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26.07.2021 | Original Article

Oxidative stress-responsive apoptosis-inducing protein in patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia

Oxidative stress, an inducer of apoptosis, plays a critical role in ischemia/reperfusion injury and atherosclerosis. We previously identified an apoptosis-inducing ligand, the post-translationally modified secreted form of eukaryotic translation …

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Kayoko Sato, Takako Yao, Tsutomu Fujimura, Kimie Murayama, Ko Okumura, Nobuhisa Hagiwara, Yoshinori Seko

22.07.2021 | Original Article

Association between coronary artery calcium score on non-contrast chest computed tomography and all-cause mortality among patients with congestive heart failure

Coronary artery calcium (CAC) score is a robust prognostic tool to predict cardiac events. Although patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) occasionally undergo non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT), the prognostic utility of CAC by NCCT is …

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Kyoko Ota, Rine Nakanishi, Hidenobu Hashimoto, Yuriko Okamura, Ippei Watanabe, Takayuki Yabe, Ryo Okubo, Takanori Ikeda

22.07.2021 | Original Article Open Access

The clinical and prognostic value of late Gadolinium enhancement imaging in heart failure with mid-range and preserved ejection fraction

Heart failure (HF) with mid-range or preserved ejection fraction (HFmrEF; HFpEF) is a heterogeneous disorder that could benefit from strategies to identify subpopulations at increased risk. We tested the hypothesis that HFmrEF and HFpEF patients …

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Gijs van Woerden, Dirk J. van Veldhuisen, Thomas M. Gorter, Tineke P. Willems, Vanessa P. M. van Empel, Aniek Peters, Gabija Pundziute, Jeroen W. op den Akker, Michiel Rienstra, B. Daan Westenbrink

21.07.2021 | Original Article

Usefulness of optical coherence tomography with angiographic coregistration in the guidance of coronary stent implantation

Optical coherence tomography (OCT)-angiography coregistration during stent implantation may be useful to avoid geographical mismatch and incomplete lesion coverage. Untreated lipid-rich plaque at stent edge is associated with subsequent stent edge …

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Takashi Kubo, Yasushi Ino, Yasutsugu Shiono, Kosei Terada, Hiroki Emori, Daisuke Higashioka, Masahiro Takahata, Teruaki Wada, Kunihiro Shimamura, Amir Kh. M. Khalifa, Shengxian Tu, Takashi Akasaka

19.07.2021 | Original Article

Clinical outcome of drug-coated balloon versus scaffold device in patients with superficial femoral artery chronic total occlusion

The demand for endovascular therapy is increasing in an aging society, but the problem of restenosis in the chronic phase has not been resolved in femoropopliteal occlusive disease. Few studies have compared drug-coated balloon (DCB) and scaffold …

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Naoki Hayakawa, Satoshi Kodera, Masataka Arakawa, Satoshi Hirano, Sandeep Shakya, Junji Kanda

14.07.2021 | Original Article

The diagnostic performance of on-site workstation-based computed tomography-derived fractional flow reserve. Comparison with myocardium perfusion imaging

To compare the diagnostic performance of on-site workstation-based computed tomography-derived fractional flow reserve (CT-FFR)Few data of CT-FFR were reported regarding the diagnostic performance for detecting hemodynamically significant coronary …

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Ryota Fukuoka, Tomohiro Kawasaki, Kyoko Umeji, Taichi Okonogi, Nobuhiko Koga

14.07.2021 | Original Article

East Asian variant aldehyde dehydrogenase type 2 genotype exacerbates ischemia/reperfusion injury with ST-elevation myocardial infarction in men: possible sex differences

Mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) detoxifies toxic aldehydes generated during ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The deficient variant ALDH2 genotype (ALDH2*2) is prevalent among East …

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Toshifumi Ishida, Yuichiro Arima, Yuji Mizuno, Eisaku Harada, Takayoshi Yamashita, Daisuke Sueta, Kenji Sakamoto, Satoru Suzuki, Koichi Kaikita, Yoshihiro Yamada, Hideki Shimomura, Kentaro Oniki, Junji Saruwatari, Seiji Hokimoto, Hirofumi Yasue, Kenichi Tsujita

08.07.2021 | Original Article

Computed tomography imaging using split-bolus contrast injection with volume scan of aortic root and heart for preoperative evaluation of transcatheter aortic valve implantation

The purpose of this study was to investigate using split-bolus contrast injection (SPBI) with volume scanning of the heart and aortic root with helical scanning of the access route, compared to single bolus contrast injection (SI) with variable …

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Hitomi Koyanagi, Yoshinori Tsutsumi, Yoshiyuki Tokuda, Akihito Tanaka, Maki Endo, Yasushi Furukawa, Shinji Abe

08.07.2021 | Original Article Open Access

SAHA could inhibit TGF-β1/p38 pathway in MI-induced cardiac fibrosis through DUSP4 overexpression

Growing evidences have revealed that a histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi), suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) has anti-fibrotic effect in different diseases. In this study, we first evaluated whether SAHA could suppress cardiac fibrosis.

