Final Program

Annual Meeting and Abstracts | Social Program

Last updated 5/14/2014

1:00pm - 6:00pm REGISTRATION, Pacific Ballroom Promenade
1:00pm - 6:00pm SPEAKER READY ROOM, Sorrento
7:00pm - 9:00pm NEW MEMBERS/WELCOME RECEPTION, Sunset Terrace
6:00am SAMSON FUN RUN, Hotel Group Entrance
7:00am - 1:30pm REGISTRATION, Pacific Ballroom Promenade
7:00am - 12:30pm SPEAKER READY ROOM, Sorrento
7:00am - 12:00pm EXHIBITS, Pacific Ballroom 2-3
7:00am - 8:00am BREAKFAST, Pacific Ballroom 2-3
8:00am - 9:00am SCIENTIFIC SESSION I, Pacific Ballroom 1
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Moderators: Michael S. Mulligan
Thomas A. Burdon
1. Ascending TEVAR in High Risk Patients
Eric E. Roselli, Jahanzaib Idrees, Charles Wojnarski, Douglas R. Johnston
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
DISCUSSANT: D. Craig Miller
+2. Preoperative Gene Expression Predicts Neurocognitive Decline after Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Ashraf A. Sabe1, Rahul S. Dalal1, Louis M. Chu1, Nassrene Y. Elmadhun1, Basel Ramlawi2, Cesario Bianchi1, Frank W. Sellke1
1Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, Providence, RI; 2The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
DISCUSSANT: Choung D. Hoang
+3. Patient-Oriented, Collaborative Approach for the Surgical Treatment of Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Aaron H. Healy1, Peter J. Gruber2, *John R. Doty3, *Phillip T. Burch2, Aaron W. Eckhauser2, *William T. Caine3, Amit N. Patel1, Stephen E. Clayson3, *Stephen H. McKellar1, Bruce B. Reid3, Ganesh S. Kumpati1, *Kent W. Jones3, *David A. Bull1, Linda M. Lambert2, *Craig H. Selzman1
1University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; 2Primary Children's Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT; 3Intermountain Medical Center, Murray, UT
DISCUSSANT: John J. Lamberti
9:00am - 9:05am ON THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WTSA, Pacific Ballroom 1
Marvin Pomerantz
9:10am - 9:55am PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS, Pacific Ballroom 1
Introduced By: Michael S. Mulligan

