Sunao Kojima

Summary

Affiliation: Kumamoto University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Rationale, design, and baseline characteristics of a study to evaluate the effect of febuxostat in preventing cerebral, cardiovascular, and renal events in patients with hyperuricemia
    Sunao Kojima
    Kumamoto University Hospital, Kumamoto, Japan Electronic address
    J Cardiol 69:169-175. 2017
  2. doi request reprint The waveform index of the ophthalmic artery predicts impaired coronary flow reserve
    Sunao Kojima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan Electronic address
    Microvasc Res 105:30-3. 2016
  3. pmc Increased density of the liver and amiodarone-associated phospholipidosis
    Sunao Kojima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto 860 8556, Japan
    Cardiol Res Pract 2009:598940. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint The white blood cell count is an independent predictor of no-reflow and mortality following acute myocardial infarction in the coronary interventional era
    Sunao Kojima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Japan
    Ann Med 36:153-60. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Levels of the adipocyte-derived plasma protein, adiponectin, have a close relationship with atheroma
    Sunao Kojima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto City 860 8556, Japan
    Thromb Res 115:483-90. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Prognostic usefulness of serum uric acid after acute myocardial infarction (the Japanese Acute Coronary Syndrome Study)
    Sunao Kojima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 96:489-95. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Future adverse cardiac events can be predicted by persistently low plasma adiponectin concentrations in men and marked reductions of adiponectin in women after acute myocardial infarction
    Sunao Kojima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto City 860 8556, Japan
    Atherosclerosis 194:204-13. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Long-term nitrate therapy after acute myocardial infarction does not improve or aggravate prognosis
    Sunao Kojima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Circ J 71:301-7. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Hypercholesterolemia and hypoadiponectinemia are associated with necrotic core-rich coronary plaque
    Shinobu Kojima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Int J Cardiol 147:371-6. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Standard-dose statin therapy provides incremental clinical benefits in normocholesterolemic diabetic patients
    Sunao Kojima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Tokyo, Japan
    Circ J 74:779-85. 2010

Detail Information

Publications107 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi request reprint Rationale, design, and baseline characteristics of a study to evaluate the effect of febuxostat in preventing cerebral, cardiovascular, and renal events in patients with hyperuricemia
    Sunao Kojima
    Kumamoto University Hospital, Kumamoto, Japan Electronic address
    J Cardiol 69:169-175. 2017
    ..This study aims to evaluate preventive effects of febuxostat, a selective xanthine oxidase inhibitor, on cerebral, cardiovascular, and renal events in patients with hyperuricemia compared to conventional treatment...
  2. doi request reprint The waveform index of the ophthalmic artery predicts impaired coronary flow reserve
    Sunao Kojima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan Electronic address
    Microvasc Res 105:30-3. 2016
    ..The present study aimed to assess the features of ultrasound waveform indices suggestive of impaired OA microcirculation and the relationships between these indices and CFR...
  3. pmc Increased density of the liver and amiodarone-associated phospholipidosis
    Sunao Kojima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto 860 8556, Japan
    Cardiol Res Pract 2009:598940. 2009
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint The white blood cell count is an independent predictor of no-reflow and mortality following acute myocardial infarction in the coronary interventional era
    Sunao Kojima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Japan
    Ann Med 36:153-60. 2004
    ..However, the relationship between WBC count and prognosis after AMI has not been investigated since coronary intervention was introduced...
  5. ncbi request reprint Levels of the adipocyte-derived plasma protein, adiponectin, have a close relationship with atheroma
    Sunao Kojima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto City 860 8556, Japan
    Thromb Res 115:483-90. 2005
    ..Adiponectin has potential antiatherosclerotic properties. We hypothesized that adiponectin was associated with atherosclerotic vascular changes involved in inflammation...
  6. ncbi request reprint Prognostic usefulness of serum uric acid after acute myocardial infarction (the Japanese Acute Coronary Syndrome Study)
    Sunao Kojima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 96:489-95. 2005
    ..Serum UA level is a suitable marker for predicting AMI-related future adverse events, and the combination of Killip's class and serum UA level after AMI is a good predictor of mortality in patients who have AMI...
  7. ncbi request reprint Future adverse cardiac events can be predicted by persistently low plasma adiponectin concentrations in men and marked reductions of adiponectin in women after acute myocardial infarction
    Sunao Kojima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto City 860 8556, Japan
    Atherosclerosis 194:204-13. 2007
    ..05). Patterns of serial changes in plasma adiponectin concentrations are different between men and women and plasma adiponectin concentrations can be used to predict future adverse cardiac events in AMI patients...
