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Vol. 21, No. 4
April 1998

Editorial

New Concept for Treatment of Acute Myocardial Ischemia [full text]

C. R. Conti, M.D.  234

Reviews

Are Technetium-99m-Labeled Myocardial Perfusion Agents Adequate for Detection of Myocardial Viability?

B. Caner, M.D., and G. A. Beller, M.D.  235

Prinzmetal's Variant Angina

S. Mayer, M.D., and L. D. Hillis, M.D.  243

Clinical Investigations

Comparison of Transesophageal Doppler Coronary Flow Reserve Measurements with Thallium-201 Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography Imaging in Assessment of Left Anterior Descending Artery Stenoses

M. Zehetgruber, M.D., D. Mörtl, C.M., G. Porenta, M.D., Ph.D., G. Mundigler, M.D., G. Christ, M.D., R. Lengauer, M.D., G. Stix, M.D., P. Probst, M.D., G. Maurer, M.D., H. Sochor, M.D., P. Siostrzonek, M.D.  247

Prognostic Value of Predischarge Radionuclide Ventriculography at Rest and Exercise after Acute Myocardial Infarction Treated with Thrombolytic Therapy or Primary Coronary Angioplasty

A.T. M. Gosselink, M.D., Ph.D., A. L. Liem, M.D., S. Reiffers, Ph.D., F. Zijlstra, M.D., Ph.D., on behalf of the Zwolle Myocardial Infarction Study Group  254

Patterns of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Prescriptions, Educational Interventions, and Outcomes among Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure

M. M. McDermott, M.D., P. Lee, M.D., S. Mehta, B.A., M. Gheorghiade, M.D.  261

Circadian Rhythm of Autonomic Activity in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

A. Noda, Ph.D., F. Yasuma, M.D., FCCP, T. Okada, M.D., Ph.D., M. Yokota, M.D., Ph.D., FACC  271

Influence of Tissue Affinity of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors on Left Ventricular Remodeling after Myocardial Infarction

M. Konermann, M.D., C. Altmann, M.D., F. Laschewski, M.D., W. Josephs, M.D., H.J. Odenthal, M.D., E. Horstmann, M.D., B. Sanner, M.D.  277

Long-Term Outcome of Spinal Cord Electrical Stimulation in Patients with Refractory Chest Pain

J. P. Bagger, M.D., D.Sc., FESC, B. S. Jensen, M.D., G. Johannsen, M.D.  286

Electrocardiography

Comments about the Electrocardiographic Signs of Right Ventricular Infarction [full text]

J. W. Hurst, M.D.  289

Images in Cardiology

Hemangioma of the Heart [full text]

M. Kokoszka, M.D., M. Olszowska, M.D., T. Przewlocki, M.D., W. Tracz, M.D., Ph.D.  292

Short Communications

Severe Transmural Myocardial Ischemia after Dipyridamole Administration Implicating Coronary Steal

C. L. Hansen, M.D., and E. Williams, M.D.  293

Dextrocardia and Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (I,D,D) in a Case of Kartagener's Syndrome: A Unique Association

F. F. Bitar, M.D., R. Shbaro, M.D., S. Mroueh, M.D., K. Yunis, M.D., M. Obeid, M.D.  298

Rupture of Mitral Chorda Tendinea Following Blunt Chest Trauma

A. R. Grinberg, M.D., J. D. Finkielman, M.D., D. Piñeiro, M.D., A.F.A.C.C., H. Festa, M.D., C. Cazenave, M.D.  300

Cerebral Infarction in a Patient with Congenital Complete Heart Block

Y. Hayabuchi, M.D., S. Matsuoka, M.D., M. Nii, M.D., H. Suzuya, M.D., Y. Kuroda, M.D.  302

Ticlopidine-Induced Neutropenia Mimicking Sepsis Early after Intracoronary Stent Placement

A. B. Ochoa, M.D., M. Wolfe, M.D., P. Lewis, D.O., D. J. Lenihan, M.D.   304

Profiles in Cardiology

James Wardrop [full text]

W. Bruce Fye, M.D., M.A.  308

Book Reviews

Interventional Electrophysiology  310
Prevention of Tachyarrhythmia with Cardiac Pacing  310
Cardiovascular Physiology  310
The Pericardium: A Comprehensive Textbook  311