Hiroshi Furushima

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In experimental studies and/or human body surface mapping, the activation-recovery interval (ARI) is used as a parameter to estimate local repolarization. However, it has not been clarified whether the ARI calculated from the intracardiac unipolar electrogram of humans reasonably represents the local effective refractory period (ERP). Measurement of ARIs at(More)
Coronary artery perforation is a relatively rare complication in coronary angioplasty. We report the case of a 71-year-old male, who was salvaged by emergency surgery, for cardiogenic shock due to subepicardial hematoma associated with balloon angioplasty. Such a case has not yet previously been reported.
To assess the electrophysiological characteristics of the breakout site of ventricular activation using electroanatomical voltage mapping (EVM) and its relation to the optimal ablation site in idiopathic ventricular tachyarrhythmias originating from the outflow tract of the (RVOT) septum. Twenty-eight patients with symptomatic drug-refractory premature(More)
A 75-year-old man was admitted to our hospital in January 2010 for evaluation of syncope and abnormal ECG. ECG showed type 1 ST elevation in lead V(1) and he was diagnosed as Brugada syndrome. During cardiac catheterization, baseline coronary angiography was normal, but intracoronary ergonovine maleate induced spasms of the right and left coronary arteries(More)
The study prospectively investigated the incidence, cause and efficient management of inappropriate discharge by the fourth generation implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) system in 45 patients (mean age, 57+/-16 years). During the follow-up period of 27+/-17 months, 18 patients (40%) experienced one or more inappropriate therapies: sinus and(More)
A 61-year-old woman had recurrent syncopal attacks caused by torsades de pointes associated with remarkable QT prolongation (QTc = 740 ms). Left ventriculography showed apical akinesis (ballooning) and basal hyperkinesis, but coronary angiography was normal. This was compatible with takotsubo cardiomyopathy. The wall motion of the left ventricle (LV)(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the incidence, characteristics, and prognosis of ventricular tachyarrhythmia in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). PATIENTS The study consisted of 66 consecutive patients with HCM who were admitted to Niigata University Hospital between 1992 and 2005. Their clinical characteristics and ECG morphology were investigated according to the(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac sarcoidosis is increasingly recognized and is associated with poor prognosis. Ventricular tachycardia (VT) associated with cardiac sarcoidosis is the most likely cause of sudden death in most patients, but the mechanism has not been well established. HYPOTHESIS This study investigated the mechanisms and outcome of VT associated with(More)
Intracardiac electrograms are important for discrimination of tachyarrhythmia by implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD). A low R-wave can cause not only undersensing of ventricular tachyarrhythmia but also inappropriate discharges due to oversensing of unexpected signals because of its characteristic sensing algorithm. Therefore, this study aimed to(More)
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the pause-dependency of the J-wave to characterize this phenomenon in idiopathic ventricular fibrillation (VF). BACKGROUND The J-wave can be found in apparently healthy subjects and in patients at risk for sudden cardiac death, and risk stratification is therefore needed. METHODS Forty patients with J-wave-associated(More)