  8. ncbi request reprint Long-term nitrate therapy after acute myocardial infarction does not improve or aggravate prognosis
    Sunao Kojima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Circ J 71:301-7. 2007
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Hypercholesterolemia and hypoadiponectinemia are associated with necrotic core-rich coronary plaque
    Shinobu Kojima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Int J Cardiol 147:371-6. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to verify the effects of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol level on plaque morphology, and test the hypothesis that adiponectin influences coronary plaque volume and composition...
  10. ncbi request reprint Standard-dose statin therapy provides incremental clinical benefits in normocholesterolemic diabetic patients
    Sunao Kojima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Tokyo, Japan
    Circ J 74:779-85. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the hypothesis that standard-dose statin therapy has a beneficial effect in normocholesterolemic diabetic patients with CHD...
  11. doi request reprint Coronary microvascular dysfunction and diastolic load correlate with cardiac troponin T release measured by a highly sensitive assay in patients with nonischemic heart failure
    Seiji Takashio
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    J Am Coll Cardiol 62:632-40. 2013
    ..This study investigated factors associated with cardiac troponin T (cTnT) release from failing myocardium...
  12. ncbi request reprint Plasma thioredoxin levels in patients with unstable angina
    Jun Hokamaki
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto City 860 8556, Japan
    Int J Cardiol 99:225-31. 2005
    ..Thioredoxin levels were associated with recurrent myocardial ischemia in patients with unstable angina...
  13. ncbi request reprint Hypoadiponectinemia is associated with impaired glucose tolerance and coronary artery disease in non-diabetic men
    Fumiyuki Otsuka
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Circ J 71:1703-9. 2007
    ..The hypothesis investigated in the present study was that plasma adiponectin levels correlate with IGT and coronary artery disease (CAD) in non-diabetic men...
  14. ncbi request reprint Adiponectin is inversely related to plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 in patients with stable exertional angina
    Hidetomo Maruyoshi
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto City, 860 8556 Japan
    Thromb Haemost 91:1026-30. 2004
    ..DM, BMI,TG, HDL-C, and RLP-C are common mediators between adiponectin and PAI-1, and treatment for common mediators may prevent the development of CAD by reducing PAI-1 and increasing adiponectin levels...
  15. ncbi request reprint Incidence and mechanism of dislocated fast pathway in various forms of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia
    Yasuaki Tanaka
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Circ J 71:1099-106. 2007
    ..The incidence and mechanism of the dislocated antegrade fast pathway (A-FP) were examined in various forms of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Coronary spastic angina in patients with connective tissue disease
    Hirofumi Soejima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Japan
    Circ J 68:367-70. 2004
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Increased plasma levels of thioredoxin in patients with glucose intolerance
    Shinzo Miyamoto
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto
    Intern Med 44:1127-32. 2005
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of glucose intolerance on oxidative stress in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Osteopontin expression of circulating T cells and plasma osteopontin levels are increased in relation to severity of heart failure
    Hirofumi Soejima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Japan
    Circ J 71:1879-84. 2007
    ..In a rat model of HF, osteopontin is dramatically increased in the left ventricular myocardium, so the association between osteopontin and HF was examined in the present study...
  19. doi request reprint Changes in plasma von Willebrand factor-cleaving protease (ADAMTS13) levels in patients with unstable angina
    Shunichiro Fuchigami
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Thromb Res 122:618-23. 2008
    ..However, there is no information as to whether ADAMTS13 affects the pathogenesis of unstable angina (UA). Thus, the purpose of this study was to examine changes in plasma VWF and ADAMTS13 levels in UA patients...
  20. doi request reprint Neointimal tissue component assessed by tissue characterization with 40 MHz intravascular ultrasound imaging: comparison of drug-eluting stents and bare-metal stents
    Kenichi Tsujita
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 82:1068-74. 2013
    ..The present study used iMap IVUS system to compare neointimal tissue components between DES and bare-metal stents (BMSs)...
  21. pmc Coronary vasomotor response to intracoronary acetylcholine injection, clinical features, and long-term prognosis in 873 consecutive patients with coronary spasm: analysis of a single-center study over 20 years
    Koji Sato
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    J Am Heart Assoc 2:e000227. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to elucidate the correlation between angiographic coronary vasomotor responses to intracoronary acetylcholine (ACh) injection, clinical features, and long-term prognosis in patients with vasospastic angina (VSA)...
