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2009 Annual Meeting Program and Abstracts

ISMICS 2009 Annual Meeting, 3-6 June 2009, San Francisco, California

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WEDNESDAY, 3 June 2009
07.00 - 08.00   Continental Breakfast for all Postgraduate Registrants
08.00 - 12.00   Postgraduate Course - Endovascular Aortic Therapies
Chair: Grayson H. Wheatley III, MD; Arizona Heart Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
08.00 - 09.10   Getting Started With Endovascular Technologies
08.00 - 08.12   Endovascular Credentialing
Francois Dagenais, MD, Laval University, Qu&eacute;bec, PQ, Canada
08.12 - 08.24   Building the Endovascular Team
Royce Calhoun, MD, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California
08.24 - 08.36   Setting-up a Hybrid Operating Room
08.36 - 08.48   Developing the Endovascular Center of Excellenc I
Grayson H. Wheatley III, MD, Arizona Heart Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
08.48 - 09.00   Discussion
09.00 - 09.10   Break
09.10 - 10.22   Current Perspectives on Thoracic Aortic Endografting
09.10 - 09.22   Overview of FDA-Approved Thoracic Stent Grafts
J. Michael Tuchek, MD, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois
09.22 - 09.34   Case Selection and Procedural Techniques for Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
Francois Dagenais, MD, Laval University, Qu&eacute;bec, PQ, Canada
09.34 - 09.46   Endovascular Repair of Acute Type B Aortic Dissections
Wilson Y. Szeto, MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
09.46 - 09.58   Endovascular Repair of Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms
09.58 - 10.10   Post-Operative Surveillance of Thoracic Aortic Stent-Grafts
Royce Calhoun, MD, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California
10.10 - 10.22   Discussion
10.22 - 10.34   Break
10.34 - 12.00   Future Directions in Thoracic Aortic Endografting
10.34 - 10.46   Endovascular Repair of the Complex Aortic Pathologies
10.46 - 10.58   Hybrid Aortic Procedures
10.58 - 11.10   Preventing Complications Associated Thoracic Aortic Endografting Procedures
Wilson Y. Szeto, MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11.10 - 11.22   Endovascular Therapy for Chronic Distal Dissection
J. Michael Tuchek, MD, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois
11.22 - 11.34   Endovascular Repair of the Aortic Arch
Grayson H. Wheatley III, MD, Arizona Heart Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
11.34 - 12.00   Discussion
13.00 - 17.00   Postgraduate Course - Atrial Fibrillation
Chair: Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD; Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
13.00 - 13.30   Invited Lecture: The Science of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Myths and realities
Richard P. Schuessler, PhD; Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
13.30 - 15.00   Concomitant Ablation Strategies
Moderator: Harold G. Roberts, Jr., MD; South Florida CV Surgical, Plantation, Florida
13.30 - 13.50   Patients with Mitral Valve Disease
Evelio Rodriguez, MD, East Carolina Heart Institute, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
13.50 - 14.10   Patients with Coronary Artery Disease
Nicholas Doll, MD; Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
14.10 - 14.30   Patients with Aortic Valve Disease
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD; Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
14.30 - 15.00   Discussion
15.00 - 15.15   Break
15.15 - 17.00   Lone Atrial Fibrillation Surgical Techniques
Moderator: Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD; Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
15.15 - 15.35   Cox-Maze Procedure
Niv Ad, MD; IHVI, Falls Church, Virginia
15.35 - 15.55   Thoracoscopic Left Atrial Ablation
Mark LaMeir MD, Academic Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
15.55 - 16.15   Pericardioscopic Biatrial Ablation
Andy Kiser, MD; First Health Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst, North Carolina
16.15 - 16.35   Thoracoscopic Box Lesion
Richard Lee, MD, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 
16.35 - 17.00   Discussion
08.00 - 12.00   Postgraduate Course - Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
Chair: W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr., MD; Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina
08.00 - 08.05   Welcome
W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr., MD; Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina
08.05 - 09.05   Mitral Valve Session
08.05 - 08.20   Right Mini-thoracotomy for Valve Repairs
Volkmar Falk, MD, University of Z&uuml;rich, Zurich, Switzerland
08.20 - 08.35   Robotic Mitral Valve Repair
Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD; Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
08.35 - 09.05   Questions and Answers
09.05 - 10.00   Special Topics Session
09.05 - 09.20   Mitral/Tricuspid Repair: Do both or the MV alone?
Clark Hargrove, MD; University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
09.20 - 09.35   Combined MV Repair and Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
Evelio Rodriguez, MD; East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
09.35 - 09.50   Establishing a Robotic Cardiac Surgery Program
L. Wiley Nifong, MD; East Carolina University, Greenville, North  Carolina
10.00 - 10.30   Break
10.30 - 12.00   Aortic Valve Session
Moderators:
W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr., MD, East Carolina Heart Institute, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
Gregory Fontana, MD, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
10.30 - 10.45   Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
Gregory Fontana, MD, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
10.45 - 11.00   Transapical Surgery: Beyond Aortic Valve Replacement
Gregory Fontana, MD, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
11.00 - 12.00   Panel Discussion
All Presenters
13.00 - 17.00  

Postgraduate Course - Percutaneous Valves
Elizabethan  C-D

Chair: Volkmar Falk, MD, PhD; University of Z&uuml;rich, Z&uuml;rich, Switzerland

