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Volume 13 Number 1 January 2004

Contents

EPIDEMIOLOGY  
Changing Trends in Valve Surgery in Europe: 1991-2000
Probal Ghosh FRCS
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Rheumatic Heart Disease Occurrence, Patterns and Clinical Correlates in Children Aged Less than Five Years
Anand Chockalingam MD, D. Prabhakar MD, S. Dorairajan DNB, G. Gnanavelu MD, S. Venkatesan MD, V. Chockalingam MD
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WARFARIN  
Racial and Ethnic Differences in Warfarin Response
Soumaya El Rouby PhD, Carlos A. Mestres MD, Frank M. LaDuca PhD, Marcia L. Zucker PhD
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Acute Prosthetic Aortic Valve Thrombosis Presenting as Acute Myocardial Infarction
Cesar E. Mendoza MD, Alexandre C. Ferreira MD, Eduardo de Marchena MD
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Warfarin and Cranberry Juice: An Interaction?
Paul Grant MD
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MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Left Atrial Volumes, Function and Work before and after Mitral Valve Repair in Chronic Mitral Regurgitation
Petros S. Dardas MD, Antonis A. Pitsis MD, Dimitris D. Tsikaderis MD, Nikos E. Mezilis MD, Parashos N. Geleris MD, Harisios K. Boudoulas MD
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The Renin-Angiotensin System Genetic Polymorphisms and Rheumatic Mitral Valve Disease
Kanat Ozisik MD, Mustafa Emir MD, A. Tulga Ulus MD, Sadi Kaplan MD, Muge Misirlioglu PhD, A. Serdar Tuncer MD, S. Fehmi Katircioglu MD
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Comparison of Echocardiographic Methods in Assessing Severity of Mitral Regurgitation in Patients with Mitral Valve Prolapse
Sevket Gogrulu MD, Mehmet Eren MD, Tugrul Norgaz MD, Tuna Tezel MD
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Doppler Echocardiographic Evaluation of Right Ventricular Diastolic Function in Patients with Mitral Regurgitation
Georgios K. Efthimiadis MD, Georgios E. Parharidis MD, Ioannis N. Dourvas MD, Haralambos I. Karvounis MD, Konstantinos D. Gemitzis MD, Gregorios K. Savvopoulos MD, Ioannis H. Styliadis MD, Takis N. Karoulas MD, Georgios E. Louridas MD
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Comparison of Immediate and Mid-Term Results of Mitral Balloon Valvotomy in Children and Adolescents with those in Adults
Abdulhalim Jamaluddeen Kinsara, Mohamed Eid Fawzi, Faisal Abdulkader Batwa
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AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Is There a Role for the Left Ventricle Apical-Aortic Conduit for Acquired Aortic Stenosis?
Juan A. Crestanello MD, Kenton J. Zehr MD, Richard C. Daly MD, Thomas A. Orszulak MD, Hartzell V. Schaff MD
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Durability and Prevalence of Aortic Regurgitation Nine Years after Aortic Valve Replacement with the Toronto SPV Stentless Bioprosthesis
David S. Bach MD, Bernard Goldman MD, Edward Verrier MD, Michael Petracek MD, Jeremy Wood MD, Scott Goldman MD, Tirone E. David MD
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The Ross Procedure as the Surgical Treatment of Active Aortic Valve Endocarditis
Einat Birk MD, Erez Sharoni MD, Ovadia Dagan MD, Oscar Gelber MD, Georgios P. Georghiou MD, Bernardo A. Vidne MD, Eldad Erez MD
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Quantification of Pulmonary Autograft Characteristics using Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Scott A. Reid PhD, Peter G. Walker PhD, John Fisher DEng, Zsolt L. Nagy PhD, John P. Ridgway PhD, Mohan U. Sivananthan MD, Kevin G. Watterson FRACS
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TRICUSPID VALVE DISEASE  
De Vega Tricuspid Annuloplasty for Systemic Tricuspid Regurgitation in Children with Univentricular Physiology
Kirk R. Kanter MD, Joseph M. Forbess MD, Derek A. Fyfe MD, William T. Mahle MD, Paul M. Kirshbom MD
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MECHANICAL PROSTHESES  
Forty-Year Survival with the Starr-Edwards Heart Valve Prosthesis
Guangqiang Gao MD, YingXing Wu MD, Gary L. Grunkemeier PhD, Anthony P. Furnary MD, Albert Starr MD
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A Single-Center Experience of the Sorin Bicarbon Heart Valve Prosthesis: Long-Term Clinical, Hematological and Hemodynamic Results
Donald C. Whitaker FRCS (Ed), Stuart E. James FRCS, Robin K. Walesby FRCS
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Mechanical Valve Prosthesis is a Valid Option for Aortic Valve Replacement in the Elderly
Marisa De Feo MD, Francesco Onorati MD, Attilio Renzulli MD, Rosario Gregorio MD, Mariano Vicchio MD, Nicola Vitale MD, Maurizio Cotrufo MD,
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Predictors of Outcome in Patients with Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction
Fatih Islamoglu MD, Hikmet Iyem MD, Anil Ziya Apaydin MD, Mustafa Özbaran MD, Suat Buket MD, Münevver Yüksel MD, Ali Telli MD, Isa Durmaz MD
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New Laboratory Technique Measures Projected Dynamic Area of Prosthetic Heart Valves
Lawrence N. Scotten Dipl T, David K. Walker PhD
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CHRONIC HEMODIALYSIS  
Valvular Calcification in Hemodialysis Patients Randomized to Calcium-Based Phosphorus Binders or Sevelamer
Paolo Raggi MD, Juergen Bommer MD, Glenn M. Chertow MD
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CASE REPORTS  
Surgical Treatment of Commissural Prolapse: Case Report and Review of the Options
Patrick Mathieu MD, François Dagenais MD, Josée I. Saez De Ibarra MD, Richard Baillot MD
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Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Pseudoaneurysm after Aortic Valve Replacement: Case Report
Shigeaki Aoyagi MD, Shuji Fukunaga MD, Hiroyuki Otsuka MD, Kei-ichi Akaiwa MD, Yoshinori Yokokura MD, Hiroko Yokokura MD
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Mechanical Heart Valve Prosthesis in the Pulmonary Position without Anticoagulation: Case Report
H. Zafer Iscan MD, Mustafa Seren MD, D. Suha Kucukaksu MD, Kemal Bayazit MD
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Aortic Valve Papillary Fibroelastoma
Tahir Tak MD, Anand Khurana MD, Hope S. Maki MD
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