Shohei Kataoka

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BACKGROUND Although thyroid dysfunction is a known prognostic factor for cardiovascular disease, the relationship between thyroid function and prognosis in patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is poorly understood. Herein, we investigated the association between thyroid hormone levels and outcome in patients hospitalized for ADHF. (More)
Severe mitral regurgitation (MR) due to abnormal chordae tendineae as a primary cause is rare. This clinicopathologic study included four such cases which occurred among 6,500 consecutive autopsies on persons older than 60 years. This paper describes three of these cases. Case 1 was a 76-year-old woman with congestive heart failure, MR and atrial(More)
Introduction Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome is characterized by a short PR interval, wide QRS complex, and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. An accessory atrioventricular connection is known to be the underlying mechanism of this syndrome. Accessory pathways (APs) are mainly located along the tricuspid or mitral annulus, accounting for 10%– 20%(More)
Cardiac tumors are rare, and multiple myxomas are even rarer. The latter phenomenon is mostly associated with the Carney complex, a dominantly inherited disease characterized by multiple primary cardiac myxomas, endocrinopathy, and spotty pigmentation of the skin. We report the rare case of a patient who did not have the Carney complex but had multiple(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to examine prognosis and causes of death in hemodialysis (HD) patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) after endovascular therapy (EVT). BACKGROUND EVT is becoming a first-line treatment in patients with CLI. Nonetheless, only a few studies have examined prognosis and its predictors in HD patients with CLI undergoing EVT, who(More)
AIMS Cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) can be diagnosed using 18F-FDG-PET/CT (PET), cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), and 123I-BMIPP/201TlCl dual myocardial SPECT. This study aims to clarify the relationships among the three modalities with respect to CS. METHODS AND RESULTS We evaluated 16 patients (male n = 11; age 55 ± 13 years) with confirmed CS who(More)
[reaction: see text] The tropos (chirally flexible) or atropos (chirally rigid) nature of BIPHEP-Rh complexes at room temperature critically depends on the amines complexed. The aliphatic DPEN complex is atropos, whereas the aromatic DABN complex is tropos. BIPHEP-Rh chirality can thus be controlled by DABN at room temperature. The amine-free BIPHEP-Rh(More)
[reaction and structure: see text] Not only axial but also helical chirality of tropos TETRAPHOS-Rh complexes can be controlled by chiral diamines. The flexibility of the TETRAPHOS-Rh complex is increased by association of DABN. In contrast, the diamine-free complex is chirally more stable than the BIPHEP counterpart. The higher levels of enantioselectivity(More)
Overlapping characteristics of Brugada syndrome (BrS) and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D) have been reported in recent studies, but little is known about the overlapping disease state of BrS and ARVC/D. A 36-year-old man, hospitalized at our institution for syncope, presented with this overlapping disease state. The(More)
BACKGROUND Quantitative flow ratio (QFR) is a newly developed image-based index for estimating fractional flow reserve (FFR).Methods and Results:We analyzed 151 coronary arteries with intermediate stenosis in 142 patients undergoing wire-based FFR measurement using dedicated software. Predefined contrast flow QFR, which was derived from 3-dimensional(More)
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