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Journal of Cardiology

Motoaki Sano
Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors are oral antidiabetic drugs that safely reduce the blood glucose level over the long term. In Japan, DPP-4 inhibitors have become the oral antidiabetic drugs most frequently prescribed for patients with type 2 diabetes. However, the results of several cardiovascular outcomes studies have suggested that some DPP-4 inhibitors may increase the risk of hospitalization for heart failure. In patients with diabetes, heart failure is the most frequent cardiovascular condition, and it has a negative impact on the quality of life as well as being a potentially fatal complication...
October 11, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Yuichi Saito, Yoshio Kobayashi
In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), concomitant coronary artery disease is often present, and vice versa. Optimal antithrombotic treatment for patients with AF undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is one of the major concerns in the field of cardiology. Triple therapy, a combination of oral anticoagulant (OAC) plus dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and P2Y12 inhibitor, has been used for patients with AF undergoing PCI in recent decades to reduce ischemic events under guideline recommendations...
October 4, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Takatoshi Wakeyama, Hiroshi Ogawa, Takahiro Iwami, Masakazu Tanaka, Nozomu Harada, Atsushi Hiratsuka, Tadaaki Nakashima, Takayoshi Kato, Natsu Kinoshita, Hitoshi Takenaka, Yoshihide Nakamura, Shohei Fujii, Toshiro Kajii, Masafumi Yano
BACKGROUND: Transradial intervention (TRI) may cause damage to the radial artery (RA). We have demonstrated intima-media thickening and luminal narrowing of the distal RA after TRI using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). This study aimed to determine the predictors of intima-media thickening of RA after TRI in the same patients using serial IVUS. METHODS AND RESULTS: We enrolled 110 consecutive patients who underwent TRI. IVUS of RA was immediately performed after TRI and repeated 6 months later...
September 12, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Hiroaki Kitaoka
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September 10, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Yusuke Kawai, Toru Miyoshi, Kazufumi Nakamura, Gentaro Shokoku, Keisuke Yamamoto, Tamaki Ono, Kouji Tokioka, Tohru Ohe, Hiroshi Ito
BACKGROUND: High platelet reactivity before percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) reportedly increases the risk of PCI-related myocardial infarction (PMI) following elective PCI. We conducted a pilot study to evaluate changes in platelet reactivity during PCI and their association with the incidence of PMI. METHODS: In total, 133 consecutive patients undergoing elective PCI after pretreatment with dual antiplatelet therapy for at least 7 days were prospectively enrolled...
September 7, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Jesús Peteiro, Alberto Bouzas-Mosquera, Javier Broullon, Jose M Larrañaga, Jose M Vazquez-Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: The role of exercise echocardiography (ExE) for the assessment of patients with dyspnea is promising. We aimed to analyze the clinical characteristics and outcome of patients with this condition referred for ExE. METHODS: A total of 505 patients (66 ± 11 years, 57% women) referred for evaluation of dyspnea were considered. Mitral regurgitation, ratio of early left ventricular inflow wave to early diastolic annulus wave (E/e'), and wall motion abnormalities (WMAs) were measured at rest and at exercise...
September 4, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Umiko Ishizaki, Michinobu Nagao, Yumi Shiina, Kei Inai, Hiroki Mori, Tatsunori Takahashi, Shuji Sakai
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine whether major adverse cardiac events (MACE) during the late phase of the Fontan procedure could be predicted by strain measurements of single ventricles using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging with feature tracking (CMR-FT). METHODS: One hundred adolescent patients who underwent the Fontan procedure (mean age, 21 years) were examined retrospectively with CMR-FT to assess the systemic single-ventricle function. Vertical long-axis cine imaging was divided into six myocardial segments...
September 3, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Masahiko Umei, Hiroshi Akazawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 31, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Dhrubajyoti Bandyopadhyay, Kumar Ashish, Kartik Dhaduk, Upasana Banerjee, Samhati Mondal, Eyal Herzog
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 31, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Tomotaka Dohi, Takatoshi Kasai, Hirohisa Endo, Hideki Wada, Naotake Yanagisawa, Shuko Nojiri, Takehiro Funamizu, Jun Shitara, Shinichiro Doi, Yoshiteru Kato, Iwao Okai, Hiroshi Iwata, Kikuo Isoda, Shinya Okazaki, Katsumi Miyauchi, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is a novel cardiovascular risk factor. To date, the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on coronary plaque atheroma in SDB patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) have remained unclear. The CPAP Effects on Atherosclerotic Plaques in Patients with Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Coronary Artery Disease (ENTERPRISE) trial was designed to evaluate the effects of CPAP treatment in addition to optimal medical treatment on coronary plaque regression in SDB patients...
