Hiroyuki Okura

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Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Impact of deep vessel wall injury and vessel stretching on subsequent arterial remodeling after balloon angioplasty: a serial intravascular ultrasound study
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Center for Research in Cardiovascular Interventions, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, Calif 94305 5637, USA
    Am Heart J 144:323-8. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive diagnosis of ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy using coronary flow velocity measurements of the left anterior descending coronary artery by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Division of Cardiology, Bell Land General Hospital, Sakai, Japan
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 19:552-8. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Characterization of late incomplete stent apposition: a comparison among bare-metal stents, intracoronary radiation and sirolimus-eluting stents
    Akiyoshi Miyazawa
    Center for Cardiovascular Technology, Stanford University Medical Center, 300 Pasteur Drive, Room H3554, Stanford, CA, 94305, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 19:515-8. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Culprit lesion remodelling and long-term prognosis in patients with acute coronary syndrome: an intravascular ultrasound study
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Division of Cardiology, Bell Land General Hospital, Sakai, Japan
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 14:758-64. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Therapies targeting inflammation after stent implantation
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Division of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    Curr Vasc Pharmacol 11:399-406. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint gender-specific outcome after paclitaxel-eluting stent implantation in japanese patients with coronary artery disease--sub-analysis of the Japan TAXUS Express2 post-marketing survey
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Division of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Matsushima, Kurashiki 701 0192, Japan
    Circ J 77:1430-5. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Aortic atherosclerotic plaque and long-term prognosis in patients with atrial fibrillation-a transesophageal echocardiography study
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Division of Cardiology, Bell Land General Hospital, Sakai, Japan
    Circ J 77:68-72. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint The relationship between coronary plaque characteristics and small embolic particles during coronary stent implantation
    Takahiro Kawamoto
    Division of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School Hospital, Matsushima, Kurashiki, Japan
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:1635-40. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Age- and gender-specific changes in the left ventricular relaxation: a Doppler echocardiographic study in healthy individuals
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Division of Cardiology, Bell Land General Hospital, Sakai, Japan
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2:41-6. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Functional mitral regurgitation predicts prognosis independent of left ventricular systolic and diastolic indices in patients with ischemic heart disease
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Division of Cardiology, Bell Land General Hospital, Sakai, Japan
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 21:355-60. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Impact of deep vessel wall injury and vessel stretching on subsequent arterial remodeling after balloon angioplasty: a serial intravascular ultrasound study
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Center for Research in Cardiovascular Interventions, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, Calif 94305 5637, USA
    Am Heart J 144:323-8. 2002
    ..Arterial remodeling has been shown to be responsible for lumen narrowing after nonstent interventions...
  2. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive diagnosis of ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy using coronary flow velocity measurements of the left anterior descending coronary artery by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Division of Cardiology, Bell Land General Hospital, Sakai, Japan
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 19:552-8. 2006
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Characterization of late incomplete stent apposition: a comparison among bare-metal stents, intracoronary radiation and sirolimus-eluting stents
    Akiyoshi Miyazawa
    Center for Cardiovascular Technology, Stanford University Medical Center, 300 Pasteur Drive, Room H3554, Stanford, CA, 94305, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 19:515-8. 2007
    ..However, no study has systematically compared the morphology of LISA seen with various treatment modalities...
  4. doi request reprint Culprit lesion remodelling and long-term prognosis in patients with acute coronary syndrome: an intravascular ultrasound study
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Division of Cardiology, Bell Land General Hospital, Sakai, Japan
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 14:758-64. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term impact of culprit lesion PR in patients with ACS...
  5. ncbi request reprint Therapies targeting inflammation after stent implantation
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Division of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    Curr Vasc Pharmacol 11:399-406. 2013
    ..Although vessel inflammation may be reduced by using these new drug-eluting stents or scaffold, long-term impact needs to be investigated further. ..
  6. ncbi request reprint gender-specific outcome after paclitaxel-eluting stent implantation in japanese patients with coronary artery disease--sub-analysis of the Japan TAXUS Express2 post-marketing survey
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Division of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Matsushima, Kurashiki 701 0192, Japan
    Circ J 77:1430-5. 2013
    ..A sub-analysis of the TAXUS Japan Post-market Surveillance Study (TAXUS-PMS) was done to assess the influence of gender on clinical outcome...
