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Vol. 27, No. 12
December 2004

Editorials

Antibiotics for Coronary Disease: It's Time to Move On

C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 669

Reviews

Aortic Sclerosis - A Marker of Coronary Atherosclerosis

Y. Prasad, M.D., and N. C. Bhalodkar, M.D., FACC, FACP 671

The Negative U Wave: A Pathogenetic Engima but a Useful, Often Overlooked Bedside Diagnostic and Prognostic Clue in Ischemic Heart Disease

E. Correale, M.D., FACC, R. Battista, M.D., V. Ricciardiello, M.D., A. Martone, M.D. 674

Clinical Investigations

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Patients with Heart Failure and Conduction Abnormalities Other than Left Bundle-Branch Block: Analysis of the Multicenter InSync Randomized
Clinical Evaluation (MIRACLE)

J. M. Aranda, jr., M.D., J. B. Conti, M.D., J. W. Johnson, M.S., S. Petersen-Stejskal, b.s., A. B. Curtis, M.D. 678

Markers of Myocardial Reperfusion as Predictors of Left Ventricular Function Recovery in Acute Myocardial Infarction Treated with Primary Angioplasty

F. Bellandi, M.D., M. Leoncini, M.D., M. Maioli, M.D., A. Toso, M.D., M. Gallopin, M.D., R. Piero Dabizzi, M.D. 683

Enhanced External Counterpulsation Does Not Alter Arterial Stiffness in Patients with Angina

F. Dockery, M.D., C. Rajkumar, Ph.D., C. J. Bulpitt, M.D., R. J. Hall, M.D., J. P. Bagger, M.D. 689

Long-Term Effects of Acute Pulmonary Embolism on Echocardiographic Doppler Indices and Functional Capacity

M. Ciurzynski, M.D., Ph.D., M. Kurzyna, M.D., Ph.D., A. Bochowicz, M.D., Ph.D., B. Lichodziejewska, M.D., Ph.D., D. Liszewska-Pfejfer, M.D., Ph.D., FESC, P. Pruszczyk, M.D., Ph.D., FESC, A. Torbicki, M.D., Ph.D., FESC 693

Critical Pathways in the Emergency Department Improve Treatment Modalities for Patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in a European Hospital

F. Pelliccia, M.D., D. Cartoni, M.D., M. Verde, M.D., P. Salvini, M.D., G. Mercuro, M.D., P. Tanzi, M.D. 698

Cardiac Troponins T and I in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease: The Relation with Left Ventricular Mass and Their Prognostic Value

A. Abaci, M.D., FESC, E. Ekici, M.D., A. Oguzhan, M.D., FESC, B. Tokgoz, M.D., C. Utas, M.D. 704

Images in Cardiology

Electrical Alternans and Its Resolution in an Adult with a Large Pericardial Effusion

J. Calkins, M.D., and E. Amsterdam, M.D. 701

Electron Beam Angiography of Percutaneous Atrial Septal Defect Closure

J. Aboulhosn, M.D., D. M. Shavelle, M.D., R. Matthews, M.D., W. J. French, M.D., N. Buljubasic, M.D., Ph.D., M. J. Budoff, M.D. 702

Progress in Clinical Trials

INTERHEART (A Global Study of Risk Factors in Acute Myocardial Infarction) 709

Profiles in Cardiology

Albrecht Fleckenstein: Father of Calcium Antagonism

L. J. Acierno, M.D., F.A.C.C., and L. T. Worrell, M.P.H., R.R.T. 710

Continuing Medical Education

Articles in Brief A20
Calendar A27
Subject and Author Indices to Volume 27 (2004) 712


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