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					                       PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
                             (Subject to change, updated 29 March 2004)

23 JUN WEDNESDAY
SESSION 1: FACILITATED ANASTOMOSIS
Moderators:      Valavanur A. Subramanian, MD
                 Volkmar Falk, MD

1:00 – 1:12PM     1. Automated Distal Coronary Anastomoses Using the Cardica C-
                  port System: Early Results from a Multicenter Clinical Trial
                  Stefanos Demertzis1, Wolfgang Harringer2, Klaus Matschke3, Jan F.
                  Gummert4, Francesco Siclari1, Utz Kappert3, Marcel Anssar2, Christian
                  Detter5, Volkmar Falk4, Hermann Reichenspurner5
                  1
                    Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland, 2Städtisches Klinikum Braunschweig,
                  Braunschweig, Germany, 3Herzzentrum Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 4Herzzentrum
                  Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, 5University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany.

1:12—1:24PM       2. Proximal Anastomosis with the PASPORT Device Compared to
                  Hand Sewn Anastomosis—Preliminary Results of a Single Center
                  Prospectvie Randomized Trial
                  Jan F. Gummert, Ullrich Opfermann, Lars Hofmann, Markus J. Barten,
                  Markus Richter, Ardawan Rastan, Volkmar Falk, Friedrich W. Mohr.
                  Heart Center Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.

1:24—1:36PM       3. Encouraging Initial Experience with a Magnetic Distal Coupling
                  Device
                  Helge Dom, F.P. Casselman, W. Tack, F. Van Praet, Y. Vermeulen, H.
                  Vanermen.
                  OLV Clinic, Aalst, Belgium

1:36—1:48PM       4. First Clinical Experience with the Heartstring Device for
                  Proximal Anastomoses
                  Calin Vicol, Martin Oberhoffer, Sandra Eifert, Markus Müller, Eckart
                  Kreuzer, Peter Boekstegers, Bernd Wintersperger, Frank Christ, Bruno
                  Reichart.
                  Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
1:48—2:03PM     Mini Presentations

                MP1 Aortic Connector Versus Running Suture for Proximal
                Anastomosis Construction in CABGs: One Year Angiographic Follow-
                up
                Piergiorgio Tozzi1, Dominique Delay1, Antonio F. Corno1, Pierre Vogt2,
                Ludwig K. von Segesser1, Frank Stumpe3.
                1
                 Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2Cardiologie,
                Hopital de Sion, Sion, Switzerland, 3 Hopital de Sion, Sion, Switzerland

                MP2 Taking the Second Step: The Transition from First-generation
                to Second-generation Anastomotic Connectors
                Terrence M. Yau, Katherine Tsang, Nancy A. Walton, Robert J. Cusimano.
                Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

                MP3 Remaining Coronary Artery Motions with Five Different
                Stabilization Techniques
                Arndt H. Kiessling, Frank Isgro, Markus Blome, Udo Weisse, Andreas
                Lehmann, Werner Saggau.
                Heartcenter Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen, Germany

2:03-2:13PM     V1 Automated Interrupted Nitinol Clip Aortic Anastomoses--
                SPYDER™
                Nirav Patel, MD.
                Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA

2:00 – 5:00PM   WET LAB HANDS-ON & EXHIBITS OPEN
                Continuous Beverage Service in Exhibit Hall

2:15-2:50PM     WET LAB HANDS-ON SESSION 1
                Includes Connectors, Valves, & Perfusion

SESSION 2: OFF-PUMP--ANAESTHESIA, COAGULATION & PERFUSION
Moderators:      John L. Knight, MD
                 Alan H. Menkis, MD

2:50—3:02PM     5.     Efficacy of the Coronary Artery Active Perfusion System for
                Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass
                Taro Kanamori, Shigeyuki Tomita, Satoru Nishida, Hiroshi Nagamine,
                Sadahiko Arai, Go Watanabe.
                Kanazawa University of Medicine, Kanazawa, Japan

3:02—3:14PM     6.     A Comparative Evaluation of Coagulation in Patients
                Undergoing On-pump and Off-pump Coronary Bypass Surgery
                Vinod H. Thourani, Kenichi A. Tanaka, Willis H. Williams, Robert A.
                Guyton, Jerrold H. Levy, John D. Puskas.
                Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
3:14—3:26PM   7.      Moving Towards 100% Clampless Opcab Using In-Situ and
              Composite Arterial Conduits: What We Have Learnt from a
              Prospective Study Involving 700 Consecutive Patients
              Daniel Grandmougin, Maria-Christina Delolme, Georges Fayad, Marco Vola,
              Richard Azzaoui, Jean-Pierre Favre, Xavier Barral.
              Hospital Nord—CHU, Saint Etienne, France

3:26—3:38PM   8.     Multi-vessel Revascularization in Awake Off-pump Coronary
              Artery Bypass Grafting (AOCAB)
              Shigeyuki Tomita, Taro Kanamori, Koshida Yoshinao, Noriyoshi Yashiki,
              Satoru Nishida, Hiroshi Nagamine, Go Watanabe.
              Kanazawa University of Medicine, Kanazawa, Japan

3:38—3:53PM   Mini Presentations

              MP4 The Progress from Minimally Invasive Direct to Awake
              Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Five Years
              Tayfun Aybek, Selami Dogan, Petar Risteski, Peric Peggy, Steffi Hüsch,
              Gerhard Wimmer-Greinecker, Anton Moritz.
              Johann Wolgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

              MP5 Does Tranexamic Acid Reduce Bleeding After Off-pump
              Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting?
              Manouchehr Madani-Civi1, Aflatoon Mehr-Aein2.
              1
               Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, 2Shariati
              Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

              MP6 Does Peri-operative Use of Aspirin and Clopidrogel
              Combination in Off-pump Coronary Surgery Increase Post-operative
              bleeding? A Propensity Matched Analysis
              Nirav C. Patel, Domenick Acquista, Nilesh U. Patel, Joan Jennings,
              Ramchandra C. Reddy, George Tolis, Jr., James D. Fonger, John C. McCabe,
              Didier F. Loulmet, Valavanur A. Subramanian.
              Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA

3:53—4:03PM   V2     The Utility of Full Skeletonized Gastroepiploic Artery and
              Composite Graft in Off-pump coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: New
              Skeletonization Technique, “Samurai Method”
              Satoru Nishida, Shigeyuki Tomita, Hiroshi Nagamine, Taro Kanamori,
              Yoshinao Koshida, Noriyoshi Yashiki, Sadahiko Arai, Go Watanabe.
              Kanazawa University School of Medicine, Kanazwa, Japan

4:05-4:40PM   WET LAB HANDS-ON SESSION 2
              Includes Connectors, Valves & Perfusion
SESSION 3: HEART FAILURE & AORTIC SURGERY
Moderators:     Hermann Reichenspurner, MD
                Stephan Schueler, MD

4:40—4:52PM    9.       Angiomyogenesis in a Rodent Heart Using Human Myoblasts
               Carrying VEGF165: Implications on Blood Vessel Development for
               Cardiac Repair
               Husnain K. Haider1, Lei Ye1, Shujia Jiang2, Peter K. Law3, Zeeping Ding2,
               Ruowen Ge4, Eugene K. Sim1.
               1
                Numi, NUS, Singapore, Singapore, 2National Heart Center, Singapore, Singapore
               3
                Cell Transplantation Pvt Ltd., Singapore, Singapore, 4Biological Sciences, NUS,
               Singapore, Singapore

4:52—5:04PM    10.     Efficiency of Extracorporeal Long-term Preservation of Cardiac
               Performance and Energy Budget in Isolated Donor Hearts
               Jens Garbade, Cris Ullmann, Markus J. Barten, Stefan Dhein, Volkmar Falk,
               Friedrich W. Mohr, Jan F. Gummert.
               Heartcenter Leipzig University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

