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31st Annual Meeting

Final Program
† = Samson Resident Prize Essay
* = By Invitation
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
3:00 pm Registration Opens
7:00 pm New Members Reception
Tea Lobby and Palm Court, Empress Hotel
Thursday, June 23, 2005
6:00 am Samson Fun Run
7:00 am Registration
Continental Breakfast
Salon A, Victoria CC
8:00 am Introduction of New Members and Resident Essay Finalists
Salons A-B, Victoria CC
8:10 am Scientific Session
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Salons B-C, Victoria CC
Moderators: Steven W. Guyton
Robert C. Robbins
1. Influence of Etiology, Pathophysiology, and Morphology on Durability of Aortic Valve Repair
I. Deglurkar, C. R. Baeza, G. Pettersson, D. M. Cosgrove, L. G. Svensson, A. Gillinov, E. H. Blackstone, J. Rajeswaran
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  Discussant: Vaughn A. Starnes
2. Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery: Is it a Superior Technique for the Division of Vascular Rings in Children?
Brian E. Kogan1, Joseph M. Forbess1, Mark L. Wulkan2, Paul M. Kirshbom1, Kirk Kanter1
1Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2Division of Pediatric Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  Discussant: John A. Hawkins
3. The Addition of Induction Chemotherapy to Preoperative Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy Improves Tumor Response in Patients with Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
S. C. Malaisrie1, W. L. Hofstetter2, A. M. Correa2, J. A. Ajani2, R. R. Komaki2, D. C. Rice2, A. A. Vaporciyan2, G. L. Walsh2, J. A. Roth2, S. G. Swisher2
1Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  Discussant: Stephen D. Cassivi
9:10 am Presidential Address
Tough Questions, Tougher Answers

Steven W. Guyton
10:00 am Coffee Break - Visit Exhibits, Salon A
10:30 am Scientific Session (cont.)
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Salons B-C
Moderators: R. Scott Mitchell
John A. Hawkins
4. How Many Arterial Grafts Are Enough: A Population Based Study of Mid-term Outcomes
V. Guru, S. E. Fremes, J. V. Tu
Institute For Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada
  Discussant: Colleen Sintek
5. Thoracic Aortic Stent Grafting: Improving Results with Newer Generation
Investigational Devices
J. J. Appoo, A. Pochettino, W. G. Moser, J. Carpenter, R. Fairman, J. Bavaria University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  Discussant: Riyad Karmy-Jones
6. Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Predicts Jugular Venous O2 Saturation but not Cerebral O2 Delivery in an Acute Model of Single Ventricle Physiology
M. Ricci, P. Lombardi, A. Galindo, E. Coscarella, A. Vasquez, E. Rosenkranz
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
  Discussant: Donald B. Doty
7. Outcomes of Pulmonary Endarterectomy for Treatment of Extreme Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
P. A. Thistlethwaite*, A. Kemp, S. W. Jamieson*
University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
  Discussant: David A. Fullerton
11:50 am Controversies In Thoracic Surgery –
Endoscopic Therapy for High Grade Dysplasia in Barrett's Esophagus Should Be Considered in Good Surgical Candidates
Moderator: John D. Mitchell
Pro: Drew Schembre*
Con: Donald E. Low
12:30 pm Adjourn
7:00 pm A Taste of British Columbia Theme Dinner
Royal BC Museum
Friday, June 24, 2005
6:30 am Simultaneous Breakfast Sessions
A) Adult Cardiac Session
Sidney Room

How to Organize a Thoracic Endovascular Program
R. Scott Mitchell

B) General Thoracic Session
Colwood Rooms

Optimal Management of the Small (<2cm) NSCLC: Is Sub-Lobar Resection a Reasonable Option?
Eric Vallieres

C) Congenital Heart Disease Session
View Royal Room

Minimally Invasive Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Richard Ohye*

7:00 am Continental Breakfast – Exhibit Hall, Salon A
8:00 am Postgraduate Course
Sponsored by: White Memorial Medical Center and Foundation - Lyman A. Brewer, III Fund
Salons B-C
Introduced by: Steven W. Guyton

