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Original Study   |   10.36959/652/409 Volume 6 Issue 1

Prediction of 5-year Mortality in Invasively Managed NSTE-ACS Patients: Role of the Age, Creatinine, And Ejection Fraction (ACEF) Score

Authors: Farouk Boukerche, Leila Hammou and Nadia Laredj
Long-term risk stratification in non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) by the ACEF score has not yet been assessed. The ACEF score (age/left ventricular ejection fraction +1 [if creatini... Read more

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Case Study   |   10.36959/652/408 Volume 6 Issue 1

Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus Resolution with Clopidogrel after Apixaban Failure: A Case Series

Authors: Katherine P Cabral PharmD, BCPS, BCCP, Krzysztof R. Drzymalski MD, George J. Joseph MD, and Augustin J Delago MD, FACC, FSCAI
This hypothesis-generating, case series reviews the evidence available for managing left atrial appendage thrombus in patients already on therapeutic anticoagulation with apixaban. Our six patient cas... Read more

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Original Study   |   10.36959/652/407 Volume 6 Issue 1

Usefulness of The Syntax Revascularization Index and The Concept of Reasonable Incomplete Revascularization In "All Comers" Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Authors: Hatem Najar, Tarek Krarti and Marouane Boukhris
In particular settings, achieving complete coronary revascularization could be very challenging. The Syntax Revascularization Index (SRI) represents a useful tool to assess the degree of coronary reva... Read more

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Original Study   |   10.36959/652/406 Volume 6 Issue 1

Early versus Delayed Invasive Intervention in NSTE-ACS: Clinical Outcomes

Authors: Farouk Boukerche and Leila Hammou
The aim of this study was to compare an early versus a delayed invasive strategy in NSTE-ACS prospectively. Prospective observational study including patients admitted for NSTE-ACS requiring an invasi... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/652/405 Volume 5 Issue 1

High Density Lipoprotein as a Biomarker, Potential Therapeutic Target and Therapy

Authors: Shirin Amini, DDS
HDL is a plasma lipoprotein with the function of reverse cholesterol transport and inflammation modulation. Studies suggest that HDL can function as both anti inflammatory and proinflammatory dependin... Read more

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Original Article   |   10.36959/652/404 Volume 5 Issue 1

Qtc Interval Dispersion in Patients with Acute Stroke

Authors: Francys E Guerra, Bárbara Carrera, Gabriel Schenone, Milángela Millán, Gabriela Díaz, Ana Febres
QT, QTc interval and QTc dispersion express the inhomogeneity of left ventricular repolarization time. Its extension results in an increase of vulnerable period and susceptibility to malignant arrhyth... Read more

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Original Article   |   10.36959/652/403 Volume 5 Issue 1

Early Detect to Protect: Excess Epicardial Fat Volume is a Risk Marker for Cardiovascular Health Assessment

Authors: Mahfouz El Shahawy, MD, MS, FACP, FSCCT, FASH, FESC, FAHA, FACC, FASPC, Katelyn J Schultz, OMS IV, Sukanya Mohan, B.S., Genevieve M Palmer, OMS II, Frederick R Yturralde, MD, FACC, FSCAI and Antonella Sabatini, MD, P.E., M.S
Standard modifiable or traditional cardiovascular risk factors, such as diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, have been implicated in enhancing the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular di... Read more

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Original Article   |   10.36959/652/402 Volume 5 Issue 1

Influence of Concurrently-Existed Factors on Serum N-Terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Level in Heart Failure

Authors: Mao-Sheng Huang, Ya-Ting Huang, I-Ling Chen, Min-Yu Lai, John Chen, and Chih-Chung Shiao
The serum level of N-terminal pro-b-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro BNP) would be affected by some other factors. To recognize the influential factors of serum NT-pro BNP level is very important for ... Read more

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Case Report   |   10.36959/652/401 Volume 5 Issue 1

A Case of Complicated Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis Successfully Managed Conservatively

Authors: Sanjana Shah, MBBS and Abhisheik Prashar, MBBS, MMed
Prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) is associated with high morbidity and carries a guarded overall prognosis. The management of this condition is based on consensus guidelines determined by various h... Read more

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Original Article   |   10.36959/652/400 Volume 5 Issue 1

