S Kitamura

Summary

Affiliation: National Cardiovascular Center
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Heart transplantation in Japan: a critical appraisal for the results and future prospects
    Soichiro Kitamura
    Cardiovascular and Transplant Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka, 565 8565, Japan
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 60:639-44. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Modification of bicaval anastomosis technique for orthotopic heart transplantation
    S Kitamura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:1405-6. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint The role of coronary bypass operation on children with Kawasaki disease
    Soichiro Kitamura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Coron Artery Dis 13:437-47. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic and echocardiographic evaluation of orthotopic heart transplantation with the modified bicaval anastomosis technique
    Soichiro Kitamura
    Department of Organ Transplantation, Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Circ J 73:1235-9. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Twenty-five-year outcome of pediatric coronary artery bypass surgery for Kawasaki disease
    Soichiro Kitamura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Circulation 120:60-8. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Physiological and metabolic effects of grafts in coronary artery bypass surgery
    Soichiro Kitamura
    National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Circ J 75:766-72. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Is distal anastomosis only to the true channel in chronic type B aortic dissection justified?
    Y Okita
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 68:1586-91. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint Ten-year experience of chordal replacement with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene in mitral valve repair
    J Kobayashi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Circulation 102:III30-4. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Early and long-term results of surgery for aneurysms of the thoracic aorta in septuagenarians and octogenarians
    Y Okita
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 16:317-23. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint Eight-year experience of combined valve repair for mitral regurgitation and maze procedure
    Junjiro Kobayashi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    J Heart Valve Dis 11:165-71; discussion 171-2. 2002

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Publications114 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi request reprint Heart transplantation in Japan: a critical appraisal for the results and future prospects
    Soichiro Kitamura
    Cardiovascular and Transplant Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka, 565 8565, Japan
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 60:639-44. 2012
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Modification of bicaval anastomosis technique for orthotopic heart transplantation
    S Kitamura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:1405-6. 2001
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint The role of coronary bypass operation on children with Kawasaki disease
    Soichiro Kitamura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Coron Artery Dis 13:437-47. 2002
    ..Development of surgical treatment for the disease was essential in preventing premature death and improving the quality of life of children...
  4. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic and echocardiographic evaluation of orthotopic heart transplantation with the modified bicaval anastomosis technique
    Soichiro Kitamura
    Department of Organ Transplantation, Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Circ J 73:1235-9. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the hemodynamic and echocardiographic function of hearts transplanted with the modified bicaval anastomosis technique (mBCAT)...
  5. doi request reprint Twenty-five-year outcome of pediatric coronary artery bypass surgery for Kawasaki disease
    Soichiro Kitamura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Circulation 120:60-8. 2009
    ..The long-term outcome of pediatric coronary artery bypass for patients with severe inflammatory coronary sequelae secondary to Kawasaki disease is unknown...
  6. ncbi request reprint Physiological and metabolic effects of grafts in coronary artery bypass surgery
    Soichiro Kitamura
    National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Circ J 75:766-72. 2011
    ..The production of nitric oxide and prostanoids by the ITA endothelium and their beneficial effects on the downstream coronary artery should therefore be taken into consideration when debating the merits of CABG vs. PCI...
  7. ncbi request reprint Is distal anastomosis only to the true channel in chronic type B aortic dissection justified?
    Y Okita
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 68:1586-91. 1999
    ..We investigated long-term outcomes of the distal false lumen of the aorta and aortic branches after distal anastomosis of the graft only to the true lumen in chronic type B aortic dissection...
  8. ncbi request reprint Ten-year experience of chordal replacement with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene in mitral valve repair
    J Kobayashi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Circulation 102:III30-4. 2000
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Early and long-term results of surgery for aneurysms of the thoracic aorta in septuagenarians and octogenarians
    Y Okita
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 16:317-23. 1999
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Eight-year experience of combined valve repair for mitral regurgitation and maze procedure
    Junjiro Kobayashi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    J Heart Valve Dis 11:165-71; discussion 171-2. 2002
    ..In this study, mid-term results of combined mitral valve repair and the maze procedure were examined...
  11. ncbi request reprint Limitations of EuroSCORE for measurement of risk-stratified mortality in aortic arch surgery using selective cerebral perfusion: is advanced age no longer a risk?
