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Volume 9,Issue 4,2012 Table of Contents

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Research Article

Preventive treatment of alveolar pulmonary edema of cardiogenic origin
  Gideon Charach,Michael Shochat,Alexander Rabinovich,Oded Ayzenberg,Jacob George,Lior Charach and Pavel Rabinovich
  2012,9(4):321-327 [Abstract]  [View PDF(252.27 K)]
Long term survival of patients with raised pulmonary arterial systolic pressure utilizing echocardiography—a five-year prospective study
  Maw Pin Tan,Sushil K Bansal,Nu Nu Wynn,Murad Umerov,Angela Gillham,Alison Henderson,Anthony Hildreth and Shahid Junejo
  2012,9(4):328-335 [Abstract]  [View PDF(215.50 K)]
Incomplete revascularization in the drug eluting stent era permits meaningful long-term (12-78 months) outcomes in patients ≥ 75 years with acute coronary syndrome
  Jie Chen,Qiao Xue,Jing Bai,Lei Gao,Jin-Wen Tian,Ke Li,Qiang Xu,Yan-Hua Li and Yu Wang
  2012,9(4):336-343 [Abstract]  [View PDF(312.53 K)]
Association of inflammation with atrial fibrillation in hyperthyroidism
  Mehmet Ozaydin,Ali Kutlucan,Yasin Turker,Banu Koroglu,Akif Arslan,Bayram A. Uysal,Dogan Erdogan,Ercan Varol and Abdullah Dogan1
  2012,9(4):344-348 [Abstract]  [View PDF(160.55 K)]
A head-to-head comparison of the coronary calcium score by computed tomography with myocardial perfusion imaging in predicting coronary artery disease
  Mansour Almoudi and Zhong-Hua Sun
  2012,9(4):349-354 [Abstract]  [View PDF(184.67 K)]
Chronic kidney disease: an independent risk factor of all-cause mortality for elderly Chinese patients with chronic heart failure
  Shi-Hui Fu,Bing Zhu,Yu-Xiao Zhang,Shuang-Yan Yi,Yuan Liu,Tie-Hui Xiao,Liang Wang,Yong-Yi Bai,Cai-Yi Lu,Ping Ye and Lei-Ming Luo
  2012,9(4):355-360 [Abstract]  [View PDF(92.12 K)]
Secular trends in the etiology and comorbidity of hospitalized patients with congestive heart failure: A single-center retrospective study
  Zhi-Yong Pei,Yu-Sheng Zhao,Jia-Yue Li,Qiao Xue,Lei Gao and Shi-Wen Wang
  2012,9(4):361-365 [Abstract]  [View PDF(180.81 K)]
Hyperpolarization activated cation current (If) in cardiac myocytes from pulmonary vein sleeves in the canine with atrial fibrillation
  Jia-Yue Li,Hong-Juan Wang,Bin Xu,Xue-Ping Wang,Yi-Cheng Fu,Mei-Yan Chen,De-Xian Zhang,Yan Liu,Qiao Xue and Yang Li
  2012,9(4):366-374 [Abstract]  [View PDF(383.33 K)]

Study Protocol

Rationale and design of the ETN-STEP (Early administration of Tirofiban in mid to high risk patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome referred for percutaneous coronary intervention) project: A multi-center, randomized, controlled clinic trial in Chinese patients
  Jian-Ping Li,Qun Liu,Yong Huo and on behalf of ETN-STEP investigators ETN-STEP investigators
  2012,9(4):375-378 [Abstract]  [View PDF(207.15 K)]


Atrial fibrillation in the elderly: the potential contribution of reactive oxygen species
  Kurt J. Schillinger and Vickas V. Patel
  2012,9(4):379-388 [Abstract]  [View PDF(265.20 K)]
Past and present of cardiocirculatory assist devices: a comprehensive critical review
  Gianluca Rigatelli1,Francesco Santini and Giuseppe Faggian
  2012,9(4):389-400 [Abstract]  [View PDF(150.85 K)]
High density lipoproteins and atherosclerosis: emerging aspects
  Federica Sala,Alberico Luigi Catapano and Giuseppe Danilo Norata
  2012,9(4):401-407 [Abstract]  [View PDF(98.45 K)]

Case Report

Is hydrotherapy an appropriate form of exercise for elderly patients with biventricular systolic heart failure?
  Bente Gruner Svealv,Margareta Scharin Tang and Asa Cider
  2012,9(4):408-410 [Abstract]  [View PDF(79.15 K)]
Imatinib-induced decompensated heart failure in an elderly patient with chronic myeloid leukemia: case report and literature review
  Hai-Hong Ran,Ran Zhang,Xue-Chun Lu,Bo Yang,Hui Fan and Hong-Li Zhu
  2012,9(4):411-414 [Abstract]  [View PDF(78.92 K)]