Tetsuya Amano

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Affiliation: Nagoya University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Lipid-rich plaques predict non-target-lesion ischemic events in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
    Tetsuya Amano
    Department of Cardiology, Chubu Rosai Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    Circ J 75:157-66. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Impact of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on coronary plaque instability: an integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound study
    Tetsuya Amano
    Department of Cardiology, Chubu Rosai Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    Atherosclerosis 218:110-6. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Abnormal glucose regulation is associated with lipid-rich coronary plaque: relationship to insulin resistance
    Tetsuya Amano
    Department of Cardiology, Chubu Rosai Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 1:39-45. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of metabolic syndrome on tissue characteristics of angiographically mild to moderate coronary lesions integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound study
    Tetsuya Amano
    Department of Cardiology, Chubu Rosai Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:1149-56. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Impact of plasma aldosterone levels for prediction of in-stent restenosis
    Tetsuya Amano
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 97:785-8. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Association of inflammatory markers with the morphology and extent of coronary plaque as evaluated by 64-slice multidetector computed tomography in patients with stable coronary artery disease
    Ken Harada
    Department of Cardiology, Chubu Rosai Hospital, 10 6, 1 Chome Komei cho, Minato ku, Nagoya 455 8530, Japan
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 29:1149-58. 2013
  7. doi request reprint The association between plaque characterization by CT angiography and post-procedural myocardial infarction in patients with elective stent implantation
    Tadayuki Uetani
    Department of Cardiology, Chubu Rosai Hospital, and Department of Internal Medicine, Aichi Gakuin School of Dentistry, Nagoya, Japan
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 3:19-28. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Intracoronary electrocardiogram recording with a bare-wire system: perioperative ST-segment elevation in the intracoronary electrocardiogram is associated with myocardial injury after elective coronary stent implantation
    Tadayuki Uetani
    Department of Cardiology, Chubu Rosai Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2:127-35. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Differences in tissue characterization of restenotic neointima between sirolimus-eluting stent and bare-metal stent: integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound analysis for in-stent restenosis
    Hirohiko Ando
    Department of Cardiology, Aichi Medical University, Aichi, Japan
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 14:996-1001. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Impact of metabolic syndrome on various aspects of microcirculation and major adverse cardiac events in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
    Yasuhiro Uchida
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
    Circ J 76:1972-9. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint Lipid-rich plaques predict non-target-lesion ischemic events in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
    Tetsuya Amano
    Department of Cardiology, Chubu Rosai Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    Circ J 75:157-66. 2011
    ..Despite growing interest in non-target lesion events in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), there has been little discussion of predictors...
  2. doi request reprint Impact of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on coronary plaque instability: an integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound study
    Tetsuya Amano
    Department of Cardiology, Chubu Rosai Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    Atherosclerosis 218:110-6. 2011
    ..To assess the impact of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω3 PUFAs) on coronary plaque instability...
  3. doi request reprint Abnormal glucose regulation is associated with lipid-rich coronary plaque: relationship to insulin resistance
    Tetsuya Amano
    Department of Cardiology, Chubu Rosai Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 1:39-45. 2008
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of metabolic syndrome on tissue characteristics of angiographically mild to moderate coronary lesions integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound study
    Tetsuya Amano
    Department of Cardiology, Chubu Rosai Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:1149-56. 2007
    ..We assessed the impact of metabolic syndrome (MetS) on the tissue characteristics of coronary plaques using integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound (IB-IVUS)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Impact of plasma aldosterone levels for prediction of in-stent restenosis
    Tetsuya Amano
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 97:785-8. 2006
    ..9 pg/ml, which had a predictive accuracy of 69%. In conclusion, the present findings indicate that plasma aldosterone levels at baseline are independent predictors of ISR and may constitute a potential therapeutic target...
