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You are here: Contents > 2010 > Volume 19 Number 4 July 2010

Volume 19 Number 4 July 2010

Contents

MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Is Early Antithrombotic Therapy Necessary after Tissue Mitral Valve Replacement?
Andrea Colli, Roberto D’Amico, Carlos A. Mestres, Jose L. Pomar, Maria-Luisa Cámara, Xavier Ruyra, Jaume Mulet
405
Tricuspid Regurgitation in Patients with Severe Mitral Regurgitation and Normal Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction: Risk Factors and Prognostic Implications in a Cohort of 895 Patients
Padmini Varadarajan, Ramdas G. Pai
412
Determinants of Evolution and Progression of Acute Ovine Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
Tomasz A. Timek, David T. Lai, David Liang, George T. Daughters, Neil B. Ingels, Jr., D. Craig Miller
420
Echocardiographic Assessment of the Effects of Mitral Valve Repair on Mitral Valve Geometry in Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
Haruka Makinae, Masao Daimon, Keiichi Tambara, Sakiko Miyazaki, Hiroshi Iwamura, Motoshige Yamasaki, Hirotaka Inaba, Taira Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Daida, Atsushi Amano
427
Acute Mitral Valve Endocarditis Complicated by Right Atrial Fistula in Beta-Thalassemia Major
Ahmad K. Darwazah, Khalil Helwa, Barakat Sharabati
434
AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Editorial: How Can We Logically Describe the Components of the Arterial Valves?
Robert W. M. Frater, Robert H. Anderson
438
Review: Insights into the Use of Biomarkers in Calcific Aortic Valve Disease
Erik Beckmann, Juan B. Grau, Rachana Sainger, Paolo Poggio, Giovanni Ferrari
441
Paraoxonase Activity Might be Predictive of the Severity of Aortic Valve Stenosis
Goksel Cagirci, Serkan Cay, Ozlem Karakurt, Tahir Durmaz, Nuray Yazihan, Aytun Canga, Cengiz Aydin, Sadik Acikel, Harun Kilic, Serkan Topaloglu, Dursun Aras, Ahmet Duran Demir, Ramazan Akdemir
453
Altered MicroRNAs in Bicuspid Aortic Valve: A Comparison Between Stenotic and Insufficient Valves
Vishal Nigam, Hans H. Sievers, Brian C. Jensen, Holger A. Sier, Paul C. Simpson, Deepak Srivastava, Salah A. Mohamed
459
Relationship Between Aortic Valve Calcification and the Severity of Coronary Atherosclerotic Disease
Juying Qian, Zhangwei Chen, Junbo Ge, Jianying Ma, Shufu Chang, Bing Fan, Xuebo Liu, Lei Ge
466
DEVICE EVALUATION  
Editorial: Long-Term Follow Up of Patients Undergoing Reoperative Surgery with Aortic or Mitral Valve Replacement, Using a St. Jude Medical Prosthesis
John G. Byrne, Marzia Leacche
471
Long-Term Follow Up of Patients Undergoing Reoperative Surgery with Aortic or Mitral Valve Replacement Using a St. Jude Medical Prosthesis
Robert W. Emery, Christopher C. Krogh, Sean McAdams, Ann M. Emery, Arlen R. Holter
473
The Changing Hydrodynamic Performance of the Decellularized Intact Porcine Aortic Root: Considerations on In-Vitro Testing
Tomaso Bottio, Vincenzo Tarzia, Carlo Dal Lin, Edward Buratto, Giulio Rizzoli, Michele Spina, Alessandro Gandaglia, Filippo Naso, Gino Gerosa
485
Leaflet Opening and Closing Dynamics of Stentless Bioprostheses
Markus W. Frost, Jonas A. Funder, Kaj Erik Klaaborg, Per Wierup, Erik Sloth, Hans Nygaard, J. Michael Hasenkam
492
In-Vivo Assessment of a Novel Polymer (SIBS) Trileaflet Heart Valve
Qiang Wang, Anthony J. McGoron, Richard Bianco, Yasushi Kato, Leonard Pinchuk, Richard T. Schoephoerster
499
In-Vitro Seeding of Human Umbilical Cord Vein Endothelial Cells on Hydroxyapatite for Mechanical Heart Valve Applications
Ji-ming Sha, Zhong-ya Yan, Guang-cun Cheng, Xiao-yong Wei, Yi-qin Tao, Yue-ming Li, Le Luo
506
LONG TERM OUTCOME  
Determinants of Short- and Long-Term Outcomes Following Triple Valve Surgery
Bahaa M. Fadel, Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Cedric Manlhiot, Brian W. McCrindle, Ghassan Siblini, Zohair Al-Halees, Aly Al Sanei, Charles C. Canver
513
Quality of Life Following Heart Valve Replacement in the Elderly
Marco Spaziano, Michel Carrier, Michel Pellerin, Manon Choinière
524
HOW TO DO IT  
Left Ventricular Myxoma Resection with Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Reconstruction
Christopher W. Seder, Marc P. Sakwa, Francis L. Shannon
533
A Novel Technique of Coronary Reconstruction During Complex Aortic Root Replacement
Brian E. Kogon, Maan Jokhadar, Manisha Patel, Michael McConnell, Wendy Book
536
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR  
Recidivant Endocarditis: Report of Two Cases
Milica Jovanović, M Pelemiš, M Pavlović, B Stošović, T Tošić, I Milošević, K Reyes, M Zervos
540
Does Isolated Annular Dilatation Cause Hemodynamically Significant Mitral Regurgitation?
Jeffrey J. Silbiger
541
Response
J. Scott Rankin, Donald D. Glower
542