Dr Satoshi Higa, MD. PhD - Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Makiminato Central Hospital - Vice-president

Dr Satoshi Higa

MD. PhD

Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Makiminato Central Hospital

Vice-president

Urasoe City, Okinawa | Japan

Main Specialties: Other

Additional Specialties: Cardiac Electrophysiology/Catheter Ablation

Dr Satoshi Higa, MD. PhD - Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Makiminato Central Hospital - Vice-president

Dr Satoshi Higa

MD. PhD
Introduction

Primary Affiliation: Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Makiminato Central Hospital - Urasoe City, Okinawa , Japan

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195

PubMed Central Citations

Publications

58Publications

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195PubMed Central Citations

Interleukin-17 enhances cardiac ventricular remodeling via activating MAPK pathway in ischemic heart failure.

J Mol Cell Cardiol 2018 Sep 8;122:69-79. Epub 2018 Aug 8.

Heart Rhythm Center, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Institute of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.

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September 2018
5 Reads
1 PubMed Central Citation(source)
4.66 Impact Factor

Factor Xa inhibitors differently modulate electrical activities in pulmonary veins and the sinoatrial node.

Eur J Pharmacol 2018 Aug 3;833:462-471. Epub 2018 Jul 3.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan; Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:

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August 2018
5 Reads
2.53 Impact Factor

The Different Substrate Characteristics of Arrhythmogenic Triggers in Idiopathic Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Tachycardia and Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia: New Insight from Noncontact Mapping.

PLoS One 2015 21;10(10):e0140167. Epub 2015 Oct 21.

Division of Cardiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, and Cardiovascular Research Institute, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.

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June 2016
6 Reads
3 PubMed Central Citations(source)
3.23 Impact Factor

Resveratrol, a red wine antioxidant, reduces atrial fibrillation susceptibility in the failing heart by PI3K/AKT/eNOS signaling pathway activation.

Heart Rhythm 2015 May 30;12(5):1046-56. Epub 2015 Jan 30.

Department of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan; Division of Cardiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:

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May 2015
17 Reads
8 PubMed Central Citations(source)
5.08 Impact Factor

Heat shock protein inducer modifies arrhythmogenic substrate and inhibits atrial fibrillation in the failing heart.

Int J Cardiol 2013 Oct 19;168(4):4019-26. Epub 2013 Jul 19.

Institute of Clinical Medicine and Department of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan; Division of Cardiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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October 2013
5 Reads
2 PubMed Central Citations(source)
4.04 Impact Factor

Effective prediction of response to cardiac resynchronization therapy using a novel program of gated myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography.

Europace 2011 Dec 25;13(12):1731-7. Epub 2011 Aug 25.

Second Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0215, Japan.

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December 2011
1 Read
1 PubMed Central Citation(source)
3.05 Impact Factor

Arrhythmogenic pulmonary vein myocardium in heart failure.

Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 2011 Oct;38(10):654-5

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October 2011
1 Read

The correlation between ventricular repolarization and clinical severity of spinal cord injuries.

Heart Rhythm 2011 Jun 26;8(6):879-84. Epub 2011 Jan 26.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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June 2011
1 Read
5.08 Impact Factor

Different patterns of atrial remodeling after catheter ablation of chronic atrial fibrillation.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2011 Apr 13;22(4):385-93. Epub 2010 Oct 13.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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April 2011
3 Reads
1 PubMed Central Citation(source)
2.96 Impact Factor

The novel electrophysiology of complex fractionated atrial electrograms: insight from noncontact unipolar electrograms.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2010 Jun 28;21(6):640-8. Epub 2009 Dec 28.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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June 2010
4 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.96 Impact Factor

The disparities in the electrogram voltage measurement during atrial fibrillation and sinus rhythm.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2010 Apr 10;21(4):393-8. Epub 2009 Nov 10.

Division of Cardiology, Tung's Taichung Metroharbour Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.

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April 2010
2 Reads
1 PubMed Central Citation(source)
2.96 Impact Factor

Characteristics of complex fractionated electrograms in nonpulmonary vein ectopy initiating atrial fibrillation/atrial tachycardia.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2009 Dec;20(12):1305-12

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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December 2009
3 Reads
4 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.96 Impact Factor

The impact of left atrial size on long-term outcome of catheter ablation of chronic atrial fibrillation.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2009 Nov 13;20(11):1211-6. Epub 2009 Jul 13.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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November 2009
7 Reads
3 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.96 Impact Factor

Heterogeneous expression of potassium currents and pacemaker currents potentially regulates arrhythmogenesis of pulmonary vein cardiomyocytes.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2009 Sep 15;20(9):1039-45. Epub 2009 May 15.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.

