Yu Makihara

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BACKGROUND Data regarding long-term mortality and factors influencing appropriate therapies in Japanese patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), who satisfy the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial II (MADIT II) criteria for primary prevention, remain scarce. METHODS A total of 118 consecutive patients who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Lead extraction using laser sheaths is performed mainly for cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) infections. However, there are few reports concerning the management of CIED infections in Japan. METHODS AND RESULTS Lead extraction procedures were performed in 183 patients targeting 450 leads (atrial leads: 170, ventricular: 181,(More)
BACKGROUND Catheter ablation can reduce episodes of ventricular tachycardia (VT) after myocardial infarction (MI). However, the optimal endpoint of the ablation procedure remains unclear. METHODS Fifty-one consecutive patients who received catheter ablation for VT after MI were included. The procedures targeted the isthmus of all the induced, sustained(More)
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