Circulation Journal Awards

Every year, Circulation Journal presents awards to clinical and experimental studies that were held in high regard by the Editorial team. All relevant articles from the the previous calendar year are eligible.

The selection process comprises 2 steps: in the first step, our Japanese Associate Editors select papers form the previous calendar year that are exceptional in their respective fields. This is usually 20-30 articles.

In the second step, the two Associate Editorial Teams further evaluate the selected papers in terms of originality, contribution to cardiovascular science, manner of paper preparation, and future possibilities.

The previous winners are listed in the links below to PDF files (2008-2016) or below.

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Circulation Journal Award of the Year 2007

First Place in the Clinical Investigation Section
Dr. Kyoichi Wada (National Cardiovascular Center)
Relationship Between Acute Rejection and Cyclosporine or Mycophenolic Acid Levels in Japanese Heart Transplantation(Circ J 2007; 71: 289 – 293)

Second Place in the Clinical Investigation Section
Dr. Tatsuro Kitahara (Yamagata University School of Medicine)
Serum Carboxy-Terminal Telopeptide of Type I Collagen (ICTP) Predicts Cardiac Events in Chronic Heart Failure Patients With Preserved Left Ventricular Systolic Function (Circ J 2007; 71: 929 – 935)

Second Place in the Clinical Investigation Section
Dr. Tetsuya Tatsumi (Kyoto Prefectural University School of Medicine)
Intracoronary Transplantation of Non-Expanded Peripheral Blood-Derived Mononuclear Cells Promotes Improvement of Cardiac Function in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction (Circ J 2007; 71: 1199 – 1207)

First Place in the Experimental Investigation Section
Dr. Eiji Toyota (Kawasaki Medical School)
Novel Rat Model of Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Induced by Repetitive Myocardial Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury While Conscious (Circ J 2007; 71: 788 – 795)

Second Place in the Experimental Investigation Section
Dr. Mutsuo Harada (Yamagata University School of Medicine)
Diacylglycerol Kinase Attenuates Pressure Overload-Induced Cardiac Hypertrophy (Circ J 2007; 71: 276 – 282)

 

Circulation Journal Award of the Year 2006

First Place in the Clinical Investigation Section
Masahito Sato (Cardiovascular Center, Tachikawa General Hospital)
Increased Incidence of Transient Left Ventricular Apical Ballooning (So-Called `Takotsubo’ Cardiomyopathy) After the Mid-Niigata Prefecture Earthquake (Circ J 2006; 70: 947 -953)

Second Place in the Clinical Investigation Section
Kenichi Tsujita (Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University )
Long-Term Efficacy of Edaravone in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction (Circ J 2006; 70: 832 – 837)

First Place in the Experimental Investigation Section
Takahiro Tokuhisa (Department of Medical Bioregulation, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yamaguchi University School of Medicine)
AT1 Receptor Antagonist Restores Cardiac Ryanodine Receptor Function, Rendering Isoproterenol-Induced Failing Heart Less Susceptible to Ca2+-Leak Induced by Oxidative Stress (Circ J 2006; 70: 777 – 786)

Second Place in the Experimental Investigation Section
Hideyuki Yamawaki (Department of Epidemiology, Research Institute, National Cardiovascular Center)
Mechanisms Underlying Nano-Sized Air-Pollution-Mediated Progression of Atherosclerosis?Carbon Black Causes Cytotoxic Injury/Inflammation and Inhibits Cell Growth in Vascular Endothelial Cells (Circ J 2006; 70: 129 – 140)

 

Circulation Journal Award of the Year 2005

First Place in the Clinical Investigation Section
Yasuyuki Hadano (Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine )
CanTransthoracic Doppler Echocardiography Predict the Discrepancy Between Left Ventricular End-Diastolic Pressure and Mean Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure in Patients With Heart Failure??(Circ J 2005; 69: 432 – 438)

Second Place in the Clinical Investigation Section
Noriaki Nakaya (Nakaya Clinic)
Large-Scale Cohort Study on the Relationship Between Serum Lipid Concentrations and Risk of Cerebrovascular Disease Under Low-Dose Simvastatin in Japanese Patients With Hypercholesterolemia
– Sub-Analysis of the Japan Lipid Intervention Trial (J-LIT)-(Circ J 2005; 69: 1016 – 1021)

First Place in the Experimental Investigation Section
Yoshiyuki Ikeda (Department of Cardiovascular Respiratory and Metabolic Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine Kagoshima University)
Repeated Sauna Therapy Increases Arterial Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Expression and Nitric Oxide Production in Cardiomyopathic Hamsters(Circ J 2005; 69: 722 – 729)

Second Place in the Experimental Investigation Section
Mari Amino (Department of Cardiology, Tokai University School of Medicine)
Combined Effects of Nifekalant and Lidocaine on the Spiral-Type Re-Entry in a Perfused 2-Dimensional Layer of Rabbit Ventricular Myocardium (Circ J 2005; 69: 576 – 584)

Second Place in the Experimental Investigation Section
Keiji Tanimoto (Departments of Medicine and Clinical Science, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine)
SOCS1/JAB Likely Mediates the Protective Effects of Cardiotrophin-1 Against Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Left Ventricular Dysfunction in Vivo (Circ J 2005; 69: 1412 – 1417)

 

Circulation Journal Award of the Year 2004

First Place
Miwa Ryo (Department of Internal Medicine and Molecular Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University)
Adiponectin as a Biomarker of the Metabolic Syndrome (Circ J 2004; 68: 975 – 981)

Second Place
Kazuhiko Nishigaki (Second Department of Internal Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine)
Assessment of Acute Myocardial Infarction in Japan by the Japanese Coronary Intervention Study (JCIS) Group (Circ J 2004; 68: 515 – 519)

Second Place
Satoko Takata (Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine)
Identification of Autoantibodies With the Corresponding Antigen for Repetitive Coxsackievirus Infection-Induced Cardiomyopathy (Circ J 2004; 68: 677 – 682)