year about 795,000 Americans will suffer a new or recurrent stroke which remains as one of the leading causes of mortality, morbidity and disability in USA.

Published 02 Dec, 2016


Case Report

Massive Mitral Annular Calcification in an Elderly Patient: Is a Simple Mitral Valve Repair Still Possible?

Massive mitral annular calcification represents a complex situation capable of making mitral valve repair more challenging. To deal with this condition may be burdened with high surgical mortality risk whereas the usual conservative mitral valve repair techniques may be associated with recurrence of mitral regurgitation during in the mid and long term.

Published 01 Dec, 2016


Review Article

Heart and Stroke: The Impact of Hughes Syndrome (Antiphospholipid Syndrome)

Following the description of the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS/Hughes Syndrome) in 1983, the clinical spectrum has widened.

Published 23 Nov, 2016


Clinical Image

A Case of Variant Angina with Positive Angiography

The patient, male, 52 years old, was admitted to hospital for sudden chest pain. He has hypertension and smoking histories for more than 10 years.

Published 23 Nov, 2016


Case Report

Successful Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Migration

Transcatheter aortic valves have been designed to treat elderly patients considered high-risk surgical candidates.

Published 22 Oct, 2016


Case Report

Portico Transcatheter Implantation in a Patient with Mechanical Mitral Valve

Transcatheter aortic valves implantation (TAVI) is a valid treatment for high-risk surgical candidates with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis; the safety and effectiveness of TAVI have been demonstrated in numerous clinical studies, national registries and randomized trials.

Published 21 Oct, 2016


Case Report

Manner of Cardiomyocytes Asynchronized Contraction: A New Finding

The manner of the cardiomyocytes asynchronized contraction is a new concept revealing the mechanism of the cardiac contraction manner in physiological condition.

Published 22 Sep, 2016


Review Article

Fragmented QRS Complexes (fQRS) as a New Risk Marker Is an Effective and Simple Indicator of Mortality in Coronary Artery Disease

Fragmented QRS complexes (fQRS) on a 12-lead ECG are a marker of depolarization abnormality. FQRS represents conduction delay from inhomogeneous activation of the ventricles due to myocardial scar.

Published 19 Sep, 2016





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