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 Friday, June 17, 2011

All sessions and events occur in McCormick Place, Lakeside Center unless otherwise noted. Schedule is subject to change.

6:00 am – 7:30 pm​ Registration
Room: Level 2 Lobby​

6:30 am – 8:00 am   
BREAKFAST SESSIONS

B4: Career Development
Room: 450a
 
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Develop techniques to employ for conflict resolution.
  2. Define strategies to hiring faculty, mid-level providers, and office personnel.
  3. Summarize courses that can be effective in developing leadership skills.
  4. Formulate effective techniques to work with supervisors in varying roles.
  5. Develop strategies to career and leadership advancement.
Moderators:  Anil P. Hingorani, MD, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Amy B. Reed, MD, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

6:30 am    
Introductory Remarks

6:35 am  
Conflict Resolution
R. Clement Darling, III, MD, The Vascular Group, Albany, NY

6:50 am 
Hiring and Firing
Julie Freischlag, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

7:05 am  
Leadership Courses – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Colleen Brophy, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

7:20 am  
Managing Your Boss
Jim Dauner, JD, Kotter International, Inc., Seattle, WA

7:35 am  
Developing Your Leadership Portfolio
Anton N. Sidawy, MD, MPH, George Washington University Medical Center,
Washington, D.C.

7:50 am 
Panel Discussion
 
6:30 am - 8:00 am
B5: OR Hybrid Room Designs: Concepts and Controversies
Room: 450b
 
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Describe the clinical utility of a hybrid operating theater.
  2. Discuss the pros and cons of ceiling mounted, floor mounted and robotic arm imaging technologies when applied to a hybrid operating room environment.
  3. Explain various engineering obstacles when designing a hybrid operating room.
Moderators: Roy K. Greenberg, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Benjamin W. Starnes, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Debate: OR Hybrid Designs: Are They Necessary?
6:30 am For the motion:
Marshall E. Benjamin, MD, Maryland Vascular Center, Glen Burnie, MD
 
6:37 am Against the motion:
Benjamin Starnes, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

6:44 am Rebuttal

6:50 am  Panel Discussion

7:00 am
The Hybrid Room: The Architect’s Checklist 
Michael Zambo, AIA, ACHA, Bostwick Design Partnership, Cleveland, OH

7:15 am
Hybrid Room Design Examples: What I Did Right and Wrong 
7:15 am    Siemens Room  
Stephen Murray, MD, Island Vascular Institute, Spokane, WA
 
7:22 am    Philips Room   
Marc L. Schermerhorn, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
 
7:29 am    GE Room  
Stephan Haulon, MD, Hospital Cardiologique, Lille, France
 
7:36 am    Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery Room 
Roy Greenberg, MD, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
    
7:43am
Panel Discussion

6:30 am - 8:00 am
B6: Endovascular Treatment of the Lower Extremity
Room: 354a
 
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Interpret and apply the TASC Guidelines for lower extremity occlusive disease.
  2. Select an appropriate treatment and technique for femoropopliteal and tibial occlusive disease.
  3. Describe suitable devices for atherectomy and delineate their advantages and disadvantages.
  4. Describe the current data on the use of drug-eluting stent use in peripheral occlusive lesions.
  5. Explain the new changes in coding for endovascular lower extremity intervention.
Moderators: Sean Lyden, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Mark Levy, MD, VCU Medical Center, Richmond, VA

6:30 am
Review of TASC Guidelines: What Does It Mean for Us? Do We Follow Them?
Mark G. Davies, MD, PhD, Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, TX

6:42 am
Dealing with Femoropopliteal and Tibial CTOs: Devices and Techniques
Peter A. Schneider, MD, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Honolulu, HI

6:54 am
Atherectomy: Which Device and When to Use
Murray L. Shames, MD, University of South Florida Department of Surgery, Tampa, FL

7:06 am
SFA Stenting Current Results and Zilver PTX Potential Impact in 2011
Michael D. Dake, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford, CA

7:18 am
Results of SFA and Tibial Angioplasty
Jean M. Panneton, MD, Sentara Heart Hospital, Norfolk, VA

7:30 am
2011 Lower Extremity Coding Changes
Sean P. Roddy, MD, The Vascular Group PLLC, Albany, NY

7:42 am
Panel Discussion
6:30 am – 8:00 am​ General Surgery Resident / Medical Student Program Breakfast / Surgical Skills Competition
8:00 am – 10:00 am​
S4: SVS Plenary Session IV
Room: 354b

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss the methodology, results, and conclusions of the research presented in vascular health.
  2. Gain knowledge of new technology for diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease.
Moderators: Richard P. Cambria, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Roy K. Greenberg, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

8:00 am
SS18. Endovascular Treatment of Complicated Type B Aortic Dissection Using a Composite Device Design: Initial Results of a Prospective Multicenter Clinical Trial (STABLE)
Joseph V. Lombardi1, Christoph A. Nienaber2, Richard Cambria3, Roberto Chiesa4, Omke Teebken5, Anthony Lee6, Peter Mossop7, Priya Bharadwaj8
1Surgery, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ; 2University Hospital Rostock, Rostock, Germany; 3Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 4Hospital San Raffaele, milano, Italy; 5Hanover Medical School, hannover, Germany; 6Christine E Lynn Heart and Vascular Institute, Boca Raton, FL; 7St Vincent's Hosptal, melbourne, VIC, Australia; 8Med Institutel, Bloomington, IN

8:14 am
SS19. Cyber Medicine Enables Remote Neuromonitoring During Aortic Surgery
Andreas Greiner1, Werner H. Mess2, Jürgen Schmidli4, Sebastian E. Debus5, Jochen Grommes1, F. Dick5, Michael Jacobs3
1European Vascular Center Aachen-Maastricht, Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany; 2Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Maastricht, Netherlands; 3 European Vascular Center Aachen-Maastricht, Department of Surgery,, Maastricht, Netherlands; 4Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Inselspital, and University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland; 5Department of Vascular Medicine, University Heart Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

8:42 am
Video Presentation
VS4. Staged Total Abdominal Debranching and TEVAR for Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
Richard L. McCann
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Basic Research State of the Art Presentation

8:52 am
SS21. Gender Differences in Aortic Aneurysms
Gilbert R. Upchurch, Jr.
University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA

9:06 am
SS22. Incidence and Outcomes of TAG Compression with Comparison to the C-TAG
Karthikeshwar Kasirajan
Emory University, Atlanta, GA

9:20 am
SS23. Contemporary Results of Open Complex Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Using a Standardized Classification for Comparison with Fenestrated Endografts
Gustavo S. Oderich, Tiziano Tallarita, Manju Kalra, Audra A. Duncan, Peter Gloviczki, Terri Vrtiska, Steve Cha, Thomas C. Bower
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

9:34 am
SS24. Mid-Term Results of External Iliac Artery Reconstruction in Avid Cyclists: Analysis of 25 Patients
Amani D. Politano1, Margaret C. Tracci1, Naren Gupta2, Klaus D. Hagspiel1, John F. Angle1, Kenneth J. Cherry1
1University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; 2Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
9:45 am – 4:30 pm​ Exhibit Hall Open
Room: Exhibit Hall D2
10:00 am – 10:30 am​ Coffee Break
Room: Exhibit Hall D2 
10:30 am – 11:30 am​
S5: SVS Plenary Session V
Room: 354b
 
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss the methodology, results, and conclusions of the research presented in vascular health.
  2. Gain knowledge of new technology for diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease.
Moderators: Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Thomas L. Forbes, MD, London HSC & University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
                           
10:30 am
SS25. An Open Vascular Simulation Course Consisting of Three One-Hour Sessions Increases the Knowledge and Technical Proficiency of Junior Surgical Residents to That of Senior Residents
William P. Robinson1, Andres Schanzer1, Bruce S. Cutler1, Laura Cardin2, Anne Larkin2, Richard Whitten1, Donald Baril1, Mohammad H. Eslami1, Elias Arous1, Louis M. Messina1
1Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA; 2Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA

10:44 am
Video Presentation
VS5. Sutureless Clampless Telescoping Method for Aortic and Arterial Anastomoses Using an Endograft Connector
Mario Lachat2, Dieter Mayer2, Felice Pecoraro2, Zoron Rancic2, Frank J. Veith1
1Surgery, New York University and The Cleveland Clinic, Bronx, NY; 2Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

10:54 am
SS26. Population-Based Analysis of Inpatient Vascular Procedures: Predicting Future Workload and Implications for Training
Jeffrey Jim, Pamela L. Owens, Luis A. Sanchez, Brian G. Rubin
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

11:08 am
SS27. Transaxillary First Rib Resection for Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (NTOS) Has Better Outcomes in Younger Patients
Julie Freischlag, Kendall C. Likes, Ying Wei Lum, Benjamin S. Brooke, Holly Grunebach
Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Baltimore, MD
11:30 am – 12:15 pm SVS Presidential Address
Robert M. Zwolak, MD, SVS President, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH​
Room: 354b
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm SVS Member Business Luncheon
Room: 354a 
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm​ Non-Member Lunch in Exhibit Hall
Room: Exhibit Hall D​
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm​ General Surgery Resident/Medical Student Program Luncheon/Vascular Surgery Jeopardy Competition

CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm​
C1: Beyond the Journal of Vascular Surgery®: “Top Ten” Papers Relevant to Vascular Surgery
Room: 354b

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

1. Describe the types of clinical trials relevant to vascular disease.
2. Examine the bias that can affect the interpretation of trial data.
3. Review publications that may influence clinical practice.

