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Vol. 27, No. 2
February 2004


When Should Patients with Chest Pain Be Referred for Coronary Angiography?

C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 61


Patients with Uncontrolled Hypertension or Concomitant Hypertension and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

R. Zusman, M.D. 63

Clinical Investigations

Estrogen Does Not Prevent Endothelial Dysfunction Caused by Cigarette Smoking

R. Garcí’a-Fernández, M.D., J. G. Pérez-Velasco, M.D., A. Concepcíon-Milián, M.D., S. Sosa, M.D., F. Navaroli, M.D., D. García-Barreto, M.D., Dr. Sc. 71

A Population-Based Evaluation of the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction Risk Score for Unstable Angina and Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

B. A. Bartholomew, M.D., D. S. Sheps, M.D., MPH, FACC, S. Monroe, M.D., S. McGorray, Ph.D., K. Smith, M.D., FACC, C. J. Pepine, M.D., MACC 74

Does Initial and Delayed Heart Rate Predict Mortality in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes?

D. Kovar, M.D., C. P. Cannon, M.D., J. H. Bentley, B.Sc., A. Charlesworth, B.Sc., W. J. Rogers, M.D. 80

Trends in Use of Herbal and Nutritional Supplements in Cardiovascular Patients

T. Stys, M.D., A. Stys, M.D., P. Kelly, M.D., W. Lawson, M.D. 87

Comparison of Hemostatic Activation Created by Right- and Left-Heart Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation

M.-J. Charng, M.D., Ph.D., Y.-J. Lin, M.D., T.-Y. Chiu, M.D., C.-M. Cheng, M.D., P. Y.-A. Ding, M.D., Ph.D. 91


The Accuracy of Electrocardiographic Q Waves for the Detection of Prior Myocardial Infarction as Assessed by a Novel Standard of Reference

L. L. Sandler, M.D., E. E. Pinnow, M.S., J. Lindsay, M.D. 97

Do the Right Precordial Leads during Exercise Testing Contribute to Detection of Coronary Artery Disease?

K. Ueshima, M.D., N. Kobayashi, M.D., J. Kamata, M.D., M. Saitoh, M.D., T. Yamazaki, M.D., I. Chiba, M.D., K. Hiramori, M.D. 101

Relation of Lateral ST-Segment Elevation Pattern to Myocardial Salvage in Patients with Recanalized Anterolateral Acute Myocardial Infarction

M. Kosuge, M.D., K. Kimura, M.D., T. Ishikawa, M.D., T. Endo, M.D., T. Sugano, M.D., T. Nakagawa, M.D., K. Hibi, M.D., T. Nakatogawa, M.D., J. Okuda, M.D., N. Toda, M.D., K. Tsukahara, M.D., T. Takamura, M.D., Y. Tahara, M.D., S. Umemura, M.D. 106

Images in Cardiology

"Bleeding Heart": Cardiac Complications in Thrombotic Thromobocytopenic Purpura

M. A. Sheikh, M.D. 70

Perforated Mitral Valve Aneurysm after Aortic Valve Replacement Due to Inadvertent Suturing of the Anterior Mitral Leaflet

V. Davutoglu, M.D., S. Soydinc, M.D., Y. Sezen, M.D., M. Aksoy, M.D. 90

Infarction Due to Right Coronary Artery Thrombus

G. T.-M. Lau, MBBS, FRACP, D. Brieger, MBBS, FRACP, Ph.D., S. B. Freedman, MBBS, FRACP, Ph.D. 96

Interventricular Septal Dissection

K. Park, M.D., J. Lee, M.D., Y. Kim, M.D., D.Sohn, M.D., Ph.D., C. Park, M.D., H. Ahn, M.D., Ph.D. 100

Paroxysmal Postural Dyspnea Related to Multiple Large Organized Thrombi in the Left Atrium

V. Davutoglu, M.D., S. Soydinc, M.D., I. Akdemir, M.D., S. Turkmen, M.D. 105

Progress in Clinical Trials

PAD (Public Access Defibrillation) Trial 112
Intracoronary Autologous Bone Marrow Cell Transfer 112
ORBIT (Out-of-Hospital Rectilinear Biphasic Investigational Trial) 112
DEFINITE (Defibrillators In Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Treatment Evaluation) 113

Profiles in Cardiology

Nanette K. Wenger: A Woman's Life in Cardiology

J. S. Alpert, M.D. 114

Continuing Medical Education

Articles in Brief A20
Calendar A25D

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