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Vol. 22, No. 5
May 1999


Current Status of Medical Therapy of Peripheral Arterial Disease
C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 331

Heart Failure Therapy: Not as Complicated as It Looks
R. M. Mills, M.D., and J. B. Young, M.D. 333


Constrictive Pericarditis
A. Mehta, M.D., M. Mehta, M.D., A. C. Jain, M.D. 334

Clinical Investigations

Diagnostic Potential of Combined Transthoracic Echocardiography and X-Ray Computed Tomography in Suspected Aortic Dissection
Y. v. Kodolitsch, M.D., N. Krause, M.D., R. Spielmann, M.D., C. A. Nienaber, M.D., FACC, FESC 345

ILEAD--Ischemia of the Lower Extremities Due to Aortic Dissection: The Isolated Presentation
L. Pacifico, D.O., FACC, and D. Spodick, M.D., D.Sc., FACC 353

Weight Gain and Insulin Resistance during Nicotine Replacement Therapy
A.R. Assali, M.D., Y. Beigel, M.D., R. Schreibman, R.D., Z. Shafer, M.Sc., M. Fainaru, M.D. 357

Antianginal and Anti-Ischemic Effects of Nisoldipine and Ramipril in Patients with Syndrome X
F. ·zÙelik, M.D., A. Altun, M.D., G. ·zbay, M.D. 361

Physician Risk Assessment and APACHE Scores in Cardiac Care Units
G. L. Pierpont, M.D., Ph.D., and C. M. Parenti, M.D. 366

Progress in Clinical Trials

VIVA (Vascular endothelial growth factor in Ischemia for Vascular Angiogenesis) 369

SHOCK (SHould we emergently revascularize Occluded coronaries for Cardiogenic shocK) 369

PIMI (Psychophysiologic Investigations in Myocardial Ischemia) 370

FRISC II (Fragmin and Revascularization during InStability in Coronary artery disease) 370

Guardian (GUARd During Ischemia Against Necrosis) 371

WISE (Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation study) Pilot Study 371

HERS (Heart and Estrogen progestin Replacement Study) 372

Images In Cardiology

Coronary Artery Aneurysms Associated with Systemic Lupus
M. R. Dhond, M.D., A. Matayoshi, M.D., L. Laslett, M.D. 373

Short Communication

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: Favorable Outcome Illustrated by Angiographic Data
G. Longheval, M.D., V. Badot, M.D., B. Cosyns, M.D., S. Najioullah, M.D. 374

Profiles in Cardiology

Rudolf Albert von Koelliker
W. B. Fye, M.D., M.A. 376

Book Reviews

Primary Cardiology
Nonpharmacological Therapy of Arrhythmias for the 21st Century


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