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Publication May

American Journal of Cardiology

1.    Impact of Obesity and Nonobesity on Grading the Severity of Aortic Valve Stenosis
Barbara P. Rogge, Eva Gerdts, Dana Cramariuc, Edda Bahlmann, Nikolaus Jander, Christa Gohlke-Bärwolf, Terje R. Pedersen, Mai Tone Lønnebakken

2.    Relation of Preprocedural Assessment of Myocardial Contractility Reserve on Outcomes of Aortic Stenosis Patients With Impaired Left Ventricular Function Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Israel M. Barbash, Sa'ar Minha, Itsik Ben-Dor, Danny Dvir, Marco A. Magalhaes, Rebecca Torguson, Petros Okubagzi, Lowell F. Satler, Augusto D. Pichard, Ron Waksman

3.    Impact of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on Valve Academic Research Consortium–Defined Outcomes After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (from the FRANCE 2 Registry)
Romain Chopard, Nicolas Meneveau, Sidney Chocron, Martine Gilard, Marc Laskar, Hélène Eltchaninoff, Bernard Iung, Pascal Leprince, Emmanuel Teiger, Karine Chevreul, Alain Prat, Michel Lievre, Alain Leguerrier, Patrick Donzeau-Gouge, Jean Fajadet, Francois Schiele

4.    Cardiopulmonary Responses to Exercise and Its Utility in Patients With Aortic Stenosis
Abhijeet Dhoble, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, Stephen L. Kopecky, Sahar S. Abdelmoneim,Paulina Cruz, Randal J. Thomas, Thomas G. Allison


1.    Echocardiographic Screening for Rheumatic Heart Disease in High and Low Risk Australian Children
Kathryn Roberts, Graeme Maguire, Alex Brown, David Atkinson, Bo Reményi,Gavin Wheaton, Andrew Kelly, Raman K. Kumar, Jiunn-Yih Su, and Jonathan R. Carapetis

2.    Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Mitral Valve Prolapse: New Insights Into Disease Progression, Genetics, and Molecular Basis
Francesca N. Delling and Ramachandran S. Vasan

Circulation Imaging

1.    Differential Effect of 3-Dimensional Color Doppler Echocardiography for the Quantification of Mitral Regurgitation According to the Severity and Characteristics
Jaehuk Choi, Ran Heo, Geu-Ru Hong, Hyuk-Jae Chang, Ji Min Sung, Sang Hoon Shin, In Jeong Cho, Chi-Young Shim, and Namsik Chung

2.    Aortic Stenosis Suspected to Be Severe Despite Low Gradients
Philippe Pibarot and Jean G. Dumesnil

European heart journal

1.    Editor's Choice: Long-term outcomes and cardiac surgery in critically ill patients with infective endocarditis
Mariana Mirabel, Romain Sonneville, David Hajage, Emmanuel Novy, Florence Tubach, Philippe Vignon, Pierre Perez, Sylvain Lavoué, Achille Kouatchet, Olivier Pajot, Armand Mekontso-Dessap, Jean-Marie Tonnelier, Pierre-Edouard Bollaert,Jean-Pierre Frat, Jean-Christophe Navellou, Herve Hyvernat, Ali Ait Hssain, Jean-François Timsit, Bruno Megarbane, Michel Wolff, Jean-Louis Trouillet, and for the ENDOREA Study Group

European Journal Cardio-Thoracicsurgery

1.    Haemodynamic outcome at four-dimensional flow magnetic resonance imaging following valve-sparing aortic root replacement with tricuspid and bicuspid valve morphology
Edouard Semaan, Michael Markl, S. Chris Malaisrie, Alex Barker, Bradley Allen,Patrick McCarthy, James C. Carr, and Jeremy D. Collins

2.    Is valve choice a significant determinant of paravalular leak post-transcatheter aortic valve implantation? A systematic review and meta-analysis
Katie E. O'Sullivan, Aideen Gough, Ricardo Segurado, Mitchel Barry, Declan Sugrue,and John Hurley

3.    Re: Is valve choice a significant determinant of paravalvular leak post-transcatheter aortic valve implantation? A systematic review and meta-analysis
Christoph Huber

4.    The use of robotic endovascular catheters in the facilitation of transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Radoslaw A. Rippel, Alex E. Rolls, Celia V. Riga, Mohamad Hamady, Nicholas J. Cheshire, and Colin D. Bicknell

5.    Effectiveness of rivaroxaban for thromboprophylaxis of prosthetic heart valves in a porcine heterotopic valve model
Lawrence E. Greiten, Stephen H. McKellar, Joseph Rysavy, and Hartzell V. Schaff

6.    Initial experience with rivaroxaban in mechanical valve prosthesis in an animal model
José I. Aramendi and Carlos A. Mestres

European heart journal cardiovascular imaging

1.    Mechanisms of atrial mitral regurgitation: insights using 3D transoesophageal echo
Liam Ring, David P. Dutka, Francis C. Wells, Simon P. Fynn, Leonard M. Shapiro, andBushra S. Rana


1.    Original article: Transcutaneous aortic valve replacement with the Edwards SAPIEN XT and Medtronic CoreValve prosthesis under fluoroscopic guidance and local anaesthesia only
Martin Greif, Philipp Lange, Michael Näbauer, Florian Schwarz,Christoph Becker,Christoph Schmitz, Tilmann Pohl, Melvin D'Anastasi, Peter Boekstegers, Steffen Massberg, Christian Kupatt

