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Vol. 22, No. 6


Continuing Medical Education and Industry Support
C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C.381

Apoptosis: The Good and the Bad--Possible Future Therapeutic Implications
S. L. Weinberg, M.D., M.A.C.C. 383

Special Article

The Use of the New York Heart Association's Classification of Cardiovascular Disease as Part of the Patient's Complete Problem List
J. W. Hurst, M.D., D. C. Morris, M.D., R. W. Alexander, M.D., Ph.D. 385


Transesophageal Echocardiography for the Evaluation and Management of Patients with Cerebral Ischemia
A. F. Rahmatullah, M.D., P. S. Rahko, M.D., J. H. Stein, M.D. 391

Clinical Investigations

The Effects of Metoprolol and Captopril on Heart Rate Variability in Patients with Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy
K. Jansson, M.D., I. Hagerman, M.D., Ph.D., R. ·stlund, M.D., K.-E. Karlberg, M.D., Ph.D., E. Nylander, M.D., Ph.D., O. Nyquist, M.D., Ph.D., U. Dahlstrûm, M.D., Ph.D. 397

QRS Prolongation on the Signal-Averaged Electrocardiogram versus ST-Segment Changes on the 12-Lead Electrocardiogram: Which Is the Most Sensitive Electrocardiographic Marker of Myocardial Ischemia?
A. P. Michaelides, M.D., FACC, P. E. Dilaveris, M.D., Z. D. Psomadaki, M.D., D. J. Richter, M.D., G. K. Andrikopoulos, M.D., N. Pitsilides, M.D., V. Dounis, M.D., C. Stefanadis, M.D., FACC, P. K. Toutouzas, M.D., FACC403

QT Dispersion plus ST-Segment Depression: A New Predictor of Restenosis after Successful Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
K. Aytemir, M.D., N. ·zer, M.D., S. Aksûyek, M.D., H. ·zkutlu, M.D., A. Oto, M.D., fesc, F. ·zmen, M.D.409

Paradoxical Behavior of the QT Interval during Exercise and Recovery and Its Relationship with Cardiac Memory
F. Moleiro, M.D., F. Misticchio, M.D., J. M. Torres, M.D., M. Pulido, M.D., M. Luque, M.D., A. Rodriguez, M.D., I. Mendoza, M.D., J. Guerrero, M.D., V. Ruesta, M.D., A. Castellanos, M.D., R. J. Myerburg, M.D. 413

Morning Attenuation of Endothelium-Dependent, Flow-Mediated Dilation in Healthy Young Men: Possible Connection to Morning Peak of Cardiac Events?
H. Etsuda, M.D., B. Takase, M.D., FACC, A. Uehata, M.D., H. Kusano, M.D., A. Hamabe, M.D., R. Kuhara, M.D., T. Akima, M.D., Y. Matsushima, M.D., K. Arakawa, M.D., K. Satomura, M.D., A. Kurita, M.D., FACC, F. Ohsuzu, M.D. 417

Images in Cardiology

Fatal Torsade de Pointes with d,l-Sotalol and Low Potassium
E. DelacrÚtaz, M.D., and J. Fuhrer, M.D. 423

Double-Orifice Mitral Valve
D.-I. Lee, M.D., J.-W. Ha, M.D., Ph.D., B. Chung, M.D., Y. Kim, M.D., Ph.D., K.-J. Chun, M.D., S.-J. Rim, M.D., Ph.D., N. Chung, M.D., Ph.D. 425

Short Communications

Coronary Dissection and Thrombosis Associated with Exercise Testing Three Months after Successful Coronary Stenting
R. Maraj, M.D., M. Fraifeld, M.D., A. N. Owen, M.D., M. N. Kotler, M.D., S. Yazdanfar, M.D. 426

Metastatic Germ Cell Tumor to the Heart Presenting with Syncope
A. Vohra, M.D., E. Saiz, M.D., E. Davila, M.D., J. Burkle, M.D. 429

Profiles in Cardiology

The Botallo Mystery
S.-G. Fransson, M.D., Ph.D. 434

Book Reviews

Clinical Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Cardiologist's Guide, 2nd Edition 437
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care 437
The Echo Manual, Second Edition 440