Kazufumi Tsuchihashi

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OBJECTIVE Although risk factors of atrial fibrillation (AF) in the general population have been characterised, their impacts on patients with specific diseases are unclear. Our aim was to determine whether risk factors of AF are different in patients with and those without coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS We enrolled 1871 consecutive patients who(More)
OBJECTIVES This study tested whether cardiac sympathetic innervation assessed by metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) activity has long-term prognostic value in combination with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and left atrial size in heart failure (HF) patients without reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). DESIGN A single-centre prospective(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether coronary stenting limits myocardial injury and preserves left ventricular function. DESIGN AND SETTING Prospective multicentre case-control study of primary percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) with and without stenting, performed in seven cardiovascular centres. SUBJECTS AND METHODS 45 consecutive(More)
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