Daisuke Fukamachi

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Revascularization of an initially non-target site due to its progression as a new culprit lesion has emerged as a new therapeutic target of coronary artery disease (CAD) in the era of drug-eluting stents. Using the Shinken database, a single-hospital-based cohort, we aimed to clarify the incidence and prognostic factors for progression of previously(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of obesity on Japanese patients who undergo primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS Within a single hospital-based cohort in the Shinken Database 2004-2010, which comprised all new patients (n=15227) who visited the Cardiovascular Institute, we followed patients who underwent PCI. Major(More)
Statins reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality from coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the effects of statin therapy in patients with CAD and chronic kidney disease (CKD) remain unclear. Within a single hospital-based cohort in the Shinken Database 2004–2010 comprising all patients (n = 15,227) who visited the Cardiovascular Institute, we(More)
Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are thought to have multiple vulnerable coronary plaques. We analyzed non-culprit plaques in patients with ACS vs. stable angina pectoris (SAP) by means of color-coded intravascular ultrasound (iMap-IVUS). Patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention were divided into an ACS group (n = 39) and an SAP(More)
Vascular endothelial dysfunction plays an important role in the process of atherosclerosis up to the final stage of plaque rupture. Vascular endothelial dysfunction is reversible, and can be recovered by medications and life-style changes. Improvement in endothelial function may reduce cardiovascular events and improve long-term prognosis. A total of 50(More)
The mortality and morbidity of patients with stable angina pectoris (SAP) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in Japan differ from those in Western countries, although Japanese data are limited. We selected from the Shinken Database a single-hospital-based cohort of Japanese patients (n = 15,227) who visited The Cardiovascular Institute between(More)
Saphenous vein graft aneurysm (SVGA) is one of the chronic complications after coronary aorta bypass grafting (CABG) and may be caused by atherosclerosis-like phenomena of the vein graft, weakness around the vein valve, rupturing of the suture of the graft anastomosis, or perioperative graft injury. We describe a case of a large, growing saphenous vein(More)
Japan has become an aging society, resulting in an increased prevalence of coronary artery disease. However, clinical outcomes of elderly Japanese patients after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remain unclear. Of the 15,227 patients in the Shinken Database, a single-hospital-based cohort of new patients, 1,214 patients who underwent PCI, was(More)
In the era of drug-eluting stents, revascularization of an initially non-target site owing to its progression as a new culprit lesion has emerged as a new therapeutic target of coronary artery disease. We aimed to clarify the prognostic factors for the progression of a previously non-significant coronary portion after prior percutaneous coronary(More)