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Volume 11 Number 1 January 2002

Contents

MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Septal-Lateral Annular Cinching (’SLAC“) reduces Mitral Annular Size without Perturbing Normal Annular Dynamics
Tomasz A. Timek MD, David T. Lai FRACS, Frederick A. Tibayan MD, George T. Daughters MS, David Liang MD, PhD, Paul Dagum MD, Neil B. Ingels, Jr. PhD, D. Craig Miller MD
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Outcome after Mitral Valve Repair for Functional Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
Stephen A. Tahta MD, James H. Oury MD, J. Matt Maxwell MD, Stephen P. Hiro MD, Carlos M.G. Duran MD
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Surgical Management of Acute Mitral Valve Regurgitation due to Post-infarction Papillary Muscle Rupture
Reza Tavakoli MD, Alberto Weber MD, Paul Vogt MD, Hans-Peter Brunner MD, Rene Pretre MD, Marko Turina MD
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Mitral Valve Surgery for Acute Papillary Muscle Rupture Following Myocardial Infarction
Qiang Chen MD, Malcolm J. Darlymple-Hay FRCS, Christos Alexious FRCS, Sunil K. Ohri FRCS, Marcus P. Haw FRCS, Steve A. Livesey FRCS, James L. Monro FRCS
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Flexibility of the Mitral Annulus with the Duran Ring at Six Years Post-implantation
Yukikatsu Okada MD, Michihiro Nasu MD, Junichi Kawai RDCS, Yumiko Kanzaki MD
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Torsion Dynamics in the Evolution from Acute to Chronic Mitral Regurgitation
Frederick A. Tibayan MD, Kwok L. Yun MD, David T.M. Lai MD, Tomasz A. Timek MD, George T. Daughters MD, Neil B. Ingels MD, D. Craig Miller MD
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STENTLESS AORTIC BIOPROSTHESES  
Clinical Analysis of Stentless Porcine Aortic Bioprosthesis: An Update
Mario Vrandecic MD, Fernando Antonio Fantini MD, Bayard Gontijo Filho MD, Ozanan César de Oliveira MD, Idail Martins da Costa Júnior MD, Erika Vrandecic MD
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Transvalvular Velocities after Full Aortic Root Replacement: Results from a Prospective Randomized Trial between the Homograft and the Medtronic Freestyle Bioprosthesis
Giovanni Melina MD, Andrew Mitchell FRCP, Mohamed Amrani FRCS, Asghar Khaghani FRCS, Magdi H. Yacoub FRS
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Evaluation of Left Ventricular Function and Mass after Medtronic Freestyle versus Homograft Aortic Root Replacement using Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Kim Rajappan MRCP, Giovanni Melina MD, Nicholas G. Bellenger MRCP, Mohamed Amrani FRCS, Asghar Khaghani FRCS, Dudley J. Pennell FRCP, Magdi H. Yacoub FRS
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Aortic Distensibility after Aortic Root Replacement Assessed with Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Giovanni Melina MD, Kim Rajappan MRCP, Mohamed Amrani FRCS, Asghar Khaghani FRCS, Dudley J. Pennell FRCP, Magdi H. Yacoub FRS
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Characteristics of Compressive Strains in Porcine Aortic Valves Cusps
Margaret M. Adamczyk PhD, Ivan Vesely PhD
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INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS  
Q Fever Endocarditis: Over 14 Years of Surgical Experience in a Referral Center for Rickettsioses
Agnes C. Salamand MD, Frederic Collart MD, Thierry Caus MD, Jean-Paul Casalta MD, Annick Mouly-Bandini MD, Jean-Raoul Monties MD, Gilbert Habib MD, Didier Raoult MD, Thierry G. Mesana MD
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The Advantage of Repair of Mitral Valve in Acute Endocarditis
Leonid Sternik MD, Kenton J. Zehr MD, Thomas A. Orszulak MD, Charles J. Mullany MD, Richard C. Daly MD, Hartzell V. Schaff MD
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In-vitro and In-vivo Activity of Antimicrobial-coated Prosthetic Heart Valve Sewing Cuffs
Rabih O. Darouiche MD, Mohammad D. Mansouri BS, Ricardo Meade MD
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BJÖRK-SHILEY VALVES  
Mechanisms of Cavitation and the Formation of Stable Bubbles on the Björk-Shiley Monostrut Prosthetic Heart Valve
Cristopher Bachmann, Vinayak Kini, Steven Deutsch, Arnold A. Fontaine, John M. Tarbell
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Three-Dimensional Imaging of Fractures in Outlet Struts of Björk-Shiley Convexo-Concave Heart Valves by Micro-Computed Tomography In Vitro
Avrom M. Brendzel PhD, Edmond Rambod PhD, Steven M. Jorgensen BSEE, Denise A. Reyes BS, Michael S. Chmelik MS, Erik L. Ritman MD
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DEVICE EVALUATION  
The CarboMedics Prosthetic Heart Valve: Experience with 1,084 Implants
Francesco Santini MD, Gianluca Casali MD, Francesca Viscardi MD, Alessandro Favaro MD, Samuele Pentiricci MD, Mario Lusini MD, Andrea Rossi MD, Alessandro Mazzucco MD
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EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES  
Experimental Aortic Regurgitation in Rats under Echocardiographic Guidance
Marie Arsenault MD, Eric Plante BSc, Marie-Claude Drolet BSc, Jacques Couet PhD
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CASE REPORT  
Value of Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography in Preventing Serious Complications during Valvular Surgery. A Report of Four Cases
Hiromichi Fujii MD, Shigefumi Suehiro MD, Toshihiko Shibata MD, Koji Hattori MD, Hiroyuki Watanabe MD, Junichi Yoshikawa MD
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