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It is impossible to say when or who began Cardiac Anesthesiology, but it is possible to describe the evolution of this new medical specialty over the past seventy-five years. Cardiac Anesthesiology can be defined as the anesthetic practice focused on the preoperative, intra-operative and postoperative evaluation and management of patients with cardiac and intra-thoracic vascular disease. Those practicing cardiac anesthesiology generate new knowledge applicable to all, but have a primary focus on cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal and central nervous systems. Cardiac anesthesiology has evolved spectacularly especially over the past 30 years, changing from a practice focused on the anesthetic management of patients with cardiovascular diseases to a practice of cardiovascular medicine that contributes to the medical and surgical management of cardiovascular patients.
At MMHRC Cardiac Anesthesiology has evolved over the past thirteen years. Our vision is to innovate and deliver high quality, cost effective anesthesia care and pain management; to create rewarding careers for our staff; and to develop leadership in the field of cardiothoracic anesthesia and cardiac rehabilitation.
The caseload comprises approximately 3580 cardiac procedures from 2003 to 2011. This covers the entire gamut of cardiothoracic anesthesia i.e anesthesia for Coronary Artery Bypass surgery, Valvular heart surgery, Congenital cardiac surgery and Thoracic & Vascular surgery.
About 85- 95% of our coronary revascularisation has been done on a beating heart, which requires quality care anesthesia and immense hemodynamic monitoring.
In line with the advancements in cardiac surgery, our department performs valve repairs for suitable patients with good results.
Cardiac anaesthesiologists play a major role in performing peri-operative Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) thereby providing adequate assessment tailored to the pathology involved.
TRANSESOPHAGAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY (TEE):
PERIOPERATIVE GLYCEMIC CONTROL (PCC):