Witness to the Wonder Years: Innovation to Transformation
Thomas A. Burdon

9:55am - 10:20am COFFEE BREAK, VISIT EXHIBITS & POSTERS, Pacific Ballroom 2-3
10:20am - 11:40am SCIENTIFIC SESSION II, Pacific Ballroom 1
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Moderators: Jessica Donington
Scott Mitchell
+4. Long-Term Quantitative Analysis of Change in Mitral Regurgitation Following Aortic Valve Replacement: A Case for Aggressive Mitral Intervention
Jeffrey E. Cohen1, John W. MacArthur1, Jessica L. Howard2, Robert J. Emery2, Emily C. VanderMeer2, Mary A. Sheridan2, Alexandra L. Acker2, Andrew B. Goldstone2, Christopher M. Brusalis2, Alexander S. Fairman2, Jay B. Patel1, Alen Trubelja2, George Hung2, Bryan B. Edwards1, William Hiesinger2, Pavan Atluri2, Y. Joseph Woo1
1Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA; 2University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
DISCUSSANT: Nicholas G. Smedira
5. Resection of Thymoma Should Include Nodal Sampling
Benny Weksler1, Arjun Pennathur2, Katie Nason2
1University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN; 2University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
DISCUSSANT: Sean C. Grondin
6. Pre-OperativeThree Dimensional (3-D) Lung Segmental Reconstruction Prior to AnatomicSegmentectomy or Lobectomy for Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
Matthew J. Schuchert1, Ernest Chan1, James R. Landreneau2, Suicheng Gu3, Jiantao Pu3, David D. Odell1, Kristen N. McCormick1, Arjun Pennathur1, David O. Wilson1, James D. Luketich1, Rodney J. Landreneau1
1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; 2Lousiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA; 3Department of Radiology; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
DISCUSSANT: Leah M. Backhus
+7. Extended Cardiac and Great Vessel Resection for Mediastinal Sarcomas: A 15-Year Single-Institution Experience
Harma K. Turbendian, Patrick K. Seastedt, Nick Shavladze, Jeffrey L. Port, Nasser K. Altorki, Brendon M. Stiles, Leonard N. Girardi
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
DISCUSSANT: Robert B. Cameron
Conferred posthumously to Harold C. Urschel, Jr., Dallas, Texas, by David A. Fullerton
11:45am - 12:30pm INVITED GUEST SPEAKER & SPOUSE FORUM SESSION, Pacific Ballroom 1
Making Yourself Just a Little Happier
Frédéric Luskin, PhD
12:30pm ADJOURN
Depart from Hotel Group Entrance
Depart from Hotel Group Entrance
6:00pm - 10:00pm SO-CAL VINTAGE BEACH PARTY THEME DINNER, Grandlawn North
FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014
7:00am - 12:00pm REGISTRATION, Pacific Ballroom Promenade
7:00am - 12:00pm SPEAKER READY ROOM, Sorrento
7:00am - 12:00pm EXHIBITS, Pacific Ballroom 2-3
7:00am - 8:00am BREAKFAST, Pacific Ballroom 2-3
7:30am - 9:10am SCIENTIFIC SESSION III, Pacific Ballroom 1
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Moderators: Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce
Patricia A. Thistlethwaite
+8. Sporadic Ascending Aorta Aneurysm: Is it the Diameter of Ascending Aorta a Good Criteria for Surgical Indication?
Calogera Pisano, Carmela Rita Balistreri, Oreste Fabio Triolo, Daniele Merlo, Vincenzo Argano, Cesira Palmeri, Giovanni Ruvolo
Unit of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery and Oncology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
DISCUSSANT: T. Brett Reece
9. Myocardial Cytochrome Oxidase Activity Increases with Age and Hypoxemia in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease – A Basis for Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury
Michael Onwugbufor1, Richard Levy1, David Zurakowski2, Pranava Sinha1
1Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC; 2Children's Hopsital Boston, Boston, MA
+10. Shorter Length of Stay is Associated with Increased Readmission Rates Following Esophagectomy
Brian C Gulack, Brian R. Englum, James M. Meza, Amber R. Wilk, Mark F. Berry
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
+11. Continuous-Flow Ventricular Assist Device Exchange: A Single-Center Experience
Jatin Anand1, Steve K. Singh1, Ruben Hernandez Perez2, David Antoun2, Andrew Baldwin2, Rony Varghese2, William E. Cohn1, O. H. Frazier1, *Hari R. Mallidi1
1Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; 2Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX
DISCUSSANT: Nahush Mokadam
12. Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) as a Bridge to Lung Re-Transplantation in the United States: Is There a Role?
Awori J. Hayanga1, Jonathan Aboagye2, Norihisa Shigemura1, Stephen Esper1, Lynn Huffman1, Heather Kaiser3, Jay Bhama1, James D. Luketich1, Jonathan D'Cunha1
1University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; 2Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD; 3Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
DISCUSSANT: Jasleen Kukreja
9:10am - 10:00am POSTGRADUATE COURSE, Pacific Ballroom 1
Sponsored by: White Memorial Medical Center and Foundation – Lyman A. Brewer, III, Fund

From Checklists to Culture, What Spacewalking Brings to Surgery
David Williams, MD
President and CEO
Southlake Regional Health Centre, Ontario, Canada

