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Acta Angiologica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Cardiologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Acute Cardiac Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Adipositas - Ursachen, Folgeerkrankungen, Therapie     Hybrid Journal  
AJP Heart and Circulatory Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Aktuelle Kardiologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
American Heart Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
American Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
American Journal of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Anales de Cirugia Vascular     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anatolian Journal of Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Angiología     Full-text available via subscription  
Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Angiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Annales de Cardiologie et d'Angéiologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Pediatric Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
AORTA     Open Access  
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Cardiovascular Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archivos de cardiología de México     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argentine Journal of Cardiology (English edition)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Artery Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ARYA Atherosclerosis     Open Access  
ASAIO Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
ASEAN Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Aswan Heart Centre Science & Practice Services     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atherosclerosis : X     Open Access  
Bangladesh Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Basic Research in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Brain Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Canadian Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Cardiac Cath Lab Director     Full-text available via subscription  
Cardiac Electrophysiology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cardiocore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiogenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Cardiology and Angiology: An International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiology and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Cardiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cardiology in Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cardiology in the Young     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Cardiology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cardiology Plus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Cardiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Cardiorenal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiothoracic Surgeon     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CardioVasc     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular & Haematological Disorders - Drug Targets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Open     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Diabetology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Cardiovascular Endocrinology & Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Cardiovascular Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cardiovascular Journal of Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Medicine in General Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Cardiovascular Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular System     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cardiovascular Ultrasound     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Cerebrovascular Diseases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra     Open Access  
Chest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 101)
Choroby Serca i Naczyń     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Circulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 251)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Circulation : Genomic and Precision Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Circulation : Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Circulation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Cirugía Cardiovascular     Open Access  
Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis     Full-text available via subscription  
Clínica e Investigación en arteriosclerosis (English Edition)     Hybrid Journal  
Clinical and Experimental Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Clinical Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Clinical Research in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Clinical Research in Cardiology Supplements     Hybrid Journal  
Clinical Trials and Regulatory Science in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Congenital Heart Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Congestive Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cor et Vasa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Coronary Artery Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CorSalud     Open Access  
Critical Pathways in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Cardiology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Current Cardiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports     Hybrid Journal  
Current Heart Failure Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Hypertension Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Hypertension Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Opinion in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Current Problems in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Research : Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Vascular Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
CVIR Endovascular     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Der Kardiologe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Echo Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Echocardiography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Egyptian Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Egyptian Journal of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia     Open Access  
ESC Heart Failure     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
European Heart Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
European Heart Journal - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart Journal : Acute Cardiovascular Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal : Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
European Stroke Organisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Experimental & Translational Stroke Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Folia Cardiologica     Open Access  
Forum Zaburzeń Metabolicznych     Hybrid Journal  
Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Future Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Global Cardiology Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Heart     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Heart     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Heart and Mind     Open Access  
Heart and Vessels     Hybrid Journal  
Heart Failure Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Heart Failure Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Heart India     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Heart International     Full-text available via subscription  
Heart Rhythm     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Heart Views     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
HeartRhythm Case Reports     Open Access  
Hellenic Journal of Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Herz     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hypertension     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Hypertension in Pregnancy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Hypertension Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Ibrahim Cardiac Medical Journal     Open Access  
IJC Heart & Vessels     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJC Heart & Vasculature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJC Metabolic & Endocrine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Indian Journal of Cardiovascular Disease in Women WINCARS     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal  
Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Innovations : Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Insuficiencia Cardíaca     Open Access  
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Cardiovascular Forum Journal     Open Access  
International Journal of Angiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Cardiology Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Heart Rhythm     Open Access  
International Journal of Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Hyperthermia     Open Access  
International Journal of Stroke     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
International Journal of the Cardiovascular Academy     Open Access  
Interventional Cardiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Interventional Cardiology Review     Full-text available via subscription  
JACC : Basic to Translational Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
JACC : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
JACC : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
JACC : Heart Failure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
JAMA Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
JMIR Cardio     Open Access  
Jornal Vascular Brasileiro     Open Access  
Journal of Clinical & Experimental Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Arrhythmia     Open Access  
Journal of Cardiac Critical Care TSS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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Global Cardiology Science and Practice
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  • Inferior vena cava stenosis: Echocardiographic diagnosis in Marfan
           syndrome

