Atsuhiro Senoo

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BACKGROUND The current development of serological biomarkers allows detection of smaller myocardial necrosis and early acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We evaluated the relevance of the heart-type fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP) assay, which has recently been approved in Japan, for early diagnosis of AMI as compared with the sensitive troponin assay.(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous studies indicate that epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) biologically contributes to the progression of coronary atherosclerosis. We evaluated the relationship between EAT pathology, represented by inflammation and neoangiogenesis, and coronary atherosclerosis on computed tomography (CT) images. METHODS We performed CT examination in 45(More)
This study was undertaken to observe coronary thrombus formation serially from an antegrade perspective by means of a new thin flexible angioscope that has an inflatable balloon at the distal tip and an angulation mechanism. To test its capabilities, thrombi were induced in the left anterior descending coronary artery of 11 dogs by copper coils, and the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS We aimed at evaluating the relation of 18F-sodium fluoride (18F-NaF) uptake on positron emission tomography (PET) to coronary atherosclerosis detected and assessed by computed tomography (CT). METHODS Thirty-two patients with one or more coronary atherosclerotic lesions detected on cardiac CT underwent 18F-NaF PET/CT. Each coronary(More)
We encountered a patient who was diagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at 15 years old and developed malignant RA (MRA) within one year. He suffered from mononeuritis multiplex and cutaneous infarction. Despite of treatment including steroid pulse therapy, neuritis progressed. Lung infiltration, pancreatitis and intestinal bleeding were accompanied. He(More)
This article contains the data regarding clinically-assessed visceral adipose tissue (VAT) area and epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) volume on computed tomography (CT) images and EAT pathology, represented by inflammation and neoangiogenesis, complementing the data reported by Kitagawa et al. [1]. In 45 patients scheduled for cardiac surgery, we studied CT(More)
A 46-year-old woman presented herself at the hospital with progressive effort dyspnea and lower limbs edema which she had had for 3 months. She had a history of surgical ligation of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) at the age of 25-year-old. A transthoracic cardiac ultrasonography showed left ventricular dilatation, severe functional mitral regurgitation, and(More)
This article contains the data showing illustrative examples of plaque classification on coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and measurement of 18F-sodium fluoride (18F-NaF) uptake in coronary atherosclerotic lesions on positron emission tomography (PET). We divided the lesions into one of three plaque types on CCTA (calcified plaque,(More)
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