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Wednesday, June 7
7:00A - 7PM Posterboards Available to Authors
8:00A - 5:00PM Postgraduate Course - "Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation"
Course Director: Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD;

University of Washington School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
8:00A - 5:00PM Postgraduate Course Exhibits
5:00P - 7:00PM Exhibit Hours (WetLabs open 5-6PM)
6:00P - 7:00PM Welcome Reception, in Exhibition Halls
Thursday, June 8
7:30A - 8:30AM Continental Breakfast in Exhibition Halls
7:30A - 11:00AM Exhibition Hall Hours
7:45A - 8:00AM Opening & Welcome Remarks
8:00A - 9:00AM Session 1: Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
8:00A - 8:12AM 1. Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy With Systematic Node Dissection For Lung Cancer
Tsuguo Naruke
Thoracic Surgery, Saiseikai Central Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
8:12A - 8:24AM 2. Videothoracoscopic Resection of Benign Neurogenic Tumors Of The Posterior Mediastinum
Paola Ciriaco1, Gianpiero Negri1, Alessandro Bandiera1, Monica Casiraghi1, Luca Ferla1, Lucia Torracca2, Piero Zannini1
1Thoracic Surgery, 2Cardiac Surgery, University Vita-Salute and Scientific Institute H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
8:24A - 8:36AM 3. Computer Assisted Stapling For Anatomical Lung Resection; Experience With 100 Consecutive Cases
Wickii T. Vigneswaran1, Charles Gruner2
1Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, 2Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA
8:36A - 8:48AM 4. Technical Innovations in Minimally Invasive Approach for Pectus Excavatum: A Paradigm Shift through a Six-year Experience with 630 Patients
Hyung Joo Park
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Korea University Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
8:48A - 8:52AM MP1. Use of the Navigator Probe to Identify Non-palbable Rib Lesions Requiring Resection
Can C. Erdem1, Benedict D. Daly1, Michael Stone2, Ara Ketchedian1, Richard J. Shemin1, Hiran, C. Fernando1
1Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
8:52A - 9:02AM V1. Transcervical Minimally Invasive Video assisted Maximal Thymectomy
Christopher B. Komanapalli, James I Cohen, Peter E. Anderson, Paul H. Schipper, Mithran S. Sukumar
Depts. of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA
9:00A - 9:45AM Dedicated WetLab Time
9:45A - 11:00AM Session 2: Strategies & Outcomes of Revascularization Procedures
9:45A - 9:57AM 5. Outcomes after Off-Pump Reoperative Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Cullen D. Morris1, John D. Puskas1, Sorin V. Pusca1, Omar M. Lattouf1, William A. Cooper1, Thomas A. Vassiliades1, Edward D. Chen1, Vinod H. Thourani1, Patrick D. Kilgo2, Robert A. Guyton1
1Surgery School of Medicine, 2Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
9:57A - 10:09AM 6. A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial of Multivessel Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB) Versus Conventional Coronary Artery Bypass (C-Cab) Surgery: Clinical And Angiographic Outcomes At One Year
Naresh Trehan1, Rajneesh Malhotra1, Manisha Mishra2, Yugal Mishra1, Zile Singh Meharwal1, Vijay Kohli1, Ramesh Bapna1
1Cardiothorcic Surgery, 2Cardiothorcic Anesthesia, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, India
10:09A - 10:21AM 7. Isolated High-grade LAD Stenosis: a Primary Stenting or Endoscopic Atraumatic Coronary Artery Bypass Five Year Clinical Outcome
Marek W. Cisowski1, Andrzej Bochenek1, Wlodzimierz Morawski1, Agnieszka Drzewiecka-Gerber2, Wojciech Kruczak3, Rafal Ulczok1, Tomasz Waclawczyk1, Janusz Drzewiecki1
11st Dpt of Cardiac Surgery, 21st Dpt of Cardiology, 3Dept. of Cardio-anesthesiology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
10:21A - 10:33AM 8. Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Is Associated With A Regional Hypercoagulable State That Is Not Detectable Using Systemic Analyses
Michael H. Kwon, Zachary N. Kon, Seeta Kallam, Junyan Gu, Linda G. Romar, Toshinaga Ozeki, Richard N. Pierson, III, James S. Gammie, James M. Brown, Bartley P. Griffith, Robert S. Poston
Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
10:33A - 10:48AM MP2. Analysis of Individual Surgical Performance in Minimal Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass
David M. Holzhey, Stephan Jacobs, Michael Mochalski, Friedrich W. Mohr, Volkmar Falk
Cardiac Surgery, Heartcenter Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
MP3. Routine Use of Bilateral Skeletonized Internal Mammary Arteries In Diabetic Patients For OPCAB With Aorta Non Touch Technique
Sotirios N. Prapas, Ioannis A. Panagiotopoulos, Dimitrios A. Protogeros, Linardakis N. Ioannis, Fotini N. Danou, Vassilios N. Kotsis
Cardiothoracic, Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece
MP4. Robotically Enhanced Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery; A Winning Combination?
Nahum Nesher, Ihsan Bakir, Filip Casselman, Ivan Degrieck, Francis Wellens, Hugo Vanermen, Frank Van Praet
Cardio-thoracic and Vascular Surgery, OLV Clinic, Aalst, Belgium
10:48A - 10:58AM V2. Invited: Cardica Distal Anastomostic Device
Husam H. Balkhy, MD.
Cardiothoracic Surgery Group, Milwaukee, WI, USA
11:00A - 11:30AM Invited Topic - "Robotic CABG"
Volkmar Falk, MD; University of Leipzig Heartcenter, Leipzig, Germany Sudhir P. Srivastava, MD; Cardiac Surgical of West Texas, Odessa, TX, USA
11:30A - 1:00PM Lunch Symposia (concurrent)
"New Paradigms Guiding the Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation"
Chair: W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr., MD;
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA. Supported by The Cardiovascular Institute at East Carolina University and CryoCath, Inc.

"Get the EDGE: Expand Your Skills, Control Your Future"
Supported by Medtronic, Inc.

"Laser Ablation with the Edwards Optiwave 980 nm System-Patient Selection, Procedure Overview and Clinical Results"
Supported by Edwards Lifesciences, Inc.
1:00P - 5:00PM Exhibition Hall Hours
1:00P - 2:15PM Session 3: Imaging and Facilitating Technology
1:00P - 1:12PM 9. Robotic Assisted Beating-Heart Surgery under real-time 3-Dimensional Echo Guide: In Vitro Study
Yoshihiro Suematsu1, Bob Kiaii1, Daniel T. Bainbridge2, Nikolay V. Vasilyev3, Reiza Rayman1, Mackenzie A. Quantz1, Pedro J. del Nido3, Richard J. Novick1
1Cardiac Surgery, 2Anestheology, London Health Science Centre, London, ON, Canada, 3Cardiac Surgery, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA
1:12P - 1:24PM 10. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts Assessment at One Year by Non-Invasive Multislice Computed Tomography (MSCT) and Conventional Coronary Angiography (CCA)
Rajneesh Malhotra1, Manisha Mishra2, Poonam Khurana3, Yugal Mishra1, Zile Singh Meharwal1, Vijay Kohli1, Ramesh Bapna1, Naresh Trehan1
1Cardiothorcic Surgery, 2Cardiothorcic Anesthesia 3Radioimaging, Escorts Heart Institute And Research Centre, New Delhi, India
1:24P - 1:36PM 11. Incidence of Residual Clot in Saphenous Vein Grafts after Endoscopic Harvest
Nicholas S. Burris1, Michael H. Kwon1, Joseph M. Schmitt2, Cha-Min Tang3, Kimberly Schwartz1, James S. Gammie1, Jamie M. Brown1, Bartley P. Griffith1, Robert S. Poston1
1Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA, 2Lightlab Imaging, Westford, MA, USA, 3Department of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
1:36P - 1:48PM 12. Stereo Vision Technology in Real-Time Three-Dimensional Echocardiography-Guided Intracardiac Beating-Heart Surgery
Nikolay V. Vasilyev1, Paul M. Novotny2, Joseph F. Martinez1, Nathalie Roy1, Ivan S. Salgo3, Robert D. Howe2, Pedro J. Del Nido1
1Cardiac Surgery, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, 2Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, 3Ultrasound Division, Philips Medical, Andover, MA, USA
1:48P - 2:02PM MP5. MSCT in Cardiac Surgery: Which Information is Relevant for the Surgeon?
C. Probst1, A. Kovacs2, W. Schiller1, C. Schmitz1, H.H. Schild2, A. Welz1
1Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart Center Bonn, University Bonn, Germany, 2Department of Radiology, University of Bonn, Germany
MP6. Midterm Patency of the Radial Artery By New-Generation 64-Slice Computed Tomography
Martin Oberhoffer1, Sandra Eifert1, Felix Kur1, Andres Beiras-Fernandez1, Bernd Wintersperger2, Maximilian Reiser2, Bruno Reichart1, Calin Vicol1
1Cardiac Surgery, 2Radiology, University Hospital Grosshadern, Munich, Germany
MP7. Utility of Multi-Slice CT for the Operative Planning of Closed Chest Epicardial Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
James H. Wudel1, Richard J. Kacere2, Douglas J. Fischbach3, Derek Olson3, David L. Wade3
1Cardiac Surgery, 2Cardiology, 3Radiology, Nebraska Heart Hospital, Lincoln, NE, USA
2:02P - 2:20PM V3. Invited Video: Robotic Esophagectomy
Kemp H. Kernstine, MD, PhD
City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute, Duarte, CA, USA
2:15P - 3:00PM Dedicated WetLab Time
3:00P - 4:15PM Session 4: Innovative Techniques for Aortic & Valvular Disease
3:00P - 3:12PM 13. Restoring Optimal Surface of Coaptation with a Mini Leaflet Prosthesis: A New Surgical Concept for the Correction of Mitral Valve Prolpase
Farzan Filsoufi, Sacha P. Salzberg, Wyman Lai, Alain Carpentier, David H. Adams
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
3:12P - 3:24PM 14. Aortic Valve surgery using a new Minimized Perfusion Circuit
Ingo Kutschka, Uwe Sch&ouml;nrock, Aschraf El Essawi, Marcel Anssar, Wolfgang Harringer
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Klinikum Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
3:24P - 3:36PM 15. Can The Left Subclavian Artery Be Safely Covered During Endovascular Repair Of The Descending Thoracic Aorta?
Ourania Preventza1, Grayson H. Wheatley, III1, James Williams1, Hannan Chaugle2, Venkatesh Ramaiah1, Julio Rodriguez-Lopez1, Dawn Olsen1, Edward B. Diethrich1
1Cardiovascular and Endovascular Surgery, Arizona Heart Institute, Phoenix, AZ, USA, 2Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA
3:36P - 3:48PM 16. The Development of a New Integrated Stentgraft Dacron Prosthesis For Intended One Stage Repair In Complex Thoracic Aortic Disease
Ulf Herold, Rainer Leyh, Markus Kamler, Konstantinos Tsagakis, Heinz Jakob.
Dept. of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Westgerman Heart Center Essen, Essen, Germany
3:48P - 4:00PM 17. Fast Sutureless Implantation of Mechanical Aortic Valve Prostheses Using Nitinol Memory Metal Attachment Rings; Feasibility in Acute Pig Experiments
Eric Berreklouw1, Bernd Vogel2, Harald Fischer2, Frederik Weinberg3, Gerda van Rijk - Zwikker4, Guido van Nooten 5, Rita Laurence6, Lawrence Cohn6
1Cardio-thoracic Surgery, Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2Endosmart GmbH, Stutensee, Germany, 3Kiki Ingenieursgesellschaft GmbH, Malsch, Germany, 4Cardio-thoracic Surgery, Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum, Leiden, The Netherlands, 5Laboratorium voor Experimentele Cardiale Heelkunde, Gent, Belgium, 6Cardiac Surgery, Brigham and Woman's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
4:00P - 4:08PM MP 8. Multicenter Mitral Valve Study: a Lateral Approach using the daVinci Surgical System
Douglas Murphy1, J. Michael Smith2, Leland Siwek3, David A. Langford1, John R. Robinson4, Branden Reynolds3, Usha Seshadri-Kreaden5, Amy M. Engel6
1St. Joseph Hospital, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA, 3Sacred Heart Medical, Spokane, WA, USA, 4Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA, 5Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA, USA, 6Research, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA
MP 9. Hemodynamic Efficacy of the Aortic Valve Bypass (Apicoaortic Conduit): Assessment by 2D-Doppler Echocardiography
James S. Gammie, Bartley P. Griffith, Jamie M. Brown, Mary J. Santos, Karen Roberts, Patrick N. Odonkor, John S. Gottdiener
Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
4:08P - 4:18PM V4. A Minimally Invasive Approach for Complex Aortic Pathologies: Hybrid Repair of a Type IV Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Grayson H. Wheatley, III, Julio Rodriguez-Lopez, Venketash Ramaiah, Edward B. Diethrich
Cardiovascular and Endovascular Surgery, Arizona Heart Institute, Phoenix, AZ, USA
4:15P - 5:00PM Dedicated WetLab Time
5:00P - 6:00PM Poster Competition, Round 1
Chief Moderator: Thomas A. Vassiliades, MD;
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
6:00P - 7:30PM Case Reports Session (light refreshments available, 8/7 each)
Session Director: Hani Shennib, MD; Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
CR 1. Successful Complete Excision of Bilateral Coronary-Pulmonary Arterial Fistulas using SPY Intra-Operative Imaging System
Masao Takahashi
Cardiovascular Surgery, Hiratsuka Kyosai Hospital, Hiratsuka, Japan
CR 2. Hybrid Procedure For Ventricular Septal Defect Closure And Pulmonary Artery Banding Eliminating The Need For Cardiopulmonary Bypass In A Pediatric Patient
Jeff L. Myers, Christian L. Gilbert, Benjamin Rush Waller, III, Dane Douglas, Joel Lutterman
Pediatrics, Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, Memphis, TN, USA.
CR 3. Non-sternotomy Approach for Left Ventricular Assist Device Explantation or Replacement
Kenneth K. Liao1, Leslie Macho1, Leslie W. Miller2, Soon J. Park3
1Cardiac Surgery, 2Cardiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 3Cardiac Surgery, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
CR 4. Endovascular Treatment Of Aorto-Bronchial Fistula Due To Pseudoaneurysm Of The Distal Aortic Arch
Kazuyuki Daitoku, Ikuo Fukuda, Satoshi Taniguchi, Masahito Minakawa, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Kozo Fukui
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hirosaki University, Hirosaki, Japan
CR 5. Erosion And Bleeding Complication Of Left Circumflex Artery After Robotic Enhanced Thoracoscopic Epicardial Lead Implantation For CRT
Bernard A. Stockman, Ivo G. Deblier, Jan F. Nijs, Bram J. Amsel, Inez E. Rodrigus
Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium
CR 6. Videoscopic Thoracic-Duct Division For Aortic Surgery-Related Chylous Leakage
Toshiya Ohtsuka, Mikio Ninomiya, Takahiro Nonaka
Cardiovascular Surgery, Tokyo Metropolitan Fuchu General Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
Friday, June 9
7:00A - 8:00AM Breakfast Symposium
"MitroFast&reg;: Rapid, Simplified Mitral Valve Repair"
Supported by Shelhigh, Inc.
7:00A - 8:00AM Continental Breakfast in Exhibition Halls
7:30A - 10:45AM Exhibition Hall Hours
8:00A - 9:15AM Session 5: Cardiac Arrhythmia
8:00 - 8:12AM 18. Autonomic Ganglionated Plexi: Characterization and Effect of Epicardial Microwave Ablation in a Canine Model of Vagally Induced Acute Atrial Fibrillation
Husam H. Balkhy1, John Hare2, Haris J. Sih3
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The Wisconsin Heart Hospital, Milwaukee, WI, USA, 2Winter Lab, Sinai Aurora Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI, USA, 3Cardiac surgery, Guidant Corporation, Minneapolis, MN, USA
8:12A - 8:24AM 19. Epicardial Microwave Ablation on the Beating Heart for Atrial Fibrillation: The Dependency of Lesion Depth On Cardiac Output
Spencer J. Melby, Andreas Zierer, Scott P. Kaiser, Ashraf Al-Dadah, Richard B. Schuessler, Ralph J. Damiano, Jr.
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
8:24A - 8:36AM 20. Excellent Results with a Left Atrial Cryomaze Procedure for the Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
Farzan Filsoufi, Sacha P. Salzberg, Parwis B. Rahmanian, Anthony Coppolino, III, Javier Castillo, Davendra Mehta, David H. Adams
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
8:36A - 8:48AM 21. Wide Variations in Energy Delivery Using an Impedance Controlled Algorithm in Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation: Evidence against Fixed Time Ablation
Spencer J. Melby, Andreas Zierer, Shelly C. Lall, Rochus K. Voeller, Marci S. Bailey, Ralph J. Damiano, Jr.
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
8:48A - 9:03AM MP10. The Wolf Mini-Maze Procedure: Early and Mid-Term Follow-Up
Alex Zapolanski1, Daniel Santos2, Fernando Mastrogiacomo3, Michael B. Pliam4, Laurel Mengarelli, CRNFA4
1Cardiothoracic Surgery, Valley Columbia Heart Center, Ridgewood, NJ, USA, 2Cardiology, Institute Alexander Fleming, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3Cardiothoracic Surgery, Institute Alexander Fleming, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 4Cardiothoracic Surgery, San Francisco Heart & Vascular Institute, Daly City, CA, USA
MP11. Left-atrial Appendage Occlusion with a New Clip Device: Preliminary Results in Primates
Sacha P. Salzberg, Anelechi Anyanwu, Farzan Filsoufi, Parwis Rahmanian, Javier Castillo, John Fallon, David H. Adams
Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
MP 12. Cryothermy Versus Bipolar Radiofrequency Beating Heart "Off-Pump" Ablation In Surgical Treatment Of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation - 1 Year Prospective Study
Piotr Suwalski1, Grzegorz Suwalski1, Andrzej Kurowski1, Franciszek Majstrak1, Piotr Scislo2, Janusz Kochanowski2, Kazimierz B. Suwalski1
1Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, 2Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
9:03 - 9:13AM V5. Epicardial Atrial Ablation using a Novel Highly Articulated Snake Robot via a Percutaneous Subxiphoid Approach
Marco A. Zenati1, Takeyoshi Ota1, Alon Wolf2, Howie Choset2
1cardiothoracic Surgery, University Of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 2Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
9:15A - 10:30AM Dedicated WetLab Time
10A - 10:30AM ISMICS Member Business Meeting
10:30A - 11AM Consensus Statement - "Transmyocardial Revascularization"
Anno Diegeler, MD;
Herz-und Gefasse Klinik Bad Neustadt, Bad Neustadt, Germany
Davy Cheng, MD; London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada
11:00A - 11:30AM Presidential Address - "The Future of Surgery and ISMICS"
Randall K. Wolf, MD;
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA
11:30A - 1:00PM Lunch Symposia (concurrent)
"Controversies in Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation"
Moderator: John D. Puskas, MD;
Emery University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Supported by Boston Scientific Corporation.

"The Malignant Aspects of Severe Pulmonic Regurgitation: New Approaches in Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatment"
Supported by Shelhigh, Inc.
11:30A - 1:30PM TSRA Luncheon
1:00P - 3:00PM Exhibition Hall Hours
1:00P - 2:00PM Session 6: Heart Failure Surgery and Devices
1:00P - 1:12PM 22. Thoracoscopic Approach to Epicardial Lead Implantation in Adult Patients with Previous Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Thomas A. Vassiliades, Jr.1, Michael E. McConnell2, Wendy M. Book3.
1Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2Pediatric Cardiology, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, USA, 3Adult Congenital Cardiac Program, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
1:12P - 1:24PM 23. Thoracoscopic Intramyocardial Autologous Angiogenic Progenitor Cell Transplantation for Cardiomyopathy
Kitipan V. Arom1, Permyos Ruengsakulrach1, Amit N. Patel2
1Cardiovascular Surgery, Bangkok Heart Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand, 2Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
1:24P - 1:36PM 24. Minimally Invasive Surgical Left Ventricular Resynchronization Therapy: A Four-Year Follow-Up
Omar M. Lattouf, Joel S. Corvera, Vinod H. Thourani, John D. Puskas, Robert A. Guyton
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
1:36P - 1:50PM MP 13. Pmtandemheart with Peripheral Cannulation for Cardiotomy Cardiac Failure - Remote Insertion for Closed-Chest Removal
Christoph H. Huber, Ludwig K. von Segesser
Depatment of Cardio-vascular Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
MP 14. The Save Procedure for Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy With Severe Heart Failure
Hisayoshi Suma1, Hiroaki Tanabe1, Akihito Takahashi1, Junya Yamada1, Tadashi Isomura2, Taiko Horii2, Gerald Buckberg3
1The Cardiovascular Institute, Tokyo, Japan, 2Hayama Heart Center, Kanagawa, Japan, 3UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
MP 15. Left Ventricular Reconstruction In Off Pump Technique
Mitrev K. Zan, Jr., Anguseva N. Tanja, Jr., Belostockij E. Vladimir, Jr.
Intensive care, Special Hospital of Cardiosurgery, Skopje, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1:50P - 2:00PM V6. Invited Video: Minimally Invasive Left Ventricular Restoration Surgery
Wendel J. Smith, MD
St. Joseph Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Tacoma, WA, USA
2:00P - 2:30PM Keynote Address-- "The Chronicles of the Origins and Future of Surgical Robotics: Surgeons Have Nothing to Fear?"
Richard M. Satava, MD, FACS
; Professor of Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA; Program Manager of Advanced Biomedical Technology at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Special Assistant in Advanced Surgical Technologies at the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command in Ft. Detrick, MD, USA
2:30P - 3:00PM Dedicated WetLab Time
3:00P - 4:15PM Session 7: Innovative Technologies for Revascularization
3:00P - 3:12PM 25. Robotically Assisted Beating Heart Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass (TECAB): Is There a Future?
Sudhir Srivastava1, Suresh Gadasalli1, Madhava Agusala1, Ram Kolluru1, Reyna Barrera2, Shaune Quismundo2, Vishwa Srivastava2, 3Usha Seshadri-Kreaden
1Alliance Hospital, Odessa, TX, USA, 2Cardiac Surgical Associates, Odessa TX, USA, 3Intuitive Surgical Inc., Odessa, TX
3:12P - 3:27PM MP 16. How to Improve Performance of Robotic Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Johannes Bonatti1, Thomas Schachner1, Nikolaos Bonaros1, Armin Oehlinger1, Elisabeth Ruetzler1, Patrycja Jonetzko1, Guy Friedrich2, Usha Kreaden3, Gudrun Feuchtner4, Otmar Pachinger2, Guenther Laufer1.
1Cardiac Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria, 2Cardiology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria, 3Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA, USA, 4Radiology II, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
MP 17. Thoracoscopic TMR: Is Prior CABG a Contraindication?
Gary S. Allen
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Osceola Regional Medical Center, Kissimmee, FL, USA
MP 18. The Heartstring&trade; Device: Mid-Term Patency Evaluated By 64-Slice Computed Tomography
Martin Oberhoffer1, Haytham Shalabi1, Sandra Eifert1, Sabine H. Daebritz1, Christoph Becker2, Maximilian Reiser2, Bruno Reichart1, Calin Vicol1
1Cardiac Surgery, 2Diagnostic Radiology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
3:27P - 3:42PM MP 19. Experience with 250 Proximal Anastomoses Using The Novare Enclose Anastomotic Enabling Device
Mark Anderson, George Berberian, Juan Plate, George Batsides
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, UMDNJ / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
MP 20. Angiographic Evaluation of PASPORT Proximal Vein Graft Anastomoses System
Shigeyuki Tomita, Go Watanabe, Kenji Iino, Koichi Higashidani, Toshimi Ujiie
General and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan
MP 21. Midterm Angiographic Evaluation of Coronary Bypass Graft Distal Anastomosis By Use Of A Magnetic Coupler
Sandra Eifert1, Martin Oberhoffer1, Peter Boekstegers2, Frank Christ3, Bruno Reichart1, Calin Vicol1
1Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, 2Cardiology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, 3Anesthesiology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
3:42P - 3:52PM V7 Use of A New Gel Poloxamer 407 during OPCAB for Coronary and Internal Mammary Artery Temporary Occlusion.
Olivier Bouchot1, Marie C. Aubin2, Michel Carrier3, William E. Cohn4, Louis P. Perrault3
1Department of Cardio Vascular Surgery, Hopital Le Bocage, Dijon, France, 2Department of Pharmacology, Universit&eacute; de Montreal, Montreal, PQ, Canada, 3Department of Cardiac, Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, PQ, Canada, 4Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas
3:52P - 4:00PM MP 22. Endoscopic Radial Artery Harvesting: Initial Experience with 200 Patients
Mahmud Khalil, Arndt H. Kiessling, Frank Isgro, Werner Saggau
Cardiac Surgery, Klinikum Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen, Germany
MP 23. First Clinical Experience with Tentacles - A New Heart Positioning Device for OPCAB Surgery
Jan-Michael Abicht1, Hirokuni Arai2, Sandra Eifert3, Andres Beiras-Fernandez3, Bruno Reichart3, Frank Christ1, Calin Vicol3
1Anaesthesiology, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, 2Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, 3Heart Surgery, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
4:00P - 4:10PM V8. The "Double Cylinder" Device (CSD): A New Device for Minimally Invasive Saphenous Vein Harvesting. Results after 100 Cases
Giuseppe D'Arrigo, Gaetano Mauceri, Antonio Scolaro, Filippo Fraggetta, Giuseppe Grasso, Alberto Lomeo
Cardiovascular Dept., Ospedale Cannizzaro, Catania, Italy
4:10P - 4:15PM Minimally Invasive Risk Assessment & Application of Judgment
Bill E. Bob, Rocking C Ranch, Houston, TX
4:15P - 5:00PM Poster Competition Finals
Moderator: Thomas A. Vassiliades, MD;
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
5:00PM - 6:30PM Awards Reception (light entertainment, awards)
Guest Entertainer: David Williamson, Comedy Magician
Awards: Robert Emery Young Investigator Award
President's Award
Best Moderated Poster
Best Mini Presentation
Best Video Presentation
Dinner On own
9:30P - 11:00PM President's Nightcap
Guest Entertainer: David Williamson
, close up sleight-of-hand, magic comedy.
Saturday, June 10
7:00A - 8:00AM Continental Breakfast
7:30A - 8:45AM Session 8: Novel Technologies & Approaches
7:30A - 7:42AM 26. New Agent, Regenerating Agent (RGTA) And Autologus Bone Marrow Derived CD34+ Lineage Stem Cells Transplantation For The Treatment Of Acute Myocardial Infarction
Chandra Mullangi1, Ranjit Parhar2, Maie Alshahid1, Suleiman Kharabsheh1, Abdulaziz Al Sugair3, Fouad Al Dayel4, Futwan Al Mohanna5, Zohair Al Halees1
1King Faisal Heart Institute, 2BMR, 3Nuclear Medicine, 4Pathology, 5RCA, KFSHRC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
7:42A - 7:54AM 27. Self-Sealing Antegrade Cardioplegia System for Video Assisted Cardiac Surgery
Olivier Jegaden, Fadi Farhat, Mathieu Vergnat, Loic Boussel
Cardiovascular Surgery, Louis Pradel Hospital, Cl Bernard University, Lyon, France
7:54A - 8:06AM 28. Percutaneous Subxiphoid Access to the Epicardium Using a Miniature Crawling Robotic Device
Takeyoshi Ota1, Nicholas A. Patronik2, Cameron N. Riviere2, Marco A. Zenati1. 1Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 2The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
8:06A - 8:14AM MP24. Successful Low-energy Cardioversion with Novel Biodegradable Gel Pads: A Feasibility Study for Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation in Animals
Kenji Iino, Shigeyuki Tomita, Koichi Higashidani, Toshimi Ujiie, Sadahiko Arai, Go Watanabe
Department of General and Cardiothracic Surgery, Kanazawa University School of Medicine, Kanazawa, Japan
MP 25. Regional Myocardiac Acidosis after Coronary Occlusion Is Associated With Tissue Damage in Patients Undergoing Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
Michael J. Collins, Michael H. Kwon, Toshinaga Ozeki, Zachary Kon, Junyan Gu, Bartley P. Griffith, Robert S. Poston
Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
8:15 - 8:45AM Invited Topic - "Nanotechnology-A Truly Minimally Invasive Technology"
Chair: Randall K. Wolf, MD; University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA
8:45A - 9:00AM Break
9:00A - 9:15AM Invited Topic - "Hybrid Approaches to Cardiac Procedures"
Ralph de LaTorre, MD; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
9:15 - 9:30AM Invited Topic: Articulating Endoscopic Instruments and 3D Videoscopy: Disruptive Technology or Tools Looking for an Application?
William E. Cohn, MD; Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX, USA
9:30A - 10:15AM LVADs for Destination Therapy - "Don't Throw Out Your Needledrivers, Here Comes the Next Big Thing!"
Chair: James D. Fonger, MD;
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA
Paul A. Spence, MD; University Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates, Louisville, KY, USA
Steven W. Boyce, MD; Washington Regional Cardiac Surgery, Washington, DC, USA
10:15A - 10:30AM Break
10:30A - 11:30AM Debate - "What IS Minimally Invasive AFIB Surgery? Off-pump? Non-sternotomy? Non Rib-spreading?"
Chair: Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD;
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
Randall K. Wolf, MD;
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Robert R. Lazzara, MD; Cardiac Surgical Associates, Tampa, FL
Joao Queiroz e Melo, MD, PhD; Hospital Santa Cruz, Carnaxide, Portugal
Takashi Nitta, MD; Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan
11:30A - 12:30PM Late Breaking News
12:30PM Adjourn