    • Authors: Sami Nimer Ghazal, Shady G Ouf
      Abstract: Global Cardiology Science and Practice, Volume 2015, Issue 5, October 2015.
      Marfan syndrome is a genetic disease with variable clinical presentation. This case describes a 36-year-old lady who was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome based on revised Ghent criteria. She was found to have bicuspid aortic valve and sensorineural hearing loss. Inferior vena cava stenosis was suspected on echocardiography due to high velocity flow and visualization of a focal narrowing in the inferior vena cava proximal to hepatic vein entry. Inferior vena cava stenosis was confirmed by computed tomography. Echocardiographic features suggestive of inferior vena cava stenosis include detection of a focal narrowing and high turbulent flow, peak velocity > 1.5 m/s and S/D wave fusion on spectral Doppler.
      Citation: Global Cardiology Science and Practice
      PubDate: 2016-02-03T12:25:20Z
      DOI: 10.5339/gcsp.2015.50
      Issue No: Vol. 2015, No. 5 (2016)
       
  • Hydatid cyst of the interventricular septum

    • Authors: Endale Tefera, Joseph Knapp, Michael Teodori
      Abstract: Global Cardiology Science and Practice, Volume 2015, Issue 5, October 2015.
      While cardiac involvement is not a common presentation in human echinococcosis, it may lead to life-threatening complications including cyst rupture; anaphylactic shock; tamponade; pulmonary, cerebral or peripheral arterial embolism; acute coronary syndrome; dysrhythmias; infection; ventricular or valvular dysfunction, as well as sudden death. Here we report a 9-year old girl who was diagnosed to have hydatid cyst of the interventricular septum four years after diagnosis and medical treatment of pulmonary hydatidosis. Presentation, management and follow-up of the patient is discussed.
      Citation: Global Cardiology Science and Practice
      PubDate: 2016-02-03T12:25:19Z
      DOI: 10.5339/gcsp.2015.52
      Issue No: Vol. 2015, No. 5 (2016)
       
  • Mechanistic targets for the ablation of atrial fibrillation

    • Authors: Junaid A.B. Zaman, Tina Baykaner, Amir A. Schricker, David E. Krummen, Sanjiv M. Narayan
      Abstract: Global Cardiology Science and Practice, Volume 2015, Issue 5, October 2015.
      The mechanisms responsible for sustaining atrial fibrillation are a key debate in cardiovascular pathophysiology, and directly influence the approach to therapy including ablation. Clinical and basic studies have split AF mechanisms into two basic camps: ‘spatially distributed disorganization’ and ‘localized sources’. Recent data suggest that these mechanisms can also be separated by the method for mapping – with nearly all traditional electrogram analyses showing spatially distributed disorganization, and nearly all optical mapping studies showing localized sources. We will review this dichotomy in light of these recently identified differences in mapping, and in the context of recent clinical studies in which localized ablation has been shown to impact AF, also lending support to the localized source hypothesis. We will conclude with other concepts on mechanism-based ablation and areas of ongoing research that must be addressed to continue improving our knowledge and treatment of AF.
      Citation: Global Cardiology Science and Practice
      PubDate: 2016-02-03T12:25:15Z
      DOI: 10.5339/gcsp.2015.67
      Issue No: Vol. 2015, No. 5 (2016)
       
  • The PCSK9 revolution and the potential of PCSK9-based therapies to reduce
           LDL-cholesterol

