Hirokazu Kitada

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We compared the effects of telmisartan and olmesartan in 20 patients with chronic heart failure and metabolic syndrome. The subjects underwent once-daily 40 mg telmisartan for at least 3 months before switching to once-daily 20 mg olmesartan for the next 3 months (post 1). They were then treated with 3 months of once-daily 40 mg telmisartan (post 2).(More)
Tortuous coronary arteries frequently make percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) difficult by causing less accessibility of guidewire toward the target lesion. After guidewire has been passed through the target lesion, it often assists a balloon catheter and stent system insertion along the stiff guidewire. However, artificial kinking and wrinkling might(More)
BACKGROUND Interatrial septum pacing (IAS-P) decreases atrial conduction delay compared with right atrial appendage pacing (RAA-P). We evaluate the atrial contraction with strain rate of tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) during sinus activation or with IAS-P or RAA-P. METHODS Fifty-two patients with permanent pacemaker for sinus node disease were enrolled in(More)
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