August 31, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Shigeru Miyagawa, Yoshiki Sawa
Although cell therapy using myoblasts, bone marrow cells, or other stem cells appears to improve functional recovery of the failing heart, mainly by cytokine paracrine effects, its effectiveness in severely damaged myocardium is limited, probably because there are too few residual myocytes to promote cytokine-induced angiogenesis. Recently, cardiogenic stem cells, such as c-kit-positive cells, were reported to generate cardiomyogenic lineages, and basic research experiments showed that implanting these cells, which can differentiate into cardiomyocytes, improves heart function...
August 29, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Richiro Hamada, Shigeki Muto
BACKGROUND: Investigating regarding a predicted risk score of incident atrial fibrillation (AF) for an Asian general population has not been enough. Whether addition of electrocardiogram (ECG) variables to risk factors improves prediction of incident AF is unclear in a context that ECGs are extensively used at medical check-ups and outpatient clinics in Japan. METHODS: Participants undergoing periodic health check-ups during 2008-2014 followed-up by December 2015 including 96,841 (65...
July 28, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Yuji Ohno, Hideki Kitahara, Kenichi Fujii, Yukinori Kohno, Noritaka Ariyoshi, Takeshi Nishi, Yoshihide Fujimoto, Yoshio Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: High on-treatment platelet reactivity (HPR) under clopidogrel treatment is frequently observed in hemodialysis (HD) patients. In such patients, 10mg of prasugrel has reportedly inhibited platelet reactivity more adequately compared with 75mg of clopidogrel. However, the efficacy of 3.75mg prasugrel in Japanese HD patients is largely unknown. METHODS: A total of 41 Japanese coronary artery disease patients under HD who received aspirin and clopidogrel were enrolled...
July 25, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Wakaya Fujiwara, Yasuchika Kato, Mutsuharu Hayashi, Yoshinori Sugishita, Satoshi Okumura, Masataka Yoshinaga, Tomoya Ishiguro, Ryo Yamada, Sayano Ueda, Masahide Harada, Hiroyuki Naruse, Junnichi Ishii, Yukio Ozaki, Hideo Izawa
BACKGROUND: Although cardiac sarcoidosis is associated with poor prognosis, diagnosis of the disease is challenging and the sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic modalities are limited. This study was performed to evaluate the potential of serum microRNAs (miRNAs) as diagnostic biomarkers for cardiac sarcoidosis. METHODS: We performed genome-wide expression profiling for 2565 miRNAs (Human-miRNA ver.21) using peripheral blood samples from 5 patients with cardiac sarcoidosis (61±9 years) and 3 healthy controls (54±7 years)...
July 24, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Kazuki Iso, Ichiro Watanabe, Yasuo Okumura, Koichi Nagashima, Keiko Takahashi, Sayaka Kurokawa, Masaru Arai, Ryuta Watanabe, Yuji Wakamatsu, Kimie Ohkubo, Toshiko Nakai, Atsushi Hirayama, Kazumasa Sonoda, Toshimasa Tosaka
OBJECTIVE: Despite use of provocation testing to unmask dormant left atrium (LA)-PV conduction after index pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for atrial fibrillation (AF), AF recurrence still occurs, with PV reconnection as the main cause. In an effort to answer the question whether freedom from AF recurrence can be achieved by ablation that targets sites of dormant conduction, we compared sites of dormant conduction against sites of PV reconnection identified at the time of repeat ablation for AF recurrence...
December 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Eva Bernal, Albert Ariza-Sole, Francesc Formiga, Emad Abu-Assi, Antoni Carol, Laura Galian, Antoni Bayes-Genıs, Hugo Gonzalez Saldivar, Pablo Dıez-Villanueva, Manuel Martınez Selles
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Mingwui Tung, Xu Wang, Fei Li, Hao Wang, Yingqiang Guo, Chunsheng Wang, Lai Wei, Xinjin Luo, Xin Wang, Wei Wang
BACKGROUND: The novel J-Valve (JC Medical Inc, Burlingame, CA, USA) was developed to cope with aortic valvular disease by facilitating accurate positioning. We present the first one-year results regarding the safety and efficacy of the J-Valve system implantation in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) or aortic regurgitation (AR) undergoing transapical-transcatheter aortic valve implantation. METHODS: This prospective multicenter study enrolled 107 high-risk patients (mean age 74...
November 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Hiroki Oe, Nobuhisa Watanabe, Toru Miyoshi, Kazuhiro Osawa, Teiji Akagi, Susumu Kanazawa, Hiroshi Ito
BACKGROUND: Management of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) patients requires understanding of its complex morphology and functional features. An innovative imaging technique has been developed to display a virtual multi-planar reconstruction obtained from contrast-enhanced multidetector-computed tomography (MDCT) corresponding to the same cross-sectional image from transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). The aim of this study is to assess the usefulness of this imaging technology in ACHD patients...
November 2018: Journal of Cardiology
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