Current status of thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger's disease) in Japan.


:We analysed clinical features and outcome in 850 patients with thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO), based on the 1993 Nationwide Survey of Vasculitis database collected from 3722 clinical sites in Japan. The survey was designed to assess clinical manifestation categorized by Fontaine's classification, distribution of lesions (arterial involvement and migratory superficial phlebitis), response to medical and surgical treatment, and outcome. There were 771 males (90.7%) and 79 females (9.3%), with a mean age of 50.8+/-0.4 (range: 17-81) years. Clinical manifestations at the first consultation were Fontaine I in 8.0%, Fontaine II in 29.6%, Fontaine III in 23.9%, and Fontaine IV in 38.1%. These symptoms had been significantly improved by the time of survey. Ulcer formation in the past history had occurred in 45.2%, which was the most common in toes (85.9%). Failure of smoking cessation significantly affected the risk of ulcer formation (odds ratio=1.71, 95% CI=1.19-2.47; P=0.004) and amputation (odds ratio=2.73, 95% CI=1.86-4.01; P<0.0001). Clinical features in female patients with TAO were equal to those in male patients, except for the fact that non-smokers were more common in female patients. Abstinence from tobacco significantly reduces the risk of ulcer formation and amputation, and thus improves the quality of life in patients with TAO.


Int J Cardiol


Sasaki S,Sakuma M,Yasuda K




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2000-08-31 00:00:00










75 Suppl 1


  • Prevalence of atrial fibrillation and its risk factors in rural China: a cross-sectional study.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To evaluate the prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in physical laborers in rural China and identify contributing risk factors. METHODS:A cross-sectional study of 11,956 permanent residents of Liaoning Province in rural China≥35y of age (primarily physical laborers) was conducted between January and Augu...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Sun GZ,Guo L,Wang XZ,Song HJ,Li Z,Wang J,Sun YX

    更新日期:2015-03-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of different intensities of acute exercise on flow-mediated dilatation in patients with coronary heart disease.

    abstract::It is known that regular exercise training improves endothelial dysfunction in coronary artery disease, but, little is known concerning different intensities of acute exercise on endothelial function. We evaluated anaerobic threshold and peak oxygen uptake level of acute exercise on flow-mediated dilatation in patient...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: Farsidfar F,Kasikcioglu E,Oflaz H,Kasikcioglu D,Meric M,Umman S

    更新日期:2008-03-14 00:00:00

  • The signal intensity of coronary culprit lesions on T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging is directly correlated with the accumulation of vulnerable morphologies.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:In the magnetic resonance T1-weighted imaging, some investigators have shown that coronary artery high-intensity signals (HISs) are associated with vulnerable plaque morphology and an increased risk of future cardiac events. Although previous studies used different PMR (the ratio between the signal intensiti...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Matsumoto K,Ehara S,Hasegawa T,Nishimura S,Shimada K

    更新日期:2017-03-15 00:00:00

  • Impact of coronary bypass or stenting on mortality and myocardial infarction in stable coronary artery disease.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:To assess whether coronary bypass (CABG) or stenting reduce the risk of mortality and myocardial infarction (MI) compared with optimal medical therapy (OMT) in stable coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS:We performed a systematic review and network meta-analysis of contemporary randomized controlled trial...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Taglieri N,Bruno AG,Bacchi Reggiani ML,D'Angelo EC,Ghetti G,Bruno M,Palmerini T,Rapezzi C,Galiè N,Saia F

    更新日期:2020-06-15 00:00:00

  • Positive cardiac troponin I and T and chest pain in a patient with iatrogenic hypothyroidism and no coronary artery disease.

    abstract::We report about a 41-year old male patient who presented to the emergency room with acute chest pain, exertion dyspnoea, muscle stiffness, myalgia and adynamia. There was no history of coronary artery disease but known arterial hypertension and insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Four weeks before submission the pati...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: Buschmann IR,Bondke A,Elgeti T,Kühnle Y,Dietz R,Möckel M

    更新日期:2007-02-07 00:00:00

  • Clinical significance of papillary muscle late enhancement detected via cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in patients with single old myocardial infarction.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can depict papillary muscle (PM) necrosis or fibrosis by late enhancement (LE) of PM, but its clinical significance in old myocardial infarction (OMI) has been little understood. METHODS:Myocardial LE and PM-LE were detected with contrast imaging in...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Okayama S,Uemura S,Soeda T,Onoue K,Somekawa S,Ishigami K,Watanabe M,Nakajima T,Fujimoto S,Saito Y