Assessment of the QT Interval in WPW: A New Approach to Calculating the QT Interval in Pre-excitation

Authors: Joshua W Kandiah, B.Sc and Simon W Rabkin, MD
The initial slurring of the QRS complex, in WPW increases the QT interval rendering it a less accurate assessment of repolarization. The objective was to develop a method to calculate the underlying Q... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/652/399 Volume 5 Issue 1

Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Inherited Predisposition to Cardiac Disease

Authors: Anver Kuliev, Tatiana Pakhalchuk, Maria Prokhorovich and Svetlana Rechitsky
Cardiac disease, which is a common condition with genetic predisposition, has become a relatively frequent indication for preimplantation genetic testing (PGT), performed in the last dozen years to pr... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/652/398 Volume 4 Issue 1

Association of Hyperhomocysteinemia and Adverse Postoperative Outcomes of on-Pump Primary Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery among Postmenopausal Women

Authors: Rafael Kmiliauskis Santos Gomes, PhD and Moacyr Roberto Cuce Nobre, PhD
Studies investigating the possible role of hyperhomocysteinemia (HHC) in increasing postoperative morbidity and mortality among postmenopausal women undergoing on-pump primary isolated coronary artery... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/652/397 Volume 4 Issue 1

The Impact of Ischemic Heart Disease on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Authors: Rafael Kmiliauskis Santos Gomes, PhD and Moacyr Roberto Cuce Nobre, PhD
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic inflammatory autoimmune disease of unknown etiology. Current knowledge supports that chronic inflammation represents a crucial risk factor without prior develop... Read more

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Case Report   |   10.36959/652/396 Volume 4 Issue 1

Second Level Management of a Complex Case with Suspected Cardiac Amyloidosis: A Challenge for the Clinician

Authors: Valerio Massimo Magro
We report the clinical case report of a 67-year-old patient with diagnoses of hypertension, ischemic heart disease and a previous history of Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) and nonspecific signs and... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/652/395 Volume 4 Issue 1

Survival of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest by Early Defibrillation in the Sorrento Peninsula

Authors: Maurizio Santomauro, Vincenzo Iaccarino, Salvatore Criscuolo, Adele Ferro, Carla Riganti, Mario Alberto Santomauro, Raffaele Giordano, Mario Petretta, Francesco Elia and Domenico Bonaduce
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a critical public health problem also in Italy. The use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) by non-healthcare professionals was approved in Italy since 2... Read more

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Mini Review   |   10.36959/652/394 Volume 3 Issue 1

Transfusion Strategy the Impact of Oxygen Delivery

Authors: Bhavsar R, Greisen J and Carl-Johan Jakobsen
Cardiac surgery is associated with high risk of perioperative blood loss leading to hemodynamic instability, which frequently warrants fluid replacement, pharmacological therapy or transfusion. Regard... Read more

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Original Article   |   10.36959/652/393 Volume 3 Issue 1

Challenges in Cardiology: Mixed Valvular Heart Disease

Authors: Jamilah Al Rahimi and Ahmed Abuosa
Valvular heart disease is either in form of stenosis or regurgitation that result from acquired pathology or related to congenital cardiac lesions. Mixed valvular disease is referred to having more th... Read more

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Original Article   |   10.36959/652/392 Volume 3 Issue 1

Factors Determining Fast-Track Failure Post Cardiac Surgery

Authors: YC Tham, Zihui Tan, Jinghui Chen, SY Chia, KC Chua, Kenny Sin and Shah Shitalkumar
Fast track protocol has been proven to be cost effective and allows optimal utilization of healthcare services. Careful patient selection is crucial to its success. We aim to identify factors leading ... Read more

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CASE REPORT   |   10.36959/652/391 Volume 3 Issue 1

Perioperative Management of a Patient with Factor XI Deficiency Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

Authors: Ibrahim Mungan, Serdar Yamanyar, Cetin Murat Songur and Sema Turan
Factor XI deficiency (FXID), is a rare disorder of the coagulation system and the incidence of FXID is estimated to be one in a million. It is claimed to be associated with prominent bleeding in case ... Read more

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LETTER TO EDITOR   |   10.36959/652/390 Volume 3 Issue 1

