Science Café Cleveland presents


Open-Heart Surgery is Now Closed - Big Operations with Little Catheters

JULY 11, 2016




Alan Markowitz, MD

Chief Surgical Officer, UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute,

Assistant Clinical Professor, Surgery, CWRU School of Medicine




Stacey Mazzurco, RN

Clinical Trials Manager, UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute




Aortic Valve replacement has become remarkably safe and routine with operative mortality and stroke rates even in elderly subjects approaching (but not reaching) zero. However, disruptive technology changes the playing field, and we now have ways to implant a new aortic valve with the heart beating, the chest closed, the patient awake, and even participating in the procedure! Is this initial tidal wave of enthusiasm by early adoptors in the cardiovascular disease community (Dr. Markowitz included) justified, and are the results as good as we think? Come decided for yourself, and help us answer the question at this months Science Cafe Cleveland: "If it ain't broke, should we fix it anyway?"


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The Music Box Supper Club - Concert Hall

1148 Main Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44113



July 11, 2016

Doors will be open 5:30 - 9:00 PM (Last call at 8:45PM). Presentation and discussion is 7:00 - 8:00 PM. The Concert Hall will also host a limited menu before and during the event. Not to mention a full bar! (Click here to view menu). Come early, get a good seat, grab a bite and a beverage and enjoy the discussion!


WHO: Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN ideastream, and the Music Box Supper Club.


Click here for an event flyer (.pdf)