著者
Atsushi Mizuno Takuya Kishi Chisa Matsumoto Fujimi Kawai Mari Ishida Shoji Sanada Seiji Hokimoto Yoshihiko Saito Keiko Yamauchi-Takihara Issei Komuro Koichi Node
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.CR-19-0046, (Released:2019-09-19)
参考文献数
37
被引用文献数
1 3

Background:Twitter has become increasingly popular at annual medical congresses as a platform to communicate to attendees. In contrast, Twitter is not as frequently used in Japan as compared with other countries. Herein, we reviewed the literature and discuss the potential role and risks of “tweet the meeting” in Japan.Methods and Results:We performed a literature review to consider the recent trend of tweeting the meeting, including benefits and how to tweet, as well as potential risks. Upon officially deciding to tweet the meeting, a number of societies and professional organizations developed strategies to enhance the attendees’ experience using multiple modalities and guides. Although there are several risks, we provide a concise guide to tweeting the meeting for the Japanese audience, which could be useful for understanding what should be done before and during a conference.Conclusions:The use of Twitter at medical congresses has many possibilities, and there are numerous potentials in many areas. We should discuss this in the light of the benefits for congress attendees in Japan.
著者
Atsushi Mizuno Takuya Kishi Chisa Matsumoto Mari Ishida Shoji Sanada Memori Fukuda Yuki Sahashi Tadafumi Sugimoto Miki Hirano Yusuke Yoshikawa Erika Yamamoto Takeshi Kimura Koichi Node
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.CR-20-0093, (Released:2020-09-25)
参考文献数
10
被引用文献数
1 2

Background:Twitter has become increasingly popular at annual medical congresses as a platform to communicate to attendees. The aim of this study is to reveal the twitter usage in the annual congress of the Japanese Cirsulation Society.Methods and Results:We compared the total number of tweets during the Japanese Circulation Society’s annual meetings in 2019 and 2020. The total number of tweets increased from 7,587 in 2019 to 23,867 in 2020. Most tweets were retweets (>70%), and approximately half of Twitter users tweeted only once.Conclusions:Twitter usage during the Japanese Circulation Society’s annual meeting increased from 2019 to 2020, and a large number of tweets were from Twitter ambassadors of the Japanese Circulation Society. However, further evaluation is needed, with future studies investigating the usefulness of this platform.
著者
Atsushi Mizuno Takuya Kishi Chisa Matsumoto Mari Ishida Shoji Sanada Memori Fukuda Yuki Sahashi Tadafumi Sugimoto Miki Hirano Yusuke Yoshikawa Erika Yamamoto Takeshi Kimura Koichi Node
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.2, no.11, pp.691-694, 2020-11-10 (Released:2020-11-10)
参考文献数
10
被引用文献数
2

Background:Twitter has become increasingly popular at annual medical congresses as a platform to communicate to attendees. The aim of this study is to reveal the twitter usage in the annual congress of the Japanese Cirsulation Society.Methods and Results:We compared the total number of tweets during the Japanese Circulation Society’s annual meetings in 2019 and 2020. The total number of tweets increased from 7,587 in 2019 to 23,867 in 2020. Most tweets were retweets (>70%), and approximately half of Twitter users tweeted only once.Conclusions:Twitter usage during the Japanese Circulation Society’s annual meeting increased from 2019 to 2020, and a large number of tweets were from Twitter ambassadors of the Japanese Circulation Society. However, further evaluation is needed, with future studies investigating the usefulness of this platform.
著者
Atsushi Mizuno Jeffrey Rewley Takuya Kishi Chisa Matsumoto Yuki Sahashi Mari Ishida Shoji Sanada Memori Fukuda Tadafumi Sugimoto Miki Hirano Koichi Node
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.CR-21-0063, (Released:2021-06-30)
参考文献数
12
被引用文献数
3

Background:The relationship between Twitter ambassadors and retweets has not been fully evaluated for “tweet the meeting” activity.Methods and Results:We collected data on the number of tweets and retweets during the Japanese Circulation Society’s (JCS) annual meetings in 2019, 2020, and 2021. After adjustment, JCS Twitter Ambassadors, selected by the JCS to increase the meeting’s visibility, increased the total number of retweets by 9%.Conclusions:This is the first report on the numerical relationship between JCS Twitter Ambassadors and the total number of retweets during an annual congress. Original tweets by JCS Twitter Ambassadors increased the number of retweets, but retweets by influencers were more effective at stimulating social media engagement.
著者
Atsushi Mizuno Jeffrey Rewley Takuya Kishi Chisa Matsumoto Yuki Sahashi Mari Ishida Shoji Sanada Memori Fukuda Tadafumi Sugimoto Miki Hirano Koichi Node
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.3, no.7, pp.414-418, 2021-07-09 (Released:2021-07-09)
参考文献数
12
被引用文献数
3

