Kazuo Komamura

Professor Kazuo Komamura received his medical degree from Osaka University School of Medicine, Japan in 1983. He was trained in Coronary Care Unit, Osaka Police Hospital, Japan. Then, he went abroad to study cellular and molecular mechanisms of heart failure at Prof. Stephen Vatner\'s Laboratory in Cardiovascular Medicine, Harvard Medical School, U.S.A. Coming back to Japan, he was promoted to the Head, Laboratory of Cardiac Dynamics, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Centre. In 2008, he became a Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hyogo University of Health Sciences. Currently, he is working as the Director of Osaka Infirmary, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Company Limited as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Division, Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan. His research focus is on the development of novel therapies for refractory heart failure. He is now a Fellow of American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology and American College of Physicians.

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Recent Advances in the Field of Ventricular Assist Devices covers recent various advances and developments relating to ventricular assist devices and their diverse complications. Firstly, we overview recent technical advances as well as current indications, clinical outcomes, and countermeasures against complications, and furthermore, the latest techniques to identify clinical effectiveness at the patient’s bedside. Secondly, we elucidate the current status of countermeasures against gastrointestinal bleeding, and current research on allosensitization during the usage of continuous flow pump. Finally, we explore the possibility of a new adjunct therapy in combination with ventricular assist devices. We hope that this book will provide valuable and up-to-date information on research and clinical use of ventricular assist devices.

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