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Vol. 23, No. 10, October 2000


Detecting Coronary Artery Calcification

C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 717

Special Article

The Assessment of Myocardial Viability and Hibernation Using Resting Thallium Imaging

P. Perrone-Filardi, M.D., Ph.D., M. Chiariello, M.D., R. Underwood, M.D. 719


New and Emerging Pharmacologic Strategies in the Management of Chronic Heart Failure

H. Krum, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., FRACP 724

Clinical Investigations

Postoperative Troponin I Values: Insult or Injury?

K. A. Horvath, M.D., M. A. Parker, M.S., R.N., J. W. Frederiksen, M.D., A. S. Palmer, M.D., D. A. Fullerton, M.D. 731

Aortic Atherosclerotic Lesions in the Thoracic Aorta Detected by Multiplane Transesophageal Echocardiography as a Predictor of Coronary Artery Disease in Elderly Patients

F. I. Parthenakis, M.D., G. E. Kochiadakis, M.D., E. I. Skalidis, M.D., M. K. Kanakaraki, M.D., N. E. Mezilis, M.D., E. M. Kanoupakis, M.D., P. E. Vardas, M.D., Ph.D. (London), FESC, FACC, P. Nihoyannopoulos, M.D. 734

Emergent Angioplasty Prevents Left Ventricular Dilation in Patients with Acute Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction and Cardiogenic Shock

K. Iwamori, M.D., K. Sakata, M.D. H. Kurihara, M.D., H. Yoshino, M.D., K. Ishikawa, M.D., FACC 743

Improved Survival after Acute Myocardial Infarction in Patients with Advanced Killip Class

W. L. Miller, M.D., Ph.D., R. S. Wright, M.D., J. P. Grill, M.S., S. L. Kopecky, M.D. 751

Changes in QT Dispersion during Adenosine Infusion

A. Kumar, M.D., C. Narasimhan, M.D., A. Sankari, M.D., A. Ranginani, M.D., C. Lennon, M.S., C. Bekerman, M.D., W. Clark, Ph.D., P. Denes, M.D. 760

Monotherapy with Amlodipine or Atenolol versus Their Combination in Stable Angina Pectoris

S. K. Pehrsson, M.D., Ph.D., I. Ringqvist, M.D., Ph.D., S. Ekdahl, M.D., B. W. Karlson, M.D., Ph.D., G. Ulvenstam, M.D., S. Persson, M.D., Ph.D. 763

Relationship between Mean Right Atrial Pressure and Doppler Parameters in Patients with Right Ventricular Infarction

A. V. Mattioli, M.D., A. Castelli, M.D., G. Mattioli, M.D. 771

Transient Increase in Plasma Brain (B-Type) Natriuretic Peptide after Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty

J. Tateishi, M.D., Ph.D., M. Masutani, M.D., Ph.D., M. Ohyanagi, M.D., Ph.D., T. Iwasaki, M.D., Ph.D. 776

Assessment of Left Ventricular Systolic Function in Patients with Idiopathic Mitral Valve Prolapse Using Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography

H. Tikiz, M.D., Y. Balbay, M.D., T. Kural, M.D., S. Göksel, M.D. 781

Images in Cardiology

Atherosclerotic Coronary Artery Aneurysm

J. Geimer, D.O., and G. L. Freeman, M.D. 786

Short Communications

Effects of Theophylline on Exercise Indices in a Patient with Chronotropic Incompetence

W. C. Dixon IV, M.D., and T. D. Bauch, M.D. 787

Transcatheter Closure of a Patent Ductus Arteriosus in an Elderly Patient with the Gianturco-Grifka Vascular Occlusion Device

B. Befeler, M.D., FACP, A. Justiniano, C.V.T., E. Zahn, M.D. 790

Profiles in Cardiology

Giovanni Battista Morgagni and the Foundation of Modern Medicine

H. O. Ventura, M.D. 792

Book Reviews

Myocardial Viability: A Clinical and Scientific Treatise 795
A Practical Guide to Cardiac Pacing – Fifth Edition 795
The ABCs of Antihypertensive Therapy – Second Edition 796