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Index of Department

1st Internal Medicine : Cardiovascular Medicine

Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Head of department
    Kazuhiro Yamamoto
  • Head of division
    Masahiko Kato

Our department is a certified cadriovascular specialist training facility, facility certified by the Japanese Association of Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics, implanted defibrillator (ICD) implanting facility, certified cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) biventricular pacing implanting facility, certified implanting facility, and certified sleep facility. We cover a wide variety of cardiovascular diseases, and have strong expertise in the field of acute-phase treatment such as for acute coronary syndromes (ACS). We exploit a variety of devices such as assisted circulation for the treatment of severe and complex circulatory diseases. Our policy is to take attentive care of all of the phases of cardiovascular diseases from acute-phase treatment such as emergency catheter treatment to chronic-phase treatment such as education in chronic heart failure and rehabilitation.

Fields of expertise

  • Catheterization for ischemic heart disease(angina, myocardial infarction)
  • Catheterization and device medical treatment for arrhythmia
  • Drug therapy and non-drug therapy for heart failure
  • Multidisciplinary treatment for serious heart failure
  • Multiple treatments for recurrence prevention of heart failure
  • Refractory hypertension

Diseases of interests

  • Heart disease (angina, myocardial infarction)
  • Arrhythmia (sick sinus syndrome, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, long QT syndrome, atrial fibrillation)
  • Heart failure(valvular heart disease, dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, cardiac sarcoidosis, cardiac amyloidosis)
  • Hypertension (secondary hypertension, etc.) sleep apnea syndrome

Principal tests

  • Electrocardiogram, exercise electrocardiogram, 24-hour electrocardiogram, 24-hour blood pressure monitor, event monitor
  • Echocardiography, coronary computed-tomography angiography, myocardial scintigraphy,
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Cardiac catheterization(coronary angiography, intravascular ultrasound imaging(IVUS), electrophysiologic testing )
  • Tilt testing
  • Endocrine tolerance test, adrenal venous sampling
  • Polysomnography

Principal treatment

  • Cardiac catheterization, coronary angioplasty, coronary stenting,IABP,POPS
  • Catheter ablation(atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome ,etc.)
  • Pacemaker implantation, ICD implantation, CRT implantation
  • NPPV therapy for CPAP, BiPAP, ASV, HOT, etc.
  • Program for prevention of recurrence of heart failure
  • Cardiac rehabilitation