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Journal of Echocardiography

Journal of Echocardiography

Editor-in-Chief: Kazuaki Tanabe

ISSN: 1349-0222 (print version)
ISSN: 1880-344X (electronic version)

Journal no. 12574

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Kazuaki Tanabe, MD
4th Department of Internal Medicine,
Shimane University Faculty of Medicine, Shimane, Japan

Founding Editor-in-Chief (2003-2008)

Kiyoshi Yoshida, MD
Department of Cardiology,
Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama, Japan

Editor-in Chief Emeritus(2009-2015)
Yutaka Otsuji, MD
Second Department of Internal Medicine,
University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Fukuoka, Japan

Associate Editors

Yukio Abe, MD
Department of Cardiology,
Osaka City General Hospital, Osaka, Japan

Takeshi Arita, MD
Department of Cardiology,
Kokura Memorial Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan

Toshihiko Asanuma, MD
Division of Functional Diagnostics, Department of Health Sciences,
Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan

Masao Daimon, MD
Department of Clinical Laboratory/Cardiology,
The University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Kaoru Dohi, MD
Department of Cardiology and Nephrology,
Mie University Hospital, Mie, Japan

Hiroshi Ito, MD
Cardiovascular Center,
Okayama University, Okayama, Japan

Katsuomi Iwakura, MD
Division of Cardiology,
Sakurabashi Watanabe Hospital, Osaka, Japan

Chisato Izumi, MD
Department of Cardiology,
Tenri Hospital, Nara, Japan

Yoshihiro Seo, MD
Cardiovascular Division,
University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Kengo Suzuki, MD
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine,
St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan

Tsutomu Takagi, MD
Takagi Cardiology Clinic, Kyoto, Japan

Kiyohiro Takigiku, MD
Department of Pediatric Cardiology,
Nagano Children's Hospital, Nagano, Japan

Hidekazu Tanaka, MD
Department of Internal Medicine,
Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Hyogo, Japan

Toshinori Yuasa, MD 
Department of Cardiology,
Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan

Satoshi Yuda, MD
Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine,
Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Hokkaido, Japan

Hiroyuki Watanabe, MD
Department of Cardiology,
Tokyo Bay Urayasu Ichikawa Medical Center, Chiba, Japan

Honorary Editors

Jong-Hoa Bae, MD
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, Seoul, Korea

Terumi Hayashi, MD
Department of Cardiology,
Saitama Kenoh Hospital, Saitama, Japan

Hironori Hirai, MD
Yamauchi Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan

Hitoshi Hishida, MD
Division of Cardiology
Fujita Health University, Aichi, Japan

Akira Kitabatake, MD
Department of Cardiology
Hokkaido University, Osaka, Japan

Samon Koyanagi, MD
Department of Cardiology,
Haradoi Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan

Tsuguya Sakamoto, MD
Department of Cardiology
Hanzoumon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Consulting Editors

Makoto Akaishi, MD
Department of Cardiology
Kitasato Institute Hospital, Kitasato University, Tokyo, Japan

Takashi Akasaka, MD
Cardiovascular Medicine
Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, Japan

NamSik Chung, MD
College of Medicine
Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Nobuo Fukuda, MD
Department of Clinical Research
National Hospital Organization Shinkoku Medical Center for Children and Adults, Kagawa, Japan

Tsui-Lieh Hsu, MD
Division of Cardiology
Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Toshiyuki Ishimitsu, MD
Department of Cardiology
Tsukuba Medical Center Hospital, Ibaraki, Japan

Bijoy K. Khandheria, MD
Echocardiography Services
Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Roberto M. Lang, MD
Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging Laboratories
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Robert A. Levine, MD
Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Tohru Masuyama, MD
Cardiovascular Division, Department of Internal Medicine
Hyogo College of Medicine, Hyogo, Japan

Makoto Matsumura, MD
Department of Cardiology
Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Saitama, Japan

Taisei Mikami, MD
Faculty of Health Sciences
Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan

Shinichi Minagoe, MD
Department of Cardiology
National Hospital Organization Kagoshima Medical Center, Kagoshima, Japan

Katsufumi Mizushige, MD
Department of Cardiology
National Hospital Organization Takamatsu Medical Center, Kagawa, Japan

Kazuhiro Mori, MD
Department of Pediatrics
Tokushima Municipal Hospital, Tokushima, Japan

Satoshi Nakatani, MD
Health Sciences
Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan

Eiji Ohtaki, MD
Ohtaki Cardiology Clinic, Tokyo, Japan

Dae-Won Sohn, MD
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine
Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Jae-Kwan Song, MD
Division of Cardiology
Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea

Makoto Suzuki, MD
Clinical Laboratory
Toho University Ohashi Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan

Akira Takarada, MD
Internal Medicine
Hyogo Prefectural Awaji Hospital, Hyogo, Japan

Nobuaki Tanaka, MD
Faculty of Health Sciences
Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine, Yamaguchi, Japan

Jun Tanouchi, MD
Division of Cardiology
Osaka Rosai Hospital, Osaka, Japan

Xin-Fang Wang, MD
Department of Medical Ultrasound,
Wuhan Union Hospital, Wuhan, China

Nozomi Watanabe, MD
Department of Cardiology
Miyazaki Prefectural Miyazaki Hospital, Miyazaki, Japan

Masakazu Yamagishi, MD
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medicine, Ishikawa, Japan


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    The Journal of Echocardiography, the official journal of the Japanese Society of Echocardiography, publishes work that contributes to progress in the field and articles in clinical research as well, seeking to develop a new focus and new perspectives for all who are concerned with this discipline. The journal welcomes original investigations, review articles, case reports, letters to the editor, editorials, and images in cardiovascular ultrasound, which will be reviewed by the editorial board. The Journal of Echocardiography provides the best of up-to-date information from around the world, presenting readers with high-impact, original work focusing on pivotal issues.

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