THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
7:30 AM Introduction
Randall B. Griepp
Steven L. Lansman
7:30 - 9:15 AM SESSION I: MANAGEMENT AND TAVR
Moderator: Thoralf M. Sundt, III
8:00 AM
Identifying the Genes that Predispose to Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Acute Aortic Dissections
Dianna M. Milewicz

University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA
 
View Abstract #217

Plenary Citation:
Differences in Smooth Muscle Cell Biology May Contribute to the Formation of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
S. Blunder1, B. Messner1, T. Aschacher1, I. Zeller1, T. Wiedemann1, M. Andreas1, T. Schachner2, G. Laufer3, D. Bernhard1.
1Cardiac Surgery Research Laboratory, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 2Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, 3Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

8:15 AM
Medical Therapy in Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Disease
Alan C. Braverman

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
8:30 AM
Frailty and Aortic Surgery
Michael J. Mack

Baylor Health Care System, Plano, TX, USA
 
View Abstract #300
Plenary Citation:
Hematocrit (Hct) value during the Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB) Impact on Clinical Outcome in Ascending Aortic Surgery
S. Zhou1, T. Pawelek1, C. Ignacio1, S. Panthayi1, K. Shebaclo1, A. L. Estrera2, H. J. Safi2, R. Sheinbaum1.
1Anesthesia, University of Texas @Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute, Houston, TX, 2Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas @Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute, Houston, TX
8:45 AM
The PARTNER Trial - A Review
Lars G. Svensson

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
9:00 AM
TAVI: The European Experience
Rudiger S. Lange

German Heart Center, Munich, Germany
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
SESSION II: AORTIC ROOT
Moderator: Nicholas T. Kouchoukos
 
View Abstract #81
Plenary Citation:
Aortic Root Surgery in the United States: Report from the Society Of Thoracic Surgeons Database
S. Stamou1, M. L. Williams2, Y. Zhao3, N. T. Kouchoukos4, R. C. Hagberg5, K. W. Lobdell6.
1Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Meijer Heart Center, Grand Rapids, MI, 2Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 3Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durnham, NC, 4Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St Louis, MO, 5Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, 6Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 6Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute, Carolinas Medical Center,, Charlotte, NC
10:00 AM
Principles of Aortic Root Repair & Long Term Follow-up
Tirone E. David

Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
10:15 AM
Principles of Aortic Valve Repair and Follow-up
Gebrine El Khoury

Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Brussels, Belgium
10:30 AM The Bicuspid Aortic Valve
Hans-Joachim Schäfers

University Hospital of Saarland, Homburg/Saar, Germany
10:45 AM
Valve-sparing Aortic Root Replacement (V-SARR) And Cusp-reconstruction For Patients With A Bicuspid Aortic Valve-Outcome After Treatment With The T. David Procedure
F. A. Kari1, D. H. Liang2, J. E. Kvitting1, R. S. Mitchell1, M. P. Fischbein1, D. C. Miller1
1Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, CA, USA, 2Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, CA, USA
11:00 AM
Aortic Root Repair in Marfan's and Loeys - Dietz Syndrome
Duke E. Cameron

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
 
View Abstract #87
Plenary Citation:
Pulmonary Autograft Stabilization Using a Valsalva Prosthesis
J. Price, S. Tamer, G. El Khoury.
Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium
11:15 AM
Survival After Mechanical Root Replacement: Does Etiology Influence Longevity? An Analysis of 448 Consecutive Cases – Comparing Patients with Bicuspid vs. Tricuspid Aortic Valve
Christian D. Etz, MD, PhD, Konstantin v. Aspern, MD, Felix F. Girrbach, MD, Maximilian Luehr, MD, Ömür Akhavuz, MD, Sergej Leontyev, MD, Michael A. Borger, MD, PhD, Friedrich W. Mohr, MD, PhD and Pascal M. Dohmen, MD, PhD
Heart Center Leipzig, Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
11:30 AM
PANEL I
Moderator: Nicholas T. Kouchoukos
2:00 - 3:15 PM
SESSION III: ARCH I
Moderator: Joseph S. Coselli
2:00 PM
Hypothermia in Aortic Surgery
Randall B. Griepp

Mount Sinai Medial Center, New York, NY, USA
2:15 PM
Selective Cerebral Perfusion
David Spielvogel

Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, USA
 
View Abstract #55
Plenary Citation:
Unilateral versus Bilateral Antegrade Cerebral Protection During Circulatory Arrest in Aortic Surgery: A Meta-Analysis of 5462 patients.

