Yasuyo Motohashi

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Ostial right coronary artery (RCA) lesions are associated with a high restenosis rate after bare-metal stent implantation. However, long-term outcomes after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation for ostial RCA lesions have not been adequately evaluated. Among 12824 patients enrolled in the j-Cypher registry, 5-year outcomes were compared between 397(More)
Nicorandil, an adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-sensitive potassium channel opener, has been used as an anti-angina drug that causes coronary vasodilation of both epicardial and resistance vessels. We assessed the hyperaemic efficacy of nicorandil for the measurement of coronary fractional flow reserve (FFR). In this prospective, single-centre study, we(More)
INTRODUCTION Recently right atrial septal (RAS) pacing is often selected, but the benefit brought by RAS pacing has not been clear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the differences between RAS pacing and right appendage (RAA) pacing. METHODS 223 consecutive new patients with a right atrial (RA) electrode during the period from January 2004 to(More)
AIMS Over the last decade, major developments in medicine have led to significant changes in the clinical management of heart failure patients. This study was designed to evaluate the recent trends in clinical characteristics, management, and short-term and long-term prognosis of patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) in Japan. METHODS AND(More)
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