Kohji Hiyamuta

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PURPOSE To examine the relation between green tea consumption and arteriographically determined coronary atherosclerosis. METHODS Study subjects were 512 patients (302 men and 210 women) aged 30 years or older who underwent coronary arteriography for the first time at four hospitals in Fukuoka City or one hospital in an adjacent city between September(More)
OBJECTIVES The present study investigated the long-term changes in the electrocardiographic (ECG) hallmarks of the Japanese form of apical hypertrophy. BACKGROUND Giant negative T waves and tall R waves in the left precordial leads are the ECG hallmarks of the Japanese form of apical hypertrophy. However, the long-term course is largely unknown. METHODS(More)
We investigated whether percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) would induce neutrophil activation in patients with coronary artery disease. Blood samples were taken from the coronary sinus in 14 patients who underwent PTCA and in 9 control subjects who underwent coronary arteriography (CAG). Flow cytometry was used to measure membrane surface(More)
To elucidate a mechanism and clinical implications of chest pain and ST segment depression during exercise in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), we investigated myocardial lactate metabolism during atrial pacing in 18 patients with HCM and 7 control subjects with normal coronary arteriograms. At an average peak pacing rate of 146 beats/min, 11(More)
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relation of the obesity and body-fat distribution with angiographically defined coronary atherosclerosis.DESIGN: Cross-sectional study in a clinical setting.SUBJECTS: Three hundred and twenty men (median age, 59 y) and 212 women (median age, 67 y) who underwent coronary angiography for suspected or known coronary heart disease(More)
INTRODUCTION To clarify the mechanisms of abnormal Q waves in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), local epicardial electrical activities were assessed by intracoronary electrocardiography (ECG). METHODS AND RESULTS Unipolar intracoronary ECG was recorded by introducing a guide wire for angioplasty into the left anterior descending artery (LAD) in 20(More)
The present study evaluated the effect of hypertension (HT), dyslipidemia and diabetes mellitus (DM) on the development of coronary atherosclerosis in the Japanese population, using a cross-sectional study of 433 patients (254 men and 179 women) aged 30 years or older who underwent coronary angiography for suspected or known coronary heart disease angina at(More)
To assess the effects of pacing-induced left bundle branch block on left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic performance, we performed digital subtraction ventriculography while simultaneously measuring LV pressure with a catheter tip micromanometer. The subjects included 10 patients with a sinus rhythm, a normal QRS duration and PR interval within 0.22(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relation of type A behavior pattern and job strain to angiographically documented coronary stenosis. METHODS Subjects were 197 male Japanese patients with a full-time job. A questionnaire-based interview elicited psychosocial and other factors. Type A behavior pattern was measured by 12 questions, and job strain by the method of(More)
Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) offers an image which is linearly amplified and logarithmically subtracted. Therefore, the method makes it possible to evaluate a small difference in X-ray absorption by the cardiac silhouette during one cardiac cycle, even without using contrast medium. Utilizing this advantage, we have developed a new approach to(More)