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Volume 19 Number 1 January 2010

Contents

EuroSCORE revisited  
Editorial: EuroSCORE and Heart Valve Surgery
Samer A. M. Nashef
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EuroSCORE-Predicted Mortality and Surgical Judgment for Interventional Aortic Valve Replacement
Soren Schenk, Dirk Fritzsche, Rony Atoui, Heinrich Koertke, Reiner Koerfer, Thomas Eitz
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A Question of Clinical Reliability: Observed versus EuroSCORE-Predicted Mortality after Aortic Valve Replacement
Tamer Ghazy, Utz Kappert, Ahmed Ouda, Diana Conen, Klaus Matschke
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Validation of the European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE) in Chinese Heart Valve Surgery Patients
Chong Wang, Feng Yao, Lin Han, Ji Zhu, Zhi-yun Xu
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MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Functional Anatomy of Normal Mitral Valve-Left Ventricular Complex by Real-Time, Three-Dimensional Echocardiography
Arun Kalyanasundaram, Anwer Qureshi, Louis A. Nassef, Jamshid Shirani
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Relationship Between the Tissue Doppler-Derived Tei Index and Plasma Brain Natriuretic Peptide Levels in Patients with Mitral Regurgitation
Ramazan Kargin, Özlem Esen, Mustafa Akçakoyun, Selçuk Pala, Özkan Candan, Mehmet Onur Omaygenç, Cem Dogan, Irfan Barutçu, Ali Metin Esen, Nihal Özdemir
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Predictors of Preserved Left Ventricular Systolic Function After Surgery for Chronic Organic Mitral Regurgitation: A Prospective Study
Eli V. Gelfand, Jessica A. Haffajee, Thomas H. Hauser, Susan B. Yeon, Lois Goepfert, Kraig V. Kissinger, Ralph Delatorre, Warren J. Manning
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Mitral Valve Surgery: Comparison of Outcomes in Matched Sternotomy and Port Access Groups
William H. Ryan, William T. Brinkman, Todd M. Dewey, Michael J. Mack, Syma L. Prince, Morley A. Herbert
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Structural and Cellular Changes in Canine Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease: An Image Analysis Study
Richard I. Han, Alexander Black, Geoffrey Culshaw, Anne T. French, Brendan M. Corcoran
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Tryptophan Hydroxylase 1 Expression is Increased in Phenotype-Altered Canine and Human Degenerative Myxomatous Mitral Valves
Sirilak Disatian, Carla Lacerda, E. Christopher Orton
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AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Unicuspid Aortic Valve in Adults: A Systematic Review
Farouk Mookadam, Venkata R. Thota, Ana Maria Garcia-Lopez, Usha R. Emani, Mohsen S. Alharthi, Jose Zamorano, Bijoy K. Khandheria
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Vasoactive Agents Alter the Biomechanical Properties of Aortic Heart Valve Leaflets in a Time-Dependent Manner
James N. Warnock, Carol A. Pregonero Gamez, Scott A. Metzler, Joseph Chen, Steven H. Elder, Jun Liao
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VALVE REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT  
An Intra-Annular ‘Hemispherical’ Annuloplasty Frame for Aortic Valve Repair
J. Scott Rankin
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The Late Impact of Surgical Skills and Training on the Subcoronary Implantation of the Freestyle Stentless Bioprosthesis
Alexander Albert, Ines Florath, Ulrich Rosendahl, Mohamed Ismail, Wael Hassanein, Jürgen Ennker
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The Freedom SOLO Valve for Aortic Valve Replacement: Clinical and Hemodynamic Results from a Prospective Multicenter Trial
Sven Beholz, Alberto Repossini, Ugolino Livi, Marc Schepens, Mohamed El Gabry, Klaus Matschke, Uday Trivedi, Lothar Eckel, Otto Dapunt, José Luis Zamorano
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Anti α-Gal Immune Response Following Porcine Bioprosthesis Implantation in Children
Chun Soo Park, Seong-Sik Park, Sun Young Choi, Sun Hee Yoon, Woong-Han Kim, Yong Jin Kim
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Relevance of Clinical Presentation and Period of Diagnosis in Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis
Juan San Martin, Cristina Sarriá, Carmen de las Cuevas, Juan Duarte, Carlos Gamallo
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MISCELLANEOUS  
RIFLE Criteria for Acute Kidney Injury in Valvular Surgery
Luca Salvatore De Santo, Gianpaolo Romano, Nicola Galdieri, Marianna Buonocore, Ciro Bancone, Vincenzo De Simone, Alessandro Della Corte, Gianantonio Nappi
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Unexpected Durability of a Björk-Shiley First-Generation Aortic Valve after 40 Years of Implantation
Mariano E. Brizzio, Alex Zapolanski, John Pantazopoulos, Michael Mentakis
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR  
Recurrent Aortic Pseudoaneurysm following David and Bentall Operations Treated by Homograft Replacement
Cosimo d’Alessandro, Bruno Vaquette, Christophe Acar
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Magnets in Cardiac Valve Repair: A New Approach?
Mojgan Laali MD, Erwan Flecher MD, Bertrand Nogarede PhD, Pascal Leprince MD, PhD, Iradj Gandjbakhch MD
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Modified Collar-Reinforcement Technique to Prevent Recurrent Paravalvular Leak
Hiroyuki Nakajima MD, Junjiro Kobayashi MD, Koichi Toda MD, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda MD, Toshikatsu Yagihara MD
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A Successful Case of Repeat Thrombolysis in Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis
Fatima S. Naleem MBBS, Sandeep Basavarajaiah MBBS, MRCP, Rajesh Aggarwal FRCP
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Spontaneous Resolution of Severe Hemolysis after Valve Surgery
Isuru Ranasinghe MBChB, MMed, John Yiannikas MBBS, FRACP
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Tricuspid Balloon Valvulopasty to Treat Tricuspid Stenosis
Ekrem Yeter MD, Karakurt Ozlem MD, Harun Kiliç MD, Akdemir Ramazan MD, Sadik Acikel
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