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津久井 卓伯 (ツクイ タクノリ)

  • 総合医学第1講座 助教
Last Updated :2021/12/08

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  • ライフサイエンス / 循環器内科学

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  • Masashi Hatori, Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Takunori Tsukui, Kei Yamamoto, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Hideo Fujita
    International heart journal 62 4 756 - 763 2021年07月 
    The clinical outcomes in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients with Killip class 3 are often inconsistent with those in the literature, and the factors associated with poor outcomes have not been sufficiently investigated. The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with in-hospital death in AMI patients with Killip class 3. We included 205 AMI patients with Killip class 3, and divided them into a survived group (n = 189) and in-hospital death group (n = 16). The primary objective was to identify factors associated with in-hospital death using multivariate analysis. Age was significantly younger in the survived group than in the in-hospital death group (73.1 ± 11.2 versus 83.2 ± 6.2 years, P < 0.001). Systolic blood pressure (SBP) was significantly higher in the survived group than in the in-hospital death group (150.0 ± 31.2 versus 124.8 ± 25.3 mmHg, P = 0.002). The prevalence of TIMI thrombus grade ≥ 2 was significantly greater in the in-hospital death group than in the survived group (56.3 versus 22.2%, P = 0.005). In multivariate logistic regression analysis, in-hospital death was significantly associated with age [odds ratio (OR) 1.168, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.061-1.287, P = 0.002] and TIMI thrombus grade ≥ 2 (versus ≤ 1: OR 5.743, 95% CI 1.717-19.214, P = 0.005), and inversely associated with SBP on admission (per 10 mmHg increase: OR 0.764, 95% CI 0.613-0.953, P = 0.017). In conclusion, in-hospital death was associated with age and coronary thrombus burden, and was inversely associated with SBP on admission in patients with Killip class 3. It may be important to recognize these high risk features to improve the clinical outcomes of patients with Killip class 3.
  • Soichiro Ban, Kenichi Sakakura, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Yousuke Taniguchi, Takunori Tsukui, Yusuke Watanabe, Kei Yamamoto, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Hideo Fujita
    Journal of atherosclerosis and thrombosis 2021年07月 
    AIMS: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is the well-known risk factor for cardiovascular events. Although low ankle-brachial index (ABI) is recognized as a risk factor in general population, low ABI without any symptoms of PAD has not been established as a prognostic marker in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) yet. The purpose of this retrospective study was to examine whether asymptomatic low ABI was associated with long-term clinical outcomes in AMI patients without treatment history of PAD. METHODS: We included 850 AMI patients without a history of PAD and divided them into the preserved ABI (ABI ≥ 0.9) group (n=760) and the reduced ABI (ABI <0.9) group (n=90) on the basis of the ABI measurement during the hospitalization. The primary endpoint was the major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) defined as the composite of all-cause death, non-fatal myocardial infarction, and hospitalization for heart failure. RESULTS: During the median follow-up duration of 497 days (Q1: 219 days to Q3: 929 days), a total of 152 MACE were observed. The Kaplan-Meier curves showed that MACE were more frequently observed in the reduced ABI group than in the preserved ABI group (p<0.001). The multivariate COX hazard analysis revealed that reduced ABI was significantly associated with MACE (hazard ratio 2.046, 95% confidence interval 1.344-3.144, p=0.001) after controlling confounding factors. CONCLUSIONS: Reduced ABI was significantly associated with long-term adverse events in AMI patients without a history of PAD. Our results suggest the usefulness of ABI as a prognostic marker in AMI patients irrespective of symptomatic PAD.
  • Masataka Narita, Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kei Yamamoto, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Hiroshi Wada, Hideo Fujita
    Postepy w kardiologii interwencyjnej = Advances in interventional cardiology 17 2 163 - 169 2021年06月 
    Introduction: In percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to atherosclerotic lesions in the right coronary artery (RCA), coronary artery dissection in the ostium of the RCA is a rare but fatal complication. Stent implantation to the ostium of RCA may be selected for the prevention of aorto-ostial dissection. Aim: To find factors associated with aorto-ostial stent coverage to mild to moderate ostial stenosis during the treatment of severely narrowed non-ostial RCA lesions. Material and methods: The primary interest was to find factors associated with ostial stent coverage using multivariate regression analysis. We included 236 patients who underwent intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided PCI to severely narrowed RCA lesions with mild to moderate ostial stenosis, and divided those into the ostial-coverage group (n = 52) and the non-coverage group (n = 184). Results: The prevalence of continuous ostial plaque detected by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) was significantly greater in the ostial-coverage group (84.6%) than in the non-coverage group (52.9%) (p < 0.001). Multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that continuous ostial plaque detected by IVUS (OR = 5.398, 95% CI: 2.322-12.553, p < 0.001) was significantly associated with ostial stent coverage after controlling confounding factors. Ischaemia-driven target vessel revascularization was less frequently observed in the ostial-coverage group than in the non-coverage group, without reaching statistical significance (p = 0.069). Conclusions: Continuous ostial plaque detected by IVUS was significantly associated with ostial stent coverage to the mild to moderate stenosis when PCI to non-ostial, severely narrowed RCA lesions was performed. The use of IVUS may enhance the safety but may increase the total stent length in PCI to RCA.
  • Kaho Shibata, Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kei Yamamoto, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Hiroshi Wada, Hideo Fujita
    International heart journal 62 3 479 - 486 2021年05月 
    The rapid introduction of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is important for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The risks and benefits of reduced-dose prasugrel (20 mg loading and 3.75 mg maintenance) over clopidogrel have not been fully discussed. The purpose of this study was to compare the 90-days clinical outcomes of AMI between prasugrel-based DAPT and clopidogrel-based DAPT. We included 534 AMI patients and divided them into the clopidogrel group (n = 330) and the prasugrel group (n = 204). The primary endpoint was the total ischemic events and total bleeding events. In all, 52 ischemic events and 35 bleeding events were observed during the study period. The total ischemic events were similar between the clopidogrel and the prasugrel groups (P = 0.385). The total bleeding events were similar between the clopidogrel and the prasugrel groups (P = 0.125). The multivariate Cox hazard analysis showed that prasugrel was not associated with the total ischemic events (hazard ratio (HR) 0.955, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.499-1.829, P = 0.890) and was not associated with the total bleeding events after controlling confounding factors (HR 0.972, 95% CI 0.528-1.790, P = 0.927). In conclusion, as compared to clopidogrel, the reduced dose of prasugrel was not associated with the excess risk of bleeding or the excess risk of ischemic events. Our real-world data support the current regimen of prasugrel for AMI patients who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention.
  • Yusuke Mizuno, Kenichi Sakakura, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Yousuke Taniguchi, Takunori Tsukui, Kei Yamamoto, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Hideo Fujita
    Scientific reports 11 1 11140 - 11140 2021年05月 
    Complications such as slow flow are frequently observed in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with rotational atherectomy (RA). However, it remains unclear whether the high incidence of slow flow results in the high incidence of periprocedural myocardial infarction (PMI), reflecting real myocardial damage. The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of PMI between PCI with versus without RA using propensity score-matching. We included 1350 elective PCI cases, which were divided into the RA group (n = 203) and the non-RA group (n = 1147). After propensity score matching, the matched RA group (n = 190) and the matched non-RA group (n = 190) were generated. The primary interest was to compare the incidence of PMI between the matched RA and non-RA groups. Before propensity score matching, the incidence of slow flow and PMI was greater in the RA group than in the non-RA group. After matching, the incidence of slow flow was still greater in the matched RA group than in the matched non-RA group (16.8% vs. 9.5%, p = 0.048). However, the incidence of PMI was similar between the matched RA and matched non-RA group (7.4% vs. 5.3%, p = 0.528, standardized difference: 0.086). In conclusion, although use of RA was associated with greater risk of slow flow, use of RA was not associated with PMI after a propensity score-matched analysis. The fact that RA did not increase the risk of myocardial damage in complex lesions would have an impact on revascularization strategy for severely calcified coronary lesions.
  • Tsukasa Murakami, Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kei Yamamoto, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Hiroshi Wada, Hideo Fujita
    Cardiovascular intervention and therapeutics 2021年04月 
    Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a standard strategy for non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) as well as for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The device cost for PCI may be more expensive in NSTEMI, because the culprit lesion morphology may be more complex in NSTEMI. This study aimed to compare the total device cost of PCI between STEMI and NSTEMI. We included 504 patients with acute myocardial infraction (AMI) who underwent PCI, and divided those into a STEMI group (n = 286) and a NSTEMI group (n = 218). We compared the total device cost, the number of used devices, and procedure cost between the 2 groups. The total device cost was significantly higher in the NSTEMI group [\371,300 (\320,700-503,350)] than in the STEMI group [\341,200 (\314,200-410,475)] (p = 0.001), whereas the procedure cost was significantly higher in the STEMI group [\343,800 (\243,800-343,800)] than in the NSTEMI group [\220,000 (\216,800-243,800)] (p < 0.001). Drug eluting stent (85.3% vs. 76.1%, p = 0.029) and aspiration catheter (16.8% vs. 2.3%, p < 0.001) were more frequently used in the STEMI group, whereas rotablator (0.7% vs. 8.3%, p < 0.001) were more frequently used in the NSTEMI group. The multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that NSTEMI was significantly associated with the high device cost (odds ratio 1.899, 95% confidence interval 1.166-3.093, p = 0.01). In conclusion, the total device cost for PCI was significantly higher in the culprit lesions of NSTEMI than in those of STEMI, whereas the procedure cost was significantly higher in the culprit lesions of STEMI than in those of NSTEMI.
