Hidetoshi Momii

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Several studies have examined the ability of electrocardiography to differentiate between takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) and anterior wall acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (AA-STEMI). In those studies, the magnitude of ST-segment elevation was not measured at the J point. The American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have reported the clinical usefulness of positive airway pressure ventilation therapy with various kinds of pressure support compared with simple continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for heart failure patients. However, the mechanism of the favorable effect of CPAP with pressure support can not be explained simply from the(More)
Studies in vitro suggested that inflammatory cytokines could cause myocardial dysfunction. However, the detailed mechanism for the cytokine-induced myocardial dysfunction in vivo remains to be examined. We thus examined this point in our new canine model in vivo, in which microspheres with and without IL-1beta were injected into the left main coronary(More)
The L/N-type calcium channel blocker cilnidipine has unique effects including sympathetic nerve suppression and the balanced vasodilatation of arteries and veins that may alleviate morning hypertension (MHT) or peripheral edema caused by calcium channel antagonists. We used ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) and a unique peripheral edema(More)
OBJECTIVE Although studies in vitro have implicated oxygen-derived free radicals as possible mediators of inflammatory cytokine-induced cell injury, the role of the radicals in the cytokine-induced myocardial dysfunction in vivo remains unclear. The present study was designed to address this point in our novel canine model of cytokine-induced myocardial(More)
Adhesion molecules are key molecules for inflammatory cardiovascular diseases and are known to be up-regulated by inflammatory cytokines. However, the role of adhesion molecules in the cytokine-induced myocardial dysfunction in vivo remains unclear. This role was examined in our novel canine model, in which chronic treatment of the heart with IL-1(More)
INTRODUCTION Effectiveness and safety of warfarin therapy for non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients are strongly associated with its stability presented such as time in therapeutic range (TTR) of PT-INR. However, the factors that affect TTR have not been fully elucidated in Japan where majority of patients are controlled within the range of(More)
A case of extensive inferior myocardial infarction complicated by a large ventricular aneurysm is presented. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging 4 days after the onset showed a small protrusion from the necrotic inferior myocardium, which expanded 10 days after onset with a marked pericardial effusion. The follow-up examination by MR and CT imaging 6 months(More)
BACKGROUND In detecting coronary artery disease (CAD), fusion images obtained by combining myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) and computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) have shown a higher accuracy and clinical usefulness than these modalities used separately or a simple comparison of individual images. However, the clinical use of fusion images(More)
A major complication of blood donation is vasovagal reaction (VVR) with or without syncope. VVR occurs not only in the early phase, but also in the late phase after blood donation. We previously reported the hemodynamic characteristics of blood donors susceptible to early phase VVR. In the present study, we investigated the hemodynamic characteristics of(More)