Naoaki Matsuo

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OBJECTIVE We assessed the role of dynamic CT in the evaluation of the efficacy of transarterial chemoembolization with iodized oil for hepatocellular carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS We examined 41 hepatocellular carcinoma lesions (mean diameter, 5.0 cm) in 40 patients (mean age, 60.6 years) who underwent transarterial injection of iodized oil alone (n =(More)
BACKGROUND Early initiation of EPA treatment in combination with a statin within 24h after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) reduces inflammation and ventricular arrhythmia compared with statin monotherapy; however, the impact of early initiation of EPA treatment on cardiovascular events is unclear.(More)
BACKGROUND Adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein (A-FABP) is expressed in both adipocytes and macrophages. Recent studies have shown that A-FABP is secreted by adipocytes and that the A-FABP concentration is associated with obesity, insulin resistance, and atherosclerosis. We have reported that the coronary atherosclerotic burden is associated with the serum(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with endothelial dysfunction. Studies have shown the incidence of cardiovascular events to be greater in patients with persistent AF (PeAF) than paroxysmal AF (PAF). OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate whether endothelial dysfunction and the impact of catheter ablation on the endothelial(More)
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