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November Publication

American Journal of Cardiology

1.    Relation of Osteoprotegerin in Severe Aortic Valve Stenosis to Postoperative Outcome and Left Ventricular Function
Jordi S. Dahl, Lars Videbæk, Mikael K. Poulsen, Torsten R. Rudbæk, Nicolaj L. Christensen, Patricia A. Pellikka, Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Jacob E. Møller

2.    Diagnosis and Treatment of Early Bioprosthetic Malfunction in the Mitral Valve Position due to Thrombus Formation
Adi Butnaru, Joseph Shaheen, Dan Tzivoni, Rachel Tauber, Daniel Bitran, Shuli Silberman

3.    Impact of Aortic Valve Replacement for Aortic Stenosis on Dynamic Mitral Annular Motion and Geometry
Haider J. Warraich, Robina Matyal, Remco Bergman, Philip E. Hess,Kamal Khabbaz, Warren J. Manning, Feroze Mahmood

4.    Outcomes of Consecutive Patients Referred for Consideration for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation from an Encompassing Health-Care Region
Steven R. Meyer, Miriam Shanks, Benjamin D. Tyrrell, Roderick G.G. MacArthur, Dylan A. Taylor, Suzanne Welsh, Chai Paterson, Robert C. Welsh

5.    Pacemaker Implantation After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Gustavo Goldenberg, Jairo Kusniec, Ehud Kadmon, Gregory Golovchiner, Ronit Zabarsky, Roman Nevzorov, Hana Vaknin, Abed Assali, Ran Kornowski, Moti Haim, Boris Strasberg

6.    Effect of Preoperative Pulmonary Hypertension on Outcomes in Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis Following Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement
David M. Zlotnick, Michelle L. Ouellette, David J. Malenka, Joseph P. DeSimone, Bruce J. Leavitt, Robert E. Helm, Elaine M. Olmstead, Salvatore P. Costa, Anthony W. DiScipio, Donald S. Likosky, Joseph D. Schmoker, Reed D. Quinn, Donato Sisto, John D. Klemperer, Gerald L. Sardella, Yvon R. Baribeau, Carmine Frumiento, Jeremiah R. Brown, Daniel J. O'Rourke, Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group

7.    Frequency of and Determinants of Stroke After Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients With Previous Cardiac Surgery (from the Multicenter RECORD Initiative)
Fausto Biancari, Francesco Onorati, Giovanni Mariscalco, Marisa De Feo, Antonio Messina, Giuseppe Santarpino, Francesco Santini, Cesare Beghi, Gianantonio Nappi, Giovanni Troise, Theodor Fischlein, Giancarlo Passerone, Jouni Heikkinen, Giuseppe Faggian

8.    Risk Factors for Pericardial Effusion in Native Valve Infective Endocarditis and Its Influence on Outcome
Ander Regueiro, Carlos Falces, Carlos Cervera, Ana del Rio, Juan C. Paré, Carlos A. Mestres, Ximena Castañeda, Juan M. Pericàs, Manel Azqueta, Francesc Marco, Salvador Ninot, Manel Almela, Asunción Moreno, José M. Miró, Hospital Clínic Endocarditis Study Group

9.    Echocardiographic Predictors of Mitral Regurgitation in High School and Collegiate Competitive Athletes
Robert F. Hamburger, Francis X. Burt, Ioannis P. Panidis, Alfred A. Bove

American Heart Journal

1.    Risk factors associated with the incidence and progression of mitral annulus calcification: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
Sammy Elmariah, Matthew J. Budoff, Joseph A.C. Delaney, Yasmin Hamirani, John Eng, Valentin Fuster, Richard A. Kronmal, Jonathan L. Halperin, Kevin D. O'Brien


1.    Mitral Regurgitation in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: The Complexity of Multivalvular Disease
Alexandra Gonçalves and Scott D. Solomon

2.    Interplay Between Mitral Regurgitation and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement With the CoreValve Revalving System: A Multicenter Registry
Francesco Bedogni, Azeem Latib, Federico De Marco, Mauro Agnifili, Jacopo Oreglia, Samuele Pizzocri, Roberto A. Latini, Stefania Lanotte, Anna Sonia Petronio, Marco De Carlo, Federica Ettori, Claudia Fiorina, Arnaldo Poli, Silvia Cirri, Stefano De Servi, Angelo Ramondo, Giuseppe Tarantini, Antonio Marzocchi, Rosario Fiorilli, Silvio Klugmann, Gian Paolo Ussia, Corrado Tamburino, Francesco Maisano, Nedy Brambilla, Antonio Colombo, and Luca Testa

European Journal cardio-Thoracic Surgery

1.    Complete versus partial preservation of mitral valve apparatus during mitral valve replacement: meta-analysis and meta-regression of 1535 patients
Michel Pompeu Barros De Oliveira Sá, Rodrigo Renda Escobar, Paulo Ernando Ferraz, Frederico Pires Vasconcelos, and Ricardo Carvalho Lima

