Yohei Shibata

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Statin therapy moderately increases high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels. Contrary to this expectation, a paradoxical decrease in HDL-C levels after statin therapy is seen in some patients. We evaluated 724 patients who newly started treatment with statins after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). These patients were divided into 2 groups(More)
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is an established treatment for multivessel coronary artery disease. However, problematic situations are occasionally encountered after CABG, such as disease progression in the native coronary artery with graft occlusion, which causes difficulty in revascularization. The purpose of this study was to evaluate changes in(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) and coronary artery calcification (CAC) in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. We evaluated 126 asymptomatic CKD patients (mean estimated glomerular filtration rate: 36.1 ± 14.1 mL/min/1.73 m2, mean age 70.3 ± 10.1 years). A non-contrast computed(More)
Albuminuria has traditionally been associated with an elevated risk of cardiovascular events. However, few studies have examined the potential relation between albuminuria and periprocedural risk in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of albuminuria on the incidence of periprocedural myocardial injury(More)
BACKGROUND The presence of abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) can predict cardiovascular (CV) outcomes in hemodialysis patients. However, little is known about the predictive value of AAC for CV outcomes in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients without hemodialysis. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and the predictive value of AAC in(More)
A photodissociation spectrometer, containing a spray ionization source and a temperature-variable multipole ion trap, has been constructed to examine the structure and reactivity of gas phase biological molecular ions at various temperatures. Ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) photodissociation spectra of protonated alanyltryptophan (Ala-TrpH+) and(More)
BACKGROUND The association between malnutrition and cardiovascular prognosis in patients with stable coronary artery disease remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI), a simple tool to assess nutritional risk, and long-term outcomes after elective percutaneous coronary intervention(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular calcification is a major complication in chronic kidney disease (CKD) that increases the risk of adverse clinical outcomes. Geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI) is a simple nutritional assessment tool that predicts poor prognosis in elderly subjects. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the correlation between GNRI and(More)
BACKGROUND Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and proteinuria are both important determinants of the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality. The aim of the present study was to investigate the independent and combined effects of eGFR and proteinuria on tissue characterization of the coronary plaques of culprit lesions. METHODSANDRESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetic retinopathy has been identified as a predictor of cardiovascular events and heart failure in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). This study aimed to assess the impact of diabetic retinopathy on the incidence of late cardiac events following percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS We enrolled 88 consecutive DM patients who(More)