Yoshimi Yagishita

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of diastolic dysfunction on the outcome of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. METHODS Eighty consecutive patients with drug-refractory symptomatic AF who underwent AF ablation were enrolled (65 males, 58 ± 10 years, 65 paroxysmal AF, 15 persistent AF). All patients underwent extensive pulmonary vein isolation with a double(More)
Multilevel evoked potentials were examined in 17 patients who became comatose after cardiac arrest and resuscitation. In 4 patients, the P1 through N3 components of the somatosensory evoked cerebral potential (SECP) were present altogether within 100 ms after the ischemic insults. They all subsequently regained consciousness, though three of them developed(More)
The effects of a long-term intranasal administration of each of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs, buserelin and nafarelin on uterine leiomyomas after conservative treatment using Chinese herbal medicines, Keishi-bukuryo-gan and Shakuyaku-kanzo-to were investigated in 30 perimenopausal women with leiomyomas. Hypermenorrhea and/or dysmenorrhea as a(More)
A 72-year-old man was exposed to the sarin gas attack in a Tokyo subway on March 20 th, 1995. After exposure, he noticed eye discomfort, chest tightness, headache and weakness of the lower limbs and oropharyngeal muscles. Despite these symptoms, he visited a hot spring on the same day with his family. On March 25 th, his muscle weakness progressed, and a(More)
Toki-shakuyaku-san is a traditional Chinese herbal prescriptions that is composed of 6 herbal plants, i.e., peony root, atractylodes lancea rhizome, alisma rhizome, hoelen, cnidium rhizome and Japanese angelica root. Administration with Toki-shakuyaku-san normalized irregular menstrual cycle, healed cervical pseudo-erosion and reduced leukorrhagia in young(More)
A 63-year-old man with dyspnea and high fever was admitted to the hospital. A pneumonic shadow in the right lower lung field was observed. After administration of rifampicin and clarithromycin, his symptoms were gradually alleviated. Although Legionella pneumonia was highly suspected, Legionella pneumophila was not isolated from his sputum specimens and the(More)
BACKGROUND Measuring the coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography (TTDE) has been widely performed using adenosine. Although adenosine infusion is known to induce transient variation of hyperemia, the timing to measure the CFVR has not been well addressed. Therefore, we aimed to clarify the difference between the peak(More)