Moderators: Vikram S. Kashyap, MD, University Hospitals- Harrington-McLaughlin Heart & Vascular Institute, Cleveland, OH
Gregory J. Landry, MD, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

1:30 pm
Introduction
Gregory L. Moneta, MD, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR

1:35
Non-Selected Papers
Vikram S. Kashyap, MD, University Hospitals- Harrington-McLaughlin Heart & Vascular Institute, Cleveland, OH

1:40 pm
1. Aspirin for Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in a General Population Screened for a Low Ankle Brachial Index: a Randomized Controlled Trial
JAMA 2010; 303:841-848
Presentation and Discussion by: Russell H. Samson, MD, Mote Vascular Foundation and Sarasota Vascular Specialists, Sarasota, FL

1:45 pm
2. Statins and All-Cause Mortality in High-Risk Primary Prevention: A Meta-Analysis of 11 Randomized Controlled Trials Involving 65,229 Participants
Arch Intern Med; 2010; 170:1024-10331
Presentation and Discussion by: Russell H. Samson, MD, Mote Vascular Foundation and Sarasota Vascular Specialists, Sarasota, FL

1: 50 pm
3. Timing of Pre-Operative Beta-Blocker Treatment in Vascular Surgery Patients: Influence on Post-Operative Outcome
J Am Coll Cardiol 2010; 56: 1922-1929
Presentation and Discussion by: David S. Kauvar, MD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

1:55 pm
4. 10-Year Stroke Prevention after Successful Carotid Endarterectomy for Asymptomatic Stenosis (ACST-1): A Multicentre Randomised Trial
Lancet 2010; 376:1074-84
Presentation and Discussion by: Vikram S. Kashyap, MD, University Hospitals- Harrington-McLaughlin Heart & Vascular Institute, Cleveland, OH

2:00 pm
5. Safety of Stenting and Endarterectomy by Symptomatic Status in the Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy Versus Stenting Trial (CREST)
Stroke 2011; 42:675-680
Presentation and Discussion by: Thomas Maldonado, MD, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY

2:05 pm
6. Impact of New Development of Ulcer-Like Projection on Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Type B Aortic Dissection with Closed and Thrombosed False Lumen
Circulation 2010; 122[suppl 1]:S74-S80
Presentation and Discussion by: Mark F. Conrad, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA

2:10 pm
7. Rate and Predictability of Graft Rupture After Endovascular and Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: Data from the EVAR Trials
Ann Surg; 2010: 805-812
Presentation and Discussion by: Thomas C. Bower, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

2:15 pm
8. Efficacy of Quantified Home-Based Exercise and Supervised Exercise in Patients with Intermittent Claudication: a Randomized Controlled Trial
Circulation; 2011; 123:491-498
Presentation and Discussion by: Hasan H. Dosluoglu, MD, VA Western NY Healthcare System Buffalo, NY

2:20 pm
9. Effect of Celiprolol on Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: a Prospective Randomised, Open, Blinded-Endpoints Trial
Lancet 2010; 376: 1476-1484
Presentation and Discussion by: Gregory J. Landry, MD, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

2:25 pm
10. Achieving the Goal of the Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative for Prevalent Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients
Am J Kidney Dis 2011; 57:78-89
Presentation and Discussion by: Rabih A. Chaer, MD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2:30 pm
Panel Discussion

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
C2: Use of Ultrasound in Venous Diagnosis and Interventions—Joint Session with Society for Vascular Ultrasound and Society for Vascular Surgery
Room: 451ab
 
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Explain how ultrasound is used during and following endovenous ablation of the great saphenous vein.
  2. Describe how ultrasound is utilized for treatment of perforators & the small saphenous vein.
  3. Discuss how ultrasound is used during vena cava filter placement.
  4. Describe the use of ultrasound when determining treatment following a deep vein thrombosis.
Moderators: Paula Heggerick, RVT, VNUS Medical Technologies San Jose, CA
Patrick A. Stone, MD, West Virginia University, Charleston, WV
 
1:30 pm
The Role of Ultrasound During Venous Ablation
Paula Heggerick, RVT, RDMS, RPhS, American College of Phlebology, San Leandro, CA

1:45 pm
Duplex Evaluation Following Great Saphenous Vein Ablation: Should Duplex be Routinely Performed or is Selective Imaging Acceptable?
David Rigberg, MD, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 
   
2:00 pm
Imaging of Perforators, Accessory Veins and Small Saphenous Vein: Technical Tips and Duplex Predictors of Benefit from Intervention
William B. Schroedter, RVT, FSVU, Quality Vascular Imaging, Inc., Venice, FL

2:15 pm
Use of Ultrasound During IVC Filter Placement
Marc A. Passman, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

2:30 pm
DVT: Role of Venous Duplex in Determining Length of Anticoagulation 
Paul Armstrong, DO, UMSA – Dept. of Surgery, Tampa, FL

2:45 pm
Panel Discussion

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
C3: Poster Session
Exhibit Hall D2
    
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss the methodology, results, and conclusions of the research presented in vascular health.
  2. Gain knowledge of new technology for diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease.
1:30 pm 
Introduction and Rules
Moderators: Peter F. Lawrence, MD, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
J. Gregory Modrall, MD, University of Texas SW Medical Center, Dallas, TX

C3a: Poster Session: Aortic Disease (1)
Moderator: Mark A. Patterson, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL  

1:40 pm
PS2. Prevalence of Malignancies Post AAA Repair: An Eight Years Comparable Longitudinal Study of EVAR vs Open Repair(OR) in a Tertiary Referral University Vascular Centre
Sherif Sultan2, Wael Tawfick1
1Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, Western Vascular Institute, Galway, Ireland; 2Galway Clinic, Galway, Ireland

1:45 pm
PS4. Effect of Atmospheric Pressure on the Incidence of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Soheil Jamshidi, Kent MacKenzie
McGill University, Montreal, ON, Canada

1:50 pm
PS6. Suprarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Which Patients Would Benefit More From Fenestrated Endograft Rather Than Open Repair?
Prateek K. Gupta1, Shipra Arya1, Bala Natarajan1, Xiang Fang1, Himani Gupta1, Marcus Balters1, Jason M. Johanning2, Thomas G. Lynch2, G. Matthew Longo2, Jason N. MacTaggart2, Iraklis I. Pipinos2
1Surgery, Creighton University, Omaha, NE; 2University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

1:55 pm
PS8. Midterm Comparison of Open Versus Endovascular Repair of Pararenal Aneurysms
Raghuveer Vallabhaneni, Francis Caputo, Yazan Duwayri, Brian G. Rubin, Patrick J. Geraghty, Kathleen G. Raman, John A. Curci, Robert W. Thompson, Gregorio A. Sicard, Luis A. Sanchez
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

2:00 pm
PS10. Non-Graft Complications After Retroperitoneal vs. Transabdominal Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Carlos A. Rueda, Clifford J. Buckley, Ruth L. Bush, Thomas Warren, Christopher J. Marrocco, Marvin D. Atkins, William T. Bohannon
Surgery, Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX

2:05 pm
PS12. Use of CO2 Angiography for Complex Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
Jane E. Cross, Dominic Simring, Luke Morgan Rowe, Krassi Ivancev, Peter Harris, Toby Richards
Multidisciplinary Endovascular Team, University College Hospital, London, United Kingdom

2:10 pm
PS14. Contemporary Outcomes Following Endovascular Versus Open Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Prateek K. Gupta1, Bala Natarajan1, Himani Gupta1, Xiang Fang1, Marcus Balters1, Jason M. Johanning2, Thomas G. Lynch2, R. Armour Forse1, G. Matthew Longo2, Jason MacTaggart2, Iraklis I. Pipinos2
1Creighton University, Omaha, NE; 2University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

2:15 pm
PS16. Survival Following Open Versus Endovascular Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair in The Medicare Population
Philip P. Goodney1, Lori Travis3, F. Lee Lucas3, Mark F. Fillinger1, David C. Goodman2, Jack L. Cronenwett1, David H. Stone1
1Section of Vascular Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; 2The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Hanover, NH; 3CORE (Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Portland, ME

