The Year in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia: Selected Highlights from 2019

Adam S. Evans, Menachem M. Weiner, Shahzad Shaefi, Prakash A. Patel, Matthew M. Townsley, Abirami Kumaresan, Jared W. Feinman, Ashley V. Fritz, Archer K. Martin, Toby B. Steinberg, J. Ross Renew, Jane L. Gui, Brian Radvansky, Himani Bhatt, Sudhakar Subramani, Archit Sharma, Jacob T. Gutsche, John G. Augoustides, Harish Ramakrishna

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This highlights in our specialty for 2019 begin with the ongoing major developments in transcatheter valve interventions. Thereafter, the advances in left ventricular assist devices are reviewed. The recent focus on conduit selection and robotic options in coronary artery bypass surgery are then explored. Finally, this special articles closes with a discussion of pulmonary hypertension in noncardiac surgery, anesthetic technique in cardiac surgery, as well as postoperative pneumonia and its outcome consequences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2020


  • coronary artery bypass grafting
  • left ventricular assist device
  • pneumonia
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • transcatheter valve repair
  • transcatheter valve replacement
  • volatile anesthesia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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