Masanori Hirota

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Dr. Hirota is a cardiovascular surgeon at Hayama Heart Center in Japan, one of the leading heart centers in Japan in which numerous cardiac surgeries, especially for patients with acquired heart disease, are performed, and characteristically, surgical ventricular restoration for patients with severe ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, which has been performed for over 10 years. Dr. Hirota graduated at the Okayama University School of Medicine in 1996. He took part in a large number of cardiovascular surgeries associated with pediatric and adult heart disease, as well as vascular disease. His post-graduate research theme was on hemodynamic analysis of global ischemic hearts for heart transplantation and elucidation of endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor for coronary microcirculation. Dr. Hirota currently works as a cardiovascular surgeon.

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Currently, aortic stenosis (AS) is the most prevalent valvular disease in developed countries. Pathological and molecular mechanisms of AS have been investigated in many aspects. And new therapeutic devices such as transcatheter aortic valve implantation have been developed as a less invasive treatment for high-risk patients. Due to advanced prevalent age of AS, further discovery and technology are required to treat elderly patients for longer life expectancy. This book is an effort to present an up-to-date account of existing knowledge, involving recent development in this field. Various opinion leaders described details of established knowledge or newly recognized advances associated with diagnosis, treatment and mechanism. Thus, this book will enable close intercommunication to another field and collaboration technology for new devices. We hope that it will be an important source, not only for clinicians, but also for general practitioners, contributing to development of better therapeutic adjuncts in the future.

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