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Vol. 21, No. 3
March 1998


Is Coronary Heart Disease Mortality Really Falling? [full text]

C. R. Conti, M.D.  152

The Need for a Prognosis Trial of Revascularization and Aggressive Medical Therapy in Patients with Asymptomatic Cardiac Ischemia

R. F. Davies, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, for the ACIP Investigators  154


Current Knowledge and Significance of Coronary Artery Ectasia: A Chronologic Review of the Literature, Recommendations for Treatment, Possible Etiologies, and Future Considerations

V. L. Sorrell, M.D., M. J. Davis, M.D., A. A. Bove, M.D., Ph.D.   157

Pathophysiologic Bases for Adjunctive Therapies in the Treatment and Secondary Prevention of Acute Myocardial Infarction

D. E. Gutstein, M.D., and V. Fuster, M.D., Ph.D.  161

Clinical Investigations

Evaluation of Left Atrial Filling Using Systolic Pulmonary Venous Flow Velocity Measurements in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

T. Oki, M.D., T. Tabata, M.D., H. Yamada, M.D., T. Wakatsuki, M.D., K. Fukuda, M.D., M. Abe, M.D., Y. Onose, M.D., A. Iuchi, M.D., N. Fukuda, M.D., S. Ito, M.D.  169

Finding Patients for Clinical Trials (Commentary) [full text]

C. R. Conti, M.D.  176

Identifying High Yield Sources of Patients with Coronary Artery Disease for Clinical Trials: Lessons from the Asymptomatic Cardiac Ischemia Pilot (ACIP) Experience

E. Handberg-Thurmond, ARNP, MSN, A. Baker, R.N., M. E. Coglianese, R.N., S. Forman, M.S., C. J. Pepine, M.D., N. Geller, Ph.D., B. Chaitman, M.D., for the ACIP Study Group  177

Differences between Male and Female Patients with Regard to Baseline Demographics and Clinical Outcomes in the Asymptomatic Cardiac Ischemia Pilot (ACIP) Trial

W. H. Frishman, M.D., M. Gomberg-Maitland, M.D., H. Hirsch, M.D., J. Catanese, M.D., S. Furia-Palazzo, R.N., H. Mueller, M.D., R. Steingart, M.D., S. Forman, M.A., for the Asymptomatic Cardiac Ischemia Pilot (ACIP) Investigators  184

The Clinical Implications (or Lack Thereof) of Vegetations Detected by Echocardiography in Patients Not Thought to Have Endocarditis

A. S. Ali, M.D., H. Rosman, M.D., M. Alam, M.D., S. Singireddy, M.D., B. Craven, M. Lesch, M.D.  191

Validation of a Decision Support Tool for the Evaluation of Cardiac Arrest Victims

P. A. McCullough, M.D., M.P.H., R. J. Thompson, M.D., K. J. Tobin, d.o., J. K. Kahn, M.D., W. W. O'Neill, M.D.  195

QT-Interval Dispersion in Malnourished Children

A. J. Fuenmayor, M.D., R. E. Mora, M.D., A. C. Fuenmayor, M.D., A. M. Fuenmayor, M.D.  201

Unstable Angina: Specialty-Related Disparities in Implementation of Practice Guidelines

S. E. Reis, M.D., R. Holubkov, Ph.D., K. A. Zell, BSN, D. Edmundowicz, M.D., A. H. Shapiro, A. M. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.  207


Electrocardiographic Crotchets or Common Errors Made in the Interpretation of the Electrocardiogram [full text]

J. W. Hurst, M.D.  211

Preventive Cardiology

Hormones and the Cardiologist [full text]

J. Abrams, M.D.  218

Images in Cardiology

Pericardial Cyst [full text]

M. Samson, M.D.  223

Short Communications

Left Ventricular Diastolic Collapse in Low-Pressure Cardiac Tamponade

S. K. Dwivedi, DM, R. Saran, DM, V. S. Narain, DM  224

Hypocalcemic Heart Failure: A Reversible Form of Heart Muscle Disease

T. Suzuki, M.D., U. Ikeda, M.D., Ph.D., H. Fujikawa, M.D., Ph.D., K. Saito, M.D., Ph.D., K. Shimada, M.D., Ph.D.  227

Profiles in Cardiology

George J. Guthrie

W. Bruce Fye, M.D., M.A.  229