AATS Roundup – 2019

May 28, 2019


Early May, 2019 the faculty and trainees of the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School, UTHealth Science Center at Houston were in attendance representing the UTHealth banner at the 99th Annual American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Meeting that was held in Toronto, Canada May 4th through 8th.  This year’s meeting followed immediately after the AATS Mitral Conclave held in New York City May 2nd and 3rd.  See photos and highlights below from this year’s meeting, as well as the posters and presentations we were able to share with our colleagues and peers at AATS.


The Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School brought along the following presentations and posters for this year’s AATS Annual Meeting and Mitral Conclave as representation of UTHealth and Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute:

AATS Mitral Conclave – New York City, May 2-3

Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement: Minimally Invasive Techniques and Tips for Severe Mitral Annular Calcification.  Alexander P. Nissen, Juan B. Umana-Pizano, Tom C. Nguyen.

Direct Surgical Implantation of Transcatheter Valves into MAC. Tom C. Nguyen.

AATS 99th Annual Meeting – Toronto, May 4-8

Peripheral Access, Cannulation and/or Bypass Before Sternotomy: Who, When, How? Anthony L. Estrera.

Cannulation Strategy in Reoperative Aortic Surgery: Central Versus Peripheral Cannulation. Anthony L. Estrera, Mary A. Siki.  Madeline B. Koelsch, *Joseph E. Bavaria, *Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, *Wilson Y. Szeto, *Nimesh D. Desai.  University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Surgical Repair of Bicuspid Aortopathy at Diameters.  Alexander P. Nissen1,2, Van T.T. Truong1, Bader A. Alhafez3, Jyothy J. Puthumana4, *Tom C. Nguyen1, Harleen K. Sandhu1, *Anthony L. Estrera1, *Hazim J. Safi1, *Patrick M. McCarthy4, *S. Chris Malaisrie4, Aakash Bavishi4, Hector I. Michelena5, Patrick Mathieu6, Yohan Bossé6, Josh C. Denny7, *Bo Yang8, Gordon Huggins9, Dan Gilon10, Ronen Durst10, Eduardo Bossone11, Francesca R. Pluchinotta12, Alessandro Della Corte13, Reed E. Pyeritz14, *Joseph E. Bavaria14, Richard Devereux15, Cheryl Maslen16, *Scott A. LeMarie17, Dianna M. Milewicz1, Ralph V, Shohet18, William Ravekes19, Simon C. Body20, Kim Eagle8, Siddharth K. Prakash1  1University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Houston, TX; 2San Antonio Military Medical Center, Fort Sam, Houston, TX;3Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH; 4Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; 5Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN;6Quebec Heart & Lung Institute, Lavel University, Québec, Canada;7Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN;8 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI;9Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA;10Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel;11A. Cardarelli Hospital, Naples, Italy;12IRCCS Policlinico San Donato Milanese, San Donato, Italy;13Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy;14University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;15New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY;16Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR;17Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX;18 University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, HI;19The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD;20Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Paravalvular Leaks After TAVR: Prevention and Treatment. Tom C. Nguyen.

Patient Reported Outcomes for Quality Improvement and Enhanced Patient Safety in Cardiac Surgery: A Multi-Center Collaborative Project. Tom C. Nguyen, Louis P. Perrault1, Emilie Escaffre1, Anne Nguyen1, Daniel T. Engelman2, Cheryl Crisafi2, Gregory Mishkel3, Neil J. Thomas3, Amy Durako3.  1Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, QC, Canada;2Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA;3Prairie Cardiovascular, Springfield, IL.

Alex Nissen, MD, Research Fellow. Presenting and Co-Authored many papers included in AATS.

AATS/TCT Interventional Surgeon Master Class LIVE: II. Tom C. Nguyen.

PAIN Points-Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial on Postoperative Analgesia Investigation, Harleen K. Sandhu, Samuel Leake, Anthony L. Estrera, Charles C. Miller, III, Kristofer M. Charlton-Ouw. McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Houston, TX. 

The Five-Year Clinical Performance of A thoracic Stent Graft System for the Treatment of Patients with Complicated Acute Type B Aortic Dissection. Joseph E. Bavaria1, William T. Brinkman2, *G. Chad Hughes3, *Aamir S. Shah4, Kristofer Charlton-Ouw5, Frederick P. Beavers6, *Ali Khoynezhad7, Yuqing Dai8, Rodney A. White71Hospital of the University of PA, Philadelphia, PA;2The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, Plano, TX;3Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC;4Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Heart Institute, Los Angeles, CA;5University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX;6MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Clinton, MD;7MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, Long Beach, CA;8Medtronic, Santa Rosa, CA .

Hybrid Frozen Elephant Trunk Device for Transverse Aortic Arch Replacement: Early Results from a US IDE Trial. *Joseph S. Coselli1, Ourania Preventza1, *S. Chris Malaisrie2, Allan Stewart3, Paul Stelzer4, Eric E. Roselli5, Himanshu J. Patel6, Thomas G. Gleason7, Edward P. Chen8, Anthony L. Estrera9, Joseph E. Bavaria10, Hiroo Takayama11, Leonard N. Girardi12, Michael P. Fischbein13, Scott A. LeMaire1Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX;2Northwestern University, Chicago, IL;3Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, FL;4Mount Sinai Health System, New York, NY;5Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH;6University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI;7University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA;8Emory University, Atlanta, GA;9The University of Texas, McGovern Medical Center, Houston, TX;10Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;11Columbia University, New York, NY;12New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY;13Stanford University, Stanford, CA. 

More information about the AATS 99th Annual Meeting can be found on the AATS website.