  • Kunihiro Kani, Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kei Yamamoto, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    International heart journal 62 2 256 - 263 2021年03月 
    Radial access is recommended for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), because it has fewer bleeding complications than trans-femoral PCI. However, even if trans-radial PCI is chosen, patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) presenting with anemia on admission might have poor clinical outcomes. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate whether anemia on admission was associated with mid-term clinical outcomes in patients who underwent trans-radial primary PCI. The primary endpoint was a composite of all-cause death, recurrent acute myocardial infarction, and readmission for heart failure. A total of 288 consecutive patients with STEMI who underwent trans-radial primary PCI were divided into an anemia group (n = 79) and a non-anemia group (n = 209). The median follow-up duration was 301 days. The anemia group was significantly older than the non-anemia group (77.3 ± 11.9 versus 64.4 ± 12.7 years, respectively; P < 0.001). There were significantly more females in the anemia group than in the non-anemia group (36.7% versus 14.4%, respectively; P < 0.001). Kaplan-Meier analysis revealed that the composite outcome-free survival was significantly worse in the anemia group than in the non-anemia group (P < 0.001). Multivariate Cox hazard model analysis revealed that hemoglobin levels on admission were significantly associated with the composite outcome (per 1 g/dL increase: hazard ratio 0.76, 95% confidence interval 0.66-0.88, P < 0.001) after controlling for confounding factors. In conclusion, baseline anemia was significantly associated with poor clinical outcomes. Patients with STEMI presenting with anemia should be managed carefully, even if trans-radial primary PCI is chosen.
  • Shun Ishibashi, Kenichi Sakakura, Satoshi Asada, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kei Yamamoto, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Hiroshi Wada, Hideo Fujita
    International heart journal 62 2 282 - 289 2021年03月 
    The clinical outcomes of patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) were comparable or even worse than those with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Although successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to the culprit lesions of NSTEMI would improve the clinical outcomes, some PCI require long fluoroscopy time, reflecting the difficulty of PCI. This study aims to find clinical factors associated with long fluoroscopy time in PCI to the culprit lesion of NSTEMI. We included 374 patients and divided those into the conventional fluoroscopy time (n = 302) and long fluoroscopy time (n = 72) groups according to the quintiles of fluoroscopy time. Clinical and angiographic parameters were compared between the two groups. Calcification and tortuosity were significantly more severe in the long fluoroscopy time group than in the conventional fluoroscopy time group. The prevalence of previous coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and bifurcation lesions was significantly greater in the long fluoroscopy time group than in the conventional fluoroscopy time group. In the multivariate stepwise logistic regression analysis, previous CABG (odds ratio [OR], 3.368; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.407-8.064; P = 0.006), bifurcation lesion (OR, 2.407; 95% CI, 1.285-4.506; P = 0.006), excessive tortuosity (versus mild to moderate tortuosity; OR, 4.095; 95% CI, 1.159-14.476; P = 0.029), and moderate to severe calcification (versus none to mild; OR, 5.792; 95% CI, 3.254-10.310; P < 0.001) were significantly associated with long fluoroscopy time. In conclusion, previous CABG, bifurcation, excessive tortuosity, and moderate to severe calcification were associated with long fluoroscopy time. Our study provided a reference for PCI operators to identify the difficulties in PCI to the culprit lesion of NSTEMI.
  • Kei Yamamoto, Kenichi Sakakura, Shun Ishibashi, Kaho Shibata, Takunori Tsukui, Yousuke Taniguchi, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Hiroshi Wada, Hideo Fujita
    International heart journal 62 2 422 - 426 2021年03月 
    A method to manage ST-segment elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) caused by very late stent thrombosis (VLST) has yet to be established. In this case series, we present several cases of STEMI caused by VLST, which were successfully revascularized using a perfusion balloon. Since the perfusion balloon (Ryusei: Kaneka Medix Corporation, Osaka, Japan) has the unique advantage of maintaining blood flow during balloon inflation, we can keep dilating the target lesion for more than several minutes. Extended inflation might work to prevent acute recoil, and to achieve optimal expansion without an additional stent. Our case series may provide a reasonable option for the treatment of VLST.
  • Yousuke Taniguchi, Kenichi Sakakura, Takunori Tsukui, Kei Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan) 2021年03月 
    Objective Since patients with thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA)/abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are often complicated with coronary artery disease, it is common for those patients to undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The ankle brachial index (ABI) is usually measured in patients with TAA/AAA to screen the presence of peripheral arterial disease. The present study investigated the association between the ABI and clinical outcomes following PCI in patients with TAA/AAA. Methods and Material We divided 200 TAA/AAA patients who underwent PCI into a normal ABI group (n=137) and an abnormal ABI group (n=63) according to the ABI cut-off level of 1.00. The primary endpoint was one-year major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), defined as the composite of cardiovascular death, non-fetal myocardial infarction, stroke, target vessel revascularization, and hospitalization for heart failure. Results Mean ABIs in the normal and abnormal ABI groups were 1.12±0.09 and 0.86±0.11, respectively (p<0.01). Kaplan-Meier curves showed MACE were more frequent in the abnormal ABI group than in the normal ABI group (p=0.01). A multivariate Cox hazard analysis revealed that an abnormal ABI was significantly associated with 1-year MACE (vs. ABI ≥1.0: HR 3.02, 95% confidence interval 1.00-9.08, p=0.049). Conclusion Among patients with TAA/AAA who underwent PCI, abnormal ABI was significantly associated with 1-year MACE, suggesting the utility of the ABI measurement in this high-risk population.
  • Naoyuki Akashi, Takunori Tsukui, Kei Yamamoto, Masaru Seguchi, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kenichi Sakakura, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    Heart and vessels 2021年03月 
    Left ventricular remodeling (LVR) after ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is generally thought to be an adaptive but compromising phenomenon particularly in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). However, whether the extent of LVR is associated with poor prognostic outcome with or without DM after STEMI in the modern era of reperfusion therapy has not been elucidated. This was a single-center retrospective observational study. Altogether, 243 patients who were diagnosed as having STEMI between January 2016 and March 2019, and examined with echocardiography at baseline (at the time of index admission) and mid-term (from 6 to 11 months after index admission) follow-up were included and divided into the DM (n = 98) and non-DM groups (n = 145). The primary outcome was major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) defined as the composite of all-cause death, heart failure (HF) hospitalization, and non-fatal myocardial infarction. The median follow-up duration was 621 days (interquartile range: 304-963 days). The DM group was significantly increased the rate of MACEs (P = 0.020) and HF hospitalization (P = 0.037) compared with the non-DM group, despite of less LVR. Multivariate Cox regression analyses revealed that the patients with DM after STEMI were significantly associated with MACEs (Hazard ratio [HR] 2.79, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.20-6.47, P = 0.017) and HF hospitalization (HR 3.62, 95% CI 1.19-11.02, P = 0.023) after controlling known clinical risk factors. LVR were also significantly associated with MACEs (HR 2.44, 95% CI 1.03-5.78, P = 0.044) and HF hospitalization (HR 3.76, 95% CI 1.15-12.32, P = 0.029). The patients with both DM and LVR had worse clinical outcomes including MACEs and HF hospitalization, suggesting that it is particularly critical to minimize LVR after STEMI in patients with DM.
  • Tomonobu Yanase, Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kei Yamamoto, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    International heart journal 62 1 33 - 41 2021年 
    Although the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has been decreasing in the elderly, it has been increasing in the young, especially in Japan. A social impact of AMI would be greater in the young, because loss of the young directly influences social activities such as business, child-raising, and tax payment. The aim of this study was to identify the specific characteristics of young AMI patients. We retrospectively included 408 consecutive AMI patients < 70 years of age, divided into a young group (< 55 years: n = 136) and an older group (55 to < 70 years: n = 272). The prevalence of overweight was greater in the young group (58.5%) than in the older group (40.7%) (P = 0.001). The frequency of current smokers was higher in the young group (67.6%) than in the older group (44.9%) (P < 0.001). Although the prevalence of hypertension was lower in the young group (66.7%) than in the older group (77.2%) (P = 0.017), that of untreated hypertension was greater in the young group (40.4%) than in the older group (27.2%) (P = 0.007). Furthermore, the prevalence of untreated dyslipidemia was greater in the young group (45.0%) than in the older group (26.6%) (P < 0.001). In conclusion, the young AMI patients had more modifiable risk factors such as obesity, smoking, untreated hypertension, and untreated dyslipidemia than the older patients. There is an unmet medical need for the prevention of AMI in the young generation.
