Atsushi Tosaka

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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between angiographic patterns of in-stent restenosis (ISR) after femoropopliteal (FP) stenting and the frequency of refractory ISR. BACKGROUND In-stent restenosis after FP stenting is an unsolved problem. The incidence and predictors of refractory restenosis remain unclear. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the predictive value of clinical classification schemes that assess primary patency after self-expandable nitinol stent in the superficial femoral artery (SFA). METHODS This study was a multicenter retrospective study of prospective databases. From April 2004 to December 2009, 1001 limbs (807 patients)(More)
BACKGROUND We conceived a new method, runoff grade, to evaluate runoff after endovascular therapy (EVT). We evaluated the validity of using runoff score based on angiographic findings. METHODS The subjects were 859 consecutive patients (males, 69%; mean age, 73.0 ± 9.0 years) who underwent EVT for de novo femoropopliteal lesions at Kokura Memorial(More)
As a part of the series of studies on lipid metabolism in ischemic myocardium, the present study was attempted to analyse 29 infarcted hearts with acute or scar lesions by a routine histopathology and lipid histochemistry. The time after the onset of attack till death ranged from one day to years. Sixteen were of the acute form, less than 2 month-old, and(More)
It remains unclear whether severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) affects the prognosis of patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). In this retrospective, multicenter study, we analyzed 537 consecutive patients with symptomatic PAD who underwent both peripheral artery revascularization and coronary angiography (CAG) prior to revascularization. We(More)
Childhood coronary sclerosis was studied histologically, histochemically immunohistochemically and biochemically on 60 autopsy cases aged from new-born to 20 years. Intimal thickening often started even in the newborn babies particularly at branching or bending points of the arteries, where fibrocellular proliferation with acid mucopolysaccharide(More)
BACKGROUND The natural history of patients with intermittent claudication (IC) has been reported, but little is known about that of claudicant patients after endovascular therapy (EVT). METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 271 consecutive patients (mean age, 68+/-6 years, 82% men) with IC were treated with EVT for a de novo iliofemoral lesion. Primary patency(More)
PURPOSE To compare drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in the treatment of femoropopliteal in-stent restenosis (ISR). METHODS A comparison was performed of data from 112 ZEPHYR registry patients (mean age 74±9 years; 60 men) with 119 femoropopliteal ISR lesions treated with a drug-eluting stent (Zilver(More)
A 73-year-old man with a history of intermittent claudication for the previous six years visited our hospital. His ankle-brachial index (ABI) was very low on both sides, and computed tomography (CT) indicated bilateral aorto-iliac occlusive disease (AIOD). As he refused to undergo open surgery, endovascular treatment (EVT) was administered. After the first(More)