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30th Annual Meeting Final Program

29th Annual Meeting

3:00 pm
Registration Opens
7:00 pm
New Members Reception, Luau Gardens

6:00 am
Samson Fun Run
7:00 am
Continental Breakfast - Exhibit Hall, Plumeria/Maile Rooms
8:00 am
Introduction of New Members and Resident Essay Finalists
Haku/Pikake Rooms
8:10 am
Scientific Session
Moderators: Vaughn A. Starnes
Robert C. Robbins
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Haku/Pikake Rooms

1. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Without Annuloplasty for Moderate Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: Long-term Outcomes, Multi-phase Parametric Modeling, and Propensity Analysis
D. R. Wong, A. K. Agnihotri, J. W. Hung, G. J. Vlahakes, C. W. Akins, A. D. Hilgenberg,
J. C. Madsen, T. E. Macgillivray, M. H. Picard, D. F. Torchiana
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, MA

2. Multimodality treatment of unresectable stage III non-small cell lung cancer: interim analysis of an ongoing phase II trial using preoperative gemcitabine with concurrent radiotherapy
D. Galetta1, A. Cesario1, S. Margaritora1, V. Porziella1, R. M. D'Angelillo2, L. Trodella2, P. Granone1
1Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Catholic University - Rome, Italy, 2Department of Radiotherapy, Catholic University - Rome, Italy

3. Complex Aortic Valve Repair Provides a Durable and Effective Alternative to Valve Replacement in Children with Aortic Valve Disease
J. S. Tweddell, P. C. Frommelt, A. N. Pelech, R. D. Jaquiss, K. A. Mussatto, S. B. Litwin
Medical College of Wisconsin, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI
9:10 am
Presidential Address
Vaughn A. Starnes
10:00 am
Coffee Break - Visit Exhibits, Plumeria/Maile Rooms
10:30 am
Scientific Session
Moderators: Edward D. Verrier
R. Scott Mitchell
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Haku/Pikake Rooms

†4. Autologous Skeletal Myoblast Survival Correlates with Changes in Left Ventricular Remodeling in Dilated Ischemic Heart Failure
P. I. McConnell1, C. del Rio1, M. Brunner1, V. Kushnir1, J. H. Dinsmore2, A. Zawadzka2, D. B. Jacoby2, P. Kwiatkowski1, R. E. Michler1
1The Ohio State University Medical Center - Columbus, OH, 2GenVec - Boston, MA

5. Aortic and Mitral Valve Replacement and Reconstruction of the Intervalvular Fibrous Body in 82 Patients: an Analysis of the Clinical Outcomes
N.C. De Oliveira, T. E. David, S. Armstrong, J. Ivanov
The Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto - Toronto, ON, Canada

6. In the Current Era Complete Revascularization Improves Survival Following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
T. Kleisli, W. Cheng,* R. Kass,* C. Blanche,* G. Fontana,* M. Jacobs, M. DeRobertis, J. Mirocha, A. Trento
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA

†7. Completion Pneumonectomy for Chronic Mycobacterial Disease
J. T. Sherwood, J. D. Mitchell,* M. Pomerantz.*
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center - Denver, CO
11:50 am
Controversies In Thoracic Surgery
"Moderate Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation Usually Should Be Repaired at the Time of CABG"

Moderator: Steven W. Guyton

Pro: D. Craig Miller
Con: Robert Guyton
12:30 pm
7:00 pm
Ancient Polynesia Theme Dinner
Pacific Terrace

FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2004
6:30 am
Simultaneous Breakfast Sessions

Adult Cardiac Session
(Awapuhi I &II)
Update on Robotically Assisted Cardiac Surgery
Vaughn A. Starnes

Manpower Issues: Physician Assistants' Roles
John C. Chen

General Thoracic Session (Puakenikeni I)
Optimal Staging of Lung Cancer
Douglas E. Wood

Update on the Use of Chemotherapy for Resected Early Stage Lung Cancer
John D. Mitchell Congenital Heart Disease Session (Puakenikeni II)
Palliative Repair of HLHS: The Sano vs. Norwood Procedure
Sano Procedure - Frank L. Hanley
Norwood Procedure - Winfield J. Wells
7:00 am
Continental Breakfast - Exhibit Hall, Plumeria/Maile Rooms
8:00 am
Postgraduate Course
Sponsored by: White Memorial Medical Center and Foundation
Lyman A. Brewer, III Fund

Haku/Pikake Rooms
Introduced by: Vaughn A. Starnes

Norman E. Shumway
Stanford, California
8:50 am
Scientific Session
Moderators: Edward D. Verrier
John D. Mitchell
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Haku/Pikake Rooms

