Share this page on LinkedIn
Share This Page on Google+
Share This Page on Twitter
tell someone about this page print this page
You are here: Contents > 2012 > Volume 21 Number 2 March 2012

Volume 21 Number 2 March 2012

Contents

AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Computational Finite Element Analyses to Optimize Graft Sizing During Aortic Valve-Sparing Procedure
Pasquale Totaro, Simone Morganti, Carole L. Ngo Yon, Roberto Dore, Michele Conti, Ferdinando Auricchio, Mario Vigano
141
Conventional Aortic Valve Replacement Remains a Safe Option in Patients Aged ≥70 Years: A 20-Year Experience
Michael H. Yamashita, Jian Ye, W. R. Eric Jamieson, Anson Cheung, Samuel V. Lichtenstein
148
Editorial: Critical Aortic Stenosis: One More Vulnerable Group for Patient-Prosthesis Mismatch
Ramdas G. Pai
156
Impact of Aortic Stenosis Severity and its Interaction with Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch on Operative Mortality Following Aortic Valve Replacement
Nicolas Girerd, Patrick Mathieu, Jean G. Dumesnil, Julien Magne, Éric Charbonneau, François Dagenais, Éric Dumont, Pierre Voisine, Richard Baillot,Philippe Pibarot
158
Sutureless Aortic Valve Replacement Through a Right Minithoracotomy
Alfredo Giuseppe Cerillo, Stefano Bevilacqua, Pier Andrea Farneti, Giovanni Concistrè, Mattia Glauber
168
An Acute Animal Model of Aortic Stenosis: Initial Attempts at Leaflet Modification
Curtis A. Anderson, W. Chadwick Wood, Louis DiBernardo, Mary Erdmann, Alan P. Kypson
172
Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Replacement for Patients with a Fontan Circulation
Eldad Erez, Vincent K. H. Tam, Carlos Galliani, Andrew Lashus, Nancy A. Doublin, Jana Peretti
175
Aortic Root Distensibility after Subcoronary Stentless Valve Implantation
Jonas A. Funder, Markus W. Frost, Kaj-Erik Klaaborg, Per Wierup, Vibeke Hjortdal, Hans Nygaard, J. Michael Hasenkam
181
Aortic Elastic Properties and Left Ventricular Diastolic Function in Patients with Isolated Bicuspid Aortic Valve
Emine Bilen, Murat Akcay, Nihal A. Bayram, Omran Kocak, Mustafa Kurt
189
Mid-Term Results of Different Aortic Valve-Sparing Procedures in Marfan Syndrome
Claudia Schmidtke, Antje Karluss, Holger Sier, Michael Hüppe, Kirk Brauer, Hans-H. Sievers
195
MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Hemodynamic Assessment of Mitral Stenosis: Mitral Valve Resistance as an Echocardiographic Index
Ibrahim Halil Tanboga, Mustafa Kurt, Mehmet Ekinci, Turgay Isik, Ahmet Kaya, Emine Bilen, Enbiya Aksakal
203
Percutaneous Closure of Mitral Paravalvular Leaks: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Farouk Mookadam, Serageldin F. Raslan, Panupong Jiamsripong, Uzma Jalal, Mohammad Hassan Murad
208
Persistence of Mitral Regurgitation Following Ring Annuloplasty: Is the Papillary Muscle Outside or Inside the Ring?
Judy Hung, Jorge Solis, Mark D. Handschumacher, J. Luis Guerrero, Robert A. Levine
218
The Effects of Dynamic Saddle Annulus and Leaflet Length on Transmitral Flow Pattern and Leaflet Stress of a Bileaflet Bioprosthetic Mitral Valve
Arash Kheradvar, Ahmad Falahatpisheh
225
MISCELLANEOUS  
Valvular Heart Diseases in the Developing World: Developmental Biology Takes Center Stage
Emily J. Farrar, Jonathan T. Butcher
234
The Pathology of TRI-Tech Valve Leaflet Escape
Mila Della Barbera, Tomaso Bottio, Annalisa Angelini, Giovanni Domenico Cresce, Massimo Montisci, Gino Gerosa, Marialuisa Valente, Gaetano Thiene
241
An Ovine Model of Pulmonary Insufficiency and Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Dilatation
J. Daniel Robb, Matthew A. Harris, Masahito Minakawa, Evelio Rodriguez, Kevin J. Koomalsingh, Takashi Shuto, Yoav Dori, Robert C. Gorman, Joseph H. Gorman, III, Matthew J. Gillespie
247
The Role of the Sewing Ring in Tissue Healing: A Pathologic Study of Explanted Mechanical Heart Valves
Mathew V. Kurian, Arumugam Sabareeswaran, Muniraj Kanchanamala, Seetharaman Balachandran, Dhananjayan Mogileswari, Vijayakumar Subban
253
Pasteurella multocida Endocarditis
Muhammad F. Khan, Mohammad Reza Movahed, Jiyeon Jung
260
HOW TO DO IT  
An Interrupted Suture Technique for Ascending Aortic Replacement Concomitant to Aortic Valve Repair
J. Scott Rankin
263
CASE REPORTS  
Double Freestyle Valve Replacement in a Patient with a Prior Ross Procedure
Aaron H. Healy, John R. Doty
267
Tricuspid Valvar Regurgitation in Congenital Absence of the Pericardium
Ricardo Petraco, Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Michael A. Gatzoulis
270
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR  
Mitral Regurgitation as a Late Complication of Stroke Prevention by the WATCHMAN-Device
Claudia Stöllberger MD, Josef Finsterer PhD, MD, Aileen Hanafin, Birke Schneider MD
272
Lambl’s Excrescence: Recapitulation of a Human Phenotype in a Mouse
Ramzi N. El Accaoui, Jian Q. Shao, Donald D. Lund, Robert M. Weiss
273