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The following electronic only articles are published in conjunction with this issue of Heart.

Isolated left ventricular non-compaction: cardiomyopathy with homogeneous transmural and heterogeneous segmental perfusion

A C Borges, D Kivelitz, G Baumann

This is the first description of a case of isolated non-compaction of the left ventricular myocardium, involving a 52 year old woman presenting with progressive heart failure, with analysis of myocardial perfusion by contrast echocardiography in comparison with magnetic resonance imaging.

(Heart 2003;89:e21) www.heartjnl.com/cgi/content/full/89/8/e21

Acquired right coronary artery fistula draining to the right ventricle: angiographic documentation of first appearance following reperfusion after acute myocardial infarction, with subsequent spontaneous closure

P Schanzenbächer, J Bauersachs

Most coronary artery fistulae are congenital in origin but have been reported to be acquired as complications of chest trauma, coronary angioplasty, or rupture of a coronary artery aneurysm. This is the first angiographic documentation of a coronary fistula acquired after myocardial infarction that subsequently closed spontaneously during follow up.

(Heart 2003;89:e22) www.heartjnl.com/cgi/content/full/89/8/e22

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