International Society For Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
Masters Day
Masters Day Overview | Thoracic Track Program | Cardiac Track Program

08:00 - 9.45
Minimally Invasive Surgical Approaches to Atrial Fibrillation: Session I
Moderators: Anthony C. DeSouza, MD; Royal Brompton Hospital, London, England
Andy C. Kiser, MD, East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU, Greenville, NC
08.00 - 08.14
Thorascopic Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation
Anthony C. DeSouza, MD
Royal Brompton Hospital, London, England
08.14 - 08.28
Subxiphoid Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation (Endocardial and Epicardial)
Andy C. Kiser, MD
East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU, Greenville, NC
08.28 - 08.42
Mini Invasive Bi- Atrial Endocardial Ablation
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
08.42 - 08.56
Beating Heart and Arrested Heart, Exploring Different Energy Sources
Niv Ad, MD
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV & Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, MD
08.56 - 09.10
Totally Thoracoscopic LAA Exclusion
Piotr Suwalski, MD, PhD
Central Teaching Hospital MSWiA, Warsaw, Poland
09.10 - 09.20
Question and Answer
09.20 - 09.40
Panel Discussion: Considering the Hidden Cost of Minimally Invasive Surgical AF Ablation: Hemidiaphragm Palsy, Pulmonary Vein Stenosis. Are we Truly Comparable to Catheter-Based Ablation? What is the definition of success in AF surgery?
Panelists: Anthony C. DeSouza
Andy C. Kiser
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr.
Niv Ad
Pitor Suwalski
9.45 - 10.15
Coffee Break
10.15 - 12:00
Minimally Invasive Surgical Approaches to Atrial Fibrillation: Session II
Moderators: Niv Ad, MD; West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV & Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, MD
Piotr Suwalski, MD, PhD; Central Teaching Hospital MSWiA, Warsaw, Poland
10.15 - 10.30
Managing the Left Atrial Appendage (Interventional Approaches)
Jacqueline Saw, MD
Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
10.30 - 10.45
Reoperative Modified Maze and Mitral Valve Surgery
Harold G. Roberts, Jr., MD
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
10.45 - 11.00
Mini Right Thoracotomy Bipolar Maze Entirely with Bipolar Clamp During Concomitant MVR
Nan Ma, MD
Xin Hua Hospital, Shanghai, China
11.00 - 11.15
Redo Thorascopic Epicardial Ablation in Patients with Prior Cardiac Surgery
Gansevoort H. Dunnington, Jr., MD
St. Helena Hospital, St. Helena, CA
11.15 - 11.30
Minimally Invasive AVR and Concomitant MAZE
Mattia Glauber, MD
Sant'Ambrogio Clinic, Milan, Italy
11.30 - 11.40
Question and Answer
11.40 - 12.00
Panel Discussion: Prophylactic Left Atrial Appendage Closure: Does it Really Benefit our Patients? How should we Monitor and Report Results in AF Surgery?
Panelists:
Niv Ad
Piotr Suwalski
Jacqueline Saw
Harold G. Roberts, Jr.
Gansevoort H. Dunnington, Jr.
Mattia Glauber
12.00 - 13.30
Lunch Break