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January Publication

Retrieve the key publications, published in January 2014, in a range of relevant journals.
The selection has been made by the experts of the Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease.


1.    Hemodynamic Impact and Outcome of Permanent Pacemaker Implantation Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Simon Biner, Yoav Michowitz, Eran Leshem-Rubinow, Yan Topilsky, Eyal Ben-Assa, Jason Shimiaie, Shmuel Banai, Gad Keren, Arie Steinvil, Ariel Finkelstein

2.    Comparison of Outcomes in Patients ≤85 Versus >85 Years of Age Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Implantation
Ofer Havakuk, Ariel Finkelstein, Arie Steinvil, Amir Halkin,Yaron Arbel, Yigal Abramowitz, Eyal Ben Assa, Maayan Konigstein, Gad Keren, Shmuel Banai

3.    Commercial Versus PARTNER Study Experience With the Transfemoral Edwards SAPIEN Valve for Inoperable Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis
Lakshmana K. Pendyala, Sa'ar Minha, Israel M. Barbash, Rebecca Torguson, Marco A. Magalhaes, Petros Okubagzi, Joshua P. Loh, Fang Chen, Lowell F. Satler, Augusto D. Pichard, Ron Waksman

4.    Outcome of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in Patients With Low-Gradient Severe Aortic Stenosis and Preserved Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction
Simon Biner, Edo Yaakov Birati, Yan Topilsky, Arie Steinvil, Eyal Ben Assa, Ben Sadeh, Yaron Arbel, Amir Halkin, Yigal Abramowitz, Eran Leshem-Rubinow, Shmuel Banai, Gad Keren, Ariel Finkelstein

5.    Comparison of Two Antiplatelet Therapy Strategies in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Eric Durand, Didier Blanchard, Stephan Chassaing, Martine Gilard, Marc Laskar, Bogdan Borz, Antoine Lafont, Christophe Barbey, Matthieu Godin, Christophe Tron, Rachid Zegdi, Didier Chatel, Olivier Le Page, Pierre-Yves Litzler, Jean-Paul Bessou, Nicolas Danchin, Alain Cribier, Hélène Eltchaninoff


1.    Prognostic Value of Preoperative Right Ventricular Geometry and Tricuspid Valve Tethering Area in Patients Undergoing Tricuspid Annuloplasty
Kai-Hang Yiu, Arthur Wong, Lijun Pu, Man-Fung Chiang, Ko-Yung Sit, Daniel Chan, Hou-Yee Lee, Yui-Ming Lam, Yan Chen, Chung-Wah Siu, Chu-Pak Lau,Wing-Kok Au, and Hung-Fat Tse


1.    Echo-Guided Mitral Repair
Daniel H. Drake, Karen G. Zimmerman, Anne M. Hepner, and Cynthia D. Nichols

2.    Left Ventricular Diastolic Function Is Associated With Symptom Status in Severe Aortic Valve Stenosis
Jordi S. Dahl, Nicolaj L. Christensen, Lars Videbæk, Mikael K. Poulsen, Rasmus Carter-Storch, Thomas M. Hey, Patricia A. Pellikka, Flemming H. Steffensen,and Jacob E. Møller

3.    Evaluation of Vegetation Size and Its Relationship With Embolism in Infective Endocarditis: A Real-Time 3-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography Study
Javier Berdejo, Kentaro Shibayama, Kenji Harada, Jun Tanaka, Hirotsugu Mihara, Swaminatha V. Gurudevan, Robert J. Siegel, and Takahiro Shiota

4.    Aortic Annular Sizing Using a Novel 3-Dimensional Echocardiographic Method: Use and Comparison With Cardiac Computed Tomography
Omar K. Khalique, Susheel K. Kodali, Jean-Michel Paradis, Tamim M. Nazif,Mathew R. Williams, Andrew J. Einstein, Gregory D. Pearson, Kishore Harjai,Kendra Grubb, Isaac George, Martin B. Leon, and Rebecca T. Hahn

