Junjiro Kobayashi

Summary

Affiliation: National Cardiovascular Center
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. 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
  2. doi request reprint Changing strategy for aortic stenosis with coronary artery disease by transcatheter aortic valve implantation
    Junjiro Kobayashi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishiro dai, Suita, Osaka, 565 8565, Japan
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 61:663-8. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Current status of coronary artery bypass grafting
    Junjiro Kobayashi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishiro dai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 56:260-7. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Early outcome of a randomized comparison of off-pump and on-pump multiple arterial coronary revascularization
    Junjiro Kobayashi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Circulation 112:I338-43. 2005
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint Radial artery as a graft for coronary artery bypass grafting
    Junjiro Kobayashi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Circ J 73:1178-83. 2009
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Early and late stroke after mitral valve replacement with a mechanical prosthesis: risk factor analysis of a 24-year experience
    Ko Bando
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:358-64. 2003
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications95

  1. 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...
  2. doi request reprint Changing strategy for aortic stenosis with coronary artery disease by transcatheter aortic valve implantation
    Junjiro Kobayashi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishiro dai, Suita, Osaka, 565 8565, Japan
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 61:663-8. 2013
    ..PCI is not appropriate before TAVI in high-risk patients with CAD. In the near future hybrid TAVI will be realistic considering least operative mortality and morbidity in high-risk patients. ..
  3. doi request reprint Current status of coronary artery bypass grafting
    Junjiro Kobayashi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishiro dai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 56:260-7. 2008
    ..OPCAB with multiple arterial grafts has become the standard CABG in Japan...
  4. ncbi request reprint Early outcome of a randomized comparison of off-pump and on-pump multiple arterial coronary revascularization
    Junjiro Kobayashi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Circulation 112:I338-43. 2005
    ..In addition, these randomized studies were composed of CABG with a few arterial grafts. We performed a prospective randomized controlled study to compare off-pump and on-pump CABG with multiple arterial grafts...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Radial artery as a graft for coronary artery bypass grafting
    Junjiro Kobayashi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Circ J 73:1178-83. 2009
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  7. 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
    ....
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint Early and late stroke after mitral valve replacement with a mechanical prosthesis: risk factor analysis of a 24-year experience
    Ko Bando
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:358-64. 2003
    ..We evaluated risk factors for mortality and stroke after mechanical mitral valve replacement between May 1977 and December 2001...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. doi request reprint Risk factors for post-transplant low output syndrome
    Tomoyuki Fujita
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 42:551-6. 2012
    ..This study assesses donor-related factors associated with postoperative low output syndrome (LOS) and long-term survival of recipients...
  14. doi request reprint Mid- to long-term outcomes of cardiovascular tissue replacements utilizing homografts harvested and stored at Japanese institutional tissue banks
    Soichiro Kitamura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka, 565 8565, Japan
    Surg Today 41:500-9. 2011
    ..We reviewed our clinical experiences with cardiovascular homografts harvested and preserved at our institutional tissue banks...
  15. ncbi request reprint Total arterial off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting for revascularization of the total coronary system: clinical outcome and angiographic evaluation
    Osamu Tagusari
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1304-11; discussion 1304-11. 2004
    ..We assessed the clinical outcome and conducted an angiographic study of total arterial off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting for revascularization of the total coronary system...
  16. doi request reprint Long-term outcome of combined valve repair and maze procedure for nonrheumatic mitral regurgitation
    Tomoyuki Fujita
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:1332-7. 2010
    ..The long-term outcomes of combined mitral repair and maze procedure for patients with nonrheumatic mitral regurgitation and chronic atrial fibrillation were evaluated...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. doi request reprint Contemporary open aortic arch repair with selective cerebral perfusion in the era of endovascular aortic repair
    Yutaka Iba
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 145:S72-7. 2013
    ..We reviewed our contemporary open arch repair with selective antegrade cerebral perfusion by way of the axillary artery with deep or moderate hypothermia...
  20. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment of aortic regurgitation due to Takayasu arteritis: long-term morbidity and mortality
    Kaoru Matsuura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Circulation 112:3707-12. 2005
    ..The goal of this retrospective study was to determine the late outcome of surgical treatment for aortic valve regurgitation due to Takayasu arteritis and correlate it with evidence of inflammation on pathological examination...
