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July & August Publications

Retrieve the key publications, published in July and August 2013, 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

Treatment Assignment of High-Risk Symptomatic Severe Aortic Stenosis Patients Referred for Transcatheter AorticValve Implantation
Authors: Kevin R. Bainey, Madhu K. Natarajan, Mathew Mercuri, Tony Lai,Kevin Teoh, Victor Chu, Richard P. Whitlock, James L. Velianou
American journal of cardiology 2013;112(1),100-103

Frequency, Determinants and Prognostic Implications of Infectious Complications After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Authors: Robert M.A. van der Boon, Rutger-Jan Nuis, Luis M. Benitez, Nicolas M. Van Mieghem,Sergio Perez, Lidsa Cruz, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Patrick W. Serruys, Ron T. van Domburg, Antonio E. Dager, Peter P.T. de Jaegere
American journal of cardiology 2013;112(1),104-110

Comparison of Characteristics and Short-Term Outcome From Fungal Infective Endocarditis in Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis Versus Native Valve Endocarditis
Authors: Xiao-lu Sun, Jian Zhang, Guo-gan Wang, Xiao-feng Zhuang, Yan-min Yang, Jun Zhu, Hui-qiong Tan, Li-tian Yu
American journal of cardiology 2013;112(1),111-116

Predictors of One-Year Mortality After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation for Severe Symptomatic Aortic Stenosis
Authors: Ralf Zahn, Ulrich Gerckens, Axel Linke, Horst Sievert, Philipp Kahlert, Rainer Hambrecht, Stefan Sack, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Ellen Hoffmann, Rudolf Schiele, Steffen Schneider, Jochen Senges, German Transcatheter Aortic Valve Interventions – Registry Investigators
American journal of cardiology 2013;112(2),272-279

Prevalence and Prognosis of Aortic Valve Disease in Subjects Older than 85 Years of Age
Authors: David Leibowitz, Jochanan Stessman, Jeremy M. Jacobs, Irit Stessman-Lande,Dan Gilon
American journal of cardiology 2013;112(3),395-399

Natural History of Unoperated Aortic Stenosis During a 50-Year Period of Cardiac Valve Replacement
William C. Roberts, Travis J. Vowels, Giovanni Filardo, Jong M. Ko, Raj P. Mathur, Jamshid Shirani
American journal of cardiology 2013;112(4),541-553

Comparison of Incidence and Predictors of Left Bundle Branch Block After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Using the CoreValve Versus the Edwards Valve
Authors: Irene Franzoni, Azeem Latib, Francesco Maisano, Charis Costopoulos, Luca Testa, Filippo Figini, Francesco Giannini, Sandeep Basavarajaiah, Marco Mussardo, Massimo Slavich, Maurizio Taramasso, Micaela Cioni, Matteo Longoni, Santo Ferrarello, Andrea Radinovic, Simone Sala, Silvia Ajello, Alessandro Sticchi, Manuela Giglio, Eustachio Agricola, Alaide Chieffo, Matteo Montorfano, Ottavio Alfieri, Antonio Colombo
American journal of cardiology 2013;112(4),554-559

Accuracy of Three-Dimensional Versus Two-Dimensional Echocardiography for Quantification of Aortic Regurgitation and Validation by Three-Dimensional Three-Directional Velocity-Encoded Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Authors: See Hooi Ewe, Victoria Delgado, Rob van der Geest, Jos J.M. Westenberg,Marlieke L.A. Haeck, Tomasz G. Witkowski, Dominique Auger, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Eduard R. Holman, Albert de Roos, Martin J. Schalij, Jeroen J. Bax, Allard Sieders, Hans-Marc J. Siebelink
American journal of cardiology 2013;112(4),560-566

Predictors of Left Ventricular Remodeling After Surgical Repair or Replacement for Pure Severe Mitral Regurgitation Caused by Leaflet Prolapse
Authors: Mario Sénéchal, Jimmy MacHaalany, Olivier F. Bertrand, Kim O'Connor, Julie Parenteau, Isaïe-Nicolas Dubois-Sénéchal, Olivier Costerousse, Michelle Dubois, Pierre Voisine
American journal of cardiology 2013;112(4),567-573

