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Volume 20 Number 3 May 2011

Contents

REVIEW ARTICLE  
Beta-Blocker Therapy for Valvular Disorders
Priyanka A. Desai, Javad Tafreshi, Ramdas G. Pai
241
MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Editorial: Valve Repair for Rheumatic Mitral Regurgitation: Still worthwhile?
Manuel J. Antunes
254
Rheumatic Mitral Valve Repair: 22-Year Clinical Results
Charles A. Yankah, Henryk Siniawski, Christine Detschades, Julia Stein, Roland Hetzer
257
Mitral Valve Repair versus Replacement in the Elderly Population
Sheraz R. Markar, Umar Sadat, Lynn Edmonds, Sukumaran K. Nair
265
Outcome and Improvement Predictors of Mitral Regurgitation After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Ronen Durst, Erick Avelar, David McCarty, Kian-Keong Poh, Leticia Fernandez Friera, Miguel F. Llano, John Chu, Anil Kumar Reddy Anumandla, Leonardo L. Rodriguez, Michael J. Mack, George Hanzel, Susheel K. Kodali, Judy Hung, Michael H Picard
272
AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Editorial: Severe Aortic Stenosis: A Neglected Malignant Disorder and Strategies to Improve Outcomes
Ramdas G. Pai
282
Prevalence and Characteristics of Unoperated Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis
David S. Bach
284
Predictors of Rapid Aortic Dilatation in Adults with a Bicuspid Aortic Valve
Ali F. Iqtidar, Daniel J. O’Rourke, David I. Silverman, Paul D. Thompson, Anthony W. DiScipio, Robert T. Palac
292
Editorial: Understanding the Catheter-Doppler Pressure Gradient Discrepancy in Aortic Stenosis
Ramdas G. Pai, Ajit D. Pai
299
Low-Flow Severe Aortic Stenosis with Preserved Ejection Fraction, N-Terminal pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) and Cardiovascular Remodeling
Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Tomasz Adamczyk, Magdalena Mizia, Maciej Haberka, Zbigniew Gąsior, Maria Trusz-Gluza, Michał Tendera
301
DEVICE EVALUATION  
Editorial: Thrombocytopenia after AVR
Borut Gersak
311
Thrombocytopenia after Aortic Valve Replacement with the Sorin Freedom Solo Prosthesis
Wilko Reents, Joerg Babin-Ebell, Michael Zacher, Anno Diegeler
313
Clinical and Hemodynamic Outcomes after Aortic Valve Replacement with Stented and Stentless Pericardial Xenografts: A Propensity-Matched Analysis
Augusto D’Onofrio, Giovanni Domenico Cresce, Irene Bolgan, Paolo Magagna, Caterina Piccin, Stefano Auriemma, Alessandro Fabbri
319
Hemodynamic Performance of the St. Jude Medical Epic™ Supra Aortic Stented Valve
Andrew Maitland, Gregory M. Hirsch, Edward A. Pascoe
327
The Ross Full Root Replacement in Adults with Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease
John W. Brown, Mark Ruzmetov, Ali Shahriari, Mark D. Rodefeld, Mark W. Turrentine, Yousuf Mahomed
332
Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Reconstruction with Decellularized Porcine Xenografts in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease
Wolfgang Konertz, Emanuela Angeli, Gleb Tarusinov, Torsten Christ, Johannes Kroll, Pascal M. Dohmen, Otto Krogmann, Birgit Franzbach, Carlo Pace Napoleone, Gaetano Gargiulo
341
CASE REPORTS  
Mitral and Aortic Valvular Disease Associated with Benfluorex Use
Yves Etienne, Yannick Jobic, Irene Frachon, Marjaneh Fatemi, Philippe Castellant, Isabelle Quintin-Roué
348
Mitral Valve Perforation Appearing Years after Radiofrequency Ablation
Marie Fisch-Thomsen, Jesper K. Jensen, Henrik Egeblad, Per Wierup, Bjarne Linde Nørgaard
351
A Case of Tropheryma whipplei Infective Endocarditis of the Aortic and Mitral Valves in Association with Psoriatic Arthritis and Lumbar Discitis
Robert N. Whistance, Ghaleb W. Eltaji Elfarouki, Hunaid A. Vohra, Steven A. Livesey
353
Large Atrial Myxoma Causing Mitral Obstruction and Severe Pulmonary Hypertension
Luisa Campos Caldeira Brant, Ovidiu Mitu, Laura Gomide, Renato Bráulio, Maria Carmo Pereira Nunes
357
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR  
Long-Term Immunesuppressive Treatment of Pemphigus Vulgaris as a Predisposing Factor for Native Valve Endocarditis: Report of Two Cases
Mehmet Kayrak, Ahmet Bacaksiz, Enes E. Gul, Osman Sonmez
360
Acute Mitral Regurgitation Complicating Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Majo Joseph, Rebecca Perry, Ajay Sinha, Derek Chew, Stirling Carlson, John Webb
361
Bilateral Carotid Atherosclerosis: An Inevitable Consequence of Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Mohammad Hassan Nemati
363
IMAGE OF THE MONTH  
Traumatic Tricuspid Regurgitation
Ronak Rajani, Rachael James, Michael Lewis
365