  6. doi request reprint Association of inflammatory markers with the morphology and extent of coronary plaque as evaluated by 64-slice multidetector computed tomography in patients with stable coronary artery disease
    Ken Harada
    Department of Cardiology, Chubu Rosai Hospital, 10 6, 1 Chome Komei cho, Minato ku, Nagoya 455 8530, Japan
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 29:1149-58. 2013
    ..37, P = 0.026). This study supports the usefulness of inflammatory markers for the evaluation of coronary plaque in patients with stable CAD...
  7. doi request reprint The association between plaque characterization by CT angiography and post-procedural myocardial infarction in patients with elective stent implantation
    Tadayuki Uetani
    Department of Cardiology, Chubu Rosai Hospital, and Department of Internal Medicine, Aichi Gakuin School of Dentistry, Nagoya, Japan
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 3:19-28. 2010
    ..This study sought to evaluate the association between volumetric characterization of target lesions by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) angiography and the risk of post-procedural myocardial injury after elective stent implantation...
  8. doi request reprint Intracoronary electrocardiogram recording with a bare-wire system: perioperative ST-segment elevation in the intracoronary electrocardiogram is associated with myocardial injury after elective coronary stent implantation
    Tadayuki Uetani
    Department of Cardiology, Chubu Rosai Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2:127-35. 2009
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Differences in tissue characterization of restenotic neointima between sirolimus-eluting stent and bare-metal stent: integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound analysis for in-stent restenosis
    Hirohiko Ando
    Department of Cardiology, Aichi Medical University, Aichi, Japan
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 14:996-1001. 2013
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Impact of metabolic syndrome on various aspects of microcirculation and major adverse cardiac events in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
    Yasuhiro Uchida
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
    Circ J 76:1972-9. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to examine the impact of metabolic syndrome (MetS) on various aspects of microvascular function and clinical outcomes...
  11. doi request reprint Relation between estimated glomerular filtration rate and composition of coronary arterial atherosclerotic plaques
    Shinji Hayano
    Department of Cardiology, Yokkaichi Municipal Hospital, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 109:1131-6. 2012
    ..68, p <0.001 and r = 0.68, p <0.001, respectively). In conclusion, lower eGFR levels were associated with greater lipid and lower fibrous contents, contributing to coronary plaque vulnerability...
  12. doi request reprint Ankle brachial pressure index but not brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity is a strong predictor of systemic atherosclerotic morbidity and mortality in patients on maintenance hemodialysis
    Miho Tanaka
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya Kyoritsu Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    Atherosclerosis 219:643-7. 2011
    ..We examined whether ABPI and brachial-ankle PWV (baPWV) predict individual cardiovascular events in patients on maintenance hemodialysis (HD)...
  13. doi request reprint Prognostic values of C-reactive protein levels on clinical outcome after implantation of sirolimus-eluting stents in patients on hemodialysis
    Hideki Ishii
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65, Tsurumai cho, Showa Ku, Nagoya 466 8550, Japan
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2:513-8. 2009
    ..We evaluated possible prognostic values of CRP on outcomes in patients on hemodialysis undergoing PCI with drug-eluting stents...
  14. doi request reprint The correlation between lipid volume in the target lesion, measured by integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound, and post-procedural myocardial infarction in patients with elective stent implantation
    Tadayuki Uetani
    Department of Cardiology, Chubu Rosai Hospital, 1 10 6, Komei, Minato ku, Nagoya 465 8530, Japan
    Eur Heart J 29:1714-20. 2008
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Impact of chronic kidney disease on the incidence of peri-procedural myocardial injury in patients undergoing elective stent implantation
    Soichiro Kumagai
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 27:1059-63. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between renal function and peri-procedural myocardial injury in patients undergoing elective stent implantation...