Background:The relationship between Twitter ambassadors and retweets has not been fully evaluated for “tweet the meeting” activity.Methods and Results:We collected data on the number of tweets and retweets during the Japanese Circulation Society’s (JCS) annual meetings in 2019, 2020, and 2021. After adjustment, JCS Twitter Ambassadors, selected by the JCS to increase the meeting’s visibility, increased the total number of retweets by 9%.Conclusions:This is the first report on the numerical relationship between JCS Twitter Ambassadors and the total number of retweets during an annual congress. Original tweets by JCS Twitter Ambassadors increased the number of retweets, but retweets by influencers were more effective at stimulating social media engagement.
著者
Ryuichi Matsukawa Arihide Okahara Masaki Tokutome Junpei Itonaga Ayano Hara Hiroshi Kisanuki Masashi Sada Kousuke Okabe Shunsuke Kawai Hirohide Matsuura Yasushi Mukai
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.CR-22-0118, (Released:2023-04-18)
参考文献数
27

Background: The efficacy of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) in patients with acute chronic heart failure (HF) is increasingly being reported. However, it is not clear when SGLT2i should be initiated in patients with acute decompensated HF (ADHF) after hospitalization. We retrospectively analyzed ADHF patients with newly prescribed SGLT2i.Methods and Results: Among the 694 patients hospitalized due to HF between May 2019 and May 2022, data were extracted for 168 patients with newly prescribed SGLT2i during the index hospitalization. These patients were divided into 2 groups: and early group (92 patients who started SGLT2i within 2 days of admission) and a late group (76 patients who started SGLT2i after 3 days). Clinical characteristics were comparable between the 2 groups. The date of cardiac rehabilitation initiation was significantly earlier in the early than late group (2.5±1.2 vs. 3.8±2.2 days; P<0.001). Hospital stay was significantly shorter in the early group (16.4±6.5 vs. 24.2±16.0 days; P<0.001). Although there were significantly fewer HF readmissions within 3 months in the early group (2.1% vs. 10.5%; P=0.044), the association disappeared in a multivariate analysis including clinical confounders.Conclusions: Early initiation of SGLT2i may shorten hospital stays.
著者
Toshiki Kaihara Martijn Scherrenberg Maarten Falter Ines Frederix Haruki Itoh Shigeru Makita Yoshihiro J. Akashi Paul Dendale
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.3, no.12, pp.733-736, 2021-12-10 (Released:2021-12-10)
参考文献数
31
被引用文献数
8

Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a well-known intervention for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases. However, in Japan, the outpatient CR participation rate is estimated to be very low. Cardiac telerehabilitation (CTR) can be defined as a remote CR program using digital health technology to support it. Evidence regarding the use of CTR has been accumulated, and the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for CTR. Japan has sufficient potential to benefit from CTR because, nationally, digital literacy is high and the infrastructure for telemedicine is developed. To overcome several barriers, evidence of CTR in Japan, well-educated multidisciplinary CTR teams, a good combination of center-based CR and CTR, and sophisticated systems including social insurance and adequate legislation need to be developed immediately. CTR has the potential to increase the low CR participation rate in Japan. CTR also has many different effects that not only cardiologists, but also paramedics who engage in CTR, have to be aware of.
著者
Masashi Kanai Takuya Toda Kojiro Yamamoto Marina Akimoto Yuta Hagiwara
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.4, no.7, pp.322-329, 2022-07-08 (Released:2022-07-08)
参考文献数
41

