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You are here: Contents > 2012 > Volume 21 Number 4 July 2012

Volume 21 Number 4 July 2012

CONTENTS

MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Mitral Valve Prolapse with Left Atrial Enlargement Out of Proportion to Mitral Regurgitation
Michael J. Thomas, David S. Bach
413
Animal Models of Mitral Regurgitation Induced by Mitral Valve Chordae Tendineae Rupture
Aurelia A. Leroux, Marie L. Moonen, Luc A. Pierard, Philippe Kolh, Helene Amory
416
Rheumatic Mitral Repair Versus Replacement in a Threshold Country: The Impact of Commissural Fusion
Agneta Geldenhuys, Jithan J. Koshy, Paul A. Human, Juliana F. Mtwale, Johan G. Brink, Peter Zilla
424
Structural Changes of Rat Mitral Valve Chordae Tendineae During Postnatal Development
Michael G. Dickinson, Ivan Vesely
433
Recurrent Mitral Regurgitation Due to Ruptured Artificial Chordae: Case Report and Review of the Literature
Uberto Bortolotti, Michele Celiento, Stefano Pratali, Gerardo Anastasio, Angela Pucci
440
Repair of Disrupted Mitral Annuloplasty Following Blunt Chest Trauma
Brian Lima, Wael A. Jaber, A. Marc Gillinov
444
Undersized Annuloplasty for Functional Mitral Regurgitation: Is it Responsible for Clinically Relevant Mitral Stenosis During Exercise?
Antonio Grimaldi, Michele De Bonis, Federico Pappalardo, Maurizio Taramasso, Alessandro Verzini, Maria Chiara Calabrese, Francesco Maisano, Ottavio Alfieri
446
AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Progression of Aortic Valve Stenosis in Adults: A Systematic Review
Helena J. Heuvelman, Martijn W. A. van Geldorp, Marinus J. C. Eijkemans, Nalini M. Rajamannan, Ad J. J. C. Bogers, Jolien W. Roos-Hesselink, Johanna J. M. Takkenberg
454
Rosuvastatin Slows the Development of Diastolic Dysfunction in Calcific Aortic Stenosis
Luis M. Moura,Sandra F. Ramos, Steen D. Kristensen, Fausto J. Pinto, Isabel M. Barros, Francisco Rocha-Gonçalves
463
Editorial Aldosterone Antagonists and Chronic Aortic Regurgitation: Promising But Not Quite Ready for Prime Time
Luis M. Moura, F. Rocha-Gonçalves, Robert W. Emery
473
Editorial: Potentially Modifiable Biological Targets in Aortic Regurgitation
Ajit D. Pai, Ramdas G. Pai
476
Effects of Spironolactone Treatment on an Experimental Model of Chronic Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Adnane Zendaoui, Dominic Lachance, Élise Roussel, Jacques Couet, Marie Arsenault
478
Urgent Aortic Valve Replacement in Octogenarians: Does an ‘Urgent’ Status Increase Morbidity and Mortality?
Changyong Yang, Dadong Li, Roger Mennett, Jonathan Hammond2, Gong Zhang, Donghui Chen, Robert Gallagher
487
An Automated Coring and Apical Connector Insertion Device Facilitates Aortic Valve Bypass (Apicoaortic Conduit) Surgery: Preclinical Experience in a Chronic Ovine Model
James S. Gammie, John W. Brown, J. Alan Crunkleton, Gregory J. Bittle1, Craig E. Stauffer, Anthony G. Liepert, Mehrdad Ghoreishi
494
MISCELLANEOUS  
Left Atrial Dissection after Mitral Valve Replacement can Mimic Periprosthetic Regurgitation
Salil V. Deo, Douglas A. Simonetto, Salah E. Altarabsheh, Sorin V. Pislaru, Gregory W. Barsness, Soon J. Park
502
Aortopulmonary Fistula after a Modified Bentall Procedure
Gabriele Ferrari, Gerardo Anastasio, Massimiliano Bianchi, Giovanni Scioti, Fabio Guarracino, Uberto Bortolotti
505
Lipid Insudation as a Cause of Structural Failure of a Stentless Pericardial Bioprosthesis
Giacomo Ravenni, Stefano Pratali, Mila Della Barbera, Marialuisa Valente, Gaetano Thiene, Uberto Bortolotti
509
A Novel Technique for Quantifying Mouse Heart Valve Leaflet Stiffness with Atomic Force Microscopy
Mary-Kathryn Sewell-Loftin, Christopher B. Brown2, H. Scott Baldwin, W. David Merryman
513
Evolution of the Z-Score in Size-Reduced Bicuspid Homografts
Stefano Urso, Filip Rega1, Marc Gewillig, Benedicte Eyskens, Ruth Heying, Willem Daenen, Bart Meyns
521
Regional Mechanical Properties of Human Pulmonary Root Used for the Ross Operation
Ali N. Azadani, Sam Chitsaz, Peter B. Matthews, Nicolas Jaussaud, James Leung, Liang Ge, Elaine E. Tseng
527
Bioactive Porcine Matrices in Heart Valve Tissue Engineering
Pamela Somers, Filip de Somer, Maria Cornelissen, Hubert Thierens, Guido Van Nooten
535
Individualized Quantified Tricuspid Valve Annuloplasty for Treating Ebstein Anomaly
Yiwu Liang, Linli Liu, Su Liu, Ziying Chen, Bin You, Mingzhong He, Qiwen Zhou
544
LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
Heart Rupture and Tamponade with a Short Review of Cause of Death in Ebstein Anomaly
R. Nemanja Radojevic MD, T. Bojana Bjelogrlic MD, N. Slobodan Savic MD, PhD, V. Miodrag Soc MD, PhD
549