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The double burden of type 1 diabetes and heart failure

Open Access Heart Failure Review

Patients with type 1 diabetes are at significantly increased risk of heart failure. Why? Discover the pathophysiology behind this relationship, and current recommendations for managing this dual morbidity.

A role for colchicine in coronary artery disease?

Free for a limited time Circulatory Disease Review

Colchicine (anti-inflammatory drug) is used in the prevention of acute coronary syndrome. How can we optimally use it to prevent CV events in patients with coronary artery disease?

MicroRNAs as biomarkers of cardiovascular risk

Open Access Coronary Heart Disease Review

Recent evidence points towards extracellular miRNA profiles as potential biomarkers for risk stratification in cardiovascular disease. Yet evidence for clinical implementation is scarce; this review explores the potential for this new biomarker.

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Current Reviews

Chinese Herbal Medicines for Coronary Heart Disease: Clinical Evidence, Pharmacological Mechanisms, and the Interaction with Gut Microbiota

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a common type of cardiovascular disease (CVD) that has been on the rise in terms of both incidence and mortality worldwide, presenting a significant threat to human health. An increasing body of studies has shown …

Cardiac disease in Cushing’s syndrome. Emphasis on the role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging

Cushing’s Syndrome (CS) is clinically defined as the symptoms and signs associated with long-term glucocorticoid (GC) excess of either endogenous or exogenous origin. Exogenous CS is caused by intake of oral, parenteral, inhaled or topical …

Intensified glycemic control by HbA1c for patients with coronary heart disease and Type 2 diabetes: a review of findings and conclusions

Open Access Coronary Heart Disease Review

The occurrence and development of coronary heart disease (CHD) are closely linked to fluctuations in blood glucose levels. While the efficacy of intensified treatment guided by HbA1c levels remains uncertain for individuals with diabetes and CHD …

Efficacy and safety of oral Chinese patent medicines in the treatment of coronary heart disease combined with hyperlipidemia: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of 78 trials

Open Access Coronary Heart Disease Review

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 17.9 million people die from cardiovascular disease each year worldwide. This disease is the biggest threat to human health, with over 500 million patients globally. Coronary heart …

Case Studies

Aslanger’s pattern on an ECG

Open Access Myocardial Infarction Case Study

The case of acute coronary syndrome presenting with an ECG displaying Aslanger’s pattern. Severe stenosis of the distal left main coronary artery and the proximal segment of the left anterior descending artery was observed via coronary angiography.

Treatment of coronary artery disease in mirror dextrocardia

Open Access Angiography Case Study

Mirror dextrocardia (MDC) is a condition in which the heart is located in a mirror-image position on the right side of the chest. This case reports successful interventional treatment in a patient with MDC and chronic total occlusion of the left circumflex branch. 

Further Reading

Coronary events in elderly patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation: a prespecified sub-analysis of the ANAFIE registry

Open Access Atrial Fibrillation Original Article

Real-world data on coronary events (CE) in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are lacking in the direct oral anticoagulant era. This prespecified sub-analysis of the ANAFIE Registry, a prospective observational study in > 30,000 …

A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of high-intensity statin on coronary microvascular dysfunction

Open Access Statins Original Research

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been widely used in revascularization therapy for patients with coronary heart disease, especially for acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Early removal of coronary artery stenosis or occlusion and recovery …

Analysis of carotid vulnerable plaque MRI high-risk features and clinical risk factors associated with concomitant acute cerebral infarction

Open Access Coronary Heart Disease Original Research

Stroke has become the leading cause of death in our country and is one of the most important causes of death and disability in the modern society. A central nervous system vascular event, acute cerebral infarction (ACI) is the most common type of …

Different hydration methods for the prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy in patients with elective percutaneous coronary intervention: a retrospective study

Open Access Coronary Heart Disease Original Research

Coronary angiography (CAG) is the commonly used diagnostic method for coronary heart disease (CHD), and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is one of the most effective treatments for severe CHD. In recent years, with the increase in the …