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The aim of the present study was to clarify the prognostic significance of upright T waves (amplitude > 0 mV) in lead aVR in patients with a prior myocardial infarction (MI). We retrospectively examined 167 patients with a prior MI. The primary end point was cardiac death or hospitalization for heart failure. During a follow-up period of 6.5 ± 2.8 years, 34(More)
BACKGROUND No information is available on the clinical significance of a positive T wave in lead aVR in myocardial infarction (MI). Accordingly, in the present study, we sought to clarify the associations of the positive T wave in lead aVR with hemodynamic, coronary angiographic, and left ventriculographic findings in anterior wall old MI. METHODS We(More)
Several studies have examined the ability of electrocardiography to differentiate between takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) and anterior wall acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (AA-STEMI). In those studies, the magnitude of ST-segment elevation was not measured at the J point. The American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology(More)
The investigators prospectively examined 625 consecutive patients who underwent coronary multislice computed tomography (MSCT) for suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) and evaluated the presence or absence of cancers and other noncardiac abnormalities on the original transverse sectional images of MSCT. Eight patients with known cancers were excluded(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy and safety of sarpogrelate, a selective 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor subtype 2A antagonist, have not yet been established in bare metal coronary stenting. Accordingly, we sought to clarify whether treatment with sarpogrelate is clinically useful in bare metal coronary stenting. METHODS A total of 450 patients who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND No information is currently available on the prognostic significance of the number of leads with fragmented QRS (fQRS). The objective of the study was to clarify the prognostic significance of the number of leads with fQRS in prior myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS AND RESULTS We retrospectively examined 170 patients with prior MI. The(More)
BACKGROUND The association between sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) assessed by polysomnography and cardiac sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) assessed by cardiac iodine-123 metaiodobenzylguanidine (123I-MIBG) imaging has not been investigated in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). METHODS AND RESULTS We performed cardiac 123I-MIBG scintigraphy and(More)
The aim of this study was to clarify the prognostic significance of P-wave terminal force in lead V1 (PTFV1) in patients with prior myocardial infarction (MI). We retrospectively examined 185 patients with prior MI. The primary end point was cardiac death or hospitalization for heart failure. Abnormal PTFV1 was defined as PTFV1 ≥ 40 mm × ms. During a(More)