    • Authors: Nabil G. Seidah
      Abstract: Global Cardiology Science and Practice, Volume 2015, Issue 5, October 2015.
      A large number of clinical trials over the last 30 years have firmly consolidated the importance of lowering low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLc) in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and its associated devastating sequelae.1 While healthy diets and exercise are highly recommended to lower LDLc levels, in many individuals with high baseline levels of LDLc, this is not sufficient to bring levels down to recommended target values in order to prevent recurrent coronary heart disease and cardiovascular complications. This is especially true for patients at high risk of premature cardiovascular death and disability, including those with familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). FH is a very common inherited disease – affecting at least 30 million people worldwide, with an overall incidence of 1:200 globally2 – of whom ≤  1% have been diagnosed. The advent of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, also known as “statins”, and their first application to hypercholesterolemic patients over 30 years ago, has revolutionized the treatment of FH patients and resulted in substantial lowering of LDLc. In addition, cholesterol–lowering drugs, such as “ezetimibe” that blocks cholesterol absorption from the gut by inhibiting the Niemann-Pick C1-like 1 (NPC1L1) transporter, have also been successful and a 7-year IMPROVE-IT trial revealed that a “simvastatin-ezetimibe” combination resulted in an incremental lowering of LDLc levels and a modest 2% improved cardiovascular outcomes.3 Therefore, it became clear that additional treatments are needed to substantially decrease LDLc and efficiently protect against CVD.
      Citation: Global Cardiology Science and Practice
      PubDate: 2015-12-24T04:38:51Z
      DOI: 10.5339/gcsp.2015.59
      Issue No: Vol. 2015, No. 5 (2015)
       
  • Culprit lesion-only versus complete revascularization in patients with
           STEMI: Lessons learned from PRAMI, CvLPRIT, and DANAMI-3 PRIMULTI

    • Authors: Ahmed Hassan, Ahmed ElGuindy, David Antoniucci
      Abstract: Global Cardiology Science and Practice, Volume 2015, Issue 5, October 2015.
      Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the current standard of care for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). About 40–50% of patients presenting with STEMI have multivessel disease (MVD). Compared to patients with single vessel disease, patients with STEMI and MVD have higher mortality rates and a greater incidence of non-fatal re-infarction. The underlying mechanism for this adverse prognosis may be plaque instability in a non-infarct vessel, impaired myocardial perfusion and contractility and/or arrhythmia.1,2,3 It has been shown that patients presenting with STEMI and coexisting chronic total occlusion (CTO) of a non-infarct artery have worse clinical outcomes – including higher mortality – compared to those with no concomitant CTO.4 It is unclear whether the poorer prognosis of patients presenting with STEMI and MVD is attributable to residual ischemia due to untreated lesions or simply due to an increased disease burden.5
      Citation: Global Cardiology Science and Practice
      PubDate: 2015-12-24T04:38:50Z
      DOI: 10.5339/gcsp.2015.60
      Issue No: Vol. 2015, No. 5 (2015)
       
  • Bioresorbable polymeric scaffolds for coronary revascularization: Lessons
           learnt from ABSORB III, ABSORB China, and ABSORB Japan

