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Volume 13 Number 3 May 2004

Contents

MODERN ASPECTS OF ANTITHROMBOTIC TREATMENT  
Modern Aspects of Antithrombotic Treatment: An Introduction
Dieter Horstkotte MD, Cornelia Piper MD
314
An Overview of Anticoagulants, Antiplatelet Agents, and the Combination in Patients with Mechanical Heart Valves
Henry I. Bussey PharmD
319
Antithrombotic Therapy in Native Heart Valve Disease
Heinz Völler MD
325
Management of Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis
Maria Lengyel MD
329
Improvement of Oral Anticoagulation Therapy by INR Self-Management
Dieter Horstkotte MD, Cornelia Piper MD
335
Role of Heparin in the Antithrombotic Treatment of Valvulopathies
Guy Hanania MD
339
AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Editorial: Crossing the Aortic Valve in Severe Aortic Stenosis: No Longer Acceptable?
John Chambers MD, David Bach MD, Jean Dumesnil MD, Catherine Otto MD, Pravin Shah MD, James Thomas MD
344
How Important is the Impact of Pressure Recovery on Routine Evaluation of Aortic Stenosis? A Clinical Study in 91 Patients
Karl Isaaz MD, Olivier Gaillard MD, Alexis Cerisier MD, Antoine Da Costa MD, Emmanuel Faure MD, Michel Lamaud MD, Claude Gerenton MD
347
Predictable Changes in Left Ventricular Mass and Function during Ten Years after Valve Replacement for Aortic Stenosis
Ole Lund DSc, Mogens Erlandsen MSc, Inge Dørup DSc, Kristian Emmertsen DSc, Christian Flø MSc, Finn T. Jensen MSc
357
Management of Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery with Mild to Moderate Aortic Stenosis
Apostolos Karagounis FRCS, Oswaldo Valencia MD, Venkatachalam Chandrasekaran FRCS, John Smith FRCS, Stephen Brecker FRCP, Marjan Jahangiri FRCS
369
Which Elderly Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis Benefit from Surgical Treatment? An Aid to Clinical Decision Making
Berto J. Bouma MD, Renee B. A. van den Brink MD, K. Zwinderman PhD, Emile C. Cheriex MD, Hans H. P. Hamer MD, Kong I. Lie MD, Jan G. P. Tijssen PhD
374
The Effective Orifice Area:Patient Aortic Annulus Area Ratio: A Better Way to Compare Different Bioprostheses? A Prospective Randomized Comparison of the Mosaic and Perimount Bioprostheses in the Aortic Position
Walter B. Eichinger MD, Florian Botzenhardt MD, Ralf Guenzinger MD, Sabine Bleiziffer MD, Alexandra Keithahn MD, Robert Bauernschmitt MD, Ruediger Lange MD
382
MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Failure of Reduction Annuloplasty for Functional Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
Akira Matsunaga MD, Stephen A. Tahta MD, Carlos M. G. Duran MD
390
Several New Considerations in Mitral Valve Repair
J. Scott Rankin MD, Ricardo E. Orozco, Theodore R. Addai,Tracey L. Rodgers, Robert H. Tuttle MSPH, Linda K. Shaw MS, Donald D. Glower MD
399
Restitution of Sinus Rhythm plus Stentless Mitral Valve Replacement at Three Years
Sven Lehmann MD, Thomas Walther MD, Volkmar Falk MD, Sebastian Metz MD, Nico Doll MD, Gerd Hindricks MD, Friedrich W. Mohr MD
410
Mitral Suture Annuloplasty Corrects both Annular and Subvalvular Geometry in Acute Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
Frederick A. Tibayan MD, Filiberto Rodriguez MD, Frank Langer MD, David Liang MD, George T. Daughters MD, Neil B. Ingels MD, D. Craig Miller MD
414
