著者
Teruhiko Imamura Shintaro Kinugawa Toshihiro Muramatsu Tsuyoshi Shiga Akiyoshi Ogimoto Toshihisa Anzai Nobuhisa Hagiwara Hiroyuki Tsutsui Issei Komuro Koichiro Kinugawa
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.1, no.10, pp.431-437, 2019-10-10 (Released:2019-10-10)
参考文献数
22
被引用文献数
7

Background:The vasopressin type-2 receptor antagonist tolvaptan is an essential tool in the management of decompensated heart failure (HF) in the inpatient setting for short-term use with careful monitoring. There is conflicting evidence, however, for its long-term use.Methods and Results:In this prospective, multi-center, open-labeled, randomized control trial, Assessment of QUAlity of life during long-term treatment of ToLVaptan in refractory HF (AQUA-TLV study), patients with congestive HF refractory to furosemide ≥60 mg/day were randomly assigned to a control group or tolvaptan add-on group and followed for 6 months, after confirmation of baseline urine osmolality ≥350 mOsm/L. Twenty-nine patients (median age, 60 years; 22 male) were enrolled and assigned to a control group (n=16) or a tolvaptan group (n=13). Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire score improved significantly in the tolvaptan group (from 58 to 10, P=0.030). In the tolvaptan group, diuretics dose reduced (P=0.001), serum creatinine decreased (P=0.040), and hyponatremia tended to improve (P=0.12). The tolvaptan group had a lower HF readmission rate compared with the control group (0.213 vs. 1.242 events/year, P=0.13).Conclusions:Six-month tolvaptan therapy improved quality of life and renal function and reduced HF readmissions, when given to the estimated responders (UMIN Clinical Trial Registry Number: UMIN 000009604).
著者
Yasuhiro Hamatani Yasuko Takada Yoshihiro Miyamoto Yukie Kawano Yuta Anchi Tatsuhiro Shibata Atsushi Suzuki Mitsunori Nishikawa Hiroto Ito Masashi Kato Tsuyoshi Shiga Yoshihiro Fukumoto Chisato Izumi Satoshi Yasuda Hisao Ogawa Yasuo Sugano Toshihisa Anzai
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Journal (ISSN:13469843)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.CJ-19-0225, (Released:2020-01-25)
参考文献数
25
被引用文献数
16

Background:Palliative care is highly relevant for patients with heart failure (HF), and there is a need for quantitative information on quality of care. Accordingly, this study aimed to develop a set of quality indicators (QIs) for palliative care of HF patients, and to conduct a practical pilot measurement of the proposed QIs in clinical practice.Methods and Results:We used a modified Delphi technique, a consensus method that involves a comprehensive literature review, face-to-face multidisciplinary panel meeting, and anonymous rating in 2 rounds. A 15-member multidisciplinary expert panel individually rated each potential indicator on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 9 (highest) for appropriateness. All indicators receiving a median score ≥7 without significant disagreement were included in the final set of QIs. Through the consensus-building process, 35 QIs were proposed for palliative care in HF patients. Practical measurement in HF patients (n=131) from 3 teaching hospitals revealed that all of the proposed QIs could be obtained retrospectively from medical records, and the following QIs had low performance (<10%): “Intervention by multidisciplinary team”, “Opioid therapy for patients with refractory dyspnea”, and “Screening for psychological symptoms”.Conclusions:The first set of QIs for palliative care of HF patients was developed and could clarify quantitative information and might improve the quality of care.
著者
Yasuhiro Hamatani Yasuko Takada Yoshihiro Miyamoto Yukie Kawano Yuta Anchi Tatsuhiro Shibata Atsushi Suzuki Mitsunori Nishikawa Hiroto Ito Masashi Kato Tsuyoshi Shiga Yoshihiro Fukumoto Chisato Izumi Satoshi Yasuda Hisao Ogawa Yasuo Sugano Toshihisa Anzai
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Journal (ISSN:13469843)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.84, no.4, pp.584-591, 2020-03-25 (Released:2020-03-25)
参考文献数
25
被引用文献数
13 16

Background:Palliative care is highly relevant for patients with heart failure (HF), and there is a need for quantitative information on quality of care. Accordingly, this study aimed to develop a set of quality indicators (QIs) for palliative care of HF patients, and to conduct a practical pilot measurement of the proposed QIs in clinical practice.Methods and Results:We used a modified Delphi technique, a consensus method that involves a comprehensive literature review, face-to-face multidisciplinary panel meeting, and anonymous rating in 2 rounds. A 15-member multidisciplinary expert panel individually rated each potential indicator on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 9 (highest) for appropriateness. All indicators receiving a median score ≥7 without significant disagreement were included in the final set of QIs. Through the consensus-building process, 35 QIs were proposed for palliative care in HF patients. Practical measurement in HF patients (n=131) from 3 teaching hospitals revealed that all of the proposed QIs could be obtained retrospectively from medical records, and the following QIs had low performance (<10%): “Intervention by multidisciplinary team”, “Opioid therapy for patients with refractory dyspnea”, and “Screening for psychological symptoms”.Conclusions:The first set of QIs for palliative care of HF patients was developed and could clarify quantitative information and might improve the quality of care.
著者
Hidetoshi Hattori Atsushi Suzuki Tsuyoshi Shiga Tomohiro Nishinaka Satoshi Saito Kenji Yamazaki Shinichi Nunoda Nobuhisa Hagiwara
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Journal (ISSN:13469843)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.82, no.9, pp.2305-2310, 2018-08-24 (Released:2018-08-24)
参考文献数
22
被引用文献数
1