  7. ncbi request reprint Aortic atherosclerotic plaque and long-term prognosis in patients with atrial fibrillation-a transesophageal echocardiography study
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Division of Cardiology, Bell Land General Hospital, Sakai, Japan
    Circ J 77:68-72. 2013
    ..0 mm in thickness are predictors of cardiovascular events after stroke. The aim of this study was to investigate impact of AoP ≥ 4.0 mm or LASEC on cardiovascular events in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  8. ncbi request reprint The relationship between coronary plaque characteristics and small embolic particles during coronary stent implantation
    Takahiro Kawamoto
    Division of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School Hospital, Matsushima, Kurashiki, Japan
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:1635-40. 2007
    ..We investigated the relationship between coronary plaque components and small embolic particles during stenting and examined the influence on the coronary microcirculation...
  9. doi request reprint Age- and gender-specific changes in the left ventricular relaxation: a Doppler echocardiographic study in healthy individuals
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Division of Cardiology, Bell Land General Hospital, Sakai, Japan
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2:41-6. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate age- and gender-specific changes in tissue Doppler-derived left ventricular diastolic index, E'...
  10. ncbi request reprint Functional mitral regurgitation predicts prognosis independent of left ventricular systolic and diastolic indices in patients with ischemic heart disease
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Division of Cardiology, Bell Land General Hospital, Sakai, Japan
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 21:355-60. 2008
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Incidence and predictors of plaque rupture in the peripheral arteries
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Bell Land General Hospital, Sakai, Japan
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv 3:63-70. 2010
    ..Plaque rupture may be present in the peripheral arteries of the patients at high risk for cardiovascular events and is possibly associated with vascular vulnerability...
  12. ncbi request reprint Elevated E/E' predicts prognosis in congestive heart failure patients with preserved systolic function
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Division of Cardiology, Bell Land General Hospital, Sakai, Japan
    Circ J 73:86-91. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate whether E/E' predicts prognosis in HFPSF...
  13. ncbi request reprint Impact of statin therapy on systemic inflammation, left ventricular systolic and diastolic function and prognosis in low risk ischemic heart disease patients without history of congestive heart failure
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Division of Cardiology, Bell Land General Hospital, Sakai
    Intern Med 46:1337-43. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of statin on systemic inflammation, left ventricular systolic and diastolic function and prognosis in low risk ischemic heart disease (IHD) patients...
  14. ncbi request reprint Atherosclerotic plaque with ultrasonic attenuation affects coronary reflow and infarct size in patients with acute coronary syndrome: an intravascular ultrasound study
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Division of Cardiology, Bell Land General Hospital, Sakai, Japan
    Circ J 71:648-53. 2007
    ..No reflow following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a major concern in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and it may be influenced by the preexisting plaque type...
  15. pmc Impact of arterial remodelling and plaque rupture on target and non-target lesion revascularisation after stent implantation in patients with acute coronary syndrome: an intravascular ultrasound study
    Hiroyuki Okura
    The Division of Cardiology, Bell Land General Hospital, Sakai, Japan
    Heart 93:1219-25. 2007
    ..To investigate the impact of arterial remodelling on long-term clinical outcome after stent implantation in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS)...
  16. doi request reprint Effect of culprit-lesion remodeling versus plaque rupture on three-year outcome in patients with acute coronary syndrome
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Division of Cardiology, Bell Land General Hospital, Sakai, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 103:791-5. 2009
    ..04). In conclusion, culprit-lesion remodeling rather than the presence or absence of culprit-lesion plaque rupture was a strong predictor of long-term (3-year) clinical outcome in patients with acute coronary syndrome...
  17. ncbi request reprint Successful stent implantation guided by intravascular ultrasound and a Doppler guidewire without contrast injection in a patient with allergy to iodinated contrast media
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    J Invasive Cardiol 23:297-9. 2011
    ..Thus, PCI without contrast injection under IVUS and a Doppler guidewire-guidance may be feasible in selected patients with allergy to iodinated contrast...