  21. ncbi request reprint Graft design strategies with optimum antegrade bypass flow in total arterial off-pump coronary artery bypass
    Hiroyuki Nakajima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:276-82. 2007
    ..We sought to delineate the effect of strategy for graft arrangement and design to three-vessel disease by evaluation of the dominant flow direction in each segment of a bypass graft...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint Accelerated graft disease in a composite saphenous vein with internal thoracic artery in a chronic renal dialysis patient
    Satsuki Fukushima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 52:372-4. 2004
    ..However, angiography 7 months after the operation revealed complete obstruction of the SV graft when he was admitted because of recurrent anginal pain...
  27. 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint Infective endocarditis and pseudoaneurysm: fatal complications of mitral annular calcification
    Tomohiro Tsunekawa
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1881-2. 2006
    ..We present a case of successful surgical repair for infected mitral valve and left ventricular pseudoaneurysm, which can be fatal complications of mitral annular calcification...
  29. 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)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Early results of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting for patients on chronic renal dialysis
    Satsuki Fukushima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 53:186-92. 2005
    ..Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) may become a good option for these patients. In this study, early results as well as surgical techniques of OPCAB in dialysis patients were analyzed compared with non-dialysis patients...
  31. doi request reprint Long-term results and reliability of cryothermic ablation based maze procedure for atrial fibrillation concomitant with mitral valve surgery
    Toshihiro Funatsu
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 36:267-71; discussion 271. 2009
    ..We report our clinical results of cryomaze procedure obtained in over 10-years' experience...
  32. 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...
  33. ncbi request reprint QRS prolongation is associated with high defibrillation thresholds during cardioverter-defibrillator implantations in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Takayuki Nagai
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Circ J 73:1028-32. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the predictors of a high DFT in patients with HCM...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. ncbi request reprint Should the transverse aortic arch be replaced simultaneously with aortic root replacement for annuloaortic ectasia in Marfan syndrome?
    Osamu Tagusari
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:1373-80. 2004
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Angiographic evaluation of flow distribution in sequential and composite arterial grafts for three vessel disease
    Hiroyuki Nakajima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Cardiology, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:763-9. 2012
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Long-term results of total cavopulmonary connection with low ejection fraction
    Shuichi Shiraishi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Fujishiro dai, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 59:686-92. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the surgical outcomes and change in cardiac performance after total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) in patients with reduced ventricular ejection preoperatively...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. ncbi request reprint Rationale of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting for left main trunk disease
    Satsuki Fukushima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 52:560-6. 2004
    ..This study examined the safety of OPCAB for LMT disease compared with conventional coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  43. 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...
  44. 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)...
  45. ncbi request reprint Long-term patency of internal thoracic artery grafts for coronary artery stenosis due to Kawasaki disease: comparison of early with recent results in small children
    Etsuko Tsuda
    Department of Pediatrics, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Am Heart J 153:995-1000. 2007
    ..The results of coronary artery bypass grafting using the internal thoracic artery (ITA) had been reported less satisfactory in patients < 12 years old with coronary artery lesions caused by Kawasaki disease...
  46. ncbi request reprint Early results of complete off-pump coronary revascularization using left internal thoracic artery with composite radial artery
    Yoshitsugu Nakamura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 51:10-5. 2003
    ..Off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) using the left internal thoracic artery (LITA) with a composite radial artery (RA) was employed for arterial revascularization in order to minimize neurological complication...
  47. ncbi request reprint Angiographic flow grading and graft arrangement of arterial conduits
    Hiroyuki Nakajima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:1023-9. 2006
    ..We sought to delineate the effects of competitive and reverse flow on the intermediate-term patency of arterial conduits and examined graft arrangements for maximizing antegrade bypass flow...
  48. doi request reprint Surgical treatment of entrapped intravascular ultrasonography catheter
    Yusuke Shimahara
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 60:112-4. 2012
    ..Entrapment of the IVUS catheter is potentially lethal. We report a case of successful emergent surgical removal of an entrapped catheter within the sirolimus-eluting stent and coronary revascularization...
