25 Jun 2024

The return of CABG – The procedure of the future?

Guest Speakers: Sigrid Sandner, Torsten Doenst, Anders Jeppsson

This month, our hosts Can Gollmann-Tepeköylü and Miia L Lehtinen explore the future of coronary surgery with renowned experts: Sigrid Sandner, Anders Jeppsson and Torsten Doenst. This discussion addresses the evolving utility of CABG following the introduction of PCI, involving evidence-based comparisons between these approaches. Listen for a detailed analysis of how patient risk versus benefit is understood, and the diverse nuances available between clinical outcomes and patient groups.

Guest Speakers:

Sigrid Sandner | Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University Vienna

Dr Sandner obtained her medical degree at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. She also holds an MS degree in Clinical Epidemiology from Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Sandner is the Director of the Coronary Surgery Program, Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Vienna/MU Vienna and the current Chair of the EACTS Coronary Task Force.

Torsten Doenst | Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

Prof. Doenst was born in Goettingen. He studied medicine in Goettingen and Houston. He received his cardiac surgery training in Freiburg, Germany and added a clinical fellowship with Tirone David at the Toronto General Hospital. He returned to Freiburg as operating surgeon and later moved to the Heart Center in Leipzig, where he was the first receipient of a Heisenberg professorship of the German Research Foundation (DFG). His research interests include basic science investigations on mitochondrial function in heart failure. In the clinical arena he has published yearly reviews of the cardiac surgery literature (Cardiac Surgery Reviewed Series) for the past decade and presented several novel mechanism oriented concepts in coronary and valve surgery.

Anders Jeppsson | Professor/Senior consultant, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden 

Anders Jeppsson was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. He completed his training in cardiothoracic surgery at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg. He has completed a research fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He was chair for EACTS’’s Clinical Guideline committee 2017-2020.

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