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Editor’s Pick: Protecting the Heart in Cancer Patients: The Role of Cardio-Oncology

Editor’s Pick: Protecting the Heart in Cancer Patients: The Role of Cardio-Oncology

October 12, 2017 at 8:29 AM 0 comments

Our Editor’s pick for this issue is a thought-provoking paper from Ronald J. Krone, discussing the role cardio-oncology has in protecting the heart in cancer patients. Collaboration between oncologists and cardio-oncologists is imperative in developing cardiologists with expertise in understanding the impact that various cancer regimens have on the heartRead More

Bioresorbable Coronary Scaffolds: Current State of Evidence

Bioresorbable Coronary Scaffolds: Current State of Evidence

October 12, 2017 at 8:28 AM 0 comments

*Sunny Goel,1 Shiv Raj,2 Abhishek Sharma,3 Umesh Gidwani,4 Robert Frankel,1 Jacob Shani1 1. Department of Cardiology, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA 2. Department of Internal Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA 3. Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn,Read More

Pathophysiology of Ischaemic Mitral Valve Prolapse: A Review of the Evidence and Implications for Surgical Treatment

Pathophysiology of Ischaemic Mitral Valve Prolapse: A Review of the Evidence and Implications for Surgical Treatment

October 12, 2017 at 8:27 AM 0 comments

*Francesco Nappi,1,2 Cristiano Spadaccio,1,3 Massimo Chello1 1. Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Rome, Italy 2. Department of Cardiac Surgery, Centre Cardiologique du Nord de Saint-Denis, Paris, France 3. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow, UK *Correspondence to francesconappi2@gmail.com Disclosure: The authors have declaredRead More

Molecular Imaging of Cardiac Metabolism, Innervation, and Conduction

Molecular Imaging of Cardiac Metabolism, Innervation, and Conduction

October 12, 2017 at 8:26 AM 0 comments

Kaat Luyten, *Matthias Schoenberger Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium *Correspondence to Matthias.schonberger@kuleuven.be Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 04.07.17 Accepted: 25.08.17 Citation: EMJ Cardiol. 2017;5[1]:70-78. Abstract Cardiac diseases have complex molecular origins. However, current clinical diagnostic tools are often inadequateRead More

Neutrophils in Acute Coronary Syndrome

Neutrophils in Acute Coronary Syndrome

October 12, 2017 at 8:25 AM 0 comments

Rahul Kurup,1,2,3 *Sanjay Patel1,2,3 1. Department of Cardiology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia 2. Heart Research Institute, Sydney, Australia 3. Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia *Correspondence to sanjay.patel@hri.org.au Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 15.05.17 Accepted: 11.08.17 Citation: EMJ Cardiol. 2017;5[1]:79-87.Read More

Ectopic Beats: How Many Count?

Ectopic Beats: How Many Count?

October 12, 2017 at 8:24 AM 0 comments

Rupert FG Simpson,1 Jessica Langtree,2 *Andrew RJ Mitchell2 1. King’s College Hospital, London, UK 2. Jersey General Hospital, Jersey, UK *Correspondence to mail@jerseycardiologist.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 07.09.16 Accepted: 04.09.17 Citation: EMJ Cardiol. 2017;5[1]:88-92. Abstract Premature atrial and ventricular contractions, or ectopic beats, areRead More

Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy: Genetic Pathology, Inflammatory Syndrome, or Both?

Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy: Genetic Pathology, Inflammatory Syndrome, or Both?

October 12, 2017 at 8:23 AM 0 comments

*Héctor O. Rodríguez Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research, Venezuela *Correspondence to hrodrigu@ivic.gob.ve or hectorrod@gmail.com Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 28.06.17 Accepted: 01.09.17 Citation: EMJ Cardiol. 2017;5[1]:93-100. Abstract Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM) affects mainly young athletes <35 years old and has a potential risk of malignant arrhythmiasRead More

Cardiac Cachexia Syndrome

Cardiac Cachexia Syndrome

October 12, 2017 at 8:22 AM 0 comments

*Teresa Raposo André,1 Adriana Lopes Santos,2 Isabel Galriça Neto3 1. Medical Oncology Department, Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa Francisco Gentil E.P.E., Lisbon, Portugal 2. Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Santo António dos Capuchos – Centro Hospitalar Central E.P.E., Lisbon, Portugal 3. Unidade de Cuidados Continuados e Paliativos, Hospital da Luz, Lisbon, PortugalRead More

Treatment Options in Cardiogenic Shock with Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation

Treatment Options in Cardiogenic Shock with Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation

August 31, 2017 at 8:23 AM 0 comments

*Markus W. Ferrari Clinic of Internal Medicine I, HELIOS Dr-Horst-Schmidt-Clinic, Wiesbaden, Germany *Correspondence to markus.ferrari@helios-kliniken.de Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Acknowledgements: Writing assistance was provided by Julia Bates, PhD, of Oxford Science Manuscripts. Support: Financial support for the article was provided by Getinge. Received: 04.05.17 Accepted:Read More

Concerns About the Use of Non-High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol as a Lipid Predictor

Concerns About the Use of Non-High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol as a Lipid Predictor

June 1, 2017 at 8:22 AM 0 comments

*William E. Feeman, Jnr Bowling Green Study, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA *Correspondence to bgs43402@yahoo.com Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 06.01.17 Accepted: 20.03.17 Citation: EMJ. 2017;2[2]:57-64. Abstract Introduction: Non-high-density lipoprotein (non-HDL) cholesterol is the sum of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol, andRead More