Junichi Funada

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Metabolic substrate utilization of the human failing heart is an area of controversy. The purpose of this study is to directly quantify myocardial substrate utilization in moderately severe heart failure, type 2 diabetes and healthy controls using simultaneous coronary sinus and arterial blood sampling. Patients with heart failure (n = 9, mean NYHA(More)
Postcardiac injury syndrome (PCIS) occurs following a pericardial or myocardial injury. On the other hand, PCIS following cardiac catheter intervention is rare and can be difficult to diagnose because of its delayed onset. A 24-year-old man underwent radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and suffered from general fatigue and(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the influence of left ventricular (LV) geometric pattern on coronary vasomotion in patients with essential hypertension. We studied 34 hypertensive patients, who had never been treated, with angiographically normal coronary arteries. Patients were classified into four LV geometric patterns by echocardiography:(More)
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