  22. pmc Microvascular coronary artery spasm presents distinctive clinical features with endothelial dysfunction as nonobstructive coronary artery disease
    Keisuke Ohba
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Faculty of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    J Am Heart Assoc 1:e002485. 2012
    ..Microvascular coronary artery spasm (microvascular CAS) can cause nonobstructive coronary artery disease. We investigated the clinical features of microvascular CAS and the therapeutic efficacy of calcium channel blockers...
  23. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of hydrophilic vs lipophilic statins after acute myocardial infarction: subanalysis of MUSASHI-AMI
    Tomohiro Sakamoto
    Division of Cardiology, Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital Cardiovascular Center, Kumamoto, Japan
    Circ J 71:1348-53. 2007
    ..Statins are widely used to reduce blood levels of low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C). Each statin has unique pharmacokinetic properties; lipophilicity is one such property and relates to tissue selectivity...
  24. ncbi request reprint Weekend onset of acute myocardial infarction does not have a negative impact on outcome in Japan
    Kunihiko Matsui
    Clinical Education Center, Kumamoto University Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Japan
    Circ J 71:1841-4. 2007
    ..However, it is unclear whether the same is true in Japan, which has a different healthcare system...
  25. doi request reprint Clinical characteristics and intravascular ultrasound findings of culprit lesions in elderly patients with acute coronary syndrome
    Yuji Ogura
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Chuo Ku, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    Heart Vessels 31:341-50. 2016
    ..118 ± 60°, p = 0.01). In conclusion, extracardiac comorbidity was more common in elderly ACS patients, and their culprit coronary lesions were still rupture prone, and "vulnerable."..
  26. ncbi request reprint Plasma thioredoxin levels and platelet aggregability in patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Shinzo Miyamoto
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, Kumamoto, Japan
    Am Heart J 146:465-71. 2003
    ..A platelet aggregometer that uses laser-light scattering enables minimal changes in platelet aggregability to be monitored; however, the relationship between oxidative stress and platelet aggregability in vivo is not well understood...
  27. ncbi request reprint Increased plasma thioredoxin in patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Hirofumi Soejima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, Honjo, Kumamoto, Japan
    Clin Cardiol 26:583-7. 2003
    ..Thioredoxin is an important biomarker for oxidative stress. We investigated whether thioredoxin levels were elevated in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and were associated with the results of coronary reperfusion...
  28. ncbi request reprint Urinary biopyrrins levels are elevated in relation to severity of heart failure
    Jun Hokamaki
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, Kumamoto, Japan
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1880-5. 2004
    ..We investigated the relationship between the urinary levels of biopyrrins and the severity of heart failure (HF)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Relation between platelet microaggregates and ankle brachial index in patients with peripheral arterial disease
    Takashi Kudoh
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto 860 8556, Japan
    Thromb Res 117:263-9. 2006
    ..While platelet microaggregates are a significant predictor of adverse clinical outcome in coronary artery disease, the significance of platelet aggregability in peripheral arterial disease has not been elucidated...
  30. doi request reprint Long-term use of oral nicorandil stabilizes coronary plaque in patients with stable angina pectoris
    Yasuhiro Izumiya
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Atherosclerosis 214:415-21. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that nicorandil has beneficial effects on coronary arterial plaque characteristics and atherosclerogenesis...
  31. ncbi request reprint Effects of early statin treatment on symptomatic heart failure and ischemic events after acute myocardial infarction in Japanese
    Tomohiro Sakamoto
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 97:1165-71. 2006
    ..0154 and 0.0264, respectively). In conclusion, early lipid-lowering therapy with statins decreases recurrent cardiovascular events, in particular, congestive heart failure...
  32. ncbi request reprint Plasma adiponectin levels are associated with coronary lesion complexity in men with coronary artery disease
    Fumiyuki Otsuka
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City, Japan
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:1155-62. 2006
    ..We sought to assess whether plasma adiponectin levels correlate with angiographic coronary lesion complexity in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Waveform of ophthalmic artery Doppler flow predicts the severity of systemic atherosclerosis
    Hidetomo Maruyoshi
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Circ J 74:1251-6. 2010
    ..It was hypothesized that the Doppler waveform indices of OA correlate with severity of systemic atherosclerosis...
  34. doi request reprint High serum levels of thrombospondin-2 correlate with poor prognosis of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
    Yuichi Kimura
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Chuo Ku, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    Heart Vessels 31:52-9. 2016
    ..Circulating TSP-2 correlates with disease severity in patients with HFpEF. TSP-2 is a potentially useful predictor of future adverse cardiovascular events in patients with HFpEF...
  35. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of preprocedural platelet aggregation to predict restenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention
    Shinzo Miyamoto
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 96:71-3. 2005
    ..Measurement of small platelet aggregates may serve as a useful clinical variable for stratifying patients who present for PCI...
