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Vol. 20, No. 6
June 1997

Editorial

Do We Achieve Maximum Medical Therapy for Patients with Chronic Ischemic Heart Disease?

C. R. Conti, M.D.   509

Special Article

Abnormalities of the S-T Segment–Part I

J. W. Hurst, M.D.   511

Reviews

The "Open Artery Hypothesis" in Survivors of Myocardial Infarction

W. R. Pitts, M.D., J. E. Cigarroa, M.D., R. A. Lange, M.D., L. D. Hillis, M.D.   522

Imaging Techniques for Coronary Artery Disease: Current Status and Future Directions

C. N. Bairey Merz, M.D., and D. S. Berman, M.D.   526

Clinical Investigations

QT Dispersion Ratio in Patients with Unstable Angina Pectoris (A New Risk Factor?)

V.G. Cin, M.D., M. Celik, M.D., S. Ulucan, M.D.   533

Isolated and Preclinical Impairment of Left Ventricular Filling in Insulin-Dependent and Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetic Patients

E. Astorri, M.D., P. Fiorina, M.D., G. A. Contini, M.D., D. Albertini, M.D., G. Magnati, M.D., A. Astorri, M.D., M. Lanfredini, M.D.   536

The Effect of Iron Overload in the Hearts of Patients with Beta-Thalassemia

S. V. Brili, M.D., A. I. Tzonou, d.M.Sc., S. S. Castelanos, M.D., C. J. Aggeli, M.D., C. A.Tentolouris, M.D., C. E. Pitsavos, M.D., P. K. Toutouzas, M.D.   541

Routine Arterial Oxygen Saturation Monitoring Is Not Necessary during Transesophageal Echocardiography

A. Kassimatis, M.D., A. Tsoukas, M.D., I. Ikonomidis, M.D., J. Joshi, B.Sc. (hons), P. Nihoyannopoulos, M.D., FACC, FESC   547

Left Atrial Size Is the Major Predictor of Cardiac Death and Overall Clinical Outcome in Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy: A Long-Term Follow-Up Study

M. G. Modena, M.D., FESC, FACC, N. Muia, Jr., M.D., F. Alfredo Sgura, M.D., R. Molinari, B.Sc., A. Castelli, M.D., R. Rossi, M.D.   553

Antihypertensive Effects of Mibefradil: A Double-Blind Comparison with Diltiazem CD

B. M. Massie, M.D., S. G. Chrysant, M.D., A. Jain, M.D., M. Weir, M.D., R. Weiss, M.D., I. Kobrin, M.D.   562

Detection of Significant Residual Stenosis of the Infarct-Related Artery after Thrombolysis by High-Dose Dipyridamole Echocardiography Test: Is It Detected Often Enough?

A. N. Neskovic, M.D., M. Bojic, M.D., Ph.D., A. D. Popovic, M.D., Ph.D.   569

Short Communications

Role of Transesophageal Echocardiography in the Clinical Management of a Patient with a Giant Coronary Artery Aneurysm

D. C. Wolford, M.D., C. M.T. Jost, M.D., E. C. Madu, M.D., W. Walker, M.D., K.B. Ramanathan, M.D.   573

Eustachian Valve Endocarditis: Detection with Multiplane Transesophageal Echocardiography

V. Palakodeti, M.B., MRCP (UK), W. D. Keen, Jr., M.D., L. S. Rickman, M.D., D. G. Blanchard, M.D.   579

Myocardial Bridging in a Young Patient with Sudden Death

D. Cutler, M.D., and J. M. Wallace, M.D.   581

Profiles in Cardiology

J. Willis Hurst–a Man of Achievement

M. E. Silverman, M.D.   584