Tsutomu Toshida

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This study was conducted to determine the effects of depression and/or insomnia on masked hypertension (MHT) compared with other types of HT and on variability in home-measured blood pressure (HBP) and clinic BP (CBP). Three hundred and twenty-eight hypertensives (132 women) aged 68±10 years were classified into four BP types: controlled HT (CHT),(More)
BACKGROUND In acute myocardial infarction, residual collateral-derived myocardial blood flow (CBF) within the ischemic area is one of the major determinants of infarct size. Management of systemic blood pressure (sBP) related to maintain collateral circulation is still difficult. The aim of this study was to reveal the influence of sBP on the rescue of area(More)
BACKGROUND Nocturnal and early morning hypertension are both significant risk factors for cardiovascular events. It remains unclear whether anxiety disorder affects nocturnal blood pressure (BP), early morning BP, or BP pattern in hypertensive patients. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred and twenty consecutive hypertensive outpatients (77 men and 43 women;(More)
OBJECTIVES The effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with various atrioventricular conduction delay settings were investigated on cardiac hemodynamic changes involved in coronary flow velocity using color and pulsed wave Doppler modalities and myocardial regional contractility using a novel echocardiographic technique (strain imaging). (More)
BACKGROUND Although stress myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) can be used to detect coronary stenosis, its efficacy relative to other methods, such as detection of wall-motion abnormalities, remains unknown. Thus, the goal of this study was to compare the sensitivity of MCE versus wall-motion abnormality detection in the assessment of coronary(More)
A 72-year-old female was diagnosed as a stress-induced cardiomyopathy from apical ballooning pattern of left ventricular dysfunction without coronary artery stenosis after the mental stress. ECG showed the transient T-wave inversions after the ST-segment elevations. By the mental stress after 1 year, she showed a transient dysfunction with similar ECG(More)
To elucidate the relation between a quantitative measure of the shape of the left ventricular cavity, cardiac function, and prognosis in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). The hearts of 20 healthy individuals and 18 patients with DCM were evaluated. Participants were aged 48.5 ± 5.0 years. On the basis of end-systolic four-chamber view(More)
Angiogenesis is under intense investigation to advance the treatment of various ischemic diseases. Small animals, such as mice and rats, are often used for this purpose. However, evaluating the structure of coronary arteries in small animals in situ is not easy. We succeeded in visualizing the coronary artery in rats on 3-dimensional real-time contrast(More)
BACKGROUND Residual collateral-derived myocardial blood flow (MBF) (A x beta) is important to protect against myocardial ischemia after acute coronary occlusion. METHODS Recruitment of microcollateral was assessed in 22 dogs with left circumflex coronary artery occlusion by analysis of MBF and regional wall thickening (WT) using real-time myocardial(More)