著者
Hiroaki Kawano Tetsufumi Motokawa Hirokazu Kurohama Shinji Okano Ryohei Akashi Tsuyoshi Yonekura Satoshi Ikeda Koichi Izumikawa Koji Maemura
出版者
The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
雑誌
Internal Medicine (ISSN:09182918)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.61, no.15, pp.2319-2325, 2022-08-01 (Released:2022-08-01)
参考文献数
27
被引用文献数
1

A 60-year-old Japanese woman was hospitalized for cardiogenic shock 24 days after receiving the second dose of the coronavirus disease 2019 BNT162b2 vaccine. Impella CP left ventricular assist device implantation and venoarterial peripheral extracorporeal membranous oxygenation were immediately initiated along with inotropic support and steroid pulse therapy, as an endomyocardial biopsy specimen showed myocarditis. Three weeks later, her cardiac function had recovered, and she was discharged. An immune response associated with the presence of spike protein in cardiac myocytes may be related to myocarditis in the present case because of positive immunostaining for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 spike protein and C4d in the myocardium.
著者
Hiroaki Kawano Tetsufumi Motokawa Hirokazu Kurohama Shinji Okano Ryohei Akashi Tsuyoshi Yonekura Satoshi Ikeda Koichi Izumikawa Koji Maemura
出版者
The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
雑誌
Internal Medicine (ISSN:09182918)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.9800-22, (Released:2022-05-31)
参考文献数
26
被引用文献数
1

A 60-year-old Japanese woman was hospitalized for cardiogenic shock 24 days after receiving the second dose of the COVID-19 BNT162b2 vaccine. Impella-CP left ventricular assist device implantation and venoarterial peripheral extracorporeal membranous oxygenation were immediately initiated along with inotropic support and steroid pulse therapy, as an endomyocardial biopsy specimen showed myocarditis. Three weeks later, her cardiac function had recovered, and she was discharged. An immune response associated with the presence of spike protein in cardiac myocytes may be related to myocarditis in the present case because of positive immunostaining for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 spike protein and C4d in the myocardium.
著者
Hiroaki Kawano Nobu Yamamoto Hirokazu Kurohama Shinji Okano Masaya Kurobe Tomohiro Honda Ryohei Akashi Tsuyoshi Yonekura Satoshi Ikeda Koichi Izumikawa Koji Maemura
出版者
The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
雑誌
Internal Medicine (ISSN:09182918)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.0680-22, (Released:2022-11-23)
参考文献数
37

A 19-year-old Japanese man was hospitalized for cardiogenic shock 28 days after receiving a second dose of the COVID-19 mRNA-1273 vaccine. He had had a high fever for three days with vomiting and abdominal pain before arriving at our hospital. The patient visited a local hospital and was diagnosed with heart failure and acute appendicitis. An endomyocardial biopsy specimen showed myocarditis. Thereafter, Impella CP left ventricular assist device implantation and venoarterial peripheral extracorporeal membranous oxygenation were initiated immediately along with inotropic support and steroid pulse therapy. Given these findings, he was finally diagnosed with multiple inflammatory syndrome and fulminant myocarditis.
著者
Takahiro Muroya Hiroaki Kawano Seiji Koga Satoshi Ikeda Fumi Yamamoto Takashi Miwa Yusuke Kohno Koji Maemura
出版者
International Heart Journal Association
雑誌
International Heart Journal (ISSN:13492365)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.17-459, (Released:2018-10-10)
参考文献数
39
被引用文献数
5