2:20 pm
PS18. Imaging of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms - Computerized Tomography and Three Dimensional Ultrasound Scan: A Comparison
Arjun Jayaraj, Daniel Leotta, Marla Paun, Beach Kirk, Kohler Ted, Eugene Zierler, Benjamin W. Starnes
Vascular Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2:25 pm
PS20. Socioeconomic Status Correlates with Treatment Modality and Cost for Patients Undergoing Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Christopher A. Durham, Bryan A. Ehlert, Michael M. McNally, Ashley C. Mays, Ed M. Gronet, Charles S. Powell, William M. Bogey, Frank M. Parker, Michael C. Stoner
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2:30 pm
PS22. Aortic Wall Compliance Recovery During Intra-Mural Hematoma Healing
Duran Cassidy, Christof Karmonik, Dipan Shah, Javier E. Anaya-Ayala, Mark G. Davies, Alan B. Lumsden, Jean Bismuth
Vascular Surgery, The Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, TX

2:35 pm
PS24. Risk Factors for Non-Procedure Related Mortality One Year After Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
Asad A. Shah, Damian M. Craig, Judson B. Williams, Syamal D. Bhattacharya, Nicholas D. Andersen, Svati H. Shah, Richard L. McCann, G. Chad Hughes
Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
C3b: Poster Session: Aortic Disease (2)
Moderator: Jeffery Dattilo, MD, Vanderbilt University, Medical Center, Nashville, TN

1:40 pm
PS26. Long-Term Quality of Life After Endovascular Aneurysm Repair, Compared to Open Repair in Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Niels J. Ravensbergen1, Mirjam H. Mastenbroek2, Michiel T. Voûte1, Sanne E. Hoeks1, Don Poldermans1
1Vascular Surgery, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands; 2Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands

1:45 pm
PS28. Retrograde Ascending Aortic Dissection as an Early Complication of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
Judson B. Williams, Jonathan P. Piccini, Syamal D. Bhattacharya, Nicholas D. Andersen, Richard L. McCann, G. Chad Hughes
Duke University, Durham, NC

1:50 pm
PS30. Spiral and Non-Spiral Type B Dissections: Thrombosis and Aortic Growth Rates
Jasper W. van Keulen1, Hamid Mojibian1, Joost A. van Herwaarden2, Santi Trimarchi3, Jeffrey Indes1, Frans L. Moll2, Bart E. Muhs1
1Section of Vascular Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 2University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands; 3Policlinico San Donato IRCCS, Milan, Italy

1:55 pm
PS32. TEVAR for Aneurysmal Degeneration of Chronic Descending Thoracic Aortic Dissections
Derek P. Nathan, Edward Y. Woo, Ronald M. Fairman, Grace J. Wang, Alberto J. Pochettino, Nimesh D. Desai, Joseph E. Bavaria, Benjamin M. Jackson
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2:00 pm
PS34. Comparing Open and Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Accounting for Clinical Judgment
Natalia Egorova1, Lawrence C. Kleinman1, Alan Moskowitz1, James F. McKinsey2
1Health Evidence and Policy, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY; 2Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

2:05 pm
PS36. Severe Proximal Aneurysm Neck Angulation: Mid-Term Results and Morphological Changes After EVAR Using Latest Stentgraft Technology
Frederico M. Bastos Gonçalves1, Joost A. van Herwaarden2, Jasper W. van Keulen2, Don Poldermans1, Frans L. Moll2, Jean-Paul M. de Vries3, Hence J M. Verhagen1
1Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands; 2St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, Netherlands; 3University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands

2:10 pm
PS38. Impact of Hospital Market Competition on Endovascular Aneurysm Repair Adoption and Outcomes
Rosh K. Sethi1, Antonia J. Henry2, Nathanael Hevelone2, Stuart R. Lipsitz2, Louis L. Nguyen2
1Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 2Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

2:15 pm
PS40. The Hostile Proximal Landing Zone in TEVAR: Does the Snorkel Technique Work?
Ali Shahriari1, James B. Williams2
1Cardiovascular Surgery, Indiana Aortic Disease Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN; 2Methodist Heart and Vascular Istitute, Peoria, IL

2:20 pm
PS42. Does Endovascular Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Confer Survival Benefits Over Open Repair?
Naveed U. Saqib1, Taeyoung Park2, Sun C. Park1, Robert Rhee1, Rabih A. Chaer1, Luke K. Marone1, Michel S. Makaroun1, Jae S. Cho1
1Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; 2Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2:25 pm
PS44. Midterm Results of Management of Aortoiliac Aneurysms with Aortouniiliac Devices
Francis Caputo, Raghuveer Vallabhaneni, Yazan Duwayri, Brian Rubin, Patrick Geraghty, John Curci, Jeffrey Jim, Kathleen Raman, Gregorio Sicard, Luis A. Sanchez
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

2:30 pm
PS46. Frequency of Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in Patients Treated for Popliteal Aneurysms
Rebecka Hultgren, Angelika Horna Strand, Emma Larsson
Dep. Vasc Surg, Karolinska University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

2:35 pm
PS48. Long-Term Outcomes After Coverage of the Internal Iliac Artery Without Coil Embolization During Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Endovascular Repair
Konstantinos Papazoglou1, Giorgos S. Sfyroeras2, Neofytos Zambas1, Konstantinos Konstantinidis1, Stavros Kakkos3, Maria Mitka1
1Euromedica Blue Cross Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece; 2Vascular Surgery, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece; 3Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Patras Medical School, Patras, Greece

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
C3c: Poster Session: Aortic Disease (3); Renal/Visceral Disease; Vascular Trauma: Aortic, Arterial, Venous
Moderator: Matthew W. Mell, MD, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

1:40 pm
PS50. Hybrid Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) for Complex Aortic Pathology - Early and Mid-Term Outcomes
Muhammad Aftab, Vijay Kamath, Rajeev Gupta, Frank Manetta, Alan Hartman, Richard Schutzer, Mihai Rosca, Kambhampaty Krishnasastry
Surgery, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, Manhasset, NY

1:45 pm
PS52. Superior Short-Term Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Transferred for Endovascular Repair
Anant Mandawat1, Aditya Mandawat2, Julie A. Sosa1, Bart E. Muhs1, Jeffrey E. Indes1
1Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 2Case Western School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

1:50 pm
PS54. Open Repair of Intact Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms in the ACS-NSQIP
Rodney P. Bensley, Rob Hurks, Allen D. Hamdan, Frank B. Pomposelli, Mark C. Wyers, Elliot L. Chaikof, Marc L. Schermerhorn
Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

1:55 pm
PS56. Clinical Outcomes and Aortic Architectural Changes Following TEVAR for Chronic Type B Thoracic Aortic Dissection
Iden D. Andacheh, Karen Kim, Rodney White, Carlos Donayre, Joe Chauvupun
Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

2:00 pm
PS58. The Pathogenesis of Primary Aortoenteric Fistula After EVAR
Mazin Foteh, Gregory A. Stanley, Sumona Smith, Billy Kim, Damon Pierce, G. P. Clagett
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

2:05 pm
PS60. Complex Aortic Endografting Requires a New Classification System - A Proposed New Zonal System
Dominic Simring, Jane E. Cross, Toby Richards, Obi Agu, Peter Harris, Krassi Ivancev
Multidisciplinary Endovascular Team, University College Hospital, London, United Kingdom

2:10 pm
PS62. A Retrospective Review of the Prevalence, Growth Rate and Treatment Outcomes of Aortoiliac Aneurysms in Orthotopic Heart Transplant Recipients
Steven Farley, Peter F. Lawrence, William Quinones-Baldrich, Wesley Moore
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2:15 pm
PS64. Open Revascularization for Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia
Prateek K. Gupta1, Bala Natarajan1, Yeruva M. Reddy1, Himani Gupta1, Marcus Balters1, Jason M. Johanning2, Thomas G. Lynch2, G. Matthew Longo2, Jason N. MacTaggart2, Iraklis I. Pipinos2
1Creighton University, Omaha, NE; 2University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

2:20 pm
PS66. Surgical and Endovascular Treatment of Severe Complications Secondary to Prehepatic Portal Hypertension: Experience of 41 Cases
Jidong Wu1, Zhen Li2, Zhonggao Wang2, Leiyong Wang2, Xiaosen Huo2, Wayne W. Zhang3
1Center of Vascular Surgery, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China; 2Department of Vascular Surgery, General Hospital of Chinese Aviation, Beijing, China; 3Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA

2:25 pm
PS68. Surgery for Renovascular Disease: Long-Term Follow-Up of Patients Operated on During 15 Years
Johnny Steuer, Martin Björck, Christer Ljungman, Sandra Jonasson, David Bergqvist
Institution of Surgical Sciences, Department of Vascular Surgery, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

2:30 pm
PS70. A Contemporary Experience of Open Surgical Treatment of Renal Artery Aneurysms
Paul J. Foley1, Grace J. Wang1, Benjamin M. Jackson1, Ali Naji1, Jeffrey Carpenter2, Clyde F. Barker1, Ronald M. Fairman1, Edward Y. Woo1
1Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; 2Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