Correlation of Brain Natriuretic Peptide Levels in Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis Undergoing Operative Valve Replacement or Percutaneous Transcatheter Intervention With Clinical, Echocardiographic, and Hemodynamic Factors and Prognosis
Authors: Itsik Ben-Dor, Sa'ar Minha, Israel M. Barbash, Omar Aly, Danny Dvir, Teshome Deksissa, Petros Okubagzi, Rebecca Torguson, Joseph Lindsay, Lowell F. Satler, Augusto D. Pichard, Ron Waksman
American journal of cardiology 2013;112(4),574-579

Effect of Elevated Pulmonary Vascular Resistance on Outcomes After Percutaneous Mitral Valvuloplasty
Authors: Ignacio Cruz-Gonzalez, Marc J. Semigram, Ignacio Inglessis-Azuaje, Maria Sanchez-Ledesma, Javier Martin-Moreiras, Hani Jneid, Pablo Rengifo-Moreno, Roberto J. Cubeddu, Andrew O. Maree, Pedro L. Sanchez, Igor F. Palacios
American journal of cardiology 2013;112(4),580-584

CIRCULATION

Ultralarge von Willebrand Factor Fibers Mediate Luminal Staphylococcus aureus Adhesion to an Intact Endothelial Cell Layer Under Shear Stress
Authors: Karin I. Pappelbaum, Christian Gorzelanny, Sandra Grässle, Jan Suckau,Matthias W. Laschke, Markus Bischoff, Corinne Bauer, Marina Schorpp-Kistner, Christopher Weidenmaier, Reinhard Schneppenheim, Tobias Obser,Bhanu Sinha, and Stefan W. Schneider
Circulation. 2013;128:50-59,

Anatomical and Procedural Features Associated With Aortic Root Rupture During Balloon-Expandable Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Authors: Marco Barbanti, Tae-Hyun Yang, Josep Rodès Cabau, Corrado Tamburino,David A. Wood, Hasan Jilaihawi, Phillip Blanke, Raj R. Makkar, Azeem Latib,Antonio Colombo, Giuseppe Tarantini, Rekha Raju, Ronald K. Binder, Giang Nguyen, Melanie Freeman, Henrique B. Ribeiro, Samir Kapadia, James Min,Gudrun Feuchtner, Ronen Gurtvich, Faisal Alqoofi, Marc Pelletier, Gian Paolo Ussia, Massimo Napodano, Fabio Sandoli de Brito, Jr, Susheel Kodali, Bjarne L. Norgaard, Nicolaj C. Hansson, Gregor Pache, Sergio J. Canovas, Hongbin Zhang, Martin B. Leon, John G. Webb, and Jonathon Leipsic
Circulation. 2013;128:244-253,

Long-term Survival of Dialysis Patients With Bacterial Endocarditis Undergoing Valvular Replacement Surgery in the United States
Authors: Maxwell D. Leither, Gautam R. Shroff, Shu Ding, David T. Gilbertson, andCharles A. Herzog
Circulation. 2013;128:344-351,

Learning Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery: A Cumulative Sum Sequential Probability Analysis of 3895 Operations From a Single High-Volume Center
Authors: David M. Holzhey, Joerg Seeburger, Martin Misfeld, Michael A. Borger, andFriedrich W. Mohr
Circulation. 2013;128:483-491,

Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease: Incidence and Progression in the Northern Territory of Australia, 1997 to 2010
Authors: Joanna G. Lawrence, Jonathan R. Carapetis, Kalinda Griffiths, Keith Edwards,and John R. Condon
Circulation. 2013;128:492-501,

Thrombolytic Therapy for the Treatment of Prosthetic Heart Valve Thrombosis in Pregnancy With Low-Dose, Slow Infusion of Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator
Authors: Mehmet Özkan, Beytullah Çakal, Süleyman Karakoyun, Ozan Mustafa Gürsoy,Cihan Çevik, Macit Kalçık, Ali Emrah Oğuz, Sabahattin Gündüz, Mehmet Ali Astarcioglu, Ahmet Çağrı Aykan, Zübeyde Bayram, Murat Biteker, Evren Kaynak, Gökhan Kahveci, Nilüfer Ekşi Duran, and Mustafa Yıldız
Circulation. 2013;128:532-540,

