International Coronary Congress
Meeting Home Final Program
Final Program
Course Directors:
John D. Puskas, MD, New York, New York
David P. Taggart, MD, PhD, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Chair, Program Committee:
Joseph Sabik, MD, Cleveland, Ohio

Chair, Hands-on Interactive Sessions:
Paul Sergeant, MD, Leuven, Belgium

Co-Director for Surgical Assistant Curriculum:
Robert F. Carlucci, PA-C, New York, New York
Surgical Assistant Workshop   View ePosters

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2017
7:00 Continental Breakfast
7:30 - 7:35 Welcome & Introduction to the 2017 International Coronary Congress
John D. Puskas, Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's, New York, NY
David P. Taggart, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Session 1: Evidence Base for CABG in 2017
Chairs: John D. Puskas, Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's, New York, NY
Joseph Sabik, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
7:35 - 8:00 Special Keynote Address: Evolving Trends in Cardiovascular Disease Worldwide
Valentin Fuster, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
8:00 - 8:15 PCI and Medical Therapy in 2017 and Beyond: The Future of Non-Surgical Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease
Greg Stone, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
8:15 - 8:30 SYNTAX, EXCEL and NOBLE: PCI and CABG in 2017
David P. Taggart, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
8:30 - 8:45 50 Years of CABG: A History of Quality Improvement Initiatives
Richard Prager, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
8:45 - 9:00 Moderated Discussion and Audience Q & A: Evolving Indications for CABG and the Role of the Heart Team
Session 2: Indications for CABG in 2017
Chairs: Valentin Fuster, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
John D. Puskas, Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's, New York, NY
9:00 - 9:10 Stress Tests, Nuclear Perfusion Studies, MRI, etc: What Do They Tell Us?
Ellen Mayer Sabik, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
9:10 - 9:20 FFR and iFR: How Should We Define "Significant Stenosis" in 2017?
Jagat Narula, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
9:20 - 9:30 Updated U.S. CABG Guidelines, Including CABG for Acute MI, Shock and Failed PCI
Michael Mack, Baylor Health Care System - The Heart Hospital, Plano, TX
9:30 - 9:40 Updated European CABG Guidelines: When and How We Should Perform CABG
Umberto Benedetto, Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol, United Kingdom
9:40 - 9:50 Progression of Native Disease After CABG: What Does it Mean For The Patient, Cardiologist, and Surgeon?
Joseph Sabik, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
9:50 - 10:00 Discussion: Indications for CABG in 2017
10:00 - 10:20 COFFEE BREAK - Exhibits
Session 3: BITA Grafting: When, Why and How to Do It
Chairs: Michael Mack, Baylor Health Care System - The Heart Hospital, Plano, TX
Duke Cameron, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
10:20 - 10:30 STS Guidelines on Arterial Conduits for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Stephen Fremes, Sunnybrook Medical Center, Toronto, Canada
10:30- 10:40 BITA Grafting: ARTS and The Evidence in 2017
David P. Taggart, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
10:40 - 10:50 Can BITA Adequately Supply the Entire Heart?
Umberto Benedetto, Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol, United Kingdom
10:50 - 11:00 Advantages of Skeletonized BITA Harvest and BITA Grafting in Patients with Diabetes
John D. Puskas, Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's, New York, NY
11:00 - 11:10 BITA Harvest and Preparation with the Harmonic Scalpel: How I do it quickly and safely
Teresa Kieser, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, Calgary, Canda
11:10 - 11:20 BITA Configurations: In-Situ versus Composite Grafting
Joseph Sabik, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
11:20 - 11:24 Moderated Panel Discussion: When and How to do BITA Grafting
Session 4: Avoiding Mediastinitis and Managing It When It Occurs
Chairs: Richard Prager, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Walter Gomes, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paula, Brazil
11:24 - 11:32 Best Practices for Avoiding Sternal Wound Infection: Insights from the NIH Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network and Other Recent Data
Louis P. Perrault, Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Canada
11:32 - 11:40 AATS Guidelines for Prevention and Management of Sternal Wound Infections after CABG
Harold Lazar, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
11:40 - 11:48 A Survey of New Technologies and Devices to Close and Stabilize the Sternum After CABG
Gianluca Torregrossa, Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's, New York, NY
11:48 - 11:56 A Surgeon's View on Management of Mediastinitis: When To Debride, When To Apply a Vacuum Dressing
Joseph Sabik, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
11:56 - 12:12 Special Invited Lecture: An Experienced Plastic Surgeon's Perspective on Sternotomy Problems
Stafford Broumand, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
12:12 - 12:20 Panel Discussion: Best Practices to Avoid Mediastinitis and Manage It When It Occurs
12:30 - 1:45 INDUSTRY LUNCH SYMPOSIA
Luncheon Symposia are not part of the International Coronary Congress Scientific Program and are not eligible for CME credits through the International Coronary Congress joint provider, Ciné-Med.
  1. Concomitant Atrial Fibrillation Ablation in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
    supported by Atricure


  2. EVH- Perioperative Philosophy
    Supported by Getinge
Session 5: Radial Artery Conduits
Chairs: Ki-Bong Kim, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
James Tatoulis, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
1:45 - 1:53 Update on the RAPCO and RAPS Trials and Other Evidence for Radial Artery Conduits in 2017
Stephen Fremes, Sunnybrook Medical Center, Toronto, Canada
1:53 - 2:01 Management of Radial Artery Conduits, Patient/Target Selection and Pharmacology to Prevent Graft Spasm
Thomas Schwann, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH
2:01 - 2:09 Outcomes with RA vs. RITA as 2nd Arterial Conduit
Mario Gaudino, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
2:09 - 2:17 The Incremental Benefit of a Radial Artery Graft as a Second or Third Arterial Conduit: New Insights from the ART Trial
David P. Taggart, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
2:17 - 2:25 How To Use Radial Artery Grafts: In-flow Alternatives and Graft Configurations for Radial Artery Conduits
James Tatoulis, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
2:25 - 2:33 Endoscopic Radial Artery Harvest-Techniques and Outcomes
John D. Puskas, Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's, New York, NY
2:33 - 2:41 Panel Discussion: When and How I Use Radial Artery Conduits. How I Avoid and/or Treat Graft Spasm
Session 6: State-of-the-Art Saphenous Vein Grafting in 2017 and Beyond
Chairs: Michael Mack, Baylor Health Care System - The Heart Hospital, Plano, TX
Joseph Sabik, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
2:41 - 2:49 When is a Saphenous Vein Graft the Preferred Conduit?
Ki-Bong Kim, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
2:49 - 2:57 Impact of Harvest Technique on Long-Term Graft Patency
Domingos Savio Souza, University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
2:57 - 3:05 Saphenous Vein Harvest, Open Versus Endoscopic: The Evidence
Michael Mack, Baylor Health Care System - The Heart Hospital, Plano, TX
3:05 - 3:13 The Importance of Storage Solutions & Their Effect on Patency after Vein Graft Harvest
Louis P. Perrault, Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Canada
3:13 - 3:21 Role of External Stenting of Saphenous Vein Grafts
David P. Taggart, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
3:21 - 3:30 Panel Discussion: When and How to Use Saphenous Vein Grafts
3:30 - 3:50 COFFEE BREAK - Exhibits
Session 7A: Gastroepiploic Artery Conduits
Chairs: Walter Gomes, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paula, Brazil
James Tatoulis, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
3:50 - 3:58 The Evidence for GEA Grafting in 2017
Tohru Asai, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
3:58 - 4:06 GEA: How I Harvest and Avoid Spasm (VIDEO)
Giuseppe Tavilla, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands
4:06 - 4:14 GEA: Which Targets? Free Graft or In-Situ?
