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You are here: Contents > 2014 > Volume 23 Number 2 March 2014

Volume 23 Number 2 March 2014

AORTIC VALVE DISEASE  
Reinforcement of the Pulmonary Artery Autograft with a Polyglactin and Polydioxanone Mesh in the Ross Operation: Experimental Study in Growing Lamb
Francesco Nappi, Cristiano Spadaccio, Clotilde Castaldo, Franca Di Meglio, Daria Nurzynska, Stefania Montagnani, Massimo Chello, Christophe Acar
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Aortic Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch Strongly Affects Early Results of Double Valve Replacement
Andrei George Iosifescu, Horaţiu Moldovan, Vlad Anton Iliescu
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Aortic Valve Regurgitation Secondary to Ectopia and Atresia of the Left Main Coronary Artery
Francesco Nicolini, Domenico Corradi, Andrea Agostinelli, Bruno Borrello, Tiziano Gherli
158
Does a Minimally Invasive Approach Increase the Incidence of Patient-Prosthesis Mismatch in Aortic Valve Replacement?
Ihsan Bakir, Filip P. Casselman, Burak Onan, Frank Van Praet, Yvette Vermeulen, Ivan Degrieck
161
MITRAL VALVE DISEASE  
Recurrent Native and Prosthetic Mitral Valve Thrombosis in Idiopathic Hypereosinophilic Syndrome
Lilia Zakhama, Iskander Slama, Elhem Boussabah, Basma Harbegue, Majdi Mimouni, Nabil Abdelaali, Sana Sioua, Moez Thameur, Soraya Benyoussef
168
Hemodynamic Comparison of Mitral Valve Repair: Techniques for a Flail Anterior Leaflet
Muralidhar Padala, Michael Sweet, Sarah Hooson, Vinod H. Thourani, Ajit P. Yoganathan
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Contractile Reserve Induced with Dobutamine Echocardiography Predicts Outcome in Patients with Left Ventricular Dysfunction and Mitral Regurgitation
Robert R. Moss, Simona L. Bar, Mann Chandavimol, Bradley Munt, Christopher R.
Thompson, James G. Abel, Karin Humphries, Andrew P. Ignaszewski
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Spatial Relationship of Coronary Sinus-Great Cardiac Vein with Adjoining Anatomic Structures: A Key Element in Predicting the Success of Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Annuloplasty
Daisy Sahni, Arpandeep Randhawa, Anjali Aggarwal, Manoj K. Rohit
184
Mitral Annular Morphology in Mitral Valve Disease with Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography
Tomoko Tani, Junichi Kawai, Takeshi Kitai, Kitae Kim, Yukikatsu Okada, Toru Kita,
Yutaka Furukawa
193
TRICUSPID VALVE DISEASE  
Evidence of Tricuspid Valve Remodelling in Patients with Severe Mitral Regurgitation Independently of Degree of Functional Tricuspid Regurgitation: A Two- and Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Study
Eustachio Agricola, Giacomo Ingallina, Massimo Slavich, Vincenzo Tufaro1, Luigi Badano, Michele Oppizzi, Andrea Fisicaro, Alberto Margonato
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Tricuspid Valve Replacement: The Effect of Gender on Operative Results
Dror Ben Leviner, Benjamin Medalion, Inbal Baruch, Alex Sagie, Erez Sharoni, Avi Fuks,
Dan Aravot, Ram Sharony
209
IATROGENIC DAMAGE  
An Iatrogenic Atrioventricular Septal Defect that Developed Following Transfemoral TAVI
Stefano Salizzoni, Walter Grosso Marra, Claudio Moretti, Maurizio D’Amico, Michele William La Torre, Mauro Rinaldi
216
Ceftaroline for the Treatment of Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis due to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Leonardo Pagani, Pierre Bonnin, Cécile Janssen, Emmanuel Desjoyaux, Virginie Vitrat, Jean-Pierre Bru
219
MISCELLANEOUS  
Value of Serum Fibrinogen Levels in the Assessment of Mechanical Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis
Ahmet C. Aykan, Tayyar Gökdeniz, Sabahattin Gündüz, Mehmet A. Astarcýoðlu, Ozan M. Gürsoy, Emre Ertürk, Ali E. Oðuz, Zübeyde Bayram, Süleyman Karakoyun, Macit Kalçýk, Mehmet Özkan
222
Redo Valvular Surgery in Elderly Patients Aged >75 Years
Naoto Fukunaga, Yukikatsu Okada, Yasunobu Konishi, Takashi Murashita, Hideo Kanemitsu, Tadaaki Koyama
228
Subclinical Rheumatic Heart Disease in an Eritrean High-School Population, Detected by Echocardiography
Elisabetta Rossi, Anna Rita Felici, Leul Banteyrga
235
The Outcomes of Triple-Valve Surgery: Eleven Years’ Experience From a Single Center
Nicolas Nikolaidis, Apostolos Roubelakis, Dimos Karangelis, Mary Hanratty, Clifford W. Barlow, Geoffrey M. K. Tsang, Steve A. Livesey, Sunil K. Ohri
240
Function and Expression Differences Between Ergot and Non-Ergot Dopamine D2 Agonists on Heart Valve Interstitial Cells
Fumiki Oana, Hiroshi Onozuka, Akihiro Tsuchioka, Takayuki Suzuki, Nobuyuki Tanaka, Kouichi Kaidoh, Yuji Hoyano, Masahiro Hiratochi, Shinji Kikuchi, Yasuo Takehana, Nobuo Shibata
246
Sutureless Perceval Aortic Valve in Comparison with the Stented Carpentier-Edwards Perimount Aortic Valve
Karl Christian König, Thorsten Wahlers, Maximilian Scherner, Jens Wippermann
253