5:04—5:16PM    11.     Left Ventricular Volume Reduction as an Alternative to Partial
               Left Ventriculectomy in End Stage Heart Failure
               Sanjay Kumar, Diane Barker, D J. Wright, S G. Williams, D Schlosshan, L B.
               Tan, R U. Nair.
               Yorkshire Heart Centre, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, United Kingdom

5:16—5:28PM    12.    Minimally Invasive Surgical Epicardial Lead Implantation in
               Biventricular Resynchronization: A Better Approach Than the
               Endovenous Technique
               Jean-Luc Jansens, Anne Ducart, Eric Stoupel, Didier de Canniere.
               Erasme University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium

5:28—5:43PM    Mini Presentations

               MP7 Left Ventricular Mapping results in Improved Response Rates
               for Robotically-assisted Biventricular Pacing
               Sandhya K. Balaram1, Robert C. Ashton, Jr. 2, Johnathon S. Steinberg2, Daniel
               G. Swistel2, Frederick Ehlert2, Margot E. Vloka2, George J. Todd2, Joseph J.
               DeRose, Jr. 2.
               1
                St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, USA, 2St. Luke's-Roosevelt
               Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York,
               NY, USA

               MP8 Surgery of the Aortic Arch Without ECC
               A. Lomeo, G. D’Arrigo, M.C. Monea, A. Scolaro, G. Lomeo, F. Distefano.
               Ospedale Cannizzaro, Catania, Italy
                MP9 Partial Clamping of the Brachiocephalic Trunk for Total
                Ascending Aorta Replacement Without Circulatory Arrest (CA):
                Midterm Clinical Results
                A M. Calafiore1, M Di Mauro2, C A. Mestres3, A Bivona2, M Pano2, M
                Gagliardi2, J L. Pomar3.
                1
                 University Hospital, Torino, Italy, 2 “GD’ Annunzio” University, Chieti, Italy,
                3
                 Hospital Clinico, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

5:43-5:53PM     V3     Septal Reshaping for Exclusion of Anteroseptal Dyskinetic or
                Akinetic Areas
                Antonio Maria Calafiore.
                University of Torino, Torino, Italy

6:00-7:00 PM    WELCOME RECEPTION—Exhibit Hall

24 JUN THURSDAY
6:30 – 7:30AM   BREAKFAST SYMPOSIA

8:00 – 12PM     WET LAB HANDS-ON & EXHIBITS OPEN
                Continuous Beverage Service in Exhibit Hall

SESSION 4: OFF-PUMP-- RESULTS & ARTERIAL GRAFTING
Moderators:      John D. Puskas, MD
                 Naresh Trehan, MD

8:00-8:12AM     13.      Full Arterial Resvascularization Provides a Better Clinical
                Outcome When Combined with Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass
                Surgery: A Propensity Score Analysis
                Sharif Al-Ruzzeh, Thanos Athanasiou, Brian Glenville, Roberto Casula,
                Shane George, Mohamed Amrani.
                Harefield Hospital, Middlesex, United Kingdom

8:12—8:24AM     14.     Total Arterial Off-pump Coronary Surgery: Single-institutional
                Study
                Alessandro D'Alfonso, Massimo A. Mariani, Jan G. Grandjean.
                Cardiac Surgery Unit, Pisa, Italy

8:24—8:36AM     15.    Long-term Outcome of Minimally Invasive Bypass Grafting
                with the Internal Mammary Artery
                Thomas A. Vassiliades, Jr.
                Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

8:36—8:48AM     16.     A Clinical and Angiographic Long Term Follow-up in 270
                Patients After Endoscopic Atraumatic Coronary Artery Bypass
                Marek W. Cisowski, Drzewiecka-Gerber Agnieszka, Wojciech Kruczak, Rafal
                Ulczok, Maria Trusz Gluza, Andrzej Bochenek.
                Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
8:48—903AM      Mini Presentations

                MP10 Flow Assessment of Composite Arterial Graft in OPCAB
                Marek Jasinski1, Maciej Kolowca1, Grzegorz Smolka2, Piotr Olszówka1,
                Ryszard Bachowski1, Kazimierz Widenka1, Marek Deja1, Stanislaw Wos1.
                1
                 2nd Department of Cardiac Surgery, Katowice, Poland, 2 2nd Department of Cardiology,
                Katowice, Poland

                MP11 Coronary Artery Bypass as a Treatment for Severe Ischemic
                Functional Mitral Valve Regurgitation
                Naresh Trehan, Yugal Mishra, Sanjay Mittal.
                Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, India

                MP12 Endoscopic Versus Standard Radial Artery Harvesting During
                CABG; Functional Arm Assessment
                Benjamin Medalion, Michael Katz, Arie Liberman, Eli Hauptman, Lior
                Sasson, Arie Schachner.
                The E. Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel

9:03-9:13AM     V4    Video-assisted Harvesting of the Inferior Epigastric Artery
                Bruno C. Rocha, Dauar B. Renato, Fares G. Abdulmassih, Renata F.
                Almeida, José E. Succi.
                Bandeirantes Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil

9:15 – 9:50AM   WET LAB HANDS-ON SESSION 3
                Includes Stabilizing, Positioning, Endo-conduit Harvesting, Valves &
                Perfusion

SESSION 5: MINIMALLY INVASIVE THORACIC SURGERY
Moderators:     Robert J. Downey, MD
                Anthony P. Yim, MD

9:50—10:02AM    17.        Safety and efficacy of Needlescopic Video-assisted Thoracic
                Surgery for Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax
                Jin-Shing Chen, Yung-Chie Lee.
                National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan Republic of China

10:02—10:14AM   18.        Minimal Anterior Thoracotomy for Video-assisted
                Pulmonary Resection (MATVAP) for Cancer: Six Years with a Hybrid
                Approach
                Aristotle D. Protopapas, Catherine Jones, Rex D. Stanbridge.
                St Mary's Hospital, London, United Kingdom

10:14—10:21AM   V5        Robotic Assisted VATS Lobectomy
                Bernard Park.
                Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA

10:21—10:31AM   INVITED SPEAKER
                “MIS for Cancer: Advantages and Pitfalls”
                Robert J. Downey, MD. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY,
                USA
10:31—10:43AM     INVITED SPEAKER
                  “Lung Volume Reduction Surgery with Bronchoscopic Valve
                  Implants”
                  Tudor P. Toma, MD. Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

10:43—10:55AM     19.         Medical Augmented Reality: A new Tool For Minimal
                  Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery and Interventional Radiology
                  Selami Dogan1, Petar Risteski1, Tayfun Aybek1, Gerhard Wimmer-
                  Greinecker1, Stephan Mierdl2, Michael Schnaider2, Anton Moritz1.
                  1
                   Johann Wolgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2Fraunhofer
                  Institute, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

10:55—11:05AM     V6          Robotic Assisted Esophageal Surgery
                  Scott Belsley.
                  St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, USA

11:05 – 11:40AM   WET LAB HANDS-ON SESSION 4
                  Includes Stabilizing, Positioning, Endo-conduit Harvesting, Valves &
                  Perfusion

11:40 – 12:00PM   DISTRIBUTE BOXED LUNCHES

12:00 – 12:45PM   BRITISH INNOVATORS—INVITED SPEAKERS
                  “John Hunter—The Innovative Surgeon”
                  Simon Chaplin. Senior Curator, Museums of the Royal College of Surgeons, London,
                  United Kingdom

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

1:00 – 5:00PM     WET LAB HANDS-ON & EXHIBITS OPEN
                  Continuous Beverage Service in Exhibit Hall

SESSION 6: MINIMALLY INVASIVE & INNOVATIVE VALVULAR SURGERY
Moderators:     Gregory P. Fontana, MD
                Arie Schachner, MD

1:00—1:12PM       20.     Geometric Changes of the Annulus in Functional Mitral Valve
                  Regurgitation Following Off-pump Repair Utilizing the Coapsys
                  Device
                  Naresh Trehan, Yugal Mishra, Sanjay Mittal.
                  Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, India

