Kunikazu Hisamochi

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OBJECTIVE The results of our modification of the stage I Norwood procedure, in which we use only autologous tissue to reconstruct the aortic arch, were reviewed. A high-flow, low-pressure cardiopulmonary bypass protocol (with phenoxybenzamine), before and after a period of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest, was used. METHODS Between 1993 and 1999, 59(More)
This study was performed to determine if an “arrested” heart, resuscitated with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) after the cessation of beating, can be successfully transplanted, and whether a hydroxyl radical scavenger EPC can reduce ischemic and reperfusion injury during resuscitation of the arrested heart and following orthotopic heart transplantation. A(More)
BACKGROUND A shortage of donor organs in clinical transplantation prompted us to study whether resuscitated "dead" hearts could be used for successful orthotopic heart transplantation. METHODS Donor hearts were resuscitated with cardiopulmonary bypass after 3 minutes (the control group; n = 8) or 60 minutes (the experimental group; n = 6) of hypoxic(More)
We studied whether a cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and a core-cooling technique could resuscitate an arrested heart, and whether this procedure benefited canine cadaveric heart transplantation. Donor dogs were subjected to brain death by an intracranial balloon technique, and then, to cardiac arrest conducted by cutting off ventilatory support. In the(More)
BACKGROUND We attempted to predict the posttransplant cardiac function of nonbeating donor hearts. METHODS A total of 13 dogs were studied. Hearts were left in situ for 45 minutes after cardiac arrest caused by exsanguination. Hearts were then excised and reperfused in an ex vivo perfusion apparatus after 60 minutes of warm ischemia to test whether they(More)
A shortage of donor organs in clinical transplantation prompted us to study whether resuscitated dead hearts could be utilized for successful orthotopic heart transplantation. After 60 min of hypoxic cardiac arrest, one group of canine hearts was resuscitated (Res group, n = 6). The other group was harvested directly (Non-Res group, n = 6). In the Res(More)
This study was designed to verify the effect of reperfusion of donor hearts in a perfusion apparatus after 60 min of global ischemia prior to heart transplantation. Thirteen dogs were exsanguinated from the femoral artery and cardiac arrest was achieved. The hearts were left in situ at room temperature (25°C)for 60 min. In group A (n=7), the hearts were(More)
BACKGROUND Protamine reversal of heparin anticoagulation often causes systemic hypotension, and in vitro studies suggest that this may be mediated by release of nitric oxide from the endothelium. The present investigations were designed to evaluate the direct myocardial effects of protamine and to determine in vivo whether nitric oxide inhibition can(More)
EPC-K1, a hydroxyl radical scavenger synthesized by phosphate linkage of vitamin E and vitamin C, prevents myocardial reperfusion injury in vivo; however, the direct effects of EPC-K1 on coronary arteries are unknown. These experiments were undertaken to define possible mechanisms through which EPC-K1 imparts its protective action on the coronary(More)
OBJECTIVE Hypoxic perfusion before arrest, an indeterminate period of warm ischemia, and subsequent reperfusion are major causes of cardiac allograft dysfunction in non-heart-beating donors (NHBDs). The present study was undertaken to elucidate the cardioprotective effects of ET(A) receptor antagonist FR139317 for hearts obtained from asphyxiated NHBDs in a(More)