Rintaro Hojo

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OBJECTIVES The present study was performed to investigate the clinical implications of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) in patients with vasospastic angina (VSA) resuscitated from lethal ventricular arrhythmia. BACKGROUND The prognosis of VSA is known to be good with medication; however, ventricular arrhythmia and cardiopulmonary arrest are(More)
Reply to Dr. Medias We appreciate your interest and insightful comments regarding our published paper [1] in the Journal of Arrhythmia. Please find below, the response to your comments. 1) It is possible that in this case, TC had developed before QTc prolongation and attack of PVT because (i) QTc gradually shortened and attacks of PVT disappeared regardless(More)
AIMS An early repolarization (ER) pattern is a risk factor for ventricular fibrillation (VF) in certain diseases. However, it is unclear whether this association holds for patients with vasospastic angina (VSA). Moreover, the reported long-term follow-up of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy for VSA patients is limited to 3 years. This(More)
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