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Volume 19 Number 3 May 2010

Contents

DEVICE EVALUATION  
Superior Results Following the Ross Procedure in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease
Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Zohair Al-Halees, Cedric Manlhiot, Brian W. McCrindle, Mohammad Kandeel, Mansoor Al-Joufan, Avedis Kalloghlian, Bahaa Fadel, Charles C. Canver
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Clinical Experience with Expanded Use of the Ross Procedure: A Paradigm Shift?
Alexander Weymann, Pascal M. Dohmen, Herko Grubitzsch, Simon Dushe, Sebastian Holinski, Wolfgang Konertz
279
The First Fifty Consecutive Bentall Operations with a Prefabricated Tissue-Valved Aortic Conduit: A Single-Center Experience
Hassina Baraki, Ammar Al Ahmad, Samir Sarikouch, Nurbol Koigeldiev, Nawid Khaladj, Christian Hagl, Maximillian Pichlmaier, Axel Haverich, Malakh Shrestha
286
In-Vivo Blood Velocity and Velocity Gradient Profiles Downstream of Stented and Stentless Aortic Heart Valves
Jonas A. Funder, Markus W. Frost, Steffen Ringgaard, Kaj-Erik Klaaborg, Per Wierup, Vibeke Hjortdal, Hans Nygaard, J. Michael Hasenkam
292
Mitral Valve Replacement with the Quattro Stentless Pericardial Bioprosthesis: Mid-Term Clinical and Echocardiographic Follow Up
Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Maie Al-Shahid, Cedric Manlhiot, Mouhamed Al-Amri, Brian W. McCrindle, Bahaa Fadel, Zohair Al-Halees
304
INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS  
Infective Endocarditis in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus
Fabio Chirillo, Francesco Bacchion, Alessandra Pedrocco, PierGiorgio Scotton, Alessandro De Leo, Francesco Rocco, Carlo Valfrè, Zoran Olivari
312
Considerations in Timing of Surgical Intervention for Infective Endocarditis with Cerebrovascular Complications
Mitsuharu Hosono, Yasuyuki Sasaki, Hidekazu Hirai, Masanori Sakaguchi, Atsushi Nakahira, Hiroyuki Seo, Akimasa Morisaki, Shigefumi Suehiro
321
POSTOPERATIVE OUTCOME  
Short-Term Results of Repeat Valve Replacement: A Predictive Factor Analysis
Sylvain Beurtheret, Vlad Gariboldi, Horea Feier, Dominique Grisoli, Alberto Riberi, Annick Mouly-Bandini, Dominique Métras, Francois Kerbaul, Frédéric Collart
326
Sildenafil and Beraprost Combination Therapy in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension Undergoing Valvular Heart Surgery
So Yeon Kim, Jae Kwang Shim, Yeon Hee Shim, Seong Wook Hong, Kil Hwan Choi, Young Lan Kwak
333
Simultaneous Aortic and Mitral Valve Replacement in Children: Time-Related Outcomes and Risk Factors
Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Zohair Al-Halees, Bahaa Fadel, Abdulkareem Al-Wesabi, Mamdouh Al-Ahmadi, Mansour Joufan, Ghassan Siblini, Charles C. Canver
341
MRI ASSESSMENT IN HEART VALVE DISEASE  
Aortic Dilatation in Patients with Prosthetic Aortic Valve: Comparison of MRI and Echocardiography
Florian von Knobelsdorff-Brenkenhoff, André Rudolph, Ralf Wassmuth, Hassan Abdel-Aty, Jeanette Schulz-Menger
349
Planimetry of Mitral Valve Stenosis in Rheumatic Heart Disease by Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Charan Lanjewar, Biju Ephrem, Nidhish Mishra, Bhaven Jhankariya, Prafulla Kerkar
357
HOW TO DO IT  
Modified Repair in Patients with Ebstein’s Anomaly
Nicole Nagdyman, Peter Ewert, Takeshi Komoda, Vladimir Alexi-Meskisvili, Yuguo Weng, Felix Berger, Roland Hetzer
364
Supra-Annular Stitch to Avoid Distortion of the Right Coronary Cusp in Aortic Root Resuspension
Nadejda Monsefi, Farhad Bakhtiary, Anton Moritz
371
MISCELLANEOUS  
Rheumatic Tricuspid Valve Disease: An Evidence-Based Systematic Overview
Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan, Sherif E. Moustafa, Jamil Tajik, Tahlil Warsame, Usha Emani, Mohsen Alharthi, Farouk Mookadam
374
Pilot Licensing after Aortic Valve Surgery
Thomas Syburra, Hans Schnüriger, Barbara Kwiatkowski, Kirk Graves, Oliver Reuthebuch, Michele Genoni
383
The Association of Heart Valve Diseases with Coronary Artery Dominance
Gwilym M. Morris, Anthony L. Innasimuthu, Jonathan P. Fox, Raphael A. Perry
389
Thrombocytopenia after Aortic Valve Replacement: Comparison Between Mechanical and Biological Valves
Albert H. M. van Straten, Mohamed A. Soliman Hamad, Eric Berreklouw, Joost F. ter Woorst, Elisabeth J. Martens, M. Erwin S. H. Tan
394
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR  
Puerperal Endocarditis in an Adult Woman with Congenital Heart Disease: A Case Report
Giancarlo Scognamiglio, Dionigia Alfano, Berardo Sarubbi, Michele D’Alto, Maria Giovanna Russo, Raffaele Calabrò
400
Balloon Dilatation of Rheumatic Tricuspid Stenosis
Ekrem Yeter, Karakurt Ozlem, Harun Kiliç, Akdemir Ramazan
401
Spontaneous Resolution of Severe Hemolysis After Valve Surgery
Isuru Ranasinghe, John Yiannikas
402
Another Cause of Severe Aortic Regurgitation: Congenital Quadricuspid Aortic Valve
Ibrahim Akin, Hüseyin Ince, Christoph A. Nienaber
403