European Journal cardio-Thoracic Surgery

1.    Transcatheter aortic valve implantation using anatomically oriented, marrow stromal cell-based, stented, tissue-engineered heart valves: technical considerations and implications for translational cell-based heart valve concepts
Maximilian Y. Emmert, Benedikt Weber, Luc Behr, Sebastien Sammut, Thomas Frauenfelder, Petra Wolint, Jacques Scherman, Dominique Bettex, Jürg Grünenfelder, Volkmar Falk, and Simon P. Hoerstrup

2.    Predicting systolic anterior motion after mitral valve reconstruction: using intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography to identify those at greatest risk
Robin Varghese, Shinobu Itagaki, Anelechi C. Anyanwu, Paula Trigo, Gregory Fischer, and David H. Adams

3.    All anterior and bileaflet mitral valve prolapses are repairable in the modern era of reconstructive surgery
Javier G. Castillo, Anelechi C. Anyanwu, Ahmed El-Eshmawi, and David H. Adams

4.    Double valve replacement and reconstruction of the intervalvular fibrous body in patients with active infective endocarditis
Piroze M. Davierwala, Christian Binner, Sreekumar Subramanian, Maximilian Luehr,Bettina Pfannmueller, Christian Etz, Pascal Dohmen, Martin Misfeld, Michael A. Borger, and Friedrich W. Mohr

5.    The Ross procedure in endocarditis: a report of 28 cases
Vincent Le Guillou, François Bouchart, Arnaud Gay, Catherine Nafeh-Bizet, Catherine Hubscher, Alfred Tabley, Jean Paul Bessou, and Fabien Doguet

European heart journal cardiovascular imaging

1.    Tricuspid regurgitation duration correlates with cardiovascular magnetic resonance-derived right ventricular ejection fraction and predict prognosis in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension
In-Jeong Cho, Jaewon Oh, Hyuk-Jae Chang, Junbeom Park, Ki-Woon Kang, Young-Jin Kim, Byoung-Wook Choi, Sanghoon Shin, Chi Young Shim, Geu-Ru Hong, Jong-Won Ha, and Namsik Chung

2.    Aortic intracardiac echocardiography-guided septal puncture during mitral valvuloplasty
Emre Akkaya, Ertan Vuruskan, Ali Zorlu, Isa Sincer, Mehmet Kucukosmanoglu, Idris Ardıc, and Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz

3.    Quantification of aortic flow by phase-contrast magnetic resonance in patients with bicuspid aortic valve
S. Muzzarelli, P. Monney, K. O'Brien, F. Faletra, T. Moccetti, P. Vogt, and J. Schwitter

4.    Integrated reverse left and right ventricular remodelling after MitraClip implantation in functional mitral regurgitation: an echocardiographic study
Cristina Giannini, Anna Sonia Petronio, Marco De Carlo, Fabio Guarracino, Lorenzo Conte, Francesca Fiorelli, Andrea Pieroni, and Vitantonio Di Bello


1.    Original article: Indexing aortic valve area by body surface area increases the prevalence of severe aortic stenosis
Nikolaus Jander, Christa Gohlke-Bärwolf, Edda Bahlmann, Eva Gerdts, Kurt Boman,John B Chambers, Kenneth Egstrup, Christoph A Nienaber, Terje R Pedersen, Simon Ray, Anne B Rossebø, Ronnie Willenheimer, Rolf-Peter Kienzle, Kristian Wachtell, Franz-Josef Neumann, Jan Minners

2.    Original article: Aortic dilatation patterns and rates in adults with bicuspid aortic valves: a comparative study with Marfan syndrome and degenerative aortopathy
Delphine Detaint, Hector I Michelena, Vuyisile T Nkomo, Alec Vahanian, Guillaume Jondeau, Maurice Enriquez Sarano

