International Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases is a peer reviewed, open access journal focused on clinical areas of cardiovascular medicine. The Journal provides the authors a platform for publication of their work and for the exchange of their ideas. We aim to publish utmost quality clinical content via open access providing the readers to immediately access without charge. The journal publishes original communications of scientific excellence concerned with clinical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
International Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases focused to publish articles on topics, angina pectoris, atherosclerosis, atrial fibrillation, cardiac arrest, cardiac dysrhythmias, cardiac hypertrophy, cardiogenic shock, cardiomyopathy, cardiopulmonary bypass, carotid atherosclerotic plaques, congestive heart failure, endocarditis, hypertensive heart disease, interventional cardiology, ischemia, mitral valve stenosis, myocardial infarction, myocarditis, pericarditis, stroke, tachycardia, venous thrombosis, venous thrombus, etc. All articles published in the journal are subject to standard peer review process. The journal publishes the latest findings in cardiovascular medicine, cardiovascular diseases and observational studies.
All articles are published only after close scrutinizing by expert editors and reviewer recommendations being amended for improved flawless content. International Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases ensures the maintenance of international standards of open access publishing.
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Open Access DOI:10.23937/iacvd-2017/1710009
Murat KERKUTLUOGLU and Mahmut Tuna KATIRCIBASI
Article Type: CASE REPORT | First Published: August 29, 2018
Congenital anomalies of the heart may generate difficulties for cardiac invasive procedures. Dextrocardia is a rare congenital heart disease in which the apex of the heart is located on the right side of the chest. Patients with transposition of great arteries (TGA) abnormalities are at risk for complete cardiac block and usually require a permanent cardiac pacemaker in long-term follow-up. The persistent left superior vena cava (PLSCV) is a rare...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iacvd-2017/1710008
Lopes Cardoso I
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 27, 2018
Homocysteine is an amino acid with an SH group, metabolised by the remethylation and transsulfuration pathways. Several genetic and environmental factors (like deficient nutrition status, systemic disease or consumption of certain drugs), can lead to changes in the levels of plasma homocysteine. Nowadays, hyperhomocysteinemia is considered an important and independent risk factor for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iacvd-2017/1710007
Matthew Schmidt and Timothy E Paterick
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 28, 2018
Coronary artery ectasia is defined as a localized, or diffuse dilation of a coronary artery lumen. Coronary artery ectasia is well recognized, but a rare finding encountered during diagnostic coronary angiography. Coronary artery ectasia represents a form of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, seen in 1.4-4.9% of patients undergoing coronary angiography. It may be an isolated finding, or in combination with stenotic lesions. ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iacvd-2017/1710006
Marc Lubitz and Vaskar Mukerji
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 25, 2018
A 61-year-old man presented with central chest and vague left shoulder pain precipitated by a brisk walk up a steep hill. His pain resolved with rest. He has never had this pain before and had no associated symptoms. He has no other medical problems. He is known to have three vessel coronary artery disease (CAD) based on two previous cardiac catheterizations. His initial catheterization was conducted to evaluate the cause reversibility on an exer...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iacvd-2017/1710005
Carolina Espejo-Paeres, Carmen Olmos, Pedro Martinez-Losas, Fabian Islas, Javier Higueras-Nafria, David Vivas and Isidre Vilacosta
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 30, 2018
An anomalous origin of a coronary artery is a rare congenital condition in which a coronary artery arises from the opposite coronary sinus. Most coronary artery anomalies are an incidental finding without clinical significance, although some cases may be potentially life threatening, depending on the origin, course and termination of the anomalous vessel. Anatomical features of risk are an aortic intramural course or inter-arterial course....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iacvd-2017/1710004
Chee Kiang Teoh, Kah Leng Ho, Louis Teo, David Sim, Ka Lee Kerk, Jia Lin Soon, Teing Ee Tan, Sivathasan Cumaraswamy and Choon Pin Lim
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 02, 2018
Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is designed primarily for circulatory support in left ventricular failure and its function relies heavily on intrinsic right ventricular function. We report, to our knowledge, the longest reported case of ventricular electrical standstill from progressive cardiomyopathy who was successfully managed on LVAD. A 51-year-old man, non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy who had been on HeartMate II LVAD support for three years, presented with frequent intermittent low pump ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iacvd-2017/1710003
Ines Lopes Cardoso and Ana Teresa Paulos
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 11, 2017
Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) are the first cause of death in developed countries, therefore it is of interest to reduce this public health problem. The development of atherosclerosis is the main cause of CVD. This pathology results from the accumulation of lipids in the arterial wall, that leads to a complex inflammatory process....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iacvd-2017/1710002
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: November 18, 2017
Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO) is the second cause of unilateral visual loss, and can have ischemic or non-ischemic aetiology. The causes inducing RVO may be due to thrombophilia induced by acquired or inherited risk factors....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iacvd-2017/1710001
Fulvio Cacciapuoti, Valerio Langella, Paolo Tirelli MD and Federico Cacciapuoti
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 25, 2017
Anaphylactic reaction rarely manifests such as acute coronary syndrome induced by coronary vasospasm or atheromatous plaque rupture due to some chemical mediators, such as histamine, platelet activating factors, cytokines and others, derived from mast cells degranulation....
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