Hiroaki Shimokawa

Hiroaki Shimokawa

Professor and Chairman, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

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Dr Hiroaki Shimokawa MD, Phd 

Professor and Chairman, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine.

He is well known for the development of animal models of coronary spasm and the identification of endothelium-derived hydrogen peroxide as an important endothelium-derived relaxing factor. He is also the pioneer for the development of extracorporeal cardiac shock wave therapy for the treatment of severe angina pectoris.

He received the Satoh Award (the Society Award) of the Japanese Circulation Society (JCS) in 1999, the Jeffrey M. Hoeg Award of the American Heart Association (AHA) in 2006, the Japan Medical Association Award in 2012, and the William Harvey Lecture Award of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in 2014.


Role of Inflammation in Coronary Epicardial and Microvascular Dysfunction

Shigeo Godo, Jun Takahashi, Satoshi Yasuda,


Citation: European Cardiology Review 2021;16:e13.

Coronary Artery Spasm and Perivascular Adipose Tissue Inflammation: Insights From Translational Imaging Research

Kazuma Ohyama, Yasuharu Matsumoto, Hiroaki Shimokawa,


Citation: European Cardiology Review 2019;14(1):6–9

Viewpoint: Recent Advances in Intracoronary Imaging for Vasa Vasorum Visualisation

Kensuke Nishimiya, Yasuharu Matsumoto, Hiroaki Shimokawa,

Citation: European Cardiology Review 2017;12(2):121–3