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Volume 15 Number 3 May 2006

Contents

Editorial: Intracardiac Fibroelastomas in Echocardiography
Cornelia Piper MD, Georg Kleikamp MD, Waldemar Hort MD, Dieter Horstkotte MD
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AORTIC VALVE DISEASE
Decision-Making and Outcomes in Severe Symptomatic Aortic Stenosis
Erik Charlson BA, Anna T. R. Legedza ScD, Mary Beth Hamel MD
312
Aortic Valve Calcium Content does Not Predict Aortic Valve Area
Emile R. Mohler III, MD, Elizabeth Medenilla MD, Hao Wang MS, Craig Scott MD
322
In-Vitro Comparison of Aortic Valve Hemodynamics between Aortic Root Remodeling and Aortic Valve Reimplantation
Thomas P. Graeter, Roland Fries, Diana Aicher, Helmut Reul, Christoph Schmitz, Hans-Joachim Schäfers
329
Body Mass Index: A Risk Factor for 30-day or Six-Month Mortality in Patients Undergoing Aortic Valve Replacement?
Ines Florath PhD, Alexander A. Albert MD, Ulrich P. Rosendahl MD, Wael M. Hassanein MD, Stefan Bauer MD, 
Ina C. Ennker MD, Juergen C. Ennker MD
336
Gender-Related Differences in Left Ventricular Remodeling in Chronic Severe Aortic Valve Regurgitation in Rats
Marie-Claude Drolet MSc, Dominic Lachance MSc, Eric Plante MSc, Elise Roussel MSc, Jacques Couet PhD, 
Marie Arsenault MD
345
Bilateral Semilunar Valve Disease in a Child with Partial Deletion of the Williams-Beuren Syndrome Region is Associated with Elastin Haploinsufficiency
Robert B. Hinton, Jr., MD, Gail H. Deutsch MD, Jeffrey M. Pearl MD, Holly H. Hobart PhD, Colleen A. Morris MD, 
D. Woodrow Benson MD
352
MITRAL VALVE DISEASE
Management of Commissural Lesions in Native Mitral Valve Endocarditis: Long-Term Results of Valve Repair and Partial Homograft Replacement
Rachid Zegdi MD, Ziad Khabbaz MD, Erwan Flecher MD, Christian Latrémouille MD, Milena Noghin MD, 
Sylvain Chauvaud MD, Jean Gerota MD, Alain Deloche MD, Alain Carpentier MD, Jean-Noël Fabiani MD
356
Outcomes and Predictors of Success of a Radiofrequency- or Cryothermy-Simplified Left-Sided Maze Procedure in Patients Undergoing Mitral Valve Surgery
Anil K. Gehi MD, David H. Adams MD, Sacha P. Salzberg MD, Farzan Filsoufi MD
360
Peripheral Blood Levels of Matrix Metalloproteinases in Patients Referred for Percutaneous Balloon Mitral Valve Commissurotomy
Robert J. Garr DO, Richard A. Krasuski MD, Robert E. Eckart DO, Andrew Wang MD, Cynthia Pierce RN, 
Katherine B. Kisslo RDCS, J. Kevin Harrison MD, Thomas M. Bashore MD
369
Mitral Valve Repair: An In-Vitro Comparison of the Effect of Surgical Repair on the Pressure Required to Cause Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Daniel M. Espino PhD, David W. L. Hukins DSc, Duncan E. T. Shepherd PhD, Keith G. Buchan MRCPD
375
TRICUSPID VALVE DISEASE
Functional Terminology for the Tricuspid Valve
Thomas M. Joudinaud MD, Erwan M. Flecher MD, Carlos M. G. Duran MD
382
Cryopreserved Mitral Homograft in the Tricuspid Position for Infective Endocarditis: A Valve that can be Repaired in the Long Term (13 Years)
