Kimie Okubo

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BACKGROUND Very few population based cohort studies have focused on the long term recurrence of stroke. OBJECTIVE To examine 10 year cumulative recurrence rates for stroke in a Japanese cohort according to pathological type and clinical subtype of brain infarction. METHODS During a 32 year follow up of 1621 subjects >/=40 years of age, 410 developed(More)
Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is a relatively common paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. This study investigated whether adenosine-5'-triphosphate (ATP) injection during sinus rhythm might be useful in the noninvasive diagnosis of dual AV nodal pathways. The study group consisted of 9 patients with slow/fast AVNRT and 11 control(More)
A 37-year old man, who had repeatedly suffered from transient ophthalmoplegia in his left eye at the age of 29 and 36, developed left painful ophthalmoplegia accompanied by ipsilateral facial nerve palsy in August, 1991. Neurological examination revealed involvement of the left oculomotor, trochlear, ophthalmic division of the trigeminal, abducens, facial(More)
OBJECTIVE Although the plaque characteristics have been recognized in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), the plaque spatial distribution is not well clarified. Using color-mapping intravascular ultrasound (iMAP-IVUS), we examined culprit lesions to clarify plaque morphology, composition and spatial distribution of the sites of potential(More)
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