Morimasa Takayama

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A 74-year-old woman presented with effort-induced chest pain. Diagnostic coronary angiography revealed three-vessel disease. A successful angioplasty was performed with two sirolimus-eluting stents placed in the left anterior descending artery (LAD) and left circumflex artery (LCX). The right coronary artery (RCA) was treated with a bare-metal stent.(More)
Postsystolic shortening and thickening of ischemic and postischemic myocardium are well-recognized phenomena, but their significance is controversial. To discover whether postsystolic shortening and thickening might represent an active process and to establish their place as possible predictors of functional recovery during and after recovery from ischemia,(More)
In a double-blind trial of streptokinase for acute myocardial infarction, 219 consecutive patients presenting with infarction within four hours (mean, 3.0 +/- 0.8) of the onset of chest pain were randomly assigned to treatment with streptokinase (1.5 million units) or placebo, given intravenously over 30 minutes. The primary end point of the study was left(More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular function is the main predictor of long-term survival in patients with coronary artery disease. In patients with impaired left ventricular function after myocardial infarction, end-systolic volume is a better predictor than the global ejection fraction. We analyzed long-term follow-up of patients with impaired left ventricular(More)
BACKGROUND  Epidemiology and clinical management of acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) are not readily available in Japan. METHODS AND RESULTS  The Japan VTE Treatment Registry (JAVA) is a multicenter cohort study of consecutive patients with an objectively confirmed, symptomatic acute pulmonary embolism (PE), symptomatic acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT),(More)
BACKGROUND Prasugrel is an antiplatelet agent that shows more prompt, potent, and consistent platelet inhibition than clopidogrel. The objective of this study was to confirm the efficacy and safety of prasugrel at loading/maintenance doses of 20/3.75 mg. METHODS AND RESULTS Japanese patients (n=1,363) with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous(More)
BACKGROUND During out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, it is unclear how long prehospital resuscitation efforts should be continued to maximize lives saved. METHODS AND RESULTS Between 2005 and 2012, we enrolled 282 183 adult patients with bystander-witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest from the All-Japan Utstein Registry. Prehospital resuscitation duration(More)
BACKGROUND We examined the effects of cytochrome P450 2C19 (CYP2C19) polymorphisms on the efficacy and safety of prasugrel and clopidogrel in a post hoc analysis of the PRASugrel compared with clopidogrel For Japanese patIenTs with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) (PRASFIT-ACS) study. METHODS Japanese ACS(More)
Regional diastolic wall motion was studied with sonomicrometry in 30 open chest anaesthetised dogs after left anterior descending stenosis or occlusion. Post-systolic shortening and thickening, defined as the magnitude of segment shortening or wall thickening that occurred after end systole, was measured in peripheral and central ischaemic segments. These(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a hybrid treatment for acute massive pulmonary thromboembolism in patients with hemodynamic impairment by combining mechanical fragmentation, local thrombolysis, and clot aspiration. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Within a period of 35 months, 25 patients with hemodynamic impairment (eight men and 17 women;(More)