Tasuku Higashihara

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BACKGROUND The significance of routine measurement of lactate level is unclear in patients with critical acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). METHODS AND RESULTS Consecutive 754 patients who were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) in our hospital from January 2007 to March 2012 and given a diagnosis of ADHF were eligible for retrospective(More)
Transient left ventricular dysfunction in patients under emotional stress, also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, has been recognized as a distinct clinical entity. Recent studies have supported the concept notion that the cardiovascular system is regulated by cortical modulation. A network consisting of the insular cortex (Ic), anterior cingulate gyrus,(More)
Recent studies have shown that visit-to-visit blood pressure (BP) variability was emerging as an independent risk factor for stroke. Although the mechanism is not fully understood, artery remodeling would be closely associated with the relationship between visit-to-visit BP variability and stroke. In addition, the class of antihypertensive agents is(More)
BACKGROUND We previously reported that the incidence of 1-year major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients treated with paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES) was lower than that in the sirolimus-eluting stents in dialysis patients. However, it remains unclear whether there are differences in clinical outcomes between everolimus-eluting stents (EES) and PES.(More)
While hypertension has been shown to be a risk factor for vascular dementia, several studies have also demonstrated that hypertension also increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Although the relationship between visit-to-visit blood pressure variability (VVV) and cognitive impairment, including AD, have been provided, the mechanisms remain poorly(More)
BACKGROUND Although napkin-ring sign (NRS) plaques assessed by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) is identified as a high-risk feature, the detailed morphological features are still unknown. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the morphological features of the MDCT-assessed NRS using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). METHODS We evaluated 204(More)
hypertension, and previous myocardial infarction were comparable between groups. Totally occluded culprit arteries (48.8% vs 83%; p<0.001) and multivessel disease (23.8% vs 39.4%; p<0.001) were more rarely identified during PPCI in direct stenting group. There were no difference in rates of stent thrombosis (1.2% vs 0.8%; p1⁄40. 631) and repeat myocardial(More)
In a cross-sectional study, visit-to-visit blood pressure (BP) variability was shown to be associated with artery remodelling. Here, we investigated the impact of visit-to-visit BP variability and average BP on the carotid artery remodelling progression in high-risk elderly according to different classes of antihypertension medication use/non-use. BP(More)
A 65-year-old man presented to our hospital due to intermittent claudication and swelling in his left leg. He had Leriche syndrome and deep vein thrombosis. We performed endovascular therapy (EVT) for Leriche syndrome, and a temporary filter was inserted in the inferior vena cava. He received anticoagulation therapy for deep vein thrombosis. The stenotic(More)
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