DEPARTMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE KYUSHU UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

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Test & Treatments

サブメニュー Cardiac Cath and EPS / RFCA Cardiac ECHO Coronary CT and Heart MRI   Nuclear Cardiology     Other Special Physiological Studies    Heart Rehabilitation    Nutritional Guidance Heart Cath and EPS   Heart ECHO Coronary CT and Heart MRI   Nuclear Cardiology     Other Special Physiological Studies    Heart Rehabilitation    Nutritional Guidance Cardiac Cath and EPS / RFCA Heart ECHO Coronary CT and Heart MRI   Nuclear Cardiology     Other Special Physiological Studies    Heart Rehabilitation    Nutritional Guidance Heart Cath and EPS   Heart ECHO Coronary CT and Heart MRI   Nuclear Cardiology     Other Special Physiological Studies    Heart Rehabilitation    Nutritional Guidance

Other Special Physiological Studies


Tilt test and frequency analyses of heart rate and blood pressure variability


心拍・血圧変動周波数解析によるティルト検査

We actively conduct the tilt test (head upright tilting) which is necessary for a definite diagnosis of neutrally mediated syncope (black out), the most common cause of syncope. Since abnormal autonomic nervous function is the cause of neutrally mediated syncope, instead of doing ECG and blood pressure measurement, we conduct frequency analyses of heart rate and blood pressure variability as indicators of autonomic nervous activity.

Vascular endothelial function test (venous obstruction phlethysmography)


We conduct venous obstruction phlethysmography, the world’s gold standard for the measurement of vascular endothelial function which is an important prognostic factor of cardiovascular diseases. Only few institutions in Japan are capable of doing this test. We are one of the world’s leading institutions in terms of the number of cases conducted.

Flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD)

FMD(血流依存性血管拡張反応)

We conduct the endothelial-dependent vasodilation (FMD) test as a noninvasive physiological test to measure the endothelial function and degree of arteriosclerosis. With the patient at rest, we measure the rate of increase in blood vessel diameter after releasing a tourniquet applied to the brachial artery. It is a simple and useful test that assesses the vascular endothelial function which is a prognostic predictor for various heart diseases.

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