10:00am - 10:30am COFFEE BREAK, VISIT EXHIBITS & POSTERS, Pacific Ballroom 2-3
10:30am - 11:30am SCIENTIFIC SESSION IV, Pacific Ballroom 1
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Moderators: John C. Chen
Richard I. Whyte
+13. Spinal Cord Protection via Alpha-2 Agonist Mediated Increase in Glial Cell Derived Neurotrophic Factor
Kirsten A. Freeman, Lisa S. Foley, Marshall T. Bell, Ferenc Puskas, *Michael J. Weyant, *Joseph C. Cleveland, Jr., Xianzhong Meng, Paco Herson, *David A. Fullerton, *T. Brett Reece
University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO
DISCUSSANT: John Ikonimidis
14. Failure-to-Rescue and Pulmonary Resection for Lung Cancer
Farhood Farjah1, *Leah M. Backhus1, Aaron M. Cheng1, Brian Englum2, Sunghee Kim2, Paramita Saha-Chaudhuri2, *Douglas E. Wood1, *Michael S. Mulligan1, *Thomas K. Varghese1
1University of Washington, Seattle, WA; 2Duke University, Durham, NC
DISCUSSANT: Robert J. Cerfolio
15. Introducing Transaortic Valve Implantation: Effect of the Learning Curve on Clinical Outcome. A Single Centre Experience.
Davide Gabbieri1, Paolo R. Cimato1, Italo Ghidoni1, Guglielmo Stefanelli1, Giuseppe D'Anniballe2, Alberto Benassi2, Clorinda Labia2, Polo Pisi3, Gianbeppe Giordano4, Tiziana Paglia4, Marco Meli4
1Dept. of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hesperia Hospital, Modena, Italy; 2Dept. of Cardiology, Hesperia Hospital, Modena, Italy; 3Dept. of Radiology, Hesperia Hospital, Modena, Italy; 4Dept. of Anesthesiology, Hesperia Hospital, Modena, Italy
DISCUSSANT: Alfredo Trento
Moderators: Michael P. Fischbein
Speakers: Anson Cheung
Saibal Kar
12:30pm ADJOURN
1:20pm GOLF TOURNAMENT**, Monarch Beach Golf Links
2:00pm TENNIS TOURNAMENT**, The Tennis Club
6:30am - 12:00pm REGISTRATION, Pacific Ballroom Promenade
6:30am - 11:30am SPEAKER READY ROOM, Sorrento
6:30am - 10:30am EXHIBITS, Pacific Ballroom 2-3
6:30am - 7:30am BREAKFAST, Pacific Ballroom 2-3
7:00am - 8:15am CONCURRENT FORUMS
(5 minutes presentation, 3 minutes discussion)
ADULT CARDIAC, Pacific Ballroom 1
Moderators: Anthony Caffarelli
Frederick A. Tibayan
CF1. Right Mini-Thoracotomy Versus Sternotomy Approach to Mitral Valve: A Propensity Matched Study
Paul Tang, Mark Onaitis, Bhargavi Desai, Jeffrey G. Gaca, Carmelo A. Milano, Mark Stafford-Smith, Donald Glower
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
CF2. Sutureless Valve Implantation via Mini J-Sternotomy: 113 Patients with 2 Years Follow Up
Steffen Pfeiffer, Giuseppe Santarpino, Ferdinand Vogt, Francesco Pollari, Joachim Sirch, Theodor J. Fischlein
Klinikum Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany
CF3. Training Junior Faculty Improves Reliability of Skills Assessment in Cardiac Surgery
Xiaoying Lou1, Richard Lee2, Richard Feins3, Daniel Enter1, George Hicks4, *Edward Verrier5, *James Fann6
1Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; 2St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO; 3University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC; 4University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY; 5University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA; 6Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
CF4. Erythropoietin Activates pCREB Pathway and Attenuates Delayed Paraplegia Following Ischemia Reperfusion Injury
Joshua M. Mares, Lisa S. Foley, Marshall T. Bell, Daine T. Bennett, Kirsten A Freeman, Xianzhong Meng, *Michael J. Weyant, *Joseph C. Cleveland, Jr., *David A. Fullerton, Ferenc Puskas, *T. Brett Reece
University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
CF5. One-Year Results of Rescue Trial: Tevar for Traumatic Aortic Injury Remains a Favorable Therapeutic Approach at Mid-term Follow-up?
Ali Khoynezhad1, Carlos Donayre2, Ali Azizzadeh3, Rodney White2
1Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; 2Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA; 3Herman Memorial Hospital, Houston, TX
CF6. Determinants of Variation in Cost-Effectiveness of TAVR in Inoperable Patients
Nimesh Desai, Kelly Sutter, Lisa Walsh, Robert Stetson, Saif Anwaruddin, Jay Giri, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Rohan Menon, Robert Li, Wilson Szeto, Howard Herrmann, Joseph Bavaria
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
CF7. Effect of Patient Age on Blood Product Transfusion Following Cardiac Surgery
Niv Ad, Eric Sarin, Alan M. Speir, Linda Halpin, Graciela Pritchard, Linda Henry, Sari D. Holmes
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA
CF8. Recombinant Activated Factor VII (rFVIIa) Use in Patients Undergoing Ventricular Assist Device Placement
Curtis S. Bergquist, Dawn M. Nye, James O. Mudd, *Frederick A. Tibayan, *Howard K. Song, *Matthew S. Slater
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
Moderators: Steven R. DeMeester
Thomas K. Varghese
CF9. A Novel Lung Donor Risk Score Predicts Post-Transplantation Survival
Peter Chiu, Justin M. Schaffer, Ahmad Y. Sheikh, Y. Joseph Woo, Bruce A. Reitz*, Richard Ha
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
CF10. CTEN Expression Mediates Invasion of Human Lung Adenocarcinoma Cells and is Regulated by STAT3
Daine T. Bennett, Jessica A. Yu, Lisa S. Foley, *T. Brett Reece, Xianzhong Meng, *David A. Fullerton, *Michael J. Weyant
University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
CF11. Clinically Staged N0-1 Esophageal Adenocarcinoma: Actual Pathologic Lymph Node Status and Survival after Primary Esophagectomy
Stephanie G. Worrell, *Steven R. DeMeester, Christina L. Greene, Daniel S. Oh, Jeffrey A. Hagen
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
CF12. Incidence of Diaphragmatic Hernia Post-Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: A Case Series and Review of the Literature
Gregory A. Benjamin, Awais Ashfaq, Yu-Hui Chang, Kristi Harold, *Dawn Jaroszewski
Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
CF13. Obesity Elevated Adipokine Production is Associated with More Aggressive Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Tumor Growth Rates in Vivo
Aaron J. Fowler, Amanda L. Richer, Alexandra V. Soto, *Ross M. Bremner, Landon J. Inge
Heart and Lung Inst., St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
CF14. Preoperative Plasma Osteopontin Predicts Three Year Recurrence and Five Year Survival in Resected Stage I Adenocarcinoma of the Lung
*Jessica S. Donington, Nathalie Hirsch, Joseph Levin, Yvonne Owusus-Sarpong, Ryan Harrington, Brady Kwong, Kirill Prokrym, Bernard Crawford, Michael Zervos, Costas Bizekis, Harvey Pass
NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY
CF15. Risk Stratification of Prognostic Variables in Patients Undergoing Lung Metastectomy for Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcomas
Anthony Lin, Jane Yanagawa, Osama Elbuluk, Svetlana Kotova, Gerald Wang, Nivedita Kar, David Elashoff, Tristan Grogan, Percy Lee, Fritz C. Eilber, *Jay M. Lee
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
CF16. The Impact of Surgeon Experience on Outcomes after Resection for Stage I Lung Cancer
Paul Scheel, Traves D. Crabtree, Jennifer M. Bell, Daniel Kreisel, A. Sasha Krupnick, Stephen Broderick, G. Alexander Patterson, Bryan F. Meyers, Varun Puri
Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO
Moderators: Tara B. Karamlou
David M. McMullan
CF17. Altered Myocyte Contractility in Alpha-myosin Heavy Chain Point Mutations Linked to Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Matthew Klos, *Eric Devaney
UCSD Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA
CF18. Contemporaneous Comparison of the Yasui and Norwood Procedures at a Single Institution
Sergio A. Carrillo, *Richard Mainwaring, Justin M. Schaffer, Gail Wright, Katsuhide Maeda, *Frank L. Hanley, V. Mohan Reddy
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
CF19. Selective Use of Blalock-Taussig Shunt and Sano Conduit During the Norwood Procedure
Vinod A. Sebastian, Raghav Murthy, Andrea Cooley, Rong Huang, Kristine J. Guleserian, Joseph M. Forbess
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX
CF20. Pediatric Heart Valve Replacement with Extremely Small Prostheses
Joshua L. Hermsen, Titus Chan, Jonathan M. Chen, *Lester C. Permut, *David M. McMullan
Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA
CF21. The 19 Year Evolution of a Pediatric Open Heart Surgery Program in Hawaii; Methodology, Program Results and Lessons Learned
Daniel J. DiBardino1, James Y. Sim2, Carlos E. Moreno2, John W. Moore1, *John J. Lamberti1
1University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA; 2University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
CF22. Results of Palliation with an Initial Pulmonary Artery Band in Patients with Single Ventricle Associated with Excessive Pulmonary Blood Flow
*Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Brian Kogon, Alexandra Ehrlich, Kevin Maher, Matthew Oster, William Mahle, Kirk Kanter
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
CF23. Aortic Root Translocation: Late Follow-up and Impact of Valved vs. Non-valved RV-PA Conduit
Vijayakumar Raju, Patrick O Myers, Luis G. Quinonez, Sitaram M. Emani, John E. Mayer, Frank A. Pigula, Pedro J. Del Nido, Christopher W. Baird
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
CF24. Outcome of Tricuspid Valve Plasty in Norwood Stage One Operation
Shu-chien Huang, Yih-Sharng Chen, Chung-I Chang, Ing-Sh Chiu
National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
8:30am - 9:50am SCIENTIFIC SESSION V, Pacific Ballroom 1
Invited Speaker
Update on Pediatric VADs
Jonathan Michael Chen

