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You are here: Contents > 2012 > Volume 21 Number 5 September 2012

Volume 21 Number 5 September 2012

Contents

MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Factors Predicting Emergency Surgery in Severe Mitral Regurgitation Following Mitral Balloon Valvotomy
Shantanu Pande, Surendra K. Agarwal, Sudeep Kumar, Ram K. Shukla, Nishant Tripathy, Ravi K. Singh, Nakul Sinha
551
Mitral Annuloplasty with IMR ETlogix® Ring for Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation and Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Giuseppe Gatti, Bruno Pinamonti, Luca Dell’Angela, Francesco Antonini-Canterin, Bernardo Benussi, Gianfranco Sinagra, Aniello Pappalardo
556
The Impact of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention on Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
Anna M. Booher, Stanley J. Chetcuti, David S. Bach
564
Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels are Correlated with Mitral Valve Calcification Score in Patients with Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
Bunyamin Yavuz, Omer Sen, Onur Sinan Deveci, Kadir Okhan Akin, Kursat Dal, Naim Ata, Derun Taner Ertugrul
570
AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Aortic Valve Replacement in Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Patients with Preserved Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction
Olaf Schulz, Debora Brala, Ricarda Bensch, Jochen Krämer, Jeanette Schulz-Menger, Gunnar Berghoefer, Ingolf Schimke
576
Reduction Aortoplasty: Safe and Durable Treatment for Borderline Dilatation in Selected Patients
Lars Niclauss, Dominique Delay, Patrick Ruchat, Ludwig Karl von Segesser
584
Aortic Annulus Diameter and Valve Design Each Determine the Valve Size Implanted
Ulrich O. von Oppell, Leidulf Segadal, Rolf Busund, G. Gilbert Johnston, George Dimitrakakis, Navroz Masani, Te-Hsin Lung
591
One-Year Observation of Inflammatory Markers in Patients with Aortic Valve Stenosis who Expressed High or Low Chlamydia pneumoniae Antibody Titers
Jolanta Świerszcz, Jacek. S. Dubiel, Tomasz Milewicz, Józef Krzysiek, Krystyna Sztefko, Danuta Galicka-Latała
599
Abnormal Left Ventricular Mechanics in isolated Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease may be independent of aortic distensibility: 2D Strain Imaging Study
Mustafa Kurt, Ibrahim Halil Tanboga, Emine Bilen, Turgay Isik, Ahmet Kaya, Mehmet Fatih Karakaş, Eyup Büyükkaya
608
Outcomes after Valve-Preserving Root Surgery for Patients with Marfan Syndrome
Takashi Kunihara, Diana Aicher, Svetlana Rodionycheva, Mitsuru Asano, Masato Tochii, Fumihiro Sata, Hans-Joachim Schäfers
615
Effect of Concomitant Asymmetric Septal Hypertrophy when Assessing the Severity of Aortic Valve Stenosis: An In-Vitro Study
Emmanuel Gaillard, Lyes Kadem, Philippe Pibarot , Louis-Gilles Durand
623
THROMBOSIS, EMBOLISM AND BLEEDING  
The Combined Effects of Clinical Factors and CYP2C9 and VKORC1 Gene Polymorphisms on Initiating Warfarin Treatment in Patients after Cardiac Valve Surgery
Vacis Tatarūnas, Vaiva Lesauskaitė, Audronė Veikutienė, Pranas Grybauskas, Povilas Jakuška, Rimantas Benetis
628
Management of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia during Thrombolytic Therapy for Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis
Mehmet Özkan, Ali E. Oğuz, Ozan M. Gürsoy, Sabahattin Gündüz, Çağrı A. Aykan, Mehmet A. Astarcıoğlu, Mustafa Yıldız
636
TRIPLE VALVE SURGERY  
Advanced Age: A Contraindication for Triple-Valve Surgery?
Sven Peterss, Caroline Fortmann, Maximilian Pichlmaier, Erik Bagaev, Malakh Lal Shrestha, Christian Hag, Axel Haverich, Nawid Khaladj
641
Triple Valve Repair in Children with Rheumatic Heart Disease: Long-Term Experience
Patrick O. Myers, Mustafa Cikirikcioglu, Cécile Tissot, Jan T. Christenson, Maurice Beghetti, Afksendiyos Kalangos
650
REPLACEMENT DEVICES  
Reduction in Platelet Count after Aortic Valve Replacement: Comparison of Three Bioprostheses
Giacomo Ravenni, Michele Celiento, Gabriele Ferrari, Aldo Milano, Giovanni Scioti, Stefano Pratali, Uberto Bortolotti
655
Hemodynamic Characteristics of Edwards Sapien Aortic Valve Prosthesis Assessed with Transesophageal Echocardiography
Marian Kukucka, Miralem Pasic, Axel Unbehaun, Stephan Dreysse, Alexander Mladenow, Helmut Habazettl, Roland Hetzer
662
Trans-Apical versus Surgical Implantation of Autologous Ovine Tissue-Engineered Heart Valves
Petra E. Dijkman, Anita Driessen-Mol, Linda M. de Heer, Jolanda Kluin, Lex A. van Herwerden, Berhard Odermatt, Frank P. T. Baaijens, Simon P. Hoerstrup
670
CASE REPORTS  
Favorable Evolution of a 43-Year-Old Starr-Edwards Valve in the Tricuspid Position
Chadi Aludaat, Arnaud Gay, Amina Guetlin, Catherine Nafeh-Bizet, Jean-Paul Bessou, Fabien Doguet
679
Bartonella henselae Endocarditis of Percutaneously Implanted Pulmonary Valve
Iryna Atamanyuk, Shahzad G. Raja, Martin Kostolny
682
LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
Re: Alfieri O, DeBonis MJ. Invited Comment. J Heart Valve Dis 2011;20:415-416 
Gerald M Lawrie
686
IMAGES OF THE MONTH  
A Blood Cyst on the Anterior Mitral Valve Leaflet Complicated by Cerebrovascular Stroke
Nicolas Combaret, Kasra Azarnoush, Xavier Marcaggi, Jean Louis Kemeny, Georges Amat, Charles de Riberolles, Lionel Camilleri
688
A Case of Angina from a Pseudoaneurysm after Aortic Root Replacement
Sanjay Chaubey, Habib Khan, Jatin Desai
689