Atsushi Tateishi

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the discrepancy between intraoperative transesophageal and postoperative transthoracic echocardiography in assessing residual regurgitation in children undergoing valve repair. METHODS Forty-two consecutive children (median age, 5.1 years) who underwent valve repair for valvar regurgitation from 2001(More)
RATIONALE Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) remains a lethal congenital cardiac defect. Recent studies have suggested that intracoronary administration of autologous cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) may improve ventricular function. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to test whether intracoronary delivery of CDCs is feasible and safe in patients(More)
OBJECTIVE A large number of diverse signaling molecules in cell and animal models participate in the stimulus-response pathway through which the hypertrophic growth of the myocardium is controlled. However, the mechanisms of signaling pathway including the influence of lithium, which is known as an inhibitor of glycogen synthase kinase-3beta, in pressure(More)
OBJECTIVES In cases of severe Ebstein's anomaly, it is essential to determine whether biventricular repair (BVR) or single-ventricle palliation is feasible. Since 1999, in our institution, we have used the novel technique comprising tricuspid valve (TV) closure and right ventricular and right atrial (RV/RA) exclusion to reduce the deleterious effects of an(More)
We present here an infant with an aortopulmonary window associated with an interrupted aortic arch. Single-stage repair with a pulmonary autograft patch for augmentation of the interrupted aortic arch repair was performed. Transpulmonary patch closure was used to repair the aortopulmonary window. A computed tomography scan at the 1-month follow-up(More)
Surgical exposure and accurate closure of a ventricular septal defect with a membranous septal aneurysm beneath the septal tricuspid leaflet carries a risk of tricuspid valve dehiscence and conduction disturbances when the septal leaflet is detached along the tricuspid annulus. To avoid these problems, we use a radial incision to expose and close(More)
The activation of the calcineurin-nuclear factor of activated T cells cascade during the development of pressure-overload cardiac hypertrophy has been previously reported in a number of studies. In addition, numerous pharmacological studies involving calcineurin inhibitors such as FK506 and cyclosporine A have now demonstrated that these agents can prevent(More)
Heterotaxy syndrome is a mortality risk factor for patients with complex heart disease. These patients often have common atrioventricular valve (CAVV) morphology and significant atrioventricular valve regurgitation - yet another mortality risk factor in congenital heart disease. Thus, patients with both heterotaxy syndrome and atrioventricular valve(More)
We report the effect of pulmonary root translocation on the left ventricular outflow tract. A double switch operation with pulmonary root translocation was performed in a 6-year-old boy whose diagnosis was dextrocardia, congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, ventricular septal defect, and pulmonary stenosis. Postoperative magnetic(More)