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Vol. 21, No. 8
August 1998


Treatment of Patients with Acute (Unstable) Symptoms due to Coronary Artery Disease [full text]

C. R. Conti, M.D. 539

Crochets: Bothersome Attitudes, Habits, Opinions, and Language [full text]

J. W. Hurst, M.D. 544


A Review of the Amyloidoses That Infiltrate the Heart

R. E. McCarthy, III, M.D., E. K. Kasper, M.D. 547

The Molecular Genetics of Arrhythmias and Sudden Death

R. Brugada, M.D., and R. Roberts, M.D. 553

Clinical Investigations

Value of T-Wave Direction with Lead III ST-Segment Depression in Acute Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction: Electrocardiographic Prediction of a "Wrapped" Left Anterior Descending Artery

A. Porter, M.D., S. Sclarovsky, M.D., T. Ben-Gal, M.D., I. Herz, M.D., A. Solodky, M.D., A. Sagie, M.D. 562

Left Ventricular Function and Exercise Tolerance in Patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus

L. Irace, M.D., Ph.D., D. Iarussi, M.D., I. Guadagno, M.D., M. L. De Rimini, M.D., P. Lucca, M.D., P. Spadaro, M.D., A. Romano, M.D., L. Mansi, M.D., A. Iacono, M.D. 567

Relative Value of Clinical and Transesophageal Echocardiographic Variables for Risk Stratification in Patients with Infective Endocarditis

P. Lancellotti, M.D., L. Galiuto, M.D., A. Albert, Ph.D., D. Soyeur, M.D., L. A. Piérard, M.D., FESC 572

Electrophysiologic Significance of Leftward QRS Axis Deviation in Bifascicular and Trifascicular Blocks

V. Ducceschi, M.D., B. Sarubbi, M.D., A. D'Andrea, M.D., B. Liccardo, M.D., P. Lucca, M.D., M. S. Mayer, M.D., A. Scialdone, M.D., L. Santangelo, M.D., A. Iacono, M.D., FESC 579

Ischemia-Induced Reflex Sympathoexcitation during the Recovery Period after Maximal Treadmill Exercise Testing

P. E. Dilaveris, M.D., G. A. Zervopoulos, M.D., A. P. Michaelides, M.D., FESC, FACC, S. K. Sideris, M.D., Z. D. Psomadaki, M.D., E. J. Gialafos, M.D., J. E. Gialafos, M.D., FESC, FACC, P. K. Toutouzas, M.D., FESC, FACC 585

Myocardial DNA Strand Breaks Are Detected in Biopsy Tissues from Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Y. Seki, M.D., H. Kai, M.D., Ph.D., M. Kai, Ph.D., A. Muraishi, M.D., K. Adachi, M.D., Ph.D., T. Imaizumi, M.D., Ph.D. 591

Images in Cardiology

Coronary Artery Fistula

D. A. Graham, M.D., P. Reyes, M.D., L. A. Pires, M.D. 597

Short Communications

Unrecognized Major Bleeding Following Thrombolysis for Acute Myocardial Infarction Presenting with Syncope

N. Cohen, M.D., R. Zaidenstein, M.D., A. Blatt, M.D., D. A. Sarafian, M.D., I. Litinsky, M.D., D. Modai, M.D. 599

Mitral Valve Replacement in Sickle Cell Disease

M. T. Sgambati, M.D., N. D. Kon, M.D., J. M. Cruz, M.D. 602

Right Ventricular Dysplasia with Complete Atrioventricular Block: Necessity and Limitation of Left Ventricular Epicardial Pacing

H. Akazawa, M.D., U. Ikeda, M.D., Ph.D., K. K. Minezaki, M.D., Ph.D., Y. Hayashi, M.D., S. Kuroki, M.D., K. Shimada, M.D., Ph.D. 604

Profiles in Cardiology

Thomas Woodward Smith

R. W. DeSanctis, M.D. 607

Book Reviews

Cardiology 1997 609
Medical Management of Atherosclerosis 609
Cardiology, Fourth Edition 610
Handbook of Coronary Stents 610