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Vol. 23, No. 8, August 2000

Editorial

Assessing Ventricular Function (full text)

C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 557

Review

Recent Advances in Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography (full text)

B. W. Usher, Jr., M.D., and T. X. O'Brien, M.D., FACC 560

Clinical Investigations

A Comparison of Brachial Artery Flow-Mediated Vasodilation Using Upper and Lower Arm Arterial Occlusion in Subjects with and without Coronary Risk Factors

R. A. Vogel, M.D., M. C. Corretti, M.D., G. D. Plotnick, M.D. 571

High Variability of Retrograde Fast Pathway Sensitivity to Adenosine

C. Mewis, M.D., V. Kühlkamp, M.D., J. Mermi, M.D., R. F. Bosch, M.D., L. Seipel, M.D. 576

Clinical and Nonclinical Correlates of Racial and Ethnic Differences in Recommendation Patterns for Coronary Revascularization

J. M. Barnhart, M.D., M.S., S. Wassertheil-Smoller, Ph.D., E. S. Monrad, M.D. 580

Increased Platelet Activation and Endothelial Dysfunction in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Immediately Following Percutaneous Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty

I. R.A. Goldsmith, FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glas), F. L. Li-Saw-Hee, MRCP, A. D. Blann, Ph.D., MRCPath, G. Y. H. Lip, M.D., FRCP (Edin.), FACC, FESC 587

Medical Management of Significant Coronary Angiographic Stenoses: Outcome of 60 Patients Observed for 433 Patient Years

C. L. Baird, Jr., M.D., and S. E. Crater, M.D. 591

Immediate and Late Clinical and Angiographic Outcomes after GFX Coronary Stenting: Is High-Pressure Balloon Dilatation Necessary?

S.-W. Park, M.D., Ph.D., M.-K. Hong, M.D., Ph.D., C. W. Lee, M.D., J.-J. Kim, M.D., Ph.D., H.-K. Park, M.D., G.-Y. Cho, M.D., D.-H. Kang, M.D., Ph.D., J.-K. Song, M.D., Ph.D.,S.-J. Park, M.D., Ph.D. 595

Changes of the T-Wave Amplitude and Angle: An Early Marker of Altered Ventricular Repolarization in Hypertension

P. Dilaveris, M.D., E. Gialafos, M.D., J. Poloniecki, Ph.D., K. Hnatkova, Ph.D., D. Richter, M.D., G. Andrikopoulos, M.D., E. Lazaki, M.D., J. Gialafos, M.D., M. Malik, Ph.D., M.D. 600

Left Ventricular Myocardial Remodeling and Contractile State in Chronic Aortic Regurgitation

K. Taniguchi, M.D., T. Kawamaoto, M.D., S. Kuki, M.D., T. Masai, M.D., M. Mitsuno, M.D., S. Nakano, M.D., Y. Kawashima, M.D., H. Matsuda, M.D. 608

Exercise Conditioning and Heart Rate Variability: Evidence of a Threshold Effect

Y. Pardo, M.D., C. N. Bairey Merz, M.D., I. Velasquez, M.D., M. Paul-Labrador, M.P.H., A. Agarwala, C. T. Peter, M.D. 615

Influence of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Gene Polymorphism on Development of Athlete's Heart

J. Nagashima, M.D., H. Musha, M.D., H. Takada, M.D., T. Awaya, M.D., H. Oba, M.D., N. Mori, M.D., K. Ohmiya, M.D., S. Nobuoka, M.D., M. Murayama, M.D. 621

Images in Cardiology

Ruptured Papillary Muscle with Unilateral Pulmonary Edema (full text)

M. Campsey, M.D., and C. Kramer, M.D., F.A.C.C. 625

Short Communications

True-Positive Exercise Electrocardiogram / False-Negative Thallium-201 Scintigram: A Proposal of a Mechanism for the Paradox

J. E. Madias, M.D., P. Knez, M.D., M. T. Win, M.D. 626

Profiles in Cardiology

David Scherf (full text)

P. Schweitzer, M.D. 631

Book Review

Atherosclerosis: Pathology of the Vasculature in Live Patients 634