1:12—1:24PM       21.    Endoscopic, Off-pump Mitral Valve Repair: Continued
                  Development of a New Technique
                  Giovanni Speziali, D.Dean Potter, Charles J. Bruce, Gregory Gilman, Paul S.
                  Henke, Scott H. Suddendorf, Michael J. Timmons, Richard C. Daly.
                  Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN, USA
1:24—1:36PM     22.     Complex Mitral Valve Anterior Leaflet Repairs Using the Da
                Vinci Robotic Telemanipulation System
                Saqib Masroor, Wes Hudson, L. Wiley Nifong, W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr.
                Brody School of Medicine East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA

1:36—1:48PM     23.      Mini-thoracotomy for AVR—the Patients’ Point of View
                Dieter Bimmel, Johannes Maxrath, Christopher Schmitz, Osman Aschraf,
                Armin Welz, James Likungu.
                University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

1:48—2:03PM     Mini Presentations

                MP13 Improved Outcomes with Port Access Mitral Valve Repair
                Francis Ferdinand, Candace L. Trace, Francis P. Sutter, Scott M. Goldman.
                The Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA, USA

                MP14 Port Access Aortic Valve Surgery: A Technique in Evolution
                Grayson Wheatley, III, Syma L. Prince, William H. Ryan.
                Cardiopulmonary Research Science and Technology Institute, Dallas, TX, USA

                MP15 Comparison of a Modified Mini-thoracotomy Approach to
                Median Sternotomy for Mitral Valve and Atrial Septal Defect Surgery
                Timothy Martens, Jeffrey A. Morgan, Deon W. Vigilance, David A. Brunacci,
                Marco M. Hefti, Ahzar M. Abdul-Quader, Craig R. Smith, Mehmet Oz,
                Michael Argenziano.
                Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

2:03—2:13PM     V7      Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Annuloplasty (PTMA) as a
                Possible Adjuvant to OPCAB
                William E. Cohn.
                Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

2:15 – 2:50PM   WET LAB HANDS-ON SESSION 5
                Includes Stabilizing, Positioning, Endo-conduit Harvesting, Valves &
                Perfusion

SESSION 7: IMAGING IN CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY
Moderators:     James D. Fonger, MD
                William E. Cohn, MD

2:50—3:02PM     24.     SPY Intra-operative Imaging System Can Replace Early Post-
                CABG Angiography
                Masao Takahashi, Toshihiro Ishikawa, Hiroki Katoh.
                Hiratsuka Kyosai Hospital, Hiratsuka, Japan

3:02—3:14PM     25.    CT Angiography Control in CABG
                Nawwar Al Attar, Jean Louis Sablayrolles, Richard Raffoul, Francesco Nappi,
                Arrigo Lessana, Patrick Nataf.
                CCN-Centre Cardiologique du Nord, St. Denis, France
3:14—3:26PM     26.      Quantification of Coronary Artery Stenosis in Patients Before
                CABG Surgery with 16-Slice Msct- Comparison to the Standard
                Invasive Coronary Angiography
                C. Probst, C. Schmitz, W. Schiller, A. Kovacs, H. Schild, A. Welz,
                University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

3:26—3:38PM     27.      Subxiphoid Videopericardioscopy: A New Minimally Invasive
                Approach to the Pericardial Cavity for Epicardial Therapies
                Marco A. Zenati1, Albert K. Chin2, David Schwartzman3.
                1
                 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 2Guidant, Santa Clara, CA, USA, 3
                Atrial Arrythmia Center, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

3:38—3:53PM     Mini Presentations

                MP16 Intra-operative Angiography for Quality Control in Innovative
                Coronary Bypass Procedures
                Johannes Bonatti, Thomas Schachner, Nikolas Bonaros, Michael Danzmayr,
                Otmar Pachinger, Günther Laufer, Guy Friedrich.
                Innsbruck University Hospital, Innsbruck, Austria

                MP17 Intra-operative Flow Parameters Predict Postoperative Graft
                Patency After OPCAB
                Robert Poston, Charles White, Junyan Gu, Katrina Read, James Gammie,
                James Brown, Andrew Lee, Bartley P. Griffith, Richard N. Pierson, III.
                University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA

                MP18 Detection of Technical Construction Errors By a 13 MHz
                Epicardial Ultrasounds Mini-transducer in Coronary Anastomoses
                Ricardo P.J. Budde, Rudy Meijer, Thomas C. Dessing, Cornelius Borst, Paul
                F. Grundeman.
                Heart Lung Institute, Utrecht, Netherlands

3:53—4:03PM     V8     Use of Functional CT Scanning to Assess Heart Disease
                Andrew R. Wright1, Arjuna Weerasinghe2, Rex Stanbridge1.
                1
                 St. Mary’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom, 2Univeristy of London, London, United
                Kingdom

4:05 – 4:40PM   WET LAB HANDS-ON SESSION 6
                Includes Stabilizing, Positioning, Endo-conduit Harvesting, Valves &
                Perfusion

4:40 – 5:30PM   INVITED TOPIC REVIEW:
                Imaging Technologies in Cardiothoracic Surgery

                “FDG-PET in Lung Cancer: Performance, Pitfalls, Future”
                Johan F. Vansteenkiste, MD, PhD. Department of Pulmonology, University Hospital
                Gasthuisberg, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium.
                   “3-D Echo-image Guided Cardiac Surgery”
                   Pedro J. del Nido, MD. Children's Hospital, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Boston,
                   MA, USA

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

***                DINNER ON OWN

25 JUN FRIDAY
6:30 –7:30AM       BREAKFAST SYMPOSIA

SESSION 8: ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
Moderators:      Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD
                 Randall K. Wolf, MD

8:00—8:12AM        28.         Comparison of Spontaneous Versus Post Ablation Related
                   Conversion Rate to Sinus Rate After Different Cardiosurgical
                   Procedures
                   Michael Knaut1, Sems M. Tugtekin1, Ina Schade1, Dominik Joskowiak1,
                   Stefan G. Spitzer2, Klaus Matschke1.
                   1
                    Heart Center Dresden University Hospital, Dresden, Germany, 2 Praxisklinik
                   Kardiologie-Angiologie-Radiologie, Dresden, Germany

8:12—8:24AM        29.        Cryothermia Maze as an Adjunct to Mitral Valve Surgery
                   Robert F. Hebeler, Jr.
                   Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA

8:24—8:36AM        30.         Additional Intraoperative Microwave Ablation for Treatment
                   of Permanent Atrail Fibrillation in Cardiac Surgery with Two Different
                   Lesion Concepts and for High Risk Patients
                   Michael Knaut1, Sems M. Tugtekin1, Stefan G. Spitzer2, Klaus Matschke1, I
                   Schade, D. Joskowiak
                   1
                    Heart Center Dresden University Hospital, Dresden, Germany, 2 Praxisklinik
                   Kardiologie-Angiologie-Radiologie, Dresden, Germany

8:36—8:48AM        31.        A Comparison of Stapling Techniques for Removal of the
                   Left Atrial Appendage During Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
                   Deon Vigilance, Faisal H. Cheema, IV, Matthew R. Williams, Brian Kim, Joy
                   Peacock, Timothy P. Martens, Satish Kesava, Mathias Szabolcs, Mehmet C.
                   Oz, Michael Argenziano.
                   Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
8:48—9:03AM       Mini Presentations

                  MP19      Endocardial Pulmonary Vein Isolation in Patients with
                  Chronic Atrial Fibrillation Using Saline Irrigated Cooled Tip
                  Radiofrequency (SICTRA) in Patients Undergoing Mitral Valve
                  Surgery
                  Ramesh K. Bapna, Naresh Trehan, Zile S. Meharwal, Vanita Arora, Manisha
                  Mishra, Yugul Mishra, Vijay Kohli.
                  Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi, India

                  MP20       Minimally Invasive Microwave Atrial Ablation for Atrial
                  Fibrillation: Short-term Follow-up in 31 Patients
                  Saqib Masroor, James Johnson, Wes Hudson, Gil Bolotin, Clifton Reade,
                  William Freund, L. Wiley Nifong, W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr.
                  Brody School of Medicine East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA

                  MP21      Closed Chest Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: Initial
                  Experience
                  Jean-Luc Jansens, Constantin Stefanidis, Anne Ducart, Didier de Cannière.
                  Erasme University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium

9:03—9:13AM       V9           A Novel Minimally Invasive Mini-maze Technique
                  Randall K. Wolf.
                  University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA

9:00 – 11:00 AM   WET LAB HANDS-ON & EXHIBITS OPEN
                  Continuous Beverage Service in Exhibit Hall

9:15 – 9:50AM     WET LAB HANDS-ON SESSION 7
                  Includes Atrial Fibrillation, Stabilizers & Valves

SESSION 9: PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY SESSION
                 OFF-PUMP-- DEMOGRAPHICS & RESULTS
Moderators:      Rex Stanbridge, MD
                 Vassilios Gulielmos, MD

9:50—10:02AM      32.     Off-pump Coronary Artery Surgery: Influence of Gender and
                  Age on Outcomes
                  Naresh Trehan, Manisha Mishra, Zile Singh Meharwal, Rajneesh Malhotra,
                  Surerndra Nath Khanna, Ramesh Bapana., V. Kohli, Y. Mehta.
                  Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, India

10:02—10:14AM     33.     OPCAB Reduces Morbidity and Mortality, Especially Among
                  Women and Diabetics: A Retrospective Comparison of 2544
                  Consecutive OPCA Versus 3522 Conventional CABG Cases Since 1999
                  John D. Puskas1, Howard K. Song1, Erez Sharoni1, Rebecca J. Petersen2,
                  William A. Cooper1, Joseph C. Craver1, Ellis Jones1, Omar M. Lattouf1,
                  Robert A. Guyton1.
                  1
                   Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2 The Emory Clinic,
                  Atlanta, GA, USA
10:14—10:26AM     34. Unplanned Hospital Re-admissions Following Off-pump
                  Coronary Surgery—Causes and Predictors
                  Nirav C. Patel, Arjun Majithia, Nilesh Patel, Joan Jennings, Rita Considine,
                  Georgia Panagopolous, Didier Loulmet, George Tolis, Jr., Ramchandra
                  Reddy, James D. Fonger, Valavanur A. Subramanian.
                  Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA

10:26—10:44AM     Mini Presentations

                  MP22 Conversions to Cardiopulmonary Bypass In Off-pump
                  Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (OPCAB) Surgery
                  R. Malhotra, Y. Mishra, Z.S. Meharwal, V. Kohli, R. Bapna, M. Mishra, Y.
                  Mehta, N. Trehan.
                  Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, India

                  MP23 Outcomes of Off-pump Versus On-pump Coronary Artery
                  Bypass Surgery in Octogenarians
                  Mustafa Guden, Ilhan Sanisoglu, Ertan Sagbas, Mehmet U. Ergenoglu, Zehra
                  Bayramoglu, Belhhan Akpinar.
                  Kadir Has University, Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

                  MP24 Coronary Artery Bypass With or Without Cardiopulmonary
                  Bypass Grafting in Patients with Pre-operative Renal Insufficiency
                  Saed Jazayeri, Aline Ecarnot, Eteinne Tatou, Montajab Saleh, Olivier
                  Bouchot, Marie Carmen Gomez, Roger Brenot Michel David.
                  Dijon University Hospital, Dijon, France

                  MP25 Influence of Small Body Size on Outcomes of Off-pump
                  Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (OPCAB) Surgery
                  Alexander Yap, Naoum Baladi, Alex Zapolanski, George Allman, Michael B.
                  Pliam, Richard Shaw.
                  San Francisco Heart & Vascular Institute, Daly City, CA, USA

10:44—10:54AM     V10      Multi-vessel Small Thoracotomy Featuring Magnetic Vascular
                  Coupling for Total Aterial Revascularization
                  Uwe Klima, Michael Maringka, Eric Bagaev, Axel Haverich.
                  Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

10:54—11:00AM     INTRODUCTION OF THE PRESIDENT
                  James D. Fonger, MD

11:00 – 11:50AM   PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
                  Valavanur A. Subramanian, MD

11:50 – 12:10PM   DISTRIBUTE BOXED LUNCHES

12:00 – 2:00PM    WET LAB HANDS-ON & EXHIBITS OPEN
                  Continuous Beverage Service in Exhibit Hall

12:10 - 12:45PM   ISMICS MEMBERS’ BUSINESS MEETING
12:45 – 1:30PM   WET LAB HANDS-ON SESSION 8
                 Includes Atrial Fibrillation, Stabilizers & Valves

1:30 – 2:15PM    BRITISH INNOVATORS—INVITED SPEAKER
                 “Challenge of the Heart”
                 Jim Shekhdar. Ocean Adventurer, Guiness Book Record-holder, Solo Rower Across the
                 Pacific, Northwood, UK


2:15 – 2:45PM    WET LAB HANDS-ON SESSION 9
                 Includes Atrial Fibrillation, Stabilizers & Valves

2:30 – 4:40PM    WET LAB HANDS-ON & EXHIBITS OPEN
                 Continuous Beverage Service in Exhibit Hall

SESSION 10: ROBOTICS, CONGENITAL & OTHER INNOVATIONS
Moderators:     Anno Diegeler, MD
                Anthony C. DeSouza, MD

2:45—2:57PM      35.      Use of Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery Facilitated by Da
                 Vinci System in Multi-vessel CABG Through Left Thoracotomy
                 (THORACAB). Report of First 100 Cases
                 Sudhir P. Srivastava.
                 Alliance Hospital, Odessa, TX, USA

2:57—3:09PM      36.      A Tethered Robotic Epicardial Module for Intra-pericardial
                 Navigation and Therapuetic Delivery
                 Marco A. Zenati1, Nicholas A. Patronik2, Cameron N. Riviere2.
                 1
                  University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 2Carnegie Mellon University,
                 Pittsburgh, PA, USA

3:09—3:21PM      37.     Surgical Planning, Intra-operative Nagivation and Augmented
                 Reality in Robotic Surgery
                 Volkmar Falk1, Stephan Jacobs1, Louai Adhami2, Fabien Morgues, Holger
                 Thiele1, Peter Nitsche1, Friedrich W. Mohr1, Eve Coste Manniere2.
                 1
                  Heart Center Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, 2Computer Science and Robotics, INRIA,
                 Nice, France

3:21—3:41PM      Mini Presentations

                 MP26     Minimally Invasive Off-pump Repair of Atrial Septal Defect
                 using Vena Caval inflow Occlusion and Mini-thoracotomy in 50 Cases
                 Mohammad Nezafati, Ghassem Soltani, Ali Hamedanchi.
                 Mashad University of Medical Science Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad, Iran

                 MP27        Minimally Invasive Thoracotomy Versus Conventional
                 Sternotomy Approach for Atrial Septal Defect Closure
                 Tobias Deuse, Christian Detter, Dieter H. Boehm, Martin Arnold, Hermann
                 Reichenspurner.
                 University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
                 MP28      A New Needle Drive for Mini-entry Coronary Artery Bypass
                 Toshiya Ohtsuka, Mikio Ninomiya, Takahiro Nonaka.
                 Tokyo Metropolitan Fuchu General Hospita, Tokyo, Japan

                 MP29        Extracorporeal Circulation Without External Clamping and
                 Cannulation of the Aorta: Transventricular Placement of a New Multi-
                 functional Aortic Cannula
                 Albertus M.Scheule, Wolfram Beierlein, Andreas Straub, Gerhard Ziemer.
                 University Hospital Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

4:20 – 5:30PM    INVITED TOPIC REVIEW: Cardiothoracic Robotics

                 Sir Ara Darzi, MD. Imperial College School Of Medicine, St. M ary’s Hosptial,
                 London, United Kingdom

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

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

6:30 – 7:15 PM   DEPARTURES TO KENSINGTON PALACE

7:00 – 9:30PM    RECEPTION— ORANGERY AT KENSINGTON PALACE
(8:30—8:45 PM)       Awards Presentations:
                            ISMICS Young Investigator Award
                            Best Oral Abstract Presentation
                            Best Use of Audio Visual in a Presentation
                            Best Moderated Poster
                            Founders’ Award

8:45—9:30PM      RETURN COACHES TO HOTEL
(approximate)




26 JUN SATURDAY
6:30 – 7:30 AM   BREAKFAST SYMPOSIA

8:00 – 9:15 AM   CURRENT CONTROVERSIES IN CARDIAC SURGERY
                 Moderators: Valavanur A. Subramanian, MD
                             Robert W. Emery, MD

8:00-8:30 AM     Ventricular Remodeling, Intracardiac or Extracardiac?
                 Hermann Reichenspurner, MD, PhD. Department of Cardiac Surgery,
                 University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

8:30-9:15 AM     CABG Off-pump/On-pump?
                 John Pepper MD. Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom
               John D. Puskas, MD. Emory University, Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta,
               GA, USA

9:15-10:00AM   LATE BREAKING NEWS
               Moderators: Mohamed Amrani, MD
                           Eugene K. W. Sim, MD

10:00AM        ADJOURN


                             SCIENTIFIC POSTERS


               P1       Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery For Constrictive
               Pericarditis
               Chiung-Lun Kao.
               Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Chiayi, Putzu City, Chiayi Hsien, Taiwan Republic
               of China

               P2       Beating-Heart Valve Surgery in Patients with Low Ejection
               Fraction
               Fuad Moussa, Pierluca Lombardi, Marco Ricci, Tomas Salerno.
               University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA

               P3      Using of In Situ Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery Through
               Median Sternotomy for Off-Pump Complete Coronary
               Revascularization in the Awake Patient
               Kaan Kirali, Tuncer Kocak, Nihan Kayalar, Deniz Goksedef, Cevat Yakut.
               Kosuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

               P4       A Newly Developed Miniaturized Rvad - The Impella Recover
               600
               Stefan Christiansen1, Lütfü Demircan1, Paul B. Kwant2, Helmut Reul2,
               Rüdiger Autschbach1.
               1
                 Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Aachen, Aachen, Germany, 2IBMT, University of
               Aachen, Aachen, Germany.

               P5     There 's Light At The End Of The Tunnel! Endoscopic Radial
               Artery Harvest: Overview Of First 100 Harvests
               Prashant P. Joshi, Zamrin Dimon, Y H. Jong.
               Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, Malayasia

               P6      Transesophageal Stethoscopy As An Assessing Tool For Vats
               Clipping Of Pda.a Prospective Trial.
               Ali A. Bolourian.
               Ghaem Hospital, Tehran, Iran

               P7      Off-pump Skeletonized Radial Artery Grafting
               Hitoshi Hirose, Atsushi Amano.
               Juntendo University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
P8      Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Using Skeletonized
Gastroepiploic Artery
Hitoshi Hirose, Atsushi Amano, Ruzheng Li.
Juntendo University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

P9        Intra-Operative Flowmetery Of Grafted Vessels As An Indicator
For Early Cabg Revision (A Prospective Trial)
Mohammad H. Naseri, Sr., Mohammad H. Kalantar Motamedi, Sr., Alireza
Jalali, Sr..
Baghiatallah Medical Sciences University (BMSU), Tehran, Iran

P10      A New Priming Reduced Circulation Setup (Precise)
Minimizes The Need For Blood Transfusions: First Clinical Results In
Cabg
Sven Beholz, Liling Zheng, Michael Kessler, Martin Rusche, Wolfgang
Konertz.
Charité, Berlin, Germany

P11      Early And Midterm Outcome After Off-pump Coronary Artery
Bypass Grafting In Patients With Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Ioannis K. Toumpoulis1, Constantine E. Anagnostopoulos2, Joseph J.
DeRose, Jr.3, Daniel G. Swistel3.
1
 University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece, 2University Hospital of Athens,
Athens, Greece, 3St. Luke's / Roosevelt Hospital Center at Columbia University, New
York, NY, USA.


P12    Dysesthesia Of The Dorsum Of The Hand: A Troublesome
Compication Of Endoscopic Radial Artery Harvesting
Fernando M. Jara, Jean M. Kalush.
McLaren Regional Medical Center, Flint, MI, USA

P13     Determinants of Successful Endoscopic Internal Thoracic
Artery Harvesting- A Prospective Analysis
Douglas West, Eric Lim, Richard Trimlett, Marcus Flather, John Yap, John
R. Pepper, Anthony C. De Souza.
Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom

P14     Quality Of Life Improvement After Robotic Totally Endoscopic
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Thomas Schachner, Nikolaos Bonaros, Armin Oehlinger, Guenther Laufer,
Johannes Bonatti.
Innsbruck University Hospital, Innsbruck, Austria

P15     Reperfusion Of Acutely Ischemic Myocardium With Cannula
Counterpulsation
John A. Jacobey, III.
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and University Hospital, Westfield, NJ, USA

P16    Assessment By Epicardial Ultrasound Of The Impact Of Four
Different Construction Errors On Coronary Anastomosis Geometry
Thomas C. Dessing, Ricardo P. J. Budde, Rudy Meijer, Patricia F. A. Bakker,
Cornelius Borst, Paul F. Grundeman.
Heart Lung Institute, Utrecht, Netherlands


P17    A Comparison Of Early Colonic Injury Following ‘On’ And
Off’ Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
Nadeem Khwaja, Jonathan Ghosh, Victoria Howarth, Michael Murphy,
Raymond McMahon, Paul Brenchley, Jane Eddleston, Daniel J. Keenan,
Michael G. Walker.
Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, United Kingdom

P18     Outcome Of Mitral Valve Repair With Autologous Pericardium
Jonah Odim1, Hillel Laks1, Michael Sanuzi2, David Gjertson2.
1
 David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2The National
Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria.

P19      Beating Heart Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass
(Tecab) With Da Vinci Robotic System In The First 20 Cases
Sudhir P. Srivastava.
Alliance Hospital, Odessa, TX, USA

P20 Redo Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass
Stephan Jacobs, Volkmar Falk, Friedrich W. Mohr.
Heartcenter Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

P21      3D Reconstructed 16-Slice MSCT Scans For Evaluation Of
Graft Patency Following CABG Surgery
Chris Probst, Attila Kovacs, Christoph Schmitz, Wolfgang Schiller, H. Schild,
Armin Welz.
University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

P22 Remifentanil– Based Anesthesia In Ultra-Fast Track
Extubation During Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: An
Exemplary Combination For Both Patient And Physician
Ghassem Soltani, Ali Hamedanchi, Mohammad H. Nezafati.
Mashhad University Of Medical Science Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad, Iran

P23 Virtual Simulator For Robotic Surgery.
Vadim V. Dalinin1, Frederik Halvorsen2, Erik Fosse3, Ole Jakob3, Jan Sigurd3
1
 Institute of Thoracic Surgery Moscow Medical Academy, Moscow, Russian Federation,
2
 University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, 3Interventional Center, Nationale Hospital, Oslo,
Norway

P24 Off-Pump Coronary Revascularization in Awake Patients
Kaan Kirali, Nihan Kayalar, Deniz Goksedef, Füsun Güzelmeriç, Tuncer
Kocak, Cevat Yakut.
Kosuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

P25 Haemodynamic Profile Of Patients With Left Ventricular
Dysfunction During Off-pump Revascularization
Bruno Amari, Elena Conti, Marco Ferrante, Gregorio Finamore, Ricardo
Martinez, Renata LaMonica, Giulia Rodella.
Poliambulanza Hospital, Brescia, Italy



P26 Controlled Hypoperfusion In The Porcine Heart: A Novel
Model For Hibernation
Sandra de Zeeuw, Merel Schurink, Cees WJ Verlaan, Paul F Gründeman.
Heart Lung Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

