Hitoshi Nagamatsu

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OBJECTIVE It has been reported that (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scintigraphy can predict the poor prognosis in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). However, the prognostic significance of MIBG is still unknown in patients with other heart diseases. In this study, we compared the prognosis and MIBG findings in various heart diseases. (More)
UNLABELLED Sympathetic cardiopulmonary nerves arise from the cervical sympathetic trunks and travel alongside the great arteries to innervate the ventricles. Because of the proximity of the nerve and artery, cardiac sympathetic denervation may occur in patients who have just undergone surgery for the repair of an ascending aortic aneurysm. METHODS To(More)
OBJECTIVE (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scintigraphy is a useful tool for predicting the prognosis in patients with congestive heart failure; however, little is known regarding long-term prognostic evaluations. The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term prognosis in a roughly 10-year period, in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) by MIBG imaging,(More)
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