AATS/STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Symposium

Sunday, April 29, 2018 | 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

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**AATS New Member
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Course Chairs+Tim Dickinson, Mayo Clinic, *John D. Puskas, Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s

7:30 AM – 7:32 AM   Welcome and Introduction
*John D. Puskas, Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s


Session A: CABG

7:32 AM - 7:44 AM Evidence for BITA Grafting in 2018 Including Insights from the ART Trial
David P. Taggart, University of Oxford
7:44 AM - 7:56 AM What is the Second Best Conduit?
Mario F.L. Gaudino, Weill Cornell Medicine
7:56 AM - 8:08 AM Arterial Graft Configurations and When to Use Them
8:08 AM - 8:20 AM Prevention and Management of DSWI After CABG
*Harold L. Lazar, Boston Medical Center
8:20 AM - 8:32 AM CABG without Aortic Manipulation
Michael Vallely, Sydney Heart & Lung Surgeons
8:32 AM - 8:44 AM Coronary Endarterectomy/Full Metal Jacket
*Heinz G. Jakob, West German Heart Center
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Special Invited Lecture
CABG: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?

*Bruce W. Lytle, The Heart Institute at Baylor
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM Coffee Break

Session B: Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Moderate Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: CABG Alone or CABG Plus MV Repair?
Robert Michler, Montefiore Medical Center
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Severe Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: CABG Plus MV repair or CABG Plus MV Replacement? 
*Michael A. Acker, University of Pennsylvania
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Techniques for MV Repair in Ischemic MR: Rings, Slings, Sutures, Subvalvular Techniques
*Gilles D. Dreyfus, Cardiothoracic Centre of Monaco
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Role of MitraClip in Ischemic MR
*Mathew R. Williams, New York University
10:45 AM –  11:25 AM Debate: Severe Ischemic MR Should be Replaced, Not Repaired in 2018
Moderator: *John D. Puskas, Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s
Pro: *A. Marc Gillinov, Cleveland Clinic
Con: *Irving L. Kron, UVA Health System
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Legends Luncheon
*George A. Green, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital

Session C:  Aortic Dissection/Valve-in-Valve/Concomitant AF Ablation
Type A Dissection with Malperfusion/Mesenteric Ischemia

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM How to Repair an Uncomplicated Type A dissection with <5% Mortality
*Lars G. Svensson, Cleveland Clinic
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM Outcomes with Conventional Repair of Complicated Type A Dissections with  Malperfusion
*Joseph E. Bavaria, University of Pennsylvania
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM Role of Fenestration and Extra-anatomic Bypass
*Allan S. Stewart, Mount Sinai Hospital
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM Cannulation and Perfusion Strategies for Managing the Type A Dissection with Malperfusion
*Joseph S. Coselli, Baylor College of Medicine

Biological Prostheses (Including TAVR) in the 50 Year Old Patient: What Are The Implications of Planned Valve-in-Valve?

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM Expert Opinion #1: TAVR Should Be the First Procedure, with Planned Valve-in-Valve
Rajendra Makkar, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM Expert Opinion #2: Surgical AVR with Bioprosthesis Should Be the First Procedure, with Planned Valve-in-Valve
*Clifford W. Barlow, Southampton General Hospital
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Expert Opinion #3: Surgical AVR with the On-X Mechanical Prosthesis Should Be the first (and Last) Procedure
*John D. Puskas, Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s

Concomitant Surgical Ablation for AF in the CABG and Valve Patient

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Is There a Benefit and What are the Complications of Concomitant Surgical Ablation of AF?
*Niv Ad, West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute  
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Debate: Which Lesions for Which Patients? - Left Atrial Lesions Only
*A. Marc  Gillinov, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Debate: Which Lesions for Which Patients? - Biatrial Lesions Yield Best Results
*Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University 

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