Hirokuni Arai, Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
4:14 - 4:20 Moderated Q&A: What would it take to make GEA Grafting Routine?
Session 7B: Abstract Presentations
Chairs: Jan Gummert, HDZ NRW - Klinik für Herzchirurgie, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Fabio Jatene, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
3:50 - 4:20 Abstracts
Abstracts followed by Expert Panel Discussion
3:50 - 3:56 A01. Total Arterial Myocardial Revascularization. Efficacy and Efficiency
Yiannis Chloroyiannis.
Euroclinic of Athens, Athens, Greece.
3:56 - 4:02 A02. Evaluation of Graft Patency in Multiple Arterial Revascularization: Long-term Outcome Investigation among 1654 Patients at Risk
Elfriede Ruttmann-Ulmer, Marion Dietl, Gudrun M. Feuchtner, Juliane Kilo, Carola Frey, Orest Chevtchik, Bernhard Metzler, Nikolaos Bonaros, Hanno Ulmer.
Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria.
4:02 - 4:08 A03. Deep Sternal Wound Infection And Bilateral Mammary Artery Use: A Propensity Matched Analysis
Ying Yan Zhu1, Michalis Koullouros2, Michael Vallely2, Michael Wilson2, Michael Seco2, James Edelman2, Paul Bannon2.
1Royal Prince Alfred, Sydney, Australia, 2The Baird Institute of Applied Heart and Lung Research, Sydney, Australia.
4:08 - 4:14 A04. Long-term And Short-term Outcomes Of Using Bilateral Internal Mammary Artery Grafting Versus Left Internal Mammary Artery Grafting: A Meta-analysis
Sana N. Buttar1, Tristan D. Yan1, David P. Taggart2, David H. Tian3.
1Collaborative Research (CORE) Group, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 2Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom, 3Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
4:14 - 4:20 A05. Is the Patency rate of the Radial Artery equivalent to the Right Internal Thoracic Artery when are used as a Second Conduit in a Composite T graft configuration in patients with multiple vessel diseases?
Daniel O. Navia, Juan C. Espinoza, Juan M. Vrancic, Fernando Piccinini, Mariano Camporrotondo, Agustina Sciancalepore, Paola Kuschnir.
INSTITUTO CARDIOVASCULAR DE BUENOS AIRES, BUENOS AIRES, Argentina.
Session 8A: Diffuse CAD, Endarterectomy and Full Metal Jacket
Chairs: Walter Gomes, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paula, Brazil
James Tatoulis, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
4:20 - 4:30 How I Manage Diffuse CAD
Kunal Sarkar, Medica Superspeciality Hospital, Kolkata, India
4:30 - 4:40 How I Perform Endarterectomy and Manage Full Metal Jacket
Shuichiro Takanashi, Sakakibara Heart Institute, Tokyo, Japan
4:40 - 4:50 How I Perform Endarterectomy and Manage Full Metal Jacket
Joseph Sabik, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
4:50 - 5:00 Panel Discussion: What is the Future of Surgical Management of Full Metal Jacket? What Progress Have We Made in Coronary Endarterectomy?
Session 8B: Abstract Presentation
Chairs: Michael Vallely, Sydney Heart and Lung Surgeons, Sydney, Australia
Nirav Patel, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
4:20 - 5:00 Abstracts and then a Panel Discussion
4:20 - 4:26 A06. The Use Of Two Internal Thoracic Artery As The Gold Standard Of The Coronary Bypass Surgery
Aleksei Cherkes, Sr., Yuri Schneider, Viktor Tsoi, Pavel Shilenko.
Federal Center of High Medical Technologies Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Kaliningrad, Russian Federation.
4:26 - 4:32 A07. Ps Matched Analysis Of Onpump, Off-pump Passport And Aortic CABG - A Single Center Study In 5422 Patients
Jan Gummert, Jochen Börgermann.
HDZ NRW, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany.
4:32 - 4:38 A08. Active Clearance of Chest Drains Reduces Retained Blood and ICU Resources after Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
Yvon Baribeau1, Benjamin Westbrook1, Louis Perrault, MD, Ph.D2, Simon Maltais, MD, Ph.D3, Edward Boyle, MD, Ph.D4.
1Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH, USA, 2Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, QC, Canada, 3Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA, 4St Charles Medical Center, Bend, OR, USA.
4:38 - 4:44 A09. Preoperative Neutrophil- Lymphocyte Ratio is a predictor of Mortality & Adverse Events after CABG
Daniel Fink, OFER MERIN, LINDA SHAVIT, DANI BITRAN, CHANI WALDENBERG, SHULI SILBERMAN.
SHAARE ZEDEK MEDICAL CENTER, Jerusalem, Israel.
4:44 - 4:50 A10. The Superior Results in BITA Grafts are Independent of Gender
JUAN M. VRANCIC, Juan C. Espinoza, Fernando Piccinini, Mariano Camporrotondo, Mariano Benzadon, Alberto Dorsa, Daniel O. Navia.
INSTITUTO CARDIOVASCULAR DE BUENOS AIRES, BUENOS AIRES, Argentina.
4:50 - 4:56 A11. The No-touch Saphenous Vein Graft In Elderly Coronary Bypass Patients With Multiple Comorbidities Is A Promising Conduit To Substitute The Left Internal Thoracic Artery.
Ninos Samano1, Håkan Geijer1, Lennart Bodin2, Mikael Arbeus1, john D. Mannion3, Michael Dashwood4, Domingos Souza1.
1Örebro University/ Örebro Universtiy Hospital, Örebro, Sweden, 2Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 3Bayhealth Medical Center, Dover, DE, USA, 4University College Medical School, London, United Kingdom.
Special Evening Session: Disasters (R.I.P.) From The Operating Rooms Of Master Coronary Surgeons: My Worst CABG Case and What I Learned From It
Chairs: James Tatoulis, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Hirokuni Arai, Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
5:00 - 5:20 All-Arterial Revascularization Gone Bad
John D. Puskas, Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's, New York, NY

Panel Response and Audience Q&A
5:20 - 5:40 A CABG Mortality That Could Have Been Avoided
Joseph Sabik, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH

Panel Response and Audience Q&A
5:40 - 6:00 A CABG Mortality That Could Have Been Avoided
David P. Taggart, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Panel Response and Audience Q&A
6:00 - 7:00 Welcome Reception and Poster Viewing
Friday Night at the Movies: Video Presentations From Around the World
Chairs: Valavanur A. Subramanian, New York, NY
Vipin Zamvar, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
7:00 - 8:00 Video Abstracts and then a Panel Discussion
7:00 - 7:06 A12. Minimally Invasive Surgical Unroofing of Left Anterior Descending Myocardial Bridges via Left Anterior Thoracotomy
Hanjay Wang, MD1, Vedant S. Pargaonkar, MD2, Chad J. Abbot, BSc3, Ian S. Rogers, MD, MPH2, Takumi Kimura, MD, PhD2, Kozo Okada, MD, PhD2, Jennifer A. Tremmel, MD, MS2, Robert S. Mitchell, MD1, Ingela Schnittger, MD2, Jack H. Boyd, MD1.
1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA, 2Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA, 3Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
7:06 - 7:12 A13. Surgical Repair of Ventricular Septal Defect and Total Arterial Revascularization After Myocardial Infarction
Mehmet S. Ates, Zumrut T. Demirozu.
