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JCS Awards and Year 2014 Winners

40th Japan Heart Foundation Sato Award
Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Stress Response and Pathophysiology
Hiroshi Akazawa,MD, PhD
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine,Graduate School
of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
32nd Young Investigator's Award "Basic Research"
(First Place)

Identification of Higd1a as a Therapeutic Target for Mitochondrial Disease via Activation of Cytochrome c Oxidase
Takaharu Hayashi, MD
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Osaka University
Amelioration of Adipose Inflammation and Insulin Resistance in Aged and Diet-induced Obese Mice by Targeting Programmed Death 1+Adipose T Cells
Kohsuke Shirakawa, MD
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine
Enhanced Engraftment, Proliferation, and Therapeutic Potential Using Optimized Human iPSC-Derived Cardiomyocytes
Shunsuke Funakoshi, MD
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kyoto University
Synthetic mRNA Switches for Detection and Purification of Cardiomyocytes and Endothelial Cells Derived from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells
Kenji Miki, PhD
Department of Reprogramming Science, Center for iPS Research and Application, Kyoto University
32nd Young Investigator's Award "Clinical Research"
(First Place)

Effects of Anti-Prolactin Therapy and Prolactin Fragment Values in Patients with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
~Results from a Nationwide Prospective Study on Peripartum Cardiomyopathy in Japan~
Chizuko Kamiya, MD, PhD
Department of Perinatology and Gynecology, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
Aortic Insufficiency Develops in Non-Responders to Beta-Blocker Treatment Accompanied by Worse Quality of Life after Axial Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation
Teruhiko Imamura, MD, PhD
Department of Therapeutic Strategy for Heart Failure, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo
Current Status of Primary Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death with Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure -A Report From the CHART-2 Study-
Hiroyuki Satake, MD
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicene
Early Increase in Circulating Fatty Acid Binding Protein 4 Levels in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: Lipolysis as a Novel Marker for Myocardial Ischemia
Masaru Obokata, MD
Department of Medicine and Biological Science, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine
23rd CPIS (Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy International Symposium) Award
Increased Urine Aquaporin-2 Levels Relative to Plasma Arginine Vasopressin is a Novel Marker of Response to Tolvaptan in Patients with Decompensated Heart Failure
Teruhiko Imamura, MD, PhD
Department of Therapeutic Strategy for Heart Failure, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo

13th Young Investigator's Award for International Students
( First Place)

Enhanced AMPK Activity Inhibits Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Migration by Phosphorylation of the Novel Substrate Pdlim5
Yi Yan, MD, PhD
Department of Medical Biochemistry, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
Repolarization Characteristics in Early Repolarization and Brugada Syndoromes: Insight into an Overlapping Mechanism of Sudden Cardiac Death
Ahmed Talib, MD, PhD
Department of Cardiology, Respiratory and Neurology, Asahikawa Medical University
Combination Therapy with Fasudil and Sildenafil Ameliorates Monocrotaline-Induced Pulmonary Hypertension through Synergistic Inhibition of Rho-Kinase
Md. Elias Al | Mamun, PhD
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
The Association of High-Density Lipoprotein Particle Concentration with Subclinical Atherosclerosis of the Carotid Arteries in Japanese Men
Maryam Zaid, MSc
Public Health, Shiga University of Medical Science
Therapeutic Efficacy of Valproic Acid in a Combined Monocrotaline and Chronic Hypoxia Rat Model of Severe Pulmonary Hypertention
Beidi Lan, MD
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Tokyo Women's Medical University
10th Cardiovascular Surgery Award
Development of a Prostacyclin-Agonist-Eluting Aortic Stent Graft Enhancing Biological Attachment to the Aortic Wall
Yoshiki Watanabe MD, PhD
Department of cardiovascular surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine

10th Pediatric Cardiology Award
The Involvement of the Vasa Vasorum in the Development of Vasculitis in Animal Model of Kawasaki Disease
Akiko Okamoto, MD
Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Nephrology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine

9th Cardiovascular Regeneration Medical Science Award
(Experimental Investigator)
An Anti-Angiogenic Isoform of VEGF-A Contributes to Impaired Vascularization in Peripheral Artery Disease
Ryosuke Kikuchi, PhD
Department of Medical Technique, Nagoya University Hospital
8th Woman Researcher's Award
A Novel KCNQ1 Missense Mutation Identified in a Patient with Juvenile-onset Atrial Fibrillation Causes Constitutively Open IKs Channels
Kanae Hasegawa, MD, PhD
Internal Medicine, Kashiwazaki General Hospital and Medical Center
4th Cardiovascular Clinical Research Investigator's Award/td>
(Clinical Research Investigator)
Percutaneous Transluminal Pulmonary Angioplasty; a new Catheter-based Interventional Therapy Developed in Japan
Masaharu Kataoka, MD, PhD
Department of Cardiology, Keio University School of Medicine
(Case Report)
( First Place)

Evidence for Brain Activation in Patients with Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
Hideaki Suzuki, MD, PhD
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University
Acute Left Atrial Spontaneous Echocardiographic Contrast and Suspicious Thrombus Formation Following Mitral Regurgitation Reduction with the MitraClip System
Yohei Ohno, MD
Department of Cardiology, Tokai University School of Medicine
A Case of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Related Heart Failure Resembling Dilated Cardiomyopathy but Accompanied by High Cardiac Output
Noriaki Tabata, MD
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University
2nd Cardiovascular Imaging Award
( First Place)
18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography Enables the Detection of Recurrent Same-Site Deep Vein Thrombosis by Illuminating Recently Formed, Neutrophil-Rich Thrombus
Tetsuya Hara, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Kobe University Graduated School of Medicine
Effect of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement on the Mitral Valve Apparatus and Mitral Regurgitation: Real-Time Three Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography Study
Kentaro Shibayama, MD
Department Cardiology, Tokyo Bay Urayasu / Ichikawa Medical Center
Decision Making in Asymptomatic Aortic Regurgitation in the Era of Guidelines:Incremental Values of Resting and Exercise Cardiac Dysfunction
Kenya Kusunose, MD, PhD
Cardiovascular Medicine, Tokushima University Hospital
Circulation Journal Awards for the Year 2014
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