Background: Recurrent ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VTA) are “A factor” modifiers in the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support profile. The effect of recurrent VTA on clinical outcome, however, is controversial. We evaluated the impact of recurrent VTA on outcome in Japanese heart transplant candidates with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). Methods and Results: Sixty-six adult patients with advanced heart failure who were listed for heart transplantation between January 2005 and October 2017 were enrolled in the study. Recurrent VTA (modifier A status) was defined as a sustained ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation that required implantable cardioverter defibrillator shocks or an external defibrillator more than twice weekly. The primary outcome was death from any cause. The secondary outcomes were the first occurrence of VTA and recurrent VTA after LVAD implantation. Sixteen patients (24%) met the criteria for modifier A status, and 15 patients had an LVAD implanted. During a median follow-up of 1,124 days, 21 of 60 patients with an LVAD died. There was a significantly higher mortality rate in LVAD patients with modifier A status than in those who did not meet the modifier A criteria. On multivariate analysis, patients with modifier A status had an increased risk of mortality (HR, 3.43; 95% CI: 1.30–8.61, P=0.001). Conclusions: Recurrent VTA might be a marker for worse outcome in Japanese heart transplant candidates with an LVAD.
著者
Tsuyoshi Shiga Tsuyoshi Suzuki Keisuke Kida Atsushi Suzuki Takashi Kohno Akiko Ushijima Shunsuke Kiuchi Shunsuke Ishii Makoto Murata Takeshi Ijichi Makoto Suzuki Masako Nishikawa on behalf of the EXCILE-HF Trial Investigators
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.CR-22-0134, (Released:2023-03-24)
参考文献数
15

Background: A high resting heart rate is an independent risk factor for mortality and morbidity in patients with cardiovascular diseases. Ivabradine selectively inhibits the funny current (If) and decreases heart rate without affecting cardiac conduction, contractility, or blood pressure. The effect of ivabradine on exercise tolerance in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) on standard drug therapies remains unclear.Methods and Results: This multicenter interventional trial of patients with HFrEF and a resting heart rate ≥75 beats/min in sinus rhythm treated with standard drug therapies will consist of 2 periods: a 12-week open-label, randomized, parallel-group intervention period (standard drug treatment+ivabradine group and standard drug treatment group) to compare changes in exercise tolerance between the 2 groups; and a 12-week open-label ivabradine treatment period for all patients to evaluate the effect of adding ivabradine on exercise tolerance. The primary endpoint will be the change in peak oxygen uptake (V̇O2) during the cardiopulmonary exercise test from Week 0 (baseline) to Week 12. Secondary endpoints will be time-dependent changes in peak V̇O2from Week 0 to Weeks 12 and 24. Adverse events will also be evaluated.Conclusions: The EXCILE-HF trial will provide meaningful information regarding the effects of ivabradine on exercise tolerance in patients with HFrEF receiving standard drug therapies and suggestions for the initiation of ivabradine treatment.
著者
Tsuyoshi SHIGA Takako KAMIO Kenta UTO Kotaro ARAI
出版者
The Japanese Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
雑誌
臨床薬理 (ISSN:03881601)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.52, no.4, pp.101-105, 2021-07-31 (Released:2021-08-18)
参考文献数
18
被引用文献数
1

Trastuzumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody, is used in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer overexpressing human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). Trastuzumab-related cardiotoxicity can usually be reversed by interrupting the use of the drug. We present a 78-year-old woman with metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer whose left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) decreased from 56% to 37% within 3 months after starting trastuzumab treatment prior to surgery. She complained of shortness of breath on exertion. Trastuzumab was stopped immediately, and an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and a beta blocker were started. Her LVEF did not increase 6 months after the cessation of trastuzumab use. Low-dose digoxin (0.0625 mg daily) was added, and the patient's LVEF increased from 35% to 44% one month later. The next month, she was able to undergo mastectomy with axillary lymph node dissection followed by radiation and tamoxifen as adjuvant therapy. She was followed up for 3 years after surgery and experienced no recurrence of breast cancer.Trastuzumab-related cardiotoxicity can usually be reversed by interrupting the use of the drug. Patients with inadequate or nonexistent recovery of LVEF despite cardioprotective therapy cannot undergo standard cancer treatment; this restriction leads to a worsened prognosis. Low-dose digoxin in addition to cardioprotective therapy increased our patient's LVEF to over 40%, allowing her to undergo surgery.
著者
Tsuyoshi Shiga Takanori Ikeda Wataru Shimizu Koichiro Kinugawa Atsuhiro Sakamoto Ryozo Nagai Takashi Daimon Kaori Oki Haruka Okamoto Takeshi Yamashita
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.2, no.8, pp.440-445, 2020-08-07 (Released:2020-08-07)
参考文献数
13
被引用文献数
5

