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Contents
Vol. 24, No. 2, February 2001

Editorial

Determining Prognosis after Acute Myocardial Infarction

C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 97

Review

End Organ Protection by Calcium-Channel Blockers

D. Tzivoni, M.D. 102

Clinical Investigations

Prognosis Following Acute Myocardial Infarction in Patients with ST-T Abnormalities on Electrocardiograms Obtained before Myocardial Infarction

H. Ando, M.D., M. Yotsukura, M.D., K. Sakata, M.D., H. Yoshino, M.D., K. Ishikawa, M.D., FACC 107

Intervention to Improve Adherence to ACC/AHA Recommended Adjunctive Medications for the Management of Patients with an Acute Myocardial Infarction

S. S. Axtell, Pharm.D., E. Ludwig, Pharm.D., A. Lopez-Candales, M.D. 114

Reduced Incidence of Clinical Restenosis with Newer Generation Stents, Stent Oversizing, and High-Pressure Deployment: Single-Operator Experience

A. S. Manolis, M.D., FACC, FESC 119

Angioplasty Decreases Prolonged QT Dispersion in Patients with Angina Pectoris But Not in Patients with Prior Myocardial Infarction

B. Takase, M.D., FACC, T. Tujimoto, M.D., K. Kitamura, M.D., A. Hamabe, M.D., A. Uehata, M.D., I. Kazusige, M.D., K. Satomura, M.D., F. Ohsuzu, M.D., FACC, A. Kurita, M.D., FACC  127

Clinical Characteristics of Acute Pulmonary Thromboembolism in Japan: Results of a Multicenter Registry in the Japanese Society of Pulmonary Embolism Research

M. Nakamura, M.D., H. Fujioka, M.D., N. Yamada, M.D., M. Sakuma, M.D., O. Okada, M.D., N. Nakanishi, M.D., Y. Miyahara, M.D., T. Kuriyama, M.D., T. Kunieda, M.D., T. Sugimoto, M.D., T. Nakano, M.D. 132

Accelerated Dobutamine Stress Testing: Safety and Feasibility in Patients with Known or Suspected Coronary Artery Disease

D. Lu, M.D., M. D. Greenberg, M.D., R. Little, M.D., Q. Malik, M.D., D. J. Fernicola, M.D., N. J. Weissman, M.D.  141

Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Patients Referred for Angina Evaluation--Association with Left Ventricular Dysfunction

B. M. Sanner, M.D., M. Konermann, M.D., C. Doberauer, M.D., T. Weiss, M.D., W. Zidek, M.D. 146

Oral Antidiabetic Treatment in Patients with Coronary Disease: Time-Related Increased Mortality on Combined Glyburide/Metformin Therapy over a 7.7-Year Follow-Up

E. Z. Fisman, M.D., A. Tenenbaum, M.D., Ph.D., V. Boyko, M.S., M. Benderly, M.S., Y. Adler, M.D., A. Friedensohn, M.D., M. Kohanovski, M.D., R. Rotzak, M.D., H. Schneider, M.D., S. Behar, M.D., M. Motro, M.D. 151

Effects of Stent Coating on Platelets and Endothelial Cells after Intracoronary Stent Implantation

E. Atalar, M.D., I. Haznedaroglu, M.D., K. Aytemir, M.D., S. Aksöyek, M.D., K. Övünç, M.D., A. Oto, M.D., FACC, FESC, F. Özmen, M.D. 159

Images in Cardiology

Electrocardiographic Changes of Acute Cervical Spinal Cord Trauma

N. J. Mehta, M.D., R. N. Mehta, M.D., I. A. Khan, M.D. 165

Short Communication

Native Aortic Valve Tissue Systemic Embolization Complicating Bacterial Endocarditis

M. Garg, M.D., A. Quick, M.D., W. DePond, M.D., W. Schroder, M.D., S. Chowdhry, M.D., J. Spertus, M.D., M.P.H. 166

Profiles in Cardiology

Sir Leonard Erskine Hill

C. Partin, M.D. 169

Book Review

Minimal Access Cardiothoracic Surgery 172