Akane Matsumura

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BACKGROUND Mean pulmonary arterial pressure (MPAP) is an important pulmonary hemodynamic parameter used in the management of patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). We compared echocardiography-derived estimates of MPAP with right heart catheterization (RHC) to identify reliable noninvasive methods of estimating MPAP-derived RHC(More)
INTRODUCTION The prognosis of patients with an acute exacerbation of interstitial pneumonia (AE-IP) is poor. Pirfenidone (PFD) reduces the disease progression in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was evaluating whether the administration of PFD improved the outcomes of AE-IP. METHODS We conducted a retrospective study(More)
Patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) require lifelong anticoagulation therapy. However, the bleeding risk and recurrence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in CTEPH patients who are administered warfarin have not been adequately evaluated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the risk of clinically relevant bleeding,(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is difficult to diagnose as patients rarely present with specific symptoms. However, a mosaic attenuation pattern (MAP) in chest computed tomography (CT) suggests CTEPH. Areas of increased attenuation are not always visible using default CT settings for the lung. Thus, we examined the utility(More)
BACKGROUND Riociguat, the first approved drug for patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), is a soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) Stimulator. It directly stimulates sGC independently of nitric oxide (NO) and increases sGC sensitivity for NO. The safety and efficacy of transitioning from a phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor (PDE5i) to(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) is an important parameter in the management of patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), and numerous noninvasive methods for PVR prediction have been proposed. However, a systematic evaluation of the methods that are specific for CTEPH has not been conducted. We compared a variety of(More)
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