Tomoyuki Nakanishi

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In seven patients who underwent Fontan procedures but in whom no valves were inserted, dynamics of right heart flow were evaluated with the use of a catheter-tipped velocity transducer, pulsed Doppler echocardiography, and angiocardiography. Right atrial (RA) contraction caused a forward flow to the pulmonary artery (PA) and a backward flow to the inferior(More)
This study determined the feasibility and accuracy of quantitative 201Tl myocardial single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) after dipyridamole infusion to detect coronary obstructive lesions in children with Kawasaki disease. 201Tl distribution after dipyridamole infusion was measured in 23 normal children, and with these normal values,(More)
We analyzed the flow velocity pattern in the main pulmonary artery after Fontan operation in patients with tricuspid atresia (n = 10) or with single ventricle (n = 10) by means of a catheter-mounted velocity probe. The area underneath the velocity signal of the forward flow was integrated, and ratios of the portions during atrial systole and during the(More)
PURPOSE Dabigatran is effective for both the prevention of stroke and bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the safety and efficacy of the use of dabigatran in the peri-procedural period for radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of AF is unknown. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of(More)
BACKGROUND Even with the use of a reduced energy setting (20-25 W), excessive transmural injury (ETI) following catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is reported to develop in 10% of patients. However, the incidence of ETI depends on the pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) method and its esophageal temperature monitor setting. Data comparing the(More)
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