Masayoshi Terashima

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The transradial approach for catheterization is becoming increasingly more popular. At present, the choice of the right or left radial artery depends on the operator's preference. We examined how the laterality influenced the effectiveness of the approach. Employing Judkins-type catheters, we performed coronary angiography in 232 patients with the left(More)
Left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR) is a fetal complication of acute myocardial infarction. This study was conducted to test the feasibility of percutaneous intrapericardial fibrin-glue injection therapy (PIFIT) for LVFWR after acute myocardial infarction and to assess its clinical outcome. From January 2000 to December 2004, LVFWR was confirmed by(More)
The percutaneous arm approach through the radial or brachial artery for diagnostic cardiac catheterization has advantages, such as a lower incidence of access-site complications and decreased patient discomfort, particularly when smaller diameter catheters are employed. However, the pressure produced by high-flow jets of contrast material exiting from an(More)
To investigate the underlying mechanisms of the left ventricular (LV) apical ballooning syndrome, we evaluated the functional responsiveness to dobutamine stimulation in patients with the syndrome. Over a 22-month period, 11 consecutive patients with the apical ballooning syndrome were referred to our institution. All 11 patients were women and 57 to 85(More)
Mental fatigue in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) was investigated and compared with subjects without OSAS. The study series comprised 189 habitual snoring patients and 75 controls. To measure subjective mental fatigue and somnolence, subjects were asked to complete the Maastricht Questionnaire (MQ) and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale(More)
A middle-aged female patient with chronic insomnia showed rapid eye movement (REM)- localized obstructive sleep apnea. She visited the Sleep Disorders Clinic and complained of insomnia with loud snoring. Once, in the past, her sleep complaints had disappeared after weight reduction but, 6 months later, she complained of excessive daytime sleepiness.(More)
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