  36. ncbi request reprint Expression of interferon-gamma and interleukin-4 production in CD4+ T cells in patients with chronic heart failure
    Takashi Fukunaga
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    Heart Vessels 22:178-83. 2007
    ..36 +/- 0.34 after 2 weeks in the 26 patients with CHF. We have demonstrated expression of IFN-gamma production of CD4(+) T cells during CHF. Prevention of unwanted T cell activation could represent a new target in the treatment of CHF...
  37. doi request reprint Clinical factors affecting serum potassium concentration in cardio-renal decompensation syndrome
    Hirofumi Ueno
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto 860 8556, Japan
    Int J Cardiol 138:174-81. 2010
    ..In order to use RAAS inhibitors more safely and effectively in heart failure, it is necessary to understand the factors affecting serum potassium concentration in the clinical setting...
  38. doi request reprint Coronary plaque component in patients with vasospastic angina: a virtual histology intravascular ultrasound study
    Kenichi Tsujita
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 168:2411-5. 2013
    ..This study used virtual histology (VH)-intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) to elucidate the tissue component of spastic coronary arteries and its gender differences in patients with VSA...
  39. doi request reprint Digital assessment of endothelial function and ischemic heart disease in women
    Yasushi Matsuzawa
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:1688-96. 2010
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  40. doi request reprint Fragmented QRS complex is a diagnostic tool in patients with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction
    Yoshiro Onoue
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Chuo Ku, 860 8556, Kumamoto, Japan
    Heart Vessels 31:563-7. 2016
    ..Multivariate logistic regression analysis identified fQRS and BNP as independent indicators for HFpEF. In conclusion, the presence of fQRS on the ECG could be used as an additional tool to differentiate HFpEF from LVDD...
  41. pmc Total Thrombus-Formation Analysis System (T-TAS) Can Predict Periprocedural Bleeding Events in Patients Undergoing Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation
    Miwa Ito
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan M I, K K, D S, M I, Y O, Y A, S I, A T, T H, H K, K S, E Y, K T, M Y, S K, S H, H Y, H O
    J Am Heart Assoc 5:. 2016
    ..We evaluated the utility of T-TAS in predicting periprocedural bleeding in atrial fibrillation patients undergoing catheter ablation (CA)...
  42. pmc A Destabilized Case of Stable Effort Angina Pectoris Induced by Low-dose Adenosine Triphosphate
    Daisuke Sueta
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Japan
    Intern Med 55:3291-3294. 2016
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Echolucent carotid plaques predict future coronary events in patients with coronary artery disease
    Osamu Honda
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1177-84. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine whether echolucent carotid plaques predict future coronary events in patients with clinically stable coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Significance of coronary vasospasm in the perioperative management of non-cardiac surgery
    Yasuhiro Nagayoshi
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, National Health Insurance Central Hospital Aso, Kumamoto, Japan
    Circ J 76:1965-71. 2012
    ..The prevalence of Japanese patients with coronary vasospasm is higher as compared with Western countries. The present study reported the role of coronary vasospasm in the perioperative period in a Japanese university hospital...
  45. ncbi request reprint Urinary 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine levels increase after reperfusion in acute myocardial infarction and may predict subsequent cardiac events
    Yasuhiro Nagayoshi
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 95:514-7. 2005
    ..The urinary 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine creatinine levels peaked at 4 hours after reperfusion therapy and the levels were higher in the cardiac event group than in the noncardiac event group before and after reperfusion...
  46. ncbi request reprint Hypoadiponectinemia is associated with coronary artery spasm in men
    Hidetomo Maruyoshi
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Circ J 69:1154-6. 2005
    ..The relationship between adiponectin and coronary spastic angina (CSA), both of which are closely involved in coronary endothelial dysfunction, has not been elucidated...
  47. ncbi request reprint Sex differences of risk factors for acute myocardial infarction in Japanese patients
    Hiroaki Kawano
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, Kumamoto, Japan
    Circ J 70:513-7. 2006
    ..Although the risk factors for AMI have been extensively studied in Western countries, they are less well documented in Japan. To determine the risk factors for AMI, we performed a case-control study in unselected patients with AMI...
  48. ncbi request reprint Elevated plasma osteopontin levels were associated with osteopontin expression of CD4+ T cells in patients with unstable angina
    Hirofumi Soejima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Japan
    Circ J 70:851-6. 2006
    ..Plaque instability in patients with unstable angina (UA) is associated with stimulated CD4+ T cells, so the present study investigated whether there is a relationship among plaque instability, osteopontin and CD4+ T cells...
