Mieko Aoki

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BACKGROUND Previous reports have established the use of Doppler tissue imaging (DTI) for noninvasive assessment of ventricular function, but the technique has not been validated for diagnosis of fetal cardiac failure. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess right ventricular (RV) function in fetuses with heart failure using DTI. METHODS In(More)
Although there is a link between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease (CVD), the influence of periodontitis on CVD is unclear. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between periodontal bacterial burden and CVD. We studied 142 patients with tachyarrhythmia (TA) and 25 patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). We examined periodontitis(More)
BACKGROUND Although periodontitis is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the influence of periodontitis on Marfan syndrome (MFS) with CVD is unclear. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between periodontal bacterial burden and MSF with CVD. METHODS AND RESULTS The subjects were patients with MFS with CVD (n = 47); age and(More)
Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a systemic connective tissue disorder caused by mutations in the extracellular matrix protein fibrillin-1. While it is known that patients with MFS are at high risk of dental disorders and cardiovascular diseases, little information has been provided to date. To clarify the prevalence of periodontitis in patients with MFS, their(More)
Normal values for left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) flow velocity were assessed from a large number of normal children. In 303 healthy children, LAD peak flow velocity was measured by Doppler echocardiography. LAD peak flow velocities were calculated considering the angle between the Doppler beam and the coronary flow direction. The flow(More)
To assess coronary flow characteristics in congenital heart defect with left ventricular (LV) volume overload, we examined 24 children (mean 12.1 +/- 7.1 months) with ventricular septal defect. The pulmonary to systemic flow ratio ranged from 1.1 to 3.0. Control group consisted of 10 age-matched children who had a history of Kawasaki disease with(More)
Periodontitis is known to be a risk factor for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). However, the influence of periodontitis on AAA in Japanese patients has not yet been elucidated. The aim of this clinical investigation was to assess the relationship between periodontal bacterial burden in AAA patients.We studied 12 AAA patients and 24 age- and sex-matched(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the fact that smokers have deficit in detecting taste, particularly bitter taste, no study has investigated its biological correlate. METHODS In this context, we compared the expression of the bitter taste receptor gene, taste 2 receptor (TAS2R) in the tongues of smokers and non-smokers. Tissue samples were collected from the lateral(More)
Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a systemic connective tissue disorder that is caused by mutations of fibrillin-1. While MFS patients are at a high risk of periodontitis and aortic diseases, little causal information has been provided to date. To clarify the relationship, their oral condition and sinus of Valsalva (SoV) were evaluated.The subjects were patients(More)