Progress Towards A Tissue Engineered Heart Valve
John E. Mayer, Jr.*
Boston, MA

8:50 am Scientific Session
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Salons B-C
Moderators: John C. Chen
Patricia A. Thistlethwaite
8. Ischemia-Inducible Gene Therapy for Myocardial Infarction
M. G. Whitten, R. Reiss, D. Choi, M. Lee, S. W. Kim, D. A. Bull*
University of Utah Health Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT
  Discussant: Abbas Ardehali
9. N1 Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: Factors Affecting Recurrence and Long-term Survival Following Resection
S. D. Cassivi, T. Fujimoto, P. Yang, C. Deschamps, F. C. Nichols, M. S. Allen, P. C. Pairolero
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
  Discussant: Eric Vallieres
10. Bivalirudin is a Safe and Effective Anticoagulant for Off- Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
N. G. Smedira1, C. M. Dyke2, A. Koster3, M. Jurmann3, D. S. Bhatia4, H. L. Mc Carthy5, A. M. Lincoff1, B. D. Spiess 5
1Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2Sanger Clinic, Gastonia, SC, 3Deutsches Herzzentrum, Berlin, Germany, 4Houston North West Medical Center, Houston, TX, 5Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA
  Discussant: John C. Chen
11. Impaired Baseline Cerebral Blood Flow of Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
R. J. Moraca, S. W. Guyton*, E. C. Lin, D. L. Paull, M. E. Hill*, D. J. Fordyce, W. G. Campbell, M. E. Ditkoff, R. A. Hall*
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  Discussant: Mark B. Ratcliffe
12. Determinants of Operative Mortality in Valvular Heart Surgery
J. S. Rankin1, B. G. Hammill2, S. M. O'Brien2, F. H. Edwards3, E. D. Peterson2, E. R. DeLong2, D. D. Glower2, T. B. Ferguson 4
1Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2Duke University, Durham, NC, 3University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL, 4LSU Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
  Discussant: James I. Fann
10:30 am Coffee Break - Visit Exhibits, Salon A
11:00 am Scientific Session
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Salons B-C
Moderators: James I. Fann
Ross M. Bremner
13. A Pilot Multi-Center Trial of the Intrabronchial Valve for Treatment of Severe Emphysema
D. E. Wood*1, R. J. McKenna*2, A. C. Mehta3, D. E. Ost4, D. H. Sterman5, X. Gonzalez6, S. C. Springmeyer 6
1University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 3Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 4North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY, 5University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 6Spiration, Inc., Redmond, WA
  Discussant: John D. Mitchell
14. Beneficial effects of Minimized Extracorporeal Circulation (MECC) on Cerebral Perfusion in CABG Patients
A. Khosravi, C. Stamm, T. Birken, A. Alms, G. Steinhoff, A. Liebold
University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
  Discussant: Gabriel S. Aldea
15. Integrated Coronary Revascularization Using Drug Eluting Stents
T. A. Vassiliades, J. S. Douglas, D. C. Morris, P. C. Block, Z. Ghazzal, T. Rab, C. U. Cates
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  Discussant: Robbin G. Cohen
12:00 pm Adjourn
Saturday, June 25, 2005
7:00 am Continental Breakfast – Exhibit Hall, Salon A
7:30 am Concurrent Poster Forum Sessions
(5 minutes presentation, 2½ minutes discussion)