Simulations in Cardiac Surgery
Craig J. Baker
James I. Fann

(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Moderators: Brian L. Reemtsen
Mark Cunningham

16. Dual Anti-Platelet Therapy in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes Undergoing CABG: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Trials
Subodh Verma, Muhammad R. Ahsan, David A. Latter, Hwee Teoh, Jan O. Friedrich
St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
DISCUSSANT: Nicholas G. Smedira
+17. Extended Pleurectomy and Decortication for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma is an Effective and Safe Cyto-reductive Surgery in the Elderly
Trevor Williams, Duraid Hadi, Amy Durkin, Kristy Todd, Cathy Staub, Jennifer Hull, Hedy Kindler, Wickii T. Vigneswaran
University Of Chicago, Chicago, IL
9:50am - 10:10am COFFE BREAK, VISIT EXHIBITS & POSTERS, Pacific Ballroom 2-3
10:10am - 11:10am SCIENTIFIC SESSION VI, Pacific Ballroom 1
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Moderators: Chuong D. Hoang
Daniel L. Serna
+18. Long-Term Outcomes Following Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR), an Analysis of Over 10,000 Medicare TEVAR Recipients
Justin M. Schaffer, Bharathi Lingala, Y. Joseph Woo, Michael D Dake
Stanford Hospitals and Clinics, Stanford, CA
DISCUSSANT: Robbin G. Cohen
19. Del Nido vs. Buckberg Cardioplegia in Adult Isolated Valve Surgery
Stephanie L. Mick, Michael Robich, Catherine Torma, Annmarie Fatula, Patrick Grady, A. Marc Gillinov, Edward Soltesz, Douglas R. Johnston, Joseph F. Sabik, III
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
DISCUSSANT: Richard J. Shemin
+20. The Impact of Adjuvant Therapy on Recurrence and Survival Following Primary Esophagectomy for Adenocarcinoma
Stephanie G. Worrell, *Steven R. DeMeester, Christina L. Greene, Daniel S. Oh, Jeffrey A. Hagen
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
DISCUSSANT: Joseph B. Shrager
11:10am - 12:00pm C. WALTON LILLEHEI POINT/COUNTERPOINT SESSION, Pacific Ballroom 1
Pay-for Performance vs. Criteria-Based Systems in the US and Canada
Moderator: David A. Fullerton
USA: Jeffrey B. Rich
Canada: Alan H. Menkis
12:00pm - 12:30pm ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING (Members Only),
Pacific Ballroom 1
12:30pm - 2:00pm FAMILY LUNCHEON, Pacific Lawn
Pacific Ballroom
Black Tie Preferred

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