Impact of Aortic Valve Replacement on Outcome of Symptomatic Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis With Low Gradient and Preserved Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction
Authors: Alper Ozkan, Rory Hachamovitch, Samir R. Kapadia, E. Murat Tuzcu, andThomas H. Marwick
Circulation. 2013;128:622-631

CIRCULATION IMAGING

Aortic Dilation in Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease: Flow Pattern Is a Major Contributor and Differs With Valve Fusion Type
Authors: Malenka M. Bissell, Aaron T. Hess, Luca Biasiolli, Steffan J. Glaze, Margaret Loudon, Alex Pitcher, Anne Davis, Bernard Prendergast, Michael Markl, Alex J. Barker, Stefan Neubauer, and Saul G. Myerson
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013;6:499-507,

Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair in the Initial EVEREST Cohort: Evidence of Reverse Left Ventricular Remodeling
Authors: Elyse Foster, Damon Kwan, Ted Feldman, Neil J. Weissman, Paul A. Grayburn,Allan Schwartz, Jason H. Rogers, Saibal Kar, Michael J. Rinaldi, Peter S. Fail,James Hermiller, Patrick L. Whitlow, Howard C. Herrmann, D. Scott Lim, andDonald D. Glower for the EVEREST Investigators
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013;6:522-530,

Echocardiographic Assessment of Cardiac Valvular Regurgitation With Lorcaserin From Analysis of 3 Phase 3 Clinical Trials
Authors: Neil J. Weissman, Matilde Sanchez, Gary G. Koch, Steven R. Smith, William R. Shanahan, and Christen M. Anderson
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013;6:560-567,

Dynamic Assessment of Stenotic Valvular Heart Disease by Stress Echocardiography
Authors: Sanjeev Bhattacharyya, Rajdeep Khattar, Nav Chahal, Neil Moat, and Roxy Senior
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013;6:583-589,

Computed Tomographic Imaging of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement for Prediction and Prevention of Procedural Complications
Authors: Jonathon Leipsic, Tae-Hyun Yang, and James K. Min
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013;6:597-605,

 

CIRCULATION INTERVENTION

Aortic Regurgitation and Left Ventricular Remodeling After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: A Serial Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study
Authors: Constanze Merten, Hans-Wilko Beurich, Dirk Zachow, Ahmad E. Mostafa,Volker Geist, Ralph Toelg, Gert Richardt, and Mohamed Abdel-Wahab
Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2013;6:476-483

European Heart Journal

Assessment of functional tricuspid regurgitation
Authors: Luigi P. Badano, Denisa Muraru, and Maurice Enriquez-Sarano
Eur Heart J (2013) 34 (25): 1875-1885

Clinical outcomes of patients with estimated low or intermediate surgical risk undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Authors: Peter Wenaweser, Stefan Stortecky, Sarah Schwander, Dik Heg, Christoph Huber,Thomas Pilgrim, Steffen Gloekler, Crochan J. O'Sullivan, Bernhard Meier, Peter Jüni,Thierry Carrel, and Stephan Windecker
Eur Heart J (2013) 34 (25): 1894-1905

Differential left ventricular remodelling and longitudinal function distinguishes low flow from normal-flow preserved ejection fraction low-gradient severe aortic stenosis
Authors: Praveen Mehrotra, Katrijn Jansen, Aidan W. Flynn, Timothy C. Tan, Sammy Elmariah, Michael H. Picard, and Judy Hung
Eur Heart J (2013) 34 (25): 1906-1914

Progression of aortic valve stenosis is associated with bone remodelling and secondary hyperparathyroidism in elderly patients—the COFRASA study
Authors: Guillaume Hekimian, Anne Boutten, Martin Flamant, Xavier Duval, Monique Dehoux,Joelle Benessiano, Virginie Huart, Thierry Dupré, Nadia Berjeb, Florence Tubach,Bernard Iung, Alec Vahanian, and David Messika-Zeitoun
Eur Heart J (2013) 34 (25): 1915-1922

Reinterventions after percutaneous mitral commissurotomy during long-term follow-up, up to 20 years: the role of repeat percutaneous mitral commissurotomy
Authors: Claire Bouleti, Bernard Iung, Dominique Himbert, Eric Brochet, David Messika-Zeitoun, Delphine Détaint, Eric Garbarz, Bertrand Cormier, and Alec Vahanian
Eur Heart J (2013) 34 (25): 1923-1930

Contemporary epidemiology and prognosis of septic shock in infective endocarditis
Authors: Carmen Olmos, Isidre Vilacosta, Cristina Fernández, Javier López, Cristina Sarriá,Carlos Ferrera, Ana Revilla, Jacobo Silva, David Vivas, Isabel González, and José Alberto San Román
Eur Heart J (2013) 34 (26): 1999-2006
 

European Journal cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Mitral valve pathology in severely impaired left ventricles can be successfully managed using a right-sided minimally invasive surgical approach
Authors: Jens Garbade, Joerg Seeburger, Denis R. Merk, Bettina Pfannmüller, Marcel Vollroth,Markus J. Barten, Michael A. Borger, and Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg (2013) 44 (1): e1-e7

Mitral valve repair and bioprosthetic replacement without postoperative anticoagulation does not increase the risk of stroke or mortality
Authors: Thomas A. Schwann, Milo Engoren, Mark Bonnell, Christopher Clancy, Samer Khouri,Ameer Kabour, Tahir Jamil, and Robert H. Habib
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg (2013) 44 (1): 24-31

Transcatheter valve-in-ring implantation after failure of surgical mitral repair
Authors: Fleur Descoutures, Dominique Himbert, Francesco Maisano, Filip Casselman, Arend de Weger, Oana Bodea, Frank Van der Kley, Antonio Colombo, Cristina Giannini,Kjell Arne Rein, Bernard De Bruyne, Anna Sonia Petronio, Gry Dahle, Ottavio Alfieri,and Alec Vahanian
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg (2013) 44 (1): e8-e15

Management of moderate secondary mitral regurgitation at the time of aortic valve surgery
Authors: Gonçalo F. Coutinho, Pedro M. Correia, Rita Pancas, and Manuel J. Antunes
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg (2013) 44 (1): 32-40

Transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation vs conventional aortic valve replacement in high-risk patients with previous cardiac surgery: a propensity-score analysis
Authors: Manuel Wilbring, Sems-Malte Tugtekin, Konstantin Alexiou, Gregor Simonis, Klaus Matschke, and Utz Kappert
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg (2013) 44 (1): 42-47

Cardiac surgery in patients with a porcelain aorta in the era of transcatheter valve implantation
Authors: Paul P. Urbanski, Mahli Raad, Matthias Wagner, Nicolas Heinz, Wilko Reents, andAnno Diegeler
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg (2013) 44 (1): 48-53

Is the new EuroSCORE II a better predictor for transapical aortic valve implantation?
Authors: Martin Haensig, David Michael Holzhey, Michael Andrew Borger, Gerhard Schuler,William Shi, Sreekumar Subramanian, Ardawan Julian Rastan, and Friedrich Wilhelm Mohr
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg (2013) 44 (2): 302-308

Mechanical heart valve recipients: anticoagulation in patients with genetic variations of phenprocoumon metabolism
Authors: Kerstin Brehm, Jenny Schack, Claudia Heilmann, Philipp Blanke, Hans Joachim Geissler, and Friedhelm Beyersdorf
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg (2013) 44 (2): 309-315

Effect of annulus dimension and annuloplasty on bicuspid aortic valve repair
Authors: Emiliano Navarra, Gebrine El Khoury, David Glineur, Munir Boodhwani, Michel Van Dyck, Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde, Philippe Noirhomme, and Laurent de Kerchove
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg (2013) 44 (2): 316-323

Towards an integrated approach to mitral valve disease: implementation of an interventional mitral valve programme and its impact on surgical activity
Authors: Lenard Conradi, Moritz Seiffert, Hendrik Treede, Volker Rudolph, Miriam Silaschi,Stefan Blankenberg, Stephan Baldus, and Hermann Reichenspurner
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg (2013) 44 (2): 324-329 
 

European heart journal cardiovascular imaging

Recommendations for the echocardiographic assessment of native valvular regurgitation: an executive summary from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
Authors: Patrizio Lancellotti, Christophe Tribouilloy, Andreas Hagendorff, Bogdan A. Popescu, Thor Edvardsen, Luc A. Pierard, Luigi Badano, Jose L. Zamorano, and On behalf of the Scientific Document Committee of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging: Thor Edvardsen, Oliver Bruder, Bernard Cosyns, Erwan Donal, Raluca Dulgheru, Maurizio Galderisi, Patrizio Lancellotti, Denisa Muraru, Koen Nieman, Rosa Sicari, Document reviewers: Erwan Donal, Kristina Haugaa, Giovanni La Canna, Julien Magne, Edyta Plonska
Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging (2013) 14 (7): 611-644 doi:10.1093/ehjci/jet105

Circumferential ascending aortic strain and aortic
Authors: Rogério Teixeira, Nádia Moreira, Rui Baptista, António Barbosa, Rui Martins, Graça Castro, and Luís Providência
Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging (2013) 14 (7): 631-641 
 
Wall shear stress and flow patterns in the ascending aorta in patients with bicuspid aortic valves differ significantly from tricuspid aortic valves: a prospective study
Authors: Christian Meierhofer, Eike Philipp Schneider, Christine Lyko, Andrea Hutter, Stefan Martinoff, Michael Markl, Alfred Hager, John Hess, Heiko Stern, and Sohrab Fratz
 Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging (2013) 14 (8): 797-804

Usefulness of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging for the evaluation of valve opening and closing kinetics in aortic stenosis
Authors: Julio Garcia, Philippe Pibarot, Romain Capoulade, Florent Le Ven, Lyes Kadem, and Éric Larose
 Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging (2013) 14 (8): 819-826

HEART

Original article: The cost-effectiveness of transcatheter aortic valve implantation versus surgical aortic valve replacement in patients with severe aortic stenosis at high operative risk
Authors: Timothy A Fairbairn, David M Meads, Claire Hulme, Adam N Mather, Sven Plein, Daniel J Blackman, John P Greenwood
Heart 2013;99:914-920

Original article: Inconsistent echocardiographic grading of aortic stenosis: is the left ventricular outflow tract important?
Authors: Hector I Michelena, Edit Margaryan, Fletcher A Miller, Mackram Eleid, Joseph Maalouf,Rakesh Suri, David Messika-Zeitoun, Patricia A Pellikka, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano
Heart 2013;99:921-931 

Valvular heart diseases: Transcatheter heart valve implantation for failing surgical bioprostheses: technical considerations and evidence for valve-in-valve procedures
Authors: Dagrren Mylotte, Ruediger Lange, Giuseppe Martucci, Nicolo Piazza
Heart 2013;99:960-967

Original article: Predictors for efficacy of percutaneous mitral valve repair using the MitraClip system: the results of the MitraSwiss registry
Authors: Daniel Sürder, Giovanni Pedrazzini, Oliver Gaemperli, Patric Biaggi, Christian Felix,Kaspar Rufibach, Christof auf der Maur, Raban Jeger, Peter Buser, Beat A Kaufmann,Marco Moccetti, David Hürlimann, Ines Bühler, Dominique Bettex, Jacques Scherman,Elena Pasotti, Francesco F Faletra, Michel Zuber, Tiziano Moccetti, Thomas F Lüscher,Paul Erne, Jürg Grünenfelder, Roberto Corti
Heart 2013;99:1034-1040

Original article: Assessment of valve haemodynamics, reverse ventricular remodelling and myocardial fibrosis following transcatheter aortic valve implantation compared to surgical aortic valve replacement: a cardiovascular magnetic resonance study
Authors: Timothy A Fairbairn, Christopher D Steadman, Adam N Mather, Manish Motwani, Daniel J Blackman, Sven Plein, Gerry P McCann, John P Greenwood
Heart 2013;99:1185-1191

Non-invasive imaging: Role of real-time three dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography as guidance imaging modality during catheter based edge-to-edge mitral valve repair
Authors: Francesco Fulvio Faletra, Giovanni Pedrazzini, Elena Pasotti, Iveta Petrova, Agne Drasutiene, Maria Cristina Dequarti, Stefano Muzzarelli, Tiziano Moccetti
Heart 2013;99:1204-1215
 

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Severe Aortic Stenosis and Coronary Artery Disease—Implications for Management in the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Era: A Comprehensive Review 
Authors: Sachin S. Goel,; Mobolaji Ige,; E. Murat Tuzcu, ; Stephen G. Ellis, ; William J. Stewart; Lars G. Svensson; Bruce W. Lytle; Samir R. Kapadia,
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;62(1):1-10

Evaluation and Management of Paravalvular Aortic Regurgitation After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Authors: Jan-Malte Sinning; Mariuca Vasa-Nicotera,; Derek Chin; Christoph Hammerstingl,; Alexander Ghanem,; Johan Bence,; Jan Kovac,; Eberhard Grube,; Georg Nickenig; Nikos Werner,
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;62(1):11-20.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Europe: Adoption Trends and Factors Influencing Device Utilization
Authors: Darren Mylotte; Ruben L.J. Osnabrugge,; Stephan Windecker,; Thierry Lefèvre,; Peter de Jaegere,; Raban Jeger,; Peter Wenaweser,; Francesco Maisano,; Neil Moat,; Lars Søndergaard,; Johan Bosmans,; Rui C. Teles,; Giuseppe Martucci,; Ganesh Manoharan,; Eulogio Garcia,; Nicolas M. Van Mieghem,; A. Pieter Kappetein,; Patrick W. Serruys, ,; Ruediger Lange, MD, PhD; Nicolo Piazza,
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;62(3):210-219.

Malignant Bileaflet Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome in Patients With Otherwise Idiopathic Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Authors: Chenni S. Sriram, MBBS; Faisal F. Syed, MBChB; M. Eric Ferguson, MD; Jonathan N. Johnson, MD; Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, MD; Frank Cetta, MD; Bryan C. Cannon, MD; Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD; Michael J. Ackerman, MD, PhD
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;62(3):222-230.

Year Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial of Percutaneous Repair Versus Surgery for Mitral Regurgitation
Authors: Laura Mauri, MD; Elyse Foster, MD; Donald D. Glower, MD; Patricia Apruzzese, MS; Joseph M. Massaro, PhD; Howard C. Herrmann, MD; James Hermiller, MD; William Gray, MD; Andrew Wang, MD; Wesley R. Pedersen, MD; Tanvir Bajwa, MD; John Lasala, MD, PhD; Reginald Low, MD; Paul Grayburn, MD; Ted Feldman, MD
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;62(4):317-328.

Determinants and Outcomes of Acute Transcatheter Valve-in-Valve Therapy or Embolization: A Study of Multiple Valve Implants in the U.S. PARTNER Trial (Placement of AoRTic TraNscathetER Valve Trial Edwards SAPIEN Transcatheter Heart Valve)
Authors: Raj R. Makkar, MD; Hasan Jilaihawi, MD; Tarun Chakravarty, MD; Gregory P. Fontana, MD; Samir Kapadia, MD; Vasilis Babaliaros, MD; Wen Cheng, MD; Vinod H. Thourani, MD; Joseph Bavaria, MD; Lars Svensson, MD; Susheel Kodali, MD; Takahiro Shiota, MD; Robert Siegel, MD; E. Murat Tuzcu, MD; Ke Xu, PhD; Rebecca T. Hahn, MD; Howard C. Herrmann, MD; Mark Reisman, MD; Brian Whisenant, MD; Scott Lim, MD; Nirat Beohar, MD; Michael Mack, MD; Paul Teirstein, MD; Charanjit Rihal, MD, MBA; Pamela S. Douglas, MD; Eugene Blackstone, MD; Augusto Pichard, MD; John G. Webb, MD; Martin B. Leon, MD
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;62(5):418-430.