Adult Cardiac Salons B-C
Moderator: David A. Fullerton

P1. Epicardial, Beating Heart Cryoablation Using a Novel Argon-Based Cryo-Clamp
F. Milla, N. J. Skubas, W. Ko, L. N. Girardi, L. Y. Lee, A. J. Tortolani, K. H. Krieger, O. W. Isom, C. A. Mack
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
P2. Myocardial Infarction (MI) Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery Increases Intensive Care Unit Time, Hospital Stay, and Overall Costs
J. C. Chen*1, P. Kaul2, A. Haverich3, S. K. Shernan4, P. Menasché5, P. K. Smith6, M. Carrier7, E. D. Verrier*8, J. H. Levy9, D. B. Mark6.
1University of Hawaii - Kaiser, Honolulu, HI, 2University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, 3Klinik fur Thorax Herz und Gefasschirurgie, Hannover, Germany, 4Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 5Hopital Europeen Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, 6Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 7Montréal Heart Institute, Montreal, PQ, Canada, 8University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 9Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
P3. Utility of Fine Cut CT Angiograms after CABG Procedures
J. M. Kratz, J. B. Selby. musc, Charleston, SC
P4. Endoscopic versus Conventional Radial Artery Harvest for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting - Functional and Histological Assessment of the Conduit
O. M. Shapira, B. R. Eskenazi, E. Anter, C. V. Collura, L. Joseph, C. T. Hunter, H. L. Lazar, J. A. Vita, R. J. Shemin, J. F. Keaney
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
P5. Aortic Traumatic Rupture: Long Term Results of the Emergency Endovascular Approach
P. Tozzi, B. Marty, P. Ruchat, L. K. von Segesser
CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
P6. Complicated Acute Type B Dissection: Mid-Term Follow-Up after Emergency Endovascular Stent-Grafting
J. verhoye, S. Mitchell*, M. Dake*, C. Miller*
Stanford university, Stanford, CA
P7. Comparison of Mechanical Prostheses and Bioprostheses in Aortic and Mitral Valve Replacement in Age Groups 61-65 and 66-70 Years
K. Prasongsukarn, W. Jamieson*, E. Germann, F. Chan, S. V. Lichtenstein
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
P8. Comparison of Coapsys™ Annuloplasty and Traditional Mitral Repair in the Randomized Treatment of Functional Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: Impact on the LV
E. A. Grossi1, J. Woo2, D. M. Gangahar3, V. A. Subramanian4, N. Patel4, J. Wudel5, C. Schwartz1, A. Singh6, R. D. Davis7
1New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 2Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 3University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 4Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, 5Nebraska Heart Institute, Lincoln, NE, 6Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, 7Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
Concurrent Poster Forum Sessions
(5 minutes presentation, 2½ minutes discussion)

General Thoracic
Colwood Rooms
Moderator: Douglas E. Wood

P9. Long-Term Outcome after Modified Heller Myotomy for Esophageal Achalasia
H. A. Gaissert, N. Lin, J. C. Wain, G. Fankhauser, C. D. Wright, D. J. Mathisen*
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
P10. Esophageal transient nuclear scintigraphy: A sensitive non-invasive preoperative motility assessment prior to fundoplication for patients with typical GERD symptoms
A. E. Elsherif.
UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
P11. Intercostal Muscle Flap Decreases the Pain of Thoracotomy: A Prospective Randomized Trial
R. J. Cerfolio*1, A. Bryant1, B. Patel1, A. Bartolucci2
1University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 2University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, Birmingham, AL
P12. The Role of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in the Treatment of Stage IIIa Non-small cell Lung Cancer: A meta-analysis
S. S. Sonnad, J. E. Kurichi, D. P. Raymond*, J. B. Shrager*
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
P13. Peri-operative COX-2 inhibition reduces tumor cell adhesion and metastatic potential of circulating tumor cells in NSCLC
L. M. Backhus1, E. M. Sievers1, G. Y. Lin1, R. Castanos1, R. D. Bart2, V. A. Starnes*1, R. M. Bremner*1
1University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
P14. Location as an Important Prognostic Factor for Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma
A. Ketchedjian1, B. D. Daly1, H. C. Fernando1, L. Florin2, C. J. Hunter1, D. M. Morelli1, R. J. Shemin1
1Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2Georgetown University, Washington, DC
P15. VATS Management of HIV-Related Pneumothorax
L. Bertolaccini, L. Barberis, A. D'Urso, C. Zamprogna, E. Manno, F. Massaglia
A.S.L. 3 - Maria Vittoria Hospital, Turin, Italy
P16. Where Have All the Cardiothoracic Surgery Residents Gone? Placement of Graduating Residents by US Thoracic Surgery Training Programs 1998 – 2002
G. H. Wheatley1, R. Lee2
1Arizona Heart Institute, Phoenix, AZ, 2Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Concurrent Poster Forum Sessions
(5 minutes presentation, 2½ minutes discussion)

