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Vol. 21, No. 5
May 1998

Editorial

Home Defibrillation: Has the Time Arrived?

C. R. Conti, M.D.  313

Special Article

Management Strategies for a Better Outcome in Unstable Coronary Artery Disease [full text]

R.W.F. Campbell, M.D., M.B., Ch.B., FRCP, FESC, L. Wallentin, M.D., Ph.D., F.W.A. Verheugt, M.D., FACC, FESC, A.G.G. Turpie, M.D., FRCP, FACC, FRCPc, A. Maseri, M.D., W. Klein, M.D., J.G.F. Cleland, M.D., FRCP, FESC, FACC, C. Bode, M.D., R. Becker, M.D., J. Anderson, M.D., M.E. Bertrand, M.D., FESC, C.R. Conti, M.D.  314

Review

Noninvasive Coronary Angiography by Contrast-Enhanced Electron Beam Computed Tomography [ full text in PDF (2031K)]

S. Achenbach, M.D., W. Moshage, M.D., K. Bachmann, M.D.  323

Clinical Investigations

Influence of Smoking Status on Progression of Endothelial Dysfunction

C. J. Pepine, M.D., J. D. Schlaifer, M.D., G.B. J. Mancini, M.D., B. Pitt, M.D., B. J. O'Neill, M.D., H. E. Haber, M.P.H., on behalf of the TREND Investigators  331

Atheromatous Plaque Reflects Serum Total Cholesterol Levels: A Comparative Morphologic Study of Endarterectomy Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaques Removed from Patients from the Southern Part of India and Caucasians from Ottawa, Canada

P. J. Varghese, M.D., FRCP, S. Bharati Arumugam, M.D., K.M. Cherian, M.S., FRACS, V. Walley, M.D., A. Farb, M.D., R. Virmani, M.D.  335

Significance of Prominent Atrial-Wave and Diastasis Deflection in Radionuclide Diastolic Volume Curve during Exercise in Detection of Coronary Artery Disease

E. Klainman, M.D., J. Lebzelter, Ph.D., D. Weisenberg, M.D., G. Fink, M.D.  341

Acute Coronary Syndromes in the United States and United Kingdom: A Comparison of Approaches

P. C. Adams, B.A., FRCP, J. S. Skinner, B.Sc., MRCP, M. Cohen, M.D., R. McBride, V. Fuster, M.D., Ph.D., and the Antithrombotic Therapy in Acute Coronary Syndromes Research Group  348

Sensitivity and Long-Term Prognostic Value of Cardiac Troponin-I Increase Shortly after Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty

P. Attali, M.D., B. Aleil, M.D., G. Petitpas, F. DePoli, M.L. Wiesel, M.D., A. Wuillermin, M.D., J.P. Cazenave, M.D., Ph.D., J.M. Mossard, M.D.  353

Importance of a1-Sympathetic Activity for Diurnal Change in Ischemic Threshold in Patients with Stable Angina

M. Fujita, M.D., T. Tanaka, M.D., I. Nakae, M.D., S. Tamaki, M.D., Y. Kihara, M.D., R. Nohara, M.D., S. Sasayama, M.D.   357

Images in Cardiology

Left Ventricular Thromboembolism

E. Catherwood, M.D., J. F. Robb, M.D., D. B. Walsh, M.D.  362

Short Communications

Pulmonary Embolism and Impending Paradoxical Embolism: A Role for Transesophageal Echocardiography?

C. Alexiou, FRCS, R. A. Henderson, D.M., MRCP, D. Richens, M.D., FRCS  363

Reversal of Dilated to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy after Alcohol Abstinence

C. Stöllberger, M.D., J. Finsterer, M.D.  365

Successful Conservative Treatment of Nontyphoid Salmonella Endocarditis Involving a Bioprosthetic Valve

S. Goerre, M.D., R. Malinverni, M.D., B. C. Aeschbacher, M.D.  368

Profiles in Cardiology

Frans C. Donders [full text]

Freek W. A. Verheught M.D.  371

Book Reviews

The Practice of Clinical Echocardiography  373
Vascular Disease in the Elderly  373
Recent Advances in Cardiac Pacing  373
Echocardiography in Pediatric Heart Disease  374