Nobuo Sakagoshi

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The formation of pseudoaneurysm is an uncommon complication of after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). We report a 66-year-old man in whom an anastomotic pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta derived from mediastinitis after repeat CABG. At operation, the pseudoaneurysm was revealed to be involved in the proximal anastomotic site of a saphenous vein(More)
A new cyclic adenosine monophosphate phosphodiesterase inhibitor, DN-9693, was examined to see whether myocardial reperfusion injury could be reduced in a setting of cardioplegic arrest through its antiaggregation effect on leukocytes. Isolated rabbit heart models with whole blood perfusion were used, and 18 hearts were divided into three groups according(More)
BACKGROUND Ventricular septal rupture (VSR) is a life-threatening complication following acute transmural myocardial infarction. Posteriorly located ruptures are one of the main predictors of poor prognoses because of the surgical difficulties associated with this location. CASE PRESENTATION A 72-year-old man with a posterior VSR underwent surgical repair(More)
OBJECTIVE Pneumonia after cardiovascular surgery is the leading cause of mortality. Postoperative aspiration pneumonia becomes a critical issue in the management of cardiovascular surgery in the aging society. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence and risk factors of aspiration pneumonia after cardiovascular surgery for elderly patients. (More)
We encountered a case of infective mitral endocarditis (IE) due to Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) after percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC). A 65-year-old woman underwent PTMC for mitral stenosis. Two days later, she incurred a fever of more than 40 degrees C, and MRSA was detected in her blood culture. Inflammation and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the safety and usefulness of antegrade hypothermic cerebral perfusion in conjunction with mild hypothermic (tepid) visceral perfusion (so-called cool head-warm body perfusion; CHWB) in aortic surgery; the clinical outcomes and perioperative data on this new technique were retrospectively analyzed. METHODS From January 1990 to March(More)
A 78-year-old man was referred to our hospital with syncope and palpitation. A Holter electrocardiography (ECG) revealed sick sinus syndrome (SSS), and an enhanced chest computed tomography (CT) scan showed persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) and absent right superior vena cava. Myocardial leads and a pacemaker implantation were peformed through left(More)