  49. doi request reprint Comparison of blood glucose values on admission for acute myocardial infarction in patients with versus without diabetes mellitus
    Masaharu Ishihara
    Department of Cardiology, Hiroshima City Hospital, Hiroshima, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, Kumamoto, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 104:769-74. 2009
    ..In conclusion, optimal glucose level on admission may be different between diabetic and nondiabetic patients with AMI...
  50. doi request reprint The synergistic combined effect of anemia with high plasma levels of B-type natriuretic peptide significantly predicts an enhanced risk for major adverse cardiac events
    Hirofumi Ueno
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Heart Vessels 23:243-8. 2008
    ....
  51. doi request reprint Usefulness of SUM of ST-segment elevation on electrocardiograms (limb leads) for predicting in-hospital complications in patients with stress (takotsubo) cardiomyopathy
    Seiji Takashio
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 109:1651-6. 2012
    ..72 to 0.90, p <0.001). The results suggest that the extent and magnitude of ST-segment elevation on the electrocardiogram are potentially useful predictors of in-hospital complications in patients with stress cardiomyopathy...
  52. doi request reprint A simple sarcopenia screening test predicts future adverse events in patients with heart failure
    Yoshiro Onoue
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Kumamoto 860 8556, Japan
    Int J Cardiol 215:301-6. 2016
    ..A simple screening test that can identify sarcopenia using three variables (age, grip strength and calf circumference) was recently developed. We evaluated the clinical utility of this screening test in patients with heart failure (HF)...
  53. pmc Impact of Statin Therapy on Clinical Outcome in Patients With Coronary Spasm
    Masanobu Ishii
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    J Am Heart Assoc 5:. 2016
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of statins on the prognosis of patients with coronary vasospastic angina (VSA) free of significant atherosclerotic stenosis...
  54. pmc Distribution of Ankle-Brachial Index among Inpatients with Cardiovascular Disease: Analysis Using the Kumamoto University Hospital Medical Database
    Seiji Hokimoto
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
    Ann Vasc Dis 9:22-9. 2016
    ..To describe the distribution of ankle-brachial index (ABI) among Japanese cardiovascular inpatients and to explore risk factors of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) associated with ABI ≤0.9...
  55. doi request reprint Differential impact of peripheral endothelial dysfunction on subsequent cardiovascular events following percutaneous coronary intervention between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and non-CKD patients
    Noriaki Tabata
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1, Honjo, Chuo Ku, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    Heart Vessels 31:1038-44. 2016
    ....
  56. pmc Determinants of Myocardial Lactate Production During Acetylcholine Provocation Test in Patients With Coronary Spasm
    Koichi Kaikita
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan K K, M I, K S, M N, Y A, T T, K S, K S, Y I, E Y, K T, M Y, S K, H S, S H, H O
    J Am Heart Assoc 4:. 2015
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the clinical features, predictive factors, and prognosis of patients with coronary vasospastic angina (VSA) and lactate production...
  57. doi request reprint Sex differences in the impact of CYP2C19 polymorphisms and low-grade inflammation on coronary microvascular disorder
    Tomonori Akasaka
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 310:H1494-500. 2016
    ..5, 95% confidence interval 1.26-9.93, P = 0.033; odds ratio 4.1, 95% confidence interval 1.15-14.1, P = 0.038). CYP2C19 PM genotype may be a new candidate risk factor for CMVD via inflammation exclusively in the female population. ..
  58. pmc Impaired Peripheral Endothelial Function Assessed by Digital Reactive Hyperemia Peripheral Arterial Tonometry and Risk of In-Stent Restenosis
    Naohiro Komura
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    J Am Heart Assoc 5:. 2016
    ..Reactive hyperemia index (RHI) assessed by peripheral arterial tonometry evaluates endothelial function noninvasively. We prospectively assessed the prognostic value of RHI in predicting ISR after percutaneous coronary intervention...
  59. doi request reprint Clinical and morphological presentations of acute coronary syndrome without coronary plaque rupture - An intravascular ultrasound study
    Kenichi Tsujita
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 220:112-5. 2016
    ..We sought to examine clinical, angiographic and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) characteristics of ACS without PR...
  60. doi request reprint Impact of aspirin on the prognosis in patients with coronary spasm without significant atherosclerotic stenosis
    Masanobu Ishii
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Int J Cardiol 220:328-32. 2016
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of aspirin on future cardiovascular events in patients with coronary vasospastic angina (VSA) with non-significant atherosclerotic stenosis...
  61. doi request reprint Prevalence of coronary macro- and micro-vascular dysfunctions after drug-eluting stent implantation without in-stent restenosis
    Seiji Hokimoto
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 222:185-94. 2016
    ....