Background: The overlap of multiple lifestyle-related diseases increases the risk of vascular diseases. This study investigated the effects of a mobile health (mHealth)-based disease management program on blood pressure and the safety of this program in people with multiple lifestyle-related diseases at risk of developing vascular disease.Methods and Results: This retrospective observational study was conducted using secondary data collected by PREVENT Inc. People with a full history of hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia and who participated in a 6-month mHealth-based disease management program were included in the study. The primary outcome was blood pressure. Adverse events during the program were investigated to evaluate safety. In total, 125 participants (mean [±SD] age 55.3±6.2 years) were examined. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure were significantly lower after the intervention than at baseline (systolic blood pressure, 128.0±12.3 vs. 131.9±12.7 mmHg [P<0.001]; diastolic blood pressure, 81.2±9.3 vs. 83.6±8.9 mmHg; P=0.003). No serious adverse events occurred during the program.Conclusions: The present results indicate that the mHealth-based disease management program may reduce blood pressure in people with multiple lifestyle-related diseases at risk of developing vascular disease and that the program is safe. These findings will help shape future health instructions using mHealth-based interventions.
著者
Kunihisa Miwa
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.CR-22-0114, (Released:2023-01-25)
参考文献数
36

Background: Orthostatic intolerance markedly affects the day-to-day activities of patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or chronic fatigue syndrome. Chronotropic incompetence (CI), defined as an impaired chronotropic response or reduced increases in heart rate during exercise and resulting in lower exercise capacity, may also be observed during orthostasis in patients with ME.Methods and Results: In this study, the recordings of 101 adult patients with ME (36 men, 65 women; mean [±SD] age 37±12 years) who underwent conventional active 10-min standing tests at least 3 times to determine the presence of CI were analyzed. Recordings were selected for 13 patients who experienced tests both with and without exhibiting postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS; an increase in heart rate of ≥30 beats/min or an actual heart rate of ≥120 beats/min) while also both successfully completing and failing to complete 10-min standing on different occasions. Subjects in whom failure without POTS was observed in any test(s) while success was associated with POTS on other occasions were considered positive for CI during orthostasis. Of the 13 patients, 12 (92%) were CI positive, 5 (38%) of whom exclusively failed the tests without experiencing POTS.Conclusions: Some patients with ME were CI positive during standing tests, suggesting impaired sympathetic activation. The presence of POTS appears to be essential for maintaining orthostasis in these patients.
著者
Takahiro Nakashima Katsutaka Hashiba Migaku Kikuchi Junichi Yamaguchi Sunao Kojima Hiroyuki Hanada Toshiaki Mano Takeshi Yamamoto Akihito Tanaka Kunihiro Matsuo Naoki Nakayama Osamu Nomura Tetsuya Matoba Yoshio Tahara Hiroshi Nonogi for the Japan Resuscitation Council (JRC) Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) Task Force and the Guideline Editorial Committee on behalf of the Japanese Circulation Society (JCS) Emergency and Critical Care Committee
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.4, no.5, pp.187-193, 2022-05-10 (Released:2022-05-10)
参考文献数
30
被引用文献数
3

Background: To achieve early reperfusion therapy for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), proper and prompt patient transportation and activation of the catheterization laboratory are required. We investigated the efficacy of prehospital 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) acquisition and destination hospital notification in patients with STEMI.Methods and Results: This is a systematic review of observational studies. We searched the PubMed database from inception to March 2020. Two reviewers independently performed literature selection. The critical outcome was short-term mortality. The important outcome was door-to-balloon (D2B) time. We used the GRADE approach to assess the certainty of the evidence. For the critical outcome, 14 studies with 29,365 patients were included in the meta-analysis. Short-term mortality was significantly lower in the group with prehospital 12-lead ECG acquisition and destination hospital notification than in the control group (odds ratio 0.72; 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.61–0.85; P<0.0001). For the important outcome, 10 studies with 2,947 patients were included in the meta-analysis. D2B time was significantly shorter in the group with prehospital 12-lead ECG acquisition and destination hospital notification than in the control group (mean difference −26.24; 95% CI −33.46, −19.02; P<0.0001).Conclusions: Prehospital 12-lead ECG acquisition and destination hospital notification is associated with lower short-term mortality and shorter D2B time than no ECG acquisition or no notification among patients with suspected STEMI outside of a hospital.
著者
Kunio Yufu Tsuyoshi Shimomura Mami Fujinami Tatsunori Nakashima Shotaro Saito Reika Ayabe Kyoko Kawano Yumi Ishii Norihiro Okada Hidefumi Akioka Yasushi Teshima Teruo Sakamoto Mikiko Nakagawa Naohiko Takahashi
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.1, no.6, pp.241-247, 2019-06-10 (Released:2019-06-10)
参考文献数
13
被引用文献数
6