    • Authors: Bill D. Gogas, Spencer B. King, Habib Samady
      Abstract: Global Cardiology Science and Practice, Volume 2015, Issue 5, October 2015.
      Bioresorbable polymers and biocorrodible metals are the latest developments in biodegradable materials used in interventional cardiology for the mechanical treatment of coronary atherosclerosis. Poly-L-lactic acid is the most frequently used bioresorbable polymer and initial evidence of feasibility, efficacy and clinical safety following deployment of polymer-based platforms was gained after completion of the first-in-man longitudinal ABSORB registries, Cohorts A and B and ABSORB Extend. In these studies, the biologic interaction of the first-generation Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) (Abbott Vascular, SC, Calif., US) with the underlying vascular tissue was evaluated in vivo with multiple imaging modalities such as intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), virtual histology-IVUS, IVUS-palpography, optical coherence tomography as well as ex vivo with coronary computed tomography. Efficacy measures following this in vivo multi-imaging assessment as well as clinical safety were comparable with current generation drug-eluting stents (DES) (Abbott Vascular, SC, Calif., US) in non-complex lesions over a 3-year follow-up. Furthermore, novel properties of functional and anatomic restoration of the vessel wall during the late phases of resorption and vascular healing were observed transforming the field of mechanical treatment of atherosclerosis from delivering only acute revascularization to additionally enable late repair and subsequent restoration of a more physiologic underlying vascular tissue. Despite the sufficient evidence and the subsequent Conformité Européenne mark approval of the first fully biodegradable scaffold (Absorb BVS) in 2012 for revascularizing non-complex lesions, the paucity of randomized comparisons of fully bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) with metallic DES in a “real-world” clinical setting raised controversies among the interventional community for the merit of these technologies. Only recently, results from international large-scale randomized trials from the United States (U.S.), China and Japan were revealed. Herein we provide a comprehensive overview of the ABSORB III, ABSORB China and ABSORB Japan studies demonstrating the consistent non-inferiority in clinical safety and efficacy measures of the Absorb BVS vs. current generation DES.
      Citation: Global Cardiology Science and Practice
      PubDate: 2015-12-24T04:38:46Z
      DOI: 10.5339/gcsp.2015.62
      Issue No: Vol. 2015, No. 5 (2015)
       
  • Transfusion Indication Threshold Reduction (TITRe2) trial: When to
           transfuse and what to give'

    • Authors: Ahmed Afifi, Walid Simry
      Abstract: Global Cardiology Science and Practice, Volume 2015, Issue 5, October 2015.
      Anemia is a common association with cardiac surgery that has been repeatedly proven to increase morbidity and mortality.1 This anemia is classically treated with blood transfusion, which has also been linked to mortality and its own set of morbidities, in addition to an increase in health service costs leading to the general adoption of a restrictive policy for blood transfusion in the western world.2,3 With randomized controlled trails failing to prove any difference between liberal and restrictive transfusion thresholds,4 a cut-off for initiating transfusion remains to be found. In an attempt to answer this clinical question in the unique cardiac surgical cohort, the TITRe2 (Transfusion Indication Threshold Reduction) investigators carried out a randomized controlled trial, the results of which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine last March.5
      Citation: Global Cardiology Science and Practice
      PubDate: 2015-12-24T04:38:45Z
      DOI: 10.5339/gcsp.2015.61
      Issue No: Vol. 2015, No. 5 (2015)
       
  • Biocorrodible metals for coronary revascularization: Lessons from
           PROGRESS-AMS, BIOSOLVE-I, and BIOSOLVE-II

    • Authors: Yasir H. Bouchi, Bill D. Gogas
      Abstract: Global Cardiology Science and Practice, Volume 2015, Issue 5, October 2015.
      The impetus for developing drug-eluting bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) has been driven by the need for elastic and transient platforms instead of stiff and permanent metallic implants in diseased coronary anatomies. This endeavor would prevent acute recoil or occlusion, allow sealing of post-procedural dissections following acute barotrauma, provide inhibition of in-segment restenosis through efficient drug-elution and would further prepare the vessel to enter a reparative phase following scaffold resorption. Biocorrodible metallic platforms have been introduced as alternatives to bioresorbable polymeric scaffolds for the treatment of significant atherosclerosis and in view of the body of evidence derived from recent clinical trials we elaborate on the clinical safety and efficacy of these devices in interventional cardiology.
      Citation: Global Cardiology Science and Practice
      PubDate: 2015-12-24T04:38:38Z
      DOI: 10.5339/gcsp.2015.63
      Issue No: Vol. 2015, No. 5 (2015)
       