Carlos-A. Mestres MD, Manuel Castellá MD, Asunción Moreno MD, J. Carlos Paré MD, Ana del Rio MD, Manuel Azqueta MD, Claudio Fernández MD, José M. Miró MD, José L. Pomar MD, and the Hospital Clínico Endocarditis Study Group
389
Repair of a Dysplastic Tricuspid Valve using Artificial Chordae: Case Report
Osami Honjo MD, Kozo Ishino MD, Ko Yoshizumi MD, Masaaki Kawada MD, Shin-ichi Ohtsuki MD, 
Teiji Akagi MD, Shunji Sano MD
392
THROMBOSIS, EMBOLISM AND BLEEDING
Prevention of Thrombosis and Embolism in Children and Adolescents with Mechanical Valve Prostheses: Warfarin versus Antiplatelet Agents
Lev M. Khitin MD, Robert M. Sade MD, Scott M. Bradley MD, Fred A. Crawford, Jr. MD, Colin E. Widener BS, Martha R. Stroud MS
394
Surgical Treatment of Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis: Ten Years’ Experience
Banu Lafci MD, ‹brahim Özsöyler MD, Mert Kestell› MD, Levent Yilik MD, Tayfun Göktogan MD, Nagihan Karahan MD, Cengiz Özbek MD, Ali G¦rb¦z MDD
400
DEVICE EVALUATION
The Worldwide Mid-Term Experience with the Medtronic ADVANTAGE? Bileaflet Mechanical Heart Valve
Reiner Körfer MD, Jan L. Svennevig MD, Friedrich W. Mohr MD, Alain Leguerrier MD, Lorenzo Menicanti MD, Peter S. Olsen MD, Asbjorn Karevold MD, Ruediger S. Lange MD, Dirk Seifert MD, for the Investigators of the ADVANTAGE“ Prosthetic Heart Valve
404
Update of the Providence Health System Experience with the CarboMedics Prosthesis
YingXing Wu MD, Guangqiang Gao MD, Seema Mody, Gary L. Grunkemeier PhD, Aftab Ahmad MD
414
Failure Modes of the Carpentier-Edwards Pericardial Bioprosthesis in the Aortic Position
Eric E. Roselli MD, Nicholas G. Smedira MD, Eugene H. Blackstone MD
421
Operative Technique and Early Hemodynamic Results with the Freedom Solo Valve
Sven Beholz MD, Benjamin Claus, Simon Dushe MD, Wolfgang Konertz MD
429
Stentless Heterograft Conduits for Pulmonic Ventricle to Pulmonary Artery Connection: Is it the Right Option?
Ersin Erek MD, Yusuf Kenan Yalc›nbas MD, Ece Sal›hoglu MD, Ayse Colakoglu MD, Ayse Sar›oglu MD, Tayyar Sar›oglu MD
433
A Prospective Randomized Comparison of Medtronic Mosaic and Carpentier-Edwards-SAV in the Aortic Position: An Interim Report
Anil John, Zamir Khan, James Kuo, Simon M. Allen, Adrian J. Marchbank, Malcolm J. R. Dalrymple-Hay, C. Terence Lewis, Gina Twine, Maxine Edwards, Jonathan Unsworth-White
441
Left Ventricular Mass Regression after Aortic Valve Replacement with the New Mitroflow 12A Pericardial Bioprosthesis
José García-Bengochea MD, Juan Sierra MD, José R. González-Juanatey MD, José Rubio MD, Marino Vega MD, Angel L. Fernández MD, Daniel Sánchez MD
446
MISCELLANEOUS
Valve Surgery in Renal Dialysis Patients
J. Matthew Toole MD, Martha R. Stroud MS, John M. Kratz MD, Arthur J. Crumbley, III MD, Fred A. Crawford, Jr. MD, John S. Ikonomidis MD
453
Percutaneous Triple-Valve Balloon Valvuloplasty in a Pregnant Woman using Intracardiac Echocardiography: Case Report
Sing-Chien Yap MD, Peter P.T. de Jaegere MD, Jurgen M. Ligthart BSc, Patrick W. Serruys MD, Jolien W. Roos-Hesselink MD
459