Takahiko Kawarabayashi

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Primary and secondary prevention with cholesterol-lowering therapy, especially statins, decreases the morbidity and mortality of coronary heart disease (1). These drugs were designed to be antiatherosclerotic by affecting lipid metabolism. Recently, statins were reported to have other antiatherosclerotic effects, including endothelial function improvement(More)
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a social burden. However, being able to predict AMI could lead to prevention. A previous study showed only the relation between the lunar phase and the occurrence of AMI, but the period it takes for the moon to orbit around the earth and the period of the lunar phase differ. This study investigated the effect of the(More)
A 65-year-old man with previous history of congestive heart failure and genetically proven Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) was suddenly suffered from aphasia and right hemiplegia. Physical examination showed severe motor aphasia, right hemiplegia, and signs of left heart failure. An echocardiogram before the onset of aphasia showed markedly dilated left(More)
Near the end of pregnancy, both the longitudinal and circular muscles of the rat uterus exhibit characteristic changes, and especially in circular muscle, the plateau-type action potential observed in mid-pregnancy changes into the burst discharge which is apparently prerequisite for normal delivery. This study concerned the effects of the ovarian hormones,(More)
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