    Kaoru Matsuura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:2084-7. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the usefulness of the EuroSCORE, and our modification of it regarding age, in predicting mortality after aortic arch repair performed with selective cerebral perfusion...
  12. ncbi request reprint Induction of heparin binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor and amphiregulin mRNAs by gastrin in the rat stomach
    S Tsutsui
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, Osaka University Medical School, Suita, Japan
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 235:520-3. 1997
    ..These findings indicate that heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor and amphiregulin genes are induced by gastrin and that they play a role in the trophic action of gastrin on oxyntic mucosa...
  13. doi request reprint Evolving selective cerebral perfusion for aortic arch replacement: high flow rate with moderate hypothermic circulatory arrest
    Kenji Minatoya
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:1827-31. 2008
    ..We have since 2002 gradually elevated the temperature of HCA from 20 degrees C to 28 degrees C for aortic arch surgery. This study explored the impact of different temperatures during HCA with SCP on neurologic complications...
  14. ncbi request reprint Total arch replacement using antegrade selective cerebral perfusion with right axillary artery perfusion
    Satoshi Numata
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 23:771-5; discussion 775. 2003
    ..We review the outcome of aortic arch surgery using SCP with right AxA perfusion to clarify its efficacy...
  15. ncbi request reprint Monolayered mesenchymal stem cells repair scarred myocardium after myocardial infarction
    Yoshinori Miyahara
    Department of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering, National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Nat Med 12:459-65. 2006
    ..Thus, transplantation of monolayered mesenchymal stem cells may be a new therapeutic strategy for cardiac tissue regeneration...
  16. ncbi request reprint A morphologic study of Carpentier-Edwards pericardial xenografts in the mitral position exhibiting primary tissue failure in adults in comparison with Ionescu-Shiley pericardial xenografts
    H Machida
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 122:649-55. 2001
    ..We sought to investigate the durability and mechanism of the Carpentier-Edwards pericardial xenograft in the mitral position in comparison with that of the Ionescu-Shiley pericardial xenograft...
  17. ncbi request reprint Total cavopulmonary connection in children with body weight less than 10 kg
    H Uemura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 17:543-9. 2000
    ..To evaluate the results after total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) in small children, our clinical experience was retrospectively reviewed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation associated with atrial septal defect
    J Kobayashi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Circulation 98:II399-402. 1998
    ..However, use of the simultaneous maze procedure for AF associated with ASD remains controversial. We examined the efficacy and risk of the use of the maze procedure in these patients...
  19. doi request reprint Hemolytic anemia after operation for aortic dissection using teflon felt strips
    Yuki Nakamura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1784-7. 2008
    ..As a precaution, it is necessary to be meticulous when stitching the internal felt strip...
  20. ncbi request reprint Bone marrow mononuclear cell transplantation had beneficial effects on doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy
    Michiko Ishida
    Department of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    J Heart Lung Transplant 23:436-45. 2004
    ..However, the effect of BMMNC transplantation in non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy is unknown. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of BMMNC transplantation in doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy in a rat model...
  21. ncbi request reprint Spinal cord malperfusion caused by using the segmental clamp technique during descending aortic repair for chronic type B aortic dissection
    Masashi Kawamura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka, 565 8565, Japan
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:146-8. 2008
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Surgical outcome of aortic arch repair for patients with Takayasu arteritis
    Kaoru Matsuura
    National Cardiovascular Center, Suita City, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:178-82. 2006
    ..Our objective was to review late results of aortic arch repair for patients with Takayasu arteritis...
  23. ncbi request reprint Redo off-pump coronary bypass grafting with arterial grafts for Kawasaki disease
    Kaoru Matsuura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Heart Vessels 21:361-4. 2006
    ..Off-pump total arterial revascularization is a safe and less invasive procedure at the time of redo operation, even for patients with Kawasaki disease...
  24. ncbi request reprint Reconstruction of a friable posterior mitral annulus after removing a calcified artificial ring using flipover technique of the anterior mitral leaflet
    Shunsuke Saito
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 55:69-72. 2007
    ..Postoperative ultrasonic cardiography revealed preservation of left ventricular function with no perivalvular leakage...