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Kaihao Wang, Ruijie Tang, Siyuan Wang, Wenyao Wang, Kuo Zhang, Jun Li, Ping Li, Yi-Da Tang

08.07.2021 | Original Article

Fluoroscopy and contrast media use in cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation using a novel imaging system

Pulmonary vein (PV) isolation using cryoballoon (CB) catheter is generally characterized by a high radiation and contrast media exposure. A new dielectric imaging system (KODEX–EPD imaging system) allows pulmonary vein (PV) occlusion assessment …

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Vincenzo Schillaci, Giuseppe Stabile, Alberto Arestia, Gergana Shopova, Alessia Agresta, Sara Poggi, Armando Salita, Carmine Romano, Carlo Maria Giannitti, Andrea Natalizia, Antonio De Simone, Francesco Solimene

07.07.2021 | Original Article

Left ventricular longitudinal strain is a major determinant of CT-derived three-dimensional maximum principal strain: comparison with two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography

Computed tomography (CT)-derived three-dimensional maximum principal strain (MP-strain) can provide incremental value to coronary CT angiography for cardiac dysfunction assessment with high diagnostic performance in patients with myocardial …

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Masaki Kinoshita, Yuki Tanabe, Kazuki Yoshida, Akira Kurata, Yusuke Kobayashi, Teruyoshi Uetani, Katsuji Inoue, Kazuhisa Nishimura, Shuntaro Ikeda, Teruhito Mochizuki, Teruhito Kido, Osamu Yamaguchi

06.07.2021 | Original Article

Association between thrombolysis in myocardial infarction grade and clinical outcome after emergent percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with acute myocardial infarction who have suffered out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: the Yamagata AMI registry

Despite improvements in the survival rate of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) due to AMI is still a devastating condition. Thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) grade is used to classify coronary …

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Yoichiro Otaki, Tetsu Watanabe, Jun Goto, Masahiro Wanezaki, Shigehiko Kato, Harutoshi Tamura, Satoshi Nishiyama, Takanori Arimoto, Hiroki Takahashi, Masafumi Watanabe

06.07.2021 | Original Article

Impact of the distribution of epicardial and visceral adipose tissue on left ventricular diastolic function

Although epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) and abdominal visceral adipose tissue (VAT) can contribute to left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD), the impact of these distribution has not been fully understood. A total of 235 patients who …

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Kosuke Takahari, Hiroto Utsunomiya, Kiho Itakura, Hideya Yamamoto, Yukiko Nakano

03.07.2021 | Original Article

Transition of the heart rate and atrial premature complex after cryoballoon vs. radiofrequency ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

The temporal changes in ambulatory monitoring findings after cryoballoon (CB) ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) have not been well elucidated. This study aims to compare the details of ambulatory monitoring after CB and radiofrequency catheter …

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Hidenori Sato, Michifumi Tokuda, Hirotsuna Oseto, Masaaki Yokoyama, Hirotsugu Ikewaki, Ryota Isogai, Kenichi Tokutake, Kenichi Yokoyama, Mika Kato, Ryohsuke Narui, Shinichi Tanigawa, Seigo Yamashita, Seiichiro Matsuo, Michihiro Yoshimura, Teiichi Yamane

02.07.2021 | Original Article

Coronary artery spasm-induced acute myocardial infarction in patients with myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary arteries

Coronary artery spasm-induced acute myocardial infarction (CASIAMI) is one of the etiologies of myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA). We retrospectively analyzed the incidence and clinical characteristics of …

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Shozo Sueda, Tomoki Sakaue

27.06.2021 | Original Article

Acute myocarditis: prognostic role of speckle tracking echocardiography and comparison with cardiac magnetic resonance features

To evaluate longitudinal systolic function in patients with myocarditis, its correlation with cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) features, and its predictive value in functional recovery and arrhythmias onset during follow-up (FU) on optimized …

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Simona Sperlongano, Andrea D’Amato, Ercole Tagliamonte, Vincenzo Russo, Alfonso Desiderio, Federica Ilardi, Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Giovanna Esposito, Gianluca Pontone, Giovanni Esposito, Antonello D’Andrea

22.06.2021 | Original Article

Association between the health insurance status and clinical outcomes among patients with acute heart failure in Japan

The relationship between the socioeconomic status, including the health insurance status, and prognosis of heart failure (HF) has been recognized as an important concept for stratifying the risk in HF patients and is gaining increasing attention …

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Hidesato Fujito, Daisuke Kitano, Yuki Saito, Kazuto Toyama, Daisuke Fukamachi, Yoshihiro Aizawa, Masatsugu Miyagawa, Shunichi Yoda, Yasuo Okumura

21.06.2021 | Original Article Open Access

Accuracy of high-sensitive troponin depending on renal function for clinical outcome prediction in patients with acute heart failure

High-sensitive troponin T (hs-TnT) is increasingly used for clinical outcome prediction in patients with acute heart failure (AHF). However, there is an ongoing debate regarding the potential impact of renal function on the prognostic accuracy of …

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Jakob Ledwoch, Anna Krauth, Jana Kraxenberger, Alisa Schneider, Katharina Leidgschwendner, Vera Schneider, Alexander Müller, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Christian Kupatt, Eimo Martens

21.06.2021 | COVID-19 | Original Article Zur Zeit gratis

Older phase 2 cardiac rehabilitation patients engaged in gardening maintained physical function during the COVID-19 pandemic

This study aimed to clarify the effects of gardening on hemodynamic response, rating of perceived exertion (RPE) during exercise, and body weight in patients in whom phase 2 cardiac rehabilitation (CR) was interrupted due to the Coronavirus …

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Asami Ogura, Kazuhiro P. Izawa, Hideto Tawa, Fumie Kureha, Masaaki Wada, Nobuko Harada, Yuki Ikeda, Kaemi Kimura, Naomi Kondo, Masashi Kanai, Ikko Kubo, Ryohei Yoshikawa, Yuichi Matsuda

15.06.2021 | Original Article

Changes in prognostic nutritional index during hospitalization and outcomes in patients with acute heart failure

Although the prognostic nutritional index (PNI) is reported as a prognosticator in patients with heart failure (HF), that is evaluated usually on one occasion, and any changes in PNI during hospitalization are not considered. This study aimed to …

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Takayuki Kawata, Atsushi Ikeda, Hiroshi Masuda, Shunsuke Komatsu