E. Angeloni, U. Benedetto, I. Stigliano, S. Refice, A. Roscitano, G. Melina, R. Sinatra.
Cardiac Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Sant'Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy
2:30 PM Total Aortic Arch Replacement Using 4-Branch Graft
Yutaka Okita

Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
 
View Abstract #96
Plenary Citation:
Arch Aneurysm Repair with Long Elephant Trunk Anastomosed at the Base of Innominate Artery: Operative Results and Long-term Follow-up
H. Kondoh, T. Funatsu, K. Taniguchi.
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka Rosai Hospital, Sakai, Osaka, Japan
2:45 PM
Contemporary Open Aortic Arch Repair With Selective Cerebral Perfusion In The Era Of Endovascular Aortic Repair
Y. Iba1, K. Minatoya1, H. Matsuda1, H. Sasaki1, H. Tanaka1, H. Ogino2
1Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan, 2Second Department of Surgery, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
3:00 PM
Re-operative Aortic Surgery
Roberto Di Bartolomeo

Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
4:00 - 6:00 PM
SESSION IV: ARCH II
Moderator: Joseph E. Bavaria
4:00 PM
Hybrid Aortic Arch Replacement
Joseph E. Bavaria

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
4:15 PM
Supraaortic Arch Vessel Bypasses for Endografting
Martin Czerny

University Hospital Berne, Berne, Switzerland
 
View Abstract #154
Plenary Citation:
Treatment Strategy of the Aortic Arch Pathologies With Hybrid Procedures: Insights from the Mid-term Results.
K. Shimamura, T. Kuratani, Y. Shirakawa, K. Torikai, K. Kin, Y. Sawa.
Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
 
View Abstract #286
Plenary Citation:
Hybrid Repair of Kommerell’s Diverticulum
E. E. Roselli, J. Idrees, S. Keshavamurthy.
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
4:30 PM
Elephant Trunks: Fresh and Frozen
Christian Hagl

University of Munich, Munich, Germany
 
View Abstract #352
Plenary Citation:
Current Results of Elective Open Total Arch Replacement Versus Hybrid Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair for Aortic Arch Aneurysm. A Meta-analysis of Comparative Studies.
U. Benedetto1, M. Codispodi2, G. Melina1, E. Angeloni1, R. Bianchini1, F. Capuano1, A. Lechiancole1, C. Comito1, R. Sinatra1.
1Division of Cardiac Surgery, St. Andrea Hospital - University of Rome, Rome, Italy, 2Division of Cardiac Surgery, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Papworth, United Kingdom
4:45 PM
The Advantage of Pre-curved Fenestrated Endograft for Aortic Arch Disease: Simplified Arch Aneurysm Treatment in Japan 2010 - 2011
Y. Yokoi, T,Azuma. K,Yamazaki.
Cardiovascular Surgery, Tokyo Women''s Medical Uniyersity, Tokyo, Japan
 
View Abstract #268
Plenary Citation:
Endovascular Repair of the Ascending Aorta and Aortic Arch with a Branched Graft
K. F. Salhab1, M. Margni2, D. Johnston1, R. Greenberg2.
1Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2Vascular Surgery, Clveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
5:00 PM
Total Endovascular Arch Replacement
Cherrie Abraham

Jewish General Hospital & McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
5:15 PM
PANEL II
Moderator: Joseph E. Bavaria
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
7:25 - 9:00 AM
SESSION V: HISTORY AND DESCENDING / THORACOABDOMINAL I
Moderator: David Spielvogel
7:30 AM
The History of Aortic Surgery
Joseph S. Coselli

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
7:45 AM
Indications for Aortic Aneurysmectomy: How Do We Decide?
Thoralf M. Sundt, III

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
8:00 AM
The Aortic Wall: Four New Insights
John A. Elefteriades