Koc University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
7:12 - 7:18 A14. Endocardial Linear Infarct Exclusion Technique (ELIET): A Novel Technique of Left Ventricular Reconstruction for Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
Hitoshi Yaku, Sachiko Yamazaki, Keiichi Itatani, Suguru Ohira, Kazuki Morimoto, Kaichiro Manabe, Satoshi Numata.
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.
7:18 - 7:24 A15. A Totally Anaortic, Off-Pump Method of Complete Surgical Coronary Revascularization using Tandem Arterial Grafts
Michael Vallely, Michael Seco, James Edelman, Ying Yan Zhu, Stella Rose Harris, Fabio Ramponi, Michael Wilson.
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Australia.
7:24 - 7:30 A16. Techniques in Skeletonized GEA Harvest
Tohru Asai, Tomoaki Suzuki, Takeshi Kinoshita, Susumu Fujino, Reo Sakakura, Shinya Terada.
Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan.
7:30 - 7:36 A17. A Case of Diffuse Three Vessel Coronary Artery Disease With Triple Coronary Endarterectomy in 68-Years Old Patient Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Heinz Jakob.
West-German Heart and Vascular Center, Essen, Germany.
7:36 - 7:42 A18. Off Pump Coronary Endarterectomy
Rajdeep Bilkhu, James Stefanou, Philemon Gukop, Vivek Sharma, Venkatachalam Chandrasekaran.
St George's Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
7:42 - 7:48 A19. Full Revascularization Can Be Producible For CAD Through Left Thoracotomy.
ILHAN MAVIOGLU.
Irmet Hospital Cerkezkoy, TEKIRDAG, Turkey.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017
6:30 – 8:00 INDUSTRY BREAKFAST SYMPOSIUM
Symposia are not part of the International Coronary Congress Scientific Program and are not eligible for CME credits through the International Coronary Congress joint provider, Ciné-Med.
  1. The Fallacy of the No-option Coronary Patient
    Supported by CryoLife
Session 9: Abstract Presentations
Chairs: Joseph Sabik, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
David P. Taggart, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
7:00 - 8:00 Abstracts followed by Expert Panel Discussion
7:00 - 7:06 A20. Comparable Mid- And Long-term Patency Rates For Pedicled And Skeletonized Internal Thoracic Artery Grafts: A Prospective Randomized Trial
Mats Dreifaldt1, David P. Taggart2, Lennart Bodin3, Hakan Geijer4, Mats Lidén4, Domingos Souza1.
1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Orebro, Sweden, 2University of Oxford, Department of Cardiac Surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom, 33Institute of Environmental Medicine; Unit of Intervention and Implementation Research, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 4Department of Radiology, School of Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Orebro, Sweden.
7:06 - 7:12 A21. Robotic-assisted Hybrid Coronary Revascularization
Francis P. Sutter, Timothy A. Shapiro, MaryAnn C. Wertan.
Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA, USA.
7:12 - 7:18 A22. Ten-year Experience and Outcomes of Off-pump Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting For Left Anterior Descending Artery Disease
Changqing Gao, Huajun Zhang, Ming Yang, Rong Wang, Nan Cheng.
PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China.
7:18 - 7:24 A23. Optimal Method of Pain Control after Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Prem Rabindranauth, Kimberley E. Culp, Kara J. Kallies, Ryan F. Miller, Korey R. Zellner.
Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI, USA.
7:24 - 7:30 A24. Sternal Closure with Titanium Plate Fixation in OPCAB for High Risk Patients
Hiroshi Niinami, Kozo Morita, Shouichi Irie.
Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Hidaka-shi, Saitama, Japan.
7:30 - 7:36 A25. Multiple Arterial Grafts Improve Early MACCE Rate Compared with Conventional CABG and PCI
Chaim Locker, MD, Richard C Daly, MD, Joseph A Dearani, MD, Hartzell V Schaff, MD.
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
7:36 - 7:42 A26. How To Select Proximal Anastomotic Devices And Procedures To Avoid Perioperative Stroke In Cabg
Tomohiro Mizuno, Keiji Oi, Masafumi Yashima, Tsuyoshi Hachimaru, Eiki Nagaoka, Hidehito Kuroki, Dai Tasaki, Tatsuki Fujiwara, Masashi Takeshita, Ryoji Kinoshita, Hirokuni Arai.
Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.
7:42 - 7:48 A27. Reducing the Risk of Stroke after CABG - Benefit of Pre-operative Screening for Aortic Arteriosclerosis using Computed Tomography
Sigrid Sandner, Daniel Zimpfer, Richard Nolz, Christian Loewe, Günther Laufer.
Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
7:48 - 7:54 A28. Managing Hostile Aorta In CABG Cases
Omar M. Lattouf.
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.
7:54 - 8:00 A29. Competency Of Sternal Sparing Minimal Access Cabg Using Bitas In Diabetics
Sanjay Kumar1, Pradeep Nambiar2.
1Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Varanasi, India, 2Moolchand Hospital, Gurugram, India.
Session 10: On-Pump CABG Part 1: Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial Infections and State-of-the-Art
Cardiopulmonary Bypass for CABG
Chairs: Richard Prager, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Louis P. Perrault, Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Canada
8:00 - 8:20 Special Invited Lecture: Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial Infections: What Every Surgeon Needs to Know
Keith Allen, St. Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kanas City, MO
8:20 - 8:28 Fundamentals of Cardiopulmonary Bypass for CABG (Standard versus Mini Circuits, Temperature and Hematocrits on CPB)
Jan Gummert, HDZ NRW - Klinik für Herzchirurgie, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
8:28 - 8:36 Best Practices & New Devices to Minimize Stroke in On-Pump CABG
Michael Mack, Baylor Health Care System - The Heart Hospital, Plano, TX
8:36 - 8:56 Special Invited Lecture: Comprehensive Program for "Bloodless" Cardiac Surgery
James Klein, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ
8:56 - 9:00 Panel Discussion: State-of-the-Art CPB and Blood Conservation for CABG
Session 11: On-Pump CABG Part 2: Myocardial Protection/Cardioplegia for CABG
Chairs: John D. Puskas, Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's, New York, NY
Zhe Zheng, National Heart Center - Fu Wai Hospital, Beijing, China
9:00 - 9:10 Myocardial Preservation Strategies for On-Pump CABG: Antegrade, Retrograde, Combined to Protect RV and LV
Joseph Sabik, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
9:10 - 9:20 Blood Cardioplegia, Crystalloid Cardioplegia: What Are Their Advantages?
Duke Cameron, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
9:20 - 9:30 Bretshneider and Del Nido Solutions: Are They Safe for CABG? If So, How Should We Use Them?
Faisal Bakaeen, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland, OH
9:30 - 9:40 Difficult Scenarios for Myocardial Protection and How to Avoid Stone Heart Every Time
Gil Bolotin, Rambam Medical Centre, Haifa, Israel
9:40 - 9:50 Panel Discussion: Best Practices in Myocardial Protection for CABG
9:50 - 10:15 COFFEE BREAK - Exhibits
Session 12: Suture Techniques for Proximal and Distal Anastomoses
Chairs: Shuichiro Takanashi, Sakakibara Heart Institute, Tokyo, Japan
Fabio Jatene, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
10:15 - 10:23 Distal Anastomoses to the Anterior, Inferior and Lateral Walls
Joseph Sabik, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
10:23 - 10:31 Single vs Sequential Anastomosis (Myths & Data)
Jean-Luc Jansens, CHU UCL Namur, Yvoir, Belgium
10:31 - 10:39 Sequential and Y/T Graft Anastomoses
Joseph Sabik, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
10:39 - 10:47 Epiaortic Scanning and Clampless Proximal Anastomoses
John D. Puskas, Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's, New York, NY
10:47 - 10:55 Panel Discussion: Best Practices in Constructing Anastomoses
Session 13: Off-Pump CABG via Median Sternotomy - Part 1
Chairs: Hiroshi Niinami, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
John D. Puskas, Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's, New York, NY
10:55 - 11:05 OPCAB: The Evidence in 2017
David P. Taggart, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
11:05 - 11:13 The Evidence for All-Arterial OPCAB in 2017
James Tatoulis, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
11:13 - 11:21 How I Choose OPCAB vs ONCAB in 2017
Joseph Sabik, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
11:21 - 11:41 Special Invited Lecture: Teaching On-Pump and Off-Pump CABG to Surgical Residents and Practicing Surgeons
Paul T. Sergeant, Gasthuisberg University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium
11:41 - 11:50 Expert Opinion: Why Hasn't OPCAB Lived up to Early Expectations?
Jan Gummert, HDZ NRW - Klinik für Herzchirurgie, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
11:50 - 12:10 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Special Invited Pioneer in the Early History of LITA Grafting
Presented by: John D. Puskas, Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's, New York, NY
David P. Taggart, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
12:15 - 1:30 INDUSTRY LUNCH SYMPOSIA
Luncheon Symposia are not part of the International Coronary Congress scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the International Coronary Congress joint provider, Cinemed.
  1. How TTFM and imaging can beneficially influence and change intraoperative decision making
    Supported by Medistim


  2. Off Pump CABG Surgery: The Anesthesiologists' Perspective
    Supported by Medtronic
Session 14: Off-Pump CABG via Median Sternotomy - Part 2
Chairs: David P. Taggart, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Zhe Zheng, National Heart Center - Fu Wai Hospital, Beijing, China
1:30 - 1:40 The Evolution of OPCAB
Michael Vallely, Sydney Heart and Lung Surgeons, Sydney, Australia
1:40 - 1:50 Tips and Tricks for OPCAB
John D. Puskas, Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's, New York, NY
1:50 - 2:00 Coronary Shunting and Other Adjuncts to OPCABG
Hirokuni Arai, Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
2:00 - 2:10 Common Pitfalls of OPCAB
Jean-Luc Jansens, CHU UCL Namur, Yvoir, Belgium
2:10 - 2:20 Panel Discussions: My Tips and Tricks for State-of-the-Art OPCAB
Session 15A: Graft Assessment with Transit Time Flow Measurements (TTFM) & High Frequency Ultrasound
Chairs: Michael Mack, Baylor Health Care System - The Heart Hospital, Plano, TX
Hiroshi Niinami, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
2:20 - 2:28 Should Intraoperative Graft Assessment Be Standard of Care?
Teresa Kieser, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, Calgary, Canda
2:28 - 2:36 Graft Flow Measurement: What do the Numbers Mean & When Should I Revise the Graft?
Gabriele Di Giammarco, University G D'Annunzio-Chieti, Chieti, Italy
2:36 - 2:44 High Frequency Ultrasound Interrogation of Anastomoses
Hirokuni Arai, Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
2:44 - 2:52 3 of My Own Cases Where Graft Flow Measurement Made A Difference
John D. Puskas, Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's, New York, NY
2:52 - 3:00 Lessons Learned from the REQUEST Multicenter Registry of TTFM in the Operating Room
David P. Taggart, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
3:00 - 3:15 Discussion: Best Practices for Graft Assessment in CABG
Session 15B: Abstract Presentations
Chairs: Kunal Sarkar, Medica Superspeciality Hospital, Kolkata, India
Stephen Fremes, Sunnybrook Medical Center, Toronto, Canada
2:20 - 3:15 Abstracts followed by Panel Discussion
2:20 - 2:26 A30. Insitu Internal Mammary Arteries With Natural Y To Maximize Arterial Grafts.
Ahmed Attia, Farouk Oueida, Hisham Hussin.
Saud Albabtain Cardiac Center, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
2:26 - 2:32 A31. Transition to a Bilateral Internal Mammary Arterial Grafting Program in a Veterans Affairs Medical Center: Impact on Sternal Wound Infections
Sue Wang, Michelle Lee, Chih-Chiun Chang, Lillian Y. Lai, Nick Flores, Liang Ge, Curtis J. Wozniak, Elaine E. Tseng.
UCSF, San Francisco, CA, USA.
2:32 - 2:38 A32. Excellent Results of Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting using Skeletonized Multiarterial Graft
Kan Kajimoto, Atsushi Amano, Daisuke Endo, Yoichiro Machida, Jiyoung Lee, Akie Shimada, Kenji Kuwaki, Hiroaki Hata, Taira Yamamoto.
Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan.
2:38 - 2:44 A33. The Effect of On-pump and Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery on Intraoperative Graft Flow Parameters by Transit-time Flowmetry
Sanaz Amin, Jr.1, Raphael S. Werner2, George Krasopoulos1, David P. Taggart1.
1University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2University of Zurich, Zurich, United Kingdom.
2:44 - 2:50 A34. Outcomes of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Patients with End Stage Renal Disease on Hemodialysis
AKIHITO MATSUSHITA, TAKASHI HATTORI, KEITA YUMOTO, YU TSUNODA, WAHEI MIHARA.
Seikeikai Chiba Medical Center, Chiba, Japan.
2:50 - 2:56 A35. FFR and Competitive Flow in CABG Surgery
Sebastian P. Vaughan-Burleigh, BA (Hons)1, David P. Taggart, MD, PhD2.
1University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
2:56 - 3:02 A36. Randomized Trial of SOMVC001 Vascular Graft Treatment for the Prevention of Vein Graft Failure in Patients undergoing CABG: Preliminary 12 Months MDCT Angiographic Results
Maximilian Y. Emmert1, Pierre Voisine2, Peter S. Olsen3, Nicholas Noiseux4, Hugues Jeanmart5, Dave Veerasingam6, Craig Brown7, Louis P. Perrault4.
1University Heart Center Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, 2Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie, Quebec, QC, Canada, 3Rigshopitalet University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, QC, Canada, 5Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur, Montreal, QC, Canada, 6University Hospital, Galway, Galway, Ireland, 7New Brunswick Heart Centre, Saint John, NE, Canada.
3:02 - 3:08 A37. Efficacy and Safety of Perioperative Lipid-Lowering Therapy on Graft Patency and Clinical Outcomes After Off-Pump CABG in Elderly Patients
Shanglin Chen, Hengchao Wu, Hansong Sun.
Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.
3:08 - 3:14 A38. A Prospective, Randomized Multi-Center Study of Sternal Closure Using Rigid Plate Fixation Versus Wire Closure
Keith Allen1, Vinod H. Thourani2, Yoshifumi Naka3, Kendra J. Grubb4, John Grehan5, Nirav Patel6, T. Sloane Guy7, Kevin Landolfo8, Marc Gerdisch9, Mark Bonnell10, David J. Cohen1.
1St. Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO, USA, 2Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA, 3Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA, 4University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA, 5Allina Health, Saint Paul, MN, USA, 6Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA, 7Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 8Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, USA, 9Franciscan St. Francis Health, Indianapolis, IN, USA, 10University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA.
3:15 - 3:35 COFFEE BREAK - Exhibits
Session 16A: MIDCAB, Hybrid Revascularization, Multivessel CABG via Thoracotomy
Chairs: Zhe Zheng, National Heart Center - Fu Wai Hospital, Beijing, China
Gil Bolotin, Rambam Medical Centre, Haifa, Israel
3:35 - 3:43 Outcomes with MIDCAB
Nirav Patel, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
3:43 - 4:03 Special Invited Lecture: Tips and Tricks for MIDCAB and Multivessel Grafting via Thoracotomy
Joseph T. McGinn, Carolinas Heathcare, Greensboro, NC
4:03 - 4:11 Angiographic Outcomes with ‘Minimally Invasive' CABG from Around the World
Husam H. Balkhy, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL
4:11 - 4:19 Is There Any Real Advantage of Mini Thoracotomy vs Median Sternotomy for CABG?
Michael Halkos, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
4:19 - 4:27 Current Role of Hybrid Coronary Revascularization: Chinese Perspective
Zhe Zheng, National Heart Center - Fu Wai Hospital, Beijing, China
4:27 - 4:35 Current Role of Hybrid Coronary Revascularization: North American Perspective
John D. Puskas, Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's, New York, NY
4:35 - 4:50 Panel Discussion: What is the role for MIDCAB via Thoracotomy? My Tips and Tricks for State-of-the-Art MIDCAB
Session 16B: Abstracts Presentations
Chairs: Stephen Fremes, Sunnybrook Medical Center, Toronto, Canada
Gil Bolotin, Rambam Medical Centre, Haifa, Israel
3:35 - 5:00 Abstracts followed by Panel Discussion
3:35 - 3:41 A39. Utilization of del Nido Cardioplegia in Adult Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Christian T. O'Donnell1, Phat L. Tran2, Andrew B. Goldstone2, Shari Miller2, Paul E. Shuttleworth2, Jack H. Boyd2.
1Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA, 2Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, USA.
3:41 - 3:47 A40. Short Term Outcome of Conventional CABG Vs OPCAB for High Risk Patients
AHMED F. ELMAHROUK, Mohamed Ismail, Tamer Hamouda, AHMED Jamjoom.
King Faisal Specialist hospital and research center, JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia.
3:47 - 3:53 A41. A Balanced Approach to the Conduct of the Coronary Bypass Operation
Alex Zapolanski, MD, Mariano Brizzio, MD, Richard Shaw, PhD, Bruce Mindich, MD, Juan B. Grau, MD.
The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ, USA.
3:53 - 3:59 A42. Ten Year Experience of Off Pump Coronary Endarterectomy: Is it Safe?
Rajdeep Bilkhu1, James Stefanou1, Shady Abdelmoneim1, Oswaldo Valencia1, David Fluck2, Tuan Peng Chua2, Venkatachalam Chandrasekaran1.
1St George's Hospital, London, United Kingdom, 2St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, United Kingdom.
3:59 - 4:05 A43. LIMA Harvesting with ElectroThermal Bipolar Tissue Sealing System(Ligasure), on Patients for OPCABG
Omar RONQUETE.
CMM, MARACAY, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of.
4:05 - 4:11 A44. Analysis Of 30-day Outcomes Of Off- And On-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting - A Propensity Matched Study
Lokeswara R. Sajja1, Gopichand Mannam1, Venkata Ramachandra R. Pusapati1, Ramesh Gudapati1, Raghava R. Penumatsa2, Jyothsna Guttikonda1, Nadamuni N. Adusumalli3.
1Star Hospitals, Hyderabad, India, 2Care Hospital, Hyderabad, India, 3National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India.
4:11 - 4:17 A45. Incidence of Perioperative Stroke In Clampless Aortic Anastomosis During Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Propensity Score Matching Analysis
Francesco Formica, Stefano D'Alessandro, Giovanni Paolini.
S. Gerardo Hospital- University of Milano Bicocca, Monza, Italy.
4:17 - 4:23 A46. Proximal-anastomosis-first Sequential Bypass Technique: Better Safety for Off-pump Complete Coronary Revascularization
Zhaoyun Cheng, Junlong Hu, Jizhong Xuan, Sheng Wang, Jian Zhao, Zhenwei Ge, Liang Zhao, Shuping Meng, Chuanyu Gao.
Henan Provincial People's Hospital, Zhengzhou, China.
4:23 - 4:29 A47. The Effect of Raising Systemic Blood Pressure & Topical Papaverine on Diameter and Blood Flow in the Proximal and Distal Mammary Artery After Harvest & Clipping Without Heparinization
Sanaz Amin, Jr.1, Raphael S. Werner2, George Krasopoulos1, David P. Taggart1.
1University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
4:29 - 4:35 A48. Surgical Management of Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery
Elbert E. Williams, Karthik Seetharam, Farzan Filsoufi, Khanh Nguyen, Paul Stelzer, John D. Puskas, Ramachandra C. Reddy.
Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.
4:35 - 4:41 A49. Open Coronary Endarterectomy with Coronary Revascularization Provides Similar Midterm Results in Comparison to Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting without Increasing Early Mortality
Mehmet E. Toker, Babürhan Özbek, Serkan Çelik, Hidayet Demir, Ismail Demir.
Kartal Kosuyolu Heart Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
4:41 - 4:47 A50. Hemodynamic Changes during Displacement of the Heart in the Aorta No-touch (Anaortic) Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Alexandre Redondo Carvalho1, Solange Guizilini2, Gustavo Matos Murai2, Isis Begot2, Isadora Rocco2, Nelson Hossne, Jr2, Eduardo Gregorio Chamlian2, Joao Manoel Santos3, Carlos Eduardo Santos3, João Paulo Figueiredo1, Walter J. Gomes2.
1Policlin Hospital, São Jose dos Campos, SP, Brasil, Brazil, 2Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil, Brazil, 3Policlin Hospital, Sao Jose dos Campos, SP, Brasil, Brazil.
Saturday Plenary Abstract Presentations
Chairs: John D. Puskas, Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's, New York, NY
David P. Taggart, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Joseph Sabik, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
5:00 - 5:20 Special Invited Lecture: The Role of TMR (Stand Alone and Concomitant with CABG). Where Have We Been and Where are We Going in 2017 and Beyond?
Keith Allen, St. Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kanas City, MO
5:20 - 6:20 Abstracts followed by Panel Discussion
5:20 - 5:28 A51. Left Ventricular Aneurysmectomy On-pump beating heart
Alexey Pavlov, Dmitry Tarasov, Igor Chernov, Anatolii Molochkov.
Federal center for cardiovascular surgery, Astrakhan, Russian Federation.
5:28 - 5:36 A52. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting With And Without Manipulation Of The Ascending Aorta: A Network Meta-analysis With 37720 Cases
Dong Fang Zhao1, J James Edelman1, Michael Seco1, Paul G. Bannon1, Michael K. Wilson1, Micheal J. Byrom1, Vinod Thourani2, Andre Lamy3, David P. Taggart4, John D. Puskas5, Michael P. Vallely1.
1The Baird Institute, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia, 2Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA, 3Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, 4Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, 5Department of Cardiac Surgery, Mt Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA.
5:36 - 5:44 A53. The Right Gastroepiploic Artery for CABG
Hiroshi Niinami.
Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Hidaka-shi, Saitama, Japan.
5:44 - 5:52 A54. Coronary Endarterectomy: A Single Surgeon Experience of 392 Consecutive Patients over Eighteen Years
Heinz Jakob.
West-German Heart and Vascular Center, Essen, Germany.
5:52 - 6:00 A55. Clinical And CT angiographic Long-term Follow-up Of Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Markus Kofler1, Lukas Stastny1, Julia Dumfarth1, Gudrun Feuchtner1, Guy Friedrich1, Thomas Schachner2, Johannes Bonatti3, Nikolaos Bonaros1.
1Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, 2Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, 3Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
6:00 - 6:08 A56. 5 Year Follow Up Results of One Stop Hybrid Coronary Revascularization versus CABG and PCI for Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease
Shengshou Hu, Liuzhong Shen.
Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Science, Beijing, China.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017
Session 17: Abstracts Presentations
Chairs: John D. Puskas, Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's, New York, NY
Joseph Sabik, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
7:00 - 8:00 Abstracts followed by Panel Discussion
7:00 - 7:06 A57. Feasibility of Myocardial Hybrid Revascularization versus Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting for Complex Triple Vessel Disease. A Randomized Clinical Trial. Pilot Phase
MARCO ANTONIO PRACA OLIVEIRA, Omar Asdrubal Vilca Mejia, Vinicius Borges Cardozo Esteves, Fernanda Seligmann Feitosa, Carlos M. Campos, Jose Mariani Junior, Pedro Lemos Neto, Ludhmila Abrahao Hajjar, Luiz Augusto Ferreira Lisboa, Luis Alberto Oliveira Dallan, Fabio B Jatene.
INCOR HCFMUSP, SAO PAULO, Brazil.
7:06 - 7:12 A58. Hybrid Coronary Revascularization in Left Main Stenosis. A Propensity Match Study Vs Percutaneous Strategies
Alberto Repossini1, Lorenzo Di Bacco1, Laura Giroletti1, Fabrizio Rosati1, Maurizio Tespili2, Antonio Saino2, Davide Personeni2, Alfonso Ielasi2, Maurizio Gentilini3, Claudio Muneretto1.
1Cardiac Surgery Medical School, University of Brescia, BRESCIA, Italy, 2Cardiology Unit, Ospedale Bolognini di Seriate, Seriate, Italy, 3Cardiology Unit, Ospedale Mellino Mellini, Chiari, Italy.
7:12 - 7:18 A59. The Midterm Results Of CE And Bypass Grafting In Patients With Diffused Coronary Artery Disease
Xin CHEN, Zhibing QIU.
Nanjing first hospital, Nanjing, China.
7:18 - 7:24 A60. Efficacy Of Epicardial Echo Imaging For Diffusely Diseased and Narrowed Coronary Artery During Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Hirofumi Takemura, Kenji Iino, Hiroki Kato, Yoshiko Shintani, Yoshitaka Yamamoto, Shintaro Takago, Hironari No, Hideyasu Ueda.
Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan.
7:24 - 7:30 A61. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Versus Concomitant Mitral Valve Annuloplasty In Moderate Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
AHMED F. ELMAHROUK1, Tamer Hamouda1, Mohamed Ismail1, Hanan Ibrahim Radwan2, AHMED Jamjoom1.
1King Faisal Specialist hospital and research center, JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, 2Cardiology Dept. Faculty of Medicine Zagazig University, JEDDAH, Egypt.
7:30 - 7:36 A62. Outcomes after Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting at a Community-based Hospital
Prem Rabindranauth, Kara J. Kallies.
Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI, USA.
7:36 - 7:42 A63. Total Arterial Revascularization In Robotically Assisted Mini-thoracotomy Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Ten-year Experience And Follow-up Results
Changqing Gao, Huajun Zhang, Ming Yang, Rong Wang, Nan Cheng.
PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China.
7:42 - 7:48 A64. Minimally Invasive, Total Arterial Multi-Vessel Revascularization via an Antero-Lateral Access. Experience Related Time Improvement
Marc Albert, Ragi Nagib, Adrian Ursulescu, Ulrich F.W. Franke.
Robert-Bosch-Hospital, Stuttgart, Germany.
7:48 - 7:54 A65. Robotic Assisted Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Program Development and Lessons Learned
Mehrdad Ghoreishi, Chetan Pasrija, Aakash Shah, Claire Watkins, Michael Rouse, Anthony Krofli, Vinci Naruka, Rawn Salenger, Zachary Kon, James Gammie, Bradley Taylor.
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.
7:54 - 8:00 A66. A Retrospective Comparative Study of 242 Consecutive Cases of Single Vessel LAD Disease over 5 Years: PCI vs CABG
Prashant Kothari, VIJIT KOSHY CHERIAN, V V BASHI.
MIOT HOSPITAL, Chennai, India.
8:00 - 8:06 A67. Extensive Reconstruction Of Left Anterior Descending Artery With Coronary Aneurysm And Full-metal Jacket
Suguru Ohira1, Hitoshi Yaku1, Satoshi Numata1, Sachiko Yamazaki1, Tomoya Inoue1, Keiichi Itatani1, Kazuki Morimoto1, Shuichiro Takanashi2.
1Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan, 2Sakakibara Heart Institute, Tokyo, Japan.
Session 18A: Robotic Assisted MIDCAB, TECAB
Chairs: Hiroshi Niinami, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
Francis Sutter, Lankenau Hospital Main Line Health, Wynnewood, PA
8:00 - 8:08 Current Evidence for Endoscopic Mid CABG, Robotic Assisted CABG and TECABG
Mario Gaudino, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
8:08 - 8:16 Robotic-Assisted CABG: How I Do It
Francis Sutter, Lankenau Hospital Main Line Health, Wynnewood, PA
8:16 - 8:24 Robotic-Assisted CABG: How I Do It
Michael Halkos, Emory University at Midtown, Atlanta, GA
8:24 - 8:32 Robotic-Assisted CABG: How I Do It
Bob Kiaii, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Canada
8:32 - 8:40 Robotic TECAB: How I Do It
Jean-Luc Jansens, CHU UCL Namur, Yvoir, Belgium
8:40 - 8:48 Robotic CABG: Role of Anastomotic Connectors
Husam H. Balkhy, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL
8:48 - 9:00 Panel Discussion: The Role of Robotic-Assisted CABG in 2017 and Beyond
Session 18B: Redo CABG
Chairs: Fabio Jatene, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Vipin Zamvar, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
8:00 - 8:20 Special Invited Lecture: Indications, Techniques, and Myocardial Protection for Re- Operative CABG
Joseph Sabik, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
8:20 - 8:30 Redo CABG Off-Pump
Faisal Bakaeen, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland, OH
8:30 - 8:40 Management of Patent Grafts and Grafts Crossing the Midline
Giuseppe Tavilla, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands
8:40 - 8:50 Graft "Recycling": When and How to Do It
Junjiro Kobayashi, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
8:50 - 9:00 Panel Discussion: Tips and Tricks for Safe Redo CABG
Session 19: CABG and Atrial Fibrillation
Chair: Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
9:00 - 9:10 The Facts about Stroke and CABG In 2017: What is the Role of AF?
Michael Mack, Baylor Health Care System - The Heart Hospital, Plano, TX
9:10 - 9:20 Perioperative Prophylaxis and Management of New Postop AF in the CABG Patient: Best Practices and Impact of New Postop AF on Long-Term Survival
Marc Miller, Mount Sinai, New York, NY
9:20 - 9:40 Special Invited Lecture: How Should we Manage Atrial Fibrillation on the CABG Patient?
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
9:40 - 9:50 In Which Patients Should the Left Atrial Appendage be Routinely Occluded at the Time of CABG?
Marc Miller, Mount Sinai, New York, NY
9:50 - 10:00 Panel Discussion: How to Manage AF in CABG Patients
10:00 - 10:20 COFFEE BREAK - Exhibits
Session 20A: CABG with Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation and/or Heart Failure
Chairs: Michael Mack, Baylor Health Care System - The Heart Hospital, Plano, TX
Zhe Zheng, National Heart Center - Fu Wai Hospital, Beijing, China
10:20 - 10:30 Moderate Ischemic MR: CABG or CABG-plus-MV Repair?
John D. Puskas, Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's, New York, NY
10:30 - 10:40 Severe Ischemic MR: Repair or Replace?
Robert Michler, Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY
10:40 - 10:55 Special Invited Lecture: How to Repair Ischemic MR: Which Ring? Tips and Tricks for Subvalvuler Repair
Walter Gomes, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paula, Brazil
10:55 - 11:05 CABG and Heart Failure: When and how to Reconstruct the LV during CABG?
Fabio Jatene, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Session 20B: Abstracts Presentations
Chairs: Bob Kiaii, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Canada
Shuichiro Takanashi, Sakakibara Heart Institute, Tokyo, Japan
10:20 - 11:05 Abstracts followed by Panel Discussion
10:20 - 10:26 A68. Off-pump Cabg With Primary Left Ventricular Aneurysm Angioplasty In Old Patients
Ge Jianjun, Fan Yangming, Zhao Zhiwei, Zhang Rui, Zhou Zhengchun, Zuo Yi, Zhang Qiong.
Anhui Province Hospital, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China.
10:26 - 10:32 A69. Does Previous Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Increase Postoperative Adverse Outcomes Following Subsequent Coronary Revascularization?
ZHAOYUN CHENG, JUNLONG HU, JIZHONG XUAN, ZHENWEI GE, SHENG WANG, LIANG ZHAO, CHUANYU GAO.
Henan Provincial People's Hospital, Zhengzhou, China.
10:32 - 10:38 A70. Report On A Successful Combat Against Deep Sternal Wound Infections.
Willem Stooker, Maurice A.P. Oudeman, Marie-José de Hartog-Dikhoff.
OLVG, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
10:38 - 10:44 A71. The impact of Negative Pressure Wound Dressing on median sternotomy infection for high risk cardiac cases: Single Centre Study
Rona L. Suelo-Calanao, Richard Thomson, Maxine Read, Mubarak Chaudhry, Mahmoud Loubani.
Castle Hill Hospital, Hull, United Kingdom.
10:44 - 10:50 A72. To Achieve 100% of Intraoperative Graft Patency: Significance of Double-Check Estimation using both TTFM and SPY System
Masao Takahashi1, Keisuke Miyajima1, Hirotaro Sugiyama1, Toshihiro Ishikawa2, Kazuyoshi Hatada2.
1Hiratsuka Kyosai Heart center, Hiratsuka, Japan, 2Odawara Municipal Hospital, Odawara, Japan.
10:50 - 10:56 A73. Graft flow Measurement in Coronary Surgery during Aortic Cross-Clamp: a Possible Method to Study Coronary Pathophysiology
Gabriele Di Giammarco1, Daniele Marinelli1, Vladlen Basylev2, Arthur Mikulyak2, Valentina Mancini1, Tariq Mobariki1.
1University "G.D'Annunzio" Chieti-Pescara, Italy, CHIETI, Italy, 2Federal Center of Cardiovascular Surgery, Penza, Russian Federation.
10:56 - 11:02 A74. Multi-arterial off-pump CABG With Intraoperative SPY
Tohru Asai, Shinya Terada, Takeshi Kinoshita, Tomoaki Suzuki.
Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan.
Session 21A: Periop Management of the CABG Patient: Managing Preoperative Anti-platelet and
Anticoagulant Medications, Recognition and Treatment of Acute Graft Closure/Periop MI and the Impact of Long-term Optimal Medical Management (Simultaneous Session)
Chairs: Duke Cameron, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Michael Mack, Baylor Health Care System - The Heart Hospital, Plano, TX
11:05 - 11:15 Anti-platelet and NOAC Agents Prior to CABG: How Long To Wait? (When Do I Need To Bridge?)
Ellen Mayer Sabik, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
11:15 - 11:25 Special Tricks to Avoid/Manage Bleeding in CABG Patients in 2017 (Antifibrinolytic, Sealants, Glues, Factors)
Umberto Benedetto, Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol, United Kingdom
11:25 - 11:35 Recognition and Management of Acute Graft Closure (When Does a Fresh Postop CABG Patient Need To Go To The Cath Lab?)
Gil Bolotin, Rambam Medical Centre, Haifa, Israel
11:35 - 11:45 Guidelines-Directed Medical Management of Patients after CABG: Here is your Cookbook
Jacqueline Tamis-Holland, Mount Sinai St. Lukes Medical Center, New York, NY
11:45 - 12:05 Incidence and Adverse Impact of Sub-Optimal Medical Therapy on CABG Outcomes
Richard Prager, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
12:05 - 12:15 Panel Discussion: Best Practices in Medical Management for CABG Patients-An Opportunity for Improvement
Session 21B: Abstracts Presentations
Chairs: Tohru Asai, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
Jean-Luc Jansens, CHU UCL Namur, Yvoir, Belgium
11:05 - 12:15 Abstracts followed by Panel Discussion
11:05 - 11:11 A75. Appropriateness of Treatment for Complex Coronary Artery Disease in Mainland China
Dachuan Gu, Chenfei Rao, Zhe Zheng.
Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China.
11:11 - 11:17 A76. Does the Presence of an External Stent Affect Intraoperative Transit Time Flowmetry Parameters in Coronary Bypass Artery Bypass Surgery
Sanaz Amin, Jr.1, Raphael S. Werner2, George Krasopoulos1, David P. Taggart1.
1University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
11:17 - 11:23 A77. Short And Mid Term Results Of Concomitant On Pump Beating Heart CABG with Conventional Valve Replacement/repair.
SAURABH JAISWAL, Sr.
ETERNAL HOSPITAL & RESEARCH CENTRE, JAIPUR, India.
11:23 - 11:29 A78. The Pursuit Of Cabg Excellence: Improvement In Sts Isolated Cabg Star Ranking Following Implementation Of Program And Surgeon Specialization.
A. Claire Watkins, Mehrdad Ghoreishi, Nathan L. Massel, Brody Wehman, Filiz Constantini, Bartley P. Griffith, James S. Gammie, Bradley S. Taylor.
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA.
11:29 - 11:35 A79. Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery Improve Long-term Outcomes Of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting For The Patients With End-stage Renal Disease
Masanori Nakamura, Takeshi Uzuka, Hiroshi Sato, Mayo Kondo.
Sapporo City General Hospital, Sapporo,,Hokkaido,, Japan.
11:35 - 11:41 A80. Results of One-Stage Surgical Treatment of Patients With Coronary Artery Disease in Combination with Carotid Artery Disease
Vadim Uryuzhnikov, Igor Zhbanov, Irakli Kiladze, Georgy Revishvili, Armen Martirosyan, Boris Shabalkin.
Petrovsky National Research Center of Surgery, Moscow, Russian Federation.
11:41 - 11:47 A81. Quantitative Measurements of Competitive Flow in Left Internal Mammary Artery Bypass Grafts
Pien Spoor1, Frank R. Halfwerk1, Rob Hagmeijer2, Jan G. Grandjean1.
1Thorax Centrum Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, 2University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands.
11:47 - 11:53 A82. 20-year Experience with Surgical Restoration of the Infarct Left Ventricle
Huajun Zhang, Changqing Gao, Yao Wang, Yang Wu, Gang Wang.
PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China.
11:53 - 11:59 A83. Impact of Simultaneous TAVI plus OPCAB - a Less Invasive Approach for High-Risk Patients Having Severe Aortic Stenosis Associated with Multiple Coronary Artery Disease
Kizuku Yamashita, Junjiro Kobayashi, Tomoyuki Fujita, Satsuki Fukushima, Yusuke Shimahara, Yuta Kume, Yorihiko Matsumoto, Naonori Kawamoto.
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan.
