The term cardiology is derived from the Greek words "cardia", which refers to the heart and "logy" meaning "study of." Cardiology is a branch of medicine that concerns diseases and disorders of the heart. Cardiovascular Medicine is concerned with the study of those medicines that help in prevention, detection, management and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
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Katherine A Lothman* and Allen W Mangel
A key platform underpinning the traditional understanding of the cardiovascular system, with respect to the behavior of large arterial vessels, is Otto Frank’s Windkessel Hypothesis . This hypothesis posits simply that the smooth muscle walls of large arteries do not undergo rhythmic ...
2019-11-04 Research Article
Sahadev T Reddy, Antonio T Paladino, Nackle J Silva, Mark Doyle, Diane A Vido and Robert WW Biederman*
Background: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients have a predisposition for malignant VT/VF and consequently, sudden cardiac death (SCD). In single center studies, late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) defined fibrosis has been linked to VT/VF. However, despite innumerable in...
2019-11-04 Review Article
Martin Mumuni Danaah Malick*
Chronic heart failure has been extensively characterized as a disorder arising from a complex interaction between impaired ventricular performance and neurohormonal activation. Since beta adrenoceptor blocking agents are currently considered an integral component of therapy for the management ...
2019-11-04 Research Article
Hallfríður Kristinsdóttir, Þórður Þórkelsson, Hildur Harðardóttir and Gylfi Óskarsson*
Critical congenital heart defects (CCHDs) are preferably diagnosed prenatally or soon after birth. Late diagnosis has been related to poorer prognosis. The aim of this study is to assess when CCHDs are diagnosed in Iceland and whether late diagnosis is a problem. All live born children in Icel...
2019-10-28 Research Article
Mahmoud Shawky Abd El-Moneum*
Objective: The aim of this study was to estimate the predictive clinical value of CHA2DS2-VASc score for no-reflow phenomena in patients having ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who applied to primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
2019-10-21 Research Article
Steven D Culler*, Aaron D Kugelmass, David J Cohen, Matthew R Reynolds, Phillip P Brown, April W Simon and Marc R Katz
Purpose: This study reports resource utilization during a Medicare Beneficiary’s (MBs) Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) index hospitalization and all subsequent encounters for 12 months and compares data between MBs who did or did not receive a pacemaker imp...
2019-10-17 Research Article
Betul Borku Uysal*, Feray Akbas, Esma Altunoglu, Gulhan Ipek Denız, Duygu Uysal, Harun Uysal, Hanife Usta Atmaca, Yasin Yuksel, Hale Aral, Guven Cetın, Cem Ar M and Fusun Erdenen
Background: Anemia is an accelerating problem among patients with heart failure (HF) and its presence is associated with more symptoms. In this study, we investigated whether anemia in heart failure was related to hepcidin concentration.
2019-10-04 Research Article
Hesham Mohamed Aboul-Enein, Amr Elsayed El Naggar, Shereen Ibrahim Farag, Waleed Atef Ahmed Hassan*
Background and Objectives: Multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) provides high accuracy for noninvasive assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD). The introduction of the latest computed tomography technology allows comprehensive evaluation of various aspects of CAD, includ...
2019-10-04 Case Report
Laroussi Mohamed-Salem*, Tomas E Rodríguez-Locarno, Tatiana Moreno-Monsalve, Isabel Castellon-Sanchez, Jose F Contreras-Gutierrez and Antonia Claver-Valderas
Amyloidosis encompasses a heterogeneous group of disorders, characterized by extracellular deposition of insoluble abnormal amyloid aggregates, due to a failure in protein quality control. Cardiac amyloidosis is a disorder in which proteins misfold and deposit as amyloid ﬁbrils that inﬁltr...
2019-09-26 Research Article
Ujuanbi Amenawon Susan*, Tabansi Petronilla Nnena, Otaigbe Barbara Edewele
Introduction: Congenital heart diseases (CHD) are leading causes of childhood morbidity and mortality especially in developing countries. Community-based studies are important in ascertaining the burden of the disease.