  • Yousuke Taniguchi, Kenichi Sakakura, Yohei Nomura, Masashi Hatori, Kaho Shibata, Yusuke Tamanaha, Taku Kasahara, Takunori Tsukui, Tatsuro Ibe, Kei Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Hiroshi Wada, Atsushi Yamaguchi, Hideo Fujita
    PloS one 16 2 e0247588  2021年 
    Careful auscultation is the first step to diagnose aortic stenosis (AS). The aim of this study was to compare clinical outcomes following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) between the patients primarily diagnosed by heart murmur and those diagnosed by other reasons. We retrospectively included 258 patients who underwent TAVI in our medical center, and divided those into the murmur group (n = 81) and the other-reason group (n = 177) according to the primary reason for AS diagnosis. The primary endpoint was the major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE), which was defined as the composite of cardiovascular death, hospitalization due to acute decompensated heart failure, and disabling stroke. The murmur group included younger patients than the other-reason group (82.8 year-old vs. 84.0 year-old, P = 0.02). History of AF was more frequently observed in the other-reason group than in the murmur group (21.5% vs. 7.4%, P <0.01). STS score and logistic EuroSCORE were lower in the murmur group than in the other-reason group (STS: 4.7% vs. 7.2%, P <0.01, logistic EuroSCORE: 8.3% vs. 11.2%, P <0.01). The median follow-up period was 562 days. MACCE was more frequently observed in the other-reason group than in the murmur group (27.7% vs. 9.9%, Log Rank P <0.01). The multivariate COX hazard analysis revealed that the AS patients primarily diagnosed by heart murmur was inversely associated with MACCE (HR 0.38, 95%CI 0.17-0.86, P = 0.020). Among AS patients who underwent TAVI, the patients primarily diagnosed by heart murmur were significantly associated with favorable long-term clinical outcomes.
  • Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kei Yamamoto, Takunori Tsukui, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Hideo Fujita
    PloS one 16 4 e0250757  2021年 
    BACKGROUND: Although several groups reported the risk factors for slow flow during rotational atherectomy (RA), they did not clearly distinguish modifiable factors, such as burr-to-artery ratio from unmodifiable ones, such as lesion length. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the modifiable and unmodifiable factors that were associated with slow flow. METHODS: We included 513 lesions treated with RA, which were classified into a slow flow group (n = 97) and a non-slow flow group (n = 416) according to the presence or absence of slow flow just after RA. The multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed to find factors associated with slow flow. RESULTS: Slow flow was inversely associated with reference diameter [Odds ratio (OR) 0.351, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.205-0.600, p<0.001], primary RA strategy (OR 0.224, 95% CI 0.097-0.513, p<0.001), short single run (≤15 seconds) (OR 0.458, 95% CI 0.271-0.776, p = 0.004), and systolic blood pressure (BP) ≥ 140 mmHg (OR 0.501, 95% CI 0.297-0.843, p = 0.009). Lesion length (every 5 mm increase: OR 1.193, 95% CI 1.093-1.301, p<0.001), angulation (OR 2.054, 95% CI 1.171-3.601, p = 0.012), halfway RA (OR 2.027, 95% CI 1.130-3.635, p = 0.018), initial burr-to-artery ratio (OR 1.451, 95% CI 1.212-1.737, p<0.001), and use of beta blockers (OR 1.894, 95% CI 1.004-3.573, p = 0.049) were significantly associated with slow flow. CONCLUSIONS: Slow flow was positively associated with several unmodifiable factors including lesion length and angulation, and inversely associated with reference diameter. In addition, slow flow was positively associated with several modifiable factors including initial burr-to-artery ratio and use of beta blockers, and inversely associated with primary RA strategy, short single run, and systolic blood pressure just before RA. Application of this information could help to improve RA procedures.
  • Tomonobu Yanase, Kenichi Sakakura, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kei Yamamoto, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Hideo Fujita
    PloS one 16 5 e0251124  2021年 
    BACKGROUND: High-degree atrioventricular block (HAVB) is a prognostic factor for survival in patients with inferior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, there is little information about factors associated with temporary pacing (TP). The aim of this study was to find factors associated with TP in patients with inferior STEMI. METHODS: We included 232 inferior STEMI patients, and divided those into the TP group (n = 46) and the non-TP group (n = 186). Factors associated with TP were retrospectively investigated using multivariate logistic regression model. RESULTS: The incidence of right ventricular (RV) infarction was significantly higher in the TP group (19.6%) than in the non-TP group (7.5%) (p = 0.024), but the incidence of in-hospital death was similar between the 2 groups (4.3% vs. 4.8%, p = 1.000). Long-term major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), which were defined as a composite of all-cause death, non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI), target vessel revascularization (TVR) and readmission for heart failure, were not different between the 2 groups (p = 0.100). In the multivariate logistic regression analysis, statin at admission [odds ratio (OR) 0.230, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.062-0.860, p = 0.029], HAVB at admission (OR 9.950, 95% CI 4.099-24.152, p<0.001), and TIMI-thrombus grade ≥3 (OR 10.762, 95% CI 1.385-83.635, p = 0.023) were significantly associated with TP. CONCLUSION: Statin at admission, HAVB at admission, and TIMI-thrombus grade ≥3 were associated with TP in patients with inferior STEMI. Although the patients with TP had the higher incidence of RV infarction, the incidence of in-hospital death and long-term MACE was not different between patients with TP and those without.
  • Yusuke Mizuno, Kenichi Sakakura, Kei Yamamoto, Yousuke Taniguchi, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    International heart journal 61 6 1121 - 1128 2020年11月 
    Periprocedural myocardial infarction (PMI) is closely associated with long-term cardiovascular events. The factors associated with PMI are not fully understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate the determinants of PMI in contemporary elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Overall, 731 elective PCI was divided into the PMI (n = 27) and non-PMI (n = 704) groups. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to find factors associated with PMI. In the univariate analysis, PMI was associated with complex lesion characteristics, such as the lesion length, lesion angle, calcification, and Medina classification. In the multivariate logistic regression analysis, the lesion length (per 10-mm increase: odds ratio (OR), 1.477; 95% confidence interval (CI), 1.161‒1.879; P = 0.002), lesion angle ≥ 45° (versus lesion angle < 45°: OR, 4.244; 95% CI, 1.187‒15.171; P = 0.026), and Medina classification (0,1,1) / (1,1,1) (versus other lesions: OR, 14.843; 95% CI, 6.235‒35.334; P < 0.001) were significantly associated with PMI. Of the 24 lesions with lesion angle ≥ 45° in the PMI group, 14 had final TIMI flow grade ≤ 2 in side branches and 9 had transient slow flow in main branches/transient ST elevation during PCI. Of the 87 lesions with Medina classification (1,1,1) / (0,1,1), 19 had final TIMI grade ≤ 2 in side branches. In conclusion, the lesion length, lesion angle ≥ 45°, and Medina classification (0,1,1) / (1,1,1) were significantly associated with PMI in contemporary elective PCI. Preventing flow limitation in both side branches and main vessels in elective PCI for the diffuse long, angulated, or true bifurcation lesions is important.
  • Shinnosuke Sawano, Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kei Yamamoto, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Hiroshi Wada, Hideo Fujita
    The American journal of cardiology 135 24 - 31 2020年11月 
    Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) would sometimes raise severe in-hospital complications such as cardiopulmonary arrest, shock, stroke, atrioventricular block, and respiratory failure. The purpose of this retrospective study was to compare the clinical outcomes of AMI patients who recovered from severe in-hospital complications with those who did not have in-hospital complications. We included 494 AMI patients, and divided those into the in-hospital complications group (n = 166) and noncomplications group (n = 328). The primary end point was the major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) defined as the composite of all cause death, nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), and readmission for heart failure within 1 year after the hospital discharge. A total of 50 postdischarge MACE were observed during the study period. MACE was more frequently observed in the in-hospital complications group (14.5%) than in the noncomplications group (7.9%) (p = 0.023). The presence of in-hospital complications was significantly associated with the MACE (Odds Ratio 1.889, 95% Confidence Interval 1.077 to 3.313, p = 0.026) after controlling age, gender, ST-elevation MI, and culprit of AMI. In conclusion, the MACE was significantly frequent in AMI patients who recovered from severe in-hospital complications and discharged to home, as compared with those who did not have in-hospital complications. AMI patients who recovered from complications could be recognized as a high risk group, and should be carefully managed after discharge to prevent cardiovascular events.
  • Kei Yamamoto, Kenichi Sakakura, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Yousuke Taniguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    Cardiovascular intervention and therapeutics 2020年10月 
    Since slow flow can be a fatal complication in left main coronary artery (LMCA)-acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients, it should be important to anticipate and prepare slow flow during primary PCI for LMCA-ACS. We hypothesized that intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) findings would be useful to predict slow flow for LMCA-ACS patients without cardiogenic shock (CS). The purpose of this study was to investigate clinical factors associated with slow flow in LMCA-ACS patients without CS. We included 60 LMCA-ACS patients without CS, and divided into the slow flow group (n = 18) and the non-slow flow group (n = 42). Slow flow was defined as either transient or persistent TIMI flow grade ≤ 2. The prevalence of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) was significantly higher in the slow flow group (55.6%) than in the non-slow flow group (11.9%) (p = 0.002). In the IVUS analysis, remodeling index was significantly greater in the slow flow group (1.15 ± 0.17) than in the non-slow flow group (0.99 ± 0.11) (p = 0.001). The multivariate logistic regression analyses in the IVUS factors revealed that remodeling index was significantly associated with slow flow (0.1 increase: OR 2.238, 95% CI 1.144-4.379, p = 0.019). In conclusion, remodeling index was significantly associated with slow flow. Our results suggest that the remodeling index determined by IVUS would be useful to find high-risk features of slow flow in LMCA-ACS patients without CS.
  • Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kei Yamamoto, Takunori Tsukui, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Hideo Fujita
    The American journal of cardiology 132 172 - 173 2020年10月 [査読有り][通常論文]
  • Takunori Tsukui, Kenichi Sakakura, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    Cardiovascular intervention and therapeutics 35 4 405 - 406 2020年10月 [査読有り][通常論文]
  • Masayuki Kubota, Kenichi Sakakura, Kei Yamamoto, Yousuke Taniguchi, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    International heart journal 61 5 865 - 871 2020年09月 
    Bleeding complication has been considered as a serious problem in current percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). Fortunately, several groups have already reported the effectiveness of protamine use just after PCI to immediately remove any arterial sheath. However, there is a concern that protamine reversal may increase non-occlusive thrombus and, in turn, lead to mid-term cardiovascular events such as target vessel revascularization (TVR) or stent thrombosis. Thus, the purpose of this study was to evaluate whether protamine use following elective PCI was associated with mid-term clinical outcomes. In total, 472 patients were included in this study; subsequently, they were divided into protamine group (n = 142) and non-protamine group (n = 330). The primary endpoint was the composite of ischemia-driven TVR and stent thrombosis. The median follow-up period was determined to be at 562 days. In total, 32 primary endpoints were observed during the study period, and the incidence of primary endpoints tended to be greater in the protamine group than in the non-protamine group (P = 0.056). However, the lesion length, the degree of calcification, and the prevalence of hemodialysis were significantly determined greater in the protamine group than in the non-protamine group. In the multivariate Cox proportional hazards model, the use of protamine (versus non-protamine: hazard ratio 0.542 and 95% confidence interval 0.217-1.355, P = 0.191) was deemed not to be associated with the primary endpoint after controlling legion length, calcification, and hemodialysis. In conclusion, immediate protamine use following elective PCI did not increase mid-term ischemia-driven TVR or stent thrombosis. However, immediate protamine use after PCI should be discussed further for the safety of the patient.
  • Masaru Seguchi, Kenichi Sakakura, Takunori Tsukui, Kei Yamamoto, Yousuke Taniguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    International heart journal 61 5 879 - 887 2020年09月 
    Since the number of elderly patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has been increasing in developed countries, primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for the very elderly aged ≥80 years old is already common. The study aimed to examine the determinants of in-hospital death among the very elderly with AMI in current PCI era. We included 412 consecutive AMI patients aged ≥ 80 years old who received PCI to the culprit lesion; however, 42 patients (10.2%) died during the index hospitalization. Thus, univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to identify the determinants of in-hospital death. Of note, the modified KATZ index, which is a seven-point scale ranging from 0 to 6 (0 point indicating no dependence and six points indicating full dependence), was calculated to evaluate pre-admission activity of daily living (ADL). In multivariate analysis, cardiac arrest (OR 4.642, 95% CI 1.177-18.305, P = 0.028), Killip class IV (versus Killip class I: OR 5.732, 95% CI 1.076-16.630, P = 0.001), modified KATZ index (OR 1.212, 95% CI 1.001-1.469, P = 0.049), hemoglobin levels (OR 0.803, 95% CI 0.656-0.983, P = 0.033), use of temporary pacemaker (OR 2.603, 95% CI 1.010-6.709, P = 0.048), final Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) flow grade 3 (versus TIMI ≤ 2: OR 0.240, 95% CI 0.093-0.618, P = 0.003), and mechanical circulatory support (OR 4.264, 95% CI 1.818-10.005, P = 0.001) were found to be significantly associated with in-hospital death. In conclusion, in-hospital outcomes of the very elderly with AMI were still poor in the current PCI era. Poor pre-admission ADL as well as cardiogenic shock and anemia were determined to be strongly associated with in-hospital death.
  • Hiroki Yoshida, Kenichi Sakakura, Kei Yamamoto, Yousuke Taniguchi, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Hiroshi Wada, Takashi Moriya, Hideo Fujita
    Cardiovascular intervention and therapeutics 2020年08月 
    In most areas in Japan, patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) would be transferred to the secondary hospitals or tertiary hospitals according to the judgement of emergency medical service (EMS) staff members. We hypothesized that in-hospital outcomes would be worse in STEMI patients judged as tertiary emergency than in those judged as secondary emergency, which may support the judgement of the current EMS systems. The purpose of this study was to compare in-hospital outcomes of STEMI between patients judged as secondary emergency and those judged as tertiary emergency. We included 238 STEMI patients who were transferred to our institution using EMS hotline, and divided those into the secondary emergency group (n = 106) and the tertiary emergency group (n = 132). The primary endpoint was in-hospital death. The prevalence of shock was significantly higher in the tertiary emergency group than in the secondary emergency group (32.6% vs. 10.4%, p < 0.001). The GRACE score was significantly higher in the tertiary emergency group than the secondary emergency group [146 (118-188) vs. 134 (101-155), p < 0.001]. The incidence of in-hospital death was significantly higher in the tertiary emergency group than in the secondary emergency group (8.0% vs. 2.1%, p = 0.014). The multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that the tertiary emergency was significantly associated with in-hospital death (OR 3.52, 95% CI 1.24-10.02, p = 0.018) after controlling age and gender. In conclusion, the tertiary emergency was significantly associated with in-hospital death. Our results might validate the judgement of levels of emergency by local EMS staff members.
  • Kei Yamamoto, Kenichi Sakakura, Kohei Hamamoto, Hiroko Hasegawa, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Yousuke Taniguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    Journal of cardiology 76 2 217 - 223 2020年08月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    BACKGROUND: Peak skin dose (PSD) is closely associated with skin radiation injuries such as skin ulcers in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Although PSD is greater in PCI for chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesions as compared with non-CTO lesions, the determinants of PSD in CTO-PCI are not fully understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical factors associated with excess PSD in PCI for CTO. METHODS: The study population included a total of 220 CTO-PCI cases that were divided into a standard PSD group (<2 Gy, n = 187) and an excess PSD group (≥2 Gy, n = 33). Clinical, lesion, and procedural characters were compared between the 2 groups. Multivariate logistic regression was performed to investigate the clinical factors associated with excess PSD. RESULTS: Body surface area (BSA) was significantly higher in the excess PSD group (1.85 ± 0.24 m2) than the standard PSD group (1.71 ± 0.18 m2) (p = 0.001). The J-CTO score was significantly higher in the excess PSD group (2.51 ± 1.28) than the standard PSD group (1.60 ± 1.13) (p < 0.001). Multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that BSA (0.1 mm increase: OR 1.663, 95% CI 1.300-2.128, p < 0.001) and J-CTO score (1-point increase: OR 2.015, 95% CI 1.322-3.071, p = 0.001) were significantly associated with excess PSD. CONCLUSIONS: A large BSA and high J-CTO score were significantly associated with excess PSD. It is important to pay special attention to CTO patients who have a large BSA and/or high J-CTO score to reduce patient's PSD.
  • Jumpei Ohashi, Kenichi Sakakura, Wataru Sasaki, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kunihiro Kani, Kei Yamamoto, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    Heart and vessels 2020年07月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    The current Japanese guideline for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) recommends 500-m walk electrocardiogram (ECG) test for patients with STEMI during hospitalization. However, little is known regarding the association between acute phase 500-m walk ECG test and clinical outcomes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between 500-m walk ECG test and mid-term clinical outcomes in patients with STEMI. A total of 313 STEMI patients who underwent primary percutaneous coronary interventions were included, and were divided into the successful 500-m group (n = 263) and the unsuccessful 500-m group (n = 50). The primary endpoint was the major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), which were defined as the composite of all cause death, acute myocardial infarction, readmission for heart failure, and ischemia-driven target vessel revascularization (TVR). During the follow-up period (median 223 days), a total of 55 MACE were observed. The log-rank test revealed that MACE, all cause death, readmission for heart failure, and ischemia-driven TVR were more frequently observed in the unsuccessful 500-m group than the successful 500-m group. In the multivariate Cox proportional hazard model, the unsuccessful 500-m walk ECG test was significantly associated with MACE (OR 5.62, 95% CI 3.08-10.08, P < 0.01) after controlling confounding factors such as age, and serum creatinine levels. In conclusion, the unsuccessful 500-m walk ECG test was significantly associated with poor mid-term outcomes in patients with STEMI. Our results suggest the usefulness of 500-m walk ECG test to stratify the high-risk group from patients with STEMI.
  • Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kei Yamamoto, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    Scientific reports 10 1 11362 - 11362 2020年07月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Although the usefulness of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in rotational atherectomy (RA) has been widely recognized, an IVUS catheter may not cross the target lesion because of severe calcification. The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of slow flow following RA between IVUS-crossable versus IVUS-uncrossable calcified lesions. We included 284 RA lesions, and divided into an IVUS-crossable group (n = 150) and an IVUS-uncrossable group (n = 134). The primary endpoint was slow flow just after RA. The incidence of slow flow (TIMI flow grade ≤ 2) was significantly greater in the IVUS-uncrossable group than in the IVUS-crossable group (26.1% vs. 10.7%, p = 0.001). The incidence of severe slow flow (TIMI grade ≤ 1) was also greater in the IVUS-uncrossable group than in the IVUS-crossable group (9.7% vs. 2.7%, p = 0.022). The multivariate logistic regression model showed a significant association between slow flow and pre-IVUS uncrossed lesions (vs. crossed lesions: odds ratio 2.103, 95% confidence interval 1.047-4.225, p = 0.037). In conclusion, the incidence of slow flow/severe slow flow just after RA was significantly greater in the IVUS-uncrossable lesions than in the IVUS-crossable lesions. Our study suggests the possibility that the IVUS-crossability can be used as a risk stratification of severe calcified lesions.
  • Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kei Yamamoto, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    Cardiovascular intervention and therapeutics 35 3 227 - 233 2020年07月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Since intravascular imaging such as intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) can provide useful information for rotational atherectomy (RA), intravascular imaging should be attempted before RA. However, some calcified lesions do not allow imaging catheters to cross before RA. Although small burrs (1.25 mm or 1.5 mm) should be selected for such tight lesions, it is unknown whether a 1.25-mm burr or 1.5-mm burr is safer as the initial burr. The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of complications with a 1.25-mm versus a 1.5-mm burr as the initial burr for IVUS-uncrossable lesions. This was a retrospective, single-center study. A total of 109 IVUS-uncrossable lesions were included, and were divided into a 1.25-mm group (n =52) and a 1.5-mm group (n =57). The incidence of slow flow just after RA was not different between the 2 groups (1.25-mm group: 25%, 1.5-mm group: 31.6%, P =0.45). The incidence of peri-procedural MI with slow flow was not different and equally low in the 2 groups (1.25-mm group: 1.9%, 1.5-mm group: 3.5%, P =0.61). The use of the 1.5-mm burr as the initial burr was not significantly associated with slow flow after controlling for chronic renal failure on hemodialysis and reference diameter (vs. 1.25-mm: OR 2.34, 95% CI 0.89-6.19, P =0.09). In conclusion, the incidence of complications following RA was comparable between the 1.25-mm and the 1.5-mm burrs as the initial burr for IVUS-uncrossable lesions. The present study provides insights into the selection of an appropriate burr for IVUS-uncrossable lesions.
  • Yumiko Haraguchi, Kenichi Sakakura, Kei Yamamoto, Yousuke Taniguchi, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan) 59 12 1489 - 1495 2020年06月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Objective Although the importance of evidence-based optimal medical therapy (OMT) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has been recognized, the prescription rate of OMT is not sufficiently high in real-word clinical settings. The purpose of this study was to identify the clinical characteristics of AMI patients who did not receive OMT. Methods The present study was a retrospective study. OMT was defined as the combination of antiplatelet therapy, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors/angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), beta-blockers, and statins at the time of hospital discharge. Non-OMT was defined as the lack of either antiplatelet therapy, ACE inhibitors/ARBs, beta-blockers, or statins. Results A total of 457 AMI patients were included as the final study population, and 98 patients (22.4%) lacked at least 1 OMT medication. The prescription rates of antiplatelet therapy, ACE inhibitors/ARBs, beta-blockers, and statins were 98.7%, 87.5%, 90.4%, and 96.7%, respectively. In the multivariate logistic regression analysis, age [per 1-year increase: odds ratio (OR) 1.033, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.007-1.059, p=0.014], hemodialysis (vs. no hemodialysis: OR 2.707, 95% CI 1.082-6.774, p=0.033), estimated glomerular filtration rate <30 mL/min/1.73 m2 without hemodialysis (OR 4.585, 95% CI 1.975-10.644, p<0.001), AMI caused by vasospastic angina (VSA) (vs. no VSA: OR 13.198, 95% CI 1.809-96.260, p=0.011), and asthma (vs. no asthma: OR 7.241, 95% CI 1.716-30.559, p=0.007) were significantly associated with non-OMT, whereas heart rate on admission (per 1-bpm increase: 0.987, 95% CI 0.975-0.999, p=0.033), any PCI (vs. no PCI: OR 0.156, 95% CI 0.066-0.373, p<0.001), and ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) (vs. NSTEMI: OR 0.384, 95% CI 0.218-0.675, p=0.001) were inversely associated with non-OMT. Conclusion An advanced age, VSA, bradycardia, asthma, impaired renal function, non-PCI revascularization, and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction were significantly associated with non-OMT.
  • Shinnosuke Sawano, Kenichi Sakakura, Kei Yamamoto, Yousuke Taniguchi, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    International heart journal 61 3 463 - 469 2020年05月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Recently, we developed a novel acute myocardial infarction (AMI) risk stratification system (nARS), which stratifies AMI patients into low- (L), intermediate- (I), and high- (H) risk groups. We have shown that the nARS shortened the length of intensive care unit (ICU) stay as well as that of hospitalization. However, the incidence of AMI-related adverse outcomes has not been fully investigated. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of severe complications requiring ICU care among the 3 risk groups stratified by nARS. We retrospectively reviewed AMI patients between October 2016 and December 2018. A total of 592 patients were divided into the L- (n = 285), I- (n = 124), and H- (n = 183) risk groups. The primary endpoint was in-hospital complications requiring ICU care defined as death/cardiopulmonary arrest, shock, stroke, atrioventricular block, and respiratory failure. Among 592 patients, 239 (40.4%) developed at least 1 complication requiring ICU care, but only 28 (11.7%) developed complications in general wards. Complications requiring ICU care were most frequently observed in the H-risk group (68.9%), followed by the I-risk group (50.8%), and least in the L-risk group (17.5%) (P < 0.001). Complications requiring ICU care that occurred in the general wards were more frequently observed in the H-risk group (8.7%) compared to the I-risk (3.2%) and L-risk (2.8%) groups (P = 0.009). In conclusion, complications requiring ICU care rarely happened in the general wards, and were less in the I- and L-risk groups than in the H-risk group. These results validated the nARS, and might support the widespread use of nARS.
  • Taku Kasahara, Kenichi Sakakura, Kei Yamamoto, Yousuke Taniguchi, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    International heart journal 61 2 209 - 214 2020年03月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Recent guidelines do not recommend the routine use of intra-aortic balloon pumping (IABP) for patients with cardiogenic shock. However, IABP support is still selected for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in clinical practice because an Impella device did not show superiority over IABP and the mortality of AMI with cardiogenic shock is still high. This study aimed to find factors associated with in-hospital mortality in patients with AMI who required IABP support. Overall, 104 patients with AMI who required IABP support were included as the study population. Of 104 patients, in-hospital death was observed in 19 (18.3%). Multivariate stepwise logistic regression analysis was performed to investigate the determinants of in-hospital death. Shock, resuscitation, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), pre-systolic blood pressure of IABP insertion, multi-vessel disease, fluoroscopy time, initial lactic acid dehydrogenase levels, and timing of IABP support were included as independent variables. Shock (OR 25.27, 95% CI 3.26-196.11, P = 0.002) was significantly associated with in-hospital death after controlling other covariates, whereas eGFR (every 10 mL/minute/1.73 m2 increase: OR 0.65, 95% CI 0.51-0.82, P < 0.001) and pre-percutaneous coronary intervention (pre-PCI) insertion of IABP (versus on-PCI insertion of IABP: OR 0.06, 95% CI 0.008-0.485, P = 0.008) were inversely associated with in-hospital death. In conclusion, shock was significantly associated with in-hospital death, whereas eGFR and pre-PCI insertion of IABP were inversely associated with in-hospital death in patients with AMI who received IABP support. Pre-PCI insertion of an IABP catheter might be associated with better survival in AMI patients who potentially require IABP support.
  • Yasuhiro Mukai, Kenichi Sakakura, Kei Yamamoto, Yousuke Taniguchi, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    Heart and vessels 35 2 143 - 152 2020年02月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Since the amount of contrast media during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is closely related to the exacerbation of renal function, it should be important to reduce the dose of contrast media during PCI. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the association of less-contrast media with clinical factors in elective PCI. A total of 709 patients were divided into the less-contrast media group (n = 142) and the conventional-contrast media group (n = 567) according to the quintile of total contrast volume. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to find associations between the clinical variables and the less-contrast media group. The intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) use rate in the study population was considerably high (94.9%). In multivariable logistic regression analysis, an eGFR < 30 mL/min/1.73 m2 without hemodialysis was significantly associated with the less-contrast media group [odds ratio (OR) 43.73, 95% confidence interval (CI) 14.05-136.09, P < 0.001]. Left main-left anterior descending artery lesion (OR 0.28, 95% CI 0.17-0.48, P < 0.001), bifurcation lesion (OR 0.39, 95% CI 0.16-0.92, P = 0.03), chronic total occlusion (OR 0.22, 95% CI 0.06-0.90, P = 0.03) were inversely associated with the less-contrast media group. In conclusion, complex lesion characteristics were inversely associated with the less-contrast media in elective PCI. Since operators could access patients' renal function before elective procedure, an eGFR < 30 mL/min/1.73 m2 was most significantly associated with the less-contrast media. Our results suggest the possibility that the amount of contrast media is controllable in current PCI under IVUS-guidance.