Patient screening / frailty / scoring
Todd Dewey, MD Medical City Dallas Hospital, Dallas, Texas

Skills required / specific training

Gregory Fontana, MD, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

Direct Flow Valve - The Concept of Retrievability
Christian Detter, MD, University Heart Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Ventor Valve - The Concept of Anatomical Correct Orientation
Volkmar Falk, MD, PhD, University of Zurich, Zurich Switzerland

Technical Steps + results transfemoral
Rajendra Makkar, MD, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

Transcatheter Mitral Therapies - Where Are We?
Francesco Maisano, MD, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy

Panel: Best case / worst case scenarios
Todd Dewey, MD
Medical City Dallas Hospital, Dallas, Texas
Gregory Fontana, MD
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Rajendra Makkar, MD
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Francesco Maisano, MD
San Raffaele Hospital, Segrate, Italy
Christian Detter, MD
University Heart Center Hamburg; Hamburg, Germany

Discussion / Q&amp;A

08.00 - 15.00   Postgraduate Course - Advances in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Chair: Kemp H. Kernstine, MD, PhD; City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California
08.00 - 08.40   Staging the Mediastinum
Moderator: Robert Cameron, MD; University of California, Los Angeles, California
08.00 - 08.15   EBUS, EUS to Stage the Mediastinum &amp; Evaluate Esophageal and Mediastinal Tumors
Mark Krasnik, MD; Gentofte University Hospital, Denmark
08.15 - 08.20   Discussion
08.20 - 08.35   TEMLA/Transcervical RUL, Mediastinoscopy, VAMLA, VATS Staging
Masahiro Tsuboi MD, PhD; Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
08.35 - 08.40   Discussion
08.40 - 10.00   Surgical Treatment
08.40 - 08.55   VATS Lobectomy/Segmentectomy/Sleeve/Pneumonectomy
Scott Swanson, MD; Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
08.55 - 09.00   Discussion
09.00 - 09.15   Robotic Lobectomy/Segmentectomy/Sleeve/Pneumonectomy
Bernard Park, MD; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
09.15 - 09.20   Discussion
09.20 - 09.35   Current Status and Techniques of Brachytherapy for Unresectable Lesions, Current Status and Techniques of RadioFrequency Ablation (RFA) for Unresectable Lesions
Chrish Fernando, MD; Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
09.35 - 09.40   Discussion
09.40 - 09.55   Current Status of Gamma Knife, SBRT
Richard Whyte, MD; Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California
09.55 - 10.00   Discussion
10.00 - 10.10   Break
10.10 - 11.30   Mediastinal Treatment
Moderator:
Joseph Shrager, MD; Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
10.10 - 10.25   Transcervical Thymectomy
Joseph Shrager, MD; Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
10.25 - 10.30   Discussion
10.30 - 10.45   VATS Thymectomy and Other Mediastinal Masses
Joshua Sonett, MD; Columbia University, New York, New York
10.45 - 10.50   Discussion
10.50 - 11.05   Robotic Thymectomy and Other Mediastinal Masses
Jens R&uuml;ckert, MD; University of Medicine Berlin, Germany
11.05 - 11.10   Discussion
11.10 - 11.25   Minimally Invasive Sympathectomy
Daniel Miller, MD; Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 
11.25 - 11.30   Discussion
11.30 - 11.40   Break
11.40 - 12.20   Treatment for Emphysema
Moderator: Todd Demmy, MD; Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York
11.40 - 11.55   VATS Treatment for Emphysema
Robert McKenna, MD; Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
11.55 - 12.00   Discussion
12.00 - 12.15   Valve Technologies for the Treatment of Emphysema
Cliff Choong, MD; Monash University, Victoria, Australia
12.15 - 12.20   Discussion
12.20 - 13.30   Lunch
13.30 - 14.50   Esophagus
Moderator: David Jablons, MD; University of California, San Francisco, California
13.30 - 13.45   Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: Current Status and Future Prospects
Manisha Shende, MD; Magee Woman's Hospital, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
13.45 - 13.50   Discussion
13.50 - 14.05   Robotic Esophagectomy: Current Status and Future Prospects
Kemp H. Kernstine, MD; City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California
14.05 - 14.10   Discussion
14.10 - 14.25   Current Use of Stents, Cryotherapy, Esophageal Mucosal Resection and BarrXX
Thomas Watson, MD; University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
14.25 - 14.30   Discussion
14.30 - 14.45   Transoral Anti-Reflux Procedures
Matthew Schuchert, MD; University of Pittsburg Medical Center, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
14.45 - 14.50   Discussion
15.00 - 17.00   Postgraduate Course. Advances in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery:
Hands-On Skills Session

Video-Assisted Thorascopic Surgery, Highlighting VATS Lobectomy
Leaders: Daniel Miller, MD; Todd Demmy, MD; Scott Swanson, MD; Joshua Sonett, MD
Endobronchial Techniques - flexible and rigid bronchoscopy
Leaders: Cliff Choong, MD; Mark Krasnik, MD; Joseph Shrager MD; 
EndoEsophageal Techniques
Leaders: Thomas Watson, MD; Matthew Schuchert, MD
Radio Frequency Ablation Techniques (RFA)

Leaders: Richard Whyte, MD; Chrish Fernando MD
Robotic Surgery
Leaders: Kemp Kernstine, MD; Bernard Park, MD; Jens R&uuml;ckert, MD; Robert Cameron MD
17.00 - 19.00   Exhibit Hall Open
14.00 - 19.00   Poster Viewing
17.00 - 19.00   Welcome Reception in Exhibition Hall
19.00 - 22.00   ISMICS Board of Directors Meeting, Working Dinner
19.00 - 21.00  
Case Reports Session (Working Supper)
Moderators:
Cliff Choong, MD, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
Vinod Thourani, MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
CR1 Thorascopic Resection of a Giant Pericardial Cyst: A Case Report
Riny A. Karras, Tricia L. Roesch, Gavin L. Henry. St. Agnes Healthcare, Baltimore, MD.
CR2 An Alternative, Minimally Invasive Approach To The Repair Of Large Epiphrenic Esophageal Diverticula
Arman Kilic, Sebastien Gilbert. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.
CR3 Value of VATS in the Treatment of Traumatic Diaphragmatic Rupture with Herniated Stomach in an Octogenarian
Moheb A. Rashid . Department of Surgery, &Ouml;rnsk&ouml;ldsvik Hospital, &Ouml;rnsk&ouml;ldsvik, Sweden, and Scandinavian Cardiovascular Surgery Center, Gothenburg, Sweden.
CR4 Successful Transcatheter Double Valve Implantations Via Left Ventricular Apex: A Case Report
Anson Cheung, Christopher Thompson, Jean Bernard Masson, John Webb. M, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
CR5 Left Atrial Myxoma. Extraction by Robotic and Vacuum Assistance
Julio Gutierrez de Loma, Jose F. Valderrama Marcos , Jose M. Melero Tejedor, Sergio Gonzalez Gonzalez. Hospital Regional Universitario Carlos Haya, Malaga, Spain.
CR6 Symptomatic Giant False Aneurysm Of Saphenous Vein Graft After Coronary Revascularisation
Sanjay Kumar , Phillip H Kay. Yorkshire Heart Centre,Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street,Leeds, United Kingdom.
CR7 Repair Of Coronary Artery To Pulmonary Artery Fistula On Beating Heart
Harpreet Wasir, Vijay Kohli, Rasjneesh Malhotra, Ramesh Bapna, Suriender Bazaz, Yatin Mehta, Naresh Trehan. Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India.
CR8 Awake minimally invasive coronary surgery and percutaneous coronary revascularization: a new one day hybrid procedure.
Mauro Del Giglio, Andrea Dell'Amore , Simone Calvi, Harvitt Sokoli, Andrea Zuffi, Mauro Lamarra. Villa Maria Cecila Hospital, Cotignola, Lugo (RA), Italy.
THURSDAY, 4 June 2009
06.30 - 08.00   Posters Available For Viewing
6.30 - 7.50   BREAKFAST SYMPOSIA
07.30 - 08.30   Continental Breakfast in Exhibition Hall
07.30 - 11.00   Exhibition Hall Hours
08.00 - 08.15   Opening &amp; Welcome Remarks
08.15 - 09.25  
Session 1:
Valve - Transcatheter Therapies
Moderators:
Anson Cheung, MD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
1 Transapical Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR) Shows Similar Safety and Efficacy Compared to Transfemoral AVR
Hendrik Treede 1, Olaf Franzen1, Jochen Schofer2, Thomas Meinertz1, Maciej Kubik 1, Stephan Baldus1, Hermann Reichenspurner1. 1 University Heart Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, 2 University Cardiovascular Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.
2 Transapical mitral valved stent implantation: an off-pump technique
Georg Lutter1, Ren&eacute; Quaden1, Kenji Iino1, Niloo Edwards 2, Jochen Cremer 1, Lucian Lozonschi 2. 1 School of Medicine, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany, 2 Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
3* Percutaneous aortic valve replacement: Emerging tractability for sufficient intra-cardiac resection of the aortic valve
Rene Bombien Quaden 1, Lucian Lozonschi 2, Max Feucker 1, Claudia Lesche 3, Ralf Brinkmann 4, Jochen Cremer1, Georg Lutter1. 1 University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany, 2 University of Wisconsin, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Madison, WI,  3 Institute of Microtechnology, University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, 4 Institute for Biomedical Optics, University of L&uuml;beck, L&uuml;beck, Germany.
4 Successful Series of Minimally Invasive Valve-in-a-Valve Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantations in Patients with Degenerated Bioprostheses
Hendrik Treede 1 , Jochen Schofer 2 , Olaf Franzen 1 , Thomas Meinertz 1 , Maciej Kubik 1 , Hermann Reichenspurner 1 ., 1 University Heart Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, 2 University Cardiovascular Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.
MP1 Percutaneous Endoscopic Transapical Aortic Valve Implantation
Michael W. Chu 1, Joerg Kempfert 2, Johannes Blumenstein 2, Tobias Kobilke 2, Volkmar Falk 2, Friedrich W. Mohr 2, Thomas Walther 2. 1 University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, 2 Herzzentrum Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.
V1 Alternative Approaches for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Domenico Mazzitelli , Sabine Bleiziffer, Hendrik Ruge, Andrea Hutter, Anke Opitz, Christian Schreiber, Paul Libera, Peter Tassani-Prell, Robert Bauernschmitt, Ruediger Lange. German Heart Center Munich, Munich, Germany.
09.25 - 10.00   Coffee Break
10.00 - 11.10  
Session 2.
Valve - Minimally Invasive Approaches, Technologies &amp; Techniques

