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Vol. 23, No. 3, March 2000


The Modern Treatment of Heart Failure: How Many Drugs Are Enough?

C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 139


Aortic Valve Replacement for Patients with Mild to Moderate Aortic Stenosis Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

T. C. Hilton, M.D. 141

Echocardiography of the Coronary Sinus in Adults

I. A. D'Cruz, M.D., FRCP, M. B. Shala, M.D., C. Johns, M.D. 149

Clinical Investigations

Atrial Fibrillation Independently Prolongs Hospital Stay after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

J. E. Tamis, M.D., and J. S. Steinberg, M.D. 155

The Role of Strict Metabolic Control by Insulin Infusion on Fibrinolytic Profile during an Acute Coronary Event in Diabetic Patients

A. Melidonis, M.D., A. Stefanidis, M.D., S. Tournis, M.D., S. Manoussakis, M.D., S. Handanis, M.D., M. Zairis, M.D., L. Dadiotis, M.D., S. Foussas, M.D., FESC, FACC 160

Intensity of Antianginal Therapy in Patients Referred for Coronary Angiography: A Comparison of Fee-for-Service and Health Maintenance Organization Therapeutic Strategies

B. A. Samuels, M.D., G. A. Diamond, M.D., P. R. Mahrer, M.D., T. A. Denton, M.D. 165

Electropharmacologic Effect of a Standard Dose of Intravenous Procainamide in Patients with Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia

S. J. Rials, M.D., Ph.D., D. Britchkow, M.D., R. A. Marinchak, M.D., P. R. Kowey, M.D. 171

Severity of Residual Stenosis of Infarct-Related Lesion and Left Ventricular Function after Single-Vessel Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction: Implication of ST-Segment Elevation in Lead aVL of the Admission Electrocardiograms

H. Yoshino, M.D., E. Kachi, M.D., H. Shimizu, M.D., M. Taniuchi, M.D., K. Yano, M.D., H. Udagawa, M.D., T. Kajiwara, M.D., K. Shimoyama, M.D., K. Ishikawa, M.D., FACC 175

Changes of QT Dispersion in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease Dependent on Different Methods of Stress Induction

B. Hailer, M.D., P. Van Leeuwen, Ph.D., D. Sallner, S. Lange, M. Wehr, M.D. 181

Clinical and Demographic Determinants of Heart Rate Variability in Patients Post Myocardial Infarction: Insights from the Cardiac Arrhythmia Suppression Trial (CAST)

P. K. Stein, Ph.D., P. P. Domitrovich, Ph.D., R. E. Kleiger, M.D., K. B. Schechtman, Ph.D., J. N. Rottman, M.D., for the CAST Investigators 187

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Discharge Rates in Patients with Unexplained Syncope, Structural Heart Disease, and Inducible Ventricular Tachycardia at Electrophysiologic Study

V. Menon, M.D., J. S. Steinberg, M.D., T. Akiyama, M.D., K. Beckman, M.D., L. Carillo, M.D., S. Kutalek, M.D. 195

Stability of the Noninvasive Baroreflex Sensitivity Assessment Using Cross-Spectral Analysis of Heart Rate and Arterial Blood Pressure Variabilities

D. Wichterle, M.D., V. Melenovsky, M.D., L. Necasova, B.Sc., J. Kautzner, M.D., M. Malik, Ph.D., M.D. 201

L-Arginine Reduces Heart Rate and Improves Hemodynamics in Severe Congestive Heart Failure

E. A. Bocchi, M.D., A. Vilella de Moraes, M.D., A. Esteves-Filho, M.D., F. Bacal, M.D., J. O. Auler, M.D., M. J. Carmona, M.D., G. Bellotti, M.D., A. F. Ramires, M.D. 205

Images in Cardiology

Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome Associated with a Coronary Sinus Diverticulum

B. Schneider, M.D., and K.-H. Kuck, M.D. 211

Acute Severe Mitral Regurgitation due to Unusual Detachment of Bioprosthetic Valve Leaflet

J.-W., Ha, M.D., Ph.D., B.-C. Chang, M.D., Ph.D., N. Chung, M.D., Ph.D., S.-H. Cho, M.D., Ph.D. 213

Multiple Ecchymotic Lesions on the Torso of a Patient with Unstable Angina

A. Sadaniantz, M.D., and P. C. Gordon, M.D. 214

Cabrol Perfusion Graft

K. P. Madhusoodanan, M.D., M. N. Prakash, M.D., S. Chawla, M.D., J. C. Missri, M.D. 216

Short Communications

Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation and Insidious Neck Pain

M. V. Nastri, M.D., M. A. Taricco, M.D., V. A. F. Alves, M.D., A. J. Mansur, M.D. 219

Acetylcholine- and Ergonovine-Induced Coronary Microvascular Spasm Reflected by Increased Coronary Vascular Resistance and Myocardial Lactate Production

M. Horimoto, M.D., K. Igarashi, M.D., T. Takenaka, M.D., H. Inoue, M.D., K. Yamazaki, M.D., H. Sakuragi, M.D. 221

Evaluation of Coronary Subclavian Steal Syndrome Using Sestamibi Imaging and Duplex Scanning with Observed Vertebral Subclavian Steal

A. C. Rossum, M.D., M.M.S., S. R. Steel, B.S.N., R.N., R.V.T., M. F. Hartshorne, M.D. 226

Profiles in Cardiology

James Bryan Herrick

L. J. Acierno, M.D., and L. T. Worrell, M.P.H. 230

Book Review

Platelet Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Inhibitors in Cardiovascular Disease 233

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