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Researcher Information

last modified:2019/02/15

Associate Professor FURUSHO Hiroshi


Faculty, Affiliation

Faculty of Health Sciences, Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences

College and School Educational Field

Department of Laboratory Sciences,School of Health Sciences, College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences


Academic Background

【Academic background(Doctoral/Master's Degree)】
Kanazawa University Doctor 1st Department of Internal Medicine 200703 Completed
【Academic background(Bachelor's Degree)】
Kanazawa University School of Medicine 199503
Doctor of Medical Sciences


Year & Month of Birth


Academic Society





Speciality Keywords


Research Themes

Ventricular tachycardia / Ventricular fibrillation

atrial fibrillation

nonpharmacological therapy for arrhythmia

implantable device therapy



  •  Cable externalization at the proximal portion of the superior vena cava coil in Riata implantable cardioverter defibrillator leads Tomonori Katsuki, Hiroshi Furusho, Takashi Kusayama, Shinichiro Takashima, Takeshi Kato, Hisayoshi Murai, Soichiro Usui, Shuichi Kaneko, Masayuki Takamura. Journal of Cardiology Cases 15 3-5 2017
  •  Short-term Rapid Atrial Pacing Alters the Gene Expression Profile of Rat Liver: Cardiohepatic Interaction in Atrial Fibrillation. Yaegashi T, Kato T, Usui S, Kanamori N, Furusho H, Takashima SI, Murai H, Kaneko S, Takamura M. Heart Rhythm.  2016/04
  •  Inflammation of left atrial epicardial adipose tissue is associated with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Kusayama T, Furusho H, Kashiwagi H, Kato T, Murai H, Usui S, Kaneko S, Takamura M. J Cardiol. 68 5 406-411 2016/11
  •  Differential effects of azelnidipine and amlodipine on sympathetic nerve activity in patients with primary hypertension. Inomata J, Murai H, Kaneko S, Hamaoka T, Ikeda T, Kobayashi D, Usui S, Furusho H, Sugiyama Y, Takata S, Takamura M Journal of Hypertention 32 9 1898-1904 2014/09
  •  Adipose-derived regenerative cells exert beneficial effects on systemic responses following myocardial ischemia/reperfusion. Takamura M, Usui S, Inoue O, Ootsuji H, Takashima SI, Nomura A, Kato T, Murai H, Furusho H, Sakai Y, Kaneko S. Cardiol J. 23 6 685-693 2016

