Kenichi Kurosaki

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To clarify the incidence of stenotic lesions according to the coronary arterial diameter in the acute phase. we investigated 190 patients with coronary arterial lesions who underwent an initial coronary angiogram (CAG) less than 100 days after the onset of Kawasaki disease. The largest diameters of the major branches were measured in the initial CAGs. The(More)
BACKGROUND Idiopathic restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) is not a single disease and is rare. METHODS AND RESULTS The clinical features and clinical course of 12 pediatric patients with RCM seen between 1978 and 2005 were retrospectively analyzed. The age at diagnosis ranged from 4 months to 12 years (median 4 years). The age of 7 patients diagnosed because(More)
We wanted to clarify the relationships between the degree of acute coronary artery dilation caused by Kawasaki disease and subsequent late calcification. Electron beam computed tomography (EBCT) was used to study 79 patients who had previously undergone selective coronary angiograms less than 100 days after the onset of Kawasaki disease. The EBCT was(More)
Early results of the arterial switch operation (ASO) for transposition of the great arteries (TGA) are good, but there are few mid- and long-term data on postoperative arrhythmias, especially in Japan. In this study, clinical data on 624 1-year survivors who had an ASO between 1976 and 1995 were collected from six institutes in Japan up to October 2002.(More)
We report two young adult patients who had acute coronary syndrome after regression of coronary aneurysms caused by Kawasaki disease (KD). A 26 year-old man had acute anterior myocardial infarction at midnight after drinking alcohol. He had had bilateral coronary aneurysms caused by KD at the age of 8 months. Selective coronary angiograms (CAGs) at the age(More)
Diameters of coronary artery aneurysms (CAAs) complicating acute phase KD can strongly predict the long-term prognosis of coronary artery lesions (CAL). Recently, computed tomographic angiography (CTA) has been used to detect CAL, and the purpose of this study was to determine whether coronary artery diameters measurements by CTA using dual-source computed(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the long-term outcomes of anatomic repair for congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries (ccTGA) and its variant associated with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) and ventricular septal defect (VSD). METHODS From 1987 to 2011, 47 patients (27 with pulmonary atresia and 20 with pulmonary stenosis)(More)
OBJECTIVES Surgical outcomes of patients with functional single ventricle have improved, though those for patients whose condition is complicated by extracardiac type total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) remain poor. We retrospectively reviewed our 21 years of surgical experiences with this challenging group. METHODS From 1990 to 2010, 48(More)
This case report presents a low-birth-weight neonate who received primary stent implantation as a long-term palliative intervention for obstructive mixed-type total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) without common pulmonary venous chamber associated with right atrial isomerism, which was considered difficult to surgically repair in the neonatal(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the relationship between the initial diameters of the coronary arteries immediately after the onset of Kawasaki disease (KD) and late increased coronary wall thickening/coronary artery calcification (CAC). STUDY DESIGN Sixty-five patients (50 males and 15 females) who had undergone selective coronary angiography (CAG) <100 days(More)