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Vol. 22, No. 7


Why Do Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Have Heart Failure Symptoms?
C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 443


Diagnosis and Management of Cardiac Tamponade in the Era of Echocardiography
T. S. M. Tsang, M.D., FACC, J. K. Oh, M.D., FACC, J. B. Seward, M.D., FACC 446

Clinical Investigations

Predicting Mitral Regurgitation Following Percutaneous Mitral Valvotomy with the Inoue Balloon: Comparison of Two Echocardiographic Scoring Systems
N. E. Mezilis, M.D., M. Y. Salame, M.D., MRCP, G. D. G. Oakley, M.D., FRCS 453

Surgical Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot in Adults Today
S. Dittrich, M.D., M. Vogel, M.D., Ph.D., I. Dähnert, M.D., F. Berger, M.D., V. Alexi-Meskishvili, M.D., Ph.D., P. E. Lange, M.D., Ph.D. 460

Comparison of Coronary Collateral Circulation in Diabetic and Nondiabetic Patients Suffering from Coronary Artery Disease
A. Melidonis, M.D., Ph.D., S. Tournis, M.D., G. Kouvaras, M.D., E. Baltaretsou, M.D., S. Hadanis, M.D., Ph.D., I. Hajissavas, M.D., A. Tsatsoulis, M.D., S. Foussas, M.D. 465

Left Ventricular Filling in the Hypertensive Patient: Long-Term Course and Influence of Treatment
P. Gosse, M.D., V. Jullien, M.D., P. Jarnier, M.D., P. Lemetayer, M.D., J. Clementy, M.D. 472

Influence of Thrombolytic Therapy on the Incidence of Left Ventricular Thrombi after Acute Anterior Myocardial Infarction: Role of Successful Reperfusion
M. Ileri, M.D., I. Tandogan, M.D., F. Kosar, M.D., E. Yetkin, M.D., Y. Büyükasik, M.D., E.Kütük, M.D. 477

Electrophysiology, Pacing, and Arrhythmia

Examining the Psychosocial Impact of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators: A Literature Review
S. F. Sears, Jr., Ph.D, J. F. Todaro, B.A., T. S. Lewis, B.A., W. Sotile, Ph.D., J. B. Conti, M.D.  481

Images in Cardiology

Apparent Bigeminy and Pulsus Alternans in Intermittent Left Bundle-Branch Block
L. Littmann, M.D., and J. R. Goldberg, M.D. 490

Mitral Stenosis with Left Atrial Thrombi
J.-W. Ha, M.D., Ph.D., N. Chung, M.D., Ph.D., B.-C. Chang, M.D., Ph.D. 491

Short Communication

Pocket Infection Complicating Inadvertent Transarterial Permanent Pacing. Successful Percutaneous Explantation
J.-A.Trigano, M.D., F. Paganelli, M.D., S. Fekhar, M.D., R. Gelisse, M.D., Y. Alimi, M.D. 492

Profiles in Cardiology

The "Lone Eagle's" Contribution to Cardiology
R. J. Bing, M.D. 494

Book Reviews

Functional Cardiac Imaging 496

The Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaque: Understanding, Indentification and Modification (American Heart Association Monograph Series) 496