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March Publication



American Journal of Cardiology

1.   Prognostic Value of Aortic and Mitral Valve Calcium Detected by Contrast Cardiac Computed Tomography Angiography in Patients With Suspicion of Coronary Artery Disease
Vasileios Kamperidis, Michiel A. de Graaf, Alexander Broersen, Wehab Ahmed, Georgios Sianos, Victoria Delgado, Jouke Dijkstra, Jeroen J. Bax, Arthur J. Scholte

2.   Long-Term Prognostic Value and Serial Changes of Plasma N-Terminal Prohormone B-Type Natriuretic Peptide in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Henrique B. Ribeiro, Marina Urena, Florent Le Ven, Luis Nombela-Franco, Ricardo Allende, Marie-Annick Clavel, Abdellaziz Dahou, Mélanie Côté, Jerôme Laflamme, Louis Laflamme, Hugo DeLarochellière, Robert DeLarochellière, Daniel Doyle, Éric Dumont, Sebastien Bergeron, Philippe Pibarot, Josep Rodés-Cabau

3.   Usefulness of Novel Hematologic Inflammatory Parameters to Predict Prosthetic Mitral Valve Thrombosis
Ozan Mustafa Gürsoy, Süleyman Karakoyun, Macit Kalçık, Tayyar Gökdeniz, Mahmut Yesin, Sabahattin Gündüz, Mehmet Ali Astarcıoğlu, Mehmet Özkan

4.   Long-Term Prognostic Value of Mitral Regurgitation in Patients With ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Treated by Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Manuel López-Pérez, Rodrigo Estévez-Loureiro, Ángela López-Sainz, David Couto-Mallón, María Rita Soler-Martin, Alberto Bouzas-Mosquera, Jesús Peteiro, Gonzalo Barge-Caballero, Oscar Prada-Delgado, Eduardo Barge-Caballero, Jorge Salgado-Fernández, Ramón Calviño-Santos, José Manuel Vázquez-Rodríguez, Pablo Piñón-Esteban, Guillermo Aldama-López, Nicolás Vázquez-González, Alfonso Castro-Beiras

5.   Risk Factors for Progression of Functional Tricuspid Regurgitation
Avinoam Shiran, Riham Najjar, Salim Adawi, Doron Aronson

6.   Frequency, Pattern, and Cause of Fever Following Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Eran Leshem-Rubinow, Sharon Amit, Arie Steinvil, Eyal Ben-Assa,Yigal Abramowitz, Gad Keren, Ronen Ben-Ami, Shmuel Banai, Ariel Finkelstein

7.   Usefulness of Preoperative Cardiac Dimensions to Predict Success of Reverse Cardiac Remodeling in Patients Undergoing Repair for Mitral Valve Prolapse
Leonidas V. Athanasopoulos, Siobhan McGurk, Zain Khalpey, James D. Rawn,Jan D. Schmitto, Laurens W. Wollersheim, Ann M. Maloney, Lawrence H. Cohn

American Heart Journal
Circulation

1.   Permanent Pacemaker Implantation After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Impact on Late Clinical Outcomes and Left Ventricular Function
Marina Urena, John G. Webb, Corrado Tamburino, Antonio J. Muñoz-García,Asim Cheema, Antonio E. Dager, Vicenç Serra, Ignacio J. Amat-Santos, MarcoBarbanti, Sebastiano Immè, Juan H. Alonso Briales, Luis Miguel Benitez, Hatim Al Lawati, Angela Maria Cucalon, Bruno García del Blanco, Javier López, Eric Dumont, Robert DeLarochellière, Henrique B. Ribeiro, Luis Nombela-Franco,François Philippon, and Josep Rodés-Cabau

2.   Predictors of Long-Term Outcomes in Patients With Significant Myxomatous Mitral Regurgitation Undergoing Exercise Echocardiography
Peyman Naji, Brian P. Griffin, Fadi Asfahan, Tyler Barr, L. Leonardo Rodriguez,Richard Grimm, Shikhar Agarwal, William J. Stewart, Tomislav Mihaljevic, A. Marc Gillinov, and Milind Y. Desai

Circulation Imaging

1.   Effect of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement on the Mitral Valve Apparatus and Mitral Regurgitation: Real-Time Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography Study
Kentaro Shibayama, Kenji Harada, Javier Berdejo, Hirotsugu Mihara, Jun Tanaka, Swaminatha V. Gurudevan, Robert Siegel, Hasan Jilaihawi, Raj R. Makkar, and Takahiro Shiota

2.   Decision Making in Asymptomatic Aortic Regurgitation in the Era of Guidelines: Incremental Values of Resting and Exercise Cardiac Dysfunction
Kenya Kusunose, Shikhar Agarwal, Thomas H. Marwick, Brian P. Griffin, andZoran B. Popović