Long-Term Results of the Surgical Treatment of Chronic Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: Comparison of Repair and Prosthetic Replacement
Vittorio Mantovani MD, Giovanni Mariscalco MD, Cristian Leva MD, Claudio Blanzola MD, Paolo Cattaneo MD, Sandro Ferrarese MD, Andrea Sala MD
421
Percutaneous Transatrial Mitral Commissurotomy by Modified Technique using a JOMIVA Balloon Catheter: A Cost-Effective Alternative to the Inoue Balloon
Satya N. Routray DM, Trinath K. Mishra DM, Uttam K. Patnaik DM, Mrutyunjay Behera DM
430
EUROSCORE AND HEART VALVE DISEASE  
EuroSCORE Predicts Mid-Term Outcome after Combined Valve and Coronary Bypass Surgery
Marie-Theres Kasimir, Jan Bialy, Reinhard Moidl, Natascha Simon-Kupilik, Martina Mittlböck, Michael Hiesmayr, Ernst Wolner, Paul Simon
439
LABORATORY STUDIES  
Morphological Changes of the Aortic Valve Leaflets in Non-Compliant Aortic Roots: In-Vivo Experiments
Alexander A. Fokin MD, Francis Robicsek MD, Joseph W. Cook MD, Mano J. Thubrikar PhD, Jutta Schaper MD
444
Sonometric Study of the Normal Tricuspid Valve Annulus in Sheep
Matthew E. Hiro BS, Jerome Jouan MD, Matthew R. Pagel BS, Emmanuel Lansac MD, Khee Hiang Lim B Eng, Hou-Sen Lim M Eng, Carlos M. G. Duran MD
452
Effects of Valve Characteristics on the Accuracy of the Bernoulli Equation: A Survey of Data Submitted to the U. S. FDA
Sandy F.C. Stewart, Bruce A. Herman, Diane M. Nell, Stephen M. Retta
461
Comparison of Prosthetic Valve Hydrodynamic Function: Objective Testing using Statistical Multilevel Modelling
Gillian M. Bernacca PhD, John H. McColl MSc, David J. Wheatley MD
467
Porcine Aortic Valve Interstitial Cells in Three-Dimensional Culture: Comparison of Phenotype with Aortic Smooth Muscle Cell
Jonathan T. Butcher MS, Robert M. Nerem PhD
478
Ethanol Inhibition of Porcine Bioprosthetic Heart Valve Cusp Calcification is Enhanced by Reduction with Sodium Borohydride
Jeanne M. Connolly MD, Ivan Alferiev MD, Allyson Kronsteiner MD, Zhibin Lu MD, Robert J. Levy MD
487
Could 37°C Storage Temperature Extend Homovital Valve Allograft Viability?
Davor Baric MD, Serghei Cebotari MD, Heike Mertsching MD, Rainer Leyh MD, Axel Haverich MD
494
Flow-Induced Platelet Activation in a Mechanical Heart Valve
Danny Bluestein PhD, Wei Yin MS, Klaus Affeld PhD, Jolyon Jesty PhD
501
An In-Vitro Technique for Assessment of Thrombogenicity in Mechanical Prosthetic Cardiac Valves: Evaluation with a Range of Valve Types
Aimee J. Martin BSc, John R. E. Christy PhD
509
CASE REPORTS  
Isolated Bicuspid Pulmonary Valve: An Unusual Finding
Javier Orrit MD, Carlos-A. Mestres MD, Elba Agustí BSc, José L. Pomar MD
521
Tricuspid Valve Replacement in the Presence of an Endocardial Pacemaker Electrode
Alejandro Aris MD, Francisco Callejo MD, Javier Cobiella MD, M. Luz Maestre MD
523
Thrombotic Risk in Patients with Aortic Bioprostheses
J. J. Edmond MBChB, S. C. Greaves MBChB, MB, J. K. French PhD, K. J. Graham MBChB, P. J. Raudkivi MBChB, J.W.H. Blake MBChB, I. L. Gerber MBChB, W. M. Smith MBChB
525
Mitral Valve Repair in Idiopathic Hypereosinophilic Syndrome
Jean-François Fuzellier MD, Laurent Chapoutot MD, Pierre-Frederic Torossian MD
529
LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
In response to Harth M, Ruemmele P, Knuechel-Clarke R, Elsner D, Riegger G. Sclerosed lipoma of the mitral valve. J Heart Valve Dis 2003;12:722-725
Christophe Acar
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