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Vol. 23, No. 5, May 2000


Time to Publication: A Problem--but There Are Solutions

C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 313


The Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator

H. L. Greene, M.D. 315

Clinical Investigations

Seropositivity against Chlamydia Pneumoniae in Patients with Coronary Atherosclerosis Disease

F. Romeo, M.D., E. Martuscelli, M.D., G. Chirieolo, M.D., L.M. Cerabino, M.D., K. Ericson, M.D., T. G. P. Saldeen, M.D., Ph.D., J. L. Mehta, M.D., Ph.D. 327

Should Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Procedures Take Place at the Time of Diagnostic Procedures?

V. B. Panchamukhi, M.D., and G. C. Flaker, M.D. 332

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme and Apolipoproteins Genes Polymorphism in Coronary Artery Disease

A. P. Mansur, M.D., J. Annicchino-Bizzacchi, M.D., D. Favarato, M.D., S. D. Avakian, M.D., L. A. M. César, M.D., J. A. F. Ramires, M.D. 335

The Use of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction in Community Hospitals

F. C. Dwamena, M.D., H. El-Tamimi, M.D., R. E. Watson, M.D., J. Kroll, Ph.D., A. D. Stein, Ph.D., A. McLane, B.Sc., M. Holmes-Rovner, Ph.D., B. McIntosh, M.D., J. Kupersmith, M.D., for the Michigan State University Inter-Institutional Collaborative Heart (MICH) Study Group 341

Correlation of Coronary Angiography with "Tombstoning" Electrocardiographic Pattern in Patients after Acute Myocardial Infarction

X. H. Guo, M.D., Y. G. Yap, MBBS, MRCP, L. J. Chen, M.D., Ph.D., J. Huang, M.D., Ph.D., A. J. Camm, M.D. 347

Impact of Left Ventricular Size on Pharmacologic Reverse Remodeling in Heart Failure

T. B. Levine, M.D., A. B. Levine, M.D., J. Bolenbaugh, R.N., R. J. Stomel, D.O. 355

Exercise-Induced QTc-Interval Changes for Predicting Improvement in Regional Blood Flow in Ischemic Myocardium and Cardiac Output after Coronary Angioplasty in Patients with Right Bundle-Branch Block

T. Watanabe, M.D., T. Michihata, M.D., H. Yamanaka, M.D., Y. Akutsu, M.D., O. Okazaki, M.D., T. Katagiri, M.D., K. Harumi, M.D., FACC 359

Cardiac Sympathetic Activity in the Asymmetrically Hypertrophied Septum in Patients with Hypertension or Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

M. Shimizu, M.D., H. Ino, M.D., K. Okeie, M.D., Y. Emoto, M.D., M. Yamaguchi, M.D., T. Yasuda, M.D., N. Fujino, M.D., H. Fujii, M.D., S. Fujita, M.D., K. Nakajima, M.D., J. Taki, M.D., H. Mabuchi, M.D. 365

Influence of Autonomic Neuropathy upon Left Ventricular Dysfunction in Insulin-Dependent Diabetic Patients

P. T. Monteagudo, M.D., V. A. Moisés, M.D., Ph.D., O. Kohlmann, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., A. B. Ribeiro, M.D., Ph.D., V. C. Lima, M.D., Ph.D., M. Zanella, M.D., Ph.D. 371

Acute Myocardial Infarction--A Late Complication of Intracoronary Stent Placement

H. D. Danenberg, M.D., C. Lotan, M.D., Y. Hasin, M.D., M. S. Gotsman, M.D., Y. Rozenman, M.D. 376

Ethnicity Does Not Affect Outcomes of Coronary Angioplasty

M. Mastoor, M.D., U. Iqbal, M.D., E. Pinnow, M.S., J. Lindsay, Jr., M.D. 379

Progress in Clinical Trials

BLOSS (Beta Blocker Length of Stay) 383
ESPRIT (Enhanced Suppression of the Platelet IIb/IIIa Receptor with Integrilin® Therapy)  383
PENTALYSE (Synthetic Pentasaccharide, as an Adjunct to Fibrinolysis in ST-Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction) 383
HART-II (A Randomized Comparison of Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin and Unfractionated Heparin Adjunctive to t-PA Thrombolysis and Aspirin) 384
2nd SYMPHONY (Sibrafiban vs. Aspirin to Yield Maximum Protection from Ischemic Heart Events Post Acute Coronary Syndromes) 384
START (SR-90 Treatment of Angiographic Restenosis Trial) 384
BESMART (BEstent in SMall ARTeries) 385
ISAR-SMART (Intracoronary Stenting or Angioplasty for Restenosis in Small Vessels) 385

Images in Cardiology

Cardiac Involvement in Lightning Strike Injury

J. Auer, M.D. 386

Short Communications

Fungal Endocarditis at the Aortotomy Site after Aortic Valve Replacement

V. L. Sorrell, M.D., FACC, T. C. Koutlas, M.D., C. Ohl, M.D. 387

Profiles in Cardiology

Adolph Fick: Mathematician, Physicist, Physiologist

L. J. Acierno, M.D., FACC 390

Book Reviews

Beside Cardiology, Fifth Edition 392
Exercise and the Heart, Fourth Edition 392

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