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Preliminary Program
Subject to Change

WEDNESDAY, 11 June 2008
07.00 - 08.00   Continental Breakfast for All Postgraduate Registrants
08.00 - 16.00   Postgraduate Course. Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
8.00 - 8.40   History Of Arrhythmia Surgery: Lessons Learned from Surgical Extinction
James L. Cox, MD
08.40 - 09.10   The Consensus Statement of AF Ablation: What Surgeons Need to Know
Richard J. Shemin, MD
09.10 - 09.40   An Electophysiology Primer for Surgeons: Understanding and Treating AF
Kenneth Ellenbogen, MD
09.40 - 10.10   An Overview of Ablation Technology: The Search for the Perfect Device
Nicholas Doll, MD
10.10 - 10.25   Questions &amp; Answers
10.25 - 10.40   Break
10.40 - 12.00   Current Operative Approaches for the Surgical Treatment of AF in Patients with Organic Heart Disease
Moderator: A. Marc Gillinov, MD
10.40 - 11.00   The Box Lesion
Mark A. Groh, MD
11.00 - 11.20   Left Atrial Lesion Sets
Stefano Benussi, MD
11.20 - 11.40   Biatrial Approach
A. Marc Gillinov, MD
11.40 - 12.00   Discussion
12.00 - 13.00   Lunch Break
13.00 - 16.00   Current Operative Approaches for the Surgical Treatment of Lone AF
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD
13.00 - 13.20   Pulmonary Vein Isolation
Erik A. Beyer, MD
13.20 - 13.40   Extended Left Atrial Lesion Sets
Michael Mack, MD
13.40 - 14.00   The Box Lesion
Husam H. Balkhy, MD
14.00 - 14.20   Cryo-Maze Procedure
Evilio Rodriguez, MD
14.20 - 14.40   Minimally Invasive Cox-Maze Procedure
Niv Ad, MD
14.40 - 15.00   Discussion
15.00 - 15.15   Break
15.15 - 15.30   Update on the Left Atrial Appendage
A. Marc Gilinov, MD
15.30 - 16.00   Where are We Today? Current Indications and Choice of Procedures
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD
16.00 - 17.30   Hands-On Skills Session
09.00 - 09.45   Postgraduate Course. Endovascular Aortic Therapies
Eric E. Roselli, MD
09.00 - 09.20   The Future of Aortic Surgical Training
09.00 - 09.10   Cardiothoracic Surgery Perspective
Bruce W. Lytle, MD
09.10 - 09.20   Vascular Surgery Perspective
Richard Cambria, MD
09.20 - 09.30   Stentgrafting the Descending Thoracic Aorta - Challenges Posed by the Current Devices
Joseph E. Bavaria, MD
09.30 - 09.45   Discussion
09.45 - 10.00   Break
10.00 - 11.00   Treating Complex Aneurysmal Disease
10.00 - 10.10   Imaging - Preoperative Planning and New Techniques
Michael C. Moon, MD, FRCSC
10.10 - 10.22   Hybrid Approaches to Aortic Arch and Thoracoabdominal Disease
Lars G. Svensson, MD
10.22 - 10.34   Update on Branch Grafting of Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Tara Mastracci, MD
10.34 - 10.46   Arch and Ascending Aorta - Can We Do It Totally Endovascularly?
Roy K. Greenberg, MD
10.46 - 11.00   Discussion
11.00 - 12.00   Emergencies and Dissections
11.00 - 11.12   Traumatic Transections - Is Endovascular the Treatment of Choice?
Riyad C. Karmy-Jones, MD
11.12 - 11.24   Endovascular Therapy for Mycotic Aneurysms, Aortoesophageal and Aortobronchial Fistula
Grayson H. Wheatley, III, MD
11.24 - 11.36   Endovascular therapy for Acute Distal Dissections
Wilson Y. Szeto, MD
11.36 - 11.48   Endovascular Therapy for Chronic Distal Dissection
Eric E. Roselli, MD
11.48 - 12.00   Discussion
12.00 - 13.00   Lunch Break
13.00 - 16.00   Postgraduate Course. Percutaneous Valvular Therapies
Volkmar Falk, MD, Heart Center Leipzig, Germany
13.00 - 13.15   The Aging Population - Increasing Number of High Risk Patients with Aortic Stenosis?
A. Pieter Keppetein, MD, PhD
13.15 - 13.30   Scoring and Risk Assessment Results of Conventional AVR Patient Selection
Todd Michael Dewey, MD
13.30 - 13.45   Imaging for Transcatheter Valves (Echo, Angiography, CT)
Francesco Maisano, MD
13.45 - 14.05   Transfemoral Techniques &amp; Results
David Brown, MD, Heartcenter Medical City, Dallas, TX
14.05 - 14.25   Transapicial Techniques &amp; Results
Thomas J. Walther, MD
14.25 - 14.45   Future Devices
Michael Mack, MD
14.45 - 15.00   Break
15.00 - 16.00   Round Table Discussion
Faculty: Todd Michael Dewey, MD; Volkmar Falk, MD; A. Pieter Kappetein, MD, PhD; Michael Mack, MD; Francesco Maisano, MD; Thomas J. Walther, MD;

