Tomomi Nishimura

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OBJECTIVE Total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) is rarely performed for a functional single ventricle in children with Down syndrome; therefore, the postsurgical outcomes are not well known. We evaluated mortality and related factors after TCPC in children with Down syndrome. METHODS Between January 2004 and March 2010 we identified 8 patients with Down(More)
We experienced difficult airway management in a 65-year-old woman with acute dyspnea due to bilateral recurrent nerve palsy suffering from severe rheumatoid arthritis for fifty years. Her cervical spine was ankylosed and could not be extended at all. Tracheostomy was planned under local anesthesia because of difficulty of endotracheal intubation,(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to identify possible predictors of discontinuation of basal-flow of postoperative patient-controlled analgesia. METHODS We reviewed postoperative pain assessment records by the postoperative pain service team from April 2010 to July 2011 in which surgical patients were provided with intravenous or epidural(More)
A 13-year-old boy was brought to our hospital after recovering from ventricular fibrillation that occurred after an episode of chest pain during training with his soccer team. Subsequent 64-slice multidetector computed tomography revealed the left coronary artery arising from the right sinus of Valsalva, which coursed between the ascending aorta and root of(More)
Ventricular tachycardia (VT) may cause sudden death late after repair of congenital heart disease. Radiofrequency catheter ablation (CA) of VT can be effective but may be hampered by hypertrophied myocardium or prosthetic material. A 33-year-old man with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) had undergone a double switch(More)
Daiji Takeuchi, Daigo Yagishita, Keiko Toyohara, Tomomi Nishimura, In-sam Park, and Morio Shoda* Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, 8-1 Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-8666 Japan; and Department of Cardiology, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, 8-1 Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-8666 Japan * Corresponding author.(More)
BACKGROUND Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is one of the common congenital heart diseases (CHD) in implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) recipients, but few studies have reported the long-term outcomes of and the anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP) efficacy in repaired TOF.Methods and Results:Twenty-one repaired TOF patients with an ICD implanted between April(More)
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