Tag: cardiac

Ketamine for intraoperative and postoperative analgesia

Ketamine for improving intraop and postoperative pain. #ketamine #pain #anesthesia #analgesia #meded

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Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest

Case     OpenAnesthesia.org: Cerebral ischemia: deep hypothermia SCA 2013 PBLD: Anesthetic Management for Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest BJA: Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. July 2010 JCVA: Perioperative management of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. Aug 2010. Anaesthesia, Pain, and Intensive Care: Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest – anesthetic considerations. Aug 2016. Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery:

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Cardiac Surgery in a Jehovah’s Witness Patient

AVR Brief case summary Literature Search Blood Transfusion: 2011; April 9(2); 189-217.  Recommendations for the transfusion management of patients in the peri-operative period. II. The intra-operative period. BMJ Case Rep. 2012; 2012: bcr1220115403.  Aortic valve replacement in a Jehovah’s Witness: a case of multi-disciplinary clinical management for bloodless surgery. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia,

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Ventricular Assist Devices: Impella

“There’s an emergent case coming for impella placement.” Impella?  I’ve read about these devices and I’m familiar with managing patients on LVADs as well as providing anesthesia for LVAD placement.  But, I’ve never done an Impella on a critically unstable patient. YouTube video describing the purpose and placement of the Impella Cath Lab Digest: Overview

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Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery from an anesthesiologist’s perspective. #cardiac #mitral #tee #minimallyinvasive #robot #anesthesia #meded

Surgically, more and more cases are performed through tiny incisions for minimal scarring.  Don’t let that underestimate the size of the procedure.  For example, mitral valve surgery is still a common procedure that involves a sternotomy (“cracking the chest”) and stopping the heart — it’s a big procedure.  However, surgeons have become adept at making

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TAVR Team: conscious sedation vs. general anesthesia

Today, we had a guest speaker Christian Spies from Queen’s Hospital in Hawaii who spoke on his experience with his TAVR team and conscious sedation vs. general anesthesia for these patients.  More specifically, we are speaking of the transfemoral route. Keypoints: Patient selection is key (consider for COPD; bad for OSA) Short surgical time for monitored anesthesia

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24 hours with an anesthesiologist

A piece I’d like to submit for: CNN Money 24 hours With….an anesthesiologist About Kris: I grew up in a small west Texas town called Abilene, TX. My mom was a standard tiger mom in that she encouraged me to pursue multiple activities while nudging me to do my best. After drama lessons, tennis lessons, basketball, volleyball,

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