8. Is Early Anticoagulation Necessary after Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve Replacement?
T. M. Sundt, K. J. Zehr, J. A. Dearani, R. C. Daly, C. J. Mullany, C. G. McGregor, F. J. Puga, T. A. Orszulak, H. V. Schaff
Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN

†9. Annular or Subvalvular Approach to Chronic Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation?
F. Tibayan1, F. Rodriguez1, F. Langer1, M. Zasio1, L. Bailey1,* D. Liang1, G. Daughters2, N. Ingels2, D. Miller1
1Stanford University - Stanford, CA, 2Palo Alto Medical Foundation - Palo Alto, CA

10. The Accuracy of EUS and PET-CT in Re-Staging Patients with Esophageal Cancer after Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy
R. J. Cerfolio, A. S. Bryant
University of Alabama at Birmingham - Birmingham, AL

†11. Evaluating COX-2 inhibition in an orthotopic murine model of lung cancer for dose-dependent effect
E. M. Sievers, R. D. Bart, L. M. Backhus, C. A. DiPerna, R. Costanos, V. A. Starnes,* R. M. Bremner
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

12. Modern surgical treatment of massive pulmonary embolism: results in 43 consecutive patients using a combination of rapid diagnosis and aggressive surgical approach
M. Leacche, D. Unic, T. Mihaljevic, J. D. Rawn, S. Z. Goldhaber, L. H. Cohn, J. G. Byrne
Brigham and Women's Hospital - Boston, MA
10:30 am
Coffee Break - Visit Exhibits, Plumeria/Maile Rooms
11:00 am
Scientific Session
Moderators: David A. Bull
David A. Fullerton
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Haku/Pikake Rooms

13. Which biological valve should we select for the 45 to 65 year old age patient choosing a biological aortic valve replacement?
F. Dagenais, P. Mathieu, J. Perron, G. Raymond, J. Metras, R. Baillot, D. Desaulniers, D. Doyle
Laval Hospital - Sainte-Foy, PQ, Canada

†14. Efficacy of Intraluminal Pulmonary Artery Banding
V. V. Piluiko1, J. A. Poynter2, R. E. Delius1, R. Thomas1, H. L. Walters1
1Children's Hospital of Michigan - Detroit, MI, 2University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI

15. Randomized Trial of Open vs. Endoscopic Vein Harvest for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG): Six-month Patency Rates
K. L. Yun1,* V. Aharonian1, P. Mansukhani1, T. A. Pfeffer1,* C. F. Sintek1,* G. S. Kochamba1,* G. Grunkemeier2,* S. Khonsari1,* 1Kaiser Permanente
Los Angeles Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA, 2Providence Health System - Portland, OR
12:00 pm

Saturday, June 26, 2004
7:00 am
Continental Breakfast - Exhibit Hall, Plumeria/Maile Rooms
7:30 am
Poster Forum Session
Moderators: Robert C. Robbins
David A. Bull
(5 minutes presentation, 2 minutes discussion)
Haku/Pikake Rooms

P1. A Vascularized Three-dimensional Scaffold for Myocardial Infarct Repair
S. Kawamoto1, R. B. Vernon1, Q. Shi1, M. D. Gooden1, J. P. Flynn1, Y. Tabata2, M.D. Allen1
1The Hope Heart Institute - Seattle, WA, 2Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University - Kyoto, Japan

P2. The Mechanism of CD8 Lymphocyte Function in Chronic Rejection of Heart Transplants
G. T. Schnickel, G. R. Hsieh, D. Whiting, J. J. Yun, W. Yao, M. C. Fishbein, A. Ardehali,*
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

P3. Inhibition of Toll-Like Receptor 4 with E5564 Attenuates Myocardial Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury
A. Shimamoto1,2, S. Kobayashi3, A.J. Chong1,, H. Takayama1, A. J. Fleisig1, C. L. C.R. Hampton1, C.L. Rothnie1, D. J. Spring1, T. H. Pohlman1, E. D. Verrier1,*
1University of Washington School of Medicine - Seattle, WA, 2Eisai Research Institute - 2Mie University School of Medicine -Tsu, Japan, 3Eisai Research Institute, Wilmington, MA

P4. Pharmacological Cerebral Capillary Blood Flow Improvement After Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest: An Intravital Fluorescence Microscopy Study In Pigs
L. Ben Mime1, S. Arnhold2 J. Easo1, J. H. Fischer3, G. Bennink1, E. R. de Vivie1, U. Mehlhorn1, M. Suedkamp1
1Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Cologne - Cologne, Germany, 2Department of Anatomy, University of Cologne - Cologne, Germany, 3Experimental Surgery, University of Cologne - Cologne, Germany

