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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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    Low-doses ionizing radiation exposure: an emerging causal risk factor for cardiovascular disease
    Maria Grazia Andreassi
    Published: December 11, 2023 Explor Cardiol. 2023;1:141–147
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/ec.2023.00013
    This article belongs to the special issue Environmental Cardiology
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    Toxic metals in pregnancy and congenital heart defects. Insights and new perspectives for a technology-driven reduction in food sources
    Congenital heart defects (CHD) represent the most frequent congenital anomalies among newborns, as well as the leading cause of spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, neonatal and infant death. CHD have  [...] Read more.
    Francesca Gorini, Alessandro Tonacci
    Published: November 13, 2023 Explor Cardiol. 2023;1:114–140
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/ec.2023.00012
    This article belongs to the special issue Environmental Cardiology
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    Coronary external diameter index for assessing coronary artery involvement in Kawasaki disease
    Aim: Transthoracic echocardiography is commonly used to assess coronary artery dilatation in Kawasaki disease (KD). However, existing criteria often miss early abnormalities. This study examines  [...] Read more.
    Andrea Azzarelli ... Francesco Vierucci
    Published: October 31, 2023 Explor Cardiol. 2023;1:103–113
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/ec.2023.00011
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    Echocardiographic predictors of outcomes in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    The use of echocardiography, a straightforward and widely available technique, allows for a comprehensive assessment of the patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) under both resting and stre [...] Read more.
    Annamaria Del Franco ... Iacopo Olivotto
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