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Tsunehiro (Hiro) Yasuda, MD

  • Senior Staff, Nuclear Cardiology and Stress Testing Laboratory






Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Clinical Interests
  • Myopathy
  • Vascular biology
  • Myocarditis
  • Nuclear cardiology
  • Coronary artery disease
Medical Education
  • MD, Fukushima Medical University
  • Residency, Fukushima Medical University|Residency, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Nuclear Medicine
Foreign Languages
  • Japanese
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

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.

Original Articles

Yasuda T, Palacios IF, Dec GW, Fallon JT, Gold HK, Leinbach RC, Strauss HW, Khaw BA, Haber:  Indium-111 monoclonal antimyosin antibody imaging in the diagnosis of acute myocarditis.  Circulation 1987; 76:306-311.

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.


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