Yoshiro Yoshikawa

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  • Soichiro Kitamura, Etsuko Tsuda, +4 authors Akiko Kada
  • 2009
BACKGROUND The long-term outcome of pediatric coronary artery bypass for patients with severe inflammatory coronary sequelae secondary to Kawasaki disease is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred fourteen children and adolescents ranging in age from 1 to 19 (median, 10) years at operation were followed up for as long as 25 years with a median of 19(More)
We have previously indicated that a new soluble calpain inhibitor, SNJ-1945 (SNJ), attenuates cardiac dysfunction after cardioplegia arrest-reperfusion by inhibiting the proteolysis of α-fodrin in in vitro study. Nevertheless, the in vivo study design is indispensable to explore realistic therapeutic approaches for clinical use. The aim of the present in(More)
A newborn boy was referred to us with an aortic anomaly. Computed tomography showed a large ductal aneurysm, 14.6 mm in diameter (Fig. 1). On the 13th day, it had shrunk to a diameter of 1.6 mm (Fig. 2). Coarctations are a rare complication of ductal aneurysms. These changes took place within a short period. Figure 1: A view from the back: a large ductal(More)
We hypothesized that there are no differences in left ventricular (LV) mechanoenergetics between after hyperpolarized cardioplegic arrest by nicorandil (nicorandil arrest) and after depolarized one by high potassium chloride (KCl arrest). The aim of the present study was to test this hypothesis using LV curved end-systolic pressure-volume relation (ESPVR)(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether continuous systemic perfusion is of effective use when establishing primary repair of the aortic obstruction and associated cardiac malformations. METHODS Since 1991, 56 infants have undergone reconstruction of interrupted (in 28) or coarctated (in 28) aorta, concomitantly with closure of ventricular septal defects in 37,(More)
Objective: To evaluate the results after total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) in small children, our clinical experience was retrospectively reviewed. Methods: Of 164 patients undergoing TCPC, the body weight at operation was less than 10 kg (8.8 ^ 1.1 kg) in 54, including 21 with visceral heterotaxy. The superior caval vein (SVC) was anastomosed to the(More)
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