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You are here: Contents > 2017 > Volume 26 Number 2 March 2017

Volume 26 Number 2 March 2017

AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Endoscopic Port Access Surgery for Late Orthotopic Cardiac Transplantation Atrioventricular Valve Disease
Johan van der Merwe, Filip Casselman, Bernard Stockman, Yvette Vermeulen, Ivan Degrieck, Frank Van Praet
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Automatic Estimation of Optimal Deployment of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Using Computed Tomography
Arthur Kerner, Sobhi Abadi, Roy Dotan, Marcia Javitt, Doron Aronson, Jonathan Lessick
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Efficacy and Complications of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation With and Without Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty
Kuljit Singh, Kristin Carson, Onn Akbar Ali, Rohan Jayasinghe, Alexander Dick, Christopher Glover, Marino Labinaz
139
Minimally Invasive Versus Transcatheter and Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement: A Propensity Matched Study
Matthew D. Terwelp, Vinod H. Thourani, Yelin Zhao, Prakash Balan, Catalin Loghin, Daniel Ocazionez, Anthony Estrera, Carson T. Hoffmann, Vasilis C. Babaliaros, Joseph Lamelas, Tom C. Nguyen
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Use of Adjuncts Reduces Cardiopulmonary Bypass Time During Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
Alice Wang, Sharon L. McCartney, Judson B. Williams, Asvin Ganapathi, Donald D. Glower, Alina Nicoara, Jeffrey G. Gaca
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MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Assessment and Management of Acute Severe Mitral Regurgitation in the Intensive Care Unit
Marina Leitman, Vladimir Tyomkin, Ehud Raanani, Ram Sharony, Ludmila Tzatskin, Eli Peleg, Alex Blatt, Zvi Vered
161
Initial Results of Combined MitraClip® Implantation and Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion
Xavier Freixa, Rodrigo Estévez-Loureiro, Fernando Carrasco-Chinchilla, Dabit Arzamendi, Pilar Jiménez-Quevedo, Luis Nombela-Franco, Ignacio Cruz-González, Ignacio J. Amat-Santos, Manel Sabaté
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Incidence and Clinical Impact of Cerebral Lesions after the MitraClip® Procedure
Sebastian Barth, Karsten Hamm, Stefan Fodor, Wilko Reents, Sebastian Kerber, Philipp Halbfass, Martina B. Hautmann, Bernhard Schieffer, Hassan Soda
175
BASIC SCIENCE  
Extraction of Total RNA from Calcified Human Heart Valves for Gene Expression Analysis
Ana Cecília Valadares, Hagen Gorki, Andreas Liebold, Markus Hoenicka
185
QishenYiqi Dripping Pill Improves Heart Failure by Up-Regulation of β2-Adrenergic Receptor Expression
Junfeng Sun, Hua Qian, Xiaoguang Li, Xianling Tang
193
Is Fasting for Ramadan Safe in Patients with Mechanical Cardiac Valves?
Ersin Yildirim, Ozlem Secen, Okkes Uku, Mehmet Nail Bilen, Makbule Kutlu Karadag
200
INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS  
Fungal Endocarditis Due to Aspergillus oryzae: The First Case Reported in the Literature
Andrea Mazza, Nicola Luciani, Marco Luciani, Federico Cammertoni, Alessia Giaquinto, Natalia Pavone, Piergiorgio Bruno, Massimo Massetti
205
(1→3)-β-D-Glucan Assay in Monitoring Response to Anti-Fungal Therapy in Fungal Endocarditis
Jihad Slim, Christopher Saling, Maria Szabela, Melinda Brown, Tamara Johnson, Irvin Goldfarb
208
THROMBOSIS, EMBOLISM AND BLEEDING  
Is Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve-In-Valve Implantation Feasible in the Presence of Right Atrial Thrombus?
Jan Henzel, Zofia Dzielińska, Marek Konka, Maciej Dąbrowski, Marcin Protasiewicz, Adam Witkowski, Marcin Demkow
211
Warfarin Therapy After Mechanical Valve Replacement: A Tool for Predicting Bleeding Events
Insil Jang, Sukjung Choo, Kyunghee Kim
215
CASE REPORTS  
Satellite Atrial Septal Vegetations Secondary to Mitral Valve Endocarditis
Germán Cediel, Marta Guillen Marzo, Ramón de Castro Aritmendiz, Jairo Toro Gil, Alfredo Bardají
224
Unusual Locations for Cardiac Papillary Fibroelastomas
Davide Carino, Francesco Nicolini, Alberto Molardi, Clara Indira Dadamo, Tiziano Gherli
226
Papillary Muscle Rupture in an Adolescent with No Coronary Lesions
Tomoki Sakata, Hiroki Kohno, Togo Iwahana, Satoshi Ota, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Yoshio Kobayashi, Goro Matsumiya
231
Young Patient with Advanced Heart Failure No Longer a Candidate for Heart Transplantation after MitraClip® Procedure
Cosmo Godino, Andrea Scotti, Eustachio Agricola, Carlo A. Pivato, Mauro Chiarito, Stefano Stella, Massimo Maccherini, Alberto Margonato, Antonio Colombo
234
Percutaneous Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty in a Pregnant Patient Under Guidance of Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography and Right Atrial Mapping, without Using Fluoroscopy
Begum Uygur, Hamdi Pusuroglu, Aydin Yildirim
237
Severe Valvular Aortic Stenosis and Fixed Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis: A Rare and Challenging Combination
Ayman Elbadawi, Marwan Saad, Islam Y. Elgendy, Basarat Baig, Farhad Abtahian
240
Quadricuspid Aortic Valve Associated with Aortic Regurgitation, Mitral Regurgitation, and Aortic Dilatation
Serkan Sivri, Serdal Bastug, Murat Can Guney, Yakup Alsancak, Elcin Ozdemir, Engin Bozkurt
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