Mamie Watanabe

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BACKGROUND Thrombocytosis and thromboembolic complications occur after splenectomy. However, there is no previous report investigating the presence of thrombocytosis and its association with thromboembolic events in patients having asplenia syndrome with congenital heart disease. METHODS Enrolled were 161 consecutive patients with functionally single(More)
OBJECTIVE Reflecting excellent mid-term outcomes, extracardiac conduit Fontan procedure (ECFP) using Gore-Tex tube graft has been performed with increasing frequency in patients with functional single ventricle. Nevertheless, due to the lack of growth potential of the artificial conduit, the status of the venous pathway along with somatic growth is a(More)
Background. There may be uncertainty as to whether enlarged abdominal lymph nodes (LNs) in children are normal or abnormal. Objective. To compare, by ultrasonography (US), enlarged abdominal LNs in healthy children with those in children with acute abdominal pain or acute gastroenteritis. Materials and methods. One hundred and twenty-two asymptomatic(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether a polymorphism in the CD14 gene is associated with Kawasaki disease (KD). STUDY DESIGN We extracted DNA from the whole blood of 69 control children and 67 patients with KD. We determined a polymorphism in the CD14 gene at position -159 upstream from the major transcription site (CD14/-159) by restriction fragment assay. We(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the results of surgery for an anomalous origin of the right pulmonary artery from the ascending aorta. METHODS From August 1986 to December 2005, 8 children (6 neonates) aged 7 to 180 days (mean, 35 +/- 59 days) with anomalous origin of the right pulmonary artery from the ascending aorta underwent surgical repair at our institute.(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to clarify the outcomes of cardiac surgery in trisomy 18 patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analysed 34 consecutive trisomy 18 patients, of whom 21 were males, with cardiac complications. They were divided into patients who underwent cardiac surgery and those who were conservatively treated. We compared rates of survival and(More)
In preterm infants with congenital heart disease, concomitant bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is associated with relatively poor clinical outcomes because of the increased pulmonary vascular resistance and adverse effects of inflammation on the damaged lungs, even after surgery. We present herein a 1-year-old female who developed recurrent pulmonary(More)
We present a case of a 9-month-old girl in whom malignant polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) was successfully controlled by radiofrequency catheter ablation under guidance with a three-dimensional mapping system. The VTs originated from the left ventricular lateral wall, left ventricular anterior wall, and left ventricular apex. At least six types of(More)
BACKGROUND Although the survival rate for repaired Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is dramatically improving, anatomical and functional residua and sequelae followed by arrhythmias and sudden death are still challenging issues to be resolved. Reoperation can reduce the incidence of arrhythmias and sudden death, but there is no consensus on the indications of(More)
Exertional oscillatory ventilation (EOV) has been noted during cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX) in patients with heart failure. EOV is a predictor of poor prognosis in adult patients with heart failure. The objective of this study was to clarify the incidence and influence of EOV in Fontan patients. Symptom-limited CPX was performed in 36 Fontan(More)