Masakazu Teragaki

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The influence of dynamic exercise on plasma atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) levels was studied in a group of 10 patients with myocardial infarction (MI) and five patients with atypical chest pain (control group). Exercise protocol consisted of three fixed workloads (25, 50, and 75 watts) every 4 minutes with the use of a supine bicycle ergometer. Plasma ANF(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the cardiac phenotype and remodeling after myocardial infarction and the effect of the angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) receptor antagonist (TCV-116) on the gene expression. Myocardial infarction in rats was produced by ligation of the coronary artery. TCV-116 (10 mg/kg/day) was administered orally to rats from 1 day(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the effect of chronic administration of an angiotensin II type-1 receptor antagonist in the development of heart failure due to volume overload in rats. METHODS Aortocaval fistula (AVF), a model of volume overloaded heart failure, was induced in rats by our newly developed technique using a simple and rapid 18-gauge needle(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the angiotensin II type 1 receptor antagonist candesartan cilexitil (candesartan) and the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor cilazapril on cardiac function, assessed by Doppler echocardiography and cardiac gene expression associated with cardiac remodeling, in rats with myocardial infarction. Candesartan or(More)
Circulating immunoreactive endothelin (ir-ET) in the coronary sinus (CS) and the femoral artery (Ao) was measured in patients who underwent percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Plasma ir-ET level in the CS was significantly increased from 1.6 +/- 0.8 pg/mL to 2.0 +/- 1.0 pg/mL after PTCA (P less than .05). Plasma ir-ET level in the Ao(More)
The mechanisms by which tissue injury after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) occurs has not been fully elucidated. Recent evidence in experimental models has suggested involvement of the complement system in microvascular and macrovascular injury subsequent to AMI. With respect to angina pectoris, whether or not the complement system is activated is not(More)
To determine the clinical significance of reverse redistribution (RR), resting thallium-201 myocardial single-photon emission computed tomography was performed once or twice in 80 patients in subacute phase (1 week to 2 months) of myocardial infarction. Thirty eight patients demonstrated RR on at least one study (group RR) and 32 a fixed defect only (group(More)
BACKGROUND High-fat meals and elevated triglyceride levels are associated with cardiovascular disease. In recent studies of brachial artery vasoactivity, a single high-fat meal reduced endothelial function in young healthy men. It is unknown whether coronary microcirculation is affected after high-fat meals. OBJECTIVE To evaluate change in coronary flow(More)
We investigated the protective effect of angiotensin II (Ang II) type 1 receptor antagonist on myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury and the role of exogenous Ang II to this injury in perfused hearts. We orally administered TCV-116 (Ang II type 1 receptor antagonist) and delapril (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor) to Wistar rats for 1 week and(More)