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December Publications

Retrieve the key publications, published in December 2012, in a range of relevant journals.
The selection has been made by the experts of the Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease.


AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY

1. Comparison of Accuracy of Aortic Root Annulus Assessment With Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Versus Echocardiography and Multidetector Computed Tomography in Patients Referred for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Gianluca Pontone, Daniele Andreini, Antonio L. Bartorelli, Erika Bertella, Saima Mushtaq, Paola Gripari, Monica Loguercio, Sarah Cortinovis, Andrea Baggiano, Edoardo Conte, Virginia Beltrama, Andrea Annoni, Alberto Formenti, Gloria Tamborini, Manuela Muratori, Andrea Guaricci, Francesco Alamanni, Giovanni Ballerini, Mauro Pepi

2. Multidetector Row Computed Tomography Parameters Associated With Paravalvular Regurgitation After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Spyridon Katsanos, See Hooi Ewe, Philippe Debonnaire, Frank van der Kley,Arend de Weger, Meindert Palmen, Arthur J.H.A. Scholte, Martin J. Schalij, Jeroen J. Bax, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Victoria Delgado

3. Usefulness of Updated Valve Academic Research Consortium–2 Criteria for Acute Kidney Injury Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Maayan Konigstein, Eyal Ben-Assa, Yigal Abramowitz, Arie Steinvil, Eran Leshem Rubinow, Ofer Havakuk, Yaron Arbel, Amir Halkin, Gad Keren, Shmuel Banai, Ariel Finkelstein

4. Mechanisms of Functional Mitral Regurgitation in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Determined by Transesophageal Echocardiography (from the Surgical Treatment for Ischemic Heart Failure Trial)
Krzysztof Golba, Krzysztof Mokrzycki, Jaroslaw Drozdz, Alexander Cherniavsky,Krzysztof Wrobel, Bradley J. Roberts, Haissam Haddad, Gerald Maurer, Michael Yii, Federico M. Asch, Mark D. Handschumacher, Thomas A. Holly, Roman Przybylski, Irving Kron, Hartzell Schaff, Susan Aston, John Horton, Kerry L. Lee, Eric J. Velazquez, Paul A. Grayburn, STICH TEE Substudy Investigators

5. Using Simple Imaging Markers to Predict Prognosis in Patients With Aortic Valve Stenosis and Unacceptable High Risk for Operation
Sebastian Herrmann, Bart Bijnens, Stefan Störk, Markus Niemann, Kai Hu, Dan Liu, Robin Kettner, Daniel Rau, Jörg Strotmann, Wolfram Voelker, Georg Ertl, Frank Weidemann

6. The Björk-Shiley Convexo-Concave Heart Valve Experience from the Perspective of the Supervisory Panel
Donald C. Harrison, Michel A. Ibrahim, Arthur E. Weyman, Lewis H. Kuller,William J. Blot, David E. Miller

7. Effect of Body Mass Index on 30- and 365-Day Complication and Survival Rates of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (from the FRench Aortic National CoreValve and Edwards 2 [FRANCE 2] Registry)
Masanori Yamamoto, Gauthier Mouillet, Atsushi Oguri, Martine Gilard, Marc Laskar, Helene Eltchaninoff, Jean Fajadet, Bernard Iung, Patrick Donzeau-Gouge, Pascal Leprince, Alain Leuguerrier, Alain Prat, Michel Lievre, Karine Chevreul, Jean-Luc Dubois-Rande, Emmanuel Teiger, FRANCE 2 Registry Investigators

CIRCULATION

1. Impact of Preoperative Moderate/Severe Mitral Regurgitation on 2-Year Outcome After Transcatheter and Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement:Insight From the Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valve (PARTNER)Trial Cohort A
Marco Barbanti, John G. Webb, Rebecca T. Hahn, Ted Feldman, Robert H. Boone, Craig R. Smith, Susheel Kodali, Alan Zajarias, Christopher R. Thompson, Philip Green, Vasilis Babaliaros, Raj R. Makkar, Wilson Y. Szeto,Pamela S. Douglas, Tom McAndrew, Irene Hueter, D. Craig Miller, and Martin B. Leo  

CIRCULATION INTERVENTION

1. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients With Aortic Stenosis and Left Ventricular Dysfunction: Patient Selection Counts More Than Ever!
Emanuele Barbato and William Wijns

2. Outcomes of Transcatheter and Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in High-Risk Patients With Aortic Stenosis and Left Ventricular Dysfunction:Results From the Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves (PARTNER) Trial (Cohort A)
Sammy Elmariah, Igor F. Palacios, Thomas McAndrew, Irene Hueter, Ignacio Inglessis, Joshua N. Baker, Susheel Kodali, Martin B. Leon, Lars Svensson,Philippe Pibarot, Pamela S. Douglas, William F. Fearon, Ajay J. Kirtane, Hersh S. Maniar, and Jonathan J. Passeri on behalf of the PARTNER Investigators

