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Vol. 25, No. 4
April  2002


Editorial Value of "Borderline" Troponin T Measurements in Patients with Chest Pain

C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 139


Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 and Coronary Artery Disease

U. Ikeda, M.D., PH.D., K. Matsui, M.D., Y. Murakami, M.D., PH.D., K. Shimada, M.D., PH.D. 143

Clinical Investigations

Clinical Presentation, Hospital Length of Stay, and Readmission Rate in Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved and Decreased Left Ventricular Systolic Function

Q. Malki, M.D., N. D. Sharma, M.D., A. Afzal, M.D., K. Ananthsubramaniam, M.D., A. Abbas, M.D., G. Jacobson, M.S., S. Jafri, M.D. 149

Shear-Induced Platelet Aggregation Increases in Patients with Proximal and Severe Coronary Artery Stenosis

K. Kawano, M.D., H. Yoshino, M.D., N. Aoki, M.D., FACC, H. Udagawa, M.D., A. Watanuki, M.D., Y. Hioki, M.D., Y. Hasumura, M.D., T. Yasumura, M.D., M. Homori, M.D., M. Murata, M.D., Y. Ikeda, M.D., K. Ishikawa, M.D., FACC 154

Exaggerated Carotid Sinus Massage Responses Are Related to Severe Coronary Artery Disease in Patients Being Evaluated for Chest Pain

C. P. Tsioufis, M.D., FESC, I. E. Kallikazaros, M.D., FESC, K. P. Toutouzas, M.D., C. I. Stefanadis, M.D., FACC, P. K. Toutouzas, M.D., FACC 161

Conjugated Estrogen Administration Improves Common Carotid Artery Elastic Properties in Normotensive Postmenopausal Women

I. Kallikazaros, M.D., FESC, C. Tsioufis, M.D., FESC, P. Zambaras, M.D., C. Stefanadis, M.D., FAAC, P. Toutouzas, M.D., FAAC 167

The Effect of Aortic Valve Replacement on N-Terminal Natriuretic Propeptides in Patients with Aortic Stenosis

W. Qi, M.D., P. Mathisen, M.D., J. Kjekshus, M.D., PH.D., S. Simonsen, M.D., PH.D., K. Endresen, M.D., PH.D., R. Bj¿rnerheim, M.D., PH.D., C. Hall, M.D., PH.D. 174

The Impact of Right Atrial Ischemia on Inferior Myocardial Infarction with Extension to Right Ventricle: Transesophageal Echocardiographic Examination

J. Vargas-Barron, M.D., M. Lopez-Meneses, M.D., F.-J. Roldan, M.D., A. Romero-Cardenas, M.D., C. Keirns, M.D., N. Espinola-Zavaleta, M.D., M. Pe–a-Duque, M.D., C. Martinez-Sanchez, M.D., M.-A. Martinez Rios, M.D. 181

New Parameters in the Interpretation of Exercise Testing in Women: QTc Dispersion and QT Dispersion Ratio Difference

K. Ozdemir, M.D., B. B. Altunkeser, M.D., M. Aydin, M.D., A. Ozeren, M.D., G. Danis, M.D., H. Gok, M.D. 187

Images in Cardiology

Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia

J. Hakim, M.D., A. R. Khan, A. Jain, M.D. 193

Short Communication

Severe Aortic Stenosis and Mitral Regurgitation in a Woman with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

I. Moyssakis, M.D., A. Tzioufas, M.D., F. Triposkiadis, M.D., N. Strateges, M.D., M. Kyriakidis, M.D. 194

Profiles in Cardiology

Inge Edler: Father of Echocardiography

L. J. Acierno, M.D., FACC, and L. T. Worrell, M.P.H., R.R.T. 197


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