About Cardiac Anesthesiology

Cardiac anesthesiologist:

  • Ensures your comfort during surgery or a cardiac procedure with the use of anesthetics tailored to your specific medical condition and existing health issues,
  • Continually monitors your vital functions (such as breathing, heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure, body temperature, oxygen saturation, and fluid and blood needs) throughout and immediately following surgery or a procedure, making medical decisions on your behalf as necessary,
  • Manages your care, including any pre-existing medical conditions, throughout surgery and the immediate post-operative period,
  • Manages your pain during the immediate post-operative period to make you as comfortable as possible,
  • Provides expert consultation on many issues pertaining to your care, including pain management, anticoagulation, and airway management.

Types of anesthesia:

There are four basic types of anesthesia:

  • General anesthesia
  • Regional anesthesia
  • Local anesthesia
  • Sedation

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