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Vol. 27, No. 3
March 2004


Human Immunodeficiency Virus and the Heart

C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 117

Recent Update to the ACC/AHA Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Unstable Angina and Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Role of Antiplatelet Therapy

R. C. Becker, M.D. 119

Special Article

A Perspective on Rate Control in the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

A. L. Waldo, M.D. 121


Evolving Targets for Risk Reduction in Diabetes

G. M. Caputo, M.D., FACP, J. B. Braunstein, M.D., R. S. Blumenthal, M.D., FACC 125

Clinical Investigations

Classification and Risk Stratification of Acute Chest Pain Patients Using a Low Discriminatory Level of Cardiac Troponin

B. C. Solymoss, M.D., M. G. Bourassa, M.D., P. Cernacek, M.D., A. Fortier, M.Sc., P. Théroux, M.D. 130

Peripheral Arterial Tonometry: A Diagnostic Method for Detection of Myocardial Ischemia Induced during Mental Stress Tests: A Pilot Study

D. A. Goor, M.D., J. Sheffy, Ph.D., R. P. Schnall, Ph.D., A. Arditti, M.D., A. Caspi, M.D., E. E. Bragdon, Ph.D., D. S. Sheps, M.D., MSPH 137

Myoglobin—A Marker of Reperfusion and a Prognostic Indicator in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction

M. P. Iqbal, Ph.D., K. A. Kazmi, MBBS, FCPS, N. Mehboobali, M.Sc., A. Rahbar, MBBS 144

Electrocardiogram and Clinical Characteristics of Patients Referred for Cardiac Transplantation: Implications for Pacing in Heart Failure

R. Freudenberger, M.D., J. A. Sikora, CRNP, M. Fisher, M.D., A. Wilson, Ph.D., M. Gold, M.D., Ph.D. 151

Increased Blood Coagulation and Platelet Activation in Patients with Infective Endocarditis and Embolic Events

N. S. Buyukasyk, M.D., M. Ileri, M.D., A. Alper, M.D., K. Senen, M.D., R. Atak, M.D., I. Hisar, M.D., E. Yetkin, M.D., H. Turhan, M.D., D. Demirkan, M.D. 154

The Effect of ST Resolution on QT Dispersion after Interventional Treatment in Acute Myocardial Infarction

E. Ilkay, M.D., FICA, M. Yavuzkir, M.D., I. Karaca, M.D., M. Akbulut, M.D., M. Pekdemir, M.D., N. Aslan, M.D. 159

The Relation between Preprocedural C-Reactive Protein Levels and Early and Late Complications in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction Undergoing Interventional Coronary Angioplasty

R. Magadle, M.D., I. Hertz, M.D., H. Merlon, M.D., P. Weiner, M.D., I. Mohammedi, M.D., D. Robert, M.D. 163

Transforming Growth Factor ß1 Genotype and Change in Left Ventricular Mass during Antihypertensive Treatment—Results from the Swedish Irbesartan Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Investigation versus Atenolol (SILVHIA)

P. Hallberg, M.D., L. Lind, M.D., Ph.D., K. Billberger, K. Michaelsson, M.D., Ph.D., J. Karlsson, L. Kurland, M.D., Ph.D., T. Kahan, M.D., Ph.D., K. Malmqvist, K. P. Öhman, M.D., Ph.D., F. Nyström, M.D., Ph.D., U. Liljedahl, Ph.D., A.-C. Syvänen, M.D., Ph.D., H. Melhus, M.D., Ph.D. 169

Progress in Clinical Trials

PREVEND IT (Prevention of Renal and Vascular Endstage Disease Intervention Trial) 174
REVERSAL (Reversing of Coronary Atherosclerosis with Lipitor®) 174

Images in Cardiology

Persistent Left and Absent Right Superior Vena Cava Documented by Magnetic Resonance Imaging

M. Brueck, M.D., K. Rauber, M.D., W. Kramer, M.D. 141

Left Main Coronary to Pulmonary Artery Fistula Causing Steal Phenomenon

V. Davutoglu, M.D., S. Soydinc, M.D., H. Dinckal, M.D., C. E. Cagliyan, M.D. 150

Short Communications

A Case of Paradoxical Embolism "in situ"Associated with Massive Pulmonary Embolism: Role of Echocardiography

A. D. Sumner, M.D., R. Henderson, B.S., D. Martin, B.S., V. L. Sorrell, M.D. 175

Profiles in Cardiology

Douglas P. Zipes

J. M. Miller, M.D. 179

Continuing Medical Education

Articles in Brief A18
Calendar A28R

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