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You are here: Contents > 2006 > Volume 15 Number 6 November 2006

Volume 15 Number 6 November 2006

Contents

MITRAL VALVE DISEASE
Editorial: How can we best describe the components of the mitral valve?
Robert H. Anderson MD, Robert W. M. Frater MD
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Steps, Arches, and Struts Supporting the Aortic Leaflet of the Mitral Valve
Vijaya M. Nayak MS, Solomon Victor FRCP
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The Impact of Unrepaired versus Repaired Mitral Regurgitation on Functional Status of Patients with Ischemic Cardiomyopathy at One Year after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Jolanta Vaskelyte MD, Neris Stoskute MD, Egle Ereminiene MD, Remigijus Zaliunas MD, Rimantas Benetis MD, Edmundas Sirvinskas MD
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AORTIC VALVE DISEASE
The Influence of Prosthesis Size and Design on Exercise Dynamics after Aortic Valve Replacement
Niaz F. Ali FRCS, Vinod S. Mahadevan MRCP, Andrew Muir FRCS, David Young PhD, Gianfranco Campalani MD, Norman P. S. Campbell FRCP, Mark H. D. Danton MD
755
BIOPROSTHETIC VALVES
Long-Term Follow-up of the Biocor Porcine Bioprosthesis in the Mitral Position
Pablo M. A. Pomerantzeff MD, Carlos M. A. Brandão MD; João M. A. C. Albuquerque MD, Noedir A. G. Stolf MD, Max Grinberg MD, Sérgio A Oliveira MD
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Perimount Pericardial Bioprosthesis for Aortic Calcified Stenosis: An 18-Year-Experience with 1,133 Patients
Michel R. Aupart MD, Alain Mirza MD, Yvon A. Meurisse MD, Agnes L. Sirinelli MD, Paul H. Neville MD, Michel A. Marchand MD
768
Long-Term Cardiac Allograft Valves after Heart Transplant are Functionally and Structurally Preserved, in Contrast to Homografts and Bioprostheses
Mathias H. Wilhelmi MD, Christoph Bara MD, Theo Kofidis MD, Michaela Wilhelmi MD, Maximilian Pichlmaier MD, Axel Haverich MD
777
Annuloplasty for Valve Repair with a New Biodegradable Ring: An Experimental Study
Afksendiyos Kalangos MD, Jorge Sierra MD, Dominique Vala MD, Mustafa Cikirikcioglu MD, Beat Walpoth MD, Xavier Orrit MD, José Pomar MD, Carlos Mestres MD, Sonia Albanese MD, Dhanjay Jhurry PhD
783
MECHANICAL VALVES
In-Vivo Experience with the Triflo Trileaflet Mechanical Heart Valve
Robert P. Gallegos, Andrew L. Rivard, Phillip T. Suwan, Sylvester Black, Stefan Bertog, Uli Steinseifer, Anibal Armien, Matthew Lahti, Richard W. Bianco
791
Effect of Hinge Gap Width on the Microflow Structures in 27-mm Bileaflet Mechanical Heart Valves
Hwa-Liang Leo, Hélène A. Simon, Lakshmi P. Dasi, Ajit P. Yoganathan
800
Comparison of Fondaparinux, Low Molecular-Weight Heparin and Unfractionated Heparin in Preventing Thrombus Formation on Mechanical Heart Valves: Results of an In-Vitro Study
Axel Schlitt, Kathrin Hamilton, Lars Maegdefessel, Manfred Dahm, Cathrin Theis, Michael Eichler, Olaf Brockmann, Ulrich Steinseifer, Baerbel Hauroeder, Walter E. Hitzler, Hans J. Rupprecht
809
TISSUE ENGINEERING
Phenotypic Characterization of Isolated Valvular Interstitial Cell Subpopulations
Tracy L. Blevins PhD, Joshua L. Carroll, Alina M. Raza, K. Jane Grande-Allen PhD
815
Histological Evaluation of Tissue-Engineered Heart Valves Implanted in the Juvenile Sheep Model: Is There a Need for In-Vitro Seeding?
Pascal M. Dohmen, Francisco da Costa, Sergio Yoshi, Sergio V. Lopes, Filipe P. da Souza, Ricardo Vilani, Antonio F. Wouk, Marine da Costa, Wolfgang Konertz
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CASE REPORTS
Severity of Mitral Regurgitation may be Underestimated in the Presence of a Left Atrial Myxoma
Alfried Germing MD, Michael Lindstaedt MD, Andreas Mügge MD, Axel Laczkovics MD, Markus Fritz MD
830
Gemella Endocarditis: Consider the Colon
Susan F. FitzGerald MD, Anne C. Moloney MD, Brian J. Maurer MD, William W. Hall MD
833
Native Double-Valve Endocarditis by Mycobacterium fortuitum following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Sathiakar Paul Collison DNB, Naresh Trehan MD
836
Morquio’s Syndrome: Severe Aortic Regurgitation and Late Pulmonary Autograft Failure
Michael O. Barry MD, Michael A. Beardslee MD, Alan C. Braverman MD
839
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
In response to Kazui T, Izumoto H, Yoshioka K, Kawazoe K. Dynamic morphologic changes in the normal aortic annulus during systole and diastole. J Heart Valve Dis 2006;15:617-21
Christophe Acar, Shaida Varnous.
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