The consumption of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) reduces the incidence of cardiovascular events and sudden cardiac death. Coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) is a predictor of cardiac mortality, but little information is known on the relationship between CMD and omega-3 PUFAs. This study aimed to identify the relationship between the serum levels of omega-3 PUFAs and the CMD evaluated by the hyperemic microvascular resistance index (hMVRI) to assess coronary microvascular function in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD).Intracoronary physiological variables (fractional flow reserve (FFR), hMVRI, mean distal coronary pressure (Pd), and average peak velocity (APV)) were measured in 108 patients. These parameters were evaluated in 150 coronary arteries with stenosis of intermediate severity and without significant ischemia (FFR > 0.80). The PUFA levels and atherosclerotic risk factors were also measured. Univariate analysis shows that hMVRI was negatively correlated with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)/arachidonic acid (AA) ratio (β = −0.31, P = 0.001) and EPA (β = −0.25, P = 0.009) and was positively correlated with dihomo-γ-linolenic acid (β = 0.26, P = 0.006). Multivariate regression analysis shows that the EPA/AA ratio was the only independent determinant of hMVRI (β = −0.234, SE = 0.231, P = 0.024). Furthermore, hMVRI decreased significantly from the lowest to highest tertiles of the EPA/AA ratio (P = 0.007). The EPA/AA ratio was positively correlated with APV at hyperemia (β = 0.26, P = 0.008) but not with Pd at hyperemia.A lower serum EPA/AA ratio may cause CMD in patients with stable CAD.
著者
Koichiro Fujisue Eiichiro Yamamoto Daisuke Sueta Yuichiro Arima Kyoko Hirakawa Noriaki Tabata Masanobu Ishii Miwa Ito Kenshi Yamanaga Shinsuke Hanatani Tadashi Hoshiyama Hisanori Kanazawa Seiji Takashio Satoshi Araki Hiroki Usuku Taishi Nakamura Hirofumi Soejima Koichi Kaikita Hiroaki Kawano Kenichi Matsushita Kenichi Tsujita
出版者
Japan Atherosclerosis Society
雑誌
Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis (ISSN:13403478)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.63044, (Released:2021-09-28)
参考文献数
37
被引用文献数
1

Aims: Royal jelly, a creamy substance secreted by honeybees, has been reported to have beneficial effects against dyslipidemia and metabolic syndrome. However, the effects of royal jelly on atherogenesis remain unknown. Hence, we prospectively evaluated whether royal jelly augments vascular endothelial function, which can reflect early atherogenesis, in healthy volunteers. Methods: This was a single-center, double-blind, 1:1 randomized placebo-controlled study conducted from October 2018 to December 2019. A total of 100 healthy volunteers were randomly assigned to receive either royal jelly 690 mg or placebo daily for 4 weeks. The primary endpoint was augmentation in vascular endothelial function as assessed using the change in the reactive hyperemia peripheral arterial tonometry index (RH-PAT) index, and the secondary endpoints were the changes in liver function and lipid profiles between baseline and 4 weeks after enrollment. Results: The mean age of the participants was 35.0±9.3 years in the placebo group and 36.1±9.1 years in the royal jelly groups; 45% and 50% of the placebo and the royal jelly groups, respectively, were male. The percentage relative change in the RH-PAT index was significantly higher in the royal jelly group than in the placebo group (21.4%±53.1% vs. 0.05%±40.9%, P=0.037). The percentage relative changes in alanine aminotransferase and γ-glutamyl transpeptidase were significantly lower in the royal jelly group than in the placebo group (alanine aminotransferase: −6.06%±22.2% vs. 11.6%±46.5%, P=0.02; γ-glutamyl transpeptidase: −3.45%±17.8% vs. 4.62%±19.4%, P=0.045). Lipid profiles were not significantly different between the two groups. Conclusions: Royal jelly might have antiatherogenic property by improving vascular endothelial function. It also augmented liver functions in healthy volunteers.
著者
Hiroaki Kawano Tomayoshi Hayashi Yuji Koide Genji Toda Katsusuke Yano
出版者
International Heart Journal Association
雑誌
International Heart Journal (ISSN:13492365)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.46, no.4, pp.751-759, 2005 (Released:2005-09-13)
参考文献数
16
被引用文献数
11 13

Cardiovascular beriberi is caused by thiamine deficiency and usually arises for one of two reasons: alcoholism or diet. Shoshin beriberi is a fulminant form of cardiac beriberi. We investigated the histopathological features of biopsied myocardial tissue samples from two patients with Shoshin beriberi (one patient with nonalcoholic beriberi and another patient with alcoholic beriberi). Interstitial fibrosis and a variation in size of the myocardial fibers were the main findings in the sample from these patients after thiamine treatment. These findings are persistent histopathological features in the myocardium of patients with Shoshin beriberi after thiamine treatment.
著者
Seiji Koga Satoshi Ikeda Ryohei Akashi Tsuyoshi Yonekura Hiroaki Kawano Koji Maemura
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.3, no.1, pp.26-33, 2021-01-08 (Released:2021-01-08)
参考文献数
26