3.   Long-Term Mortality Associated With Left Ventricular Dysfunction in Mitral Regurgitation Due to Flail Leaflets: A Multicenter Analysis
Christophe Tribouilloy, Dan Rusinaru, Francesco Grigioni, Hector I. Michelena,Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde, Jean-François Avierinos, Andrea Barbieri, Sorin V. Pislaru, Antonio Russo, Agnès Pasquet, Alexis Théron, Catherine Szymanski,Franck Lévy, and Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, on behalf of the Mitral Regurgitation International Database (MIDA) Investigators*

4.   18F-Sodium Fluoride Uptake Is a Marker of Active Calcification and Disease Progression in Patients With Aortic Stenosis
Marc R. Dweck, William S.A. Jenkins, Alex T. Vesey, Mark A.H. Pringle, Calvin W.L. Chin, Tamir S. Malley, William J.A. Cowie, Vasiliki Tsampasian, Hamish Richardson, Alison Fletcher, William A. Wallace, Renzo Pessotto, Edwin J.R. van Beek, Nicholas A. Boon, James H.F. Rudd, and David E. Newby

European Heart Journal

1.   Cardiac imaging in infectious endocarditis
Niels Eske Bruun, Gilbert Habib, Franck Thuny, and Peter Sogaard

European Journal cardio-Thoracic Surgery

1.   Statins and long-term survival after isolated valve surgery: the importance of valve type, position and procedure
Mark Pullan, John Chalmers, Neeraj Mediratta, Matthew Shaw, James McShane, andMichael Poullis

2.   Early results of a novel technique for ring-reinforced aortic valve and root restoration
Domenico Mazzitelli, Christian Nöbauer, J. Scott Rankin, Catalin C. Badiu, Magdalena Dorfmeister, Philip S. Crooke, Anke Wagner, Christian Schreiber, and Rüdiger Lange

3.   Off-pump tricuspid valved stent implantation: the next step
Jan-Paul Gundlach, Jawid Madjidyar, Martin Marczynski-Bühlow, Saskia Pokorny,Telse Maike Bähr, Jochen Cremer, and Georg Lutter.

European heart journal cardiovascular imaging
Heart

1.   A systematic review on the safety and efficacy of percutaneous edge-to-edge mitral valve repair with the MitraClip system for high surgical risk candidates
Stine Munkholm-Larsen, Benjamin Wan, David H Tian, Katherine Kearney, Mohammad Rahnavardi, Ulrik Dixen, Lars Køber, Ottavio Alfieri, Tristan D Yan

2.   Original article: Mitral valve prosthesis choice for patients aged 65 years and over in the UK. Are the guidelines being followed and does it matter?
Ioannis Dimarakis, Stuart W Grant, Graeme L Hickey, Ramesh Patel, Steve Livesey, Neil Moat, Frank Wells, Ben Bridgewater

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

1.   Prospective Multicenter Evaluation of the Direct Flow Medical Transcatheter Aortic Valve
Joachim Schofer, MD, Antonio Colombo, MD, Silvio Klugmann, MD, Jean Fajadet, MD,Federico DeMarco, MD, Didier Tchétché, MD, Francesco Maisano, MD, Giuseppe Bruschi, MD,Azeem Latib, MD, Klaudija Bijuklic, MD, Neil Weissman, MD, Reginald Low, MD, Martyn Thomas, MD, Christopher Young, MD, Simon Redwood, MD, Michael Mullen, MD, John Yap, MD, Eberhard Grube, MD, Georg Nickenig, MD, Jan-Malte Sinning, MD, Karl Eugen Hauptmann, MD, Ivar Friedrich, MD, Michael Lauterbach, MD, Michael Schmoeckel, MD,Charles Davidson, MD and Thierry Lefevre, MD 

2.   Stratification of Outcomes After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement According to Surgical Inoperability for Technical Versus Clinical Reasons
Raj R. Makkar, MD, Hasan Jilaihawi, MD, Michael Mack, MD, Tarun Chakravarty, MD, David J. Cohen, MD, MSc, Wen Cheng, MD, Gregory P. Fontana, MD, Joseph E. Bavaria, MD, Vinod H. Thourani, MD, Howard C. Herrmann, MD, Augusto Pichard, MD, Samir Kapadia, MD, Vasilis Babaliaros, MD, Brian K. Whisenant, MD, Susheel K. Kodali, MD, Mathew Williams, MD, Alfredo Trento, MD, Craig R. Smith, MD, Paul S. Teirstein, MD, Mauricio G. Cohen, MD, Ke Xu, PhD, E. Murat Tuzcu, MD, John G. Webb, MD and Martin B. Leon, MD

