Masahiko Asami

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OBJECTIVE To determine the features of alexia or agraphia with a left angular or supramarginal gyrus lesion. METHODS We assessed the reading and writing abilities of three patients using kanji (Japanese morphograms) and kana (Japanese syllabograms). RESULTS Patient 1 showed kana alexia and kanji agraphia following a hemorrhage in the left angular gyrus(More)
The SYNTAX score stratifies risk among drug-eluting stent-treated patients and is based on lesion characteristics alone. The Clinical SYNTAX Score (CSS) combines the SYNTAX score with age, ejection fraction, and creatinine clearance. We assessed its ability to stratify long-term outcomes in sirolimus-eluting stents (SES)-treated patients. Between August(More)
It has been suggested that the hypercoagulable state in severe preeclampsia is strongly related to the onset of intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) through the deterioration of placental circulation. In this study, one of two kinds of anticoagulants, heparin or antithrombin (AT), was given to severe early-onset preeclamptic women (onset before 32 weeks(More)
BACKGROUND In long-term follow-up after drug-eluting stents (DES) implantation, late target lesion revascularization (TLR) is occasionally required. However, the incidence and predictors for late TLR with DES have not been fully investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS Between August 2004 and March 2005, 249 consecutive patients underwent percutaneous coronary(More)
There have been no reports evaluating the impact of long-acting loop diuretics (LLD) on the outcome of heart failure (HF) and arrhythmia treatment in HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) patients implanted with a cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device.This was a prospective, single-blind, randomized crossover study. We allocated 21 consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic role of concomitant coronary artery disease (CAD) among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is still uncertain. METHODS Data from the Bern TAVI Registry and the Bern PCI Registry were analyzed. Patients with concomitant CAD undergoing TAVI (TAVI+CAD) were age- and gender-matched to the following two(More)
AIMS The aim of the study was to evaluate the prognostic utility of right heart catheterisation (RHC)-derived measures among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). METHODS AND RESULTS Data of 469 patients included in the Bern TAVI Registry between August 2007 and December 2012 and undergoing preoperative RHC were analysed. The(More)
The aim of this study was to address 7-year clinical outcomes and impact of prolonged dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after coronary stenting in hemodialysis patients. Our study included 123 consecutive hemodialysis patients who had undergone percutaneous coronary intervention with a drug-eluting stent (DES) or bare-metal stent (BMS) (DES: 64, BMS: 59) in(More)
Coronary computer tomographic angiography (CCTA) for screening intra-arterial vessel disease is gaining rapid clinical acceptance in recent years, but its use for such assessments in metal-stented vessel segments is very limited due to blooming artifacts introduced by the metal. However, vessel segments treated by the polymeric everolimus-eluting(More)
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