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International Society For Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
7th Annual Meeting - June 19-21, 2003
London, England

Final Program
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Wednesday, 23 June, 2004
1:00 - 1:12PM Session 1: Facilitated Anastomosis
Moderators: Valavanur A. Subramanian, MD Volkmar Falk, MD
1:00 - 1:12PM 1. Automated Distal Coronary Anastomoses Using the Cardica C-port System: Early Results from a Multicenter Clinical Trial
Stefanos Demertzis1, Wolfgang Harringer2, Klaus Matschke3, Jan F. Gummert4, Francesco Siclari1, Utz Kappert3, Marcel Anssar2, Christian Detter5, Volkmar Falk4, Hermann Reichenspurner5
1 Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland, 2St&auml;dtisches Klinikum Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, 3Herzzentrum Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 4Herzzentrum Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, 5University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany.
1:12&mdash;1:24PM 2. Proximal Anastomosis with the PASPORT Device Compared to Hand Sewn Anastomosis&mdash;Preliminary Results of a Single Center Prospectvie Randomized Trial
Jan F. Gummert, Ullrich Opfermann, Lars Hofmann, Markus J. Barten, Markus Richter, Ardawan Rastan, Volkmar Falk, Friedrich W. Mohr.
Heart Center Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.
1:24&mdash;1:36PM 3. Encouraging Initial Experience with a Magnetic Distal Coupling Device
Helge Dom, F.P. Casselman, W. Tack, F. Van Praet, Y. Vermeulen, H. Vanermen.
OLV Clinic, Aalst, Belgium
1:36&mdash;1:48PM 4. First Clinical Experience with the Heartstring Device for Proximal Anastomoses
Calin Vicol, Martin Oberhoffer, Sandra Eifert, Markus M&uuml;ller, Eckart Kreuzer, Peter Boekstegers, Bernd Wintersperger, Frank Christ, Bruno Reichart.
Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
1:48&mdash;2:03PM Mini Presentations
MP1. Aortic Connector Versus Running Suture for Proximal Anastomosis Construction in CABGs: One Year Angiographic Follow-up
Piergiorgio Tozzi1, Dominique Delay1, Antonio F. Corno1, Pierre Vogt2, Ludwig K. von Segesser1, Frank Stumpe3.
1Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2Cardiologie, Hopital de Sion, Sion, Switzerland, 3 Hopital de Sion, Sion, Switzerland
MP2. Taking the Second Step: The Transition from First-generation to Second-generation Anastomotic Connectors
Terrence M. Yau, Katherine Tsang, Nancy A. Walton, Robert J. Cusimano.
Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
MP3. Remaining Coronary Artery Motions with Five Different Stabilization Techniques
Arndt H. Kiessling, Frank Isgro, Markus Blome, Udo Weisse, Andreas Lehmann, Werner Saggau.
Heartcenter Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen, Germany
2:03-2:13PM V1. Automated Interrupted Nitinol Clip Aortic Anastomoses-- SPYDER&trade;
Nirav Patel, MD.
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA
2:00 - 5:00PM Wet Lab Hands-On &amp; Exhibits Open
Continuous Beverage Service in Exhibit Hall
2:15-2:50PM Wet Lab Hands-On Session 1 Includes Connectors, Valves, &amp; Perfusion
2:15-2:50PM Session 2: Off-Pump--Anaesthesia, Coagulation &amp; Perfusion
Moderators: John L. Knight, MD Alan H. Menkis, MD
2:50&mdash;3:02PM 5. Efficacy of the Coronary Artery Active Perfusion System for Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass
Taro Kanamori, Shigeyuki Tomita, Satoru Nishida, Hiroshi Nagamine, Sadahiko Arai, Go Watanabe.
Kanazawa University of Medicine, Kanazawa, Japan
3:02&mdash;3:14PM 6. A Comparative Evaluation of Coagulation in Patients Undergoing On-pump and Off-pump Coronary Bypass Surgery
Vinod H. Thourani, Kenichi A. Tanaka, Willis H. Williams, Robert A. Guyton, Jerrold H. Levy, John D. Puskas.
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
3:14&mdash;3:26PM 7. Moving Towards 100% Clampless Opcab Using In-Situ and Composite Arterial Conduits: What We Have Learnt from a Prospective Study Involving 700 Consecutive Patients
Daniel Grandmougin, Maria-Christina Delolme, Georges Fayad, Marco Vola, Richard Azzaoui, Jean-Pierre Favre, Xavier Barral.
Hospital Nord&mdash;CHU, Saint Etienne, France
3:26&mdash;3:38PM 8. Multi-vessel Revascularization in Awake Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (AOCAB)
Shigeyuki Tomita, Taro Kanamori, Koshida Yoshinao, Noriyoshi Yashiki, Satoru Nishida, Hiroshi Nagamine, Go Watanabe.
Kanazawa University of Medicine, Kanazawa, Japan
3:38&mdash;3:53PM Mini Presentations
MP4. The Progress from Minimally Invasive Direct to Awake Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Five Years
Tayfun Aybek, Selami Dogan, Petar Risteski, Peric Peggy, Steffi H&uuml;sch, Gerhard Wimmer-Greinecker, Anton Moritz.
Johann Wolgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
MP5. Does Tranexamic Acid Reduce Bleeding After Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting?
Manouchehr Madani-Civi1, Aflatoon Mehr-Aein2.
1Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, 2Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
MP6. Does Peri-operative Use of Aspirin and Clopidrogel Combination in Off-pump Coronary Surgery Increase Post-operative bleeding? A Propensity Matched Analysis
Nirav C. Patel, Domenick Acquista, Nilesh U. Patel, Joan Jennings, Ramchandra C. Reddy, George Tolis, Jr., James D. Fonger, John C. McCabe, Didier F. Loulmet, Valavanur A. Subramanian.
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA
3:53&mdash;4:03PM V2. The Utility of Full Skeletonized Gastroepiploic Artery and Composite Graft in Off-pump coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: New Skeletonization Technique, "Samurai Method"
Satoru Nishida, Shigeyuki Tomita, Hiroshi Nagamine, Taro Kanamori, Yoshinao Koshida, Noriyoshi Yashiki, Sadahiko Arai, Go Watanabe.
Kanazawa University School of Medicine, Kanazwa, Japan
4:05-4:40PM Wet Lab Hands-On Session 2
Includes Connectors, Valves &amp; Perfusion
4:40-6:00PM Session 3: Heart Failure &amp; Aortic Surgery
Moderators: Hermann Reichenspurner, MD Stephan Schueler, MD
4:40&mdash;4:52PM 9. Angiomyogenesis in a Rodent Heart Using Human Myoblasts Carrying VEGF165: Implications on Blood Vessel Development for Cardiac Repair
Husnain K. Haider1, Lei Ye1, Shujia Jiang2, Peter K. Law3, Zeeping Ding2, Ruowen Ge4, Eugene K. Sim1.
1Numi, NUS, Singapore, Singapore, 2National Heart Center, Singapore, Singapore 3Cell Transplantation Pvt Ltd., Singapore, Singapore, 4Biological Sciences, NUS, Singapore, Singapore
4:52&mdash;5:04PM 10. Efficiency of Extracorporeal Long-term Preservation of Cardiac Performance and Energy Budget in Isolated Donor Hearts
Jens Garbade, Cris Ullmann, Markus J. Barten, Stefan Dhein, Volkmar Falk, Friedrich W. Mohr, Jan F. Gummert.
Heartcenter Leipzig University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
5:04&mdash;5:16PM 11. Left Ventricular Volume Reduction as an Alternative to Partial Left Ventriculectomy in End Stage Heart Failure
Sanjay Kumar, Diane Barker, D J. Wright, S G. Williams, D Schlosshan, L B. Tan, R U. Nair.
Yorkshire Heart Centre, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, United Kingdom
5:16&mdash;5:28PM 12. Minimally Invasive Surgical Epicardial Lead Implantation in Biventricular Resynchronization: A Better Approach Than the Endovenous Technique
Jean-Luc Jansens, Anne Ducart, Eric Stoupel, Didier de Canniere.
Erasme University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
5:28&mdash;5:43PM Mini Presentations
MP7. Left Ventricular Mapping results in Improved Response Rates for Robotically-assisted Biventricular Pacing
Sandhya K. Balaram1, Robert C. Ashton, Jr. 2, Johnathon S. Steinberg2, Daniel G. Swistel2, Frederick Ehlert2, Margot E. Vloka2, George J. Todd2, Joseph J. DeRose, Jr. 2.
1St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, USA, 2St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA
MP8. Surgery of the Aortic Arch Without ECC
A. Lomeo, G. D'Arrigo, M.C. Monea, A. Scolaro, G. Lomeo, F. Distefano.
Ospedale Cannizzaro, Catania, Italy
MP9. Partial Clamping of the Brachiocephalic Trunk for Total Ascending Aorta Replacement Without Circulatory Arrest (CA): Midterm Clinical Results
A M. Calafiore1, M Di Mauro2, C A. Mestres3, A Bivona2, M Pano2, M Gagliardi2, J L. Pomar3.
1University Hospital, Torino, Italy, 2 "GD' Annunzio" University, Chieti, Italy, 3Hospital Clinico, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
5:43-5:53PM V3. Septal Reshaping for Exclusion of Anteroseptal Dyskinetic or Akinetic Areas
Antonio Maria Calafiore
University of Torino, Torino, Italy
6:00-7:00 PM Welcome Reception&mdash;Exhibit Hall
Thursday, 24 June, 2004
6:30 - 7:30AM Breakfast Symposia
8:00 - 12PM Wet Lab Hands-On &amp; Exhibits Open
Continuous Beverage Service in Exhibit Hall

Session 4: Off-Pump Results &amp; Arterial Grafting
Moderators: John D. Puskas, MD Naresh Trehan, MD

8:00-8:12AM 13. Full Arterial Resvascularization Provides a Better Clinical Outcome When Combined with Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: A Propensity Score Analysis
Sharif Al-Ruzzeh, Thanos Athanasiou, Brian Glenville, Roberto Casula, Shane George, Mohamed Amrani.
Harefield Hospital, Middlesex, United Kingdom
8:12&mdash;8:24AM 14. Total Arterial Off-pump Coronary Surgery: Single-institutional Study
Alessandro D'Alfonso, Massimo A. Mariani, Jan G. Grandjean.
Cardiac Surgery Unit, Pisa, Italy
8:24&mdash;8:36AM 15. Long-term Outcome of Minimally Invasive Bypass Grafting with the Internal Mammary Artery
Thomas A. Vassiliades, Jr.
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
8:36&mdash;8:48AM 16. A Clinical and Angiographic Long Term Follow-up in 270 Patients After Endoscopic Atraumatic Coronary Artery Bypass
Marek W. Cisowski, Drzewiecka-Gerber Agnieszka, Wojciech Kruczak, Rafal Ulczok, Maria Trusz Gluza, Andrzej Bochenek.
Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
8:48&mdash;903AM Mini Presentations
MP10. Flow Assessment of Composite Arterial Graft in OPCAB
Marek Jasinski1, Maciej Kolowca1, Grzegorz Smolka2, Piotr Olsz&oacute;wka1, Ryszard Bachowski1, Kazimierz Widenka1, Marek Deja1, Stanislaw Wos1.
12nd Department of Cardiac Surgery, Katowice, Poland, 2 2nd Department of Cardiology, Katowice, Poland
MP11. Coronary Artery Bypass as a Treatment for Severe Ischemic Functional Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Naresh Trehan, Yugal Mishra, Sanjay Mittal.
Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, India
MP12. Endoscopic Versus Standard Radial Artery Harvesting During CABG; Functional Arm Assessment
Benjamin Medalion, Michael Katz, Arie Liberman, Eli Hauptman, Lior Sasson, Arie Schachner.
The E. Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel
9:03-9:13AM V4. Video-assisted Harvesting of the Inferior Epigastric Artery
Bruno C. Rocha, Dauar B. Renato, Fares G. Abdulmassih, Renata F. Almeida, Jos&eacute; E. Succi. Bandeirantes Hospital, S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil
9:15 - 9:50AM Wet Lab Hands-On Session 3
Includes Stabilizing, Positioning, Endo-conduit Harvesting, Valves &amp; Perfusion

Session 5: Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Moderators: Robert J. Downey, MD Anthony P. Yim, MD

9:50&mdash;10:02AM 17. Safety and efficacy of Needlescopic Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery for Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax
Jin-Shing Chen, Yung-Chie Lee.
National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan Republic of China
10:02&mdash;10:14AM 18. Minimal Anterior Thoracotomy for Video-assisted Pulmonary Resection (MATVAP) for Cancer: Six Years with a Hybrid Approach
Aristotle D. Protopapas, Catherine Jones, Rex D. Stanbridge.
St Mary's Hospital, London, United Kingdom
10:14&mdash;10:21AM V5. Robotic Assisted VATS Lobectomy
Bernard Park
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
10:21&mdash;10:31AM Invited Speaker - "MIS for Cancer: Advantages and Pitfalls"
Robert J. Downey, MD. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
10:31&mdash;10:43AM Invited Speaker - "Lung Volume Reduction Surgery with Bronchoscopic Valve Implants"
Tudor P. Toma, MD. Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
10:43&mdash;10:55AM 19. Medical Augmented Reality: A new Tool For Minimal Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery and Interventional Radiology
Selami Dogan1, Petar Risteski1, Tayfun Aybek1, Gerhard Wimmer-Greinecker1, Stephan Mierdl2, Michael Schnaider2, Anton Moritz1.
1Johann Wolgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2Fraunhofer Institute, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
10:55&mdash;11:05AM V6. Robotic Assisted Esophageal Surgery
Scott Belsley
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, USA
11:05 - 11:40AM Wet Lab Hands-On Session 4
Includes Stabilizing, Positioning, Endo-conduit Harvesting, Valves &amp; Perfusion
11:40 - 12:00PM Distribute Boxed Lunches
12:00 - 12:45PM British Innovators&mdash;invited Speakers
"John Hunter&mdash;The Innovative Surgeon"

Simon Chaplin
Senior Curator,
Museums of the Royal College of Surgeons, London, United Kingdom

"Discovery of Penicillin"
Kevin Brown
Trust Archivist and Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum Curator,
St. Mary's Hospital, London, United Kingdom

1:00 - 5:00PM Wet Lab Hands-On &amp; Exhibits Open
Continuous Beverage Service in Exhibit Hall

Session 6: Minimally Invasive &amp; Innovative Valvular Surgery Moderators: Gregory P. Fontana, MD Arie Schachner, MD

1:00&mdash;1:12PM 20. Geometric Changes of the Annulus in Functional Mitral Valve Regurgitation Following Off-pump Repair Utilizing the Coapsys Device
Naresh Trehan, Yugal Mishra, Sanjay Mittal.
Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, India
1:12&mdash;1:24PM 21. Endoscopic, Off-pump Mitral Valve Repair: Continued Development of a New Technique
Giovanni Speziali, D.Dean Potter, Charles J. Bruce, Gregory Gilman, Paul S. Henke, Scott H. Suddendorf, Michael J. Timmons, Richard C. Daly.
Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN, USA
1:24&mdash;1:36PM 22. Complex Mitral Valve Anterior Leaflet Repairs Using the Da Vinci Robotic Telemanipulation System
Saqib Masroor, Wes Hudson, L. Wiley Nifong, W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr.
Brody School of Medicine East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
1:36&mdash;1:48PM 23. Mini-thoracotomy for AVR&mdash;the Patients' Point of View
Dieter Bimmel, Johannes Maxrath, Christopher Schmitz, Osman Aschraf, Armin Welz, James Likungu.
University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
1:48&mdash;2:03PM Mini Presentations
MP13. Improved Outcomes with Port Access Mitral Valve Repair
Francis Ferdinand, Candace L. Trace, Francis P. Sutter, Scott M. Goldman
The Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA, USA
MP14. Port Access Aortic Valve Surgery: A Technique in Evolution
Grayson Wheatley, III, Syma L. Prince, William H. Ryan.
Cardiopulmonary Research Science and Technology Institute, Dallas, TX, USA
MP15. Comparison of a Modified Mini-thoracotomy Approach to Median Sternotomy for Mitral Valve and Atrial Septal Defect Surgery
Timothy Martens, Jeffrey A. Morgan, Deon W. Vigilance, David A. Brunacci, Marco M. Hefti, Ahzar M. Abdul-Quader, Craig R. Smith, Mehmet Oz, Michael Argenziano.
Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
2:03&mdash;2:13PM V7. Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Annuloplasty (PTMA) as a Possible Adjuvant to OPCAB
William E. Cohn
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
2:15 - 2:50PM Wet Lab Hands-On Session 5
Includes Stabilizing, Positioning, Endo-conduit Harvesting, Valves &amp; Perfusion

Session 7: Imaging In Cardiothoracic Surgery
Moderators: James D. Fonger, MD William E. Cohn, MD

2:50&mdash;3:02PM 24. SPY Intra-operative Imaging System Can Replace Early Post-CABG Angiography
Masao Takahashi, Toshihiro Ishikawa, Hiroki Katoh.
Hiratsuka Kyosai Hospital, Hiratsuka, Japan
3:02&mdash;3:14PM 25. CT Angiography Control in CABG
Nawwar Al Attar, Jean Louis Sablayrolles, Richard Raffoul, Francesco Nappi, Arrigo Lessana, Patrick Nataf.
CCN-Centre Cardiologique du Nord, St. Denis, France
3:14&mdash;3:26PM 26. Quantification of Coronary Artery Stenosis in Patients Before CABG Surgery with 16-Slice Msct- Comparison to the Standard Invasive Coronary Angiography
C. Probst, C. Schmitz, W. Schiller, A. Kovacs, H. Schild, A. Welz,
University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
3:26&mdash;3:38PM 27. Subxiphoid Videopericardioscopy: A New Minimally Invasive Approach to the Pericardial Cavity for Epicardial Therapies
Marco A. Zenati1, Albert K. Chin2, David Schwartzman3.
1University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 2Guidant, Santa Clara, CA, USA, 3 Atrial Arrythmia Center, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
3:38&mdash;3:53PM Mini Presentations
MP16. Intra-operative Angiography for Quality Control in Innovative Coronary Bypass Procedures
Johannes Bonatti, Thomas Schachner, Nikolas Bonaros, Michael Danzmayr, Otmar Pachinger, G&uuml;nther Laufer, Guy Friedrich.
Innsbruck University Hospital, Innsbruck, Austria
MP17. Intra-operative Flow Parameters Predict Postoperative Graft Patency After OPCAB
Robert Poston, Charles White, Junyan Gu, Katrina Read, James Gammie, James Brown, Andrew Lee, Bartley P. Griffith, Richard N. Pierson, III.
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA
MP18. Detection of Technical Construction Errors By a 13 MHz Epicardial Ultrasounds Mini-transducer in Coronary Anastomoses
Ricardo P.J. Budde, Rudy Meijer, Thomas C. Dessing, Cornelius Borst, Paul F. Grundeman.
Heart Lung Institute, Utrecht, Netherlands
3:53&mdash;4:03PM V8. Use of Functional CT Scanning to Assess Heart Disease
Andrew R. Wright1, Arjuna Weerasinghe2, Rex Stanbridge1
1St. Mary's Hospital, London, United Kingdom, 2Univeristy of London, London, United Kingdom
4:05 - 4:40PM Wet Lab Hands-On Session 6
Includes Stabilizing, Positioning, Endo-conduit Harvesting, Valves &amp; Perfusion
4:40 - 5:30PM Invited Topic Review: Imaging Technologies in Cardiothoracic Surgery

"FDG-PET in Lung Cancer: Performance, Pitfalls, Future"
Johan F. Vansteenkiste, MD, PhD.
Department of Pulmonology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium.

"3-D Echo-image Guided Cardiac Surgery"
Pedro J. del Nido, MD.
Children's Hospital, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Boston, MA, USA

"Multimodality Imaging for Therapy Planning"
Luc Bidaut, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA

Friday, 25 June, 2004
6:30 -7:30AM Breakfast Symposia

Session 8: Atrial Fibrillation Moderators: Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD Randall K. Wolf, MD

8:00&mdash;8:12AM 28. Comparison of Spontaneous Versus Post Ablation Related Conversion Rate to Sinus Rate After Different Cardiosurgical Procedures
Michael Knaut1, Sems M. Tugtekin1, Ina Schade1, Dominik Joskowiak1, Stefan G. Spitzer2, Klaus Matschke1.
1Heart Center Dresden University Hospital, Dresden, Germany, 2 Praxisklinik Kardiologie-Angiologie-Radiologie, Dresden, Germany
8:12&mdash;8:24AM 29. Cryothermia Maze as an Adjunct to Mitral Valve Surgery
Robert F. Hebeler, Jr.
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
8:24&mdash;8:36AM 30. Additional Intraoperative Microwave Ablation for Treatment of Permanent Atrail Fibrillation in Cardiac Surgery with Two Different Lesion Concepts and for High Risk Patients
Michael Knaut1, Sems M. Tugtekin1, Stefan G. Spitzer2, Klaus Matschke1, I Schade, D. Joskowiak
1Heart Center Dresden University Hospital, Dresden, Germany, 2 Praxisklinik Kardiologie-Angiologie-Radiologie, Dresden, Germany
8:36&mdash;8:48AM 31. A Comparison of Stapling Techniques for Removal of the Left Atrial Appendage During Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
Deon Vigilance, Faisal H. Cheema, IV, Matthew R. Williams, Brian Kim, Joy Peacock, Timothy P. Martens, Satish Kesava, Mathias Szabolcs, Mehmet C. Oz, Michael Argenziano.
Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
8:48&mdash;9:03AM Mini Presentations
MP19. Endocardial Pulmonary Vein Isolation in Patients with Chronic Atrial Fibrillation Using Saline Irrigated Cooled Tip Radiofrequency (SICTRA) in Patients Undergoing Mitral Valve Surgery
Ramesh K. Bapna, Naresh Trehan, Zile S. Meharwal, Vanita Arora, Manisha Mishra, Yugul Mishra, Vijay Kohli.
Escorts Heart Institute &amp; Research Centre, New Delhi, India
MP20. Minimally Invasive Microwave Atrial Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: Short-term Follow-up in 31 Patients
Saqib Masroor, James Johnson, Wes Hudson, Gil Bolotin, Clifton Reade, William Freund, L. Wiley Nifong, W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr.
Brody School of Medicine East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
MP21. Closed Chest Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: Initial
Jean-Luc Jansens, Constantin Stefanidis, Anne Ducart, Didier de Canni&Atilde;¨re. Erasme University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
9:03&mdash;9:13AM V9. A Novel Minimally Invasive Mini-maze Technique
Randall K. Wolf
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA
9:00 - 11:00 AM Wet Lab Hands-On &amp; Exhibits Open
Continuous Beverage Service in Exhibit Hall
9:15 - 9:50AM Wet Lab Hands-On Session 7
Includes Atrial Fibrillation, Stabilizers &amp; Valves

Session 9: Presidential Plenary Session
Off-Pump - Demographics &amp; Results

Moderators: Rex Stanbridge, MD Vassilios Gulielmos, MD

9:50&mdash;10:02AM 32. Off-pump Coronary Artery Surgery: Influence of Gender and Age on Outcomes
Naresh Trehan, Manisha Mishra, Zile Singh Meharwal, Rajneesh Malhotra, Surerndra Nath Khanna, Ramesh Bapana., V. Kohli, Y. Mehta.
Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, India
10:02&mdash;10:14AM 33. OPCAB Reduces Morbidity and Mortality, Especially Among Women and Diabetics: A Retrospective Comparison of 2544 Consecutive OPCA Versus 3522 Conventional CABG Cases Since 1999
John D. Puskas1, Howard K. Song1, Erez Sharoni1, Rebecca J. Petersen2, William A. Cooper1, Joseph C. Craver1, Ellis Jones1, Omar M. Lattouf1, Robert A. Guyton1.
1Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2 The Emory Clinic, Atlanta, GA, USA
10:14&mdash;10:26AM 34. Unplanned Hospital Re-admissions Following Off-pump Coronary Surgery&mdash;Causes and Predictors
Nirav C. Patel, Arjun Majithia, Nilesh Patel, Joan Jennings, Rita Considine, Georgia Panagopolous, Didier Loulmet, George Tolis, Jr., Ramchandra Reddy, James D. Fonger, Valavanur A. Subramanian.
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA
10:26&mdash;10:44AM Mini Presentations
MP22. Conversions to Cardiopulmonary Bypass In Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (OPCAB) Surgery
R. Malhotra, Y. Mishra, Z.S. Meharwal, V. Kohli, R. Bapna, M. Mishra, Y. Mehta, N. Trehan.
Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, India
MP23. Outcomes of Off-pump Versus On-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in Octogenarians
Mustafa Guden, Ilhan Sanisoglu, Ertan Sagbas, Mehmet U. Ergenoglu, Zehra Bayramoglu, Belhhan Akpinar.
Kadir Has University, Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
MP24. Coronary Artery Bypass With or Without Cardiopulmonary Bypass Grafting in Patients with Pre-operative Renal Insufficiency
Saed Jazayeri, Aline Ecarnot, Eteinne Tatou, Montajab Saleh, Olivier Bouchot, Marie Carmen Gomez, Roger Brenot Michel David.
Dijon University Hospital, Dijon, France
MP25. Influence of Small Body Size on Outcomes of Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (OPCAB) Surgery
Alexander Yap, Naoum Baladi, Alex Zapolanski, George Allman, Michael B. Pliam, Richard Shaw.
San Francisco Heart &amp; Vascular Institute, Daly City, CA, USA
10:44&mdash;10:54AM V10. Multi-vessel Small Thoracotomy Featuring Magnetic Vascular Coupling for Total Aterial Revascularization
Uwe Klima, Michael Maringka, Eric Bagaev, Axel Haverich
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
10:54&mdash;11:00AM Introduction Of The President
James D. Fonger, MD
11:00 - 11:50AM Presidential Address
Valavanur A. Subramanian, MD
11:50 - 12:10PM Distribute Boxed Lunches
12:00 - 2:00PM Wet Lab Hands-On &amp; Exhibits Open
Continuous Beverage Service in Exhibit Hall
12:10 - 12:45PM ISMICS Members' Business Meeting
12:45 - 1:30PM Wet Lab Hands-On Session 8
Includes Atrial Fibrillation, Stabilizers &amp; Valves
1:30 - 2:15PM British Innovators&mdash;invited Speaker
"Challenge of the Heart"

Jim Shekhdar
Ocean Adventurer,
Guiness Book Record-holder, Solo Rower Across the Pacific, Northwood, UK
2:15 - 2:45PM Wet Lab Hands-On Session 9
Includes Atrial Fibrillation, Stabilizers &amp; Valves
2:30 - 4:40PM Wet Lab Hands-On &amp; Exhibits Open
Continuous Beverage Service in Exhibit Hall

Session 10: Robotics, Congenital &amp; Other Innovations
Moderators: Anno Diegeler, MD Anthony C. DeSouza, MD

2:45&mdash;2:57PM 35. Use of Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery Facilitated by Da Vinci System in Multi-vessel CABG Through Left Thoracotomy (THORACAB). Report of First 100 Cases
Sudhir P. Srivastava.
Alliance Hospital, Odessa, TX, USA
2:57&mdash;3:09PM 36. A Tethered Robotic Epicardial Module for Intra-pericardial Navigation and Therapuetic Delivery
Marco A. Zenati1, Nicholas A. Patronik2, Cameron N. Riviere2.
1University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 2Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
3:09&mdash;3:21PM 37. Surgical Planning, Intra-operative Nagivation and Augmented Reality in Robotic Surgery
Volkmar Falk1, Stephan Jacobs1, Louai Adhami2, Fabien Morgues, Holger Thiele1, Peter Nitsche1, Friedrich W. Mohr1, Eve Coste Manniere2.
1Heart Center Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, 2Computer Science and Robotics, INRIA, Nice, France
3:21&mdash;3:41PM Mini Presentations
MP26. Minimally Invasive Off-pump Repair of Atrial Septal Defect using Vena Caval inflow Occlusion and Mini-thoracotomy in 50 Cases
Mohammad Nezafati, Ghassem Soltani, Ali Hamedanchi.
Mashad University of Medical Science Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad, Iran
MP27. Minimally Invasive Thoracotomy Versus Conventional Sternotomy Approach for Atrial Septal Defect Closure
Tobias Deuse, Christian Detter, Dieter H. Boehm, Martin Arnold, Hermann Reichenspurner.
University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
MP28. A New Needle Drive for Mini-entry Coronary Artery Bypass
Toshiya Ohtsuka, Mikio Ninomiya, Takahiro Nonaka.
Tokyo Metropolitan Fuchu General Hospita, Tokyo, Japan
MP29. Extracorporeal Circulation Without External Clamping and Cannulation of the Aorta: Transventricular Placement of a New Multi-functional Aortic Cannula
Albertus M.Scheule, Wolfram Beierlein, Andreas Straub, Gerhard Ziemer.
University Hospital T&uuml;bingen, T&uuml;bingen, Germany
4:20 - 5:30PM Invited Topic Review: Cardiothoracic Robotics
Sir Ara Darzi, MD.
Imperial College School Of Medicine, St. Mary's Hosptial, London, United Kingdom

W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr., MD.
Brody School of Medicine East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA

Kemp H. Kernstine, MD, PhD.
University of Iowa Hospitals &amp; Clinics, Iowa City, IA, USA

6:30 - 7:15 PM Departures To Kensington Palace
7:00 - 9:30PM Reception &mdash; Orangery At Kensington Palace
8:30 &mdash; 8:45 PM Awards Presentations:
ISMICS Young Investigator Award
Best Oral Abstract Presentation
Best Use of Audio Visual in a Presentation
Best Moderated Poster
Founders' Award
Saturday, 26 June, 2004
6:30 - 7:30 AM Breakfast Symposia
8:00 - 9:15 AM Current Controversies In Cardiac Surgery
Moderators: Valavanur A. Subramanian, MD Robert W. Emery, MD
8:00 - 8:30 AM Ventricular Remodeling, Intracardiac or Extracardiac?
Hermann Reichenspurner, MD, PhD.
Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
8:30 - 9:15 AM CABG Off-pump/On-pump?
John Pepper MD.
Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom

John D. Puskas, MD.
Emory University, Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta, GA, USA

9:15 - 10:00AM Late Breaking News
Moderators: Mohamed Amrani, MD Eugene K. W. Sim, MD
10:00AM Adjourn