Sidney Room
Moderator: David R. Clarke

P17. The Arterial Switch Operation for Transposition of the Great Arteries in Europe: A Multi-Institutional Study from the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association
A. C. Chatzis1, N. M. Giannopoulos1, J. Rubay2, C. Panagiotou1, P. Zavaropoulos1, G. Kirvassilis1, G. E. Sarris1.
1Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Kallithea, Athens, Greece, 2Clinique Universitaires Saint-Luc, Bruxelles, Belgium
P18. The Fate of Truncal Valve in Truncus Arteriosus
R. Henaine, K. Azarnoush, E. Belli, A. Capderou, R. Roussin, C. Planché, A. Serraf
Centre chirurgical Marie lannelongue, Le plessis robinson, France
P19. Contemporary Management of Right Atrial Isomerism: Impact of Evolving Therapeutic Strategies
T. Yun1, O. O. Al- Radi2, C. A. Caldarone*2, J. G. Coles*2, W. G. Williams*2, G. S. Van Arsdell*2.
1Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
P20. Systemic Hypothermia for Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Bypass; Do we want it? Do we really need it?
R. N. Gates*, M. S. Bleiweis, B. A. Palafox.
Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA
P21. Current Risk Factors for the Norwood Procedure: Surmounting Traditional Challenges
C. N. Stasik, C. S. Goldberg, E. L. Bove, E. J. Devaney, R. G. Ohye.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
P22. Early results of single-stage biventricular repair of severe aortic hypoplasia or atresia with ventricular septal defect and an adequate left ventricle
P. J. Gruber1, K. Cleaver2, I. Abdullah1, S. Fuller1, G. Wernovsky1, S. C. Nicolson1, J. W. Gaynor1, T. L. Spray1
1Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
8:30 am Scientific Session
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Salons B-C
Moderators: Stuart W. Jamieson
W. R. Eric Jamieson
16. Esophageal Resection: Improved Outcomes Associated with Diversified Approach
D. E. Low.
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  Discussant: Ross M. Bremner
17. Assessment of Independent Predictors for Long-Term Mortality between Women and Men Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Are Women Different than Men?
I. K. Toumpoulis1, C. E. Anagnostopoulos2, S. Balaram1, C. Rokkas2, D. G. Swistel1, R. C. Ashton1, J. J. DeRose1
1St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2University Hospital of Athens, Attikon Hospital Center, Athens, Greece
  Discussant: Patricia A. Thistlethwaite
18. The impact of follow-up on the success rate of the cryosurgical maze procedure in patients with rheumatic heart disease and enlarged atria
N. Ad1, G. Merin2, A. Pollack2, D. Gilon2, S. Barnett1, E. A. Lefrak1, A. Elami2
1Inova Hear and Vascular Institute, Annandale, VA, 2Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
  Discussant: Roger C. Millar
19. Similar Long-term Results of Mitral Valve Repair for Anterior Compared to Posterior Leaflet Prolapse
M. De Bonis1, R. Lorusso2, E. Lapenna1, S. Kassem1, G. De Cicco2, L. Torracca1, F. Maisano1, G. La Canna1, O. Alfieri1
1San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy, 2Civic Hospital, Brescia, Italy
  Discussant: D. Craig Miller
9:50 am Coffee Break - Visit Exhibits, Salon A
10:10 am Scientific Session
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Salons B-C
Moderators: John D. Mitchell
Robbin G. Cohen
20. The Influence of Induction Chemotherapy in Surgical Resected pT4 Lung Cancer
L. Spaggiari1, D. Galetta1, G. Veronesi1, F. Leo1, F. Presicci1, R. Gasparri1, M. E. Leon 2, M. D'aiuto1, G. Pelosi3, T. M. De Pas 4
1Division of Thoracic Surgery, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy, 2Division of Statistic, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy, 3Division of Pathology, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy, 4Division of Oncology, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
  Discussant: David M. Jablons
21. Visible Light Spectroscopy Reflects Flow Related Changes in Brain Oxygenation During Continuous Regional Brain Perfusion and Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest
G. Amir, C. Ramamoorthy, R. K. Riemer, C. R. Davis, F. L. Hanley, V. M. Reddy
Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital, Stanford, CA
  Discussant: Anthony Azakie
22. Improved Outcomes in Destination Therapy LVAD Patients: A Single Center Experience
A. H. Healy, K. Morley, D. M. Nelson, C. R. Wecker, K. E. Nelson, J. W. Long*
LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT
  Discussant: Joseph Cleveland
11:10 am C. Walton Lillehei Point/CounterPoint Session
Salons B-C
Minimally Invasive OPCAB Should Be the Standard of Care Within the Next Two Years
Moderator: Donald B. Doty
Pro: Roxanne Newman*
Con: Vincent Gaudiani*
12:30 pm Family Luncheon
Outside Courtyard of the Victoria CC
7:00 pm President's Reception And Banquet
Palm Court and Ballroom, Empress Hotel


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