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  •  Separated right and left ventricular excitation during right ventricular septal pacing in a patient with narrow QRS wave: a case report. Yaegashi T, Furusho H, Chikata A, Usui S, Kaneko S, Yamagishi M, Takamura M Journal of Medical Casee Reports 8 158 2014/05
  •  Intestinal angina in a patient with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: a case report. Takamura M, Usui S, Inoue O, Ootsuji H, Takashima SI, Nomura A, Kato T, Murai H, Furusho H, Sakai Y, Kaneko S. J Med Case Rep. 10 1 271 2016/09
  •  Rho-kinase activation in leukocytes plays a pivotal role in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury. Kitano K, Usui S, Ootsuji H, Takashima S, Kobayashi D, Murai H, Furusho H, Nomura A, Kaneko S, Takamura M PLoS One 9 3 e92242 2014/03
  •  Hemodynamic collapse induced by general anesthesia in a patient with an unruptured thoracic aortic aneurysm: a case report. Inoue O, Murai H, Kaneko S, Usui S, Furusho H, Takamura M BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 13 122 2013/12
  •  Magnetic resonance imaging in a patient with an implantable cardiac defibrillator. Hiroshi Furusho, Takashi Kusayama, Akio Chikata, Daisuke Kobayashi, Hisayoshi Murai, Soichiro Usui, Masaki Okajima, Shuichi Kaneko, Masakazu Yamagishi, Masayuki Takamura Journal of Arrhythmia 28 6 353-355 2012/12
  •  Augmented single-unit muscle sympathetic nerve activity in heart failure with chronic atrial fibrillation. Ikeda T, Murai H, Kaneko S, Usui S, Kobayashi D, Nakano M, Ikeda K, Takashima S, Kato T, Okajima M, Furusho H,Takamura M. JOURNAL OF PHYCOLOGY 590 3 509-518 2012/02
  •  Benidipine reduces ischemia reperfusion-induced systemic oxidative stress through suppression of aldosterone production in mice. Ohtani K, Usui S, Kaneko S, Takashima SI, Kitano K, Yamamoto K, Okajima M, Furusho H, Takamura M. HYPERTENSION RESEARCH 35 3 287-294 2012/03
  •  Effect of pioglitazone on muscle sympathetic nerve activity in type 2 diabetes mellitus with alpha-glucosidase inhibitor. AUTONOMIC NEUROSCIENCE-BASIC & CLINICAL 158 1-2 86-91 2010/12
  •  Altered firing pattern of single-unit muscle sympathetic nerve activity during handgrip exercise in chronic heart failure. The Journal of Physiology 587 Pt 11 2613-2622 2009/06
  •  Altered interaction between plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 activity and sympathetic nerve activity with aging. Circulation Journal 72 3 458-462 2008/03
  •  Current status of anticoagulation therapy for elderly atrial fibrillation patients in Japan.  Circulation Journal 72 12 2058-2061 2008/12
  •  The Rho/Rho-kinase Systems are Involved in Rapid Pacing-induced Changes of Atrial Refractory Period in a Canine Model. Journal of Arrhythmia 22 3 167-173 2006/12
  •  T wave amplitude in lead aVR as a novel diagnostic marker for cardiac sarcoidosis. Tanaka Y, Konno T, Yoshida S, Tsuda T, Sakata K, Furusho H, Takamura M, Yoshimura K, Yamagishi M, Hayashi K. Heart Vessels. 2016/07
  •  Altered gene expression in T-cell receptor signalling in peripheral blood leucocytes in acute coronary syndrome predicts secondary coronary events. Takashima S, Usui S, Kurokawa K, Kitano T, Kato T, Murai H, Furusho H, Oda H, Maruyama M, Nagata Y, Usuda K, Kubota K, Takeshita Y, Sakai Y, Honda M, Kaneko S, Takamura M. Open Heart.  3 1 2016/05
  •  Case report: Pericardial effusion with constrictive physiology in a patient with wet beriberi. Minako Yamamura; Hisayoshi Murai; Shuichi Kaneko; Soichiro Usui; Hiroshi Furusho; Masayuki Takamura Nutr J. 15 37 2016/04
  •  Optimal force-time integral for pulmonary vein isolation according to anatomical wall thickness under the ablation line. Akio Chikata, Takeshi Kato, Satoru Sakagami, Chieko Kato, Takahiro Saeki, Keiichi Kawai, Soichiro Usui, Hiroshi Furusho, Shuichi Kaneko, Masayuki Takamura. J Am Heart Assoc.  4 3 2016/03
  •  Usefulness of Electrocardiographic Voltage to Determine Myocardial Fibrosis in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Konno T, Nagata Y, Teramoto R, Fujino N, Nomura A, Tada H, Sakata K, Furusho H, Takamura M, Nakamura H, Kawashiri MA, Yamagishi M, Hayashi K. Am J Cardiol. 117 3 443-449 2016/02
  •  Single-Unit Muscle Sympathetic Nerve Activity Reflects Sleep Apnea Severity, Especially in Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients. Hamaoka T, Murai H, Kaneko S, Usui S, Okabe Y, Tokuhisa H, Kato T, Furusho H, Sugiyama Y, Nakatsumi Y, Takata S, Takamura M. Front Physiol.  7 66 2016/03
  •  Successful treatment of functional mitral regurgitation in severe heart failure with atrial pacing: A case report Chikata, Akio; Murai, Hisayoshi; Usui, Soichiro; Furusho, Hiroshi; Kaneko, Shuichi; Takamura, Masayuki Journal of Cardiology Cases 9 2 50-53 2014/02/01 
  •  Different responses of arterial blood pressure to electrical stimulation of the renal artery in patients with resistant hypertension. Hisayoshi Murai , Yuji Okuyama, Yasushi Sakata, Shuichi Kaneko, Takuto Hamaoka, Yoshitaka Okabe, Soichiro Usui, Hiroshi Furusho, Masayuki Takamura. International Journal of Cardiology  190 296-298 2015
  •  Electrocardiographic QRS Fragmentation as a Marker for Myocardial Fibrosis in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Konno T, Hayashi K, Fujino N, Oka R, Nomura A, Nagata Y, Hodatsu A, Sakata K, Furusho H, Takamura M, Nakamura H, Kawashiri MA, Yamagishi M. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 26 10 1081-1087 2015/10
  •  Impact of T wave amplitude in lead aVR on predicting cardiac events in ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Tanaka Y, Konno T, Tamura Y, Tsuda T, Furusho H, Takamura M, Sakata K, Yamagishi M, Hayashi K. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 22 6 2017/11
  •  General anesthesia improves contact force and reduces gap formation in pulmonary vein isolation: a comparison with conscious sedation. Chikata A, Kato T, Yaegashi T, Sakagami S, Kato C, Saeki T, Kawai K, Takashima SI, Murai H, Usui S, Furusho H, Kaneko S, Takamura M. Heart Vessels. 32 8 997-1005 2017/08
  •  Significant correlation between renal 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy and muscle sympathetic nerve activity in patients with primary hypertension. Takamura M, Murai H, Okabe Y, Okuyama Y, Hamaoka T, Mukai Y, Tokuhisa H, Inoue O, Takashima SI, Kato T, Matsuo S, Usui S, Furusho H, Kaneko S. J Nucl Cardiol. 24 9 363-371 2017/04

Conference Presentations

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Theme to the desired joint research

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research

Classes (Bachelors)

○Clinical Physiology(2017)
○Experimental Course of Clinical Physiology(2017)
○Pathophysiology of Cardiorespiratory System(2017)
○Human Physiology(2017)
○Introduction of Clinical Medicine(2017)
○Practice of Wellness Promotion(2017)
○Presentation and Debate (Freshman Seminar II)(2017)
○Clinial Practice of Clinical Physiology(2017)
○Introduction of Clinical Medicine(2016)
○Human Physiology(2016)
○Pathophysiology of Cardiorespiratory System(2016)
○Introduction of Clinical Medicine(2016)
○Clinial Practice of Clinical Physiology(2016)
○Experimental Course of Clinical Physiology(2016)
○Human Physiology(2016)
○Practice of Wellness Promotion(2016)
○Clinical Physiology(2016)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

○Molecular Biology for Laboratory Medicine: Lecture(2017)
○Molecular Biology for Laboratory Medicine: Seminar(2017)
○Medical Engineering: Seminar(2017)
○An Introduction to Medical Laboratory Sciences:Lec(2017)
○Medical Engineering: Lecture(2017)
○Molecular Biology for Laboratory Medicine:Research(2017)
○Medical Engineering: Seminar(2016)
○Molecular Biology for Laboratory Medicine: Seminar(2016)
○Molecular Biology for Laboratory Medicine: Lecture(2016)
○An Introduction to Medical Laboratory Sciences:Lec(2016)
○Medical Engineering: Lecture(2016)

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