Moderators:
Francesco Maisano, MD
Istituto Scientifico San Raffaele, Milano, Italy
Gregory Fontana, MD
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
5* Clinical Results of Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery: Endoclamp versus External Aortic Clamp Techniques
Fabio Ius , Enzo Mazzaro, Vincenzo Tursi, Giorgio Guzzi, Enrico Spagna, Luigi Vetrugno, Flavio Bassi, Ugolino Livi. University Hospital Udine, Udine, Italy.
6 Upper Mini Sternotomy As First Choice Approach For Aortic Valve Replacement Following Previous Cardiac Surgery Procedure
Pasquale Totaro , Giuseppe Zattera, Francesco Pagani, Simone Carlini, Vincenzo Cianci, Carlo Pellegrini, Andrea Maria D'Armini, Mario Vigan&ograve;. IRCCS Foundation San Matteo, Pavia, Italy.
7 Redo Endoscopic Mitral/Tricuspid Valve Surgery, evolution to the standard approach
Frank Van Praet, Ivan Degrieck, Filip Casselman, Hugo Vanermen, OLV Clinic, Aalst, Belgium.
MP2 Awake" Trans-apical Aortic Valve Implantation---Is it a feasible approach?"
Chirojit Mukherjee , Thomas Walther, Michael Andrew Borger, Gerhard Schuler, Volkmar Falk, Friedrich Wilhelm Mohr, Joerg Ender. Leipzig Heartcenter, Leipzig,Saxony, Germany.
MP3 3D Roadmap to minimal aortic valve surgery
Gernot Brockmann , Domenico Mazzitelli, Robert Bauernschmitt, Ruediger Lange. German Heart Centre, Munich, Germany.
MP4 A New Medtentia Ring for Mitral Annuloplasty
Kalervo A. Werkkala 1, Jarmo Simpanen 1, Wierup Per 2.
1 Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland, 2 Skejby Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.
V2 On-pump beating Mitral Valve Plasty without aortic cross clamp
Hirokuni Arai , Naoto Miyagi, Tomohiko Ushiyama, Fusahiko Itoh, Takeshi Someya, Eiki Nagaoka, Kiyotoshi Oishi, Naoki Kurashima. Tokyo Medical &amp; Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.
11.00 - 11.30 Invited Talk
The Impeding and Stimulating Factors in the Applications of a Technology
Paul Sergeant, MD, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Belgium
11.30 - 14.00   ISMICS International Fellows and Residents Luncheon - Trainees to Consultants&dagger;
Session Director:
Francis D. Ferdinand, MD, The Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
11.30 - 13.00

Lunch Symposia&dagger;

Evolving Standards in Cardiac Arrhythmia Surgery

Elizabethan C-D
Supported by an educational grant from ATS Medical

Medtronic: Putting the Future in Your Hands Today
California Room East
Supported by an educational grant from Medtronic, Inc.

Update on VATS Lobectomy
Elizabethan A-B
Supported by an educational grant form Ethicon Endo-Surgery

11.30- 14.00   Posters Available For Viewing
14.00 - 18.00   Exhibition Hall Hours
13.00 - 13.40   Late Breaking News
13.40 - 14.40  
CONCURRENT SESSION 3:
Revascularization Technologies

Moderators:
Anthony DeSouza, MD;  Royal Brompton Hospital, London, England
Vinod Thourani, MD; Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
8 Automated distal anastomosis with flex-a device in beating heart totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass. Initial clinical and angiographic experience in 35 patients
Sudhir Srivastava, Zoila Reyna Barrera, Shaune Quismundo, Valluvan Jeevanadam, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
9 The multi-suction heart positioner TENTACLES equipped with epicardiac sensors for prediction of ischemic change and hemodynamic instability during OPCAB
Naoto Miyagi , Kiyotoshi Oishi, Eiki Nagaoka, Tomohiro Ushiyama, Takeshi Someya, Fusahiko Ito, Hirokuni Arai. Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.
10 One Year Followup Of Combined Autologous Bone Marrow Derived Progenitor Cell Therapy And Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization For Diffuse Nongraftable Coronary Artery Disease
Naresh Trehan , Rajneesh Malhotra, Surindra Bazaz, Vijay Kohli, Ramesh Bapna, Sanjay Mittal, Yatin Mehta. Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Sarita Vihar , Mathura Road, New Delhi, India.
MP5 In-Hospital Morbidity and Mortality is Improved in Octogenarian Patients Undergoing Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Compared to On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Vinod H. Thourani 1, Michael Halkos 1, Patrick Kilgo 2, Omar M. Lattouf 1, Robert A. Guyton 1 , John D. Puskas 1. 1Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia 2Emory University School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia
MP6 External Saphenous Vein Support: eSVS TM utilizing an Nitinol Mesh - first clinical results
Uwe Klima , Chin Siang Ong, Felix Woitek, Theodorus Kofidis, Chuen Neng Lee. National University Hospital, Singapore, Singapore.
MP7 A Prospective Randomized Comparison of Cerebral Emboli Generation During Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting with a Clampless Device Versus Partial Clamping of the Ascending Aorta
Shady M. Eldaif 1, Vinod Thourani 2 , John D. Puskas 2 . 1 Emory university Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Clinical Research, Atlanta, Georgia, 2 Emory Univ, Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia.
13.40 - 14.40  
CONCURRENT SESSION 4:
Thoracic

