Katsuo Nishi

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PURPOSE This study was conducted to evaluate and demonstrate the efficacy of low prime volume completely closed cardiopulmonary bypass (LPVP) in arrested coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). We improved the percutaneous cardiopulmonary support (PCPS) circuit to reduce the deleterious effects of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). METHODS Between April 1999(More)
PURPOSE To elucidate the effects of prosthetic valve sound on a patient's quality of life (QOL). METHODS We compared the valve sounds of ATS, SJM, and Carbomedics (CM) based on assessments by 248 patients who underwent mechanical valve replacements from January 2000 to August 2003 at seven facilities in Japan. We used a self-administered questionnaire for(More)
A 10-year-old girl having bilateral subclavian steal associated with severe coarctation of the thoracic aorta and an aberrant right subclavian artery was found, on admission, to have no difference between upper and lower extremity blood pressure, but echocardiography revealed severe thoracic aorta coarctation and systolic blood pressure in the carotid(More)
Various improvements have been made in cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in the past few decades. We designed a new type of CPB to reduce the secretion of systemic inflammatory markers. We used a low prime volume pump (LPVP), completely closed CPB circuit and examined coagulant factors and inflammatory cytokines. In this study, we demonstrate the efficacy of(More)
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