ISMICSInternational Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Formed on May 31, 1997 by the participants of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery at the Palais Des Congres, Paris France, the new ISMICS is taking the leadership role in shaping the direction of less invasive cardiac surgery on a global basis.
The "Decisions of the Heart" website will allow patients to benefit from a direct link to the ISMICS website for professionals so that the latest information, ISMICS Consensus Statements, and professional society guidelines become available in a straightforward, easy to understand format that patients and their families can use to better understand their treatment options.
ISMICS has the only peer-reviewed Annual Scientific Meeting dedicated to the minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery techniques and technology and is taking a leadership role on a global basis in shaping the direction of less invasive cardiac surgery.
The ISMICS meeting is a significant gathering of cardiovascular surgeons from around the world whose interests include the latest developments in less invasive forms of heart surgery.
Dale, Chairman, President and CEO of ATS Medical noted, "We are very gratified that ATS Medical products will be the focus of a variety of key presentations at this year's ISMICS meeting.
In May 2004 ISMICS, an international organization of cardiothoracic surgeons with special interest in minimally invasive surgery, held a Consensus Conference to review data from multiple studies and to compare clinical outcomes after OPCAB with conventional bypass surgery during which the heart is stopped and the patient's blood redirected to a heart-lung machine.