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Department of Cardiovascular Dynamics


Director Masaru Sugimachi
Laboratory chiefs Kazunori Uemura, Toru Kawada, Masashi Inagaki
Research staff Shuji Shimizu
Postdoctoral fellows Can Zheng, Meihua Li, Akiko Yamagishi, Masafumi Fukumitsu, Yosuke Hayama, Takuya Nishikawa
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)

Research Activities

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.

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