Moderators:
Bernard Park, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
11 Robotic Video Assisted Anatomic Lobectomy: 180 Consecutive Cases at One Institution.
Farid Gharagozloo , Marc Margolis, Barbara Tempesta, Eric Strother, Andrew Nasseri, Farzad Najam. George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC.
12 Single-Port Anterior VATS: A Five-Year Experience
Joseph M. Arcidi, MD 1, Richard E. Davis, MD 2, Mohamed Sellami, MD 3, Eugene A. Rapaport, MD 3. 1 UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA. 2 Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 3 Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, CA.
13 EEA Stapler use for Transoral Anastomosis in Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
Bernadette U. Laxa , Kristi H. Harold, Dawn E. Jaroszewski. Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ.
14* VATS Management of Mediastinal Tumors
Bradley G. Leshnower , Seth D. Force, Daniel L. Miller. Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.
15 Vats Lobectomy: Assisting during your Consultant's Learning Curve reduces trainees Learning Curve significantly
Ali Zamir Khan , Khalid Amer. Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom.
14.40 - 15.30   Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
15.30 - 17.00  
CONCURRENT SESSION 5:
Aorta and Image-Guided Therapies

Moderators:
Alex Marmureanu, MD, California Heart and Lung Surgery Center, Los Angeles, California
Francis Ferdinand, MD, The Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
16 Nephro-protective Measures in Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair: Intravascular Ultrasound and Pressure Sac Monitoring Device are Safe and Feasible!
Ali Khoynezhad . University of Nebrasksa Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
17 Outcome of patients suffering from acute type B aortic dissection: A retrospective single center analysis of 134 patients
Jens Garbade 1, Moritz Jenniches1, Michael A. Borger1, Dirk Scheinert2, Matthias Gutberlet3, Thomas Walther1, Volkmar Falk 1, Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr1.
1 Herzzentrum Leipzig, Klinik f&uuml;r Herzchirurgie, Leipzig, Germany, 2 Herzzentrum Leipzig, Klinik f&uuml;r Angiologie, Leipzig, Germany, 3 Herzzentrum Leipzig, Klinik f&uuml;r Radiologie, Leipzig, Germany.
18* Real-time 3D CT image guidance and tool navigation using an electromagnetic tracking system for minimally invasive epicardial interventions
Takeyoshi Ota 1, David Schwartzman 2, Takenori Yokota1, Constantinos Nikou 3 , Branislav Jaramaz,4, Marco A. Zenati1.1 Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2Cardiovascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA,  3Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA,  4The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
19 A Novel Cardioport For Beating-Heart Image-Guided Intracardiac Surgery
Nikolay V. Vasilyev1, Mitsuhiro Kawata 1, Ivan Melnychenko1, Christopher M. DiBiasio 2 , Keith V. Durand 2, Alexander H. Slocum2, Pedro J. del Nido 1. 1Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 2Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
20 Transapical Aortic Valve Replacement MRI guidance vs. Fluoroscopic/echocardiographic guidance Real-time MRI guided Transapical Aortic Valve Replacement
Keith A. Horvath , Dumitru Mazilu, Ming Li. National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. Keith A. Horvath , Michael Guttman, Dumitru Mazilu, Ming Li. National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.
MP8 Role of Somatosensory Evoked Potential monitoring in Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Panagiotis Hountis , Malavika Bandari, George Alba, Christopher Garcia, Athanasios Plestis, Valavanur Subramanian, Konstadinos Plestis. Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York
MP9 Robot-assisted vascular aortoiliac procedures, 125 cases.
Petr Stadler . Na Homolce Hospital, Praha 5, Czech Republic.
V3 Percutaneous Treatment of an Anastomotic Psuedoaneurysm of the Ascending Aorta
Grayson H. Wheatley, III , Robert Strumpf. Arizona Heart Institute, Phoenix, Arizona.
15.30 - 17.00  
CONCURRENT SESSION 6:
Thoracic Video Session

Moderators:
Thomas Watson, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
Kemp H. Kernstine, MD, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California
V4 Thoracoscopic Right Upper Lobectomy with Bronchoplasty
Chumy Nwogu , Sai Yendamuri, Todd Demmy. Roswell Park Cancer Institute, SUNY, Buffalo, NY, Buffalo, NY.
V5 Enhancement of Minimal Invasive Thoracic Surgery: Robotic Assisted Pulmonary Lobectomy
Kenneth A. Lee . Brown educational center for robotics, Annapolis, MD.
V6 Transdiaphragmatic Minimally Invasive Lobectomy is feasible in a Pig, is NOTES next?
Urs von Holzen , Poornima Rao, Walter Scott, Abraham Lebenthal. Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA.
V7 Bimanual Robotic Decortication of the Lung
Faisal Al-Mufarrej , Farid Gharagzoloo, Marc Margolis, Eric Strother, Barbara Tempesta. Washington Institute Of Thoracic And Cardiovascular Surgery, Washington, DC.
V8 Video Assisted Diaphragmatic Plication
David L. Joyce , Joseph Shrager. Stanford, Palo Alto, CA.
V9 Routine Systematic Nodal Dissection As Part Of Vats Lobectomy For Lung Cancer
Khalid Amer , Ali Zamir Khan. Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom.
17.00 - 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
St. Mary&rsquo;s Hospital, London, England
Robert Cameron, MD
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

