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Volume 21 Number 1 January 2012

Contents

REVIEW ARTICLE  
The Case for a Specialist Multidisciplinary Valve Clinic
John B. Chambers, Guy Lloyd, Helen M. Rimington, Denise Parkin1, Anna M. Hayes, Gemma Baldrock-Apps, Ann Topham
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AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Aortic Valve Re-Replacement after Bentall Procedure with a Biological Valved Conduit in a Sheep Model
Hassina Baraki, Igor Tudorache, Klaus Hoeffler, Nawid Khaladj, Christian Hagl, Serghei Cebotari, Axel Haverich, Malakh Shrestha
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Regional Variation in Prosthesis Choice for Aortic Valve Replacement in Older Patients
Eric I. Ehieli, Tara Karamlou, Brian S. Diggs, Wendy L. Walker, Kirk A. Caddell, J. S. de la Cruz, Karl F. Welke
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Complementary Assessment of Aortic Bioprosthetic Dysfunction Using Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography
Florian von Knobelsdorff-Brenkenhoff, Rainer Röttgen, Jeanette Schulz-Menger
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Tezosentan Inhibits Uptake of Proinflammatory Endothelin-1 in Stenotic Aortic Valves
Hannu-Ville Leskelä, Olli Vuolteenaho, Marja-Kaisa Koivula, Panu Taskinen, Heikki Ruskoaho, Tuomas Peltonen, Petri Lehenkari
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Does Gender Affect the Rates of Abnormal Exercise Stress Echocardiography in Patients with Asymptomatic Severe Aortic Stenosis?
Mordehay Vaturi, Daniel Weisenberg, Idit Yedidya, Yaron Shapira, Roman Nevzorov, Daniel Monakier, Alex Sagie
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MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
New Echocardiography-Based Classification of Mitral Valve Pathology: Relevance to Surgical Valve Repair
Pravin M. Shah, Aidan A. Raney
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Impact of Hospital Annual Mitral Procedural Volume on Mitral Valve Repair Rates and Mortality
Christina M. Vassileva, Theresa Boley, Stephen Markwell, Stephen Hazelrigg
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Geographic Variation in Procedure Selection and Hospital Mortality in Mitral Valve Surgery
Christina Vassileva, Joshua DiGennaro, Theresa Boley, Stephen Markwell, Stephen Hazelrigg
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Risk of Reoperation for Mitral Bioprosthesis Dysfunction
Nicolas Jaussaud, Vlad Gariboldi, Dominique Grisoli, Julie Berbis, François Kerbaul, Alberto Riberi, Frederic Collart
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Early Surgery for Asymptomatic Mitral Regurgitation: Importance of Atrial Fibrillation
Takeshi Kitai, Yukikatsu Okada, Yu Shomura, Kazuaki Tanabe, Tomoko Tani, Toru Kita, Yutaka Furukawa
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Assessment of a Novel Stentless Mitral Valve Using a Pulsatile Mitral Valve Simulator
Hitoshi Kasegawa, Kiyotaka Iwasaki, Shyunsuke Kusunose, Ryota Tatusta, Tetsuya Doi, Hiroki Yasuda, Mitsuo Umezu
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ANTICOAGULATION  
Editorial: Patterns of Anticoagulation Following Bioprosthetic Valve Implantation: Observations from ANSWER
John S. Ikonomidis
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Patterns of Anticoagulation Following Bioprosthetic Valve Implantation: Observations from ANSWER
J. Matthew Brennan, Karen P. Alexander, Amelie Wallace, Audra B. Hodges, John C. Laschinger, Kent W. Jones, Sean O’Brien, Laura E. Webb, Rachel S. Dokholyan, Eric D. Peterson
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Twenty Years’ Single-Center Experience with Mechanical Heart Valves: A Critical Review of Anticoagulation Policy
Guido J. Van Nooten, Frank Caes, Katrien François, Yves Van Bellleghem, Thierry Bové, Guy Vandenplas, Yves Taeymans
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DEVICE EVALUATION  
Diastolic Properties of the Sorin Solo, ATS 3F, Edwards Prima Plus and Medtronic Freestyle Stentless Valves: An Independent In-Vitro Comparison
Luca Weltert, Saverio Nardella, Fabiana Girola, Raffaele Scaffa, Alessandro Bellisario, Daniele Maselli, Ruggero De Paulis
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Editorial: Predicting the Occurrence of Valve Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch: The Need for More Data
Samuel A. Daneshvar, Shahbudin H. Rahimtoola
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Manufacturer-Provided Effective Orifice Area Index Charts and the Prevention of Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch
Chad M. House, William B. Nelson, Timothy J. Kroshus, Ranjan Dahiya, Philippe Pibarot
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Carpentier-Edwards Magna Ease versus Magna Valves: A Comparison of In-Vitro Valve Hydrodynamic Performance
Carlo Dal Lin, Tomaso Bottio, Edward Buratto, Vincenzo Tarzia, Giulio Rizzoli, Valentina Savona, Gino Gerosa
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MISCELLANEOUS  
Infective Endocarditis in a Tertiary Referral Hospital: Long-Term Follow Up
M. Mostafa Mokhles, Isabella Ciampichetti, Ron van Domburg, Jin Ming Cheng, Ad J. J. C. Bogers, Maarten Witsenburg
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Heart Valve Engineering: Decellularized Aortic Homograft Seeded with Human Cardiac Stromal Cells
Luca Dainese, Anna Guarino, Ilaria Burba, Grazia Esposito, Giulio Pompilio, GianLuca Polvani, Alessandra Rossini
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CASE REPORT  
Left Coronary Ostium Isolation and Aortic Valve Dysplasia in a Young Boy: A Case Report
Filippo Benassi, Giuseppe DiBenedetto, Clorinda Labia, Guglielmo Stefanelli
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR  
Valve Leaflet Reconstruction in Pediatrics with Extracellular Matrix Patch
Andrea Quarti, Stefania Nardone, Massimo Colaneri, Gaetano Santoro, Marco Pozzi
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First Documented Surgical Case of Human Aortic Valve Endocarditis Caused by Pasteurella haemolytica
Georges Fayad, Thomas Modine, Mohamed Koussa, Eric Senneville, Olivier Leroy
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Events in Aortic Stenosis Patients with Diabetes
Attila Nemes, Erika Balázs, Miklós Csanády, Tamás Forster
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