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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
) 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 of serum potassium level after admission, and (ii) the patient had gastrointestinal symptoms and was diagnosed with dehydration in a previous hospital 5 days before admission to our(More)
BACKGROUND During epicardial mapping, determination of appropriate ablation sites in low voltage areas (LVA) is challenging because of large epicardial areas covered by adipose tissue. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impedance difference between epicardial fat and the epicardial LVA using multiple detector computed tomography (MDCT). METHODS We enrolled(More)