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Edited by Ying-Fu Chen and Chwan-Yau Luo .

362 pages .
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The book〝Aortic Valve〞is comprised of 18 chapters and is further organized into seven sections. Section I (Basic Science) includes two chapters. In Chapter 1 titled〝Rapid quantitation of aortic valve flow using spiral Fourier velocity encoded MRI〞by Joao LA Carvalho and Krishna S Nayak, the authors introduced spiral Fourier velocity encoding, a new method for rapid and non-invasive measurement of cardiovascular blood flow using magnetic resonance imaging ( MRI ), which is capable of accurately capturing peak velocities in flow jets due to stenosis or regurgitation. In Chapter 2, titled〝State-of-the-art methods for the numerical simulation of aortic BMHVs〞by Annerel Sebastiaan et al., the authors say that modern bileaflet mechanical heart valves (BMHVs) are still far from perfect and still face major design challenges. Authors introduce that numerical simulation techniques can provide valuable information and are considered as crucial in order to gain insights into the blood flow, and assess the performance of future valve prototypes. Section Ⅱ (General Consideration of Aortic Valve Disease) includes chapter 3 with the title 〝Aortic valve disease from etiology to bedside〞by Shahab Shahrzad and Samira
Taban. The authors provide basic information that is essential to understanding aortic root anatomy and the general knowledge of aortic valve diseases, including management. Section Ⅲ (Infective Endocarditis) includes two chapters covering infective endocarditis. Chapter 4, 〝Aortic valve endocarditis〞by Lazar Velicki and Chapter titled〝Native and prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis〞by Ioan Tilea et al. These chapters describe various aspects of native and prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis, including epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, microbiology, diagnosis, complications and updated medical and surgical treatments, and it will be informative to readers. Section Ⅳ (Aortic Sclerosis / Aortic Stenosis) includes two chapters. In Chapter 6, 〝The progression of aortic sclerosis to aortic stenosis〞by Uzma Jalal et al., the authors propose some thoughts that early, aggressive medical intervention be undertaken before the irrevocable process of calcification occurs. Chapter 7, titled〝Calcific aortic valve disease〞by Jesper Hjortnaes and Elena Aikawa, attempts to characterize the studies that have identified the molecular biology of calcific aortic valve disease, to understand the cellular mechanisms of the disease, and potentially preventing this disease procession. Section V (Bioprosthetic Valve) includes two chapters on cardiac valvular prosthesis. Chapter 8 which is titled 〝Clinical and hemodynamic performance of the Sorin Mitroflow pericardial bioprothesis〞by Jamieson et al., and Chapter 9,〝Influence of prosthesis patient mismatch on survival with aortic valve replacement〞 by Jamieson et al. These chapters describe the various issues of cardiac prostheses including the newly developed bioprosthesis with excellent hemodynamic performance and a comprehensive review of prosthesis-patient mismatch after aortic valve replacement.....

Ying-Fu Chen, MD, PhD
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery,
Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital
Graduate Institute of Medicine,
Kaohsiung Medical University

Chwan-Yau Luo, MD, MSc
Associate Professor
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery,
National Cheng Kung University Hospital
School of Medicine,
National Cheng Kung University



Part 1 Basic Science .

 1 Rapid Quantitation of Aortic Valve Flow Using Spiral Fourier Velocity Encoded MRI 3 Joao L. A. Carvalho and Krishna S. Nayak

 2 State-Of-The-Art Methods for the Numerical Simulation of Aortic BMHVs 29 Sebastiaan Annerel, Tom Claessens, Peter Van Ransbeeck, Patrick Segers, Pascal Verdonck and Jan Vierendeels

Part 2 General Consideration of Aortic Valve Disease .

 3 Aortic Valve Disease from Etiology to Bedside 53 Shahab Shahrzad and Samira Taban

Part 3 Infective Endocarditis .

 4 Aortic Valve Endocarditis 73 Lazar Velicki, Stamenko Šušak, Nada Čemerlić-Ađić and Aleksandar Redžek

 5 Native and Prosthetic Aortic Valve Endocarditis 93 Ioan Tilea, Brindusa Tilea, Cristina Maria Tatar and Mihaela Ispas

Part 4 Aortic Sclerosis/Aortic Stenosis .

 6 The Progression of Aortic Sclerosis to Aortic Stenosis 121 Uzma Jalal Serageldin Raslan and Farouk Mookadam

 7 Calcific Aortic Valve Disease 133 Jesper Hjortnaes and Elena Aikawa

Part 5 Bioprosthetic Valve .

 8 Clinical and Hemodynamic Performance of the Sorin Mitroflow Pericardial Bioprosthesis 165 W. R. E. Jamieson, C. A. Yankah, R. Lorusso, O. Benhameid, R. I. Hayden, R. Forgie and H. Ling

 9 Influence of Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch on Survival with Aortic Valve Replacement 175 W.R. Eric Jamieson, Charlie Zhang, Jennifer Higgins, Michael H. Yamashita and Jian Ye

Part 6 Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation .

 10 Current Indications for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation 195 Ibrahim Akin, Stephan Kische, Henrik Schneider, Tim C. Rehders, Christoph A. Nienaber and Hüseyin Ince

 11 Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: State of the Art 211 Alice Le Huu, Rony Atoui and Dominique Shum-Tim

 12 Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation 221 Hunaid A. Vohra, Robert N. Whistance and Sunil K. Ohri

 13 Image-Guided Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Assistance System 251 Mohamed Esmail Karar, David Holzhey, Matthias John, Ardawan Rastan, Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr and Oliver Burgert

Part 7 Congenital Anomalies of the Aortic Valve .

 14 Unicuspid Aortic Valve 269 Venkata Thota and Farouk Mookadam

 15 Bicuspid Aortic Valve 275 Blerim Berisha, Xhevdet Krasniqi, Dardan Kocinaj, Ejup Pllana and Masar Gashi

 16 A Case-Control Investigation of the Relationship Between Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease and Coronary Heart Disease 291 Mehmet Necdet Akkus

 17 Novel Phenotypes in Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease 315 Evaldas Girdauskas, Michael A. Borger and Thomas Kuntze

 18 Surgical Treatment of Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease 331 Ying-Fu Chen and Shuo-Tsan Lee

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