The Impact of Integration of a Multidetector Computed Tomography Annulus Area Sizing Algorithm on Outcomes of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Prospective, Multicenter, Controlled Trial
Authors: Ronald K. Binder, MD; John G. Webb, MD; Alexander B. Willson, MBBS; Marina Urena, MD; Nicolaj C. Hansson, MD; Bjarne L. Norgaard, MD, PhD; Philippe Pibarot, MD; Marco Barbanti, MD; Eric Larose, MD; Melanie Freeman, MBBS; Eric Dumont, MD; Chris Thompson, MD; Miriam Wheeler, MBChB; Robert R. Moss, MD; Tae-hyun Yang, MD; Sergio Pasian, MD; Cameron J. Hague, MD; Giang Nguyen, MD; Rekha Raju, MD; Stefan Toggweiler, MD; James K. Min, MD; David A. Wood, MD; Josep Rodés-Cabau, MD; Jonathon Leipsic, MD
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;62(5):431-438.

Impact of Low Flow on the Outcome of High-Risk Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Authors: Florent Le Ven, MD; Mélanie Freeman, MD; John Webb, MD; Marie-Annick Clavel, DVM, PhD; Miriam Wheeler, MD; Éric Dumont, MD; Chris Thompson, MD; Robert De Larochellière, MD; Robert Moss, MD; Daniel Doyle, MD; Henrique B. Ribeiro, MD; Marina Urena, MD; Luis Nombela-Franco, MD; Josep Rodés-Cabau, MD; Philippe Pibarot, DVM, PhD
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;62(9):782-788.

JACC intervention

Management of Vascular Access in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Part 1: Basic Anatomy, Imaging, Sheaths, Wires, and Access Routes
Authors: Stefan Toggweiler, MD; Jonathon Leipsic, MD; Ronald K. Binder, MD; Melanie Freeman, MBBS; Marco Barbanti, MD; Robin H. Heijmen, MD, PhD; David A. Wood, MD; John G. Webb, MD
J Am Coll Cardiol Intv. 2013;6(7):643-653.

Management of Vascular Access in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Part 2: Vascular Complications
Authors: Stefan Toggweiler, MD; Jonathon Leipsic, MD; Ronald K. Binder, MD; Melanie Freeman, MBBS; Marco Barbanti, MD; Robin H. Heijmen, MD, PhD; David A. Wood, MD; John G. Webb, MD
J Am Coll Cardiol Intv. 2013;6(8):767-776.

Complete Revascularization Is Not a Prerequisite for Success in Current Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Practice
Authors: Nicolas M. Van Mieghem, MD; Robert M. van der Boon, MSc; Elhamula Faqiri, MSc; Roberto Diletti, MD; Carl Schultz, MD, PhD; Robert-Jan van Geuns, MD, PhD; Patrick W. Serruys, MD, PhD; Arie-Pieter Kappetein, MD, PhD; Ron T. van Domburg, PhD; Peter P. de Jaegere, MD, PhD
J Am Coll Cardiol Intv. 2013;6(8):867-875.

Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography

Impact of Valvuloarterial Impedance on 2-Year Outcome of Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Authors: Spyridon Katsanos, Kai Hang Yiu, Marie-Annick Clavel, Josep Rodés-Cabau,Darryl Leong, Frank van der Kley, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Jeroen J. Bax, Philippe Pibarot, Victoria Delgado
JASE 2013 ; 26 (7), 691-698

Prognostic Value of Left Atrial Volume in Asymptomatic Organic Mitral Regurgitation
Authors: Aníbal Arias, Rodolfo Pizarro, Pablo Oberti, Mariano Falconi,Luciano Lucas, Federico Sosa, Diego Funes, Arturo Cagide
JASE 2013 ; 26 (7), 699-705

Experts and Beginners Benefit from Three-Dimensional Echocardiography: A Multicenter Study on the Assessment of Mitral Valve Prolapse
Authors: Maximilian Dominik Hien, Manuel Großgasteiger, Helmut Rauch, Alexander Weymann, Raffi Bekeredjian, Christian Rosendal
JASE 2013 ; 26 (8), 828-834

