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Contents
Vol. 24, No. 3, March 2001

Editorial

Drug Therapy Tailored for the Individual Patient--Search for the Holy Grail

C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 175

Reviews

Can Cocaine Abuse Exacerbate the Cardiac Toxicity of Human Immunodeficiency Virus?

G. Soodini, M.D., and J. P. Morgan, M.D., Ph.D. 177

Angiotensin Receptor Blockers: Evidence for Preserving Target Organs

P. Carson, M.D., T. Giles, M.D., M. Higginbotham, M.D., N. Hollenberg, M.D., Ph.D., W. Kannel, M.D., M.P.H., H. M. Siragy, M.D. 183

Clinical Investigations

Early Prediction of 30-Day Mortality after Q-Wave Myocardial Infarction by Echocardiographic Assessment of Left Ventricular Function -- A Pilot Investigation

A. L. Smock, M.D., B. Larson, M.D., C. Brown, M.D., C. R. Conti, M.D. 191

Rescue Use of Abciximab Improves Regional Left Ventricular Function after Early Incomplete Reperfusion in Acute Myocardial Infarction

G.-Y. Cho, M.D., C. W. Lee, M.D., M.-K. Hong, M.D., D.-H. Kang, M.D., J.-K. Song, M.D., Ph.D., J.-J. Kim, M.D., Ph.D., S.-W. Park, M.D., Ph.D., S.-J. Park, M.D., Ph.D. 197

Myocardial Bridging of the Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery in Acute Inferior Wall Myocardial Infarction

K. Yano, M.D., H. Yoshino, M.D., M. Taniuchi, M.D., E. Kachi, M.D., H. Shimizu, M.D., A. Watanuki, M.D., K. Ishikawa, M.D., FACC 202

Clinical Characteristics of Patients with Increased Urinary Excretion of Adrenaline in Mild to Moderate Heart Failure

U. Grochowicz, M.D., Ph.D., R. Wolk, M.D., Ph.D., B. Bednarz, M.D., Ph.D., A. Budaj, M.D., Ph.D., L. Ceremuzynski, M.D., Ph.D. 209

Efficacy of Balloon Valvuloplasty in Patients with Critical Aortic Stenosis and Cardiogenic Shock--The Role of Shock Duration

A. B. Buchwald, M.D., T. Meyer, M.D., K. Scholz, M.D., B. Schorn, M.D., C. Unterberg, M.D. 214

Detection of the "Midband" Lipoprotein in Patients with Coronary Artery Spasm

K. Miwa, M.D., K. Nakagawa, M.D., K. Suzuki, B.M., H. Inoue, M.D. 219

Implications of the Absence of ST-Segment Elevation in Lead V4R in Patients Who Have Inferior Wall Acute Myocardial Infarction with Right Ventricular Involvement

M. Kosuge, M.D., K. Kimura, M.D., T. Ishikawa, M.D., Y. Hongo, M.D., T. Shigemasa, M.D., M. Sugiyama, M.D., O. Tochikubo, M.D., S. Umemura, M.D. 225

Dobutamine as Bridge to Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor–Nitrate Therapy in Endstage Heart Failure

T. B. Levine, M.D., A. B. Levine, M.D., W. G. Elliott, D.O., B. Narins, R.N., R. J. Stomel, D.O. 231

Factors Predicting Success Rate and Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation after First Electrical Cardioversion in Patients with Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

M. Frick, M.D., V. Frykman, M.D., M. Jensen-Urstad, M.D., Ph.D., J. Östergren, M.D., Ph.D., M. Rosenqvist, M.D., Ph.D. 238

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Old Myocardial Infarction in Young Patients with a History of Kawaski Disease

M. Fujiwara, M.D., N. Yamada, M.D., Y. Ono, M.D., M. Yoshibayashi, M.D., T. Kamiya, M.D., S. Furukawa, M.D. 247

Elevated Plasma Levels of Interleukin-2 and Soluble IL-2 Receptor in Ischemic Heart Disease

A. D. Simon, M.D., S. Yazdani, M.D., W. Wang, M.D., A. Schwartz, M.D., L. E. Rabbani, M.D. 253

Images in Cardiology

Three-Dimensional Visualization of Nonobstructive Coronary Artery Stenosis Using Electron Beam Tomography

H. K. Baik, M.D., and M. J. Budoff, M.D., FACC 257

Short Communications

Histamine--Can It Cause an Acute Coronary Event?

M. K. Gupta, M.D., P. Gupta, M.D., F. Rezai, M.D. 258

Assessment of Coronary Morphology and Flow in a Patient with Guillain-Barré Syndrome and ST-Segment Elevation

N. Dagres, M.D., M. Haude, M.D., D. Baumgart, M.D., S. Sack, M.D., R. Erbel, M.D., FACC, FESC 260

Profiles in Cardiology

D. John Parker

A. Leatham, M.D. 264

Book Reviews

Strategic Approaches in Coronary Intervention--2nd Edition 266
Manual of Cardiovascular Medicine 266