2:35 pm
PS72. Blunt Abdominal Aortic Injury: Injury Patterns, Management and Mortality
Charles de Mestral1, Andrew Dueck2, David Gomez1, Avery B. Nathens1
1Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Division of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Cerebrovascular including Great Vessels
Moderator: Joseph P. Hart, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
C3d: Poster Session: Cerebrovascular Including Great Vessels
Moderator: Joseph P. Hart, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

1:40 pm
PS74. Impact of Pre-Operative Embolization on Outcomes of Shamblin II and III Carotid Body Tumor Resections
Adam H. Power, Jan Kasperbauer, Harry Cloft, David Kallmes, Terri Vrtiska, William Young, Audra Duncan, Peter Gloviczki, Manju Kalra, Gustavo S. Oderich, Thomas Bower
Vascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

1:45 pm
PS76. Memory Decline Following Carotid Interventions
Allyson Rosen1, Rebacca Floyd1, Kathleen Gillis2, Simin Gholibeikian2, Shahrzad Ossareh2, Wei Zhou1
1Surgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA; 2VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA

1:50 pm
PS78. Stroke in Evolution and Crescendo TIA in Carotid Disease: The Need for Emergency Surgical Treatment According to a Predefined Protocol
Laura Capoccia2, Enrico Sbarigia1, Francesco Speziale1, Danilo Toni3, Paolo Fiorani1
1Department of Surgery "P.Stefanini", Vascular Surgery Division, Policlinico Umberto I, University "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy; 2Vascular Surgery Division, Department of Surgery , S. Pietro Hospital, Rome, Italy; 3Stroke Unit, Emergency Department, Policlinico Umberto I, University "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy

1:55 pm
PS80. Safety and Effectiveness of Carotid Endarterectomy in Octogenarians
Walter Dorigo, Raffaele Pulli, Leonidas Azas, Alessandro Alessi Innocenti, Maria Di Mare, Stefano Matticari, Carlo Pratesi
Vascular Surgery, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

2:00 pm
PS82. Carotid Endarterectomy for Treatment of In-Stent Restenosis After Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting
Boudewijn L. Reichmann1, Jorinde H. van Laanen2, Jean-Paul de Vries3, Johanna M. Hendriks2, Hence J. Verhagen2, Frans L. Moll1, Gert-Jan de Borst1
1University Medical Centre, Utrecht, Netherlands; 2Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands; 3St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, Netherlands

2:05 pm
PS84. Geographic Variation in Carotid Artery Stent (CAS) Utilization is Linked to Volume of Index Vascular Surgery (VS), Interventional Cardiology (IC), or Interventional Radiology (IR) Procedures in California (CA)
Theodore H. Yuo1, Howard Degenholtz2, Rabih A. Chaer1, Kevin L. Kraemer2, Michel S. Makaroun1
1Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; 2RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

2:10 pm
PS86. Carotid Plaque Type and Use of Statins Influence Restenosis and Future Cardiovascular Events Following Carotid Endarterectomy
Efthimios D. Avgerinos, John D. Kakisis, Nikolaos P. Kadoglou, George Sfyroeras, Konstantinos Moulakakis, Christos D. Liapis
Department of Vascular Surgery, Athens University Medical School, Chaidari, Athens, Greece

2:15 pm
PS88. Accuracy of CT Angiography, MR Angiography and Digital Subtraction Angiography in Grading of Carotid Artery Stenosis: In Comparison with Actual Measurements in an In-Vitro Model
Jason C. Smith1, Gregory E. Watkins1, Douglas C. Smith1, Eric W. Palmer1, Ahmed M. Abou-Zamzam2, Wayne W. Zhang3
1Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA; 2Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Cadiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA; 3Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA

2:20 pm
PS90. Practice Guidelines to Help Reduce Microembolic Events Following Carotid Artery Stenting
Mohamed A. Zayed1, Simin Gholibeikian2, Shahrzad Ossareh2, Fritz Bech1, Wei Zhou1
1Surgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA; 2Palo Alto VA Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA

2:25 pm
PS92. Increased Risk of Adverse Events in Physiologically High-Risk Patients Undergoing Carotid Artery Stenting
Shunsuke Yoshida, Rodney P. Bensley, Allen D. Hamdan, Frank B. Pomposelli, Mark C. Wyers, Elliot L. Chaikof, Marc L. Schermerhorn
Vascular Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

2:30 pm
PS94. Postoperative Transcranial Doppler Monitoring in the Prediction of Cerebral Hyperperfusion After Carotid Endarterectomy
Claire W. Pennekamp1, Selma C. Tromp2, Rob G. Ackerstaff2, Michiel L. Bots3, Rogier V. Immink4, Jean-Paul P. de Vries5, L. J. Kappelle6, Frans L. Moll1, Wolfgang F. Buhre4, Gert J. de Borst1
1UMCU, Department of Vascular Surgery, Utrecht, Netherlands; 2St. Antonius Hospital, Department of Clincal Neurophysiology, Nieuwegein, Netherlands; 3UMCU, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, Utrecht, Netherlands; 4UMCU, Department of Anaesthesia, Utrecht, Netherlands; 5St. Antonius Hospital, Department of Vascular Surgery, Nieuwegein, Netherlands; 6UMCU, Department of Neurology, Utrecht, Netherlands

2:35 pm
PS96. Hospital Economics of Carotid Endarterectomy and Carotid Stenting
Gregory D. Crenshaw, Taylor Smith, Hernan Bazan, W. Charles Sternbergh
Vascular Surgery, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA.

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
C3e: Poster Session: Peripheral Arterial Disease (1)
Moderator: Benjamin J. Pearce, MD, UAB Vascular Surgery, Birmingham, AL

1:40 pm
PS98. Gender-Related Outcomes in the Endovascular Treatment of Femoro-Popliteal Obstructive Disease
Walter Dorigo1, Raffaele Pulli1, Giovanni Pratesi2, Azzurra Guidotti1, Aaron Fargion1, Carlo Pratesi1
1Vascular Surgery, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; 2University of Rome- Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

1:45 pm
PS100. The Prognostic Value of Objective Markers of Atherosclerotic Disease in Vascular Surgery Patients; Optimizing Preoperative Cardiac Risk Evaluation
Michiel T. Voûte1, Jan-Peter van Kuijk1, Willem-Jan Flu1, Dustin Goei1, Frederico Bastos Goncalves2, Niels J. Ravensbergen1, Koen M. van de Luijtgaarden1, Jeroen J. Bax3, Hence J. Verhagen1, Don Poldermans1
1Vascular Surgery, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands; 2Hospital de Santa Marta, CHLC, Lisbon, Portugal; 3Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands

1:50 pm
PS102. Mid-Term Results of Atherectomy for Lower Extremity Arterial Occlusive Disease
Shankar M. Sundaram, Donald L. Jacobs, Brian G. Peterson, Catherine Wittgen, Gary J. Peterson
Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

1:55 pm
PS104. Preoperative DNR Status Impacts Perioperative Mortality for Lower Extremity Revascularization and Major Amputation
Luke P. Brewster1, Gabriella Velazquez1, Thomas Dodson1, Atef Salam2, Karthik Kasirajan1, Ravi Veeraswamy1, Joseph J. Ricotta1, Matthew S. Edwards3, Philip P. Goodney4, Matthew A. Corriere2
1Emory Clinic, Decatur, GA; 2Emory Clinic; Atlanta VA Hospital, Atlanta, GA; 3Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC; 4Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

2:00 pm
PS106. Transplantation of Purified CD34+ Cells from Peripheral Blood in Treatment of No-Option Critical Limb Ischemia: A Pilot Study
Zhihui Dong1, Bin Chen1, Zheng Wei2, Weiguo Fu1, Daqiao Guo1, Xin Xu1, Xiangman Zhang1, Zhenyu Shi1, Zhimei Wang2, Shanhua Zou2, Junhao Jiang1, Jue Yang1, Ting Zhu1, Yuqi Wang1
1Vascular Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital Fudan University, Shanghai, China; 2Department of Hematology, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

2:05 pm
PS108. A Meta-Analysis of the Outcomes of 8,550 Patients Comparing Open Surgical and Endovascular Treatment for Aorto-Iliac Occlusive Disease
Miles J. Pfaff1, Jeffrey Indes2, Julie Sosa2
1Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 2Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

2:10 pm
PS110. Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis as First Line Treatment of Acute Nontraumatic Upper Extremity Ischemia
A. M. Schrijver1, G. J. de Borst2, J. A. Vos1, J. A. van Herwaarden2, D. A. Werson1, F. L. Moll2, J. P. de Vries1
1St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, Netherlands; 2University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

2:15 pm
PS112. Percutaneous Inteventions for CLI: The Dreadful Effects of ESRD on Diabetic Patients
Rami O. Tadros, Ageliki G. Vouyouka, Andrew Tye, Constantinos T. Spyris, Sung yup Kim, Victoria J. Teodorescu, Windsor Ting, Sharif H. Ellozy, Michael L. Marin, Peter Faries
Vascular Surgery, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