P27 Elimination Of Gaseous Microemboli In Extracorporeal
Circuits: Air Versus Co2
Sven Martens, Markus Dietrich, Harald Keller, Gerhard Wimmer-
Greinecker, Anton Moritz.
JW Goethe University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

P28 Hypercoagulability Following Off Pump Coronary Artery
Revsacularisation
Aziz Momin, Ranjit P. Deshpande, James Cotton, Michael Avidan, Emma
Alcock, Lindsay C. John, Ahmed El-Gamel.
Kings College Hospital, London, United Kingdom

P29 An Atraumatic Aortic Clamp For Endoscopic Mitral Valve
Surgery
Olivier J. Jegaden, Fadi Farhat, Stephane Aubert.
L Pradel Hospital, Lyon, France

P30 Expanding OPCAB Mammary Grafting By Lima Segmentation
Ramzi Ramadan, Nawwar Al Attar, Francisco Nappi, Richard Raffoul,
Patrick Nataf.
CCN-Centre Cardiologique du Nord, St Denis, France

P31      Complete Revascularisation Of The Beating Heart By New
Simplified Bypass Sytems Versus Conventional Cardiopulmonary
Bypass - A Randomized Trial
Stefan Brose, Steffen Rex, Sebastian Metzelder, Buhre Wolfgang, Stefan
Christiansen, Thomas Busch, Rolf Rossaint, Rüdiger Autschbach.
Universitiy of Aachen, Aachen, Germany

P32 Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Provides an
Optimal Approach to Revascularizing Patients with Significant Left
Ventricular Dysfunction
Y. Joseph Woo, Todd J. Grand.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

P33 Deleterious Effects of Cardio-pulmonary Bypass and of Body
Temperature on the Myocardium and on the Immune System as
Compared to OPCAB
Nahum Nesher1, Patrick Nataf2, Steve Insler3, Ina Frolkis1, Dimitri Pevni1,
Oren Levran1, Ram Sharoni1, Gil Bolotin1, Dan Loberman1, Avi Weinbrum1,
Gideon Uretzky1.
1
 Souraski, Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 2Centre Cardiologique du Nord
(CCN)., Saint Dennis, Paris, France, 3Cleveland Clinic Foundation,, Cleveland, OH,
USA

P34 Pre-operative Evaluation of Graft Quality of Internal Thoracic
Artery by Three-dimensional Computed Tomography
Masato Tochii, Junjiro Kobayashi, Osamu Tagusari, Ko Bando, Kazuo
Niwaya, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Masahiro Higashi, Naoaki Yamada, Toshikatsu
Yagihara, Soichiro Kitamura.
National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan

P35 Experiences With A New Minimized Extracorporeal Circuit
(corxtm) In Arrested Heart Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Ulf Abdel-Rahman, Feyzan Özaslan, Abdallah Al Daraghmeh, Musawir Riaz,
Peter Kleine, Sven Martens, Anton Moritz, Gerhard Wimmer-Greinecker.
JW Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

P36 Does Patient Selection For Opcab Influence Hospital And
Long-term Survival
Gregory Trachiotis1, Devika Hanumara2, Miguel Pinales2, Kimberly
Seablom2, E. Pendleton Alexander1.
1
 George Washington University, Washington,
DC, USA, 2 George Washington University/Veterans Affairs Medical Center,
Washington, DC, USA

P37 Transtelephonic Monitoring Of Cardiac Arrythmias Following
Surgical Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
Deon W. Vigilance, Mauricio Garrido, Sanjay H. Patel, Starr Koslow, Ann
Zeidner, Joy Peacock, Faisal H. Cheema, James A. Reiffel, Mehmet C. Oz,
Michael Argenziano.
Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

P38 Emergency Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Can Be Performed
Safely Without Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Faraz Kerendi, John D. Puskas, Joseph M. Craver, William A. Cooper, Ellis
L. Jones, Omar M. Lattouf, John D. Vega, Robert A. Guyton.
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

P39 On-pump Beating Heart CABG- A Safer Technique Of
Revascularisation In Critical Left Main Stem Disease
Kunal Sarkar, Atanu Saha, Sukanta Behra, Manoj Daga, Bishnu Deka,
Asutosh Raghuvanshi, Sandeep Attawar.
Rtiics, Calcutta, India

P40 Selective Use of Off-Pump Coronary Bypass Surgery Reduces
Mortality and Neurological Morbidity Associated with High Risk
Coronary Bypass Surgery: A Four Hundred Case Comparative
Experience
Jeffrey P. Gold, John Wasnick, Ilya Zhuravlev, William Maldorelli, Douglas
Condit.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA
P41    Can Patients with Moderate Ischemic MR be treated with Off-
Pump CABG?
Kevin M. Harris1, Avinash Reddy1, Kathy Benyo-Albrecht2, Betsy Wilson3,
Robert W. Emery2.
1
 Minneapolis Heart Institute, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 2Cardiac Surgical Associates,
Minneapolis, MN, USA, 3Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Minneapolis, MN,
USA

P42 Feasibility Of Complete All Arterial OPCAB
Kit V. Arom, Sujit Banyatpiyaphod, Vibul Jotisakulratana.
Bangkok Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

P43 A Safe And Unexpensive “Custome Device” For Minimal
Invasive Saphenous Vein Harvesting
Alberto Lomeo, Giuseppe D'Arrigo, Giuseppe Lomeo, M.Concetta Monea,
Antonio Scolaro, Gaetano Mauceri.
Ospedale Cannizzaro, Catania, Italy

P44 Minimally Invasive Stentless Mitral Valve Replacement At Five
Years
Thomas Walther, Sven Lehmann, Volkmar Falk, Sebastian Metz, Friedrich
W. Mohr.
Herzzentrum Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

P45 Experimental Evaluation Of Controlled Hypoperfusion,
Hypothermia And Different Indicators For Brain Damage During
Complex Cardiac Surgery
Thomas Walther, Katja Schneider, Cris Ullmann, Ardawan Rastan, Jens
Garbade, Volkmar Falk, Friedrich W. Mohr, Martin Kostelka.
Herzzentrum Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

P46 Conversion From Standard CABG To Beating Heart Coronary
Artery Revascularization And Off-pump Surgery Following Detection
Of Severe Atherosclerosis Of The Ascending Aorta
Hartmuth B. Bittner, Markus Richter, Roberto Battellini, Jan Gummert,
Friedrich W. Mohr.
Heartcenter Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

P47 Left Atrial Ablation Therapy Plus Stentless Mitral Valve
Implantation Leads To Persistent Restoration Of Physiological
Hemodynamics
Thomas Walther, Sven Lehmann, Sebastian Metz, Volkmar Falk, Nico Doll,
Friedrich W. Mohr.
Herzzentrum Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

P48 Robotically Assisted Endoscopic Microwave Ablation Of Lone
Atrial Fibrillation
Sudhir P. Srivastava.
Alliance Hospital, Odessa, TX, USA

P49 16-Slice Ecg-Gated Spiral Ctfor Postoperative Evaluation Of
Coronaryartery Bypass Grafts
André R. Plass, Achim K. Häussler, Jürg Grünenfelder, Bernhard Baumert,
Simon Wildermuth, Gregor Zünd, Marco Turina.
University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

P50 Iflammatory Cytokine Response Compared With Cardiac
Enzymes Secretionafter Coronary Bypass Graftingin On-Pump And
Off-Pump Procedures
André R. Plass, Achim K. Häussler, Jürg Grünenfelder, Gregor Zünd, Marco
Turina.
University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

P51     Structural And Functional Differences Of Arterial And Venous
Coronary Grafts By Bi-dimensional Echography And Doppler
Daniel Santos1, Fernando Mastrogiacomo1, Alex Zapolanski1,2.
1
 Alexander Fleming Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2San Francisco Heart Institute,
Daly City, CA, USA