  49. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a heparin-coated closed circuit for intractable bleeding in adult cardiac surgery
    Hideaki Takai
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 16:131-3. 2010
    ..We achieved stable hemodynamics following surgical hemostatic maneuvers and avoided the postoperative multiple organ failure by using a cardiopulmonary support system...
  50. doi request reprint Unroofing aortic intramural left coronary artery arising from right pulmonary artery
    Iki Adachi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:675-7. 2008
    ..The details of this anatomical correction are described with a review of the literature...
  51. doi request reprint Does the off-pump Fontan procedure ameliorate the volume and duration of pleural and peritoneal effusions?
    Fumiaki Shikata
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 34:570-5; discussion 575. 2008
    ..We aimed to investigate whether the off-pump Fontan procedure could ameliorate the volume and duration of pleural and peritoneal effusion...
  52. doi request reprint Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after a Fontan operation in the left isomerism and absent inferior vena cava
    Yuki Nakamura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 36:69-76; discussion 76. 2009
    ..To evaluate the occurrence of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after a Fontan operation in the left isomerism and absent inferior vena cava...
  53. doi request reprint Ascending aortic aneurysm associated with a quadricuspid aortic valve
    Keiichiro Kasama
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 59:179-80. 2011
    ..Surgery revealed that the aortic valve was a tricuspitalized quadricuspid aortic valve with an accessory cusp between the right coronary cusp and left coronary cusp...
  54. ncbi request reprint Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting using only arterial grafts in elderly patients
    Kaoru Matsuura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:144-8. 2005
    ..This study aimed to elucidate the safety and feasibility of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting with only arterial grafts for elderly patients...
  55. ncbi request reprint Consequence of atrial fibrillation and the risk of embolism after percutaneous mitral commissurotomy: the necessity of the maze procedure
    Hiroyuki Nakajima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:800-5; discussion 805-6. 2004
    ..We sought to investigate the incidence and risk of embolism after percutaneous balloon mitral commissurotomy (PMC) and delineated the necessity of the maze procedure in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  56. 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)...
  57. doi request reprint Double-valve replacement for Scheie's syndrome subtype mucopolysaccaridosis type 1-S
    Takashi Murashita
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:1104-5. 2011
    ..This is a report of a 35-year-old woman with Scheie's syndrome who underwent double-valve replacement with intensive perioperative management...
  58. doi request reprint Pseudoaneurysm at the cannulation site of the ascending aorta arising 8 days postoperatively: report of a case
    Tatsuya Ogawa
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishiro dai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Surg Today 43:566-8. 2013
    ..Enhanced CT was useful for early detection in this patient. Pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta at the cannulation site can occur soon after surgery, and early recognition might allow simpler surgery without CPB...
  59. doi request reprint A 10-year angiographic follow-up of competitive flow in sequential and composite arterial grafts
    Hiroyuki Nakajima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:399-404. 2011
    ..Reopening of graft lumen had been also reported, but details remain unknown. We sought to delineate the effect of management of the moderately stenotic targets on the occurrence of competitive flow and clinical results...
  60. ncbi request reprint Monoparesis after graft replacement of non-ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
    Hitoshi Matsuda
    Department of Cardio Vascular Surgery, National Cardio Vascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 12:376-8. 2006
    ..To prevent spinal cord injury (SCI) which is rare but significant complication of AAA surgery, understanding of the spinal blood supply, quick surgery, and complete revascularization of pelvic arteries are important...
  61. doi request reprint Safety and efficacy of sequential and composite arterial grafting to more than five coronary branches in off-pump coronary revascularisation: assessment of intra-operative and angiographic bypass flow
    Hiroyuki Nakajima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 37:94-9. 2010
    ..We sought to delineate the safety and efficacy of sequential and composite coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with exclusively arterial grafts to more than five coronary branches including small coronary vessels...
  62. doi request reprint Is conventional aortic arch surgery justifiable in octogenarians?
    Kenji Minatoya
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka, 5658565, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 139:641-5. 2010
    ..The number of octogenarians, however, is steadily increasing. The aim of this study is to analyze the outcome of aortic arch surgery in octogenarians...