  • Training for Transcatheter AVI
  • Setup for Transcatheter AVI; Hybrid or Cathlab
  • Positioning for Transcatheter AVI
  • AV-Block After Transcatheter AVI
  • Paravalvular Leak
  • Future aspects
    • Inclusion of Younger Patients
    • Randomized Trials
16.00 - 17.30   Hands-On Skills Session
08.00 - 16.00   Postgraduate Course. Advances in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Chair: Kemp H. Kernstine, MD, PhD
Co-Chairs: Daniel L. Miller, MD &amp; Thomas J. Watson, MD
08.00 - 09.00   Staging the Mediastinum
John Howington, MD
08.00 - 08.12   Mediastinoscopy &amp; VAMLA
Robert Cameron, MD
08.12 - 08.26   TEMLA/ Transcervical RUL
Marcin Zielinski, MD
08.26 - 08.38   EBUS
Mark Krasnik, MD
08.38 - 08.50   EUS to Stage the Mediastinum &amp; Evaluate Esophageal &amp; Mediastinal Tumors
Robert Cerfolio, MD
08:50 - 09:00   Discussion
09:00 - 09.30   Break
09.30 - 10:30   Surgical Treatment - Part I
Moderator: Scott Swanson, MD
09.30 - 09:42   VATS Lobectomy
Thomas D&rsquo;Amico, MD
09.42 - 09.54   VATS Segmentectomy/Sleeve
Robert McKenna, MD
09.54 - 10.04   VATS Pneumonectomy
Todd Demmy, MD
10.04 - 10.16   Robotic Lobectomy/Segmentectomy/Pneumonectomy
Bernard Park, MD
10.16 - 10.30   Discussion
10.30 - 11:30   Surgical Treatment - Part 2
Moderator: Christopher Morse, MD
10.30 - 10.42   Transabdominal Metastasectomy
Frank Detterbeck, MD
10.42 - 10.54   Current Status and Techniques of Brachytherapy for Unresectable Lesions
Hiran Chrish Fernando, MD
10.54 - 11.06   Current Status and Techniques of Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) for Unresectable Lesions
Damian Dupuy, MD
11.06 - 11.18   Endobronchial Therapies - Ablative Therapies and Stents
Armin Ernst, MD
11:18 - 11:30   Discussion
11.30 - 12.30   Lunch Break
12.30 - 13.42   Mediastinum
Joel Cooper, MD
12.30 - 12.42   Transcervical Thymectomy
Joseph Shrager, MD
12.42 - 12.54   VATS Thymectomy and Other Mediastinal Masses
Joshua Sonett, MD
12:54 - 13.06   Robotic Thymectomy and Other Mediastinal Masses
Jens Ruckert, MD
13.06 - 13.18   Minimally Invasive Sympathectomy
Daniel Miller, MD
13.18 - 13.30   Pericardial Window
Michael Chang, MD
13.30 - 13.42   Discussion
13.42 - 14.12   Treatment for Emphysema
Gavin Wright, MD
13.42 - 13.54   VATS Treatment for Emphysema
Malcolm DeCamp, MD
13.54 - 14.06   Valve Technologies for the Treatment of Emphysema
Cliff Choong, MD
14.06 - 14.12   Discussion
14.12 - 14.30   Break
14.30 - 16.00   Esophagus
Mark Krasna, MD
14.30 - 14.42   Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: Current Status &amp; Future Prospects; World Prospective
Russell White, MD
14.42 - 14.54   Transthoracic Robotic Esophagectomy
Kemp Kernstine, MD
14.54 - 15.06   Transhiatal Robotic Esophagectomy
Santiago Horgan, MD
15.06 - 15.18   Minimally Invasive Approaches to Treating Benign Esophageal Disease
Virginia Litle, MD
15.18 - 15.33   Current Use of Stents, PDT, Laser &amp; BarXX
Thomas Watson, MD
15.33 - 15.45   Transoral Anti-Reflux Procedures
Blair Jobe, MD
15.45 - 16.00   Discussion
16.00 - 18.00  

Hands-On Skills Session
Kemp Kernstine, MD, PhD &amp; Hiran Chrish Fernando, MD

Video-Assisted Thorascopic Surgery, Highlighting VATS Lobectomy
Leaders:  Scott Swanson, MD &amp; Todd Demmy, MD

Endobronchial Techniques - flexible and rigid bronchoscopy
Leaders:  Armin Ernst, MD &amp; Sudish Murthy, MD

EndoEsophageal Techniques
Leaders:  Tom Watson, MD &amp; Daniel Miller, MD

Radio Frequency Ablation Techniques (RFA)
Leaders:  Damian Dupuy, MD &amp; Hiran Chrish Fernando, MD

17.30 - 19.00   Exhibit Hall Open
14.00 - 19.30   Poster Viewing
17.00 - 19.00   Welcome Reception in Exhibition Hall
19.00 - 21.00   Case Reports Session (Working Supper)
Alan Menkis, MD; Volkmar Falk, MD &amp; Anthony DeSouza, MD
    CR 1
Subendocardially Implanted Anuloplastyring In A Patient With Pacemaker Lead Associated Endocarditis

Markus Thalmann1, Franz Veit1, Gottfried H. Sodeck2, Michael Gorlitzer1, Martin Grabenwoeger1;
1Hospital Hietzing, Vienna, Austria, 2Univesity Hospital, Vienna, Austria

CR 2
Transapical Transcatheter Mitral Valve-In-Valve Implantation in a Human

Anson Cheung, Daniel Wong, Jian Ye, John G. Webb, Samuel V. Lichtenstein;
St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada

CR 3
Interventional Therapy of Prosthetic Paravalvular Leaks - A Case Series

Olaf Franzen, MD1, Oliver Deutsch, MD2, Joachim Schofer, MD1, Christian Detter, MD2, Thomas Meinertz, MD1, Hermann Reichenspurner, MD, PhD2;
1University Heart Center, Department of Cardiology, Hamburg, Germany, 2University Heart Center, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hamburg, Germany

CR 4
Minimal Invasive Extracorporeal Circulation For Intraatrial Tumor Thrombectomy

Marcello Bergonzini1, Enrico Citterio1, Alessandro Piccinelli2, Orazio Maugeri2, Roberto Gallotti1, Pierpaolo Graziotti2;
1Istituto Clinico Humanitas. Reparto di Cardiochirurgia, Rozzano (MI), Italy, 2Istituto Clinico Humanitas. Reparto di Urologia, Rozzano (MI), Italy

CR 5
Transcatheter Closure of the Mitral Valve Prosthesis Leakage

Zan Kostadin Mitrev1, Anguseva N. Tanja, Sr.1, Ivan Milev1, Dietmar Schranz2.
1Special Hospital of Cardiosurgery, Skopje, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 2Cardiosurgery Centre Justus Liebig, Giessen, Germany.

