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Volume 11 Number 6 November 2002

Contents

NEW STATISTICAL METHODS  
Prosthesis-Related Complications: First-Year Annual Rates
W. R. Eric Jamieson MD, Lawrence H. Burr MD, John B. Chambers MD, William N. Anderson, Jr. PhD, John P. Gams PhD, Charles M. Dowd BEE
758
Using Bayes’ Theorem to Answer a Practical Heart Valve Question
Gary L. Grunkemeier PhD
764
AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Trends in Aortic Valve Surgery in a Large Multi-Surgeon, Multi-Hospital Practice, 1979-1999
William F. Northrup, III, MD, Karen A. DuBois RN, Vibhu R. Kshettry MD, John M. Teskey MD, Demetre M. Nicoloff MD
768
Long-Term Follow Up in Patients Receiving a Small Aortic Valve Prosthesis
Ken-ichi Arata MD, Yoshifumi Iguro MD, Hiroshi Masuda MD, Tamahiro Kinjo MD, Hitoshi Matsumoto MD, Gouichi Yotsumoto MD, Ryuzo Sakata MD, Akira Taira MD
780
Value of Automated Segmental Motion Analysis in the Assessment of Aortic Stenosis Severity
Raúl Moreno MD, José L. Zamorano MD, Carlos Almería MD, Luis Mataix MD, José L. Rodrigo MD, Dionisio Herrera MD, Lucía Alvarez MD, Esther De Marco MD, Adalia Aubele MD, Luis Sánchez-Harguindey MD
785
MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Mitral Valve Repair and Revascularization for Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: Predictors of Operative Mortality and Survival
A. Ruchan Akar MD, George Doukas MD, Adam Szafranek MD, Christos Alexiou MD, Maria C. Boehm MD, Derek ChinMD, Andrzej Sosnowski MD, Tom J. Spyt FRCS
793
Management of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation following Balloon Mitral Valvotomy: Safety and Efficacy of Low-dose Amiodarone
Aditya Kapoor MD, DM, Sudeep Kumar MD, DM, Rakesh K. Singh MD, C. M. Pandey PhD, Nakul Sinha MD
802
3-D Computational Analysis of the Stress Distribution on the Leaflets after Edge-to-Edge Repair of Mitral Regurgitation
Emiliano Votta MSc, Francesco Maisano MD, Monica Soncini PhD, Alberto Redaelli PhD, Franco M. Montevecchi MSc, Ottavio Alfieri MD
810
Ischemia-Induced Malcoaptation of Scallops within the Posterior Mitral Leaflet
Truls Myrmel MD, David T. M. Lai FRACS, Sidney Lo MD, Tomasz A. Timek MD, David Liang MD, D. Craig Miller MD, Neil B. Ingels, Jr., PhD, George T. Daughters MS
823
Association between Angiotensinogen Gene M235T Polymorphism and Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome in Taiwan Chinese
Hsiang-Tai Chou MD, Jui-Sung Hung MD, Yng-Tay Chen MS, Yi-Ru Shi MS, Fuu-Jen Tsai MD
830
Mitral Valve Plasty for Severe Mitral Regurgitation Caused by Endomyocardial Biopsy
Yoshiyuki Tokuda MD, Masahiko Matsumoto MD, Takaaki Sugita MD, Junichiro Nishizawa MD, Katsuhiko Matsuyama MD, Kazunori Yoshida MD, Takehiko Matsuo MD
837
MECHANICAL VALVES  
Treatment of Left-Sided Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis: Thrombolysis or Surgery?
Christopher A. Rinaldi MD, Richard M. Heppell MD, John B. Chambers MD
839
Clinical Evaluation of the CarboMedics Prosthesis: Experience at Providence Health System in Portland
Kenji Minakata MD, YingXing Wu MD, Kathryn J. Zerr MBA, Gary L. Grunkemeier PhD, John R. Handy, Jr. MD, Aftab Ahmad MD, Albert Starr MD, Anthony P. Furnary MD
844
Chronic, Preclinical Assessment of the Medtronic Advantage™ Aortic Valve Prosthesis
Nancy Rakow DVM, Dale Nelson BS, Carolyn McClay DVM, PhD, Rebecca Rose DVM, Lenny Leuer BS, Charles Boldt BS, Linda Shecterle BS, John St. Cyr MD
851
Comparison of Hemodynamic Performance of Medtronic Hall 21 mm versus St. Jude Medical 23 mm Prostheses in Pigs
Peter Kleine MD, Ulf Abdel-Rahman MD, Armin A. Klesius MD, Mirella Scherer MD, Andreas Simon MD, Anton Moritz MD
857
BIOPROSTHETIC VALVES  
Influence of Pregnancy after Bioprosthetic Valve Replacement in Young Women: A Prospective and Comparative Five-Year Study
Walkiria S. Avila MD, Eduardo G. Rossi MD, Max Grinberg MD, José A. F. Ramires MD
864
INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS  
Development of Broad-Range Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Bacterial Identification in Diagnosis of Infective Endocarditis
Tomasz Hryniewiecki MD, Anna Gzyl MD, Ewa Augustynowicz MD, Irena Rawczynska-Englert MD
870
BASIC SCIENCE  
Profile and Localization of Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their Tissue Inhibitors (TIMPs) in Human Heart Valves
Sally A. Dreger PhD, Patricia M. Taylor PhD, Sean P. Allen PhD, Magdi H. Yacoub FRS
875
Aortic Valve Interstitial Cells: An Evaluation of Cell Viability and Cell Phenotype over Time
Massimo Cimini BSc, Kem A. Rogers PhD, Derek R. Boughner MD
881
CASE REPORT  
Cardiac Relapse of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Maxillary Sinus
Aytül Belgi MD, Cengiz Türkay MD, Necmi Deger MD, Omer Bayezid MD
888
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR  
Tension apparatus of the mitral valve
Robert H. Anderson MD
891
Reply
Carlos G. M. Duran
891