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Vol. 20, No. 4
April 1997

Editorial

Preventing the Coronary Plaque Attack

C. R. Conti, M.D.   316

Clinical Relevance of Ischemia Induced by Mental Stress

P. C. Deedwania, M.D.   317

Clinical Trial

The Design of the Mortality Assessment in Congestive Heart Failure Trial (MACH-1, Mibefradil)

T. B. Levine, M.D., for the MACH-1 Investigators   320

Reviews

Pericardial Involvement in Acute Myocardial Infarction in the Post-Thrombolytic Era: Clinical Meaning and Value

E. Correale, M.D., A. P. Maggioni, M.D., S. Romano, M.D., V. Ricciardiello, M.D., R. Battista, M.D., E. Santoro, M.S.   327

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy: A Survey of the Investigations at the University of Padua

C. Basso, M.D., G. Thiene, M.D., A. Nava, M.D., S. Dalla Volta, M.D.   333

Clinical Investigations

Amiodarone in Restoration and Maintenance of Sinus Rhythm in Patients with Chronic Atrial Fibrillation after Unsuccessful Direct-Current Cardioversion

G. Opolski, M.D., Ph.D., J. Stanislawska, M.D., Ph.D., A. Górecki, M.D., Ph.D., G. Swiecicka, M.D., A. Torbicki, M.D., Ph.D., T. Kraska, M.D., Ph.D.   337

Factors Influencing Heart Rate Variability in Patients with Severe Aortic Valve Disease

J. Jung, M.D., A. Heisel, M.D., D. Tscholl, M.D., B. Butz, R. Fries, M.D., H.-J. Schäfers, M.D., H. Schieffer, M.D.   341

Culprit Lesion and Jeopardized Myocardium: Correlation between Coronary Angiography and Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography

J. Candell-Riera, M.D., FESC, C. Santana-Boado, M.D., J. Castell-Conesa, M.D., S. Aguadé-Bruix, M.D., M. Olona-Cabases, M.D., E. Domingo, M.D., G. Permanyer-Miralda, M.D., J. Soler-Soler, M.D., FESC, FACC   345

Comparison between Dobutamine Echocardiography and Thallium-201 Scintigraphy in Detecting Residual Stenosis, Ischemia, and Necrosis in Patients with Prior Myocardial Infarction

E. Macieira-Coelho, M.D., Ph.D., I. Dionísio, M.D., M. Garcia-Alves, M.D., G. Cantinho, M.D., B. B. da Costa, M.D., A. Gouveia, M.D., F. de Pádua, M.D., Ph.D.   351

Heart Rate-Independent Prolongation of QTc Interval in Women with Syndrome X

C. Mammana, M.D., O. A. Salomone, M.D., J. Kautzner, M.D., R. A. Schwartzman, M.D., J. C. Kaski, M.D., FESC, FACC   357

Plasma Nitrite/Nitrate Level Is Inversely Correlated with Plasma Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Level

S. Tanaka, M.D., A. Yashiro, M.D., Y. Nakashima, M.D., H. Nanri, M.D., M. Ikeda, M.D., A. Kuroiwa, M.D.   361

Usefulness of Laboratory Mental Stress Test in Patients with Stable Coronary Artery Disease

C.-K. Wong, M.D., FRCP, S. B. Freedman M.B., Ph.D.   367

Long-Term Low-Dose Amiodarone Therapy in the Management of Ventricular and Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmias: Efficacy and Safety

K. L. Lee, MBBS, MRCP, and Y.-T. Tai, FRCPe, FACC   372

Natural History of Asymptomatic Valvar Pulmonary Stenosis Diagnosed in Infancy

R. Anand, M.D., and A. V. Mehta, M.D., FACC   377

Electrophysiology, Pacing, and Arrhythmia

Long-Term Management of Atrial Fibrillation

M. M. Gallagher, M.D., and A. J. Camm, M.D., FRCP, FACC   381

Computers in Clinical Cardiology

Is Computer Interpretation of the Exercise Electrocardiogram a Reasonable Surrogate for Visual Reading?

J. K. Mickelson, M.D., E. R. Bates, M.D., P. Hartigan, Ph.D., E. D. Folland, M.D., A. F. Parisi, M.D., for the Veterans Affairs ACME Investigators   391

Short Communications

Coronary Artery Stenting with High-Pressure Post-Dilation Followed by Adjunctive Thrombolysis after Failed Coronary Angioplasty for Acute Myocardial Infarction: Report of Three Cases

K. Iwasaki, M.D., S. Yamasaki, M.D., S. Kusachi, M.D., K. Takeuchi, M.D., S. Matano, M.D., T. Kita, M.D.   398

Severe Ventricular Dysfunction Secondary to Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

P. Soman, M.D., and R. Senior, M.D., D.M., MRCP   402

"Tombstone" Anterior ST-Segment Elevations Secondary to Acute Pericarditis: The Role of Two-Dimensional Echocardiogram

A. Jain, M.D.   404

Incomplete Bundle-Branch Block and ST-Segment Elevation: Syndrome Associated with Sustained Monomorphic Ventricular Tachycardia in Patients with Apparently Normal Heart

B. Brembilla-Perrot, M.D., D. Beurrier, M.D., L. Jacquemin, M.D., L. Kubler, M.D., B. Brouant, M.D., S. Demoulin, M.D., H. Lucron, M.D., N. Danchin, M.D.   407

Profiles in Cardiology

411    Antonio Scarpa

W. B. Fye, M.D., M.A.