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    Impact of iodinated contrast media on X-ray-induced DNA damage: a comprehensive review
    Drawing insights from a spectrum of in vitro, in vivo experimental, and clinical studies, this review illuminates the underlying mechanism by which iodinated contrast media (ICM) exerts an indirect  [...] Read more.
    Chiara Iacconi ... Enrica Ciofini
    Published: April 19, 2024 Explor Cardiol. 2024;2:79–87
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/ec.2024.00023
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    Coronary calcification on invasive angiography and the Agatston score—a single-center experience
    Aim: The pattern and severity of coronary artery calcification (CAC) can influence prognosis and outcome in percutaneous coronary intervention. An objective assessment of CAC during invasive angi [...] Read more.
    Zafraan Zathar ... Vinoda Sharma
    Published: April 15, 2024 Explor Cardiol. 2024;2:67–78
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/ec.2024.00022
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    Nanoparticles loaded with the DNA methyltransferase inhibitor SGI-1027 decrease murine atherosclerosis and inflammation in cultured human macrophages
    Aim: The DNA of the atheroma is hypermethylated relative to adjacent healthy vascular tissue. A significant portion of hypermethylated loci in the atheroma DNA map to genes related to macrophage  [...] Read more.
    Ana Cristina Márquez-Sánchez ... Silvio Zaina
    Published: April 10, 2024 Explor Cardiol. 2024;2:49–66
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/ec.2024.00021
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    Role of cardio-ankle vascular index as a predictor of left ventricular hypertrophy in the evaluation of pediatric hypertension
    Aim: Cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) is a marker of arterial stiffness independent of blood pressure (BP) at the time of measurement. This work sought to evaluate the association of CAVI with  [...] Read more.
    Evan Harvey ... Ranjit Philip
    Published: April 06, 2024 Explor Cardiol. 2024;2:40–48
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/ec.2024.00020
    This article belongs to the special issue Environmental Cardiology
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    Coronary myocardial bridge imaging by stress-echocardiography and coronary adipose tissue attenuation on computed tomography angiography
    Myocardial bridging is a congenital defect characterized by the course of a segment of the coronary arteries within the heart muscle most frequently affecting the left anterior descending coronary a [...] Read more.
    Domenico Tuttolomondo ... Nicola Gaibazzi
    Published: February 29, 2024 Explor Cardiol. 2024;2:31–39
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/ec.2024.00019
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    Left atrium stress echocardiography: correlation between left atrial volume, function, and B-lines at rest and during stress
    Aim: Left atrial volume index (LAVI), left atrial reservoir function through left atrial reservoir strain (LASr), and B-lines in lung ultrasound serve as supplementary indicators of left ventricu [...] Read more.
    Costantina Prota ... Quirino Ciampi
    Published: February 26, 2024 Explor Cardiol. 2024;2:19–30
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/ec.2024.00018
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    Feasibility of coronary flow velocity reserve during semi-supine exercise echocardiography: a single center study of 3,014 patients
    Aim: There is a lack of studies that analyzed factors influencing on feasibility of coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) during exercise stress echocardiography (SE). The aim of the study was to [...] Read more.
    Angela Zagatina ... Elena Kalinina
    Published: February 04, 2024 Explor Cardiol. 2024;2:9–18
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/ec.2024.00017
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    Coronary vasospasm testing: escape from the cath lab!
    Coronary vasospasm stands as a widely acknowledged and frequent culprit behind chest pain, acute coronary syndrome, and sudden cardiac death, yet it remains a challenging diagnosis. Current guidelin [...] Read more.
    Ana Djordjevic Dikic ... Vojislav Giga
    Published: February 04, 2024 Explor Cardiol. 2024;2:1–8
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/ec.2024.00016
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    Why and when should be lipoprotein(a) level measured?
    Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is composed of a low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and glycoprotein (a)—apo(a). The size and concentration of Lp(a) in serum can vary among individuals and is determined by gene [...] Read more.
    Miłosz Broncel, Marlena Broncel
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    Viral infections in cardiometabolic risk and disease between old acquaintances and new enemies
    Atherosclerosis is a chronic disease, characterized by chronic inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and lipid deposition in the vessel. Although many major, well-identified risk factors for athero [...] Read more.
    Cristina Vassalle
    Published: December 27, 2023 Explor Cardiol. 2023;1:148–179
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/ec.2023.00014
    This article belongs to the special issue Environmental Cardiology
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