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7:20 a.m. Business Session (AATS Members Only)
8 minute presentation, 12 minute discussion
Moderators: *David J. Sugarbaker
*Marc R. Moon
1. Surgical Revascularization Techniques That Improve Early and Late Results of CABG in Diabetics
Sajjad Raza, *Joseph F. Sabik, III, Khalil Masabni, Ponnuthurai Ainkaran, *Eugene H. Blackstone
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
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2. Attendings' Performing Simultaneous Operations in Academic Cardiothoracic Surgery Does Not Increase Operative Duration Or Negatively Affect Patient Outcomes
Kenan W. Yount1, Jacob R. Gillen1, *Irving L. Kron1, *John A. Kern1, *Benjamin D. Kozower1, *Gorav Ailawadi1, *David R. Jones2, *Christine L. Lau1
1University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; 2Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
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3. NASA "Threat and Error Model" Applied to Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: Error Cycles Precede ~85% of Patient Deaths
Edward Hickey, Yaroslavna Nosikova, Eric Pham-Hung, Michael Gritti, *Christopher Caldarone, Andrew Redington, *Glen Van Arsdell
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
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4. Transcatheter Mitral Valve-in-Valve / Valve-in-RingImplantations for Degenerative Post Surgical Valves: Results from the Global Valve-in-Valve Registry
Danny Dvir1, Ran Kornowski2, Dominique Himbert3, Francesco Maisano4, Anson Cheung1, John Webb1
1St Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada; 2Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel; 3Bichat Hospital, Paris, France; 4Istituto Scientifico San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
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"Organize Your Mind in the Operating Room"

Margaret Moore
CEO, Wellcoaches Corporation
Moderators: *Pedro J. del Nido
*Marc R. Moon
5. Eliminating a Need for Esophagectomy: Endoscopic Treatment of Patients with Dysplastic Barrett's Esophagus and Intramucosal Adenocarcinoma.
Michal J. Lada, Aqsa Shakoor, Dylan R. Nieman, Michelle Han, Andreas Tschoner, Christian G. Peyre, Carolyn E. Jones, Thomas J. Watson, Jeffrey H. Peters
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
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6. A Quarter of a Century of Experience with Aortic Valve Sparing Operations
*Tirone E. David1, Carolyn M. David1, Cedric Manlhiot2
1Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
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"Clarity of Purpose and Focused Attention: The Essence of Excellence"
*David J. Sugarbaker
Introduced By: *Pedro J. del Nido
Handout: Expectation and Tradition of the Thoracic Surgical Service for Fellows, Residents, PA’s, and Medical Students
12:30 p.m. ETHICS FORUM LUNCH (separate registration required)
“Can a Physician Ever Justifiably Euthanize a Severely Disabled Newborn”
Moderator: Robert M. Sade
Pro: Udo Schüklenk
Con: Gilbert Meilaender
8 minute presentation, 12 minute discussion
Moderators: *Y. Joseph Woo
*Leonard N. Girardi
7. Comparative Long-Term Results of Mitral Valve Repair in Adults With Chronic Rheumatic Disease and Degenerative Disease: Is Repair in 'Burnt-Out' Rheumatics Still Inferior to Degeneratives in the Current Era?
Jeswant Dillon, M. Azhari Yakub, Kiew Kong Pau, M. Faizal Ramli, Norfazlina Jaffar, Intan Fariza Gaaffar
National Heart Institute, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8. Residual and Recurrent Gradients Following Septal Myectomy for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy - Mechanisms of Obstruction and Outcomes of Reoperation
Eduard Quintana1, *Hartzell V. Schaff1, Yang Hyun Cho2, *Joseph A. Dearani1, Steve R. Ommen1, Rick A. Nishimura1, Martin D. Abel1
1Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN ;2Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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9. Genetically Engineered Pigs And Target Specific Immunomodulation Provide Significant Graft Survival And Hope For Clinical Cardiac Xenotransplantation
Muhammad Mohiuddin1, Avneesh Singh1, Philip Corcoran1, Robert Hoyt1, Marvin Thomas1, David Ayares2, *Keith Horvath1
1NHLBI/NIH, Bethesda, MD; 2Revivicor Inc, Blacksburg, VA
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3:25 p.m. 10. Impact of Experience and the Surgical Learning Curve on Long-Term Patient Outcomes in Cardiac Surgery: Implications for Training in the Current Era of Cardiac Surgery
Andrew El Bardissi1, Bryan Burt1, Robert Huckman2, *Lawrence H. Cohn3, Marisa W. Cevasco3, James Rawn3, *John G. Byrne3
1Stanford University, Stanford, CA; 2Harvard Business School, Boston, MA; 3Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
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11. Right Internal Mammary Artery versus Radial Artery as Second Arterial Conduit in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A 10-Year Follow-up Propensity Score Adjusted Analysis of 1526 Patients
Shahzad G. Raja, Umberto Benedetto, Anand Jothidasan, Raju Krishnam Jujjavarapu, Uchenna F. Ukwu, Mohamed Amrani
Harefield Hospital, London, United Kingdom