2:25 pm
PS116. Our Experience with Laser Angioplasty of 258 Lower Extremities: Statin Use Improves Patency
Jung Kim, Sadaf S. Ahanchi, Jarrod Day, Brian Chen, Babatunde Almaroof, Megan Caroll, Jean Panneton
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

2:30 pm
PS118. Morbidity of Prosthetic Graft Infections
Jeffrey J. Siracuse, Marc L. Schermerhorn, Prathima Nandivada, Kristina A. Giles, Allen D. Hamdan, David R. Campbell, Mark C. Wyers, Elliot L. Chaikof, Frank B. Pomposelli
Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

2:35 pm
PS120. Are Outcomes of Tibial Artery Atherectomy or Stenting Superior to Tibial Angioplasty Alone Over Time in the US Medicare Population?
Todd R. Vogel1, Viktor Y. Dombrovskiy1, Paul B. Haser1, Jeffrey L. Carson2, Alan M. Graham1
1Department of Surgery, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ; 2Department of Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
 
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
C3f: Poster Session: Peripheral Arterial Disease (2)
Moderator: Michael R. Lepore, MD, Sarasota Vascular Specialists, Sarasota, FL 

1:40 pm
PS122. Prosthetic Conduit is Equivalent to Alternative Vein Sources for Below Knee Popliteal Bypass Targets in the Absence of Single Segment Greater Saphenous Vein
James T. McPhee, Neal R. Barshes, Louis L. Nguyen, Charles K. Ozaki, Michael Belkin
Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

1:45 pm
PS124. Plasmin (Human) TAL-05-00018 Demonstrates a Good Safety Profile in Patients with Acute Peripheral Arterial Occlusion
Anthony J. Comerota1, David Fineberg2, Richard Shlansky-Goldberg3, Chunqin Deng4, Victor J. Marder5
1Jobst Vascular Center, Toledo, OH; 2Talecris Biotherapeutics, Research Triangle Park, NC; 3Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; 4Talecris Biotherapeutics, Research Triangle Park, NC; 5David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

1:50 pm
PS126. Wound Infection After Lower Extremity Bypass Increases Hospital Resource Utilization But is Not Associated with Negative Long-Term Outcomes
Jeffrey Kalish1, Alik Farber1, Andres Schanzer2, Gheorghe Doros3, Denis Rybin3, Kevin Tan1, Naomi Hamburg1, Robert Eberhardt1, Jack Cronenwett4
1Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA; 2University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA; 3Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA; 4Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

1:55 pm
PS128. Comparing Patency and Salvage Rates Between Multiple Ipsilateral Iliac Artery Stents and Isolated Iliac Artery Stents: Beyond TASC II
Rachel C. Danczyk1, Erica L. Mitchell1, Sharon G. Kryger1, Chad Burk1, Sarguni Singh1, Timothy K. Liem1, Gregory J. Landry1, James M. Edwards2, Bryan D. Petersen3, Gregory L. Moneta1
1Division Vascular Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR; 2Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR; 3The Dotter Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

2:00 pm
PS130. Contemporary Use of Antiplatelet Therapy After Endovascular Femoropopliteal Intervention
Ove Thott1, Jonas Malmstedt1, Fredrik Granath2, Carl Wahlgren1
1Department of Vascular Surgery, Karolinska Institute and Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden; 2Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

2:05 pm
PS132. An Economic Analysis Regarding the Use of Axial Imaging Studies for the Anatomic Workup of Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease
Bryan A. Ehlert, John T. Nelson, Christopher A. Durham, Alex J. Ferikes, Charles S. Powell, William M. Bogey, Frank M. Parker, Michael C. Stoner
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2:10 pm
PS134. Implications of Improved Amputation Free Survival in Unreconstructable CLI in the Modern Era
Eric Benoit1, Thomas F. O'Donnell1, Georgios Kitsios2, Mark D. Iafrati1
1The Cardiovascular Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA; 2Tufts Evidence - Based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policies Studies, Boston, MA

2:15 pm
PS136. Variation in the Use of Invasive Revascularization for Severe Lower Extremity PAD in The Year Prior To Amputation
Philip P. Goodney1, Nicholas H. Osborne3, Jack L. Cronenwett1, Richard J. Powell1, F. Lee Lucas2, John D. Birkmeyer3, Elliott S. Fisher1
1Section of Vascular Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; 2Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Portland, ME; 3University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2:20 pm
PS138. Mid-Term Results of a Novel Regenerative Xenograft Vascular Patch
Alan Dardik1, György Acsády2, Lajos Mátyás3, Istvan Mogán4, Paul van Eijkelenburg5
1Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 2Semmelweis University Hospital, Budapest, Hungary; 3Miskolc Hospital, Miskolc, Hungary; 4Szent Imre Hospital, Budapest, Hungary; 5St. Elisabeth Hospitaal, Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles

2:25 pm
PS140. Outcomes of Below Knee Bypasses in African Origin Patients for Critical Limb Ischemia.  The French West Indies Experience
Sherif Attia1, Michel Deneuville2
1Pointe à Pitre University Frensh Center, Pointe à pitre cedex, Guadeloupe; 2Pointe à pitre university center, pointe à pitre cedex, Guadeloupe

2:30 pm
PS142. Fate of Amputees Following Below Knee Amputation: Early and Mid-Term Results
Julius Poon1, Sebastian Ko1, Musaad al-Ghamdi1, Heather Underwood2, Elliott Weiss2, York N. Hsiang1
1Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada; 2GF Strong and Holy Family Hospitals, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2:35 pm
PS144. The Influence of Gender on Infrageniculate Interventions
Andrew Tye, Ageliki G. Vouyouka, Rami O. Tadros, Constantinos T. Spyris, Sung yup Kim, Victoria J. Teodorescu, Windsor Ting, Sharif H. Ellozy, Michael L. Marin, Peter L. Faries
Vascular Surgery, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
 
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
C3g: Poster Session: Venous Disease; Vascular Laboratory and Imaging; Vascular Medicine
Moderator: Kellie R. Brown, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

1:40 pm
PS146. Endovenous Laser Ablation Using Higher Wavelength Lasers Results in Diminished Post-Procedural Symptoms
Mikel Sadek, Lowell S. Kabnick, Todd Berland, Cara Chasin, Neal S. Cayne, Thomas S. Maldonado, Caron B. Rockman, Glenn R. Jacobowitz, Patrick J. Lamparello, Mark A. Adelman
Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY

1:45 pm
PS148. Improving the Measurement of Deep Venous Thrombosis in Quality Improvement Registries
Randall R. De Martino1, Matthew S. Edwards2, Matthew Corriere3, Adam W. Beck4, David H. Stone1, Samuel R. Finlayson5, Jack L. Cronenwett1, Philip P. Goodney1
1Section of Vascular Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; 2Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC; 3Department of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA; 4Section of Vascular Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL; 5Department of Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

1:50 pm
PS150. A Comparison of Multiple Scoring Instruments Used in the Assessment of Post-Thrombotic Syndrome
Arjun Jayaraj, Cynthia Natiello, Stephen Nicholls, Mark Meissner
Vascular Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

1:55 pm
PS152. Intravascular Ultrasound Guided IVC Filters in the ICU Population
Yanjie Qi, Michael Singh, Jason Kim, Ankur Chandra, Karl A. Illig, David Gillespie
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

2:00 pm
PS154. PE Without DVT
Tim Schwartz, Anil Hingorani
Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

2:05 pm
PS156. Carotid Artery Intima-Medial Thickness in Relation to Macrovascular Disease in Newly Detected Type-2 Diabetes
Mohammed Azfar Siddiqui, Ibne Ahmad, Shagufta Wahab, Ekram Ullah, Syed Amjad Ali Rizvi
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh, India

2:10 pm
PS158. Use of Ultrasound for Percutaneous Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair (PEVAR) Reduces Rate of Conversion to Femoral Cutdown
Jose M. Sarmiento1, Paul J. Wisniewski2, Natalie T. Do3, Jeff M. Slezak4, Majid Tayyarah5, Paul K. Aka5, Trung D. Vo5, Jeffrey H. Hsu5
1University of California, Riverside, Division of Biomedical Sciences, Riverside, CA; 2Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Deparment of General Surgery, Colton, CA; 3Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA; 4Kaiser Permanente of Southern California, Department of Research and Development, Pasadena, CA; 5Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center, Department of Vascular Surgery, Fontana, CA

2:15 pm
PS160. Does the Modality of Surveillance Imaging Influence the Pick-Up Rate of Asymptomatic Secondary Interventions Following Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)?
Emiliano Chisci, Francesco Setacci, Gianmarco de Donato, Carlo Setacci
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Unit, Siena, Italy

2:20 pm
PS162. Greater Saphenous Vein Assessment Using Computed Tomographic Angiography
Kelly Kempe1, William Harkrider2, Arturo D. Gonzalez2, Michel E. Comeaux2
1Louisiana State University Department of Surgery, New Orleans, LA; 2University Medical Center, Lafayette, LA
Award: Lifeline Resident Research Prize

