Yufuko Takahashi

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Sudden cardiac death frequently results from ventricular fibrillation (VF). While VF is frequently the eventual mode of death in patients with abnormal ventricular substrates, it has also been described in patients with structurally normally hearts. Until recently, the management of patients who have survived sudden cardiac death has focused on treating the(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies indicate that individuals with metabolic syndrome (MetS) might be at risk for left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction. However, little is known about which metabolic factors contribute to the development of LV dysfunction in individuals who are not obese or overweight and who do not have diabetes mellitus and/or(More)
 We devised a new microfluorometric method for determining the ploidy of megakaryocytes identified immunologically in bone marrow smears. The smears were immunostained by incubation with mouse monoclonal anti-glycoproteins (GP) IIb antibodies, followed by fluorescein isothiocyanate-conjugated goat anti-mouse IgG antibodies. They were then stained with(More)
OBJECTIVE Plasma cancer antigen (CA)-125 is a tumour marker recently shown to be associated with systolic heart failure and new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) after myocardial infarction. However, no reports have described the relationship between CA-125 and new-onset AF in healthy postmenopausal women. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the(More)
Background Myocardial crypts are narrow, blood-filled invaginations within the left ventricle (LV) wall and detected by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). Recent studies show that a higher prevalence of crypts in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and genotype positive but phenotype negative relatives. Other studies show that myocardial(More)
Advances in echocardiography have paved the way for the development of intracardiac catheters with ultrasound transducers mounted on its tip. With this technology it has become possible for the interventional electrophysiologist to perform continuous echocardiographic examination during a procedure without the need for general anaesthesia or additional(More)
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