Background:The mobile cloud electrocardiography (C-ECG) system is useful for reducing door-to-balloon (DTB) time in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), but few studies have reported the usefulness of the C-ECG system across a wide provincial prefecture, such as Oita, in Japan.Methods and Results:On 17 April 2017, the C-ECG system was integrated into the Oita remote image transmission system, in 10 ambulances of 10 respective fire departments in Oita Prefecture. During 6 months, 162 ECG indicating suspected ACS were transmitted to 18 hospitals using the C-ECG system. Of 162 patients, 17 who received emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were assigned to the cloud group (mean age, 71±11 years). The control group consisted of 29 consecutive ACS patients who were transported to Oita University Hospital without using the C-ECG system (mean age, 66±12 years). Another 40 consecutive patients were diagnosed with ACS before transportation to Oita University Hospital, and were assigned to the diagnosed group (mean age, 70±14 years). DTB time (70±26 min vs. 96±24 min, P<0.005) and door-to-catheterization laboratory time (33±20 min vs. 53±22 min, P<0.0001) were shorter in the cloud group than in the control group, respectively.Conclusions:C-ECG system integration in Oita Prefecture was useful to appropriately transfer ACS patients to hospital and to facilitate earlier PCI than in the conventional diagnostic system.
著者
Akihiro Hirashiki Atsuya Shimizu Noriyuki Suzuki Kenichiro Nomoto Manabu Kokubo Kakeru Hashimoto Kenji Sato Izumi Kondo Toyoaki Murohara Hidenori Arai
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.4, no.3, pp.123-130, 2022-03-10 (Released:2022-03-10)
参考文献数
38

Background:The relationship between frailty status and laboratory measurements in cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains unclear. We investigated which laboratory measurements indicated frailty in stable older CVD patients.Methods and Results:One-hundred thirty-eight stable older CVD patients were evaluated by laboratory measurements, with frailty assessed using the Kihon Checklist (KCL). Laboratory measurements were compared between frail and non-frail groups. Across the entire cohort, mean age was 81.7 years, mean left ventricular ejection fraction was 57.8%, and mean plasma B-type natriuretic peptide was 182 pg/mL. KCL scores were used to divide patients into non-frail (n=43; KCL <8) and frail (n=95; KCL ≥8) groups. Serum iron was significantly lower in the frail than non-frail group (mean [±SD] 61.2±30.3 vs. 89.5±26.1 μg/dL, respectively; P<0.001). Blood urea nitrogen (BUN; 27.3±16.5 vs. 19.7±8.2 mg/dL; P=0.013) and C-reactive protein (CRP; 1.05±1.99 vs. 0.15±0.21 mg/dL; P=0.004) were significantly higher in the frail than non-frail group. Multivariate analysis revealed that serum iron, CRP, and BUN were significant independent predictors of frailty (β=−0.069, 0.917, and 0.086, respectively).Conclusions:Frailty status was significantly associated with iron, CRP, and BUN in stable older CVD patients. Composite biomarkers (inflammation, iron deficiency, and renal perfusion) may be useful for assessing frailty in these patients.
著者
Junya Sado Kosuke Morikawa Satoshi Hattori Kosuke Kiyohara Tasuku Matsuyama Junichi Izawa Taku Iwami Yuri Kitamura Tomotaka Sobue Tetsuhisa Kitamura
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.1, no.5, pp.212-218, 2019-05-10 (Released:2019-05-10)
参考文献数
27
被引用文献数
3

Background:It is commonly believed that a full moon affects human behavior or the occurrence and outcome of various diseases; thus, the occurrence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) might increase during full moon nights.Methods and Results:This nationwide, population-based observational study consecutively enrolled OHCA patients in Japan with attempted resuscitation between 2005 and 2016. The primary outcome measure was the occurrence of OHCA. Based on the double-control method, assuming Poisson sampling, we evaluated the average number of OHCA events that occurred on full moon nights compared with that which occurred on control nights, which included events that occurred on the same calendar days 1 week before and after the full moon nights. A total of 29,552 OHCA that occurred on 148 full moon nights and 58,707 OHCA that occurred on 296 control nights were eligible for analysis. The occurrence of OHCA did not differ between full moon and control nights (199.7 vs. 198.3 per night; relative risk [RR], 1.007; 95% CI: 0.993–1.021). On subgroup analysis, compared with control nights, the RR of OHCA occurrence were 1.013 (95% CI: 0.994–1.032, P=0.166) and 0.998 (95% CI: 0.977–1.020, P=0.866) for cardiac and non-cardiac origins, respectively.Conclusions:In this population, there was no significant difference in OHCA occurrence between full moon and control nights.
著者
Sayaka Sato Ryo Ninomiya Kengo Tosaka Yorihiko Koeda Tetsuya Fusazaki Hajime Kin Yoshihiro Morino
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.CR-23-0039, (Released:2023-04-26)
参考文献数
20

