Tetsuaki Kiuchi

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AIMS Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of renal denervation with a standard irrigated cardiac ablation catheter (SICAC) in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with refractory hypertension. METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty-four patients were included and treated with a SICAC. Denervation was performed by a single operator following the standard technique.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the genetic contribution for myocardial infarction. METHODS We investigated common polymorphisms of apolipoprotein E gene and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) gene in Japanese population. Subjects were 422 healthy people and 254 patients with myocardial infarction. We evaluated the 287 base pair (bp) insertion (I)/deletion (D)(More)
Thirty patients who underwent percutaneous renal denervation, which was performed by a single operator following the standard technique, were enrolled in this study. Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 2 (n=19), 3 (n=6), and 4 (n=5) were included. Data were obtained at baseline and at monthly intervals for the first 6 months. At 7 months,(More)
Twenty-seven patients with resistant hypertension and chronic kidney disease were treated by renal sympathetic denervation (RSD) and followed for 12 months. Patients were retrospectively divided into controlled and uncontrolled blood pressure (BP) groups. Increases in mean estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) were found at months 1, 3, 6, and 12 in(More)
AIM Evaluation of the effectiveness of the renal sympathetic denervation (RSD) in reducing lesions of target organs such as the heart and kidneys, in resistant hypertensive CKD patients. METHODS AND RESULTS Forty-five patients were included and treated with an ablation catheter with open irrigated tip. RSD was performed by a single operator following the(More)
Article history: Received 26 July 2015 Received in revised form 22 August 2015 Accepted 26 August 2015 Available online 29 August 2015 formed consent was obtained from every patient. In the period from June 2011 to December 2012, thirty consecutive patients underwent RSD. All of them had resistant hypertension and CKD (stages 2, 3 and 4), as shown in Table(More)
Renal denervation (RDN) has been proposed as a novel interventional antihypertensive technique. However, existing evidence was mainly from patients with severe resistant hypertension. The authors aimed to evaluate the efficacy of RDN in patients with resistant hypertension with mildly elevated blood pressure (BP). Studies of RDN in patients with mild(More)
Inappropriate sinus tachycardia is defined as sinus tachycardia at rest (heart rate ≥100 bpm) in sitting position or/and as an average heart rate ≥90 bpm during 24-hour Holter monitoring. The most common symptoms are palpitation, dizziness, chest discomfort, orthostatic intolerance, and fatigue. Sometimes, the symptoms can be severe and debilitating, and(More)
1. Division of Cardiac Surgery and Artificial Cardiac Stimulation, Department of Medicine, Hospital e Clínica São Gonçalo, São Gonçalo, RJ, Brazil; 2. Electrophysiology Division, Department of Cardiology, Hospital e Clínica São Gonçalo, São Gonçalo, RJ, Brazil; 3. Department of Cardiology, Shanghai First People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University(More)