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Surgical Treatment for Arrhythmias and Rhythm Disorders

A Virtual Learning Experience
October 30-31, 2020



Program

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2020

8:30AM-8:35AM

INTRODUCTION
Program Directors:
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine 
A. Marc Gillinov, Cleveland Clinic

8:35AM-10:25AM

SESSION A: AF: INCIDENCE, CLINICAL IMPACT, MECHANISMS and SURGERY
Moderators:
A. Marc Gillinov, Cleveland Clinic
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine 

 

The Clinical Impact of AF and Why We Need to Treat It
Margot E. Vloka, Saint Alphonsus

 

Electrophysiology 101: What do Surgeons Need to Know?
Richard Schuessler, Washington University School of Medicine

 

What Have We Learned About the Mechanisms of AF After Three Decades of Catheter and Surgical Ablation?
Oussama Wazni, Cleveland Clinic

 

Live Panel Discussion
Moderators:
A. Marc Gillinov, Cleveland Clinic
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine
Panelist:
Margot E. Vloka, Saint Alphonsus
Richard Schuessler, Washington University School of Medicine
Oussama Wazni, Cleveland Clinic

 

Keynote Address
What is the Evidence Supporting Concomitant Surgical Ablation?
A. Marc Gillinov, Cleveland Clinic

 

Case Presentations
Do We Follow the Guidelines? How Do We Increase Adoption of Surgical Ablation?
Moderator: Niv Ad, White Oak Medical Center, University of Maryland  
James R. Edgerton, Baylor Scott White, Washington University
Speakers:
Vinay Badhwar, West Virginia University 
Patrick M. McCarthy, Northwestern University

10:25AM-10:30AM

BREAK

10:30AM-12:00PM

SESSION B: SURGICAL TREATMENTS OF ARRHYTHMIAS: THE BASICS
Moderators:
Manuel Castella, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
Mark La Meir, UZ Brussel

 

Ablation Technology: RF Energy
Richard Schuessler, Washington University School of Medicine

 

Ablation Technology: Cryoablation
Niv Ad, White Oak Medical Center, University of Maryland

 

Exit Block Testing: How I Do It
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine

 

Postoperative Management: Anticoagulation 
Harold G. Roberts, Jr., West Virginia University

 

Postoperative Management: Antiarrhythmic Drugs, Pacemakers
Marc W. Gerdisch, Saint Francis Heart Center

 

How Do We Monitor Heart Rhythm After Ablation? What's New in 2020? AF Burden: Is It Important?
Phillip S. Cuculich, Washington University School of Medicine

 

Live Panel Discussion
Moderators: 
Manuel Castella, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
Mark LaMeir, UZ Brussel
Panelists:
Richard Schuessler, Washington University School of Medicine
Niv Ad, White Oak Medical Center, University of Maryland
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine
Harold G. Roberts, Jr., West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute
Marc W. Gerdisch, Saint Francis Heart Center
Phillip S. Cuculich, Washington University School of Medicine

 

12:00PM-1:00PM

LUNCH SYMPOSIA

1:00PM-3:00PM

SESSION C: CONCOMITANT ABLATION: HOW I DO IT CASE PRESENTATIONS: MV SURGERY/AF ABLATION
Moderators: 
Niv Ad, White Oak Medical Center, University of Maryland
Takashi Nitta, Nippon Medical School Main Hospital

 

Cryoablation: The Maze Made Easy 
Patrick M. McCarthy, Northwestern University

 

Right Mini-thoracotomy: Tips and Tricks
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine

 

Robotically-Assisted Ablation: What You Need to Know
Vinay Badhwar, West Virginia University

 

Left Atrial Versus Biatrial Lesion Sets: What Does the Science Tell Us to Do?
Richard Schuessler, Washington University School of Medicine

 

Live Panel Discussion
Moderators: 
Niv Ad, White Oak Medical Center, University of Maryland
Takashi Nitta, Nippon Medical School Main Hospital 
Panelists:
Patrick M. McCarthy, Northwestern University
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine 
Vinay Badhwar, West Virginia University 

 

Case Presentations: CABG/ AVR / AF Ablation
Moderator: A. Marc Gillinov, Cleveland Clinic 

 

Maze 4: A. Marc Gillinov, Cleveland Clinic 
AVR Surgical Ablation: Manuel Castella, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona 
No Atriotomy AVR: Timo Weimar, Sana Cardiac Surgery Stuttgart
OPCABG: Takashi Nitta, Nippon Medical School Main Hospital
Right Atrial Lesions: Spencer J. Melby, Washington University School of Medicine

 

Open Discussion

3:00PM-3:05PM

BREAK

3:05PM-4:55PM

SESSION D: MANAGEMENT OF THE LAA
Moderator: A. Marc Gillinov, Cleveland Clinic 
James L. Cox, Northwestern University Memorial Hospital

 

Interview: Rationale, Anatomy, and Interventional Results
Randall Lee, University of California San Francisco

