Sayaka Kurokawa

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It is unknown whether 12-lead ECG can predict new-onset AF. In the present study, we identified patients with new onset AF from our digitally stored ECG database, and the P wave morphologies were analyzed in their preceding sinus rhythm recordings as the precursor state for AF. The P wave was analyzed in the most recent ECG recording of sinus rhythm(More)
BACKGROUND Cryoballoon catheter ablation was developed to simplify ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). Initial enthusiasm for its widespread use has been dampened by phrenic nerve (PN) injury (PNI). OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of cryoballoon inflation at the right superior pulmonary vein (RSPV) orifice on PN location(More)
BACKGROUND Although oxidative stress is considered to promote arrhythmogenic substrates in diseased model animals, it is difficult to evaluate its primary role. In this study, we evaluated the promotion of arrhythmogenic substrates in the primary hyperoxidative state. METHODS AND RESULTS Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with L-buthionine-sulfoximine (BSO,(More)
BACKGROUND Spectral analysis of the fibrillation waves was performed in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (PAF) to clarify the usefulness of this method of predicting the efficacy of antiarrhythmic agents. METHODS AND RESULTS The 59 patients with PAF were randomly assigned to pilsicainide (150 mg/day) or bepridil (200 mg/day) therapy for 4(More)
The usefulness of electrogram (EGM)-based information has been reported for assessing lesion transmurality during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation, but the wall thickness of the pulmonary vein-left atrial (PV-LA) junction has not been considered. We conducted a study to evaluate the relation between PV-LA junction wall thickness and the presence of(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to investigate the role of a primary hyperoxidative stress in myocardial electrical remodeling using heterozygous heart/muscle-specific manganese superoxide dismutase-deficient (H/M-Sod2(+/-)) mice treated with L-buthionine-sulfoximine (BSO). METHODS AND RESULTS Both H/M-Sod2(+/-)and wild-type (WT) mice were treated with(More)
We sought to better understand the association between and clinical implications of ganglionated plexi (GPs), epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) in the left atrium (LA), and the initiation and maintenance of atrial fibrillation (AF). Three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT) reconstruction images of the LA, PVs, and LA-EAT were merged with the LA(More)
BACKGROUND Ablation targeting complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAEs) or high dominant frequency (DF) sites is generally effective for persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). CFAEs and/or high DF sites may exist in low-voltage regions, which theoretically represent abnormal substrates. However, whether CFAEs or high DF sites reflect low voltage(More)
BACKGROUND Although a ventriculoatrial interval (VAI) of ≤70 ms is used to distinguish atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia from orthodromic atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia (AVRT), a VAI of ≤70 ms is sometimes observed in cases of AVRT. The study aimed to evaluate the short VAI that is seen in AVRT and to understand its underlying(More)
Patients with recently diagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF) tend to exhibit a longer fibrillation cycle length (FCL) than those having a longer clinical history. However, the electrophysiological properties of new-onset AF may vary because of the clinical background of patients. In this study, we evaluated clinical factors to identify the determinants of FCL(More)