Syuichi Kozawa

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BACKGROUND Time limits for neuroprotection by retrograde cerebral perfusion (RCP) and selective cerebral perfusion (SCP) in aortic arch aneurysm repair or dissection are undergoing definition. METHODS Using near-infrared optical spectroscopy, changes in regional cerebrovascular oxygen saturation (rSO2) were compared between the two perfusion methods. (More)
A new method to skeletonize and harvest the internal thoracic artery using an ultrasonic scalpel is presented. The technique is simple, safe, and minimally invasive. It is possible to obtain sufficient vessel length for anastomosis to most coronary arteries for bypass grafting.
BACKGROUND Blunt trauma-induced aortic injury traditionally has been treated with early open surgical repair. However, recently endovascular stent-graft technology is considered a less-invasive therapeutic alternative, and flexible stent-grafts, such as the Matsui-Kitamura stent-graft (MKSG), are being used widely. We report our experience with the curved(More)
Aortocaval fistula caused by rupture of an abdominal aneurysm was diagnosed before surgery and treated successfully using cardiopulmonary bypass, which effectively controlled the massive bleeding. Rupture of the false lumen of a dissecting aneurysm limited to the abdominal aorta was responsible for the aortocaval fistula. The defect of the inferior vena(More)
We assessed the efficacy of emergency percutaneous cardiopulmonary bypass support (PCPS) in the treatment of patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock. Emergency PCPS was instituted in 21 consecutive patients beginning in 1991. After the stabilization of the hemodynamics, coronary reperfusion was performed by means of(More)
Patients with coronary disease complicated by severe carotid or intracranial arterial stenosis underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) using a novel method of dynamic pulsatile cardiopulmonary bypass (Super Pulse CPB). The Super Pulse technique can maintain the systolic pressure and systolic-diastolic amplitude in such a way that they mimic(More)
A 64-year-old woman was admitted due to back pain and dyspnea. She was suffering from fever of unknown origin for a few weeks without aortic aneurysm by enhanced chest computed tomography (CT). Chest CT taken 1 month later revealed rupture of aortic arch aneurysm. Total arch replacement was performed with in situ grafting under selective cerebral perfusion(More)
Atrial rupture by blunt trauma is lethal and one of controversial problems for cardiovascular surgeons, because of complexed conditions due to multiple organ injuries. Some papers recommend strategy of early diagnosis and treatment at an acute phase for better clinical course, but high mortality rate has not been improved yet, especially that of left atrial(More)
We report two cases of aorto-gastrointestinal fistula. Case 1, a 60-year-old man, suffered from repeat hematemesis. He was preoperatively diagnosed as aortoesophageal fistula with thoracic aortic aneurysm and was successfully treated by graft replacement of the aneurysm. Case 2, a 73-year-old man, presented with massive gastrointestinal bleeding, yet repeat(More)
We experienced a rare case of the mitral regurgitation due to papillary muscle rupture after percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC). This case was a seventy years old female who underwent PTMC. The cardiac tamponade and mitral regurgitation occurred after PTMC. Pericardial drainage was done immediately, and the next day the emergency(More)