  62. doi request reprint Association of CYP2C19 variants and epoxyeicosatrienoic acids on patients with microvascular angina
    Tomonori Akasaka
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 311:H1409-H1415. 2016
    ..2 ± 4.39 vs. 17.9 ± 4.73 ng/ml, P = 0.025 (14,15-DHET)]. CYP2C19 variants are associated with MVA. The decline of EET-based defensive mechanisms owing to CYP2C19 variants may affect coronary microvascular dysfunction...
  63. pmc Helicobacter pylori Seropositivity in Patients with Interleukin-1 Polymorphisms Is Significantly Associated with ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction
    Noriaki Tabata
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City, Japan
    PLoS ONE 11:e0166240. 2016
    ..We examined the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori seropositivity and interleukin-1 polymorphisms between ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome patients...
  64. doi request reprint Patients with both CYP2C19 loss-of-function allele and peripheral endothelial dysfunction are significantly correlated with adverse cardiovascular events following coronary stent implantation
    Noriaki Tabata
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City, Japan
    J Cardiol 67:104-9. 2016
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate an additive effect of peripheral endothelial dysfunction on clinical outcome following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with a CYP2C19 variant...
  65. doi request reprint Acetylcholine-Provoked Coronary Spasm at Site of Significant Organic Stenosis Predicts Poor Prognosis in Patients With Coronary Vasospastic Angina
    Masanobu Ishii
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    J Am Coll Cardiol 66:1105-15. 2015
    ..Coronary artery spasm contributes to the pathogenesis of variant angina and ischemic heart disease and may play a role in the progression of atherosclerosis. It is unclear whether the location of spasm is related to outcome...
  66. doi request reprint Nocturia in Patients With Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Cardiovascular Disease
    Takashi Miyazaki
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University
    Circ J 79:2632-40. 2015
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  67. doi request reprint Correlation between extent of myocardial fibrosis assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance and cardiac troponin T release in patients with nonischemic heart failure
    Seiji Takashio
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 113:1697-704. 2014
    ..These results suggested that ongoing myocardial damage correlates with the presence and extent of myocardial fibrosis...
  68. pmc Clinical features and prognosis of patients with coronary spasm-induced non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome
    Naoki Nakayama
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    J Am Heart Assoc 3:e000795. 2014
    ..The prevalence, clinical features, and long-term outcome of patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE ACS) associated with coronary spasm are not fully investigated...
  69. doi request reprint Growth differentiation factor 15 can distinguish between hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and hypertensive hearts
    Shinsuke Hanatani
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Chuo Ku, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    Heart Vessels 29:231-7. 2014
    ..We found that GDF-15 might be a useful biomarker for discriminating HCM from H-LVH. Understanding serum GDF-15 values may have clinical utility for patients with LVH because the therapeutic strategies for treating HCM and H-LVH differ. ..
  70. ncbi request reprint Circulating thrombospondin-2 reflects disease severity and predicts outcome of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction
    Shinsuke Hanatani
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences
    Circ J 78:903-10. 2014
    ..Deletion of TSP-2 causes age-dependent dilated cardiomyopathy. We hypothesized that TSP-2 is a useful biomarker in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF)...
  71. ncbi request reprint Effects of nicorandil on endogenous fibrinolytic capacity in patients with coronary artery disease
    Tomohiro Sakamoto
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Japan
    Circ J 68:232-5. 2004
    ..Nicorandil is a hybrid-type anti-anginal drug that combines a K(ATP) channel opener and a nitric oxide donor. Recently the IONA study reported that nicorandil improves the prognosis of patients with stable angina pectoris...
  72. ncbi request reprint Pravastatin improved glucose metabolism associated with increasing plasma adiponectin in patients with impaired glucose tolerance and coronary artery disease
    Seigo Sugiyama
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto 860 8556, Japan
    Atherosclerosis 194:e43-51. 2007
    ..03). Pravastatin exhibits beneficial effects on glucose metabolism especially in the postprandial state associated with increasing plasma adiponectin levels in CAD patients with IGT...
  73. doi request reprint Smoking cessation is associated with increased plasma adiponectin levels in men
    Fumiyuki Otsuka
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto 860 8556, Japan
    J Cardiol 53:219-25. 2009
    ..However, the influence of smoking cessation on adiponectin levels remains unknown. We sought to assess whether smoking cessation is associated with increased plasma adiponectin levels in men...
