Takuya Taniguchi

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BACKGROUND Isolated left venticular noncompaction (IVNC) is a rare congenital heart disease charactrized by a pattern of an excessively prominent trabecular meshwork with deep intertrabecular recesses. Heart rate variability (HRV) has been reported to be impaired in various heart diseases, though little is known regarding HRV in adult patients with IVNC. (More)
A 97-year-old woman was provoked a convulsion after taking a new quinolone antibiotic drug Levofloxacin and a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug Loxoprofen. At a later time, she was suffered from severe chest pain. An electrocardiogram showed ST segment elevation in leads II, III and aVF, and T-wave inversion in leads V1 to V4. Coronary angiography(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal treatment strategies for restenosis of sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) have not been adequately addressed yet. METHODS AND RESULTS During the 3-year follow-up of 12 824 patients enrolled in the j-Cypher registry, 1456 lesions in 1298 patients underwent target-lesion revascularization (TLR). Excluding 362 lesions undergoing TLR for stent(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) sometimes display characteristic electrocardiographic (ECG) findings at rest and develop subendocardial ischemia during exercise in the absence of coronary lesions. However, their relationship has not yet been fully clarified. METHODS Exercise Tc-99m-tetrofosmin myocardial scintigraphy was(More)
OBJECTIVES Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and QRS duration have been reported as independent predictors for cardiac events in patients with heart failure. The present study investigated the relationships between BNP and QRS duration to assess the prognostic value in patients with heart failure. METHODS We prospectively examined 93 patients presenting to(More)
BACKGROUND The plasma concentration of lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] is associated with atherosclerotic and thrombotic vascular diseases. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between plasma Lp(a) concentration and in-stent restenosis. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred and 9 patients with successful elective coronary stent implantation(More)
A case of ST-segment elevation provoked by distended stomach conduit is presented. An 83-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with worsening chest discomfort. She had a previous history of subtotal esophagectomy, which was reconstructed using a stomach conduit in the posterior mediastinum. Electrocardiogram showed ST-segment elevation in the inferior(More)
BACKGROUND Sinus cycle length has been reported to fluctuate after a ventricular premature beat (VPB). The purpose of this study was to assess the short-term fluctuations of sinus cycle length in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and prior myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS The relative deviation of RR intervals from the mean of the last(More)
An 86-year-old man with chest pain was admitted to our hospital. Coronary angiography revealed 99% stenosis of the mid segment of the left anterior descending coronary artery, therefore, a coronary stent was implanted. Immediately after the stent implantation, 99% stenosis occurred at the proximal site of the 1st diagonal artery because of stent jeal. On(More)