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Vol. 23, No. 11, November 2000


Paperwork and the Practice of Medicine

C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 801


Bosentan and the Endothelin System in Congestive Heart Failure

S. H. Ellahham, M.D., V. Charlon, Ph.D., Z. Abassi, Ph.D., K. A. Calis, Pharm.D., W. K. Choucair, M.D. 803

Coronary Artery Stent Infection

R. S. Dieter, M.D. 808

Clinical Investigations

Does Left Ventricular Shape Influence Clinical Outcome in Heart Failure?

K. J. Harjai, M.D., FACC, R. Edupuganti, M.D., E. Nunez, M.D., T. Turgut, M.D., L. Scott, M.D., N. G. Pandian, M.D., FACC 813

Endothelial Function and Peripheral Vasomotion in the Brachial Artery in Neurally Mediated Syncope

B. Takase, M.D., FACC, T. Akima, M.D., A. Uehata, M.D., S. Katushika, M.D., K. Isojima, M.D.,K. Satomura, M.D., F. Ohsuzu, M.D., FACC, A. Kurita, M.D., FACC 820

Increased Arterial Wave Reflection May Predispose Syncopal Attacks

C.-H. Chen, M.D., H.-H. Hu, M.D., Y.-P. Lin, M.D., C.-M. Chern, M.D., T.-L. Hsu, M.D., P. Y.-A. Ding, M.D., Ph.D. 825

In-Hospital Mortality of Elderly Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: Data from the MITRA (Maximal Individual Therapy in Acute Myocardial Infarction) Registry

K.K. Haase, M.D., FACC, R. Schiele, M.D., S. Wagner, M.D., F. Fischer, M.D., U. Burczyk, M.D., R. Zahn, M.D., S. Schuster, M.D., J. Senges, M.D., FACC 831

Isosorbide Dinitrate Inhibits Platelet Adhesion and Aggregation in Nonthrombolyzed Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction

J. Gebalska, M.D., Ph.D., R. Wolk, M.D., Ph.D., L. Ceremuzynski, M.D., Ph.D. 837

Detection of Coronary Stenoses by Stress Echocardiography Using a Previously Implanted Pacemaker for Ventricular Pacing: Preliminary Report of a New Method

D. Benchimol, M.D., M. Mazanof, M.D., B. Dubroca, b.a., H. Benchimol, M.D., V. Bernard, M.D., T. Couffinhal, M.D., Ph.D., J. F. Dartigues, M.D., Ph.D., R. Roudaut, M.D., X. Pillois, Ph.D., J. Bonnet, M.D. 842

Two-Year Case Collection of the Brugada Syndrome Electrocardiogram Pattern at a Large Teaching Hospital

M. H. Monroe, M.D., and L. Littmann, M.D. 849

Predictors of Ventricular Tachycardia Recurrence in 100 Patients Receiving Tiered Therapy Defibrillators

X. F. Costeas, M.D., M. S. Link, M.D., C. B. Foote, M.D., M. K. Homoud, M.D., P. J. Wang, M.D., N. A. M. Estes iii, M.D. 852

Images in Cardiology

Unusual Pacemaker Spikes

B. Hanif, M.D., and K. Suresh, M.D. 857

Progress in Clinical Trials

ADVANCE (Additional Value of Nir Stent for Treatment of Long Coronary Lesions) 858
APRICOT-2 (Antithrombotics in the Prevention of Reocclusion in Coronary Thrombolysis) 858
COHORT (data from the Swedish National Register of Cardiac Intensive Care) 858
COPERNICUS (Carvedilol Prospective Randomized Cumulative Survival)  859
GUSTO-IV ASC (Global Use of Strategies to Open Occluded Arteries in Acute Coronary Syndromes) 859
NICE-3 (National Investigators Collaborating on Enoxaparin)  860
MUSTIC (Multisite Stimulation in Cardiomyopathy) 860
LIMIT (Limitation of Myocardial Injury Following Thrombolysis in Acute Myocardial Infarction) 860

Short Communications

An Unusual Atrial Mass

P. C. Strike, MBBS, MRCP, R. A. Jones, MBBS, MRCP, I. A. Simpson, M.D., FRCP, FACC 862

Lack of Compensatory Enlargement at Sites of Coronary Vasospasm: Identification by Ultrasound and Successful Treatment with Stenting

S. Kinlay, MBBS, Ph.D., A. P. Selwyn, M.D., P. Ganz, M.D., P. T. O'Gara, M.D. 865

Profiles in Cardiology

John Hay: Discoverer of Type II Atrioventricular Block

C. B. Upshaw, Jr., M.D., and M. E. Silverman, M.D. 869

Book Reviews

Hurst's The Heart, Ninth Edition 872
The Athlete and Heart Disease — Diagnosis, Evaluation & Management 872
Obesity: Impact on Cardiovascular Disease 872
Clinical Approaches to Tachyarrhythmias, Volume 10: The Brugada Syndrome 873

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