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Vol. 24, No. 5, May 2001


Variability in Response to Thrombolytic Therapy for Acute ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C.   353

Targeting Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Improving Their Anticoagulation Management

S. Kamath, MRCP, and G. Y. H. Lip, M.D., FACC   355


Transluminal Endovascular Stent Grafting of Aortic Dissections and Aneurysms: A Concise Review of the Major Trials

R. S. Dieter, M.D.   358

Clinical Investigations

Preinfarction Angina Prevents Left Ventricular Remodeling in Patients Treated with Thrombolysis for Myocardial Infarction

A. N. Neskovic, M.D., Ph.D., K. Pavlovski, M.D., D. Bojic, M.D., Ph.D., Z. Popovic, M.D., Ph.D., P. Otasevic, M.D., A. Vlahovic, M.D., V. Obradovic, M.D., Ph.D., B. Putnikovic, M.D., Ph.D., Z. Vasiljevic-Pokrajcic, M.D., Ph.D., M. Bojic, M.D., Ph.D., A. D. Popovic, M.D., Ph.D.   364

Prognostic Significance of Bundle-Branch Block in Acute Myocardial Infarction: The Importance of Location and Time of Appearance

A. Melgarejo-Moreno, M.D., J. Galcerá-Tomás, M.D., A. García-Alberola, M.D.   371

Increased Levels of Plasma Thrombomodulin in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction Who Had Thrombolytic Therapy and Achieved Successful Reperfusion

M. Ileri, M.D., I. Hisar, M.D., E. Yetkin, M.D., F. Kosar, M.D., S. Cehreli, M.D., S. Korkmaz, M.D., D. Demirkan, M.D.   377

Adequacy of Anticoagulation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: Effect of Various Parameters

N. Cohen, M.D., D. Almoznino-Sarafian, M.D., I. Alon, M.D., O. Gorelik, M.D., M. Koopfer, M.D., S. Chachashvily, M.D., M. Shteinshnaider, M.D., V. Litvinjuk, M.D., D. Modai, M.D.   380

Relief of Symptoms and Improvement of Health-Related Quality of Life Five Years after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft in Women and Men

J. Herlitz, M.D., I. Wiklund, M.Sc., Ph.D., H. Sjöland, M.D., Ph.D., B. W. Karlson, M.D., Ph.D., T. Karlsson, M.Sc., M. Haglid, M.Sc., M. Hartford, M.D., Ph.D., K. Caidahl, M.D., Ph.D.   385

Staged Revascularization in Critically Ill Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

N. J. Hayat, M.D., Ph.D., K. Varghese, M.D., D.M., C. S. Thomas, M.D., D.M., N. A. Khan, M.D.   393

Cardiac Troponin T Arg92Trp Mutation and Progression from Hypertrophic to Dilated Cardiomyopathy

N. Fujino, M.D., M. Shimizu, M.D., H. Ino, M.D., K. Okeie, M.D., M. Yamaguchi, M.D., T. Yasuda, M.D., H. Kokado, M.D., H. Mabuchi, M.D.    397

Thrombopoietin and Mean Platelet Volume in Coronary Artery Disease

H. Senaran, M.D., M. Ileri, M.D., A. Altinbas, M.D., A. Kosar, M.D., E. Yetkin, M.D., M. Öztürk, M.D., Y. Karaaslan, M.D., S. Kirazli, Ph.D.   405

Effect of Acute Exercise on the Raised Plasma Fibrinogen, Soluble P-Selectin, and von Willebrand Factor Levels in Chronic Atrial Fibrillation

F. L. Li-Saw-Hee, MRCP, A. D. Blann, Ph.D., MRCPath, E. Edmunds, MRCP, C. R. Gibbs, MRCP, G. Y. H. Lip, M.D., FACC, FESC   409

Images in Cardiology

Chronic Tuberculous Pericarditis Causing Constrictive Pericarditis

B. Hott, M.D., and W. M. Book, M.D.   415

Progress in Clinical Trials

MASS II (Medical, Angioplasty and Surgery Study)   416
SoS (Stent or Surgery)   416
CURE (Clopidogrel in Unstable angina to prevent Recurrent ischemic Events)   416   
SVG WRIST (Saphenous Vein Graft Washington Radiation for In-Stent Restenosis Trial)   417   
BetaCath   417
COPERNICUS (Effect of carvedilol on survival in patients with severe chronic heart failure)   418   

Short Communication

Diagnostic Superiority of Continuous-Loop Electrocardiographic Recording over Other Testing in a Patient with Recurrent Syncope and Underlying Coronary Artery Disease with Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction

J. A. Chiladakis, M.D., P. Davlouros, M.D., E. Simeonidou, M.D., A. S. Manolis, M.D.   419

Profiles in Cardiology

Earl E. Bakken

W. H. Spencer III, M.D.   422