Daisuke Kambayashi

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Myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury involves necrosis and apoptosis. The inhibition of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) has been reported to suppress infarct size. In this study, it was investigated whether an ACE inhibitor affected myocardial apoptosis and apoptosis-related proteins in rats with experimental myocardial infarction. Anesthetized(More)
Pulmonary vein varix is a rare abnormality, often resembling a pulmonary or mediastinal mass on chest radiographs, and pulmonary angiography has been the mainstay of diagnosis. An unusual case of pulmonary vein varix was clearly defined by echocardiography performed in a 47-year-old woman with chest discomfort who had been found to have an abnormal(More)
Acetylleucine chloromethyl ketone (ALCK), an inhibitor of acylpeptide hydrolase (ACPH), inhibited the growth of human monoblastic U937 cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner. Morphology of the ALCK-exposed cells showed typical apoptosis, judging from the nuclear condensation and segmentation. Chromosomal DNA of U937 cells treated with ALCK showed an(More)
We assessed several pharmacological effects on electrocardiogram parameters and effective refractory period (ERP) in a patient with a short QT syndrome (SQTS). Pharmacological challenge tests revealed that disopyramide and selective I(kr) blocker, nifekalant normalized QT interval, and ERP of the atrial and ventricular myocardium. This study suggested that(More)
We identified a case of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) originating from inferior vena cava (IVC) and the low-posterior left atrium (LA). Both foci, the IVC and the low-posterior LA, simultaneously served not only as trigger but also as driver for maintenance of AF. During AF, the IVC and the low-posterior LA continuously demonstrated the rapid and(More)
Coronary stent dislodgement is a rare but critical complication of percutaneous coronary intervention. It can potentially result in serious consequences, such as stent embolization and emergent coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Here, we describe the successful retrieval of an extracoronary dislodged stent, where dislodgement was induced by a vasodilator(More)
A 60-year-old man was admitted for right knee pain provoked by an enlarging popliteal artery aneurysm (PAA) after endovascular therapy for thromboembolism in the right popliteal artery. The PAA was treated with implantation of a covered stent graft (Fluency(®)); however, acute thromboembolism occurred 6 months after the intervention. Therefore, we implanted(More)
During revascularization for chronic total occlusion (CTO) of the proximal superficial femoral artery (SFA), the guiding sheath may prolapse out of the common femoral artery (CFA) or may not be fully inserted during treatment. Therefore, we have developed a treatment strategy using a novel side-grooved guiding sheath, whereby a 5.0-Fr guiding sheath (45 cm(More)
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