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Vol. 27, No. 9
September 2004

Editorials

What Can We Learn from Diagnostic Tests That Visualize the Coronary Arteries?

C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 487

Review

B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Measurement in Heart Failure

D. M. Spevack, M.D., and A. Schwartzbard, M.D. 489

Concise Review of Atrial Fibrillation: Treatment Update Considerations in Light of AFFIRM and RACE

H. L. Bloom, M.D. 495

Clinical Investigations

A Systolic Murmur Is a Common Presentation of Aortic Regurgitation Detected by Echocardiography

P. A. Heidenreich, M.D., I. Schnittger, M.D., S. L. Hancock, M.D., J. E. Atwood, M.D. 502

Closure of Defects of the Atrial Septum in Adults Using the Amplatzer Device: 100 Consecutive Patients in a Single Center

I. F. Purcell, M.D., S. J. Brecker, M.D., D. E. Ward, M.D. 509

Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava Draining into the Coronary Sinus: Report of 10 Cases and Literature Review

C. Gonzalez-Juanatey, M.D., A. Testa, M.D., J. Vidan, M.D., R. Izquierdo, M.D., A. Garcia-Castelo, M.D., C. Daniel, M.D., V. Armesto, M.D. 515

Does Mild Pulmonary Stenosis Progress during Childhood? A Study of Its Natural Course

J. Ardura, Ph.D., C. Gonzalez, Ph.D., J. Andres, Ph.D. 519

Effects of Cyclooxygenase Inhibition on Endothelial Function in Hypertensive Patients Treated with Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors

H. Yamanari, M.D., Ph.D., K. Nakamura, M.D., Ph.D., M. Kakishita, M.D., Ph.D., T. Ohe, M.D., Ph.D. 523

Short Communication

Left Atrial Systolic Function in Primary and Familial Amyloidosis: Assessment from Left Atrial Volume Change

I. Moyssakis, M.D., FESC, F. Triposkiadis, M.D., FESC, FACC, N. J. Pantazopoulos, MBBS, M. Kyriakidis, M.D., FESC, FACC, P. Nihoyannopoulos, M.D., FESC, FACC 528

Images in Cardiology

Pericardial Cyst

R. Heirigs, M.D., and A. Mooss, M.D. 507

Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis

G. Chahoud, M.D., and J.L. Mehta, M.D., Ph.D. 514

Profiles in Cardiology

David H. Spodick

G. M. Saperia, M.D., FACC, and R. L. Bishop, M.D., FACC 533

Continuing Medical Education

Articles in Brief A15
Letters to the Editor 532
Instructions to Authors 535D


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