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Department: MEANE-Anesthesiology
Course: 505A-Cardiovascular Anesthesiology

Course Director: Jose M. Rivers, M.D.,Laura Torres, M.D.
Course Faculty: C. David Collard, M.D.,James M. Anton, M.D.,Byron E. Tsusaki, D.O.
Elective Location: SLEH
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1A,1B,1C,2A,2B,2C,3A,3B,3C,4A,4B,4C
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Elective Type: Clinical
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Medicine & Surgery
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: No Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: No Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
Cardiovascular Anesthesiology is an exciting subspecialty of anesthesiology. Its scope is ever broadening. It includes administering anesthetics to patients for a variety of surgical procedures, including those for coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease of the adult, as well as for heart failure (ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation) and lung, liver and kidney transplantation. To the interested student, if offers rewarding challenges commensurate with the effort and dedication they apply to the elective. The purpose of the rotation in cardiovascular anesthesiology at the Texas Heart Institute is to introduce the student to the complex problems seen in patients with cardiovascular disease, and to experience the anesthetic management of the coexisting illnesses with which these patients present. In essence, the perioperative management of these patients is emphasized. Along with the physiologic and pharmacologic concepts of anesthesiology, the student will be introduced to a variety of techniques used to monitor patients presenting for cardiovascular surgery.
Learning Activities
There are many excellent textbooks which explore the study of cardiovascular anesthesiology. For those students who are interested in the continued study of anesthesiology, an excellent text titled Clinical Anesthesiology by Morgan, Mekhail, and Murray (McGraw-Hill Company) provides a great introduction to anesthesiology and has several chapters devoted to cardiovascular anesthesiology and pharmacology, anesthesia for patients with cardiovascular disease, and anesthesia for cardiovascular surgery. In addition to clinical duties, students are encouraged to attend a variety of lectures offered by the department. These lectures cover the full range of cardiac disease and its implications for the anesthesiologist. Monday – Friday, Clinical 6:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday – Friday, Individual academic site conferences Wednesday, Department Grand Rounds, 6:30 - 7:30 am Mondays & Wednesdays, CA I Lectures, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Evaluation Methods
Students will be evaluated by faculty, fellows and residents. This evaluation will be based upon objective and subjective criteria: attendance, fund of knowledge, attitude, level of professional maturity. The grading system will be Honor, High Pass, Pass, Marginal Pass, Fail.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Report to Consuelo Barton, SLEH Medical Staff Services (G127 Red Elevators 1st Floor at 8:00 am) before reporting to the OR. Then report to the Dept of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, Ste O-520, 5th Floor, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Anette Brieno
Contact Phone: 713-798-1887
Contact Fax: 713-798-6374
Contact Location: Neurosensory Center, Suite NC114P

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