Norihisa Kumasaka

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Pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is considered an uncommon disease in Japan and there are not any reported prospective studies on the incidence of PTE in Japan. The objective of the present study was to determine the number of patients with PTE per year in a prospective study using a questionnaire. Letters were sent to clinical departments in university(More)
The incidence of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is lower in Japanese than in Caucasians. The basis for the different incidence has not been clarified. A poor anticoagulant response to activated protein C based on a single point mutation of the factor V gene (Arg506Gln) was found to be a pathogenetic factor for venous thrombosis and PTE in North America and(More)
OBJECTIVE The differences in the clinical findings of patients with acute pulmonary thromboembolism (acute-PTE) and chronic pulmonary thromboembolism (chronic-PTE) were compared, and the association between the clinical findings and prognosis in the two groups was analyzed. PATIENTS This study included 204 patients with PTE, 139 patients with acute-PTE(More)
The present study examined the influence of the extent of the ischemic area on right ventricular (RV) systolic function and the relation between the RV global and regional systolic function in patients with anteroseptal myocardial infarction (MI). Biplane right ventriculography was performed in 15 subjects as the control group, and 46 patients with(More)
We examined whether differences in the location of myocardial hypertrophy influence the right ventricular diastolic function in patients with non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy using cineangiography. Biplane right ventriculography was performed in 34 subjects (normal = 14, asymmetric septal hypertrophy = 9, apical hypertrophy = 11) during cardiac(More)
Tachycardia accompanies the preload reduction. Our aim is to assess the effect of the heart rate change on wall motion in ischemic heart. In 8 dogs with occlusion of left anterior descending artery, we changed the heart rate (heart rate 90, 120, and 150 beats/minute) after using UL-FS49, a selective bradycardic agent, with atrial pacing. Preload was changed(More)
Sato et al. (Electronic Letters 32, 949-950, 1996) reported that one can obtain a non-invasive estimate of left ventricular (LV) pressure at around end-diastole in an isolated canine preparation. In this study we examined whether this method can be applied to humans. Using the method proposed by Kanai et al. (IEEE. Trans. UFFC, 43, 791-810,1996), we(More)
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