Shigeru Matsui

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BACKGROUND Restenosis still occurs, even with the sirolimus-eluting stent (SES), and the precise mechanisms and the impact of stent fracture on restensosis have not yet been elucidated. METHODS AND RESULTS Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided SES implantation was performed in 184 lesions in 151 patients with stable and unstable angina. Serial (pre-,(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic value of cystatin C relative to glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimated by the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease Study (MDRD) equation modified for Japan has not been investigated in acute heart failure patients with normal to moderately impaired renal function. More accurate detection of mild renal impairment might improve(More)
OBJECTIVES Stent fracture (SF) of sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) has emerged recently in the literature and shown to be associated with an increased risk of restenosis; however, little is known regarding SF after bare-metal stent implantation. We sought to assess whether the use of SES was associated with an increased risk of SF compared with its bare-metal(More)
BACKGROUND A modestly elevated circulating D-dimer level may be relevant to coronary artery disease (CAD), but its prognostic value, both independently and in combination with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), for long-term death has not been fully evaluated in stable CAD patients.Methods and Results:Baseline plasma D-dimer levels and eGFR were(More)
Additional risk stratification may provide more aggressive and focalized preventive treatment to high-risk hypertensive patients according to the Japanese hypertension guidelines. We prospectively investigated the predictive value of high-sensitivity troponin I (hsTnI), both independently and in combination with N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide(More)
BACKGROUND Heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) is proposed as an early biomarker for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), but its prognostic value is unclear in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We evaluated the prognostic value of the H-FABP concentration relative to cardiac troponin T (cTnT) in the early hours of ACS. METHODS Serum concentrations(More)
Whether trough-phase rivaroxaban concentrations provide sufficient anticoagulation needs more study. We evaluated levels of coagulation activation markers in the trough concentration phase in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients, and the correlation between these markers and rivaroxaban concentration. Fifty-five Japanese NVAF patients received(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence, risk factors, and outcome of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) in 730 patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) undergoing emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), whose contrast volume was below maximum allowable contrast dose (MACD) was prospectively investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS MACD was defined as(More)
OBJECTIVES The clinical benefit of ezetimibe, an intestinal cholesterol transporter inhibitor, for treatment of postprandial hyperlipidemia was assessed in subjects who ingested a high-fat and high-glucose test meal to mimic westernized diet. METHODS We enrolled 20 male volunteers who had at least one of the following: waist circumference ≥ 85 cm, body(More)
BACKGROUND We prospectively investigated the prognostic value of the combined use of cardiac troponin T (TnT), B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP) for long-term mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Baseline measurements of TnT, BNP, and CRP were performed in 516 patients on chronic HD.(More)
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