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12. Total Arterial Grafting in Triple Vessel Coronary Artery Disease is Associated with Improved Long-Term Survival
*Brian F. Buxton1, William Y. Shi2, *James Tatoulis3, John A. Fuller1, Philip A. Hayward2
1Epworth Hospital, Melbourne, Australia; 2Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia; 3Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
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13. Impact of Joint European Guidelines on Myocardial Revascularisation on Heart Team Discussion of Patients with Severe Coronary Artery Disease in the United Kingdom - A Multi-Centre Study
Martin T. Yates1, Gopal Soppa1, Damian Balmforth2, Rakesh Uppal2, Jatin Desai3, Sami Firoozi4, *Marjan Jahangiri1
1St George's Hospital, London, United Kingdom; 2Bart's Health NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom; 3King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom; 4St George's Hospital, London, United Kingdom
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5:00 p.m. ADJOURN
8 minute presentation, 12 minute discussion
Moderators: *Carl L. Backer
*Jennifer C. Hirsch-Romano
14. The Modern Fontan Operation Shows No Increase in Late Mortality Risk Out to 20 Years: A New Paradigm
Robert J. Dabal, *James K. Kirklin, Edward V. Colvin, William S. McMahon, Manisha Kukreja, Robert N. Brown, David C. Cleveland, Walter Johnson, Bennett Pearce, Yung Lau, Robb L. Romp, Mark A. Law, Wally F. Carlo
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
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15. Stage 1 Hybrid Palliation for HLHS - Assessment of Contemporary Patterns of Use: An Analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database
Tara Karamlou1, David Overman2, Kevin D. Hill3, Amelia Wallace3, Sara K. Pasquali4, *Jeffrey P. Jacobs5, *Marshall L. Jacobs6, *Christopher A. Caldarone7
1Benioff Childrens' Hospital, UCSF, San Francisco, CA; 2Children's Hospital of Minnesta, Minneapolis, MN; 3Duke University, Cary, NC; 4University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; 5All Children's Hospital, Saint Petersburg, FL; 6John Hopkins University, Newton Square, PA; 7Sick Kids, Toronto, ON, Canada
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16. Aspirin Unresponsiveness Predicts Thrombosis in Pediatric Patients Following High Risk Cardiac Surgery
Sirisha Emani, Bethany Trainor, David Zurakowski, Christopher Baird, Francis Fynn Thompson, *Frank Pigula, Sitaram M. Emani
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
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17. Mechanisms of Tricuspid Regurgitation in Patients with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Undergoing Tricuspid Valvuloplasty
Victor Bautista-Hernandez, David W. Brown, Hugo Loyola, Patrick O. Myers, *Pedro J. del Nido, Christopher W. Baird
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
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3:55 p.m. 18. Validation of Association of the Apo-lipoprotein E (APOE) ?2 Allele withNeurodevelopmental Dysfunction after Cardiac Surgery in Neonates and Infants
J. W. Gaynor1, D. S. Kim2, C. B. Arrington3, A. M. Atz4, D. C. Bellinger5, A. A. Burt2, N. S. Ghanayem6, J. P. Jacobs7, T. M. Lee8, A. B. Lewis9, W. T. Mahle10, B. S. Marino11, S. G. Miller12, J. W. Newburger5, C. Pizarro14, C. Ravishankar1, N. S. Wilder15, G. P. Jarvik2, S. Mital16, M. W. Russell15
1Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA ;2University of Washginton, Seattle, WA; 3Primary Childrens Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT; 4Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC;5Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA ;6Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; 7All Children's Hospital, St Petersburg, FL; 8Columbia University, New York, NY; 9Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angsles, CA; 10Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA; 11Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; 12Duke University, Durham, NC; 14Nemours, Wilmington, DE; 15University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; 16Sick Kids, Toronto, ON, Canada
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19. Long-term Results of Biventricular Repair for Hypoplastic Left Heart Variants after Hybrid Approach
Can Yerebakan, Klaus Valeske, Matthias Müller, Hatem Elmontaser, Juergen Bauer, Christian Apitz, Dietmar Schranz, Hakan Akintuerk
Children's Heart Center, Giessen, Germany
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20. Subclinical Seizures Identified by Postoperative Electroencephalographic Monitoring are Common Following Neonatal Cardiac Surgery
Maryam Y. Naim, J. William Gaynor, Jodi Chen, Susan C. Nicolson, Stephanie Fuller, *Thomas L. Spray, Dennis J. Dlugos, Robert R. Clancy, Daniel J. Licht, Nicholas S. Abend
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
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5:00 p.m. ADJOURN
8 minute presentation, 12 minute discussion
Moderators: *Raphael Bueno
*Thomas K. Waddell
21. Outcomes of Thymic Carcinoma: A Joint Analysis of International Thymic Tumor Databases
Usman Ahmad1, Xiaopan Yao2, *Frank C. Detterbeck2, James Huang1, Pier Luigi Filosso3, Enrico Ruffini3, William D. Travis1, *David R. Jones1, Yilei Zhan2, Marco Lucchi4, Andreas Rimner1
1Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; 2Yale University, New Haven, CT; 3University of Torino, Torino, Italy; 4University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
22. External Validation of a Prediction Model for Pathologic N2 in Radiographically Early-Stage Lung Cancer Patients
Farhood Farjah, Leah M. Backhus, Thomas K. Varghese, Jr., James P. Manning, III, Aaron M. Cheng, *Michael S. Mulligan, *Douglas E. Wood
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
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23. Multicenter Prospective Trial of Routine Mediastinoscopy for Clinical Stage T2N0 and Select T1N0 Lung Cancers
Felix G. Fernandez1, *Benjamin D. Kozower2, *Traves D. Crabtree3, *Seth D. Force1, *Christine Lau2, Allan Pickens1, *Alexander S. Krupnick3, Nirmal K. Veeramachaneni4, G. Alexander Patterson3, *David R. Jones5, *Bryan F. Meyers3
1Emory University, Atlanta, GA; 2University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; 3Washington University, St Louis, MO; 4University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS; 5Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
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24. Outcomes, Survival and Quality of Life of Patients after Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy for Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma -- Experience of 727 Cases in a High-volume Center
Hao Wang, Lijie Tan, Yaxing Shen, Mingxiang Feng, Wei Jiang, Qun Wang
Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
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3:55 p.m. 25. Independent Validation of the Prognostic Gene Expression Ratio Test in Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) Mesothelioma Tumor Tissue Specimens
Assunta De Rienzo1, Jeff Wilkinson2, Corinne Gustafson1, Waqas Amin3, Clare Johnson4, Robert Cook5, John Stone2, Michael Feldman6, Michael Becich3, *Raphael Bueno1
1Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; 2DNA Diagnostics, Phoenix, AZ; 3UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA; 4Castle Biosciences, Phoenix, AZ; 5Castle Biosciences, Friendswood, TX; 6University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
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26. CT Evaluation Of Adenocarcinomas Is Highly Predictive Of Oncologic Outcome At Resection
Candice L. Wilshire1, Brian E. Louie1, Kristin A. Manning2, Matthew P. Horton3, Shaun A. Deen4, Jennifer L. Wilson1, Ralph W. Aye1, Alexander S. Farivar1, Jed Gorden1, Eric Vallieres1
1Swedish Cancer Institute and Medical Center, Seattle, WA; 2Seattle Radiologists, Seattle, WA; 3CellNetix Pathology and Laboratories, Seattle, WA;4Kelowna General Hospital, Kelowna, BC, Canada
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27. Surgery Alone or Preoperative Therapy in cT2N0 Esophageal Cancer?
Presented by *Wayne L. Hofstetter for the Esophageal Cancer Study Group
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
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5:00 p.m. ADJOURN
8 minute presentation, 12 minute discussion
Moderators: *Stephen C. Yang
*Michael S. Mulligan
28. Uniform Standards Do Not Apply to Readmission Following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: A Multi-institutional Study
Robert Lancey1, *Paul Kurlansky2, *Michael Argenziano2, Michael Coady3, Robert Dunton4, James Greelish5, Edward Nast6, Samuel Gwin Robbins7, Melissa Scribani8, Judy Tingley2, Timothy Williams9, Alex Zapolansky10, *Craig Smith2
1Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA; 2Columbia University, New York, NY; 3Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT; 4Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse, NY; 5Caromont Health, Gastonia, NC; 6Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY; 7Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare, Germantown, TN; 8Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY; 9St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC; 10The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ
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29. Topical Vancomycin in Combination With Perioperative Antibiotics and Tight Glycemic Control Helps to Eliminate Sternal Wound Infections
*Harold L. Lazar1, Ara Ketchedjian1, Miguel Haime1, Karl Karlson1, Howard Cabral2
1Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA; 2Boston University, Boston, MA
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30. Prognostic Factors for Aorta Remodeling after Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair in Complicated Chronic DeBakey IIIb Aneurysm
Suk-Won Song, Tae Hoon Kim, Kyung-Jong Yoo
Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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31. Outcomes of Patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Undergoing Cardiac Surgery in the United States
Michael P. Robich1, Nicholas Schiltz2, Aiswarya Chandran Pillai2, Douglas R. Johnston1, Stephanie Mick1, Colleen Koch2, Edward G. Soltesz1
1Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; 2Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
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3:55 p.m. 32. Why are Patients being Readmitted after Surgery for Esophageal Cancer?
