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Department of Cardiovascular Dynamics
|Laboratory chiefs||Kazunori Uemura, Toru Kawada, Masashi Inagaki|
|Research staff||Atsunori Kamiya, Shuji Shimizu|
|Postdoctoral fellows||Can Zheng, Meihua Li, Akiko Yamagishi, Masafumi Fukumitsu, Yosuke Hayama|
|Visiting researcher||Tadayoshi Miyamoto (Morinomiya University of Medical Sciences), Hiromi Yamamoto(Kindai University), Hiroshi Takaki, Hiroshi Asanuma(Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine), Nobuhiro Kamiya(Tenri University), Kazuo Komamura(Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited)|
The cardiovascular system comprises not only the heart and vascular system"hardware", which physically supply blood to the peripheral tissues, but also neural and humoral regulation systems"software". With the use of the framework of analyzing the entire body as an integrated system, we succeeded in systematically investigating both the"hardware" and"software" of the cardiovascular system. We have been developing epoch-making therapeutic and diagnostic systems to combat cardiovascular diseases including heart failure and arrhythmia, a direct extension of the previous studies.