  25. ncbi request reprint The impact of diabetic retinopathy on long-term outcome following coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Takayuki Ono
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    J Am Coll Cardiol 40:428-36. 2002
    ..We sought to assess the impact of diabetic retinopathy on long-term outcome among patients with diabetes and multivessel coronary artery disease (MVD) following coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Prospective comparative study of brain protection in total aortic arch replacement: deep hypothermic circulatory arrest with retrograde cerebral perfusion or selective antegrade cerebral perfusion
    Y Okita
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Neurology, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:72-9. 2001
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the results of total aortic arch replacement using two different methods of brain protection, particularly with respect to neurologic outcome...
  27. ncbi request reprint Continuous systemic perfusion improves outcome in one stage repair of obstructed aortic arch and associated cardiac malformation
    H Uemura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, 565 8565, Osaka, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 20:603-7; discussion 607-8. 2001
    ..To determine whether continuous systemic perfusion is of effective use when establishing primary repair of the aortic obstruction and associated cardiac malformations...
  28. ncbi request reprint Transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells improves atrioventricular conduction in a rat model of complete atrioventricular block
    Milki Yokokawa
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Cell Transplant 17:1145-55. 2008
    ..In addition, local injection of MSC conditioned medium recovered AV conduction in 2 of 15 rats (13%). MSC transplantation improved AV conduction in a rat model of complete AVB, at least in part through antifibrotic paracrine effects...
  29. doi request reprint Patency rate of the internal thoracic artery to the left anterior descending artery bypass is reduced by competitive flow from the concomitant saphenous vein graft in the left coronary artery
    Masashi Kawamura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 34:833-8. 2008
    ..In the present study, we examined the impact of the patent SV graft to the left coronary artery on the long-term patency of the ITA to left anterior descending (LAD) artery bypass...
  30. ncbi request reprint Prediction and incidence of atrial fibrillation after aortic arch repair
    Kaoru Matsuura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:514-8. 2006
    ..The goal of this study was to elucidate the risks for incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation after aortic arch repair...
  31. ncbi request reprint Durability and outcome of aortic valve replacement with mitral valve repair versus double valve replacement
    Masaki Hamamoto
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:28-33; discussion 33-4. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate morbidity and mortality after double valve replacement (DVR) and aortic valve replacement with mitral valve repair (AVR + MVP)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Multivariate analysis of predictors of late stroke after total aortic arch repair
    Kaoru Matsuura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 28:473-7. 2005
    ..We assessed the incidence and predictors of late stroke after total aortic arch repair...
  33. ncbi request reprint The effect of cryo-maze procedure on early and intermediate term outcome in mitral valve disease: case matched study
    Hiroyuki Nakajima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Circulation 106:I46-I50. 2002
    ..In a last several years, cryoablation was substituted for atrial incision in many reports to simplify the maze procedure. However, there has been no comparative study to delineate the feasibility of the use of cryoablation...
  34. ncbi request reprint Is emergency total arch replacement with a modified elephant trunk technique justified for acute type A aortic dissection?
    Hirotaka Watanuki
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1585-91. 2007
    ..We assess the outcome of emergency total arch replacement with a modified elephant trunk technique for acute type A aortic dissection to clarify whether our aggressive approach is justified in certain patients...
  35. ncbi request reprint Multiple and repetitive anastomotic pseudoaneurysms with polyarteritis nodosa
    Yuki Nakamura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:317-9. 2008
    ..Infectious and congenital etiologies, as well as nonbacterial inflammatory diseases, were ruled out. Idiopathic aortitis or aortitis due to polyarteritis nodosa might fit the case...
  36. ncbi request reprint Calphostin C induces expression of amphiregulin mRNA via reactive oxygen species in IEC-6 cells
    Y Miyazaki
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, Osaka University Medical School, Suita, Japan
    Life Sci 63:PL361-5. 1998
    ..These results suggest that calphostin C can upregulate expression of AR mRNA via reactive oxygen species...
  37. ncbi request reprint Transmural necrosis of the esophagus secondary to acute aortic dissection
    K Minatoya
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Pathology, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 69:1584-6. 2000
    ..She died of multiple organ failure on postoperative day 74. Autopsy demonstrated transmural necrosis of the esophagus secondary to ischemia. Ischemia of the esophagus secondary to aortic dissection is extremely rare...