    更新日期:2011-01-07 00:00:00

  • Drug eluting balloon versus drug eluting stent in percutaneous coronary interventions: insights from a meta-analysis of 1462 patients.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Drug eluting balloons (DEB) have been developed to overcome the limitations of drug eluting stents (DES), but clinic results of various DEB studies are still not consistent. Thus, we performed a meta-analysis to compare outcomes of DEB and DES for the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS:Medl...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析


    authors: Lupi A,Rognoni A,Secco GG,Porto I,Nardi F,Lazzero M,Rossi L,Parisi R,Fattori R,Genoni G,Rosso R,Stella PR,Sheiban I,Bolognese L,Liistro F,Bongo AS,Agostoni P

    更新日期:2013-10-12 00:00:00

  • Acute left main occlusion secondary to embolisation from an aortic valve prosthesis: successful treatment with embolectomy and percutaneous coronary intervention.

    abstract::Acute occlusive embolus of the left main coronary artery is a rare and usually catastrophic occurrence. We present a case report of a 59 year old with an aortic valve prosthesis presenting in cardiogenic shock following cessation of warfarin therapy. Angiography demonstrated an acute left main occlusion secondary to e...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: Ranasinghe I,Yiannikas J,Brieger D

    更新日期:2011-06-16 00:00:00

  • Venticular expression of atrial and brain natriuretic peptides in patients with myocarditis.

    abstract::We analyzed the ventricular expression of atrial and brain natriuretic peptides (ANP and BNP) in patients with myocarditis. Immunohistochemical analysis of endomyocardial biopsy specimens showed ANP and BNP immunoreactivity in the early myocarditis group (ANP in 4/10 and BNP in 3/10) and the late myocarditis group (AN...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Takemura G,Fujiwara H,Takatsu Y,Fujiwara T,Nakao K

    更新日期:1995-12-01 00:00:00

  • Clinical expert consensus document on the use of percutaneous left ventricular assist support devices during complex high-risk indicated PCI: Italian Society of Interventional Cardiology Working Group Endorsed by Spanish and Portuguese Interventional Card

    abstract::Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is establishing as the last remaining revascularization option in an increasing number of patients affected by complex coronary artery disease not suitable for surgery. Over the past decade, percutaneous left ventricular assist device (pLVAD) has increasingly replaced intra-aor...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Chieffo A,Burzotta F,Pappalardo F,Briguori C,Garbo R,Masiero G,Nicolini E,Ribichini F,Trani C,Álvarez BC,Leor OR,Moreno R,Santos R,Fiarresga A,Silveira JB,de Prado AP,Musumeci G,Esposito G,Tarantini G

    更新日期:2019-10-15 00:00:00

  • Detection of right ventricular myocardial fibrosis using quantitative CT attenuation of the right ventricular myocardium in the late phase on 320 slice CT in subjects with pulmonary hypertension.

    abstract:PURPOSE:Right ventricular myocardial (RVM) fibrosis may be a significant indicator of prognosis in pulmonary hypertension (PH). To detect the presence of RVM fibrosis in PH subjects, we employed ECG gated 320-slice CT. METHODS:62 confirmed PH subjects (16 males; 55±16years; 45 chronic thromboembolic PH (CTEPH) who und...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ozawa K,Funabashi N,Takaoka H,Tanabe N,Tatsumi K,Kobayashi Y

    更新日期:2017-02-01 00:00:00

  • Serological evidence of altered collagen homeostasis reflects early ventricular remodeling following acute myocardial infarction.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Infarct expansion characterises early ventricular remodeling following myocardial infarction (AMI) and is a product of the balance between collagen degradation and synthesis. Serological markers of collagen turnover may help in predicting those at risk of remodeling. C-propeptide for type-I collagen (PICP) a...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: McGavigan AD,Maxwell PR,Dunn FG

    更新日期:2006-08-10 00:00:00

  • Electrocardiographic identification of prior myocardial infarction during right ventricular pacing--effect of septal versus apical pacing.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Electrocardiographic (ECG) identification of prior myocardial infarction (MI) during right ventricular (RV) pacing is of clinical importance. Proposed ECG criteria have been evaluated only during apical pacing. We evaluated the effect of pacing site on the predictive performance of ECG signs of prior MI. ME...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究,随机对照试验


    authors: Tzeis S,Andrikopoulos G,Asbach S,Semmler V,Lennerz C,Solzbach U,Vrazic H,Kloppe A,Klein N,Pastromas S,Biermann J,Kolb C,SPICE study investigators.