Relationship between Longitudinal Strain and Symptomatic Status in Aortic Stenosis
Authors: David Attias, Laurent Macron, Julien Dreyfus, Jean-Luc Monin, Eric Brochet, Laurent Lepage, Guillaume Hekimian, Bernard Iung, Alec Vahanian, David Messika-Zeitoun
JASE 2013 ; 26 (8), 868-874

Journal of thoracic and CV surgery

Cost-effectiveness of the Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter heart valve compared with standard management and surgical aortic valve replacement in patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis: A Canadian perspective
Authors: Brett Doble, Gord Blackhouse, Ron Goeree, Feng Xie
Journal of thoracic and CV surgery (2013); 146 (1), 52-60

Early mitral valve surgery for chronic severe mitral regurgitation optimizes left ventricular performance and left ventricular mass regression
Authors: Ken-ichi Imasaka, Yukihiro Tomita, Yoshihisa Tanoue, Ryuji Tominaga, Eiki Tayama, Hirofumi Onitsuka, Tomohiro Ueda
Journal of thoracic and CV surgery (2013); 146 (1), 61-66

Single-center experience using the Freedom SOLO aortic bioprosthesis
Authors: Dimitrios C. Iliopoulos, Aris Rezar Deveja, Vasiliki Androutsopoulou, Vasilios Filias, Eleftherios Kastelanos, Vasilios Satratzemis, Zain Khalpey, Dimitrios Koudoumas
Journal of thoracic and CV surgery (2013); 146 (1), 96-102

A refined hemispheric model of normal human aortic valve and root geometry
Authors: J. Scott Rankin, M. Crockett Bone, Peter M. Fries, Diana Aicher, Hans-Joachim Schäfers, Philip S. Crooke
Journal of thoracic and CV surgery (2013);  146 (1) , 103-108

Minimally invasive mitral valve repair for anterior leaflet prolapse
Authors: Bettina Pfannmüller, Joerg Seeburger, Martin Misfeld, Michael Andrew Borger, Jens Garbade, Friedrich W. Mohr
Journal of thoracic and CV surgery (2013);  146 (1),  109-113

Mitral valve replacement in patients with severely calcified mitral valve annulus: Surgical technique
Authors: Tomislav Mihaljevic, Marijan Koprivanac, Marta Kelava, Nicholas G. Smedira, Bruce W. Lytle, Eugene H. Blackstone
Journal of thoracic and CV surgery (2013); 146 (1), 233-235

Preoperative multidetector computed tomograpy angiography for planning of minimally invasive robotic mitral valve surgery: Impact on decision making
Authors: Sashidaran Moodley, Paul Schoenhagen, A. Marc Gillinov, Tomislav Mihaljevic, Scott D. Flamm, Brian P. Griffin, Milind Y. Desai
Journal of thoracic and CV surgery (2013); 146 (2),  262-268

Cusp height in aortic valves
Authors: Hans-Joachim Schäfers, Wolfram Schmied, Gil Marom, Diana Aicher
Journal of thoracic and CV surgery (2013);  146 (2 ), 269-274

Clinical and echocardiographic outcomes after surgery for severe isolated tricuspid regurgitation
Authors: Joon Bum Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee
Journal of thoracic and CV surgery (2013);  146 (2) , 278-284

JAMA

Association Between Early Surgical Intervention vs Watchful Waiting and Outcomes for Mitral Regurgitation Due to Flail Mitral Valve Leaflets
Authors: Rakesh M. Suri, MD, DPhil; Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde, MD; Francesco Grigioni, MD, PhD; Hartzell V. Schaff, MD; Christophe Tribouilloy, MD; Jean-Francois Avierinos, MD; Andrea Barbieri, MD; Agnes Pasquet, MD; Marianne Huebner, PhD; Dan Rusinaru, MD; Antonio Russo, MD; Hector I. Michelena, MD; Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, MD
JAMA 2013 ;  310 (6), 609-616