2:25 pm
PS164. A Simplified Stratification System is Effective at Selecting Patients with a High Likelihood of Hypercoaguable Disorders
Joseph Naoum, Tiffany Street, Nayef Chahine, Jean Bismuth, Hossam El-Sayed, Heitham Hassoun, Eric Peden, Mark G. Davies, Alan B. Lumsden
The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

2:30 pm
PS166. ABO Blood Type is Not Associated with Outcome After Vascular Surgery
Koen M. van de Luijtgaarden, Erik J. Bakker, Sanne E. Hoeks, Michiel T. Voute, Yvette R. van Gestel, Hence J. Verhagen, Don Poldermans
Vascular Surgery, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2:35 pm
PS168. Do Ethnic Differences and TASC Distribution Affect the Incidence of Lower Extremity Amputation?
Nicholas J. Gargiulo1, David J. O'Connor2, William D. Suggs1, Larry A. Scher1, Omer Riaz1, Ashish Raju1, Yana Etkin1, Evan C. Lipsitz1
1Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY; 2Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
C3h: Poster Session: Dialysis Access; Educational/Training Credentialing; Other
Moderator: J. Gregory Modrall, MD, University of Texas SW Medical Center, Dallas, TX 

1:40 pm
PS170. Inadvertent Great Vessel Arterial Catheterization During Ultrasound-Guided Central Venous Line Placement - A Potentially Fatal Event
Lakshmikumar Pillai, Pamela M. Zimmerman, Alexandre C. d' Audiffret
Surgery, West Virginia University Medical Center, Morgantown, WV

1:45 pm
PS172. Angiotensin Receptor Blockers, Beta Blockers, and Antiplatelet Agents Improve Primary Patency After Arterio-Venous Hemodialysis Access Placement
Rubie S. Maybury1, Anton N. Sidawy2, Richard Amdur1, Robyn A. Macsata1
1Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC; 2George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C.

1:50 pm
PS174. Migration, Fracture, and Rupture as Complications of Endovascular Grafts in the Treatment of Arteriovenous Fistula
Dennis Wright1, Jill Zink1, Mirnal Chaudry2, Robert Netzley1, Victor Erzurum1
1Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH; 2Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH

1:55 pm
PS176. Thirty Day Outcomes Following Brachiocephalic and Brachiobasilic Arteriovenous Fistula Formation: National Benchmarks for Standard of Care
Prateek K. Gupta1, Bala Natarajan1, Yeruva M. Reddy1, Himani Gupta1, Marcus Balters1, Jason M. Johanning2, Thomas G. Lynch2, R. Armour Forse1, G. Matthew Longo2, Jason N. MacTaggart2, Iraklis I. Pipinos2
1Creighton University, Omaha, NE; 2University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

2:00 pm
PS178. Expanded Use of the Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO) Vascular Access Device for Permanent Dialysis Access in Patients with Total Central Venous Occlusion
Patrick J. O'Brien1, Charles Y. Kim2, Shawn M. Gage1, Jeffrey H. Lawson1
1Section of Vascular Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; 2Division of Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

2:05 pm
PS180. Factors Influencing Catheter Use for Hemodialysis in a University-Associated Dialysis Center
Karen Woo, Baron Thompson, Vincent Rowe
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

2:10 pm
PS182. The Next Generation of Academic Vascular Surgeons: Factors Influencing Career Choice
Erica L. Mitchell1, Rachel C. Danczyk1, Nick Sevdalis2, Gregory J. Landry1, Timothy K. Liem1, Gregory L. Moneta1
1Division Vascular Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR; 2Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

2:15 pm
PS184. Radiation Exposure to Vascular Surgeons: Minimizing  Your Risk
Omar P. Haqqani, Prakhar K. Agarwal, Neil J. Halin, Mark D. Iafrati
The Cardiovascular Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

2:20 pm
PS186. The Effect of Risk and Race on Amputations Among Medicare Diabetics: An Opportunity to Focus National Quality Improvement Initiatives
Joshua B. Goldberg1, Philip P. Goodney1, Jack L. Cronenwett1, Frank Baker2
1Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; 2New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

2:25 pm
PS188. Prediction of Outcome of Treatment of Osteomyelitis in Diabetic Foot After Minor Amputation: The Role of MR Imaging
Constantijn Hazenberg1, Martin Kraai2, Frans Moll1, Sjef van Baal2
1University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands; 2Ziekenhuisgroep Twente, Almelo, Netherlands

2:35 pm
PS192. Aortoiliac Thrombus Complicating Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Kuldeep Singh, Jonathan Deitch, Ming Li Wang
Vascular surgery, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
C3i: Poster Session: Research (1)
Moderator: April J. Boyd, MD, PhD, Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

1:40 pm
PS194. Role of Erythropoietin Receptors and Ligands in Attenuating Inflammation and Apoptosis in Critical Limb Ischemia
Dhiraj Joshi, Janice Tsui, Hemanshu Patel, Xu Shiwen, George Hamilton, David Abraham, Daryll Baker
Royal Free Hospital, London, United Kingdom

1:45 pm
PS196. Mitochondrial Heat Shock Proteins (HSP) Regulate Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell (VSMC) Responses to Oxidant Stress and Determine Apoptotic Threshold
Khanh P. Nguyen, Hope Lancero, Sara J. Runge, Andrey Rymar, Michael S. Conte
Surgery, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

1:50 pm
PS198. Vitamin K2 Reduces Neointimal Hyperplasia and Calcification in a Uraemia AVF Rat Model
Maria Kokozidou1, Stefan Langer1, Michael Jacobs1, Leon Schurgers2, Tina Kessler1, Jennifer Kranz1, Thilo Krüger3, Lieven Kennes4, Thomas A. Koeppel1
1Medicine, European Vascular Centre Aachen-Maastricht, Aachen, Germany; 2Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht and VitaK, Maastricht, Netherlands; 3Department of Nephrology and Clinical Immunology, Aachen, Germany; 4Department of Medical Statistics, Aachen, Germany

1:55 pm
PS200. Notch Activation Induces Endothelial Cell Senescence and Pro-Inflammatory Response: Implication of Notch Signaling in Atherosclerosis
Zhao-Jun Liu, Yurong Tan, Runxia Tian, Yan Li, Gary W. Beecham, David M. Seo, Roberto I. Vazquez-Padron, Margaret Pericak-Vance, Jeffery Vance, Pascal Goldschmidt-Clermont, Alan S. Livingstone, Omaida Velazquez
Surgery, University of Miami, Miami, FL

2:00 pm
PS202. Elevated Peri-Operative C-Reactive Protein Impedes Late Vein Graft Remodeling
Yong He1, Peter Nelson1, Michael Hong1, Roger Tran-Son-Tay1, Scott Berceli2
1Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; 2Malcolm Randall VAMC, Gainesville, FL

2:05 pm
PS204. The Toll-Like Receptor 2 Ligand HMGB-1 Contributes to Skeletal Muscle Damage in Critical Limb Ischaemia (CLI)
Hemanshu Patel1, Dhiraj Joshi1, Xu Shi-wen1, George Hamilton1, David Abraham1, Daryll Baker1, Sidney Shaw2, Janice Tsui1
1UCL, London, United Kingdom; 2University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

2:10 pm
PS206. “Back-Table” Manipulation of Human Saphenous Vein Significantly Impairs Endothelial and Smooth Muscle Function
Michael J. Osgood1, Kyle M. Hocking1, Kevin W. Sexton1, Padmini Komalavilas2, Joyce Cheung-Flynn1, Marzia Leacche1, Susan Eagle1, Colleen Brophy2
1Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN; 2Tennessee Valley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Nashville, TN

2:15 pm
PS208. Development of a Non-Viral, Non-Toxic Method for Gene Therapy in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells
Joshua D. Arnold, Deidra J. Mountain, Stacy S. Kirkpatrick, David Cassada, Scott Stevens, Michael Freeman, Mitchell Goldman, Oscar Grandas
University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, TN

2:20 pm
PS210. Possible Involvement of Notch Signaling in the Mechanism of Buerger's Disease
Hiroaki Tamai, Kouichi Morisaki, Hiroki Miyachi, Takashi Maekawa, Noriko Takahashi, Hirofumi Morimae, Tsutomu Ihara, Akihiko Hori, Hiroshi Banno, Masayoshi Kobayashi, Kiyohito Yamamoto, Kimihiro Komori
Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan

2:25 pm
PS212. Peri-Adventitial Delivery of a Nanoparticle Albumin-Bound (NAB) Rapamycin Reduces Luminal Stenosis in a Porcine Femoral Artery Balloon Injury Model
Warren J. Gasper1, Cynthia A. Jimenez1, Kirk Seward2, Michael S. Conte1, Christopher Owens1
1University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; 2Mercator Medsystems, San Leandro, CA

