Akiyoshi Tsubokawa

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BACKGROUND Recently, thoracic aortic stent grafting has emerged as an alternative therapeutic modality for patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections. However, its application has been limited to descending thoracic aortic aneurysms distal to the aortic arch. We report our initial clinical experience of endovascular branched stent graft(More)
Conventional balloon angioplasty (BA) of small coronary arteries (SCA) is followed by a high rate of restenosis. Rotational atherectomy may be effective as an alternate treatment of stenoses unsuitable for other devices. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of RA in the treatment of SCA. A retrospective analysis was performed of 226 lesions(More)
A major limitation of the rotational atherectomy (RA) procedure is the occurrence of the no-reflow/slow flow phenomenon and the optimal strategy is still evolving. Recent clinical studies have demonstrated the beneficial effects of nicorandil, an adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-sensitive potassium channel opener, on no-reflow in patients with acute myocardial(More)
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