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You are here: Contents > 2016 > Volume 25 Number 3 May 2016

Volume 25 Number 3 May 2016

AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Aortopathy in Bicuspid Aortic Valve Stenosis with Fusion of Right-Left versus Right-Non-Coronary Cusps: Are These Different Diseases?
Evaldas Girdauskas, Mina Rouman, Kushtrim Disha, Georg Dubslaff, Beatrix Fey, Bernhard Theis, Iver Petersen, Michael A. Borger, Yskert von Kodolitsch, Thomas Kuntze, Hermann Reichenspurner
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Ascending Aortic Stiffness with Bicuspid Aortic Valve is Variable and Not Predicted by Conventional Parameters in Young Patients
Nicholas S. Burris, Petter Dyverfeldt, Michael D. Hope
270
Predictors of High Post-Procedural Gradients after Catheter-Based Aortic Valve Implantation Using Direct Flow Medical Bioprostheses
Frauke S. Czepluch, Alexander Schwarz, Tobias Tichelbäcker, Joachim Lotz2, Gerd Hasenfus, Wolfgang Schillinger, Claudius Jacobshagen
281
Quantitative Doppler for Estimation of Paravalvular Leakage after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Luigi F. M. Di Martino, Osama I. I. Soliman, Wim B. Vletter, Ben Ren, Ton de Vries, Tjebbe W. Galema, Nicolas M. Van Mieghem, Peter P. de Jaegere, Marcel L. Geleijnse
289
Patho-Histological Findings of Annular Rupture Related to Left Ventricular Outflow Tract (LVOT) Calcification Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Ankur Kalra, Wesley R. Pedersen, Shannon M. Mackey-Bojack, Kevin M. Harris
296
Impact of Paravalvular Aortic Insufficiency on Left Ventricular Remodelling and Mortality after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Polydoros N. Kampaktsis, Ajayram V. Ullal, Robert M. Minutello, Dmitriy N. Feldman, Rajesh V. Swaminathan, Konstantinos Voudris, Amiran Baduashvili, Kalliopi Pastella, Sumeet Pawar, Ryan K. Kaple, Manolis Vavuranakis, Geoffrey S. Bergman, Nikolaos J. Skubas, Fay Lin, Arash Salemi, Richard B. Devereux, S. Chiu Wong
301
MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Left Atrial and Left Ventricular Function and Remodeling Following Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair
Christos Rammos, Tobias Zeus, Jan Balzer, Verena Veulemans, Katharina Hellhammer, Svenja Niebel, Malte Kelm, Tienush Rassaf
309
MitraClip®: Two Weeks after Implantation
Juliëtte F. Velu, Hans H. de Boer, Berto J. Bouma, Jan Baan, Jr.
320
Distant Position of Chordae from Coaptation Causes Mitral Regurgitation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Yuji Itabashi, Hirotsugu Mihara, Javier Berdej1, Hiroto Utsunomiya, Takahiro Shiota
323
Treatment of Mitral Valve Regurgitation with an Open Rigid Annuloplasty Ring
Clement Venner, Olivier Huttin, Antonio Fiore, Cristina Sirbu, Jean-Pierre Villemot, Juan-Pablo Maureira
332
TRICUSPID VALVE DISEASE  
Re-Repair of Tricuspid Valve after Tricuspid Suture Annuloplasty: An Analysis of the Causes for Reoperation and its Durability
Naoto Fukunaga, Yukikatsu Okada, Tadaaki Koyama
341
CARCINOID HEART VALVE DISEASE  
Valve Replacement in Patients with Carcinoid Heart Disease: Choosing the Right Valve at the Right Time
Amit Korach, Simona Grozinsky-Glasberg, Joseph Atlan, Abeer Dabah, Karine Atlan, Ehud Rudis, Amir Elami1, David J. Gross, Michael J. Reardon, Oz M. Shapira
349
Results of Contemporary Valve Surgery in Patients with Carcinoid Heart Disease
Thomas Kuntze, Tamer Owais, Maria-Anna Secknus, Daniel Kaemmerer, Richard Baum, Evaldas Girdauskas
356
INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS  
Complicated Infective Endocarditis of a Mechanical Aortic Valve due to Propionibacterium
Eva De Caluwé, Jan Verwerft
364
Infective Endocarditis in Hemodialysis Patients
Rahul Vasudev, Priyank Shah, Supreet Kaur Chandrika Chitturi, Sundermurthy Yamini, Ashisha Mechineni, Chandra Chandran, Mahesh Bikkina, Fayez Shamoon
369
Seroprevalence of Q Fever in Patients Undergoing Heart Valve Replacement Surgery
Owen Seddon, Reza Ashrafi, Jacqueline Duggan, Rhianydd Rees, Christine Tan, John Williams, Gail Carsoln, Brendan Healy
375
MISCELLANEOUS  
PGA (polyglycolic acid)-P4HB (poly-4-hydroxybutyrate)-Based Bioengineered Valves in the Rat Aortic Circulation
Agnieska A. Książek, Katharyn J. Mitchell, Nikola Cesarovic, Colin C. Schwarzwald, Simon P. Hperstrup, Benedikt Weber
380
Prognostic Value of Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio for Patients Undergoing Heart Valve Replacement
Tolga Sinan Guvenc, Ahmet Ekmekci, Mahmut Uluganyan, Gokhan Ertas, Hatice Betul Erer, Fatma Ozpamuk, Karadeniz, Ozan Tanik, Ahmet Oz, Cevdet Kocogullari, Yalcin Velibey, Gurkan Karaca, Mehmet Eren
389
Conventional and Novel Predictors of Permanent Pacemaker after TAVI in Atrial Fibrillation Patients
Guilherne Portugal, Lino Patricio, Ana Abreu, Duarte Cacela, Mário Oliveira, Rui Ferreira
397