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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Cine-Med and the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery. Cine-Med is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Ciné-Med designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program & Abstracts | Virtual Poster Session | Symposium Agenda

6:00-7:30 pm

7:45-7:50 am
Gilbert R. Upchurch, Jr.
7:50-9:30 am
Presiding: W. Charles Sternbergh, III
William D. Jordan, Jr.
7:50 am
1. Diabetic Patients with Small Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Have Slower Aneurysm Growth Without Differences in Inflammatory Markers
Matthew Nordness1, Bernard T. Baxter2, Jon Matsumura3, Michael Terrin4, Nancy Webb5, John Curci1
1Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, 2University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 3University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, 4University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 5University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Discussant: Sam Tyagi
8:10 am
2. The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery Mock Oral Exam Identifies Significant Knowledge Deficiencies in Open Surgical Topics
Christopher G. Carsten, III1, Joseph V. Blas1, Matthew S. Edwards2, David L. Cull1
1Prisma Health/University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville, Greenville, SC, 2Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

Discussant: Murray L. Shames
8:30 am
3. Female Gender is Associated with Increased Thrombus Burden within Stent Graft Following Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
Marissa C. Kuo, Richard A. Meena, Christopher R. Ramos, Jaime Benarroch-Gampel, Bradley G. Leshnower, Yazan Duwayri, William D. Jordan, Jr., Ravi R. Rajani
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Discussant: William P. Shutze
8:50 am
4. Endovascular Aortic Repair Improves One-Year Survival in Octogenarians
Mitri K. Khoury, Christopher A. Heid, Jacqueline Babb, Bala Ramanan, Shirling Tsai, Melissa L. Kirkwood, Carlos H. Timaran, John Gregory Modrall
University of Texas, Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Discussant: Gabriela Velazquez-Ramirez
9:10 am
5. Migration of high cardiac risk patients from open to endovascular procedures is evident within the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative
Juliet Blakeslee-Carter, Zdenek Novak, John Axley, Danielle Sutzko, Graeme McFarland, Benjamin Pearce, Emily Spangler, Marc Passman, Adam Beck
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Discussant: Yazan Duwayri
9:30 am
Machine Learning Analysis of Multispectral Imaging and Clinical Risk Factors to Predict Amputation Wound Healing

John J. Squiers1, David Bastawros1, Andrew J. Applewhite2, Ronald D. Baxter1, Faliu Yi3, Peiran Quan3, Shuai Yu3, Jeffrey E. Thatcher3, J. Michael DiMaio1, Dennis R. Gable1
1Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital, Plano, TX, 2Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 3Spectral MD, Dallas, TX
9:50 am
Introduction of New Members
Presentation of the S. Timothy String Presidential Award

Gilbert R. Upchurch, Jr.
10:05-10:35 am
10:35 am-12:15 pm
Presiding: Margaret Tracci
Gilbert R. Upchurch, Jr.
10:35 am
6. 15-Year Trends in Participation of Women in Presentation and Leadership Positions in the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, 2006-2020
M. Libby Weaver1, Rebecca A. Sorber2, Michol A. Cooper1
1University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Discussant: William D. Jordan, Jr.
10:55 am
7. Perioperative Neurologic Outcomes of Right vs. Left Upper Extremity Access for Fenestrated-Branched Endovascular Aortic Repair (F-BEVAR)
Carla K. Scott, Anna L. Driessen, Marilisa S. Gonzalez, Gerardo G. Guardiola, Fatemeh Malekpour, Melissa L. Kirkwood, Mirza S. Baig, Carlos H. Timaran
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Discussant: Gustavo S. Oderich
11:15 am
8. Gender Trends of Authors Presenting at a Regional Vascular Surgery Meeting - Are We Missing a Unique Opportunity to Mentor?
Diana Otoya, Kedar Lavingia, Michael Amendola
VA Medical Center/VCU, Richmond, VA

Discussant: Cynthia K. Shortell
11:35 am
9. Outcomes of Carotid Artery Stenting for Dissection Are Prohibitive
Isibor J. Arhuidese1, Charles J. Bailey1, Isaac Naazie2, Mahmoud B. Malas2, Mary E. Ottinger1, Murray L. Shames1
1University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 2University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA

Discussant: Salvatore T. Scali
11:55 am
10. Persistent Underrepresentation of Female Patients in US Trials of Common Vascular Diseases Since 2008
Jessica Mayor, Ourania Preventza, Joseph L. Mills, Sr., Miguel Montero-Baker, Ramyar Gilani, Zachary Pallister, Jayer Chung
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Discussant: Joseph-Vincent Blas
12:15 pm
Gilbert R. Upchurch, Jr.