  38. ncbi request reprint Predictive factors for mortality and cerebral complications in arteriosclerotic aneurysm of the aortic arch
    Y Okita
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 67:72-8. 1999
    ..The incidence of cerebral complications is high in patients with aortic arch aneurysm...
  39. ncbi request reprint [Aortoesophageal fistula due to ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysm: case report of successful primary reconstruction of esophagus]
    T Uchida
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Kyobu Geka 54:366-9. 2001
    ..The patient recovered well postoperatively without infection...
  40. ncbi request reprint [Posttransplant complications in cardiac transplant recipients at National Cardiovascular Center]
    Tomoko Kato
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and Organ Transplantation, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Kyobu Geka 60:963-8. 2007
    ..We have performed 21 cases of heart transplantation at our institution. We retrospectively reviewed the complications and its incidence in those post transplant course...
  41. ncbi request reprint [Tricuspid valve replacement using right heart bypass in patient with liver cirrhosis]
    T Uchida
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Kyobu Geka 54:132-5. 2001
    ..Although the mortality of the TVR in the patient with cirrhosis remains still high, this new technique seems to provide better outcome in this kind of patients...
  42. ncbi request reprint [Aortic dissection in pregnant woman with the Marfan syndrome]
    T Uchida
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Kyobu Geka 55:693-6. 2002
    ..To prevent hemorrhagic complications under systemic heparinization, simultaneous hysterectomy should be considered as one option...
  43. ncbi request reprint Long-term pathological changes of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) suture in the human heart
    K Minatoya
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Pathology, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    J Heart Valve Dis 10:139-42. 2001
    ..The suture was totally encapsulated with host tissues composed of dense fibrous tissue covered with endothelial cells...
  44. ncbi request reprint Is prompt surgical treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurysm justified for someone in their eighties?
    Masato Tochii
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 15:23-30. 2009
    ..The aim of this study is to review the early and long-term results and quality of life after abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery in octogenarians to justify our prompt surgical intervention...
  45. ncbi request reprint Observation of cavitation in a mechanical heart valve in a total artificial heart
    Hwansung Lee
    Department of Artificial Organs, Research Institute, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishiro dai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    ASAIO J 50:205-10. 2004
    ..The mechanism leading to the development of cavitation bubbles depended on the valve closing velocity and the valve stop geometry. Most of the cavitation bubbles were observed around the valve stop and were generated by the squeeze flow...
  46. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcome of right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction using a handmade tri-leaflet conduit
    Masahiro Koh
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishiro dai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 27:807-14. 2005
    ..This report assesses the long-term outcome of these prostheses...
  47. ncbi request reprint Biventricular repair for right atrial isomerism
    Masahiro Koh
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1808-16; discussion 1816. 2006
    ..Biventricular repair is often difficult to accomplish in patients with right atrial isomerism because of complex anomalous structures...
  48. ncbi request reprint The impact of mitral valve surgery combined with maze procedure
    Akinobu Itoh
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 29:1030-5. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study is to review the 13-year experience of these combined procedures and to identify the risk factors and late outcomes of successful maze procedures compared to failed maze procedures...
  49. doi request reprint Impact of age at Fontan completion on postoperative hemodynamics and long-term aerobic exercise capacity in patients with dominant left ventricle
    Shuichi Shiraishi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:555-60; discussion 560-1. 2009
    ..We investigated whether age at Fontan completion affects subsequent hemodynamics and exercise capacity in patients with a dominant left ventricle followed up for more than 5 years...
  50. ncbi request reprint Effect of maze procedure in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing valve replacement
    Ko Bando
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    J Heart Valve Dis 11:719-24; discussion 725. 2002
    ..The study aim was to elucidate the impact of the maze procedure on late outcome after valve replacement...
  51. ncbi request reprint Perioperative advantages of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
    Michiko Ishida
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Circ J 66:795-9. 2002
    ..There was no significant difference in graft patency between the groups (95.6% vs 94.9%). OPCAB reduced the mortality and morbidity of coronary revascularization, with a shorter operating time and more rapid recovery from surgery...