  • Takunori Tsukui, Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kei Yamamoto, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Hiroshi Wada, Hideo Fujita
    PloS one 15 10 e0241251  2020年 
    BACKGROUND: Recent guidelines for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) recommended the door-to-balloon time (DTBT) <90 minutes. However, some patients could have poor clinical outcomes in spite of DTBT <90 minutes, which suggest the importance of therapeutic targets except DTBT. The purpose of this study was to find factors associated with poor clinical outcomes in STEMI patients with DTBT <90 minutes. METHODS: This retrospective study included 383 STEMI patients with DTBT <90 minutes. The primary endpoint was the major adverse cardiac events (MACE) defined as the composite of all-cause death, acute myocardial infarction, and acute heart failure requiring hospitalization. RESULT: The median follow-up duration was 281 days, and the cumulative incidence of MACE was 16.2%. In the multivariate Cox hazard model, low body mass index (< 20 kg/m2) (vs. >20 kg/m2: HR 2.80, 95% CI 1.39-5.64, p = 0.004), history of previous myocardial infarction (HR 2.39, 95% CI 1.06-5.37, p = 0.04), and Killip class 3 or 4 (vs. Killip class 1 or 2: HR 2.39, 95% CI 1.30-4.40, p = 0.005) were significantly associated with MACE. In another multivariate Cox hazard model, flow worsening during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) (HR 3.24, 95% CI 1.79-5.86, p<0.001) and use of mechanical support (HR 3.15, 95% CI 1.71-5.79, p<0.001) were significantly associated with MACE, whereas radial approach (HR 0.54, 95% CI 0.32-0.92, p = 0.02) was inversely associated with MACE. CONCLUSION: Low body mass index, Killip class 3/4, history of previous myocardial infarction, use of mechanical support, and flow worsening were significantly associated with MACE, whereas radial-access was inversely associated with MACE. It is important to avoid flow worsening during primary PCI even when appropriate DTBT was achieved.
  • Yusuke Watanabe, Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kei Yamamoto, Masaru Seguchi, Takunori Tsukui, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    PloS one 15 11 e0241836  2020年 
    OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare the mid-term clinical outcomes of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-calcified nodules between percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with and without rotational atherectomy (RA). BACKGROUND: There has been a debate whether to use RA for the revascularization of calcified nodule. Although RA can ablate the calcified structure within calcified nodule and may facilitate adequate stent expansion, RA may provoke severe coronary perforation, because calcified nodule typically shows eccentric calcification. METHODS: We included 204 lesions with IVUS-calcified nodule, and divided into 73 lesions treated with RA (RA group) and 131 lesions without RA (non-RA group). After propensity-score matching, 42 lesions with RA (matched RA group) and 42 lesions without RA (matched non-RA group) were selected. We compared the clinical characteristics and outcomes between the 2 groups before and after propensity-score matching. The primary endpoint was ischemia-driven target vessel revascularization (TVR) within 1 year. RESULTS: Acute lumen area gain on IVUS was comparable between the matched RA group and matched non-RA group (3.9 ± 2.1 mm2 vs. 3.4 ± 1.6 mm2, p = 0.18). The stent malapposition at calcified nodules was frequently observed in both groups. The ischemia-driven TVR was not different between the 2 groups before (p = 0.82) and after propensity score-matching (p = 0.87). CONCLUSIONS: The use of RA could not reduce the incidence of ischemia-driven TVR in lesions with IVUS-calcified nodule. Our results do not support the routine use of RA for lesions with IVUS-calcified nodule.
  • Takunori Tsukui, Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kei Yamamoto, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan) 59 13 1597 - 1603 2020年 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Objective In primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), the door-to-balloon time (DTBT) is known to be associated with in-hospital death in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, little is known regarding the association between the DTBT and the mid-term clinical outcomes in patients with STEMI. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between the DTBT and mid-term all-cause death. Methods The study population included 309 STEMI patients, who were divided into the short DTBT (DTBT<60 minutes, n=103), intermediate DTBT (DTBT 60-120 minutes, n=174) and long DTBT (DTBT >120 minutes, n=32) groups. The median follow-up period was 287 days (interquartile range: 182-624 days). Results The incidence of all-cause death in the long DTBT group was significantly higher in comparison to the other groups (p<0.001). In the multivariate Cox regression analysis, although a short DTBT [vs. intermediate DTBT: hazard ratio (HR) 1.00, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.39-2.55, p=0.99] was not associated with all-cause death, a long DTBT (vs. intermediate DTBT: HR 2.80, 95% CI 1.26-6.17, p=0.011) was significantly associated with all-cause death, after controlling for confounding factors such as Killip class 4, an impaired renal function, and the number of diseased vessels. Conclusion The DTBT was significantly associated with the incidence of mid-term all-cause death. Our results support the strong adherence to the DTBT in patients with STEMI.
  • Satoshi Asada, Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kei Yamamoto, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    PloS one 15 8 e0237362  2020年 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    BACKGROUND: Since the long fluoroscopy time in primary PCI for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) could be an indicator of delayed reperfusion, it should be important to recognize which types of lesions require longer fluoroscopy-time in primary PCI. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of the long fluoroscopy-time with clinical factors in primary percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). METHODS: A total of 539 patients who underwent primary PCI were divided into the conventional fluoroscopy-time group (Q1-Q4: n = 434) and the long fluoroscopy-time group (Q5: n = 105) according to the quintile of the total fluoroscopy time in primary PCI. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to find associations between clinical variables and the long fluoroscopy-time. RESULTS: In univariate logistic regression analysis, prevalence of diabetes mellitus, hemodialysis, and previous CABG were significantly associated with the long fluoroscopy-time. In addition, complex lesion characteristics such as lesion length, lesion angle, tortuosity, and calcification were associated with the long fluoroscopy-time. In multivariable logistic regression analysis, lesion length [per 10 mm incremental: odds ratio (OR) 1.751, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.397-2.195, P<0.001], moderate-excessive tortuosity (vs. mild tortuosity: OR 4.006, 95% CI 1.498-10.715, P = 0.006), and moderate to severe calcification (vs. none-mild calcification: OR 1.865, 95% CI 1.107-3.140, P = 0.019) were significantly associated with the long fluoroscopy-time. CONCLUSIONS: In primary PCI for STEMI, diffuse long lesion, tortuosity, and moderate-severe calcification were associated with the long fluoroscopy-time. These complex features require special attention to reduce reperfusion time in primary PCI.
  • Kei Yamamoto, Kenichi Sakakura, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Yousuke Taniguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    PloS one 15 4 e0232158  2020年 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    BACKGROUND: Recently, the importance of chronic total occlusion (CTO)-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been emphasized with greater success rates. In the antegrade wire based approach, it is generally considered that the guidewire would not advance from the subintimal space to the intimal space without dissection re-entry device. However, it is sometimes observed by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) that the guidewire within the subintimal space advanced into the distal true lumen. The purpose of this study was to investigate specific conditions or characteristics which were associated with "antegrade true-sub-true" phenomenon in CTO-PCI. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed consecutive 320 CTO lesions that underwent CTO-PCI in our institution. Among them, 16 lesions in which the IVUS confirmed the "antegrade true-sub-true" phenomenon were categorized as the true-sub-true group, whereas 27 lesions that resulted in unsuccessful CTO-PCI were categorized as the unsuccessful group. We compared the clinical, lesion, and procedural characteristics between the true-sub-true group and the unsuccessful group. RESULTS: The prevalence of bifurcation with abrupt type in CTO exit-sites was significantly higher in the true-sub-true group in comparison to the unsuccessful group (75.0% vs. 25.9%, p = 0.002). The multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that bifurcation with abrupt type in CTO exit-site (OR 8.017; 95%CI: 1.484-43.304; p = 0.016) was independent predictor of the antegrade true-sub-true phenomenon. CONCLUSIONS: In CTO-PCI, the antegrade true-sub-true phenomenon is rare, but can be a last chance for successful PCI. Bifurcation with abrupt type in CTO exit-site was significantly associated with the antegrade true-sub-true phenomenon.
  • Hiroko Hasegawa, Kenichi Sakakura, Kohei Hamamoto, Kei Yamamoto, Yousuke Taniguchi, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    Cardiovascular revascularization medicine : including molecular interventions 21 1 6 - 11 2020年01月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    BACKGROUND: Skin radiation injuries, especially radiation ulcers, are serious side effects caused by ionizing radiation during percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). Because skin radiation injuries are closely associated with the peak skin dose, it is important to minimize the peak skin dose. The aim of the present study was to investigate the determinants of greater peak skin dose in current PCI. METHODS: We included 707 consecutive coronary artery lesions, and divided them into an excess radiation group (n = 26; defined as peak skin dose ≥2 Gy) and a standard radiation group (n = 681; defined as peak skin dose <2 Gy). Clinical, lesion, and procedural characteristics were compared between the 2 groups. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to identify determinants of the excess radiation group. RESULTS: A multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that body surface area (BSA) [0.1 m2 increase: odds ratio (OR) 1.39, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.13-1.71, P < 0.01], PCI to a right coronary artery (RCA) (OR 3.11, 95% CI 1.35-7.17, P < 0.01), and PCI to a chronic total occlusion (CTO) (OR 6.69, 95% CI 2.65-16.87, P < 0.01) were significantly associated with the excess radiation group. CONCLUSIONS: Greater BSA, PCI to RCA lesions, and PCI to CTO lesions were significantly associated with excess radiation dose. The first step in the prevention of radiation injuries in current PCI will be to recognize these risk factors.
