Congenital Heart Surgeons Society Conference 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013


John W. Brown, MD, President
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Richard G. Ohye, M.D., Program Chair
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Session I: Videos

(5 min video or talk and 10 min discussion)


  • John W. Brown, MD, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Richard G. Ohye, MD, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

V1. Alternative Approach to Ascending Aortic Arch Aneurysm in 10 Year Old with Takayasu’s Arteritis

Immanuel Turner, Himanshu Patel, Ming-Sing Si

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

V2. Left Ventricular Rehabilitation in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

James M. Hammel, Ibrahim Abdullah, Kim F. Duncan

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

V3. Very Long Segment Tracheal Reconstruction Using Side to Side Anastamosis With Bronchus Suis

Michael E. Mitchell, James S. Tweddell

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

V4. Conversion of Hepatic Venous Conduit to Bifurcated Conduit to Manage Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations

Phillip Burch, Aditya Kaza, Peter Gruber, Mary Martin, Richard Williams

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Session II: Basic Science/Translational

(5 min video or talk and 10 min discussion)

Moderator: James Jaggers, MD, Aurora, CO, USA

A1. Engineering a Heart Valve with Patient Specific Cells

Sunjay Kaushal1, David Simpson1, Luca Vricella2, Duke Cameron2

1UMMC, Baltimore, MD, 2Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Invited Discussant: John Mayer, MD

A2. Feasibility of Synthetic High-Fidelity Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Models for Simulation and Education

John P. Costello1, Axel Krieger1, Jodi Pike1, M. Blair Marshall2, Shi-Joon Yoo3, Peter C. W. Kim1, Richard A. Jonas1, Dilip S. Nath1

Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, 2MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, 3The Hospital for Sick Children; University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Invited Discussant: Constantine Mavroudis

A3. Assisted BiDirectional Glenn: A Novel Concept for Initial Palliation of Single Ventricle Physiology

Mahdi Esmaily-Moghadam1, T-Y Hsia2

1University of Californai, San Diego, San Diego, CA, 2Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, United Kingdom

Invited Discussant: Mark Rodefeld

A4. An Interactive Simulation Tool For Patient Specific Decision Support In Single Ventricle Circulation

Timothy Conover1, Tony Hlavacek2, Richard Figliola1, T-Y Hsia3

1Clemson University, Clemson, SC, 2Medical University of South Carolina, Charleson, SC, 3Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, United Kingdom

Invited Discussant: Emile Bacha

A5. Successful Linking of the CHSS Database to the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database

Jeffrey P. Jacobs1, Marshall L. Jacobs2, J. William Gaynor3, Carl Backer4, Erle H. Austin5

1Johns Hopkins Children’s Heart Surgery, Saint Petersburg, FL, 2Johns Hopkins Children’s Heart Surgery, Philadelphia, PA, 3The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 4Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 5Kosair Children’s Hospital, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Invited Discussant: Sara Pasquali

A6. Can a Valve in the TCPC Eliminate Flow Reversal and Improve Fluid Dynamics in the Subdiaphragmatic Venous Return?

Marija Vukicevic1, T-Y Hsia2

1Clemson University, Clemson, SC, 2Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, United Kingdom

Invited Discussant: Christian Pizarro

Session III: Videos & Abstracts

(5 min video or talk and 10 min discussion)

Moderator: Harold M. Burkhart MD, Rochester, MN, USA

A7. Application of Thromboelastrography in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery; Does it Reduce Blood Product Transfusions?

Lauren C. Kane, Melissa Frei-Jones, Syed Adil Husain, John H. Calhoon

University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

A8. Use of a Porcine Bioprosthesis for Aortic Root Replacement in the Pediatric and Young Adult Population: A Promising Alternative

Jorge D. Salazar, Bhawna Gupta, Makram R. Ebeid, Mary B. Taylor

The Children’s Heart Center, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

A9. The Experiences of Mothers of Infants with Congenital Heart Disease Before, During, and After Complex Cardiac Surgery

Kayla Harvey1, Andrea Kovalesky2, Lori Loan3

1Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Tacoma, WA, 2Madigan Army Medical Center – Tacoma, WA, 3Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA

A10. Surgical Repair of Biventricular Obstruction in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Do They Really Deserve Transplantation?

Eduard Quintana, Joseph A. Dearani, Frank Cetta, Hartzell V. Schaff

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

V5. Placement of a Left Ventricular Assist Device Through a Right Axilary Incision in a 4 Year Old Child

Gianluca Torregrossa, Khanh Nguyen

Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

V6. Implantation of Tricuspid expanded-Polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) Valved Conduit for Right Ventricular Outflow Tract

Yoshio Ootaki (Otaki)1, James A. Quintessenza2

1Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC, 2Congenital Heart Institute of Florida, St. Petersburg, FL

V7. Repair of Ebstein’s anomaly with pulmonary atresia

Christopher Knott-Craig, TK Susheel Kumar

Le Bonheur Childrens Hospital, Memphis, TN

V8. Extra-Anatomic Right Ventricle to Pulmonary Artery Conduit: the Apical-Aortic Equivalent for Complex Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction

Brian Kogon

Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Scientific Session III

(15 presentations – 5 min talk and 10 min discussion)

Moderator: John W. Brown, MD, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Richard G. Ohye, MD, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

~ John A. Hawkins Top Scoring Abstract Award ~

 A11. Right Ventricular Unloading for Heart Failure Related to Ebstein Malformation

Joseph A Dearani, Vijayakumar Raju, Martha Grogan, Sabrina D. Phillips, Roxann D. Pike, Jonathan N. Johnson, Patrick W. O’Leary

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

A12.  Doubly Committed Juxta-Arterial Ventricular Septal Defect: Long-term Outcomes of the Aortic and Pulmonary Valves

Carl L Backer1, Paul J Devlin1, Hyde M. Russell1, Michael C Monge1, Angira Patel1, Diane E Spicer2, Robert H Anderson3

1Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 3Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

A13. LVAD vs BiVAD Use Across the USA: Understanding When a Particular Device Strategy is Chosen and its Effect on Outcomes

David L. S. Morales1, Farhan Zafar1, Peter D. Wearden2, David N. Rosenthal3, Antonio G. Cabrerra4, Joseph W. Rossano5, Tilman Humpl6, John L. Jefferies1

1Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 3Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, 4Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 5The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 6Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

A14. Bridge To Pediatric Heart Transplantation With Mechanical Circulatory Support: An Analysis of the UNOS Database

Sunjay Kaushal, Brody Wehman, Bart Griffith

UMMC, Baltimore, MD

A15. Surgical Techniques for Repair of Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery: A Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society Study

Jeffrey A. Poynter1, Constantine Mavroudis2

1Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2Florida Hospital for Children, Orlando, FL

A16. An Early Eise in Troponin-I Predicts LV Dysfunction at Discharge and Future Re-Intervention in Transposition of the Great Arteries: A Study of 225 Arterial Switch Operations

Sophie Jones, Pierre-Luc Bernier, Jonathan Chen, Jan Quaegebeur, Emile Bacha

Columbia University, New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, New York, NY

Scientific Session IV: CHSS Data Center Report


  • Chris Caldarone, MD – CHSS Data Center
  • Marshall Jacobs, MD – CHSS Research Committee Chair

Member Business Meeting and Report of the President

  • John W. Brown, MD – CHSS President
  • James S. Tweddell, MD – CHSS Secretary-Treasurer

STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database

Jeffrey Jacobs, MD

Invited Guest Panel: Educating the Next Generation of Congenital Heart Surgeons

Moderator: Carl Backer, MD

The European View – Christian Schreiber, MD – Munich, Germany

The North American View – Edward L. Bove, MD – Ann Arbor, Michigan

 Scientific Session V

(5 min talk and 10 min discussion)


  • Marshall Jacobs, MD, Cleveland, OH, USA
  • James Jaggers, MD, Aurora, CO, USA

A17. Surgical Pulmonary Valve Replacement: A Benchmark for Outcomes Comparisons

E. Dean McKenzie, Muhammad S. Khan, Andres X. Samayoa, Aimee Liou, Jeffrey S. Heinle, Charles D. Fraser Jr.

Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

A18. Valve-Sparing Repair in Tetralogy of Fallot: Results of Bioprosthetic Cusp Augmentation in Patients with Small Pulmonary Valve Z-Scores

Danielle Gottlieb, Betul Yilmaz, Pierre-Luc Bernier, Bin Cheng, Jan Quaegebeur, Jonathan Chen, Emile Bacha

Columbia Presbyterian Hospital/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York, New York, NY

A19. Pulmonary Homografts for RVOT Reconstruction in Ross and non-Ross patients: A 15-year Single Institution Comparison

Mark Ruzmetov, Dale M Geiss, Randall S. Fortuna

Children’s Hospital of Illinois, Peoria, IL

A20. Is 22q11 Deletion a Risk Factor for Early Right Ventricular to Pulmonary Artery (RV-PA) Conduit Failure?

Chawki Elzein, Michel Ilbawi

Advocate Children’s Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL

A21. Repair of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return: Long-Term Outcome

Joseph Caspi, Tim Pettitt

Children’s Hospital, New Orleans, LA

A22. Transthoracic Echocardiographic Predictors of left Atrial Hypertension in Pediatric Patients on Venoarterial ECMO

Aaron Wesley Eckhauser, Michael Puchalski

University of Utah, Primary Children’s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT

A23. Timing of Neonatal Cardiac Surgery is Not Associated with Perioperative Outcomes

TK Susheel Kumar1, John R Charpie2, Jennifer C Hirsch-Romano2, MI, Michael G Gaies2, Janet E Donohue2, Sunkyung Yu2, Caren S Goldberg2, Kathryn Nelson2

1Le Bonheur Childrens Hospital, Memphis, TN, 2C.S Mott Childrens Hospital , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

A24. Mild Hypothermic Selective Cerebral Perfusion in the Norwood Procedure

Joanne P Starr, Richard N Gates, Beth Parker

Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA