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The Early Evaluation of Patients with Chest Pain

C. R. Conti, M.D. 703

Special Article

Unstable Angina: Prognosis of the Individual Patient

R. Bugiardini, M.D., and C. R. Conti, M.D. 706


Unexpected Instant Death Following Successful Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (and Other Clinical Settings): Atrial Fibrillation, Quinidine, Procainamide, et cetera, and Instant Death

J. O'Neal Humphries, M.D. 711

Current Clinical Applications of Heart Rate Variability

A. Stys, M.D., and T. Stys, M.D. 719

Clinical Investigations

Improved Risk Stratification in Unstable Angina: Identification of Patients at Low Risk for in-Hospital Cardiac Events by Admission Echocardiography

J. H. Stein, M.D., A. Neumann, B.S., L. M. Preston, D.O., B. J. Vandenberg, M.S., J. E. Parrillo, M.D., J. E. Calvin, M.D., R. H. Marcus, M.D. 725

Arrhythmic Profile, Ventricular Function, and Histomorphometric Findings in Patients with Idiopathic Ventricular Tachycardia and Mitral Valve Prolapse: Clinical and Prognostic Evaluation

L. La Vecchia, M.D., R. Ometto, M.D., P. Centofante, M.D., L. Varotto, M.D., C. Bonanno, M.D., L. Bozzola, M.D., P. Bevilacqua, M.D., M. Vincenzi, M.D. 731

Atrial Natriuretic Peptide Augments Coronary Collateral Blood Flow: A Study during Coronary Angioplasty

Z. S. Kyriakides, M.D., E. Sbarouni, M.D., A. Antoniadis, M.D., E. K. Iliodromitis, M.D., D. Mitropoulos, M.D., D. T. Kremastinos, M.D. 737

Comparison of Adenosine Effects on Atrioventricular Node Reentry and Atrioventricular Reciprocating Tachycardias

J. K. Donahue, M.D., D. Orias, M.D., R. D. Berger, M.D., Ph.D., G. F. Tomaselli, M.D., J. H. Lawrence, M.D. H. Calkins, M.D. 743

Hypotensive Response during Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography in Coronary Patients: A Common Event of Well-Functioning Left Ventricle

L. S. Rallidis, M.D., I. E. Moyssakis, M.D., P. Nihoyannopoulos, M.D., FACC, FESC 747

Assessment of Abnormal Left Atrial Relaxation by Transesophageal Pulsed Doppler Echocardiography of Pulmonary Venous Flow Velocity

T. Oki, M.D., T. Tabata, M.D., H. Yamada, M.D., K. Fukuda, M.D., M. Abe, M.D., Y. Onose, M.D., T. Wakatsuki, M.D., A. Iuchi, M.D., S. Ito, M.D. 753

Effect of Aminophylline in Patients with Atropine-Resistant Late Advanced Atrioventricular Block during Acute Inferior Myocardial Infarction

A. Altun, M.D., C. Kirdar, M.D., G. Özbay, M.D. 759

Propafenone versus Procainamide for Conversion of Atrial Fibrillation to Sinus Rhythm

A. V. Mattioli, M.D., Ph.D., G. R. Lucchi, M.D., D. Vivoli, M.D., G. Mattioli, M.D. 763

Images in Cardiology

Acute Myocardial Infarction due to Exercvise-Induced Plaque Rupture

S. H. Fertels, D.O., D. R. Heller, M.D., A. Maniet, D.O., A. Zalewski, M.D. 767

Short Communications

Impairment of Left Atrial Appendage Function after Spontaneous Conversion of Atrial Flutter

M. C. Kontos, M.D., and W. H. J. Paulsen, M.D. 769

Anomalous Origin of the Right Coronary Artery from the Main Pulmonary Artery: Diagnosis and Management

V. Hekmat, M.D., S. M. Rao, M.D., M. Chhabra, M.D., M. Chiavalleri, M.D., Ph.D., J. E. Anderson, M.D., D. B. Nudel, M.D. 773

Doxorubicin-Induced Cardiomyopathy Treated with Carvedilol

S. Fazio, M.D., E. A. Palmieri, M.D., B. Ferravante, M.D., F. Bonè, M.D., B. Biondi, M.D., L. Saccà, M.D. 777

Rapidly Reversible Cardiomyopathy Associated with Chronic Ipecac Ingestion

P. C. Ho, M.D., R. Dweik, M.D., M. C. Cohen, M.D., M.P.H. 780

Profiles in Cardiology

Dirk Durrer: The Scientist and the Man

L. J. Acierno, M.D., FACC 785

Book Reviews

Discontinuous Conduction in the Heart 789
Mayo Clinic Cardiology Review 789
Ten Years of Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation 789
Cardiac Intensive Care 790

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