Takaaki Isshiki

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1,4-dihydropyridine (DHP) Ca(2+) antagonists have recently been shown to block T-type Ca(2+) channels, which may render favorable actions on cardiovascular systems. However, this evaluation remains to be done systematically for each T-type Ca(2+) channel subtype except for the Ca(v)3.1 (alpha(1G)) subtype. To address this issue at the molecular level,(More)
Recent reports show that efonidipine, a dihydropyridine Ca2+ antagonist, has blocking action on T-type Ca2+ channels, which may produce favorable actions on cardiovascular systems. However, the effects of other dihydropyridine Ca2+ antagonists on T-type Ca2+ channels have not been investigated yet. Therefore, in this study, we examined the effects of(More)
Efonidipine, a derivative of dihydropyridine Ca(2+) antagonist, is known to block both L- and T-type Ca(2+) channels. It remains to be clarified, however, whether efonidipine affects other voltage-dependent Ca(2+) channel subtypes such as N-, P/Q- and R-types, and whether the optical isomers of efonidipine have different selectivities in blocking these(More)
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) based on fractional flow reserve (FFRcath) measurement during invasive coronary angiography (CAG) results in improved patient outcome and reduced healthcare costs. FFR can now be computed non-invasively from standard coronary CT angiography (cCTA) scans (FFRCT). The purpose of this study is to determine the potential(More)
BACKGROUND Available data from randomized trials on thrombectomy in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have shown favorable trends in myocardial reperfusion. However, few data are available on the effect of thrombectomy on clinical outcome. Thus we have designed a collaborative individual patient-data meta-analysis which aimed to(More)
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition improves defective angiogenesis in the ischemic limb of spontaneously hypertensive rats a , a a a Abstract Objectives: Natural angiogenesis has been shown to be impaired in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). The purpose of this study was to determine whether pathological angiogenesis in the setting of tissue(More)
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