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Vol. 26, No.3
March  2003


Are "Paradoxical Emboli" Really Paradoxical?

C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 105


Understanding Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Shocks and Storms: Medical and Psychosocial Considerations for Research and Clinical Care

S. F. Sears, jr., Ph.D., and J. B. Conti, M.D. 107

Clinical Investigations

A Dose-Ranging Study of a New, Once-Daily, Dual-Component Drug Product Containing Niacin Extended-Release and Lovastatin

D. B. Hunninghake, M.D., M. E. McGovern, M.D., M. Koren, M.D., R. Brazg, M.D., D. Murdock, M.D., S. Weiss, M.D., T. Pearson, M.D., Ph.D. 112

Effects of Long-Term Transdermal Nitrate Treatment on Left Ventricular Function in Patients Following Myocardial Infarction

C. Kiraly, M.D., A. Kiss, M.D., S. Timar, M.D., E. Kristof, M.D., Ph.D., I. Hegedus, M.D., Ph.D., I. Edes, M.D., Ph.D. 120

Factors Determining Early Improvement in Mitral Regurgitation after Aortic Valve Replacement for Aortic Valve Stenosis: A Transthoracic and Transesophageal Prospective Study

S. Tassan-Mangina, M.D., D. Metz, M.D., P. Nazeyrollas, M.D., F. Torossian, M.D., C. Pop, M.D., B. Jamet, M.D., B. Baehrel, M.D., J. Elaerts, M.D. 127

Utilization of Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography during Repair of Congenital Cardiac Defects: A Survey of North American Centers

J. G. Stevenson, M.D. 132

Pregnancy in Patients with Heart Disease: Experience with 1,000 Cases

W. S. Avila, M.D., E. G. Rossi, M.D., J. A. F. Ramires, M.D., FACC, M. Grinberg, M.D., M. R. L. Bortolotto, M.D., M. Zugaib, M.D., P. L. da Luz, M.D., FACC 135

Technetium-99m Sestamibi Cavity/Myocardium Count Ratio in the Detection of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy

G. Durmus Altun, M.D., O. Akdemir, M.D., F. Ustun, M.D., A. Altun, M.D., A. Sarikaya, M.D., S. Berkarda, M.D. 143

The Relative Utility of Cardiac Troponin I, Creatine Kinase-MBmass, and Myosin Light Chain-1 in the Long-Term Risk Stratification of Patients with Chest Pain

G. S. Hillis, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., P. Taggart, R.N., Ph.D., D. Wardlaw, M.D., L. Hillis, R.N., M.SC., N. Zhao, M.D., Ph.D., W. C. Dalsey, M.D., M.B.A., A. Mangione, M.D., pharM.D. 147

Accelerated Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor May Prevent Late Restenosis after Coronary Stenting in Acute Myocardial Infarction

T. Inoue, M.D., I. Yaguchi, M.D., K. Mizoguchi, M.D., T. Uchida, M.D., K. Takayanagi, M.D., T. Hayashi, M.D., S. Morooka, M.D., Y. Eguchi, M.D. 153

Images in Cardiology

Anatomic Consequences of Right Pneumonectomy

J. R. Gimbel, M.D., and L. P. Willen, R.N. 157

Profiles in Cardiology

Peter C. Gazes: Physician, Teacher, Scholar

M. R. Zile, M.D. 158

Continuing Medical Education

Articles in Brief A14

Calendar A10

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