CR 6
Beating Heart Aortic Valve Replacement After Previous All Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Markus Thalmann1, Franz Veit1, Gottfried H. Sodeck2, Michael Gorlitzer1, Martin Grabenwoeger1;
1Hospital Hietzing, Vienna, Austria, 2Univesity Hospital, Vienna, Austria
THURSDAY, 12 June 2008
05.30 - 08.00   Posters Available For Viewing
06.30 - 07.30   ISMICS Faculty Briefing Breakfast
06.30 - 07.45   Breakfast Symposium
Breakfast Symposia are not part of the ISMICS scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ISMICS joint sponsor, the American College of Surgeons.

The Ex-Maze- A Solution for the Forgotten Patients: A Treatment for all Types of Atrial Fibrillation
Supported by an educational grant from ACATI
07.15 - 08.30   Continental Breakfast in Exhibition Hall
07.15 - 11.00   Exhibition Hall Hours
07.45 - 08.00   Opening &amp; Welcome Remarks
Rex De Lisle Stanbridge, MD, FRCS, FRCP, ISMICS President
08.00 - 09.00   Session 1: Valve - Transcatheter Therapies
Francesco Maisano, MD &amp; Wiley Nifong, MD
08.00 - 08.12   1
Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement (pAVR) in Severe Calcific Aortic Stenosis: First UK Experience

Hasan Jilaihawi, Tomasz Spyt, Derek Chin, Elaine Logtens, Johann Bence, Jan Kovac.;
Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, United Kingdom
08.12 - 08.24   2
Transapical Aortic Valve Implantation - Current Results

Thomas Walther, Volkmar Falk, Michael A. Borger, J&ouml;rg Kempfert, Jens Fassl, Yvonne R&uuml;ckert, Axel Linke, Gerhard Schuler, Friedrich W. Mohr;
Herzzentrum Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
08.24 - 08.36   3
First Experiences with a Repositionable and Retrievable Bovine Pericardial Valve for Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement - The Direct Flow Valve

Hendrik Treede1, Joachim Schofer2, Thilo T&uuml;bler2, Olaf Franzen1, Thomas Meinertz1, Steven F. Bolling3, Hermann Reichenspurner1;
1University Heart Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, 2Hamburg University Cardiovascular Center, Hamburg, Germany, 3University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
08.36 - 08.48   4*
Hybrid Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement

Lucian Lozonschi1, Rene Quaden2, Jochen Cremer2, Niloo M. Edwards1, Georg Lutter2;
1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison, WI, USA, 2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany
08.48 - 08.52   MP 1
Evaluating the Potential Role of Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement in the High-Risk Patients

Mario Gaudino, Amedeo Anselmi, Franco Glieca, Nicola Luciani, Carlo Cellini, Claudio Pragliola, Gianfederico Possati;
Catholic University, Rome, Italy
08.52 - 09.02   V 1
Combined Off-Pump Transapical Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation and MIDCAB Revascularization

Anson Cheung, Daniel R. Wong, Jian Ye, John G. Webb, Samuel V. Lichtenstein;
St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
09.00 - 09.45   Dedicated Hands-on Time - Exhibition Hall
09.45 - 10.45   Session 2. Valve - Minimally Invasive Approaches, Technologies &amp; Techniques
Anson Cheung, MD &amp; Alan Menkis, MD
09.45 - 09.57   5
Two Institution Experience With 890 Video-Assisted Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgeries

Paul Modi1, Evelio Rodriguez1, Karen A. Gersch1, Wilson Szeto2, W Clark Hargrove2, Walter Randolph Chitwood1;
1East Carolina Heart Institute, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA, 2Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
09.57 - 10.09   6*
Redo Mitral Valve Surgery Via Right Sided Mini-Thoracotomy Is Safe and Effective

Joerg Seeburger, Volkmar Falk, Thomas Kuntze, Michael Borger, Nicolas Doll, Markus Czesla, Joerg Ender, Friedrich W. Mohr;
Heartcenter Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
10.09 - 10.21   7
Repair of Mitral Valve Prolapse in the Beating Heart Using 3D Echo Guidance: AFeasibility Study

Nikolay V. Vasilyev1, Franz P. Freudenthal2, Douglas P. Perrin1, Peter E. Hammer1, Ivan S. Salgo3, Pedro J. del Nido1;
1Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, 2Kardiozentrum, La Paz, Bolivia, 3Philips Medical Systems, Andover, MA, USA
10.21 - 10.30   MP 2
The Minimally Invasive Medtentia Double Helix Mitral Annuloplasty System

Per Wierup1, Morten Smerup1, Jarmo Simpanen2, Marianne Bjerre1, Kalervo Werkkala2;
1Skejby Hospital, Aarhus University, Aarhus N, Denmark, 2Meilahti University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland

MP 3
Reoperative Mitral Valve Surgery Using the Port-access Right Mini-thoracotomy Approach.

Steven R. Meyer, Wilson Y. Szeto, John G.T. Augoustides, Rohinton J. Morris, William J. Vernick, Deborah Paschal, Jeanne Fox, W. Clark Hargrove, III;
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
10.30 - 10.40   V 2
Robotic Artificial Chordal Replacement for Repair of Mitral Valve Prolapse

Louis A. Brunsting, III, Ricardo E. Orozco, J. Scott Rankin, Robert S. Binford;
Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
10.45 - 11.30   Invited Topic - Sutureless Valves
Moderators: Francesco Maisano, MD and Volkmar Falk, MD
Sutureless Valves: Design, Implantation Technique and Early Clinical Results
Thierry-Pierre Carrel, MD
A Modular Prosthesis for Nearly-Sutureless Implantation
Gerhard Wimmer-Greinecker, MD
Minithoracotomy AVR: How to Do It and Clinical Advantages
Mattia Glauber, MD
11.30 - 14.00   ISMICS International Fellows Session - Trainees to Consultants
Session Director:
Francis D. Ferdinand, MD
11.30 - 14.00   Posters Available For Viewing
11.30 - 13.00   Lunch Symposia (3 concurrent)
Luncheon Symposia are not part of the ISMICS scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ISMICS joint sponsor, the American College of Surgeons.

Medtronic Inc. presents the MICS Marketplace
Supported by an educational grant from Medtronic, Inc.

