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Vol. 20, No. 12
December 1997

Editorials

What Is Happening to Academic Cardiology?

C. R. Conti, M.D   979

Review

Rapid Hemostasis of Arterial Puncture Sites with Collagen in Patients Undergoing Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiac Catheterization

S. Silber, M.D., FACC   981

Clinical Investigations

Long-Term Prognosis of Young Patients after Myocardial Infarction in the Thrombolytic Era

J.-U. Füllhaas, M.D., P. Rickenbacher, M.D., M. Pfisterer, M.D., R. Ritz, M.D.   993

Hemodynamic Action of Captopril in Coronary Patients with Heart Failure Tolerant to Nitroglycerin

T. Störk, M.D., H. Eichstädt, M.D., M. Möckel, M.D., R. Gareis, M.D., T. Bodemann, M.D., R. Müller, M.A.   999

Heparin Dosing for Percutaneous Coronary Angioplasty: Use of Body Surface Area to Improve Initial Activated Clotting Time Values

G. R. Pesola, M.D., and D. A. Pesola, M.D., FACC   1006

Feasibility of Intravascular Ultrasound Studies: Predictors of Imaging Success before Coronary Interventions

F. Alfonso, M.D., FESC, M. Goncalves, M.D., J. Goicolea, M.D., FESC, R. Hernandez, M.D., FESC, J. Segovia, M.D., P. Rodriguez, M.D., A. Fernandez-Ortiz, M.D., S. Najar, M.D., C. Bañuelos, M.D., FESC, C. Macaya, M.D., FESC   1010

Increased Adhesiveness of White Blood Cells in Patients with Unstable Angina: Additional Evidence for an Involvement of the Immune-Inflammatory System

E. Leibovitz, M.D., Y. Hertz, M.D., E. Liberman, M.D., S. Sclarovsky, M.D., S. Berliner, M.D., Ph.D.   1017

Results of Electrophysiologic Studies in Patients with Acute Chagasic Myocarditis

A. J. Fuenmayor, M.D., A. M. Fuenmayor, M.D., H. Carrasco, M.D., H. Parada, M.D., C. Fuenmayor, M.D., D. Jugo   1021

Clinical Pathologic Correlations

Nonneoplastic Diseases of Aorta and Pulmonary Trunk–Part V

B. F. Waller, M.D., J. D. Clary, P.A.-C, T. Rohr, P.A.-C   1026

Images in Cardiology

Cloth-Covered Starr-Edwards Valves

E. A. Geiser, M.D.    1029

Progress in Clinical Trials

Short Communications

Myocardial Bridge as a Cause of Thrombus Formation and Myocardial Infarction in a Young Athlete

M. Agirbasli, M.D., G. S. Martin, M.D., J. B. Stout, M.D., H. S. Jennings, III, M.D., J. W. Lea, IV, M.D., J. H. Dixon, Jr., M.D.   1032

Profiles in Cardiology

Jean François Fernel

W. B. Fye, M.D., M.A.    1037