Kyoko Soejima

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BACKGROUND Extensive lines of radiofrequency (RF) lesions through infarct (MI) can ablate multiple and unstable ventricular tachycardias (VTs). Methods for guiding ablation that minimize unnecessary RF applications are needed. This study assesses the feasibility of guiding RF line placement by mapping to identify a reentry circuit isthmus. METHODS AND(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the occurrence, locations, and relationship of ventricular tachycardia (VT) to low-voltage areas in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). BACKGROUND The substrate causing monomorphic VT after infarction is characterized by regions of low-voltage (<1.5 mV) scar on electroanatomic maps. The substrate causing VT(More)
Fas ligand (L)/CD95L, a proapoptotic member of the TNF family, is a potential target for clinical intervention in various diseases. In the present study, we generated a humanized anti-human FasL mAb and characterized the epitopes of neutralizing mAbs by extensive alanine-scanning mutagenesis of human FasL. The predicted molecular model of FasL trimer(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined the modulatory effects of autonomic nervous system and antiarrhythmic drugs on the ST segment in patients with Brugada syndrome to gain an insight into the mechanism of ST segment elevation. BACKGROUND Right bundle branch block, ST segment elevation and ventricular tachyarrhythmias define a distinct clinical and electrocardiographic(More)
One hundred and sixty-seven cases of early gastric cancer were analyzed in terms of growth patterns and were then classified into the Small mucosal type, the superficially spreading (Super) type and the penetrating growth (Pen) type, the latter further subdivided into the Pen A type growing expansively and the Pen B type deepening infiltratively. The Small(More)
To evaluate the ability of high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) to detect longitudinal changes in structural abnormalities caused by smoking, HRCT and pulmonary function tests were used to examine nonsmokers, current smokers, and past smokers annually for 5 yr. Inspiratory HRCT was taken for the upper, middle, and lower lung fields, while expiratory(More)
BACKGROUND Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) after repair of congenital heart disease can be difficult because of nonmappable VTs and complex anatomy. Insights into the relation between anatomic isthmuses identified by delineating unexcitable tissue using substrate mapping techniques and critical reentry circuit isthmuses might facilitate(More)
Sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) is an important cause of morbidity and sudden death in patients with heart disease.1 Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) terminate VT episodes, reducing the risk of sudden death. Recurrent VT develops in 40% to 60% of patients who receive an ICD after an episode of spontaneous sustained VT. A first episode(More)
Interferon-gamma-inducible protein-10 (IP-10)/CXCL10 is a CXC chemokine that attracts T lymphocytes and NK cells through activation of CXCR3, the only chemokine receptor identified to date that binds IP-10/CXCL10. We have found that several nonhemopoietic cell types, including epithelial and endothelial cells, have abundant levels of a receptor that binds(More)