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You are here: Contents > 2017 > Volume 26 Number 3 May 2017

Volume 26 Number 3 May 2017

AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Tackling the Issue of High Postoperative Pacemaker Implantation Rates in Sutureless Aortic Valve Replacement: Should Balloon Inflation be Removed from the Implantation Method of the Perceval Prosthesis?
Mathieu Charles Blouin, Ismail Bouhout, Philippe Demers, Michel Carrier, Louis Perrault, Yoan Lamarche, Ismail El-Hamamsy, Denis Bouchard
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Sutureless versus Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implant: A Propensity Score Matching Study
Giuseppe Santarpino, Ferdinand Vogt, Steffen Pfeiffer, Angelo M. Dell’Aquila, Jürgen Jessl, Federica Cuomo, Che von Wardenburg, Theodor Fischlein, Matthias Pauschinger, Johannes Schwab
255
Epicardial Adipose Tissue Thickness Independently Predicts Severe Aortic Valve Stenosis
Amir A. Mahabadi, Heike A. Hildebrandt, Iryna Dykun, Bastian Balcer, Philipp Kahlert, Tienush Rassaf
262
TAVI for Failed Valve-Sparing Operations: In-Hospital and Mid-Term Outcome
Francesco Notaristefano, Salvatore Notaristefano, Rocco Sclafani, Matteo R. Reccia, Roberto Annunziata, Uberto Da Col, Giuseppe Ambrosio, Claudio Cavallini
268
Prevalence of Bicuspid Aortic Valve in Chinese Patients with Aortic Valve Disease: A Systematic Review
Xu Wang, Wei Wang
274
Early Activation of Growth Pathways in Mitral Leaflets Exposed to Aortic Regurgitation: New Insights from an Animal Model
Ons Marsit, Olivier Royer, Marie-Claude Drolet, Marie Arsenault, Jacques Couet, Stéphane Morin, Robert A. Levine, Philippe Pibarot, Jonathan Beaudoin
281
MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Progression of Tricuspid Regurgitation after Mitral Valve Replacement for Rheumatic Heart Disease
Ho H. Q. Tri, Pham N. Vinh
290
Remodeling Mitral Annuloplasty Ring Concept with Preserved Dynamics of Annular Height
Søren N. Skov, Diana M. Røpcke, Marcell J. Tjørnild, Christine Ilkjær, Jonas Rasmussen, Hans Nygaard, J. M. Hasenkam, Morten O. Jensen, Sten L. Nielsen
295
Cardiac Amyloidosis Associated with Enlargement and Functional Impairment of the Mitral Annulus: Insights from the Three-Dimensional Speckle Tracking Echocardiographic MAGYAR-Path Study
Attila Nemes, Dóra Földeák, Árpád Kormányos, Péter Domsik, Anita Kalapos, Zita Borbényi, Tamás Forster
304
Unexpected Problems of Antithrombotic Therapy: An Unusual Side Effect of Vitamin K Antagonists after Mitral Valve Replacement
Benjamin Marchandot, Nathan Messas, Laurence Jesel, Annie Trinh, Marion Kibler, Antje Reydel, Patrick Ohlmann, Olivier Morel
309
MISCELLANEOUS  
A Staged Approach of Proximal Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Percutaneous Intervention Followed by Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
Andrés M. Pineda, Christos G. Mihos, Juan P. Rodriguez-Escudero, Joseph Lamelas, Nirat Beohar, Orlando Santana
314
Carcinoid Valve Disease: A Case Report and Review
Daniel Heikali, Nelson Chang, Ramin Tabibiazar
321
miR-92a: A Novel Potential Biomarker of Rapid Aortic Valve Calcification
Joseph Nader, Valérie Metzinger-Le Meuth, Pierre Maitrias, Jean-Régis Humbert, Benjamin Brigant, Christophe Tribouilloy, Laurent Metzinger, Thierry Caus
327
Immunologic Responses in Biological and Mechanical Valve Prostheses: Inflammation and Functionality Are Not Always Related
Alejandra Rodriguez-Hernandez, Maria Elena Soto, Jesus Vargas-Barron, Ricardo Marquez, Rafael Bojalil-Parra, Israel Perez-Torres, Jose Luis Salas-Pacheco, Valentin Jimenez-Rojas, Jose Antonio Arias-Godinez, Veronica Guarner-Lans
334
THROMBOSIS, EMBOLISM AND BLEEDING  
Obstructive Thrombosis of Left-Sided Mechanical Heart Valves: Clinical Profile and Thrombolytic Therapy
Arumugam Chandrakasu, Avinash Jayachandran, Pradeep Gopinath Nayar, Chokkalingam Meyyappan, Ganesh Narayan, Ahamed Basha Abdul Bari, Prince Johnson Samuel
344
Treatment of Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis with Bolus Dose Tenecteplase: An Experience from a Developing Country
Rajesh Kumar Jha, Sandeep Bansal, H. S. Issar, Mayuresh Chaudhary, Sonu Sharma
349
HOW TO DO IT  
Bileaflet Foldoplasty in Barlow’s Disease
Zain Khalpey, Badi Rawashdeh, Toshinobu Kazui, Scott Lick
355
CASE REPORTS  
Post-Coital Acute Rupture of a Fenestrated Aortic Valve
Aurélien Roumy, Xavier Jeanrenaud, René Pretre, Matthias Kirsch
358
Significant Drop in Right Atrial Pressure Does Not Influence Fractional Flow Reserve Coronary Assessment
Roberto Scarsini, Gabriele Pesarini, Fausto Castriota, Corrado Vassanelli, Flavio Ribichini
361
Prosthetic Aortic Valve Endocarditis Without Evidence of Vegetation
Tasleem Katchi, Howard A. Cooper, Srikanth S. Yandrapalli, Sahil Khera, John Fallon, David Spielvogel, Wilbert S. Aronow, Julio A. Panza
365
Iatrogenic Lutembacher Syndrome after Percutaneous Mitral Commissurotomy
Theodoros D. Karamitsos, Chrysovalantou Nikolaidou, Athanasios Koutsakis, Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Charalambos Karvounis, Stavros Hadjimiltiades
368