Sneha P. Shah, Craig M. Hooker, Tim Xu, Alicia Hulbert, *Richard Battafarano, *Malcolm V. Brock, Arlene Forastiere, Daniela Molena, Benedetto Mungo, *Stephen C. Yang
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
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33. An Easily Calculable and Highly Predictive Risk Index for Postoperative Renal Failure After Heart Transplantation
Arman Kilic, Joshua C. Grimm, *Ashish S. Shah, *John V. Conte, *Glenn J.R. Whitman, Christopher M. Sciortino
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
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34. Development of a Patient Decision Aid for Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery
Joseph A. Anaya, Karen R. Sepucha, Creagh E. Milford, *Thoralf M. Sundt, III
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
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5:00 p.m. ADJOURN
5:00 p.m. 17th Annual C. Walton Lillehei Resident Forum
Supported by the AATS Graham Foundation
7 minute presentation, 5 minute discussion
Chairs: *Thomas Waddell, University of Toronto
*Y. Joseph Woo, University of Pennsylvania
L1. Sustained Release of Milrinone Using Microparticles: New Strategy for Future Therapy in Heart Failure
Hamood N. Al Kindi1, Arghya Paul2, Zhipeng You1, Oleg Nepotchatykh1, Adel Schwertani1, Satya Prakash1, *Dominique Shum-Tim1
1McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canad; 2Harvard University, Boston, MA
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L2. NLRP3 Inflammasome Induces Smooth Muscle Cell Dedifferentiation Leading to Thoracic Aortic Biomechanical Failure
Darrell Wu, Yanqiu Zheng, Michael Hughes, Lin Zhang, Ying H Shen, *Joseph S. Coselli, *Scott A. LeMaire
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
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L3. ">Ultra-minimally Invasive Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping Using a Combination of Transbronchial Injection of Indocyanine Green and Near-infrared Fluorescence Thoracoscope
Hironobu Wada1, Kentaro Hirohashi1, Takashi Anayama1, Takahiro Nakajima1, Tatsuya Kato1, Harley Chan2, Jimmy Qiu2, Michael Daly2, Robert Weersink2, David Jaffray2, Irish Jonathan3, *Thomas Waddell1, *Shaf Keshavjee1, *Ichiro Yoshino4, *Kazuhiro Yasufuku1
1Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2TECHNA Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada; 3Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; 4Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
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L4. Energy Loss, a Novel Biomechanical Parameter, Correlates with Aortic Aneurysm Size and Histopathology
Jennifer Chung1, Kevin Lachapelle1, Evan Wener1, Raymond Cartier2, Benoit De Varennes1, Richard Fraser1, Richard Leask2
1McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; 2University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
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L5. Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 and its Associated Binding Proteins Detects the Presence and Determines Prognosis of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
John C. Kubasiak, Jeffery A. Borgia, David D. Shersher, Sanjib Basu, Christopher W. Seder, Ravi Pithadia, Gary Chmielewski, *William Warren, *Michael J. Liptay
Rush University, Chicago, IL
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L6. Influence of Diabetes on Long-Term Radial Artery and Saphenous Vein Graft Patency After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery - A sub-study of the Multi-Centred Radial Artery Patency Study
Saswata Deb1, Steve K. Singh2, Hideki Tsubota1, Dai Une3, Ryan Sless1, Bobby Yu1, Mehdi Afshar1, James Yoon1, Eric A. Cohen1, Sam Radhakrishnan1, James Dubbin1, *Stephen E. Fremes1
1University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX; 3University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
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L7. Fluorescent Intraoperative Imaging Can Identify Positive Surgical Margins
Olugbenga T. Okusanya, David Holt, Jack Jiang, Ryan Judy, Elizabeth DeJesus, Charuhas Deshpande, Sunil Singhal
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
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L8. Risk Profile and Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in the Pre- and Post-Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Eras: Is "Risk Creep" Occurring?
Brian R. Englum, Asvin M. Ganapathi, Matthew A.Schechter, J. Kevin Harrison, *Donald D. Glower, G. Chad Hughes
Duke University, Durham, NC
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6:30 p.m. ADJOURN
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