Vol. 24, No. 1, January 2001


Diabetes, Hypertension, and Cardiovascular Disease

C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 1


Right Ventricular Involvement in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: A Case Report and Literature Review   [Full text: HTML | PDF]

D. Mozaffarian, M.D., and J. H. Caldwell, M.D. 2

Clinical Investigations

Which Fasting Triglyceride Levels Best Reflect Coronary Risk? Evidence from the Turkish Adult Risk Factor Study

A. Onat, M.D., M.S., FESC, V. Sansoy, M.D., FESC, B. Yildirim, M.D. 9

Significance of Circulatory Epinephrine Levels in Exercise-Induced Neurally Mediated Syncope

B. Takase, M.D., FACC, S. Kastushika, M.D., A. Hamabe, M.D., A. Uehata, M.D., K. Isojima, M.D., K. Satomura, M.D., T. Nishioka, M.D., F. Ohsuzu, M.D., FACC, A. Kurita, M.D., FACC 15

Myocardial Viability in Patients with Thrombolyzed Myocardial Infarction: Is It Assessable by Predischarge Exercise Electrocardiography Test?

B. A. Samad, M.D., Ph.D., K. Jensen-Urstad, M.D., Ph.D., J. Hulting, M.D., Ph.D., H. Ruiz, M.D., J. Höjer, M.D., Ph.D., F. Bouvier, M.D., Ph.D., M. Jensen-Urstad, M.D., Ph.D. 21

Screening for Carotid Artery Disease before Cardiac Surgery: Is Current Clinical Practice Evidence Based?

R. A. Archbold, MRCP, K. Barakat, M.A., MRCP, P. Magee, FRCS, N. Curzen, Ph.D., MRCP 26

Electrocardiographic Criteria for Predicting Total Occlusion of the Proximal Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery in Anterior Wall Acute Myocardial Infarction

M. Kosuge, M.D., K. Kimura, M.D., T. Ishikawa, M.D., T. Endo, M.D., T. Shigemasa, M.D., M. Sugiyama, M.D., O. Tochikubo, M.D., S. Umemura, M.D. 33

Influence of Age on Left Atrial Appendage Function in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation

A. Ilercil, M.D., J. Kondapaneni, M.D., A. Hla, M.D., J. Shirani, M.D. 39

Silent Ischemic Interval on Exercise Test Is a Predictor of Response to Drug Therapy: A Randomized Crossover Trial of Metoprolol versus Diltiazem in Stable Angina

S. K. Dwivedi, D.M., R. K. Saran, D.M., S. Mittal, D.M., R. Gupta, D.M., V. S. Narain, D.M., V. K. Puri, D.M., FRCP 45

Association between Calcific Aortic Stenosis and Hypercholesterolemia: Is There a Need for a Randomized Controlled Trial of Cholesterol-Lowering Therapy?

M. C. K. Chui, D. E. Newby, B.A., B.Sc. (hons), B.M., D.M., MRCP, M. Panarelli, M.B., Ch.B., MRCP, P. Bloomfield, M.B., Ch.B., M.D., FRCP, N. A. Boon, M.B., Ch.B., M.D., FRCP 52

Length of Stay and Procedure Utilization Are the Major Determinants of Hospital Charges for Heart Failure

E. F. Philbin, M.D., FACC, P. A. McCullough, M.D., M.P.H., FACC, G. W. Dec, M.D., FACC, T. G. DiSalvo, M.D., M.Sci. 56

Combination Treatment with Telmisartan and Hydrochlorothiazide in Black Patients with Mild to Moderate Hypertension

J. B. McGill, M.D., and P. A. Reilly, Ph.D. 66

Heart Rate-Lowering and -Regulating Effects of Once-Daily Sustained-Release Diltiazem

W. E. Boden, M.D., M. Vray, Ph.D., E. Eschwege, M.D., D. Lauret, B.Sc., R. Scheldewaert, M.D.  73

Preventive Cardiology

Homocysteine: A New Cardiac Risk Factor?

A. U. Chai, M.D., and J. Abrams, M.D. 80

Progress in Clinical Trials

TARGET (Do Tirofiban and Reopro Give Similiar Efficacy Outcomes Trial) 85
MIRACL (Myocardial Ischemia Reduction with Aggressive Cholesterol Lowering) 85
TACTICS (Treat Angina with Aggrastat + Determine Cost of Therapy with an Invasive or Conservative Strategy)--TIMI 18 86
Val-HeFT (Valsartan Heart Failure Trial) 86
AMIOVIRT (Amiodarone vs. Implantable Defibrillator in Patients with Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy and Asymptomatic Non-Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia)  87
C-PORT (Cardiovascular Patient Outcomes Research Team) 87
FLORIDA (Fluvastatin On Risk Diminishing after Acute Myocardial Infarction) 87
INHIBIT (Intimal Hyperplasia Inhibition with Beta In-stent Trial) 88
VMAC (Vasodilation in the Management of Acute CHF) 88

Images in Cardiology

Percutaneous Retrieval of a Large Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Remnant from the Pulmonary Arteries

V. S. DeGeare, M.D., and R. D. Safian, M.D. 89

Short Communication

Single Left Coronary Artery with Origin of the Right Coronary Artery from Distal Circumflex

R. L. Shammas, M.D., FACC, M. J. Miller, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, J. D. Babb, M.D., FACC, FSCAI 90

Profiles in Cardiology

John Collins Warren

W. B. Fye, M.D., M.A. 93