Surgical Treatment of Arrhythmias and Rhythm Disorders 2017

Preliminary Program Agenda
Day 1: Friday, November 17, 2017

7:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:15 AM

Welcome and Introduction
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr. & A. Marc Gillinov

Session I: Mechanisms of Atrial Fibrillation
Moderated by: Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine
                           A. Marc Gillinov, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

7:25 AM

The Clinical Impact of AF and Why We Need to Treat It
Margot E. Vloka, Saint Alphonsus Medical Group - Heart Care

7:45 AM

Electrophysiology 101: What Do Surgeons Need to Know About Arrhythmias?
Rick Schuessler, Washington University St. Louis

8:05 AM

What Have We Learned About the Mechanisms of AF after Three Decades of Catheter and Surgical Ablation? 
Nassir Marrouche, University of Utah

8:30 AM

Panel Discussion

Session II: Decision Making in Surgical Ablation: Guidelines and Patient Management
Moderated by: Patrick M. McCarthy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
                           James L. Cox, Northwestern University Memorial Hospital

8:50 AM

What is the Evidence Supporting Surgical Ablation? 
A. Marc Gillinov, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

9:10 AM

Panel Discussion: 
      AATS Guidelines: Niv Ad, West Virginia University Heart & Vascular Institute
      STS Guidelines: Vinay Badhwar, West Virginia University Heart & Vascular Institute
      HRS Guidelines: James R. Edgerton, The Heart Hospital
      European Guidelines: Manuel Castella, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona

9:30 AM

Case Presentations
Presenters: James L. Cox, Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., A. Marc Gillinov, Patrick M. McCarthy
Panel: Niv Ad, Vinay Badhwar, James R. Edgerton, Manuel Castella

10:00 AM

Coffee Break

Session III: Surgical Treatment of Arrhythmias: The Basics
Moderated by: Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine

10:30 AM

Evaluation of Patients for Surgical Ablation
      Concomitant: Jonathan M. Philpott, Sentara Nofolk Virginia
      Stand- Alone On-Pump: Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine
      Stand-Alone Off-Pump: Bart van Putte, St. Antonius Hospital

10:50 AM

Ablation Technology for Surgical Ablation: Tips and Tricks for Optimizing Ablation
      Cryoablation: Niv Ad, West Virginia University Heart & Vascular Institute 
      Radiofrequency Energy:  Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine

11:10 AM

Postoperative Management of Patients Following Ablation
Harold G. Roberts, Jr., West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute

11:30 AM

How Do We Monitor Heart Rhythm After Ablation?
Nassir Marrouch, University of Utah

11:50 AM Panel Discussion 

12:00 PM

Luncheon Keynote Address: Why AF Intervention Is So Confusing
James L. Cox, Northwestern University Memorial Hospital

Session IV: Concomitant Ablation - How I Do It and Why
Moderated by: Manual Castella, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
                           
Patrick M. McCarthy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

 Mitral Repair/AF Ablation

1:30 PM 

Sternotomy Approach
Patrick M. McCarthy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

1:45 PM 

Barcelona Technique
Manuel Castella, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona

2:00 PM

Robotic Approaches to Ablation
Husam H. Balkhy, University of Chicago Medicine

AVR/AF Ablation

2:15 PM

Maze 4
Harold G. Roberts, Jr., West Virginia University Heart & Vascular Institute 

2:30 PM

Ablation Without Left Atriotomy
Timo E. Weimar, Sana Cardiac Surgery Stuttgart

CABG/AF Ablation

2:45 PM

On-Pump
Marc W. Gerdish, Saint Francis Heart Center

3:00 PM

Off-Pump
John D. Puskas, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

3:15 PM

Panel Discussion

3:40 PM

Coffee Break

Session V: Management of the Left Atrial Appendage
Moderated by: Niv Ad, West Virginia University Heart & Vascular Institute
        
                  A. Marc Gillinov, Cleveland Clinic

4:00 PM

Rationale, Anatomy and Interventional Results
David N. Kenigsberg, Florida Heart Rhythm Specialists, PLLC

Techniques
4:20 PM

Definition of Success and Surgical Results
Patrick M. McCarthy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

4:35 PM Open Technique and the New Open Clip
Marc W. Gerdisch, Saint Francis Heart Center 
4:50 PM

Transverse Sinus Application During Mitral Surgery 
Niv Ad, West Virginia University Heart & Vascular Institute 

5:05 PM

Thoracoscopic Appendage Removal
Bart van Putte, St. Antonius Hospital

5:20 PM

Panel Discussion

5:30 PM

Adjourn

5:00 PM

Welcome Reception
6:30 PM Dinner Symposium
All attendees are welcome to attend.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Preliminary Program Agenda
Day 2: Saturday, November 18, 2017

7:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast                                                                                                                                        

Session VI: Surgical Treatment of Lone Atrial Fibrillation: How I Do It
Moderated by: Mark LaMeir, UZ Brussels

7:40 AM

The Evolving Surgical Treatment of Lone AF: State-of-the-Art
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine

On-Pump Procedures

8:00 AM

Cut and Sew Cox Maze III Procedure
Patrick M. McCarthy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

8:15 AM 

Minimally Invasive Biatrial Maze
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine

8:30 AM

Fibrillating Heart and Mini Thoracotomy Cryo-Cox Maze
Niv Ad, West Virginia University Heart & Vascular Institute 

Thorascopic Ablation Procedures

8:45 AM

Totally Thoracoscopic Approach
Bart van Putte, St. Antonius Hospital

9:00 AM

Totally Thoracoscopic Approach
Gansevoort H. Dunnington, Jr. St. Helena Hospital

9:15 AM

Sole Left-Sided Thoracoscopic Atrial Approach
Mark LaMeir, UZ Brussel

9:30 AM

Panel Discussion
9:50 AM Coffee Break 

Session VII: Hybrid Ablation and Other Alternative Approaches for Lone Atrial Fibrillation
Moderated by: Bart van Putte, St. Antonius Hospital
                           Takashi Nitta, Nippon Medical School Main Hospital

10:20 AM

The EP Perspective: Should We Do Hybrid Ablation, and Who Should We Do It On? 
Laurent Pison, Maastricht University Medical Center

10:40 AM

Surgical Perspective: Single-Stage Procedure How I Do It
Mark LaMeir, UZ Brussel 

10:55 AM

Convergent Subx Procedure
Andrew J. Sherman, BayCare Medical Group, St. Joseph's Hospital
Kevin J. Makati, Baycare Health Systems

11:15 AM

Staged Hybrid Procedures
Ali Khoynezhad, MemorialCare Health System

11:35 AM

Panel Discussion

12:00 AM

Lunch Sessions

Session VIII: Lead Extraction: Modern Techniques and Management of Complications
Moderated by: Roger G. Carrillo, University of Miami

1:15 PM

Pacemaker and ICD Lead Extraction: Indications and Techniques
Roger G. Carrillo, University of Miami

1:45 PM

The Management of Complications of Lead Extraction
Jonathan M. Philpott, Sentara Nofolk Virginia

2:00 PM

Panel Discussion

Session IX: Special Issues and Controversies in Surgical Ablation
Moderated by: Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine
                           
John D. Puskas, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

2:20 PM

Tachycardia-Induced Cardiomyopathy: Case Presentation and Clinical Management
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine
John D. Puskas, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

2:30 PM

AF Ablation in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Special Considerations and Long-Term Outcomes
Nicholas G. Smedira, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

2:45 PM

Surgical Ablation in Patients Who Have Failed Catheter Ablation: Special Considerations
Niv Ad, West Virginia University Heart & Vascular Institute 

3:00 PM

How to Manage Patients Who Have Failed Surgical Ablation
Walid Saliba, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

3:20 PM

Panel Discussion 

3:30 PM

Coffee Break

Session X: Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation
Moderated by: Walid Saliba, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
                           Rick Schuessler, Washington University St. Louis

4:00 PM

Epicardial VT Ablation: The Cleveland Clinic Experience
Walid Saliba, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

4:20 PM

VT Ablation: Working Together to Optimize Patient Outcomes
David Kenigsberg, Florida Heart Rhythm Specialists, PLLC

4:40 PM

Map-Guided Ablation of Non-Ischemic VT
Takashi Nitta, Nippon Medical School Main Hospital

5:00 PM

Panel Discussion

5:15 PM

Adjourn

5:20 PM

Panel Discussion

5:45 PM

Adjourn
*Program Subject to Change
 
 

 

 W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr & Pedro J. del Nido
 W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr & Pedro J. del Nido