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Vol. 22, No. 8
August 1999


Can the Triple-Threat Academic Physician Exist in the New Millennium
C. R. Conti, M.D., M.A.C.C. 499


Percutaneous Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty
C. E. Mayes, M.D., J. E. Cigarroa, M.D., R. A. Lange, M.D., and L. D. Hillis, M.D. 501

Clinical Investigations

Different Prognostic Significance of Right and Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction in Heart Failure
H. C. M. Yu, MRCP, and J. E. Sanderson, M.D., FACC 504

Heart Rate and Catecholamine Contribution to QT Interval Shortening on Exercise
P. Davey, BM BCH, DM, MRCP, and J. Bateman, MB BS, MRCP 513

The Association between the On-Site Availability of Cardiac Procedures and the Utilization of Those Services for Acute Myocardial Infarction by Payer Group
J. G. Canto, M.D., MSPH, W. J. Rogers, M.D., Y. Zhang, Ph.D., J. M. Roseman, M.D., Ph.D., W. J. French, M.D., J. M. Gore, M.D., N. C. Chandra, M.D., for the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction 2 Investigators 519

Reactivity of Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes to Oxidized Low-Density Lipoprotein: A Novel System to Estimate Atherosclerosis Employing the Cellscan
N. Zurgil, Ph.D., Y. Levy, M.D., M. Deutsch, M.D., B. Gilburd, M.D., Ph.D., J. George, M.D., D. Harats, M.D., M. Kaufman,, Y. Shoenfeld, M.D. 526

Procedural Results of Coronary Angioplasty but Not Late Mortality Have Improved in Patients with Depressed Left Ventricular Function
J. Lindsay, Jr., M.D., G. Grasa, M.D., E. E. Pinnow, M.S., G. Plude, R.N., A. D. Pichard, M.D. 533

Prospective Evaluation of the Coronary Sinus Anatomy in Patients Undergoing Electrophysiologic Study
C. Weiss, M.D., R. Cappato, M.D., S. Willems, M.D., T. Meinertz, M.D., K.-H. Kuck, M.D. 537

Images in Cardiology

Acute Traumatic Pericarditis: Failed Suicide with Classic Electrocardiogram|
D. H. Spodick, M.D., D.Sc., and J. J. Moran, M.D. 544

Profiles in Cardiology

Ludwig Aschoff
W. B. Fye, M.D., M.A. 545