Topic Moderators:

Aortic Valve
Frank Van Praet, MD
OL Vrouw Xiehenhuis, Brussels, Belgium

Mitral and Tricuspid Valve
Lishan Aklog, MD

St. Joseph&rsquo;s Hospital and Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona

Revascularization Co-Morbidity and Results
Robert Emery, MD

St. Joseph&rsquo;s Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota

Revascularization Graft Technology
Sudhir P. Srivastava, MD
University of Chcago, Chicago Illinois

Atrial Fibrillation and General
Randall K. Wolf, MD
Data Quest Healthcare, New Albany, Ohio

Image Guided and Unusual Approaches
Robert Poston, MD

Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Thoracic
Seth Force, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta Georgia

18.00 - 19.30   Technical Challenges: Pitfalls and Disasters
Chair: Valavanur A. Subramanian, MD, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York
FRIDAY, 5 June 2009
6.30 - 7.50  

BREAKFAST SYMPOSIA&dagger;

Convergent Ex-Maze the Successful Integration of Electrophysiology with Cardiac Surgery for the Treatment of the AFIB Patient
Elizabethan A-B
Supported by an educational grant from ACATI

How Do You Use Fibrin Glue/TachoSil in Cardio-Thoracic Surgery?
Elizabethan C-D
Supported by an educational grant from CSL Behring K.K.

07.00 - 08.30   Continental Breakfast in Exhibition Hall
07.30 - 10.30   Exhibition Hall Hours
08.00 - 09.15  
CONCURRENT SESSION 7: Thoracic
Moderators:
Daniel Miller, MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Arjun Pennathur, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
21* Thoracoscopic Left Upper Lobectomy versus Apical Trisegmentectomy: A Retrospective Study
Edward Hong, Ali Mahtabifard, Clark Fuller, Robert McKenna. Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.
22 Toward a simulation and an assessment method for the practice of rigid bronchoscopy
Alberto L. de Hoyos, MD, Lawrence Salud, MS , Carla Pugh, MD, PhD. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.
23 Is Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy Appropriate in a Community Based Hospital?
Megan McNally, Kimberly Brown, Todd B. Moore, Keith Allen, Emmanuel Daon.  MidAmerica Heart and Lung Surgeons, Kansas City, MO.
24 The Impact of Minimal and Limited Anterior Thoracotomy Incisions in Lung Transplantation Surgery.
Hartmuth B. Bittner , Christian Binner, Sven Lehmann, Friedrich W. Mohr. Heartcenter Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.
25 You can perform any kind of segmentectomy easily with a butterfly needle
Mitsuhiro Kamiyoshihara , Takashi Ibe. Maebashi Red Cross Hospital, Maebashi, Japan.
08.00 - 09.15  
CONCURRENT SESSION 8: Arrhythmia
Moderators:
Stefano Benussi, MD, San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
26 Sympathetic and Vagal Heart Innervation Dynamic Profile in Long-term Follow-up After Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
Grzegorz Suwalski 1, Piotr Suwalski 2, Jurij M. Kalisnik 3, Anna Witkowska 1, Piotr Hendzel 1, Kazimierz B. Suwalski 2. 1 Military Intitute of Medicine, Warsaw, Poland, 2 Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, 3 University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Expert Debate - Atrial Fibrillation
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD;
Washington University School of Medicine. St. Louis, Missouri
James Edgerton MD; CSANT, Plano, Texas
8 Minutes Each with 2 minutes for rebuttal
27 The effect of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and the Cox maze procedure on left atrial function
Anson M. Lee, Rochus K. Voeller, Marci S. Bailey, Richard B. Schuessler, Ralph J. Damiano, Jr..
Washington University, Saint Louis, MO.
28 Minimally Invasive Cryomaze III Procedure Performed Without Aortic Clamping
Niv Ad , Linda Henry, Sharon Hunt. Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA.
MP10 Endoscopic Left Atrial Appendage Resection with Polyglycolic-acid-felt-buttressed Stapler
Toshiya Ohtsuka, Mikio Ninomiya, Takahiro Nonaka. Tokyo Metropolitan Fuchu Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.
MP11 Epicardial Ultrasonic Atrial Fibrillation Ablation During Coronary Artery Surgery Does not Increase STS Risk Scores
Mark Groh , Oliver A. Binns, Harry G. Burton, III, Stephen W. Ely, Alan M. Johnson, Susan E. Sutherland, Gerard L. Champsaur. Asheville Cardiovascular &amp; Thoracic Surgeons PA, Asheville, NC.
MP12 Regardless of Surgical Access, a Comprehensive, Biatrial Lesion Pattern Enables Treatment of Long-Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
Andy C. Kiser1, Gerhard Wimmer-Greinecker 2, Michael Knault 3, Wolfgang Harringer 4, Krzysztof Bartus 5, Boguslaw Kapelak 5, Jerzy Sadowski 5. 1 FirstHealth Arrhythmia Center, Pinehurst, NC, 2 Flinik fur Herz-Thorax-Chirurgie, Bad Bevensen, Germany, 3 Herzzentrum Dresden GmbH Universitatsklinik, Dresden, Germany, 4 Dept. of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Klinikum Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, 5 Jagiellonian University, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplantology, Krakow, Poland.
09.15 - 10.00   Coffee Break
10.00 - 10.30   Consensus Statement - Atrial Fibrillation