  52. doi request reprint Allogeneic injection of fetal membrane-derived mesenchymal stem cells induces therapeutic angiogenesis in a rat model of hind limb ischemia
    Shin Ishikane
    Department of Perinatology, National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Stem Cells 26:2625-33. 2008
    ..Thus, allogeneic injection of FM-MSC may be a new therapeutic strategy for the treatment of severe peripheral vascular disease. Disclosure of potential conflicts of interest is found at the end of this article...
  53. doi request reprint Activation of cardiac progenitor cells through paracrine effects of mesenchymal stem cells
    Chiaki Nakanishi
    Department of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering, National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 374:11-6. 2008
    ..In conclusion, MSC-derived conditioned medium had protective effects on CPC and enhanced their migration and differentiation...
  54. ncbi request reprint Implantation of collar-reinforced sumit valve for patient with large calcified mass obstructing the mitral valve orifice
    Hiroaki Sakamoto
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 51:672-4. 2003
    ..The SuMit valve is designed to be placed in a supraannular position, and is useful to prevent valves from getting stuck...
  55. ncbi request reprint Congenital diverticulum of the left ventricle
    T Uchida
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565-8565, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 49:244-6. 2001
    ..Considering the potential risks such as rupture, systemic thromboembolism, and arrhythmia, an early surgical intervention should be employed for this rare abnormality even in a child without clinical symptoms...
  56. ncbi request reprint Redo operation for thoracoaortic aneurysm after entire aortic replacement
    A Ingu
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Radiology, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:1766-7. 2001
    ..The intercostal arteries were reconstructed end-to-end using small-caliber interposition grafts to the aortic prosthesis. Preoperative magnetic resonance angiography identified the artery of Adamkiewicz and facilitated its preservation...
  57. doi request reprint Which factors predict the recovery of natural heart function after insertion of a left ventricular assist system?
    A Mano
    Department of Organ Transplantation, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    J Heart Lung Transplant 27:869-74. 2008
    ..In this study we investigated reliable predictors of LVAS weaning...
  58. ncbi request reprint Ventricular outflow tracts after Kawashima intraventricular rerouting for double outlet right ventricle with subpulmonary ventricular septal defect
    Y Kawahira
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 16:26-31. 1999
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Renewal of the Fontan circulation with concomitant surgical intervention for atrial arrhythmia
    Y Kawahira
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 71:919-21. 2001
    ..Atrial arrhythmia remains one of the major complications in the longer term after the Fontan procedure...
  60. ncbi request reprint Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection to the superior vena cava
    Atsushi Nakahira
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:978-82. 2006
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Rationale for off-pump coronary revascularization to small branches--angiographic study of 1,283 anastomoses in 408 patients
    Kaoru Matsuura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1530-4. 2004
    ..In the present study we evaluated the graft patency and quality of anastomoses to small coronary arteries by early postoperative angiography...
  62. ncbi request reprint Early adaptation of the left internal thoracic artery as a blood source of y-composite radial artery grafts in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
    Osamu Tagusari
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Heart Surg Forum 6:E93-8. 2003
    ..However, the early flow reserve of the left internal thoracic artery (LITA) as a blood source of the Y-composite RA graft has not been delineated...
  63. ncbi request reprint Adrenomedullin enhances angiogenic potency of bone marrow transplantation in a rat model of hindlimb ischemia
    Takashi Iwase
    Department of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering, National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Circulation 111:356-62. 2005
    ..Previous studies have shown that adrenomedullin (AM) inhibits vascular endothelial cell apoptosis and induces angiogenesis. We investigated whether AM enhances bone marrow cell-induced angiogenesis...
  64. ncbi request reprint Partial left ventriculectomy--The Third International Registry Report 2002
    Akira T Kawaguchi
    Society for Cardiac Volume Reduction, Cardiovascular Surgery, Tokai University School of Medicine, Bohseidai, Isehara, Japan
    J Card Surg 18:S33-42. 2003
    ..An international registry of partial left ventriculectomy (PLV) has been expanded, updated, and refined to include 440 cases voluntarily reported from 51 hospitals in 11 countries...