Less Is More: Minimal Extracorporeal Circulation (MECC) Improves Aortic Valve Replacement Patient Outcome
Supported by an educational grant from MAQUET Cardiovascular

Dual Perspectives: How Minimally Invasive Skills Help Prepare for Future Technologies
Supported by an educational grant from Edwards Lifescience
13.30 - 17.45   Exhibition Hall Hours
13.15 - 14.00   Late Breaking News
Toshi Ohtsuka, MD, Tokyo Metropolitan Fuchu, General Hospital, Japan

Late Breaking News is not part of the ISMICS scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ISMICS joint sponsor, the American College of Surgeons.

"Single Center Experience with the ATS Enable Bioprosthesis"
Sven Martens, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Supported by an educational grant from ATS Medical Inc.

"The Cardica PAS-Port Proximal Anastomotic Connector Device: First Report of the Results of the FDA Trial"
John D. Puskas, MD, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Sponsored by an educational grant from Cardica Inc.
14.00 - 15.15   CONCURRENT SESSION 3: Revascularization Technologies
Moderators: Francis D. Ferdinand MD &amp; Anno Diegeler, MD
14.00 - 14.12   8*
Temporary Atraumatic Coronary Artery Occlusion with a Thermosensitive Gel (LeGoo&trade;) during OPCAB in Humans: Preliminary Results

Olivier Bouchot1, Jean Pierre Berne1, Robert L. Berger2, Roger Brenot1, Michel David1;
1CHU Le Bocage, Dijon, France, 2Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
14.12 - 14.24   9*
Outcomes in 434 Coronary Artery Bypass Patients Using 647 Heartstring&trade; Devices for the Clampless Construction of Proximal Anastomoses

Vinod H. Thourani, Shady M. Eldaieef, Christopher Mutrie, Thomas A. Vassiliades, Omar M. Lattouf, Robert A. Guyton, Caleb Rutledge, John D. Puskas;
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
14.24 - 14.36   10
Multi-suction Heart Positioner Tentacles Prevents Left Ventricular Volume Reduction During Heart Positioning: Three Dimentional Transesophageal Echocardiographic Analysis

Tokujiro Uchida1, Hirokuni Arai2, Megumi Ohata1, Akihide Yamashita1, Hiroyuki Tanaka2, Koshi Makita1;
1Dept of Anesthesiology, Tokyo Medical &amp; Dental University, Tokyo, Japan, 2Dept of Cardiothoracic surgery, Tokyo Medical &amp; Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
14.36 - 14.48   11
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery: A Prospective Dual Center Report Of 285 Consecutive Cases

Joseph T. McGinn, Jr.1, Vijayasimha R. Pothula1, Scott M. Sadel1, Benny Liliav1, Praveen Potluru1, William J. Molloy1, Mark Ruel2;
1Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY, USA, 2University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada
14.48 - 15.03   MP 4
Ten Year Outcome of Skeletonized BITA Grafting for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

Aya Mohr1, Dmitry Pevni1, Gideon Uretzky1, Itzhak Shapira1, Amir Kramer1, Yosef Paz1, Benjamin Medalion2, Rephael Mohr1;
1Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 2Rabin Medical Center - Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva, Israel

MP 5
Transmyocardial Revascularization Combined With Concentrated Autologous Stem Cells

Guillermo Reyes1, Keith Allen2, Adrian Alegre1, Beatriz Aguado1, Anas Sarraj1, Jose-Manuel Nuche1, Juan Duarte1;
1La Princesa University Hospital, Madrid, Spain, 2Mid America Heart Institute, St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO, USA

MP 6
Clinical Outcomes with Minimal Exposure Robotically Assisted Direct Coronary Revascularization

Francis P. Sutter, Francis D. Ferdinand, Candace Trace, Mary Ann C. Wertan, Scott M. Goldman;
Lankenau Hospital Div of Thor &amp; CV Surgery, Wynewood, PA, USA
15.03 - 15.13   V 3
Multi Vessel Off-Pump Myocardial Revascularization Through A Mini-Thoracotomy Approach

Massimo Lemma1, Guido Gelpi1, Andrea Mangini1, Giuseppe D'Arrigo2, Carlo Antona1;
1Cardiovascular Surgery division L. Sacco Hospital, Milan, Milan, Italy, 2Cannizzaro Hosp. Department of Cardiovasc. Surg, Catania, Italy
14.00 - 15.14   CONCURRENT SESSION 4: Thoracic
Gavin Wright, MD &amp; Thomas J. Watson, MD
14.00 - 14.12   12*
VATS Thymectomy For Myasthenia Gravis Via A Right Side Approach: Long-Term Follow-Up

Cameron P. Keating1, Yu Kong1, Valerie Tay2, Simon R. Knight3, C. Peter Clarke3, Gavin M. Wright1;
1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 2Department of Neurology, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 3Department of Thoracic Surgery, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
14.12 - 14.24   13
A Novel System for Measuring Longitudinal Postoperative Symptom Burden: Proof of Concept Comparing VATS versus Open Lobectomy

Ara Vaporciyan, Xin S. Wang, Santosh Bashkar, Arlene Correa, Qiuling Shi, Ibou Gning, Wayne Hofstetter, David Rice, Reza Mehran, Steven Swisher, Charles Cleeland;
UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
14.24 - 14.36   14*
Transcervical Mediastinotomy Access to the AP Window: Patient Selection and Results

Robert Cameron1, Shahriyour Andaz2, Rick Peng1, Raja Mahidhara1;
1UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2Long Island Thoracic Surgery, PC, Lynbrook, NY, USA
14.36 - 14.48   15
Robotic Laparoscopic Belsey Fundoplasty For Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Farid Gharagozloo, Marc Margolis, Barbara Tempesta;
George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
14.48 - 15.03   MP 7
Robot-Assisted Abdomen/Right Chest (Ivor Lewis) Esophagogastrectomy for Esophageal Cancer

Farid Gharagozloo, Marc Margolis, Barbara Tempesta, Eric Strother;
Washington Institute Of Thoracic And Cardiovascular Surgery, Washington, DC, USA

MP 8
Self-Expanding Metal Stents (SEMS) for Advanced Esophageal Carcinoma in a Resource-Limited Area of East Africa

Russell E. White;
Tenwek Hospital, Bomet, Kenya

MP 9
Ongoing Limited Resection Trial for Pulmonary Ground-glass Opacity (GGO) Nodules: Case Selection Based on High Resolution Computed Tomography

Junji Yoshida1, Genichiro Ishii1, Kanji Nagai1, Mitsuyo Nishimura1, Hiroyuki Ito2, Yoichi Kameda2, Haruhiko Nakayama2, Kouzou Yamada2, Yutaka Nishiwaki1;
1National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Japan, 2Kanagawa Cancer Center, Yokohama, Japan
15.03 - 15.13   V 4
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy with Chest Wall Resection

Chumy Nwogu, Sai Yendamuri, Todd Demmy;
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, SUNY, Buffalo, NY, Buffalo, NY, USA
15.00 - 15.45   Dedicated Hands-On Time
15.45 - 17.00   CONCURRENT SESSION 5: Aortic Endovascular Therapies, Perfusion &amp; Endovascular Technologies &amp; Image Guided Therapies
Volkmar Falk, MD &amp; William Cohn, MD
15.45 - 15.57   16
Hypothermia Severely Affects Performance of Nitinol Based Endografts

Roberto Rodriguez, Ralph de la Torre, Mark Schermerhorn, Robert Hagberg, Frank Pomposelli;
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
15.57 - 16.09   17
Intraoperative Epiaortic Ultrasound Scanning Guides Operative Strategies and Identifies Patients at High Risk During Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Omar M. Lattouf, Vinod H. Thourani, Patrick D. Kilgo, Kim T. Baio, Robert A. Guyton, John D. Puskas;
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
15.09 - 16.21   18
The Use of Optical Coherence Tomography and Multidetector CT to Quantify the Risk of Conduit Spasm Following Minimally Invasive CABG

Robert S. Poston, Junyan Gu, Nick Burris, Charles White;
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
16.21 - 16.33   19*
Value of Augmented Reality enhanced Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) for determining optimal Annuloplasty Ring size during Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair

Stephan Jacobs, David Holzhey, Friedrich Wilhelm Mohr, Volkmar Falk;
Heartcenter Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
16.33 - 16.48   MP 10
Comparative Imaging of Devices and Procedures for the Treatment of Structural Heart Disease

Timothy G. Laske1, John R. Liddicoat1, Paul A. Iaizzo2;
1Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 2 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

MP 11
New Imaging Modalities for Guidance Within the Left and Right Heart: Is Ultrasound Sufficiently Reliable for Transapical Valved Stent Implantation?

Christoph H. Huber, Ludwig K. von Segesser;
University Hospital Lausanne -CHUV, Switzerland, Lausanne, Switzerland

MP 12
Percutaneous Implantation of Thoracic Aortic Endografts - a Further Step to Reduce the Morbidity of the Procedure

Burkhart Zipfel, Semih Buz, Robert Hammerschmidt, Roland Hetzer;
Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
16.48 - 16.58   V 5
Videoscopic Excision of Left Ventricular Myxoma

Ansar Hassan, Paul Modi, Carolyn J. Teng, Evelio Rodriguez, Walter Randolph Chitwood, Jr.;
East Carolina Heart Institute, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
15.45 - 17.00   CONCURRENT SESSION 6: Thoracic Video Session
Hani Shennib, MD &amp; Daniel Miller, MD

V 6
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Extrapleural Pneumonectomy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Takashi Suda, Yuka Kitamura, Sachiko Tochii, Hiroshi Sugimura, Yoshinobu Hattori;
Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Toyoake, Japan

V 7
Robotic Right Upper Lobectomy For Early Stage Lung Cancer - Video Presentation Of Robot Positioning And Operative Technique

Marc Margolis, Farid Gharagozloo, Eric Strother, barbara Tempesta;
George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA.

V 8
Robot-assisted Ivor Lewis Esophagogastrectomy For Esophageal Cancer- Video Presentation of Robot Positioning and Operative Procedure

Marc Margolis, Farid Gharagozloo, Barbara Tempesta, Eric Strother;
George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA

V 9
Videoscope-Assisted Latissimus Dorsi And Serratus Anterior Muscle-Sparing Vertical Thoracotomy For Lung Cancer Surgery

Doosang Kim, Young-Mee Ahn, Yong-Ho Rho;
Seoul Veterans Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

V 10
Robotic-Assisted, Minimally-Invasive Resection of High Chest Wall Lesions

Robert Cameron;
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
16.30 - 18.00   Exhibit Hall Reception
16.30 - 17.00   Posters Available For Viewing
17.00 - 18.00   Poster Competition: Round 1
Chief Moderators: Rex De Lisle Stanbridge, MD, FRCS, FRCP and John L. Knight, MD

Topic Moderators:
  • Thoracic - Michael Jaklitsch, MD 
  • Revascularization Strategies I - Robert W. Emery, MD, St. Joseph's Hospital, Saint Paul, MN
  • Revascularization Strategies II - Johannes Bonatti, MD
  • Endo-Vascular and Heart Failure - Redmond P. Burke, MD, Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL
  • Arrhythmia and General - Yugal K. Mishra, MD
  • Mitral Valve - Trans Cath and Minimally Invasive - Gerhard Wimmer-Greinecker, MD 
  • Aortic Valve - Trans Cath and Minimally Invasive - Vassilios Gulielmos, MD
16.50 - 17.45   Dedicated Hands-On Time
17.30 - 19.30   Technical Challenges: Preoperative Strategies and Intraoperative Complications
Chair: Valavanur A. Subramanian, MD
Co-Chairs: Hermann Reichenspurner, MD and Patrick Nataf, MD
  1. Unusual bleeding complication during mitral and tricuspid repair in an octogenarian - Valavanur A. Subramanian, MD
  2. Complication during percutaneous closure of mitral paravalvular leak - Valavanur A. Subramanian, MD
  3. Therapeutic challenge in a complicated post-MI acute ventricular septal rupture - Hermann Reichenspurner, MD
  4. High risk aortic valve stenosis: three different therapeutic approaches and the post-operative complications - a case match study - Hermann Reichenspurner, MD
  5. Technical challenges in arch aneurysm repair in a 70-year-old female with two prior CABG&rsquo;s, ruptured abdominal aneurysm repair with severe iliofemoral arterial occlusion - George Tolis, MD
  6. Arch aneurysm repair in a 62-year-old male with total infrarenal occlusion, severe leg claudication and L.V. dysfunction and prior MI - George Tolis, MD
  7. Therapeutic dilemma during unsuccessful attempt at endovascular stenting of thoracic aneurysm - Valavanur A. Subramanian, MD
FRIDAY, 13 June 2008
06.30 - 07.45   Breakfast Symposium
Breakfast Symposia are not part of the ISMICS scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ISMICS joint sponsor, the American College of Surgeons.

Fibrin Glue for Heart Surgery
Supported by an educational grant from CSL Behring K.K.
07.30 - 08.30   Continental Breakfast in Exhibition Hall
07.30 - 10.30   Exhibition Hall Hours
08.00 - 09.15   CONCURRENT SESSION 7: Thoracic
Moderators: Kemp Kernstine, MD &amp; Robert B. Cameron, MD
08.00 - 08.12   20
Transcervical Extended Mediastinal Lymphadenectomy (Temla) - Results Of Staging In 421 Patients With Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer (Nsclc)

M. Zielinski1, J. Kuzdzal1, L. Hauer1, J Pankowski2, T. Nabialek3, A. Szlubowski3, W. Sosnicki1, J. Hauer1;
1Intensive Care Medicine of Pulmonary Hospital-Department of Thoracic Surgery, Zakopane, Poland, 2Intensive Care Medicine of Pulmonary Hospital-Department of Pathology, Zakopane, Poland, 3Intensive Care Medicine of Pulmonary Hospital-Department of Anesthesiology, Zakopane, Poland
08.12 - 08.24   21
Robotic-Assisted Thymectomy - A 5-Year-Experience

Jens C. Ruckert1, Marc Swierzy1, Mahmoud Ismail1, Patrik Rogalla2, Ralph I. Ruckert3, Andreas Meisel4;
1Universit&auml;tsmedizin Berlin-Departments of Surgery, Berlin, Germany, 2Universit&auml;tsmedizin Berlin-Departments of Radiology, Berlin, Germany, 3University Medicine Berlin (Charit&eacute;), Berlin, Germany, 4Universit&auml;tsmedizin Berlin- Department of Neurology, Berlin, Germany
08.24 - 08.36   22
Enhancement of Minimal Invasive Thoracic Surgery: Four Arm Robotic Assisted Pulmonary Lobectomy

Kenneth A. Lee;
Anne Arundel Medical center, Annapolis, MD, USA
08.36 - 08.48   23
Robotic Thoracoscopic Heller Myotomy For Achalasia

Farid Gharagozloo, Marc Margolis, Barbara Tempesta;
George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
08.48 - 09.03   MP 13
Successful Clinical and Radiological Outcomes Following Thoracoscopic Decortication in Critically Ill Patients

Prasad Adusumilli, Julie M. Schrader, Peter F. Ferson, Sebastien Gilbert;
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

MP 14
Lung Volume Reduction Surgery: Pros and Cons of Open Vs VATS Approaches Learned from 67 Cases

Joseph B. Shrager;
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

MP 15
A Novel Minimally Invasive Approach for Lung Transplantation: Antero-Axillary Thoracotomy

Yoshiya Toyoda, Marco Zenati, Christian Bermudez, Brack Hattler, Kenneth McCurry;
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
09.03 - 09.13   V 11
Three Port VATS Segmentectomy For Lung Cancer

Makoto Oda, Isao Matsumoto, Tsuyoshi Yachi, Kenichiro Saito, Takehisa Imagawa, Norihiko Ishikawa, Go Watanabe;
Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan
08.00 - 09.15   CONCURRENT SESSION 8: Arrhythmia
Randall K. Wolf, MD &amp; Tohru Asai, MD
08.00 - 08.12   24
Focal Ablation Of Epicardial Ganglionated Plexus: Electrophysiological Modification And Regeneration Of Vagal Tone In Canine Atria

Shun-ichiro Sakamoto, Richard B. Schuessler, Anson Lee, Abdulhameed Aziz, Ralph J. Damiano, Jr.;
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO, USA
08.12 - 08.24   25
A Minimally Invasive Full Cox-Maze Procedure: Technique and Results

Anson M. Lee, Marci S. Bailey, Abdulhameed Aziz, Richard B. Schuessler, Ralph J. Damiano, Jr.;
Washington University, Saint Louis, MO, USA
08.24 - 08.36   26
Novel Comprehensive Access for Minimally-Invasive Surgery for Lone Atrial Fibrillation

Gerard M. Guiraudon1, Douglas L. Jones2, Daniel Bainbridge3, Terrence M. Peters4.
1CSTARCSTAR. LHSC LHRI. Robarts Research Institute. Schulich Medical School; UWO., London, ON, Canada, 2Department of Physiology and Pharmacology. Schulich Medical School. CSTARCSTAR. LHSC LHRI. Robarts Research Institute. UWO., London, ON, Canada, 3LHSC LHRI. Department of Anesthesiology. Schulich Medical School.. UWO., London, ON, Canada, 4Robarts Research Institute. Department of Biophysics. CSTAR. LHSC. LHRI. Schulich Medical School.. UWO., London, ON, Canada
08.36 - 08.48   27*
Closed Chest Totally Endoscopic Bipolar Radiofrequency Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

Alaaddin Yilmaz;
St Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
08.48 - 08.53   MP 16
Magnetocardiographic Map-guided Minimal Atrial Fibrillation Surgery

Doosang Kim1, Kiwoong Kim2, Yong-Ho Lee2, Eun-Bo Shim3, Seung-Pyung Lim4, Hyuk Ahn5;
1Seoul Veterans Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2KRISS, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, 3Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Republic of Korea, 4Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, 5Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea
08.53 - 09.03   V12
Robotic Endoscopic Cox-Cryomaze: A Minimally Invasive Cure Of Continuous Atrial Fibrillation

Harold G. Roberts, Jr.1, Faisal H. Cheema2, Imran Khalid2, Barry Crowe1, Robert Green1, Richard Brezing1;
1South Florida Cardiovascular Surgical Associates, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA, 2College of Physicians &amp; Surgeons of Columbia University &amp; New York Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
09.03 - 09.13   V13
Paracardioscopic Ex-Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation

Andy C. Kiser, MD1, Gerhard Wimmer-Greinecker, MD, PhD2, Boguslaw Kapelak, MD, PhD3, Krzysztof Bartus3, Jerzy Sadowski, MD, PhD3;
1Arrhythmia Center of the Carolinas, Pinehurst, NC, USA, 2Klinik fur Herz-Thorax-Chirurgie, Bad Bevensen, Germany, 3Jagiellonian University, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplantology, Krakow, Poland
09.15 - 10.30   Dedicated Hands-On Time
10.00 - 10.30   ISMICS Member Business Meeting
10.30 - 11.00   Expert Consensus Statement - Stented versus Stentless Valves
John R. Pepper, MD, FRCS &amp; Davy Cheng, MD
11.00 - 11.30   Presidential Address
Rex De Lisle Stanbridge, MD, FRCS, FRCP
Introduction by Randall K. Wolf, MD
11.45 - 13.15   Lunch Symposium
Luncheon Symposia are not part of the ISMICS scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ISMICS joint sponsor, the American College of Surgeons.

AF Innovation Symposium: Presentation Luncheon
Supported by an educational grant from ESTECH
13.30 - 16.00   Exhibition Hall Hours
13.30 - 14.30   SESSION 9: Revascularization Outcomes &amp; Strategies
Federico Benetti, MD &amp; Pia Myken, MD
13.30 - 13.45   Historical Perspective - OPCAB, 29 Years of Follow up
Federico Jos&eacute; Benetti, MD
Benetti Foundation, Santa Fe, Argentina
13.45 - 13.57   28
Off-Pump Versus On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Propensity Score Analyses

Jochen B&ouml;rgermann1, Benita von Salviati2, Jan F. Gummert1, Johannes Haerting2, Oliver Ku&szlig;2;
1Department of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Jena, Jena, Germany, 2Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle/Saale, Germany
13.57 - 14.09   29*
The Impact of Off-Pump versus On-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery on Postoperative Pulmonary Complications and Mortality in Patients with COPD

Faraz Kerendi1, John D. Puskas1, Omar M. Lattouf1, Michael E. Halkos1, Patrick Kilgo2, Robert A. Guyton1, Vinod H. Thourani1;
1Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2Emory University School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, USA
14.09 - 14.23   MP 17
Impact of Prior Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus and Multivessel Disease Undergoing Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Takeshi Kinoshita, Tomoaki Suzuki, Osamu Nishimura, Hirohisa Ikegami, Atsushi Kambara, Keiji Matsubayashi, Tohru Asai;
Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan

MP 18
Preoperative Hemoglobin A1c Predicts Wound Complications After Coronary Bypass Surgery With Bilateral vs. Single Internal Thoracic Artery Grafts: A Propensity Adjusted Analysis

John D. Puskas, Michael E. Halkos, Vinod H. Thourani, Patrick D. Kilgo, Omar M. Lattouf, Robert A. Guyton;
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

MP 19
Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting is Associated with Reduced Operative Mortality and In-Hospital Adverse Events in Patients with Left Main Coronary Artery Disease

Omar M. Lattouf, Vinod H. Thourani, Patrick D. Kilgo, Robert A. Guyton, John D. Puskas;
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
14.23 - 14.33   V 14
Endoscopic versus Minimally Invasive Direct LIMA Harvesting - Impact on Early And Late Graft Patency - Results of a Prospective, Randomized, Clinical Study

Krzysztof Filipiak1, Seweryn Wiechowski2, Jaroslaw Goracy2, Tomasz Hrapkowicz1, Michael O. Zembala, Jr.1, Marian Zembala1;
1Silesian Center For Heart Diseases, Zabrze, Poland, 2Pomeranian Medical University, Dept of Cardiovascular Surgery, Szczecin, Poland
14:33 - 15.18   Dedicated Hands-On Time
15.18 - 16.33   Session 10: Heart Failure &amp; Assist Devices
Jan Gummert, MD and Lishan Aklog, MD
15.18 - 15.27   MP 20
Wrap Tightness Determines Reverse Remodeling with Ventricular Restraint Therapy

Lawrence S. Lee, Ravi K. Ghanta, Aravind Rangaraj, Ramanan Umakanthan, Minoru Tabata, Rita G. Laurence, John A. Fox, Ralph M. Bolman, Lawrence H. Cohn, Frederick Y. Chen.
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

MP 21
A Pericardial-based Bioscaffold Promotes Ventricular Remodeling and Regeneration

Adam E. Saltman1, Jacques P. Guyette2, Damon Kelly3, Daniel V. Filipe2, Megan K. Murphy2, Deep Singh2, Nicholas S. McBride2, George D. Pins2, B. N. Oray4, Glenn R. Gaudette2;
1Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 2Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, USA, 3Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA, 4Synovis Life Technologies, St. Paul, MN, USA

MP 22
Concordance of Sites With Latest Activation and Epicardial Left Ventricular Lead Fixation is a Strong Predictor of Response to Robotically Implanted Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Ajay Shah, Rawa Sarji, Olga Kuteyeva, Sripal Bangalore, Ganesh Kamath, Sandhya K. Balaram, Jonathan Steinberg, Farooq Chaudhry. St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, USA
15.27 - 15.32   Discussion
15.32 - 15.41   MP 23
Percutaneous, Trans-Septal Reduction Of The Dilated Left Ventricle In Sheep With Chronic Lad Occlusion And Antero-Septal Scar: The Dor Procedure Through A Catheter?

