Cardiac Anesthesia Curriculum

Perioperative Evaluation of the Cardiac Patient

1. ACCF/AHA Practice Guideline Article

2. Emergency Cardiac Surgery in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes PubMed

Coagulation & Fibrinolysis

1. Management of bleeding following major trauma PubMed

Blood Products & Hemostasis

1. Anti-fibrinolytic use for minimising perioperative allogeneic blood transfusion PubMed

2. Use of prothrombin complex concentrate for excessive bleeding after cardiac surgery PubMed

3. Comparison of three point-of-care testing devices to detect hemostatic changes… PubMed

4. Use of lyophilized fibrinogen concentrate in cardiac surgery PubMed

Valvular Heart Disease

1. Intraoperative Echocardiography in Valvular Heart Disease PubMed

2. AHA/ACC Guideline Article


1. Perioperative Management of Antithrombotic Therapy PubMed

2. The Perioperative Management of Treatment With Anticoagulants and Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors PubMed

3. New anticoagulants: A concise review PubMed

Anti-Platelets Agents

1. Antiplatelet Drugs: Mechanisms and Risks of Bleeding Following Cardiac Operations PubMed

2. The Perioperative Management of Treatment With Anticoagulants and Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors PubMed

Acute Coronary Syndrome

1. Emergency Cardiac Surgery in Patients with Acute Coronary SyndromesPubMed

2. 2014 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Patients With Non–ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes Article

3. 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Article

Cardiopulmonary Bypass

1. Oxygen delivery during cardiopulmonary bypass (and renal outcome)… PubMed

2. Strategies to prevent intraoperative lung injury during cardiopulmonary bypass PubMed

3. 2011 ACCF/AHA Guideline for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Article

4. Evolution of Cardiopulmonary Bypass Article

Mechanical Circulatory Support

1. Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support PubMed

2. American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology Standards and Guidelines For Perfusion Practice Article

3. Cardiopulmonary bypass Article

4. Evolution of Cardiopulmonary Bypass Article

5. Ventricular assist devices: Pharmacological aspects of a mechanical therapy PubMed

6. Ventricular assist device use in congenital heart disease with a comparison to heart transplant PubMed

Pulmonary Hypertension Management

1. Perioperative Anesthesiological Management of Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension PubMed

2. Diagnostic evaluation and management of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension PubMed

3. Saudi guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension PubMed

Advanced Heart Failure Management

1. Clinical review: Practical recommendations on the management of perioperative heart failure in cardiac surgery PubMed

Clinical Hemodynamics

1. S3 guidelines for intensive care in cardiac surgery patients PubMed

2. Hemodynamic monitoring: a personal and historical perspective PubMed

3. Clinical review: Does it matter which hemodynamic monitoring system is used? PubMed

Pacemakers & Arrhythmias

1. Postoperative Arrhythmias after Cardiac Surgery PubMed

2. Current Pacemaker and Defibrillator Therapy PubMed

Adult Congenital Heart

1. Canadian Cardiovascular Society 2009 Consensus Conference… PubMed

2. Heart Transplantation in Congenital Heart Disease PubMed

3. Canadian Cardiovascular Society 2009 Consensus Conference on the management of adults with congenital heart disease PubMed

4. Clinical Profile of the Adolescent/Adult Fontan Survivor PubMed

Genomic Markers in Cardiac Surgery

1. Genetic Polymorphisms in Endothelin-1 as Predictors for Long-Term Survival… PubMed

2. Genetic variation of TLR4 influences immunoendocrine stress response PubMed

3. Genetic variation in the β1-adrenergic receptor is associated with the risk of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery PubMed

Blood Conservation Strategies

1. Intra-operative intravenous fluid restriction reduces perioperative red blood cell transfusion… PubMed

2. The Hemobag: the modern ultrafiltration system for patients undergoing cardiopulmonary by pass PubMed

3. A new perspective on best transfusion practices PubMed