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)
BACKGROUND Fragmented QRS (fQRS) can predict cardiac events, and inducible ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation (VT/VF) is a known high-risk factor for arrhythmic death. However, whether fQRS is a predictor of cardiac events in patients with inducible VT/VF is unknown. We aimed to evaluate whether fQRS is a predictor of cardiac events in patients with(More)
INTRODUCTION Macroreentrant atrial tachycardia (MRAT) has been described most frequently in patients with prior cardiac surgery. Left atrial tachycardia and flutter are common in patients who undergo atrial fibrillation ablation; however, few reports describe left atrial MRAT involving the regions of spontaneous scarring. Here, we describe left atrial MRAT(More)
A 74-year-old woman with takotsubo cardiomyopathy developed polymorphic ventricular tachycardia during the acute phase. She exhibited prominent J-wave and T-wave alternans preceding ventricular tachycardia. These abnormalities disappeared after recovery from myocardial stunning.
AIMS Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the important underlying diseases of atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the prevalence and electrophysiological characteristics of typical atrial flutter (AFL) in patients with AF and COPD remain unknown. The purpose of the present study was to investigate those characteristics. METHODS AND(More)
AIMS Prophylactic catheter ablation (CA) has been established to reduce the incidence of appropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy (anti-tachycardia pacing or shock) in secondary prevention patients. The aim of this study was to determine whether prophylactic CA for induced ventricular tachycardia (VT) reduces the incidence of(More)
A 47-year-old man underwent slow pathway ablation for slow-fast atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia. Following the procedure, he felt palpitations while swallowing, and swallowing-induced atrial tachycardia was diagnosed. Swallowing-induced atrial tachycardia arose from the right atrium-superior vena cava junction and was cured by catheter(More)
A 57 year-old man presenting with acute inferior myocardial infarction underwent percutaneous coronary intervention. Following the placement of TAXUS Liberte 2.5 × 24 mm (Boston Sientific, USA), for 99% stenosis with delay, severe vasospasm occurred at distal portion of the stent. However, persistent vasospasm was observed despite ISDN (isosorbide(More)
We performed catheter ablation to septal superior vena cava (SVC)-right atrium (RA) junction rapid firing in a 57-year-old man with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. He later experienced transient sinus node dysfunction resulting from injury to the sinus node artery (SNA), which branched only from the proximal region of the left circumflex artery. The(More)