3.   Off-Pump Transapical Implantation of Artificial Neo-Chordae to Correct Mitral Regurgitation: The TACT Trial (Transapical Artificial Chordae Tendinae) Proof of Concept
Joerg Seeburger, MD, PhD, Mauro Rinaldi, MD, PhD, Sten Lyager Nielsen, MD, Stefano Salizzoni, MD, Ruediger Lange, MD, PhD, Markus Schoenburg, MD, Ottavio Alfieri, MD, PhD,Michael Andrew Borger, MD, PhD, Friedrich Wilhelm Mohr, MD, PhD and Audrius Aidietis, MD, PhD

4.   Underexpansion and Ad Hoc Post-Dilation in Selected Patients Undergoing Balloon-Expandable Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Marco Barbanti, MD, Jonathon Leipsic, MD, Ronald Binder, MD, Danny Dvir, MD, John Tan, MD,Melanie Freeman, MBBS, Bjarne Norgaard, MD, Nicolaj Hansson, MD, Anson Cheung, MD,Jian Ye, MD, Tae-Hyun Yang, MD, Kasia Maryniak, MD, Rekha Raju, MD, Angus Thompson, MBBS, PhD, Philipp Blanke, MD, Sandra Lauck, PhD, RN, David Wood, MD and John Webb, MD

5.   Transcatheter Versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients With Diabetes and Severe Aortic Stenosis at High Risk for Surgery: An Analysis of the PARTNER Trial (Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valve)
Brian R. Lindman, MD, MSCI, Philippe Pibarot, DVM, PhD, Suzanne V. Arnold, MD, MHA,Rakesh M. Suri, MD, DPhil, Thomas C. McAndrew, MS, Hersh S. Maniar, MD, Alan Zajarias, MD, Susheel Kodali, MD, Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM, Vinod H. Thourani, MD, E. Murat Tuzcu, MD,Lars G. Svensson, MD, PhD, Ron Waksman, MD, Craig R. Smith, MD and Martin B. Leon, MD

6.   Bleeding Complications After Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement Compared With Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Insights From the PARTNER I Trial (Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valve)
Philippe Généreux, MD, David J. Cohen, MD, MSc, Mathew R. Williams, MD, Michael Mack, MD,Susheel K. Kodali, MD, Lars G. Svensson, MD, PhD, Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM, Ke Xu, PhD,Thomas C. McAndrew, MS, Raj Makkar, MD, Craig R. Smith, MD and Martin B. Leon, MD

JACC Imaging

1.   Atrial Function as a Guide to Timing of Intervention in Mitral Valve Prolapse With Mitral Regurgitation
Liam Ring, MD, Bushra S. Rana, MD, Francis C. Wells, MD, Anna C. Kydd, MD and David P. Dutka, MD

JACC intervention

1.   Aortic Regurgitation After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation With Balloon- and Self-Expandable Prostheses:A Pooled Analysis From a 2-Center Experience
Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, MD, Thomas Comberg, MD, Heinz Joachim Büttner, MD, Mohamed El-Mawardy, MD, Kenichi Chatani, MD, Michael Gick, MD, Volker Geist, MD, Gert Richardt, MDand Franz-Josef Neumann, MD

Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography

1.   Quantification of Mitral Regurgitation by General Imaging Three-Dimensional Quantification: Feasibility and Accuracy
Wugang Wang, Qiongwen Lin, Weichun Wu, Yong Jiang, Tingyu Lan, Hao Wang

2.   Development of a Consensus Algorithm to Improve Interobserver Agreement and Accuracy in the Determination of Tricuspid Regurgitation Severity
Andrew D.M. Grant, Paaladinesh Thavendiranathan, L. Leonardo Rodriguez, Deborah Kwon, Thomas H. Marwick

Journal of thoracic and CV surgery

1.   Transcatheter therapies for mitral regurgitation: A professional society overview from the American College of Cardiology, The American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Foundation, and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Writing Committee Members, Patrick T. O’Gara, John H. Calhoon, Marc R. Moon, Carl L. Tommaso

2.   Mechanical versus bioprosthetic mitral valve replacement in patients younger than 65 years
Thierry-Pierre Carrel, Lars Englberger

3.   Moderate mitral regurgitation in aortic root replacement surgery: Comparing mitral repair with no mitral repair
Fenton H. McCarthy, Nimesh D. Desai, Zachary Fox, Justin George,Patrick Moeller, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Wilson Y. Szeto, Joseph E. Bavaria.

4.   Stability of aortic annulus enlargement during aortic valve replacement using a bovine pericardial patch: An 18-year clinical, echocardiographic, and angio–computed tomographic follow-up
Michele Celiento, Matteo Saccocci, Andrea De Martino, Carmela Nardi,Lorenzo Faggioni, Aldo D. Milano, Uberto Bortolotti