Ryota Uemura

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In this study, we hypothesized that bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) protect ischemic myocardium through paracrine effects that can be further augmented with preconditioning. In in vitro experiments, cell survival factors such as Akt and eNOS were significantly increased in BMSCs following anoxia. In the second series of experiments following coronary(More)
BACKGROUND Although coronary angiograms after bare-metal stent (BMS) implantation show late luminal narrowing beyond 4 years, the detailed changes inside the BMS have not yet been fully elucidated. METHODS AND RESULTS Serial angiographic and angioscopic examinations were performed immediately (baseline), 6 to 12 months (first follow-up), and >or=4 years(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated troponin T levels in non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) have been shown to predict an adverse outcome. Furthermore, it has been reported that troponin T could help improve the effectiveness of such new antithrombotic drugs as platelet GPIIb/IIIa antagonists and low-molecular-weight heparins. We hypothesized that such(More)
We proposed here that mobilized progenitor cells (MPCs) from the bone marrow are special cell types which carry cytoprotective proteins for cardiac repair following ischemia. Myocardial ischemia was induced by ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) in mice. Progenitor cells in peripheral blood were analyzed by fluorescence-activated(More)
We report an acute myocardial infarction in a patient with a single coronary artery. The right coronary artery arose from the middle portion in the left anterior descending artery through the transverse branch. This type of single coronary artery has not been previously reported. Moreover, this is the first report in which the culprit lesion in a patient(More)
It is hypothesized that the protection of bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) on ischemic myocardium might be related to the anti-apoptotic effect via paracrine mechanisms. In this study, a wide array of cytokines including vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) and insulin growth(More)
OBJECTIVES Changes in coronary plaque color and morphology by statin therapy were evaluated using coronary angioscopy. BACKGROUND Coronary plaque stabilization by statin therapy has not been clarified in humans. METHODS Thirty-one patients with coronary artery disease were divided into either the comparison group (n = 16) or the atorvastatin group (n =(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the morphologic changes in infarct-related lesions after stenting in acute or recent myocardial infarction (MI) with coronary angioscopy. BACKGROUND There is no information on the serial morphologic changes, which occur after stenting, and the time course of neointimal coverage of stents for disrupted(More)
Prior intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) studies have demonstrated that a positive remodeling pattern of a culprit lesion is observed more frequently in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) than stable angina (SA). However, the relationship between the plaque morphology detected by IVUS and the histological type of atherosclerotic plaque has not been well defined.(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple angioscopic yellow plaques are associated with diffuse atherosclerotic plaque, and may be prevalent in patients with myocardial infarction (MI), so in the present study the yellow plaques in the coronary arteries of patients with MI was evaluated using quantitative colorimetry, and compared with those of patients with stable angina (SA).(More)