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Volume 23 Number 1 January 2014

AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Absence of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Severe Isolated Aortic Stenosis and Preserved Left Ventricular Systolic Function
Eddy Barasch, Jenna Kahn, Florentina Petillo, Simcha Pollack, Peter D.-Y. Rhee, Nathaniel Reichek
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Comparison of Different Surgical Techniques in 112 Consecutive Patients with Aortic Root Operations: When should the Valve be Spared?
Alexander Blehm, Paulus Schurr, Vitaly A. Sorokin, Ionna zianika, Hiroyuki Kamiya, Alexander Albert, Artur Lichtenberg
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Aortic Wall Thickness: An Independent Risk Factor for Aortic Dissection?
Hadas Shiran, Justin Odegaard, Gerald Berry, D. Craig Miller, Michael Fischbein, David Liang
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The Aortic Root: Simple as Possible, but not Simpler
Denis Berdajs
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Enlargement of the Aortic Annulus During Aortic Valve Replacement: A Review
Uberto Bortolotti, Michele Celiento, Aldo D. Milano
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Physicochemical and Micro-Tomographic Characterization of Inorganic Deposits of Inorganic Deposits Associated with Aortic Stenosis
Sylwia Orzechowska, Andrzej Wróbel, Grzegorz Goncerz, Piotr Podolec, Eugeniusz Rokita
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MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Mitral Valve Repair for Severe Organic Mitral Regurgitation in the Elderly
Naoto Fukunaga, Yukikatsu Okada, Yasunobu Konishi, Takashi Murashita, Hideo Kanemitsu, Tadaaki Koyama
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Systemic and Local Levels of Fetuin-A in Calcified Mitral Valves of Rheumatic Heart Disease
Saibal Mukhopadhyay, Bhagya Narayan Pandit, Ravindra K. Saran, Kaushik Mazumdar, Jamal Yusuf, Harpreet S. Minhas, Vijay Trehan, Sanjay Tyagi
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Long-Term Results of Mitral Valve Repair with Semi-Rigid Posterior Band Annuloplasty
David W. Yaffee, Didier F. Loulmet, Elias A. Zias, Patricia A. Ursomanno, Annette E. Rabinovich, Aubrey C. Galloway, Eugene A. Grossi
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Neurocognitive Deficit and Quality of Life after Mitral Valve Repair
Renata Ferrari, Giulio Vidotto, Cristina Muzzolon, Stefano Auriemma, Loris Salvador
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Impact of Mitral Valve Geometry on Hemodynamic Efficacy of Surgical Repair in Secondary Mitral Regurgitation
Muralidhar Padala, Lazarina I. Gyoneva, Vinod H. Thourani, Ajit P. Yoganathan
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Extended Posterior Leaflet Extension for Mitral Regurgitation in Giant Left Atrium
Yosuke Takahashi, Toshihiko Shibata, Koji Hattori, Yasuyuki Kato, Manabu Motoki, Akimasa Morisaki, Shinsuke Nishimura
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Intermediate Results of Transaortic Edge-to-Edge Repair of the Mitral Valve in Patients Undergoing Aortic Valve Replacement
Christos G. Mihos, Orlando Santana, Joseph Lamelas
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DEVICE EVALUATION  
Early Hemodynamic Performance of the BioValsalva Valved Conduit after Aortic Root Replacement
Catalin Constantin Badiu, Marcus-Andre Deutsch, Sabine Bleiziffer, Markus Krane, Ina Hettich, Bernhard Voss, Domenico Mazzitelli, Rüdiger Lange
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Long-Term Outcomes Following Medtronic Open Pivot™ Valved Conduit
Rishendran Naidoo, Bronwyn Pearse, Peter J. Tesar, Su-ann Yap, Adrian G. Barnett, Trevor Fayers
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Early and Mid-Term Functional and Hemodynamic Evaluation of the St. Jude Medical Regent 17 mm Aortic Valve Mechanical Prosthesis
Edvin Prifti, Massimo Bonacchi, Arben Baboci, Klodian Krakulli, Gabriele Giunti
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In-Vitro Study of a Porcine Quadricuspid Aortic Valve
Riccardo Vismara, Andrea Mangini, Claudia Romagnoni, Monica Contino, Alberto Redaelli
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HOW TO DO IT  
Bentall Operation in 375 Patients: Long-Term Results and Predictors of Death
Alessandro Varrica, Angela Satriano, Carlo de Vincentiis, Andrea Biondi, Santi Trimarchi, Marco Ranucci, Lorenzo Menicanti, Alessandro Frigiola
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Aortic Transection with Superior Biatrial Trans-SeptalApproach for Triple Valve Re-Do Procedures
V. Rao Parachuri, Srilakshmi M. Adhyapak, Vineet Mahajan, Chiran A. Babu
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CASE REPORT  
Simultaneous Transapical Paraprosthetic Leak Occlusionand Valve-in-Valve Implantation into a Degenerated Mitral Bioprosthesis
Alfredo Giuseppe Cerillo, Massimiliano Mariani, Mattia Glauber, Sergio Berti
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Dynamic Tricuspid Valve Stenosis Induced with a Pacemaker Lead: A Case Report
Bosko Skoric, Zeljko Baricevic, Margarita Brida, Jure Samardzic, Hrvoje Jurin, Davor Milicic
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