Departments, Centers, & Programs:
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
- MD, Fukushima Medical University
- Residency, Fukushima Medical University
- Residency, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
American Board Certifications
- Nuclear Medicine, American Board of Nuclear Medicine
General Theme: Coronary Artery Disease And Treatment: Thrombolysis was introduced at MGH with Dr. Gold and Dr. Leinbach in 80's. Now I am interested in preventing atherosclerosis and peripheral artery disease including coronary artery disease. Both treatment and diagnostic Imaging are my interests
Hyperlipidemia: As part of above interest, I have been conducting Cholesterol transfer protein Inhibitor research in human as a Principle investigator at MGH.
Cardiac Imaging ( Nuclareat cardiology and molecular Imaging): Using my training in research and clinical expertise, new imaging agents have been investigated and currently a new PET imaging agent for myocardial perfusion and stress testing has been investigated as a part of multicenter trial. In addition, other metabolic imaging agents have been investigated: Free Fatty acid and myocardial imaging. Norepinephrine transporter imaging in heart failure patient.
PET and CT: Molecular dynamics of Myocardium or vasculature are key to understanding aging process as well as pathological process of cardiovascular illness. These imaging technology would provide a new insight and combined knowledge of anatomical and the state of molecular Cell Biology. Currently multiple studies have been planned.
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Yasuda T, Gold HK, Leinbach RC, Saito T, Guerrero JL, Jang IK, Holt R, Fallon JT, Collen D. Lysis of rt-PA resistant platelet-rich coronary arterial thrombus with combined bolus injection of recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) and anti-platelet GPIIIa antibody. J Am Coll Cardiol 1990; 16:1728-35.
Akutsu, Y, Gregory, S, Kardan A, Zervos GD, Thomas GS, Gewirtz H, Yasuda T. Delayed heart rate recovery after adenosine stress testing with supplemental arm exercise predicts mortality. J Nuc Cardiol 2009; 16: 54-62.