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

1.    Anomalous Cord From the Raphe of a Congenitally Bicuspid Aortic Valve to the Aortic Wall Producing Either Acute or Chronic Aortic Regurgitation
Travis J. Vowels, BBA, Gonzalo V. Gonzalez-Stawinski, , Jong M. Ko, BA, Gregory D. Trachiotis, , Brad J. Roberts, BS, RCS, Charles S. Roberts, MD and William C. Roberts

2.    Prevalence and Outcomes of Unoperated Patients With Severe Symptomatic Mitral Regurgitation and Heart Failure:Comprehensive Analysis to Determine the Potential Role of MitraClip for This Unmet Need
Sachin S. Goel, , Navkaranbir Bajaj, MD, Bhuvnesh Aggarwal, MD, Supriya Gupta, MD,Kanhaiya Lal Poddar,  Mobolaji Ige, , Hazem Bdair, Abed Anabtawi, , Shiraz Rahim, BS, Patrick L. Whitlow, MD, E. Murat Tuzcu, ,Brian P. Griffin, , William J. Stewart, , Marc Gillinov, , Eugene H. Blackstone, Nicholas G. Smedira, , Guilherme H. Oliveira , Benico Barzilai, , Venu Menon,  and Samir R. Kapadia, patients with severe symptomatic MR who do not undergo MV surgery and their potential eligibility for MitraClip.

3.    Outcomes of Patients With Chronic Lung Disease and Severe Aortic Stenosis Treated With Transcatheter Versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement or Standard Therapy:Insights From the PARTNER Trial (Placement of AoRTic TraNscathetER Valve)
Danny Dvir, , Ron Waksman, Israel M. Barbash, , Susheel K. Kodali, , Lars G. Svensson, , E. Murat Tuzcu, , Ke Xu, , Sa'ar Minha, , Maria C. Alu, Wilson Y. Szeto, Vinod H. Thourani, MD, Raj Makkar, MD, Samir Kapadia, Lowell F. Satler,John G. Webb, , Martin B. Leon,  and Augusto D. Pichard

Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography

1.    A New Definition for an Old Entity: Improved Definition of Mitral Valve Prolapse Using Three-Dimensional Echocardiography and Color-Coded Parametric Models
Karima Addetia, Victor Mor-Avi, Lynn Weinert, Ivan S. Salgo, Roberto M. Lang

2.    Mild Expression of Mitral Valve Prolapse in the Framingham Offspring: Expanding the Phenotypic Spectrum
Francesca N. Delling, Philimon Gona, Martin G. Larson, Birgitta Lehman, Warren J. Manning, Robert A. Levine, Emelia J. Benjamin, Ramachandran S. Vasan

3.    Mitral Inflow Patterns after MitraClip Implantation at Rest and during Exercise
Kirsten Boerlage-van Dijk, Annelieke C.M.J. van Riel, Rianne H.A.C.M. de Bruin-Bon, Esther M.A. Wiegerinck,Karel T. Koch, M. Marije Vis, Paola G. Meregalli, Navin R. Bindraban, Barbara J.M. Mulder, Jan J. Piek, Berto J. Bouma, Jan Baan

4.    Aortic Root Geometry in Patients with Aortic Stenosis Assessed by Real-Time Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography
Victor Chien-Chia Wu, Kyoko Kaku, Masaaki Takeuchi, Kyoko Otani,Hidetoshi Yoshitani, Masahito Tamura, Haruhiko Abe, Fen-Chiung Lin, Yutaka Otsuji

Journal of thoracic and CV surgery

1.    Off-pump transapical implantation of artificial chordae to correct mitral regurgitation: Early results of a single-center experience
Kestutis Rucinskas, Vilius Janusauskas, Diana Zakarkaite, Sigita Aidietiene,Robertas Samalavicius, Giovani Speziali, Audrius Aidietis

2.    Mechanical versus bioprosthetic mitral valve replacement in patients <65 years old
Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Sary Aranki, Quratulain Javed, Siobhan McGurk,Prem Shekar, Michael Davidson, Lawrence Cohn