2.    Improving mitral valve coaptation with adjustable rings: outcomes from a European multicentre feasibility study with a new-generation adjustable annuloplasty ring system
Francesco Maisano, Volkmar Falk, Michael A. Borger, Hugo Vanermen, Ottavio Alfieri, Joerg Seeburger, Stefan Jacobs, Michael Mack, and Friederich W. Mohr


1.    Congenital heart disease and rheumatic heart disease in Africa: recent advances and current priorities
Liesl Zühlke, Mariana Mirabel, Eloi Marijon

2.    Original article: Type A aortic dissection in patients with bicuspid aortic valves: clinical and pathological comparison with tricuspid aortic valves
Mackram F Eleid, Inga Forde, William D Edwards, Joseph J Maleszewski, Rakesh M Suri,Hartzell V Schaff, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, Hector I Michelena

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

1.    Treatment of Obstructive Thrombosed Prosthetic Heart Valve
Grace Huang, MD; Hartzell V. Schaff, MD; Thoralf M. Sundt, MD; Shahbudin H. Rahimtoola, MB, FRCP, DSc (Hon)

2.    Pre- and Post-Operative Diastolic Dysfunction in Patients With Valvular Heart Disease: Diagnosis and Therapeutic Implications
Rasheed R. Zaid, MD; Colin M. Barker, MD; Stephen H. Little, MD; Sherif F. Nagueh, MD

JACC intervention

1.    Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Reduces Sympathetic Activity and Normalizes Arterial Spontaneous Baroreflex in Patients With Aortic Stenosis
Nicolas Dumonteil, ; Angelica Vaccaro, ; Fabien Despas, PharmaD,; Marc Labrunee, ; Bertrand Marcheix,; Elisabeth Lambert,; Murray Esler,; Didier Carrie,; Jean-Michel Senard, Michel Galinier,; Atul Pathak,

Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography

1.    Value of Three-Dimensional Speckle-Tracking in Detecting Left Ventricular Dysfunction in Patients with Aortic Valvular Diseases
Chun-mei Li, Chen Li, Wen-juan Bai, Xiao-ling Zhang,Hong Tang, Zhang Qing, Rao Li

Journal of thoracic and CV surgery

1.    Conventional surgery, sutureless valves, and transapical aortic valve replacement: What is the best option for patients with aortic valve stenosis? A multicenter, propensity-matched analysis
Augusto D'Onofrio, Giulio Rizzoli, Antonio Messina, Ottavio Alfieri,Roberto Lorusso, Stefano Salizzoni, Mattia Glauber, Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Laura Besola, Mauro Rinaldi, Giovanni Troise, Gino Gerosa

2.    Incremental risk of the Cox-maze IV procedure for patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing mitral valve surgery
Lindsey L. Saint, Ralph J. Damiano, Phillip S. Cuculich, Tracey J. Guthrie,Marc R. Moon, Nabil A. Munfakh, Hersh S. Maniar

3.    Mild-to-moderate functional tricuspid regurgitation in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery
Sun Kyun Ro, Joon Bum Kim, Sung Ho Jung, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee

4.    Effect of the prosthesis–patient mismatch on long-term clinical outcomes after isolated aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis: A prospective observational study
Soonchang Hong, Gijong Yi, Young-Nam Youn, Sak Lee, Kyung-Jong Yoo, Byung-Chul Chang

5.    Tricuspid regurgitation and right ventricular function after mitral valve surgery with or without concomitant tricuspid valve procedure
Ravi R. Desai, Lina Maria Vargas Abello, Allan L. Klein, Thomas H. Marwick, Richard A. Krasuski, Ying Ye, Edward R. Nowicki, Jeevanantham Rajeswaran, Eugene H. Blackstone, Gösta B. Pettersson


1.    Outcomes Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in the United States
Michael J. Mack, MD; J. Matthew Brennan, MD, MPH; Ralph Brindis, MD, MPH; John Carroll, MD; Fred Edwards, MD; Fred Grover, MD; David Shahian, MD; E. Murat Tuzcu, MD; Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH; John S. Rumsfeld, MD, PhD; Kathleen Hewitt, MSN; Cynthia Shewan, PhD; Joan Michaels, RN; Barb Christensen, RN; Alexander Christian; Sean O’Brien, PhD; David Holmes, MD; for the STS/ACC TVT Registry

2.    Trends in Aortic Valve Replacement for Elderly Patients in the United States, 1999-2011
José Augusto Barreto-Filho, MD, PhD; Yun Wang, PhD; John A. Dodson, MD; Mayur M. Desai, PhD, MPH; Lissa Sugeng, MD, MPH; Arnar Geirsson, MD; Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM