Tomohiro Dohke

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OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the relationship between brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), renal function, and the severity of congestive heart failure (CHF). BACKGROUND Both BNP and renal function are prognostic predictors in CHF patients. METHODS We measured the plasma BNP level in the aortic root and coronary sinus in 366 consecutive patients(More)
BACKGROUND It remains unclear whether tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha and interleukin-6 (IL-6) are secreted from the failing heart and whether there is a relationship between the transcardiac gradients of these cytokines and left ventricular (LV) remodeling. AIMS This study evaluated the relationship between transcardiac gradients of cytokines and LV(More)
BACKGROUND Because congestive heart failure (CHF) is a complex syndrome with many different underlying mechanisms of worsening of heart function, it is important to recognize the global alternations in protein expression associated with the processes of CHF. METHODS AND RESULTS The purpose of our study was to use a proteomic approach to investigate global(More)
control of unmappable ventricular tachycardia in patients with ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy. Circulation 2000;101:1288–96. 6. Josephson ME, Waxman HL, Cain ME, et al. Ventricular activation during ventricular endocardial pacing. II. Role of pace-mapping to localize origin of ventricular tachycardia. Am J Cardiol 1982;50:11–22. 7. Leclercq C,(More)
In congestive heart failure, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) may prevent cardiac fibrosis via interaction with both angiotensin II and endothelin-1, which enhance myocardial collagen synthesis. However, whether endogenous bradykinin with an ACEI modifies the cardiac collagen architecture, affecting the endothelin system, has not yet been(More)
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