    更新日期:2014-12-20 00:00:00

  • Analysis of T wave changes by activation recovery interval in patients with atrial septal defect.

    abstract::We examined the distributions of the activation recovery interval (ARI), which is correlated with the local action potential duration (APD), to clarify the origin of the repolarization changes in ASD. The ECGs, QRST isointegral maps and ARI isochronal maps of 21 children with ASD from 3 to 5 years old in age were stud...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Izumida N,Asano Y,Wakimoto H,Nishiyama M,Doi S,Tsuchiya S,Hosaki J,Kawano S,Sawanobori T,Hiraoka M

    更新日期:2000-07-31 00:00:00

  • Efficacy of intracoronary administration of a short-acting β-blocker landiolol during reperfusion in pigs.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Although β-blockers are used to prevent myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury, the risk of heart failure has limited β-blocker therapy in patients with acute myocardial infarction. This study evaluated efficacy of intracoronary administration of the short-acting β-blocker, landiolol, during reperfusion in p...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Park H,Otani H,Oishi C,Fujikawa M,Yamashita K,Okazaki T,Sato D,Ueyama T,Iwasaka J,Yamamoto Y,Iwasaka T

    更新日期:2011-02-03 00:00:00

  • Cardiac troponin elevation predicts all-cause mortality in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Systematic review and meta-analysis.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Cardiovascular disease, especially ischemic heart disease, is a major comorbidity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. Several studies suggested that after acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD), there is a significant increase of mortality (cardiac and all-cause) and of myocardial infarcti...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析,评审


    authors: Pavasini R,d'Ascenzo F,Campo G,Biscaglia S,Ferri A,Contoli M,Papi A,Ceconi C,Ferrari R

    更新日期:2015-07-15 00:00:00

  • Determination of vessel size: a putative framework to assess clinical outcome.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Unknown is the predictive value of the coronary artery diameter without the administration of vasomotor stimuli. A small reference diameter of the target vessel has been demonstrated to be an adverse prognostic factor in patients undergoing revascularisation. The present study investigated the prognostic val...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Asselbergs FW,Piers LH,Jessurun GA,van Boven AJ,Veeger NJ,Zijlstra F,van Gilst WH,Tio RA

    更新日期:2005-08-18 00:00:00

  • QT-interval variability in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients with cardiac arrest.

    abstract::We studied long-term variability of QT-dispersion in three patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (Maron III) and ventricular fibrillation. Late potentials were absent on signal-averaged electrocardiogram. ST-segment depression was recorded in all three patients at Holter monitoring, and in two during exercise stre...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Miorelli M,Buja G,Melacini P,Fasoli G,Nava A

    更新日期:1994-06-15 00:00:00

  • Endpoint design for future renal denervation trials - Novel implications for a new definition of treatment response to renal denervation.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Defining an adequate endpoint for renal denervation trials represents a major challenge. A high inter-individual and intra-individual variability of blood pressure levels as well as a partial or total non-adherence on antihypertensive drugs hamper treatment evaluations after renal denervation. Blood pressure...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lambert T,Nahler A,Rohla M,Reiter C,Grund M,Kammler J,Blessberger H,Kypta A,Kellermair J,Schwarz S,Starnawski JA,Lichtenauer M,Weiss TW,Huber K,Steinwender C

    更新日期:2016-10-01 00:00:00

  • Sex differences in clinical characteristics and inpatient outcomes among 2442 hospitalized Chinese patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: The Nanchang Atrial Fibrillation Project.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Limited data exists on the impact of sex on clinical characteristics and outcomes among nonvalvular AF patients from China. We investigated the impact of gender on risk factors and inpatient mortality in a hospitalized nonvalvular AF cohort in Nanchang, China. METHODS:We studied consecutive patients hospita...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Xiong Q,Shantsila A,Lane DA,Zhou Q,Liu Y,Shen Y,Cheng X,Hong K,Lip GY

    更新日期:2015-12-15 00:00:00

  • Restarting oral anticoagulant therapy after major bleeding in atrial fibrillation: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Use of oral anticoagulant (OAC) therapy in atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with an inherited risk of bleeding. Benefits and risks of OAC restarting after a major bleeding are still uncertain. We aimed to assess effectiveness and safety of restarting OAC in AF patients after a major bleeding event. ME...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析,评审


    authors: Proietti M,Romiti GF,Romanazzi I,Farcomeni A,Staerk L,Nielsen PB,Lip GYH

    更新日期:2018-06-15 00:00:00

  • Impaired baroreflex as a cause of chronotropic incompetence during exercise via autonomic mechanism in patients with heart disease.

