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Contents Vol. 22, No. 2, February 1999


Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Platelet Receptor Blockers: Are They Ready for Prime Time in Patients with Unstable Coronary Artery Disease?
C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C.  57


Early Repolarization
M. Mehta, M.D., A. C. Jain, M.D., A. Mehta, M.D.  59


Assessing the Appropriateness of Coronary Revascularization: The University of Maryland Revascularization Appropriateness Score (RAS) and Its Comparison to RAND Expert Panel Ratings and American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines with Regard to Assigned Appropriateness Rating and Ability to Predict Outcome
A. A. Ziskind, M.D., M. A. Lauer, M.D., G. Bishop, M.D., R. A. Vogel, M.D.  67

An Electrocardiographic Algorithm for the Prediction of the Culprit Lesion Site in Acute Anterior Myocardial Infarction
T. Y. Kim, M.D., N. Alturk, M.D., N. Shaikh, M.D., G. Kelen, M.D., M. Salazar, M.D., R. Grodman, M.D.  77

Lack of Association between Prior Infection with Chlamydia Pneumoniae and Acute or Chronic Coronary Artery Disease
R. Altman, M.D., Ph.D., J. Rouvier, M.D., A. Scazziota, Ph.D., R. S. Absi, Ph.D., C. Gonzalez, M.D.  85

Early Mitral Regurgitation after Acute Myocardial Infarction Does Not Contribute to Subsequent Left Ventricular Remodeling
A. N. Neskovic, M.D., J. Marinkovic, M.D., Ph.D., M. Bojic, M.D., Ph.D., A. D. Popovic, M.D., Ph.D., FESC, FACC  91

Effects of Digoxin on Electrocardiogram in Patients with Acute Atrial Fibrillation -- A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study
B. Hornestam, M.D., P. Held, M.D., Ph.D., N. Edvardsson, M.D., Ph.D., for the Digitalis in Acute Atrial Fibrillation (DAAF) Trial group  96

Circadian Variations of QTc Dispersion: Is It a Clue to Morning Increase of Sudden Cardiac Death?
M. K. Batur, M.D., S. Aksöyek, M.D., A. Oto, M.D., FESC, FACC, A. Yildirir, M.D., N. Özer, M.D., E. Atalar, M.D., K. Aytemir, M.D., G. Kabakci, M.D., K. Övünç, M.D., F. Özmen, M.D., S. Kes, M.D.  103

Effect of Aprindine on Heart Rate Variability Indices in Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease
B. Takase, M.D., A. Uehata, M.D., T. Nishioka, M.D., K. Arakawa, M.D., K. Satomura, M.D., F. Ohsuzu, M.D., A. Kurita, M.D.  107

Differential Hormonal Profiles of Adrenomedullin and Proadrenomedullin N-Terminal 20 Peptide in Patients with Heart Failure and Effect of Treatment on Their Plasma Levels
T. Etoh, M.D., J. Kato, M.D., M. Takenaga, M.D., T. Imamura, M.D., K. Kitamura, M.D., Y. Koiwaya, M.D., T. Eto, M.D.  113

Isolated Left Ventricular Abnormal Trabeculation in Adults Is Associated with Neuromuscular Disorders
C. Stöllberger, M.D., J. Finsterer, M.D., A. Valentin, M.D., G. Blazek, M.D., D. Tscholakoff, M.D.  119


Deceleration-Dependent Shortening of the QT Interval: A New Electrocardiographic Phenomenon?
I. Gussak, M.D., Ph.D., N. Liebl, S. Nouri, M.D., P. Bjerregaard, M.D., D.M.Sc., F. Zimmerman, M.D., B.R. Chaitman, M.D.  124


Thrombosed Pulmonary Arterial Aneurysm in Eisenmenger's Syndrome
M. A. Rebolledo, M.D., and J. K. Perloff, M.D.  127

Bullet in the Heart
J. Mahenthiran, M.D., and H. Weerackody, M.D.  128


AVERT (Atorvastatin VErsus Revascularization Trial) 130
CIBIS (Cardiac Insufficiency BIsoprolol Study) II 130


Multiple Coronary Occlusions Associated with ST-Segment Elevation
M. R. Dhond, M.D., J. Kang, M.D., T. Wentzien, D.O., E. A. Amsterdam, M.D.  132

Myotonic Dystrophy Associated with QT Prolongation and Torsade de Pointes
Y. Umeda, M.D., U. Ikeda, M.D., Ph.D., J. Yamamoto, M.D., H. Fukazawa, M.D., Y. Hayashi, M.D., H. Fujikawa, M.D., Ph.D., K. Shimada, M.D., Ph.D.  136

Potential Proarrhythmic Effects of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators
F. Duru, M.D., and R. Candinas, M.D.  139

Coronary Stent Deployment in a Young Adult with Kawasaki Disease and Recurrent Myocardial Infarction
T. Ueno, M.D., Ph.D., H. Kai, M.D., Ph.D., H. Ikeda, M.D., Ph.D., K. Ichiki, M.D., Ph.D., T. Hashino, M.D., Ph.D., T. Imaizumi, M.D., Ph.D.  147

Thrombolysis of Mobile Right Atrial Thrombi Following Severe Pulmonary Embolism
J.-L. Cracowski, M.D., F. Tremel, M.D., J.-P. Baguet, M.D., J.-M. Mallion, M.D.  151


Aubrey Leatham: Twentieth Century Pioneer in Auscultation
M. E. Silverman, M.D.  155


Cardiovascular Thrombosis: Thrombocardiology and Thromboneurology, Second Edition 160
McDonald's Blood Flow in Arteries, Fourth Edition 160

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