Clinical Advances in Cardiac Anesthesia and Critical Care

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Anesthesiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 91

Special Issue Editors

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1. Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, University Hospital of Martinique, F-97200 Fort de France, France
2. Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Interests: cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesia; myocardial protection; postoperative pulmonary complications; mechanical ventilation; critical care; transesophageal echocardiography

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Department of Cardiovascular Anesthesia & Intensive Care, Cardiocentro Ticino Institute, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Lugano, Switzerland
Interests: anesthesia; medicina intensiva; cardiovascular anesthesia; intensive care

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the last decade, cardiac anesthesia and critical care have evolved remarkably to embrace a broad spectrum of interventions extending from minimally invasive procedures for valvular repair/replacement, to combined/hybrid complex cardiac procedures and to mechanical circulatory support devices as an alternative or a bridge to transplantation. Although cardiological and surgical procedures are increasingly performed in higher-risk patients due to age, frailty, comorbidities or critical status, excellent results are achieved thanks to a dynamic multidisciplinary approach involving cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, cardiac anesthesiologists and critical care physicians (i.e., these last two subspecialists are often merged into a single team). Evidence-based practices in perioperative organ protection are pivotal in improving clinically relevant outcomes as well as ensuring patient safety and comfort. Multimodal analgesia and minimizing the dose of opiate with ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia or spinal analgesia have made early extubation and enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) possible. Perioperative imaging including 3D transesophageal echocardiography coupled with newer hemodynamic monitors (i.e., tissue oximetry, pulse contour analysis of arterial pressure), point-of-care monitors of hemostasis and short-acting drugs are essential for safe cardiac anesthesia.

It is our pleasure to invite investigators and experts in the field of cardiac anesthesia and critical care to join the scientific debate and participate with their contributions (narrative or systematic reviews, original papers) to be submitted to this Special Issue devoted to “Clinical Advances in Cardiac Anesthesia and Critical Care”.

Prof. Dr. Marc Licker
Prof. Dr. Tiziano Cassina
Guest Editors

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  • cardiac anesthesia
  • critical care
  • perioperative organ protection
  • multimodal analgesia
  • regional anesthesia
  • spinal analgesia
  • perioperative imaging
  • 3D transesophageal echocardiography

Published Papers

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