Kenji Hanada

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Enalapril is effective in the suppression of left ventricular remodeling after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), but the effect of telmisartan is unclear. The consecutive 163 AMI patients underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention and were randomized to telmisartan (n = 82) or enalapril (n = 81). Left ventriculography was performed in the acute(More)
Intravenous administration of glycyrrhizin has potential efficacy on decreasing serum aminotransferase levels in patients with chronic hepatitis. However, patients receiving this treatment are recommended to attend hospital regularly for several years. To improve the quality of life for these patients, we developed a glycyrrhizin suppository. In this pilot(More)
BACKGROUND Soluble lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 (sLOX-1) level is a reliable prognostic biomarker in acute coronary syndrome. However, it is unclear whether its plasma level at acute phase is related to the long-term prognosis in patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS AND RESULTS: We(More)
A 90-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. He had a history of post-infarction angina pectoris 79months ago and had a bare-metal stent (BMS) implanted in the proximal left anterior descending artery at our hospital. Emergent coronary angiography demonstrated thrombotic occlusion in the previously(More)
BACKGROUND Regular exercise improves systolic cardiac dysfunction through Akt cascade-mediated physiological hypertrophy in congestive heart failure. Tissue acidosis impairs Akt cascade, and coupling factor 6 induces tissue acidosis via activation of ecto-F(1)F(o) complex. We tested the hypothesis that coupling factor 6 attenuates physiological cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND Changes in electrocardiogram (ECG), especially in the ST segment and T wave, have been recognized as a noninvasive diagnostic tool for coronary flow or myocardial injury. HYPOTHESIS A deeply inverted T wave at 14 days after successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction(More)
BACKGROUND We reported that phospholipase C (PLC)-δ1 activity was enhanced 3-fold in patients with coronary spastic angina. We detected variant PLC-δ1 with replacement of arginine 257 by histidine (R257H) showing increased enzymatic activity. We tested the hypothesis that increased PLC-δ1 activity causes enhanced coronary vasomotility. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND It is still controversial whether intravenous administration of β-blocker in the very acute phase of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is beneficial. Landiolol is an ultra-short-acting β-blocker that has less effect on blood pressure, but little is known about its efficacy and safety for patients with AMI undergoing primary percutaneous coronary(More)