Kazuyuki Kurokawa

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The mechanism of emergence and the clinical significance of apically directed intraventricular flow during isovolumic relaxation were investigated. The relation between the spatial distribution of the flow and left ventricular (LV) apical wall motion abnormality, as well as LV performance, was studied in 97 patients who underwent cardiac catheterization for(More)
UNLABELLED In patients with myocardial infarction (MI), an expansion of the remote normal regions of the left ventricle is often observed. However, the characteristics of such regions are not fully understood. Thus, we investigated this issue from the standpoint of myocardial oxidative metabolism using (11)C-acetate PET. METHODS In 33 patients with recent(More)
In patients with myocardial infarction (MI), an expansion of the remote normal regions of the left ventricle is often observed. However, the characteristics of such regions are not fully understood. Thus, we investigated this issue from the standpoint of myocardial oxidative metabolism using 11C-acetate PET. Methods: In 33 patients with recent MI (24 not(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical significance of the reverse redistribution (RR) phenomenon on technetium-99m ((99m)Tc)-tetrofosmin myocardial single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) performed at rest. Twenty-five patients underwent myocardial SPECT 3 weeks after the onset of acute myocardial infarction. Myocardial images(More)
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