  65. ncbi request reprint Aortic valve replacement concomitant with multiple extra-anatomical bypasses for a patient with aortic valve insufficiency having Takayasu's arteritis
    Akinobu Itoh
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, SITA, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 27:1114. 2005
  66. ncbi request reprint A novel application of myocardial contrast echocardiography to evaluate angiogenesis by autologous bone marrow cell transplantation in chronic ischemic pig model
    Hiroko Fujii
    Department of Organ Transplantation, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1299-305. 2004
    ..We investigated the feasibility of myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) to evaluate regional perfusion after bone marrow cell transplantation...
  67. ncbi request reprint Transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells attenuates myocardial injury and dysfunction in a rat model of acute myocarditis
    Shunsuke Ohnishi
    Department of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering, National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, Fujishirodai 5 7 1, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    J Mol Cell Cardiol 42:88-97. 2007
    ..MSC transplantation attenuated myocardial injury and dysfunction in a rat model of acute myocarditis, at least in part through paracrine effects of MSC...
  68. ncbi request reprint G-CSF promotes bone marrow cells to migrate into infarcted mice heart, and differentiate into cardiomyocytes
    Shinya Fukuhara
    Department of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Cell Transplant 13:741-8. 2004
    ..8+/-6.1/mm2) (p = 0.01). G-CSF increased the survival rate after infarction. G-CSF promoted BMC to migrate into the infarcted border area. Bone marrow was one of the origins of regenerated cardiomyocytes...
  69. ncbi request reprint Total arch replacement through re-median sternotomy after coronary surgery
    Hitoshi Inafuku
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 55:473-5. 2007
    ....
  70. doi request reprint Contrast sonography enables noninvasive and quantitative assessment of neovascularization after stem cell transplantation
    Kentaro Otani
    Department of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering, National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, Suita, Japan
    Ultrasound Med Biol 34:1893-900. 2008
    ..01; vs. capillary density: r = 0.52, p < 0.05). The results of our study imply that the contrast sonography-derived beta-ratio is a useful parameter that reflects the perfusion after cell transplantation in ischemic hindlimb...
  71. ncbi request reprint Long-term results of saphenous vein graft for coronary stenosis caused by Kawasaki disease
    Yuko Wakisaka
    Department of Pediatrics, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Circ J 73:73-7. 2009
    ..Although saphenous vein grafts (SVG) have been used from 1975 to treat coronary stenosis caused by Kawasaki disease, long-term results after more than 20 years remain unknown...
  72. ncbi request reprint [Complications and problems of acute care in patients undergoing heart transplantation]
    Hideaki Imanaka
    Intensive Care Unit, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Kyobu Geka 60:958-62. 2007
    ..Acute renal insufficiency occurred in 8 patients, while 1 patient needed 12 hours of continuous hemodiafiltration. All of the patients received infusions atrial natriuretic peptide and restored renal insufficiency...
  73. ncbi request reprint Pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis using the harmonic scalpel
    T Uchida
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:924-5. 2001
    ..This new device has many advantages including no muscular stimulation, low heat, a smokeless field, and easy hemostasis. The Harmonic Scalpel is beneficial for dissection of thickened pericardium...
  74. doi request reprint Pathological role of angiostatin in heart failure: an endogenous inhibitor of mesenchymal stem-cell activation
    K Yamahara
    Department of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering, National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, Fujishirodai 5 7 1, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Heart 95:283-9. 2009
    ....
  75. ncbi request reprint [Reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract in patients undergoing the Ross procedure]
    H Uemura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Kyobu Geka 54:683-9. 2001
    ..Use of a homograft, however, could be preferred in a selected group of patients with deleterious circumstances on the postoperative circulation...
  76. ncbi request reprint Cavitation phenomenon in monoleaflet mechanical heart valves with electrohydraulic total artificial heart
    H Lee
    Department of Artificial Organs, Research Institute, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Int J Artif Organs 27:779-86. 2004
    ..The formation of cavitation bubbles depended on the valve closing velocity and the valve leaflet geometry. From a viewpoint of squeeze flow, a low closing velocity and a small size of the valve stop could minimize cavitation...
  77. ncbi request reprint Competitive flow in arterial composite grafts and effect of graft arrangement in Off-Pump coronary revascularization
    Hiroyuki Nakajima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:481-6. 2004
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint Functional biventricular repair using left ventricle-pulmonary artery conduit in patients with discordant atrioventricular connections and pulmonary outflow tract obstruction-does conduit obstruction maintain tricuspid valve function?