Editorial on Advances in Artificial Heart

Authors: Manu Mitra
Biological heart is like an engine inside the body that keeps everything running. In a day, heart pumps approximately two thousand gallons of blood. Like any other engine if heart is not taken care; i... Read more

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Original Article   |   10.36959/652/389 Volume 3 Issue 1

Prognostic Value of Pre-Procedural Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction Flow in ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Authors: Kye Taek Ahn, Jin Kyung Oh, Jin-Ok Jeong, Seon Ah Jin, Jae-Hwan Lee, Si-Wan Choi, Myung Ho Jeong, Shung Chull Chae, Myeong Chan Cho, Jang Ho Bae, In-Whan Seong, Other Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry (KAMIR) and Korean Registry of Myocardial Infarction (KorMI) investigators
We investigated the prognostic value of pre-procedural Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) flow for major adverse cardiac events (MACE) and cardiovascular death (CVD) using Korean registry da... Read more

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Original Article   |   10.36959/652/388 Volume 2 Issue 1

Phantom Assessment of Unshielded Magnetocardiography Repeatability, Precision and Accuracy in Electric Sources Localization

Authors: Gianmarco Lombardi, Anna Rita Sorbo, Riccardo Fenici and Donatella Brisinda
Pre-interventional knowledge of arrhythmogenic substrate location may reduce interventional time and arrhythmias ablation risks. Magnetocardiographic Mapping (MCG) is a contactless method for non-inva... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/652/387 Volume 2 Issue 1

Recent Progress in the Diagnosis and Management of Tako-Tsubo Syndrome

Authors: Thanh H Nguyen, Gao J Ong, Sven Yuri Surikow, Jeanette Stansborough, Matthew Worthley, Gnanadevan Mahadavan, Dana Dawson DM, Michael P Frenneaux and John D Horowitz
Tako-Tsubo Syndrome (TTS), also known as apical ballooning syndrome or "broken heart syndrome", was discovered by Japanese investigators 27 years ago, and was initially assumed to be a rarity.... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/652/386 Volume 2 Issue 1

Hemolytic Anemia after Mitral Valve Repair: Case Report

Authors: Haydar Yasa and Füruzan Aktuğ
Mechanical hemolytic anemia, although there is a well-known complication of mechanical valve replacement is reported to be rare after mitral valve repair.... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/652/385 Volume 2 Issue 1

Role of Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation as an Alternative to Tracheostomy in the Weaning of Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure

Authors: Rosa Mariela Mirambeaux Villalona, Salvador Díaz-Lobato and John Robert Bach
Tracheostomy is a very frequently performed procedure that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. There are several complications related to tracheostomy, such as bleeding, stomal inf... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/652/384 Volume 2 Issue 1

The Role of Cardiotrophin-1 in the Evaluation of Myocardial Ischemia in Patients Undergoing Off-Pump and On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Authors: Mehmet Ergun Tecimer, Ahmet Yuksel, Murat Bicer, Irem Iris Kan, Mustafa Tok and Isik Senkaya Signak
The purpose of this study was to investigate the availability of cardiotrophin-1 in the evaluation of myocardial ischemia in patients undergoing off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.... Read more

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Editorial   |   10.36959/652/383 Volume 1 Issue 1

Digital Eyewear in Cardiology-Looking Forward

Authors: Stephen J Leslie and Charles Knoery
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and consumes a large proportion of health care budgets due to acute admissions to hospital, hospital transfers, ... Read more

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Case Report   |   10.36959/652/382 Volume 1 Issue 1

Brugada Type 1 ECG Caused by an RVOT Tumor

Authors: Bruno Schnegg, Jens Seiler, Thomas M Suter, Hildegard Tanner and Helge Servatius
A 66-year-old female patient without any relevant medical history other than rectal cancer was admitted for biopsy of a peri-myocardial tumor after the incidental finding of a mass in the region of th... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/652/381 Volume 1 Issue 1

Flow Velocity, Fluid Dynamics and Vascular Pathophysiology

Authors: Gundu HR Rao
Diseases of blood vessels cause more morbidity and mortality than combined impact of any other major noncommunicable disease (NCD) including cancer. By and large, these diseases are diagnosed by monit... Read more

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