  16. ncbi request reprint Comparison of tissue characteristics between acute coronary syndrome and stable angina pectoris. An integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound analysis of culprit and non-culprit lesions
    Hirohiko Ando
    Department of Cardiology, Chubu Rosai Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    Circ J 75:383-90. 2011
    ..The present study assessed the tissue characteristics of coronary plaques between ACS and stable angina pectoris (SAP) of culprit and non-culprit lesions using integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound (IB-IVUS)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effects of intravenous nicorandil before reperfusion for acute myocardial infarction in patients with stress hyperglycemia
    Hideki Ishii
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, 466 8550, Japan
    Diabetes Care 29:202-6. 2006
    ..We aimed to assess effects of intravenous nicorandil administered before reperfusion on AMI patients with stress hyperglycemia...
  18. ncbi request reprint Volumetric analysis of coronary plaque characterization in patients with metabolic syndrome using 64-slice multi-detector computed tomography
    Kosuke Arai
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
    Circ J 74:2146-51. 2010
    ..In contrast, evidences have accumulated that the lipid-rich plaque might play a critical role in acute coronary syndrome...
  19. doi request reprint Sirolimus- vs. paclitaxel-eluting stent to coronary intervention in dialysis patients
    Daisuke Kamoi
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya Kyoritsu Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    Int J Cardiol 165:533-6. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the effects of SES and paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES) in preventing restenosis in HD patients with coronary artery disease...
  20. doi request reprint Impact of the first-generation drug-eluting stent implantation on periprocedural myocardial injury in patients with stable angina pectoris
    Takuya Okada
    Department of Cardiology, Social Insurance Chukyo Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    J Cardiol 60:264-9. 2012
    ..On the other hand, periprocedural myocardial injury (PMI) is related to poor prognosis in patients undergoing PCI. We compared DES to BMS in the incidence of PMI in patients with stable AP...
  21. doi request reprint Impact of plaque burden in the left main coronary artery determined by intravascular ultrasound on cardiovascular events in a Japanese population undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
    Yasuhiro Uchida
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 109:352-8. 2012
    ..02 to 1.07) (p <0.001). In conclusion, plaque burden in the LMCA is useful as an indicator of coronary atherosclerosis and may be a significant predictor of cardiovascular events, especially revascularization...
  22. ncbi request reprint Impact of long-term statin treatment on coronary plaque composition at angiographically severe lesions: a nonrandomized study of the history of long-term statin treatment before coronary angioplasty
    Motohiro Miyagi
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
    Clin Ther 31:64-73. 2009
    ..Studies have found an association between treatment with 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors ("statins") and reductions in procedure-related complications in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
  23. doi request reprint Aortic valvular calcification predicts restenosis after implantation of drug-eluting stents in patients on chronic haemodialysis
    Hideki Ishii
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai Cho, Showa Ku, Nagoya 466 8550, Japan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 24:1562-7. 2009
    ..The present study investigated the potential relationship between aortic valvular calcification (AVC) and angiographical restenosis at follow-up after DES implantation in patients on maintenance HD...
  24. doi request reprint Impact of insulin resistance on post-procedural myocardial injury and clinical outcomes in patients who underwent elective coronary interventions with drug-eluting stents
    Tadayuki Uetani
    Department of Cardiology, Chubu Rosai Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 5:1159-67. 2012
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Association of cardiorespiratory fitness with characteristics of coronary plaque: assessment using integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography
    Daiji Yoshikawa
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
    Int J Cardiol 162:123-8. 2013
    ..We tested our hypothesis that preserved CRF is associated with low lipid composition and thick fibrous cap thickness of coronary lesions...
  26. ncbi request reprint Effect of intravenous nicorandil and preexisting angina pectoris on short- and long-term outcomes in patients with a first ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction
    Hideki Ishii
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 99:1203-7. 2007
    ..2%, p = 0.0019, 0.044, and 0.042, respectively). In conclusion, intravenous administration of nicorandil before PCI exerts pharmacologic cardioprotective effects similar to ischemic preconditioning in patients with AMI...
  27. doi request reprint Prognostic impact of concurrence of metabolic syndrome and chronic kidney disease in patients undergoing coronary intervention: Involvement of coronary plaque composition
    Ayako Kunimura
    Department of Cardiology, Chubu Rosai Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    J Cardiol 61:189-95. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the synergistic effect of MetS and CKD on atherosclerotic plaque and cardiovascular outcomes...