    Masahiro Koh
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishiro dai, 565 8565 Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 26:767-72. 2004
    ....
  79. ncbi request reprint Failure to prevent progressive dilation of ascending aorta by aortic valve replacement in patients with bicuspid aortic valve: comparison with tricuspid aortic valve
    Hisayo Yasuda
    Department of Cardiology, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishiro dai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Circulation 108:II291-4. 2003
    ..Patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) have been frequently complicated with ascending aortic dilation possibly because of hemodynamic burdens by aortic stenosis (AS) or regurgitation (AR) or congenital fragility of the aortic wall...
  80. ncbi request reprint Effect of hypoxia on gene expression of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells and mononuclear cells
    Shunsuke Ohnishi
    Department of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Stem Cells 25:1166-77. 2007
    ..Our results may provide information on the differential molecular mechanisms regulating the properties of MSC and MNC under ischemic conditions. Disclosure of potential conflicts of interest is found at the end of this article...
  81. ncbi request reprint Observation of cavitation bubbles in monoleaflet mechanical heart valves
    Hwansung Lee
    Department of Artificial Organs, Research Institute, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishiro dai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    J Artif Organs 7:121-7. 2004
    ..From the viewpoint of squeeze flow, the Björk-Shiley valve was less likely to cause blood cell damage than the Medtronic Hall valve in our EHTAH...
  82. ncbi request reprint Development of a compact portable driver for a pneumatic ventricular assist device
    Tomohiro Nishinaka
    Department of Artificial Organs, National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita 565 8565, Japan
    J Artif Organs 10:236-9. 2007
    ..We conclude that this newly-developed compact portable driver can provide a better quality of life and improved safety for patients using protracted pneumatic VAD support...
  83. ncbi request reprint Multiple off-pump coronary revascularization with "aorta no-touch " technique using composite and sequential methods
    Junjiro Kobayashi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Heart Surg Forum 5:114-8. 2002
    ..In the present study, we report the initial results of an "aorta no-touch " technique using an in-situ graft and composite and sequential grafting methods...
  84. ncbi request reprint Integrated total arch replacement using selective cerebral perfusion: a 6-year experience
    Hiroaki Sasaki
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:S805-10; discussion S824-31. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the recent outcome of integrated total arch replacement using antegrade selective cerebral perfusion with right axillary artery perfusion...
  85. ncbi request reprint Impact of preoperative and postoperative atrial fibrillation on outcome after mitral valvuloplasty for nonischemic mitral regurgitation
    Ko Bando
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:1032-40. 2005
    ..We sought to determine the impact of preoperative or postoperative atrial fibrillation on survival, stroke, and cardiac function after mitral valvuloplasty for mitral regurgitation...
  86. ncbi request reprint Impact of Cox maze procedure on outcome in patients with atrial fibrillation and mitral valve disease
    Ko Bando
    Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 124:575-83. 2002
    ..We sought to determine whether the Cox maze procedure provides additional benefit to patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing mitral valve operations...
  87. ncbi request reprint Predictive factors for the intermediate-term patency of arterial grafts in aorta no-touch off-pump coronary revascularization
    Hiroyuki Nakajima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 32:711-7. 2007
    ..To establish the optimal graft design, we examined detailed characteristics of the arterial composite and sequential grafts, and sought to delineate the risk factors of graft occlusion due to insufficient bypass flow...
  88. ncbi request reprint Adrenomedullin: angiogenesis and gene therapy
    Noritoshi Nagaya
    Department of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering, National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 288:R1432-7. 2005
    ..These results suggest that in vivo and in vitro transfer of AM gene using gelatin may be applicable for intractable cardiovascular disease...
  89. ncbi request reprint Functional angiographic evaluation of individual, sequential, and composite arterial grafts
    Hiroyuki Nakajima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Cardiology, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:807-14. 2006
    ..To help optimize graft arrangement, we examined the effects of target vessel characteristics, conduit type, and interactions between the target vessels on the occurrence of flow reversal or occlusion...
  90. ncbi request reprint Total arterial off-pump coronary revascularization with only internal thoracic artery and composite radial artery grafts
    Junjiro Kobayashi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Heart Surg Forum 6:30-7. 2002
    ..We evaluated the initial experience with this method by clinical and angiographic study...
