Kohei Wakabayashi

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OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine the success, complications, and survival of patients after balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV). BACKGROUND The introduction of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) BAV has led to a revival in the treatment of patients with severe aortic stenosis. METHODS A cohort of 262 patients with severe aortic(More)
BACKGROUND Transcatheter aortic valve implantation is currently being evaluated in patients with severe aortic stenosis who are considered high-risk surgical candidates. This study aimed to detect incidences, causes, and correlates of mortality in patients ineligible to participate in transcatheter aortic valve implantation studies. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
Erythropoietin (EPO) has recently been shown to confer cardioprotective effects via angiogenesis and antiapoptosis. The administration of EPO after myocardial infarction (MI) reduces infarct size and improves cardiac function in small animals. The purpose of this study is to investigate the protective effects of EPO in porcine MI. Each animal in the EPO(More)
The incidence, correlates, and prognostic implications of pulmonary hypertension (PH) are unclear in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS). We studied 509 patients with severe AS evaluated for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Patients were divided into groups based on pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP): group I, 161 (31.6%) with(More)
Recent evidence has shown that clopidogrel and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are metabolized by the same pathway and that patients taking both drugs have greater levels of platelet reactivity and more adverse outcomes than patients taking only clopidogrel. We sought to examine the effect of a PPI at discharge from the hospital after percutaneous coronary(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent studies have suggested that granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) may improve cardiac function after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) by accelerating angiogenesis or cardiomyogenesis, but negative results and side effect of G-CSF have also been reported. However, no previous studies have used large animal models of(More)
Few reports have examined the effects of adult bone marrow multipotent stromal cells (MSCs) on large animals, and no useful method has been established for MSC implantation. In this study, we investigate the effects of MSC infusion from the coronary vein in a swine model of chronic myocardial infarction (MI). MI was induced in domestic swine by placing(More)
C-reactive protein (CRP) elevation is associated with an adverse cardiovascular prognosis after bare metal stent implantation. Data have suggested a similar association between preprocedural CRP and adverse events after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. The present study was designed to address whether such a relation exists after DES placement. After(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to examine the relationship between provoked coronary spasm and clinical course in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). BACKGROUND Coronary spasm has a pathogenetic role in the occurrence of AMI and progressive atherosclerosis. There is no report that focused on the prognostic significance of provoked(More)
BACKGROUND The association between obesity and bleeding after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is not well defined. We investigated the impact of body mass index (BMI) on PCI-related bleeding, and whether bivalirudin, compared to heparin, used as PCI anticoagulant modifies this relationship. METHODS From 2000 to 2009, 16,783 patients who underwent(More)