  • Jumpei Ohashi, Kenichi Sakakura, Kei Yamamoto, Yousuke Taniguchi, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Hitomi Nanba-Sato, Kaho Shibata, Wataru Sasaki, Tomoya Ikeda, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    International heart journal 60 6 1245 - 1252 2019年11月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Persistent severe left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, whereas mid-term recovery of LV systolic function after AMI is associated with better long-term outcomes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the determinants of mid-term improvement of LV ejection fraction (EF) in AMI patients. We included 210 AMI patients who had modified Simpson EF both at the index admission and mid-term follow up. The difference of EF between the index admission and mid-term follow-up was calculated in all study patients. The EF improvement group was defined as mid-term ≥ 10% EF increase compared with the index admission EF. Of 210 AMI patients, 46 (21.9%) were allocated to the EF improvement group and 164 (78.1%) to the non-EF improvement group. Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) at the timing of admission was significantly greater in the EF improvement group (735.8 ± 1077.6 pg/mL) than in the non-EF improvement group (239.0 ± 419.8 pg/mL) (P < 0.001). Multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that log10 BNP at the timing of admission (OR 3.36, 95% CI 1.69-6.66, P < 0.001) and left main trunk-left anterior descending artery (LM-LAD) as the infarct-related artery (OR 3.34, 95% CI 1.59-7.02, P = 0.001) were significantly associated with EF improvement. In conclusion, elevated BNP at the timing of admission and LM-LAD as the infarct-related artery were significantly associated with mid-term LVEF recovery. Our results support aggressive acute treatment for those severe AMI, because the possibility of mid-term LVEF recovery is greater compared with other AMI.
  • Yousuke Taniguchi, Kenichi Sakakura, Koichi Yuri, Yohei Nomura, Yusuke Tamanaha, Naoyuki Akashi, Takunori Tsukui, Kei Yamamoto, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Atsushi Yamaguchi, Hideo Fujita
    International heart journal 60 6 1350 - 1357 2019年11月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been recognized as a standard therapy for severe aortic valve stenosis. However, since some patients who receive TAVI have poor outcomes, the predictors of clinical outcomes after TAVI are important. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between appetite and long-term clinical outcomes.We screened consecutive cases who received TAVI at our medical center between July 2014 and October 2018. A total of 139 patients who received transfemoral TAVI were included as the final study population. They were divided into a good appetite group (n = 105) and a less appetite group (n = 34) according to their dietary intake rate (> 90%: good appetite group, ≤ 90%: less appetite group). We defined the intake rate as the average for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the day just before discharge. We defined two-year major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) as a composite of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, any coronary revascularization, history of hospitalization due to heart failure, and disabling acute cerebral infarction. Kaplan-Meier analyses and multivariate Cox regression analysis were performed.The median duration of the follow-up period was 372 (189-720) days. Kaplan-Meier curves showed that the less appetite group got MACCE more frequently (event free rate of the less appetite group: 76.5% versus the good appetite group: 94.3%, Log Rank P = 0.01). In multivariate Cox regression analysis, having less appetite was a significant predictor of two-year MACCE (HR 5.26, 95%CI 1.66-16.71, P < 0.01).In conclusion, among the patients who received transfemoral TAVI, appetite status just before discharge was significantly associated with long-term outcome.
  • Yusuke Tamanaha, Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kei Yamamoto, Takunori Tsukui, Masaru Seguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    International heart journal 60 5 1030 - 1036 2019年09月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Postcatheterization pseudoaneurysm is a serious complication following diagnostic or therapeutic catheterization. Because radial access is unsuitable in some situations, there is still a need to use femoral or brachial access for arterial catheterization. The aim of this study was to compare the incidence and clinical characteristics of pseudoaneurysm between brachial and femoral access. We identified patients who underwent arterial catheterization from our cardiac catheter records. A total of 5,990 cardiac catheter records and discharge summaries were reviewed, and 23 pseudoaneurysm cases were identified. Those pseudoaneurysm cases were divided into a brachial pseudoaneurysm group (n = 9) and a femoral pseudoaneurysm group (n = 14). The incidence of pseudoaneurysm was significantly higher in brachial access than in femoral access (odds ratio: 4.16, 95% confidence interval: 1.80-9.65; P < 0.001). Successful manual compression was frequently achieved in both the brachial (77.8%) and the femoral (92.9%) pseudoaneurysm groups (P = 0.295). Surgical intervention was more frequently performed in the brachial pseudoaneurysm group (22.2%) than in the femoral pseudoaneurysm group (0%) without reaching statistical significance (P = 0.07). Moreover, neurological disorders were observed only in the brachial pseudoaneurysm group (22.2%). In conclusion, the incidence of pseudoaneurysm was significantly higher in brachial access than in femoral access, indicating the potential risk of brachial access. Successful manual compression was frequently achieved in both groups, but neurological disorders were observed only in brachial access, suggesting the greater risk of brachial pseudoaneurysms.
  • Takunori Tsukui, Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kei Yamamoto, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    Cardiovascular revascularization medicine : including molecular interventions 20 2 113 - 119 2019年02月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    BACKGROUND: The guide extension catheter is frequently used in current percutaneous coronary intervention, and the GuideLiner (Vascular Solutions Inc., Minneapolis, MN) has been the standard guide extension catheter. Recently, the Guideplus (Nipro, Osaka, Japan) has emerged as a new guide extension catheter. The aim of the present study was to compare device performance between the Guideplus and GuideLiner. METHODS: We compared the purpose of guide extension catheter and the device unsuccessful rate between the Guideplus and GuideLiner. We classified the purpose of guide extension catheter into 4 categories: (1) to advance devices into the target lesion, (2) to engage guide catheter into the ostium, (3) to support the small profile balloon crossing the CTO or 99% stenosis that the microcatheter could not cross, and (4) others. RESULTS: Ninety-two lesions were classified as the Guideplus group, whereas 103 lesions were classified as the GuideLiner group. The purpose of guide extension catheter was significantly different between the 2 groups (P < 0.001). The Guideplus was frequently used to support the small profile balloon crossing the CTO or 99% stenosis (20.7%), whereas the GuideLiner was not used (0%). The device unsuccessful rate was significantly less in the Guideplus (8.7%) than in the GuideLiner (20.4%) (P = 0.022). CONCLUSIONS: The purpose of guide extension catheter was significantly different between the Guideplus and GuideLiner. The Guideplus was more frequently used to support the small profile balloon crossing the CTO or 99% stenosis. The device unsuccessful rate was less in the Guideplus, which may suggest the better performance as the guide extension catheter.
  • Yousuke Taniguchi, Kenichi Sakakura, Koichi Yuri, Yusuke Imamura, Takunori Tsukui, Kei Yamamoto, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Atsushi Yamaguchi, Hideo Fujita
    Postepy w kardiologii interwencyjnej = Advances in interventional cardiology 15 4 431 - 438 2019年 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Introduction: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has grown to be an alternative treatment for severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis (AS) in elderly patients. Although TAVI is a less invasive surgery than surgical aortic valve replacement, some patients may require prolonged hospitalization. Aim: To find the determinants of prolonged hospitalization in patients who underwent trans-femoral TAVI. Material and methods: A total of 94 AS patients who underwent trans-femoral TAVI were included as the final study population, and divided into the conventional hospitalization group (≤ 21 days) (n = 74) and prolonged hospitalization group (> 21 days) (n = 20). We compared clinical characteristics between the two groups, and multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed to find the determinants of prolonged hospitalization. Results: In multivariate logistic regression analysis, moderate or severe mitral regurgitation (OR = 4.49, 95% CI: 1.16-17.47, p = 0.03), taking statins or angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors/angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) on admission (statins: OR = 0.13, 95% CI: 0.02-0.71, p = 0.02, ACE inhibitors/ARB: OR = 0.25, 95% CI: 0.06-0.96, p = 0.04), estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) (per 15 ml/min/1.73 m2 incremental) (OR = 0.49, 95% CI: 0.26-0.90, p = 0.02) and current chopsticks user (OR = 0.05, 95% CI: 0.01-0.41, p < 0.01) were significantly associated with prolonged hospitalization. Conclusions: Moderate or severe mitral regurgitation was significantly associated with prolonged hospitalization, while current chopsticks user, eGFR (per 15 ml/min/1.73 m2 incremental), taking ACE inhibitors/ARB or statins before the procedure were inversely associated with prolonged hospitalization in patients who underwent trans-femoral TAVI.
  • Takunori Tsukui, Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kei Yamamoto, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
    Heart and vessels 33 5 498 - 506 2018年05月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Primary percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) have been developed to improve clinical outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). In primary PCI, the door-to-balloon time (DTBT) is closely associated with mortality and morbidity. The purpose of this study was to find determinants of short and long DTBT. From our hospital record, we included 214 STEMI patients, and divided into the short DTBT group (DTBT < 60 min, n = 60), the intermediate DTBT group (60 min ≤ DTBT ≤ 120 min, n = 121) and the long DTBT group (DTBT > 120 min, n = 33). In-hospital mortality was highest in the long DTBT group (24.2%), followed by the intermediate DTBT group (5.8%), and lowest in the short DTBT group (0%) (< 0.001). Transfers from local clinics or hospitals (OR 3.43, 95% CI 1.72-6.83, P < 0.001) were significantly associated with short DTBT, whereas Killip class 3 or 4 (vs. Killip class 1 or 2: OR 0.20, 95% CI 0.06-0.64, P = 0.007) was inversely associated with short DTBT in multivariate analysis. In conclusion, transfer from local clinics/hospitals was associated with short DTBT. Our results may suggest the current limitation of ambulance system, which does not include pre-hospital ECG system, in Japan. The development of pre-hospital ECG system would be needed for better management in STEMI.