    abstract:PURPOSE:It is thought that the mechanisms responsible for impaired chronotropic response to exercise are related to disturbance of cardiovascular autonomic regulation such as the baroreflex. However, it is still unclear whether the baroreflex mechanisms modulate heart rate (HR) responses to exercise via vagal and/or sy...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Fukuma N,Oikawa K,Aisu N,Kato K,Kimura-Kato YK,Tuchida T,Mabuchi K,Takano T

    更新日期:2004-12-01 00:00:00

  • Aortic dissection in the thrombolytic era: early recognition and optimal management is a prerequisite for increased survival.

    abstract::Based on two case reports, problems of diagnosis and treatment of aortic dissection are discussed. Thrombolytic treatment given to patients with aortic dissection presenting symptoms mimicking acute MI seems to have a fatal outcome. Indications, as well as contra-indications, for thrombolytic therapy are therefore of ...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Melchior T,Hallam D,Johansen BE

    更新日期:1993-11-01 00:00:00

  • MADIT II, the Multi-center Autonomic Defibrillator Implantation Trial II stopped early for mortality reduction, has ICD therapy earned its evidence-based credentials?

    abstract::In a press conference on Nov. 20, 2001 it was announced that the Multi-center Autonomic Defibrillator Implantation Trial II (MADIT II) was stopped early because of a 30% reduction in mortality in patients randomised to receive an implantable defibrillator device. The 4 year multi-centre trial of 1200 patients was term...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 社论


    authors: Coats AJ

    更新日期:2002-01-01 00:00:00

  • Comparison of resting distal to aortic coronary pressure with angiography-based quantitative flow ratio.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Quantitative flow ratio (QFR) is a novel, adenosine-free method for functional coronary lesion interrogation, which is based on 3-dimensional quantitative coronary angiography and computational algorithms. Data on QFR in all-comer patients with intermediate coronary lesions are scarce, and the diagnostic per...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Stähli BE,Erbay A,Steiner J,Klotsche J,Mochmann HC,Skurk C,Lauten A,Landmesser U,Leistner DM

    更新日期:2019-03-15 00:00:00

  • Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation: variations in use and complications.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To study variations in use of intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation (IABC) and their impact on complications by comparing aspects of its use in a Regional Cardiothoracic Centre with an international database. METHODS AND RESULTS:Indications, technique and complication rate in 764 consecutive patients treated...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Azeem T,Stephens-Lloyd A,Spyt T,Hartshorne R,Gershlick AH

    更新日期:2004-04-01 00:00:00

  • MDCT detection of anomalous origins of the left main coronary artery: report of 2 cases.

    abstract::The left main coronary artery (LMCA) arising either from the right sinus of Valsalva, separately from the right coronary artery (RCA), or from the RCA as a single coronary artery is an extremely rare coronary artery anomaly. We report 2 cases of anomalous origins of the LMCA detected by multidetector-row computed tomo...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: Matsumoto N,Sato Y,Kunimasa T,Yoda S,Yokoyama S,Takayama T,Komatsu S,Achenbach S,Saito S,Hirayama A

    更新日期:2008-11-28 00:00:00

  • Septic discitis as initial manifestation of streptococcus bovis endocarditis.

    abstract::A 68-year-old man with septic discitis of low lumbar spine is presented. The patient suffered an acute hemorrhagic stroke due to rupture of mycotic aneurysm. Streptococcus bovis biotype I was found in blood cultures. Echocardiography showed bioprosthesis aortic endocarditis. Cardiac surgery was not performed because o...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: Gonzalez-Juanatey C,Testa-Fernandez A,Gonzalez-Gay MA

    更新日期:2006-03-22 00:00:00

  • Prospective evaluation from single centre of pregnancy in women with congenital heart disease.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Study of outcomes of pregnancy in women with congenital heart disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS:The cardiac state during and after pregnancy was analysed in 173 women (mean age 28 years, range 21-41) referred for fetal echocardiography and evaluation of maternal heart during 201 pregnancies. Acyanotic lesions w...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Fesslova' VM,Villa L,Chessa M,Butera G,Salmona S,Acaia B

    更新日期:2009-01-09 00:00:00

  • Comments on the article by Chen-Scarabelli and Scarabelli: history of medicine in the 'hidden world' and relevant articles in systematic reviews.

    abstract::When writing a review manuscript, choosing among potentially citable references is an arduous task. Decisions are commonly based on several aspects, ranging from obvious content relevance, passing through impact factor of the journal in which a prospective citable article was written, and reaching to sovereign persona...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 评论,历史文章,信件


    authors: Benchimol-Barbosa PR

    更新日期:2009-08-14 00:00:00