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Volume 19 Number 2 March 2010

Contents

VALVE THROMBOSIS  
Treatment of Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis: Rationale for a Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial
Cihan Cevik, Cemil Izgi, Weeranun Dechyapirom, Kenneth Nugent
161
AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Relationship between Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch and Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptides after Aortic Valve Replacement
Giovanni Melina, Emiliano Angeloni, Umberto Benedetto, Simone Refice, Antonio Miceli, Cristina Miele, Giuseppino M. Ciavarella, Riccardo Sinatra
171
Aortic Root Reoperation: A Technical Challenge
Malakh Shrestha, Nawid Khaladj, Hassina Baraki, Ammar Al Ahmad, Nurbol Koigeldiyev, Maximilian Pichlmaier, Axel Haverich, Christian Hagl
177
Transapical Implantation of a Novel Self-Expanding Sutureless Aortic Valve Prosthesis
Mario Stalder, Rakesh M. Suri, Eva S. Kraehenbuehl, Gerrit Hellige, Peter Wenaweser, Claudia Zobrist, Harzell V. Schaff, Thierry P. Carrel
182
TRICUSPID VALVE DISEASE  
Minimally Invasive Isolated Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Joerg Seeburger, Michael A. Borger, Jurgen Passage, Martin Misfeld, David Holzhey, Thilo Noack, Matthias Sauer, Joerg Ender, Friedrich W. Mohr
189
Tricuspid Valve Replacement with Mechanical Prostheses: Long-Term Results
Andrea Garatti, Alberto Canziani, Eugenio Mossuto, Piervincenzo Gagliardotto, Francesco Innocente, Livio Corain, Alessandro Frigiola, Lorenzo Menicanti
194
Thoracoscopic and Robotic Tricuspid Valve Annuloplasty with a Biodegradable Ring: An Initial Experience
Aristotelis Panos, Patrick O. Myers, Afksendiyos Kalangos
201
INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS  
Surgery for Active Infective Mitral Valve Endocarditis: A 20-Year, Single-Center Experience
Michele Musci, Michael Hübler, Miralem Pasic, Aref Amiri, Julia Stein, Henryk Siniawski, Yuguo Weng, Roland Hetzer
206
Risk Factors for In-Hospital Mortality in Infective Endocarditis: Five Years’ Experience at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Turkey
Ali Riza Erbay, Ayşe Erbay, Aytun Çanga, Gökhan Keskin, Nihat Şen, Ramazan Atak, Ahmet Duran Demir, Yücel Balbay, Erdal Duru
216
A Rare Complication of Infective Endocarditis: Left Main Coronary Artery Embolization Resulting in Sudden Death
Lior Zeller, Daniel Flusser, Ruthy Shaco-Levy, Hili Giladi, Miri S. Merkin, Noah Liel-Cohen
225
LATE OUTCOME  
Heart Valve Sound of Various Mechanical Composite Grafts, and the Impact on Patients’ Quality of Life
Karl Golczyk, Martin Kompis, Lars Englberger, Thierry P. Carrel, Mario Stalder
228
Malpositioned Mechanical Mitral Valves Causing Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction
Kristopher M. George, Nicholas G. Smedira
233
MISCELLANEOUS  
Minimally Invasive Right Lateral Thoracotomy without Aortic Cross-Clamping: An Attractive Alternative to Repeat Sternotomy for Reoperative Mitral Valve Surgery
Ramanan Umakanthan, Michael R. Petracek, Marzia Leacche, Nataliya V. Solenkova, Susan S. Eagle, Annemarie Thompson, Rashid M. Ahmad, James P. Greelish, Stephen K. Ball, Steven J. Hoff, Tarek S. Absi, Jorge M. Balaguer, John G. Byrne
236
Annular Excursion Contributes to Efficient Cardiac Output: A Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Approach
Koichi Sughimoto, Yoshiharu Takahara, Kenji Mogi, Hao Liu, Kenji Yamazaki
244
HOW TO DO IT  
A Method to Avoid Knot-Tying in Artificial Chordae Implantation for Mitral Valve Repair
Daniele Maselli, Eleonora Ficarra, Luca Weltert, Filippo Barberi, Raffaele Scaffa, Alessandro Bellisario, Ruggero De Paulis
249
A Modified David Technique in Endocarditis with Multiple Paravalvular Abscesses
Alberto Forteza, Gustavo Prieto, Jorge Centeno, Jose Cortina
254
CASE REPORTS  
Mitral Stenosis due to Pannus Overgrowth after Rigid Ring Annuloplasty
Takeshi Oda, Seiya Kato, Eiki Tayama, Shuji Fukunaga, Hidetoshi Akashi, Shigeaki Aoyagi
257
Surgical Re-Utilization of a Pulmonary Valve Graft after Failed Percutaneous Treatment
Vladimiro L. Vida, Simone Speggiorin, Nicola Maschietto, Massimo A. Padalino, Ornella Milanesi, Mario Carminati, Giovanni Stellin
260
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR  
Novel Use of a Percutaneous Aortic Valve in Stentless Bioprosthetic CryoLife-O’Brien Valve Dysfunction
J. Layland, B. Bell, J. Latona, D. Mullany, G. Manaharan, B. Thompson, C. Aroney, D. Walters
263
A Case of Endocarditis due to Aerococcus urinae
Erwin Ho, Jan Coveliers, Bram J. Amsel, Bernard Stockman, Jeroen Walpot, Margaretha Ieven, Inez Rodrigus
264
No Arterial Access: A ‘Blind Flight’ for a Transapical Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
Enrico Ferrari, Carlo Marcucci, Christopher Sulzer, Elena Rizzo, Ludwig K. von Segesser
266