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Abe Kohtaro Last modified date:2021.06.09

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Academic Degree
M.D., Ph.D.
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Pulmonary Circulation and Cardiovascular Medicine
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
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
  • Ballon Pulmonary Anigioplasty for the Treatment of Chronic Thomboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
    keyword : Ballon Pulmonary Anigioplasty
  • Mechanisms of Right Ventricular Heart failure
    keyword : Right Ventricular Heart failure
  • Basic and Clinical Researches associated with Pulmonary Hypertension

    keyword : Pulmonary Hypertension, Right Ventricular Heart failure, Chronic Thomboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
Academic Activities
1. Ishikawa T, Abe K, Takana-Ishikawa M, Yoshida K, Watanabe T, Imakiire S, Hosokawa K, Hirano M, Hirano K, Tsutsui H., Chronic Inhibition of Toll-Like Receptor 9 Ameliorates Pulmonary Hypertension in Rats., J Am Heart Assoc., 10, 7, e019247, 2021.03.
2. Yamasaki Y, Abe K, Kamitani T, Sagiyama K, Hida T, Hosokawa K, Matsuura Y, Hioki K, Nagao M, Yabuuchi H, Ishigami K., Right Ventricular Extracellular Volume with Dual-Layer Spectral Detector CT: Value in Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension., Radiology., 26, 203719, 2021.03.
3. Kamada K, Hosokawa K, Inoue K, Abe K., A ‘Mille-Feuille’-like giant dissecting aneurysmof the pulmonary artery in Eisenmenger syndrome., Eur Heart J., 42, 1, 137, 2021.05.
4. Tamura Y, Kumamaru H, Abe K, Satoh T, Miyata H, Ogawa A, Tanabe N, Hatano M, Yao A, Tsujino I, Fukuda K, Kimura H, Kuwana M, Matsubara H, Tatsumi K, Japan Pulmonary Hypertension Registry (JAPHR) Network.Improvements in French risk stratification score were correlated with reductions in mean pulmonary artery pressure in pulmonary arterial hypertension: a subanalysis of the Japan Pulmonary Hypertension Registry (JAPHR)., BMC Pulm Med., 14, 21(1):28, 2021.01.
5. Hosokawa K, Abe K, Yamasaki Y, Tsutsui H., Multistage Strategy With Perfusion SPECT and CT Pulmonary Angiogram in Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty for Totally Occluded Lesions in CTEPH., EuroIntervention., EIJ-D-20-00652, 2020.05.
6. Yamasaki Y, Abe K, Kamitani T, Hosokawa K, Kawakubo M, Sagiyama K, Hida T, Matsuura Y, Murayama Y, Funatsu R, Tsutsui H, Yabuuchi H., Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty Improves Right Atrial Reservoir and Conduit Functions in Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension., Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging., 2020.04.
7. Yamasaki Y, Abe K, Hosokawa K, Kamitani T. , A Novel Pulmonary Circulation Imaging using Dynamic Digital Radiography for Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension. , Eur Heart J., 2020.02.
8. Hosokawa K, Abe K, Tsutsui H., Use of direct oral anticoagulants prevents increase in pulmonary vascular resistance and incidence of clinical worsening in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension., Thromb Res., 2019.06.
9. Fukuda K, Date H, Doi S, Fukumoto Y, Fukushima N, Hatano M, Ito H, Kuwana M, Matsubara H, Momomura SI, Nishimura M, Ogino H, Satoh T, Shimokawa H, Yamauchi-Takihara K, Tatsumi K, Ishibashi-Ueda H, Yamada N, Yoshida S, Abe K, Ogawa A, Ogo T, Kasai T, Kataoka M, Kawakami T, Kogaki S, Nakamura M, Nakayama T, Nishizaki M, Sugimura K, Tanabe N, Tsujino I, Yao A, Akasaka T, Ando M, Kimura T, Kuriyama T, Nakanishi N, Nakanishi T, Tsutsui H, Japanese Circulation Society and the Japanese Pulmonary Circulation and Pulmonary Hypertension Society Joint Working Group. Guidelines for the Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension (JCS 2017/JPCPHS 2017). , Circ J. , 25, 83(4), 842-945, 2019.06.
