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Vol. 26, No.2
February  2003

Editorial

Contrast Nephropathy or Contrast Creatininopathy

C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 53

Review

Matrix Metalloproteinases and Coronary Artery Diseases

U. Ikeda, M.D., Ph.D., K. Shimada, M.D., Ph.D. 55

Clinical Investigations

Comparison of Left Ventriculography and Coronary Arteriography with Positron Emission Tomography in Assessment of Myocardial Viability

P. D.V. Bourdillon, M.D., FACC, E. von der Lohe, M.D., S. J. Lewis, M.D., M. Sharifi, M.D., R. W. Burt, M.D., S. G. Sawada, M.D., FACC 60

Predischarge Exercise Electrocardiogram and Stress Echocardiography Can Predict Long-Term Clinically Driven Revascularization Following Acute Myocardial Infarction

A. Desideri, M.D., FESC, FACC, R. Bigi, M.D., fesc, L. Cortigiani, M.D., R. Rambaldi, M.D., fesc, D. Sabbadin, r.n., G. Curti, r.n., L. Celegon, M.D. 67

Hemodynamic Changes and Prognosis in Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Abnormal Blood Pressure Responses during Exercise

M. Nagata, M.D., M. Shimizu, M.D., H. Ino, M.D., M. Yamaguchi, M.D., K. Hayashi, M.D., J. Taki, M.D., H. Mabuchi, M.D. 71

Characteristics and Outcome of Patients with ST-Elevation Infarction in Relation to Whether They Received Thrombolysis or Underwent Acute Coronary Angiography: Are We Selecting the Right Patients for Coronary Angiography?

J. Herlitz, M.D., Ph.D., L. Ekström, M.D., Ph.D., M. Hartford, M.D., Ph.D., B. W. Karlson, M.D., T. Karlsson, M.SC., L. Grip, M.D., Ph.D. 78

C-Reactive Protein and Rapidly Progressive Coronary Artery Disease - Is There Any Relation?

M. N. Zairis, M.D., S. J. Manousakis, M.D., A. S. Stefanidis, M.D., D. P. Vitalis, M.D., E. M. Tsanis, M.D., S. M. Hadjigeorgiou, M.D., C. N. Fakiolas, M.D., E. G. Pissimissis, M.D., C. D. Olympios, M.D., S. G. Foussas, M.D., fesc, FACC 85

Systolic, Diastolic, and Pulse Pressures as Coronary Risk Factors in a Population with Low Cholesterol Levels: A Prospective 10-Year Evaluation

A. Onat, M.D., M.S., FESC, K. Ceyhan, M.D., B. Erer, M.D., Ö. Basar, M.D., Ö. Uysal, M.S., V. Sansoy, M.D., FESC91

Progress in Clinical Trials

ASSENT-3 Plus (Assessment of the Safety and Efficacy of a New Thrombolytic-3 Plus) 98
CARDINAL (Complement and Reduction of Infarct Size after Angioplasty or Lytics) 98
CQI in CABG (Continuous Quality Improvement in CABG [Coronary Artery Bypass Graft]) 99
Dial (Randomized Trial of Telephone Intervention in Chronic Heart Failure) 99
ISAR-COOL (Intracoronary Stenting with Antithrombotic Regimen Cooling-Off) 99
PROSPER (Prospective Study of Pravastatin in the Elderly at Risk of Vascular Disease) 100
REVASC 100
TEMPEST (Trial to Evaluate the Management of PSVT [Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia] during Electrophysiology Study with Tecadenosn) 101

Profiles in Cardiology

Antonio Maria Valsalva

S.-G. Fransson, M.D., Ph.D., and A. Rubboli, M.D., FESC 102

Continuing Medical Education

Articles in Brief A16

Calendar A4

Instructions to Authors A18


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