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减盐奋斗中的进展与挑战

阐述了世界不同国家为了减少盐摄入而做出的努力…… More >>

中国减少盐摄入与高血压的研究现状与展望

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澳大利亚减少食盐摄入:从倡议到行动

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Communicating complex scientific research ideas for curing lung cancer using North East Indian... More >>
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Original Article

Extent of coronary atherosclerosis and arterial remodelling in women: the NHLBI-sponsored Women’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation
Stephen J. Nicholls, E. Murat Tuzcu, Kathy Wolski, B. Delia Johnson, George Sopko, Barry L. Sharaf, Carl J. Pepine, Steven E. Nissen, C. Noel Bairey Merz
Comparative assessment of qualitative and quantitative perfusion with dual-energy CT and planar and SPECT-CT V/Q scanning in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
Rahul D. Renapurkar, Michael A. Bolen, Sankaran Shrikanthan, Jennifer Bullen, Wadih Karim, Andrew Primak, Gustavo A. Heresi
Non-cardiac comorbidities in adults with inherited and congenital heart disease: report from a single center experience of more than 800 consecutive patients
Rhoia Clara Neidenbach, Eckart Lummert, Matthias Vigl, Reinhard Zachoval, Michael Fischereder, Andrea Engelhardt, Claudia Pujol, Renate Oberhoffer, Nicole Nagdyman, Peter Ewert, Michael Hauser, Harald Kaemmerer
Hypertension in Sudanese individuals and associated risk factors: the critical intersection between salt and sugar intake
Heitham Awadalla, Nehad Elsheikh Elmak, Eman F. El-Sayed, Ahmed O. Almobarak, Wadie M. Elmadhoun, Mugtaba Osman, Sufian K. Noor, Mohamed H. Ahmed
Role of preoperative cardiac CT in the evaluation of infective endocarditis: comparison with transesophageal echocardiography and surgical findings
Srikanth Koneru, Steven S. Huang, Jorge Oldan, Jorge Betancor, Zoran B. Popovic, L. Leonardo Rodriguez, Nabin K. Shrestha, Steven Gordon, Gosta Pettersson, Michael A. Bolen
Arterial stiffness in black African ancestry patients with chronic kidney disease living in Cameroon
Daniel Lemogoum, Marie Patrice Halle, Ruth Dione Mboule, Philippe Van de Borne, Elysée Claude Bika Lele, Felicité Kamdem, Marie Solange Doualla, Henry Luma, Michel P. Hermans, Luc Van Bortel
Exercise capacity in asymptomatic patients with significant primary mitral regurgitation: independent effect of global longitudinal left ventricular strain
Amgad Mentias, Alaa Alashi, Peyman Naji, A. Marc Gillinov, L. Leonardo Rodriguez, Tomislav Mihaljevic, Rakesh M. Suri, Richard A. Grimm, Lars G. Svensson, Brian P. Griffin, Milind Y. Desai
Liver enzyme trends in patients taking uninterrupted metformin before and after coronary surgery
Rakan I. Nazer, Mohammed F. Abalhassan, Khalid A. Alburikan
Air pollution and telomere length: a systematic review of 12,058 subjects
Bing Zhao, Ha Q. Vo, Fay H. Johnston, Kazuaki Negishi
Increasing myocardial infarction mortality trends in a middle-income country
Javier A. Balda-Canizares, Leonardo Tamariz, Daniel Moreno-Zambrano, Denisse Pareja, Esteban Ortiz-Prado, Alfredo Palacio, Ana Palacio
Handheld echocardiography for screening and control of rheumatic heart disease study in Gezira state, Sudan: a double approach model
Sulafa Ali, Heitham Awadallah, Ahmed Al Hamim, Hussam Al Hussein, Mohamed Al Amin Al Sunni, Tajudeen Bushari, Mohamed H. Ahmed

Arts and Medicine

Lines of thought
Richard Bright

Original Article

Risk factors of prolonged mechanical ventilation following open heart surgery: what has changed over the last decade?
Muhammad-Mujtaba Ali Siddiqui, Iftikhar Paras, Anjum Jalal

Case Reports

Kounis syndrome - an atopic monster for the heart
Venkataramanan Gangadharan, Samit Bhatheja, Kais Al Balbissi