Niv Ad, MD
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, Virginia
10.30 - 11.15   Presidential Address

John D. Puskas, MD
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
11.15 - 12.00   Keynote Speaker

Nanotechnology and the Future of Medicine
K. Eric Drexler, Phd
12.00 - 13.30  

LUNCH SYMPOSIA

Current Innovations in Surgical Ablation
California Room East
Supported by an educational grant form ESTECH

13.30 - 16.00   Exhibition Hall Hours
13.30 - 14.30  
SESSION 9:
Revascularization Outcomes &amp; Strategies

Moderators:
Pia Myken, MD, Sahigrenska Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
Keith B. Allen, MD, Mid-American Heart &amp; Lung Surgeons, Kansas City, Missouri
MP13 Endoscopic Vein Harvesting is a Strong Independent Predictor of Vein Graft Failure and Worse Long-term Clinical Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
Renato D. Lopes 1, Gail E. Hafley 1, Keith B. Allen2, T. Bruce Ferguson 3, Eric D. Peterson 1 , Robert A. Harrington 1, Rajendra H. Mehta 1 , Nicholas T. Kouchoukos 4, C. Michael Gibson 5, John A. Alexander 1. 1Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 2Mid America Heart and Lung Surgeons, Kansas City, MO, 3 East Carolina University, Greenville, NC,  4 Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, MO,  5 PERFUSE Angiographic Laboratory, Boston, MA.
MP14 Patency of endoscopically harvested radial artery grafts
Kamellia Dimitrova , Darryl Hoffman, Charles Geller, Bill Dienstag, Bertram Cohen, Robert Tranbaugh. Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY.
MP15 Heparin Administration Prior to Endoscopic Vein Harvest Limits Clot Retention and Improves Graft Patency
Robert Poston , Pranjal Desai. Boston University, Boston, MA.
MP16 Long Term Patency Evaluation of the Cardica C-Port Distal Anastomotic Device in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Initial Experiencein 91 Grafts.
Husam H. Balkhy, L Samuel Wann, Susan E. Arnsdorf, Kimberly Maciolek. The Wisconsin Heart Hospital, Milwaukee, WI.
  Discussion
MP17 Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass is Associated with Lower Risk of Post-Operative Renal Failure at All Levels of Predicted Risk of Renal Failure
John D. Puskas1, Vinod Thourani1, Pat Kilgo2, William Cooper1, Thomas Vassiliades, Jr.1, JD Vega 1, Cullen Morris 1, Ed Chen 1, BJ Schmotzer 2, Hisham Zayat1, Robert Guyton 1, Omar Lattouf 1. 1 Emory university Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Clinical Research, Atlanta, GA, 2 Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA.
MP18 Short and mid-term clinical outcome following single vessel LAD revascularization with MIDCAB versus DES.
David Glineur, MD , Mounir Boodhwani, Philippe Noirhomme, Laurent Dekerchove, Spiridon Papadatos, Gebrine El Khoury, Pierre Yves Etienne. Cliniques Universitaire St Luc, Brussels, Belgium.
MP19 MIDCAB for repoperative coronary bypass
Nirav C. Patel 1, Didier Loulmet 1, Joan Jennings 2, Valavanur A. Subramanian 2.
1 Lenoxhill Hospital, New York, NY, 2 Lenox hill Hospital, New York, NY.
MP20 Prognostic Value of Preoperative QT Interval for Prediction of Long Term Mortality after Isolated Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Takeshi Kinoshita , Tohru Asai, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan.
  Discussion
14.30 - 15.15   Coffee Break
15.15 - 16.10  
Session 10:
Heart Failure &amp; Assist Devices
Moderators:
Bart P Meyns, MD, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
Alan Menkis, MD, St. Bonifice Genereal Hospital, Winnipeg, Canada
29 Resizable LV Endoventricular Patch Plasty in the enlarged Pig heart - A Pilot Study
Willemijn Huijgen, MD. , Paul F. Grundeman, MD., PhD., Tycho I.G. Van der Spoel MD., Cees Verlaan, Maringa Emons, Merel Schurink, Lex A. Van Herwerden, MD., PhD.. UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands.
30 Expanding The Horizons of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery: Left Ventricle Endoplasty Through Left Mini-thoracotomy and Port Access Technique
Pasquale Totaro , Alessia Alloni, Barbara Cattadori, Cristian Monterosso, Matteo Pozzi, Marco Luigi Aiello, Andrea Maria D'Armini, Mario Vigan&ograve;. IRCCS Foundation San Matteo, Pavia, Italy.
31 Low Incidence of Thromboembolic Events in Patients on Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Without Systemic Anticoagulation
Yoan Lamarche, MD , Annemarie Kaan, RN, Bryan Chow, Anson Cheung, MD. St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
MP 21 The Hybrid Cardiac Synchronization Therapy for the Cardiomyopathy Heart Failure with Micro-invasive Thoracoscopy Techniques
Haibo Zhang. Beiijing Anzhen Hospital, Beijing, China.
V10 A New Approach for Postinfarction VSD Repair without Left Ventricular Incision
Tohru Asai . Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan.
16.10 - 16.30   State of the Art Lecture - Mini VADS
Bart P Meyns, MD,
University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
16.30 - 17.15   Poster Competition Finals
Moderators:
Rex Stanbridge, MD, St. Mary&rsquo;s Hospital, Paddington, England;
Robert Cameron, MD, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
John L. Knight, MD, Flinders Medical Center, Bedford Park, Australia
18.30 - 20.30   Attendee Reception
The Carnelian Room, 555 California Street, 52nd Floor 
22.00 - 23.30   President&rsquo;s Nightcap
Golden Gate Suite, Room 3198
SATURDAY, 6 June 2009
07.30 - 08.30   Continental Breakfast
08.00 - 08.30   ISMICS Member Business Meeting
08.30 - 10.30  
Session 11:
Other Innovative Technologies &amp; Techniques/Pediatrics and Congenital

