著者
Shin Kawasoe Takuro Kubozono Shiro Yoshifuku Satoko Ojima Naoya Oketani Masaaki Miyata Hironori Miyahara Shigeho Maenohara Mitsuru Ohishi
出版者
日本循環器学会
雑誌
Circulation Journal (ISSN:13469843)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.CJ-16-0766, (Released:2016-11-03)
参考文献数
48
被引用文献数
8

Background:The association between serum uric acid (UA) levels and atrial fibrillation (AF) in the general population in Japan is not well known.Methods and Results:In total, 285,882 consecutive subjects (men, 130,897; women, 154,985; age, 58±15 years) not receiving treatment for hyperuricemia who underwent health checkups were enrolled. Subjects were stratified into deciles according to age, body mass index, estimated glomerular filtration rate, systolic blood pressure, and UA level. AF prevalence was calculated for each decile. The odds ratio that defined the decile with the lowest AF prevalence as reference was calculated in each sex. In men, the mean UA was 6.0±1.4 mg/dl; AF prevalence was 1.8% and was lowest in the decile with UA 4.4–4.9 mg/dl. Deciles with both high and low UA (5.4–5.6 mg/dl to >7.8 mg/dl and <4.3 mg/dl) were associated with significantly higher AF prevalence. In women, the mean UA was 4.5±1.1 mg/dl; AF prevalence was 0.7% and was lowest in the decile with UA 3.6–3.8 mg/dl. Deciles with highest UA (5.0–5.2 mg/dl to >5.9 mg/dl) were associated with significantly higher AF prevalence. The analysis adjusted for other clinical covariates demonstrated an independent association between UA and AF in both sexes.Conclusions:In a representative Japanese general population, UA level was significantly associated with AF, independently of other cardiovascular risk factors.
著者
Toshiaki Ohkuma Hirofumi Tomiyama Toshiharu Ninomiya Kazuomi Kario Satoshi Hoshide Yoshikuni Kita Toyoshi Inoguchi Yasutaka Maeda Katsuhiko Kohara Yasuharu Tabara Motoyuki Nakamura Takayoshi Ohkubo Hirotaka Watada Masanori Munakata Mitsuru Ohishi Norihisa Ito Michinari Nakamura Tetsuo Shoji Charalambos Vlachopoulos Akira Yamashina on behalf of the Collaborative Group for Japan Brachial-Ankle pulse wave VELocity individual participant data meta-analysis of prospective studies (J-BAVEL)
出版者
日本循環器学会
雑誌
Circulation Journal (ISSN:13469843)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.CJ-17-0636, (Released:2017-08-24)
参考文献数
14
被引用文献数
2

Background:The optimal cutoff values of the brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) for predicting cardiovascular disease (CVD) were examined in patients with hypertension.Methods and Results:A total of 7,656 participants were followed prospectively. The hazard ratio for the development of CVD increased significantly as the baPWV increased, independent of conventional risk factors. The receiver-operating characteristic curve analysis showed that the optimal cutoff values for predicting CVD was 18.3 m/s. This cutoff value significantly predicted THE incidence of CVD.Conclusions:The present analysis suggests that the optimal cutoff value for CVD in patients with hypertension is 18.3 m/s.
著者
Chuwa Tei Teruhiko Imamura Koichiro Kinugawa Teruo Inoue Tohru Masuyama Hiroshi Inoue Hirofumi Noike Toshihiro Muramatsu Yasuchika Takeishi Keijiro Saku Kazumasa Harada Hiroyuki Daida Youichi Kobayashi Nobuhisa Hagiwara Masatoshi Nagayama Shinichi Momomura Kazuya Yonezawa Hiroshi Ito Satoshi Gojo Makoto Akaishi Masaaki Miyata Mitsuru Ohishi WAON-CHF Study Investigators
出版者
日本循環器学会
雑誌
Circulation Journal (ISSN:13469843)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.CJ-16-0051, (Released:2016-03-18)
参考文献数
32
被引用文献数
16

Background:Waon therapy improves heart failure (HF) symptoms, but further evidence in patients with advanced HF remains uncertain.Methods and Results:In 19 institutes, we prospectively enrolled hospitalized patients with advanced HF, who had plasma levels of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) >500 pg/ml on admission and BNP >300 pg/ml regardless of more than 1 week of medical therapy. Enrolled patients were randomized into Waon therapy or control groups. Waon therapy was performed once daily for 10 days with a far infrared-ray dry sauna maintained at 60℃ for 15 min, followed by bed rest for 30 min covered with a blanket. The primary endpoint was the ratio of BNP before and after treatment. In total, 76 Waon therapy and 73 control patients (mean age 66 years, men 61%, mean plasma BNP 777 pg/ml) were studied. The groups differed only in body mass index and the frequency of diabetes. The plasma BNP, NYHA classification, 6-min walk distance (6MWD), and cardiothoracic ratio significantly improved only in the Waon therapy group. Improvements in NYHA classification, 6MWD, and cardiothoracic ratio were significant in the Waon therapy group, although the change in plasma BNP did not reach statistical significance. No serious adverse events were observed in either group.Conclusions:Waon therapy, a holistic soothing warmth therapy, showed clinical advantages in safety and efficacy among patients with advanced HF.
著者
Chuwa Tei Teruhiko Imamura Koichiro Kinugawa Teruo Inoue Tohru Masuyama Hiroshi Inoue Hirofumi Noike Toshihiro Muramatsu Yasuchika Takeishi Keijiro Saku Kazumasa Harada Hiroyuki Daida Youichi Kobayashi Nobuhisa Hagiwara Masatoshi Nagayama Shinichi Momomura Kazuya Yonezawa Hiroshi Ito Satoshi Gojo Makoto Akaishi Masaaki Miyata Mitsuru Ohishi WAON-CHF Study Investigators
出版者
日本循環器学会
雑誌
Circulation Journal (ISSN:13469843)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.80, no.4, pp.827-834, 2016-03-25 (Released:2016-03-25)
参考文献数
32
被引用文献数
16

Background:Waon therapy improves heart failure (HF) symptoms, but further evidence in patients with advanced HF remains uncertain.Methods and Results:In 19 institutes, we prospectively enrolled hospitalized patients with advanced HF, who had plasma levels of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) >500 pg/ml on admission and BNP >300 pg/ml regardless of more than 1 week of medical therapy. Enrolled patients were randomized into Waon therapy or control groups. Waon therapy was performed once daily for 10 days with a far infrared-ray dry sauna maintained at 60℃ for 15 min, followed by bed rest for 30 min covered with a blanket. The primary endpoint was the ratio of BNP before and after treatment. In total, 76 Waon therapy and 73 control patients (mean age 66 years, men 61%, mean plasma BNP 777 pg/ml) were studied. The groups differed only in body mass index and the frequency of diabetes. The plasma BNP, NYHA classification, 6-min walk distance (6MWD), and cardiothoracic ratio significantly improved only in the Waon therapy group. Improvements in NYHA classification, 6MWD, and cardiothoracic ratio were significant in the Waon therapy group, although the change in plasma BNP did not reach statistical significance. No serious adverse events were observed in either group.Conclusions:Waon therapy, a holistic soothing warmth therapy, showed clinical advantages in safety and efficacy among patients with advanced HF. (Circ J 2016; 80: 827–834)
著者
Shin Kawasoe Kazuki Ide Tomoko Usui Takuro Kubozono Shiro Yoshifuku Hironori Miyahara Shigeho Maenohara Mitsuru Ohishi Koji Kawakami
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Journal (ISSN:13469843)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.CJ-18-0607, (Released:2018-09-27)
参考文献数
26

Background: The independent role of serum triglyceride (TG) levels as a cardiovascular risk factor is still not elucidated. We aimed to investigate if the effect of TG on arterial stiffness is influenced by the serum level of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). Methods and Results: We studied 11,640 subjects who underwent health checkups. They were stratified into 4 groups according to LDL-C level (≤79, 80–119, 120–159, and ≥160 mg/dL). Arterial stiffness was evaluated by brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV). In each group, univariate and multivariete logistic regression analyses were performed to investigate the association between high TG (≥150 mg/dL) and high baPWV (>1,400 cm/s). In the univarite analysis, high TG was significantly associated with high baPWV in LDL-C <79 mg/dL (OR, 3.611, 95% CI, 2.475–5.337; P<0.0001) and 80–119 mg/dL (OR, 1.881; 95% CI, 1.602–2.210; P<0.0001), but not in LDL-C 120–159 mg/dL and ≥160 mg/dL. In the multivariate analysis, high TG was significantly associated with high baPWV in LDL-C ≤79 mg/dL (OR, 2.558; 95% CI, 1.348–4.914; P=0.0040) and LDL-C 80–119 mg/dL (OR, 1.677; 95% CI, 1.315–2.140; P<0.0001), but not in LDL-C 120–159 mg/dL and ≥160 mg/dL. Conclusions: High TG and increased arterial stiffness showed an independent relationship in a Japanese general population with LDL-C ≤119 mg/dL. TG-lowering therapy might be an additional therapeutic consideration in these subjects.
著者
Yuichi Sasaki Yoshiyuki Ikeda Masaaki Iwabayashi Yuichi Akasaki Mitsuru Ohishi
出版者
一般社団法人 インターナショナル・ハート・ジャーナル刊行会
雑誌
International Heart Journal (ISSN:13492365)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.17-246, (Released:2017-09-30)
参考文献数
106
被引用文献数
12

The risk of cardiovascular disease increases with age, causing chronic disability, morbidity, and mortality in the elderly. Cardiovascular aging and disease are characterized by heart failure, cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, arterial stiffness, and atherosclerosis. As a cell ages, damaged organelles and abnormal proteins accumulate. A system for removing these cytoplasmic substrates is essential for maintaining homeostasis. Autophagy assists tissue homeostasis by forming a pathway by which these substances are degraded. Growing evidence suggests that autophagy plays a role in age-related and disease states of the cardiovascular system, and it may even be effective in preventing or treating cardiovascular disease. On the other hand, overexpression of autophagy in the heart and arteries can produce detrimental effects. We summarize the current understanding of the close relationship between autophagy and cardiovascular senescence.