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Vol. 20, No. 2
February 1997

Editor's Note

Unstable Angina: What Are We Talking About?

C. R. Conti, M.D.   91


The Vital Role of Papillary Muscles in Mitral and Ventricular Function: Echocardiographic Insights

E. C. Madu, M.D., and I. A. D'Cruz, M.D.   93

Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Commissurotomy Versus Surgical Commissurotomy in the Treatment of Mitral Stenosis

K.-W. Lau, MBBS, FACC, Z.-P. Ding, MBBS, M. Med, J.-S. Hung, M.D., FACC   99

Clinical Investigations

Effect of Amiodarone on QT Dispersion in the 12-Lead Standard Electrocardiogram and Its Significance for Subsequent Arrhythmic Events

W. Grimm, M.D., U. Steder, M.D., V. Menz, M.D., J. Hoffmann, M.D., B. Maisch, M.D.   107

Safety of a New Transpulmonary Echocontrast Agent (Albunex®) in Repeated Echocardiographic Studies in Patients

B. Geny, M.D., Ph.D., P. Bischoff, M.D., B. Muan, Ph.D., F. Piquard, Ph.D., J. C. Thiranos, M.D., E. Epailly, M.D., M. Lambrechs, Ph.D., A. Juelsrud-Vebner, Ph.D., B. Eisenmann, M.D., P. Haberey, M.D.   111

Transvenous Defibrillator Systems Implanted by Electrophysiologists in the Catheterization Laboratory

A. S. Manolis, M.D., FACC, FESC, V. Vassilikos, M.D., T. Maounis, M.D., FACC, J. Chiladakis, M.D., D. V. Cokkinos, M.D., FACC, FESC   117

Surgery in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease-Silent Ischemia during Transurethral Resection of Tumors of Prostate or Bladder

P. Wacker, M.D., F. Saborowski, M.D., M. Assenmacher, M.D., H. A. Dieterich, Ph.D., FESC, FACC   125

Effect of Antibiotic Treatment on Vegetation Size and Complication Rate in Infective Endocarditis

S. Rohmann, M.D., R. Erbel, M.D., H. Darius, M.D., T. Makowski, M.D., J. Meyer, M.D.   132

May Age Onset Be Relevant in the Occurrence of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Friedreich's Ataxia?

S. Maione, M.D., A. Giunta, M.D., A. Filla, M.D., G. De Michele, M.D., L. Spinelli, M.D., G. A. Liucci, M.D., G. Campanella, M.D., M. Condorelli, M.D.   141

Disparity between Serotonin- and Acetylcholine-Provoked Coronary Artery Spasm

K. Kanazawa, M.D., M. Suematsu, M.D., T. Ishida, M.D., K. Hirata, M.D., S. Kawashima, M.D., H. Akita, M.D., M. Yokoyama, M.D.   146

Coronary Artery and Saphenous Vein Graft Remodeling: A Review of Histologic Findings after Various Interventional Procedures--Part VI

B. F. Waller, M.D., C. M. Orr, M.D., J. Van Tassel, M.D., T. Peters, M.D., E. Fry, M.D., J. Hermiller, M.D., L. D. Grider, M.P.H., P.A.-C.   153

Electrophysiology, Pacing, and Arrhythmias

Clinical Relevance of Heart Rate Variability

J. Kautzner, M.D., and A. J. Camm, M.D., FRCP, FACC, FESC   162

Short Communications

Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia in Chagasic Cardiomyopathy

F. Rosas, M.D., V. Velasco, M.D., F. Arboleda, M.D., H. Santos, M.D., H. Orjuela, M.D., N. Sandoval, M.D., V. Caicedo, M.D., J. Correa, M.D., G. Fontaine, M.D., Ph.D.   169

Echocardiographic Diagnosis of Papillary Fibroelastoma of the Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Apparatus

G. K. Lund, M.D., S. Schröder, M.D., D. H. Koschyk, M.D., C. A. Nienaber, M.D.   175

Enhanced External Counterpulsation as an Adjunct to Revascularization in Unstable Angina

W. E. Lawson, M.D., J. C. K. Hui, Ph.D., Z. H. Oster, M.D., Z. S. Zheng, M.D., C. Cabahug, M.D., J. P. Katz, M.D., J. P. Dervan, M.D., L. Burger, R.N., L. Jiang, H. S. Soroff, M.D., P. F. Cohn, M.D.   178

Profiles in Cardiology

Lorenzo Bellini

W. Bruce Fye, M.D., M.A.   181

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