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Live on CTSNet: 2019 ISMICS Annual Meeting

Friday, May 31, 2019


The 2019 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) was held in New York, New York, from May 29 - June 1, 2019, and select presentations from the meeting streamed live on CTSNet. Did you miss part of the livestream? Watch these sessions below or in the CTSNet YouTube channel.

Mastering the Indications - Controversies in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Moderated by Marc Ruel, Mattia Glauber, and Tom C. Nguyen


  • PCI Versus MICS CABG Versus CABG
  • TAVR Versus Minimally Invasive AVR Versus Sternotomy
  • MitraClip Versus TMVR Versus Minimally Invasive Mitral Versus Sternotomy

Practical Tips and Tricks
Moderated by Ramachandra C. Reddy and Daniel M. Bethencourt


  • Building a Minimally Invasive Valve Program
  • Cardioplegia Protection Strategies
  • Central and Peripheral Cannulation Strategies
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Exposure (Direct and Indirect Vision)
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Exposure (RAT)
  • Minimally Invasive CABG Exposure

Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve and Atrial Fibrillation
Moderated by Niv Ad and Sahin Senay

Presidential Address: Original Thinkers and Progress
From ISMICS President Niv Ad of the University of Maryland in Baltimore, USA

Aortic Valve & TAVR
Moderated by Vinod H. Thourani and Grayson H. Wheatley III

Moderated by Bob B. Kiaii

Innovations in Healthcare: An Interview With Tomislav Mihaljevic
Kit V. Arom Lectureship, with Tomislav Mihaljevic of the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, and ISMICS President Niv Ad

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