2.    Original article: Interactions between inflammatory activation and endothelial dysfunction selectively modulate valve disease progression in patients with bicuspid aortic valve
Onn Akbar Ali, Matthew Chapman, Thanh Ha Nguyen, Yuliy Y Chirkov, Tamila Heresztyn,Juan Mundisugih, John D Horowitz

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

1.    Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Using a Self-Expanding Bioprosthesis in Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis at Extreme Risk for Surgery
Jeffrey J. Popma, MD, David H. Adams, MD, Michael J. Reardon, MD, Steven J. Yakubov, MD,Neal S. Kleiman, MD, David Heimansohn, MD, James Hermiller, MD, G. Chad Hughes, MD, J. Kevin Harrison, MD, Joseph Coselli, MD, Jose Diez, MD, Ali Kafi, MD, Theodore Schreiber, MD,Thomas G. Gleason, MD, John Conte, MD, Maurice Buchbinder, MD, G. Michael Deeb, MD,Blasé Carabello, MD, Patrick W. Serruys, MD, PhD, Sharla Chenoweth, MS and Jae K. Oh, MD

2.    B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Clinical Activation in Aortic Stenosis: Impact on Long-Term Survival
Marie-Annick Clavel, DVM, PhD, Joseph Malouf, MD, Hector I. Michelena, MD, Rakesh M. Suri, MD, DPhil, Allan S. Jaffe, MD, Douglas W. Mahoney, MS and Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, MD

3.    Influence of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Strategy and Valve Design on Stroke After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review of Literature
Ganesh Athappan, MD, R. Dilip Gajulapalli, MD, Prasanna Sengodan, MD, Anju Bhardwaj, MD,Stephen G. Ellis, MD, Lars Svensson, MD, PhD, Emin Murat Tuzcu, MD and Samir R. Kapadia, MD

JACC Imaging

1.    Role of LA Shape in Predicting Embolic Cerebrovascular Events in Mitral Stenosis: Mechanistic Insights From 3D Echocardiography
Maria Carmo P. Nunes, MD, PhD, Mark D. Handschumacher, BS, Robert A. Levine, MD, Marcia M. Barbosa, MD, PhD, Vinicius T. Carvalho, MD, William A. Esteves, MD, Xin Zeng, MD, PhD, J. Luis Guerrero, BS, Hui Zheng, PhD, Timothy C. Tan, MD, PhD and Judy Hung, MD

JACC intervention

1.    The Learning Curve in Percutaneous Repair of Paravalvular Prosthetic Regurgitation: An Analysis of 200 Cases
Paul Sorajja, MD, Allison K. Cabalka, MD, Donald J. Hagler, MD and Charanjit S. Rihal, MD

Journal of thoracic and CV surgery 

1.    Effect of systematic downsizing rigid ring annuloplasty in patients with moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation
Denis Bouchard, Henrik Jensen, Michel Carrier, Philippe Demers, Michel Pellerin, Louis P. Perrault, Jean Lambert

2.    Single-institution, 22-year follow-up of 786 CarboMedics mechanical valves used for both primary surgery and reoperation
Takahiro Nishida, Hiromichi Sonoda, Yasuhisa Oishi, Yoshihisa Tanoue, Atsuhiro Nakashima, Yuichi Shiokawa, Ryuji Tominaga

3.    Different impact of sex on baseline characteristics and major periprocedural outcomes of transcatheter and surgical aortic valve interventions: Results of the multicenter Italian OBSERVANT Registry
Francesco Onorati, Paola D’Errigo, Marco Barbanti, Stefano Rosato, Remo Daniel Covello, Alice Maraschini, Marco Ranucci, Gennaro Santoro, Corrado Tamburino, Claudio Grossi, Francesco Santini, Lorenzo Menicanti, Fulvia Seccareccia, OBSERVANT Research Group

4.    Attitude after a mild aortic valve lesion during rheumatic mitral valve surgery
Ho Young Hwang, Kyung-Hwan Kim, Hyuk Ahn

5.    Echocardiographic assessment of mitral durability in the late period following mitral valve repair: Minithoracotomy versus conventional sternotomy
Jae Suk Yoo, Joon Bum Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee

6.    The new St Jude Trifecta versus Carpentier-Edwards Perimount Magna and Magna Ease aortic bioprosthesis: Is there a hemodynamic superiority?
Daniel Wendt, Matthias Thielmann, Björn Plicht, Jörg Aßmann, Vivien Price, Markus Neuhäuser, Heinz Jakob

New England Journal of Medecine

1.    Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement with a Self-Expanding Prosthesis
David H. Adams, M.D., Jeffrey J. Popma, M.D., Michael J. Reardon, M.D., Steven J. Yakubov, M.D., Joseph S. Coselli, M.D., G. Michael Deeb, M.D., Thomas G. Gleason, M.D., Maurice Buchbinder, M.D., James Hermiller, Jr., M.D., Neal S. Kleiman, M.D., Stan Chetcuti, M.D., John Heiser, M.D., William Merhi, D.O., George Zorn, M.D., Peter Tadros, M.D., Newell Robinson, M.D., George Petrossian, M.D., G. Chad Hughes, M.D., J. Kevin Harrison, M.D., John Conte, M.D., Brijeshwar Maini, M.D., Mubashir Mumtaz, M.D., Sharla Chenoweth, M.S., and Jae K. Oh, M.D. for the U.S. CoreValve Clinical Investigators