Lon S. Annest1, Claudio Argento1, Shizhen Liu2, Mani Vannan2, Michael Acker3, Mani Subramanian4.
1BioVentrix, San Ramon, CA, USA, 2Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA, 3University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 4Lenox Hill, New York, NY, USA

MP 24
A Case Match Study of Efficacy of Direct Intramyocardial Injection of Autologous Angiogenic Cell Precursors for Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

Permyos Ruengsakulrach, MD, PhD, Kitipan V. Arom, MD, PhD, Vitoon Pitiguagool, MD;
Bangkok Heart Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

MP 25
Aptamer-Based Isolation and Subsequent Imaging of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Ischemic Myocardium by Magnetic Resonance Tomography

Albertus M. Scheule, Tobias Walker, Vladimir Voth, K. Guo, Tim O. Greiner, R. Sch&auml;fer, Jakub Wiskirchen, R. Kehlbach, J. Pintaske, C D. Claussen, H. Northoff, Gerhard Ziemer;
University Hospital T&uuml;bingen, T&uuml;bingen, Germany
15.41 - 15.46   Discussion
15.46 - 15.56   V 15
Left Ventricular Reconstruction With realignment of Papillary Muscles Improves Ventricular Function In Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

Sanjay Kumar, R U. Nair;
Yorkshire Heart Centre, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, United Kingdom
15.56 - 16.40   State of the Art Lecture:
Acute Heart Failure
Anson Chueng, MD
Microaxial Flow Pumps in Acute Right Heart Failure - Current Status
Jan Gummert, MD
Cardiolyte - A Mini-pump for Left Heart Failure
Bartley Griffith, MD
3rd Generation Centrifugal Pumps
Michael Morshuis, MD
16.40 - 17.25   Poster Competition Finals
Rex De Lisle Stanbridge, MD, FRCS, FRCP, John L. Knight, MD and Vassilios Gulielmos, MD
18.00 - 19.30   Attendee Reception (Top of the Hub Skywalk, Prudential Center, Boston)
22.00 - 23.30   President&rsquo;s Nightcap
SATURDAY, 14 June 2007
07.00 - 08.00   Continental Breakfast
08.00 - 09.30   Session 11: Other Innovative Technologies &amp; Techniques/Pediatrics
John Puskas, MD &amp; Gregory P. Fontana, MD
08.00 - 08.15   State of the Art Lecture: Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery for Infants and Children: Journeys Into Inner Space
Gregory P. Fontana, MD
08.15 - 08.27   30
Left Pleural Warmer for OPCAB

Toshiya Ohtsuka, Mikio Ninomiya, Takahiro Nonaka;
Tokyo Metropolitan Fuchu Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
08.27 - 08.39   31
Robotically Assisted Left Internal Mammary Artery to Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Beating Heart Totally Endoscopic CABG: Better Than Stent?

Sudhir Srivastava, MD, Zoila Reyna Barrera, Pac, Shaune Quismundo, RN;
Univ. Of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Il, USA
08.39 - 08.51   32
Off Pump, Atrial Septal Defect Closure Using the Universal Cardiac Introducer&reg;. Creation and Closure of an ASD in a Porcine Model: Access and Surgical Technique

Gerard M. Guiraudon1, Douglas L. Jones2, Daniel Bainbridge3, John T. Moore4, Christopher Wedlake5, Cristian Linte6, Andrew Wiles7, Terrence M. Peters8;
1CSTAR LHSC LHRI. Robarts Research Institute. Department of Surgery. Schulich Medical school. UWO., London, ON, Canada, 2Department of Physiology and Pharmacology. CSTAR LHSC LHRI. Robarts Research Institute. Schulich Medical School. UWO., London, ON, Canada, 3CSTAR LHSC LHRI. Department of Anesthesiology. Schulich Medical School. UWO., London, ON, Canada, 4Robarts Research Institute. UWO., London, ON, Canada, 5Robarts Research Institute. UWO., London, ON, Canada, 6Robarts Research Institute. Department of Biophysics. Schulich Medical School. UWO., London, ON, Canada, 7Robarts Research Institute. Department of Biophysics. Schulich Medical School. UWO., London, ON, Canada, 8Robarts Research Institute. CSTAR LHSC LHRI.Department of Biophysics. Schulich Medical School. UWO., London, ON, Canada
08.51 - 09.03   33*
Ministernotomy for Repair of Congenital Cardiac Disease

Vinod A. Sebastian, M.D.1, Kristine J. Guleserian, M.D.2, Steven Leonard, M.D.2, Hisashi Nikaidoh2, Joseph Forbess2;
1UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA, 2Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA
9.03 - 09.13   MP 26
Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass in Paediatric Patients with Kawasaki Disease of the Left Anterior Descending Artery

J Karunanantham, C Salih, R Trimlett, D Shore, Anthony C. De Souza;
Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom

MP 27
Closed Extracorporeal Circuit Reduces Coagulofibrinolytic And Inflammatory Responses In Coronary Artery Surgery: Prospective Comparison Between Closed And Open Circuits

Atsushi Nakahira, Yasuyuki Sasaki, Hidekazu Hirai, Toshihiro Fukui, Yosuke Takahashi, Shinsuke Kotani, Masanori Sakaguchi, Manabu Motoki, Shigefumi Suehiro;
Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
09.13 - 09.23   V 16
Worlds First Case Report of a Unique Therapeutic Strategy in Post Myocardial Infarct Ventricular Septal Rupture

Harshbir S. Pannu, Mch.1, Puneet Verma, DM2, Radha Krishanan, DM3;
1Batra Hospital &amp; Research centre, New Delhi, India, 2Prime heart Institute, Chandigarh, India, 3Escorts Heart Institute &amp; Research centre, New Delhi, India
09.30 - 10.00   Invited Topic: Cardiac Care
Sir Bruce Keogh, MD
Panelists:   Naresh Trehan, MD
Sir Bruce Keogh, MD
10.00 - 10.45   KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Professor Robert S. Langer, ScD
Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Title: Advances in Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering
10.45 - 11.45   Panel Discussion: Minimally Invasive Approach to Re-Do Surgery
Moderator: Sir Bruce Keogh, MD
Panelists: Aortic Valve
Francis D. Ferdinand, MD, FRCS, FACS, FACC
Mitral Valve
Wiley Nifong, MD
Redo CABG by Thoroctomy
John Puskas, MD
Redo Aortic Arch Surgery
Eric Roselli, MD
11.45 - 12.30   Current Controversies - The End of Coronary Stenting?
Moderators: TBD

PCI vs CABG in Multivessel disease; A Cardioepidemiologic Perspective
Ozlem Soran, MD, MPH, FACC, FESC
University of Pittsburgh
12.30   ADJOURN