Background:Vonoprazan is a potassium-competitive acid blocker increasingly used in Japan to prevent upper gastrointestinal bleeding in patients undergoing dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4 is involved in the primary metabolism of both vonoprazan and prasugrel. This raises concern about the possibility of a CYP3A4-mediated drug-drug interaction between vonoprazan and prasugrel that may lead to attenuation of prasugrel’s antiplatelet effect.Methods and Results:We evaluated 88 PCI patients who were taking either vonoprazan (n=45) or proton pump inhibitors (PPIs; n=43) in combination with DAPT (aspirin and prasugrel). Platelet reactivity on prasugrel was assessed using the VerifyNow P2Y12assay. The primary endpoint was comparison of P2Y12reaction units (PRU) between patients on vonoprazan and PPIs. PRU >208 and <85 were defined as high (HPR) and low (LPR) on-treatment platelet reactivity for prasugrel. PRU was comparable between patients receiving vonoprazan and PPIs (169±52 vs. 179±61, respectively; P=0.75). There were no significant differences between the vonoprazan and PPI groups in the prevalence of HPR (22% vs. 37%, respectively; P=0.16) and LPR (4 vs. 7%, respectively; P=0.48). The results were consistent regardless of the type of clinical presentation and DAPT duration.Conclusions:PRU under DAPT with aspirin plus prasugrel in patients receiving vonoprazan was not significantly different from that in patients receiving PPIs after PCI in routine clinical practice.
著者
Hiroki Usuku Eiichiro Yamamoto Masato Nishi Takashi Komorita Masafumi Takae Taiki Nishihara Fumi Oike Masanobu Ishii Koichiro Fujisue Daisuke Sueta Satoshi Araki Seiji Takashio Seitaro Oda Yohei Misumi Mitsuharu Ueda Taishi Nakamura Hiroaki Kawano Hirofumi Soejima Kenji Sakamoto Koichi Kaikita Yukio Ando Hirotaka Matsui Kenichi Tsujita
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.2, no.12, pp.730-738, 2020-12-10 (Released:2020-12-10)
参考文献数
27

Background:Using transthoracic echocardiography, including 2D speckle tracking imaging (STI), this study examined cardiac function after domino liver transplantation (DLT) with liver grafts explanted from patients with hereditary amyloidogenic transthyretin amyloidosis.Methods and Results:In all, 14 patients who underwent DLT at Kumamoto University Hospital and for whom 2D STI information was available were enrolled in the study; time-dependent echocardiographic changes were evaluated in 7. Although left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function did not differ between the pre- and post-DLT periods (mean [±SD] 5.4±1.0 years after DLT), there were significant (P<0.05 for all) increases in the post- vs. pre-DLT period in basal longitudinal strain (LS; −13.4±2.3 vs. −19.3±4.4), relative apical LS index (=apical LS/[basal LS+mid LS]; 0.75±0.20 vs. 0.58±0.08), and LV ejection fraction/global LS (3.91±0.58 vs. 3.06±0.44). Age at the time of DLT was significantly higher in the group with impaired (>−14%) than preserved basal LS (57.2±3.5 vs. 39.6±16.0 years; P<0.05). When control subjects (n=14) were added to the enrolled DLT recipients, multivariable logistic regression analysis revealed that a history of DLT was significantly associated with impaired basal LS (>−14%; odds ratio 28.39, 95% confidence interval 1.89–427.45, P<0.05).Conclusions:LV systolic and diastolic function was preserved in the long term after DLT. However, 2D STI revealed subtle cardiac dysfunction in DLT recipients, which may be an early manifestation of cardiac amyloidosis.
著者
Hidetomo MARUYOSHI Kensuke TOYAMA Sunao KOJIMA Hiroaki KAWANO Norihisa OGATA Shinzo MIYAMOTO Tomohiro SAKAMOTO Michihiro YOSHIMURA Hisao OGAWA
出版者
一般社団法人 日本内科学会
雑誌
Internal Medicine (ISSN:09182918)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.44, no.2, pp.124-128, 2005 (Released:2005-03-05)
参考文献数
22
被引用文献数
8 19

A 49-year-old woman complained of hearing loss and diminution of left radial arterial pulsation. She had been diagnosed with sudden deafness and treated with corticosteroids. Her audibility deteriorated again after the cessation of the therapy. Angiograms showed stenosis in the bilateral carotid arteries, the left vertebral artery, the left subclavian artery, and the pulmonary arteries. She was diagnosed with Takayasu’s arteritis. After steroid therapy was restarted, there were improvements in her audibility, radial arterial pulsation, and levels of inflammatory markers (erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein, and gamma-globulin), fibrinogen, interleukin-6, and RANTES (regulated on activation, normal T cell expressed and secreted).