P52 Reduced Incidence Of Visceral Ischemia In Elective Off-Pump
Versus On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Ulrich T. Opfermann, Jan F. Gummert, Markus Barten, Jens Garbade, Birgit
Henschel, Volkmar Falk, Thomas Walther, Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr.
Heart Center Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

P53 Minimally Invasive Extrathoracic Cannulation For Full
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Neeraj Mediratta1, Mark Field1, Andrew Sosnowski2.
1
  The Cardiothoracic Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 2 Glenfield Hospital, Leicester,
United Kingdom

P54 Can Diabetic Patients Be Effectively Revascularized Off Pump?
Alex Zapolanski1,2, Michael B. Pliam1, Edward Yee1, Laurel Mengarelli1, Jill
Ley2, Richard Shaw2.
1
 Cardiac Surgery, San Francisco Heart & Vascular Institute, Daly City, CA, USA,
2
 Joint Cardiac Program, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA

P55 Modelling Blood Flow Across Anastomoses Using The Ventrica
Mvp Distal Anastomosis System
Arjuna Weerasinghe1, Peter Weller2, Rex Stanbridge3.
1
 University of London, London, United Kingdom, 2Centre for Measurement and
Information in Medicine, City University, London, United Kingdom, 3St. Marys
Hospital, London, United Kingdom

P56 Safety Of Replacing Stenotic Vein Grafts With In-situ Or
Composite Arterial Grafts In Redo OPCAB
Junjiro Kobayashi, Osamu Tagusari, Ko Bando, Kazuo Niwaya, Hiroyuki
Nakajima, Soichiro Kitamura.
National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan

P57 Use Of Ct Scanning To Assess Graft Patency Of Mammary-
Radial Y Grafts
Arjuna Weerasinghe1, Dimuthu Samaranayake2, Andrew R. Wright2, Rex
Stanbridge2.
1
University of London, London, United Kingdom, 2St. Marys Hospital, London, United
Kingdom

P58 Experience On The Way To Totally Endoscopic Closure Of
Atrial Septal Defects
Nikolaos Bonaros, Thomas Schachner, Armin Oehlinger, Jonetzko Patrycja,
Christian Kolbitsch, Guenther Laufer, Johannes Bonatti.
University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

P59 Assessment Of Cardiac Autonomic Regulation And Ventricular
Repolarization After Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
(CABG)
Jurij M. Kalisnik.
University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

P60 High Thoracic Epidural Anesthesia Influences The Incidence
Of Intraoperative Heart Rhythm Disturbances During Beating Heart
Surgery
Petar Risteski, Tayfun Aybek, Selami Dogan, Panayotis Therapidis, Paul
Kessler, Anton Moritz.
Johann Wolgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

P61    Endothelial Integrity Of Saphenous Vein Harvested By
Endoscopic Technique
Kuan-Ming Chiu, Tzu-Pei Yeh, Shu-Hsun Chu.
Far-Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei county, Taiwan Republic of China

P62 Beating Heart Vs. On-pump Coronary Bypass Surgery Results
And Outcome In Women
Jerzy Pacholewicz, Arkadiusz Farmas, Marcin Maruszewski, Roman
Przybylski, Tomasz Hrapkowicz, Pawel Tomaszewski, Robert Kalis, Marian
Zembala.
Silesian Center for Heart Disease, Zabrze, Poland

P63 Robotic IMA Harvesting Facilitates Patient Recovery After
Anterior MIDCAB Grafting
Nirav C. Patel, Didier F. Loulmet, Nilesh Patel, Domenick Acquista, Joan
Jennings, James D. Fonger, Ramchandra Reddy, John McCabe, George Tolis,
Jr., Valavanur A. Subramanian.
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA

P64 Novel Device For Automatic Clampless Proximal Aorta-vein
Anastomoses: SPYDERtm
Baron L. Hamman, Cory H. White, Michael Fontes, Lise A. Labiche.
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA

P65 A Novel Hybrid Technique For Minimally-invasive Asd
Closure
Christoph Schmitz, Johannes Breuer, Jörg Schirrmeister, Armin Welz.
University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
P66 Redo Mitral Valve Surgery Via Right Thoracotomy:An
Alternative Minimally Invasive Approach
Shamsher S. Lohchab, Vishal Dheer, Suresh K. Singhal
Surgery and Anesthesia, PGIMS, Rohtak, India

P67 Regional Cerebral Oxygen Saturation Monitoring During Off
Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
Tsuyohi Shimizu, Masaharu Misaka, Akira Asahi, Tetsuzo Hirayama, Shin
Ishimaru.
Tokyo Medical University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

P68 Minimal Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery For Minimal Morbidity
In Morbid Obesity/ Severe COPD Paitients
Leonid Sternik1, Sergei Preisman2, Amihai Shinfeld1, Yaron Moshkovitz2,
Basheer Sheich-Yosef1, Aram K. Smolinsky1.
1
 Chaim Sheba MC, Tel- Hashomer, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University,
Ramat-Gan, Israel, 2Assuta MC, Petah-Tikva, Israel,

P69 Early Clinical Outcome In Patients With And Without Severe
Concomitant Diseases Undergoing Complete Arterial Off-pump
Revascularization
Friedrich-Christian Riess, Ralf Bader, Bettina Hoffmann, Christine Loewer,
Niels Bleese.
Albertinen Hospital, Hamburg, Germany

P70 Future Perspective Of Minimally Invasive Open Heart Surgery
Hiroyuki Nishi.
Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan

P71     Metalloproteinasis As Markers to Investigate Cpb-mediated
Injures: Preliminary Study
Caimmi Philippe-Primo1 Lorenzo Pagani1, Marco Cavaglià2, Micalizzi
Ezio1
1
 Ospedale Maggiore della Carità, Novara, Italy, 2Clinica San Gaudenzio, Novara, Italy

P72 Temperature Profile of the Cardioblate Bipolar Surgical
Ablation Device
Nithya Swaminathan1, Marie Steinbrink2, Alison Lutterman2, David
Francischelli2.
1
 University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA, 2Cardiac Surgery Technologies, Medtronic,
Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA

P73 Near-Infrared Spectroscopy For On-Line Monitoring Of
Ischimia During Off- Pump Surgery
Franziska Bernet, Joachim Wehrle, Hans-Reinhard Zerkowski, Doan Baykut.
University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

P74 Subclavian Artery To Coronary Artery Bypass As An Alternative
Technique Of Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass
Fabio De Robertis, Muhammad A. Akhtar, Imran Saeed, Asghar Khaghani.
Harefield Hospital, Harefield, United Kingdom
P75 Coronary Sinus Tears By Retrograde Cardioplegia Catheter
During Right Thoracotomy MICS - Technique For Repair Without
Conversion
Aram K. Smolinsky, Sergei Preisman, Leonid Sternik, Amihai Shinfeld.
1
 Chaim Sheba MC, Tel- Hashomer, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University,
Ramat-Gan, Israel

P76 Does Response Curves For Microwave Ablation In The
Cardioplegia Arrested Porcine Heart
Sydney L. Gaynor, Gregory D. Byrd, Michael D. Diodato, Sandip M. Prasad,
Jegan Gopal, Yosuke Ishii, Richard B. Schuessler, Ralph J. Damiano, Jr..
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

P77 Character And Consequences Of Surgical Problems In
Robotically Assisted Totally Endoscopic CABG
Johannes Bonatti, Thomas Schachner, Nikolaos Bonaros, Michael
Danzmayr, Guy Friedrich, Christian Kolbitsch, Guenther Laufer.
Innsbruck University Hospital, Innsbruck, Austria

P78 The Predictors Of Poor Mid-Term Health-Related Quality Of
Life Following Isolated Primary Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Surgery
Sharif Al-Ruzzeh, Thanos Athanasiou, Omar Mangoush, Jo Wray, Shane
George, Mahmoud Bustami, Charles Ilsley, Mohamed Amrani.
Harefield Hospital, Middlesex, Austria