3.    Outcomes of surgical aortic valve replacement in moderate risk patients: Implications for determination of equipoise in the transcatheter era
Sebastian A. Iturra, Rakesh M. Suri, Kevin L. Greason, John M. Stulak,Harold M. Burkhart, Joseph A. Dearani, Hartzell V. Schaff

4.    Reoperative aortic valve replacement in the octogenarians—minimally invasive technique in the era of transcatheter valve replacement
Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Dan Loberman, Igor Gosev, Fadi Rassam, Siobhan McGurk, Marzia Leacche, Lawrence Cohn

5.    Three hundred robotic-assisted mitral valve repairs: The Cedars-Sinai experience
Danny Ramzy, Alfredo Trento, Wen Cheng, Michele A. De Robertis, James Mirocha, Andrea Ruzza, Robert M. Kass

6.    Echocardiographic evaluation of mitral durability following valve repair in rheumatic mitral valve disease: Impact of Maze procedure
Gwan Sic Kim, Chee Hoon Lee, Joon Bum Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee

7.    Impact of antimicrobial therapy on prognosis of patients requiring valve surgery during active infective endocarditis
Georges Fayad, Andre Vincentelli, Guillaume Leroy, Patrick Devos,Gilles Amr, Alain Prat, Mohammad Koussa, Olivier Leroy

8.    Long-term follow-up after aortic valve replacement with Edwards Prima Plus stentless bioprostheses in patients younger than 60 years of age
Torsten Christ, Herko Grubitzsch, Benjamin Claus, Wolfgang Konert

9.    Long-term prognosis of ascending aortic aneurysm after aortic valve replacement for bicuspid versus tricuspid aortic valve stenosis
Evaldas Girdauskas, Kushtrim Disha, Michael A. Borger, Thomas Kuntze

10.    A total of 404 cases of aortic valve reconstruction with glutaraldehyde-treated autologous pericardium
Shigeyuki Ozaki, Isamu Kawase, Hiromasa Yamashita, Shin Uchida, Yukinari Nozawa, Mikio Takatoh, So Hagiwara

11.    Assessment of functional tricuspid regurgitation using 320-detector-row multislice computed tomography: Risk factor analysis for recurrent regurgitation after tricuspid annuloplasty
Masashi Kabasawa, Hiroki Kohno, Toru Ishizaka, Keiichi Ishida, Nobusada Funabashi, Akihisa Kataoka, Goro Matsumiya

12.    Simple interrupted suturing increases valve performance after aortic valve replacement with a small supra-annular bioprosthesis
Minoru Tabata, Kentaro Shibayama, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Yasunori Sato,Toshihiro Fukui, Shuichiro Takanashi

13.    Management of tricuspid regurgitation in congenital heart disease: Is survival better with valve repair?
Sameh M. Said, Joseph A. Dearani, Harold M. Burkhart, Heidi M. Connolly,Ben Eidem, Paul E. Stensrud, Hartzell V. Schaff

14.    Minimally invasive papillary muscle sling placement during mitral valve repair in patients with functional mitral regurgitation
Orlando Santana, Natalia V. Solenkova, Andres M. Pineda, Christos G. Mihos, Joseph Lamelas

New England Journal of Medecine

1.    Mitral-Valve Repair versus Replacement for Severe Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
Michael A. Acker,., Michael K. Parides, Louis P. Perrault,., Alan J. Moskowitz,., Annetine C. Gelijns,., Pierre Voisine, M.D., Peter K. Smith,., Judy W. Hung, Eugene H. Blackstone,., John D. Puskas, M.D., Michael Argenziano,., James S. Gammie, M.D., Michael Mack, M.D., Deborah D. Ascheim., Emilia Bagiella, Ellen G. Moquete, R.N., T. Bruce FergusonKeith A. Horvath,., Nancy L. Geller, Marissa A. Miller, D.V.M., Y. Joseph Woo, M.D., David A. D'Alessandro, Gorav Ailawadi, Francois Dagenais,., Timothy J. Gardner,., Patrick T. O'Gara, Robert E. Michler, and Irving L. Kron. for the CTSN