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Original Article

Development and validation of a prognostic prediction model for antithrombotic-related chronic subdural hematoma in patients with recent acute myocardial infarction
Peng Zhou, Jindong Wan, Fei Ran, Feng Gao, Dachun Yang, Xiaozhen Dai, Yun Sun, Peijian Wang
Protective effects of recombinant human brain natriuretic peptide on the myocardial injury induced by acute carbon monoxide poisoning
Na Li, Xun Gao, Weizhan Wang, Pu Wang, Baoyue Zhu
In vivo effects of nitrosyl hydrogen on cardiac function and sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium pump (SERCA2a) in rats with heart failure after myocardial infarction
Yanqing Guo, Jiyao Xu, Yongzhi Deng, Li Wu, Jingping Wang, Jian An
The clinical effects of a new management mode for hypertensive patients: a randomized controlled trial
Yan-Qin Sun, Yong-Ping Jia, Ji-Yuan Lv, Gui-Jin Ma
New insights on potential permanent pacemaker predictors in TAVR using the largest self-expandable device
Verena Veulemans, Derk Frank, Hatim Seoudy, Steffen Wundram, Kerstin Piayda, Oliver Maier, Christian Jung, Amin Polzin, Norbert Frey, Malte Kelm, Tobias Zeus
Early risk stratification of acute type A aortic dissection: development and validation of a predictive score
Jing-Chao Luo, Jun Zhong, Wei-Xun Duan, Guo-Wei Tu, Chun-Sheng Wang, Yong-Xin Sun, Jun Li, Hao Lai, Zhe Luo
Triangular resection versus folding repair for simple posterior mitral leaflet lesions: case-control study
Ken Nakamura, Kouan Orii, Takayuki Abe, Hirofumi Haida, Kazuhiro Hashimoto, Takashi Kunihara
T1 mapping and feature tracking imaging of left ventricular extracellular remodeling in severe aortic stenosis
Xiaoyu Wei, Xuhua Jian, Jiajun Xie, Rui Chen, Xiaodan Li, Zhicheng Du, Xiaomei Zhong, Jinglei Li, Xiaobing Zhou, Guanmin Ren, Yingjie Mei, Hui Liu
Determining the thresholds for abnormal left ventricular strains in healthy subjects by echocardiography: a meta-analysis
Tom Kai Ming Wang, Milind Y. Desai, Patrick Collier, Richard A. Grimm, Brian P. Griffin, Zoran B. Popović

Editorial on Impact of Cardiac CT in Clinical Practice1

Editorial on impact of cardiac CT in clinical practice
Filippo Cademartiri

Review Article on Impact of Cardiac CT in Clinical Practice1

Coronary atherosclerosis as the main endpoint of non-invasive imaging in cardiology: a narrative review
Erica Maffei, Bruna Punzo, Carlo Cavaliere, Eduardo Bossone, Luca Saba, Filippo Cademartiri
Epidemiology and pathophysiologic insights of coronary atherosclerosis relevant for contemporary non-invasive imaging
Giancarlo Casolo, Jacopo Del Meglio, Carlo Tessa
Cardiac CT angiography: normal and pathological anatomical features—a narrative review
Alberto Clemente, Sara Seitun, Cesare Mantini, Giovanni Gentile, Duccio Federici, Andrea Barison, Andrea Rossi, Magdalena Cuman, Alessandra Pizzuto, Lamia Ait-Ali, Eduardo Bossone, Filippo Cademartiri, Dante Chiappino
Narrative review of cardiac computed tomography perfusion: insights into static rest perfusion
Bruna Punzo, Carlo Cavaliere, Erica Maffei, Eduardo Bossone, Luca Saba, Filippo Cademartiri
Cardiac CT perfusion and FFRCTA: pathophysiological features in ischemic heart disease
Sara Seitun, Alberto Clemente, Cecilia De Lorenzi, Stefano Benenati, Dante Chiappino, Cesare Mantini, Antonis I. Sakellarios, Filippo Cademartiri, Gian Paolo Bezante, Italo Porto
Updated diagnostic & prognostic paradigm for CAD: a narrative review
Patrizia Toia, Ludovico La Grutta, Tommaso Smeraldi, Francesco Agnello, Emanuele Grassedonio, Erica Maffei, Massimo Midiri, Filippo Cademartiri
Stable ischemic heart disease: re-appraisal of coronary revascularization criteria in the light of contemporary evidence
Enrico Orsini, Stefano Nistri, Giovanni Battista Zito
Cardiac computed tomography radiomics: an emerging tool for the non-invasive assessment of coronary atherosclerosis
Alessandro Murgia, Antonella Balestrieri, Paola Crivelli, Jasjit S. Suri, Maurizio Conti, Filippo Cademartiri, Luca Saba
Technical development in cardiac CT: current standards and future improvements—a narrative review
Patrizia Toia, Ludovico La Grutta, Giulia Sollami, Alberto Clemente, Cesare Gagliardo, Massimo Galia, Erica Maffei, Massimo Midiri, Filippo Cademartiri
The usefulness of cardiac CT integrated with FFRCT for planning myocardial revascularization in complex coronary artery disease: a lesson from SYNTAX studies
Daniele Andreini, Saima Mushtaq, Edoardo Conte, Mariachiara Mei, Flavia Nicoli, Eleonora Melotti, Giulio Pompilio, Mauro Pepi, Antonio L. Bartorelli, Yoshinobu Onuma, Patrick W. Serruys

Arts and Medicine2

How military history can inspire medical intervention
Yskert von Kodolitsch, Martin Prokoph, Arnim Sachweh, Tilo Kölbel, Christian Detter, Jürgen Berger, Thomas Wick, Sebastian Debus, Carl Rudolf Blankart


1. The series“Impact of Cardiac CT in Clinical Practice” was commissioned by the editorialoffice, Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy without any sponsorship orfunding. Filippo Cademartiri served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.

2. The series “Arts and Medicine” was commissionedby the editorial office, Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy without anysponsorship or funding.

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 Report

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

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

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

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

The following articles are published ahead of print.

Arts and Medicine

Case Report

Original Article

Review Article

May-Thurner syndrome
Santhosh Poyyamoli, Pankaj Mehta, Mathew Cherian, Rinoy R. Anand, Santosh B. Patil, Sanjeeva Kalva, Gloria Salazar

Arts and Medicine