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BACKGROUND Sleep apnoea (SA) is often observed in haemodialysis patients, but there have been few studies on types of SA and their predictors. We therefore investigated the prevalence and types of SA and the associations between types of SA and clinical factors in haemodialysis patients. METHODS We initially examined nocturnal oxygen desaturation index(More)
Previous studies demonstrated that the B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) level is high in some patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) despite a preserved left ventricular function, although the mechanism underlying this increase in patients with CAD has not been fully elucidated. Because aortic stiffness is greater in patients with CAD and increases(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of our work was to examine the relationships of atrial fibrillation (AF) with genetic, clinical, and electrophysiological backgrounds in Brugada syndrome (BrS). BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation is often observed in patients with BrS and indicates that electrical abnormality might exist in the atrium as well as in the ventricle. SCN5A, a(More)
Although aortic stiffness plays an important role in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), the influence of aortic stiffness on left ventricular systolic function has not yet been fully evaluated. In the present study, we measured brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV), which is a new index of aortic stiffness, in patients with CAD (CAD group, n(More)
BACKGROUND Progression of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) to left ventricular dilatation and systolic dysfunction sometimes occurs. However, the mechanism of the transition from hypertrophy to dysfunction has not been elucidated. It has been reported that circulating levels of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), which is a major factor promoting(More)
A 38-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because she experienced cardiopulmonary arrest at her wedding;her cardiac beats were resumed 20 min after cardiopulmonary resuscitation performed by her relatives and hotel staffs. Enhanced computed tomography revealed acute aortic redissection in chronic dissecting aneurysm in the right sinus of Valsalva,(More)
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