School of Medicine - Clinical MedicineTrans-catheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics



In October, 2011, the Clinical Department of Cardiovascular Intervention was established at Kanazawa Medical University Hospital, and on September 1, 2016, the Department of Trans-catheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics was established as a new department in the School of Medicine.
Trans-catheter cardiovascular interventions are now actively performed not only to treat coronary artery diseases but also to treat peripheral vascular diseases. With the westernization of dietary habits and aging society in Japan, illnesses are becoming more and more complicated. Our department is one of the few departments in Japan that specializes in trans-catheter cardiovascular interventions and therapeutics.
In the university, it is our policy to first educate students so that they acquire detailed knowledge of the circulatory system. They are then trained to perform cardiovascular interventions and treatments.
Through live demonstrations of catheter intervention, we have been promoting safe procedures as well as the merits of trans-catheter cardiovascular treatments.

Contact Information

TEL: 076-286-2211(内線3206) / FAX: 076-286-3780 / Email:


Professor and Chair

  • KITAYAMA Michihiko

Associate Professor

  • TSUCHIYA Taketsugu

Assistant Professor

  • KITAGAWA Katsuhide

Research Achievements

Research Activities

  • Tsuchiya T, Iida O, Shiraki T, Soga Y, Hirano K, Suzuki K, Yamaoka T, Miyashita Y, Kitayama M, Kajinami K: Clinical characteristics of patients with Rutherford category IV, compared with V and VI, SAGE Open Med. , 3: 2050312115597087, 2015
  • Ozaki Y, Lemos PA, Yamaguchi T, Suzuki T, Nakamura M, Ismail TF, Kitayama M, Nishikawa H, Kato O, Serruys PW: A quantitative coronary angiography-matched comparison between a prospective randomised mdlticentre cutting balloon angioplasty and bare metal stent trial (REDUCE III) and the Rapamycin-Eluting Stent Evaluation At Rotterdam Cardiology Hospital (RESEARCH) study, Euro Intervention 6. ,400-406, 2010.
  • Y. Ozaki, T. Yamaguchi, T. Suzuki, M. Nakamura, M. Kitayama, H. Nishikawa, T. Inoue, K. Hara, F. Usuba, M. Sakurada, K. Awano : Impact of Cutting Balloon Angioplasty(CBA)Prior to Bare Metal Stenting on Restenosis ― A Prospective Randomized Multicenter Trial Comparing CBA With Balloon Angioplasty(BA) Before Stenting(REDUCEⅢ)―, Circ J. , 71: 1-8, 2007

External Research Funding