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

Final Program  |  Posters

1:00 - 1:12PM
Session 1: Facilitated Anastomosis
Moderators: Valavanur A. Subramanian, MD
Volkmar Falk, MD
1:00 - 1:12PM
1. Automated Distal Coronary Anastomoses Using the Cardica C-port System: Early Results from a Multicenter Clinical Trial
Stefanos Demertzis1, Wolfgang Harringer2, Klaus Matschke3, Jan F. Gummert4, Francesco Siclari1, Utz Kappert3, Marcel Anssar2, Christian Detter5, Volkmar Falk4, Hermann Reichenspurner5
1Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland, 2St&auml;dtisches Klinikum Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, 3Herzzentrum Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 4Herzzentrum Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, 5University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
1:12 - 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 M&uuml;ller, 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
1Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2Cardiologie, Hopital de Sion, Sion, Switzerland, 3 Hopital de Sion, Sion, Switzerland

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

MP3. Remaining Coronary Artery Motions with Five Different Stabilization Techniques
Arndt H. Kiessling, Frank Isgro, Markus Blome, Udo Weisse, Andreas Lehmann, Werner Saggau
Heartcenter Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen, Germany
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
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 H&uuml;sch, Gerhard Wimmer-Greinecker, Anton Moritz
Johann Wolgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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

MP6. Does Peri-operative Use of Aspirin and Clopidrogel Combination in Off-pump Coronary Surgery Increase Post-operative bleeding? A Propensity Matched Analysis
Nirav C. Patel, Domenick Acquista, Nilesh U. Patel, Joan Jennings, Ramchandra C. Reddy, George Tolis, Jr., James D. Fonger, John C. McCabe, Didier F. Loulmet, Valavanur A. Subramanian
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA
3:53 - 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
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
1Numi, NUS, Singapore, Singapore, 2National Heart Center, Singapore, Singapore 3Cell 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
1St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, USA, 2St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA

MP8. Surgery of the Aortic Arch Without ECC
A. Lomeo, G. D'Arrigo, M.C. Monea, A. Scolaro, G. Lomeo, F. Distefano
Ospedale Cannizzaro, Catania, Italy

MP9. Partial Clamping of the Brachiocephalic Trunk for Total Ascending Aorta Replacement Without Circulatory Arrest (CA): Midterm Clinical Results
A M. Calafiore1, M Di Mauro2, C A. Mestres3, A Bivona2, M Pano2, M Gagliardi2, J L. Pomar3
1University Hospital, Torino, Italy, 2 "GD' Annunzio" University, Chieti, Italy, 3Hospital Clinico, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
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

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 Olsz&oacute;wka1, Ryszard Bachowski1, Kazimierz Widenka1, Marek Deja1, Stanislaw Wos1
12nd Department of Cardiac Surgery, Katowice, Poland, 2 2nd Department of Cardiology, Katowice, Poland

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

MP12. Endoscopic Versus Standard Radial Artery Harvesting During CABG; Functional Arm Assessment
Benjamin Medalion, Michael Katz, Arie Liberman, Eli Hauptman, Lior Sasson, Arie Schachner
The E. Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel
9:03 - 9:13AM
V4. Video-assisted Harvesting of the Inferior Epigastric Artery
Bruno C. Rocha, Dauar B. Renato, Fares G. Abdulmassih, Renata F. Almeida, Jos&eacute; E. Succi
Bandeirantes Hospital, S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil
9:15 - 9:50AM
Wet Lab Hands-On Session 3
Includes Stabilizing, Positioning, Endo-conduit Harvesting, Valves & 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
1Johann 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
1University 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, G&uuml;nther Laufer, Guy Friedrich
Innsbruck University Hospital, Innsbruck, Austria

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

MP18. Detection of Technical Construction Errors By a 13 MHz Epicardial Ultrasounds Mini-transducer in Coronary Anastomoses
Ricardo P.J. Budde, Rudy Meijer, Thomas C. Dessing, Cornelius Borst, Paul F. Grundeman
Heart Lung Institute, Utrecht, Netherlands
3:53 - 4:03PM
V8. Use of Functional CT Scanning to Assess Heart Disease
Andrew R. Wright1, Arjuna Weerasinghe2, Rex Stanbridge1
1St. Mary's Hospital, London, United Kingdom, 2Univeristy of London, London, United Kingdom
4:05 - 4:40PM
Wet Lab Hands-On Session 6
Includes Stabilizing, Positioning, Endo-conduit Harvesting, Valves & Perfusion
4:40 - 5:30PM
Invited Topic Review: Imaging Technologies in Cardiothoracic Surgery

"FDG-PET in Lung Cancer: Performance, Pitfalls, Future"

Johan F. Vansteenkiste, MD, PhD
Department of Pulmonology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium

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

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

FRIDAY, 25 JUNE 2004
6:30 -7:30AM
Breakfast Symposia

Session 8: Atrial Fibrillation
Moderators: Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD
Randall K. Wolf, MD
8:00 - 8:12AM
28. Comparison of Spontaneous Versus Post Ablation Related Conversion Rate to Sinus Rate After Different Cardiosurgical Procedures
Michael Knaut1, Sems M. Tugtekin1, Ina Schade1, Dominik Joskowiak1, Stefan G. Spitzer2, Klaus Matschke1
1Heart Center Dresden University Hospital, Dresden, Germany, 2 Praxisklinik Kardiologie-Angiologie-Radiologie, Dresden, Germany
8:12 - 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
1Heart 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 CanniÃre
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
1Emory 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
1University 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
1Heart 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 T&uuml;bingen, T&uuml;bingen, Germany
4:20 - 5:30PM
Invited Topic Review: Cardiothoracic Robotics
Sir Ara Darzi, MD
Imperial College School Of Medicine, St. Mary's Hosptial, London, United Kingdom

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

Kemp H. Kernstine, MD, PhD
University of Iowa Hospitals & 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

Saturday, 26 JUNE 2004
6:30 - 7:30 AM
Breakfast Symposia
8:00 - 9:15 AM
Current Controversies In Cardiac Surgery
Moderators: Valavanur A. Subramanian, MD
Robert W. Emery, MD
8:00 - 8:30 AM
Ventricular Remodeling, Intracardiac or Extracardiac?
Hermann Reichenspurner, MD, PhD
Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
8:30 - 9:15 AM
CABG Off-pump/On-pump?
John Pepper MD
Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom

John D. Puskas, MD
Emory University, Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta, GA, USA
9:15 - 10:00AM
Late Breaking News
Moderators: Mohamed Amrani, MD
Eugene K. W. Sim, MD
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