Kanji Matsuzaki

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BACKGROUND Neutrophil is a major focus in efforts to ameliorate the systemic inflammatory response associated with cardiopulmonary bypass. Neutrophil elastase is a powerful proteolytic enzyme, and plays a pivotal role in the development of the inflammatory response. This study assesses the inhibitory effects of sivelestat, a highly specific neutrophil(More)
A postoperative pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta is reported. The patient was a 73-year-old female with a history of graft replacement of the ascending aorta for acute type A dissection 5 years ago. She was referred to our hospital because of chest pain. Preoperative radiographic examination revealed a large pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta close(More)
BACKGROUND Initial sequestration of activated neutrophils and platelet microaggregates in capillaries are responsible for the inflammatory response associated with cardiopulmonary bypass. The study assesses the inhibitory effects of nafamostat mesilate on neutrophil and platelet activation, and on the neutrophil deformability change and microaggregate(More)
BACKGROUND Infarct expansion after myocardial infarction (MI) is an important phenomenon that initiates and sustains adverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling. We tested the hypothesis that infarct modification by material-induced infarct stiffening and thickening limits infarct expansion and LV remodeling. METHODS Anteroapical infarction was induced in 21(More)
BACKGROUND Early infarct expansion after coronary occlusion compromises contractile function in perfused myocardial regions and promotes adverse long-term left ventricular (LV) remodeling. We hypothesized that injection of a tissue-expanding dermal filler material into a myocardial infarction (MI) would attenuate infarct expansion and limit LV remodeling.(More)
BACKGROUND Apoptosis is thought to play a role in infarction induced ventricular remodeling. Apoptosis repressor with caspase recruitment domain (ARC) has been shown to limit cardiomyocytes apoptosis; however, its role in the pathogenesis of heart failure is not established. This study examines the regional and temporal relationships of apoptosis, ARC, and(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of annuloplasty for ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) has been difficult to establish. Using an established ovine model of IMR, we tested the ability of ring annuloplasty to durably relieve IMR and reverse or limit progression of left ventricular (LV) remodeling during a clinically relevant follow-up period. METHODS A(More)
We report a rare case of left coronary ostial obstruction after aortic valve replacement with a Top Hat supra-annular aortic valve, which was diagnosed with intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography and successfully treated with an unplanned coronary bypass. The patient was a 76-year-old woman (height 143 cm, weight 44 kg) with aortic stenosis and(More)
The case of a 69-year-old man with liver cirrhosis, thrombocytopenia, unstable angina, and a history of previous coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is presented. The patient under-went successful repeat CABG through lateral thoracotomy on the beating heart without extracorporeal circulatory support.
Two patients underwent valve surgery using the minimally invasive approach. A 51-year-old man underwent mitral valve repair for chronic mitral regurgitation due to prolapse of the posterior mitral leaflet. The left-half of his sternum was cut in "C" shape below the level of the second intercostal space, and all of the arterial or venous cannulas were(More)