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Volume 9 Number 4 July 2000

Contents

MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Open Mitral Commissurotomy: The ‘Golden Standard
Manuel J. Antunes MD, Henrique Vieira MD, J. Ferrão de Oliveira MD
472
Mitral Valve Annuloplasty: Comparison of the Mural Annulus Shortening Suture (MASS) with the Carpentier-Edwards Prosthetic Ring
Christian Detter MD, Tayfun Aybek MD, Natascha Kupilik MD, Teddy Fischlein MD, Anton Moritz MD
478
Mitral Valve Repair: The Manipal Alternative
Pitambar Shatapathy MCh, Bhuvnesh Kumar Aggarwal MCh, Sevagur Ganesh Kamath MCh
487
Geometric Distribution of Chordae Tendineae: An Important Anatomic Feature in Mitral Valve Function
Shengqiu He MD, Matthew W. Weston MS, Jack Lemmon PhD, Morten Jensen BS, Robert A. Levine MD, Ajit P. Yoganathan PhD
495
Invited comment 
Robert W. M. Frater MD
502
HOMOGRAFT VALVES  
Influence of HLA Matching and Associated Factors on Aortic Valve Homograft Function
Rebecca Dignan MD, Mark O’Brien FRCS, Patrick Hogan FRCPA, Jurgen Passage, Fiona Stephens B Appl Sci, Alycia Thornton BSc, Susan Harrocks RN
504
Lack of ABH-antigen Expression on Human Cardiac Valves
Alexander Kadner MD, Raymond H. Chen MD, Richard N. Mitchell MD, David H. Adams MD
512
The Quality of Heart Valve Tissue for Homograft Transplantation
Anna Dabrowska MD, Dariusz Sladowski MD, Pawel Krajewski MD, Janusz Komender MD
517
Cardiovascular Tissue Banking in the Non-Cadaveric Setting: Ten-Year Experience of a University Hospital-Based Bank with Active Organ Donation Program
Carlos-A. Mestres MD, Elba Agusti BSc, Anna Martinez MD, Catiana Cabrer, Marti Manyalich MD, Ramon Cartaña MD, Jose L. Pomar MD
523
XENOGRAFT VALVES  
Carpentier-Edwards Porcine Bioprostheses: Clinical Performance Assessed by Actual Analysis
W. R. E. Jamieson MD, Robert T. Miyagishima MD, Lawrence H. Burr MD, Samuel V. Lichtenstein MD, Guy J. Fradet MD, Michael T. Janusz MD
530
Impact of High Transvalvular Velocities early after Implantation of Freestyle® Stentless Aortic Bioprosthesis
David S. Bach MD, Mary S. LeMire, Diane Eberhart, William F. Armstrong MD, G. Michael Deeb MD
536
The Quattro Valve and Active Infective Endocarditis of the Mitral Valve
Shirley J. Middlemost MD, Atul Patel MD, Martin Sussman MD, Pravin Manga MD
544
The Influence of Stenting on the Behavior of Amino-Oleic Acid-Treated, Glutaraldehyde-Fixed Porcine Aortic Valves in a Sheep Model
Shigeyuki Ozaki MD, Paul Herijgers MD, Eric Verbeken MD, Alfons Van Lommel PhD, Takahiro Nishida MD, Bartlomiej Perek MD, Miroslaw Zietkiewicz MD, Veerle Leunens, Willem Flameng MD
552
BASIC SCIENCE: GLUTARALDEHYDE REVISITED  
Prevention of Glutaraldehyde-Fixed Bioprosthetic Heart Valve Calcification by Alcohol Pretreatment: Further Mechanistic Studies
Narendra R. Vyavahare PhD, Peter Lloyd Jones PhD, Danielle Hirsch PhD, Frederick J. Schoen MD, Robert J. Levy MD
561
Is 10 Minutes the Optimum Immersion Time in 0.6% Glutaraldehyde for Human Pericardium ?
André Vincentelli MD, Rachid Zegdi MD, Olivier Fabre MD, José Saez de Ibarra MD, Christian Latrémouille MD, Juan Carlos Chachques MD, Alain Prat MD, Jean Noel Fabiani MD
567
A Study of the Junction Between Glutaraldehyde-Treated Allogeneic Aorta and Host Aorta
Albert C. Grobe MS, David T. Cheung PhD, Hong He Luo MD, Yu Shomura MD, Douglas C. Marchion MS, Jean C. Pfau PhD, Carlos M.G. Duran MD
570
Preimplant Ultrastructure and Calcification Tendency of Various Biological Aortic Valves
Masoud Mirzaie MD, Thomas Meyer MD, Peter Schwartz MD, Harald Dalichau MD
576
LATE OUTCOME  
Changes in Left Ventricular Function and Mass During Serial Investigations after Valve Replacement for Aortic Stenosis
Ole Lund MD, Mogens Erlandsen MSc
583
Fluoroscopy of Prosthetic Heart Valves: Does it Have a Place in the Echocardiography Era?
Yaron Shapira MD, Itzhak Herz MD, Alex Sagie MD
594