  18. pmc Tissue Doppler-derived index of left ventricular filling pressure, E/E', predicts survival of patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation
    H Okura
    Division of Cardiology, Bell Land General Hospital, Sakai, Japan
    Heart 92:1248-52. 2006
    ..To investigate whether the ratio of early transmitral flow velocity (E) to early diastolic mitral annular velocity (E') predict prognosis in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation...
  19. doi request reprint Usefulness of CHADS2 score to predict C-reactive protein, left atrial blood stasis, and prognosis in patients with nonrheumatic atrial fibrillation
    Tomoko Maehama
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 106:535-8. 2010
    ..In conclusion, in patients with nonrheumatic AF, CHADS2 score is related to systemic inflammation, left atrial thrombus formation, and prognosis...
  20. doi request reprint Coronary microvascular endothelial function deteriorates late (12 months) after sirolimus-eluting stent implantation
    Yoshinori Miyamoto
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki 701 0192, Japan
    J Cardiol 56:229-35. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate coronary microvascular endothelial function late (6 and 12 months) after sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) implantation using transthoracic Doppler echocardiography...
  21. doi request reprint C-reactive protein predicts non-target lesion revascularization and cardiac events following percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with angina pectoris
    Koichiro Imai
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
    J Cardiol 53:388-95. 2009
    ..C-reactive protein (CRP) plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis progression. We hypothesized that CRP might be related to progression of non-target lesion and prognosis in patients with angina pectoris...
  22. doi request reprint Systemic inflammation and left atrial thrombus in patients with non-rheumatic atrial fibrillation
    Tomoko Maehama
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Matsushima 577, Kurashiki, Okayama 701 0192, Japan
    J Cardiol 56:118-24. 2010
    ..To test this hypothesis, we evaluated the relationship between CRP and LA thrombus in patients with non-rheumatic AF...
  23. ncbi request reprint Mechanism of increasing systolic coronary flow velocity in patients with aortic regurgitation
    Teruyoshi Kume
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    J Heart Valve Dis 17:89-93. 2008
    ..Thus, an evaluation was made of the flow velocity pattern of the epicardial coronary artery in these patients...
  24. doi request reprint Plaque characteristics of thin-cap fibroatheroma evaluated by OCT and IVUS
    Yoshinori Miyamoto
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 4:638-46. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess plaque characteristics of optical coherence tomography (OCT)-derived thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) by integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound (IB-IVUS)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Clinical implication of energy loss coefficient in patients with severe aortic stenosis diagnosed by Doppler echocardiography
    Teruyoshi Kume
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    Circ J 72:1265-9. 2008
    ..Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical impact of ELCo in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Frequency and spatial distribution of thin-cap fibroatheroma assessed by 3-vessel intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography: an ex vivo validation and an initial in vivo feasibility study
    Teruyoshi Kume
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki 701 0192, Japan
    Circ J 73:1086-91. 2009
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Assessment of the coronary calcification by optical coherence tomography
    Teruyoshi Kume
    Kawasaki Medical School, Department of Cardiology, Kurashiki, Japan
    EuroIntervention 6:768-72. 2011
    ..Optical coherence tomography (OCT) can delineate calcified plaque without artefacts. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of OCT to quantify calcified plaque in ex vivo human coronary arteries...
  28. doi request reprint Quantitative measurement of mitral valve coaptation in functional mitral regurgitation: In vivo experimental study by real-time three-dimensional echocardiography
    Ryotaro Yamada
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    J Cardiol 53:94-101. 2009
    ..This study aimed to quantify the degree of MV coaptation in experimental models of functional MR caused by acute left ventricular (LV) pressure overload, using real-time three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography...
  29. doi request reprint Comprehensive evaluation of left ventricular strain using speckle tracking echocardiography in normal adults: comparison of three-dimensional and two-dimensional approaches
    Ken Saito
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 22:1025-30. 2009
    ..We sought to investigate the feasibility of the newly developed three-dimensional speckle tracking (3DT) method to assess longitudinal, circumferential, and radial strain values, and then compared the data with those measured by 2DT...
  30. doi request reprint C-Reactive protein predicts severity, progression, and prognosis of asymptomatic aortic valve stenosis
    Koichiro Imai
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
    Am Heart J 156:713-8. 2008
    ..C-Reactive protein (CRP) has been shown to play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis progression. The aim of this study was to assess whether CRP predicts severity, progression, and prognosis of aortic valve stenosis (AS)...
