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Volume 15 Number 1 January 2006

Contents

AORTIC VALVE DISEASE
Does Mild Valvular Aortic Stenosis Progress during Childhood?
Julio Ardura PhD, Carmen Gonzalez PhD, Jesus Andres PhD
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Impact of Mechanical and Biological Aortic Valve Replacement on Coronary Perfusion: A Prospective, Randomized Study
Farhad Bakhtiary MD, Nasreddin Abolmaali MD, Omer Dzemali MD, Thomas Wittlinger MD, Mirko Doss MD, Anton Moritz MD, Peter Kleine MD
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Results of Concomitant Aortic Valve Replacement and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in the VA Population
Bahaaldin Alsoufi MD, Tara Karamlou MD, Matthew Slater MD, Irving Shen MD, Ross Ungerleider MD, Pasala Ravichandran MD
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Spatial Patterns of Matrix Protein Expression in Dilated Ascending Aorta with Aortic Regurgitation: Congenital Bicuspid Valve versus Marfan’s Syndrome
Alessandro Della Corte MD, Luca S. De Santo MD, Stefania Montagnani MD, Cesare Quarto MD, Gianpaolo Romano MD, Cristiano Amarelli MD, Michelangelo Scardone MD, Marisa De Feo MD, Maurizio Cotrufo MD, Giuseppe Caianiello MD
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Loss of Anti-Aggregatory Effects of Aortic Valve Tissue in Patients with Aortic Stenosis
Yuliy Y. Chirkov PhD, Kumaril Mishra MD, Sunil Chandy MD, Andrew S. Holmes PhD, Rajesh Kanna MBBS, John D. Horowitz MBBS
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Differential Immediate-Early Gene Responses to Elevated Pressure in Porcine Aortic Valve Interstitial Cells
James N. Warnock PhD, Shane C. Burgess PhD, Allen Shack MS, Ajit P. Yoganathan PhD
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Histological Evaluation of Autophagic Cell Death in Calcified Aortic Valve Stenosis
Pamela Somers MSc, Michiel Knaapen PhD, Mark Kockx MD, Philip van Cauwelaert, Hilde Bortier MD, Wilhelm Mistiaen MD
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DEVICE EVALUATION
Twenty-Year Results of the Hancock II Bioprosthesis
Michael A. Borger, Joan Ivanov, Susan Armstrong, Debbie Christie-Hrybinsky, Christopher M. Feindel, Tirone E. David
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Is the St. Jude Medical Mechanical Valve an Appropriate Choice for Elderly Patients? A Long-Term Retrospective Study Measuring Quality of Life
Kevin D. Accola MD, Meredith L. Scott MD, S. David Spector MD, Paul A. Thompson MD, George J. Palmer MD, Mark E. Sand MD, Jorge E. Suarez-Cavalier MD, George Ebra EdD
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Fifteen Years of Clinical and Echocardiographic Follow Up with the CarboMedics Heart Valve
Michel Carrier MD, Michel Pellerin MD, Arsène Basmadjian MD, Denis Bouchard MD, Louis P. Perrault MD, Raymond Cartier MD, Pierre Pagé MD, Philippe Demers MD
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North American Multicenter Experience with the On-X® Prosthetic Heart Valve
Kathleen W. McNicholas, Tom D. Ivey, Jacques Metras, Szabolcs Szentpetery, Steven W. Marra, Roy G. Masters, Emery W. Dilling, Mark S. Slaughter, Michael J. Mack
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The On-X® Heart Valve: Mid-Term Results in a Poorly Anticoagulated Population
Mervyn A. Williams FRCS (Ed), Sonia van Riet MMed
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Hemodynamic Assessment of Mitral Mechanical Prostheses under High Flow Conditions: Comparison between Dynamic Exercise and Dobutamine Stress
Neil A. Hobson MD, Glen A. L. Wilkinson FRCS, Graham J. Cooper MD, Nigel M. Wheeldon MD, Jane Lynch BSc
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Repeat Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Reconstruction Using the Medtronic Freestyle Porcine Aortic Root
Eldad Erez MD, Vincent K. H. Tam MD, Nancy A. Doublin MSN, Jeanie Stakes RN
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Fatal Leaflet Escape in an Edwards TEKNA® Aortic Prosthesis
Heidi Pfeiffer MD, Julia Bertolini MD, Hans Heinrich Scheld MD, Bernd Brinkmann MD
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PULMONARY AUTOGRAFT
Serial Echocardiographic Assessment of Neo-Aortic Regurgitation and Root Dimensions after the Modified Ross Procedure
Johanna J. M. Takkenberg, Lex A. van Herwerden, Tjebbe W. Galema, Jos A. Bekkers, Veronica E. Kleyburg-Linkers, Marinus J. C. Eijkemans, Ad J. J. C. Bogers
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The Occurrence of Postoperative Pulmonary Homograft Stenosis in Adult Patients Undergoing the Ross Procedure
William H. Ryan MD, Morley A. Herbert PhD, Todd M. Dewey MD, Shivum Agarwal, Anne L. Ryan, Syma L. Prince RN, Michael J. Mack MD
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INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS
Surgical Management of Infective Endocarditis
Davinder S. Jassal MD, Ansar Hassan MD, Karen J. Buth MS, Tomas G. Neilan MD, Chris Koilpillai MD, Greg M. Hirsch MD
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Pacemaker-Related Endocarditis: Clinical Features and Treatment
Martín Ruiz MD, Manuel Anguita MD, Juan C. Castillo MD, Mónica Delgado MD, Elías Romo MD, Francisco Torres MD, Dolores Mesa MD, Manuel Franco MD, Federico Vallés MD
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Infective Endocarditis in Intravenous Drug Abusers: Patterns of Presentation and Long-Term Outcomes of Surgical Treatment
Antonio Carozza MD, Luca Salvatore De Santo MD, Gianpaolo Romano MD, Alessandro Della CorteMD, Fabio Ursomando MD, Michelangelo Scardone MD, Giuseppe Caianiello MD, Maurizio Cotrufo MD
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HOW TO DO IT
Annular Compression Stitch for Quadrangular Resections in Mitral Valve Repair
Omer Dzemali MD, Peter Kleine MD, Anton Moritz MD
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CASE REPORTS
Incidental Disclosure of Asymptomatic Coronary Embolic Occlusion Related to Mitral Valve Papillary Fibroelastoma: An Unusual Finding and Review of the Literature
Daniel Grandmougin MD, Maria-Christina Delolme MD, Christophe Robin MD, Marco Vola MD, Xavier Barral MD
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Acute Pericarditis as a Complication of Percutaneous Mitral Balloon Valvulotomy
Hasan Turhan MD, Nurcan Basar MD, Ayse Saatci Yasar MD, Ali Riza Erbay MD, Ramazan Atak MD
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Aorto-Right Atrial Fistula: A Complication of Prosthetic Aortic Valve Endocarditis: A Case Report
Ahmad Darwazah, Muneer Kiswani, Hassan Ismail, Mohammad Hawari, Sufian Awad
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Massive Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Associated with Double Pulmonary Artery and Ascending Aorta Aneurysm
Ghassan Naja MD, Georges Fayad MD, Thomas Modine MD, Christophe Decoene MD, Richard Azzaoui MD, Benoît Larrue MD, Henri Warembourg MD
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