Shigeyuki Yamashita

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We reviewed our clinical experience in off-pump pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using bipolar radiofrequency (RF) device for atrial fibrillation (Af). From August 2004 to July 2007, the combined off-pump PVI and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) was performed in 13 of the 22 planned patients. There was no operative mortality or major complication. Sinus(More)
Dobutamine has been used in septic shock for many years as an only inotrope, but its benefit has been questioned. We weighed the effects of dobutamine and milrinone as inotropes in mice with cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)-induced polymicrobial sepsis. CLP-induced septic mice exhibited significant cardiac inflammation, as indicated by greatly increased(More)
Despite recent advances in surgical technique and perioperative care, the surgical correction of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) remains a challenge. The major complication and the main cause of reoperation in TAPVC surgery are the occurrence of pulmonary venous obstruction (PVO). In the 1990s, sutureless repair was introduced as a(More)
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