  31. doi request reprint A prospective, multicenter, randomized trial to assess efficacy of pioglitazone on in-stent neointimal suppression in type 2 diabetes: POPPS (Prevention of In-Stent Neointimal Proliferation by Pioglitazone Study)
    Tsutomu Takagi
    Division of Cardiology, Takagi Cardiology Clinic, Kyoto, Japan
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2:524-31. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to clarify whether pioglitazone suppresses in-stent neointimal proliferation and reduces restenosis and target lesion revascularization (TLR) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
  32. doi request reprint A comparison between 40 MHz intravascular ultrasound iMap imaging system and integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound
    Ryotaro Yamada
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    J Cardiol 61:149-54. 2013
    ..iMap is a newly developed intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) tissue characterization system based on pattern recognition of the radio frequency (RF) signals...
  33. doi request reprint Influence of chronic tethering of the mitral valve on mitral leaflet size and coaptation in functional mitral regurgitation
    Ken Saito
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 5:337-45. 2012
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Relationship between coronary remodeling and plaque characterization in patients without clinical evidence of coronary artery disease
    Teruyoshi Kume
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki 701 0192, Japan
    Atherosclerosis 197:799-805. 2008
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Assessment of the histological characteristics of coronary arterial plaque with severe calcification
    Teruyoshi Kume
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    Circ J 71:643-7. 2007
    ..Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate plaque characteristics behind severe calcification by histological examination...
  36. ncbi request reprint Target lesion thin-cap fibroatheroma defined by virtual histology intravascular ultrasound affects microvascular injury during percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with angina pectoris
    Ryotaro Yamada
    Division of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    Circ J 74:1658-62. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) defined by VH-IVUS and a change in the IMR during PCI in patients with angina pectoris (AP)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Three-dimensional quantitation of mitral valve coaptation by a novel software system with transthoracic real-time three-dimensional echocardiography
    Miwako Tsukiji
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 21:43-6. 2008
    ..1% vs. 18% +/- 8.0%, P = .004). The custom quantitation software system with 3D echocardiography allowed us to assess the degree of mitral valve coaptation...
  38. doi request reprint Development of cardiac dysfunction induced by repetitive transient myocardial ischemia is inhibited by edaravone in conscious rats
    Eiji Toyota
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 36:e20-5. 2009
    ..We speculate that edaravone is a potential therapeutic agent that may interfere with the progression of cardiac dysfunction in high-risk patients with RI...
  39. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of physiological valvular regurgitation in healthy subjects
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Division of Cardiology, Bell Land General Hospital, Sakai, Japan
    Circ J 75:2699-704. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and correlates of valvular regurgitation in healthy individuals...
  40. doi request reprint Relationship between arterial and fibrous cap remodeling: a serial three-vessel intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography study
    Ryotaro Yamada
    Division of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv 3:484-90. 2010
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Images in cardiovascular medicine. Fibrin clot visualized by optical coherence tomography
    Teruyoshi Kume
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki, 701 0192, Japan
    Circulation 118:426-7. 2008
  42. ncbi request reprint Local release of catecholamines from the hearts of patients with tako-tsubo-like left ventricular dysfunction
    Teruyoshi Kume
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    Circ J 72:106-8. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate evidence of local release of catecholamines from the hearts of patients with tako-tsubo-like LV dysfunction...
  43. ncbi request reprint Prediction of congestive heart failure in patients with non valvular atrial fibrillation
    Koichiro Imai
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Japan
    Intern Med 53:7-12. 2014
    ..Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have an increased risk of congestive heart failure (CHF) as well as ischemic stroke. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical predictors of CHF in patients with non-valvular AF (NVAF)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Natural history of stent edge dissection, tissue protrusion and incomplete stent apposition detectable only on optical coherence tomography after stent implantation – preliminary observation –
    Teruyoshi Kume
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    Circ J 76:698-703. 2012
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of coronary endothelial function by catheter-type NO sensor in high-fat-diet-induced obese dogs
    Teruyoshi Kume
    Division of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    Circ J 73:562-7. 2009
    ..Direct measurement of plasma nitric oxide (NO) concentration is possible with a newly developed catheter-type sensor...
