From the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn (G.R.B.), Brooklyn, New York, Central Coast Cardiology (P.Z.), Salinas, and Cypress Coast Cardiac Surgeons (G.S.), San Francisco, California.
Submitted for publication April 14, 2001.
Accepted for publication October 2, 2001.
Address for reprints: Gregory R. Brevetti, MD, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Box 40, SUNY HSC Brooklyn, 450 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.