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Vol. 21, No. 2
February 1998

Editorial

Medical Device Therapy for Chronic Stable Angina

C. R. Conti, M.D.   71

Reviews

Cardiogenic Shock: Therapy and Prevention

W. L. Barry, M.D., and I. J. Sarembock, M.B., Ch.B., M.D.   72

The Importance of Lowering Cholesterol in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease

D. Eisenberg, M.D., FACC   81

Clinical Investigations

Clinical and Detailed Angiographic Findings in Patients with Ambulatory Electrocardiographic Ischemia without Critical Coronary Narrowing: Results from the Asymptomatic Cardiac Ischemia Pilot (ACIP) Study

B. L. Sharaf, M.D., FACC, M. G. Bourassa, M.D., FACC, R. P. McMahon, Ph.D., C. J. Pepine, M.D., FACC, B. R. Chaitman, M.D., FACC, D. O. Williams, M.D., FACC, R. F. Davies, M.D., FACC, M. Proschan, Ph.D., C. R. Conti, M.D., FACC, for the ACIP Investigators   86

Thrombolytic Therapy Guided by a Decision Analysis Model: Are There Potential Benefits for Patient Management?

J. Kellett, M.D., and B. Ryan, S.R.N.   93

Association of Ventricular Ectopy with Nuclear Scintigraphic Perfusion Defects during Dipyridamole Stress Testing

D. L. Rabin, M.D., A. Ali, M.D., J. T. Barron, M.D., Ph.D.   100

Factors Determining Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Underutilization in Heart Failure in a Community Setting

E. F. Philbin, M.D.   103

Left Atrial Abnormality by Electrocardiogram Predicts Left Ventricular Hypertrophy by Echocardiography in the Presence of Right Bundle-Branch Block

A. Mehta, M.D., A. C. Jain, M.D., A. P. Morise, M.D., M. Mehta, M.D., M. Billie   109

Prevalence of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke in Paced Patients without Prior Atrial Fibrillation: A Prospective Study

A. V. Mattioli, M.D., Ph.D., E. T. Castellani, M.D., D. Vivoli, M.D., F. A. Sgura, M.D., G. Mattioli, M.D.   117

Clinical Pathologic Correlations

A Novel Source of Enterococcal Endocarditis

E. Milbrandt, M.D.   123

Images in Cardiology

Classic Echocardiographic Features of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

J. F. Lewis, M.D.   127

Progress in Clinical Trials

Treatment of Chronic Angina Pectoris with Combination Mibefradil and Beta-Blocker Therapy   129

STEPHY II (Starnberg Study on Epidemiology of Parkinsonism and Hypertension)   129

PAMI (Primary Angioplasty in Myocardial Infarction) Stent Pilot Trial   130

Short Communications

Echocardiographic Detection of Kaposi's Sarcoma Causing Cardiac Tamponade in a Patient with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

K.-Y. Chyu, M.D., Ph.D., Y. Birnbaum, M.D., T. Naqvi, M.D., M. C. Fishbein, M.D., R. J. Siegel, M.D.   131

Multivessel Coronary Thrombosis Treated with Abciximab (ReoPro®) in a Patient with Essential Thrombocythemia

A. D. Michaels, M.D., B. Whisenant, M.D., J. S. MacGregor, M.D., Ph.D.   134

Acute Myocardial Infarction with Simultaneous Occlusions of Two Major Coronary Arteries in a Young Man

Y. Yoshitomi, M.D., S. Kojima, M.D., M. Kuramochi, M.D.   140

Colchicine for Large Pericardial Effusion

Y. Adler, M.D., J. Guindo, M.D., Y. Finkelstein, M.D., A. Khouri, M.D., A. Assali, M.D., A. Bayes-Genis, M.D., A. Bayes de Luna, M.D.   143

Profiles in Cardiology

Guy Fontaine: A Pioneer in Electrophysiology

F. I. Marcus, M.D.   145