Awarded Articles

2021 highest award was awarded to

  • Efficacy of combined estrogen–progestin hormone contraception therapy for refractory coronary spastic angina in very young women

    Ayako Tezuka, Kazuki Shiina, Yasuhiro Fujita, Yoshiko Nemoto, Hiroki Nakano, Masatsune Fujii, Yoshinao Yazaki, Jun Yamashita, Yosuke Sakai, Naoaki Kuji, Hirotaka Nishi, Taishiro Chikamori
    Vol. 21, Issue 5, p200–203
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2021 top prize was awarded to

  • Giant cell myocarditis with central diabetes insipidus: A case report

    Shogo Yamaguchi, Akinori Sawamura, Masato Nakaguro, Yoshie Shimoyama, Ryota Morimoto, Hiroo Kato, Yoshihito Arao, Hideo Oishi, Tomoaki Haga, Tasuku Kuwayama, Tsuyoshi Yokoi, Hiroaki Hiraiwa, Toru Kondo, Takahiro Okumura, Toyoaki Murohara
    Vol. 21, Issue 1, p8–11
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2020 highest award was awarded to

  • MYH7 mutation identified by next-generation sequencing in three infant siblings with bi-ventricular noncompaction presenting with restrictive hemodynamics: A report of three siblings with a severe phenotype and poor prognosis

    Fumitake Miura, Jun Shimada, Yosuke Kitagawa, Katsuki Otani, Takumi Sato, Tsutomu Toki, Toru Takahashi, Susumu Yonesaka, Hiroki Mizukami, Etsuro Ito
    Vol. 19, Issue 4, p140–143
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2020 top prize was awarded to

  • A case of desmoplakin mutation and delayed arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia after atrial septal defect closure

    Ayano Yoshida, Atsushi Suzuki, Erisa Kawada, Takashige Tobita, Naoki Serizawa, Tsuyoshi Suzuki, Kotaro Arai, Tsuyoshi Shiga, Morio Shoda, Saeko Yosizawa, Kenta Uto, Kenta Masui, Nobuhisa Hagiwara
    Vol. 19, Issue 4, p111–114
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2019 highest award was awarded to

2019 top prize was awarded to

  • Percutaneous pulmonary debanding for an infant complicated by spontaneously closing muscular ventricular septal defect: A case report and in vitro study

    Atsushi Terazawa, Takanari Fujii, Takeshi Sasaki, Dai Asada, Suguru Tarui, Yoshinori Miyahara, Kozo Ishino, Takashi Soga, Hideshi Tomita
    Vol. 17, Issue 1, p16–20
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2018 highest award was awarded to

  • Simultaneous transcatheter aortic valve implantation and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting for Takayasu arteritis

    Kizuku Yamashita, Junjiro Kobayashi, Tomoyuki Fujita, Hiroki Hata, Yusuke Shimahara, Yuta Kume, Yorihiko Matsumoto
    Vol. 15, Issue 5, p158–160
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2018 top prize was awarded to

  • Mitochondrial deformity confined to a single cardiomyocyte in human endomyocardial biopsy specimens: Report of 4 cases

    Genzou Takemura, Hiromitsu Kanamori, Hideshi Okada, Akiko Tsujimoto, Nagisa Miyazaki, Shusaku Miyata, Hideaki Ohta, Yoshiaki Kawase, Makoto Ono, Mamoru Mochizuki, Shigeki Kobayashi, Kenji Onoue, Tomoya Nakano, Yasuhiro Sakaguchi, Hitoshi Matsuo, Masafumi Yano, Yoshihiko Saito
    Vol. 16, Issue 5, p178–182
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2017 highest award was awarded to

  • Isolated cardiac sarcoidosis diagnosed by electroanatomic voltage mapping-guided endomyocardial biopsy combined with magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography

    Naomi Kawakatsu, Atsushi Suzuki, Naoki Serizawa, Tsuyoshi Suzuki, Koichiro Ejima, Tsuyoshi Shiga, Kenji Fukushima, Mitsuru Momose, Kenta Uto, Morio Shoda, Nobuhisa Hagiwara
    Vol. 14, Issue 4, p107–110
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2017 top prize was awarded to

2016 highest award was awarded to

  • Combination therapy with corticosteroid and mycophenolate mofetil in a case of refractory cardiac sarcoidosis

    Noriko Kikuchi, Shinichi Nunoda, Naoki Serizawa, Atsushi Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Suzuki, Kenji Fukushima, Kenta Uto, Tsuyoshi Shiga, Morio Shoda, Nobuhisa Hagiwara
    Vol. 13, Issue 4, p125–128
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2016 top prize was awarded to

  • Eosinophilic myocarditis without hypereosinophilia accompanied by giant cell infiltration

    Eitaro Sugiyama, Takashi Takenaka, Mizuki Kato, Akiho Minoshima, Harutatsu Muto, Masaaki Fujita, Minoru Sato, Hitoki Inoue, Hiroshi Nakamura, Naoyuki Hasebe
    Vol. 12, Issue 5, p169–171
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2015 highest award was awarded to