  28. doi request reprint Disruption of atherosclerotic neointima as a cause of very late stent thrombosis after bare metal stent implantation
    Hirohiko Ando
    Department of Cardiology, Chubu Rosai Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 109:448-9. 2012
    ..The disruption of atherosclerotic neointima may represent a new potential mechanism of very late stent thrombosis after bare metal stent implantation...
  29. doi request reprint Impact of renal function on coronary plaque composition
    Motohiro Miyagi
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 25:175-81. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between renal function and tissue characterization of coronary plaque composition at the target stenotic site for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Sirolimus-eluting stent vs. everolimus-eluting stent for coronary intervention in patients on chronic hemodialysis
    Takashi Sakakibara
    Cardiovascular Center, Nagoya Kyoritsu Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    Circ J 76:351-5. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) and everolimus-eluting stent (EES) for prevention of adverse cardiac events, including restenosis, in HD patients...
  31. doi request reprint Predictors of worsening renal function after computed tomography coronary angiography: assessed by cystatin C
    Hirohiko Ando
    Department of Cardiology, Kami iida Dai ichi General Hospital, 2 70 Kami iida, Kita machi, Kita ku, Nagoya, 462 0802, Japan
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 6:31-6. 2012
    ..An increase in cystatin C (CyC) of ≥10% for 24 hours may predict contrast-induced nephropathy and worse outcomes in patients with renal dysfunction undergoing invasive coronary angiography...
  32. doi request reprint Impact of angiotensin II receptor blocker therapy (olmesartan or valsartan) on coronary atherosclerotic plaque volume measured by intravascular ultrasound in patients with stable angina pectoris
    Hideki Ishii
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 112:363-8. 2013
    ..In addition, there was no significant difference in the reduction of plaque volume achieved by these 2 medications...
  33. ncbi request reprint Association of plasma ω-3 to ω-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid ratio with complexity of coronary artery lesion
    Seiichi Hayakawa
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
    Intern Med 51:1009-14. 2012
    ..The complexity of coronary lesions represents the vulnerability of patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the plasma EPA/AA ratio and the prevalence of complex coronary lesion morphology...
  34. ncbi request reprint Effects of receipt of chronic statin therapy before the onset of acute myocardial infarction: a retrospective study in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention
    Hideki Ishii
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
    Clin Ther 28:1812-9. 2006
    ..However, there are limited data on the effects of chronic statin therapy before the occurrence of an acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  35. doi request reprint Comparison of atorvastatin 5 and 20 mg/d for reducing F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in atherosclerotic plaques on positron emission tomography/computed tomography: a randomized, investigator-blinded, open-label, 6-month study in Japanese adults scheduled
    Hideki Ishii
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
    Clin Ther 32:2337-47. 2010
    ..F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) is a useful tool for the detection of local inflamed atherosclerotic lesions...
  36. ncbi request reprint Relation of omega-3 fatty acid and C-reactive protein to peripheral artery disease in patients with coronary artery disease
    Tsuyoshi Sugiura
    Department of Cardiology, Ichinomiya Municipal Hospital, Ichinomiya, Japan
    Heart Vessels 29:449-55. 2014
    ..66 to 0.78, of the PAD prediction model (p = 0.004). A significant relationship among EPA, CRP, and PAD was confirmed in patients with CAD. ..
  37. ncbi request reprint Clustering of metabolic syndrome components attenuates coronary plaque regression during intensive statin therapy in patients with acute coronary syndrome: the JAPAN-ACS subanalysis study
    Hiroaki Takashima
    Department of Cardiology, Aichi Medical University, Nagakute, Japan
    Circ J 76:2840-7. 2012
    ..We evaluated the impact of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components on coronary plaque regression in the JAPAN-ACS patients...
