The faculty and trainees of Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery were in attendance representing the UTHealth banner at the 47th Annual Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Symposium (SCVS) that was held in Boca Raton, FL March 16th through March 20th.

Photo by: Guillermo Escobar, MD

A huge congratulations to Dr. Scott Ryan for winning the SCVS coveted Top Gun Award, during the skills competition and to Dr. Hunter Ray for advancing on to the final 4 of the competition.

At this year’s meeting, three projects were selected to be included in the meetings’ program and abstract sessions.  Additionally, two projects from the department were selected to compete in the Karmody Poster competition, along with four projects in the e-poster category.

While in Boca Raton, the UT CV Surgery team presented and competed in the following areas:

Plenary Presentations for Special Interest Groups (SIG) Breakfast Sessions:

Monday, March 18, 2019

6:45 am – 7:45 am

Infected Arteriovenous Graft Requiring Extensive Debridement and Coverage with Fasciocutaenous Flap: A Case Report.  Juan B. Umana-Pizano, MD, Hunter M. Ray, MD, Stuart A. Harlin, MD.  University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX

8:05 am – 9:20 am

Differential Impact of Etiology on Long-Term Functional Outcomes of Patients with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.  Zain Al Rstum, MD, Harleen Sandhu, Charles Miller, PhD1, Naveed Saqib, MD, Gordon Martin, MD, Joseph Besho, MD, Kristofer Charlton-Ouw, MD, Ali Azizzadeh, MD.  McGovern Medical School, UTHealth, Houston, TX, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

6:45 am – 7:45 am

Percutaneous Retrograde Left External Carotid Artery Coil Embolization for Management of Hemorrhage from a Persistent Proatlantal Intersegmental Artery

Hunter M. Ray, MD1, Joshua D. Kuban, MD2, Alda L. Tam, MD2, Tam T. Huynh, MD2, George T. Pisimisis, MD2.  1The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health), McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX, USA, 2The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Karmody Poster Competition:

KC6.  Outcomes of Medical Management for Uncomplicated Isolated Abdominal Aortic Dissection

Hunter M. Ray, MD, Harleen K. Sa

ndhu, MD, MPH, Charles C. Miller, PhD, Ali Azizzadeh, MD, Hazim J. Safi, MD, Kristofer M. Charlton-Ouw, MD. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health), McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX

KC17.  Salvage of Carotid Artery Blowout in Patient with Heavily Irradiated Neck.  Hunter M. Ray, MD1, Tam T.

Huynh, MD2, Joshua D. Kuban, MD2, George T. Pisimisis, MD2.  1The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health), McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX, USA, 2The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

E-posters:

P21.  Prophylactic Subclavian Artery Revascularization is Protective Against Lower Extremity Neurologic Deficits with TEVAR.  Hunter M. Ray, MD, Paul G. Haddad, BS, Charles C. Miller, PhD, Harleen K. Sandhu, MD, MPH, Naveed U. Saqib, MD, Ali Azizzadeh, MD, Hazim J. Safi, MD, Kristofer M. Charlton-Ouw, MD.  The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health), McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX

P22.  Risk Factors for Post-Lytic Therapy Compartment Syndrome in Acute Limb Ischemia.  Juan B. Umana-Pizano, MD, Hunter M. Ray, MD, Stuart A. Harlin, MD.  University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX

P92.Chronic Distal Pulmonary Embolism Treated with Acoustic Pulse Thrombolysis andTissue Plasminogen Activator Infusion: A Case Report.  Juan B. Umana-Pizano, MD, Hunter M. Ray, MD, Stuart A. Harlin, MD.  University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX

P93.Salvage of Carotid Artery Blowout in Patient with Heavily Irradiated Neck.  Hunter M. Ray, MD1, Tam T. Huynh, MD2, Joshua D. Kuban, MD2, George T. Pisimisis, MD2.  1The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health), McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX, USA, 2The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

To learn more about SCVS 2019, and see the symposium program in detail, visit: http://symposium.scvs.org/ .

If you have any questions about the meeting or upcoming meetings, please email: info.ctvs@uth.tmc.edu