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Volume 11 Number 2 March 2002

Contents

MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Reconstructive Surgery for Congenitally Malformed Mitral Valve
Edvin Prifti, Vittorio Vanini, Massimo Bonacchi, Bruno Murzi, Giacomo Frati, Piero Proietti, Massimo Bernabei, Gabriele Giunti, Stefano Vincenzo Luisi
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Mitral Repair in Patients with Severely Calcified Annulus: Feasibility, Surgery and Results
Roland Fasol MD, Katja Mahdjoobian MD, Elrina Joubert-Hubner
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Posterior Mitral Leaflet Repair with a Simple Segmental Annulus Support: The ÔDouble-Teflon Technique
Pablo M. A. Pomerantzeff PhD, Carlos M. A. Brandão MD, Luciano R. Souza MD, Marcelo L. C. Vieira MD, Max Grimberg PhD, José A. F. Ramires PhD, Sérgio A. Oliveira PhD
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Eight-Year Experience of Combined Valve Repair for Mitral Regurgitation and Maze Procedure
Junjiro Kobayashi MD, Yoshikado Sasako MD, Ko Bando MD, Kazuo Niwaya MD, Osamu Tagusari MD, Hiroyuki Nakajima MD, Michiko Ishida MD, Soichiro Kitamura MD
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Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation of Mitral Valve Morphology and Mitral Valve Annulus before and after Pericardial Posterior Annuloplasty by Intraoperative Volume-Rendered Three-Dimensional Echocardiography
Stefano De Castro MD, Valeria Salandin MD, Domenico Cartoni MD, Carlo Valfr¸ MD, Loris Salvador MD, Giuseppina Magni MD, Rachele Adorisio MD, Federica Papetti MD, Sergio Beni MD, Francesco Fedele MD, Natesa G. Pandian MD
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Surgical Treatment of Mitral Regurgitation Associated with Enlarged Left Ventricle
Li Wenbin, Zhang Jianqun, Zhou Qiwen, Chen Baotian, Xu Xiufang, Zhang Zhaogguang, Zhang Wukui
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Neurohormones in Mitral Stenosis before and after Percutaneous Balloon Mitral Valvotomy
Renato Razzolini MA, Ioira Ieoni MA, Francesca Cafiero MD, Silvia Liva MD, Diego Faggian MD, Angelo Ramondo MD, Raffaello Chioin MD
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Relationship Between Resting Parameters of the Mitral Valve and Exercise Capacity in Patients with Mitral Stenosis: Can the Diastolic Filling Period Predict Exercise Capacity?
Mehmet Eren MD, Erdinc Arikan MD, Sevket Gorgulu MD, Bahad•r Dagdeviren MD, Osman Bolca MD, Tugrul Norgaz MD, Tuna Tezel MD
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Beta-Blockade and Exercise Capacity in Patients with Mitral Stenosis in Sinus Rhythm
J. V. Monmeneu Menadas MD, F. Mar’n Ortuño MD, F. Reyes Gomis PhD, A. Jordán Torrent MD, M. Garc’a Mart’nez MD, V. Bod’ Peris MD, F. Garc’a de Burgos de Rico PhD
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ASYMPTOMATIC AORTIC STENOSIS  
Value of Exercise Testing to Evaluate the Indication for Surgery in Asymptomatic Patients with Valvular Aortic Stenosis
Domenico Alborino MD, Jacques Lars Hoffmann MD, Pierre Claude Fournet MD, Antoine Bloch MD
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Management of Patients with Asymptomatic Moderate Aortic Stenosis undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass grafting
Gilles D. Touati MD, Doron Carmi MD, Faouzi Trojette MD, Mathieu Bidaud MD, David Popesco MD, Amar Ben Amar MD, Henri Poulain MD
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STENTLESS VALVES: HOMOGRAFTS, AUTOGRAFTS, XENOGRAFTS  
Influence of Patient Age and Implantation Technique on the Probability of Re-Replacement of the Homograft Aortic Valve
Shu K. Ng PhD, Mark F. O’Brien FRACS, Susan Harrocks BN, Geoffrey J. McLachlan DSc
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The Ross Procedure for Replacement of the Bicuspid Aortic Valve: Mid-Term Results from 55 Consecutive Cases
Francesco Santini MD, Giovanni Battista Luciani MD, Luca Barozzi MD, Mario Lusini MD, Stefania Trimboli MD, Stefano Restivo MD, Alessandro Mazzucco MD
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Distensibility of the Pulmonary Autograft under Systemic Pressure
Yukio Okazaki MD, Kyoumi Takarabe MD, Koujirou Furukawa MD, Shinya Higuchi MD, Kazuhisa Rikitake MD, Satoshi Ohtsubo MD, Masafumi Natsuaki MD, Tsuyoshi Itoh MD
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Impact of Small Valve Size on Hemodynamics and Left Ventricular Mass Regression with the Toronto SPV® Stentless Aortic Bioprosthesis
David S. Bach MD, Bernard Goldman MD, Edward Verrier MD, Michael Petracek MD, Jeremy Wood MD, Scott Goldman MD, Tirone David MD
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Bovine Jugular Vein as Right Ventricle-to-Pulmonary Artery Valved Conduit
Antonio F. Corno MD, Michel Hurni MD, Helen Griffin RN, Omar M. Galal MD, Maurice Payot MD, Nicole Sekarski MD, Piergiorgio Tozzi MD, Ludwig K. von Segesser MD
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LONG-TERM SURGICAL OUTCOME  
Dissected Aortic Sinuses Repaired with Gelatin-Resorcin-Formaldehyde (GRF) Glue are not Stable on Follow Up
Ulrich O. von Oppell MD, Zeead Karani MD, Andre Brooks MD, Johan Brink MD
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Cardiac Valve Reoperations: Analysis of Operative Risk Factors in 154 Patients
Cesare Beghi MD, Giuseppe De Cicco MD, Francesco Nicolini MD, Luca Ballore MD, Claudio Reverberi MD, Tiziano Gherli MD
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Four Years’ Experience with the Edwards-Tekna Bileaflet Valve Prosthesis
Tanzer Calkavur MD, Tahir Yagdi MD, Anil Apaydin MD, Fatih Islamoglu MD, Hakan Posacioglu MD, Isa Durmaz MD, Mustafa Özbaran MD
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HYDRODYNAMIC ASSESSMENT OF PROSTHETIC VALVES  
Improved Statistical Characterization of Prosthetic Heart Valve Hydrodynamics Using a Performance Index and Regression Analysis
Sandy F. C. Stewart PhD, Harry F. Bushar PhD
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Evaluation Technique for Bileaflet Mechanical Valves
Tanya Shipkowitz PhD, Jeffrey Ambrus PhD, James Kurk MS, Kosala Wickramasinghe MS
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MOLECULAR BIOLOGY  
Serum Components Stimulate Pericardial Tissue Contraction
Douglas C. Marchion MS, Josh J. Sticka BS, Tian Hao Han, Patricia A. Weber DrPH, David T. Cheung PhD, Albert C. Grobe MS, Carlos M. G. Duran MD
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CASE REPORTS  
Fibroelastoma of the Papillary Muscle of the Mitral Valve: Diagnostic Implications and Review of the Literature
Tomaso Bottio MD, Cristina Basso MD, Giulio Rizzoli MD, Dino Casarotto MD, Gaetano Thiene MD
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Asymmetric Primary Ringless Repair of Mitral Valve Endocarditis: A Case Report
Shaun P. Setty MD, F. Paget Milsom FRACS, Guy Armstrong FRACP
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IMAGE OF THE MONTH  
Pannus-Overgrowth in a Björk-Shiley Valve in the Mitral Position
Joanne Harris, David Anderson, John Chambers
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
In response to Dignan R, O’Brien M, Hogan P, et al. Influence of HLA matching and associated factors on aortic valve homograft function. The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2000;9:504-511 
Roger JF Baskett MD, David B Ross FRCSC
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Rebecca J. Dignan MD
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