11:59 - 12:05 A84. The Use Of Clopidogrel Intra and Postoperative of Myocardial Revascularization Increased Patency Of Coronary Grafts Without Alteration Of The Bleeding Rate
Fernando C. Laforga, Anderson G. Brega, Marcelo Dreweck, Laertes S. Bianchessi, Jr.
Santa Casa de Misericórdia, Ponta Grossa, Brazil.
12:05 - 12:11 A85. Compliance With Guideline-directed Medical Therapy In Contemporary Coronary Revascularisation Trials
Ana-Catarina Pinho-Gomes1, Luis Azevedo2, SJ Park3, Michael Farkouh4, Arie Pieter Kappetein5, Gregg Stone6, Valentin Fuster7, Andre Lamy8, David P. Taggart9.
1Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, United Kingdom, 2Department of Community Medicine, Information and Health Decision Sciences (MEDCIDS) & Centre for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS), Faculty of Medicine, Porto University, Portugal, Porto, Portugal, 3Heart Institute, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 4Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and Heart and Stroke Richard Lewar Centre, Unversity of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, 5Dept Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 67The New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, NY, USA, 7Mount Sinai Cardiovascular Institute, New York, NY and Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC), Madrid Spain., New York, NY, USA, 8Dept of Cardiac Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, 9Dept of Cardiac Surgery, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
12:15 - 12:30 BREAK AND GRAB BOX LUNCH
Session 22A: Special Lunch Session: Anomalous Coronary Arteries, Stem Cells and Mechanical Support for CABG
Chairs: Jan Gummert, HDZ NRW - Klinik für Herzchirurgie, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
David P. Taggart, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
12:30 - 12:50 Special Invited Lecture: Management of Anomalous Coronary Arteries in 2017
Duke Cameron, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
12:50 - 1:00 Management of Coronary Ectasia and Coronary Aneurysms in 2017: Bypass, Ligate or Ignore?
John D. Puskas, Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's, New York, NY
1:00 - 1:15 The Role Of Stem Cells in Treating CAD in 2017 and Beyond
Robert Michler, Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY
1:15 - 1:35 Special Invited Lecture: Options for Mechanical Support for High Risk CABG and for Post-Cardiotomy Shock
Ani C. Anyanwu, Mount Sinai, New York, NY
1:35 - 1:50 Panel and Question and Answer
Session 22B: Late Breaking Abstracts Presentations
Chairs: Valavanur A. Subramanian, New York, NY
Faisal Bakaeen, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland, OH
12:30 - 1:50 Abstracts followed by Panel Discussion
12:30 - 12:36 A86. Preoperative Evaluation of Left Internal Thoracic Artery Flow in A Patient with Ipsilateral Upper Extremity Arteriovenous Fistula
Hakju Kim, Jae Woong Choi, Ho Young Hwang, Ki-Bong Kim, Dr..
Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.
12:36 - 12:42 A87. Determinants of Mid-term Failure in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts: Insights from 5 Angiographic RCTs and Control Angiographies of 2069 Conduits
Mario Gaudino1, Brian Buxton2, Stephen Fremes3, David L. Hare4, Philip Hayward5, Giuseppe Nasso6, Neil Moat7, Suk-Won Song8, Giuseppe Speziale6, David P. Taggart9.
1Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, USA, 2Victorian Heart Centre, Richmond, Australia, 3Sunnybrook Health Science Center, Toronto, ON, Canada, 4University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 5Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 6Anthea Hospital, Bari, Italy, 7Royal Brompton & Harefield Trust, London, United Kingdom, 8Gangnam Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, 9University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
12:42 - 12:48 A88. Blood Flow Parameters in Venous Grafts to the Left and the Right Coronary System - by Transit-time Flowmetry
Sanaz Amin, Jr.1, Raphael Werner, Stud.2, Ana-Catarina pinho gomes1, George Krasopoulos1, David P. Taggart1.
1University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
12:48 - 12:54 A89. Technical Manoeuvres to Facilitate Off-Pump CABG: Tips for the Beginner
Vipin Zamvar, Charilaos P. Koutsogiannidis.
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
12:54 - 1:00 A90. Early Aspirin for Prevention of Thrombotic Saphenous Vein Graft Occlusion: What Is The Best Practice?
Philemon Gukop1, Rajdeep Bilkhu1, Georgios T. Kanapanagiotidis2, Venkatachalam Chandrasekaran1, Mazin Sarsam1, Aziz Momin1.
1St George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust London United Kingdom, London, United Kingdom, 2Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece, Thessaloniki, Greece.
1:00 - 1:06 A91. A Review of Post Sternotomy Deep Sternal Wound Infections (DSWI) following CABG: Our experience
Prashant Kothari, ASHISH JAIN, VIVEK RAWAT, MURTAZA AHMED CHISHTI.
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, JAIPUR, India.
1:06 - 1:12 A92. The Total Arterial Myocardial Revascularization using Bilateral IMA and the Role of postoperative Sternal Stabilization to reduce Wound Infections in a large Cohort Study
Marc Albert, Adrian Ursulescu, Ulrich F.W. Franke.
Robert-Bosch-Hospital, Stuttgart, Germany.
1:12 - 1:18 A93. Comparison of Results in Healing After Great Saphenous Vein Harvesting For Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Conventional Open Versus Pedicled Vein Harvesting.
Jakub Konecny, Ales Klvacek, Vladimir Lonsky, Petr Santavy, Martin Simek.
University Hospital and Palacky University Faculty of Medicine, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
1:18 - 1:24 A94. A New Way To Use Transit Flow Measurements In CABG
Markus Kofler1, Lukas Stastny1, Julia Dumfarth1, Alim Basaran1, Adel Sakic1, Thomas Schachner2, Orest Chevtchik1, Michael Grimm1, Nikolaos Bonaros1.
1Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, 2Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria.
1:24 - 1:30 A95. Anaortic Surgical Myocardial Revascularization Using The Greek Pi Circuit Improves Brain Protection
SOTIRIOS N. PRAPAS, ANTONIO MARIA CALAFIORE.
HENRY DUNANT HOSPITAL CENTER, ATHENS, Greece.
1:30 - 1:36 A96. Short and Long Term Results of Endoscopic Vein Harvest- A single Trust Experience
Chimzie Uchime, Toufan Bahrami.
Harefield Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
1:36 - 1:42 A97. Oxygen Uptake on Kinetics during Six Minute Walk Test Predicts Short-Term Outcomes after Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Isadora S. Rocco, Marcela Viceconte, Bruna C. Matos-Garcia, Hayanne O. Pauletti, Rita Simone L. Moreira, Michel S. Reis, Walter J. Gomes, Ross Arena, Solange Guizilini.
Federal University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
1:42 - 1:48 A98. Surgical results of multi vessel off pump MICS CABG? Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting) via left small thoracotomy under direct vision?
Keita Kikuchi, Tao Liang
Department Cardiac Surgery, Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital, Wuhan, China
Session 23: Plenary Session Debate: Coronary Surgery as a Subspecialty
Chairs: John D. Puskas, Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's, New York, NY
David P. Taggart, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Joseph Sabik, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
Zhe Zheng, National Heart Center - Fu Wai Hospital, Beijing, China
1:50 - 2:10 Is it time for Surgical Coronary Revascularization to be a Subspecialty? And How?
Pro: Michael Mack, MD
Con: Richard Prager, MD
2:20 - 2:30 Moderated Discussion and Audience Q&A
2:30 Concluding Remarks & Adjourn



Endorsed by:
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons


Co-sponsored by:
Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery (APACVS) The International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery Japanese Association for Coronary Artery Surgery
Brazilian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery Fu-Wai Hospital of Beijing Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons
Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain & Ireland