Shunsuke Natori

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Sympathetic nervous activation is a crucial compensatory mechanism in heart failure. However, excess catecholamine may induce cardiac dysfunction and beta-adrenergic desensitization. Although magnesium is known to be a cardioprotective agent, its beneficial effects on acute cardiac dysfunction remain to be elucidated. We examined the effects of magnesium on(More)
Large infarcts are associated with a terminal QRS-distortion in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on the cardiac MRI (CMR) can depict an infarct distribution. However, less is known about the relationship between the LGE findings and QRS-distortion on admission, including the best ECG-lead location to(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) inhalation therapy has been widely used in several diseases with pulmonary hypertension. However, application of NO inhalation therapy remains controversial in heart failure. Cardiovascular effects of inhaled NO (iNO) were evaluated in dogs before and after induction of heart failure with and without infusion of vasoactive agents. iNO did(More)
BACKGROUND The presence of a myocardial scar detected by late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has been described as a predictor of all-cause mortality in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). However, the detailed spatial relationship between LGE site and electrical abnormality is unclear in high-risk HCM with malignant(More)
BACKGROUND Delayed-enhancement MRI is a technique that has significant clinical usefulness, particularly for myocardial viability determination in ischemic heart disease. Delayed enhanced images have been acquired by using the inversion recovery(IR)method. It is necessary for the IR method to select optimal inversion time(TI). Recently, the phase-sensitive(More)
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