  38. ncbi request reprint Sirolimus-eluting stents vs bare metal stents for coronary intervention in Japanese patients with renal failure on hemodialysis
    Toru Aoyama
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya Kyoritsu Hospital, Showa Ku, Nagoya, Japan
    Circ J 72:56-60. 2008
    ..Accelerated atherosclerosis is a major risk for long-term survivors receiving hemodialysis (HD), with coronary events being the leading cause of mortality...
  39. doi request reprint Impact of pitavastatin on high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and adiponectin in hypercholesterolemic patients with the metabolic syndrome: the PREMIUM Study
    Tatsuaki Matsubara
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Dentistry, Aichi Gakuin University, Nagoya, Japan
    J Cardiol 60:389-94. 2012
    ..On the other hand, adiponectin levels are lowered. Since effects of pitavastatin on these parameters have not been reported in hypercholesterolemic patients with MetS, the present study was conducted...
  40. doi request reprint Effects of reduced coronary flow reserve on left ventricular function in type 2 diabetes
    Osamu Yonaha
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 82:98-103. 2008
    ..The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that coronary microvascular dysfunction affects LV function in type 2 diabetic patients...
  41. doi request reprint Cardiac 64-multislice computed tomography reveals increased epicardial fat volume in patients with acute coronary syndrome
    Ken Harada
    Department of Cardiology, Chubu Rosai Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 108:1119-23. 2011
    ..In conclusion, the present study demonstrated significantly increased EFV in patients with ACS. A large amount of epicardial fat may be a risk factor for ACS...
  42. ncbi request reprint Impact of the low- to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio on composition of angiographically ambiguous left main coronary artery plaque
    Nobutake Kurebayashi
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
    Circ J 75:1960-7. 2011
    ..This aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between a LDL-C/HDL-C ratio and the characteristics of tissue components of LMCA plaque...
  43. doi request reprint Accuracy of 64-slice multidetector computed tomography for classification and quantitation of coronary plaque: comparison with integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound
    Ken Harada
    Department of Cardiology, Chubu Rosai Hospital, and Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
    Int J Cardiol 149:95-101. 2011
    ..We therefore evaluated the accuracy of MDCT compared with IB-IVUS for identification of coronary plaque components and determination of plaque volume...
  44. doi request reprint Impact of acarbose on carotid intima-media thickness in patients with newly diagnosed impaired glucose tolerance or mild type 2 diabetes mellitus: A one-year, prospective, randomized, open-label, parallel-group study in Japanese adults with established co
    Masayoshi Koyasu
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
    Clin Ther 32:1610-7. 2010
    ....
  45. doi request reprint Na(+)-independent Mg(2+) transport sensitive to 2-aminoethoxydiphenyl borate (2-APB) in vascular smooth muscle cells: involvement of TRPM-like channels
    Yukihisa Hamaguchi
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
    J Cell Mol Med 12:962-74. 2008
    ..The low, basal [Mg(2+)](i) level in vascular smooth muscle cells is attributable to the relatively low activity of this Mg(2+) entry pathway...
  46. ncbi request reprint Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonism ameliorates left ventricular diastolic dysfunction and myocardial fibrosis in mildly symptomatic patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy: a pilot study
    Hideo Izawa
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya 466 8550, Japan
    Circulation 112:2940-5. 2005
    ....
  47. pmc Pharmacological prevention of peri-, and post-procedural myocardial injury in percutaneous coronary intervention
    Hideki Ishii
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine
    Curr Cardiol Rev 4:223-30. 2008
    ..In this review, we highlight the usefulness of pharmacological treatment in combination with PCI in attenuating myocardial injury in patients with coronary artery disease...
  48. ncbi request reprint Impact of a single intravenous administration of nicorandil before reperfusion in patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction
    Hideki Ishii
    Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate of School of Medicine, Nagoya, 466 8550, Japan
    Circulation 112:1284-8. 2005
    ..However, its effects on the late phase remain unclear...