2015 top prize was awarded to

2014 highest award was awarded to

  • Reverse remodeling of pulmonary arteries by high-dose prostaglandin I2 therapy: A case report

    Satoshi Akagi, Kazufumi Nakamura, Hiromi Matsubara, Keiko Ohta-Ogo, Chikao Yutani, Katsumasa Miyaji, Aiko Ogawa, Kengo Kusano, Takahiro Oto, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Hiroshi Ito
    Vol. 9, Issue 5, p173–176
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2014 top prize was awarded to

  • An infant with primary pulmonary vein stenosis, associated with fatal occlusion of intraparenchymal small pulmonary veins

    Takanari Fujii, Hideshi Tomita, Hiroaki Kise, Kazuto Fujimoto, Kozue Kobayashi, Yoshitaka Watanabe, Takeshi Yamazaki, Takeshi Shimizu, Shunsuke Sakurai, Satoshi Hibino, Junya Iwasaki, Takashi Soga, Shigeru Uemura, Kazuo Itabashi, Shigeo Yamaki
    Vol. 9, Issue 1, p3–7
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2013 highest award was awarded to

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    Eosinophilia associated with dobutamine allergy causes eosinophilic endomyocarditis confirmed by serial endomyocardial biopsies

    Moritoshi Funasako, Akira Funada, Hideaki Kanzaki, Hiroyuki Takahama, Makoto Amaki, Takuya Hasegawa, Yoshihiko Ikeda, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Toshihisa Anzai, Masafumi Kitakaze
    Vol. 6, Issue 6, e179–e182
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2013 top prize was awarded to

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    Plaque regression associated with everolimus administration after heart transplantation

    Daisaku Nakatani, Jun-ichi Kotani, Koichi Tachibana, Yasuhiro Ichibori, Isamu Mizote, Yoshihiro Asano, Yasushi Sakata, Yasuhiko Sakata, Satoru Sumitsuji, Shunsuke Saito, Taichi Sakaguchi, Norihide Fukushima, Shinsuke Nanto, Yoshiki Sawa, Issei Komuro
    Vol. 7, Issue 6, e155–e157
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2012 top prize was awarded to

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    Coronary artery tree and myocardial perfusion in patients with tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy: Evaluation with coronary digital subtraction angiography

    Yasuhiro Nagayoshi, Takeshi Nakaura, Kazuo Awai, Satoru Oishi, Yuichiro Arima, Seigo Sugiyama, Hiroaki Kawano, Yutaka Kuroda, Yasuyuki Yamashita, Hisao Ogawa
    Vol. 4, Issue 2, e71–e75
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2012 high distinction was awarded to

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    Mass lesions surrounding coronary artery associated with immunoglobulin G4-related disease

    Saburo Kusumoto, Hiroaki Kawano, Masayoshi Takeno, Fumitaka Kawahara, Kuniko Abe, Hideyuki Hayashi, Yuji Koide, Koji Maemura
    Vol. 5, Issue 3, e150–e154
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2011 top prize was awarded to

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    Multiple spontaneous coronary artery ruptures and cardiac tamponade in vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

    Yoshiaki Ohyama, Tatsuya Iso, Adriana Carolina Vargas Niño, Masaru Obokata, Rieko Takahashi, Wataru Okumura, Akihiko Nakano, Masao Amano, Isao Naito, Masamitsu Takatama, Masahiko Kurabayashi
    Vol. 3, Issue 1, e29–e32
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2011 high distinction was awarded to

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    Primary chylopericardium treated by surgery: Report of two cases

    Hidetoshi Hattori, Eijirou Dakeshita, Jun Nakazato, Takanori Takahashi, Minoru Wake, Kazuhito Hirata, Hiroshi Yasumoto, Toshiho Tengan, Hidemitsu Mototake
    Vol. 3, Issue 2, e106–e110
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2010 top prize was awarded to

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    A case of cardiac sarcoidosis masquerading as arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy awaiting heart transplant

    Sahika Hisaoka, Tomoko Sugiyama-Kato, Toshiharu Iwamura, Hideharu Okamatsu, Tsukasa Kamakura, Hajime Sato, Takeshi Nakatani, Kazuhiko Hashimura, Masafumi Kitakaze, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Toshiaki Shishido, Kazuo Komamura
    Vol. 1, Issue 3, e161–e165
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2010 high distinction was awarded to

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    Giant coronary aneurysm in a patient with familial aortic aneurysm/dissection: Medial degeneration extending to coronary artery

    Yoshihiro Morino, Jun Asada, Taiichi Yamamoto, Yoshio Oh-hashi, Atsushi Yamaguchi, Yoshihiro Sakuma, Shinjo Sonoda, Tsutomu Tamura
    Vol. 1, Issue 2, e124–e127
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    Acute coronary syndrome due to coronary artery compression by a metastatic cardiac tumor

    Takefumi Ozaki, Satoru Chiba, Kazuya Annen, Yuji Kawamukai, Nobuyuki Kohno, Masashi Horimoto
    Vol. 1, Issue 1, e52–e55
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