10. Abe K, Hosokawa K, Tsutsui H., Traditional Screening Tool in the Era of Modern Treatment for Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension. , Int J Cardiol. , 280, 182, 183, 2019.04.
11. Kuwabara Y, Tanaka-Ishikawa M, Abe K, Hirano M, Hirooka Y, Tsutsui H, Sunagawa K, Hirano K., Proteinase-activated Receptor 1 Antagonism Ameliorates Experimental Pulmonary Hypertension., Cardiovasc Res., 2019.01.
12. Yoshida K, Saku K, Kamada K, Abe K, Tanaka-Ishikawa M, Tohyama T, Nishikawa T, Kishi T, Sunagawa K, Tsutsui H., Electrical Vagal Nerve Stimulation Ameliorates Pulmonary Vascular Remodeling and Improves Survival in Rats With Severe Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension., JACC Basic Transl Sci., 12, 3, 657-671, 2018.08.
13. Yoshida K, Abe K, Tanaka M, Saku K, Shinoda-Sakamoto M, Ishikawa T, Watanabe T, Oka M, Sunagawa K, Tsutsui H. , Inhibition of TLR9-NF-kB‒Mediated Sterile Inflammation Improves Pressure Overload‒Induced Right Ventricular Dysfunction in Rats., Cardiovasc Res. , 115, 3, 658-668, 2018.06.
14. Kuebler WM, Nicolls MR, Olschewski A, Abe K, Rabinovitch M, Stewart DJ, Chan SY, Morrell NW, Archer SL, Spiekerkoetter E., A Pro - Con debate: Current Controversies in PAH Pathogenesis at the American Thoracic Society International Meeting in 2017., Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol., 315, 4, L502-L516, 2018.03.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. Hosokawa K, Abe K, Oi K, Mukai Y, Hirooka Y, Sunagawa K, Negative acute hemodynamic response to balloon pulmonary angioplasty does not predicate the long-term outcome in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension., Int J Cardiol., 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.04.025., 188, 81-83, 2015.04.
21. 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.
22. 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. Abe K., Ishikawa T., Yoshida K., Watanabe T, Imakiire S, Masaki K, Hosokawa K, Tsutsui H., Toll-like Receptor 9 is a Novel Therapeutic Target for Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Ventricular Dysfunction, 第85回日本循環器学会, 2021.03.
2. 阿部弘太郎、細川和也、筒井裕之, (Symposium)Multicenter Registry for Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension in Japan., 第83回日本循環器学会総会, 2019.03.
3. 阿部弘太郎、石川智一、吉田賢明、田中真理子、渡邊高徳、細川和也、筒井裕之, (Symposium)TLR9-Mediated Sterile Inflammation Plays an Important role in the Development of Pulmonary Hypertension and RV Dysfunction, 第83回日本循環器学会総会, 2019.03.
4. 阿部弘太郎、石川智一、吉田賢明、田中真理子、渡邊高徳、細川和也、筒井裕之, (Symposium)TLR9-Mediated Sterile Inflammation Plays an Important Role in the Development of Pulmonary Hypertension and RV Dysfunction, The 9th Asian Pacific Congress of Heart Failure, 2018.10.
5. 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.
7. 阿部 弘太郎, 筒井 裕之, (Symposium)Hemodynamic Unloading Reverses Occlusive Vascular Lesions in Severe PAH by inhibiting perivascular inflammation., 第81回日本循環器学会総会, 2017.03.
Membership in Academic Society
  • International Society of Heart Reserch
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • 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
Other Educational Activities
  • 2018.04.
  • 2019.04.
  • 2020.04.
  • 2021.04.