  74. doi request reprint Lack of association between peri-procedural myocardial damage and CYP2C19 gene variant in elective percutaneous coronary intervention
    Hiromi Yoshimura
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Chuo Ku, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    Heart Vessels 30:572-9. 2015
    ..The present study demonstrated no significant relation between peri-procedural MD and high on-clopidgrel PA associated with CYP2C19 reduced-function allele in patients undergoing elective PCI. ..
  75. doi request reprint Comprehensive analysis of intravascular ultrasound and angiographic morphology of culprit lesions between ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome
    Naoko Takaoka
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Int J Cardiol 171:423-30. 2014
    ..We used angiography and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) to investigate the difference of culprit lesion morphologies in ACS...
  76. doi request reprint Growth differentiation factor-15 is a useful prognostic marker in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
    Yasuhiro Izumiya
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan Electronic address
    Can J Cardiol 30:338-44. 2014
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  77. ncbi request reprint Formation of platelet microaggregates correlates with adverse clinical outcome in patients with coronary artery disease
    Shinzo Miyamoto
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto City 860 8556, Japan
    Thromb Haemost 89:681-6. 2003
    ..In patients with CAD, an increase in small platelet aggregates is closely correlated with the future occurrence of cardiovascular events..
  78. doi request reprint Recurrence of angina pectoris after percutaneous coronary intervention is reduced by statins in Japanese patients
    Ryusuke Tsunoda
    Division of Cardiology, Japanese Red Cross Kumamoto Hospital, Kumamoto, Japan
    J Cardiol 58:208-15. 2011
    ..However, there is little information on the effect of statins on cardiovascular events after PCI, even in the era of coronary stent implantation...
  79. ncbi request reprint Platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome combined with multiple congenital heart anomalies
    Yasuhiro Nagayoshi
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Japan
    Intern Med 44:453-7. 2005
    ..Simple surgical closure of the ASA and PFO improved all of her symptoms...
  80. ncbi request reprint Electrophysiologic delineation of the tachycardia circuit in the slow-slow form of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia
    Hiroshige Yamabe
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Heart Rhythm 4:713-21. 2007
    ..Little is known about the exact boundaries of the reentrant circuit in the slow-slow form of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT)...
  81. ncbi request reprint Serial changes in von Willebrand factor-cleaving protease (ADAMTS13) and prognosis after acute myocardial infarction
    Masakazu Matsukawa
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 100:758-63. 2007
    ..In conclusion, these findings suggest that monitoring the changes of VWF and ADAMTS13 antigen levels in the early phase might be valuable for predicting and preventing thrombosis during 1-year follow-up in patients with AMI...
  82. doi request reprint Clinical evidence for Japanese population based on prospective studies--linking clinical trials and clinical practice
    Hisao Ogawa
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto City 860 8556, Japan
    J Cardiol 54:171-82. 2009
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  83. ncbi request reprint Floating coronary artery thrombus prior to the onset of acute myocardial infarction
    Hidetomo Maruyoshi
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto
    Intern Med 45:173-4. 2006
  84. ncbi request reprint Acute myocardial infarction induced by cisplatin-based combination chemotherapy for malignant melanoma: a case report
    Takashi Fukunaga
    Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto
    J Cardiol 47:191-5. 2006
    ..Chemotherapy should be used cautiously in patients with coronary risk factors before treatment is begun...
  85. ncbi request reprint Fulminant myocarditis survivor after 56 hours of non-responsive cardiac arrest successfully returned to normal life by cardiac resynchronization therapy: a case report
    Koichi Sugamura
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Honjo 1 1 1, Kumamoto, Kumamoto 860 8556
    J Cardiol 48:345-52. 2006
    ..She presented with paradoxical ventricular motion with a low cardiac output, so CRT was performed. After the initiation of CRT, her heart failure symptoms improved and she could return home...
  86. ncbi request reprint Increased serum matrix metalloproteinase-1 concentration predicts advanced left ventricular remodeling in patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Hirofumi Soejima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, Japan
    Circ J 67:301-4. 2003
    ..01), 7 days (p<0.01) and 2 weeks (p<0.05) were lower in the high LVEF group than in low LVEF group. A high concentration of MMP-1 at the subacute phase after AMI predicts advanced left ventricular remodeling...
  87. ncbi request reprint Preference toward a T-helper type 1 response in patients with coronary spastic angina
    Hirofumi Soejima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, Honjo, Kumamoto City 860 8556, Japan
    Circulation 107:2196-200. 2003
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint Cardiac displacement with a congenital complete left-sided pericardial defect in a patient with exertional angina pectoris--a case report
    Sunao Kojima
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, Honjo, Kumamoto City, Japan
    Angiology 55:445-9. 2004
    ..The congenital complete left-sided pericardial defect could not be diagnosed preoperatively, but it was confirmed by thoracotomy...