  63. doi request reprint Systemic hyperkalemia and mild hypothermia for valve surgery in patients with patent internal mammary artery graft
    Tomoyuki Fujita
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita City, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 11:3-5. 2010
    ..Systemic hyperkalemia and mild hypothermia for valve surgery in patients with a patent IMA graft is a good option to reduce graft and myocardial injuries...
  64. ncbi request reprint Is diabetic nephropathy a predicted risk factor?--Kaplan-Meier and multivariate analysis of confounding risk factors in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting for chronic dialysis patients
    Shizu Oyamada
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Circ J 73:2056-60. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the preoperative risk factors of performing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) in patients on chronic dialysis...
  65. ncbi request reprint Late outcomes after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting for ischemic mitral regurgitation
    Satsuki Fukushima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 53:354-60. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study is to elucidate late outcomes after isolated CABG for moderate IMR and to assess the indication of combined MV surgery...
  66. ncbi request reprint [Influence of DPC on cardiovascular surgery]
    Toshikatsu Yagihara
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Natinal Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Nihon Geka Gakkai Zasshi 106:641-4. 2005
    ..In the field of cardiovacular surgery, the treatment is so risky and so expensive, that more detailed analysis should be necessary by establishment of data base system...
  67. ncbi request reprint Initial experiences with the HeartMate vented electric left ventricular assist system in Japan
    Shunsuke Saito
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    J Artif Organs 10:118-21. 2007
    ..The drive-line exit site became infected in one patient and thinning of the left ventricular wall due to an unknown cause occurred in one patient...
  68. doi request reprint Multidisciplinary approach to prevent spinal cord ischemia after thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair for distal descending aorta
    Hitoshi Matsuda
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 7 5 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, 565 8565, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:561-5. 2010
    ....
  69. doi request reprint Utility of echocardiographic evaluation of donor hearts upon the organ procurement for heart transplantation
    Shuji Hashimoto
    Department of Clinical Physiology, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    J Cardiol 57:215-22. 2011
    ..Our institution (National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan) has sent a transplant cardiologist upon the organ procurement for evaluating a donor heart ever since our first case of heart transplantation...
  70. ncbi request reprint Preoperative small pulmonary artery did not affect the midterm results of Fontan operation
    Iki Adachi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 32:156-62. 2007
    ..The objective of the present study is to determine whether this feature remains as a risk factor in the era of the staged Fontan completion and poses functional impediments in the longer terms...
  71. ncbi request reprint [Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in Japan]
    Junjiro Kobayashi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Nihon Geka Gakkai Zasshi 107:9-14. 2006
    ..OPCAB is becoming the standard CABG in Japan...
  72. ncbi request reprint Long-term recovery of exercise ability after pulmonary endarterectomy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
    Hitoshi Matsuda
    Department of Cardio Vascular Surgery, National Cardio Vascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1338-43; discussion 1343. 2006
    ..This capacity was assessed by measuring cardiopulmonary factors during cardiopulmonary exercise testing at the maximal level of exercise and a 6-minute walk test at the submaximal level. Their survival rate was also determined...
  73. 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...
  74. ncbi request reprint Extremely late pacemaker-infective endocarditis due to Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
    Masateru Takigawa
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Cardiology 110:226-9. 2008
    ..She was discharged from our center after a 6-week course of antibiotics and implantation of a new pacemaker...
  75. ncbi request reprint The electrophysiologic mechanism of ST-segment elevation in Brugada syndrome
    Takashi Kurita
    Division of Cardiology, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishiro dai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    J Am Coll Cardiol 40:330-4. 2002
    ..We sought to demonstrate the electrophysiologic (EP) mechanism of the ST-T change in Brugada syndrome...
  76. ncbi request reprint Maze procedure and cor triatriatum repair
    Hiroyuki Nakajima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:251-3. 2002
    ..The maze procedure and complete excision of the anomalous septum proved to be effective surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation with cor triatriatum...
  77. 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...
  78. ncbi request reprint A primary angiosarcoma in the aorta
    Hiroyuki Nakajima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 6:832-3. 2007
    ..We present herein a huge primary sarcoma in the abdominal aorta, which has been reported as extremely rare...
