Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research

Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2022

  • Recurrent Prosthetic Paravalvular Leakage in Culture-negative Endocarditis Caused by mycoplasma hominis: A Case Report

    Weiteng Wang, Oudi Chen, Lixi Gan, Xin Li, Hongkun Qing, Fanyu Chen, Zuoren Xiao, Xuhua Jian

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2022
    Pages: 92-96
    Received: 19 June 2022
    Accepted: 8 October 2022
    Published: 21 October 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ccr.20220604.11
    Abstract: Background: Culture-negative endocarditis in patients with previous prosthetic valve replacement is a challenging disease with high mortality and poor outcomes. Recurrent paravalvular leakage is a common complication in patients with prosthetic valve but is rarely realized to endocarditis. Objectives: To report a diagnostic strategy for culture-neg... Show More
  • The Risk Factor Profile in Egyptian Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome: An Observational Study

    Ahmed El Kersh, Ashraf Reda, Ahmed Samir

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2022
    Pages: 97-102
    Received: 12 February 2022
    Accepted: 3 March 2022
    Published: 10 November 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ccr.20220604.12
    Abstract: Little is known about risk factors and treatment modalities in Egyptian patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). This cross-sectional study was conducted on 200 adult subjects presenting with ACS including ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), or unstable angina to evaluate the pattern of r... Show More
  • High Serum Uric Acid, Anemia, Microalbuminuria, and Reduced Estimate Glomerular Filtration Rate in Africans with High Blood Pressure at Brazzaville (Congo)

    Christian Michel Kouala Landa, Fatime Arousse Mampouya, Solange Flore Mongo Ngamami, Jospin Karel Makani Bassakouahou, Rog Paterne Bakekolo, Kivie Ngolo Letomo, Arthur Bolongue Awasandeke, Yannis Franck Kouikani, Bertrand Fikahem Ellenga Mbolla

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2022
    Pages: 103-108
    Received: 20 October 2022
    Accepted: 10 November 2022
    Published: 23 November 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ccr.20220604.13
    Abstract: Background: High blood pressure (HBP) is a public health problem. Its management requires a biological and morphological evaluation, looking for associated abnormalities. The aim of this study was to determine the biological abnormalities in patients with HBP and their relationship with the level of blood pressure (BP). Methods: This cross-sectiona... Show More
  • Myocardial Strain Abnormalities in Patients with Long COVID After Mild to Moderate Acute COVID-19 Disease

    Atul Kapoor, Aprajita Kapur

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2022
    Pages: 109-117
    Received: 10 November 2022
    Accepted: 28 November 2022
    Published: 8 December 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ccr.20220604.14
    Abstract: Background: Global pandemic of COVID-19 disease has left many recovered patients with variety of sequelae out of which involvement of heart in the form of myocarditis has been an important and a challenging problem from not only diagnosis but also treatment point of view. Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in the heart of recent... Show More
  • Heart Failure in a Tertiary Hospital in Southern Nigeria - An Aetiological Perspective

    Okechukwu Iheji, Boma Oyan, Nkemegbunam Okoli, Rosemary Stanley, Ngozi Pauline Onwueme

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2022
    Pages: 118-123
    Received: 22 November 2022
    Accepted: 15 December 2022
    Published: 27 December 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ccr.20220604.15
    Abstract: Introduction. The impact of heart failure in Africa is worthy of attention owing to its economic and social impact on life expectancy in individuals who are young and economically active, and thus, identification of the aetiology of heart failure is important as some of the causes are potentially treatable. Methods. A total of one hundred and sixty... Show More
  • New Approaches in Coronary Atherosclerotic Disease: A Brief Overview

    Alejandro Suarez

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2022
    Pages: 124-129
    Received: 14 October 2022
    Accepted: 31 October 2022
    Published: 29 December 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ccr.20220604.16
    Abstract: Coronary atherosclerotic disease is a pathology of great prevalence in the Western population and that accompanies the human being from intrauterine stage until the end of life. In young people necropsies from Korea and Vietnam wars it was found a 12 to 20% of coronary arteries narrowing in people under 26 years old otherwise healthy. Many traditio... Show More