Moderators:
Paul Grundeman, MD, University Hospital Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
James Fonger, MD, Columbia, South Carolina
32 Sutureless Aortic Valve Replacement via partial Sternotomy
Sven Martens , Anja Ploss, Sami Sirat, Andreas Zierer, Anton Moritz, Mirko Doss. JWGoethe University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany.
33 The Feasibility of Introducing and Positioning a Mechanical Aortic Valve through the Left Ventricular Apex via the Universal Cardiac Introducer (UCI), using only Ultrasound Image-guidance in the Off-pump, Beating Pig Heart
Gerard M. Guiraudon1, Daniel Bainbridge 2, Terrence M. Peters 1, Douglas L. Jones 1.
1 CSTAR LHSC LHRI RRI Schulich Medical School, UWO, London, ON, Canada, 2 CSTAR LHSC LHRI, London, ON, Canada.
MP22 Inframammary Mini Thoracotomy Approach to the Mitral Valve in Women with Breast Implants
Alexis E. Shafii, M.D. , Jang W. Su, MD, Mark Hendrickson, MD, Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD, A Marc Gillinov, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA.
MP23 Factors Influencing Blood Transfusion Requirements in Robotic Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting on the Arrested Heart
Johannes Bonatti 1, Thomas Schachner 2, Nikolaos Bonaros 2, Dominik Wiedemann 2, Felix Weidinger 2, Christian Kolbitsch 2, Hans Knotzer 2, Berndt Stalzer 2, Guy Friedrich 2, Guenther Laufer 2, Bartley Griffith 1.
1 University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 2 Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria.
MP24 Direct Endoscopic Guided Mitral Valve Repair in the Beating Heart: Acute Animal Study
Tetsuya Horai , Hideyuki Fumoto, Tohru Takaseya, Akira Shiose, Yoko Arakawa, Santosh Rao, Raymond Dessoffy, Kiyotaka Fukamachi, Tomislav Mihaljevic. Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
V11 Technique for robot assisted internal thoracic artery harvesting: The sliding fascia technique
Norihiko Ishikawa 1, Go Watanabe 1, Shigeyuki Tomita 1, Teruaki Ushijima 2, Shojiro Yamaguchi 1, Yujiro Kikuchi 3, H iroki Kato 1.
1 Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan, 2 Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan, 3 Tokyo Medical University, Kanazawa, Japan.
V12 Left Atrial Myxoma. Extraction by Robotic and Vacuum Assistance
Julio Gutierrez de Loma, Jose F. Valderrama Marcos, Jose M. Melero Tejedor, Sergio Gonzalez Gonzalez.
Hospital Regional Universitario Carlos Haya, Malaga, Spain.
09.30 - 09.45   Coffee Break
   
Session 11 Continued:
PEDIATRIC/CONGENITAL
34 Beating-Heart Mitral Valve Suture Annuloplasty under Real-Time 3-D Echocardiography Guidance: A Feasibility Study
Mitsuhiro Kawata , Douglas P. Perrin, Pedro J. del Nido, Nikolay V. Vasilyev. Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
MP25 Perventricular device closure of muscular ventricular septal defects on beating hearts: one-year results in eleven children
Changping Gan , Qi An, Ke Lin, Hong Tang, Haibo Song, Raphael C. Lui, Kaiyu Tao, Zhongyun Zhuang, Yingkang Shi. West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.
INVITED TALK: Minimally Invasive Approaches to Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Emile Bacha, MD, Children&rsquo;s Hospital Boston,
Boston, MA.
10.30 - 11.00   CONTROVERSY:
Limited Resection For Stage 1A Lung Cancer
11.00 - 11.30   CONTROVERSY:
Robotic Mitral Surgery - Added Value Or Added Cost?
Moderator:
John D. Puskas, MD
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Pro: L. Wiley Nifong, MD
East Carolina Heart Institute, East Carolina University, Greensville North Carolina

Con: To Be Announced
11.30   ADJOURN