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Vol. 21, No. 6
June 1998


Revascularization Procedures in the United States: Are We Doing Too Many? [full text]

C. R. Conti, M.D.  377


Adjunctive Therapy after Reperfusion Therapy in Acute Myocardial Infarction

D. L. Dries, M.D., M.P.H., A. J. Solomon, M.D., B. J. Gersh, M.B., Ch.B., D.Phil.  379

Evaluation of Hemolysis in Patients with Prosthetic Heart Valves

R. Maraj, M.D., L. E. Jacobs, M.D., A. Ioli, RDMS, M. N. Kotler, M.D.  387

Clinical Investigations

Comparison of the Diagnostic Performance of Two Rapid Bedside Biochemical Assays in the Early Detection of Acute Myocardial Infarction

M. Panteghini, M.D., C. Cuccia, M.D., F. Pagani, M.D., C. Turla, M.D.  394

Acute Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction Entailing ST-Segment Elevation in Lead V1: Electrocardiographic and Angiographic Correlations

T. Ben-Gal, M.D., I. Herz, M.D., A. Solodky, M.D., Y. Birnbaum, M.D., S. Sclarovsky, M.D., A. Sagie, M.D.  399

Occurrence, Characteristics, and Outcome of Patients Hospitalized with a Diagnosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction Who Do Not Fulfill Traditional Criteria

J. Herlitz, M.D., T. Karlsson, M.Sc, M. Dellborg, M.D., B. Karlson, M.D., J. Engdahl, M.D., W. Sandén, R.N.  405

Plasma Kinetics of Chylomicron-Like Emulsion in Renal Transplant Patients Receiving Cyclosporin-Based Immunosuppression

J. J. G. De Lima, M.D., M. da Conceição M. Latrilha, B.Sc., O. Toffoletto, Ph.D., L. E. Ianhez, M.D., E. M. Krieger, M.D., R. C. Maranhão, M.D., Ph.D.  411

Assessment of Mitral Valve Volume by Quantitative Three-Dimensional Echocardiography in Patients with Rheumatic Mitral Valve Stenosis

Y. R. Limbu, MBBS, M.D., X. Shen, M.D., C. Pan, M.D., Y. Shi, M.D., H. Chen, M.D.  415

Early Postexercise Thallium-201 Reinjection after Sublingual Nitroglycerin Augmentation: Effects on Detection of Myocardial Ischemia and/or Viability

A. Antonopoulos, M.D., E. Georgiou, M.D., M. Kyriakidis, M.D., FACC, D. Nikolopoulos, B.S., P. Toutouzas, M.D., FACC, C. Proukakis, M.D., Ph.D.  419

Images in Cardiology

Truly Total Electric Alternation of the Heart

D. H. Spodick, M.D., D.Sc.  427

Progress In Clinical Trials    429

PACT (Plasminogen Activator and Angioplasty Compatibility Trial)
ACADEMIC (Azithromycin in Coronary Artery Disease: Elimination of Myocardial Infection with Chlamydia)  
Stent PAMI (Primary Angioplasty in Myocardial Infarction)
ATLAS (Assessment of Treatment with Lisinopril and Survival)
TOSCA (Total Occlusion Study of CAnada)

Short Communications

Transient Cerebral Ischemic Attack and Left Atrial Free-Floating Thrombus: A Case Report

A. Abaci, M.D., G. Kabakci, M.D., L. Tokgözoglu, M.D., FACC, Ü. Ersoy, M.D., S. Kes, M.D.  432

Streptococcal Mural Endocarditis and Myocardial Abscess Occurring in a Left Ventricular Aneurysm -- Case Report and Review

S.S.S. Lo, M.D., MRCP, Y.E. Ong, MRCP, M.N. Sheppard, M.D., FRCPath, J.G. Bennett, FRCS, M.J. Weinbren, MRCP, P.A. Poole-Wilson, M.D., FRCP  435

Ascending Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection in Young Adults with Bicuspid Aortic Valve: Implications for Echocardiographic Surveillance

J. M. Burks, M.D., R. W. Illes, M.D., E. C. Keating, M.D., W. J. Lubbe, M.D.  439

Alternate Patterns of Ventricular Activation during Supraventricular Bigeminy

L. Littmann, M.D.  444

Successful Management of Myocardial Infarction during Pregnancy in a Renal Transplant Recipient

V. J. Bhaktaram, M.D., S. Asirvatham, M.D., C. Sebastian, M.D., J. A. Pederson, M.D., J. R. Stanley, M.D., L. R. Pennington, M.D., C. A. Sivaram, M.D.  447

Profiles in Cardiology

Frank I. Marcus

J. W. Hurst, M.D.  452

Book Reviews   455

Cardiac Nuclear Medicine
Cardiac Bioassist (Bakken Research Center Series)