Cardiology,, Oncology,, Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small animal),, Veterinary Surgery (Small animal)
Heart disease, Pulmonary hypertension, Right heart disease, Right ventricular function, Echocardiography, Heart tumor, Hemangiosarcoma, Blood biomarker, Endothelin-1
With the aging of pet animals, the opportunities which cardiovascular disease and cancer are diagnosed increases in dogs and cat. However, since animals are unable to communicate verbally, correct diagnosis and severity evaluation are difficult. For this reason, my goal is to accurately evaluate severity of cardiovascular diseases and cancer using echocardiography and blood biomarkers, leading to correct treatment. Recently, I am focusing our research on pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary hypertension is a pathological condition characterized by an increased pulmonary arterial pressure, and which can lead to dyspnea, syncope. It is difficult to evaluate the severity of pulmonary hypertension and to judge the effectiveness of treatment, and there is currently no unified evaluation method for this disease. Therefore, our laboratory performs studies on hemodynamic analysis of pulmonary artery to evaluate the severity of pulmonary hypertension. In addition, our laboratory has various topics about pathophysiology and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Furthermore, we investigate the cardiac function of large animals using echocardiography to elucidate the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases. In the field of oncology, our research focuses on haemangiosarcoma. Haemangiosarcoma which is derived from vascular endothelial cells behaves very poorly. Early detection of hemangiosarcoma is essential for a good prognosis. Now, our laboratory is collaborating with companies and other laboratories on the theme of early detection of haemangiosarcoma using blood biomarkers.
List of current research topics
Studies on hemodynamic analysis of pulmonary artery in Pulmonary Hypertension
Studies on Right ventricular function in small animal
Hemodynamic analysis using echocardiography in large animals
Studies on interventional therapy for cardiovascular disease in dogs
Studies on blood biomarkers in dogs and cats
Studies on protocols for chemotherapy in dogs and cats
Medical science, Veterinary medicine, Physiology, Pathophysiology
Affiliated academic society
Japanese Society of Veterinary Cardiology, Japan Veterinary Cancer Society, Japanese Society of Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgery, Animal Clinical Research Foundation, Japanese Society of Cardiology.
Doctor of veterinary Science
I am from Kagoshima. Sometimes, I go back to kagoshima to enjoy fishing. When I was a child, I was an active boy who ran around the fields and played swimming. But since I have grown up an adult, I spend my days being chased by work. My research fields are about evaluation methods for cardiovascular disease and cancer. Just like people, in dogs and cats, the opportunities which cardiovascular disease and cancer are diagnosed increase. I'd like to do my best to make the animals live as long as possible with a satisfaction.