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Vol. 27, No. 4
April 2004


Obesity Is Not Only an Adult Problem

C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 183

Common Ancestors: Chronic Progressive Diseases Have the Same Pathogenesis

J. S. Forrester, M.D. 186


Role of Noninvasive Studies in Risk Stratification for Sudden Cardiac Death

C. Kunavarapu, M.D., and D. M. Bloomfield, M.D., FACC 192

Clinical Investigations

Effects of Conventional and Aggressive Statin Treatment on Markers of Endothelial Function and Inflammation

A. Hognestad, M.D., P. Aukrust, Ph.D., M.D., R. Wergeland, B.S., O. Stokke, Ph.D., M.D., L. Gullestad, M.D., Ph.D., A. Grete Semb, Ph.D., M.D., T. Holm, M.D., Ph.D., A. K. Andreassen, Ph.D., M.D., J. K. Kjekshus, Ph.D., M.D. 199

Dynamic 123I-BMIPP Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure: Effect of Angiotensin II Type-1 Receptor Blockade

Y. Takeishi, M.D., O. Minamihaba, M.D., S. Yamauchi, M.D., T. Arimoto, M.D., O. Hirono, M.D., H. Takahashi, M.D., H. Akiyama, M.D., T. Miyamoto, M.D., J. Nitoube, M.D., N. Nozaki, M.D., H. Tachibana, M.D., M. Okuyama, M.D., A. Fukui, M.D., I. Kubota, M.D., A. Okada, M.D., K. Takahashi 204

C-Reactive Protein Plasma Levels but Not Factor VII Activity Predict Clinical Outcome in Patients Undergoing Elective Coronary Intervention

W. Grander, M.D., W. Dichtl, M.D., Ph.D., W. Prokop, M.D., F. X. Roithinger, M.D., N. Moes, M.D., G. Friedrich, M.D., F. Weidinger, M.D., O. Pachinger, M.D. 211

Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia Associated with Cardiac Sarcoidosis: Its Mechanisms and Outcome

H. Furushima, M.D., M. Chinushi, M.D., H. Sugiura, M.D., H. Kasai, M.D., T. Washizuka, M.D., Y. Aizawa, M.D. 217

Effect of Chronic Stress and Sleep Deprivation on Both Flow-Mediated Dilation in the Brachial Artery and the Intracellular Magnesium Level in Humans

B. Takase, M.D., T. Akima, M.D., A. Uehata, M.D., F. Ohsuzu, M.D., A. Kurita, M.D. 223

Dynamic Assessment of Myocardial Involvement in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease by Ultrasonic Tissue Characterization and Serum Markers of Collagen Metabolism

K. Fatema, M.D., Ph.D., O. Hirono, M.D., Ph.D., I. Masakane, M.D., Ph.D., J. Nitobe, M.D., Ph.D., K. Kaneko, M.D., X. Zhang, M.D., Y. Takeishi, M.D., Ph.D., I. Kubota, M.D., Ph.D. 228

Patterns of Congenital Heart Disease in Unoperated Adults: A 20-Year Experience in a Developing Country

H. Hannoush, M.D., H. Tamim, Ph.D., H. Younes, M.D., S. Arnaout, M.D., W. Gharzeddine, M.D., H. Dakik, M.D., M. Obeid, M.D., F. F. Bitar, M.D. 236

Rapid Screening of Cardiac Patients with a Miniaturized Hand-Held Ultrasound Imager - Comparisons with Physical Examination and Conventional Two-Dimensional Echocardiography

T. Xie, M.D., A. J. Chamoun, M.D., M. McCulloch, RCDS, N. Tsiouris, M.D., Y. Birnbaum, M.D., M. Ahmad, M.D. 241

Images in Cardiology

Unusual Anomalies of the Left Circumflex Artery

F. Gaffney, M.D., and S. Gantt, D.O. 216

Accidental Perforation of the Left Ventricle during Angiography

M. Brueck, M.D., W. Kramer, M.D., J. Ludwig, M.D. 222

Radiographic Appearance of a Left Ventricular Apical Aneurysm with Thrombus Following a Large Anterior Myocardial Infarction: "Dumbbell"Shaped Heart

H. Güven, M.D., R. Bach, M.D. 246

Profiles in Cardiology

Edmund H. Sonnenblick

P. Anversa, M.D. 247

Continuing Medical Education

Articles in Brief A17
Letters to the Editor A14
Calendar A14

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