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Vol. 28, No. 1
January 2005


Management of Heart Failure and Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction Following Acute Myocardial Infarction

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


Echocardiography for Risk Stratification of Myocardial Infarction in the Reperfusion Era

L. Cortigiani, M.D., A. Desideri, M.D., R. Bigi, M.D. 3

Time to Move to the Right - The Study of Right Ventricular Systolic Performance: Too Long Neglected

B. Hesse, M.D., and C. R. Asher, M.D. 8

Clinical Investigations

Weight Changes and Obesity Predict Impaired Resting and Endothelium-Dependent Myocardial Blood Flow in Postmenopausal Women

J. W. Martin, M.D., K. Briesmiester, B.S., A. Bargardi, ACNP, O. Muzik, Ph.D., L. Mosca, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., C. S. Duvernoy, M.D. 13

Imbalance between Coronary Reserve and Wall Stress Explains the Severity of Ventricular Dysfunction in Hypertension

C. de Carvalho Frimm, M.D., Ph.D., V. F.A. Pereira, M.D., M.Sc., A. C. T. Rodrigues, M.D., Ph.D., J. M. Tsutsui, M.D., Ph.D., M. Cúri, M.Sc. 19

Heart Rate Response to Graded Exercise Correlates with Aerobic and Ventilatory Capacity in Patients with Heart Failure

A. Vallebona, M.D., G. Gigli, M.D., S. Orlandi, M.D., G. Reggiardo, Ph.D. 25

Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 and Recurrent Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Stable Coronary Heart Disease

M. Haim, M.D., D. Tanne, M.D., V. Boyko, M.Sc., T. Reshef, M.Sc., U. Goldbourt, Ph.D., A. Battler, M.D., Y. A. Mekori, M.D., S. Behar, M.D. 31

Pacemaker Infection Due to Aspergillus: Report of Two Cases and Literature Review

R. Izquierdo, M.D., Ph.D., C. Llorente, M.D., J. Mayo, M.D., C. Garcia-Porrua, M.D., Ph.D., C. Gonzalez-Juanatey, M.D., M. A. Gonzalez-Gay, M.D., Ph.D. 36

Associations between C-Reactive Protein and Circulating Cell Adhesion Molecules in Patients with Unstable Angina Undergoing Coronary Intervention and Their Clinical Implication

Y.-C. Doo, M.D., S.-J. Han, M.D., W.-J. Park, M.D., S.-M. Kim, Ph.D., S.-H. Choi, M.D., G.-Y. Cho, M.D., K.-S. Hong, M.D., K.-R. Han, M.D., N.-H. Lee, M.D., D.-J. Oh, M.D., K.-H. Ryu, M.D., FACC, C.-Y. Rhim, M.D.,
K.-H. Lee, M.D., FACC, Y. Lee, M.D. 47

Images in Cardiology

Reversible Left Ventricular Apical Ballooning after Head Injury

K.-K. Poh, M.D., M. Y. Chan, M.D., B.-L. Chia, M.D. 30

Massive Pulmonary Embolism in a Patient with Type A Aortic Dissection

H.-B. Leu, M.D., W.-C. Yu, M.D. 53

Progress in Clinical Trials

ACORN (Clinical Evaluation of the CorCapª Cardiac Support Device in Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy 40
CREATE-ECLA (Clinical trial of metabolic modulation in ami tREATment Evaluation-Estudos Cardiol—gicos LatinoAmŽricaÑGIK Infusion in AMI) 40
DIPOM (DIabetic POstoperative Mortality and morbidity: Efficacy of Peri-Operative Metoprolol vs. Placebo for Diabetic Patients Undergoing Major Noncardiac Surgery) 41
GEMINI (Glycemic Effects in Diabetes Mellitus: Carvedilol-Metoprolol Comparison in Hypertensives) 41
PEACE (Prevention of Events with Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme inhibition trial) 41
RIO-North (Rimonabant in Obesity-North) 42

Profiles in Cardiology

Sydney Ringer, Serendipity, and Hard Work

H.-G. Zimmer, M.D. 55

Continuing Medical Education

Articles in Brief A24
Calendar A8
Instructions to Authors 52Y

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