Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia

Training Objectives

Pre-operative assessment of patients undergoing lung resection

  • Various approaches and their relevant equipments for lung isolation
  • Various double lumen tubes and their placement
  • Principle of chest drain
  • Physiology and management of one lung ventilation
  • Anatomy and techniques for intercostals nerve block
  • Anatomy, techniques and placement of paravertebral block/catheter
  • Post-operative care of patients with pneumonectomy
  • Peri-operative management of patients with myasthenia gravis
  • Peri-operative management of patients with mediastinal mass
  • Anaesthetic management of major airway stenting
  • Anatomy of coronary arteries and their territories
  • Assessment of cardiac patient with ischaemic heart and valvular heart disease
  • Principle and complication of cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Principle of trans-esophageal echocardiography
  • Principle of circulatory support: inotropes, IABP, pacing
  • Coagulation and management of coagulopathy, aprotinin