  89. ncbi request reprint Sensorineural hearing loss combined with Takayasu's arteritis
    Hidetomo Maruyoshi
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto 860 8556
    Intern Med 44:124-8. 2005
    ....
  90. ncbi request reprint A novel genetic marker for coronary spasm in women from a genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism analysis
    Satoru Suzuki
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, The Jikei University, Tokyo, Japan
    Pharmacogenet Genomics 17:919-30. 2007
    ..We report on an investigation of the genetic factor(s) associated with coronary spasm utilizing a genome-wide case-control study...
  91. doi request reprint Risk factor profiles of stroke, myocardial infarction, and atrial fibrillation: a Japanese Multicenter Cooperative Registry
    Shinichiro Uchiyama
    Department of Neurology, Tokyo Women s Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 19:190-7. 2010
    ....
  92. doi request reprint Diagnostic and prognostic value of subcutaneous tissue biopsy in patients with cardiac amyloidosis
    Seiji Takashio
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 110:1507-11. 2012
    ..Amyloid deposition in blood vessels suggests poor prognosis of these patients...
  93. ncbi request reprint Tachycardia circuit in typical atrial flutter: the role of a posterolateral line of block in the perpetuation of the tachycardia
    Hiroshige Yamabe
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:333-42. 2007
    ..The essential boundaries in typical atrial flutter (AF) are unknown...
  94. ncbi request reprint Comparison of cardiovascular autonomic responses in elderly and young males during head-out water immersion
    Masahiro Itoh
    Department of Physiology, Kumamoto University School of Health Sciences, Kuhonji 4 24 1, Kumamoto, Kumamoto
    J Cardiol 49:241-50. 2007
    ..The effects of immersion levels (neck, chest, navel) and breathing frequencies (4, 6, 10, 15 times/min) were compared with in ambient air and spontaneous breathing as a control...
  95. doi request reprint Modern state of acute myocardial infarction in the interventional era: observational case-control study--Japanese acute coronary syndrome study (JACSS)
    Hisao Ogawa
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto 860 8556, Japan
    J Cardiol 54:1-9. 2009
    ..Various types of novel information have been produced from JACSS data by several leading clinical researchers in Japan and this may also be helpful in making plans for a prospective study...
  96. ncbi request reprint Aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 gene is a risk factor for myocardial infarction in Japanese men
    Shuichi Takagi
    Division of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Hypertens Res 25:677-81. 2002
    ..This may indicate that the ALDH2 genotype affects MI via its effects on HDL-C. In conclusion, the ALDH2 Lys/Lys genotype is a risk factor for myocardial infarction in Japanese men due to its influence on HDL cholesterol level...
  97. ncbi request reprint Effects of preinfarction angina pectoris on infarct size and in-hospital mortality after coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction
    Masami Kosuge
    Division of Cardiology, Yokohama City University Medical Center, Yokohama, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 92:840-3. 2003
    ..Beneficial effects of preinfarction angina on infarct size and in-hospital outcome are evident in patients with anterior infarction, but not in those with nonanterior infarction...
  98. ncbi request reprint Effects of glucose abnormalities on in-hospital outcome after coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction
    Masami Kosuge
    Division of Cardiology, Yokohama City University Medical Center, Yokohama, Japan
    Circ J 69:375-9. 2005
    ..We examined the association between glucose abnormalities and in-hospital outcome in patients undergoing PCI for acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  99. ncbi request reprint Beneficial effect of preinfarction angina on in-hospital outcome is preserved in elderly patients undergoing coronary intervention for anterior acute myocardial infarction
    Masami Kosuge
    Division of Cardiology, Yokohama City University Medical Center, Yokohama, Japan
    Circ J 69:630-5. 2005
    ..However, it remains unclear whether preinfarction angina has a beneficial effect on clinical outcome in elderly patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
  100. ncbi request reprint Acute hyperglycemia is associated with adverse outcome after acute myocardial infarction in the coronary intervention era
    Masaharu Ishihara
    Department of Cardiology, Hiroshima City Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan
    Am Heart J 150:814-20. 2005
    ..We also assessed outcome of patients with a history of diabetes mellitus in the PCI era...
  101. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in early mortality of patients undergoing primary stenting for acute myocardial infarction
    Masami Kosuge
    Division of Cardiology, Yokohama City University Medical Center, Japan
    Circ J 70:217-21. 2006
    ..Limited information exists regarding the impact of gender on in-hospital outcome after primary stenting for acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...