Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery
A cardiac anesthesiologist is responsible for providing anesthesia and intraoperative medical care for patients undergoing cardiac operations. Achievement of these objectives requires close collaboration between the anesthesiologist, cardiologist, and cardiac surgeon. Surgeons and anesthesiologists have detailed knowledge of each other’s work based on shared daily experiences in the operating room. However, cardiologists spending little or no time in the operating room may have only a cursory appreciation for the intraoperative care of their patients. This chapter should serve to increase the cardiologist’s familiarity with events during the perioperative period, as seen from the perspective of a cardiac anesthesiologist.
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