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Vol. 27, No. 11
November 2004

Editorials

Reperfusion of Myocardium Does Not Necessarily Equate with Epicardial Coronary Artery Blood Flow

C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 589

Reviews

Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation: Underutilization in a Brazilian Tertiary Outpatient Clinic

C. E. Mesas, M.D., H. H. Veloso, M.D., A. A. V. de Paola. M.D. 592

Limiting Brain and Lung Damage after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: An Alternative to Conventional Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

T. M. Runge, M.D., and M. S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D. 594

Clinical Investigations

Utilization of Low-Profile Intra-Aortic Balloon Catheters Inserted by the Sheathless Technique in Acute Cardiac Patients: Clinical Efficacy with a Very Low Complication Rate

S. Meisel, M.D., M.Sc., M. Shochat, M.D., Ph.D., S. A. Sheikha, M.D., A. Osipov, M.D., A. Kogan, M.D., N. Anabussi, R.N., B. Suari, R.N., A. Frimerman, M.D., A. Shotan, M.D., G. Sahar, M.D., B. Peled, M.D., M.Sc. 600

Role of N-Acetylcysteine in Prevention of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy after Cardiovascular Procedures: A Meta-Analysis

D. Misra, M.D., K. Leibowitz, D.O., R. M. Gowda, M.D., M. Shapiro, D.O., I. A. Khan, M.D. 607

Long-Term Outcome after Senning Operation for Transposition of the Great Arteries

A. Agnetti, M.D., N. Carano, M.D., C. Cavalli, M.D., B. Tchana, M.D., M. Bini, M.D., U. Squarcia, M.D., A. Frigiola, M.D. 611

Prospective Validation of a Quantitative Method for Differentiating Ischemic versus Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy by Technetium-99m Sestamibi Myocardial Perfusion Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography

S.-S. Yao, M.D., E. Qureshi, M.D., K. Nichols, Ph.D., G. A. Diamond, M.D., E. G. Depuey, M.D., A. Rozanski, M.D. 615

Impact of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function on Exercise Capacity in Patients with Chronic Mitral Regurgitation: An Exercise Echocardiography Study

H.-K. Kim, M.D., Y.-J. Kim, M.D., J.-W. Chung, M.D., D.-W. Sohn, M.D., Y.-B. Park, M.D., Y.-S. Choi, M.D. 624

Relationship of Carotid Intima-Media Thickness, Pulse Wave Velocity, and Ankle Brachial Index to the Severity of Coronary Artery Atherosclerosisys

Y. Matsushima, M.D., H. Kawano, M.D., Y. Koide, M.D., T. Baba, M.D., G. Toda, M.D., S. Seto, M.D., K. Yano, M.D. 629

Hemodynamic Significance of Heart Rate in Neurally Mediated Syncope

W. L. Chan, M.D., T. M. Lu, M.D., J. J. Wang, M.D., S. S. Jiau, M.D., C. W. Kong, M.D. 635

An Oxidized Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptor Gene Variant Is Inversely Associated with the Severity of Coronary Artery Disease

R. Ohmori, Ph.D., Y. Momiyama, M.D., M. Nagano, Ph.D., H. Taniguchi, M.D., T. Egashira, Ph.D., A. Yonemura, M.D., H. Nakamura, M.D., K. Kondo, M.D., F. Ohsuzu, M.D. 641

The Incremental Value of Troponin-I Testing in Patients with Intermediate Risk Unstable Angina

E. Appelbaum, M.D., M. U. Zafar, mbbs, H. C. Glick, M.D., S. Stec, M.D., W. Southern, M.D., L. Sarkozi, Ph.D., S. Wallenstein, Ph.D., J. H. Chesebro, M.D., M. E. Farkouh, M.D., M.Sc. 646

Prognostic Value of Heterogeneity of Ventricular Repolarization in Survivors of Acute Myocardial Infarction

V. N. Batchvarov, M.D., K. Hnatkova, Ph.D., I. Poloniecki, Ph.D., A. J. Camm, M.D., M. Malik, Ph.D., M.D. 653

Progress in Clinical Trials
ARTS (Arterial Revascularization Therapy Study) 5-Year Follow-Up 660
DETAIL (Diabetics Exposed to Telmisartan and Enalapril) 660
E-SIRIUS (2-Year Clinical Follow-Up in Patients with de novo Lesions Treated with Sirolimus-Eluting Stents) 660
EURIDIS and ADONIS (Maintenance of Sinus Rhythm with Dronedarone in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation or Flutter) 661
German Cypherª-Stent Registry 661
ISAR-DESIRE (Intracoronary Stenting and Angiographic Results: Drug-Eluting Stents for In-Stent Restenosis) 662
JUMBO-TIMI 26 (Joint Utilization of Medications to Block Platelets Optimally) 662
RIO-EUROPE (Rimonabant In Obesity-Europe) 663
RIO-Lipids (Rimonabant in ObesityÑEfficacy and Safety) 663
TAXUSª VI (Patients with diabetes/meta-analysis of TAXUS program) 664

Images in Cardiology

Protruding Left Atrial Myxoma Presented with Congestive Heart Failure and Transient Ischemic Attack

M.-S. Shin, M.D., W.-J. Chung, M.D., K. K. Koh, M.D., Y. M. Yun, R.N., K. J. Oh, M.D., K. Jin, M.D., E. K. Shin, M.D. 605

The "Ribbon Sign" of Aortic Coarctation

C.-Y. Huang, M.D., C.-H. Lai, M.D., S.-J. Lin, M.D. Ph.D., J.-W. Chen, M.D. 652

Profiles in Cardiology

Otto Frank and the Fascination of High-Tech Cardiac Physiology

H.-G. Zimmer, M.D. 665

Continuing Medical Education

Articles in Brief A18
Calendar A22
Letters A22
Instructions to Authors 622


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