"Leading When Everyone is Watching"
Julie Ann Freischlag
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
12:45 pm
6:00-7:00 pm

8:00-9:00 am
Presiding: Jean Ruddy
William D. Jordan, Jr.
8:00 am
11. Impact of Carotid Lesion Calcification On Outcomes After TransFemoral vs TransCarotid Artery Stenting
Nadin Elsayed, Kevin S. Yei, Isaac Naazie, Mahmoud B Malas
University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA

Discussant: Melissa L. Kirkwood
8:20 am
12. Addition of Common Carotid Intervention Increases the Risk of Stroke and Death after Carotid Artery Stenting for Asymptomatic Patients
Charles DeCarlo1, Adam Tanious1, Laura T. Boitano1, Jahan Mohebali1, David H. Stone2, W. Darrin Clouse3, Mark F. Conrad1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, 3University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Discussant: W. Charles Sternbergh, III
8:40 am
13. Clopidogrel Resistance is Common in Patients Undergoing Vascular and Coronary Interventions
Thomas N. Hawken, Adam M. Berenson, Jennifer Klopfenstein, Charles C. Leithead, Clayton J. Brinster, Waldemar C. Sternbergh, III, Samuel R. Money, Stephen Ramee, Daniel Fort, Hernan A. Bazan
Ochsner Medical Foundation, New Orleans, LA

Discussant: Katharine L. McGinigle
9:00-9:30 am
9:30-10:30 am
Presiding: David L. Cull
Dennis R. Gable
9:30 am
14. Non-Guideline Compliant EVAR in Women is Associated with Increased Mortality and Re-intervention Compared to Men
Sadia Ilyas1, David H. Stone1, Jeanwan Kang1, Michol Cooper2, Jesse Columbo1, Thomas Huber2, Bjoern Suckow1, Philip Goodney1, Richard Powell1, Salvatore Scali2
1Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, 2University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Discussant: Emily Spangler
9:50 am
15. Retrograde Type A Dissection in the Vascular Quality Initiative TEVAR for Dissection Post approval Project
Adam W. Beck1, Grace J. Wang2, Joseph V. Lombardi3, Rodney A. White4, Jack Cronenwett5, Richard P. Cambria6, Ali Azizzadeh7
1University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 2University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 3Cooper Health, Camden, NJ, 4Memorial Care Long Beach Heart & Vascular Surgery, Long Beach, CA, 5Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, 6St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, MA, 7Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA

Discussant: Jean M. Panneton
10:10 am
16. Decreased Cases of Acute Stroke and Increased Deaths at Home in an Epicenter of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Clayton J. Brinster, Thomas Hawken, Gabriel Vidal, Ross Parkerson, Charles Leithead, Hernan A. Bazan, Samuel Money, W.C. Sternbergh, III
Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA

Discussant: Olamide Alabi
10:30 am
William A. Marston
10:45 am
Grit Matters in Vascular Surgery

Gilbert R. Upchurch, Jr.
11:15 pm
1:00 pm
7:00-10:00 pm
10:00-1:00 am

7:00 am-7:20 am
Moderator: William Shutze
7:00 am
V1. Open Surgical Repair of a Right Renal Artery Aneurysm
Scott T. Robinson, Matthew A. Corriere
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
7:05 am
V2. Paraclavicular Thoracic Outlet Decompression and Venous Reconstruction for Paget-Schroetter Syndrome
Cassra N. Arbabi, Marc Arizmendez, George Berci, Ali Azizzadeh
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
7:10 am
V3. Uses and Utilities of Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) during Endovascular Complex Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Carla K. Scott, Anna L. Driessen, Marilisa S. Gonzalez, Fatemeh Malekpour, Gerardo G. Guardiola, Mirza S. Baig, Melissa L Kirkwood, Carlos H. Timaran
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
7:15 am
7:20-8:00 am
Moderator: Benjamin J. Pearce
7:20 am
RF1. Contemporary Outcomes of Aortobifemoral Bypass with Concomitant Lower Extremity Bypass in the Vascular Quality Initiative
Luke M. Stewart, Graeme E. McFarland, Emily L. Spangler, Marc A. Passman, Benjamin J. Pearce, Mark A. Patterson, Danielle C. Sutzko, William F. Gaillard, Zdenek Novak, Adam W. Beck
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
7:30 am
RF2. Long-Term Outcomes of Endovascular vs. Open Aneurysm Repair in the VQI-VISION Database
Kevin Yei, Nadin Elsayed, Asma Mathlouthi, Mahmoud Malas
University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
7:40 am
RF3. Cumulative Financial Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on an Academic Vascular Surgery Division
Clayton J. Brinster, G. Thomas Escousse, Ross Parkerson, Charles Leithead, Hernan A. Bazan, Samuel Money, W. C. Sternbergh, III
Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA
7:50 am
RF4. Sex Differences in Patients Undergoing Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair for Acute Complicated Type B Dissection
Amanda C. Filiberto, Eric Pruitt, Sara Hensley, Salvatore T. Scali, Martin R. Back, Dean J. Arnaoutakis, Thomas S. Huber, Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr.
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
8:00-9:00 am
Moderator: Samuel R. Money
Panel: Eric D. Endean
Jean M. Panneton
William Shutze
8:00 am
C1. Artery of Adamkiewicz Preservation During Fenestrated-Branched Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair (F-BEVAR)
Anna L. Driessen, Carla K. Scott, Gerardo G. Guardiola, Mirza S. Baig, Melissa L. Kirkwood, Carlos H. Timaran
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
8:15 am
C2. IgG4-Related Symptomatic Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in a Patient with Known Myasthenia Gravis
Lauren Haney, Allison Laffoon, Lalithapriya Jayakumar, Dimitrios Miserlis, Fermin Tio, Lisa Radkay-Gonzalez, Lori Pounds, Reshma Brahmbhatt
UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
8:30 am
C3. Claviculectomy for Exposure and Repair of Expanding Right Subclavian Artery Aneurysm despite previous Proximal and Distal Ligation
Tiffany R. Bellomo, Scott Robinson, William R. Lynch, Karen M Kim, Matthew A. Corriere
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
8:45 am
C4. Massive Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysm Rupture Repaired Using Gore Hybrid Vascular Graft
Brandi M. Mize, Christine M. Dubberke, Lewis C. Lyons, III, Mohammed M. Moursi
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences & Baptist Health-Little Rock, Little Rock, AR
9:00-10:00 am
Presiding: Matthew A. Corriere
Eric D. Endean
9:00 am
17. Contemporary Outcomes Of Limb-Salvage Procedures Using VQI-Medicare Linked Data: Racial And Ethnic Disparities Persist
Asma Mathlouthi, Nadin Elsayed, Isaac Naazie, Mahmoud B. Malas, Andrew Barleben
University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA

Discussant: Bala Ramanan
9:20 am
18. Evaluation of an In Vivo Rat Carotid Artery Interposition Study to Assess Functionalized Tissue Engineered Vascular Scaffolds
Lauren N. West-Livingston1, Young Min Ju2, Huseyin Karagoz2, Fatih Zor2, Vijay Gorantla2, Randolph L. Geary3, Gabriela Velazquez-Ramirez3, Anthony Atala2, Sang Jin Lee2
1Wake Forest School of Medicine Department of Molecular Medicine and Translational Science, Winston-Salem, NC, 2Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, 3Wake Forest Baptist Health Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Winston-Salem, NC

Discussant: Jean Ruddy
9:40 am
19. Cost Analysis of Timing of Carotid Subclavian Revascularization in TEVAR
Hunter M. Ray1, Akshita Kumar2, Jacob J. Siahaan1, Christopher R. Conner2, Kristofer M. Charlton-Ouw1
1Gulf Coast Vascular, Houston, TX, 2UT Health, McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX

Discussant: Ali F. AbuRahma
10:00-10:30 am
10:30-11:50 am
Presiding: Ali F. AbuRahma
Benjamin J. Pearce
10:30 am
20. Role of Scalene Muscle Block in Selecting Operative Candidates Among Patients with Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Celso F. Uribe, Jr., Peyton Terry, Bernadette Frederick Goudreau, John A. Kern, Thomas
Gianis, Kenneth J Cherry, Margaret C Tracci University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Discussant: Julie Ann Freischlag
10:50 am
21. Improved Perioperative Mortality after Aorto-Enteric Fistula Repair: Lessons Learned from a 20-year Experience
Akeem Bartley, Salvatore T. Scali, Suzanah Patterson, Martin D. Rosenthal, Chasen Croft, Martin S. Back, Dean J. Arnaoutakis, Michol A. Cooper, Gilbert R. Upchurch, Jr., Thomas S. Huber
University of Florida- Gainesville, Gainesville, FL

Discussant: Margaret Tracci
11:10 am
22. Outcomes Of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) In Patients With Concomitant Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Data from The Aortic Trauma Foundation Global Registry
Cassra N. Arbabi1, Joseph DuBose2, Ben Starnes3, Naveed Saqib4, Elina Quiroga3, Charles Miller4, Ali Azizzadeh1
1Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2University of Maryland, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD, 3University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 4University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Discussant: Mark A. Farber
11:30 am
23. Differences In Procedural Metrics And Clinical Outcomes Among Patients Treated By Fenestrated-Branched Endovascular Repair Of Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms Using Infrarenal Aortic Versus Iliac Sealing Zones
Guilherme B. Lima1, Emanuel R. Tenorio1, Giulianna B. Marcondes1, Thanila A. Macedo1, Naveed Saqib1, Sophia Khan1, Bernardo C. Mendes2, Gustavo S. Oderich1
1University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, McGoven Medical School, Houston, TX, Houston, TX, 2Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Discussant: Adam W. Beck
11:50 am
12:20 pm