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September 2009
1 Read
8 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.96 Impact Factor

Acute effect of circumferential pulmonary vein isolation on left atrial substrate.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2009 Jul 16;20(7):715-22. Epub 2009 Jan 16.

Department of Medicine and Institute of Clinical Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Center, National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan.

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July 2009
2 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.96 Impact Factor

Gender differences of electrophysiological characteristics in focal atrial tachycardia.

Am J Cardiol 2009 Jul 3;104(1):97-100. Epub 2009 May 3.

Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.

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July 2009
1 Read
2 PubMed Central Citations(source)
3.28 Impact Factor

Cariporide (HOE642) attenuates lactic acidosis induced pulmonary vein arrhythmogenesis.

Life Sci 2009 Jul 5;85(1-2):19-25. Epub 2009 May 5.

National Yang-Ming University, School of Medicine; Division of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research Center, Veterans General Hospital-Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan.

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July 2009
1 Read
2.70 Impact Factor

Spatiotemporal organization of the left atrial substrate after circumferential pulmonary vein isolation of atrial fibrillation.

Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2009 Jun 6;2(3):233-41. Epub 2009 Mar 6.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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June 2009
1 Read
14 PubMed Central Citations(source)

Efficacy of additional ablation of complex fractionated atrial electrograms for catheter ablation of nonparoxysmal atrial fibrillation.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2009 Jun;20(6):607-15

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 201 Sec. 2 Shih-Pai Road, Taipei, Taiwan.

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June 2009
3 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.96 Impact Factor

Role of the right atrial substrate in different types of atrial arrhythmias.

Heart Rhythm 2009 May 14;6(5):592-8. Epub 2009 Feb 14.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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May 2009
8 PubMed Central Citations(source)
5.08 Impact Factor

Induced atrial tachycardia after circumferential pulmonary vein isolation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: electrophysiological characteristics and impact of catheter ablation on the follow-up results.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2009 Apr 11;20(4):388-94. Epub 2008 Nov 11.

Department of Medicine and Institute of Clinical Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Center, National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan.

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April 2009
4 Reads
7 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.96 Impact Factor

Hypertonicity increases rabbit atrium and pulmonary vein arrhythmogenesis: a potential contributor to the genesis of atrial fibrillation.

Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 2009 Apr 31;36(4):419-24. Epub 2008 Oct 31.

Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital and Department of Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan.

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April 2009
1 Read

Fluvastatin reduces pulmonary vein spontaneous activity through nitric oxide pathway.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2009 Feb 3;20(2):200-6. Epub 2008 Sep 3.

Division of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research Center, Veterans General Hospital-Taipei, Taiwan.

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February 2009
1 Read
3 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.96 Impact Factor

Characteristics of the cavotricuspid isthmus in predicting recurrent conduction in the long-term follow-up.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2009 Jan 6;20(1):39-43. Epub 2008 Aug 6.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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January 2009
1 PubMed Central Citation(source)
2.96 Impact Factor

Right atrial substrate properties associated with age in patients with typical atrial flutter.

Heart Rhythm 2008 Aug 15;5(8):1144-51. Epub 2008 May 15.

Heart Failure Division, Cardiovascular Center, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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August 2008
1 PubMed Central Citation(source)
5.08 Impact Factor

Increased Ca(2+) sparks and sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) stores potentially determine the spontaneous activity of pulmonary vein cardiomyocytes.

Life Sci 2008 Aug 27;83(7-8):284-92. Epub 2008 Jun 27.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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August 2008
1 Read
5 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.70 Impact Factor

Spectral analysis during sinus rhythm predicts an abnormal atrial substrate in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

Heart Rhythm 2008 Jul 29;5(7):968-74. Epub 2008 Mar 29.

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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July 2008
3 Reads
3 PubMed Central Citations(source)
5.08 Impact Factor

The important role of pulmonary vein carina ablation as an adjunct to circumferential pulmonary vein isolation.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2008 Jun 5;19(6):593-8. Epub 2008 May 5.

Division of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research Center, National Yang-Ming University, School of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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June 2008
1 Read
3 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.96 Impact Factor

Frequency analysis of the fibrillatory activity from surface ECG lead V1 and intracardiac recordings: implications for mapping of AF.

Europace 2008 Apr 3;10(4):438-43. Epub 2008 Mar 3.

Department of Medicine, Taiwan I-Lan Hospital, I-Lan, Taiwan, Republic of China.

