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Volume 24 Number 2 March 2015

Contents

AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Pathology of Balloon-Expandable and Self-ExpandingStents Following MRI-Guided Transapical Aortic Valve Replacement
Bogdan A. Kindzelski, Ming Li, Dumitru Mazilu, Keith A. Horvath
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Aggravating Factors Associated with the Severity of Aortic Regurgitation and Clinical Characteristics of Patients with Quadricuspid Aortic Valve
Eun Jeong Cho, Myoung Kyun Son, Sung-Ji Park, Seung Woo Park, Sung-A. Chang, Sang-Chol Le, June Huh, ISeok Kang
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Valvulo-Arterial Impedance is the Best Mortality Predictor in Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis Patients
Marko Banovic, Voin Brkovic, Bosiljka Vujisic-Tesic, Ivana Nedeljkovic, Danijela Trifunovic, Arsen Ristic, Serjan Nikolic
156
Clinical Value of Ankle-Brachial Index in Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis Patients
Miquel Gomez, Cristina Roqueta, Lluis Molina , Mercedes Cladellas, Mireia Ble, Josep Comin-Colet, Cristina Soler, Jordi Bruguera
164
Iatrogenic Mitral Valve Chordal Rupture During Placement of an Inflatable and Repositionable Percutaneous Aortic Valve Prosthesis
Giuseppe D’Ancona, Hüseyin Ince, Jasmin Ortak, Yannik Stoeckicht, Stephan Kische
169
Transaortic Aortomitral Junction Reconstruction and Mitral Valve Leaflet Repair for Recurrent Endocarditis
Peter Chiu, Jeremiah G. Allen, Y. Joseph Woo
173
Impella-Assisted Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty as a Bridge to Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement:Non-Contrast Approach
Vikas Singh, Alon Yarkoni, Cesia Gallegos, William W. O’Neill
177
The Impact of a Minimally Invasive Approach on Reoperative Aortic Valve Replacement
Igor Gosev, Robert C. Neely, Marzia Leacche, Siobhan McGurk, Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Duric Zeljko, Dan Loberman, Quratulain Javed, Lawrence H. Cohn, Sary F. Aranki
181
Aortic Sutureless Perceval Valve for Small Root in Concomitant Mitral Valve Replacement
Stefano Moriggia, Cinzia Trumello, Nicola Buzzatti, Giuseppe Iaci, Giovanna Di Giannuario, Ottavio Alfieri
187
The Effect of oxLDL on Aortic Valve Calcification via the Wnt/β-catenin Signaling Pathway: An Important Molecular Mechanism
Xu Gao, Liwei Zhang, Gangjian Gu, Pin-Hui Wu, Si Jin, Weilin Hu, Chengye Zhan, Jun Li, Yongsheng Li
190
MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Mid-Term Results for a Patch Valvuloplasty Technique to Correct Posterior Leaflet Prolapse
Meong Gun Song, Je Kyoun Shin, Hyun Keun Chee, Jun Seok Kim, Hyun Suk Yang, Jong Bum Choi
197
Evaluation of the Effect of Percutaneous Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty on Left Ventricular Systolic Function via Strain and Strain Rate in Patients with Isolated Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
Osman Bektaş, Zeki Yüksel Günaydın, Ahmet Karagöz, Aslı Vural, Ahmet Kaya,
Hüsnü Atmaca, Osman Şahin
204
REPLACEMENT VALVE EVALUATION  
Evaluation of Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis by 64-Row Multi- Detector Computed Tomography
Vincenzo Tarzia, Giacomo Bortolussi, Maurizio Rubino, Michele Gallo, Tomaso Bottio, Gino Gerosa
210
Aortic Sutureless Bioprosthesis Implantation Following Degeneration of a SOLO Stentless Valve
Marco Vola, Antoine Gerbay, Salvatore Campisi, Claire Thulane, Jean-François Fuzellier
214
Transcatheter Aortic Valve-In-Valve Implantation for Severe Bioprosthetic Stenosis after Bentall Operation Using a Homograft in a Patient with Behçet’s Disease
Hyung Joon Joo, Soon Jun Hong, Cheol Woong Yu
217
Age-Related Reoperation Rate after the Ross Procedure: A Report from the German Ross Registry
Doreen Richardt, Wolfgang Hemmer, Anton Moritz, Roland Hetzer, Armin Gorski, Ulrich F. W. Franke, Jürgen Hörer, Rüdiger Lange, Jörg S. Sachweh, Arlindo Riso, Ali Dodge-Khatami, Michael Hübler, Efstratios . Charitos1, Ulrich Stierle, Hans-Hinrich Sievers
220
LIBMAN-SACKS ENDOCARDITIS  
Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Antiphospholipid Syndrome Undergoing Cardiac Valve Surgery
Rawa Arif, Mina Farag, Philipp Seppelt, Carsten J. Beller, Arjang Ruhparwar, Matthias Karck, Klaus Kallenbach
228
Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcus Infective Endocarditis in a Lupus Patient with Libman-Sacks Endocarditis
Gen-Min Lin, Feng-Yee Chang, Wen-Been Wang
236
PATHOLOGICAL ANATOMY  
Comparison of Aortic Valve Annulus Diameter Determination through 3-Dimensional Transesophageal Echo with Cardiac MDCT and Assessment of Predictors for Annulus Sizing
Thomas Anger, Michael Schmid, Tobias Geisler, Meinrad P. Gawaz, Martin Oberhoff, Martin Höher
239
PULMONARY AUTOGRAFT  
Ross Procedure in Adults: Is Reoperation a Real Concern?
Maria C. Escarain, Gustavo Giunta, Roberto R. Favaloro
247
MISCELLANEOUS  
Feto-Maternal Outcomes of Urgent Open-Heart Surgery During Pregnancy
Saeid Hosseini, Fahimeh Kashfi, Niloufar Samiei, Amirjamshid Khamoushi, Alireza Alizadeh Ghavidel, Forouzan Yazdanian, Yalda Mirmesdagh, Carlos A. Mestres
253
CASE REPORT  
Surgery for a Quadricuspid Aortic Valve: Case Report and Comprehensive Review of the Literature
Anastasia Plaunova, Iosif Gulkarov, Anthony J. Tortolani, Berhane Worku
260
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in a Patient with Myelofibrosis and Severe Thrombocytopenia
Hakan Erkan, Levent Korkmaz, Gülhanım Kırış, Şükrü Çelik
263
Triple Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction 30 Years after Surgery
Maria Bonou, Eva D. Papadimitraki, John Skiadas, John Barbetseas
266
Papillary Fibroelastoma Involving Chordae of the Mitral Valve with Two Aortic Valve Excrescences
Ahmad Taha, Steven Carr, Lee G. Beckwith, George Berberian
270