Koji Taneda

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BACKGROUND The impact of isolated diastolic dysfunction (IDD) and systolic dysfunction (SD) on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS To evaluate HRQOL in patients with IDD and SD under treatment, information on outpatients aged 60-84 years was extracted from the records of 4,500 consecutive individuals who underwent(More)
Determining the type of cardiac dysfunction is important for implementing therapeutic strategies and for prognostic insights. We characterized systolic dysfunction (SD) and isolated diastolic dysfunction (IDD) in adults referred for echocardiographic evaluation, and compared their clinical and other characteristics. In the present work, we studied 218(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of congestive heart failure (CHF) is increasing with the aging of the community. Management of patients with systolic dysfunction (SD) is important for prevention of CHF, but there is little information regarding the burden of SD on Japanese communities. METHODS AND RESULTS In order to delineate the epidemiological and clinical(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of diastolic heart failure (DHF) is increasing with the aging of the community and identifying patients with isolated diastolic dysfunction (IDD) is important for preventing DHF. However, very little information is available about such patients in the Japanese community. METHODS AND RESULTS The medical information of all(More)
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