Gengi Satomi

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The natural development of aortic valve deformity was studied in 315 patients with subpulmonic ventricular septal defect. The patients with early development of aortic regurgitation had a pulmonary-to-systemic flow ratio of > 1.5, normal right ventricular pressure, and severe aortic regurgitation.
OBJECTIVES To elucidate the prenatal and postnatal course of fetal congenital atrioventricular block (CAVB) during the past decade in the Japanese population. DESIGN Retrospective multicentre study. All fetuses with CAVB in 10 Japanese institutions in the period from January 1990 to August 2001 were included. PATIENTS Of the 48 fetuses with CAVB, 17 had(More)
Ten patients with total and one with partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection were studied by two-dimensional Doppler color flow-mapping echocardiography. In cases of anomalous pulmonary venous drainage into the innominate vein through the vertical vein, flow away from the transducer was detected in the echo space behind the atria in the subxiphoid(More)
Two-dimensional tissue tracking makes it possible to detect myocardial strain in any direction. Consequently, this method is applicable for evaluation of myocardial dyssynchrony. This study enrolled 22 healthy volunteers (11 boys and 11 girls) ages 1.6 to 10.8 years (mean, 6.8 years). Echocardiography (subxiphoid right anterior oblique view) of the right(More)
We report two autopsy proven cases of unguarded mitral orifice associated with mirror-imaged atrial arrangement, discordant atrioventricular connections, double outlet right ventricle, pulmonary valvar stenosis or atresia, and atrialisation of the morphologically left ventricle. The morphologically left atrioventricular junction was devoid of valvar(More)
This study was performed to determine the efficacy of balloon-expandable stents in the treatment of branch pulmonary artery-stenoses and conduit stenosis in children. A total of eight stainless steel stents were implanted in seven patients. Three patients had tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary artery stenosis following total correction, one patient had(More)
The aortic root and the upper part of the ventricular septum moves anteriorly in early systole, while the lower part moves posteriorly. The hinge of the counterpart motion of the ventricular septum is called pivot point. Using Doppler tissue imaging (DTI), we attempted to clarify the location of the pivot point of the ventricular septum in children with(More)
The clinical characteristics and prognosis of 16 cases of mitral regurgitation (MR) secondary to Kawasaki disease (KD) were studied, and its pathogenesis was discussed. The observation period ranged from 3 years and 17 months to 15 years. Six of the 16 patients died, and 10 are alive. MR has disappeared spontaneously in 2 of these survivors. Thirteen of the(More)