Nishino Pharmaceutical Pte Ltd
Hajime Kataoka works as a Cardiologist and as a Physician-Scientist at Nishida Hospital, Oita, Japan. He obtained his MD degree from Kagoshima University in 1977 after which he completed specialty training in Cardiology. He has developed diagnostic methods for body fluid retention by using thoracic ultrasonography searching for pleural effusion and by using body weight/fat analyzer for monitoring of body fluid status. Recently, he is investigating the body fluid status and cardio-renal interaction in heart failure pathophysiology. He served as an Editorial Board Member of World Journal of Cardiology and Case Reports in Cardiology.