  91. ncbi request reprint Comparison of angiogenic potency between mesenchymal stem cells and mononuclear cells in a rat model of hindlimb ischemia
    Takashi Iwase
    Department of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering, National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Cardiovasc Res 66:543-51. 2005
    ..Accordingly, we injected equal numbers of MSC or MNC in a rat model of hindlimb ischemia and compared their therapeutic potential...
  92. ncbi request reprint Celiprolol, a vasodilatory beta-blocker, inhibits pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy and prevents the transition to heart failure via nitric oxide-dependent mechanisms in mice
    Yulin Liao
    Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
    Circulation 110:692-9. 2004
    ..Thus, we aimed to clarify whether celiprolol attenuates both myocardial hypertrophy and heart failure via the NO-signal pathway...
  93. doi request reprint Determinants for successful sequential radial artery grafting to the left circumflex and right coronary arteries
    Hiroyuki Nakajima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 12:125-9. 2011
    ..1% (P<0.0001). In sequential RAG, severity of stenosis in the most distal target had the significant impact on prevention of competitive flow and long-term patency to all targets...
  94. doi request reprint Involvement of tazarotene-induced gene 1 in proliferation and differentiation of human adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells
    S Ohnishi
    Department of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering, National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, Osaka, Japan
    Cell Prolif 42:309-16. 2009
    ..Therefore, we aimed to compare the proliferation and gene expression profile of cultured human visceral ASC (VASC) and subcutaneous ASC (SASC), and to identify a novel gene involved in proliferation and differentiation of ASC...
  95. ncbi request reprint A case of interleukin-6-producing malignant fibrous histiocytoma originating in the heart
    H Deguchi
    Third Department of Internal Medicine, Nissay Hospital, Nippon Life Saiseikai Foundation, Osaka, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 29:382-6. 1999
    ..This was confirmed by immunohistochemical analysis. To our knowledge, this is the first report demonstrating interleukin-6 production by a cardiac malignant fibrous histiocytoma...
  96. pmc Heart-type fatty acid binding protein is a novel prognostic marker in patients with non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy
    K Komamura
    Department of Cardiovascular Dynamics, National Cardiovascular Centre Research Institute, Suita, Japan
    Heart 92:615-8. 2006
    ..To determine whether concentrations of heart-type fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP) measured before hospital discharge predict critical cardiac events in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)...
  97. ncbi request reprint [Developing the best and the brightest in academic surgery for next generation]
    K Bando
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Nippon Geka Gakkai Zasshi 102:274-6. 2001
    ..The training system should be further refined, and a sufficient number of positions with appropriate remuneration must be mode available...
  98. ncbi request reprint Expression of lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 in allografted hearts
    M Suga
    Department of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Transplant Proc 36:2440-2. 2004
    ..The results indicate that alloimmune responses induce up-regulation of LOX-1 mRNA in transplanted hearts. Increased LOX-1 may be involved in the progression of obstructive vascular changes...
  99. pmc Mechanism of improvement in exercise capacity after the maze procedure combined with mitral valve surgery
    S Yuda
    Division of Cardiology, National Cardiovascular Centre, Osaka, Japan
    Heart 90:64-9. 2004
    ..To clarify the mechanism of improvement in exercise capacity after the maze procedure...
  100. ncbi request reprint [Aortic valve-sparing root reconstruction in Marfan syndrome]
    H Ogino
    Department of Cardiovascular Surg, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Kyobu Geka 55:639-43. 2002
    ..Aortic valve-sparing root reconstruction is applicable in Marfan patients, although the indication should be cautious. Close observation is needed for recurrence of aortic regurgitation...
  101. ncbi request reprint PPARgamma agonists inhibit cell growth and suppress the expression of cyclin D1 and EGF-like growth factors in ras-transformed rat intestinal epithelial cells
    S Kitamura
    Department of Internal Medicine and Molecular Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
    Int J Cancer 94:335-42. 2001
    ..These findings suggest that reduction of EGF-like growth factors and cyclin D1 through the suppression of AP-1 and Ets may be 1 mechanism whereby PPARgamma inhibits their growth...