Yoshitsugu Kunizawa

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BACKGROUND Activation of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) has been reported in congestive heart failure (CHF) conditions. However, it is unknown whether activation of iNOS affects prognosis of CHF patients. We prospectively studied the influence of activation of iNOS in the forearm on the outcome of CHF patients. METHODS AND RESULTS Forearm blood(More)
Recent studies have demonstrated that proinflammatory cytokines induce large amounts of nitric oxide (NO) and that the amount increases in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). There are, however, few reports regarding the relationships between NO production, cytokines and the severity of heart failure, so the plasma concentrations of nitrite and(More)
1. The aim of the present study was to determine whether the vasorelaxant effect of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is, in part, endothelium dependent in humans. 2. We used veno-occlusive plethysmography to measure forearm blood flow (FBF) during intra-arterial infusions of ANP (4, 8, 16, 32 pmol/min per dL forearm tissue volume) before and after the(More)
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