Review Article

Hypoxamirs in pulmonary hypertension: breathing new life into pulmonary vascular research
Andrew E. Hale, Kevin White, Stephen Y. Chan
Bone marrow-derived cell therapy in chagasic cardiac disease: a review of pre-clinical and clinical results
Antonio Carlos Campos de Carvalho, Adriana Bastos Carvalho, Debora Bastos Mello, Regina Coeli dos Santos Goldenberg
Imaging in the context of replacement heart valve development: Use of the Visible Heart® methodologies
Michael G. Bateman, Paul A. Iaizzo
Antioxidant therapies for the management of atrial fibrillation
Tong Liu, Panagiotis Korantzopoulos, Guangping Li
The Popeye domain containing genes: essential elements in heart rate control
Roland F. Schindler, Kar Lai Poon, Subreena Simrick, Thomas Brand
Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging: fundamentals and application to the evaluation of the peripheral perfusion
Yaron Gordon, Sasan Partovi, Matthias Müller-Eschner, Erik Amarteifio, Tobias Bäuerle, Marc-André Weber, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Fabian Rengier
4D flow imaging with MRI
Zoran Stankovic, Bradley D. Allen, Julio Garcia, Kelly B. Jarvis, Michael Markl
Review of MRI-based measurements of pulse wave velocity: a biomarker of arterial stiffness
Andrew L. Wentland, Thomas M. Grist, Oliver Wieben

Original Article

Reproducibility of myocardial perfusion reserve - variations in measurements from post processing using commercially available software
Pavel Goykhman, Puja K. Mehta, Megha Agarwal, Chrisandra Shufelt, Piotr J. Slomka, Yuching Yang, Yuan Xu, Leslee J. Shaw, Daniel S. Berman, Noel Bairey Merz, Louise E. J. Thomson
3D morphometry using automated aortic segmentation in native MR angiography: an alternative to contrast enhanced MRA?
Matthias Müller-Eschner, Tobias Müller, Andreas Biesdorf, Stefan Wörz, Fabian Rengier, Dittmar Böckler, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Karl Rohr, Hendrik von Tengg-Kobligk
Noninvasive pressure difference mapping derived from 4D flow MRI in patients with unrepaired and repaired aortic coarctation
Fabian Rengier, Michael Delles, Joachim Eichhorn, Yoo-Jin Azad, Hendrik von Tengg-Kobligk, Julia Ley-Zaporozhan, Rüdiger Dillmann, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Roland Unterhinninghofen, Sebastian Ley
Life span of patients with Eisenmenger syndrome is not superior to that of patients with other causes of pulmonary hypertension
Béatrice Bonello, Sébastien Renard, Julien Mancini, Sandrine Huber, Gilbert Habib, Alain Fraisse
Vegetarian diets and glycemic control in diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Yoko Yokoyama, Neal D. Barnard, Susan M. Levin, Mitsuhiro Watanabe

Brief Report

Correlates of objectively measured physical activity in cardiac patients
Wonwoo Byun, Cemal Ozemek, Katrina Riggin, Scott Strath, Leonard Kaminsky

Original Articles

Left ventricular energy model predicts adverse events in women with suspected myocardial ischemia: results from the NHLBI-sponsored women’s ischemia syndrome evaluation (WISE) study
Mark Doyle, Nicole Weinberg, Gerald M. Pohost, C. Noel Bairey Merz, Leslee J. Shaw, George Sopko, Anthon Fuisz, William J. Rogers, Edward G. Walsh, B. Delia Johnson, Barry L. Sharaf, Carl J. Pepine, Sunil Mankad, Steven E. Reis, Geetha Rayarao, Diane A. Vido, Vera Bittner, Lindsey Tauxe, Marian B. Olson, Sheryl F. Kelsey, Robert WW Biederman
Cardiac risk factors and myocardial perfusion reserve in women with microvascular coronary dysfunction
Megha Agarwal, Chrisandra Shufelt, Puja K. Mehta, Edward Gill, Daniel S. Berman, Debiao Li, Behzad Sharif, Ning Li, C. Noel Bairey Merz, Louise E.J. Thomson
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging myocardial perfusion reserve index assessment in women with microvascular coronary dysfunction and reference controls
Chrisandra L. Shufelt, Louise E. J. Thomson, Pavel Goykhman, Megha Agarwal, Puja K. Mehta, Tara Sedlak, Ning Li, Edward Gill, Bruce Samuels, Babak Azabal, Saibal Kar, Kamlesh Kothawade, Margo Minissian, Piotr Slomka, Daniel S. Berman, C. Noel Bairey Merz
Improved diagnosis and prognosis using Decisions Informed by Combining Entities (DICE): results from the NHLBI-sponsored Women’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE)
Mark Doyle, Gerald M. Pohost, C. Noel Bairey Merz, Leslee J. Shaw, George Sopko, William J. Rogers, Barry L. Sharaf, Carl J. Pepine, Diane A. Vido-Thompson, Geetha Rayarao, Lindsey Tauxe, Sheryl F. Kelsey, Douglas Mc Nair, Robert W. Biederman

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