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Abe Kohtaro Last modified date:2018.06.15

Graduate School
Administration Post

Academic Degree
M.D., Ph.D.
Field of Specialization
Pulmonary Circulation and Cardiovascular Medicine
Outline Activities
1. Basic and Clinical Researches associated with Pulmonary Hypertension and RV failure
2. Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty for Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
3. Clinical Cardiology
Research Interests
  • 1. Basic and Clinical Researches associated with Pulmonary Hypertension
    2. Mechanisms of Right Ventricular Heart failure
    3. Ballon Pulmonary Anigioplasty for the Treatment of Chronic Thomboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
    keyword : Pulmonary Hypertension, Right Ventricular Heart failure, Chronic Thomboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
Academic Activities
1. Hosokawa K, Abe K, Horimoto K, Yamasaki Y, Nagao M, Tsutsui H., Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty Relieves Hemodynamic Stress towards Untreated-Side Pulmonary Vasculature and Ameliorates Its Resistance in Patients with Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension. , EuroIntervention. , 13, 17, 2069-2076, 2018.05.
2. Tanaka M, Abe K, Oka M, Saku K, Yoshida K, Ishikawa T, McMurtry IF, Sunagawa K, Hoka S, Tsutsui H. , Inhibition of Nitric Oxide Synthase Unmasks Vigorous Vasoconstriction in Established Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension., Physiol Rep., 5, 23, 2017.05.
3. Hosokawa K, Yamamoto T, Abe K, Tsutsui H., Delayed-onset Lung Injury After Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty., Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. , 18, 12, 1426, 2017.05.
4. Hosokawa K, Abe K, Kashihara S, Tsutsui H., Three Dimensional SPECT/CT Fusion Imaging Guided Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty for Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension., JACC Cardiovasc Interv., 10, 20, e193-e194, 2017.10.
5. Koshin Horimoto, Kohtaro Abe, Kisho Ohtani, Yusuke Takahara, Kazuya Hosokawa, keiji Oi, Yasushi Mukai, Takashi Kubo, Tetsuya Matoba, Hiroyuki Tsutsui, Optical Frequency Domain Imaging of Covered Stent-Graft for Pulmonary Artery Pseudoaneurysm after Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty., JACC Cardiovasc Interv., 10.1016/j.jcin.2016.08.022., 14, 9(21), 2255-2256, 2016.11.
6. Hosokawa K, Abe K, Oi K, Mukai Y, Hirooka Y, Sunagawa K, Balloon pulmonary angioplasty-related complications and therapeutic strategy in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension., Int J Cardiol., 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.06.075., 15, 197, 224-226, 2015.06.
7. Abe K, Shinoda M, Tanaka M, Kuwabara Y, Yoshida K, Hirooka Y, Sunagawa K, Hemodynamic unloading reserses occlusive vascular lesions in severe pulmonary hypertension., Cardiovasc Res., 2016.03.
1. 阿部弘太郎, (Plenary Session) Update on management of Pulmonary Hypertension
(ASMIHA-JCS Joint Symposium) Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty in Patients with CTEPH, The 26th Annual Scientific meeting of the Indonesian Heart Association, 2017.04.
Hemodynamic Stress Is the Most Important Driver in the Pathogenesis of Occlusive Neointimal Lesions in PAH., 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference, 2017.05.
Membership in Academic Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Japanese Circulation Society
  • Japanese College of Cardiology
  • Japanese Society of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Japanese Respiratory Society
  • Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Educational Activities
Basic and clinical research for pulmonary hypertension