P5. Growth of the Pulmonary Autograft: The Proof is in Another Dimension
F. G. Scholl, F. Wong, M. Mulloy, M. Ailawadi, P. Chang, A. Kavanaugh-McHugh, D. C. Drinkwater*
Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Nashville, TN

P6. New Technologies for Real Time Endoscopic Histologic Imaging in Thoracic Surgery Using Fibroptic Optical Coherence Tomography
M. Brenner1, N. M. Hanna1, D. Saltzman1, D. Mukai1, N. El-Abbadi1, H. Beydoun1, J. Milliken2,* W. Jung1, S. Guo1, Z. Chen1
1University of California, Irvine, Beckman Laser Institute - Irvine, CA, 2University of California, Irvine, Medical Center - Irvine, CA

P7. Time-Resolved 3D Magnetic Resonance Velocity Mapping Of Aortic Outflow In Volunteers And Patients After Valve Sparing Aortic Root Replacement
M. Markl, M. T. Draney, J. M. Levin, E. E. Williamson, N. J. Pelc, D. Liang, D. C. Miller,* R. J. Herfkens
Stanford University - Stanford, CA

P8. Procedure Rates and Outcomes of Coronary Revascularization Procedures in California and New York
J. S. Carey1,* J. P. Gold2, S. J. Rossiter1,* B. Danielsen3
1California Society of Thoracic Surgeons - Torrance, CA, 2Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Bronx, NY, 3Health Information Solutions - Sacramento, CA
8:30 am
Scientific Session
Moderators: Richard I. Whyte
Robbin Cohen
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Haku/Pikake Rooms

†16. Allopurinol/Uricase and Ibuprofen Enhance the Restorative Effect of Cardiomyocyte-Enriched, Human Embryonic Stem Cells Following Myocardial Injury
T. Kofidis1, R. Swijnenburg1, D. R. Lebl1, J. L. DeBruin1, J. M. Greve2, J. Gold3, C. Xu3, R. C. Robbins1*
1Stanford University Medical School - Stanford, CA, 2Stanford University Medical School/Department of Radiology - Stanford, CA, 3Geron Corporation - Menlo Park, CA

17. Treatment of High-Risk Patients with Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Using Radiofrequency Ablation
H. C. Fernando, A. de Hoyos, R. J. Landreneau, M. Alvelo-Rivera, P. O. Buenaventura, N. A. Christie, P. F. Ferson, J. D. Luketich
University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA

18. Emergency Endovascular Interventions for Acute Thoracic Aortic Rupture: 4 Year Follow Up
M. Doss, J. Balzer, H. G. Fieguth, G. Wimmer-Greinecker, A. Moritz, J.W.Goethe
University Frankfurt - Frankfurt am Main, Germany

19. Cerebral Monitoring Using Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound Improves Neurologic Outcome During Repairs of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection
L. Estrera, Z. Garami, C. C. Miller, E. E. Porat, T. T. Huynh, R. Sheinbaum, B. S. Allen, H. J. Safi
University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Hospital - Houston, TX
9:50 am
Coffee Break - Visit Exhibits, Plumeria/Maile Rooms
10:10 am
Scientific Session
Moderators: John C. Chen
Douglas E. Wood
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Haku/Pikake Rooms

†20. Adenosine A2A Receptor Activation Reduces Inflammation and Preserves Pulmonary Function in an in-vivo Model of Lung Transplantation
W.R.T.B. Reece, P. I. Ellman, T. S. Maxey, I. K. Crosby, P. S. Warren, T. Chong, J. Linden, J. A. Kern, C. G. Tribble, I. L. Kron
University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA

21. Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
A. Marc, Gillinov, P. M. McCarthy, E. H. Blackstone, J. Rajeswaran, G. Pettersson, J. F. Sabik, L. G. Svensson, D. M. Cosgrove, G. Gonzalez-Stawinski, F. Najam
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Cleveland, OH

22. Comparison of Standard Maze III and Radiofrequency Maze Operations for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
J. R. Doty, D. B. Doty,* J. H. Flores, M. Mensah, K. J. Chan, B. B. Reid, S. E. Clayson, R.C. Millar
LDS Hospital - Salt Lake City, UT
11:10 am
C. Walton Lillehei Point/CounterPoint Session
Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Should Be A Catheter-Based Procedure
Moderator: Donald B. Doty
Haku/Pikake Rooms

Pro: Michael Lesch
Con: A. Marc Gillinov
12:00 am
Annual Business Meeting (Members Only)
Haku/Pikake Rooms
12:30 pm
Luncheon, Luau Gardens
7:00 pm
President's Reception and Banquet
Aulani Foyer and Ballroom

† = Samson Resident Prize Essay
* = By Invitation

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