3. Cognitive Trajectory After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Alexander Ghanem, Justine Kocurek, Jan-Malte Sinning, Michael Wagner,Benjamin V. Becker, Marieke Vogel, Thomas Schröder, Steffen Wolfsgruber,Mariuca Vasa-Nicotera, Christoph Hammerstingl, Jörg O. Schwab, Daniel Thomas, Nikos Werner, Eberhard Grube, Georg Nickenig, and Andreas Müller

4. Prevalence, Factors Associated With, and Prognostic Effects of Preoperative Anemia on Short- and Long-Term Mortality in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Rutger-Jan Nuis, Jan-Malte Sinning, Josep Rodés-Cabau, Michael Gotzmann,Leen van Garsse, Joelle Kefer, Johan Bosmans, Gerald Yong, Antonio E. Dager,Ana Revilla-Orodea, Marina Urena, Georg Nickenig, Nikos Werner, Jos Maessen, Parla Astarci, Sergio Perez, Luis M. Benitez, Ignacio J. Amat-Santos,Javier López, Eric Dumont, Nicolas van Mieghem, Teun van Gelder, Ron T. van Domburg, and Peter P. de Jaegere

EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL

1. Frequency of drug-induced valvular heart disease in patients previously exposd to benfluorex: a multicentre prospective study
Christophe Tribouilloy, Sylvestre Maréchaux, Yannick Jobic, Antoine Jeu, Stéphane Ederhy, Erwan Donal, Patricia Réant, Elise Arnalsteen, Jacques Boulanger, Thierry Garban, Pierre-Vladimir Ennezat, Michel Andréjak, and Dan Rusinaru

EUROPEAN JOURNAL CADRIO-THORACIC SURGERY 

1. First-in-man evaluation of the transapical APICA ASC™ access and closure device: the initial 10 patients
Johannes Blumenstein, Joerg Kempfert, Arnaud Van Linden, Mani Arsalan, Sina K. Schmidt, Helge Mollmann, Won-Keun Kim, Vinod Thourani, and Thomas Walther

2. Mitral valve repair for post-myocardial infarction papillary muscle rupture
Wobbe Bouma, Inez J. Wijdh-den Hamer, Theo J. Klinkenberg, Michiel Kuijpers,Aanke Bijleveld, Iwan C.C. van der Horst, Michiel E. Erasmus, Joseph H. Gorman III,Robert C. Gorman, and Massimo A. Mariani 

HEART

1. Specialist valve clinics: recommendations from the British Heart Valve Society working group on improving quality in the delivery of care for patients with heart valve disease
John B Chambers, Simon Ray, Bernard Prendergast, David Taggart, Stephen Westaby,Lucy Grothier, Chris Arden, Jo Wilson, Brian Campbell, Jonathan Sandoe, Christa Gohlke-Bärwolf, Carlos-A Mestres, Raphael Rosenhek, Catherine Otto

2. Valvular heart disease: a call for global collaborative research initiatives
John B Chambers, Benoy N Shah, Bernard Prendergast, Patricia V Lawford, Gerry P McCann, David E Newby, Simon Ray, Norman Briffa, David Shanson, Guy Lloyd, Roger Hall, on behalf of the British Heart Valve Society

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY 

1. The Complex Nature of Discordant Severe Calcified Aortic Valve Disease Grading: New Insights From Combined Doppler Echocardiographic and Computed Tomographic Study
Marie-Annick Clavel, , David Messika-Zeitoun, , Philippe Pibarot, ,Shivani R. Aggarwal, MBBS, Joseph Malouf, , Phillip A. Araoz, Hector I. Michelena ,Caroline Cueff, , Eric Larose , Romain Capoulade, , Alec Vahanian,  andMaurice Enriquez-Sarano,

2. Antithrombotic Treatment in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Insights for Cerebrovascular and Bleeding Events
Josep Rodés-Cabau, , Harold L. Dauerman, , Mauricio G. Cohen, , Roxana Mehran, , Eric M. Small, , Susan S. Smyth, , Marco A. Costa, , Jessica L. Mega, , Michelle L. O'Donoghue, , E. Magnus Ohman,  and Richard C. Becker

3. Echocardiographic and Clinical Outcomes of Central Versus Noncentral Percutaneous Edge-to-Edge Repair of Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation
Rodrigo Estévez-Loureiro, , Olaf Franzen, , Reidar Winter, , Lars Sondergaard, , Per Jacobsen, , Gary Cheung , Neil Moat, MS, Nikolaj Ihlemann, , Matteo Ghione, , Susanna Price, , Alison Duncan, , Tine Streit Rosenberg, RN, Sarah Barker, , Carlo Di Mario,  and Magnus Settergren  

JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CV SURGERY

1. Impact of varying degrees of renal dysfunction on transcatheter and surgical aortic valve replacement
Tom C. Nguyen, Vasilis C. Babaliaros, Seyed Amirhossein Razavi, Patrick D. Kilgo, Robert A. Guyton, Chandan M. Devireddy, Christian C. Shults, Kreton Mavromatis, Mihir Kanitkar, Peter Block, Stamatois Lerakis, Vinod H. Thourani