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Vol. 20, No. 5
May 1997


Low Molecular Weight Heparin for Acute Ischemic Heart Disease

C. R. Conti, M.D.   415

Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy: Alternative Therapeutic Options

N. Lakkis, M.D., N. Kleiman, M.D., D. Killip, R.N., W.H. Spencer, III, M.D.   417


Alcohol, Ischemic Heart Disease, and the French Paradox

J. Constant, M.D., FACC   420

Coronary Risk Factors, Endothelial Function, and Atherosclerosis: A Review

R. A. Vogel, M.D.   426

Determinants of Coronary Vascular Disease in Patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus and Their Therapeutic Implications

D. J. Schneider, M.D., and B. E. Sobel, M.D.   433

Clinical Investigations

Effects of Imidapril Therapy on Endogenous Fibrinolysis in Patients with Recent Myocardial Infarction

H. Soejima, M.D., H. Ogawa, M.D., H. Yasue, M.D., H. Suefuji, M.D., K. Kaikita, M.D., K. Nishiyama, M.D.   441

Cannulation of the Coronary Sinus via the Femoral Vein--A New Technique

D. Katritsis, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, and M. M. Webb-Peploe, FRCP   446

Observer Bias in the Interpretation of Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography

J. F. Tighe, Jr., M.D., D. M. Steiman, M.D., M. N. Vernalis, D.O., A. J. Taylor, M.D.   449

Increased Ventricular Sialylation in Patients with Heart Failure Secondary to Ischemic Heart Disease

J. R. Crook, MRCP, J. H. Goldman, MRCP, M. Dalziel, B.Sc., B. Madden, M.D., FRCPI, W. J. McKenna, M.D., FACC   455

Immediate and Chronic Results of Cutting Balloon Angioplasty: A Matched Comparison with Conventional Angioplasty

T. Kondo, M.D., K. Kawaguchi, M.D., Y. Awaji, M.D., M. Mochizuki, M.D.   459

Resolution of Late Potentials with Improvement in Left Ventricular Systolic Function in Patients with First Acute Myocardial Infarction

A. Masui, M.D., K. Tamura, M.D., N. Tarumi, M.D., H. Kamihata, M.D., M. Karakawa, M.D., K. Takehana, M.D., T. Sugiura, M.D., T. Iwasaka, M.D., M. Inada, M.D.   466

Contraction-Excitation Feedback in Human Atrial Fibrillation

A. Antoniou, M.D., D. Milonas, M.D., J. Kanakakis, M.D., S. Rokas, M.D., D. A. Sideris, M.D.   473

Abnormal Q Waves on the Admission Electrocardiogram of Patients with First Acute Myocardial Infarction: Prognostic Implications

Y. Birnbaum, M.D., A. Chetrit, M.Sc., S. Sclarovsky, M.D., B. Zlotikamien, M.D., I. Herz, M.D., L. Olmer, B.Sc., G. I. Barbash, M.D., M.P.H.   477

Double-Blind Randomized Multicenter Study on the Efficacy of Trapidil versus Isosorbide Dinitrate in Stable Angina Pectoris

K.-H. Raubach, M.D., V. Vlahov, M.D., K. Wolter, Ph.D., W.-D. Bussmann, M.D.   483

Short Communications

The Role of "Ischemic ST-Segment Counterpoise" in Rendering the Response of Exercise Electrocardiogram Falsely Negative

J. E. Madias, M.D., M. Khan, M.D., B. Manyam, M.D.   489

Nonsecretory Immunoglobulin-Derived Amyloidosis of the Heart: Diagnosis by Immunohistochemistry of the Endomyocardium

E. M.C. Chau, MBBS, MRCP, S. C.W. Cheung, MBBS, MRCP, S. L. Chow, MBBS, FRCP, FRACP, K.-H. Fu, MBBS, MRCPath, FRCPA   494

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma of the Heart in Patients Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus

M. Duong, M.D., C. Dubois, M.D., M. Buisson, M.D., J. Christophe Eicher, M.D., M. Grappin, M.D., P. Chavanet, M.D., H. Portier, M.D.   497

Profiles in Cardiology

Scipione Riva-Rocci

G. Manica, M.D.   503