  79. ncbi request reprint Modified cavoatriotomy for combined PAPVC repair and maze procedure
    Hiroyuki Nakajima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:2226-7. 2004
    ..We herein report a useful approach to repair the sinus venosus atrial septal defect with PAPVC of the right pulmonary veins to the superior cavoatrial junction in patients also requiring mitral valve replacement and the maze procedure...
  80. 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
    ....
  81. 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...
  82. ncbi request reprint [Medium-term results of aortic valve replacement with cryopreserved homograft valves: importance of a domestic homograft valve bank]
    Kazuo Niwaya
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Nihon Geka Gakkai Zasshi 108:85-8. 2007
    ..An aortic homograft valve is the conduit of choice in cases of infective endocarditis and the importance of a domestic homograft valve bank should be recognized...
  83. ncbi request reprint Clinical course and outcome of heart transplant recipients: single center experience at the National Cardiovascular Center in Japan
    Noboru Oda
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Int Heart J 51:264-71. 2010
    ..Clinical review of post-HTx outcome at NCVC can provide useful information for Japanese transplant cardiologists who will engage in HTx management...
  84. ncbi request reprint Hybrid therapy for rapid enlargement of hibernating coronary arteriovenous fistulas
    Shizu Oyamada
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:1532-4. 2007
    ..Transcatheter embolization was successfully performed for these residual fistulas...
  85. ncbi request reprint Maze procedure in the Marfan syndrome
    Hiroyuki Nakajima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 125:1539-40. 2003
  86. ncbi request reprint Mitral valve repair and cryo-Maze procedure in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
    Tomoyuki Goto
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 13:181-3. 2005
    ..We subjected the patient to surgical repair of the mitral valve combined with the maze procedure, which proved successful...
  87. ncbi request reprint Plasma atrial natriuretic peptide concentration inversely correlates with left atrial collagen volume fraction in patients with atrial fibrillation: plasma ANP as a possible biochemical marker to predict the outcome of the maze procedure
    Fumiki Yoshihara
    National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, Suita, Japan
    J Am Coll Cardiol 39:288-94. 2002
    ..We hypothesized that the plasma atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) level reflects atrial degenerative change and may predict the outcome of the maze procedure...
  88. 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
  89. ncbi request reprint Infective tricuspid valve endocarditis with pulmonary emboli caused by Campylobacter fetus after tooth extraction
    Keisuke Miki
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Hospital Organization Toneyama National Hospital, Osaka
    Intern Med 44:1055-9. 2005
    ..Long-term antibiotic therapy was given, curing the infection with valvuloplasty. We presented the possibility that infective Campylobacter fetus endocarditis after dental treatment was caused by eating raw meat...
  90. ncbi request reprint Coronary embolism and subsequent myocardial abscess complicating ventricular aneurysm and tachycardia
    Iki Adachi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:2366-8. 2005
    ..We considered that our operation was effective and feasible in such an occurrence...
  91. doi request reprint Local tenomodulin absence, angiogenesis, and matrix metalloproteinase activation are associated with the rupture of the chordae tendineae cordis
    Naritaka Kimura
    Department of Regenerative Medicine and Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
    Circulation 118:1737-47. 2008
    ..CTC is an avascular tissue. We investigated the molecular mechanisms underlying the avascularity of CTC and the correlation between avascularity and CTC rupture...
  92. ncbi request reprint Comparison of off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in midterm results
    Michiko Ishida
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishiro dai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 52:240-6. 2004
    ..We examined midterm results of OPCAB compared with standard CABG...
  93. ncbi request reprint [Surgical topics in the management of cardiac arrhythmia, focusing on atrial fibrillation]
    Toshihiro Funatsu
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Nihon Geka Gakkai Zasshi 109:210-4. 2008
    ..The challenge of establishing a minimally invasive off-pump surgical ablation procedure via the thracoscopic approach continues...
  94. ncbi request reprint Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting for acute myocardial infarction
    Hideaki Takai
    Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Fujishirodai, Suita, Japan
    Circ J 70:1303-6. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the surgical results of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) within 14 days of the infarction...
  95. ncbi request reprint Valve repair with maze procedure in acromegaly
    Koji Takeda
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishiro dai, Suita City, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 14:e68-70. 2006
    ..We report herein the successful surgical treatment of two patients with combined valvular insufficiency and chronic atrial fibrillation in the setting of acromegaly...