 

Open Techniques: To Cut or to Clip?
Marc W. Gerdisch, Saint Francis Heart Center

 

Transverse Sinus Application: The Pro-V
Niv Ad, White Oak Medical Center, University of Maryland

 

Thoracoscopic Approaches
Mark La Meir, UZ Brussel

 

Live Panel Discussion:
Moderator:
A. Marc Gillinov, Cleveland Clinic 
James L. Cox, Northwestern University Memorial Hospital 
Panelists:
Randall Lee, University of California San Francisco
Marc W. Gerdisch, Saint Francis Heart Center
Niv Ad, White Oak Medical Center, University of Maryland
Mark LaMeir, UZ Brussel

 

Live Interview: History of the Maze Procedure 
James L. Cox, Northwestern University Memorial Hospital 
Richard Schuessler, Washington University School of Medicine
Moderator: Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine

 

DAY 1 ADJOURNS

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2020

8:30AM-8:33AM

WELCOMING REMARKS
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine 
A. Marc Gillinov, Cleveland Clinic

8:33AM-9:50AM

SESSION E: SURGICAL TREATMENT OF LONE AF: CASE PRESENTATIONS
Moderators: 
Mark La Meir, UZ Brussel
Zhe Zheng, Fuwai Hospital 

 

Keynote Address:
The Evolving Surgical Treatment of Lone AF: Can We Standardize the Lesion Set?
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine

 

Live Lone AF Case Presentations and Panel Discussion
Moderators:
Mark La Meir
Zhe Zheng

Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine 
Niv Ad, White Oak Medical Center, University of Maryland 
Patrick M. McCarthy, Northwestern University
Bart P. van Putte, St. Antonius Hospital
Zhe Zheng, Fuwai Hospital 

 

FOCUSED VIDEOS
Port Set Up
Bart P. van Putte, St. Antonius Hospital

 

Testing for Entrance and Exit Block
Mark La Meir, UZ Brussel

 

Isolating the PVs with Bipolar RF
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine

 

The LA Isthmus
Niv Ad, White Oak Medical Center, University of Maryland

 

Right Atrial Lesions
Harold G. Roberts, Jr., West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute

9:50AM-11:40AM

SESSION F: HYBRID ABLATION PROCEDURES: CURRENT STATE-OF-THE ART 
Moderator:
David B. De Lurgio, Emory Healthcare
Mark La Meir, UZ Brussel

 

Show Me the Data! All Patients Referred for Hybrid Ablation Should Undergo
Another Catheter Ablation
Nassir F. Marrouche, Tulane University
A Single Stage Procedure Laurent Pison, Maastricht University Medical Center
A Two Stage Procedure: Vigneshwar Kasirajan, Virginia Commonwealth University
A Convergent Procedure: David B. De Lurgio, Emory Healthcare

 

Live Panel Discussion
Moderators: 
David B. De Lurgio, Emory Healthcare 
Mark La Meir, UZ Brussel
Panelist:
Nassir F. Marrouche, Tulane University
Laurent Pison, Maastricht University Medical Center
Vigneshwar KasirajanVirginia Commonwealth University
Gianluigi Bisleri, Queen's University

 

HYBRID ABLATION: HOW I DO IT

 

Single Stage Procedure
Mark La Meir, UZ Brussel

 

The Convergent Procedure
David Kress, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center

 

Two Stage Procedure
Vigneshwar Kasirajan, Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Live Panel Discussion
Panelists:
Gianluigi Bisleri, Queen’s University
Vigneshwar Kasirajan, Virginia Commonwealth University
David Kress, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center
Mark La Meir, UZ Brussel

11:40AM-12:30PM

SESSION G: SPECIAL ISSUES AND CONTROVERSIES IN AF ABLATION
Moderators: 
Vinay Badhwar, West Virginia University
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine

 

Why Do Patients Recur After a Surgical Ablation
Niv Ad, White Oak Medical Center, University of Maryland 

 

How to Manage Patients Who Have Failed a Catheter Ablation 
Oussama Wazni, Cleveland Clinic 

 

STARS 2020: What's the Bottom Line? 
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine
A. Marc Gillinov, Cleveland Clinic

 12:30PM-1:30PM

LUNCH SYMPOSIA

 1:30PM-2:30PM

ABSTRACT PRESENTATIONS
Moderator Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine 

   Midterm MultiCenter Registry Results of Concomitant Cox Maze IV
Glenn R. Barnhart, Emeritus, Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute 
   Fully Bioresorbable, Leadless, Battery-Free Cardiac Pacemaker in a Rate Animal Model 
Rose T. Yin, George Washington University 
   Surgical Stand-alone Left Atrial Appendage Management Program in Germany
Thorsten Hanke, ASklepias Harburg
   Live Discussion 

 

DAY 2 ADJOURNS

 

 

Times listed are Eastern Standard Time. Program subject to change.