Background:Post hoc analysis was used to investigate the effects of renal function on the efficacy and safety of landiolol using data from the J-Land II study, which evaluated landiolol in patients with hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF) who were refractory to Class III antiarrhythmic drugs.Methods and Results:Patient data from the J-Land II study (n=29) were stratified by renal function (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] <45 and ≥45 mL/min/1.73 m2) and analyzed. Continuous landiolol infusion (1 μg/kg/min, i.v.) was initiated after VT/VF was suppressed with electrical defibrillation; subsequent dose adjustments were made (1–40 μg/kg/min). The primary efficacy endpoint was the proportion of patients free from recurrent VT/VF during the assessment period. Safety endpoints were also assessed. In the eGFR <45 and ≥45 mL/min/1.73 m2groups, the median doses of landiolol during the assessment period were 9.44 and 8.97 μg/kg/min, the proportions of patients free from recurrent VT/VF were 69.2% and 81.8%, and adverse events occurred in 9 and 10 of 13 patients in each group, respectively. There were no apparent differences in the efficacy or safety of landiolol between the 2 groups.Conclusions:The data suggest that renal function may not affect the efficacy and safety of landiolol for hemodynamically unstable VT or VF.
著者
Takanori Ikeda Tsuyoshi Shiga Wataru Shimizu Koichiro Kinugawa Atsuhiro Sakamoto Ryozo Nagai Takashi Daimon Kaori Oki Haruka Okamoto Takeshi Yamashita The J-Land II Study Investigators
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Journal (ISSN:13469843)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.83, no.7, pp.1456-1462, 2019-06-25 (Released:2019-06-25)
参考文献数
9
被引用文献数
15

Background:We aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of landiolol in Japanese patients with recurrent hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia or recurrent ventricular fibrillation (recurrent VT/VF).Methods and Results:This was an open-label, uncontrolled, multicenter study. Patients with hemodynamically unstable VT or VF 24 h prior to providing informed consent, and who were refractory to class III antiarrhythmic drugs, were enrolled. Landiolol was started at a dose of 1 μg/kg/min, after VT/VF was suppressed with electrical defibrillation. Landiolol was titrated up to 10 μg/kg/min in 1 h and adjusted between 1 and 40 μg/kg/min for the efficacy assessment (1–49 h). The primary efficacy endpoint was the proportion of patients free from recurrent VT/VF. Secondary efficacy endpoints included the number of recurrent VT/VF events and the survival rate 30 days after the start of landiolol treatment. Adverse events (AEs) were assessed for safety; 27 and 29 patients were analyzed for efficacy and safety, respectively. The proportion of patients free from recurrent VT/VF was 77.8% (95% CI 57.1–89.3). The mean (±standard deviation) number of recurrent VT/VF events was 9.3±7.9. The survival rate was 96.3%. The overall incidence of AEs and of serious AEs was 72.4% and 6.9%, respectively.Conclusions:Landiolol may be useful for Japanese patients with recurrent VT/VF who do not respond to class III antiarrhythmic drugs.
著者
Tsuyoshi Suzuki Tsuyoshi Shiga Hisako Omori Fujio Tatsumi Katsuji Nishimura Nobuhisa Hagiwara
出版者
日本循環器学会
雑誌
Circulation Journal (ISSN:13469843)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.CJ-16-0829, (Released:2016-11-03)
参考文献数
34
被引用文献数
1 11

Background:The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of depression assessed by the 9-item test from the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and the effect of depression on adverse cardiovascular outcomes in Japanese outpatients with cardiovascular disease (CVD).Methods and Results:This prospective observational study enrolled 1,453 outpatients with CVD (mean age 67±13 years; 31.3% female; 32.6% ischemic heart disease). Depression was defined as a PHQ-9 score ≥10. The main composite outcome was the time to death from any cause or a cardiovascular event. 81 patients (5.6%) were diagnosed with depression (PHQ-9 ≥10). NYHA class III, living alone, and unemployment were independently associated with depression. During an average follow-up of 584±80 days, the main outcome occurred in 85 patients (5.8%). There was a higher incidence of the main outcome in patients with depression than in those without depression (P<0.001). Depression was an independent predictor of the primary outcome (hazard ratio 4.64, 95% confidence interval 2.24–9.09, P<0.001).Conclusions:Depression assessed by the PHQ-9 was found in 5.6% of Japanese outpatients with CVD and was an important risk factor for adverse outcomes. (UMIN-CTR No. UMIN 000023514)