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Volume 24 Number 5 September 2015

Contents

EDITORIAL  
Shifting a Paradigm of Cardiac Surgery: From Minimally Invasive To Micro-Invasive
Augusto D’Onofrio, Gino Gerosa
528
AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Ministernotomy Versus Minithoracotomy Approach
Mohammed Hassan, Yongjie Miao, Ahmed Maraey, Joy Lincoln, Shelby Brown, Jimmy Windsor, Marco Ricci
531
Quality of Life Shift after Aortic Valve Replacement in the Era of TAVI: Single-Center Class Comparison Study Between Different Procedural Techniques
Alexander Blehm, Vitaly A. Sorokin, Mikael Hartman, Khin Lay Wai, Karoline Schmitz, Artur Lichtenberg
540
Novel Method of Assessing Ascending Aorta with a Stenotic Bicuspid Aortic Valve
Kaoru Hattori, Ikuo Fukuda, Kazuyuki Daitoku, Wakako Fukuda, Masahito Minakawa, Yasuyuki Suzuki
554
Intra- and Inter-Observer Reproducibility of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Planning Measurements by Multidetector Computed Tomography
Ran Heo, Bríain ó Hartaigh, Iksung Cho, Valentina Valenti, Jonathon Leipsic, S. Chiu Wong, Arash Salemi, Robert M. Minutello, Geoffrey Bergman, James K. Min
560
Fate of Normally Functioning Bicuspid Aortic Valve in Patients Undergoing Ascending Aorta Surgery
Marco Russo, Fabio Bertoldo, Paolo Nardi, Antonella D’Annolfo, Guglielmo Saitto, Antonio Pellegrino, Luigi Chiariello
570
MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Prognostic Implication of Three-Dimensional Mitral Valve Tenting Geometry in Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Reiko Toida, Nozomi Watanabe, Kikuko Obase, Yasufumi Nagata, Yuki Yoshimura, Hiroyuki Masuyama, Takashi Fukunaga, Tomoko Fukuda, Tatsunori Toida, Tetsunori Ishikawa, Masaaki Takeuchi, Kazuo Kitamura, Kiyoshi Yoshida
577
Cusp-Level Chordal Shortening for Non-Rheumatic Mitral Anterior Leaflet Prolapse in a Patient with Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
Takehiro Inoue, Takako Nishino, Kosuke Fujii, Toshihiko Saga
586
Managing Ventricular Septal Defect with Associated Aortic Regurgitation: Two Decades of Experience
Ahmed Sanoussi, Helene Demanet, Hughes Dessy, Martial Massin, Dominique Biarent, Andree Deville, Pierre Wauthy
590
DEVICE EVALUATION  
A Comprehensive Fluid Dynamic and Geometric Study for an “In-Vitro” Comparison of Four Surgically Implanted Pericardial Stented Valves
Giordano Tasca, Riccardo Vismara, Gianfranco Beniamino Fiore, Andrea Mangini, Claudia Romagnoni, Alberto Redaelli, Amando Gamba, Carlo Antona
596
Evaluation of p53 Polymorphism in Patients with Pannus-Derived Prosthetic Dysfunction
Mustafa Ozan Gursoy, Suleyman Karakoyun, Macit Kalcık, Mahmut Yesin, Sabahattin Gunduz, Mehmet Ali Astarcıoğlu, Ali Emrah Oğuz, Mehmet Ozkan
604
Expression and Localization of Granzymes and Perforin in Human Calcific Aortic Valve Disease
Pauli Ohukainen, Juha Näpänkangas, Pasi Ohtonen, Heikki Ruskoaho, Panu Taskinen, Tuomas Peltonen, Jaana Rysä
612
Degenerative Calcification of Pericardial Bioprostheses: Comparison of Five Implantation Methods in a Rabbit Model
Dae-Hyun Kim, Han Ki Park, Young Hwan Park, Seung Hyun Lee, Hyun-Chel Joo, Sak Lee, Young-Nam Youn, Hong Ju Shin
621
MISCELLANEOUS  
Heart Transplant in Patients with Predominantly Rheumatic Valvular Heart Disease
Vitor E. E. Rosa, Antonio S. S. A. Lopes, Tarso A. D. Accorsi, Joao Ricardo C. Fernandes, Guilherme S. Spina, Roney O. Sampaio, Fernando Bacal, Flavio Tarasoutchi
629
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in Patients at Extremely High Risk of Perioperative Mortality
Nora Goebel, Samir Ahad, Tim Schaeufele, Stephan Hill, Martin Beyer, Ralph Berroth, Ulrich F.W. Franke, Hardy Baumbach
635
Balloon-Expandable and Self-Expanding Transcatheter Heart Valves: Friend or Foe?
Sami M. Alnasser, Osama Benhomeid, Mark D. Peterson, Christopher E. Buller, David Latter, Djeven P. Deva, Asim N. Cheema
640
ATRIOVENTRICULAR VALVES  
Force Required to Cinch the Tricuspid Annulus: An Ex-Vivo Study
Amy Adkins, Jesus Aleman, Lori Boies, Edward Sako, Shamik Bhattacharya
644
Transfemoral Treatment of a Paraprosthetic Mitral Leak and Mitral Bioprosthesis Failure Complicated by Embolization of In-Situ Vascular Plug
Neil Ruparelia, Azeem Latib, Eustachio Agricola, Fabrizio Monaco, Pietro Spagnolo, Ottavio Alfieri, Matteo Montorfano, Antonio Colombo
653