Joji Hosokawa

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OBJECTIVE To treat end-stage cardiomyopathy, we evaluated endoventricular circular patch plasty, partial left ventriculectomy, and valvular reconstruction alone in our 2-year experience. METHODS Among 86 patients with heart failure evaluated between December 1996 and February 1999, 33 patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (25 men and 8 women; mean age 61(More)
The Batista operation was performed in 30 patients (25 men and 5 women, mean age 47 years) to treat cardiac failure due to non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, mostly idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, from December 1996 to June 1998. Preoperative New York Heart Association (NYHA) class was IV in 21 patients including 17 receiving inotropic support, and class III(More)
To assess the sensitivity and specificity of a new computer-enhanced resting electrocardiographic analysis device for the detection of coronary stenosis, 189 patients (aged 61.3+/-12.9 years, 57 women) scheduled for coronary angiography from 4 Asian centers were included in an observational study. Angiographic results were independently classified for(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of paclitaxel-coated balloon (PCB) for the treatment of the bare-metal stent restenosis (BMS-ISR) and drug-eluting stent restenosis (DES-ISR). METHODS This study was a prospective, multicenter, randomized (2:1) trial conducted in 208 patients with 213 in-stent restenosis lesions(More)
Endovenous laser ablation treatment has become the less invasive therapeutic choice for the treatment of superficial venous insufficiency and varicose veins. A 64-year-old woman presented at our hospital with varicose veins and prior endovenous laser ablation treatment. The patient had high-output heart failure caused by a right femoral arteriovenous(More)
The Batista operation is intended to improve cardiac function by reducing the diameter of the left ventricle by excising of a sizable amount of the left ventricular free wall. Candidates for this operation are patients awaiting cardiac transplantation due to end-stage dilated cardiomyopathy and those unsuitable for transplantation because of age, physical(More)
To treat end-stage dilated cardiomyopathy, we have performed volume reduction left ventriculoplasty (as introduced by Randas Batista in Brazil) in four patients since December 1996. All patients had end-stage idiopathic cardiomyopathy. Mitral valve replacement was also performed in three patients. In all four patients, improvement of left ventricular(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the difference in hyperlipidemia between patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and those with a normal aortic valve (NAV), and to compare aortic valve stenosis (AS), with aortic valve regurgitation (AR). METHODS Among 32 patients with BAV and 142 patients with NAV who underwent aortic valve replacement, 81 patients had AR and 91(More)
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