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International Society For Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
5th Annual Meeting - June 28-30, 2001
Munich, Germany

Meeting Highlights

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New Audio Presentations
Medical Vs. Surgical ASD/VSD Closure (Part 1)
Michael Black, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine

Medical Vs. Surgical ASD/VSD Closure (Part 2)
Kevin Walsh, M.D.
Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin, Ireland

New Approaches in Arrhythmia Surgery
Ralph Damiano, M.D.
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Curative Treatment Of Chronic Atrial Fibrillation With Microwave Ablation And Mitral Valve Reconstructive Surgery
M Knaut, M.D.
University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany

Indications And Clinical Results Of Minimally Invasive Surgery Of Arrhythmias
L A Bockeria, M.D.
Bakoulev Center for Cardiovascular Surgery, Moscow, Russia

Featured Audio Presentations
Intramyocardial Delivery Of bFGF (Fibroblast Growth Factor) And VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) Improve Blood Flow In A Porcine Model Of Hibernating Myocardium
P W Domkowski, M.D.
Duke University Medical Center

Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery - Experience In 361 Patients
J Onnasch, M.D.
Heartcenter, University of Leipzig

Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery: Less May Be More
F D Ferdinand, M.D.
Main Line Health Heart Center, Lankenau Hospital and Institute of Medical Research

Comparison of Two Minimally Invasive Techniques for Complex Mitral Surgery
T Aybek, M.D.
J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

Is Port-Access Applicable to Complex Mitral Valve Repair
Donald D. Glower, M.D.
Duke University Medical School

Feasibility of Off-Pump ASD Closure Utilizing Real-Time 3D Echo
Stephen W. Downing, M.D.
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Epicardial Ablation on the Beating Heart: Progress Towards an Off-Pump Maze Procedure
S M Prasad, M.D.
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis