Yorihiko Koeda

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We present a case of a unique stenosis in a 12-year-old saphenous vein graft (SVG), to the right coronary artery, which was visualized by optical coherence tomography (OCT), before percutaneous coronary intervention. The patient was an 80-year-old man in whom the stenosis was documented by area-detector coronary computed tomography. OCT imaging demonstrated(More)
Several recent studies have suggested that arterial stiffness parameters such as peripheral pulse pressure (PPP), central blood pressure (CBP), and pulse wave velocity (PWV) are more accurate markers than brachial blood pressure for prediction of cardiovascular (CV) events. However, it remains unknown which arterial stiffness parameter is the most useful(More)
BACKGROUND Prehypertension (PreHT) and low-grade inflammation are both known to be related to the incidence of cardiovascular events. This cohort study investigated whether the high-risk group for future ischemic stroke among PreHT subjects can be predicted by stratification of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP). METHODS A total of 22,676(More)
We encountered three cases of lung disorders caused by drowning in the recent large tsunami that struck following the Great East Japan Earthquake. All three were females, and two of them were old elderly. All segments of both lungs were involved in all the three patients, necessitating ICU admission and endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation.(More)
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease. Elevated circulating levels of high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) have been suggested to be associated with high risk of CV disease. It is uncertain whether the CV risk in CKD can be stratified by hsCRP levels in the Japanese population. Baseline data(More)
OBJECTIVES Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a significant public health issue due to its high prevalence in the general population, and is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) events including systemic thrombo-embolism, heart failure, and coronary artery disease. The relationship between plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and CV risk in(More)
This study aimed to examine the long-term effects of the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami on the incidence of fatal and nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI). In the present study, the incidence of 2 types of cardiac events was comprehensively recorded. The study area was divided into 2 zones based on the severity of tsunami damage, which was determined by(More)
BACKGROUND This study compared the combination of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) vs. eGFR and urine protein reagent strip testing to determine chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevalence, and each method's ability to predict the risk for cardiovascular events in the general Japanese population. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Although it is known that in-stent restenosis (ISR) patterns appear homogeneous or nonhomogeneous by optical coherence tomography (OCT), interpretations of the ISR inflammatory response, of the OCT image, and its pathological implications are unclear. The aim of this study was to use OCT to characterize ISR and its inflammatory index in patients(More)