Fusahiko Ito

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We report 4 female patients and 1 male patient with a 22q11.2 deletion and Graves' disease diagnosed at age 27 months, 7, 10, 17, and 16 years, respectively. The clinical presentations were typical for hyperthyroidism, but 1 female infant had seizures in addition to symptoms of hyperthyroidism. All patients had elevated serum levels of thyroid hormones in(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this observational study was to determine the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with or without preoperative pravastatin treatment. METHODS Between January 2005 and December 2007, a total of 195 patients (39 women, mean age 66.5 +/- 10.2 years) who underwent CABG only were(More)
Carney complex is a rare syndrome which includes cardiac myxoma, hyperactive endocrine neoplasm, spotty pigmented skin, and extracardiac myxomatous tumors. We report a case of a 26-year-old woman with Carney complex in whom recurrent multiple cardiac myxomas were resected 4 years after the first operation for left atrial (LA) myxoma. She had a history of(More)
BACKGROUND Mitral valve repair is preferred over prosthetic replacement. We surgically repaired mitral valve with degenerated sclerotic lesion and demonstrated mid-term results. METHODS Mitral valve plasty (MVP) was performed with several procedures including ring annuloplasty, leaflet slicing and decalcification. RESULTS There were 19 males and 19(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of postoperative oral administration of cibenzoline for the prevention of atrial fibrillation (AF) in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS A total of 39 patients who underwent isolated CABG from September 2000 to February 2001 and who took oral cibenzoline (300 mg(More)
PURPOSE Although pannus overgrowth by itself was not the pathology of structural valve deterioration (SVD), it might be related to reoperation for SVD of the bioprostheses. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed patients undergoing reoperation for SVD after implantation of the third-generation Mosaic aortic bioprosthesis and macroscopic appearance of the(More)
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