Satoshi Miyazawa

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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)
BACKGROUND Sodium bicarbonate and ascorbic acid have been proposed to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). The present study evaluated the effect of their combined use on CIN incidence.Methods and Results:We prospectively enrolled 429 patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD: baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate <60 mL/min/1.73 m2) prior to(More)
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