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Updated : August 29, 2023

Cardiovascular Medicine


Professor ; Shungo Hikoso
Associate professor ;
Makoto Watanabe
Lecturer ;Kenji Onoue
Assistant professor ;
 Taku Nishida
 Ayako Seno
 Tomoya Ueda
 Hitoshi Nakagawa
 Yukihiro Hashimoto
 Yasuki Nakada


“Learning from patients” is the basic attitude and principle, and we are actively conducting basic research that always considers clinical practice, as well as clinical research. In particular, we have been one of the first in Japan to introduce coronary intravascular imaging using optical coherence tomography (OCT) in clinical practice, and we have continued to disseminate many research topics to the world from the abundant image data. We are also conducting registry studies for heart failure and acute myocardial infarction, and have reported many research results in international journals with more than 1,000 registered cases. In basic research, we are also conducting research on the molecular mechanisms of cardiomyopathy, heart failure, cardiorenal interaction, and neurohumoral factors, and have received high recognition. We are also focusing on multi-center collaborative clinical research, and Nara Medical University is leading the prospective observational studies for heart failure with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction, the interventional studies for preventing contrast-induced nephropathy, and the study using implantable loop recorders.


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