Akihito Tanaka

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Adipocyte dysfunction is strongly associated with the development of obesity and insulin resistance. It is accepted that the regulation of adipocytokine expression is one of the most important targets for the prevention of obesity and improvement of insulin sensitivity. In this study, we have demonstrated that anthocyanin (cyanidin 3-glucoside; C3G) which(More)
Distal limb ischemia may occur as a serious complication related to the use of femoral cannulation during veno-arterial cardiopulmonary support (CPS). We developed a simple cannula for femoral arterial cannulation with two holes in the side wall, which could provide the distal limb blood flow without additional cannulation or surgical procedure. This(More)
Balloon predilation is historically considered a requirement before performing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). As the procedure has evolved, it has been questioned whether it is actually needed, but data are lacking on mid-term outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of balloon predilation before TAVI. A total of 517(More)
Statin therapy moderately increases high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels. Contrary to this expectation, a paradoxical decrease in HDL-C levels after statin therapy is seen in some patients. We evaluated 724 patients who newly started treatment with statins after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). These patients were divided into 2 groups(More)
There is limited evidence to support decision-making regarding discharge antiplatelet therapy after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The aim of this study was to assess the outcome of patients discharged on single-antiplatelet therapy (SAPT) or dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after TAVI. Consecutive patients were identified by retrospective(More)
The use of bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) may be associated with benefits including restoration of endothelial function, positive vessel remodeling, and reduced risk for very late (stent) thrombosis compared with metallic stents by virtue of their complete absorption within 3 to 4 years of implantation. When treating bifurcation lesions, these advantages may(More)
BACKGROUND Death in dialysis patients results mainly from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. To our knowledge, no prospective study has compared the rates of mortality or cardiovascular events between patients with and without atrial fibrillation (AF) at the time of dialysis initiation. METHODS This study included 1,516 patients who were(More)
BACKGROUND A negative association between diabetes and abdominal aortic aneurysm has recently been reported. The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between diabetes and aortic diameter, including non-aneurysmal aortic diameter, in patients with advanced coronary artery disease. METHODS We identified 351 consecutive patients who had(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have reported that concomitant use of clopidogrel with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) might decrease antiplatelet effects and increase the risk of adverse outcomes after coronary stenting. However, little is known about the difference between clopidogrel and ticlopidine in concomitant use with PPIs, especially within the Asian(More)
Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) have become an attractive option in the percutaneous coronary intervention field due to the potential advantages associated with the complete resorption process that occurs within a few years. However, current-generation BVS have several limitations including thicker struts, reduced radial strength, and limited(More)