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Volume 11 Number 4 July 2002

Contents

TISSUE ENGINEERING AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY  
Tissue Engineering of Cardiac Valve Prostheses I: Development and Histological Characterization of an Acellular Porcine Scaffold
Catherine Booth PhD, Sotiris A. Korossis MSc, Helen E. Wilcox PhD, Kevin G. Watterson FRCS, John N. Kearney PhD, John Fisher DEng, Eileen Ingham PhD
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Tissue Engineering of Cardiac Valve Prostheses II: Biomechanical Characterization of Decellularized Porcine Aortic Heart Valves
Sotiris A. Korossis MSc, Catherine Booth PhD, Helen E. Wilcox PhD, Kevin G. Watterson FRCS, John N. Kearney PhD, John Fisher DEng, Eileen Ingham PhD
463
Localization of Immunoreactive Endothelin and Characterization of its Receptors in Aortic Cusps
Martin Misfeld, Karen Morrison, Hans-H. Sievers, Magdi H. Yacoub, Adrian H. Chester
472
Lack of Association between Transforming Growth Factor-b1 Gene Polymorphisms and Mitral Valve Prolapse in Taiwan Chinese
Hsiang-Tai Chou MD, Yi-Ru Shi MS, Yuan Hsu BS, Fuu-Jen Tsai MD
478
AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Long-Term Results of the Bentall Operation versus Separate Replacement of the Ascending Aorta and Aortic Valve
Rémi Houël MD, Céline Soustelle MS, Matthias Kirsch MD, Marie Line Hillion MD, Carlos Renaut MD, Daniel Y. Loisance MD
485
Is there an Advantage in Using Homografts in Patients with Acute Infective Endocarditis of the Aortic Valve?
Helmut Gulbins MD, Eckehard Kilian MD, Severine Roth MD, Antje Uhlig MD, Eckart Kreuzer MD, Bruno Reichart MD
492
Parsonnet¹s Risk Score Predicts Late Survival but not Late Functional Results after Aortic Valve Replacement in Octogenarians
Thierry Caus MD, Daphnée Calon MD, Frédéric Collart MD, Pablo Marin MD, Yves Serre MD, Thierry Mesana MD
498
Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Remodeling for Pulmonary Autograft Aneurysm
Claudia Schmidtke MD, Ulrich Stierle MD, Hans-H. Sievers MD
504
Quadricuspid Aortic Valve: A Rare Cause of Aortic Insufficiency
Pramod Bonde FRCS, Anand Sachithanandan MB, Brian McClements MD, Dennis J. Gladstone FRCS
506
MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Late Results of Percutaneous Balloon Mitral Commissurotomy in Patients with Restenosis after Surgical Commissurotomy Compared to Patients with ‘De-Novo’ Stenosis
Zbigniew Chmielak MD, Witold Ruzyllo MD, Marcin Demkow MD, Magdalena Soroka MD, Maciej Karcz MD, Marek Konka MD, Pawel Bekta MD, Cezary Kepka MD
509
DEVICE EVALUATION  
Long-Term Outcome after Valve Replacement with the Omnicarbon Prosthesis
Michele di Summa MD, Giuseppe Poletti MD, Lidia Brero MD, Paolo Centofanti MD, Michele La Torre MD, Francesco Patanè MD, Jose M. Caffarena Raggio MD, Francisco García Sanchez MD, Jose M. Maroñas MD, Salvador Torregrosa MD, Francisco J. Valera MD, Jose Caffarena, Jr. MD
517
Nine-Year Follow Up of the Omnicarbon Prosthesis in the Aortic Position
Aquilino Hurlé PhD, Jesús Gómez-Plana MD, Juan Meseguer MD, M. Angeles Juan SRN, Patricio Llamas PhD
524
Left Ventricular Mass Regression after Aortic Valve Replacement with the Mosaic Bioprosthesis
Walter B. Eichinger MD, Florian Botzenhardt MD, Ralf Günzinger MD, Bernhard M. Kemkes MD, Niels Bleese MD, Andrzej Sosnowski MD, Dominique Maïza MD, Eduardo Otero Coto MD, Robert Bauernschmitt MD, Rüdiger Lange MD
529
Medtronic Intact Porcine Bioprosthesis in the Aortic Position: 13-Year Results
Hervé Corbineau MD, Jean-Philippe Verhoye MD, Arnaud Tauran MD, Thierry Langanay MD, Pascal Ménestret MD, Alain Leguerrier MD
537
Influence of Patient-Prosthesis Mismatch on Long-Term Results after Aortic Valve Replacement with a Stented Bioprosthesis
Jean M. Frapier MD, Philippe Rouvière MD, Franck Razcka MD, Thierry Aymard MD, Bernard Albat MD Paul A. Chaptal MD
543
The Bovine Jugular Vein: A Totally Integrated Valved Conduit to Repair the Right Ventricular Outflow
Thierry Carrel MD, Pascal Berdat MD, Mladen Pavlovic MD, Jean-Pierre Pfammatter MD
552
HEMODYNAMICS AND ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY  
In-Vivo Analysis of the Instantaneous Transvalvular Pressure Difference-Flow Relationship in Aortic Valve Stenosis: Implications of Unsteady Fluid-Dynamics for the Clinical Assessment of Disease Severity
Javier Bermejo MD, J. Carlos Antoranz PhD, Ian G. Burwash MD, Jose L. Rojo Alvarez PhD, Mar Moreno MD, Miguel A. García-Fernández MD, Catherine M. Otto MD
557
Determination of Vena Contracta and its Value in Evaluating Severity of Aortic Regurgitation
Mehmet Eren MD, Abdurrahman Eksik MD, Sevket Gorgulu MD, Tugrul Norgaz MD, Bahadir Dagdeviren MD, Osman Bolca MD, Tuna Tezel MD
567
Feasibility of Two-Dimensional Bileaflet Valve Imaging: A Prospective Transthoracic Echocardiographic Study
Yaron Shapira MD, Mordehay Vaturi MD, Michal Perlmuter RDCS, Alex Sagie MD
576
ANTICOAGULATION MANAGEMENT  
Fixed-Dose Versus Adjusted-Dose Warfarin in Patients with Prosthetic Heart Valves in a Peri-Urban Impoverished Population
Biddy Buchanan-Lee MRCP (UK), Basil N. Levetan FCP (SA), Carl J. Lombard PhD (SA), Patrick J. Commerford FCP (SA)
583
Role of Oral Anticoagulation and Inoue Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty in Presence of Left Atrial Thrombus: A Prospective Serial Transesophageal Echocardiographic Study
Bhuwanesh Kandpal MD, Naveen Garg MD, K. V. Anand MD, Aditya Kapoor MD, Nakul Sinha MD
594
CASE REPORT  
Right Atrial Myxoma Arising from the Eustachian Valve in a Patient with Colonic Polyposis
Pramod Bonde FRCS, Anand Sachithanandan AFRCSI, Alastair N. J. Graham FRCS, S. Geoffery Richardson FRCP, Dennis J. Gladstone FRCS
601
LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
In response to Repossini A, Kotelnikov IN, Parenzan L, Arena V. Left-side approach to the mitral valve J Heart Valve Disease 2001;10:591-595 603