Yoshitaka Muraoka

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Three cases of the popliteal vein entrapment syndrome have been encountered during the past 3 years. The third head of the gastrocnemius muscle appeared to be the cause of this rare condition with the vessels in their normal position. Partial resection of the excess muscle was sufficient to relieve symptoms.
OBJECTIVE To examine coronary flow reserve immediately after emergency coronary angioplasty in patients with acute myocardial infarction. DESIGN A 3 F coronary Doppler catheter was used to measure coronary blood flow velocity in the infarct artery and in the non-infarct artery. Maximal hyperaemia was produced by 10 mg of intracoronary papaverine and(More)
Adventitial cystic degeneration of the popliteal artery is seldom encountered; only 39 cases have been reported up to now in Japan. The pathogenesis of this disease remains controversial, and the authors describe a case in which the pathological findings differed from cases reported in the previous literature. The subject was a 74-year-old man admitted to(More)
Although in-stent restenosis (ISR) occurs after drug-eluting stents (DES) implantation, neointimal tissue characteristics have not been fully investigated. We assessed neointimal tissue components using integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound (IB-IVUS) after DES and bare-metal stents (BMS) implantation. Fifty-seven consecutive patients with 61(More)
Drug-eluting stent (DES) expansion characteristics after aggressive high-pressure post-dilation using a non-compliant (NC) balloon have not been fully investigated. We evaluated 58 patients with native coronary lesions treated with DESs [24 paclitaxel eluting stents (PES) and 34 sirolimus-eluting stents (SES)]. After post-dilation (12–14 atm) using a(More)
It is not known if QT dispersion is useful for detecting coronary artery disease. We investigated whether QT dispersion at baseline and during adenosine triphosphate (ATP) infusion correlate with the imaging patterns obtained from ATP stress thallium-201 single-photon emission computed tomography (ATP-SPECT). QT dispersion was determined in 169 patients who(More)
BACKGROUND Out-stent plaque characteristics and eosinophilic inflammatory response, which correlates with positive remodeling after first-generation drug-eluting stent implantation, may be associated with late restenosis and very late stent thrombosis. The differences of out-stent plaque characteristics were compared between paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES)(More)
The authors have developed a new device to examine the pre-, intra-, and postoperative pelvic blood flow, consisting of a plastic rectoscope with a commercially available 10 MHz flat Doppler probe mounted at the tip surrounded in use by a thin, acoustic gel filled condom and inserted transanally. Blood flow in the superior rectal artery can easily be(More)
It has been reported that intraaortic balloon pumping can prevent reocclusion after coronary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction. The speculated mechanism has been the production of markedly enhanced diastolic coronary perfusion pressure; however, most studies have reported that intraaortic balloon pumping has little effect on coronary blood flow.(More)