2:30 pm
PS214. Aged Rats Have Increased Neointimal Thickening and Altered MCP-1/CCR2 Expression After Carotid Angioplasty
Sammy D. Eghbalieh1, Paraag Chowdhary1, Akihito Muto2, Jose M. Pimiento1, Fabio A. Kudo2, Kenneth R. Ziegler2, Yuka Kondo2, Lynn Model2, Alan Dardik2
1The Stanley J. Dudrick Department of Surgery, Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT; 2Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

2:35 pm
PS216. Prolonged Versus Standard Balloon Angioplasty Inflation Time in an Atherosclerotic Rat Aorta Model
Deva Boone, Gary S. Schwartz, George Jour, John C. Lantis
St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
C3j: Poster Session: Research (2)
Moderator: Ravi K. Veeraswamy, MD, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

1:40 pm
PS218. Inhibition of CXCL4-CCL5 Chemokine Interaction Ameliorates the Development of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Mice
Yasunori Iida1, Baohui Xu1, Joshua Schultz2, Court R. Turner2, Ronald L. Dalman1
1Vascular Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA; 2Carolus Therapeutics, Inc., La Jolla, CA

1:45 pm
PS220. Thermo-Mechanical Resistance of a Nanocomposite Polymer Exposed to Simulated In-Vivo Hydrodynamic Fatigue for 10 Years in Development of a Sutureless Endovascular Stent-Graft
Mital Y. Desai1, Raheleh Bakhshi2, Arnold Darbyshire2, Max Ahmed2, James Eaton-Evans3, Xiang Zhou3, Zhong You3, Alexander M. Seifalian2, George Hamilton1
1Vascular Surgery, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom; 2Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London, London, United Kingdom; 3Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

1:50 pm
PS222. Percutaneous Peri-Adventitial Guanethidine Delivery Induces Renal Artery Sympathectomy: Preclinical Experience and Implication for Refractory Hypertension
Christopher Owens1, Warren J. Gasper1, Kirk Seward3, Sanjay Misra4, Stewart B. Jacobson2, Russell M. Jones2
1University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; 2CVPath, Gaithersburg, MD; 3Mercator MedSystems, San Leandro, CA; 4Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

1:55 pm
PS224. Porcine Mesenchymal Stem Cell Labeling With MRI Contrast Agent Ferex
Mehrnoosh Shahrivar1, Daniel K. Han1, Karen Briley-Saebo2, Andrew Tye1, Michael L. Marin1, Peter L. Faries1
1Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY; 2Department of Radiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

2:00 pm
PS226. Nitrite Increases Fibroblast Migration and Proliferation and May Represent a Viable Source of Nitric Oxide for Wound Healing
Michael Madigan, Fateh Entabi, Guiying Hong, Brian Zuckerbraun, Edith Tzeng
Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2:05 pm
PS228. LPS Induces Angiogenic Behavior in Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells in Vitro Through Purinergic Signalling
Ryan McEnaney, Ulka Sachdev, Xiangdong Cui, Timothy R. Billiar, Edith Tzeng
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA

2:10 pm
PS230. EVAR: The Effect of Hooks and Oversizing on the Strength of Proximal Fixation of the Stent-Graft
Samuel S. Zhou1, Thien How2, Richard McWilliams3, John Brennan4
1Vascular Surgery, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, United Kingdom; 2Department of Clinical Engineering,University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom; 3Department of Interventional Radiology, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom; 4Department of Vascular Surgery, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom

2:15 pm
PS232. Long-Term Effects of Everolimus-Eluting Self-Expanding Stent Implantation in an Experimental Model of Peripheral Vascular Intervention
Hugh Zhao1, Alexander Nikanorov1, Renu Virmani2, Lewis B. Schwartz1
1Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA; 2CVPath Institute Inc, Gaithersburg, MD

2:20 pm
PS234. Edaravone Suppresses Reperfusion Injury Following Leg Ischemia in Rats: Transmission Electro Microscopic Study
Mitsuhiro Yamamaura, Yuji Miyamoto, Masataka Mitsuno, Hiroe Tanaka, Masaaki Ryomoto, Shinya Fukui, Yoshiteru Yoshioka
Dept. of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Japan

2:25 pm
PS236. Hyperglycemia-Induced Adult Dermal Fibroblast Dysfunction
Adam J. Doyle, John P. Cullen, Elisa Roztocil, David Gillespie
Vascular Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

2:30 pm
PS238. Multisystem Trauma Patients with Venous Thromboembolism Have Increased Circulating Microparticles
Marlene Mathews, David Gillespie
Vascular Surgery, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

2:35 pm
PS240. Pathophysiologic Correlation of Fat Emboli Load During Medullary Canal Pressurization: The Effect of Temporary Intravenous Filtration
Dennis Wright, William Lanzinger, Jill Zink, Joe Caldwell, Andrew Schoenfeld, Patricia Sloan, Kimberly Stakleff, Robert Netzley
Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm​

Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
Room: Exhibit Hall D2​

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm​
R1: Rapid Paced Paper Session I
Room: 354b

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss the methodology, results, and conclusions of the research presented in vascular health.
  2. Gain knowledge of new technology for diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease.
Moderators: Richard P. Cambria, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Ronald M. Fairman, MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

4:00 pm
RR1. Selective Cerebrospinal Fluid Drainage Protocole is Effective to Prevent Spinal Cord Ischemia During Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aortic Diseases: Results of a Comparative Study
Philippe Amabile, Joel Etienne, Mariangela De Masi, Laurence Bal, Serge Cohen, Jean Michel Bartoli, Philippe Piquet
Vascular surgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Marseille, Hôpital de la Timone, Marseille, France

4:03 pm
RR2. Coding Data Underestimates the Mortality Rate of EVAR for Ruptured AAA
Adam J. Doyle, David Gillespie, Michael Singh, Karl A. Illig, Ankur Chandra
Vascular Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

4:06 pm
RR3. Total Laparoscopic Versus Conventional Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair. How Safe?
Jean-Baptiste Ricco, Alexandre Valagier, Jerome Cau, Olivier Page, Christophe Marchand, Gilles Régnault
University of Poitiers, Poitiers, France

4:09 pm
RR4. Surgery for Descending Thoracic Aneurysms: Impact of Hospital Type on Operative Techniques and Outcomes in the US Medicare Population
Virendra I. Patel, Shankha Mukhopadhyay, Emel Ergul, Nathan J. Aranson, Mark F. Conrad, Christopher J. Kwolek, Richard P. Cambria
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

4:12 pm
RR5. Annual Rupture Risk of AAA Enlargement Without Detectable Endoleak After EVAR. An EUROSTAR Registry Report
Dave Koole1, Frans L. Moll1, Jacob Buth2, Roel Hobo2, Herman J. Zandvoort1, Michiel L. Bots1, Gerard Pasterkamp1, Joost A. van Herwaarden1
1University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands; 2Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, Netherlands

4:15 pm
Discussions: RR1, RR2, RR3, RR4, RR5

4:25 pm
RR6. Impact of Surgeon Practice Pattern in Shunt Use During CEA for Contralateral Carotid Occlusion
Philip P. Goodney1, Salvatore T. Scali4, David H. Stone1, Virenda Patel2, Mohammad Eslami5, Jessica Wallaert1, Palma Shaw3, Jack L. Cronenwett1
1Section of Vascular Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; 2Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 3Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; 4University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; 5University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA

4:28 pm
RR7. Anatomic Assessment of the Aortic Arch: Relationship Between Arch Anatomy and Age
Brian G. DeRubertis1, Ali Alktaifi1, J. Paul Finn2, Sinan Jabori1,2, Steve Farley1, Roya S. Saleh2, Wesley S. Moore1, Peter F. Lawrence1
1UCLA School of Medicine, Division of Vascular Surgery, Los Angeles, CA; 2UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Los Angeles, CA

4:34 pm
RR9. Functional Outcome of Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF) Varies with Age: Analysis of a VA Health Care System Practice
Elsie Gyang1, Fritz Bech2
1Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA; 2Palo Alto VA Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA

4:37 pm
RR10. Balloon Angioplasty Versus Stent Placement in the Treatment of Venous Anastomotic Stenoses of Hemodialysis Grafts Following Surgical Thrombectomy
John D. Kakisis, Efthimios D. Avgerinos, Triantafyllos G. Giannakopoulos, Konstantinos G. Moulakakis, Anastasios Papapetrou, Christos D. Liapis
Department of Vascular Surgery, Athens University Medical School, "Attikon" Hospital, Athens, Greece

4:40 pm
Discussions: RR6, RR7, RR8, RR9, RR10

4:50 pm
RR11. Familial AAA: High Prevalence and Decreased Cardiac Risk Factors
Koen M. van de Luijtgaarden, Sanne E. Hoeks, Erik J. Bakker, Michiel T. Voute, Niels J. Ravensbergen, Hence J. Verhagen, Danielle Majoor Krakauer, Don Poldermans
Vascular Surgery, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands

4:53 pm
RR12. Trends in the Utilization of Endovascular Therapy for Elective and Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Procedures Across Canada: A Cohort Study
Prasad Jetty1, Don Husereau2
1Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; 2Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, Ottawa, ON, Canada

