A Refined Method for Aortic Occlusion under Brief Circulatory Arrest in Patients with a Severely Diseased Ascending Aorta
S. Morizumi et al.……159
Suppression of Neointimal Hyperplasia by External Application of Cilostazol-Eluting Film at Anastomotic Sites in a Canine Model
T. Kagatani et al.……162
Initial Results of Thoracic Endovascular Repair with the Gore TAG Device Evaluated by the Japan SCORE System
H. Midorikawa et al.……172
Case Reports
Vacuum-Assisted Closure Technique to Avoid Abdominal Compartment Syndrome and Infection:
A Successful Treatment of an Infected Abdominal Aortic and Left Common Iliac Aneurysms Complicated by MSSA Psoas Abscess

A. Uehara et al.……177
Survival after Blow-out Type of Left Ventricular Free Wall Rupture due to Acute Myocardial Infarction:
Multi-Detector Row Helical Computed Tomographic(MDCT)Detection of Myocardial Rupture

T. Nakao…182
A Case of Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Deficiency after Surgery for Cardiac Valvular Disease
A. Sato et al.……187
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in a Man with Myocardial Ischemia and Left Ventricular Noncompaction
K. Maeda et al.……191
Two Cases of Total Arch Replacement for Ruptured Type B Intramural Hematoma
S. Goto et al.……195
A Case of Cholesterol Crystal Embolism after Endovascular Aortic Repair for AAA
M. Okamoto et al.……199
Coronary Aneurysms in an Elderly Man Presumed to Be due to Childhood Kawasaki Disease
H. Osada et al.……203
An Operative Case of Idiopathic Nonspecific Inflammatory Aneurysms of the Abdominal Aorta
H. Suzuki et al.……206
A Case of Widespread Stanford Type A Chronic Aortic Dissection Treated with Arch Replacement Using Transapical Aortic Cannulation, the Arch-First Technique, and Anastomosis of Both Lumens
S. Takebayashi et al.……211
Mitral Valve Replacement for Mitral Regurgitation with Annular Calcification after Esophageal Resection and Retrosternal Gastric Tube Reconstruction
N. Kanemitsu et al.……216
A Case of Cystic Adventitial Disease of the Popliteal Artery and Study of 116 Cases Reported in Japan
H. Takahashi et al.……220
A Case of Cardiac Papillary Fibroelastoma in a Tricuspid Valve
T. Kubota et al.……226
A Case of Immunoglobulin G4-Related Cardiac Tumor around the Coronary Artery
M. Okamoto et al.……230