ISMICS 2021 18-20 June

18/06/2021, 3:00 pm-10:00 pm - online

Faculty: TBC

The ISMICS 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held from 18-20 June 2021 in a virtual format and is organized by the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Venue: Virtual Online Event

AtriCure will be present with a Virtual booth and a Symposium on Saturday 19th June 10:05- 10:45 EST/ 16:05-16:45 CET.

AtriCure Symposium: Heart Team Approaches for Challenging AF Patients: Key Evidence and Procedural Learnings

Date: Saturday 19th June 10:05- 10:45 EST/ 16:05-16:45 CET

Piotr Suwalski, MD
Central Clinical Hospital of Ministry of Interior and Administration and Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Warsaw, Poland

Andy Kiser, MD
St. Clair Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Aziz Momin, MD
St. George’s Hospital, London, UK

Link to registration: Will be allocated by ADs and sent directly from Marketing team.

Link to program:



Sessions of interest

(All times below are listed in Eastern US time – EST)

Sunday, 20 June

09.05 Cardiac Masters Session 3A: Afib and Revascularization

Live in the Box Concomitant Endoscopic MIDCAB and LAAO Piotr Suwalski.

10.45 – 11:45 Cardiac Masters Session 3B: Afib and Revascularization

Moderators: Niv Ad and Nicolas Doll


Live in the Box

Convergent Ablation Procedure – A Surgeon’s and EP’s View

Michael Oscar Zembala and Piotr Buchta, Center for Heart Diseases, Zabrze, Poland

How I Treat Afib – Perspective of a Surgeon Who is Also an Electrophysiologist

Amiran Revishvili, Scientific Center for CV Surgery, Moscow, Russia


The Role of the Surgeon in Non Afib Arrhythmia Ablations

Mark La Meir, UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium


12.00 – 12:45

Cardiac video session

Moderators: Pavan Atluri and Marek A. Deja


V1.Technical Aspects of Non-Atriotomy Concomitant Maze

Ali Khoynezhad, Memorial Care Long Beach Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA


Abstracts of interest:

M9. Thoracoscopic Left Atrial Appendage Epicardial Clipping for Stroke Prevention in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation – Long Term Follow-up

Anna Witkowska1, Grzegorz Suwalski2, Maciej Bartczak1, Radoslaw Smoczynski1, Dominik Drobinski1, Mariusz Kowalewski1, Jakub Staromlynski1, Dariusz Kosior1, Piotr Suwalski1

1Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Interior in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, 2Militari Institute of Medicin, Warsaw, Poland


M10. Surgical Treatment Of Long-standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation: Maze-v Or Thoracoscopic Ablation?

Giorgiy Edzhibiya, Vadim Popov, Amiran Revishvili, Egor Malyshenko, Valentin Vaskovskiy, Irina Taymasova, Elizaveta Strebkova

A.V. Vishnevsky National Medical Research Center of Surgery, Moscow, Russian Federation