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Contents

        Results of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention of the Unprotected Left Main Coronary Artery in 143 Patients and Comparison of 30-Day Mortality to Results of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting 75
        Christophe Dubois, Joseph Dens, Peter Sinnaeve, Ann Belmans, Johan Van Cleemput, Manuel Mendez, Jan Piessens, and Walter Desmet

        Preventive Cardiology

        Metabolic Syndrome, Insulin Resistance, and Brachial Artery Vasodilator Function in Framingham Offspring Participants Without Clinical Evidence of Cardiovascular Disease 82
        Naomi M. Hamburg, Martin G. Larson, Joseph A. Vita, Ramachandran S. Vasan, Michelle J. Keyes, Michael E. Widlansky, Caroline S. Fox, Gary F. Mitchell, Daniel Levy, James B. Meigs, and Emelia J. Benjamin
        Association of Traditional Risk Factors With Cardiovascular Death Across 0 to 10, 10 to 20, and >20 Years Follow-Up in Men and Women 89
        Jarett D. Berry, Alan Dyer, Mercedes Carnethon, Lu Tian, Philip Greenland, and Donald M. Lloyd-Jones
        Relative Safety of Gemfibrozil and Fenofibrate in the Absence of Concomitant Cerivastatin Use 95
        Noa Holoshitz, Alawi A. Alsheikh-Ali, and Richard H. Karas
        Relation of Cumulative Weight Burden to Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction in Obesity 98
        Joshua M. Arkin, Rachel Alsdorf, Sherman Bigornia, Joseph Palmisano, Ryan Beal, Nawfal Istfan, Donald Hess, Caroline M. Apovian, and Noyan Gokce

        Arrhythimias and Conduction Disturbances

        Association of Uncomplicated Electrocardiographic Conduction Blocks With Subsequent Cardiac Morbidity in a Community-Based Population (Olmsted County, Minnesota) 102
        Wayne L. Miller, David O. Hodge, and Stephen C. Hammill

        Congenital Heart Disease

        Three-Dimensional Shape Analysis of Right Ventricular Remodeling in Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot 107
        Florence H. Sheehan, Shuping Ge, G. Wesley Vick III, Kara Urnes, William S. Kerwin, Edward L. Bolson, Taylor Chung, John P. Kovalchin, David J. Sahn, Michael Jerosch-Herold, and Alan H. Stolpen from the Cardiovascular Research and Training Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
        Risk Factors for In-Hospital Mortality During Infective Endocarditis in Patients With Congenital Heart Disease 114
        Masao Yoshinaga, Koichiro Niwa, Atsuko Niwa, Naruhiko Ishiwada, Hideto Takahashi, Shigeyuki Echigo, Makoto Nakazawa, and the Japanese Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Joint Working Groups for Guidelines for Prophylaxis, Diagnosis and Management of Infective Endocarditis in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease

        Miscellaneous

        Prevalence of an Increased Ascending Thoracic Aorta Diameter Diagnosed by Two-Dimensional Echocardiography Versus 64-Multislice Cardiac Computed Tomography 119
        Sarah Kaplan, Wilbert S. Aronow, Chul Ahn, Hoang Lai, Albert J. DeLuca, Melvin B. Weiss, Hajir Dilmanian, David Spielvogel, Steven L. Lansman, and Robert N. Belkin
        Influence of Renal Function on the Usefulness of N-Terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide as a Prognostic Cardiac Risk Marker in Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Vascular Surgery 122
        Dustin Goei, Olaf Schouten, Eric Boersma, Gijs M.J.M. Welten, Martin Dunkelgrun, Jan Lindemans, Yvette R.B.M. van Gestel, Sanne E. Hoeks, Jeroen J. Bax, and Don Poldermans

        Editorial

        Sorting Through the Relations Among Metabolic Syndrome, Insulin Resistance, and Endothelial Dysfunction 127
        Aaron S. Kelly and Julia Steinberger

        Interview

        JEAN S. KAN, MD: A Conversation With Colin K.L. Phoon, MPhil, MD 129
        Colin K.L. Phoon
        Instructions to Authors on pages A15–A16
        Classifieds on pages A17–A19