  • Wave intensity analysis and its application to the coronary circulation

    • Authors: C.J. Broyd, J.E. Davies, J.E. Escaned, A. Hughes, K Parker
      Abstract: Global Cardiology Science and Practice, Volume 2015, Issue 5, October 2015.
      Wave intensity analysis (WIA) is a technique developed from the field of gas dynamics that is now being applied to assess cardiovascular physiology. It allows quantification of the forces acting to alter flow and pressure within a fluid system, and as such it is highly insightful in ascribing cause to dynamic blood pressure or velocity changes. When co-incident waves arrive at the same spatial location they exert either counteracting or summative effects on flow and pressure. WIA however allows waves of different origins to be measured uninfluenced by other simultaneously arriving waves. It therefore has found particular applicability within the coronary circulation where both proximal (aortic) and distal (myocardial) ends of the coronary artery can markedly influence blood flow. Using these concepts, a repeating pattern of 6 waves has been consistently identified within the coronary arteries, 3 originating proximally and 3 distally. Each has been associated with a particular part of the cardiac cycle. The most clinically relevant wave to date is the backward decompression wave, which causes the marked increase in coronary flow velocity observed at the start of the diastole. It has been proposed that this wave is generated by the elastic re-expansion of the intra-myocardial blood vessels that are compressed during systolic contraction. Particularly by quantifying this wave, WIA has been used to provide mechanistic and prognostic insight into a number of conditions including aortic stenosis, left ventricular hypertrophy, coronary artery disease and heart failure. It has proven itself to be highly sensitive and as such a number of novel research directions are encouraged where further insights would be beneficial.
      Citation: Global Cardiology Science and Practice
      PubDate: 2015-12-24T04:38:37Z
      DOI: 10.5339/gcsp.2015.64
      Issue No: Vol. 2015, No. 5 (2015)
       
  • ANGPLT3: A novel modulator of lipid metabolism

    • Authors: Mohamed Hassan
      Abstract: Global Cardiology Science and Practice, Volume 2015, Issue 5, October 2015.
      Angiopoietin-like proteins (ANGPTLs) have emerged as an important regulator of lipid and glucose metabolism, as well as insulin sensitivity. ANGPTL3 plays a key role in regulating circulating triglycerides (TG) and cholesterol levels through reversible inhibition of lipoprotein lipase (LPL) and endothelial lipase enzymes activity. Loss of function mutation of ANGPTL3 gene has been identified in many subjects with familial combined hypolipidemia. ANGPTL4 produces irreversible inhibition of LPL activity, while ANGPTL8 enhances the activity of ANGPTL3, which highlight the interplay between the different ANGPTLs in a coordinated manner to regulate lipid metabolism during different nutritional states. This new class of lipid modulators may serve as potential novel therapeutic target for reducing plasma lipoprotein and treatment of metabolic syndrome.
      Citation: Global Cardiology Science and Practice
      PubDate: 2015-12-24T04:38:36Z
      DOI: 10.5339/gcsp.2015.65
      Issue No: Vol. 2015, No. 5 (2015)
       
  • Andreas Vesalius: Celebrating 500 years of dissecting nature

    • Authors: Fabio Zampieri, Mohamed ElMaghawry, Alberto Zanatta, Gaetano Thiene
      Abstract: Global Cardiology Science and Practice, Volume 2015, Issue 5, October 2015.
      “… it is better to dissect nature, than to reduce her to abstraction” Francis Bacon, Novum oragnum scientiarum, 1620 December 31st, 2014 marked the 500-year anniversary of the birth of Andreas Vesalius. Vesalius, considered as the founder of modern anatomy, had profoundly changed not only human anatomy, but also the intellectual structure of medicine. The impact of his scientific revolution can be recognized even today. In this article we review the life, anatomical work, and achievements of Andreas Vesalius.
      Citation: Global Cardiology Science and Practice
      PubDate: 2015-12-24T04:38:34Z
      DOI: 10.5339/gcsp.2015.66
      Issue No: Vol. 2015, No. 5 (2015)
       
 
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