P79 Guidant Heartstring: Initial Experience In Opcab Surgery
Alberto Weber, Oliver Reuthebuch, Andreas Kuenzli, Mario Lachat, Marko
Turina.
University Hospital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

P80 Variability Of Flow In Coronary Grafts As A Function Of
Degree Of Stenosis And Size Of The Recipient Vessel
Daniel Santos1, Fernando Mastrogiacomo1, Alex Zapolanski1,2.
1
 Alexander Fleming Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2San Francisco Heart Institute,
Daly City, CA, USA

P81      Comparison Of Impact Of The Deep Pericardial Stitch And
Apical Suction Device On Left Heart Distortion During OPCABD
Using Three Dimensional TEE Reconstruction
Kulwant Dhadwal, Sharif Al-Ruzzeh, Mohamed Amrani, Shane George.
Harefield Hospital, Middlesex, United Kingdom

P82 Seven Year-experience In Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary
Artery Bypass Grafting
Jae Hyun Kim, Chan Young Na.
Sejong Heart Institute, Sejong General Hospital, Bucheon City, Gyeonggi Province,
Republic of Korea

P83 Use Of Radial Conduits And St. Jude Aortic Connector
Kit V. Arom, Sawat Asavapiyanond, Vitoon Pitiguagool.
Bangkok Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

P84 Surgical Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion For Preventing
Cardioembolism Associated With Atrial Fibrillation Using The Plaato
Device
Arthur C. Hill, Toshiko Nakai, Stewart Kume.
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

P85 Microporous Polysaccharide Hemospheres, A Newtopical
Hemostatic Agent
Helmut Mair1, Mark Ereth2, Albert Schuetz3, Sabine Daebritz3.
1
 Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, 2Mayo Clinic Rochester,
Rochester, MN, USA, 3University of Munich, Munich, Germany

P86 The Effect Of Left Atrial Procedure Using Microwave For
Chronic Atrial Fibrillation
Dong-Hyup Lee, Tae-Eun Jung, Jang-Hun Lee, Jung-Cheol Lee, Sung-Sae
Lee.
Yeungnam University, Daegu, Republic of Korea

P87 Epicardial Versus Transvenous LV Pacing Lead Threshholds
for Biventricular Pacing
Tarlochan S. Kler, Vanita Arora, K S. Iyer, Yugal Mishra, Anil Saxena,
Naresh Trehan.
Escorts Heart Institute &Research Centre, New Delhi, India

P88 Effects Of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting On The Number
Of Selected Immunocompetent Cells With Or Without
Cardiopulmonary Bypass (cpb): The Promissing Diagnostic Tool
Piotr Wilczek, Marian Zembala, Marcin Maruszewski, Roman Przybylski,
Jerzy Pacholewicz, Zbigniew Religa.
Silesian Center for Heart Disease, Foundation of Cardiac Surgery Development, Zabrze,
Poland

P89 Long-term Survival After Target Surgical Revascularization For
Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
Gregory Trachiotis, Devika Hanumara, Peter Kokkinos, Michael Greenberg,
E. Pendleton Alexander.
George Washington University/Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC,
USA

P90 The First Coronary Staplers And The Present Practice To The
100 Birthday Jubilee Of V.I.Kolesov
Evgenii V. Kolesov.
Dnepropetrovsk University, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine.

P91     OPCAB With Multiple Anesthesiologists
Alex Zapolanski1,2, Michael B. Pliam1, Laurel Mengarelli1, Jill Ley2, Richard
Shaw2.
1
 San Francisco Heart & Vascular Institute, Daly City, CA, USA, 2California Pacific
Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
P92 Short Left Anterior Mini-thoracotomy For Epicardial Lead
Implantation In Biventricular Pacing
Pietro Di Biasi, Sr.
Policlinico Multimedica, Sesto S. Giovanni (Milan), Italy

P93 Evaluation Of Pericardoscopy As A Method For Pericardial
Exploration
Roland G. Demaria, Pascal Battistella, Philippe Rouviere, Jean-Marc Frapier,
Bernard Albat.
Arnaud de Villeneuve Hospital, Montpellier, France.

P94 A Prospective Controlled Study Of Safety-Performance Of
Arterial, Venous Cannulae & Vacuum Assisted Venous Drainage In
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Sanjay Kumar1, E Ravikumar2, Manoharan T. Henry2.
1
 Yorkshire Heart Centre, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, United Kingdom,
2
 Department Of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital,
Vellore, India

P95 Outcome After Conventional Versus Off-pump Coronary Artery
Bypass Surgery In Patients With Left Main Disease
Arkadiusz I. Farmas, Jerzy K. Pacholewicz, Bartlomiej Zych, Tomasz
Hrapkowicz, Jacek Wojarski, Marcin Maruszewski, Robert Kalis, Piotr
Buchta, Marian Zembala.
Silesian Center for Heart Disease, Zabrze, Poland

P96 Differences In Mitral Valve Geometry In Patients With Post
Infarction Functional Mitral Regurgitation Are Related To Infarct
Territory
Naresh Trehan, Yugal Mishra, Sanjay Mittal.
Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, India

P97 Minimally-invasive ASD Closure as an Alternative to
Interventional Techniques
Christoph Schmitz, Johannes Breuer, Armin Welz.
University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

P98 Effect Of Trimetazidine On Myocard During Beating Heart
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Abdulkadir Ercan, Serdar Ener, Arzu Gundogdu, Isik Senkaya.
Uludag University Medical Faculty, Bursa, Turkey

P99 Cardio-Pulmonarybypass Is Associated With Impaired Tissue
Oygenation And Perfusion: A Prospective Randomized Study
Sharif Al-Ruzzeh, Thanos Athanasiou, Tony Fisher, Shane George,
Mahmoud Bustami, Charles Ilsley, Mohamed Amrani.
Harefield Hospital, Middlesex, United Kingdom

P100 Is Total Arterial OPCAB Feasible For The Elderly Patients?
Kaoru Matsuura, Junjiro Kobayashi, Osamu Tagusari, Ko Bando, Kazuo
Niwaya, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Toshikatsu Yagihara, Soichiro Kitamura.
National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
P101 Mechanical Connectors In Off-Pump Coronary Bypass Surgery:
Single Institute Experience
Yousuf Mahomed, Palaniswamy Vijay, John W. Brown.
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA

P102 The Effect Of Skeletonization Of The Radial Artery In The
Early Clinical Outcome Using The "&PI_upper;-circuit"
Sotirios N. Prapas.
Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece

P103 Esthetical Consideration In Congenital Heart Surgery: Open
Heart Surgery Through A Minimal Right Thoracotomy In Children
David Mishaly, Paz Yoav, Raanani Ehud, Sergay Prisman.
Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel

P104 Robotic-enhanced Versus Off-pump Coronary Artery
Bypass:clinical Outcome And Quality Of Life
Thanos Athanasiou, Shirley Martin, Ara Darzi, Roberto Casula.
St-Mary's Hospital, London, United Kingdom

P105 Mid-Term Experience with Robotically-Assisted Coronary
Artery Bypass: Lessons Learned
Sandhya K. Balaram1, Robert C. Ashton, Jr.2, Daniel G. Swistel2, Varinder
Singh2, James Willentz2, Joseph J. DeRose, Jr. 2.
1
 St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, USA, 2St. Luke's-Roosevelt
Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York,
NY, USA

P106 Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Using An Indigenously
Developed Instrumentation
Anil Bhan.
All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

P107 Clinical Follow-up Of The Medtronic Mosaic Bioprosthesis
Friedrich-Christian Riess, Ralf Bader, Eva Cramer, Lorenz Hansen, Michaela
Matthies, Gunther Wahl, Stephan Winkel, Niels Bleese.
Albertinen Hospital, Hamburg, Germany

P108 Robotic Esophageal Mobilization for Three-Hole
Esophagectomy
Scott J. Belsley, Cliff P. Connery, Joseph J. DeRose, Jr., Sandhya Balaram,
James J. McGinty, Robert C. Ashton, Jr..
St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York City, NY, USA

				
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