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April 2008
4 PubMed Central Citations(source)
3.05 Impact Factor

Consistency of complex fractionated atrial electrograms during atrial fibrillation.

Heart Rhythm 2008 Mar 5;5(3):406-12. Epub 2008 Feb 5.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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March 2008
15 PubMed Central Citations(source)
5.08 Impact Factor

Validation of the frequency spectra obtained from the noncontact unipolar electrograms during atrial fibrillation.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2007 Nov 16;18(11):1147-53. Epub 2007 Aug 16.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan.

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November 2007
1 Read
2 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.96 Impact Factor

Noncontact three-dimensional mapping guides catheter ablation of difficult atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia.

Int J Cardiol 2007 May 4;118(2):154-63. Epub 2006 Oct 4.

Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.

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May 2007
2 Reads
2 PubMed Central Citations(source)
4.04 Impact Factor

Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation originating from extrapulmonary vein areas: Taipei approach.

Heart Rhythm 2006 Nov 9;3(11):1386-90. Epub 2006 Sep 9.

Second Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan.

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November 2006
1 PubMed Central Citation(source)
5.08 Impact Factor

Substrate mapping to detect abnormal atrial endocardium with slow conduction in patients with atypical right atrial flutter.

J Am Coll Cardiol 2006 Aug 12;48(3):492-8. Epub 2006 Jul 12.

Institute of Clinical Medicine and Cardiovascular Research Institute, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.

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August 2006
2 PubMed Central Citations(source)
16.50 Impact Factor

Frequency analysis in different types of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

J Am Coll Cardiol 2006 Apr 15;47(7):1401-7. Epub 2006 Mar 15.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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April 2006
9 PubMed Central Citations(source)
16.50 Impact Factor

Anatomic relationship of the esophagus and left atrium: implication for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.

Chest 2005 Oct;128(4):2581-7

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 201 Sec. 2, Shih-Pai Rd, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

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October 2005
1 Read
12 PubMed Central Citations(source)
7.48 Impact Factor

Electrophysiological characteristics and catheter ablation in patients with paroxysmal right atrial fibrillation.

Circulation 2005 Sep 12;112(12):1692-700. Epub 2005 Sep 12.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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September 2005
2 Reads
16 PubMed Central Citations(source)
14.43 Impact Factor

A new electrocardiographic algorithm to differentiate upper loop re-entry from reverse typical atrial flutter.

J Am Coll Cardiol 2005 Aug;46(3):524-8

Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, and National Cardiovascular Center Harapan Kita, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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August 2005
1 PubMed Central Citation(source)
16.50 Impact Factor

Characterization of right atrial substrate in patients with supraventricular tachyarrhythmias.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2005 Feb;16(2):173-80

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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February 2005
4 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.96 Impact Factor

The roles of anatomy, image, and electrogram voltage in ablation of cavotricuspid isthmus.

J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2005 Jan;12(1):13-5

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, and Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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January 2005
1.55 Impact Factor

Mechanism of adenosine-induced termination of focal atrial tachycardia.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2004 Dec;15(12):1387-93

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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December 2004
1 Read
2.96 Impact Factor

Oscillatory transient inward currents in ventricular myocytes of healthy versus myopathic Syrian hamster.

Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 2004 Oct;31(10):668-76

Institute of Pharmacology, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.

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October 2004
4 PubMed Central Citations(source)

Electrophysiological mechanisms and catheter ablation of complex atrial arrhythmias from crista terminalis:.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2004 Sep;27(9):1231-9

From the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine and Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, School of Medicine, and Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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September 2004
2 Reads
1 PubMed Central Citation(source)
1.25 Impact Factor

Functional characterization of the crista terminalis in patients with atrial flutter: implications for radiofrequency ablation.

J Am Coll Cardiol 2004 May;43(9):1639-45

National Yamg-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, and Department of Medicine, Chutung Veterans Hospital, Taiwan.

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May 2004
2 Reads
2 PubMed Central Citations(source)
16.50 Impact Factor

Focal atrial tachycardia: new insight from noncontact mapping and catheter ablation.

Circulation 2004 Jan 22;109(1):84-91. Epub 2003 Dec 22.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National Yang-Ming, University School of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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January 2004
1 Read
13 PubMed Central Citations(source)
14.43 Impact Factor

Novel concept of atrial tachyarrhythmias originating from the superior vena cava: insight from noncontact mapping.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2003 May;14(5):533-9

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, School of Medicine, and Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, Republic of China.

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May 2003
2 Reads
2.96 Impact Factor