Background: Transcatheter aortic valve (TAV)-in-TAV is an attractive treatment for degenerated TAV. The risk of coronary artery occlusion due to sequestration of the sinus of Valsalva (SOV) in TAV-in-TAV has been reported, but the risk in Japanese patients is unknown. This study aimed to investigate the proportion of Japanese patients who are expected to experience difficulty with the second TAV implantation (TAVI) and evaluate the possibility of reducing the risk of coronary artery occlusion.Methods and Results: Patients (n=308) with an implanted SAPIEN 3 were divided into 2 groups: a high-risk group, which included patients with a TAV–sinotubular junction (STJ) distance <2 mm and a risk plane above the STJ (n=121); and a low-risk group, which included all other patients (n=187). The preoperative SOV diameter, mean STJ diameter, and STJ height were significantly larger in the low-risk group (P<0.05). The cut-off value for predicting the risk of SOV sequestration due to TAV-in-TAV in the difference between the mean STJ diameter and area-derived annulus diameter was 3.0 mm (sensitivity 70%; specificity 68%; area under the curve 0.74).Conclusions: Japanese patients may have a higher risk for sinus sequestration caused by TAV-in-TAV. The risk of sinus sequestration should be assessed before the first TAVI in young patients who are likely to require TAV-in-TAV, and whether TAVI is the best aortic valve therapy must be carefully decided.
著者
Kaeko Hirai Rika Kawakami Maki Nogi Satomi Ishihara Yukihiro Hashimoto Yasuki Nakada Hitoshi Nakagawa Tomoya Ueda Taku Nishida Kenji Onoue Tsunenari Soeda Satoshi Okayama Makoto Watanabe Hiroyuki Okura Yoshihiko Saito
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.3, no.7, pp.388-395, 2021-07-09 (Released:2021-07-09)
参考文献数
28
被引用文献数
1

Background:Atrial fibrillation (AF) and mitral regurgitation (MR) are frequently combined in patients with heart failure (HF). However, the effect of AF on the prognosis of patients with HF and MR remains unknown.Methods and Results:We studied 867 patients (mean age 73 years; 42.7% female) with acute decompensated HF (ADHF) in the NARA-HF registry. Patients were divided into 4 groups based on the presence or absence of AF and MR at discharge. Patients with severe MR were excluded. The primary endpoint was the composite of cardiovascular (CV) death and HF-related readmission. During the median follow-up of 621 days, 398 patients (45.9%) reached the primary endpoint. In patients with MR, AF was associated with a higher incidence of the primary endpoint regardless of left ventricular function; however, in patients without MR, AF was not associated with CV events. Cox multivariate analyses showed that the incidence of CV events was significantly higher in patients with AF and MR than in patients with MR but without AF (hazard ratio 1.381, P=0.036). Similar findings were obtained in subgroup analysis of patients with AF and only mild MR.Conclusions:The present study demonstrated that AF is associated with poor prognosis in patients with ADHF with mild to moderate MR, but not in those without MR.
著者
Atsushi Mizuno Chisa Matsumoto Takuya Kishi Mari Ishida Shoji Sanada Memori Fukuda Issei Komuro Kenichi Hirata Koichi Node
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.CR-21-0003, (Released:2021-01-29)
参考文献数
14
被引用文献数
5

Background:Cardiovascular department restriction policies on procedures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have not been fully evaluated.Methods and Results:We performed a retrospective analysis of a nationwide survey performed by the Japanese Circulation Society in August 2020. The total response rate was 48.9% (651/1,331). The rate of restriction of cardiovascular procedures peaked in April. Exacerbations of heart failure due to hospital restrictions were noted in 43.8% of departments.Conclusions:Many departments restricted their cardiological procedures, and this rate changed according to the pandemic situation. The exacerbation of cardiovascular disease resulting from pandemic restrictions should not be ignored.