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Vol. 25, No. 5
May  2002


Can Calcific Aortic Stenosis Be Prevented?

C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 201


Reducing Global Risk for Cardiovascular Disease: Using Lifestyle Changes and Pharmacotherapy

A. Cheng, M.D., J. B. Braunstein, M.D., C. Dennison, M.S.N., C.R.N.P., C. Nass, M.S.N., N.P., R. S. Blumenthal, M.D., FACC, FCCP 205

Clinical Investigations

Clinical Investigations Coronary Intervention in the Diabetic Patient: Improved Outcome Following Stent Implantation Compared with Balloon Angioplasty

M. P. Savage, M.D., D. L. Fischman, M.D., R. A. Schatz, M.D., M. B. Leon, M.D., D. S. Baim, M.D., J. Brinker, M.D., J. Hirshfeld, M.D., S. Goldberg, M.D., for the STRESS Investigators 213

Vitamin C Preserves Endothelial Function in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease after a High-Fat Meal

L. Liu, PH.D., S.-P. Zhao, PH.D., M. Gao, M.D., Q.-C. Zhou, M.D., Y.-L. Li, M.D., B. Xia, M.D. 219

Elevated Homocysteine Levels Might Be Associated with Coronary Artery Remodeling in Patients with Stable Angina: An Intravascular Ultrasound Study

M.-K. Hong, M.D., PH.D., S.-W. Park, M.D., PH.D., C. W. Lee, M.D., S.-W. Choi, M.D., J.-M. Song, M.D., D.-H. Kang, M.D., PH.D., J.-K. Song, M.D., PH.D., J.-J. Kim, M.D., PH.D., S.-J. Park, M.D., PH.D. 225

Comparison between Ventricular Gradient and a New Descriptor of the Wavefront Direction of Ventricular Activation and Recovery

V. Batchvarov, M.D., J. C. Kaski, M.D., FACC, N. Parchure, MRCP, P. Dilaveris, M.D., S. Brown, R.G.N., B.SC., A. Ghuran, M.B.CH.B., P. Farbom, M.D., K. Hnatkova, PH.D., A. J. Camm, M.D., FACC, M. Malik, PH.D., M.D., FACC 230

Onset of Acute Myocardial Infarction during Sleep

R. W. Peters, M.D., R. G. Zoble, M.D., PH.D., M. M. Brooks, PH.D. 237

Images in Cardiology

Osborn Waves of Severe Hypothermia

Thomas Fehr, M.D., Edwin H. Straumann, M.D., Osmund Bertel, M.D. 241

Progress in Clinical Trials

AMISTAD II (Acute Myocardial Infarction Study of Adenosine) 242
COAST (Heparin-Coated Stents in Small Coronary Arteries) 242
PRESENT (Preliminary Safety Evaluation of Nanoporous Tacrolimus Eluting Stents) and EVIDENT (Endovascular Investigation Determining the Safety of New Tacrolimus Eluting Stent Grafts) 242
4E: Efficacy and Safety of Eplerenone, Enalapril, and Eplerenone/Enalapril Combination Therapy in Patients with Left Ventricular Hypertrophy 243
AFFIRM (Atrial Fibrillation Follow-up Investigation of Rhythm Management) 243
RACE (Rate Control Versus Electrical Cardioversion for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation) 244

Short Communication

Right Bundle-Branch Block Unmasking a Myocardial Infarction

M. D. Gonzalez, M.D. 245

Novel Use of a Short-Acting Intravenous Beta Blocker in Combination with Inotropic Therapy as a Bridge to Chronic Oral Beta Blockade in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure

P. J. Hauptman, M.D., D. Woods, M.D., M. R. Pritzker, M.D. 247

Profiles in Cardiology

D. Evan Bedford: Master Cardiologist and Bibliophile

M. E. Silverman, M.D., MACP, FRCP, FACC, E. Besterman, M.A., M.D., FRCP, FACC 250

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