Toshimitsu Shibata

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We had the unique opportunity of following the electrocardiographic (ECG) course of a 13-year-old male with sinus dysfunction and atrial flutter who subsequently developed a Brugada-type ECG pattern associated with sick sinus syndrome at 25 years old. Family history showed that the patient's mother and maternal grandfather suddenly died while sleeping at(More)
The change in QT interval with age during childhood of normal children and children with long QT syndrome (LQTS) and the effects of body mass index on the QT interval have not been studied in detail. The prevalence of LQTS in children is not well known. We measured 3 consecutive QT and RR intervals in 4,655 children. Their electrocardiograms along with(More)
BACKGROUND The prognosis of ventricular tachycardia (VT) in children with overt heart disease is generally good, so the aim of this study was to review the prognosis and necessity of treatment of VT that detected by school-based heart disease screening. METHODS AND RESULTS Of the 48 cases of pediatric VT that have been followed for 2-30 years, 17% were(More)
The objective of this study was to determine who is at risk for cardiac events among young patients with long QT syndrome (LQTS) with or without a past history of LQTS-related cardiac events. The subjects were young patients with LQTS who had visited one of 36 hospitals from January 1997 to August 2000 in Japan. To predict the risk factors for cardiac(More)
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