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You are here: Contents > 2012 > Volume 21 Number 6 November 2012

Volume 21 Number 6 November 2012

Contents

MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Current Trends in Mitral Valve Repair Techniques in North America
Vibhu R. Kshettry, Sary F. Aranki
690
Changes in Mitral Annular Geometry after Aortic Valve Replacement: A Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiographic Study
Feroze Mahmood, Haider J. Warraich, Joseph H. Gorman III, Robert C. Gorman, Tzong-Huei Chen, Peter Panzica, Andrew Maslow, Kamal Khabbaz
696
Intra-Atrial Placement of a Mitral Prosthesis in Patients with Severe Mitral Annular Calcification
Christos G. Mihos, Orlando Santana, Julio Peguero, Joseph Lamelas
702
AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Echocardiographic Surveillance of Aortic Valve Stenosis: Towards a Standardized Approach
Abbas Zaidi, Adrian Ionescu, Rajan Sharma, Martyn Heatley
707
Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension in Patients with Bicuspid Aortic Valve
Wouter I. Schievink, Sharo S. Raissi
714
Aortic Valve Hydrodynamics: Considerations on the Absence of Sinuses of Valsalva
Tomaso Bottio, Edward Buratto, Carlo Dal Lin, Alban Lika, Vincenzo Tarzia, Giulio Rizzoli, Gino Gerosa
718
The Impact of Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty on Aortic Regurgitation in Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis
Manuel A. Gonzalez, Itsik Ben-Dor, Gabriel Maluenda, Augusto D. Pichard, Lowell F. Satler, Ron Waksman
724
Aortic Cross-Clamp Time, New Prostheses, and Outcome in Aortic Valve Replacement
Marco Ranucci, Alessandro Frigiola, Lorenzo Menicanti, Serenella Castelvecchio, Carlo de Vincentiis, Valeria Pistuddi, for the Surgical and Clinical Outcome Research (SCORE) Group
732
Repair of Quadricuspid Aortic Valve Associated with Ascending Aorta Dilatation
Elsayed M. Elmistekawy, Tarek Malas, Mark Hynes, Munir Boodhwani
740
TRICUSPID VALVE DISEASE  
Pulmonary Arterial Pressure and Right Ventricular Dilatation Independently Determine Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency Severity in Pre-Capillary Pulmonary Hypertension
Pieter De Meester, Alexander Van De Bruaene, Marion Delcroix, Ann Belmans, Paul Herijgers, Jens-Uwe Voigt, Werner Budts
743
Robot-Assisted Repair of Tricuspid Leaflet Prolapse Using Standard Valvuloplasty Techniques
Christopher W. Seder, Rakesh M. Suri, Kent Rehfeldt, Sorin Pislaru, Harold M. Burkhart
749
DEVICE EVALUATION  
Mid-Term Follow Up of a Novel Bioprosthesis in Aortic Valve Surgery
Mirko Doss, Sami Sirat, Arndt H. Kiessling, Stephanie Jaenicke, Anton Moritz
753
Sutureless Aortic Valve Replacement: Catheter-Based Transapical versus Direct Transaortic Implantation
Mirko Doss, Estelle Buhr, Anton Moritz, Sven Martens
758
Elliptical Shape of a SAPIEN XT Prosthesis Deployed in a Patient with Bicuspid Aortic Valve Stenosis
Rachid Zegdi, Didier Blanchard, Arschid Azarine, Thierry Folliguet, Jean-Noël Fabiani
764
MISCELLANEOUS  
The Impact of Pulmonary Hypertension on Outcomes of Patients with Low Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction: A Propensity Analysis
Changyong Yang, Dadong Li, Roger Mennett, Jonathan Hammond, Gong Zhang, Donghui Chen, Justin Lundbye, Robert Gallagher
767
Surgical Treatment of Infective Endocarditis in Patients Undergoing Chronic Hemodialysis
Kentaro Yamane, Hitoshi Hirose, Linda J. Bogar, Nicholas C. Cavarocchi, James T. Diehl
774
A Case of Starr-Edwards Valve Thrombosis in Pregnancy
Margot Davis, Marla Kiess, Valerie Rychel, Doreen Fofonoff, Jasmine Grewal
783
Left Ventricular Mass Regression is Independent of Gradient Drop and Effective Orifice Area after Aortic Valve Replacement with a Porcine Bioprosthesis
Justo Rafael Sádaba, Marie-Christine Herregods, Jan Bogaert, Wolfgang Harringer, Gino Gerosa
788