Yoshito Inobe

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BACKGROUND Coronary spasm can be induced by acetylcholine, serotonin, ergonovine, or histamine, all of which cause vasodilation when the endothelium is intact by releasing nitric oxide (NO). Coronary spasm is promptly relieved by nitroglycerin, which vasodilates through its conversion to NO. It is thus possible that NO release may be deficient in the spasm(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to examine nitric oxide-mediated regulation of epicardial coronary arterial tone in cigarette smokers. BACKGROUND Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease and is highly prevalent in patients with coronary spastic angina. Long-term exposure to cigarette smoking has been recently reported to suppress(More)
Quantitative analysis of iodine 123 metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) myocardial tomographic imaging showed that the regional uptake reduction and abnormally high washout of MIBG in the myocardial territories of the coronary artery with spasm were observed in 33 (75%) and in 30 (68%) of 44 patients with coronary spastic angina, whereas it was observed in two(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to examine whether flow-dependent dilation is impaired at the site of coronary artery spasm in patients with coronary spastic angina. BACKGROUND Physiologic stimuli such as exercise and exposure to cold have been shown to cause an increase in coronary blood flow, leading to flow-dependent dilation of coronary arteries in(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was performed 1) to examine the role of adenosine in the pathogenesis of syndrome X in patients with this syndrome and abnormal results on myocardial scintigrams during exercise, and 2) to determine the susceptibility to myocardial ischemia in this subset of patients with syndrome X. BACKGROUND A role for adenosine in the(More)
Cardiotrophin-1 (CT-1), a member of the interleukin-6 superfamily of cytokines, possesses hypertrophic actions and atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP)-producing activity in vitro. The goal of our study is to elucidate whether CT-1 affects the cardiovascular system in vivo. Intravenous injection of CT-1 (4-100 microg/kg) in conscious rats evoked significant(More)
We present the diagnostically challenging case of an 18-yr-old Japanese woman who presented with fever, nonproductive cough, and acute respiratory distress. Her chest radiograph showed diffuse interstitial infiltrates and bilateral pleural effusions. Eosinophilic pneumonia was diagnosed by bronchoalveolar lavage and transbronchial lung biopsy. She was(More)
BACKGROUND Secretion of A-type (atrial) and B-type (brain) natriuretic peptides (ANP and BNP) increases in relation to left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in patients with myocardial infarction (MI). However, it is unknown what determines the concentrations of ANP and BNP in asymptomatic MI patients with preserved LV function, so the aim of the present study(More)
  • Y Ohyama, S Tomiguchi, +7 authors H Yasue
  • Annals of nuclear medicine
  • 2001
PURPOSE This study evaluates not only the clinical usefulness but also the problems in attenuation correction for thallium-201 (Tl-201) myocardial SPECT by means of simultaneous transmission and emission data acquisition in the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS A three-detector SPECT system equipped with a Tc-99m line source and fan-beam(More)
Pharmacologic stress tests are used to evaluate the significance of coronary arterial stenosis, and adenosine and dobutamine are often used for this purpose. The aim of this study was to examine coronary hemodynamics in 16 patients with stable exertional angina who had organic stenosis (> 90%) in the left anterior descending coronary arteries and in 13(More)