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You are here: Contents > 2012 > Volume 21 Number 3 May 2012

Volume 21 Number 3 May 2012

Contents

EDITORIAL  
Editorial: The Way Ahead
Gino Gerosa
274
MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Pharmacotherapy in the Treatment of Mitral Regurgitation: A Systematic Review
Craig E. Strauss, Sue Duval, Dan Pastorius, Kevin M. Harris
275
Strength Comparison of Mitral Annuloplasty Ring and Suturing Combinations: An In-Vitro Study
John R. Spratt, John A. Spratt, Vince Beachley, Qian Kang
286
Etiologic Spectrum and Clinical Features of Mitral Regurgitation in a Spanish Population
Francisco Toledano, Manuel Crespín, Martín Ruíz Ortiz, Dolores Mesa, Elías Romo, MÓnica Delgado, José Suárez de Lezo
293
Mitral Annular Geometry in Normal and Myxomatous Mitral Valves: Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiographic Quantification
Sherif E. Moustafa, Farouk Mookadam, Mohsen Alharthi, Mayank Kansal, Ramesh C. Bansal, Krishnaswamy Chandrasekaran
299
AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Editorial: Aortic Stenosis and Perioperative Risk: The Other Obstructive Defect
Samuel Unzek, Farouk Mookadam
311
Risk of Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients with Aortic Stenosis and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Daniel B. Spoon, Thomas A. Orszulak, Eric S. Edell, Zhuo Li, Rick A. Nishimura
314
Correlation of Calcification on Excised Aortic Valves by Micro-Computed Tomography with Severity of Aortic Stenosis
Sam Chitsaz, Namrata Gundiah, Charlie Blackshear, Nebiyu Tegegn, Kimberly S. Yan, Ali N. Azadani, Michael Hope, Elaine E. Tseng
320
Slow Rate of Progression of Grade 1 and 2+ Aortic Regurgitation
Reena Patel, Ashvin Kamath BA, Padmini Varadarajan, Srikanth Krishnan BS, Ramdas G. Pai
328
Natriuretic Peptides and Long-Term Mortality in Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis
Marcelo Katz, Flavio Tarasoutchi, Antonio Eduardo Pereira Pesaro, Renato D. Lopes, Guilherme Sobreira Spina, Marcelo Luiz Campos Vieira, Max Grinberg
331
The Effect of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Statins on the Progression of Aortic Sclerosis and Mortality
Reza Ardehali, Nicholas J. Leeper, Andrew M. Wilson, Paul A. Heidenreich
337
Transapical Valve-in-Valve Implantation for Regurgitant Stented Aortic Bioprostheses
Peter Wenaweser, Thomas Pilgrim, Stephan Windecker, Stefan Stortecky, Thierry Carrel, Alexander Kadner
344
Atrial Fibrillation Ablation in Patients Undergoing Aortic Valve Replacement
S. Chris Malaisrie, Richard Lee, Jane Kruse, Brittany Lapin, Edward C. Wang, Robert O. Bonow, Patrick M. McCarthy
350
Results of Aortic Valve Replacement with the Supra-Annular Sorin Bicarbon Overline Prosthesis
Guillermo Reyes, Sara Badia, Pablo Alvarez, Carlos Kallmeyer, Sonia Rodriguez, Anas Sarraj, Juan Bustamante
358
Delayed Left Ventricle-to-Right Atrial Fistula Following Aortic Valve Replacement
Curtis A. Anderson, Evelio Rodriguez, Alan P. Kypson
364
TRICUSPID VALVE DISEASE  
Editorial: How are the Leaflets of the Tricuspid Valve Anchored at the Right Atrioventricular Junction?
Robert H. Anderson
366
Histologic Analysis of the Right Atrioventricular Junction in the Adult Human Heart
Simon Messer, Ellen Moseley, Mirela Marinescu, Carol Freeman, Martin Goddard, Sukumaran Nair
368
Renal Cell Carcinoma with Invasion of the Tricuspid Valve Apparatus
Francesco Santini, Francesco Onorati, Mariassunta Telesca, Fabio Patelli, Enrico Amoncelli, Gian Franco Veraldi, Giuseppe Faggian, Alessandro Mazzucco
374
MISCELLANEOUS  
Immunohistochemical Detection of uPA, PAI-1, and α-SMA in Aneurysms of Patients with Perimembranous Ventricular Septal Defect
Juan Qian, Kun Sun, Ping Shen, Min-zhi Yin
377
Calcified Left Ventricular Endomyocardial Fibrosis
Antonio Grimaldi, Anna Chiara Vermi, Ottavio Alfieri, Iacopo Olivotto, Francesco M. Sacco, Paolo G. Camici, Juergen Freers
384
Elimination of α-Gal Xenoreactive Epitope: α-Galactosidase Treatment of Porcine Heart Valves
Sun-Young Choi, Hee-Jin Jeong, Hong-Gook Lim, Seong-sik Park, Soo-Hwan Kim, Yong Jin Kim
387
Asymptomatic Pediatric Pulmonic Valve Myxoma Involving the Right Ventricular Outflow Tract: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Manochehr Hekmat, Sima Rafieian, Zahra Ansari Aval, Mohammad Khani, Maryam Taherkhani, Mohammad Reza Movahed
398
Postoperative Cardiac Homograft Involvement in Erdheim-Chester Disease
Amulya T. Siram, Tasha Kouvatsos, Yvelisse Suarez, Alexander Wohler, Paul Stelzer, James Strauchen, Jeffrey I. Mechanick
401
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR  
Von Willebrand’s Disease Following Aortic Valve Replacement
Siddharth Singh, Kyle Klarich, Thomas Beckman
405
Right-Heart Failure and Hypotension after Arteriovenous Graft Placement in a Patient with Idiopathic Tricuspid Annular Dilatation
Anand Deshmukh MD, Susan M. Schima MD, Michael D. White MD, Amy J. Arouni MD, Mark J. Holmberg MD, PhD
406
Dobutamine Stress-Induced Stroke in a Patient with Mechanical Mitral Prosthesis Despite Normal Function
Waqas Aftab MD, Jessica Mlotowsky RDCS, Padmini Varadarajan MD, Ramdas G. Pai MD
407
IMAGES OF THE MONTH  
Circumflex Artery Percutaneous Revascularization after Minimally Invasive Double Valve Annuloplasty and Left Atrium Ablation
Daniyar Gilmanov, Tommaso Gasbarri, Marcello Ravani, Mattia Glauber
410
Isolated Cleft of the Tricuspid Valve: A Variety of Tricuspid Regurgitation
Hong Meng, ShiWei Pan, Peng Li
411
Successful Repair for Isolated Cleft Mitral Valve Diagnosed by Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography
Hajime Matsue, Takafumi Masai, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Masashi Kawamura, Toshio Miyata
412