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We injected acetylcholine (ACh), the neurotransmitter of the parasympathetic nervous system, into the coronary arteries of 28 patients with variant angina. Injection of 10 to 80 micrograms ACh into the coronary artery responsible for the attack induced spasm together with chest pain and ST segment elevation or depression on the electrocardiogram in 30 of(More)
BACKGROUND Lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] is an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease and niceritrol (a prodrug of nicotinic acid) is known to reduce Lp(a) levels. Patients with coronary artery disease often have impairment of the fibrinolytic system. METHODS To elucidate the effect of niceritrol on fibrinolysis and Lp(a) levels, we examined(More)
We reported the case of a 67-year-old man with Ebstein's anomaly, the oldest patient with this disease in Japan as far as we know. His condition was often accompanied by ectopic junctional tachycardia with isorhythmic AV dissociation, which made him complain of palpitation by elevating right intra-atrial pressure. Although enhanced automaticity was the most(More)
Coronary recanalization rate and infarct size were compared between 2 different methods of intravenously administering recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) 41.4 mg; 1) an initial bolus dose of 30% followed by infusion of the remainder over 60 min (30% group), and an initial bolus dose of 10% followed by infusion of the remainder over 60 min(More)
A 57-year-old man was admitted with dyspnea and bloody sputum. The chest X-ray showed unilateral alveolar infiltration, and alveolar cell carcinoma was suspected. Physical examination showed orthopnea and a loud systolic murmur, and the echocardiogram showed mitral valve prolapse. A chest X-ray 4 days later revealed bilateral infiltration. The cardiac(More)
The cerebellum has almost never been considered responsible for conjugate deviation of the eyes (CDE). A few cases of CDE caused by cerebellar lesions without the involvement of the brainstem have been reported, but the lesions were too large to evaluate their localization in the cerebellum. In this report, we describe 2 cases of isolated CDE caused by(More)
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