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Volume 11 Number 3 May 2002

Contents

TISSUE ENGINEERING AND IMMUNOLOGY  
Human Cardiac Valve Interstitial Cells in Collagen Sponge: A Biological Three-Dimensional Matrix for Tissue Engineering
Patricia M. Taylor PhD, Sean P. Allen PhD, Sally A. Dreger BSc, Magdi H. Yacoub FRS
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Evolution of Cell Phenotype and Extracellular Matrix in Tissue-Engineered Heart Valves during In-Vitro Maturation and In-Vivo Remodelling
Elena Rabkin MD, Simon P. Hoerstrup MD, Masanori Aikawa MD, John E. Mayer, Jr. MD, Frederick J. Schoen MD
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The Presence of Immune Stimulatory Cells in Fresh and Cryopreserved Donor Aortic and Pulmonary Valve Allografts
Frans B. S. Oei MD, Alexander P. A. Stegmann PhD, Frieda van der Ham BSc, Pieter E. Zondervan MD, Len M. B. Vaessen PhD, Carla C. Baan PhD, Willem Weimar MD, Ad J. J. C. Bogers MD
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Frequencies of Donor-Reactive Helper T Lymphocytes Correlate with Rejection of Aortic Valve Allografts in Rats
Frank J. M. F. Dor MD, Frans B. S. Oei MD, Leonard M. B. Vaessen PhD, Richard L. Marquet PhD, Ad J. J. C. Bogers MD, Willem Weimar MD
326
MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Editorial: Distribution of Chordae Tendinae Tension in the Porcine Mitral Valve
Carlos M. G. Duran
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Differential Tension between Secondary and Primary Mitral Chordae in an Acute In-Vivo Porcine Model
Mads Lomholt MD, Sten Lyager Nielsen MD, Søren Berndt Hansen MD, Niels Trolle Andersen PhD, J. Michael Hasenkam MD
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Resolution of Left Atrial Thrombi with Anticoagulant Therapy in Candidates for Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Commissurotomy
Songkwan Silaruks MD, Songsak Kiatchoosakun MD, Wirote Tantikosum MD, Chaiyasith Wongvipaporn MD, Pyatat Tatsanavivat MD, Virat Klungboonkrong MD, Bandit Thinkhamrop PhD
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Progression of Isolated Tricuspid Regurgitation Late after Mitral Valve Surgery for Rheumatic Mitral Valve Disease
Chisato Izumi MD, Kanji Iga MD, Takashi Konishi MD
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Extensive Left Atrial Endoatriectomy for Infective Endocarditis
Takehiro Inoue MD, Masaki Otaki MD, Nobuo Wakaki MD, Hidetaka Oku MD
357
AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Modified Gorlin Equation for the Diagnosis of Mixed Aortic Valve Pathology
Lawrence N. Scotten Dipl.T., David K. Walker PhD, James W. Dutton MD
360
Bicuspid Aortic Valve: Abnormal Aortic Elastic Properties
Stefano Nistri MD, Maria Domenica Sorbo MD, Cristina Basso MD, Gaetano Thiene MD
369
Feasibility of the Ross Procedure: Its Relationship with the Bicuspid Aortic Valve
Roberto Favaloro MD, Pablo Stutzbach MD, Carmen Gomez MD, Alejandro Machain MD, Horacio Casabe MD
375
Subvalvular Circular Annuloplasty as a Component of Aortic Valve Repair
Hiroshi Izumoto MD, Kohei Kawazoe MD, Tetsunori Kawase MD, Hajime Kim MD
383
Aortic Valve Stenosis in Alkaptonuric Ochronosis
Miha Cercek MD, Katja Prokselj MD, Mirta Kozelj MD
386
