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Volume 13 Number 4 July 2004

Contents

AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
The Quadricuspid Aortic Valve: A Comprehensive Review
Oktay Tutarel MD
534
Risk Factors and Survival after Aortic Valve Replacement in Octogenarians
Wilhelm Mistiaen MD, Philip Van Cauwelaert MD, Philip Muylaert MD, Floris Wuyts PhD, Fernand Harrisson PhD, Hilde Bortier MD
538
Surgery for Aortic Stenosis in Octogenarians: Influence of Coronary Disease and other Comorbidities on Hospital Mortality
Thierry Langanay, MD, Bertrand De Latour MD, Karine Ligier MD, Thierry Derieux MD, Alfonso Agnino MD, Jean-Philippe Verhoye MD, Hervé Corbineau MD, Jacques Chaperon MD, Alain Leguerrier MD
545
Ten Years’ Experience in Aortic Valve Replacement with Homografts in 389 Cases
Eckehard Kilian MD, Martin Oberhoffer MD, Helmut Gulbins MD, Antje Uhlig MD, Eckart Kreuzer MD, Bruno Reichart MD
554
Expression of Bone Sialoprotein and Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 in Calcific Aortic Stenosis
Jens J. Kaden MD, Svetlana Bickelhaupt MD, Rainer Grobholz MD, Christian Vahl MD, Siegfried Hagl MD, Martina Brueckmann MD, Karl K. Haase MD, Carl-Erik Dempfle MD, Martin Borggrefe MD
560
Decreased Aortic Distensibility and Coronary Flow Velocity Reserve in Patients with Significant Aortic Valve Stenosis with Normal Epicardial Coronary Arteries
Attila. Nemes MD, Tamás Forster MD, Miklós Csanády MD
567
Influence of ACE I/D Genotypes on Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Aortic Stenosis: Gender-Related Differences
Ewa Orlowska-Baranowska MD, Grzegorz Placha MD, Zbigniew Gaciong MD, Rafal Baranowski MD, Dariusz Zakrzewski MD, Piotr Michalek MD, Piotr Hoffman MD, Irena Rawczynska-Englert MD
574
Hemodynamic Characterization of Calcified Stenotic Human Aortic Valves Before and After Treatment with a Novel Aortic Valve Repair System
Kevin L. Ohashi PhD, James Culkar MS, Jerome B. Riebman MD, Michael Estes PhD, Brent R. Constantz PhD, Ajit P. Yoganathan PhD
582
In-Vitro Contraction of the Equine Aortic Valve
Mark Bowen, Celia M. Marr, Adrian H. Chester, Caroline P. D. Wheeler-Jones, Jonathan Elliott
593
MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Quantification of Regurgitant Fraction in Mitral Regurgitation by Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance: Comparison of Techniques
Mark W. S. Kon FRCS, Saul G. Myerson MRCP, Neil E. Moat FRCS, Dudley J. Pennell FRCP
600
Vena Contracta Width as a Simple Method of Assessing Mitral Valve Regurgitation. Comparison with Doppler Quantitative Methods
Agata Lesniak-Sobelga MD, Maria Olszowska MD, Piotr Pieniazek MD, Piotr PodolecMD, Wieslawa Tracz MD
608
Effect of Mitral Valve Repair/Replacement Surgery on Atrial Arrhythmia Behavior
Dan Raine MD, John Dark FRCS, John P. Bourke MD
615
Beating-Heart Mitral Valve Surgery in Patients with Poor Left Ventricular Function
Sudip Ghosh FRCS, Rajwinder S. Jutley MRCS, Philip Wraighte MB, Matloubb Shajar FRCA, Surendra K. Naik FRCS
622
Tear in Mitral Anterior Leaflet as a Complication of Manouguian’s Procedure in a Woman with an Aortic Valve Prosthesis
Alev Arat-Özkan MD, Baris Ökçün MD, Murat Mert MD, Türker Baran MD, Serdar Küçükoglu MD
630
MECHANICAL PROSTHESES  
Ten-Year Outcome with the Sorin Bicarbon and Baxter Mira Bileaflet Prostheses in the Aortic Position
Nicola Vitale MD, Marisa de Feo MD, Attilio Renzulli MD, Rosario Gregorio MD, Giangiuseppe Cappabianca MD, Francesco Onorati MD, Luigi de Luca MD, Tupputi Schinosa MD, Maurizio Cotrufo MD
632
Leaflet Escape in a TRI Bileaflet Rotatable Mitral Valve
Murat Dikmengil MD, Nehir Sucu MD, Barlas Naim Aytacoglu MD, Ilhan Mavioglu MD
638
Cardiac Valve Replacement with Mechanical Prostheses in Patients Aged 65 Years and Over
Aysen Aksöyek MD, A. Tulga Ulus MD, Ufuk Tütün MD, Baran Budak MD, Aihsan Parlar MD, Kemal Korkmaz MD, Abdullah Çolak MD, S. Fehmi Katarcioglu MD
641
In-Vivo Prediction of Cavitation near a Medtronic Hall Valve
Peter Johansen, Tina S. Andersen, J. Michael Hasenkam, Hans Nygaard
651
Statistical Characteristics of Mechanical Heart Valve Cavitation in Accelerated Testing
Changfu Wu PhD, Ned H. C. Hwang PhD, Yu-Kweng M. Lin PhD
659
Evaluation of an In-Vitro Thrombosis Assessment Procedure by Application to the Medtronic Parallel™ and St. Jude Medical Valves
Aimee J. Martin BSc, John R. E. Christy PhD
667
Effect of Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 on Pannus Formation in Replacement Prosthetic Heart Valves
Murat Ozeren MD, Oznur Demirpence MD, Unsal Han MD, Orhan Veli Dogan MD, Ertan Yucel MD
676
BIOMATERIALS  
Evaluation of Stentless Kangaroo Aortic Valves in the Mitral Position of Juvenile Sheep
Andrew J. Hodge, William M. L Neethling, Ross Glancy
681
ADAPT-Treated Porcine Valve Tissue (Cusp and Wall) versus Medtronic Freestyle and Prima Plus: Crosslink Stability and Calcification Behavior in the Subcutaneous Rat Model
William M. L. Neethling, Ross Glancy, Andrew J. Hodge
689
Inhibition of Calcification with Citric Acid in Pericardial Bioprosthetic Heart Valve Material: A Preliminary Report
Nehir Sucu, Lulufer Tamer, Barlas Aytacoglu, Ayse Polat, H. Ali Dondas, Ali Gul, Murat Dikmengil, Ugur Atik
697