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Vol. 27, No.1
January 2004


Assessing Ventricular Function for Risk Stratification

C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 1


Optimizing Adjunctive Antithrombotic Therapy in the Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Role for Low-Molecular-Weight

D. Brieger, MBBS., Ph.D., FRACP 3

Clinical Investigations

Atheromatous Plaque Cap Thickness Can Be Determined by Quantitative Color Analysis during Angioscopy: Implications for Identifying the Vulnerable Plaque

A. Miyamoto, M.D., A. R. Prieto, M.D., FACC, S. E. Friedl, M.E.E., F. C. Lin, Ph.D., J. E. Muller, M.D., FACC, R. W. Nesto, M.D., FACC, G. S. Abela, M.Sc, M.D., FACC 9

Marked Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Reduction below Current National Cholesterol Education Program Targets Provides the Greatest Reduction in Carotid Atherosclerosis

S. M. Kent, M.D., L. C. Coyle, D.O., P. J. Flaherty, D.O., T. T. Markwood, M.D., A. J. Taylor, M.D. 17

Need for Hospice and Palliative Care Services in Patients with End-Stage Heart Failure Treated with Intermittent Infusion of Inotropes

A. López-Candales, M.D., FACC, C. Carron, FNP, J. Schwartz, M.D., FACC 23

Postsystolic Thickening Detected by Doppler Myocardial Imaging: A Marker of Viability or Ischemia in Patients with Myocardial Infarction

J.-K. Song, M.D., J.-M. Song, M.D., D.-H. Kang, M.D., B. Haluska, R.D.C.S., T. H. Marwick, M.B.B.S. 29

Potential Application of Tissue Doppler Imaging to Assess Regional Left Ventricular Diastolic Function in Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Comparison with 123I-b-Methyl Iodophenyl Pentadecanoic Acid Myocardial Scintigraphy

H. Yamada, M.D., Ph.D., T. Oki, M.D., Ph.D., T. Yamamoto, M.D., Ph.D., H. Tanaka, M.D., T. Tabata, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, T. Wakatsuki, M.D., Ph.D., M. Nomura, M.D., Ph.D., S. Ito, M.D., Ph.D., J. D. Thomas, M.D., FACC 33

Mortality and Rate of Stroke or Embolism in Atrial Fibrillation during Long-Term Follow-Up in the Embolism in Left Atrial Thrombi (ELAT) Study

C. Stöllberger, M.D., P. Chnupa, M.D., C. Abzieher, M.D., Dipl. Ing. T. Länger, J. Finsterer, M.D., I. Klem, M.D., E. Hartl, M.D., C. Wehinger, M.D., B. Schneider, Ph.D. 40

Electrophysiology, Pacing, and Arrhythmia

Effect of Bachmann's Bundle Pacing on Atrial Fibrillation: Electrophysiologic Assessment

H. Noguchi, M.D., K. Kumagai, M.D., FACC, H. Tojo, M.D.,T. Yasuda, M.D., K. Saku, M.D., FACC 50

Images in Cardiology

Endomyocardial Fibrosis in Churg-Strauss Syndrome

B. Mukherjee, MB, B. Chir, J. C. C. Moon, MRCP, M. Sandrasagra, MRCP, D. J. Pennell, FRCP 21

Two Large Thrombi in the Left Atrium in an Elderly Patient with Mitral Valve Stenosis

C. Aggeli, M.D., C. Mauronasios, M.D., C. Theocharis, M.D., M. Bonou, M.D., C. Stefanadis, M.D., P. Toutouzas, M.D. 39

Special Article

The Imaging Spectrum of Apical Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

M. Valderrábano, M.D., and R. J. Siegel, M.D. 49

Progress in Clinical Trials

TBRAVE (Bavarian Reperfusion Alternatives Evaluation Trial) 54
ACTIV in CHF (Acute and Chronic Therapeutic Impact of a Vasopressin 2 Antagonist [Tolvaptan] in Congestive Heart Failure) 54
DIABETES (Diabetes and Sirolimus-Eluting Stent Trial) 54
SPORTIF V (Stroke Prevention Using an Oral Thrombin Inhibitor [Ximelagatran] in Atrial Fibrillation) 55
CREST (Cilostazol for Restenosis Trial) 55
PRIMO-CABG (Pexelizumab for the Reduction in Infarction and Mortality in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery) 56
VALIANT (Valsartan in Acute Myocardial Infarction) 56
WITTI (Secondary Prevention Beyond Walls Intervention Trial in Women Study) 57

Profiles in Cardiology

Geoffrey O. Hartzler

J.K. Kahn, M.D. 58

Continuing Medical Education

Articles in Brief A19
Calendar A25

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