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Vol. 23, No. 2
February 2000


Opportunities in Cardiology

C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 71


Amiodarone: What Have We Learned from Clinical Trials?

G. V. Naccarelli, M.D., D. L. Wolbrette, M.D., J. T. Dell'Orfano, M.D., H. M. Patel, M.D., J. C. Luck, M.D. 73

Clinical Investigations

Five-Year Mortality in Patients with Acute Chest Pain in Relation to Smoking Habits

J. Herlitz, M.D., Ph.D., B. W. Karlson, M.D., M. Sjölin, R.N., J. Lindqvist, M.Sc., T. Karlsson, M.Sc, K. Caidahl, M.D. 84

Intravenous Optison® (FS069) Enhances Pulmonary Vein Flow Velocity Signals: A Multicenter Study

S. Ellahham, M.D., E. Hausnerova, M.D., J. Gottdiener, M.D. 91

Effects of Early Captopril Therapy after Myocardial Infarction on the Incidence of Late Potentials

J. A. Chiladakis, M.D., G. Karapanos, M.D., G. Agelopoulos, M.D., D. Alexopoulos, M.D., FACC, FESC, A. S. Manolis, M.D., FACC, FESC 96

Cardiac Autonomic Tone and Its Relation to Nonsustained Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias in Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy

J. Hoffmann, M.D., W. Grimm, M.D., V. Menz, M.D., B. Maisch, M.D. 103

The Effect of Amlodipine and Enalapril on Blood Pressure and Neurohumoral Activation in Hypertensive Patients with Ribbing's Disease (Multiple Epiphysal Dystrophy)

G. Cocco, M.D., FESC, T. Ettlin, M.D., H. R. Baumeler, M.D. 109

Comparison of Left Ventricular Diastolic Filling with Myocyte Bulk Modulus Using Doppler Echocardiography and Acoustic Microscopy in Pressure-Overload Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and Cardiac Amyloidosis

H. Masugata, M.D., K. Mizushige, M.D., S. Senda, M.D., A. Kinoshita, M.D., H. Sakamoto, M.D., S. Sakamoto, M.D., H. Matsuo, M.D. 115

Images in Cardiology

Malpositioned Ventricular Pacing Lead in the Left Ventricle

T. A. Burkart, M.D., J. F. Lewis, M.D., FACC, J. B. Conti, M.D., FACC, A. B. Curtis, M.D., FACC 123

Intercoronary Communication Between the Circumflex and Right Coronary Arteries

V. P. Carangal, M.D., and G. J. Dehmer, M.D. 125

Short Communications

Refractory Vasospasm with a Malignant Course

A. Kumar, M.D., H. Chandna, M.D., FACC, V. Santhanam, M.D., FACC, P. Denes, M.D., FACC 127

Incomplete Ventricular Septal Rupture Following Blunt Chest Trauma

D. Tsikaderis, M.D., P. Dardas, M.D., H. Hristoforidis, M.D. 131

Profiles in Cardiology

Franz M. Groedel

W. Bruce Fye, M.D., M.A. 133

Book Review

Echocardiography in Adult Cardiac Surgery 138

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