4:56 pm
RR13. Aneurysmal Extension to the Iliac Bifurcation: Comparison of Bell-Bottom Technique Versus Hypogastric Exclusion
Peter A. Naughton2, Michael S. Park1, Andrew Moriarty2, El-Rashid Kheirelseid2, Mary-Paula Colgan2, Dermot J. Moore2, Sean M. O'Neill2, Heron Rodriguez1, Mark D. Morasch1, Prakash Madhavan2, Mark K. Eskandari1
1Division of Vascular Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL; 2St. James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

4:59 pm
RR14. Endovascular Repair of Retrograde Stanford Type A Aortic Dissection: 9 Years of Experience in One Center
Shenming Wang, Chen Yao
The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

5:02 pm
RR15. Open Surgery Versus Endovascular Repair of Ruptured Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
Frederik H. Jonker1, Hence J. Verhagen2, Peter H. Lin3, Robin H. Heijmen6, Santi Trimarchi4, Anthony W. Lee5, Frans L. Moll6, Husam Atamneh3, Vincenzo Rampoldi4, Bart E. Muhs1
1Vascular Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 2Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands; 3Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; 4Policlinico San Donato, I.R.C.C.S. Cardiovascular Center "E. Malan", Milan, Italy; 5Christine E. Lynn Heart and Vascular Institute, Boca Raton, FL; 6University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

5:05 pm
Discussions: RR11, RR12, RR13, RR14, RR15

5:15 pm
RR16. Interactive Online Training Improves Trainee Test Performance in Vascular Surgery
Mohamed A. Zayed, Kevin Casey, Emily Lilo, Ronald L. Dalman, Jason T. Lee
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

5:18 pm
RR17. Comparison of Knowledge and Attitudes of Primary Care Physicians in Canada and Ireland
Elizabeth Wooster1, Andrew Dueck2, Daragh Moneley3, Liz Ryan3, Douglas Wooster2
1Theory and Policy Studies, OISE/University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2University of Toronto - Department of Surgery, Toronto, ON, Canada; 3Royal College of Surgery - Department of Vascular Surgery, Dublin, Ireland

5:21 pm
RR18. Surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: A Nationwide Perspective
Jason T. Lee1, Monica M. Dua1, Venita Chandra1, Tina M. Hernandez-Boussard1, Karl A. Illig2
1Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA; 2University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

5:24 pm
Discussions: RR16, RR17, RR18

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm 
SVU / SVS Joint Session: Government Relations Update
(CME credit for this session is offered by the Society for Vascular Ultrasound)
Room: 451ab

CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm​ C4: Success in the Face of Increasing Diversity
Room: 352
 

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify ways to deal with the increasing diversity of the vascular surgery patient population. 
  2. Discuss the issues of cultural competency.
  3. Implement tools to increase recruitment of minorities to vascular surgery.

Moderators: Anil P. Hingorani, MD, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 
Heron E. Rodriguez, MD, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

5:30 pm
Changing Patient Demographics:  How to Prepare for an Increase in Minority Patients
Anil P. Hingorani, MD, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

5:45 pm
Awareness of Peripheral Arterial Disease and Cardiovascular Risk Reclassification Among Hispanics
Carlos H. Timaran, MD, University of Texas, Dallas, TX
   
6:00 pm
How Culturally Competent Are You?
Yara Gorski, MD, Crown Surgery Medical Group, Inc., Murrieta, CA

6:15 pm
Analyzing the Racial/Ethnic Distribution of SVS Members and Vascular Surgery Trainees
Karen Woo, MD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

6:30 pm
Reframing and Improving Diversity in Academic Medicine
Cynthia E. Boyd, MD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 

6:50 pm
Discussion Panel
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
C5: Young Surgeons: What I Find Most Challenging at This Stage in My Career
Room: 353b
 
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Develop a balance between research obligations and clinical productivity.
  2. Employ methods to mentor young surgeons.
  3. Identify strategies for successful navigation into leadership roles in academic and private practice settings.
  4. Compare the pros and cons of challenging issues and concerns for early career vascular surgeons.
Moderators: Jason Lee, MD, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
Joseph Ricotta, MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
 
0-3 Years Out of Practice (finding a job, negotiations, etc)
5:30 pm
Academic Practice Viewpoint  
Rebecca Kelso, MD, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

5:40 pm
Private Practice Viewpoint
Adnan Z. Rizvi, MD, Abbot Northwestern Hospital / Minnesota Heart Institute, Minneapolis, MN

4-7 Years Out of Practice (promotion, finding a new job, etc)
5:50 pm
Academic Practice Viewpoint
Rabih A. Chaer, MD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

6:00 pm 
Private Practice Viewpoint
Christopher D. Scibelli, MD, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Suffolk, VA

8-10 Years Out of Practice (transitioning to being mentor, handing off cases, etc.)
6:10 pm
Academic Practice Viewpoint
Peter R. Nelson, MD, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL

6:20 pm 
Private Practice Viewpoint
Russell W. Becker, DO, Michigan Vascular Center, Flint, MI

6:30 pm
Discussion Panel

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
C6: Comparative Effectiveness in Action
Room: 351
 
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Describe the current state of comparative effectiveness research as it relates to United States healthcare policy and the political environment associated with it.
  2. Explain how countries with central healthcare policy have used comparative effectiveness techniques to determine appropriate use of technology for the repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm.
  3. Realize the current state of data regarding asymptomatic carotid artery disease, and identify areas within this space for which comparative effectiveness research is ideally suited.
Moderators: Mark Meissner, MD, University of Washington,  Seattle, WA
Michael C. Stoner, MD, East Carolina Heart Institute, Greenville, NC
            
5:30 pm
Comparative Effectiveness and the United States Healthcare System: Success, Failure and Politics
Michael C. Stoner, MD, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
 
5:45 pm
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in the UK and the Cost of Technology
Matt Thompson, MD, FRCS, St. George’s University of London, London, United Kingdom
 
6:00 pm
The Use of Comparative Effectiveness Research to Optimize Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Canada
Thomas L. Forbes, MD, London Health Sciences and University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
 
6:15 pm
A Look at the Current Comparative Effectiveness Data Regarding Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis
Rocco G. Ciocca, MD, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, MA
 
6:30 pm
Panel Discussion
 
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
C7: Association of Chairs in Vascular Surgery Meeting—SVS Vascular Quality Initiative
Room: 350
 
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Describe the value of the SVS Vascular Quality Initiative.
  2. Summarize how to organize a regional quality group.
  3. Use registry data to improve outcomes and generate new knowledge.
Moderators:  Keith D. Calligaro, MD, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Jack L. Cronenwett, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, Lebanon, NH
 
5:30 pm
Overview of SVS VQI 
Jack L. Cronenwett, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, Lebanon, NH
Richard P. Cambria, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 

5:50 pm
Starting a Regional Quality Group 
John (Jeb) W. Hallett, MD, Roper St. Francis Heart & Vascular Services, Charleston, SC
 
6:10 pm 
Uses for Regional Registry Data 
Philip P. Goodney, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, Lebanon, NH
 
6:30 pm 
Panel Discussion
  
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
C8: Physician-Physician Assistant Health Care Teams in Vascular Surgery
Room: 353c

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Describe the current utilization of physician assistants in the United States.
  2. Discuss the utilization of physician assistants within vascular surgery academic, hospital-based, and private practices.
  3. Use the evidence-based guidelines on initially incorporating physician assistants into a vascular practice.  
Moderators:  Theresa M. Impeduglia, MD, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ
Indravadan U. Kapadia, MS, PA-C, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ

5:30 pm
Recent Data on the Current Utilization of PAs in Vascular Surgery
Sophia Serrano, MPAS, PA-C

Inpatient Issues
5:40 pm
Wanted: Permanent Hospital-Based Positions for Specialty-Trained PAs Critical to the Perioperative Workforce Team
Theresa Impeduglia, MD, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ
 
5:50 pm
Navigating Into a Key Role in Clinical Research
Indravadan U. Kapadia, MS, PA-C, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ

OR Issues
6:00 pm
Criteria and Qualifications for Physician Assistants Regarding Invasive Procedures, Angiography and Device Implantations
J. Timothy Fulenwider, MD, NGPG Vascular Center, Gainesville, GA  
  
6:10 pm
Expanding Role and Independence of Physician Assistants—Caveats Regarding Malpractice and Contractual Negotiation
James Becker, PA-C, NGPG Surgery Associates, Gainesville, GA

Outpatient Issues
6:20 pm
The Governance and Cost-Effectiveness of Physician Assistants in the Outpatient Setting 
Charles Procter, MD, Longstreet Clinic, Gainesville, GA 

6:30 pm
The Vascular Practice of Physician Assistants—Managing Wound Care, Access and Imaging in a Dependent, Noncompetitive Relationship with Off-Site Physicians
Stephen Konigsberg, PA-C, Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GA  

6:40 pm
Panel Discussion
 

Updated August 2011

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