Ventricular Septal Defect Complicated by Infective Endocarditis of the Aortic Valve Causing Severe Aortic Regurgitation: The Role of Aortic Valve Repair
C. Shanthi DNB, Ranjit S. Madathil MD, Richard Saldanha MCh, Mahesh Vakamudi MD, Komalakshi Balakrishnan MCh
389
IN-VITRO STUDIES  
Monodimensional Estimation of Maximum Reynolds Shear Stress in the Downstream Flow Field of Bileaflet Valves
Mauro Grigioni MS, Carla Daniele MS, Giuseppe DÕAvenio MS, Vincenzo Barbaro MS
392
In-Vitro Verification of the Electron Beam Tomography Method for Measurement of Heart Valve Calcification
Giovanni Melina MD, Michael J. Scott PhD, Crystal M. Cunanan, Michael B. Rubens FRCR, Magdi H. Yacoub FRS
402
In-Vitro Assessment of the Wear Development Mechanism and Stabilization of Wear in the Edwards MIRA/Sorin Bicarbon Mechanical Heart Valve Orifice Ring
Helmut Reul Dr-Ing, Christoph Schmitz Dipl-Ing, Ewald M. Pfaff Dr-Ing , Cornelia Hohlstein PTA, Paul A. Schmidt MS, Günter Rau Dr rer nat, Pietro Arru Dott Ing
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LONG-TERM CLINICAL STUDIES  
Risk of Reoperation for Structural Failure of Aortic and Mitral Tissue Valves
Malcolm J. R. Dalrymple-Hay, Timothy Crook, Paul G. Bannon, Sunil K. Ohri, Marcus P. Haw, Matthew S. Bayfield, Nick P. Hendel, Steven A. Livesey, Clifford F. Hughes, James L. Monro
419
Performance of the Carpentier-Edwards SAV and Hancock-II Porcine Bioprostheses in Aortic Valve Replacement
W. R. Eric Jamieson MD, Tirone E. David MD, Christopher M. S. Feindel MD, Robert T. Miyagishima MD, Eva Germann MSc
424
Prevalence and Predictors of Significant Coronary Artery Disease in Turkish Patients who Undergo Valvular Heart Surgery
Kenan Sonmez MD, Murat Gencbay MD, Ahmet Akcay MD, Ahmet Yilmaz MD, Selcuk Pala MD, Ozgur Onat MD, Nilufer Eksi Duran MD, Muzaffer Degertekin MD, Fikret Turan MD
431
NEW EXPERIMENTAL METHOD  
In-Vivo Bacterial Adherence to Intracardiac Prosthetic Materials: A New Experimental Model
Walter Benno Eichinger MD, Gertrud Goppel, Nikolaus Mendler MD, Johann Mattes MD, Erwin Lankes, Florian Botzenhardt, Robert Bauernschmitt MD, Rüdiger Lange MD
438
CASE REPORT  
Recurrent Thrombosis of Prosthetic Mitral Valve in Idiopathic Hypereosinophilic Syndrome
Ko Watanabe MD, Olivier Tournilhac MD, Lionel F. Camilleri MD
447
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR  
In response to Mitchell RN. Don’t blame the lymphocyte: Immunologic processes are not important in tissue valve failure. J Heart Valve Dis 2001;10:467-470
Norman B. Ratlif MD, Ivan Vesely PhD
450
Reply
Richard N. Mitchell MD
450
In response to Lengyel M, Vandor L. The role of thrombolysis in the management of left sided obstructive prosthetic valve thrombosis – is there a case for it? J Heart Valve Dis 2001;10:638-649 
L. Goldberg MD, PhD, J. Mekel MBB Ch, FCP
452
Reply
Maria Lengyel MD, PhD, FACC, FESC, Lászlo Vándor MD
453
In response to Cotrufo M, Carozza A, Romano G, De Feo M, Della Corte A. Infective endocarditis of native cardiac valves: 22 years’ surgical experience. J Heart Valve Dis 2001;10:478-485
Roland G. Demaria MD, Simon Fortier MD, Louis P. Perrault MD, PhD
454
Reply
Maurizio Cotrufo MD, FECTS, Antonio Carozza MD, Gianpaolo Romano MD, Marisa De Feo, MD, Alessandro Della Corte MD, Luca S. De Santo MD
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