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Volume 20 Number 5 September 2011

Contents

REVIEW ARTICLES, 4TH FLORIDA VALVE SYMPOSIUM  
Editorial: Bridging the Gap from Innovation to Implementation: Proceedings from the 4th Florida Valve Symposium
Vinay Badhwar
481
Review: Quantitative Echocardiographic Assessment of Native Mitral Regurgitation: Two- and Three-Dimensional Techniques
Nicole M. Bhave, Roberto M. Lang
483
Past, Present, and Future of Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery
Jan D. Schmitto, Suyog A. Mokashi, Lawrence H. Cohn
493
Review Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Complications and Management
Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Joseph E. Bavaria
499
ANTICOAGULATION  
A Low-Volume Tester for the Thrombogenic Potential of Mechanical Heart Valve Prostheses
Torsten Linde, Kathrin F. Hamilton, Daniel L. Timms, Thomas Schmitz-Rode, Ulrich Steinseifer
510
Results of the First Randomized French Study Evaluating Self-Testing of the International Normalized Ratio
Kasra Azarnoush, Lionel Camilleri, Bruno Aublet-Cuvelier, Etienne Geoffroy, Claire Dauphin, Claude Dubray, Charles De Riberolles
518
Successful Thrombolysis of Late, Non-Obstructive Mitral Bioprosthetic Valve Thrombosis: Case Report and Review of the Literature
Zoltan Pozsonyi, Maria Lengyel
526
AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Left Ventricular Remodeling, Hemodynamics and Early Clinical Outcomes after Aortic Valve Replacement with the Pericarbon Freedom Stentless Bioprosthesis: Results from the Italian Prospective Multicenter Trial
Augusto D’Onofrio, Alessandro Mazzucco, Carlo Valfrè, Claudio Zussa, Luigi Martinelli, Riccardo Casabona, Alessandro Mazzola, Tiziano Gherli, Luigi P. Badano, Alessandro Fabbri
531
The Value of Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography in Patients Undergoing Aortic Valve Replacement
Daniel Weisenberg, Alik Sagie, Mordehay Vaturi, Daniel Monakier, Erez Sharoni, Eyal Porat, Yaron Shapira
540
Statin treatment and gene expression of anti-atherogenic factor C-type natriuretic peptide system in stenotic aortic valves
Tuomas Peltonen, Pasi Ohtonen, Juha Näpänkangas, Pauli Ohukainen, Heikki Ruskoaho, Panu Taskinen
545
Echocardiographic Patterns of Incomplete Shone’s Syndrome in Adults
Antonio Grimaldi, Anna Chiara Vermi, Francesco Maisano, Francesco Sacco, Alessandro Castiglioni, Alberto Zangrillo, Ottavio Alfieri
552
MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Incremental Prognostic Value of Echocardiography in Patients with Prior Mitral Valve Surgery
Milena Jani, Mohsin Alhaddad, Masoor Kamalesh, Irmina Gradus-Pizlo, Jothiharan Mahenthiran, Harvey Feigenbaum, Stephen Sawada
557
TRICUSPID VALVE DISEASE  
Functional Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: An Emerging Problem
Alessandro Giamberti, Massimo Chessa, Andrea Ballotta, Alessandro Varrica, Aldo Agnetti, Alessandro Frigiola, Marco Ranucci
565
DEVICE EVALUATION  
Cryopreserved Homograft in the Ross Procedure: Outcomes and Prognostic Factors
David Kalfa, Horea Feier, Anderson Loundou, Alain Fraisse, Loïc Macé, Dominique Metras, Bernard Kreitmann
571
Antibiotic Pretreatment of Heart Valve Prostheses to Prevent Early Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis
Bakr Mashaqi, Georg Marsch, Malakh Shrestha, Karolin Graf, Meike Stiesch, Iris F. Chaberny, Axel Haverich, Christian Kuehn
582
HOW TO DO IT  
Polyester Mesh: An Alternative Material for Reinforcing the Pulmonary Autograft Root
Delphine Mitilian, Nejib Zargouni, Rachid Mechmeche, Christophe Acar
587
Designing a Stentless Valve Conduit for Use in a Biological Bentall Procedure
Alexander Iribarne, Mark J. Russo, Rachel Easterwood, Jonathan Yang, Allan S. Stewart
590
Alternative Valve-in-Root Concepts for Redo Procedures
Orest Chevtchik, Christina Steger, Nikolaos Bonaros, Ludwig C. Müller, Elfriede Ruttmann
593
CASE REPORTS  
Pneumococcal Endocarditis with Extremely Rapid Valve Destruction in a Splenectomized Host
Tanyanan Tanawuttiwat, Brian Poustinchian, Adam Treitman, Allan Zelinger
596
Myxoma on a Mechanical Mitral Valve Annulus
Tanina Rolf, Piergiorgio Tozzi, Juan F. Iglesias, Salah D. Qanadli, Ludwig K. Von Segesser
599
Successful Balloon Mitral Valvotomy in Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis with Ebstein’s Anomaly
Satyendra Tewari, Aditya Kapoor, Nagaraja Moorthy
601
Unusual Complication after Aortic Valve Replacement with the Freedom™ Solo Stentless Bioprosthesis
Michele Celiento, Giovanni Scioti, Stefano Pratali, Fabio Guarracino, Uberto Bortolotti
604
IMAGE OF THE MONTH  
A Valid Option for Complex Reoperations on the Ascending Aorta
Giacomo Ravenni, Michele Celiento, Paolo Marraccini, Giovanni Scioti, Stefano Pratali, Uberto Bortolotti
607