  • Sakakura K, Taniguchi Y, Tsukui T, Yamamoto K, Momomura SI, Fujita H
    JACC. Cardiovascular interventions 10 24 E227 - E229 2017年12月 [査読有り][通常論文]
  • Takayuki Fujiwara, Masashi Yoshida, Naoyuki Akashi, Hodaka Yamada, Takunori Tsukui, Tomohiro Nakamura, Kenichi Sakakura, Hiroshi Wada, Kenshiro Arao, Takuji Katayama, Tomio Umemoto, Hiroshi Funayama, Yoshitaka Sugawara, Takeshi Mitsuhashi, Masafumi Kakei, Shin-ichi Momomura, Junya Ako
    HEART AND VESSELS 31 6 855 - 862 2016年06月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Diabetes mellitus and impaired glucose tolerance are well-known risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD) and adverse clinical events after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Postprandial hyperglycemia is an important risk factor for CAD and serum 1,5-anhydroglucitol (1,5-AG) reflects postprandial hyperglycemia more robustly than hemoglobin (Hb)A1c. We aimed to clarify the relationship between serum 1,5-AG level and adverse clinical events after PCI. We enrolled 141 patients after PCI with follow-up coronary angiography. We evaluated associations between glycemic biomarkers including HbA1c and 1,5-AG and cardiovascular events during follow-up. Median serum 1,5-AG level was significantly lower in patients with any coronary revascularization and target lesion revascularization (TLR) [13.4 A mu g/ml (first quartile, third quartile 9.80, 18.3) vs. 18.7 (12.8, 24.2), p = 0.005; 13.4 A mu g/ml (10.2, 16.4) vs. 18.7 (12.9, 24.2), p = 0.001, respectively]. Multivariate logistic analysis showed lower 1,5-AG was independently associated with any coronary revascularization and TLR (odds ratio 0.93, 95 % confidence interval 0.86-0.99, p = 0.04; 0.90, 0.81-0.99, p = 0.044, respectively), whereas higher HbA1c was not. Postprandial hyperglycemia and lower 1,5-AG are important risk factors for adverse clinical events after PCI.
  • Takayuki Fujiwara, Masashi Yoshida, Hodaka Yamada, Takunori Tsukui, Tomohiro Nakamura, Kenichi Sakakura, Hiroshi Wada, Kenshiro Arao, Takuji Katayama, Hiroshi Funayama, Yoshitaka Sugawara, Takeshi Mitsuhashi, Masafumi Kakei, Shin-ichi Momomura, Junya Ako
    HEART AND VESSELS 30 4 469 - 476 2015年07月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Postprandial hyperglycemia is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and mortality. Serum 1,5-anhydroglucitol (1,5-AG) level is an useful clinical marker of glucose metabolism which reflects postprandial hyperglycemia more robustly compared to hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). Relationship between serum 1,5-AG level and cardiovascular disease has been reported; however, comparison between HbA1c and 1,5-AG as markers of cardiovascular disease was not performed. We included 227 consecutive patients who underwent coronary angiography meeting the following inclusion criteria: (1) patients who had no history of coronary artery disease (CAD); (2) patients without acute coronary syndrome; (3) patients without poorly controlled diabetes mellitus; (4) patients without anemia, liver dysfunction, acute, and chronic renal failure and malnutrition; and (5) patients without adhibition of acarbose or Chinese herbal medicine. We measured HbA1c, glycoalbumin, and 1,5-AG. Serum 1,5-AG was significantly lower in patients with CAD (16.6 +/- A 8.50 vs. 21.1 +/- A 7.97 mu g/ml, P < 0.001). Multivariable logistic regression analysis showed decrease in serum 1,5-AG was independently associated with the presence of denovo CAD (0.93, 95 % CI 0.88-0.98, P = 0.006). Serum 1,5-AG was also independently associated with the presence of denovo CAD in patients without diabetes mellitus (0.94, 95 % CI 0.88-0.99, P = 0.046). In conclusion, lower serum 1,5-AG was associated with the presence of denovo CAD. Serum 1,5-AG may identify high cardiovascular risk patients for denovo CAD in both diabetic and non-diabetic patients.

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  • 洞不全症候群を合併した発作性心房細動に対してカテーテルアブレーションを施行した1例
    中村 洋範, 荒尾 憲司郎, 津久井 卓伯, 間瀬 卓顕, 澤野 晋之介, 石橋 峻, 深谷 英平, 岸原 淳, 阿古 潤哉 練馬医学会誌 26 42 -45 2020年03月 [査読無し][通常論文]
  • 山本 慶, 坂倉 建一, 明石 直之, 津久井 卓伯, 瀬口 優, 谷口 陽介, 和田 浩, 百村 伸一, 藤田 英雄 循環器内科 87 (2) 219 -224 2020年02月 [査読無し][通常論文]
  • 野村 陽平, 由利 康一, 谷口 陽介, 津久井 卓伯 日本臨床生理学会雑誌 49 (4) 81 -81 2019年10月 [査読無し][通常論文]
  • 山本 慶, 坂倉 建一, 津久井 卓伯, 瀬口 優, 谷口 陽介, 和田 浩, 百村 伸一, 藤田 英雄 日本臨床生理学会雑誌 49 (4) 89 -89 2019年10月 [査読無し][通常論文]
  • 慢性期の分岐部再狭窄に対してProximal optimization techniqueが有効であった1例
    石橋 峻, 津久井 卓伯, 坂倉 建一, 谷口 陽介, 山本 慶, 瀬口 優, 百村 伸一, 藤田 英雄 日本心血管インターベンション治療学会抄録集 28回 [MP3 -005] 2019年09月 [査読無し][通常論文]
  • 新たな急性心筋梗塞のリスク分類の有用性
    山本 慶, 坂倉 建一, 津久井 卓伯, 瀬口 優, 和田 浩, 百村 伸一, 藤田 英雄 日本心血管インターベンション治療学会抄録集 28回 [MO79 -001] 2019年09月 [査読無し][通常論文]
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  • TAVIによる生体弁留置直後、右房内に巨大血栓を形成した一例
    長谷川 宏子, 谷口 陽介, 玉那覇 雄介, 笠原 卓, 津久井 卓伯, 山本 慶, 瀬口 優, 坂倉 建一, 和田 浩, 百村 伸一, 藤田 英雄, 今村 有佑, 野村 陽平, 由利 康一, 山口 敦司, 岩崎 夢大, 大塚 祐史 日本心血管インターベンション治療学会抄録集 28回 [MO103 -002] 2019年09月 [査読無し][通常論文]
  • 栄養要求性レンサ球菌Abiotrophia defectivaを起因菌とする感染性心内膜炎で抗生剤治療後に僧帽弁形成術を行った1例
    荒尾 憲司郎, 中村 洋範, 津久井 卓伯, 間瀬 卓顕, 宮川 敦史, 荒川 衛, 岡村 誉, 安達 秀雄 日本内科学会関東地方会 647回 31 -31 2018年12月 [査読無し][通常論文]
  • 経カテーテル的大動脈弁留置術後に生じた右冠動脈狭窄に対し、GUIDEPLUSを用いることで狭窄解除に成功した一例
    谷口 陽介, 由利 康一, 今村 有佑, 伊藤 みゆき, 玉那覇 雄介, 津久井 卓伯, 和田 浩, 坂倉 建一, 百村 伸一, 藤田 英雄 日本心血管インターベンション治療学会抄録集 27回 MO084 -MO084 2018年08月 [査読無し][通常論文]
  • 従来のガイドカテーテルエクステンションと新しい柔軟なものの有用性についての比較
    津久井 卓伯, 坂倉 建一, 谷口 陽介, 山本 慶, 和田 浩, 百村 伸一, 藤田 英雄 日本心血管インターベンション治療学会抄録集 27回 MO217 -MO217 2018年08月 [査読無し][通常論文]
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    山本 慶, 坂倉 建一, 津久井 卓伯, 谷口 陽介, 和田 浩, 百村 伸一, 藤田 英雄 日本心血管インターベンション治療学会抄録集 27回 MP165 -MP165 2018年08月 [査読無し][通常論文]
  • 経カテーテル的大動脈弁留置術後にシースが長軸方向に裂けてしまった一例
    谷口 陽介, 由利 康一, 津久井 卓伯, 今村 有佑, 伊藤 みゆき, 明石 直之, 伊部 達郎, 和田 浩, 坂倉 建一, 百村 伸一, 藤田 英雄 日本心血管インターベンション治療学会抄録集 26回 MO029 -MO029 2017年07月 [査読無し][通常論文]
  • 左冠動脈前下行枝へ薬剤溶出性ステント留置3日後に早期ステント血栓症を発症し心肺停止となった一例
    津久井 卓伯, 坂倉 建一, 佐々木 渉, 向井 康治, 間瀬 卓顕, 渡邉 裕介, 鶴巻 良允, 山本 慶, 谷口 陽介, 和田 浩, 百村 伸一, 藤田 英雄 日本心血管インターベンション治療学会抄録集 26回 MP161 -MP161 2017年07月 [査読無し][通常論文]
  • 荒尾 憲司郎, 津久井 卓伯, 間瀬 卓顕, 吉田 裕志, 大谷 誠司, 徳永 英彦, 久朗津 尚美, 大林 王司, 川上 正舒 日本臨床生理学会雑誌 45 (4) 75 -75 2015年10月 [査読無し][通常論文]
  • 大腿骨骨折に伴う血管外傷の1手術例
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