Journal of Cardiology Awards 2009-2022

2022 Ueda Award
Assessment of biventricular hemodynamics and energy dynamics using lumen-tracking 4D flow MRI without contrast medium(J Cardiol 2022; 78; 79-87)

2022 Best Paper Award
Pathological and clinical effects of interleukin-6 on human myocarditis (J Cardiol 2022; 78; 157-165)

Prognostic value of modified coronary flow capacity by 13N-ammonia myocardial perfusion positron emission tomography in patients without obstructive coronary arteries (J Cardiol 2022; 79; 247-256)

2021 Ueda Award
Pregnancy outcomes in women with dilated cardiomyopathy: Peripartum cardiovascular events predict post delivery prognosis (J Cardiol 2021; 77; 217-223)

2021 Best Paper Award
Decline in eGFR over time and incidence of cardiovascular events: Shinken database analysis (J Cardiol 2021; 77; 626-633)

Prognostic impact of lipoprotein (a) on long-term clinical outcomes in diabetic patients on statin treatment after percutaneous coronary intervention (J Cardiol 2019; 76; 25-29)

2020 Ueda Award
Effectiveness of dispatcher instructions-dependent or independent bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation on neurological survival among patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (J Cardiol 2020; 75; 315-322)

2020 Best Paper Award
Cyclophilin A as a biomarker for the therapeutic effect of balloon angioplasty in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (J Cardiol 2020; 75; 415-423)
What echocardiographic indices are predictive of patent ductus arteriosus surgical closure in early preterm infants? A prospective multicenter cohort study (J Cardiol 2019; 74; 512-518)

2019 Ueda Award
Field termination-of-resuscitation rule for refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in Japan (J Cardiol 2019; 73; 240-246)

2019 Best Paper Award
Clinical prediction score for identifying patients with pulmonary veno-occlusive disease/pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis (J Cardiol 2018; 72; 255-260)
A decline in activities of daily living due to acute heart failure is an independent risk factor of hospitalization for heart failure and mortality (J Cardiol 2019; 73; 522-529)

2018 Ueda Award
Clinical utility and functional analysis of variants in atrial fibrillation-associated locus 4q25 (J Cardiol 2017; 70; 366–373)

2018 Best Paper Award
Cost effectiveness of transcatheter aortic valve implantation in patients with aortic stenosis in Japan (J Cardiol 2017; 71; 223-229)
Incidence of hospital-acquired hyponatremia by the dose and type of diuretics among patients with acute heart failure and its association with long-term outcomes (J Cardiol 2017; 71; 550-556)

2017 Ueda Award
Effects of CYP2C19 allelic variants on inhibition of platelet aggregation and major adverse cardiovascular events in Japanese patients with acute coronary syndrome: The PRASFIT-ACS study (J Cardiol 2016; 68: 29–36)

2017 Best Paper Award
Impact of Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index on cardiovascular outcomes in patients with stable coronary artery disease (J Cardiol 2016; 68: 399–405)
Association between epicardial adipose tissue volume and myocardial salvage in patients with a first ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: An epicardial adipose tissue paradox (J Cardiol 2016; 68: 29–36)

2016 Ueda Award
Early diagnosis of Danon disease: Flow cytometric detection of lysosome-associated membrane protein-2-negative leukocytes (J Cardiol 2015; 66: 168–174)

2016 Best Paper Award
Whole exome sequencing combined with integrated variant annotation prediction identifies a causative myosin essential light chain variant in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (J Cardiol 2016; 67: 133–139)
Combining passive leg-lifting with transmural myocardial strain profile for enhanced predictive capability for subclinical left ventricular dysfunction in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (J Cardiol 2015; 66: 212–217)

2015 Ueda Award
High long-chain n-3 fatty acid intake attenuates the effect of high resting heart rate on cardiovascular mortality risk: A 24-year follow-up of Japanese general population (J Cardiol 2014; 64: 218–224)

2015 Best Paper Award
Warfarin anticoagulation intensity in Japanese nonvalvular atrial fibrillation patients: A J-RHYTHM Registry analysis (J Cardiol 2015; 65: 175–177)
Management of ostium secundum atrial septal defect in the era of percutaneous trans-catheter device closure: 7-Year experience at a single institution (J Cardiol 2015; 65: 418–422)

2014 Ueda Award
Characterization of predictors of in-hospital cardiac complications of takotsubo cardiomyopathy: Multi-center registry from Tokyo CCU Network (J Cardiol 2014; 63: 269-273)

2014 Best Paper Award
Platelet reactivity in the early and late phases of acute coronary syndromes according to cytochrome P450 2C19 phenotypes (J Cardiol 2014; 62: 158–164)
Association of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins-related markers and low-density lipoprotein heterogeneity with cardiovascular risk: Effectiveness of polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis as a method of determining low-density lipoprotein particle size (J Cardiol 2014; 63: 60–68)

2013 Ueda Award
Clinical characteristics and outcomes of dilated phase of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Report from the registry data in Japan (J Cardiol 2013; 61: 65-70)

2013 Best Paper Award
Relationship between 24-h Holter recordings and clinical outcomes in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation (J Cardiol 2012; 60: 42-46)
The extent of heart rate reduction during hospitalization using beta-blockers, not the achieved heart rate itself at discharge, predicts the clinical outcome in patients with acute heart failure syndromes (J Cardiol 2013; 61: 58-64)

2012 Ueda Award
High-mobility group box 1 protein blockade suppresses development of abdominal aortic aneurysm (J Cardiol 2012; 59: 229-306)

2012 Best Paper Award
Recent mortality of Japanese patients with atrial fibrillation in an urban city of Tokyo (J Cardiol 2011; 58: 116-123)
Recurrence of angina pectoris after percutaneous coronary intervention is reduced by statins in Japanese patients (J Cardiol 2011; 58: 208-215)

2011 Ueda Award
Impact of CYP2C19 polymorphism on residual platelet reactivity in patients with coronary heart disease during antiplatelet therapy (J Cardiol 2011; 57: 194-201)

2011 Best Paper Award
Soluble lectin-like oxidized LDL receptor-1( sLOX-1) as a sensitive and specifc biomarker for acute coronary syndrome—Comparison with other biomarkers (J Cardiol 2010; 56: 159-165)
Improved long-term performance of pulsatile extracorporeal left ventricular assist device (J Cardiol 2010; 56: 220-228)

2010 Ueda Award
Coronary abnormal response has increased in Japanese patients: Analysis of 17 years’ spasm provocation tests in 2093 cases (J Cardiol 2007; 55: 354-361)

2010 Best Paper Award
Normal myocardial perfusion scan portends a benign prognosis independent from the pretest probability of coronary artery disease. Sub-analysis of the J-ACCESS study (J Cardiol 2009; 54: 93-100)
Impact of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography in cardiac and thoracic aortic surgery: Experience in 1011 cases (J Cardiol 2009; 54: 282-288)

2009 Ueda Award
Relationship between subjective symptoms and trans-telephonic ECG findings in patients with symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and flutter (J Cardiol 2008; 52: 102-110)

2009 Best Paper Award
Beneficial effects of Waon therapy on patients with chronic heart failure: Results of a prospective multicenter study (J Cardiol 2008; 52: 79-85)
Waon therapy improves the prognosis of patients with chronic heart failure (J Cardiol 2009; 53: 214-218)