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
 
View Abstract #11
Plenary Citation:
Changes in Diameter of the Descending Thoracic Aorta with Age: Implications for Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
D. A. Guel1, M. Peltz1, A. Khera2, D. D. McIntire3, R. M. Peshock2, M. E. Jessen1.
1Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 2Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 3Obstetrics and Gynecology, UT Southwestern Medical Center,
 
View Abstract #297
Plenary Citation:
Statin Therapy and the Natural History of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
L. H. Stein, J. Berger, M. Tranquilli, J. A. Elefteriades. Cardiothoracic Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
8:15 AM
Visceral & Spinal Protection in Thoracoabdominal Surgery: Update on Both Clinical and Laboratory Studies
Gabriele Di Luozzo

Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
8:30 AM
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Replacement
Hazim J. Safi

University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Houston, TX, USA
 
View Abstract #276
Plenary Citation:
Central Cannulation Strategy Via Left Thoracotomy in the Treatment if Chronic Type B Dissection Extent I Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms
P. Vallabhajosyula, T. J. Wallen, J. E. Bavaria, C. Komlo, A. Pochettino.
Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
8:45 AM
Replacement of the Thoracoabdominal Aorta using Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest
Nicholas T. Kouchoukos

Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, USA
 
View Abstract #177
Plenary Citation:
Long-term Outcomes Following Thoracic Aortic Surgery: A Population-Based Study
J. Higgins1, C. Co2, M. Janusz1.
1Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2Cardiac Services British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
9:45 - 11:30 AM

SESSION VI: DESCENDING / THORACOABDOMINAL II AND TRAUMA
Moderator: Randall B. Griepp
9:45 AM
20 Years of Thoracic Endografting
D. Craig Miller

Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, CA, USA
 
View Abstract #298
Plenary Citation:
An Outcome Analysis of Endovascular vs. Open Repair of Blunt Traumatic Aortic Injuries
A. Azizzedeh, K. Charlton-Ouw, Z. Chen, A. L. Estrera, S. Coogan, M. H. Rakbar, h. J. Safi.
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas @Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute, Houston, TX
10:00 AM
TEVAR Basics
Nicholas J. W. Cheshire

Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, London, UK
10:15 AM
Branched and Fenestrated Thoracoabdominal Endografts
Eric E. Roselli

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
10:30 AM
Aortic Trauma
Anthony L. Estrera

University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Houston, TX, USA
10:45 AM
PANEL III
Moderator: Randall B. Griepp
1:15 - 2:30 PM
SESSION VII: DESCENDING / THORACOABDOMINAL III AND DISSECTION I
Moderator: D. Craig Miller
1:15 PM
Reintervention for Late Endograft Failures after Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
W. Y. Szeto,
N. Desai, P. Moeller, G. Moser, E. Y. Woo, R. Fairman, A. Pochettino, J. Bavaria
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
 
View Abstract #88
Plenary Citation:
Short Term Outcomes in Endovascular and Open Repair of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms Are Controversial Through NSQIP
A. I. Kraev1, A. Nguyen2, R. A. Perez-Tamayo3, G. S. Landis2.
1Division of Cardiac Surgery, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, 2Department of Surgery, New York Hospital of Queens, Flushing, NY, 3University Cardiovascular Surgeons, Rush Medical College/Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
1:30 PM
Hybrid Three-stage Repair of Mega Aortic Syndrome with the Lupiae Technique
G. Esposito, N. Troisi, S. Bichi, M. Setti, A. Pitì.
Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Cliniche Humanitas Gavazzeni, Bergamo, Italy
1:45 PM
Efficacy And Safety Of Fibrinogen Concentrate In The Treatment Of Major Bleeding During Complex Aortic Surgery: Results Of A Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial Technique
N. Rahe Meyer1,2, C. Solomon2,3, A. Hanke2, D. S. Schmidt4, D. Knoerzer4, G. Hochleiter5, B. Sørensen6, C. Hagl7, M. Pichlmaier7, A. Haverich7.
1Clinic for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Franziskus Hospital Bielefeld, Germany; 2Clinic for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany; 3Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Salzburger Landeskliniken SALK, Salzburg, Austria; 4CSL Behring, Marburg, Germany; 5CSL Behring, Austria; 6Haemostasis Research Unit, Centre for Haemostasis and Thrombosis, Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London School of Medicine, London, UK; 7Clinic for Cardiothoracic, Transplant and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
2:00 PM
Acute Type A Aortic Dissection
Steven L. Lansman

Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, USA
 
View Abstract #204
Plenary Citation:
Early and Late Results of Operative Management of Type A Aortic Dissection in Higher Risk Patients
N. Desai, A. Pochettino, W. Szeto, W. Moser, K. Gupta, P. Moeller, J. E. Bavaria.
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2:15 PM
Innominate Artery Cannulation: an Alternative to Femoral or Axillary Cannulation for Arterial Inflow in Proximal Aortic Surgery
O. Preventza1,
J. S. Coselli1, S. M. Trocciola1, K. I. de la Cruz1, F. G. Bakaeen2
1Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Heart Institute at St Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX, USA, 2Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, The Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, Houston, TX, USA
3:15 - 5:15 PM SESSION VIII: DISSECTION II
Moderator: Steven L. Lansman
3:15 PM
Modified Frozen Elephant Truck Repair for Acute Type I Dissection
Eric E. Roselli

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
 
View Abstract #269
Plenary Citation:
Antegrade Stent Grafting Of Descending Thoracic Aorta During Acute Debakey I Dissection: Early and Midterm Outcomes
P. Vallabhajosyula, J. E. Bavaria, W. Y. Szeto, Y. J. Woo, P. Moeller, N. Desai, A. Pochettino.
Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
3:30 PM
Management of Type B Aortic Dissection
G. Chad Hughes

Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
 
View Abstract #13
Plenary Citation:
One-stage Repair for Stanford Type B Aortic Dissection Concomitant With Cardiac Diseases: Open Stented Elephant Trunk Technique Combined With Cardiac Operation
L. Sun.
Cardiovascular Surgery, Anzhen Hospital of Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
3:45 PM
Twenty Years Experience of Treating Type B Aortic Dissections with Endovascular Aortic Repair
T. Kuratani,
K. Shimamura, T. Yoshida, Y. Shirakawa, K. Torikai, K. Kin, Y. Sawa
Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
4:00 PM
Importance of False Lumen Thrombosis in Type B Aortic Dissection Prognosi
S. Trimarchi1, J. L. Tolenaar1, F. H. Jonker2, B. Murray3, T. T. Tsai4, K. A. Eagle4, V. Rampoldi1, H. J. Verhagen5, F. L. Moll6, B. E. Muhs2, J. A. Elefteriades3.
1Thoracic Aortic Research Center, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Milano, Italy, 2Section of Vascular Surgery, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 3Section of Cardiac Surgery, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 4Cardiovascular Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 5Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Italy, 6Department of Vascular Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
 
View Abstract #52
Plenary Citation:
Stent Assisted Balloon Induced Intimal Disruption and Relamination in Aortic Dissection Repair: The STABILISE Concept
S. C. Hofferberth1, A. E. Newcomb2, M. Y. Yii2, I. K. Nixon2, P. J. Mossop3.
1The University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine (St. Vincent’s), Melbourne, Australia, 2Department of Cardiac Surgery, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 3Department of Medical Imaging, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
4:15 PM
Patients with Type A Acute Aortic Dissection Presenting with Major Brain Injury: Should we Operate on Them?
M. Di Eusanio1, H. J. Patel2, C. A. Nienaber3, A. Korach4, T. M. Sundt5, C. DeVincentiis6, M. Voehringer7, M. D. Peterson8, T. Myrmel9, M. Larsen9, N. D. Desai10, J. E. Bavaria11, T. M. Kieser12, R. Di Bartolomeo1, S. Trimarchi6.
1Departments of Cardiac Surgery, S.Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy, 2Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 3Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Eppendorf-Rostock, Rostock, Germany, 4Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel, 5Thoracic Aortic Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 6Thoracic Aortic Research Center, I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San Donato, Italy, 7Cardiology, Robert-Bosch Krankenhaus, Stuttgart, Germany, 8Division of Cardiac Surgery, St. Michael''s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada, 9Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Department, Tromso University Hospital, Tromso, Norway, 10Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 11Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 12Cardiac Surgery, University of Calgary Medical Center, Calgary, AB, Canada
4:30 PM
PANEL IV
Moderator: Steven L. Lansman