Kazuko Yoshimoto

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Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is the most common imaging method for evaluating left atrial morphology. Recent advances in 64-slice multidetector computed tomography (64-MDCT) allow accurate measurement of left atrial appendage (LAA) volume. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of LAA sizing by TEE in comparison with 64-MDCT in(More)
To investigate the predisposing factors and the clinical significance of the musical aortic component of the second heart sound (musical S2), 18 patients with musical S2 (musical group) among the consecutive 2,000 patients with phonocardiographic examination were noninvasively studied by analyzing underlying diseases, phonocardiographic findings, organic(More)
To determine the clinical significance and effect of cycle length on systolic backward (C) and forward (S) flow patterns of the pulmonary vein, we performed transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography in patients with atrial fibrillation (Af). Study population consisted of 10 patients with mitral stenosis and sinus rhythm (MS-SR), 15 with MS and Af(More)
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