  46. ncbi request reprint Rapid progression of mild to moderate aortic stenosis in patients older than 80 years
    Teruyoshi Kume
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 20:1243-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the rate of progression of mild and moderate aortic stenosis in patients aged 80 years and older...
  47. ncbi request reprint Novel rat model of ischemic cardiomyopathy induced by repetitive myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury while conscious
    Eiji Toyota
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    Circ J 71:788-95. 2007
    ..A rodent model of ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) induced by repetitive brief ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury while conscious has not been previously established...
  48. doi request reprint Comparison of quantitative measurements between two different intravascular ultrasound systems: in vitro and in vivo studies
    Ryotaro Yamada
    Division of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    J Cardiol 61:201-5. 2013
    ..The aim of study was to compare two different IVUS catheters and consoles to verify their accuracy and compatibility...
  49. doi request reprint Visualization of submitral structure by three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography
    Kikuko Obase
    Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    Echocardiography 30:945-51. 2013
    ..In this study, we compared the effectiveness of the transgastric approach by 3DTEE in visualizing the mitral valve complex with the conventional mid-esophageal approach...
  50. doi request reprint Impact of energy loss coefficient on left ventricular mass regression in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement: preliminary observation
    Teruyoshi Kume
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 22:454-7. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of Doppler-derived energy loss coefficient (ELCo) on the regression of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy after aortic valve replacement (AVR) in patients with severe aortic stenosis...
  51. ncbi request reprint Geometric changes of tricuspid valve tenting in tricuspid regurgitation secondary to pulmonary hypertension quantified by novel system with transthoracic real-time 3-dimensional echocardiography
    Renan Sukmawan
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 20:470-6. 2007
    ..This study suggested usefulness of the novel system with 3DE in evaluation of tricuspid valve geometry...
  52. ncbi request reprint A case of platypnea orthodeoxia syndrome: a persistent history taking was the key to the diagnosis
    Takashi Ohfuji
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Japan
    Intern Med 51:1701-4. 2012
    ..This case highlights the necessity of awareness of this syndrome and the occult atrial septal defect...
  53. ncbi request reprint Measurement of the thickness of the fibrous cap by optical coherence tomography
    Teruyoshi Kume
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki 701 0192, Japan
    Am Heart J 152:755.e1-4. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using optical coherence tomography (OCT) to measure the thickness of the fibrous cap within lipid-rich plaque...
  54. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms of acute lumen gain following cutting balloon angioplasty in calcified and noncalcified lesions: an intravascular ultrasound study
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Center for Research in Cardiovascular Interventions, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 57:429-36. 2002
    ..On the other hand, for calcified lesions, the CB achieves larger lumen gain, especially in lesions with evidence of dissections...
  55. ncbi request reprint Histological characteristics of plaque with ultrasonic attenuation: a comparison between intravascular ultrasound and histology
    Ryotaro Yamada
    Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama
    J Cardiol 50:223-8. 2007
    ..However, histological evaluation of plaque with ultrasonic attenuation has not been performed. This study evaluated the histological characteristics of plaque with ultrasonic attenuation assessed by IVUS...
  56. ncbi request reprint Late incomplete apposition with excessive remodeling of the stented coronary artery following intravascular brachytherapy
    Hiroyuki Okura
    Center for Research in Cardiovascular Interventions, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Am J Cardiol 92:587-90. 2003
    ..The long-term clinical impact of this finding is unclear...
  57. ncbi request reprint Impact of different definitions on the interpretation of coronary remodeling determined by intravascular ultrasound
    Kiyoshi Hibi
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 65:233-9. 2005
    ..The marked variability in categorization of remodeling underscores the importance of developing a standard methodology...
  58. ncbi request reprint Targeting the adventitia with intracoronary beta-radiation: comparison of two dose prescriptions and the role of centering coronary arteries
    Grzegorz L Kałuza
    Methodist DeBakey Heart Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 52:184-91. 2002
    ..To compare by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) the efficacy of delivering the prescribed dose to the adventitia between two commonly used dose prescriptions for intracoronary radiotherapy...