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Vol. 23, No. 4
April 2000


Cardiovascular Continuing Medical Education

C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 239


Current Status of Stress Echocardiography

J. F. Lewis, M.D. 242

Clinical Investigations

Risk Factors Related to the Occurrence of Silent Myocardial Ischemia in Mexicans

A. Unzueta-Montoya, M.D., J. Escobedo-de la Peña, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., FACP, A. Torres-y Gutiérrez Rubio, M.D., A. Unzueta, Jr., M.D., G. Ordoñez-Toquero, M.D., P. Pérez-Reyes, M.D., H. Hernández-y Hernández, M.D. 248

Long-Term Prognosis of Patients with Angina Treated with Enhanced External Counterpulsation: Five-Year Follow-Up Study

W. E. Lawson, M.D., J. C. K. Hui, Ph.D., P. F. Cohn, M.D. 254

Plasma Big-Endothelin Levels, Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy, and Cardiac Functions in Patients with Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

T. Erbas, M.D., B. Erbas, M.D., G. Kabakci, M.D., S. Aksöyek, M.D., Z. Koray, M.S., O. Gedik, M.D. 259

Acute Management of Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter in the Critical Care Unit: Should It Be Ibutilide?

P. Varriale, M.D., FACC, FCCP, and A. Sedighi, M.D. 265

Potential Reduction of Costs and Hospital Emergency Department Visits Resulting from Prehospital Transtelephonic Triage--the Shahal Experience in Israel

A. Roth, M.D., N. Malov, R.N., Z. Carthy, B.Sc., M. Golovner, M.D., R. Naveh, R.N., I. Alroy, B.Sc., E. Kaplinsky, M.D., S. Laniado, M.D. 271

Enhanced Detection of Ischemic but Viable Myocardium by QT Interval Dispersion on Treadmill Exercise Electrocardiograms of Patients with Healed Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarcts

Y. Koide, M.D., M. Yotsukura, M.D., K. Tajino, M.D., H. Yoshino, M.D., K. Ishikawa, M.D., FACC 277

Brain Natriuretic Peptide Increases Acutely and Much More Prominently than Atrial Natriuretic Peptide during Coronary Angioplasty

Z. S. Kyriakides, M.D., M. Markianos, M.D., L. Michalis, M.D., A. Antoniadis, M.D., N. I. Nikolaou, M.D., D. T. Kremastinos, M.D. 285

Images in Cardiology

Early Recurrence of Angina Pectoris after Aortocoronary Bypass Surgery

J. Auer, M.D., F. Lenglinger, M.D., R. Berent, M.D., B. Eber, M.D. 289

"Vegetation Plop"--Auscultatory Findings in Large Mitral Valve Vegetation

V. G. Kalaria, M.D., K. Q. Schwarz, M.D., J. P. Eichelberger, M.D., M. Allen, R.D.C.S. 291

Takayasu's Pulseless Disease

C. R. Gibbs, mrcp, and G. Y. H. Lip, M.D. 293

Short Communications

Ortner's Syndrome in Association with Mitral Valve Prolapse

C. V. Kishan, M.D., N. Wongpraparut, M.D., K. Adeleke, M.D., P. Frechie, D.O., M. N. Kotler, M.D. 295

Myocardial Stunning in Hyperthyroidism

N. Pereira, M.D., A. Parisi, M.D., G. W. Dec, M.D., J. Choo, M.D., R. Hajjar, M.D., P. C. Gordon, M.D. 298

Tricuspid Valve Group B Streptococcal Endocarditis after an Elective Termination of Pregnancy

S. Kangavari, M.D., J. Collins, M.D., B. Cercek, M.D., Ph.D., S. Atar, M.D., R. Siegel, M.D. 301

High-Output Heart Failure Resulting from a Remote Traumatic Aorto-Caval Fistula: Diagnosis by Echocardiography

G. Abreo, M.D., D. J. Lenihan, M.D., P. Nguyen, M.D., M. S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D. 304

Profiles in Cardiology

Augustus Desiré Waller

L. J. Acierno, M.D., FACC 307

Book Reviews

Hemodynamic Rounds, Second Edition 310
Atrial Fibrillation 310

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